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Chopta Trekking for Beginners: Tips for a Successful Hike

ChoptaTungnath trek is one the most amazing and beautiful trek of India which is located in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand state. The beauty of this place will refresh your body and mind. It is popular for its lush green green grasslands. The second reason for its popularity is the Tunganath Temple, which is the largest Shiva temple in the world.  If you want to experience peace amidst mountains and nature without any hindrance, then you should trek here. if you are a beginner and want to chop trekking then this article is for you only. in this article, we are going to tell you all the detailed information about the ChoptaTungnath trek.

Chopta tungnath trek Time

you can plan to go Chopta trek in winter and summer but avoid going here during monsoon season. One can visit here in the months of September to November. These months are perfect for seeing the clear and beautiful views of the mountains as soon as the monsoon ends. At this time, snow also falls here and the blanket of snow makes the view more picturesque. At the same time, the months from May to July are good to visit here in summer. During this time, red, pink and white coloured Buransha flowers add charm to these valleys.

You can do these Activities Chopta Tungnath trek

1.Deoria Tal Trek

You can enjoy trekking here. Sari village is two and a half kilometres away from here, this place is popular because of Deoria Lake. You can go on this short trek. Deoria Tal is situated at 2438 meters above sea level. It will take you 2-3 hours to do this trek.

2.Tungnath Trek

The most popular trek, Tungnath is situated at an altitude of 3680 meters above sea level. The trek is 3 km up and you will find lush green grasslands on the way. You can see a wide range of snow-covered Himalayas. Tungnath is an ancient temple which is said to have existed for more than 1000 years and from here you can view the Mandakini and Alaknanda River Valley.

3.Baniyakund Camp

You can enjoy camping here. Baniyakund is 4 kilometres away from Chopta and is a large field of lush grass. There are some villages around it. It is a stopping point for those trekking Tungnath-Chandrashila. Bird-watching can be done from here.

4.Kanchula Korak Musk Deer Sanctuary

This sanctuary is located along the Chopta-Gopeshwar road, about 7 kilometres from Chopta. It covers an area of 5 square kilometres. Musk deer can be seen here, apart from this various rare varieties of flowers are also present here. This lush green sanctuary remains like this throughout the year. If you are interested in wildlife, then definitely visit here. The ticket of this century is only Rs 50.

Chopta tungnath trek distance

Chopta to Tunganath trek can also be done in just one day. Chopta to Tunganath is a 3.5-kilometre track which can be completed in a maximum of 3 hours. If trekkers start the trek in the morning, they can reach back to Chopta by evening. There are very few accommodation facilities near Tungnath, so most of the people come back to Chopta.

How to reach Chopta tungnath trek

Since there is no direct bus from Delhi to Chopta. For this reason, you will first have to book a bus from Delhi to Dehradun, Rishikesh, Devprayag, Srinagar or Haridwar. You can book a bus wherever you want. Book another bus to Ukhimath from the bus stand where you got down. As soon as you reach Ukhimath, you will find many local taxis to Chopta.

You can book a bus from the online portal of Uttarakhand or Uttar Pradesh. The starting price will range from Rs 390 to Rs 410. If you want to update a little, you can book Janrath bus tickets. Janrath bus ticket will cost Rs 549. You book a bus from Delhi to Haridwar. Haridwar to Chopta: From Haridwar, you will have to take another bus to Kund and from there you can reach Chopta. The fare to the Kund from Haridwar is Rs 300. After that, from here you can go to Chopta in a shared taxi whose fare is Rs 70.

Where to stay in Chopta

Many guest houses will be available to stay in Chopta. Their price starts from Rs 500. You will also find good resorts around it. The price of those resorts starts from Rs 1200. The Dhabas present here also provide dormitory services, where you can enjoy the weekend in a bed for Rs 200.

Let’s see how much you spent during this period-

Bus Booking – If you want to come here by bus so you have to spend around 1700 rupees for the round trip

Local Transport – the cost of the local transport is Rs 140 for the round trip

Guest House– you can get a room in the guest house for Rs 500 only.

Food and Drink– if you want to eat simple and budget-friendly food you have to spend just rs 100 for a time meal.  In Chopta you will get a thali for just Rs 100.

In this article, we have given you all the information about the ChoptaTungnath trek. now you have come to know about how to go to the Chopta tren and where you can stay there. We have full hope that you would have found this article quite informative. thanks for reading this article

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