Chopta is a small valley situated in Uttrakhand, it is at an altitude of 4,000m(13,000ft) above sea level. It is a popular trekking destination, away from the hustle-bustle of the cities. The place has the jaw-dropping view of Himalayas and offers you the experience of camping in open green grassland and the path full of deodar, rhododendron, alpine, and pine trees. Chopta valley is the perfect trekking destination encapsulating the ravishing beauty of the place. You can spot different types of birds and a variety of flora. The gushing small river is a retreat for the trekkers. Water sports are also available, which makes the place an exciting and adventurous, tourist hub.
11 Reasons to visit the lovely Chopta Valley are:
- Tungnath Temple
- Sari village
- Deoria Tal
- Rohini Bugyal
- Bisuri Tal
- Kanchula Korak Musk Deer Sanctuary
- Chandrashila Trek
Tugnath temple is one of the highest of the Panch Kedar at an elevation of 3860m, the trek is well marked and gentle, in last the slope are steep that can be tiring. It is believed that this temple is 1000years old, the foundation of the temple was laid by Arjun from Mahabharat. The location of the place in the middle of the mountains makes this place popular Hindu pilgrimage, visiting people all around the world.
Deoria Tal is situated 2-3km away from the village, the campsite at Sari village gives the Picturesque view of Deorital, you can easily get hotels or you can set your own camp to experience the adventure.
Deoria Tal is located 2km away from the Sari village. The trek to Deorital is full of fun, experiencing the life of local people, interacting with locals is wholesome new experience. Deoria Tal is located on Ukimath-Gopeshwar road. The lakes are surrounded by the pine trees and the beauty of the lake attracts visitors from all over.
Ukimath is famous for Lord Shiva temple, it is the abode of Lord Shiva in winters, also known as winter Kedarnath. The scenic view of Himalayas is breathtaking, it attracts travellers from all over the world. It is perched at an altitude of 1300m. In winters the place is home to lord Kedarnath and lord Madhyamaheswar when Kedarnath is closed due to heavy snowfall. The place looks beautiful in winters covered with snow, the place gives spiritual and tranquil vibes.
The place is amazingly beautiful with blooming flowers and you can spot Kedarnath peak and Chaukhamba peak. The green grassland makes the place a complete camping Destination for travellers.
The Bisuri Tal is near Mandakini valley, it is at an altitude of 4000m from the sea level. The trek is comparatively difficult and thus, less trekked but, the beauty of the lake is worth visiting, the place offers you the tranquil atmosphere and mesmerizing beauty.
Kanchula Korak Musk Deer Sanctuary
The Kanchula Korak Musk Deer Sanctuary is the famous Sanctuary and home to many Deer’s; the place is surrounded by the abundance of trees and plants, which makes the place beautiful. The sanctuary is spread over an area of 5sq.km. It is the perfect place for spending time spotting Deer’s.
Tungnath is the starting point of Chopta Chandrshila Trek. At an altitude of 2680m, The surroundings is full of beauty of pine, deodar and rhododendron trees. The difficulty level of the trek is easy to moderate and a great experience for first-time trekkers. The treks cover the large from Haridwar to Chandrashila.
The Devarivatal lake is at height of2,440m, stunning view of Chaukhamba ranges. As you move further you will reach Chopta and then comes Tugnath at an elevation of 3680m and finally comes Chandrashila top at an altitude of 3680m. The view from the top is phenomenal, other peaks like Panchchuli, Nanda Devi, Nilkanth and Kedarnath can be spotted.
It is one of the 108 shrines which is scattered all over Indian peninsula enclosing Pakistan, Indian subcontinent and Sri Lanka. This place is a tourist hub in Chopta valley
It is the small village in Chopta which is a part of Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary. The place is recently opened for travellers and has become a popular tourist hub. The name of the place signifies between the mountains, small streams, green grasslands and variety of species make the place a complete tourist destination.