Chopta, Uttarakhand


Chopta is a village located in Uttarakhand state, India and a base for trekking to Tungnath, third temple of Panch Kedar which is at a distance of 3.5 km. Located at a distance of 1 km. from Tungnath is Chandrashila Peak at 4000 metres plus above sea level, which offers a splendid view of snow clad Himalayan peaks.
This place is popularly known as ‘Mini Switzerland’ in Uttarakhand, India. It’s 36 km from Gopeshwar, 254 km from Rishikesh and 450 km (approx) from Delhi. The best time to visit is from May 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. It has another approach from Guptakashi.

Places of interest

Dense forest of Kedarnath Wild Life Sanctuary; where temperate and alpine trees are found in abundance.
Grass land patches (Bugyal/ Meadows), Chandrashilla peak 4090mt, Tungnath temple at 3680mt., Deoria Tal (lake) at 2350mt., Atrimuni fall.

Visibility of 41 Himalayan peaks – Meru-Sumeru, Ganesh parwat,Chawkahmba, Bandar Poonch, Neel kanth, Trisuli, Nanda Devi etc.
and Panoramic view of Himalayan mountain range.