Rudraprayag , Garhwal
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Rishikesh, 200 kms
Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun, 220 kms
Hill Station, Trekking, Camping, Bird Watching, Yoga, Meditation, Temple, Weekend
Chopta is a small region of meadows and evergreen forest area, a part of Kedarnath wildlife sanctuary located in Uttarakhand state, India and a base for trekking to Tungnath, the third temple of Panch Kedar which lies 3.5 kilometres away.
Chopta is a picturesque hamlet which is still unexplored by travelers, is also famous as “Mini Switzerland of Uttarakhand”. Wake up with cool salubrious breeze and chirping of birds in Chopta which is a far cry from the blaring horns of the cities and other hill stations, morning view from Chopta is invigorating when the crimson rays of sun kisses the snow-laden Himalayas.
This hushed abode is enclosed by the dwindling pines, deodars, rhododendrons and other conifers that can be found in this region, which makes Chopta rich in flora and fauna.
Beautifully garnered amidst the quintessential velvety meadows, Chopta serves as the base for trekking to Tungnath and Chandrashilla, the third holiest temple among the (Five) Panch Kedars. This unspoiled destination is snuggled in the lap of the Himalayas, offering an unobstructed view of Trishul, Nanda Devi, and Chaukhamba peaks.
Chopta has become the hotspot for the solitude seekers, the avid trekkers, and nature lovers as it is blessed with a scenic yet peaceful aura. The resplendent beauty of this place is accentuated by the evergreen forests which is a part of the Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary. One can see the diverse Himalayan flora-fauna along with the various species of birds and musk deer. The perk of visiting this quaint hamlet is that you can commence the Tungnath (about 3.5 km from Chopta) and Chandrashila Trek (about 1.5 km from Tungnath) altogether. If you want to explore further then you can also head to Deoria Tal.
Trekking in Chopta: The trek route to Chandrashila commences at Chopta and involves easy to medium grade trekking. The enthralling treks take some through enchanting meadows, hushed hamlets, and conifers and oak forests. In winter, the trekking route is covered in snow. You can also trek to Devariyatal, Bisurital or indulge in 4-5 days trekking expedition in Chopta as well.
Photography: Chopta offers mesmerizing views of the undulating valleys and one cannot resist capturing the majestic snow-covered peak with their camera. The 360-degree panorama one witnesses form the Chandrashila summit is one of the reasons to make Chandrashila one of the best spots to capture snow-capped mountains.
Camping in Chopta: Being situated en-route to Tungnath, Chopta is an ideal place to camp and enjoy the beauty of nature. Camping is an amazing experience to have with family and friends when you are surrounded in the lap of nature.
Bird Watching in Chopta: Chopta has a great forest line which has hundreds of different species of bird. Bird watchers from all around the globe can visit Chopta and explore. Ideal season for bird watching is from Feb to April.
Yoga and Meditation in Chopta: Peaceful environment, lush greed meadows, majestic Himalayan views in Chopta enhance the meditation and yoga activities in Chopta. Many foreigners come to Chopta for medidation as Rishikesh gets crowded sometimes.
The Chopta-Tungnath-Chandrashila trek is quite popular among the trekkers as it takes you through the grasslands and covers some of the best views of nature. Bird watching is also possible here as the region harbors great species of Himalayan birds, including the Himalayan Monal. Some of the leisure activities that you can do in Chopta are camping, trekking, yoga, snow trekking, skiing, rock craft, rock climbing, rappelling, bird watching, and photography.
Chopta, Tungnath and Chandrashila are covered with snow during winters. If you visit the place during Dec-Feb, you may witness snowfall and enjoy trekking in snow But the roads are occasionally blocked near Chopta in case of heavy snowfall. Check out Chopta in Winters.
Chopta is famous among tourist as Hill Station, Trekking, Camping, Bird Watching, Yoga, Meditation, Temple, Weekend.
Chopta is recommended destination for Corporates, Couples, Family and Kids, Foreigners, Groups, Solo.
Chopta is popular destination for following activities/ interests – Adventure, Base Camps (Trek), Biking, Bird Watching, Camping, Char Dham Route, Christmas and New Year, Emerging Destinations, Hiking, Hill Station, Honeymoon Destination, Leisure, Meadows, OffBeat, Romantic, Trekking, Weekend Getaway, Winter Treks, Yoga and Meditation.