Area Garhwal Himalayas
Trip Duration:- 9 nights / 10 days
Trip Grade: – Moderate
Highest Point: – 4000m ( Chander shilla top )
Best Time to Go: – Mid April to June & September to Last October
Chopta tungnath Tiryugi narayan kartik swami trek
It is Chandrashila situated 215 kms north from Rishikesh at height of 4000 AMSL. The Trek promises non-stop fun and adventure one of the popular treks that can be undertaken round the year. in Garhwal Himalayas except during snowbound months of December & January. Chandrasila summit is a rock face above and beyond the temple of Tungnath, the highest Shiva temple in India. It is a short but rigorous hike beyond the temple. The Chandrasila summit affords the most beautiful view of the Nanda Devi, Trishul, Kedar Peak and Chaukhamba peaks, and also a 360 degree view of some of the most astounding views from anywhere in the Garhwal Himalayas. This area is one of the most beautiful and picturesque spots in the whole Garhwal region, and owing to its isolated location- one of the yet unspoiled spots in the region. The breathtaking view of the Himalayas is treat for the eyes as well as soul. This spot is ideal for painters , and artists to draw inspiration from, and a perfect spot for meditation!
Day 01: Rishikesh –for Guptkashi, 215 kms drive approx 7-8 hour. 356- Guest will depart after breakfast and lunch will serve enroot.
First: Devpryag- known for Raghunath Temple built in13- 14 century and (Confluence of Bhagirathi & Alaknanda) both river become Ganga from Devpryag till the bay of Bengal.
Second- Srinagar: – situated.105 km north from Rishikesh. Shri Nagar original name was (Shripur) it was the oldest state of Maharaja Garhwal. It was stabiles by Panwar ‘
Septal King Ajaypal in 1358 century. People believed that there was a great Architecture here which washed in 1894 in destructive floods. It has some old temples, and Garhwal university which established in 1973, National Institute of Technology opened in 2010.
Third: Rudrapryag:- (Confluence of Alaknanda & Mandakini) both river become Alakanda from here till Devpryag.
Forth:Guptkashi;- is popular for Vishwanath Temple and Ardhnareshwar Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva. Moreover, a statue of Lord Shiva along with the statue of half man and half women forming Lord Shiva and Parvati are installed in the temple. Travellers can also visit Manikarnik Kund, which is believed to be a meeting point of two streams, Ganga and Yamuna.
Day 02:- Guptkashi-Triyuginarayan – Guptkashi drive approx 90 kms. Both side 5 hrs (Meditation at the Temple or around)
After Breakfast depart for Triyuginarayan approx 1:30 minuts drive
Triyuginarayan:- Triyugi Narayan is the village where the wedding of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati took place. The marriage took place in front of Lord Vishnu therefore, TriyugiNarayan temple was built in its honor. It is believed that Lord Vishnu did all the arrangements for this celestial wedding and acted as Parvati’s brother while Lord Brahma played the role of a priest. The Brahma Shila in front of the temple also marks the exact place of the wedding. One can see the three sacred kunds or ponds namely Rudra kund, Vishnu kund and Brahma kund that have medicinal properties. These kunds are replenished by the Saraswati kund, which according to Hindu legend originated from the navel of Lord Vishnu. Many Hindu pilgrims take a holy dip in these kunds before entering inside the temple. After visiting temple drive back for Guptakshi over night stay.
Day 03 – Guptashi– Kalimath – Ukimath drive approx 50 kms 6 hrs) ((Meditation at the Temple or around)
After breakfast depart for Kalimath by car 1:00 hr drive.
Kalimath:- Temple is a highly revered Goddess Kali Maa temple located at Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand, India. The temple is located at an altitude of around 6,000 feet in the banks of holy Saraswati River. Kalimath is one of the “Siddha Peeths” of the region and is held in high religious esteem. According to Srimad Devi Bhagwat, this is one of the 108 Shakti Peethas of Goddess Sati. The goddess is worshiped here as Sri Yantra. According to ancient scriptures, this is the place where Goddess Kali killed the demon Raktavija or Raktbeej and had gone under the earth. The place where the goddess goes underground becomes a ditch and after that it is covered by silver plate permanently and never opened except the day of Navaratri. after visiting temple and pryer drive for Ukhimath over night stay.
