Morning pick up from Railway StationAirport and depart for Rishikesh by road. Arrive in the Rishikesh and transferred to the Hotel. check in Hotel. After one hour you will go on to visit Ram Jhula,the suspension bridge over River Ganges that connects Sivananda Ashram to ParmarthNiketan, Gita Bhawan and other holy sites. Also visit the sacred TriveniGhat, the confluence of ganga, Yamuna and Saraswatirivers, where you can witness the MahaAarti dedicated to goddess Ganga in the evening. Then return to the hotel.
We commence the hike today early morning. Starting in the wee hours of dark will let us have a beautiful sunrise experience from Tunganath top. The trek runs on a well defined concrete bound trail from Chopta to the temple. Today, the hike will be fraught with steep climbing challenges with sharp turns to cross by. There will be other shrines on the way, of which a particular temple with a flagpole is notable. This one comes after the tenth bend of the road and marks the opening of a splendid view of Chandrashila up ahead. From here, you will also get a clear vision of a connecting peak to Chandrashila. This one is named Ravanshila. In the winters, you will find snow from here. The eleventh bend marks the entryway to Tunganath above which the splendid Chandrashila peak towers . The route to the peak bends from behind the temple complex. Beware of thick snow on this summit stretch after December till the end of April. Crampons and gaiters are highly recommended for the snow climb and your trek lead is expected to make the path through the cover of snow sludge with the help of an ice axe. At the end of a steep and arduous climb, the summit will be reached with a few degree view of the Garhwal and Kumaon mountains welcomingly lying ahead. Notable peaks in this panorama of grandeur Nanda Devi, Trishul, Nandaghunti, Dronagiri, Chaukhamba, and Kedar. Glimpses of the Thalaysagarand Gangotri ranges too could be made out at the hotel. Over Night Stay.