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?

Accommodation in Camp/ on share basis

All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, and dinner

High quality tents

Medical Kit


What is Not Included In This Trip?

Personal Insurance

Medical Certificate

Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit

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

Water Bottle 2

Cap or Balaclava




Torch head light

Personal Toiletry Items – (toothpaste, toothbrush, toilet paper, sanitizer etc.)