Chopta hill station (village) is located in the Uttarakhand (Uttaranchal) state, at an elevation of 2680 m above the sea level. Chopta village is an unspoiled beautiful natural destination that offers wonderful views of the majestic Himalayan peaks like – Nanda Devi, Chaukhamba and Trishul. It is surrounded by dense forests of pine, deodar and rhododendron, a part of Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary and close to the Himalayas in the Chamoli district.
Having a pollution free environment, it takes you into the laps of nature and you will feel relaxed. Green forests and Bugyal give peace to your mind and soul.
Camping in Chopta
Chopta is surrounded by beautiful and dense forests of Pine, Oak, and Birch. There is a majority of 40+ species and there you can feel the real essence of nature, forest, and the environment. Camps in Chopta are surrounded by wonderful dense forests of different species of trees. The camp offers an amazing view of Chandrashila Peak in the east which tempts and also inspires everyone to trek in the upper Himalayas.
Chopta is the base campsite for all the trekkers that come near the Chopta hills. The wide green fields or alpine grasslands called “Bugyal”, invites you to put down your tents (if you have your own). For laying your own tent, you must have a permit from the forest department of Chopta.
- Camping in Chopta offers the best comfort atmosphere around the jungle camps.
- There are all-weather proof Swiss Deluxe Tents with an attached toilet/bathroom and running water. Best solar system generated light, neat and clean comfortable beds.
- Camps also offer the best meal items from Uttarakhand and Himalaya’s traditional cuisine.
- One can enjoy playing volleyball, badminton, football, cricket, golf etc. near the camp site.
- Wonderful view of Chandrashila Peak from the camp.
- We know the importance of good food for a good health, so we cook in the hygienic camp kitchen.
- We also provide the best information about the social and geographical features in the Uttarakhand Himalayas.
Why is Chopta Famous?
Chopta is called the Mini Switzerland of Uttarakhand. Having a rich variety of flora and fauna, if you are looking for an adventure trip in the Uttarakhand state, you must come here to enjoy excellent adventure trek routes and explore the beauty of nature. Chopta welcomes all nature lovers, mostly those people who are passionate for trekking and camping.
If you are waiting for snowfall with trekking and camping, Chopta may fulfill your dreams. It is also a trending destination for snowfall experiences. The Tungnath Temple and the Chandrashila Peak are covered with snow in the winter season.
Best Time for Chopta Camping
Summer Camping – March to July: Best season for finding flora and fauna in Chopta is from March to July. One can find 40+ species in Chopta during these months. Chopta, Deoriatal to Chandrashila is the best trek for Summer Camping.
Winter Camping – October to March: The winter season invites you for the best view of the majestic Himalayan peaks. Your camping and trekking experience will become wonderful because of snow and snowfall. Chopta to Chandrashila is one of the best winter trekking and camping site in Chopta.
Note: Mid of July to last of September, camping and trekking are closed due to heavy rainfall. Please note if climate (temperature) goes down to 0, -5 or -10 and so on, camping will close in winter seasons due to safety reasons.
How to reach Chopta
By Road, Chopta is well connected with other cities via road. Chopta comes in the way of Ukhimath Road. One can easily book buses or taxis from all major towns of Uttarakhand.
By Train Rishikesh and Haridwar are the nearest railway stations to reach Chopta. It is only 210 km away from Rishikesh city. Good facilities are available for transportation to Chopta.
By Air Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest airport which is in Dehradun, only 226 km from Chopta.