Chopta is a beautiful place located in the Garhwal region in Uttarakhand. It is known as the mini Switzerland of India due to its mesmerizing and exquisite beauty, especially during the winter months when it gets covered in snow. Trekking in Chopta is very popular with the trekking trail to Tunganath and Chandrashila being the most famous one. Located at a height of 2680 m above sea level, Chopta is a paradise for all nature lovers as well as adventure lovers. Trekking in Chopta is a very charming experience mostly due to the fact that the trekking trails. pass through lush green and dense forests of pine, rhododendron and deodar. There are several trekking trails from Chopta but the most famous ones are the trekking trails to Tunganath, Chandrashila and Devariyatal. While many pilgrims visit Tunganath due to the presence of a holy shrine of the Lord Shiva, many trekkers take this trail to just enjoy trekking in Chopta.
From Tunganath the trail further leads to Chandrashila. During the winter months, from around Dec-Mar, Tunganath and Chandrashila are covered in snow, adding to the already beautiful view. There is another trekking trail to Tunganath that starts from Guptakashi but unlike pilgrims who take this route; trekkers prefer trekking in Chopta due to the beauty it offers on the trail leading to Tunganath. Chopta is located only at a distance of approximately 450 km from New Delhi and 254 km from Rishikesh, thus can be easily reached by car. Chopta is still a virgin hill station that is yet to be explored fully. Due to its unspoiled beauty and cool, pleasant weather, Chopta attracts a lot of trekking enthusiasts all through the year. Excluding the monsoon season from the months of July to October and high winter season when the roads are closed due to heavy snow.