Chopta is a places that you can never forget for a lifetime. Tucked away in the Garhwal Himalayas, Chopta is like a slice of the paradise; lush green, with lofty mountain chains, velvety meadows, and awe-inspiring views. It is definitely one of those places that you readily give your heart to. A trekking and camping destination, and an abode of a sacred shrine, Chopta is not just another place that you pick for a vacation, it is so much the one and only trekking alternative that will captivate you the most, and that impressively is the famous- Chopta Chandrashila Trek.
The highest peak of the Tungnath ranges and highest among the Panch Kedars, the Chandrashila is actually a “Moon Rock”, located at an altitude of 4000 meters and brings a spectacular view of the Himalayas including the famous peaks of Nandadevi, Trisul, Kedar Peak, Bandarpunch and Chaukhamba Peaks.
The Chandrashila peak is the point where according to the legendary tales, Lord Rama meditated after defeating the King of the demons- Ravana and this is the same spot, as per the other legendary belief, where Moon God- Chandra used to spend time in penance and so the name Chandrashila is given to the peak.
The Chopta Chandrashila Trek is an easy 3.5 km trek from Chopta, lying on the century old Cheh Footiya (6 feet) path on the Tungnath region, lying in the Kedarnath Musk Deer Sanctuary. This is a protected sanctuary for musk deer and is rich in flora and fauna.
An ideal trek for the nature as well as adventure lovers, the Chopta Chandrashila Trek is the outstanding option at the Garhwal Himalayas.