About Rishikesh Chopta Tungnath

The journey starts within the picturesque beauty of Chopta tucked away in the Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand, Chopta is a hidden glittering gem often referred to as the “Mini Switzerland of Uttarakhand”, dazzling travelers with its lush pastures, dense forests of rhododendron and deodar and mesmerizing views of the snow-capped peaks. It serves as the base camp for the trek to Tungnath, the highest Shiva Temple in the world. The trek to Tungnath from Chopta is a moderate ascent meandering through picturesque trails adorned with vibrant wildflowers and offering occasional encounters with playful Himalayan Wildlife.

As travelers ascend, they are greeted by the majestic sight of the towering Himalayan Peaks including Nanda Devi, Trishul and Chaukhamba standing sentinel over the valley below. Upon reaching Tungnath, at an altitude 3,860 meters (12,073 feet), travelers are immersed in a realm of spirituality and serenity. This ancient Temple is believed to be over 1000 years old, exudes an aura of reverence, inviting pilgrims and trekkers alike to pay homage to Lord Shiva.

From Tungnath, the trek further leads to Chandrashila, the summit embellished with mesmerizing views of the Himalayan range, making it a perfect climax for Chopta - Tungnath expedition.

Further on, the natural and spiritual immersion of Chopta, Tungnath, the journey concludes in the bustling city of Rishikesh located at the banks of sacred Ganges River. Rishikesh is also known as the “Yoga Capital of the World” offers a lively tapestry of spirituality, adventure and restoration.

Tourists can also explore countless Ashrams and Temples scattered around the city, each resonating with centuries old-wisdom and tranquility. The Ganges River, considered holy by millions beckons visitors for cleansing dips and serene boat rides amidst the serene surroundings. Adventure enthusiasts can indulge in thrilling activities like white-water rafting, bungee jumping, and cliff jumping adding an adrenaline rush to their spiritual sojourn.

Quick Facts: Rishikesh Chopta Tungnath

  • Chopta is referred to as the “Mini Switzerland of India” for its mesmerizing beauty.
  • Tungnath is the highest Shiva Temple, situated at an altitude of around 3,860 meters (12,073) feet.
  • The trek to Tungnath from Chopta offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains and lush green pastures.
  • Rishikesh is renowned as the “Yoga Capital of the World”, famous for its adventure activities and spiritual ambiance.
  • Rishikesh is nestled on the shore of the Ganges River, providing opportunities for water sports and tranquil boat rides.
  • The Chopta-Tungnath trek is a moderate ascent, ideal for both pilgrims and trekkers.
  • Chopta is rich in biodiversity, with dense forests of rhododendron and deodar.
  • The trekking season for Chopta Tungnath generally starts from April to November.

Top Attractions near Rishikesh Chopta Tungnath

There are several attractions near Rishikesh Chopta Tungnath Trek beckoning travelers to explore further:-

  • Rudraprayag- Rudraprayag is one of the Confluence rivers, where the Alaknanda and Mandakini river meets, it holds religious significance and provides peaceful surroundings.
  • Haridwar- Haridwar is the holy city on the banks of The Ganges River, It offers rich tapestry, temples, ghats and spiritual vehemence.
  • Rishikesh- Rishikesh is known as the “Yoga Capital of the World”, you can enjoy the serene atmosphere of rishikesh by sitting on the shore of River Ganges, and visit all the ancient temples.
  • Devprayag- Devprayag is nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas, it is a sacred confluence where the emerald waters of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi river merge to form the holy Ganges, providing a serene sanctuary for spiritual seekers and nature enthusiasts alike.
  • Deoriatal- Deoriatal is a serene lake surrounded by alpine lush pastures, providing stunning reflections of Chaukhamba Peaks. Deoriatal is accessible via moderate ascent from sari village.
  • Tungnath Mahadev- Tungnath Mahadevis the highest Shiva Temple, nestled amidst the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand, offering breathtaking views and spiritual solace to pilgrims and nature enthusiasts alike.
  • Chandrashila Peak- Besides being the ending point of the Chopta Tungnath Trek. Chandrashila Peak offers breathtaking views of the surrounding himalayan ranges including Nanda Devi and Trishul.

