Chopta is a small valley of bugyals (meadows) and evergreen forests located in Uttarakhand state, India. It serves as the base for trekking to Tungnath, third temple of Panch Kedar ans world’s highest Shiva temple.
Chopta is a part of kedarnath wildlife sanctuary.
Why Chopta is Popular Among Tourists:
Amazing valley and Bugyals (Meadows):
Chopta is very popular among trekkers and tourists because of the amazing options it provides for exploring the natural beauty. The entire region would prove to be a heaven for you if you are looking for a good place to relax, without the hustle and bustle of a typical hill station.
You can visit Chopta valley, Tungnath and Chandrashila peak and enjoy several peaks.
Tungnath and Chandrashila trek starts from Chopta(4Kms Trek).
Tunganath is located on a mountain in an enchanting location where you will find the beauty, adventure, devotion and peace in the lap of mother nature.
Tungnath has something to offer to everyone. Either you are hardcore Lord Shiva’s devotee or a nature lover or you love adventurous activities. Read More
Activities to do in Chopta:
- Camping and trekking (From Chopta to Tungnath and Chandrashila peak)
- Snow trekking
- Rock craft
- Rock climbing and Rappelling
- Photography of rare himalayan species of monal bird and musk deer.
Best Time To Visit Chopta:
Chopta Weather in Summer (March – May)
Summers in Chopta is very pleasant with the temperature ranging between 10 and 35 degrees Celcius. If you want to visit chopta just to relax and sightseeing then it is the best time because there is no snowfall in this time.
Chopta Weather in Monsoon (June – September)
It is a good time to viit Chopta. Monsoons arrive in Chopta from June and make the weather livelier. The place become full of greenery with the onset of monsoon.
Chopta Weather in Winter (October – February)
Winters in Chopta is very chilly and freezing as the temperature tend to go below zero degrees during this time. It is best to avoid visiting the place in winters if you are not used to the cold temperatures.
How to Reach:
You can reach Tungnath from Rishikesh via Chamoli-Gopeshwar-Chopta route. Rishikesh is 241 km away from Chopta town.
Nearest airport is Jolly Grant, Dehradun 232 kms.
The nearest railhead is Rishikesh, which is 215 kms.