Best Time To Visit Chopta

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The summer months see the largest crowds that Chopta faces, as the main trekking routes reopen. 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 Chopta experiences drastic changes through the seasons. The same area that looks lush and fertile in summer is arid and snowy in winter. This limits travel options to some places but promises a brilliant time in the snowy cold.

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Monthly Weather in Chopta

Month High/Low (°C) Rain
January 14°/ 3° 13 days
February 17°/ 3° 7 days
March 20°/ 6° 13 days
April 25°/ 11° 9 days
May 29°/ 14° 3 days
June 31°/ 17° 12 days
July 27°/ 19° 30 days
August 27°/ 18° 29 days
September 27°/ 17° 28 days
October 25°/ 11° 5 days
November 23°/ 9° 3 days
December 18°/ 4° 3 days

Chopta in Summer (March - May)

With temperatures ranging between 10°C and 32°C, Chopta is a delight to visit in the summer. This is the main tourist season in Chopta and is the busiest time of the year in the valley. The sky is clear, visibility is great, and the weather is wonderful. You can watch huge glaciers melt into rivulets and streams from the mountains, and drink the clean mountain water too.

The magnificent glaciers make way for fertile meadows, which is awe-inspiring to watch. Carry light woollens to stay warm at night. The Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary nearby offers great biodiversity and is perfect for a one-day trip. With vast meadows and striking views, the region does not disappoint. The Anasuya and Atri Muni trek is an easy path which leads to a beautiful temple and brook in the forest.
Chopta Bugyal
Chopta Bugyal
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The terrain of Chopta is ideal to test your body! Try your hand at rock climbing and rappelling at the many adventure sports agencies in Chopta, and see if you’re up to the task! You can also go white water rafting, horse riding and ATV driving.

Chopta in Monsoon (June - September)

The monsoon rains are comfortable and not very heavy. The grassy meadows look even more spectacular in the rain as brooks, streams and cascades are formed as a result of the rain and melting snow. The lush valley looks stunningly ethereal and magical, almost out of a postcard. Although there is a risk of landslides especially on the way to Chopta, the rains are not very intense. Consult with the local authorities before planning a trip to Chopta in the monsoon.

The sky is usually cloudy from June to August, which may hamper the panoramic vistas. September is another favourite month to visit Chopta as the rains mostly recede by then, and the sky becomes clear. You can get spectacular views of the Himalayas from Chopta in September. Monsoon is the best time to go birdwatching in Chopta as you can hope to hear the mating calls of Himalayan birds.

The serenity and tranquillity of the Himalayas is contagious – indulge in Yoga and meditation during your time at Chopta as you revive your spirit and refresh your soul. The pleasant atmosphere is very conducive to contemplation, and you can find a quiet spot easily. Chopta is the perfect destination to de-stress and forget the hustle and bustle of the busy city.
Chopta ukhimath
Chopta Ukhimath
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Chopta in Winter (October - February)

The mercury drops to sub-zero levels in Chopta in the winter, with a minimum of -15°C and a maximum of 15°C. Most parts of the region are inaccessible during winter as the routes are cut off due to heavy snowfall, but you can stay at the lower altitude. Winter is the best time for honeymooners to visit Chopta as the idyllic valley offers privacy and much scope for romance. Light a campfire and snuggle under the stars with your loved one as you roast marshmallows and enjoy the local cuisine. It is advisable to carry heavy wools to keep warm. Carry gloves if you want to play in the snow as well.

Trekking on snow is very popular at Chopta, for the paths are well-marked, and the view is spectacular. Deoria Tal is a gorgeous lake in the valley, which is bordered by towering forests on all sides. Cocooned under the Chaukhamba peak, Deoria is a favoured camping site as well. The reflection of the clear blue sky and the snow-capped mountains on the still water is breathtaking! The Deoria-Chopta is a popular trekking route in winter, as the main routes to the town are blocked. Take heavy woollens to shield yourself from the snow. This winter trekking route is perfect for adventurous honeymooners and solo travellers. You can also conquer the terrain on snowmobiles, sledges and skis.

Bathed in nature, steeped in tranquillity and soothed by the pure breeze, Chopta is a paradise of the wild and serenity. Visit this haven for a truly extraordinary vacation!
Snow Peak in Chopta, Uttarakhand
Snow Peak in Chopta, Uttarakhand
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Events in Chopta

Deer Spotting at Kanchula Korak Musk Deer Sanctuary

March-May

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.

Trekking at Chandrashila

April - September

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.

Deoriya Tal Trek

March-June, September-October

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.

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