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''Chopta situated on the Gopeshwar-Ukhimath Road about 40 kms. from Gopeshwar is at an altitude of about 2,900 m above sea level.
One of the most picturesque spots in the entire Garhwal region, Chopta provides a breathtaking view of the Himalayan ranges and the surrounding areas. It is a tourist hotspot rich in alpine vegetation, orchids, rhododendrons and other high-altitude vegetation, the valley is criss-crossed by meandering rivers. ''

Chopta is a small settlement and valley that is located in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. This region is very popular among tourists, mainly because of the number of options it provides for exploring. The entire region is a haven of beauty, and the ones among you who are looking for a good place to relax, without the hustle and bustle of a typical tourist hotspot can visit Chopta valley and gaze in awe at the many peaks located a short distance away from the valley.

The valley is a great place for adventure buffs and trekking enthusiasts, because trekking is a popular activity in the valley. During your trip to Chopta valley, you can take a trek to the nearby region of Deori Tal. Deori Tal is a very famous lake that is surrounded entirely by forests on all sides.


Chopta valley is best visited during the summer, due to the pleasant weather.The ideal time to visit chopta is from April to June.


Tungnath Temple - Tungnath is the highest temple of Lord Shiva perched at an elevation of 3,680mts above sea level. The sanctity of the region of Tungath is considered unsurpassed. Tungnath is one of Panch Kedar and Shiva's arm is worshipped here.

Chandrashila - Chandrashila can be reached after a little more than 1km trek from Tungnath. From Chandrashila you can enjoy 360 degree panoromic views of the gigantic Himalayas.

Gopeshwar - Located 39kms from Chopta it is is the headquarters of Chamoli Garhwal.

Ukhimath - Located 31kms from Chopta, Ukhimath is the winter home of Lord Kedarnath or Lord Shiva. The idol of Lord Kedarnath is worshipped in Ukhimath during winters as Kedarnath receives heavy snowfall during winters.

Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary - Situated in the heart of the Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary, Chopta has inspired many a nature-lover, tourists over the years. Very often it is termed as the ‘Switzerland of the Himalayas’ and a ‘Photographer’s Paradise’.

Kanchula Korak Musk Deer Sanctuary - n the Chopta-Gopeshwar road, Kanchula Korak Musk Deer Sanctuary is famous for breeding musk deers. This sanctuary covers an area of 5 sq. m and is an ideal place for tourists to view rare Himalayan wildlife. This place is also popular for its dense forests and aromatic flowers.


Chopta has a pleasant climate in the summers . The maximum Chopta temperature rises to about 26°C - 27°C and the minimum temperature falls to about 5°C. The table below shows monthwise weather in Chopta.


Air: Nearest airport is Jolly Grant, 226 kms..

Rail: Nearest railhead is Rishikesh, 209 kms.

Road: Well connected by motorable roads.

City Facts

State:  Uttarakhand

District: Rudraprayag

Famous for/as:   Hill Station

Languages: Hindi, Garwali,Kumaoni

Season: Apr - Jun, Sep - Nov

Winter: 15 to 5°C

Altitude:  2900 m

Pincod: 246442

STD code: 01364


Delhi to Chopta  451 KM

Meerut to Chopta -  368 KM

Rishikesh to Chopta -  200 KM

Haridwar to Chopta -  225 KM

Pauri to Chopta -  126 KM

Dehradun to Chopta -  246 KM

Mussoorie to Chopta - -  212 KM

Devprayag to Chopta -  130 KM


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