Planning your trip to Chopta? You have made an ideal plan for a perfect holiday. If you are an adventure seeker, you must visit Chopta during winters. The snow-peaked mountains and trekking on the snow give you a serene experience for life. It is a breathtaking experience regardless of what climate you visit Chopta.
If you are looking for specific destinations like Tungnath and Chandrashila, then you need to plan well as these places along with a few are not accessible in winter due to heavy snowfall. However, the trek is amazing!
Tunganath is one of the prime destinations to visit in Chopta. It is one of the highest Shiva temples in the world with a height of 3680 meters. The trekking takes about 3.5 km long. Baniyakund is another place to experience Chopta. The place is ideal for bird watchers, campers, and trekkers.
Another magnificent point is the Chandrashila (also referred to as Moon’s Rock) Trek. The place also has a legend attached where Lord Ram meditated after killing Raavan as Raavan was a Brahmin. A few more important places to explore in the nearby locations are Ukhimath, Deori Tal, and Bisuri Tal.
Chopta is not very known as a shopping hub but a place to experience the beauty of nature. However, there are a few places where you can buy some winter stuff. Mandal is a small village in Chopta to buy woolen caps, sweaters, and other basic essentials.
Gopeshwar is also a small city in the Garhwal region of Chopta where you can load hiking accessories, rain coat, utilities, and other essential stuff. You can also visit the Gopinath Temple that exists in the market area. The surrounding areas can also get you some interesting winter wear.
Chopta is a magical beauty in nature that can be explored in winter as well as summer. However, plan your trek in winters only if you can bear its extremities. Winters can be severe and thus, there are hardly any shops functional during the period. We wish you an amazing holiday in Chopta.