About Chopta

About Chopta

Chopta is an unspoiled natural destination lying in the lap of the Uttarakhand Himalayas and offers views of the imposing Himalayan range including Trishul, Nanda Devi and Chaukhamba. It is located at an elevation of 2,680 metres (8,790 ft) above sea level. Chopta village is surrounded by forests of pine, deodar and rhododendron and is rich in flora and fauna include rare species of birds and musk deer.

It lies 29 km from Ukhimath, 254 kilometres (158 mi) from Rishikesh and approximately 450 kilometres (280 mi) from the capital Delhi. The best time to visit is from April to November. Chopta is also a popular destination during the winter months due to the snowfall that the area experiences. Tungnath temple and Chandrashila are covered with snow from December to March.

Weather at Chopta

Summer: Summers in Chopta are quite salubrious and pleasant . Himalayan ranges can be seen cleary this time. At night it becomes little cold so carry light woolen clothes with you.

Monsoons: Chopta is like carpet of green during Monsoon season. It is the perfect time to see the essence of natural beauty of Cohopta during monsoon. Though it is less visited during this time since roads gets blocked due to landslides. But its worth the risk to visit this place during monsoon.

Winters: Serenity and solitude are at its best during winters at Chopta. The region is blessed with snowfall during winters and the accommodation options also remain few. 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.