When it feels like it’s impossible to take out time from your hectic life to plan a holiday for a week, a weekend trek comes to your rescue. It helps you rejuvenate in the lap of nature and take a breath of fresh, mountain air. Your walk leading to Chopta is surrounded by beautiful natural meadows and a view of the Himalayan ranges. This walk brings you to the Tungnath temple at an altitude of 3680 meter. It is also known to be the highest Shiva shrine in the world. After another kilometre trek, you will reach the summit of Chandrashila, which is at approximately 4000 meters.
Drive Haridwar-Sari (7 hours) - Chopta
your weekend trek will start from Haridwar. Start your drive to Sari village. You can cherish some moments in Rishikesh and Devpryag enroute, if you have the time. Your drive to the trek destination will take around seven to eight hours including a comfortably timed break for breakfast.
Once you reach Chopta you can take rest for some time and get re-energised after a refreshing cup of tea and snacks. You may also explore a bit of Chopta landscapes. The day will end with dinner.
Trek Chopta-Tungnath (3680m), Chandrashilla Top (4130m) and back to Chopta (7-8 hours)
After breakfast, you can proceed with your trek towards Tungnath. This hike will lead you to the holy temple named as Tungnath temple. Enjoy one of the most breath-taking vistas in the Kedar, Chaukhamba and other peaks in the vicinity. Though in this area, you may also get to see a few rare species of eagles. You can also see the amazing forests around the temple and also the peak of Bandarpoonch. On both the sides of Chopta you can see green slopes and feel the cool breeze. You can have a tea break while trekking and rest on the bulky stone shaped dining tables in between the path while returning to Chopta. Back at Chopta base camp, you can relax completely as the trek comes to an end.
Chopta to Haridwar (Drive 7-8 hours)
After breakfast, all you’ve to do is drive to Haridwar. Enroute you can soak in the views of the Ganga and other rivers. It’s also a time to plan your next trek.