AVGG Agastyamuni opens the Himalayan windows in Kedar Valley this place is known for eternal natural beauty surrounded with rich biodiversity. The place is around 392 Kms from Delhi, 173 Kms from Dehradun located on National Highway leading to Ukhimath . Kedarnath is 53 kms ahead of Agastyamuni, Chopta is around 55 Km.
Agastyamuni in Dist Rudraprayag, Uttrakhand. It is a snow clad Himalayan view house. Three times meal and two times tea in a day is complimentary.
Place is quiet close to various famous treks like Tungnath, Chandrashila, Deoria Tal and Madhmaheshwar. Keeping away the clamour of the city life, Chopta valley is perched at an elevation of 2,680 meters and is surrounded by an imposing forest of Oak, deodar and rhododendron that shadow a rich bed of flowering plants. The spell bound Chandrashila Summit Trek is characterized by grandeur of its Himalayan Peak. One of the most beautiful treks in the Garhwal Himalayan region, the Chandrashila Summit Trek, maneuvers through beautiful meadows and the unpaved trails. At reaching the summit, feast your eyes on the spectacular view of the Himalayan peaks like Nanda Devi at 7,817 meters, Trishul at 7,120 meters, Kedarnath at 6,831 meters, Bandarpunch at 6,316 meters and Chaukhamba at 7,138 meters. It is best to start early in the morning from Chopta to Tungnath, which is the highest Shiva Temple in the world, located at a height of 3,680 meters. The temple is one of the Panch Kedars and is tucked in the lap of the Chandrashila peak. It is believed that Tungnath is more than 1000 years old and holds a legend that corroborates some of the incidents depicted in the Mahabharata epic. From Tungnath temple, a further ascent of an hour terminates atop the Chandrashila summit wherefrom one can capture the silvery sheen of the Himalayan range dotted with several peaks and also of all the green valleys and deep gorges.
The Chandrashila summit trek, which can be journeyed all throughout the year, is considered as one of the moderate treks in the Indian Himalayan region that is located in Uttarakhand. The duration of the trail is approximately 3-6 days. The journey displays rare glimpses of an ancient culture of the Garhwal Himalaya along with the natural hues.
Best Time to Visit Chopta Chandrashila Trek
Best time to travel to Chopta is in summers (April – June) and winters (Oct – Dec). Winter treks are also conducted in Chopta and the best months to trek are between Jan and March.
The weather of Chopta remains salubrious during summers. The Himalayas are distinctly visible and the cool breeze can felt early in the morning and in the late evening. Carrying light woolens is advised.
Chopta turns greener during the monsoon season. Although trekking becomes challenging and there are chances of getting roads blocked for a couple of hours due to landslides, the scenic beauty of Chopta during monsoons is worth taking the risk for. Carrying raincoats is advised.
The region gets blanketed in snow during the winter season and the accommodation options are also restricted to few. But Chopta looks the best during winters and indeed the trek becomes more difficult. Carrying heavy woolens is advised
Chopta is a village located some 36kms from Gopeshwar and 254 kms from Rishikesh and approximately 450 kms from the capital Delhi. From Chopta, a trek of approximately 3kms leads to Tugnath and from there a kilometer trek further terminates at Chandrashila peak.
How to Reach Agastyamuni?
The nearest airport to Agastyamuni is Jolly Grant in Dehradun. It is situated 226 kms away from Agastyamuni . Flights from Delhi are at regular intervals to Dehradun. One can hire cabs that are easily available for Agastyamuni .
The nearest and most convenient railway station is Rishikesh from Agastyamuni. Situated at about 209 kms, Rishikesh railway station is connected to several cities in the country. One can easily access bus or taxi services for Agastyamuni from Rishikesh.
If you plan to visit the neighboring towns in Uttarakhand, then a road journey would be most convenient. Many buses from nearby towns come to Agastyamuni at regular intervals. One may even hire private taxi or jeep from any of these towns.
This place is calm & quiet and is a good place for writers, researchers, artist, painters and poets. You can enjoy local organic food like Ragi chappati and various other millets you have never heard of, Natural spring water is full of minerals which directly flows from the Oak roots. Trekking nearby in morning and evening. You get a window for local culture like pandav nritya, Doli dancing, Mandaan. Income of the house goes to the school after school nearby. Guest can also gives classes to the under privileged kids in the village.
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Rudraprayag, Uttarakhand, Hindistan