Chopta is popularly known as the “Mini Switzerland’ lying in the lap of Uttarakhand Himalayas. Chopta is a small region of meadows and evergreen forest area which offers views of the imposing Himalayan range including Trishul, Nanda Devi and Chaukhamba. The village is covered by forests of pine & deodar. It is 26 Km from ukhimath, 170 Km from Rishikesh & 450 km from Delhi. Chipta is very popular destination during the winter months from December to March. The snow covered mountains looks amazing during this period. Chopta is simply accessible as it is situated on the road connecting Gopeshwar with Guptkashi. Refresh your morning with healthy breeze and chirping of birds. The morning view from Chopta is invigorating when the crimson rays of sun kiss the snow laden Himalayas.
Chopta region has many treks, trails cutting through jungles & grasslands Activities like trekking, camping, jungle camps, survival activity, snow trekking, snow skiing, yoga, rock craft, rock climbing, rappelling, photography of rare species, bird watching etc. The Chopta – Tungnath – Chandrashila trek is very popular for the trekkers. Chopta is one such fantastic birding place for every birder, apart from the splendid natural beauty. Chopta is a part of kedarnath wildlife sanctuary. Many birda such as Himalayan Monal, Himalayan Griffon, Mountain Hawk eaglem Golden Eye, Scarlet Finch are found here.
Panch kedar refers to five hindu temples dedicated ot god Shiva. They are located in Uttarakhand, The five temples designated in the strict pecking order to be followed for pilgrimage for worship.
This is the one of the highest Shiva temples in the world & highest of panch kedar. The temple is believed to be 5000 years old. The 5 Km trek starts from chopta. Of all the Panch Kedar trek routes, the route to Tungnath is the shortest: only 5 km.
This natural rock temple is situated in Chamoli District of Uttarakhand. It is said that this important Hindu shrine was built in 8th Century AD and is said to shelter the face of Lord Shiva. Most trekking routes to Rudranath are from Gopeshwar or nearby places. A motor able road is present up to the village Sagar 5 km from Gopeshwar, beyond which a 20 km trek has to be undergone to reach Rudranath.
This temple is situated near the mandakini river. The name "Kedarnath" means "the lord of the field". Due to extreme weather conditions, the temple is open to the general public only between the months of April (Akshaya Tritriya) and November.
This temple is situated Urgam valley of the Himalayan mountain range near Urgam village. Access to Kalpeshwar by road up to Urgam is from Rishikesh, a distance of 253 km on Rishikesh – Badrinath road. The best time to visit the temple is from April to September