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Tungnath Temple
📍 Tungnath, UttarakhandView map ›

🗓 Best Time To Visit:May to October

⏰ Open Hours:6:00 AM to 7:00 PM

🏞 Things To Do:Trekking, Photography, Pilgrimage, Mountain Climbing

💰 Budget:No entry fee, but trekking gear and guides will be additional costs

🧳 Traveller Types:Adventure Seekers, Religious, Nature Lovers

📌 Known For:Highest Shiva Temple in the world, Stunning mountain views, Rich Flora and Fauna

🚉 Distances:Nearest Airport - Jolly Grant Airport (227 km), Nearest Railway Station - Rishikesh Railway Station (215 km), Nearest Town - Chopta (4 km)

👟 Trek Difficulty:Moderate

📚 History:Believed to be 1000 years old, part of the Panch Kedar pilgrimage

🌦 Climate:Cold throughout the year with snowfall in winter

🚶‍♂️ Accessibility:Accessible only by a 3.5 km trek from Chopta

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Tungnath Temple: A Majestic Shrine of Lord Shiva in the Himalayas

Tungnath Temple is a majestic shrine of Lord Shiva perched at an astounding height of 3680 meters above sea level. It is one of the five Panch Kedar temples dedicated to Lord Shiva’s different forms. It is also a popular trekking destination that offers a scenic and thrilling journey through the mountains. In this article, we will tell you everything you need to know about Tungnath Temple, its history, legends, trekking guide, opening and closing dates, and other places to visit nearby.

The History and Legends of Tungnath Temple

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Tungnath Temple has a rich and fascinating history that dates back to the ancient times. According to the legend, Tungnath Temple was built by the Pandavas, the five brothers from the epic Mahabharata, as a tribute to Lord Shiva after the Kurukshetra war. The Pandavas wanted to seek forgiveness from Lord Shiva for killing their cousins, the Kauravas, in the war. However, Lord Shiva was angry with them and hid himself in the form of a bull in the Himalayas. The Pandavas followed him and tried to catch him by his tail. As they pulled his tail, his body parts emerged at different places. His arms appeared at Tungnath, his hump at Kedarnath, his face at Rudranath, his navel at Madhyamaheshwar, and his hair at Kalpeshwar. These places became the five Panch Kedar temples where Lord Shiva is worshipped in his different forms.

Another legend associated with Tungnath Temple is that of Ravana, the demon king from the epic Ramayana, who was an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva. Ravana performed a severe penance at Tungnath to please Lord Shiva and obtain his blessings. Lord Shiva was pleased with him and granted him a boon that he could not be killed by any god or human. However, he also warned him not to misuse his power and become arrogant. Ravana did not heed his advice and became a tyrant who abducted Sita, the wife of Lord Rama, and waged a war against him. Lord Rama was an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, who was also a part of Lord Shiva. Therefore, he was able to defeat Ravana and restore dharma in the world.

Another legend related to Tungnath Temple is that of Chandra, the moon god, who was cursed by his father-in-law Daksha for neglecting his 27 wives, who were Daksha’s daughters. Daksha cursed him to lose his radiance and become dark. Chandra was devastated by this curse and sought refuge at Tungnath, where he worshipped Lord Shiva for six months. Lord Shiva was moved by his devotion and partially lifted his curse. He allowed him to regain his brightness for 15 days in a month and lose it for the other 15 days. This is why the moon waxes and wanes in a cycle.

The Trek to Tungnath Temple: A Scenic and Spiritual Journey

Tungnath Temple is not only a place of worship but also a place of adventure. It is one of the most popular trekking destinations in Uttarakhand that attracts thousands of trekkers every year. The trek to Tungnath Temple is a moderate one that can be done by anyone with a reasonable fitness level. The trek starts from Chopta, a hill station near Ukhimath, which is about 225 km from Rishikesh. The distance from Chopta to Tungnath Temple is about 4 km, which can be covered in 3-4 hours depending on your pace. The trek route is well-marked and paved with stones and concrete steps. The trek offers a splendid view of the Himalayan peaks such as Nanda Devi, Trishul, Chaukhamba, Kedar Dome, and Bandarpunch. The trek also passes through lush green meadows, dense rhododendron forests, and gurgling streams.

