Camping in Chopta Uttarakhand

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Chopta Uttarakhand

Chopta hill station (village) is located in the Uttarakhand (Uttaranchal) state, at an elevation of 2680 m above the sea level. Chopta village is an unspoiled beautiful natural destination that offers wonderful views of the majestic Himalayan peaks like – Nanda Devi, Chaukhamba and Trishul. It is surrounded by dense forests of pine, deodar and rhododendron, a part of Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary and close to the Himalayas in the Chamoli district.

Having a pollution-free environment, it takes you into the laps of nature and you will feel relaxed. Green forests and Bugyal give peace to your mind and soul.

Camping in Chopta

Chopta is surrounded by beautiful and dense forests of Pine, Oak, and Birch. There is a majority of 40+ species and there you can feel the real essence of nature, forest, and the environment. Camps in Chopta are surrounded by wonderful dense forests of different species of trees. The camp offers an amazing view of Chandrashila Peak in the east which tempts and also inspires everyone to trek in the upper Himalayas.

Chopta is the base campsite for all the trekkers that come near the Chopta hills. The wide green fields or alpine grasslands called “Bugyal”, invites you to put down your tents (if you have your own). For laying your own tent, you must have a permit from the forest department of Chopta.

  • Camping in Chopta offers the best comfort atmosphere around the jungle camps.
  • There are all-weather proof Swiss Deluxe Tents with an attached toilet/bathroom and running water. Best solar system generated light, neat and clean comfortable beds.
  • Camps also offer the best meal items from Uttarakhand and Himalaya’s traditional cuisine.
  • One can enjoy playing volleyball, badminton, football, cricket, golf, etc. near the campsite.
  • Wonderful view of Chandrashila Peak from the camp.
  • We know the importance of good food for good health, so we cook in the hygienic camp kitchen.
  • We also provide the best information about the social and geographical features in the Uttarakhand Himalayas.

Why is Chopta Famous?

Chopta is called the Mini Switzerland of Uttarakhand. Having a rich variety of flora and fauna, if you are looking for an adventure trip in the Uttarakhand state, you must come here to enjoy excellent adventure trek routes and explore the beauty of nature. Chopta welcomes all nature lovers, mostly those people who are passionate about trekking and camping.

If you are waiting for snowfall with trekking and camping, Chopta may fulfill your dreams. It is also a trending destination for snowfall experiences. The Tungnath Temple and the Chandrashila Peak are covered with snow in the winter season.

Best Time for Chopta Camping

Summer Camping – March to July: The best season for finding flora and fauna in Chopta is from March to July. One can find 40+ species in Chopta during these months. Chopta, Deoriatal to Chandrashila is the best trek for Summer Camping.

Winter Camping – October to March: The winter season invites you for the best view of the majestic Himalayan peaks. Your camping and trekking experience will become wonderful because of snow and snowfall. Chopta to Chandrashila is one of the best winter trekking and camping site in Chopta.

Note: Mid of July to last of September, camping, and trekking are closed due to heavy rainfall. Please note if climate (temperature) goes down to 0, -5 or -10 and so on, camping will close in winter seasons due to safety reasons.

How to reach Chopta

By Road, Chopta is well connected with other cities via road. Chopta comes in the way of Ukhimath Road. One can easily book buses or taxis from all major towns of Uttarakhand.

By Train, Rishikesh and Haridwar are the nearest railway stations to reach Chopta. It is only 210 km away from Rishikesh city. Good facilities are available for transportation to Chopta.

By Air, Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest airport which is in Dehradun, only 226 km from Chopta.


Day 1 – Drive Haridwar-Chopta 7-8 h (225 km)

Today we head to chopta along with holy river Ganga, Alaknanda & Mandakini and reach chopta. then start our trek near hotel to the beautiful wooded emerald chopta which is believed to be the Indra Sarovar referred to in The surrounding of the chopta is picturesque as the mighty peaks of Chaukhamba Kedarnath, and kedarnath dome are reflected in the crystal clear himalayas of the hotel. Spend quality time near the hotel.


Day 2 : Chopta to Chandrashila via Tungnath (9 Km Trek)

Early morning, we start our trek to Tungnath temple, has definitely a certain mystical/religious aspect which is quite based on the spectacular surrounding and views from there. After spending some time, we will head for the Chandrashila summit that provides a wonderful 360 degree view of Himalayas. Then come back to Chopta night stay.


Day 3 – Chopta - Haridwar (165kms/7 Hrs)

Early morning, visit Rudraprayag. visit Rishikesh Local Sight Seeing (Ram Jhulla, Laxman Jhulla, Triveni Ghat, Parmarth Niketan, Shivananda and Gita Kutir). After Lunch, drive to Haridwar


What is Included In This Trek?

Forest Permit and entrance fee

Accommodation in tents and Lodge on share basis

All meals: breakfast,lunch, tea, dinner

Good Experience Trek Leader guide and Technical guide

Medical Kit

Crampons and Gaiters


What is Not Included In This Trek?

