Chopta a place where travelers come in her lifespan. A beautiful hill station located in the heart of Uttrakhand. In short, it looks like the path that leads to a magical land. The Path climbs out of the forest where white and yellow butterflies flutter among the hanging creepers. It emerges on beautiful meadows basking in the sun. This popular place is also known as ‘Mini Switzerland’. Here is a list of a complete list of best places to visit in Chopta, Uttrakhand.
Best time to visit Chopta Valley
Chopta temperature all remains so awesome that you can visit all year around. If you want to see the marvelous beauty of the quaint hills of Chopta then, summer is best.
The Summer season begins from March to June. Therefore in winter, the whole region is covered from the snow. So is you want to behold the snow then, October to February is the best time to visit in Chopta.
Weather of Chopta Valley in Uttrakhand
Chopta height is 2608 m so the weather changes sometimes. The maximum temperature from October to February can go between 17° C to 7° C.
During, the month of March to June the average temperature from lies between 14° C to 25° C.
Therefore you can avoid the monsoon season from July to September. Plan as per your convenience!
Budget for Chopta Valley Trip
The overall cost of the Chopta trek at least 14k to 20k. If you are coming from Delhi then, the price gets reduced because you are traveling from bus or Car.
But if you are coming from any other state, the package price must be higher because of flight charges.
Also, there are some more costs when you buy or rent essential things for the trek.
If you are going solo, then budget price varies. Hence if you are going in a group then, the cost further reduces furthermore.
When you visit Chopta view will be money less.
How to Reach Chopta Valley
- Air: Nearest Airport is located in Dehradun which is 181 km away. After that hire a bus or car to reach Chopta.
- Rail: Rishikesh Railway Station is 100 km away from Chopta. After that hire a bus or car to reach Chopta.
- Road: There isn’t a direct bus to Chopta from Delhi. You have to take the bus to Rudraprayag or Ukhimath if you are coming from the Haridwar or Rishikesh. After that hire a cab.
- Chopta distance from Delhi is 453 km.
- Delhi to Chopta Route– Delhi – (220 km) Haridwar – (24 km) Rishikesh – (70 km) Devprayag – (34 km) Srinagar – (33 km) Rudraprayag (take kedarnath road) – (19 km) Agastyamuni – (10 km) Kund ( take left to Ukhimath before the bridge) – (6 km) Ukhimath (go straight towards Chopta) – ( 22 km) Dugabbita – (6 km) Baniyakund – (7 km) Chopta.
Travel Tip: Don’t get confused between Chopta Village and Chopta. Also, Chopta is in a remote location, so ATMs facilities | Petrol Pump is not available at Chopta. Therefore one has to travel to Gopeswar or Ukhimath to find these facilities.
Places to visit in Chopta Valley
Are you looking for the best places to visit in Chopta in Summer! So here we have created a complete list of places to see in Chopta. So, have a look at them and make your bucket list.
- Tungnath Temple
- Deoria Tal
- Kanchula Korak Musk Deer Sanctuary
- Sari Village
- Kalimath Temple
- Madhyamaheshwar Temple
- Rohini Bugyal
- Omkar Ratneshwar Mahadev
- Kartik Swami Temple
1. Tungnath Temple
Tungnath located at an altitude of 12073 ft. Lord shiva showed himself in the form of a heart and arms to the Pandavas here. Since this is the highest peak in the world on which the shiva temple is built, it is called Tungnath.
Therefore, Tungnath is one of the five famous Panch Kedars of Uttrakhand located on a height. Hence, If you are a beginner then this, trek to Tungnath must be the easiest one to try.
Best time to visit Tungnath: If you are traveling in summer the April to November are the best ones! Because This time full town looks like a gem. The whole hill is covered by Green Meadows. Please avoid during monsoon season.
Things to do: Night camping at Tungnath | Visit the Sacred temple | Trek through lush green meadows.
Local Food: Burans Juice | Chaulai Leaves | Ligda | Mandua ki Roti.
Places to Eat: Devlok Dhaba | Monal Dhaba.
Places to Stay: Recently Tungnath temple committee has some guest house that is opened for Tourist and Pilgrim. Local Priests managed this Accommodation with limited amenities and services. So if you want to stay then, you have to reach early to book.
Chopta to Tungnath trek Distance: 4 kms (3 – 4 Hours )
Entry Fee for Trek: Rs 150 Per Person for Indians, Rs 600 Per Person for Foreigners. Sometimes you can go without a fee.
Travel Tip: Non-Vegetarian food and Alcohol is banned in Chopta Tungnath trip. Don’t worry about food and drinks some Cafes & Dhaba also available between Chopta and Tungnath.
