Chandrashila, literally meaning the Moon Rock, in the Garhwal Himalayas is located at an altitude of about 4,000 metres (13,000 ft.) above sea level. This peak is an impressive vantage point that offers 360 degree panoramic views of the mighty Himalayas, especially Nandadevi, Trisul, Kedar Peak, Bandarpunch and Chaukhamba peaks. Tungnath, the highest Shiva temple in the world, and also one of the five and the highest Panch Kedar temples, is located here. Beyond Tungnath lies the summit to the Chandrashila peak.
The trek begins from Chopta, a haven of beauty devoid of the hustle and bustle of a tourist hotspot. Popularly known as the 'Mini Switzerland', Chopta is situated amidst thick forest of pine, deodar and rhododendrons. The valley between Chopta and the Tungnath temple has wooded hills with rich alpine meadows as also agricultural fields. When in full bloom during March, the rhododendrons display dazzling colours ranging from crimson to pink.
If the daily grind of life is draining the energy out of you then this trek is best suited to forget that routine and gift yourself an experience so beautiful that you will etch it in your memories for a long time. Since the trek is rated as easy to moderate, anybody with a reasonable level of fitness can take up this trek. You sure are going to be pampered to the most delightful of landscapes.