Chandrashila-Trekking summit of the Chandranath Parbat in the Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand

Tripoto
11th Jun 2014

Sunrise from Chandrashila

Photo of Chandrashila-Trekking summit of the Chandranath Parbat in the Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand by Somnath

The trek to Chandrashila is one of the fascinating treks that can happen in the life of a traveller.The best spot to see sunrise amidst of all impotant peaks like Bunderpunch,Nanda Devi,Trishul and Chaukhamba.

Photo of Chandrashila-Trekking summit of the Chandranath Parbat in the Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand 1/3 by Somnath

There is no provision for stay here and one has to come down to Tungnath or Chopta.Travellers should reach this place before 6 in the morning to view the Sunrise across mountains.One has to trek this place from Tungnath and even horses cannot help a tired traveller to reach Chandrashila..

Photo of Chandrashila-Trekking summit of the Chandranath Parbat in the Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand 2/3 by Somnath

Chandrashila literally meaning the Moon Rock is a travellers peak destination and memories coming down from from this region will be perennial and rewarding

Photo of Chandrashila-Trekking summit of the Chandranath Parbat in the Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand 3/3 by Somnath

Haridwar is an important religious place and is the gateway to Garhwal Himalayas..The Ganges flows through Haridwar and devotess come all around the world to take bath and seek blessings.It has a railway station which is quite big and hotels for fooding and lodging for domestic and international tourists.

Photo of Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India by Somnath

Joshimath is the Gateway to important places like Badrinath,Valley of Flowers,Auli, Chopta and other Garhwal Himalayan regions.The entire road distance from Haridwar to Joshimath is around 9-10 hrs depending on the road condition.This region receives huge rainfall so travellers should avoid travelling in buses and small cars.Sumos,Scorpios and Boleros are the best cars to avail for as they are hard built and can withstand thehazards of road conditions..Srinagar,Devprayag,Rudraprayag,KarnaPrayag,Pipalkoti are important places that falls in the way from Haridwar to Joshimath..

Ukhimath is famous in Uttarakhand because of Deoritaal and the temple at Ukhimath.The entire road from Joshimath to Ukhimath is motorable..It would be a good idea to visit Ukhimath and Deoria Taal on the same day and travel to Chopta to save time..One has to make a steep climb to reach Deoria Taal.. The entire lake is very holy and it is said that a snake rules the lake here in the form of a NAAG Devta.In Janmashtami the Naag comes out of the lake and local people gather all around to seek blessings..

Photo of Ukhimath, Uttarakhand, India by Somnath

Chopta is the playground of Uttarakhand and is a very important place as its the gateway to the highest Shiva temple of Tungnath and the summit of Chandrashila.There are places of stay here and one has to plan the day accordingly and make a night stay here after coming from Ukhimath.There are local horses all around this region and provisions are there for travellers to reach Tungnath by horse riding or trekking.Travellers should start early in the morning at around 4 am from Chopta to reach Tungnath and Chandrashila.

Tungnath is the highest Shiva temple in the Garhwal ranges of Uttarakhand..The place is very cold and has an amazing beauty.The picturesque near this region is amazing and offers splendid and spectacular views of the mighty Garhwal Himalayas.

Chandrashila is at a distance of 1.5 kms from Tungnath and requires a steep climb from Tungnath..Bone chilling cold and wilderness all around this region makes it even more adventurous for travellers and tourists.It is one of the best places in the Himalayas in India to witness the Sunrise amidst of Peaks like Trishul,Nanda Devi,Chaukhamba and Bunderpunch..It is even possible for tourists to touch these clouds as they surround this place over all..These clouds looks like raw cotton being arranged in packs.

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