Looking for a beautiful destination for an exciting vacation? Head towards the serene Chopta with IndiaTripio's exotic range of Chopta tour packages. Chopta is a very beautiful hill station located in the state of Uttarakhand. This place is not only renowned for its surreal places but it is famous as the best trekking destination and thus is a base for numerous treks like Tungnath, Chandrashila and many more.
Embark on this beautiful journey with us and get ready to explore the tranquil places in Chopta with IndiaTripio. Catch the glimpse of the massive Himalayas rising above each other as you pass through the picturesque mountain roads and witness the jaw-dropping views of Nanda Devi, Chaukhamba, Mt. Thalaysagar, and other serene snow-clad Himalayan peaks.
With our wide range of Chopta packages grab a chance to visit the highest Shiv temple at Tungnath. Visit the tranquil Chandrasila peak that offers unmatchable views of the Greater Himalayas. Chopta tour packages of IndiaTripio, are well-designed and well-maintained and hold an attractive tour itinerary. We promise you a tour that is a perfect combination of spirituality, serenity and tranquillity.
The base for numerous treks, Chopta is a serene hill station in the beautiful state of Uttarakhand. It is indeed a very famous destination among trekkers. The forests, meadows and exotic places make this destination a must-visit. This place is quite famous for its captivating snow-capped mountains and adventure activities like skiing, trekking bird watching and much more. Another key highlight of Chopta is the Bugyals. Bugyal is a high-altitude alpine grassland. One can easily reach through a small and easy trek. One of the famous ones is the Rohini meadows which is the largest in Chopta. Bugyals of Chopta are nestled at an altitude ranging from 3000mts to 4000mts.
In & Around Places To Visit In Chopta
If you want a vacation filled with adventure head towards Chopta for a top-notch experience. Chopta is beautifully located in the state of Uttarakhand. Head towards this pretty hill station and witness the surreal beauty of the places located in Chopta. Labelled as Mini Switzerland, Chopta is loved for its stunning meadows, lush green pastures, and its flora and fauna. Explore the hidden gems of this destination and create some awesome memories for a lifetime. Have a look at the below-mentioned idyllic places that are worth a visit-
Nestled at an altitude of 3680m, Tungnath is the highest Shiva temple in the world. It is one of the Panch Kedar shrines of Uttarakhand. Capture the jaw-dropping views of the Himalayas from here. One needs to trek to Tunganth. It is one of the easiest treks and is highly recommended for beginners. Wintess the evergreern forets of pine, deodar, and rhododendron. Enjoy camping under the stars, trek through the meadows, and hamlets and pay a visit to the holy Tungnath temple.
Deoria Tal is a pristine lake which is located at a good distance of 3kms from Sari Village and is nestled at an altitude of 2300m above sea level. Spend some time at this scenic lake and capture the panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks. As per the mythological story, this is the place where Pandavas were asked questions by the Yaksha. Enjoy the scenic trek to this lake, embrace the local life, and enjoy camping at the pristine lake.
Chandrishila is an enchanting summit of the mountains where Tungnath temple and beautiful Chopta are situated. Chandrashila is nestled at an altitude of 4000m above sea level. It is indeed one of the best places to visit in India. Enjoy a 360-degree view of the massive Himalayan peaks from here including Kedar, Nandadevi, Chaukhamba and Trishul peaks. As per the legend, Chandrashila is the very place where lord Ram meditated after defeating Ravana. One can find a temple devoted to the goddess Ganga atop Chandrashila. Do not miss adding this place to your Chopta tour itinerary.
The serene Ukhimath is nestled at an altitude of 1300m. Labelled as the winter Kedarnath, the revered Ukhimath houses Lord shiva when the holy Kedarnath shuts down during the winter season. On reaching here one can capture the entire Himalayas from here. The temple witnesses several devotees who come here to visit this holy temple. Enjoy the picturesque beauty of this serene hamlet and create some beautiful memories with your loved ones.
Kanchula Korak Musk Deer Sanctuary
Do not miss to visit the Kandchula Korak Musk Deer sanctuary which is home to several exotic Himalayan birds and wild animals and is spread over an area of 5sq km. This sanctuary is majorly famous for musk deer ad is situated almost 7kms from Chopta on Chopta-Gopeshwar road. It is indeed a paradise for wildlife lovers. Do not forget to carry your binoculars to spot distant animals and birds.
