CHOPTA Chopta is an unspoiled natural destination lying in the lap of the Uttarakhand Himalayas and offers views of the imposing Himalayan range including Trishul, Nanda Devi and Chaukhamba. It is located at an elevation of 2,680 metres (8,790 ft) above sea level. Chopta village is surrounded by forests of pine, deodar and rhododendron and is rich in flora and fauna
Chandrashila Devariyatal is perhaps the only trek that gives maximum returns for the effChandrashila is the summit of the Tungnath and literally means "Moon Rock". There are various legends associated with this place. According to one of the popular legend, this is the place where Lord Rama meditated after defeating the demon-king Ravana. Another legend says that moon-god Chandra spent time here in penance. The Beauty of Chandrashila is incredible. It is an impressive vantage point that offers 360 degrees panoramic views of the mighty Himalayas. This is a beautiful trek, with difficulty level rated as easy to moderate. ort put in. The lake is known for its wide 300° panorama view of snow covered mountains like Chaukhamba, Nilkantha, Bandarpunch, Kedar Range, Kalanag, etc. can be viewed from here. At an altitude of about 2438 meters, it has heavily wooded, lush green inclined fields surrounded by dense trees. Deoria Tal lies in the Kedarnath Musk Deer Sanctuary. If lucky, then one can spot animals drinking water from the lake early in the morning.
TUNGNATH Tungnath, is one of the Panch Kedars and is the highest Shiva temple in the world. As per the legend, sage Vyas Rishi advised the Pandavas (Refer: Mahabharata) that since they were culpable of slaying their own relatives during the Mahabharata war, their act could be pardoned only by Lord Shiva. They went in search of Shiva who hid to avoid them as he was convinced of their guilt. To keep away from them, Shiva took the form of a bull and went into hiding in Guptakashi, where Pandavas chased him. Later Shiva’s body in the form of bull’s body parts rematerialized at five different locations that represent the "Panch Kedar" where Pandavas built temples of Lord Shiva at each location, to worship and venerate, seeking his pardon and blessings. Each one is identified with a part of his body; Tungnath is identified as the place where the bahu (hands) were seen. (Third temple of Panch Kedar and the highest Shiva temple in the World)Rohini Bugyal is among the best picturesque sites in Himalyas. It is surrounded by Rhododendron and plenty of other variety of trees overlooking mysterious peak of Kala Parvat. During the sunset everything here seems to be painted with heavenly colours. Trek from Devariya Tal to Rohini Bhugyal is a birders trail having huge numbers of birds to spot. Quietness and Serenity makes it ideal place to meditate; but just that this 14 kms trek would make you enjoy every bit of your muscles….ooopsss (we meant ‘every bit of your trek’)