Why Visit Tungnath Temple?
This highest temple of Lord Shiva is ironically easiest one to achieve. Tungnath Temple can be reached by an easy but steep trek of 4km commencing from Chopta (2700mts). The region receives heavy snowfall during winters making Tungnath temple tough to access.
Magnificent in its architecture and artistic structure, Tungnath Temple is considered to be more than 1000 years old . The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and few other idols of Goddess Parvati and other gods can be seen in the vicinity. This sacred temple was discovered by Adi Shankaracharya and now the priest of this temple is a local Brahmins of Makku village.
The symbolic image of Lord Shiva is moved to Mukunath during winters, situated 19kms away. The trek goes through rocky terrains, green meadows and rhododendron bushes showering us with visual vistas of nature. The invigorating views of the imposing Himalayas boosts with confidence in the heart of the trekkers. Several named and unnamed peaks of the Himalayan range are distinctly visible from Tungnath.
Tungnath Temple Opening and Closing Dates
Opening Date of Tungnath Temple 2019: Tungnath Dham of Panch Kedar has been opened on 10th of May of 2019. The doli of Shri Tungnath has started its journey from Mukumath & reached at Tungnath temple for this years’s session.
Closing Date of Tungnath Temple 2019: Closing date of Tungnath Dham for 2019 will be updated soon. Tungnath temple was closed on 29th of Oct for 2018 session. In the winters the deity of Tungnath remains at its winter seat at Makkumath (Markandeya temple in Makku Village) for the winters.