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Chandrashila A Trekking Trail to Moon Rock

The word Chandrashila means the moon rock. This peak is located on Chandranath Parvat. This point offers a magnificent anomic view of the great Himalayas.

Chandrashila is located at an elevation of 4000 above sea level. Chandrashila can be reached after trekking to Tungnath by covering a distance of 1.5 kilometers from Tungnath.

According to mythology, it is believed that this is the same place where Lord Rama meditated after winning over Ravan. There is one more saying regarding this place “Chandra” who has been the moon God penance here for some time and due to this this place got its name as Chandrashila which means the moon rock.

There is also a small peak which is named Rudra Mukhi as the shape of the Mountain appears like the face of Lord Shiva, it is also believed that Ravan meditated at this place to please Lord Shiva and hence it is also known as Ravan Shila.

Why is Chandrashila famous?

Chandrashila is at an altitude of 13000 feet so you should be in great shape to do this trip, as it is situated at stature however the trekking level is simple.

The base camp is situated at Chopta and from that point, you need to travel at any rate 5 kilometers to arrive at Chandrashila.

Tungnath and Chandrashila’s journey is attempted by different amateur experienced people and can undoubtedly be covered with a gathering of loved ones. This as often as the possible visited journey will offer you an entrancing perspective on Himalayan pics like Nanda Devi, Trishul, Chaukhamba, Kedarnath, and so forth the trip course resembles a gift for a person who is looking for some harmony and serenity.

Coming, you can spot different Deodar trees, Green Meadows, the impressive hallowed place of Tungnath, and the Chandrashila sanctuary where the more youthful sibling of Lord Rama for example Lakshman pondered.


13000 feet of Chandrshila


The complete trek can be done in one day.


Summer 10°C to 32°C, Monsoon 9°C to 27°C, Winter 9°C to -8°C.

Trek Distance

The distance of the trek from Chopta to Chandrashila is 5 km.

Difficulty level

Easy to Moderate.

Chandrashila Trek

Chopta is the beginning line of Chandrashila Trek which is one of the conspicuous journeys of Uttarakhand. Chandrashila is encircled by rich green Pine, Rhododendron, and Deodar trees.

This is frequently an ideal trip objective for beginners as the degree of trouble during this journey is incredibly insignificant and is one of the easiest trekking trails.

While journeying you'll investigate some amazing locations including Shiva sanctuary, the perspective on the Mighty Himalayas, the sumptuous green paranormal view, and undeniably more.

To begin this trek, first you might want to reach Chopta by a motorable vehicle and after an end, in Chopta resulting day, you'll travel for 4 kilometers to be at Tungnath and afterward, you will be trekking for 1.5 kilometers further to arrive at Chandrashila and after investigating the area you might want to travel directly down to Chopta once more.

The whole journey is frequently finished in just a day. you'll be surprised by the perspective on Panchachuli tops, Neelkanth, Nanda Devi, and Kedarnath which are completely covered during the trip.

Best Time to Visit Chandrashila

Even though it is normally visited over time the best time is throughout the summer season. The climate of Chopta in summer stays free from any harm. Experience lovers can trip and camp here because of the ideal climate.

On account of snowfall, this valley becomes the little Switzerland of India, and experience enthusiasts appreciate journeying in winter likewise however it needs some additional exertion.


Throughout the mid-year months, the climate of Chopta stays irrefutable. The Mighty Himalayas can without much of a stretch be apparent and may likewise feel the cool wind going through during evening and early morning.


Throughout the cold weather months, the whole region gets under the cover of thick snow, and at now of your time, there are only a few spots of convenience.

The issue level of the track increments throughout the colder time of year season because of substantial snowfall on the course however the scene of Chopta gets upgraded on account of the heavy snowfall.


The Monsoon season upgrades the plant life of this spot yet the degree of the track turns out to be more difficult because of heavy precipitation as there are more shots at an avalanche. During the rainstorm month, the beautiful excellence and scene of Chopta get upgraded however you need to face the challenge of having seen it.

How to Reach Chandrashila

By Rail

Haridwar and Rishikesh railway station is the nearest railway station that is connected to the major cities of India. From the railway station, you can hire local bus private vehicles for taxis to reach Chopta which is the base camp for the trek.

By Road

Many private buses, taxis, and government buses run from Haridwar to Chopta. The total distance between Haridwar and Chopta is around 200 km which can be covered in 8 hours.

By Air

Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest airport which is located in Dehradun. From the airport, you can hire any local vehicle for the cab to reach Chopta by covering a distance of 179 kilometers in 6 hours.

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