Personal Insurance

Medical Certificate

Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit

On first day En Route to base camp the Breakfast and Lunch are Not Included

Last Day En Route Lunch and Dinner are Not Included

Mandatory Documents

Please carry the documents given below

Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, Driving License, Voters ID, etc,
Passport and Visa important to foreigners
Medical Certificate (First part should be filled by the Doctor and Second part by the Trekker)
Declaration Certificates

Note: – Many trekkers commit the same mistake of carrying unnecessary items on a trek which only makes the backpack heavy. It is important to know the right items to carry.
It differs from season to season if you are trekking in summers then carry less layers of warm clothing and if you are trekking in winters carry enough layers to protect yourself against chilly cold.

Necessary Items for trekkers

  • Photo ID Proof.
  • Rucksack/Backpack (40 to 50 Litre) & Rucksack cover (Waterproof).
  • Daypack- one small day pack (15-20 L) with you during the walk.
  • Trekking Shoe- A good quality rubber sole shoe..
  • T-shirt Dry fit/Quick dry type.
  • Warm Jacket-Warm Fleece Jacket/Synthetic fill.
  • Windproof Jacket/Wind Cheater.
  • Thermal wear.
  • Trek pants.
  • Raincoat/Poncho
  • Woolen cap
  • Hat/Bandanna
  • Under garments/Inner wear.
  • Warm Socks.
  • Woolen gloves.
  • Waterproof gloves.
  • Walking Sticks/Trekking Poles.
  • Water bottle/Hydration pack.
  • Sunglasses -UV protected.
  • Torch/Head Lamp with extra batteries.
  • Sunscreen lotion.
  • Sanitizer
  • Wet tissue paper.
  • Small Towel
  • Camera with extra cells
  • Medications and a first-aid kit
  • Carry Personal Medical Kit

    Personal Medical Kit (Carry minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)

    Diamox – (Prevents altitude sickness)

    Digene – (It cures discomfort in stomach, acidity)

    Crocin Advance – (Cures fever and headache)

    Aspirin/Combiflam – (Pain reliever)

    Disprin – (Cures headache)

    Avomine – (Prevents motion sickness)

    Avil – (It treat allergies)

    Norflox TZ & Lomofen – (Prevents Diarrhoea)

    Ranitidine – (Reduces the amount of acid in stomach)

    Volini/Moov spray – (For sprains)

    Betadine/Savlon – (Antiseptic cream)


    Band aid


    Stretchable/Elastic bandage


    Note:- Use medicines only when prescribed by the doctor. In case you face any problem during your trek, discuss and take advice from the Professional guide.

    Advisory:- follow covid-19 guidelines

    Terms And Conditions

    Payments: For all the services contracted, certain advance payment should be made to hold the booking, on confirmed basis & the balance amount can be paid either before your departure from your country or upon arrival in INDIA but definitely before the commencement of the services. Management personnels hold the right to decide upon the amount to be paid as advance payment, based on the nature of the service & the time left for the commencement of the service.

    Apart from above in some cases like Special Train Journeys, hotels or resorts bookings during the peak season (X-Mas, New Year), full payment is required to be sent in advance.

    Mode of Payment: Overseas advance payment can be made through Wire Transfer to our bank.

    Cancellation Policy: In the event of cancellation of tour / travel services due to any avoidable / unavoidable reason/s we must be notified of the same in writing. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive advice in writing, and cancellation charges would be as follows:

    • 45 days prior to arrival: 15% of the Tour / service cost
    • 15 days prior to arrival: 50% of the Tour / service cost
    • 07 days prior to arrival: 75% of the Tour / service cost
    • 48 hours prior to arrival OR No Show: No Refund

    Note: Written cancellation will accept on all working days, except Sunday, Any cancellation sent on Sunday's will be considered on next working day (Monday).

    For the X-mas and new year period from 20 Dec to 05 Jan the payment is non-refundable.

    In case you cancel the trip after commencement, refund would be restricted to a limited amount only which too would depend on the amount that we would be able to recover from the hoteliers/ contractors we patronize. For unused hotel accommodation, chartered transportation & missed meals etc. we do not bear any responsibility to refund.

    Trekking, Tour and adventure actives in Himalayan region carry an inherent risk to life and goods. The natural calamities may cause injury and loss of life, which is beyond any control. Tour Uttarakhand does its best to minimize all types of risks, discomfort and hazard to the best of their ability, yet there are chances of accidents, mishaps and deficiency in service.


    • Any delay from the customer’s side will lead to cancellation of trek/ tour/ adventure activities.
    • Trekking Tour Adventure maybe cancelled due to some unavoidable circumstances i.e- weather condition, govt. notification, land sliding or any other natural calamity.
    • Trekking in Uttrakhand reserves the right to discontinue, modify any trek, tour & adventure activities without assigning any reasons or without any prior intimation whatsoever.
    • Anybody found to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs medically or physically unfit (any serious ailment, weak heart conditions, epilepsy, asthma, expecting mothers etc.) unfit for any reasons in the wisdom of the trek leader/guide/instructor will not be allowed for trekking /tour/ adventure activities. Request for a refund or a discount in such situation will not be entertained. Decision of the trek lead/guide/management in this regard would be final.
    • Total decided package cost will not be affected if there is any reduction in the number of persons
    • Minimum required 50% of amount to get confirmed the trek/tour/adventure activities.