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“Fantastic Little Place for Fun or to See the Divine!”
Review of Tungnath Temple

Tungnath Temple
Ranked #3 of 16 things to do in Chamoli
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed July 14, 2013

This was a fantastic little trek that one can undertake easily and be done with it before sunset. Set out for Chopta (the Switzerland of Uttarakhand) early morning and from there tis a short but steep 3.5 km trek amidst a bloom of Rhododendrons and alpine trees set in some rolling hills and beautiful green pastures. Things for eating and staying which are available are limited though but that is understandable, given that it isn't as popular a place as Kedarnath or Badrinath. The view around as one nears Tungnath is literally heavenly, beautiful and colourful with snow clad mountains all around. Tungnath is the highest man-made temple in the World and as one reaches there, there is no doubt that this is literally the height that faith can touch! about 1.5 km further ahead, again a steep walk upwards, is the summit of this hill, called Chandrashila, and stands at 14,000 feet. At this place, one can gets a 360 degree view of the Himalays, including the four dham mountains, Nanda Devi, Trishul and many more. At this height, the only thing that can stand between you and divinity is perhaps your thoughts! Tis feasible, and relatively easy, definitely a must visit! Best time to visit is summers, it usually opens a day or two after Kedarnath. Winters are fun for avid trekkers with snow all around but no shacks etc are open at this time...

5  Thank SojournOfAnOldSoul
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

a good and small trek
good experience in winter for regular trekkers. but no availability of food, water in this trek in winter. neither hotels remain open then. only in summer one can stay at tungnath but not at chandrashila, the highest summit of this trek.

3  Thank sukhiray
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Reviewed May 19, 2013

A little ahead of Tungnath is Chandrashila from where you get a 360 degrees views of the himalayas. The temple itself is has a very interesting story and is very ancient. The route is like walking through a magical garden of rodhendron's.

3  Thank AmitKishore
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Reviewed May 15, 2013

Tungnath is a part of five temple legend of Panch kedar.head of the Shiva is here if back hump is in kedarnath and lock of hairs in Rudranath,chest in madhyameshwar..Drive on the right instead of right as you reach KUND enroute Rudraprayag to kedarnath Guptakashi on left.Right side road is the most beautiful road one can drive on and let even a 100 year old grand mother see the peaks of highest Himalayas easily!This hyperbole is to stress why people miss this fine spot Dugal bitta then stay at Ukhimath and then drive up to CHOPTAA as you can reach Helang Joshimath Badrinath route from this high himalayan route most avoid!From chopta one sees vistas before the sun clouds it all.before 10 am.Tungnath is a decent 2 hour climb up to heaven from where at 4050 meters highest Shiva temple you can watch all snow peaks Chaukhamba qaudri peaks even better.Moon temple Chandra sheela peak ahead and up above this.Do not miss this plan ahead and give time when you reach a beautiful district of Rudraprayag .see these spots as minimal there are so many more around for those who get off that taxi and walk..

3  Thank santhemant
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

Tungnathji, Uttarakhand, This is one of the five Kedars and is the second highest temple of Lord Shiva (of course Amarnathji is the first). It's 3.5 Km concrete trek route through the Jungle and mountains and is quite steep as u cover a height of almost 2000 feet. It's a tiring trekking but as u stop for some rest, the beauty of nature around refreshes you. No shop will be found on the trek during the off season, till Mid May. It's better to keep some refreshments and liquid diets with you on the trek. There are a few shops on the top (near Temple) but don't have much to offer, only Tea, Maggie etc. The oxygen level decreases as u climb due to height so aesthaematic patitents should carry their medicines/pump with them for sure. Tough trek, yet beautiful signt everywhere, try to reach early for the trekking i.e. before 12 Noon positively. Weather is unpredictable so go prepared for the rain and chilly winds.

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