Planning A Trip To Chopta? Here’s a snapshot of Chopta weather and the best time to visit Chopta
Best time to visit in Chopta
Chopta is a heavenly hill station of Uttarakhand and a part of the Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary. It has different moods in different seasons, so any time is a good time to visit Chopta. What's the best time depends on your plans. Below you'll find a general overview of what to expect throughout the year. If you are well prepared, you'll have a wonderful trip regardless of the time of year.
Summer is the best time to visit Chotpa because the maximum crowd comes to Chopta in this season. As it is pleasant weather in hills in summer, Kapat of Tungnath Ji opens and the most important it is the time of school holidays in summer months. The Himalayan views are very attractive in summer. The maximum temperature goes up to 25degree in Chopta and it remains pleasant enough. It is the best time to visit Chopta with your kids to enjoy the summer vacation. Carry light woolens with you too. Evening light drizzle is frequent during summers.
Best time to Visit in Chopta - as per season
Chopta in spring:
Spring is the best for photography. The Jungle of Chopta valley offer you different color lots of snow up to the end of March. The time of rhododendron flowering stats from mid-march and can get up to the second week of April. Due to three types of Rhododendron, this valley looks like painted with the tricolor. Lower part looks like painted with dark red (Duggal bittha and Baniyakund) and middle part (Bhera khark to Rawanshila) with pink and the upper part (Tungnath Area) of the valley with mixed white & purple color.
Locally Rhododendron is known as Buransh and you can get Buransh juice for good health.
Chopta in monsoon: (June End to 20th September)
The road to Chopta from Rishikesh is now all-weather so; one can reach here to enjoy the beauty of monsoon. Enjoy the sip of coffee, gazing at the green mountains and rarely but stunning views of the snow-capped peaks at Chopta during monsoons. One important thing please do carry a raincoat. The best things to see in Chopta in this season are stunning flora (son many types of small flowers and different herbs in Chopta) small stream and falls. You will find the greenery everywhere to get lost into nature in this season.
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Chopta in winters:
October & November: The weather can still be pretty mild in October, although this is fall and it might as well be a bit Chilly at Tungnath & Chandrashila. The first snowfall will occur in the Himalayan Peaks and views clear in this season. October and November are one of the best months to visit Chopta.
December - Christmas & New-year party atmosphere: December marks the transition to winter. The first half of the month is similar to November. Winter should set in during the second half. However, snowfall tends to start later in the season due to global warming. A white Christmas is not a guarantee, although still common in the high mountains. Don't expect snow in the valley. It's possible but uncommon nowadays. The two weeks around Christmas and New Year are the most popular weeks of the year among tourists.
January & February: One of the best activities in winter to indulge your adventurous is Snow trekking to the Chandrashila summit. January to Mid March is the snow season of Chopta and you can enjoy the skiing here in Chopta and do snow treks. Trees are laden with snow and Chopta is picturesque. The temperature drops minimum to minus five and it snows throughout. Snow last tills March. Devariya lake is accessible throughout the winters while trek to Tungnath and Chandrashila depends on the weather conditions.