Pay a visit to the revered Madhyamaheshwar mandir or Madmaheshwar. Devotees visit this temple to worship Lord shiva’s stomach. The temple is nestled at an altitude of 3200m above sea level. Witness the gorgeous sow-covered Hmalasyas and beautiful alpine green meadows from the temple. Capture the enchanting views of the Neelkanth and Kedarnath peaks from Madhyamaheshwar mandir.
Rohini Bugyal is one of the top places to visit in Chopta. Rohini Bugyal or the green meadows is a fantastic location for camping. One can visit the picturesque Rohini Bugyal while trekking to Chandrashila peak via Deoria Tal. Capture the alluring views of the Garhwal Himalayas including Chaukhamba, Nilkanth, Kedarnath peak, Thaly Sagar, and Kedar Dome. The hiking trails to Rohini Bugyal remain beautifully covered with Rhododendron flowers during March and April. This place is a paradise for bird watchers. Spot several Himalayans birds and migratory birds. Make sure to visit Rohini Bugyal with your family and spend some time in tranquillity.
Things To Do In Chopta
A very amazing destination for a vacation, Auli is a very famous snow skiing destination. Capture some breathtaking views of the Himalayan mountain that are truly a treat for the eyes. With its awe-inspiring places, Auli offers some thrilling activities to its visitors. Here are some of the exhilarating activities to add to your Auli tour itinerary –
Enjoy skiing in the beautiful Auli from December to February when the destination gets covered with snowy slopes. Get a thrilling experience of skiing on the high slopes that rise to an altitude of 3kms.
Enjoy a bird-watching tour on your next vacation in Auli. The region is surrounded by dense alpine forest which is home to several native Himalayan birds some to mention- doves, eagles, tits, jays, woodpeckers, and many more. The best time for this activity is between March and June.
Just set your camps and enjoy sleeping under the stars. Go for bonfires, lip-smacking food and enjoy some adventure activities which some of the camps provide like hiking, trekking and drifting in the woods under the guidance of the experts.
Indulge in the Kuari Pass trek for a thrilling experience. Kuari Pass is one of the famous places among trekkers and backpackers. On reaching here one gets stunned by the enchanting views.
Cable car Ride
How about a Gondola ride? The cable car ride or the Gondola car ride is the key highlight in the beautiful Auli. It is the second highest cable car ride in Asia after Gulmarg and covers a distance of 4kms. Just capture the jaw-dropping views of the Himalayan peaks and lush green valley below. The panoramic views are truly a treat for the eyes.
Best Time To Visit Chopta
The perfect time for a visit is throughout the year, but the best time to enjoy skiing is between December and March. The summer season which is from April to June is also considered apt for exploring as the weather is quite favourable. The monsoon season which is from July to September is superb for enjoying a ride from Auli to Joshimath on a ropeway. Auli witnesses a massive crowd in winter who comes to enjoy skiing. Capture the captivating views of the surrounding beautiful peaks of Kamet, Dunagiri, and Nanda Devi.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q : What is the best time to visit Chopta?
Plan your visit between April to June when the weather is quite pleasant and apt for exploring. Avoid visiting during July and August as this place receives heavy rainfall. October to December is the best time to witness snowfall. But if you are planning to visit Tungnath then visit between April to November as the temple remains open from April to November.
Q : How can I Book a trip to Chopta?
You can visit our website for the exotic range of Chopta tour packages which hold a systematized tour itinerary and covers all the prominent places.
Q : How many days are enough to visit Chopta?
3 days trip is enough to explore Chopta. One can easily explore nearby places in Chopta.
Q : Which are nearby places to visit in Chopta?
The tranquil hill station, Chopta is one of the top-most visited destinations in Uttarakhand. With its beautiful hiking trails, gorgeous meadows, and pristine waterfalls, Chopta is indeed one of such places one can't afford to miss exploring. Here are some of the astounding places to explore- Tunganath- the world’s highest Shiva temple, Chandrashila, Deoriatal, Ukhimath, Omkar Ratneshwar Mahadev, Sari village, and Rohini Bugyal.
Q : Does it snow in Chopta in April month?
Chopta receives snowfall from December to March, so plan a visit between December to March. Chopta-Tungnath trek remains covered with snow till April.
Q : Is there any ATM facility in Chopta?
There is no ATM facility in Chopta. Travellers visiting Chopta are advised to withdraw cash from the places like Ukhimath, Rudraprayag, and Guptkashi where there are several ATMs available.