Chopta is majorly known for being a part of Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary and its outdoor, adventurous activities like camping, trekking, bird watching and stargazing.
It is located in the Rudraprayag district of Ukhimath town in Uttarakhand. Chopta is a marvelous tourist spot to create memories and cherish them for lifelong. This unforgettable place is encircled with soothing views of landscapes, meadows, pastures and waterfalls along with woodland.
The distance between Delhi to Chopta by road is 401 km. The distance between Chopta to Delhi through airways is 262 km. Nearby airport to Chopta region is in Dehradun, Jolly Grant Airport.
Reasons That You Must Visit Chopta
For the past few years, Chopta valley has gained a lot of popularity from people who are enthusiastic about travelling and are close to mother nature. The place has always been a home to many religious temples, like Tungnath that holds historical significance.
There are several sacred tales and carvings on the walls of the temple which shows that it was builded a thousand years ago. Tungnath is the highest Lord Shiva’s temple in the world. It is one of the Panch (five) Kedars of Shiva’s temple in Garhwal Himalayas among Madmaheshwar, Rudranath, Kalpnath and Kedarnath.
Devotees all over the world are always welcome to this holy place and worship their deity.
While wandering, you come across stunning views of Himalayan mountains completely covered with snow which includes Nanda Devi, Trishul and Chaukhamba. It is set at an altitude of 2,680m to attract its tourists and enjoy the landscape filled with lush green pastures and meadows.
Chopta is the starting point of Tungnath trek followed by Kedarnath which is at third position. At 1.5kms from Tungnath, the path leads to Chandrashila trek which is 4000m above sea level.
On the other hand, camping in Chopta is an experience of lifetime and one of the best things to do. There are few places where you can camp in Chopta and view graceful sceneries of Garhwal Himalayas. There are few sightseeing spots for bird watching and stargazing.
Chopta is a region which is considered to be an unforgettable place in Uttarakhand where memories are cherished for lifelong.
Tourists who visit Kedarnath temple can make use of the resorts in Chopta near Kedarnath. There are a fixed number of luxury resorts which have proper rooms and other luxurious facilities for customers.
Low-cost hostels in Chopta for backpackers and cycle tourists run on solar power due to no electricity in their region and unable to meet up with customer’s expectation of excellent services.
But there are several best stays in Chopta at a very reasonable price that avail services which include amenities, hygiene, safety, ambience and decor. The sublime sights and soothing habitat of the valley makes it an unforgettable place no one imagined.
Visitors also come across gratifying views of the village while walking towards the hotels in Chopta and enjoy viewing the scenic landscapes of the countryside.
Convenient Schedule To Visit Chopta
The summer season in Chopta and Tungnath starts from the month of April and lasts till the month of June. During this season, the sky remains clear and temperature reaches from 2 to 22 degrees celsius.
The valley’s weather remains pleasant and good with the huge glaciers melting into streams and river channels.
However, it is advised that if you are planning to go somewhere around December to February, then you should be well-equipped with a proper itinerary. The winter season is way too harsh for the travellers due to lack of accommodations as the number of pre-bookings done by the travellers from all over the country.