Chopta

Chopta, Ukhimath: Hours, Address, Chopta Reviews: 4.5/5

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Jeet b
Kolkata (Calcutta), India198 contributions
Birding in Late November to Early December
Dec 2020 • Friends
We did Birding in Chopta and its surrounding from Late November to Early December. Managed to photograph some good species. Want to say something for future Birders especially those who will go in winter.

1) Carry Long range lens atleast 500/600 mm.

2) Remain prepared to photograph in low light situation.

3) During winter Chopta may not be very productive, Mandal Village or any other lower altitude areas may be better choice for winter.
Written 5 December 2020
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Gursimran
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Himachal's paradise Chopta
Feb 2020
This place is still untouched by many so if you are looking for a peaceful place, this is the one...
Written 5 June 2020
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Gaurav Kholia
1 contribution
Mesmerising trip of Chopta
Jun 2019 • Friends
We visited Chopta in June,19 with our friends from Haldwani. It was a byke tour. Chopta is very beautiful place with immense beauty and charm. It is less crowded and one can Enjoy nature in Its fullest form here. For stay, no hotels or resorts and tents,camps are only options which increase your travel experience. We went to Tungnath temple,chandrashila Peak and Deoriyatal trek. We enjoyed the trip very much.
Written 12 April 2020
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Upasana Sundriyal
New Delhi, India210 contributions
Chopta Calling !
Feb 2020 • Family
Halted briefly at Chopta for Tungnath trek. Eatries are of average standard, but food (had Maggi, Aloo Parantha & Chai) served was awesome. Being Garhwali was an added advantage for us as we got spl. Chai, extra butter, good bargain on trekking gears, and above all a big smile on the faces of locals was unmatched.
Will visit again during Summers, for Chandrashilla (it started snowing as we reached Tungnath ❄️🌨❄️💃)
Written 27 February 2020
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Ritesh Srivastav
30 contributions
A Virgin snow clad valley
Feb 2020 • Family
Cons: Could not find one. Neither could find an empty Chips/Kurkure packet anywhere.

The commercialized hill stations like Shimla n Manali would feel more so like Dharavi of Mumbai(no disrespect).

The mighty mountains n the pristine snow makes the whole place look like an image straight out of a fairy tale.

Absolutely stunning landscapes.
Such a serene view of the valley.
Written 13 February 2020
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Ria1104
Kolkata (Calcutta), India524 contributions
Heaven on Earth
Dec 2019
It is the start point of Tunganath-Chandrashila trek and trust me in winter this trek becomes a piece of heaven. To be honest Chopta itself does not have much to offer if you are not planning for the trek. If you really want to see snow in winter without trekking head to Auli instead. Also this place does not have electricity so I would not recommend people to stay overnight in Chopta in winter if you have no experience of camping in sub-zero temperature. Better to stay in nearby places like Ukhimath and drive over to Chopta in the morning.
Now coming to the trek....if you are travelling with elders or kids.....please DO NOT ATTEMPT it in winter if the route is covered with snow. It might look easier to climb up but it gets super slippery while climbing down. We did see some people attempting it with kids and that also deviating from original route and taking shortcuts......it looked super risky and one kid also got stuck in snow at a point. You can instead head over to Auli or Dhanoulti to enjoy proper snow with your family. On the other hand if you are a trek enthusiast and have average fitness, do try it out......it is comparatively easy and is a heavenly experience.
There are several shops at the base from where you can rent trek boots and sticks. Use washrooms, fill your water bottles and buy some snacks from here itself as you won't find any shops or shelter on the entire trek route.At the start of the route there were guards checking the number of plastics you are carrying and we were told that we would be fined if we do not return with exactly same number of plastics without leaving anything behind. I really appreciate this initiative as if authorities are not strict then some people will definitely litter and spoil the place. As we started the trek and climbed up the snowy terrain we slowly came to the snowland where we could see snow everywhere. Do check the depth of snow before stepping on to them in case you are deviating from your path to click pics and also do not take shortcuts through the deep snow and instead follow the normal trail as these shortcuts are super risky. Slowly the trees started vanishing and there were rolling slopes of pure white snow with the layers of mountains in the backdrop.Till Tunganath the trek is easy and any moderately fit person can complete within 2 to 3 hours. But after Tunganath the trek starts to get difficult. The slopes are nearly 80 degree, oxygen becomes less and in winter the snow becomes thicker. We literally had to crawl up the snow like a monkey. I could climb most of it with the help of our guide but unfortunately was taking some time more than our boys. So when a 100 or 200 meters were remaining till the peak suddenly the weather became cloudy and it started snowing. At this point our guide asked us to start returning back as it might get riskier if the snowfall becomes heavy. I must tell you climbing up in snow is way more easier than climbing down. All of us including the guide slipped once or twice.....but none of us got injured.
P.S. Do carry some camphor with you as it might be useful if you start having breathing problem at high altitude. Also try to start your trek as early as possible so that you get ample time to hike up Chandrashila. Usually this trek does not need a guide but in case you go in winter and are not so confident with snow you can hire a local guide like we did. In our case our hotel owner only acted as our guide....you can also ask your hotel staffs if they can arrange anyone for this.
Written 3 February 2020
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Indira K S
Bengaluru, India42 contributions
Breath taking view
Dec 2019 • Friends
Chopta is full of snow surrounded by the Himalayas. This is the place to start your trek to Tungnath & Chandrashila. The trekking sticks are available for ₹20 on rent & so are the shoes. The road Was of full is snow. In case, u wana stay Duggalbitta is 8kms away & d only place which have the camp stay. The view from anywhere is mesmerising. Go for it 👍🏻
Written 5 January 2020
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Praveen D
Mumbai, India189 contributions
best view of choukhamba peak
Oct 2019
This is a place for your own heart and health. Nice weather, good people, baba tungnath, snow covered peaks.

what else you want
Written 16 October 2019
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Hotel First view
Sari, India5 contributions
Really Nice & Beautiful Place
Sep 2019

An easy 2 kms trek with rocky path from Sari village will bring you to the enchanting site of Deoriya Tal. he trekking route to Deoria tal offer enchanting view of snow capped Himalayan peaks, the glittering jewel...
This is at a short trek of 2.3 kms from the village of Sari; the lake is very serene and beautiful.
You can either choose to take ur own camps and pay a mere Rs. 100 to the forest department to pitch it, or you can get in touch with some of the tour operators who pitch the camps and also serves you food.
Written 28 September 2019
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Sankalp@1996
New Delhi, India3 contributions
The one with many waterfalls
Sep 2019 • Friends
Destination is not key here but the journey we take. We met atleast 15 waterfalls on our way to chopta. And Chopta was simply amazing. It have a beautiful scenery and cold weather. We stayed in tent at the heights of Chopta. I will visit it again in winters.
Written 24 September 2019
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