Chopta is a small hamlet in Uttarakhand state which paradise for trekkers and nature lovers. It serves as the base camp of treks include Tugnanath, Deoria Tal and Chandrashila.
Chopta is a perfect place for intermediate trekkers to go on a guided trek and enhance their trekking skills. The hamlet is popular for Tungnath Temple which is around 3.5 km away from here. It is the third temple of Panch Kedar.
Camping in Chopta is a must-do activity in your chopta trip where the open grassy meadows and slopes on softly, among alpine, pine, deodar and rhododendron trees is soul-fulfilling. From here, you can get spectacular glimpses of snow-covered peaks to include Trishul, Nanda Devi and Chaukhambha.
How to reach Chopta
Chopta is well connected by major cities and towns of Uttarakhand by road. You can whole information about how to reach Chopta from below:
How to reach Chopta by flight
The Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest airport to Chopta which is situated in Dehradun. You can easily get prepaid cars, cabs and government and private run buses and tempo travellers to travel from Dehradun to Chopta. It is about 97 km far away from Chopta.
How to reach Chopta by road
There is no direct bus for Chopta from major cities. So, for getting Chopta, firstly you have to take the bus for Ukhimath from Dehradun, Haridwar or Rishikesh. After that, you can take a shared jeep or book taxi for Chopta.
How to reach Chopta by train
The nearest railway station to Chopta is Rishikesh which about 100 km from here. From where you can get a bus or book a direct taxi for chopta.
Best Time to Visit Chopta
The best time to visit Chopta is during Summer from March to May because the main trekking routes near Chopta reopen.
Chopta looks lush green and fertile in summer whereas arid and snowy in winter. If you are planning a winter trekking, then it is an ideal destination for you.