Nestled amongst the snow-capped peaks of Uttarakhand, Tungnath is known for being the world’s highest Shiva temple, located at an elevation of 12,074 ft. The trek to this temple is a bit difficult and requires a lot of strength. Once you reach the temple, you'll witness an amazing view of the Akash Ganga Waterfall. Trekking to Tungnath from Chopta, to Chandrashilla peak reveals astonishing sights of crooning brooks and scenic rhododendrons, and the Tungnath mountains outline two beautiful river valleys: the Alaknanda and the Mandakini. The well-preserved Tungnath is a heaven with beautiful meadows and colourful flora. From a thrilling trek to breathtaking views, from exploring vibrant backdrops to reaching the highest peak, the gifts of this gorgeous panorama will mesmerise your senses.
TREK : CHOPTA - TUNGNATHChopta is the base point of the trek to Tungnath, the highest Shiva Temple in the world, it is one of the Panch Kedars. We woke up at 4:00 am, as we planned to reach Tungnath by the time of sunrise. We all geared up by the help of our flashlights as there was no electricity during the night. As we went outside, it was dark and extremely cold, cold beyond our expectations. Within a few minutes, I had cold feet and I was shivering badly, but it was my first trek so the motivation levels were high enough to overcome the chilling weather.Once we started the trek, soon we realized it’s not an easy one, definitely not! The trail was too steep, plus the extreme cold weather added to the difficulty. We could barely walk for more than 5 minutes in one go, but the excitement of reaching on the top kept us going.