Ukhimath: – is known for the winter seat of the Kedarnath shrine, as well as the winter home of the priest who presides over the Kedarnath Temple. After the Kedarnath temple closes for the winters, a movable image of Lord Kedarnath is brought in a special procession to Ukhimath, where it resides until the Kedarnath temple reopens in late April or May
Day 04:- Ukhimath – Deoriatal (2438 mts/7998 ft):-
Morning yoga class can be held be at hotel roof top and one can see snow clapped Himalayan ranges. After yoga and breakfast trek begins to Devriatal , a steep but short climb through dense forest of Rhodendron and lots of wild flowers and ferns. The trek will take 3- 4 hrs to reach Deoriatal. Upon arrival at Deoriatal set out the tents for overnight stay near the lake. This little mountain lake is positioned in such a way that one can see the reflection of the majestic Chaukhamba peak reflected in the tranquil waters. The changing colours of this mountain assume different shades throughout the morning and at sunset- presenting a photographer with a dazzling array of fine shots. The flat grassy surface and the the tranquility makes this spot ideal for meditation and relaxation. Overnight stay in tents.
Day 05:- Deoriatl- Sari village – Deorital locak sight seen.
After Morning yoga and late breakfast group will depart for a short trek to visit village Sari a small Himalayan village, after visiting village back to Deorital. Evening Meditation. Over night stay at tent.
Day 06:- Deoriatal – Chopta (this day we have few more option for the trek team can decide on the day of trek, which one they interested to do)
Trek down to Sari village 3 km approx 1 hour, thereafter, drives to Chopta through dense forest and meadows. The 30 kms drive from Sari Village to Chopta takes no more than 45 minutes. Upon arrival at Chopta set out tents for overnight stay. In the evening explore the magnificent view of the Himalayas. The surroundings of the Chopta grasslands are untouched and the nearby forests are ideal for little excursions, and relaxation. Overnight stay in tents.
Day 07:- Chopta – Tungnath (3680 ft/12070 ft) – Chandrasila (4090 mts/13415 ft) –
Chopta After an early breakfast trek to Tungnath with packed lunch. Tungnath is situated at the height of 3680 mts from the sea level and is the highest Shiva temple in India. The trek is in excess of three kms. Enroute one passes amidst lush green meadows and one can see the entire range of snow capped Himalayas. Upon arrival at Tungnath Temple and visit the temple. After relaxation and lunch, a further ascent of one kms terminates at the Chandrasila peak. The view of not only the snow clad mountains, but also of all the green valleys and deep gorges visible from the mountain top are sights that one will remember for a lifetime; for some say – there is no other place quite like this location in the entire region. Retrace your foot steps back to Chopta for dinner and overnight stay.in tent
Day 08:- Chopta- Anusuya Devi- Chopta ( Drive 60 kms trek 10 kms both side approx 7-8 hrs whole trip duration)
After early morning Breakfast a beautiful forest drive take us to Mandal. After reaching Mandal ascend trek for Anusuya devi on of the oldest temple of mother Sati. It is believed that once goddess Parvati, Lakshmiji and Saraswati sent their husbands Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh to take Devi Anusuya’s strength test. When they arrived at ashram Devi Anusuya offered food to them. But they did not take the food and put a condition in front of her. That they will accept the food only at one condition when she will serve food without wearing clothes. After hearing this Devi Anusuya became tensed, that how could she do that. Atlast, Devi closed her eyes and thinks about her husband. Suddenly, she got an intuition that these sages are gods and they are testing her strength. After that she put a condition that she is agree to do that but for that they have to take the form of her sons. The gods agreed to it, and then she served food to them. Later on three gods started living there as Devi Anusuya’s sons. When the gods did not reach back to parlock, then goddess Parvati, Lakshmiji and Saraswati apologized to Devi Anusuya and requested her to back their husbands. After that she agreed to it and since then this place is known as Ma Sati’s name. After visiting temple and Sage Atri’s Ashram get blessed descend trek to Mandal then continue drive to Chopta for overnight stay.
Day 09:- Chopta – Kartik swami- Rudrpryag drive 55 kms drive then 5 kms trek both side,
Drive to Rudrpryag approx 40 kms 1:30 approx.
After break fast depart for Kartik swami temple drive 45 kms 1:45 minutes approx.
Kartik Swami temple, dedicated to the Lord Shiva’s elder son Kartikeya, is set highly amidst serene beauty of Garhwal Himalayas KartikSwami Temple is located at the end a narrow ridge with deep valley all around, at an altitude of 3050 mts above sea level, offering splendid 360 degree view of Himalayas (both snow peaks and lower Himalayas). The temple has a naturally carved idol of Kartik Swami on a marble type rock.
The temple is famous for the trek route from the dense forest to the ridge from where you can see majestic sunrise and beautiful sunset. It is also famous for its natural beauty, birds and uninterrupted view of Himalayan peaks. After visiting temple seeing stuning view of greater Himalayas, drive for Rudrpryag. Overnight stay at hotel
Day 10:- Rudrpryag -Rishikesh ( Drive 145 kms Approx 4-5hrs)
After late breakfast drive for Rishikesh, on the to Rishikesh one can visit Sage Vashisth cave. It is bleved that Sage Vashisth Meditated in this cave 5000 years ago. After visit cave continue drive to Rishikesh.