Chopta Birdwatching: Where Nature Sings in Feathers

  • 05 Nights/ 06 Days
  • Accommodation
  • Food
  • Transport
  • Trekking


Up on Arrival at Dehradun Airport, Drive to Chopta, On arrival check-in at the Camp/ Hotel.

An overnight stay at Hotel/ Camp.

"In the morning, embark on a captivating journey to witness the vibrant wings of Chopta Valley's birds."

Nestled amidst the majestic Garhwal Himalayas, Chopta emerges as a mesmerizing paradise for birdwatching enthusiasts. As the sun gently kisses the pristine landscapes of this hidden gem, a vibrant avian orchestra awakens, welcoming you to a world of winged wonders. Here's why Chopta stands as the best birdwatching destination in Uttarakhand:

  1. A Natural Symphony: Chopta is a melodious symphony of bird calls echoing through lush forests, alpine meadows, and serene valleys. The blend of diverse ecosystems here provides a harmonious habitat for a myriad of avian species.
  2. Resident Marvels: Among the resident avian treasures, the resplendent Himalayan Monal, often referred to as the "jewel of the Himalayas," dazzles with its kaleidoscopic plumage. The charismatic Koklass Pheasant, the magnificent Himalayan Griffon, and the elusive Snow Partridge are just a few of the enchanting residents that call Chopta home.
  3. Migratory Guests: Chopta's inviting charm extends to migratory birds, particularly during the winter months. Watch in awe as vibrant Yellow-browed Warblers and the striking Red-flanked Bluetail seek refuge from the frigid heights in Chopta's welcoming embrace.
  4. Scenic Marvels: The journey of birdwatching in Chopta is as enchanting as the destination itself. Treks to the revered Tungnath temple and the panoramic Chandrashila peak reveal breathtaking landscapes that often play host to a mesmerizing array of birds.
  5. