Uttarakhand known as “Devbhumi” is famous for its breath taking beauty and mystical charm. Uttarakhand has so many majestic and mystical places which will leave you spellbound and Chandrashila trek with Chopta and Tungnath is one of them. Uttarakhand is one of the most popular trekking destination in India among the adventure seekers.
CHOPTA (THE MINI SWITZERLAND) – Chopta is an unspoiled natural destination with lush green, velvety meadows, lofty mountain chains in Uttarakhand India at an altitude of 2600 meters and a base for trekking to Tungnath.
REASONS TO VISIT CHOPTA VALLEY
HIGHEST SHIVA TEMPLE IN THE WORLD
Tungnath temple at 12000 feet is the highest Shiva temple in the world and is one of the five and the highest panch kedar temples located in Rudraprayag district, uttarakhand. The Hindu shrine dedicated to lord Shiva is believed to be a 1000 years old. Best time to visit is between ends of April to November as temple opens its doors to pilgrims during this period.
PRISTINE BEAUTY OF CHANDRASHILA PEAK
Chandrishla peak located 8km from chopta and 1.5km from Tungnath temple is characterized by grandeur of its Himalayan peak. It offers a 360 degree spectacular view of the Himalayan peaks including Nanda Devi, Trishul, Bandarpunch, Chaukhamba and kedar peak. Chandrashila summit trek is considered as on the moderate treks in the Himalayan region.
OVERNIGHT CAMP AT DEORIAL TAL
A 3km trek from sari village takes you to Deorial Tal or Devariya Tal. It’s a pristine lake located an altitude of 230mts above sea level near chopta. It is believed to be the spot where the pandavas were asked questions by Yaksha. You can camp overnight at devariya and also walk through the jungle treks.
NO BAD TIME TO VISIT
The best part about this trek is that it is a year-round trek and Chopta is breath taking and ridiculously picturesque no matter which season of the year it is. Blazing sun mornings and rolling green meadows double as stunning scenery. At night, enjoy a starry sky and experience a heart melting bonfire. With flawless skies and a revitalizing breeze, this trekking expedition will allow you to breathe in its stunning landscapes at its best.
So what’s stopping you? In the words of GEORGE WHERRY :
“ The outside of a mountain is good for the inside of a man.”
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