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Chopta Region – An Adventurers Delight

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We are obsessed with the word ‘Switzerland’ so much that we have heard this around thousand times in our lifetime. We even dream of mountains covered with snow, trekking and other outdoor activities sitting at our own place. It might not be feasible for us to visit this place quite often, although there is one place called Chopta in Uttrakhand, which is known as ‘Mini Switzerland’. Chopta region is gaining popularity amongst trekkers in a big way and numbers of trekkers are already planning to scale the heights.

Tungnath Temple - Chopta

Tungnath temple: Highest Shiva temple in the world!

Various agencies organize trekking tours in Chopta. These agencies provide trekking options at reasonable rates and ensure best of the packages. These organizers are aware of each aspect related to the tour and even share valuable information with trekkers. The various dos and don’ts are shared with trekkers in advance to ensure smooth flow of Trek in Chopta . Each aspect is taken care of by the company concerned and they act as guiding force for individuals. 

This spot is 36 kilometers from Gopeshwar and 450 kilometers from Delhi. The best time to visit this place is between May to November. During winters, this route is covered with thick snow and there is availability of 4 to 7 foot thick layer of snow.

There is availability of large diversity of flora and fauna in Chopta region. This region provides a hotbed for trekkers as there is availability of Chandrashilla, Tunganath and Devariyatal trekking routes. After enjoying the ambience of Chopta, one can move ahead hiking upper reaches. The Tunganath Temple situated at 3680 meters is a blissful place to worship lord Shiva. Going further one kilometer, one can reach Chandrashilla for 180 degree view snow capped mountains. During the onward journey, one can view scenic beauty of the place.


Duration: 5 Days
Season: Apr-Jun, Sep-Nov
Grade: Moderate
Region: Garhwal (Uttarakhand)

Various activities like trekking, camping, rock craft, rock climbing, rappelling are conducted by agencies for adventurous. The wildlife photography enthusiasts can come packed with extra batteries to this place as they can click unlimited pictures of migratory birds.

The lodging facility is available at Kund, where individuals can feel at home. The comfort of the visitors is priority for organizers and they ensure best hospitality services are provided. The expenses of the same are included in the package itself. However, it is recommended to consult each aspect of the tour with concerned authorities well in advance.

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