Chopta - The Heaven on Earth

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 Visit 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.

Activities in Chopta

Trekking: 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. 

Photography: Chopta offers mesmerizing view 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 spot to capture snow capped mountains.

Camping: Being situated enroute 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. 

Staying in Chopta

Chopta is, in all its essence, the base camp for the Tungnath – Chandrashila trek. Hence, there is only handful of budget accommodation options available. However, few resorts are available in and around Chopta. Another option is to find place to stay at Rudraprayag which is only 23 kms apart or Ukhimath which is only 17 kms afar. One can also bring their own tents to stay at Chopta.

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Chopta Food Guide

Being a small hamlet, Chopta doesn’t offer many dining options. However, the place is does have some local eateries and roadside food stalls (dhabas) that offer some of the popular North Indian and Chinese dishes. Although, some resorts may have in-house restaurants that serve all kinds of delectable cuisines.


  • The trek route from Chopta is relatively easy to moderate and can easily be done with kids.
  • It snows heaviliy in winters at Chopta and Tungnath and the trek tends to get quite difficult but the views cannot be described in words.
  • Avoid trekking in the monsoons season. The route is slippery and the region is prone to unexpected landslides and cloudbursts. Talk to your tour operator, guide or hotel owner for latest updates of road conditions.

Chopta is famous for?

Chopta is famous among tourist as Hill Station and Trekking Destination.

Chopta is recommended destination for Corporates, Couples, Family and Kids, Foreigners, Groups, Solo.

Chopta is popular destination for following activities/ interests - Adventure, Base Camp (Trek), Camping, Char Dham Route, Emerging Destinations, Hiking, Hill Station, Leisure, Meadows, Trekking, Weekend Getaway, Yoga and Meditation.

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