Tungnath Temple

Tungnath Temple, Chamoli

Tungnath Temple
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6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Gaurav A
Thane, India128 contributions
May 2022
The trek to Tunganath temple is a bliss when you get to experience green lawns, snow clad mountains as you climb up. We used the horses as we had kids along. If you are not taking the horses then buy sticks from the starting points. Don't run while climbing as you will be breathless soon.
Written 30 May 2022
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KeKu
Pune270 contributions
May 2022
This was on our way to summit point at Chandrashila.
An exciting trek. A lot to walk. So, need to start early in the morning. If one wants to witness the sunrise, the trek can be started even at 3am.
This tests your stamina and patience.
Nice scenery on the way. Many himalayan peaks will accompany you on the way to top.
Written 9 May 2022
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Biswa M
Kolkata (Calcutta), India206 contributions
Apr 2022
I hiked Tungnath Mahadev solo on 23-April-2022 and here are my tips for fellow travelers -
DOs:
1. Start early. Certainly no later than 7am. The weather changes dramatically in the afternoon, especially at Chandrashila.
2. Take a trekking pole or bamboo stick. Sticks are available near the starting gate and cost 10,20 rupees only. Poles/sticks will help you through, particularly if you are not a seasoned trekker.
3. Take a 1 ltr water bottle with you, and some energy bars or chocolate.
4. Take rest every 20-25 mins in the shade.
5. Book hotel near the starting gate. Stay the night before so you can start early the next day.
DON'Ts:
1. Underestimate the trek. Distance is 3.5km to Tungnath and further 1km to Chandrashila. Total distance will be around 10km. If you are a novice or beginner, it will test your stamina.
2. Ride a mule or donkey. Better to walk.
3. Feed any animals during the trek. There are lot of monkeys around who will jump at you when they see you distributing food.
4. Litter the place with your food waste. Keep all waste with you and dispose after you complete the trek.
Written 25 April 2022
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Megha A
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Mar 2022 • Friends
The trek is extremely difficult for beginners n those not used to such steep slopes! It’s a most exotic scenic route and the peaks r majestic n flowers r magical.. all that is true but pls know it’s a v v steep track! There is barely any flattish path.. it’s not there! Don’t go without adequate preparation for body strength n stamina.. also in march end it was so cold that one could loose their mind due to cold! Very limited food options r available only when the temple is open from may mid to October! Around the start point of trek lodging options r very very basic.. tacky rooms, unwashed stinking blankets! Ice cold water! We needed 6 layers of blankets quilts to sleep! Still it wasn’t feeling enough in march end 2022
Written 25 March 2022
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Mohit
Noida, India333 contributions
Oct 2021
I trekked Tungnath Mahadev solo on october 30, 2021. That was the day when the kapaat of the temple were getting closed and baba Tungnath were being moved to his winter abode, Mukkumath. I started my trek sharp at 6 AM and it took me around 2 hours to reach the temple. I took a few short breaks in between to click some pictures but otherwise trekked continuously.

The trek itself is very beautiful and there are many vista points on the way. When you are climbing you can see the Kedarnath, Chaukhamba, etc mountain ranges beside you. I would recommend to start climbing as early as you can. A lot of people start at 3-3:30 AM to view the sunrise from Chandrashila. Overall, the trek is very easy and there is stone paved path all the way to the temple. You also have an option to take a pony but I would recommend not to take it unless you absolutely need it. It's much more fun to trek on your feet and it feels much more rewarding. You may take your time to reach the top.

The temple area is very clean and in the morning hours there is absolutely no rush even on the day the doli had to be prepared. I had all the time to be inside the temple and offer my prayers. After spending half an hour there I went on to trek Chandrashila.

I came back down at around 11 AM and by that time the preparations for doli were completed. I saw the ceremonies which stretched for 1 hour and it was a very good experience. I would highly recommend to watch the doli preparations and ceremonies if possible.

I started walking down with doli at around 12 PM but decided to take some rest in between on a rock. Just lied there and listened to music. It was a very pleasant experience.
Written 27 November 2021
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BHA
New Delhi, India6 contributions
Oct 2021
Tungnath is one of the Five (panch ) Kedar . and it is situated at the altitude of 3600mt . we have done this trek with Magpie Group Chotpa.
Written 25 November 2021
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SandeepDevganGGN
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India64 contributions
Mar 2021 • Friends
Bholay Baba called us, an instant plan was made with a friend & off we were on our bikes. We started at 1am from Gurugram on 11th March 2021 for Tungnath Ji. Reached Chopta (480 kms from Gurugram) which was our base camp. Stayed at Chopta Swiss Camps. Next day went for Tungnath Ji darshan which is the world's highest Shiva temple (12500 ft). It's a 4 kms trek which for me was exhausting but was able to climb all the way up in 3 hrs. Feeling and ambience once I reached temple was absolute divine and blissful. Rest the pics will speak for themselves. Downhill took me only an hour. Would definitely go there again if Shiv Ji call me again. Om Namah Shivay.
Written 3 April 2021
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BoyVsGlobe
Dehradun, India401 contributions
Nov 2020
The Highest Shiva Temple in the World at around 3600 meters altitude. You can also hike upto the Chandrashila Mountain at 4000 meters.
Written 13 January 2021
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Ashish
Rishikesh, India424 contributions
Sep 2020 • Friends
World highest temple of “Lord Shiva”.

The 3.5 kms trek with friends. Lots of beautiful scenery and sheep’s we saw.

Mostly people coming in winter timing period due to heavy snowfall.

Written 2 October 2020
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Anil G
Mumbai, India30 contributions
Nov 2019
I read a book of Ruskin bond in 2017 and came to know about Tungnath. Since then I had strong urge to visit this temple. I planned my trip with cousin and reached Tungnath in November, 2019
No words man for his place... it seems like god is there to bless you..
Cool weather, No crowds, Full of nature, Pure refreshing Air. Lord Shiva definitely stay here... I would love to visit this place again and again
Written 15 July 2020
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