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Chopta Trip: Complete Information

Chopta Trip in Uttrakhand –

Not all those who wander are lost.

J.R.R. Tolkien

Chopta trip in Uttarakhand is an unexplored picturesque hamlet in the Himalayas.  If you are one of those wanderers who love nature then this is the place you need to visit.

If you have ever dreamt of waking up to the beautiful sunrise, cool salubrious breeze, chirping of birds, and a breathtaking view of white snow-covered Himalayan hills, then this place has got it all. 

This place offers immense beauty throughout the year, the lush green meadows known as Bugyals in the months of April-July, the clouds beneath your feet in the months of August-September, and the beautiful white beauty and spine-chilling winds in the months of November-February. 

Chopta Tungnath Trek:

This Trek is the famous, easiest, and smallest trek among Panch Kedar treks of Uttarakhand. Chopta is the base point for the trek. Chopta toTungnath trek distance is around 4 KM. Tungnath is the highest temple of Shiva. The serenity of this place can be felt there. From Tungnath to Chandrashila trek distance is around 1 KM. Chandrashila is the highest peak of Tungnath and Chopta valley. The beauty of 360-degree views of the whole Himalayan range and other nearby peaks can be witnessed from there. You can talk to the sky.

Chandrashila. Picture by: Akash Parmar

Chopta Trip in Uttarakhand –

Chopta in Uttarakhand is also known as Mini Switzerland for its meadows and lush green pastures. This place is beautifully garnered amidst the velvety meadows, Chopta valley serves as the base for Trekking to Tungnath and Chandrashila. If you are a solitude seeker, you even can visit the Chopta trip alone. Many groups of friends and families visit Chopta for camping, and Chopta never disappoints them.

The entire region of Chopta in Uttarakhand is undoubtedly a  “heaven of beauty”.

This unspoiled and untouched natural destination lies in the lap of the Himalayas. Chopta Uttarakhand is located at an elevation of 2680 meters above sea level. 

ChoptaTungnath Chandrashila Trek
ChoptaTungnath Chandrashila Trek

Chopta -Tungnath – Chandrashila during April-June and September-October:

During April and May, Chopta valley is dotted with red, pink, and white Rhododendron flowers also known as Buransh locally. The entire hills of Chopta valley wrap themselves in different colors during this season. The majestic beauty of these colorful hills will leave you spell-bounded.

Chaukhamba from Chopta in Uttarakhand
View of Chaukhamba Hill from Chopta

Delhi to Chopta- How to do the Chopta trip:

By Bus –

Delhi to Chopta distance is around 430 km by road. But there is no direct bus from Delhi to Chopta. For that, you can take a bus from Delhi to Ukhimath or Rishikesh / Haridwar. From Rishikesh / Haridwar,  board the bus/taxi to Ukhimath, and from Ukhimath either take a sharing taxi, rent the bike or hire the taxi to Chopta. Ukhimath to Chopta distance is 33 KM.

Below is the route from Delhi to Chopta

Delhi – Haridwar – Rishikesh – Devprayag – Srinagar – Rudraprayag (Follow Kedarnath Road) – Tilbara- Augustmuni – Kund (Follow the Ukhimath Road near the bridge) – Ukhimath ( Follow the Chopta Road) – Makku Bend (Follow the Chopta Road) – Duggalbitta – Chopta.

By Bike –

Thinking about riding a Royal Enfield from Dehradun to Chopta!!!


This can be a tough ride but indeed a memorable one. The roads are challenging and will surely check your riding skills, so pull your socks up!!

Take your helmets out and ride towards Chopta, We believe this is the Best Decision you have ever made in your life 😉

By flight –

Sorry to let you know this, but the nearest Airport from Chopta is Jollygrant Dehradun which is approx 250 to 300 kilometers away. So if you want to see this beauty, you have to board a bus or a taxi or a BIKE.

In case of any query, drop a comment in the comment section below.

The team View Uttarakhand welcomes you to Chopta.

Things to do on the Chopta trip: 


The route to Tungnath and Chadrashilla from Chopta will fill you with joy and happiness. This trek offers you some of the most amazing views of Chaukhamba peak and Himalayan peaks. The trek takes you through enchanting meadows, lushed green hamlets,  and oak forests. In winter the trekking route is covered fully with snow, from Chopta you can also go to nearby places such as Devariyatal and Bisurital trek.


Chopta valley offers some of the craziest views of undulating valleys and the majestic Himalayas. If you are planning to trek to Chandrashilla then believe me this all will be worth it. Do not forget to share your experience with us, we would love to hear stories from you about this beautiful trek.

Hills Chopta Uttarakhand
Himalayan hills view from Chopta


You can enjoy bird-watching here, as the region is home to some of the great species of Himalayan birds, including the Himalayan Monal. 


A group of friends, a bonfire, Music, and a lot of talks. What a perfect combination!!! Isn’t it

Yes! It is a perfect combination and if you are planning a trip to Chopta then make sure to pitch your tent in the green lush meadows of Chopta, talk with your loved ones and stay there for a night. On a clear night, you can stare at infinity, and you’ll witness the most beautiful night sky you have ever seen in your life. 

Deoria Lake:

You did all four activities (camping, trekking, photography, and bird-watching also) in this one place.

The lake is 2400 meters above sea level which is 7874 feet, and 12 km away from Chopta Rd via the Ukimath route in Sari village. It has an amazing view every season. Especially, during winters this place is covered with snow which looks so wonderful. 

Note: You have to cross this lake for Ukimath to the Chopta route because the lake is held between this trek.

Accommodation during Chopta trip in Uttarakhand:

There are some resorts and hotels in Chopta where you can stay at night with basic charges. All these resorts have basic facilities. (Do not expect any five-star hotels and cafes at this place). There are some Dharmshalas as well, where you can stay by paying a little money.

You can go to camping sites as well. There are many camps around.

Here is the list of places you can stay in Chopta or near Chopta.

  1. Meraki Mayadeep Resort at Duggalbitta 
  2. Paradise Adventure Camps at Duggalbitta
  3. Alpine Adventure Camp at Duggalbitta
  4. Neelkanth Camp on Ukhimath Chopta road
  5. Chopta Meadows heritage Camps near Neelkanth camps

The difficulty level of the Chopta – Tungnath – Chandrashila trek is Easy. It is easy to trek. You can trek without hiring any guide.

Food options for Chandrashila Trek:

Being a small hamlet, Chopta does not offer many food articles. You’ll get simple Indian food like rice and dal, Maggie and Chai (Tea). 

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Weather conditions at Chopta trip –

Summer in Chopta (March to July): During summer the average temperature in Chopta is 28 degrees Celsius. During April and May, Chopta is dotted with red, pink, and white Rhododendron flowers also known as Buransh locally. The entire hills of Chopta wrap themselves in different colors during this season. The majestic beauty of these colorful hills will leave you spell-bounded.

Monsoons in Chopta (Aug- Sept): Chopta experiences moderate rain during monsoons. And there are chances of landslides on the way to Chopta, so we will suggest you check the weather conditions before starting your trip.

Winters in Chopta (Nov to Feb): Chopta weather becomes chilled during winter. You need to wear woolen warm clothes. Chopta also receives snowfall from December to February. During winters, Chopta covers itself in the thick white blanket of snow, the cold breeze and the bright sunlight on a clear day will make your day awesome.

8 thoughts on “Chopta Trip: Complete Information”

  1. You have answered all the questions on has regarding Chopta in this article. There are so many activities which one can perform at Chopta. This place is rightly known as Mini Switzerland based on its beauty and appeal. I have fallen in love with this place after reading your article. Thank you for sharing this article.


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