Weekend trekking to Chandrashila, Uttarakhand

Chandrashila at Uttrakhand is considered as a perfect first trek by many. So when I finally started the journey from New Delhi ISBT on a December night, the feeling was unlike any other trips taken before.

Route in brief -

  1. New Delhi to Rishikesh (by bus/ train)
  2. Rishikesh to Rudraprayag (by bus)
  3. Rudraprayag to Ukhimath (by shared car)
  4. Ukhimath to Chopta / Chandrashila / Sari Village

Started trek by 4 am. As we walked on, gradually the mountain range uncovered herself under the golden beam of first sunlight. The experience is truly magical for our urban eyes and soul.

Majestic Choukhamba Peak at sunrise
Looking down while taking a break

After a steep climb, took a break to look around. Endless valley beneath my feet!

Photo session location one can’t miss!

Finally summit is near. The walk near the end seemed a bit daunting, but the sheer thrill carried us onward.

Grand background for a morning walk!

Finally reached the top around 11 am. The breathtaking view kept us there for quite some time, and we soaked the heavenly sense of peace and nature’s greatness in our core.

At Chandrashila peak

For me, this journey was an eye-opener to the world of trekking, mountains and the endless thrills waiting to be experienced. Hope the same for you, too! Thanks for reading.

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