Chopta valley is the best option for you if you want to stay away from your routine messy life for some days. This valley is seated at the elevation of 2680 mt above the sea level. It surrounded by Himalayan Peaks, lush green forests and enriched wildlife. It is one of the beautiful treks in the Garhwal Himalayas. Uttarakhand state has two regions one is Garhwal and the other one is Kumaon. Both are beautiful and naturally rich. This valley is full of Rhododendron, Pine Wood and Oak trees. From the Chandrashila Summit on this trek, you can observe famous peaks like Nanda Devi, Trishul Parvat, Kedarnath, Bandarpunch and Chaukhamba.
The route is like a blessing for those who are in search of their lost inner peace and also works like a feast for the shutterbugs. There are multiple picturesque spots you will experience throughout the way. The wonders of this trek are Chopta Base Camp, Tungnath Temple, Chandrashila Summit. The Tungnath temple is claimed to be the highest temple of Lord Shiva in this world at a height of 3400 meters. When you reach there you feel the blessings are in the air. The difficulty level of this trek is easy where a beginner can easily attempt this. This trekking is suitable for average physical fit persons and also for 9 yrs child to till 50 yrs, old man.
Best Time To Visit Chopta Chandrashila Trek
The best time to visit Chopta Chandrashila Trek is April to June and October to December and if you want to do trekking in winters then January to March is the best time. In summers weather remains pleasant and you can feel the cool breezes of Himalayas. Flowers remain on full bloom and you also easily spot the many Himalayan birds and wild animals. Bird watching is one of the activities on this trek. During monsoon, this area gets heavy rain and storms also there may be chances of road blockage and landslide so this trek route remains closed. Again this trek reopens in the month of winters where the whole area covered with snow and gives you the feeling that you are walking in a different world.
How To Reach Chopta
The nearest railway station to Chopta is Haridwar which is well connected with the other major railway stations of India. The Haridwar is 190 km away from the Chopta. From Rishikesh railway station you can board on the government/ private bus or hire some private tourist taxi cabs.
The road journey to reach the Chopta will be the best way. From Haridwar, you will find several buses and private tourist taxis which will drop you at the Chopta. It will take 5-6 hrs to reach and also the time of the journey depends upon the road conditions and traffic.
The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun. The Dehradun is the capital of the state Uttarakhand. The distance between Dehradun and Chopta is 226 km. The airport is strongly connected to Delhi. Flights from Delhi airport are on a regular interval basis. It is also connected with the other major airports of India vias Delhi.
Day 1: Haridwar -Sari Village- Deorital
Day 2: Deorital- Rohini Bugyal- Chopta
Day 3: Chopta- Tungnath- Chandrashila-Chopta
Day 4:Chopta- Haridwar
Things to Carry
● Trekking Shoes
● Trekking Poles
● Trekking Bag
● Sleeping Bag
● Sunscreen Lotion
● Lip Balm
● Body Lotion
● Woolen Clothes
● Woolen Socks
● Woolen Gloves
● Extra Batteries for Camera
● Led Flashlights
● Solar Charger if you have
● Identity Proof
● First Aid Kit
● General Medicine Kit
● Personal Toiletries
● Small Garbage Collection Bags
● Try to avoid plastic as much as possible. In case you have used proper
dispose of it.
● Try to avoid hard heated arguments with your teammates. If you have any issues then report back to your team leader
● If you face any issue regarding health then tell your team leader immediately
● Do not litter
● Try to avoid activities that harm nature.
● Do not use any kind of toxic material during the trip it may lead you in
● Upon asking you have to show your id-proof the authority.
● Acquire all the licenses/permits before starting the trek.
● Do not make fun of any religious belief
This is all about Chopta- Tungnath- Chandrashila trek so-
”Stay Blessed, Keep Trekking”