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Chandrashila’s height is 4000 meters above sea level. Chandrashila means “Moon Rock” people come here to see. You can capture the panoramic view of the entire Uttrakhand peaks from the top Kedar, Nanadevi, Chaukhamba, and Trishul peak, for instance. It is one of the best places in Chopta for sightseeing. However, the view from the top is a lifetime memory, that’s why people came here every time to enjoy Chandrashila Trek in march.
Best time to visit Chandrashila Trek: April to June are the best time for trekking. If you are going in winter then Chandrashila is closed this time due to heavy snowfall. So you can take another route through Deoria Tal.
Chandrasila Trek Temperature: -4° C to 9° C during April to June
Things to do: Capture the Panoramic view | Trekking | Visit Temple| See Ravan Shilla where ( Ravana meditated here to Please Lord Shiva ).
Distance from Tungnath: 1 km (45 min)
Chandrashila Trek Budget: Rs 5000 to 7000 approx for 2 Days.
Travel Tip: If you are staying in Tungnath or Chopta then you must come early morning at 3 to 4 am to see the most beautiful sunrise. This time weather of Chandrasila is also good. Therefore, you cannot do camping in Chandrashila.
3. Deoria Tal
Deoria Tal Lake is 3 km from the villages of Mastura and Sari on the Ukhimath – Chopta road in Uttrakhand. The Deoria Tal altitude is 2500, it has a lush, leafy forest setting, with snow-capped mountains in the background. Also, explore the village to see the simplicity of people living in the mountains. Hence it is one of the best places to visit in Chopta, Uttrakhand. Therefore, when you visit Deoria Tal in Winter you will see the semi-frozen lake.
Best time to visit Deoria Tal:
- If you want to witness semi-frozen lake and snow then, January to February is best.
- Deoria Tal weather is good from April to May for fun Trekking and Camping.
- Hence July to August is the monsoon season so, avoid that because this time landslide happens.
Deoria Tal Temperature: In summer 6° C to 23° C. And in winter it goes 5° C to 12° C.
Things to do: Bird Watching | Trekking | Camping at Night | Village Tour.
Places to stay: Devariyatal Camping | Heaven Hill Camping.
Distance from Chopta Trek to Deoria Tal: 15 km
How to reach Deoria Tal: You have to reach sari village which is 12 to 14 km away from Ukhimath. After that, take a shared cab from Ukhimath to reach Sari Village.
Travel Tip: Hence you will get a weak signal of BSNL and Airtel. So, do the important calls in Sari Village. You can also do Camping in Deoria Tal by taking your own Tent & Sleeping bag.
Ukhimath is also known as winter Kedarnath. It is positioned at a height of 1300 meters. It is a house of Lord Shiva Temple when Kedarnath close. Ukhimath tourism increases when many pilgrimages come here. This place mesmerizing beauty attracts so many travelers around the year. Therefore, when you came here, you will feel spirituality vibes, which calm your mind.
Things to do: Trekking | Visit Ukhimath Temple | See the beauty of snow capped mountains.
Ukhimath Temperature: 18° C to 23° C from April to July.
Ukhimath Weather: Pleasant in April to July.
Distance from Ukhimath to Chopta: 47 Km
Local Cuisine: Garhwali and Kumauni Cuisine, for instance, Aloo Ke Gutke | Gahat | Chainsoo | Kaapa.
Local Restaurant: Lavleen Restaurant | Pandit Restaurant
Travel Tip: Try to avoid monsoon season due to landslides.
5. Kanchula Korak Musk Deer Sanctuary
Kanchula Korak Musk Deer Sanctuary is a home of Musk Deer. This sanctuary spread in 5 km in a dense forest. This place is the perfect spot for animal lovers and a place where rare species can be known. Also, you love to spend time in between animals. Hence, this is among the places you can visit in Chopta.
Things to do: Safari | Spot Musk deer | Capture every moment.
Timing: 9 AM to 5 Pm
If you are searching for offbeat places to visit in Chopta Uttrakhand then, this place turns you here. An exquisite village located near Chopta. Dugalbitta will offer you the best hospitality because it is less touristy. In short, people didn’t know about this village.
Things to do: Bird Watching | Jungle Walk | Camping | Photography.
Distance: 7 km before from Chopta
7. Sari Village
If you are exploring to see Culture and try the local cuisine then, sari village, Uttrakhand is the place. Sari village or it also recognized as Sari Gaon, where every traveler must visit during the Chopta trip. Also, this village is a base camp, and many travelers also stay here when Chopta is closed due to bad weather. This is one of the best places to go to during the Chopta trip.
