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Chandrashila Trek

Anuj Khandelwal
Next destination was Chandrashila, which was only 1.5 KM from Tungnath, trekking difficulty level was moderate. Ascending to Chandrashila was adventurous, there was no path to follow, just look at peak and chose your path.It was getting difficult to climb in snow clad mountain with icy wind, slush and mud on route. The climb was steep. Finally we reached to peak at an altitude of 13000 ft and it was breathtaking 360 degree view.It was one of my tough yet beautiful trekking experience. I would definitely come again in summers and lush green meadows to experience the sanctity of the place.Till then the journey continues....ITINERARYNight 1 - Overnight journey to Rishikesh and halt for few hours.Day 1 - Bus to Rufraprayag and reach by Chopta by evening.Day 2 - Trek to Tungnath and Chandrashila and descend to ChoptaDay 3 - Return to DelhiTHINGS TO KNOWNo prior booking required at Chopta.If you are going in winter season keep enough woolens.For trekking use shoes with good sole and grip.Keep your body hydrated during trek.While trek carry water bottles as there is no water available.Temple is closed for six months in winter season Nov - April.Do not litter and take back all the wrappers and bottles.Do not drink alcohol as this place is sacred to Hindus.If you have good amount of time visit Deoria Tal, it also have some historical beliefs. It is small trek of 2 km from Saari Village which is 20 KM away from Chopta. You can choose to trek to Tungnath from Deoria Tal.Visit Omkareshwar Temple in Ukhimath. During the winters, the idols from Kedarnath temple, and Madhyamaheshwar are brought to Ukhimath and worshipped there for six months.Pauri - Lansdowne has beautiful route.Avoid driving car in dark
Aditya Maletia