Chandrashila Trekking Tour
Chandrashila is an amazing tourist place, is located 4,000 heights above sea level and summit peak of Tungnath temple. Chandrashila is also known as “The Moon Rock“. It means to rocks of the moon. Others words, Chandrashila is a set of five peaks where their names are respectively Nanda Devi, Trisul, Kedar, Bandar Punch and Chaukhamba. These peaks attract hill station travelers by its natural and surrounding dense forest.
Now you must be thinking how to do the trek to Chandrashila and where do the Chandrashila trek starts. Chandrashila trek is one of the interested treks of Himalayan peaks in Uttarakhand. Travelers love to do trek here. First, you have to come to Chopta and doing trek for Tungnath temple after it Chandrashila trek starts. There is 3 – 4 km distance between Tungnath Temple and Chandrashila. Tungnath to Chandrashila trek is very popular and one of the best attraction of surrounding for tourists. This trek is just steep climb of 1 km from Tungnath towards of Chandrashila trek which makes very hard to do trek. In winter, due to heavy snowfalls in Chopta makes it harder than summer.
According to Hinduism mythology, Lord Rama defeated to Demon King of Lanka, Ravan and then reached at Chandrashila for penance of Lord Shiva. Another story behind is that the God’s Moon, Chandra performed penance and spent his time.
Transport accessibility for Chandrashila
You need to hire a taxi from Haridwar/Rishikesh/Dehradun for Chopta. Haridwar to Ukhimath and then Ukhimath to Chopta is approx 8 to 9 hour time taken by taxi after it you will have to trek for Chandrashila. There is nearest Railway station are Haridwar, Rishikesh and Dehradun. Better, you take railway ticket for Haridwar Railway station in case of long route passenger or would like to travel by train till Haridwar. Flights are also available but nearest airport are Jolly Grant Dehradun and Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi.
Best time to Chandrashila Trek
April to November months are best time to visit Chandrashila Trek and in winter, there is a lots of snow falls due it Tungnath and Chopta cover with snow and trekking on snow make trek hard. But a lover of snow trek goes here in winter for trekking and enjoy the moment of white snow covered peaks of Himalays are the major attraction of Chandrashila Trek.
Chandrashila Trekking nearest attraction
What to carry with you for Chandrashila trekking
- There are few petrol pump and ATMs so, take enough money and petrol.
- Take warm clothes, trekking shoes, water bottle, and medicines.
- If you are coming in winter at Chandrashila, noted it take a tour guide with you because trek way for Chandrashila covers with snow.