Things to do in Rishikesh Chopta Tungnath

  • Explore Temples in Rishikesh- Exploring ancient temples in Rishikesh offers a spiritual ascent through hindu traditions, with iconic sites like The Neelkanth Mahadev Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and the Triveni Ghat where devotees gather for holy rituals on the banks of Ganges River. In the midst of the serene city, ambiance of this sacred city, immerse yourself in meditation, prayer and a vibrant atmosphere of devotion.
  • River Rafting in Ganga- River Rafting in Ganga is one of the most exhilarating experiences one can have, encountering frothy rapids against the backdrop of the majestic Himalayas, offering an unforgettable experience that blends adrenaline with the serenity of nature’s grandeur.
  • Cafe Hopping in Rishikesh- Cafe Hopping in Rishikesh reveals a delightful culinary journey, where each mesmerizing cafe along the Ganga River serves a fusion of global flavors, yoga friendly snacks, and serene riverside views, creating a perfect blend of serene atmosphere and relaxation in this spiritual haven.
  • Trek to Tungnath Mahadev Temple- Embarking on a trek to Tungnath Mahadev Temple offers an intrepid yet serene experience for adventure seekers, nature lovers and pilgrims alike. The distance of the trek is not more than 3.5 kilometers and gradual ascent which takes you at an altitude of stunning 3500 meters at Tungnath.
  • Hike to Deoriatal- The Hike to Deoria Tal unveils scenic array winding through lush forests and pristine meadows, ending in the stunning vista of a picturesque mountain lake offering a serene escape in the midst of the Himalayan Wilderness.
  • Camping in Chopta- Camping under the starry skies in Chopta, offers an unforgettable experience where nature’s symphony lulls you into deep slumber and provides you a break from the chaos of modern life.

Best Time To Do Rishikesh Chopta Tungnath Trek

The best time to do Rishikesh Chopta Tungnath Trek is during the late spring, summer and early autumns, from the months of April to November.

  • Spring (April to June)- Spring is the one of the peak seasons to ascend on this trek, the weather is generally mild and pleasant with clear skies and fresh air. The lush greenery and breathtaking landscapes are the highlights throughout the trek.
  • Summer (June to August)- Summers bring warmer temperatures compared to spring but it also coincides with the monsoon season. Trekking during this time can be challenging due to heavy rainfall, slippery trails and heavy chances of landslides.
  • Autumn (September to November)- Autumn is another excellent season to embark on this trek. The weather remains pleasant and humid free with clear skies and cooler temperatures making it ideal for trekking. The landscapes may start to change the colors as the foliage transitions to shades of red, orange and golden adding to its scenic beauty.

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Day 0

Delhi to Chopta

  • Assemble at boarding point in Delhi - Akshardham Metro Station. 

  • Start an overnight journey to Chopta and socialize with your co-travellers.

Day 1

Pit Stop at Rudraprayag, Reach Chopta

  • Enroute Chopta, we will take a pit stop at Rudraprayag to grab a satisfying breakfast, witness the beautiful confluence of Bhagirathi & Alaknanda rivers at Devprayag.

  • After arriving in Chopta, check in to our scenic property, freshen-up and have some leisure.

  • The ones with high energy levels, feel free to take a stroll around the property.

  • In the evening, enjoy warm bonfire and mouth-watering snacks under a million stars.

  • Savour home-style cooked dinner and overnight stay.

Day 2

Trek to Chandrashila via Tungnath Mahadev Temple

  • Wake up early to witness the beautiful sunrise and post breakfast check out from our campsite.

  • Begin your trek to Tungnath - one of the Panch Kedar and World’s highest temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. 

  • Trek further to magnificent Chandrashila peak situated at 13,000 ft (if weather permits) and gather for an #InstaPerfect group picture.

  • Savour home-style cooked dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3

Trek to Deoriatal, Drive to Rishikesh

  • Wake up to a peaceful mountain morning and post breakfast, drive to Sari village.

  • Begin your trek to mesmerizing Deoriatal.

  • Trek back to Sari village and post lunch start-off your journey to Rishikesh.

Day 4

Rishikesh Exploration Day

  • Waking up to the gurgling of Ganga River, post Breakfast we head out for a day of adventure. At first, we go for an exciting rafting session which is thrilling beyond comparison.

  • Later after lunch, we head out to explore the two iconic bridges that is Ram Jhula and Janaki Setu. 

  • At sunset, we become a part of the sacred Ganga Aarti and later indulge in Cafe Hopping and Shopping.

  • After a day of fun, we take an overnight journey to Delhi.

Day 5

Delhi Arrival

  • Reach Delhi early morning with lots of amazing memories and unforgettable experiences.


  • Transportation from Delhi to Delhi: Tempo Traveler/Cab.

  • 3 Nights Accommodation on sharing basis

  • Experienced and cool trip leader/trek guide.

  • Bonfire (if weather permits) and evening snacks (1 day only)       .

  • Meals: Dinner (3), Breakfast (3).

  • River Rafting in Rishikesh.

  • Driver allowances, toll taxes, parking, state taxes.


  • Any extra meals apart from the ones mentioned under inclusions.

  • Travel Insurance, items of a personal nature like porterage, tips, laundry etc.

  • Any entry fees, extra expenses for optional activities or tickets, unless quoted in Inclusions.

  • Any other costing involved due to circumstances like natural calamity, weather conditions, riots, roadblocks, landslides or any other forced circumstances which are out of our control.

  • GST (5%) is applicable extra.

  • Anything which is not mentioned in the above inclusions.


Price Summary

Price ₹13500

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