Chopta is a hamlet located in a Uttarakashi, Uttarakhand. It is called Switzerland of India, because of its beatific views of snow capped Himalayas. Chopta is a destination specially for those who love to walk in lap of nature, want to witness most colourful sunsets, and views of Gharwal mountains from Rishikesh - Badrinath highway. Chopta is a cold region, so do carry your woollens with you. Chopta is a base camp for Tungnath mahadev temple which is 4.5 kms from Chopta. Also, Tungnath is world’s highest located Shiva Temple. So don’t forget to bow down and show gratitude towards this thousands years old temple built by Pandavas. About a kilometre from Tungnath, trek your way to Chandrasheila, which is a steep climb. Hydrate yourself, breathe easy and reach to the top of mountain, and enjoy the 360 view of mighty himalayas peaks like Bandarpuch, Deoriatal, Nanda ghunti, Trisul and Chaukhamba.
Chandrasheila is famous because of a myth going as Lord Rama came here to meditate after killing Ravana. So don’t forget to capture the vibe standing at top of this summit at 13,000 fts.