Chopta is a village situated in Rudraprayag District, Uttarakhand state (India) and a base for trekking to Tungnath, third temple of Panch Kedar which is at a detachment of 3.5 km. Situated at a distance of 1 km from Tungnath is Chandrashila Peak at 4000 metres plus higher than sea level, which offers a grand view of snow dressed Himalayan peaks.
The Panch Kedar is the five shrine of Lord Shiva, recognized by the Shaivite sect. The maximum one of them, the Tungnath Temple, is positioned at a factually wonderful elevation of 3860 meters. The only challenge of the 3.5 km long trek remnants the unexpected raggedness of the incline, that is tiring and takes a toll on one's lungs and keep the frail hearted out of the game. Motionless, for those who are guaranteed of their health, the trek is a very pleasing skill.
The Chandrashila is maximum point of the peak where Tungnath is situated, and offers a 270 degree view of the Great Himalayan range, definitely visible from here. At a height of about 4000 meters, and 1.5 kms additional from Tungnath, Chandrashila is value your time, if you're thrilled about photographing the Himalayan peaks, or just like the rush of the mountainous wind in your hair.
This place is generally known as 'Mini Switzerland' in Uttarakhand. [Citation needed] It is 36 km from Gopeshwar, 254 km from Rishikesh. The best time to visit is from May to November. Chopta is also accepted purpose during the winter months due to the snowfall that the area experience. Tungnath temple and Chandrashila are covered with snow from December to March.
The valley is enormous place for adventure buffs and trekking enthusiasts, because trekking is a popular association in the valley. During your trip to Chopta valley, you can take a trek to the in close proximity region of Deori Tal. Deori Tal is a very well-known lake that is bounded totally by forests on all side. This lake lies below the Chukhumba peak, and a trek to this lake can be full provided you receive proper services from a show in the area. You can stay near the lake for as long as you want to as many tourists camp out here.
Winters in Chopta run through the months of November, December, January, and February. The greatest temperature in the area during this time will be about fifteen degrees (15°C) and the lowest temperature will be approximately minus fifteen degrees (-15°C). Visiting Chopta during this time is not sensible, as trekking routes will all be cut off.