Chopta, Rudraprayag

Chopta is a picturesque hamlet which is still unexplored by travelers. It is the commencement point of the trek to Tungnath - 3rd Kedar and further 1.5 km trek from Tungnath leads to Chandrashila (4000mts above sea level) which offers 360° panoramic view of snow clad Himalayan peaks including Nanda Devi, Trishul and Chaukhamba.

Chopta itself offers splendid views of the imposing Himalayan range including Trishul, Nanda Devi and Chaukhamba. It is located at an elevation of astonishing 2680mts above the sea level. Rich in varied flora and fauna, Chopta is situated amidst thick forest of pine, deodar and rhododendrons.

Why Chopta?

Chopta is easily accessible as it is located on the road connecting Gopeshwar with Guptkashi. 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. Carry light woolens in summers and heavy woolens in winters while planning a visit to Chopta. Hotel in Chopta provides standard accommodation facilities at affordable prices.

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. Click here for trekking pictures in snow towards Tungnath.

Seasons at Chopta

Summer: The weather of Chopta remains salubrious and pleasing during summers. The Himalayas are distinctly visible and the cool breeze adds charm to the vacation. Carry light woollens with you.

Monsoons: The greenery of Chopta welcomes the tourist to get lost into the wilderness ofnature. Enjoy the sip of tea, gazing at the snow capped peaks at Chopta during monsoons. There are chances of getting roads blocked for a couple of hours dueto landslides but the scenic beauty of Chopta during monsoons is worth taking the risk. Do carry raincoats.

Winters: Serenity and solitude are at its best during winters at Chopta. The region isblessed with snowfall during winters and the accommodation options also remainfew. But you can see the best of Chopta during winters as it looks like mini Switzerland during winters. Winters are freezing at Chopta so do carry heavy woollens.

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