Start early for chopta next day. Chopta is 23km from mandal. You need to hire taxi for chopta as bus is very late. Generally taxi driver charge ₹1500. Look out for someone who is already going to chopta and negotiate ,you will get a better deal( got ourselves for ₹400).
From chopta trek is around 4km. The trek is paved, wide and very easy by trek standards. Reach Tungnath ,bow down to Lord Shiva.
You will find 4-5 hotels and simple tasty food there. You can stay for night there if you like.