Best time to visit:

The best time to visit Tungnath Temple is from April to November when the weather is pleasant and clear. The temperature ranges from 10°C to 20°C during this time. However, you should avoid visiting during the monsoon season from July to September when there is heavy rainfall and landslides.

You can stay at Chopta or nearby villages where there are many hotels, guest houses, and campsites available. You can also stay at Tungnath Temple where there are a few basic accommodation options such as dormitories and tents.

The Opening and Closing Dates of Tungnath Temple: A Matter of Faith and Tradition

Tungnath Temple is open only for six months from April/May to October/November, depending on the auspicious dates decided by the priests. The temple is closed for the rest of the year due to heavy snowfall and harsh weather conditions. The idol of Lord Shiva is shifted to a nearby village called Mukkumath during the winter months, where it is worshipped by a local priest.

The opening and closing ceremonies of the temple are attended by thousands of devotees who witness the rituals and festivities. The opening ceremony is usually held on the day of Akshaya Tritiya, which is considered to be a very auspicious day for starting new ventures. The closing ceremony is usually held on the day of Diwali, which is the festival of lights and victory of good over evil.

Other Places to Visit Near Tungnath Temple: A Paradise for Nature Lovers and Adventure Seekers

Tungnath Temple is not the only attraction in this region. There are many other places to visit near Tungnath Temple that will make your trip more memorable and enjoyable. Some of these places are Chandrashila, Deoria Tal, Chopta and Kanchula Korak Musk Deer Sanctuary.

Tungnath Temple is a must-visit destination for anyone who loves nature, culture, and adventure. It is a place where you can experience the divine presence of Lord Shiva, the majestic beauty of the Himalayas, and the thrill of trekking. It is a place where you can find peace, joy, and inspiration. So, what are you waiting for? Plan your trip to Tungnath Temple today and discover its wonders for yourself.

