It is a short easy trek runs parallel to the high Himalayas. There are good views all the way, beautiful camping by the lake at Devariyatal and some great forests. In the early spring the forest glow red as the flowers bloom. The views from the Chandrashila top will stay in person’s memory for really long. Sri Tungnath temple located on the mountain named as Chandranath in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand. Tungnath is one of the sacred place in Panch Kedar. It is the highest temple of Lord Shiva at altitude of 3,680 mts above the sea level. Magnificent in its architecture and artistic structure. Tungnath Temple is considered to be more than 1000 years old. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and few other idols of Goddess Parvati and other gods can be seen in the vicinity. This sacred temple was discovered by Adi Shankaracharya and now the priest of this temple is a local Brahmins of Maku village.
Chopta gentle slopes of alpine forest and Sri Tungnath temple. Tungnath Located on the Chandranath Parbat in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand, Tungnath is one of the sacred Panch Kedar. Magnificent in its architecture and artistic structure, Tungnath Temple is considered to be more than 1000 years old. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and few other idols of Goddess Parvati and other gods can be seen in the vicinity. This sacred temple was discovered by Adi Shankaracharya and now the priest of this temple is a local Brahmins of Maku village.
The mythological background of Tungnath Temple is associated with the epic Mahabharata. Vyas Rishi told the Pandavas that they were guilty of killing their own brothers in the war and their sins would be expiated only if Lord Shiva pardoned them. Pandavas began to search Lord Shiva in the Himalayas and Lord Shiva kept avoiding them because they were guilty. In order to escape from the Pandavas, Lord Shiva disguised himself as a bull and took refuge underground. The places where the parts of the bull were found are now renowned Shiva temples.
Tungnath Temple is the place where his hands (bahu) were supposedly seen. This highest temple of Lord Shiva is ironically easiest one to achieve. Tungnath Temple can be reached by an easy but steep trek of 4km commencing from Chopta (2700mts). The region receives heavy snowfall during winters making Tungnath temple tough to access. The symbolic image of Lord Shiva is moved to Mukunath during winters, situated 19kms away. The trek goes through rocky terrains, green meadows and rhododendron bushes showering us with visual vistas of nature. The invigorating views of the imposing Himalayas boosts with confidence in the heart of the trekkers. Several named and unnamed peaks of the Himalayan range are distinctly visible from Tungnath.
It is located in Rudrapray Garhwal. Deoriatal is in itself a gorgeous easy trek. The forest view and the climb ride are unmatched. Deoria Tal also written as Devaria or Deoriya is a lake located about 3 km on an uphill trek from the villages of Mastura and Sari on the way of Ukhimath-Chopta road in Uttarakhand. Deoria Tal is an emerald lake perched at a height of 2438 mts above sea level. It has heavily wooded, lush green surroundings with snow-covered mountains Chaukhamba peak in the back. Here are the reflection of the beautiful surroundings on the lake. The densed forests, meadows and the no. of species of birds make this trek come alive. An easy 2 kms trek with rocky path from Sari village will bring you to the beautiful site of Deoriya Tal. You can also in the morning animals drinking water from the lake. Mythological tales narrate this place as the spot where the Pandavas were asked questions by Yaksha that’s named as Devaria tal(Devta-God-devaria). According to the Hindu mythology, the Hindu gods or ‘devas’ used to bath in the water of this lake. Devariyatal is also known as the Indra Sarovar which has been cited in the Puranas.
This trek is best for the first time viewer who wants to trekking in the Himalayas. It is also for seasoned trekkers who are looking for a visual delight. Children from the age of 9 can do this trek in summers. The Deoriatal peak trek has all the components of a great Himalayan trek. The stunning mountain views on this trek are something new that no other trek can offer. Devariyatal is a trekking destination a mid at the Himalayas rather than a tourist paradise. There is not much sightseeing available at Devariyatal apart from the mighty Himalayan peaks that are visible.
Trekking - The trekking route to Devariyatal involve easy to medium grade trekking. The 2 km trek offers some of the amazing bird eye views of Saari village and its lush green paddy fields.
Camping - Devariyatal is ideal location for camping. Camping just beside the lake is a good experience. The reflection of Chaukhamba peak can be easily seen on the Devariyatal.
Village - Saari is the village one encounters before the trek to Devariyatal starts. One can walk around the village and learn about their way of life, customs and culture.
Best time to visit in chopta is March to December.
Chopta to Tungnath Trek length: 4.5 km ascending one side total 9km.
Tungnath to Chandershila Distance is 2.5 Km
Chopta to Chandershila Distance is 7 Km ascending one side total 14km.
By Road: Delhi to Chopta - 405 km
By Road: Kathgodam to Chopta - 262 km
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The first day Drive from Haridwar to Sari Village.
The road goes along the river Alaknanda before entering the Mandakini valley. It's gradual uphill all the way up to the beautiful lake of Devariyatal, one side trek distance 2km. Back to Sari
You will start early in the morning and climb up to the temple of Tungnath and beyond. Tungnath, one of the Shiva temples is the highest temple in Garhwal and has definitely a certain mystical/religious aspect which is quite based on the spectacular surrounding and views from there. The summit of the Chandrashilla peak provides a breath taking 360 degree view.
After breakfast start drive from Chopta to Haridwar 183km