This place is popularly known as ‘Mini Switzerland” It lies 29 km from Ukhimath, 254 kilometers (158 mi) from Rishikesh and approximately 450 kilometers (280 mi) from the capital Delhi. The best time to visit is from April to November. Chopta is also a popular destination during the winter months due to the snowfall that the area experiences. Tungnath temple and Chandrashila are snow-covered from December to March.
It is a place that is so far to be fully explored and one of the best hill stations in India. Chopta is a must visit destination for nature lovers and those who are ardent for trekking. Chopta has a very cool and pleasant environmental condition from March to May with the temperature between 10 °C and 30 °C.
After that comes monsoon season that starts from the month of July and ends in the month of October. Chopta witnesses’ snowfall from November to March and the temperature is between a minimum of −15 °C and a maximum of 15 °C. It starts snowing in the month of November and increases importantly day by day. By January it is a 4- to 7-foot-thick layer of snowfall. It is fully covered with snow during winters and during the same time; some of the routes going to Chopta are blocked. An alternative route to Chopta is from Deoria Tal, which is 10–12 km trek that starts from Deorial Tal. Deoria Tal can be approached from Saari Village. It can be taken during winter season. So, trekkers must visit the place during winters if they want to see snowfields.
Summertime in Chopta does not offer clear view of Himalayas due to cloudy weather from June to August. All the peaks are covered in clouds and the view is vague. During winters, the sky is crystal clear and all the mountains are clearly visible. It amazingly offers a 360-degree view of snow-clad mountains.
Well, the peak season is from April to June or from September to November but if you are looking forward to hit the snowy tracks then winter is the best time to visit Chopta Valley. If you are an adventure and nature lover and looking forward to sight some rare and beautiful birds while passing through the forest of rhododendron then summer is perfect for you. The temperature during the summer season ranges between 10 to 30 degrees, whereas during the winters it drops to (–) 15 to 12 degrees.