The summer months see the most crowd in Chopta, as there is versatile movement and you can trek to the most number of places. Hence, the best time to visit Chopta is during Summer from March to May. The climate is temperate and the terrain is deciduous, which means that you can expect drastic changes with the seasons – the same area that looks lush and fertile in summer is arid and full of snow in winter. This limits travel options to some places, but you are bound to have a brilliant time regardless of the weather.
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Known for its musk deer and other rare Himalayan wildlife, the smell of the beautiful aromatic flowers attracts you to the Kanchula Korak Musk Deer Sanctuary. However, you will have to drive deep into the wilderness to be able to locate it.
The story goes that this is the place where Lord Ram meditated after defeating the demon king Ravana. Offering spectacular 360 degree views of the Himalayas, this is a favorite among trekkers. From Mid April- September, the motorable road is cleared of snow, and thus is much easier to access.
An absolutely picturesque spot, it's also a brilliant place for amateur trekkers. One of the main attractions is the brilliant, deep green lake, which is a good spot for stargazing.