Chopta is one of the most preferred trek destinations for people who love to make adventurous trips and want to fill their soul with bliss. The best time to visit here is between January to June and then September to December. It is located in Rudraprayag, Garhwal and we would recommend you to plan a 3 day trip for the best experience. It is very famous for its Hill Station, Trekking, Camping, Yoga, Meditation, Watching Birds and Temples. The sightseeing options are very few in Chopta but however, there are many things to do and places to visit.
Below are some best tourist spots where tourists can spend their great time. You can add these places to your list and plan accordingly as they will worth your time and money.
Chandrashila is above 13,000 feet above sea level and many tourists get an aerial view which they have never seen in life before. The base camp for the chopta Chandrashila trek is Chopta. You can visit both Chopta and Tungnath on the way to the Chandrashila trek. chopta Chandrashila trek is very famous in Uttarakhand and one of the best destinations for trekkers. Chandrashila trek gives the 360 degree view of Himalayan Mountains like Nanda Devi, Chaukhamba, Kedarnath Dome & Trishul.
This trek is best for those who are in search of peace and want to feel bliss of nature. There are beautiful grasslands and majestic forests where you can get spiritually and physically better.
Tungnath temple is the highest Shiva temple in whole world and is 1000 years old. It is situated at the height of 3680 metres above the sea level. It can be reached by trekking 3.5 km from Chopta. Tungnath Temple receives heavy snowfall in winter’s seasons and makes it difficult to access the temple. Tungnath trek only requires guide in winter’s season when snow is covered heavily on area.
The temple is usually opened from Mid-May to First week of November. The closing date is declared on the Dusshera festival every year. Also, try to avoid visiting here in monsoon season as the rainfall here is very intense and Uttarakhand is the region prone to unexpected landslides. The closing date is declared on the Dusshera festival every year.
Sari Village is situated at 2000 metres above sea level. It is only 20kms far from Chopta. The village is surrounded by oak and rhododendron trees which gives a calm look of Himalayas. This village is really peaceful and away from the tensions of towns.This village is also the base camp for Lake Deorial Tal which is only 2.5 km far. You can get beautiful lodges and home stays over here when the hotels in Chopta are closed due to heavy rainfall.
The best time to visit here is between January to June and October to December. Sari Village is really famous for village tourism, peaceful places and treks. Also, please note there is no local market in Sati village and you will need to buy all the essential things from Ukhimath.
THE REFLECTION LAKE- DEORIA TAL
Deoria Tal is situated at the height of 2438 metres above sea level. For beginners this trek is really easy and they can also stretch their trek to Chopta and Bisuri Tal. On clear days Deoria Tal reflects the Chaukhamba peaks on its surface and provides tourists a stunning view.
Deoria Tal is gives perfect sunset views and majestic views of Himalayas. It is very popular for camping and trekking. It is mostly covered with snow in winters and also it is connected to Mahabharta according to Mythological facts.
Ukhimath is situated at the height of 1317 metres above sea level. This place is home of Lord Kedarnath and Madhyamaheshwar in winters. When the temple of Kedarnath is closed in winters the worshiping is done over here. It is also called a famous pilgrimage center as Ukhimath has several ancient temples dedicated to various Gods and Goddesses.
If you decide to visit here in winters then you can bless your eyes by seeing Utsav Doli and palanquin of Lord Madhyamaheshwar and Kedarnath.