Places to Visit in Chopta

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Distance: 21 kms

Deori Tal

The Deoria Tal is located on the Ukhimath-Gopeshwar road, and is reached by a 2 km trek through Sari Village. Visiting the Deoria Tal is a wholesome experience in itself, passing the village and collecting snippets of its daily life through your camera, and if possible, then conversing with the village inhabitants. The lake is surrounded by pines in multitude and clearly mirrors these pines and the Chaukhamba peaks once still. The lake itself is one of the chief attractions of Chopta, with tons of visitors thronging it during peak season.

Experience Time: 3 days

Distance: 23 kms

Tungnath and Chandrashila Trek

Tungnath, a quaint village in Uttarakhand, is known as the starting point of the popular Chopta Chadrashila Trek. At a height of 2680m, this village is surrounded by evergreen forests of pine, deodar and rhododendron. This is one of the easier treks in the Himalayan region and hence, recommended for first timers. The trek covers a large region, starting from Haridwar and ending at Chandrashila. The trek initiates from the holy city of Haridwar towards Devarivatal Lake; which is located at an altitude of 2440 m. Here, you get a picturesque view of the Chaukhamba ranges. As one goes further, one comes across Chopta, with a height of 3000m. Next comes Tungnath, at an elevation of 3680 m. And finally, one arrives at the beautiful Chadrashila Top at 4130 m. The Tungnath temple and Chandrashila peak award you with a 360 degree, mesmerising view of the valleys below. The peaks of Panchchuli, Nanda Devi, Nilkanth and Kedarnath are all covered during the trek.

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Distance: 3 kms

Tungnath Temple

The Panch Kedar are the five shrines of Lord Shiva, established by the Shaivite sect. The highest one of them, the Tungnath Temple, is located at a literally breathtaking elevation of 3860 meters. Some believe that for a shrine that is most important of the Panch Kedars, the trek should be extremely demanding and exhausting, but the government authorities have made the path clear and smooth for all the devotees. The only challenge of the 3.5 km long trek remains the sudden steepness of the slope, that is tiring and takes a toll on one's lungs and keep the frail hearted out of the game. Still, for those who are assured of their health, the trek is a very fulfilling experience.

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Distance: 28 kms

Ukhimath

Ukhimath is a destination for the devout and the followers of Hindu mythology, but everyone is welcome. As said, Ukhimath is the winter seat of Lord Kedarnath, who is temporarily shifted every year from Kedarnath, that snows in heavily during winters and unfit for travel. Ukhimath also houses older shrines of Shiv-Parvati and the protagonists of the tale of Banasura, Usha and Aniruddh.

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Distance: 25 km

Kanchula Korak Musk Deer Sanctuary

The Kanchula Korak Deer Musk Sanctuary houses the famous Musk Deer and more importantly, and abundance of lush green vegetation, a lot of varieties of which are claimed by locals to have not even been scientifically classified yet. Sprawled over an area of 5 sq. km, you can spend a larger bit of your day here, lazing around with a pair of binoculars to explore the place.

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