Chopta is a small region of meadows and evergreen forest area which is a part of Kedarnath wildlife sanctuary located in Uttarakhand state, India and a base for trekking to Tungnath, third temple of Panch Kedar, which lies 3.5 kilometres away.
Chopta is a beautiful little hill station in Uttarakhand. Evergreen forests and meadows lend this place a surreal feel. Chopta is surrounded by the mighty Himalayas, making it the best trekking destination as well. It is the base for various trekking destinations like Tungnath, Chandrashila and more.
Chopta also popularly known as ‘Mini Switzerland’ of India, lies 29 km from Ukhimath and 162 kms from Rishikesh on the road from Gopeshwar to Guptkashi. The Chopta – Tungnath – Chandrashila trek is a famous destination for trekkers. The Chopta region has many treks and trails cutting through jungles and grasslands.
Some other places to see in Chopta Bugyals: Chopta is known for the “Bugyals” which are easily accessible through a small and easy trek. These bugyals are perhaps the most easily accessible ones in Uttarakhand. Rohini Bugyal is one of the famous and largest meadows in the heart of Chopta.
Best Time to Visit:- April to November is the best time of the year to visit Chopta for all kinds of adventure activities. For snow activities, December to March is a great time to visit.
The hill station called Chopta is visited all through the year. However, many trekkers do plan their trip around visiting the sacred Tungnath Temple which is open from April to November.
Chopta is Famous For:- Chopta is a popular hill station and is famous for its picturesque snow-capped mountains and adventure activities such as skiing, trekking, bird watching and more!
How to Reach Chopta:- Chopta is also connected from major destinations of Uttrakhand state as buses from Rishikesh, Haridwar, Rudraprayag and Srinagar are available from Delhi ISBT Kashmiri Gate. Buses are note available to Chopta, but you can get bus till Ukhimath, Guptkashi and Gopeshwar.