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Chopta

Chopta

Chopta also referred to as “Mini Switzerland” is a minion hamlet snuggled in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand. The place is marked by tall conifers and chirpy birds, that have made their safe haven here. Chopta is highly celebrated for its gorgeous meadows, that are perfect for offering camping and trekking expeditions.

Trip Highlights

  • State                       – Uttarakhand
  • District                   –  Rudraprayag
  • Famous for/as     –  Hill Station
  • Altitude                  –  12,083 ft
  • Best Season         –  Apr – Jun, Sep – Nov

Chopta travel Guide

Chopta serves as the base for trekking to Tungnath and Chandrashilla, the third holiest temple among the (Five) Panch Kedars. One can savour mesmerizing views of the mighty peaks of Trishul, Nanda Devi 
and Chaukhamba Peaks from here. Many wanderers backpack to Chopta to quench their thirst for wanderlust. 
 
People from far-off places visit Chopta to examine the diverse Himalayan flora and fauna. Since this place is a part of the Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary, a varied species of birds and musk deer are found 
here. 

Chopta Camping Insight

  • Camp: Chopta (6-7 hrs drive from Dehradun)
  • Nearby treks : Tungnath- Chandrashila, Deoria Tal, Anusuiya Devi Temple, Madmaheshwar
  • Grade/Level: Easy
  • Ideal Time to Visit: November to Januaray, March to June and August to October
  • Duration: 05 Days
  • Total trekking: 8 km (Chopta -Chandrashila-Tungnath-DeoriaTal
  • Places to Cover: Rishikesh – Rudraprayag – Ukhimath – Chopta – Tungnath -Chandrashila – DeoriaTal

Chopta Camping and Trekking
Short Itenerary

Day 1: Dehradun to Chopta Camp Site (8,790 ft)
Day 2: Chopta to (7,400 ft) to Chandrashila(12,080 ft) – Tugnath (12,073 ft) and back to Chopta
Day 3: Chopta to Sari then 3 km hike to Deoriatal (7,999 ft), 
Day 4: Drive from Sari to Dehradaun

7 Reasons Why To Visit Chopta

  • Chopta is Known as ‘Mini Switzerland Of Uttarakhand’
  • Chopta is Unspoiled desstination tucked away in Garhwal Himalyas
  • The most striking feature of this place would be the number of meadows (Bugyal) that you would see here.
  • In Winters, the meadow of Chopta remains covered in snow
  • This Place is famous for rare himalayan species Monal bird, Musk deer and Pikka mouse.
  • The winsome trails covered with Rhododendron (locally known as Buraans) will take your breath away.
  • Chopta where the tree line ends and all you see is a fluffy turf of grass

Chopta Route Map

How To Reach

By Air :- 
Nearest Airport –  Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun. ( 177kms  from Chopta)

There is a daily flight from Delhi to Dehradun, which take around an hour to reach the city. Chopta is well connected by motor-able roads with airport. Taxi services are available from Jolly Grant Airport to Chopta.

By Train :- 
Nearest Railway Station – Dehradun Railway Station. (203 kms from chopta)

You can take the overnight train to Dehradun from Delhi. Taxis and buses are available from Dehradun Railway Station to Chopta.

By Bus:- 
There is regular bus service from Delhi to Dehradun, from Delhi’s ISBT Kashmere Gate. Taxis and Buses are available from Dehradun to Chopta.

  • Things To Carry
  • Travel Tips
  • Advisory
  • Cancellation policy
  • A waterproof backpack (60ltr)
  • High ankle waterproof trekking shoes
  • Trekking stick
  • waterproof track pants, sunglasses, thermal innerwear, rain proof jacket.
  • Water bottle, lip balm, moisturizer, sunscreen lotion.
  • Personal Medicine kit 
  • Torch/flashlight wth extra batteries
  • Polythene bags
• Since the place is situated at a high altitude do carry warm clothes.
• The meadows of Dayara often receives surprise showers. So carry an umbrella, raincoat, and 
windcheater. 
• Wear sturdy shoes and keep an extra pair of socks.
• Don’t over pack. Keep your backpack light otherwise it will hinder your movement. 
• Carry a waste bag to collect your waste so you can dispose of safely afterward. In case you don’t find 
a dustbin there, then carry the waste to empty it at home.
  • Respect local folks, culture and be sensitive towards wildlife.
  • Person suffering from heart diseases, diabetes, breathing problem/Asthama, H.A.S High Altitude Sickness or is pregnant can not participate.

30 day before : 25% of total cost will be charged as cancellation fees.

15-30 days before: 50% of of total cost will be charged as cancellation fees.

0-15 days before: 100% of of total cost will be charged as cancellation fees.

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