A small and very beautiful hill station of Uttarakhand is Chopta, who welcomes those who come from the open arms of their friends. By the way, there is a tremendous package of natural beauty and adventure in its hospitality.
If you are known from a crowded hill station, where you get peace and comfort, then Chopta is the most suitable place for you. Surrounded by a thick forest, this place is located in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand at an altitude of 12 thousand feet above sea level.
Despite being extremely beautiful, the tourists have not explored this place much more. By the way, this is where the journey begins for Tungnath and Chandrashila. From Chopta, the Nanda Devi, Trishul and Chaukhamba hills of the Himalayas look very beautiful.
In Chopta you will meet many things of natural beauty in one place. Small water bodies, low-looking animals, variety of flowers, high-low hills in fog and mead fields spread over miles. At first sight, the whole spectacle seems to call you. By the way, when you hear the sound of many birds passing through the grasses and bamboo trees, you will feel like they are talking to you in your voice.
World of Bugyal
In January-February, this place is covered with snow, but in July-August it is beautifully seen here. In these months, there is the beauty of flowers of different grasslands and different variety of flowers, which are formed here. The special thing is that this is the only place in the entire Garhwal area, where you can see the world of Buggy as soon as you get off the bus.
A pleasurous morning
Every morning of Chopta brings a different look. When the sun rays fall on the Himalayan peaks, it seems that Nature wants to share its happiness. With the sunrise climb, the scenes of the hills change really beautiful.
After three kilometer walk on Chopta, there is a Tungnath temple at an altitude of 13 thousand feet. This temple built on Tungnath Hill is considered a thousand years old and here one of the five Kedars of Lord Shiva is worshiped.
According to a mythological story, this temple was built by Pandavas to please Lord Shiva, who was angry with the Pandavas due to the massacre in Kurukshetra. You will also get the convenience of horse to go to Tungnath. There are several dhabas on the way, where tea water is arranged. After climbing halfway you will see just grass fields.
Time to go from here is from May to November. However, if you want to enjoy the snow, you can go here from January to February.
Chandrishila peak at 14 thousand feet after the steep climbing of about two kilometers from Tungnath. Only here can be reached on foot. From here the Himalayas are so close that it seems as if they will touch it. By the way, this place is so high that it will also feel the lack of oxygen here.
After reaching the distance of about eight kilometers from Chopta, Deoria Tal can be reached, which is in the north side of the Tungnath temple. The specialty of this rhythm is that here you can see the image of snow-clad peaks, such as Chaukhambha, Nilkanth etc. This rhythm spreads in the range of 500 meters. On one side is the bamboo and Burundi jungle and the open ground on the other side.
Do not forget woolens
Whether it is summer or winter, it is necessary to always carry woolen clothes in Chopta.
Where to stay in Chopta
You will find both guest houses and resorts options to stay here. In addition to food and other facilities, you will also get access to rock cladding, tracking, yoga sanitary programs, camping, rock climbing, clip climbing, wrapping, rafting and so on.
How to reach Chopta
Chopta is located 440 kilometers from Delhi. To reach here, the nearest airport is Jollygrant, which is 221 kilometers away. Jollygrant is connected to Delhi flights from Delhi. From here you reach Gopeshwar while being a Rishikesh. Chopta is 40 kilometers ahead of Gopeswar.
Chopta’s nearest railway station is Rishikesh. It is located 202 kilometers away from Chopta. Bus and taxi can be easily reached from here. Jeep can also be booked for here.