Tungnath Mahadev - World’s Highest Shiva Temple

Tungnath Mahadev

State: Uttarakhand

District: Chamoli

Tungnath Mahadev - World’s Highest Shiva Temple is one of the most noteworthy & Highest Shiva Temple on the planet, and is the most elevated of the five Panch Kedar Temples situated in the mountain scope of Tunganath in Rudraprayag district. The Tunganath (Means - Lord of the pinnacles) mountains structure the Mandakini and Alaknanda waterway valleys.

 It is situated at a height of 3,680 m (12,073 ft), and just underneath the pinnacle of Chandrashila / Chandrashila peak. The sanctuary is accepted to be more than 1000 years of age and is the third (Tritiya Kedar) among the Panch Kedars.

Mythology / History behind Tungnath Mahadev Temple

According to the Hindu mythology, both Shiva and his wife Paravati lived in the Himalayas! The Tungnath Mahadev Temple is really connected with the Panch Kedar sanctuaries which were worked by Pandavas. 

It is accepted that Pandavas were prompted by sage Vyas Rishi, that their sin of killing their own cousins Kauravas during the war of Mahabharata in the Kurukshetra, must be exonerated in the event that they worship Lord Shiva and satisfy him. Then they went in search of Lord Shiva who was attempting to maintain a strategic distance from Pandavas in light of being persuaded about the blame of Pandavas.

 All together that, Pandavas couldn't discover them, Lord Shiva proceeded to take an asylum at Guptakashi and appeared in form of a bull. All things considered, Pandavas got catch of him and the body portions of Lord Shiva as bull got rematerialized at five unique areas and were later known as Panch Kedaras where the Pandavas built Temple of Lord Shiva in order to look for his absolution for their transgression to kill their own cousins. 

Tungnath Mahadev Tenple was where the hands were found! It was Kedarnatha where the mound was seen and the head, navel, stomach and his Jata showed up at Rudranath, Madhyamaheshwar and Kalpeshwara individually. The realities additionally state that the central character of Ramayana, Lord Rama, reflected at Chandrashila top in the region of Tunganatha.

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Tungnath Mahadev Trek :

Chamoli Chopata

Tungnath Mahadev trek is short and simple in the Chopata Tungnath trek which runs corresponding to the sky-scratching Himalayan Treks.

Your Trek for the Chopata Tungnath trekking will begin from Haridwar, in Haridwar will visit the popular Mandakini Valley, the waterway and lake. At that point we will visit Chopta, which is encircled by thick backwoods. From Chopta, we will begin for Tungnath and Chandrashilla Top (Our last goal). 

Tungnath is consistently the beginning stage of the Chanadrashila highest point trek. 

The highest point of the Chandrashilla top gives an amazing 360-degree see. Perspectives, which go a long ways past the basic perspective on mountains.

Best Time For Tungnath Mahadev Trek :

The best an ideal opportunity for Tungnath trek is the point at which the Temple is open in the long stretch of May (summer) and the divinity of Lord Tungnath is taken from Mukumath to Tungnath sanctuary. You can likewise trek during the winters from Jan and March.

The climate during the summers is very wonderful in the Himalayas where the temperature stays 16 degrees by and large. The climate may get nippy in the nighttimes, hence, conveying of light woolens is prescribed to keep yourself warm. 

Because of precipitation, trekking in storm turns into a bit of testing here as there are odds of blockage of streets for two or three hours as a result of avalanches. It gets hard to trek to Chopta during the rainstorm. 

Tungnath Mahadev trek in winter permits the trekkers to appreciate the snow cover covering the path and mountains. Chopta looks best during the winters however the convenience alternatives are confined to a couple. Tungnath trek in December can turn out to be progressively troublesome as it begins to day off.

Tungnath Temple Trek Distance :

Among all the Panch Kedar trek routes, the course to Tungnath is the shortest i;e just 5 km (3.1 mi) from Chopta that can be shrouded in around 4–5 hours (depend upon the trekker's physical capacity).

Tungnath Mahadev Temple Opening and Closing Dates 2020 :

Opening Dates 2020 - Yet to be announced

Closing Date 2020 - Yet to be anounced

Tungnath Mahadev Temple Timings :

  • Weather : 11° C.

  • Timings : 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM.

  • Time Required : 2-3 hours.

  • Entry Fee : No entry fee.

Things To Carry :

  • Track Pants – (Avoid Jeans, Shorts, Capris, Fitting Denims) 

  • Shirts –. (Full Sleeves,  Half Sleeves) 

  • Sweater 

  • Warm Wear 

  • Gloves – (1 Woolen, 1 Waterproof) 

  • Socks

  • Warm Inner wears 

  • Downpour Coat/Poncho – 1 Nos. 

  • Towels 

  • Shoes – 1 Nos. 

  • Rain Cover (50-60 liter) 

  • A few water bottles (Avoid Bisleri Bottles) 

  • Climbing Shoes (Should be water confirmation and lower leg support) 

  • Light (With additional batteries) 

  • Glucose, Chocolates, rolls, and nuts 

  • Individual Medical unit (If you required) 

  • Unique ID Card 

  • UV shades 

Stay in Tungnath Mahadev :

The nearest convenience to Tungnath can be found in Chopta which is only 4 km away. Camping is probably the most ideal choice in Chopta. There are a couple of budget hotels accessible in Chopta that proposal to oblige all the fundamental needs of the guests. 

Aside from this, nice convenience can be found in Rudraprayag and Ukhimath. Out of the two, Rudraprayag is better thrived with hotels and stay alternatives.


Useful Facts: 

  • Temperature: Day: 8°C to 15°C and Night: - 5°C to 3°C 

  • Most extreme Altitude: 11,154 ft 

  • Difficulty Level: Easy To Moderate 

  • Railroad Station: Haridwar is the closest rail line station 

  • Air terminal: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun 

Important Tips: Tungnath Mahadev Trek 

  • It is ideal to convey a lot of water, trekking boots, comfortable garments, waterproof shells, sunscreen, emergency treatment unit and endorsed medications from the specialist assuming any. 

  • Convey light bites to chomp when required, for example, glucose, chocolates, nuts, and so on. 

  • Convey a mobile stick for additional help and waterproof trekking shoes as there are odds of slipping on the day off. 

  • Convey power banks and money as there are no charging focuses and ATMs on the course 

  • Photos are not permitted inside the sanctuary 

  • You can discover spaces for the stop in Chopta, and Sari and not in transit to sanctuary from Chopta 

  • Abstain from trekking during the evenings.

It's all about Tungnath Mahadev Trek .

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