CHOPTA is a glorious village which is still unexplored by travellers. It is the commencement point of the trek to TUNGNATH and further 1.5 km trek from TUNGNATH leads to CHANDRASHILA (4000mts above sea level) which offers 360° panoramic view of snow clad Himalayan peaks including Nanda Devi, TRISHUL and CHAUKHAMBA.
CHOPTA itself offers splendid views of the imposing Himalayan range including TRISHUL, Nanda Devi and CHAUKHAMBA. It is located at an elevation of astonishing 2680mts above the sea level. Rich in varied flora and fauna, CHOPTA is situated amidst thick forest of pine, deodar and rhododendrons.
CHOPTA is certainly approachable as it is revealed on the road attaching GOPESHWAR with GUPTKASHI. Wake up with cool pleasant breeze and chirruping of birds in CHOPTA which is very different from the blaring horns of the cities and other hill stations, morning sights from CHOPTA is revitalizing when the crimson rays of sun meets the snow laden Himalayas. Carry light woollens in summers and heavy woollens in winters while scheduling a visit to CHOPTA. Hotel in CHOPTA offers standard accommodation amenities at affordable prices.
CHOPTA, TUNGNATH and CHANDRASHILA are covered with snow during winters. If you visit the place during Dec-Feb, you may watch snowfall and adore trekking in snow but the roads are occasionally jammed near CHOPTA in case of heavy snowfall.
The trekking direction to CHANDRASHILA initiates at CHOPTA and incorporates easy to medium grade trekking. The fascinating trek takes one throughout the enchanting meadows, hidden villages, and conifers and oak forests. In winter, the trekking route is engulfed in snow.
CHOPTA offers captivating view of the swinging valleys and one cannot avoid capturing the majestic snow -laden peak with their camera. The panoramic view one witnesses from the CHANDRASHILA mountaintop is one of the reasons to make CHANDRASHILA one of the foremost location to capture snow-covered mountains.
Being situated en route to TUNGNATH, CHOPTA is an ideal place to camp and enjoy the beauty of nature. Camping is an amazing experience to have with family and friends when you are surrounded in the lap of nature.
By Air: JOLLY GRANT is the adjacent Airport to CHOPTA situated at a distance of 221kms. Jolly Grant Airport is well attached to Delhi with daily flights in a week. CHOPTA is well attached by motor-able roads with Jolly Grant Airport and taxis are accessible from Jolly Grant Airport to CHOPTA.
By Rail: The nearby railway station to CHOPTA is RISHIKESH. RISHIKESH railway station is situated 202kms before CHOPTA on NH58 and is joined by railway networks with foremost destinations of India. Taxis and buses are certainly accessible from RISHIKESH to SRINAGAR, RUDRAPRAYAG, UKHIMATH and CHOPTA.
By Road: CHOPTA is well connected by motor-able roads with major destinations of UTTRAKHAND state as buses to RISHIKESH and Srinagar are available from ISBT Kashmiri Gate. Buses and Taxis to CHOPTA are easily available from major destinations of UTTARAKHAND like RISHIKESH, PAURI, UTTARKASHI, RUDRAPRAYAG, GAURIKUND, Srinagar, GOPESHWAR etc. CHOPTA is situated on the road connecting GUPTKASHI with GOPESHWAR.