Far away from the busy city life, Chopta valley gives its visitors the mesmerising view of snow capped Himalayan peaks and is famously known as mini switzerland in India. Chopta is the best place to feast your eyes with the beautiful Himalayan peaks like Nanda Devi (7,817 meters), Trishul (7,120 meters), Kedarnath (6,831 meters), Bandarpunch (6,316 meters) and Chaukhamba (7,138 meters).
Where is Chopta ?
Chopta village is located in Rudraprayag (Uttarakhand) approximately 450 kms from New Delhi and 254 kms from Rishikesh. From Chopta, a trek of approximately 3 kms leads to Tungnath temple and from there a 1.5 kilometers trek further to Chandrashila peak.
The route from Delhi to Chopta would be:
Delhi > Haridwar > Rishikesh > Devprayag > Rudraprayag > Ukhimath > Chopta (Or Sari village, if you want to cover Deoria tal camping first)
How to Reach Chopta?
Jolly Grant in Dehradun is the nearest airport to Chopta. It is situated 226 kms away from Chopta. Flights from Delhi are at regular intervals to Dehradun. One can hire cabs that are easily available for Chopta.
The nearest and most convenient railway station is Rishikesh or Haridwar from Chopta. Both the railway stations are connected to several cities in the country. One can easily access bus or taxi services for Chopta from Rishikesh.
Many buses from nearby towns come to Chopta at regular intervals. One may even hire private taxi or jeep from any of these towns
Best time to visit Chopta?
Chopta can be visited in any season. Chopta trek becomes easy in summer season, but some prefer winter season because the place is covered in snow in this season and snow trekking is a life time experience in itself. Although road to Chopta may become a bit tricky in monsoon/rainy season due to occasional road blocks, however in monsoon the whole area is greener and the scenic beauty is worth taking the risk for.
Visa required for foreign nationals
|Languages spoken||Hindi, English|
|Currency used||Indian Rupees|
|Area (km2)||357,168 km2|