Things to do: Trekking | Hiking | Exploring the gaon.
- Sari Village to Chopta 56 km.
- From Sari Village to Deoria Tal trek is 3 km.
Sari, Uttrakhand Temperature: 20° to 25° from April to May.
Bisurital is perched at an altitude of 4000 meters located at Mandakini valley. Also, it is one of the hidden trek trails which is not much recognized. Hence this place offers unparalleled beauty which, can attract travelers to spend there holiday in Chopta.
Best time to visit Bisurital: March to December (But before snowfall).
Things to do: Trekking | Camping.
How to Reach Bisurital:
Chopta – ( 15 km ) Chitra Gufa ( Chitray Gumpha ) – ( 15 km ) Bisurital – ( 15 km ) River Akash Gamini – ( 15 km ) Chopta.
Baniyakund a nature lover paradise. So if you are taking a Chopta tour then, this a real gem that will never disappoint you. A small hamlet in the nature lap will take you to the haven. Some handful of accommodation is available for tourists in which you can take a nap between the lush green meadows.
Things to do: Trekking | Capture untouched beauty | Meditate.
10. Kalimath Temple
While having Chopta sightseeing, the must-visit a place is Kalimath Temple. Most ferocious goddess sitting at the top amidst the mountain. The most religious temple located on the bank of Saraswati River in Rudraprayag district. You can’t believe that the lower part of Goddess Kali, worshipped in Kalimath Temple and the upper part is worshiped in Dhari Devi temple near Srinagar.
Things to do: Worship | Capture Kalimath Photo.
Kalimath Temple to Ukhimath: 22 km
11. Madhyamaheshwar Temple
Locals say the here many devotees come to worship Lord Shiva’s stomach. This temple is enclosed, from dense forest, snow-capped hills, and chanting vibes. Hence, this is one of the best tourist places to visit near Chopta. From this mesmerizing land, you can see the peak of Neelkanth and Kedarnath. When you do Madmaheshwar temple trek then, you will out of this world.
Things to do: Visiting Temple | Enjoy the view.
Madhyamaheshwar Temperature: 17° to 26° from May to September.
Temple Timing: 6 AM to 9 AM
How to reach Madhyamaheshwar: It is one amongst the Panch Kedar located 16km Ransi Village. Ukhimath is the nearest town which is 10 km away from the village.
Travel Tip: Madheshwar trekking latest information is coming soon. Hence, it affected due to coronavirus.
12. Rohini Bugyal
Located in the heart of the Himalayas, which is an unpredictable heaven for trekkers near Chopta. Rohini Bugyal is the Best spot to camp with your friends where nature and sky meet. You can see the breathtaking view of Garhwal Himalayas, Kedarnath, Chaukhamba, Nilkantha, and Thaly Sagar, for instance. Amongst the best Chopta tourist places.
Things to do: Camping | Sightseeing | Trekking.
13. Omkar Ratneshwar Mahadev
If you are seeking traditional temples in Uttrakhand, then Omkar Ratneshwar Mahadev is the one. You can visit this temple, during Deoria Tal trek in December it is near from here. This temple is recognized as Nag Devta the, king of Snakes according to, Hindu Mythology. This iconic temple resembles the other Shiv temples in Uttrakhand in terms of Mandap and Garbgriha.
Things to do: Visit temple | Enjoy the serenity.
14. Kartik Swami Temple
Another spiritual temple located in nearby places to visit in Chopta, that leaves you speechless. This magical temple is dedicated to Kartikeya, Lord Shiva’s eldest son, and is embellished on the small ridge, enclosed by a deep valley. One can immerse yourself in the beauty of a snow hill, which will always amaze you.
Best time to visit Kartikswami: October to June
Things to do: Trekking | Bird watching | Camping at Kanakchauri village.
Places to stay near: Mayadeep Holiday Home | Kartikey Rupa Guest House | Woodstrekker Camp Mohankhal.
How to reach Kartik Swami Temple:
- If you are coming from Rudraprayag, either you take a shared jeep or bus. But bus timing is very odd for travelers. So it depends on you. After that, you have to start Kartik Swami Temple trek.
Travel Tip: Don’t miss blissful sunset in Kartikswami.
This ornate city is covered in jewel lakes, iceberg, foamy river, and silver current. Rudraprayag district has religious significance as devotees from various places come here to contemplate the unusual Sangam of the junction of two holy rivers. The mystical city of Rudraprayag is located at the sacred confluence of Alaknanda and the Mandakini River. Therefore, there are some places to visit in Rudraprayag.
