After having Maggi and hot cup of tea, we started for Tungnath, enjoying the pleasant weather and natural beauty. The place is away from materialistic world, very peaceful, full of natural beauty, I can’t stop yourself from saying “Wow”. For few minutes I was watching mouth opened.
From Chopta to Tungnath its only 3.35KM but due to steep road it takes more than two hours. Its quite tiring but worth going. Though you can opt for Horses but in that case you will miss something, something Natural and beautiful. We started around 5:30PM and reached to Tungath at 7:30PM. Though there is no danger of wildlife or any kind of criminal activities over there but than also prevent going after dark ,if you are alone or with your children. Forget to tell you, always keep torch and umbrella handy in Tungnath. Thanks to God rain started after we reach our destination. We were sweating and shivering as well due to great chilling winds.
People over there are really great hosts. they make you comfortable, light their woods, serve you tea, talk to you, entertain you, yeah obviously they charge for tea but that’s something which seems negligible in front of their hard work and benevolent nature.
There are not much options available for food but whatever they cook looks so yummy and you will eat double of what you eat otherwise or in town. But if you are going in large group and is a foodie then you must carry food items, villagers will happily cook them for you.
Oh!! Forget to tell you since it has been announced as a sanctuary area there is no electricity over there. U have to depend on natural lights / solar lights .
Must have: Torch, Medicines, umbrella, woolen clothes, mosquito coil, candle and matchstick box. In case you are looking for more travel accessories..please visit http://thesmartlad.com/
Food: Dal , Roti, seasonal veggies, Maggi, tea and milk ( one course food of one person cost Rs.80).
Accommodation: Huts are available with large sized beds, one Rest house, one Dharamshala. Please check about quilts condition before opting for any place to sleep.
Hotel: No proper hotels are available.
Places To visit: Chandrashilla (the highest peak, about 1.5 KM from Tungnath), though we couldnot go there as villagers were quite skeptical about taking a small child to that place and who wants to have risk when it comes to your kid .
But if you are spending your day there than should explore near by area. Its just pleasure to be there. Clouds coming and going, light rain and you in the midst of natural scenery.
Also enjoy aarti at 7:30pm. Its really marvellous.
Note: If you are too much scared of insects and don’t love camping than will suggest not to opt for this place.
On the way from Chopta to Tungnath
Huts where you can have snacks
Though I was tired, Sweating but was smiling
Finally we are here..aieeeeeeeeeee,3600Mts above sea level
Tomato loved to watch Horses
Another Entrance Gate of Mandir
Bhairav Nath Mandir
Tungnath mandir: These small temples represent Five Pandavs
Jai bhole Baba ki
Gate of Shiv Temple
Amit and Tomato in Mandir
Amit and tomato doing Puja
Way from Hut To Mandir
Exploring the beauty
Father- Daughter Poses
Huts in Tungnath
the place where we Eat