Why You Should Do Chopta Chandrashila Trek

Why You Should Do Chopta Chandrashila Trek

Chopta Chandrashila Trek is considered a stunning trek in the Garhwal region, offering the Himalayas’ grandeur. Chopta is often referred to as the “Mini Switzerland of Uttarakhand” because of its picturesque landscape. This trek is a vantage point with astounding panoramas of mountains like Nanda Devi, Bandarpoonch, Chaukhamba, Kedar Peak, and Mt. Trishul.

Flowers: This hike is awash with flowers, particularly Rhododendrons, pink, red, and vivid colors along the trek in the summer. From Ukhimath, you would be walking through wildflowers and ferns; the other side of the valley is filled with white and purple flowers in the upper part of Chopta.

Mythology: The story goes that the five brothers of the epic poem Mahabharata, once thirsty, were drawn to the water of Deoriatal and had to face an examination of their wisdom. According to Mahabharata, another legend goes that the Panch Kedars were built by the Pandavas, asking for Lord Shiva’s forgiveness and atonement for their sins incurred by killing their kin in the battle of Kurukshetra. Lord Shiva appeared in a bull form, and parts of the bull appeared in these five locations where the shrines were built. Tungnath is where the limbs and chest of the bull appeared.

Mountains: As we walk on the trail, spectacular mountains like Bandarppoonch Kedar and Chaukhamba are visible. The summit is attained with a 360-degree panorama across The Garhwal and the Kumaon mountains waiting to greet you. Some notable peaks in this view of grandeur include Nanda Devi Trishul, Nandaghunti, Dronagiri, Chaukhamba, and Kedar. Some glimpses into the Thalaysagar and Gangotri ranges can also be discerned from the edges.

Forest: Old Oak, Maple, and rhododendrons cover the dense forest trail when you come near Rohini Bugyal, bringing a cool and refreshing feel. Absorb the scent of the Deodar trees as you come close to Tungnath Shrine. You will also see Birch trees from the shrine, also known as Bhojpatra.

Wildlife: It’s one of Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary, and with some luck, trekkers may find red foxes and other smaller wild creatures, which you can see as you walk ahead of Deoriatal. You could also see some birds like Himalayan Monals, considered more beautiful than the peacock because it is more colorful.

Meadows: The trail passes through the lush green fields of Rohini Bugyal, Chopta destination site (the Meadows) of Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand state.

Shepherds – See several shepherd huts made of stones with their livestock.


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Adhish was born and brought up in the Pauri Garhwal region. Since childhood, he has had an inclination towards Mountains. To fulfil this dream, Adhish did his Basic mountaineering Courses from Nehru institute of mountaineering, Advance mountaineering courses from Himalayan mountaineering institute Darjeeling and Skiing courses from ABVIM Manali. He has done various expeditions in the Himalayan region. And his love for mountains and adventure is never-ending. Make sure to get detailed help related to the Himalayan trek from him.
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