Places to visit in Rudraprayag: Koteshwar Mahadev Temple | Rudraprayag Sangam | Hariyali Devi Temple.
Things to do: Nature walk | Tour of village | sitting beside river.
Local food: Chainsoo | Gahat Dal | Sisunak Saag.
Rudraprayag Temperature: 19° to 35° from September to May.
Rudraprayag Weather: Pleasant in September to May.
Places to Stay: Shangrila Resorts | Jalpa Palace | Sachin International.
How to Reach Rudraprayag:
- Dehradun to Rudraprayag is 186 km away.
- Rudraprayag to Kedarnath is 49 km away.
- Delhi to Rudraprayag from the bus is 390 km away.
- Rudraprayag to Joshimath is 118 km away.
- Rudraprayag to Auli is 337 km away.
Travel Tip: There are so many hotels in Rudraprayag in which you can stay according to location. Hence, Rudraprayag district has all facilities, ATM, Petrol Pump, Restaurants, for instance, are available.
Chopta Tour Trek Itenerary
Here you will get the ultimate Chopta tour plan, Tungnath travel guide, Chandrashila trek itinerary. Don’t forget to capture Chopta Images. Either you start Chopta Tunganath trip from Delhi or Rishikesh. Hence all in one Itinerary:
Day 1 – Delhi to Haridwar or Rishikesh (By Car/ Bus/ Train)
You can start your Chopta trip from Delhi. Hence you have to drive for 6 hours from Delhi. Stay in Haridwar or Rishikesh. Enjoy some adventure activities.
Day 2 – Haridwar/ Rishikesh to Sari Village (By Car/ Bus)
Another day start your journey towards Sari Village. Sari is a base camp in Chopta. Almost you have to drive 8 hours to reach Sari. A mesmerizing base camp. You can take Homestay or Guest House.
Day 3 – Sari Village to Deoria Tal Trek
You are one foot away from Sari to Chopta. Hence today you have a trek to Deoria Tal. Deoria Tal is famous for his untouched beauty. However, the exquisite campsite is located 3 km from Sari. When you trek you cross Hawa Ghar which is constructed by Forest Department for Trekkers. When you reach the lake, you will have no idea about your happiness. Overnight stay at camp.
Day 4 – Deoria Tal to Chopta
Start your day with a blast! So the day has arrived when you further attains an altitude of 1000 ft. Start your journey early morning to see the blissful sunrise. It takes 8 hours to complete a 14 km trek from Deoria Tal to Chopta. Hence you will cross from Rohini Bugyal. Hence, you will also find some waterfalls during the trip. While trekking you will cherish with the pollution-free air, chirping of birds, and Stunning view. Some more foot to trek to the summit. After that reaching the campsite in the evening. Overnight stay in camp.
Day 5 – Chopta to Chandrishila via Tungnath
After so much hard work, today is the day, so let’s start a new life. Taking beautiful moments in hand to find oneself. When starting the trek through Chopta you must be aware of the patience and resistance that make you strong to reach the top. You will cross the 1000-year-old Shiva Temple. Tungnath is the highest Shiva temple in the world located at an altitude of 12000 feet.
You are now heading towards Chandrishila, which is 1.5 km higher. From here you can see a picturesque view of the Peaks, Nanda Devi, Trishul, Kamet, Kedar Dome, and more, for instance.
After that trek towards Chopta. Overnight stay in camp or Guest House which is waiting for you. Also, you can also go back to Tungnath to stay in Homestay which is organized by the temple committee.
Day 6 – Chopta to Hardiwar/ Rishikesh
After having Breakfast in the morning leave Chopta and move towards Haridwar. Overnight stay in a hotel in Haridwar or Rishikesh.
Day 7 – Hardiwar/ Rishikesh to Delhi
The last day of your journey. Say goodbye for your breathtaking adventure trip. Hence after reaching home remember your memories.
Travel Tip: If you have some more days. So you can check out what places are best to visit in Chopta. Scroll up to get details!
Things To Do In Chopta Valley Trip
There are a lot of things you do in one trip. From trekking to Camping, everything is here for extreme adventure. Similarly, there are so many places to visit in Chopta, Uttaranchal where you will feel blessed by locals.
1. River Rafting in Rishikesh
Are you starting your journey from the wilderness, Right? Rafting in Rishikesh is the ultimate spot for adventure. Coming from Delhi or after heading to Delhi just, pause and dive.