Tungnath Temple Reviews

Rudraprayag 🚌 Ukhimath 🚌 Makku Bend 🚌 Chopta-Tungnath 🚌 Ukhimath On day-3, again we woke up early in the morning, as we have to catch the first bus that leaves at 6AM. We freshen up and quickly packed our backpacks, checked out from the hotel and straight away went to bus stand. It was very cold outside, the cold wind was blowing and at bus stand we had a cup of tea, til the time we were waiting for bus to arrive. Some people nearby are getting warm up by burning some wood around the corner. As it was ten minutes past 6o'clock we asked people when bus to Chopta will come, they told us something bus is running late or got cancelled. There was also a bolero parked, we asked the driver if he will go towards Chopta he replied, he will go but after all seats get filled, so now we need 6 more person and luckily in 5-10 minutes other travelers also came as bus was running late. But again, new surprise from driver he was waiting for the newspaper distribute, so he can distribute newspaper in nearby villages. We started at 6:40am, choose to sit in the front seats to enjoy the outside view, SRK songs were playing in the car stereo, sky was completely blue & clear, cold wind was blowing it was a beautiful day. As we are heading towards our destination he dropped newspaper in the villages, if you have noticed in the hilly areas distribution system works like that only, bus or car along with people carry stuffs like milk, fruits, newspaper etc. The driver dropped us to a location near to Ukhimath village & arranged a different vehicle for us, as he has to go on different route from there. We changed the vehicle, which dropped to Ukhimath and told for chopta you need to board different vehicle. There aren't much crowd available around us, we asked a shopkeeper how to go to chopta, he told you have to book personal cab to reach chopta, you won't get a sharing cabs for chopta. He asked us ₹1000 for single trip from Ukhimath to Chopta. We aren't carrying much cash & didn't expected there won't be any sharing cabs for chopta, we checked, we both had only ₹800 in total and if we gave all of our money to him were left with nothing while returning, in between also we may require the money. So we asked locals for nearby ATM, they told us ATM's are closed today we asked, why ? They told us today is Sunday & on Sunday's all ATM's remains closed. We requested nearby shopkeeper that we will transfer the money to you account if they can give us some cash. Luckily one shopkeeper see's us and asked come with him, he opened the ATM shutter for us than we collected cash from ATM & thanked him. It was around 9:00AM and, we were hungry, we didn't had anything since morning so bought some fruits, later we asked the car driver to take us to Chopta. As we began our journey to Chopta, we were having conversation with driver about the place, why ATM's remains closed on Sunday's here, will we be seeing the snow in Chopta or not ? He answered, "Sahab ye chote sehar hai, yaha jarurat nhi hai itni, han sahab kal raat ko hi barf giri hai yahan". I was excited to see the snow for the first time. Soon, we stooped at a place known as Makku Bend he told us this vehicle will not go beyond this point. You need to book separate taxi from Makku Bend till Chopta. We asked the cab driver " bhayia aapne bola tha chopta tak jayegi gaadi, abhi aap bol rhe aage nhi jayegi, dusri cab book krni padegi, ye to galat hai" but we didn't had any other choice now so before going any further in our journey we decided to have something in breakfast first we ate Aloo Paratha. Later, we discussed some taxi drivers to take us to chopta and luckily we got one taxi with 2 seats available. After some time, when everyone from our taxi had there breakfast finally, we are going to Chopta but after travelling for approx. 2km towards our destination another trouble knocked our doors "tyre skidding" on icy road, as there was too much snow settled onto roads and this wasn't the fresh snow, most of the road is covered with icy snow, we can icy snow understand like this when snowflakes falls onto ground and with time they freeze to the crystals, forming a lumpy mass. And, soon our vehicle tyres are jammed at one place driver asked to get off the vehicle & ask for our support to push the vehicle but it was really difficult to push the vehicle on those slippery road, we ourselves are slipping while pushing it. We tried pushing with putting some fresh snow around the tyres as fresh snow is crumbly as compared to icy snow. Around 30 minutes has been passed in pushing the vehicle but are with no luck to get it moving. We were running out of time as we have to reach the Chopta before 12:00PM to complete the trek before evening. It was 10:00AM and we decided to cover the rest of journey till Chopta via foot, we paid the driver some amount for bringing us this far. We moved ahead with the spectacular views of valley covered with snow, in between we come across many tents setup by different agencies such as Adventure Nation, India Hikes etc. we