Snowpod Chopta Tungnath


Snow Podchopta Tungnath | Explore Mini Switzerland of Uttarakhand India

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Chopta, often referred to as the “Mini Switzerland” of India, is a hidden gem nestled in the lap of the Uttarakhand Himalayas. This enchanting region, known for its pristine meadows and evergreen forests, is a gateway to the sacred Tungnath Temple and the breathtaking Chandrashila summit, standing tall at over 4,000 meters (13,000 feet).

At an elevation of 2,709 meters (8,888 feet) above sea level, Chopta offers a serene escape into nature’s embrace. Surrounded by dense forests of pine, deodar, and rhododendron, Chopta is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts, boasting rare bird species and the elusive musk deer.

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Distance of chopta snowpod from Rishikesh -

Located approximately 45 kilometers from Ukhimath, 162 kilometers from Rishikesh, and around 450 kilometers from the bustling capital city of Delhi, Chopta is a year-round destination. The best time to visit is from April to November, but it also attracts adventurers during the winter months when it’s blanketed in pristine snow. Tungnath Temple and Chandrashila Peak are especially magical during the snowy season, from December to March.

Chopta is easily accessible via different routes, including the one from Rishikesh through Rudraprayag, Kund, and Ukhimath, or via Rudraprayag, Karnprayag, Chamoli, Gopeshwar, and Mandal. The journey to Chopta offers travelers a refreshing experience, awakening to the cool, invigorating mountain breeze and the melodious chirping of birds.


For outdoor enthusiasts, Chopta is a playground of adventure activities. Camping, trekking, yoga retreats, and survival activities are popular choices. Snow trekking and skiing are winter highlights, while rock climbing, rappelling, and photography of rare Himalayan species like the monal bird, musk deer, and pika mouse await throughout the year.

One of the most sought-after treks in the region is the Chopta-Tungnath-Chandrashila trek. This journey takes you through pristine forests, far from the hustle and bustle, offering panoramic views of the Himalayan range. The trek commences from Kund, a charming town situated at 1,350 meters. Key stops include Deoriatal, Chopta, Tungnath Temple, and the majestic Chandrashila Peak.

The trek to Chandrashila Peak is best started in the morning to capture the unobstructed 360-degree view of the Himalayan valley, as clouds and rain can obscure the scenery later in the day. The return journey can be on foot by retracing your steps or by car.

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Chopta is also home to the dense forests of the Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary, boasting a rich variety of temperate and alpine trees, including oak, pine, burans, and other Himalayan species. The region is known for its high biodiversity, vast grassland meadows, and the mesmerizing Deoria Tal (lake).

Visitors to Chopta are treated to remarkable visibility of 41 Himalayan peaks, including Meru, Sumeru, Ganesh Parwat, Chaukhamba, Bandarpunch, Nilkantha, Tirsuli, and the iconic Nanda Devi. The region offers a panoramic view of the entire Himalayan mountain range.

When planning your visit to Chopta, consider the seasons. The period from March to May provides a pleasant climate, with temperatures ranging from 10°C to 30°C. Monsoon season, from July to October, can be cloudy and rainy, obscuring mountain views. Winter, from November to March, transforms Chopta into a snow-covered wonderland, with temperatures fluctuating between a minimum of -15°C and a maximum of 15°C. The snowfall, which begins in November, gradually intensifies, creating a thick blanket of snow by January. 

Snowpod chopta a unique destination -

Chopta, in winter, offers a unique opportunity to witness snowfields, and the entire landscape is transformed into a winter wonderland. Trekkers and nature enthusiasts must explore Chopta during these magical winter months. In Chopta, every season has its charm, making it a must-visit destination for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike.

The Indian Himalayas, a majestic wonderland, are adorned with snow-laden mountains, evergreen meadows, and hidden valleys, where time seems to stand still. Chopta, often hailed as India’s very own Mini Switzerland, epitomizes the Himalayan charm.

Now, imagine the thrill of resting in an igloo amidst the grandeur of the Greater Himalayas, an experience that awaits you at SnowPOD, undoubtedly one of Chopta Uttarakhand’s finest luxury resorts.

Let’s embark on an adventure together! Allow this video to captivate your senses, compelling you to embark on a journey straight to the heart of the Himalayas. SnowPOD Chopta invites you to explore the pristine beauty of the mountains and indulge in a unique, unforgettable experience.

SnowPOD Chopta is not just a destination; it’s a revelation, a place where luxury meets the untamed Himalayan wilderness. Come, be enchanted by the magic of Chopta, where every moment is an adventure, every view a masterpiece, and every stay at SnowPOD a memory to cherish. Discover your own Himalayan paradise, where the force of nature and the comfort of luxury blend seamlessly.


Snowpod Chopta is your gateway to the stunning Himalayan landscape. Our journey from Baniyakund to Makkumath, spanning approximately 18 kilometers during the winter months, ensures a smooth transition to our Makkumath base camp. Snowpod Chopta is dedicated to providing the utmost comfort and top-notch facilities to our guests.

In the serene surroundings of Snowpod Makkumath, we have created a haven that combines luxury, tranquility, and the natural beauty of the area. We take pride in our unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional service, making your accommodation experience in the Chopta Valley, often referred to as the Mini Switzerland of Uttarakhand, India, truly special.

Our aim is to offer you a seamless blend of opulence and nature at Snowpod Chopta. We invite you to embark on a memorable journey where the comforts of home meet the enchanting Himalayan wilderness.

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