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“A nice small trek to the temple”
Review of Tungnath Temple

Tungnath Temple
Ranked #2 of 16 things to do in Chamoli
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Tungnath Shiva temple is a 4 Km trek from Chopta village and the trek till Tungnath is not very difficult.. Infact it has a well laid out path and we reached there easily at in 2 or so odd hours..
the shiva temple is closed during the winter months like the other temples of Badrinath and Kedarnath
Please carry water etc as few places you shall find there

Thank Vipul556
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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

It's a very refreshing trek. There's a path that leads up to the temple. The view from the top is breathtaking. Be prepared for a 2 hour climb when you go. If possible also trek to the top (Chandrashila peak) which is another 45-50 minutes climb beyond tungnath. There's a Parvati temple at the top. The temple opens from 1st May so we couldn't go inside the actual temple.

Thank Ninad C
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

I travelled to Rudraprayag from Noida on 22nd Mar'18. Journey time was 4.45AM~2.00PM (including 30min meals break) through self-driven car via meerut-roorkee-haridwar-rishikesh- srinagar route. I stayed at Mandakini hotel and next day started early morning to Chopta (base to Tungnath trek). Journey was 70 kms @ 7:00AM~10AM with 30 mins break. I parked my car right near the main entrance and started trek on pitthu (horse). I took around 80 mins to reach the Tungnath temple. Panaromic views of various mountain ranges and meadows is breathtaking and mesmerizing. of during the trek was great and you can Last day there was rain and snowfall, so there was lot of fresh snow all around adding to the beauty of the place. I stayed there for around one hour, took so many pictures and then descended back to Chopta at 4:00 PM. I left pitthu after 1.5 kms and covered balance 2 kms on foot. Midway I found many people requesting the horseman to take charge and drop them to the top although he didn't agree for reasons unknown to me. I covered last one km off-the-trek via green meadows to enjoy nature and greenery. Took lunch at the local dhaba and finally reached to my hotel at around 8:00 PM.
a) If you google map Chopta or tungnath temple, it'll show you another neaby place, so don't be confused and instead google baniyakund as it's nearest place to Chopta.
b) Entire road from rishikesh to kedarnath (including rudraprayag to Kund) is under widening and construction, so there are many unwanted hindrances and stoppages.
c) Mid-way we couldn't find a proper dhaba to have breakfast, so it's advisable to have it beforehand or pack it from your hotel only.
d) I advise to have it following in your luggage list. (shoulder bag to keep your hands free for camera etc., trekking stick or wooden stick to avoid slipping in the sloped snow filled track, water bottles, sun goggle to avoid snow glare, umbrella to save during unexpected rains, water proof jacket with woolen cap and hand-gloves no matter how warm you are feeling before reaching at top, lip-balm, dry-fruits, energy bars, protein drinks etc.

5  Thank sksingh1239
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

Tungnath Temple is a spiritual, scenic and significant landmark. The 4-5 kilometre steep path to the temple is a must for all nature enthusiasts and Lord Shiva deities. In winters, the trek is mostly covered in snow so you will have to be careful. It offers majestic views of Nanda Devi Peak, Chorabari Glacier and Chandrashila Peak. The sunrise/sunset is a view you do not want to miss. The trek to Chandrashila is a special experience altogether.

Thank anantjain26
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

Must place to visit during March to June. Snow in adequate quantity, better stay at Chopta. Also I will prefer to treaking instead of Driving through car.

Thank Chandra S
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