covered around 1km in half an hour and still 5 more kms to covered we were aware we are behind the time with this pace we will not be able to complete the trek but we were happy and enjoying the journey. Soon, we starts hearing the sound of vehicles approaching toward us we gave the hitchhiking sign but all the vehicles seats are completely full with the passengers but wait here comes our taxi which we booked from Makku bend, the driver saw us and stopped the vehicle for us but unfortunately all the seats were full. He asked, if both of you can sit on the car roof top and said thank you we are OK. We settle down ourselves on the car roof top but as soon as the car starts moving it was scary and even scarier on each turn, we were holding the roof top carrier so tightly because on every turn our heartbeats rises and sitting on the roof top in the month of January in Chopta where temp is around 2-3 degree Celsius with the freezing cold wind blowing on our faces and our hands were frozen we can't feel them. In spite of this, that one hour journey sitting on the roof top is the best experience i ever had, witnessing the scenic beauty of valley covered with snow were mesmerizing, that feeling can't be expressed in words, those panoramic views can never be captured by any camera, feeling the cold breeze over your face.Even today when i close my eyes i can feel the same experience but to feel the way i feel you have to be physically be there to experience the feeling of lifetime. Did not know when our destination arrived, my leg was numb & hands were freezing but finally we reached to Chopta from where our trek to Tungnath Temple- the highest Shiva temple in world starts. Before starting the trek we ate Maggie & get 4 water bottles as after that you won't find any other shops. At that shop we met group of students who are also from Delhi, one of them has brought the guitar along him, few of member aren't going for the trek so everyone of them decided to stay and enjoy their time at Chopta. We bid Goodbye to them & as move ahead, we joined our hand thanks god for everything and start our trek from Chopta to Tungnath Temple, we weren't carrying any trekking pole so we break off a tree branch & made it our own hand made trekking stick because they support while you hike and can help you maintain balance through various types of tricky terrain. It was hard to find the trails as it has been completely covered in beautiful white snow, you have to keep trek of footprints of other people so that you didn't get lost. As you ascend, there is dug on one side so you have to be careful, you have to keep on checking the front trail with your stick, to check the snow depth & that you're following the right trail and most importantly don't rush, take small small steps & move slowly don't let the adrenaline rush through your veins, keep hydrating your body with small sips of water. In between we met 3 friends from Haryana, my native being the Haryana so we easily connected with each other and had couple of conversation about each other. As we moved further one of the three friends wasn't feeling so good so they decided to wait for some time and we continued our journey. Getting hydrated, resting for while, clicking pictures of each other, capturing scenic beauty of Chopta, landscapes covered in snow, Snow is visible far and wide, playing with snow, throwing snow balls on each other, writing our names on snow, marking our presence of being here in the laps of Mahadev - Tungnath valley. Some of people have run out of water, so they were filling snow into there bottles and waiting for snow to melts down. We are about to reach Tungnath Temple and, around ten minutes before you reach Tungnath, there is a small detour to a peak called Ravansheela. It is the place where the demon king Ravana meditated to please Lord Shiva. you can enjoy the panoramic valley views from Ravansheela. Tungnath in district Rudraprayag is mainly famous for two things- first the ancient Tungnath temple believed to be one thousand years old and considered as world‘s highest Shiva temple located at an altitude of 3,470mtr. and is one among the Panch Kedar Shrines. It is believed to be more than 1000 years old. The temple is closed during the winters and the deity is shifted to Mukku village. Tungnath temple opens its doors to pilgrims in the summer around the end of April and shuts down in November in winter. Second, Chandersheela, where Lord Rama did penance for recovering from ’Brahmhatya,’ after killing Ravana who was a Brahamin. In around 10 minutes, we reached to our first destination Tungnath - The Highest Shiva Temple in world, Temple was not open as it remains closed during winter due to high snowfall. We offered our prayers to Lord Shiva & thank him for everything we are blessed. It was around 3:ooPM and temperature is falling down, soon it is going to be dark so we drop our plan of going to Chandersheela Peak and decided to enjoy the panoramic views of the Kumaon & Garhwal ranges, it was so calm & peaceful out there, feel