Chopta is a village situated in the in the arms of Himalayas (2680 meters above sea level) and in the laps of Uttrakhand State, India. It is the most beautiful place with exciting trekking destination. It is less explored by human being because of whom it has natural beauty with purity. It is also called “mini Switzerland”.
One can visit Chopta both in winters as well as summer. In winters best time to visit is from October to March and in summers one can make a trip in March to June. Here in winters one can enjoy the absolute tranquility and seclusion environment. The whole place is covered with white sheet of snow which fills the essence of peace in the area. With a cup of tea or coffee one can have the feel of ecstasy.
In summers, Chopta is full of life. it is covered with forest of pine, deodar and rhododendron and it very rich in flora and fauna. These things together make it one of the prime locations for trekkers. Trekking is the breath of this place. Tungnath temple is the base of trekking. The best period to visit is April to November when there is a gentle cold which is soothing breeze around makes this place heaven.
Tungnath is the third temple of Panch kedar which is at distance of 3.5kilometer. From Tungnath there is Chandrashila Peak at 4000 meters above sea level where one can glimpse snow clad Himalayan ranges including Trisul, Nanda Devi and Chaukhamba. It is also famous for the splendid view of imposing Himalayan ranges which is not offered by any of the trekking places.
Chopta is one of the places where one can find a huge variety of flora and fauna. During trekking one can witness ample variety of plants and birds flying around which doubles the joy of trekking.
Though Chopta has several treks abd trails cutting through jungles and grasslands. Most famous trek destination in Chopta region is the Chopta – Tungnath – Chandrashila trek. Chandrashilla, Tunganath and Deoriya Tal are the best celebrated trekking routes in this region.
Besides trekking which is the primary attraction of Chopta it is becoming famous from nature lovers and bird watchers. Other activities one can do are camping, yoga, survival activity and so on. It has dense forest of Kedarnath Wild Life Sanctuary is also a point of attraction where one can find trees like oak, pine, burans and other Himalayan species.
The place is full of beauty. In summers the peak caps are covers with snow which is an amazing sight for visitors. This place attracts a huge number of trekker every year as it has perfect sight of trekking which adventures and beauty together. It is unique because one can spot 41 Himalayan ranges such as panoramic view of Himalayan mountain range.
A vacation in Chopta will be an enriching experience for life time. For trekker it is the best place to go as this place is full of adventures and life.