WHAT IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT CHOPTA ?
Chopta is an absolute destination and a hill station which can be visited anytime of the year. If you wish to visit the sacred Tungnath Temple then visit from April to November, otherwise you find the temple closed.
Best time to to travel to Chopta is in summers (Mar-June) and winters (September – March). In addition, the greenery is its full bloom during September to October and one can easily view the panoramic sight of Himalayas except July & August. Although the weather remains cool throughout the year, nights can be a little chilly.
IS IT SAFE TO TRAVEL TO CHOPTA?
Yes Chopta is Safe for all the Tourists because all Local Garhwali people are very humble and crime rate in Chopta is negligible. As per Geographical angle Chopta is safe for trekking even in winter as it is avalanche free zone.
WHAT ARE OTHER DESTINATIONS IN AND AROUND CHOPTA ?
Chopta is best hill station with many options like camping, trekking, adventure activities, bird watching etc. You can visit world’s highest Shiva temple Tungnath ji, it is about to 3.5 km trek and another 1.5 km ahead from Tungnath ji, is Chandrashila offers panoramic views of Himalaya and 360 degree view of mountains. Himalayan peaks including Chaukhambha, Trishuli, Bandarpoonch, Nanda Devi, Nanda Ghoonti, Pancachuli and many more can visualize from Chandrashila. Devaria Tal is another Picturesque lake that is just 20 km Drive and 2.5 Km trek from Chopta. Ukhimath (Famous for Temple Ushamath – the winter seat of Lord Kedarnath ji & Madmaheshwer ) & Guptkashi (temple of Shiva) are at distance of 30 & 45 km respectively.
IS THERE ATM FACILITY AVAILABLE IN CHOPTA?
No, there is no Atm Facility available in Chopta. Therefore, tourist can withdraw the cash from the previous location like Ukhimath, Bhiri, Chandrapuri, Agustyamuni & Rudraprayag.
HOW MANY DAYS ARE SUFFICIENT TO EXPLORE CHOPTA?
To enjoy & explore the beauty of Chopta and its nearby places, one would need 2 full days minimum (3 Night & 2 days) and as there are plenty of places in and around Chopta. Few of them must visited places are Tungnath temple, Devariya Tal, Chandrashila, Ukhimath temple etc. In addition to that, there are other tourist destination as well like Atri muni fall & Ansuya mata temple, Gopinath Temple in Gopeshwer, Famous Shiva temple in Guptkashi, Usha Temple in Ukhimath, Shiva Temple at Trijuginarayan around Chopta.
WHEN CAN ONE EXPECT SNOWFALL IN CHOPTA ?
Chopta is the perfect hill station for you if you want to hunt the snowfall, Snowfall starts from end of December to March end and it is very common during winter in Chopta.
CAN WE DO CHOPTA - CHANDRASHILA TREK IN WINTER?
Yes you can it with snow trekking gears. Chopta – Chandrashila trek became strenuous in winter due to heavy snowfall in Chopta valley. And Chopta – Chandrashilla trek is only s hort trek in Garhwal Himalaya which gifts an opportunity to climb over heavy snow on alpine slopes. Magpie Group based in Chotpa offers Snow/ winter trekking to all tourists even in winter (above than 18 year) with world-class snow gears & in the guidance of professional NIM trained Guides.
CAN WE FOLLOW GOOGLE MAP TO REACH CHOPTA?
Please do not follow Google map to reach Magpie Jungle camp, Chopta. Google map shows different Chopta region near Rudraprayag as it has government buildings and banks marked. So please search RISHIKESH to MAGPIE JUNGLE CAMP CHOPTA for right direction instead of Rishikesh to Chopta .
WHICH IS THE NEAREST AIRPORT TO CHOPTA?
The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport, which is about to 225 km from Chopta.
WHICH IS THE NEAREST RAILWAY STATION TO CHOPTA?
The nearest railway trek is Rishikesh railway station, which is about to 190 kms from Chopta. There are so many trains for Rishikesh with other major cities like Delhi, Amritsar & Kolkata etc. In addition to that, tourists can choose Haridwar railway station with more trains availability from different cities of India.
ARE THERE TAXI SERVICES AVAILABLE IN CHOPTA FOR SIGHTSEEING?
No, because Chopta is less crowed hill station. Magpie Group (Magpie Camp Chotpa) can arrange car rental services for Chopta Sightseeing, their guests only.
HOW TO REACH CHOPTA FROM DELHI / HARIDWAR OR RISHIKESH?
Chopta is at a distance of 440 km from Delhi and 190 km from Rishikesh. There are various modes of transportations available for Chopta.
- By Road -:Chopta is well connected by motorable roads with major cities of India. There is no bus service directly available for Chopta from Delhi or Rishikesh or from any station of Uttarakhand and you need to change your bus from Rudraprayag or Kund (One bus service from Delhi ISBT Maharana Pratap and it start at 9Pm from here to Guptkashi and reached at 9.30 am at Kund and it is just 35 Km before Chopta & 7 Km before Ukhimath) to Ukhimath. And there is again no Share taxis & bus service from Ukhimath to Chopta (A bus at 7.30 in the morning but is not regular one). It is advisable, to reach Chopta first you have to take the bus for Rishikesh/ Haridwar or Rudraprayag then change another bus or sharing taxi up to Ukhimath and after that you have to hire a local jeep for Chopta drop.
- Chopta By Train -:The nearest railway station to Chopta is Rishikesh. Rishikesh railway station is situated 202kms before Chopta on NH58. Rishikesh is well connected by railway networks with major destinations of India. It is advisable to take trains to Haridwar not for Rishikesh because trains are available for Haridwar frequently. Chopta is well connected by motorable roads with Rishikesh. Taxis and buses are available from Rishikesh to Srinagar, Rudraprayag, Ukhimath and after that you have to hire a taxi to Chopta.
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- Chopta By Flight -:Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest Airport to Chopta situated at a distance of 225kms. Jolly Grant Airport is well connected to Delhi with daily flights. Chopta is well connected by motorable roads with Jolly Grant Airport. Taxis are available from Jolly Grant Airport to Chopta.