the cold breeze over your face, mountains are covered with snow, we clicked some pictures of ourselves of being there & of the mystic views of the mountains covered in snows which are hard to capture by any Camera. It was getting cold, we have to reach back to base before sunset. Swiftly, we carried our luggage and start our descends to base. Descending is much easier as compared to ascending, we took some shortcuts, intentionally jumped into snow, snow was around 3 feet deep by now our shoes are filled with snows, the most fun part was sliding through snow to get to base as soon as possible. The sun was about to set and its light painted the sky with orange and golden yellow color just like a painter fills the color to its canvas, It was beautiful. We reached to the base around 5:00PM, the same shop was open so we both had tea to warm ourselves. At tea shop, again we met those 3 friends from Haryana, i asked where were you ? we were looking for you at the top, they answered, they couldn't make it to the top, as one of their friend wasn't feeling well. They showed us their pictures with National flag - Tiranga. After finishing our tea we all started looking for the shared taxi to go back to Makku bend, as we haven't booked the taxi in the morning when we arrived to Chopta all the taxi's are booked and didn't have any vacant seat in any of taxi's. The more be discuss with the taxi drivers about the seats our nervousness is increasing & started to worry because we also haven't booked the hotel for they night stay. The whole idea of unplanned trip is going to be like we both kept our foot on axe. I calmed my friend and went to tea shop for some stay option. He answered, all stays in Chopta's are booked. We requested if he can allow both of us to stay in his shop for a night. He answered, Rs800 per person with one blanket for each. We said, Okay Uncle Ji we will let you know just give us 5 minutes to decide. Then, again we met those 3 friends we asked have you arranged taxi for yourself ? They also said, all the taxi's are booked. Now we all 5 discussed what to do next, we all decided to go via foot if in between we get any taxi we will board it. They have their car parked at Makku Bend, we all started walking taking each other, sharing about their lives, we were even carring our trekking stick in case any animal attack us, although we knew if anything attacked us that stick isn't gonna help us, still something is better than nothing. Being altogether & watching for each other we continued walking, It is now 6:00PM and got dark with our phones flash turned on also it is difficult to see the road clearly, many a time we slipped on icy road. After walking for an hour, we almost have covered 3 kms and still 4kms more to be covered. Around 6:30PM, we heard the vehicle approaching us, Tata Nano, is going back to Chopta we asked if he can drop us to Makku Bend, but he said he have to go back to Chopta if you all want i can drop you there. We said, No thank you ! one of us said " bhot Sahi, jahan se shuru kiya tha tu wapis whi bhej de ". A little later, we again heard sound of one more vehicle coming toward us from Chopta. The driver stopped the vehicle and asked us if you all can adjust he will drop us to Makku Bend. This time me & my friend choose to sit inside the vehicle, we both somehow adjusted ourselves and remaining 3 friends settled down themselves on the roof top. After settling up, car started, there again we met some students from Delhi - Noida, they were shocked we have covered 3-4kms from Chopta on foot that's too at this hour of day, when it is completely dark outside. Our answer was, we simply didn't had any choice and laughed . After a while we reached to Makku Bend. We all are it relived but inside me & my friend knew that still we didn't have any hotel booked for the night stay so we asked Haryana boys about their Hotel Booking, does their hotel have any room vacant for one night. They weren't sure, they gave us the phone no. of the hotel but there was no network in that area. They asked, to come with us at hotel you can check if there are any rooms available. As said, earlier we didn't had any better option so adjusted in their car meanwhile kept checking the network so we can contact the hotel manager but still no network. We waited, and waited soon we reached at hotel in Ukhimath, checked with manager for one room availability & thankfully only one was available, we thanked all 3 of them for helping us. At last we both were relived went to our room, kept our luggage & straight away went for the dinner. We both are still thankful to those guys whom i called them as "Haryana boys". If they weren't there that day, we didn't know what we are gonna do ? or what could happen to us ? Thanks to them & The Lord Shiva, and as the saying goes "All is well that ends well". With this i'm signing off for the day. See you at Day-4.
