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Rishikesh, Chopta

Best way to travel from Rishikesh to Tungnath, Chopta

We, group for 7 are planning a trip to Tungath, Chopta. How can we travel from Rishikesh to Tungnath? Could we avail public transports or hire taxi's from Rishikesh?

How are the roads these days? How long would it take?



3 Answers

top answer by
Anand from Mumbai

Hi Avinash, 

I did the Tungnath trek in February this year. The road till Chopta is in perfect condition now after last years deluge. 

I would strongly suggest to take the public transport if you are planning a trip during monsoon. Few stretches on the route are very vulnerable to landslides during monsoon due to cloud burst. And if you encounter such a weather you are stranded with your car. If you are traveling by public transport you can always walk the affected stretch and taking a bus or shared cab from the other side. 

I would suggest a night halt at Pauri village approximately 100kms from Rishikesh. Pauri is located on hill top with 280 degree view of the Himalayas which includes BadrinathGurudwara Hemkund Sahib

Also, just 1km above Tungnath temple is the Chandrashila peak. This stretch is the steepest incline of the trek. Do not miss the hike till the peak, 360 degree view of the Himalayas is simply breathtaking. 

Most importantly, choose a clear day for the trek even if that means camping an extra night at the base. The reward of this trek is the view and serenity. 

I hope this helps. 

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  1. Tungnath (attraction)
  2. Chopta (city)
  3. Pauri (city)
  4. Rishikesh (attraction)
  5. Badrinath (city)
  6. Gurudwara Hemkund Sahib (attraction)
  7. Chandrashila (attraction)
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answered by
Tushar from Mumbai

You will have to go Via Rudraprayag ( Google Map Route )

Route From Rishikesh TO Rudraprayag seemed okay. but i have not really been till Tungnath.

You can get Basic State Transport buses, but mind you may not be very comfy!

Since you are a group of 7, it should be better to get a Travera, innova , or even the old school Jeep - Taxis shall be available at the Rishikesh Taxi Stand, but It should be like a 6-7 hours by Taxi.

Rates you can see on their Taxi Unions Board, but try to use your own bargaining skills.



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  1. Rishikesh (city)
  2. Tungnath (attraction)
  3. Rudraprayag (city)
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answered by
Umesh from Lucknow, India

Best option is take a bus or a taxi from Rishikesh. The distance can be covered in a day but do ensure that you start early and do not take long breaks enroute. If you want a break then Ukhimathis the best option. 

Chopta has no. of hotels but the public transport is limited. If by chance you do not find a place [less likely] at Chopta, you can skip it as Tungnath trek can easily be completed in 6-7 hours but I would advice that u stay there just for the sheer beauty of the place. The trek is safe even for children and picturisque. 

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  1. Rishikesh (city)
  2. Ukhimath (attraction)
  3. Chopta (attraction)
  4. Tungnath (attraction)
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