2. Explore the Gems More
If you have some more days so you can visit some other beautiful places in Uttrakhand, likewise, Rishikesh, Haridwar, Kedarnath, Auli, Munsiyari, and more. Therefore, you can hear the magical chants from Temples in Uttrakhand, which make your trip complete. Also, this place perfect for explorers. So why are you waiting!
3. Festival in Uttrakhand
Uttrakhand is home of so many festivals that make this place freakish. In other words, if you are visiting during the festival then, your journey will be unpredictable. Hence, the style of festivals is unique here. Some festivals which Indians celebrate, likewise, Dushhera | Mahashivratri | Holi | and Basant Panchami with enthusiasm.
Places To Stay In Chopta
There are so many best Hotels and Resorts in Chopta where you can stay. One can also stay in a tent or Lodges in Chopta for budget travelers according to there taste. Therefore, there is also some Luxurious stay and Guest House in Chopta is also available
Hotels near Tungnath Temple: Himalayan Eco Lodge | Forest Eco Resort | Mayadeep Resort Chopta | Devlok Hotel.
Camping near Tungnath: Snowpod Chopta | The Meadows Chopta | Alpine Adventure Camp Chopta | Magpie Jungle Camp | Mandakini Eco Tourist and Camping.
Guest House near Tungnath: Also, you can saty in Chauhan Guest House Chopta.
Restaurants & Cafe In Chopta
While traveling to a remote location, there are only some places where you can devour food. Only one restaurant which never disappoints you, Shivansh Cafe and Resto, the food here is excellent. Must try Chicken Sizzler, Soupe Maggi, and Pan Omellate.
Things To Carry For Chopta Wildlife Trek
During Tungnath, Deoria Tal, Chandrishila trek, and somewhere else, some essentials things to carry while traveling to Chopta, Uttarakhand. Which makes your trek perfect!
Clothing & Footwear
If you are traveling in some other season then clothes vary:
- Track Pants
- Trekking Shoes
- Trekking Stick
- Rain Jacket
- Rain Jacket
- Wind Sheeter
- Woolen Cap
- Also, Carry Plastic Bag for wet clothes.
- Energy Bar
- Dry Fruits
Please don’t throw these items on hills and somewhere also. Therefore nature has given lots of things to us. So Respect!
- Toilet Paper
- Sun Protection Cream
Carry some medicine because during trekking you can feel ill.
- First Aid Kit
- Betadine | Anteseptic Cream
- Volini |Moov spray
Frequently Asked Questions About Places To Visit In Chopta
Q. Can anyone trek to Chopta Valley?
A. Yes, any traveler can trek to Chopta Valley. Also, you can go camping in Chopta for a perfect holiday.
Q. What is Chopta famous for?
A. Chopta is a famous hill station located in Uttrakhand and it is famous for its breathtaking Panoramic view of mountains. Also, you can enjoy tracking, Hiking, Birdwatching, Camping, and more.
Q. Why Chopta tungnath trek in January is good?
A. Because this time Snowfall takes place in Chopta. Also, you can enjoy snow activities here.
Q. What are the best places to visit in Chopta, Uttrakhand in December?
A. If you are coming in December then firstly check the weather. There are so many places to visit in November and December:
Tungnath Trek | Chandrashila Trek | Sari Village | Ukhimath and more, for instance.
Q. How difficult is Chandrashila Trek?
A. Chandrashila’s trek difficulty level is moderate. So first try Deoria Tal trek before starting the Chandrashila. Because you have to trek 8 km. So you have patience and endurance to reach the Summit. Secondly, start Tungnath Chandrashila Trek.
Q. How to reach Chopta from dehradun?
A. The easiest way is to take Dehradun to Chopta by taxi. Fare is also in budget likewise Rs 2000 to 4000. The other cheapest way by bus fare is approx Rs 300 to 500 till Ukimath. After that hire a Car or Jeep to reach Chopta.
Q. What is the Chandrashila trek distance?
A. Trek distance is 5 km. Therefore, the trek starts from Chopta to Tungnath and after Chandrashila. Adventurous trek ever!
Q. What is the distance from Chopta to kedarnath by road?
A. If you are traveling by road then 80 km in 2 hr 50 min.
Q. What is the distance from Rishikesh to Chopta trip?
A. Hence, it is 166 km by road in 3hr 20min.
Q. Can any one go for Chopta Trek in March?
A. Yes, you can try Chopta Trek during March. This time Chopta faces occasional snowfall which is the highlights. So be prepared for that.
Q. What is the best time to visit chopta for birding?
A. If you are visiting Chopta to see rare species then March to November is the best one. Hence, some best one is, for example, Himalayan Monal | Bearded Vulture | Laughter Thrust.