After work on 29th at 2am me and my friend reached to ISBT New Delhi to catch the to Rishikesh. We didn't have any prior booking. We wanted ac Volvo bus because it was very cold that night. But unfortunately there were no bus available. Actually there were no normal govt buses available to Rishikesh. Then we found one bus to Haridwar, so we took it. So the bus started at 2:30am and at 7;15am we reached Haridwar. After having tea and pakoras for breakfast we took a local tempo to Rishikesh bus station. After reaching there, we went near to Luxman jhula to rent a two wheeler. As I don't know how to ride a bike and my friend had very little idea about riding a bike, we took a decision that we'll rent Asprilla 150 ( which is suitable for hilly areas). Unfortunately that vehicle was not available with any dealer. Then after having a discussion we decided that we'll rent a motor bike and my friend will ride it. So we rented Yamaha FZ. The rent was 800inr for a day. As my friend didn't have much experience of riding bikes, we both were very afraid of having an accident. So finally after filling the tank we started heading towards Chopta. The distance from Rishikesh to Chopta is 200kms. We predicted that we'll reach there by 6:30pm in the evening. As our journey started we discovered that govt has started renovation work of roads for upcoming char dham Yatra which will start next year in the month of April. So the path was not easy. During the whole bike trip to chopta we found muddy roads, road with pebbles, slippery road. Because of all these our bike did skidding many times. But yes lord Shiva's grace was on us. So we didn't get any injuries. So after riding 70kms straight at around 12:45pm we reached our first halt 'Dev Prayag'. Here we witnessed the holy confluence of river Bhagirathi which was coming from Gomukh and River Alaknanda which was coming from Badrinath. The view was quite eye soothing. After spending 15mins there, we continued our journey. Our next stop was Srinagar. It's a 39kms journey from Dev Prayag. So we reached to Srinagar at 2:30pm and we had lunch there at Saffron restaurant. The food was really nice. I would suggest you to go there if you like to eat non vegetarian. So after a halt of 30mins, we continued our journey to our next halt Rudra Prayag. After riding 35kms straight at 4:10pm we reached our next halt Rudra Prayag. There we saw the confluence of rivers Mandakini ( coming from Kedarnath) and Alaknanda. At that time it started to become dark. And we still had 66kms of journey to cover. So without wasting any time we continued our journey to Duggal Bitta. Suddenly it started raining when we were about to reach Kund from where the destination is 40kms away. But still we did not stop and carried on. It started becoming darker and we reached Ukimath from there we still had to go 30kms. The weather was very chilly and because of night it became very shivering for us on bike. After riding 6kms we stopped to have tea and biscuit. The shop owner was saying us that it will be risky to go there at this time because last night snowfall happened there and roads have become slippery. But we could not afford to waste anytime because we had only 2 offs to complete our trip. So we didn't listen to their suggestion and continued to ride to Duggal Bitta. The path was full with darkness, the only light was coming from our bike's headlight. There were no other vehicles on the road. We were scared but still motivated. So when 10kms left to Chopta we saw snow was there all over the road. Then suddenly my friend stopped the bike and we saw two mountain deers on the road. They were crossing the road. We got more frightened. And then I saw one deer on our right side who was ready to jump. The situation became chaotic as deers got scared of us and we got scared of them. Then we rushed ahead to avoid any further encounter with them. Finally after chilly snowy bike ride we reached Duggal Bitta at 7:35 and rented a tent from Chandrika camps. Owner was asking for 2000inr for a tent but we negotiated and got it for 1500inr. I must say that the tent was very good. It had two king size beds along with one attached washroom. What I most liked about our tent was that it was surrounded by snow. My friend was very tired due to riding a bike for so long, so after having a dinner he directly fell asleep butIhad some energy left so i gathered so strength and clicked few pictures of starry sky. Then i went inside the tent and fell asleep.
I woke up early in the morning at around 4 and was ready to catch the first bus in the morning which leaves Haridwar at 5 buy I was just 5 minutes late there and had to wait for another bus which leaves at 6 AM in the morning. After the bus left Haridwar there was only 1 stops in the middle where I had 2 paranthas for my breakfast and after that I reached Rudraprayag at around 12 in the after noon from where I got another bus to Ukhimath. You can feel the dramatic drop in temperature there and a sudden rainfall made it even better. After which the next stop was Chopta for which I had to book a cab from Ukhimath to Chopta. It took me around 1 hour to reach Chopta. After reaching Chopta I was left with two options either I could stay in a hotel down there only and then start the trek next day in the morning or just to start climbing up towards Tungnath hoping to get accommodation there. So after a cup of tea I decided to try my luck and started climbing the trail. And guess what happend next, just after walking 10 minutes towards Tungnath it started raining and the temperature dropped even further luckily it didn't lasted long and just after waiting for 5 minutes at a tea stall on the way, I again desired to start the trek. And after 2 hours climbing upwards I finally reached Tungnath at around 6 PM in the evening just before the sunset. There I met a really cool guy who offered me a room and blankets for a night at really very affordable price. As soon as he showed me my room I just jumped on the bed and closed my eyes in order to rest for a while because the very obvious reason that I was continually changing busses and taxies since past 2 days. Just after a couple of hours there was a knock on the door to which I responded by opening the door. It was the owner of that place who told me food is ready. And then I noticed the weather out side, Just a few hours ago I can clearly see the mountains there but now it was complete fog over there and trust me it was really very cold the and the temperature surely dropped below zero by that point. After finishing my dinner there I just went to sleep in order to start my trek early in the morning to Chandrashila the highest peak in that region.
I had the most amazing opportunity to go on Tungnath trek. This was special for me as it was my first trek. I was doubtful if i would be able to complete it as I recently suffered slipped disc. But boy i was wrong, not only i completed the trek but i made the most beautiful memories. As i travelled in March, the Tungnath temple was closed for the travellers but the view was absolutely mesmerizing. The peaks were covered in sparkling snow. Although the trek was little exhausting due to heavy snow but it was all worth it. I am glad i got to go on the snow trek. The experience was blissful. When you reach at the top, and take one look at the breathtaking view of the snow capped mountains, all you feel is alive and grateful to the mother nature for blessing us with this absolute beauty. Mountains teach us to stay calm and strong in the face of adversity. I can't wait to embark on another journey very soon. Tungnath is one of the highest Shiva Temples in the world and is highest of the Panch Kedar temples located in Rudraprayag district in the state of Uttrakhand. Located at an altitude of 3,470 m (11,385 ft) and just below the peak of Chandrashila. Tungnath Temple Trek can be reached by a moderately easy trek of 3.5km commencing from Chopta (2700mts). Best Time to visit Tungnath: - April to August: The weather is ideal with approx 16 deg celsius temperature. The temple gates are open for the travellers. However, trail might be a little slippery during the rains. - September to November: Winter sets in with gorgeous views of regions covered in lush greenery. - December to March: A little harsh weather due to heavy snowfall with temperature striking down to zero degrees during night and evening. But if you enjoy snowfall, then you may visit but carry woolen clothings to stay warm. That's it from me today. Till then, Stay safe and happy travelling. Sharing few pictures of my journey 🙂
We left our room at 4 am and started the trek. The 2kms trek from Tunganath to Chandrashila, changed me from inside. It was all dark when we started the climb. We were lucky enough to do the trek without any crowd. We were being accompanied by two three dogs, making the climb a lot more memorable and beautiful. While walking through the meadows I could feel the cold air touching me as if it was saying something. I could feel the presence of someone around, a nice fragrance was there in the air. Waves of cold air were touching as if someone was playing with us. The only way I could conclude it in is “it was divine”. We reached the Chandrashila Peak and waited for the sunrise. Another trekking group climbed the peak 30 minutes after we reached. The sunrise began and the rays of the sun started to illuminate each and every peak it came in contact with. That scene was so beautiful that I didn’t wanted to waste a single second of it, even if it was for clicking a photograph. I closed my eyes and sat in silence. That silence for the first time made me hear the screams of the minds of people. I could feel the happiness, gratitude, sorrows, tears, thirst, hunger of people present there. My mind was quiet but my heart was feeling every word that came to my ears. The peak that we did twice was the dream of a boy who was doing it for the first time. He cried in joy. A lady missing her late husband wanted to see if he could connect with her. A man was disappointed because reality was different than what he saw on Instagram. Different people different emotions and I could feel them all.
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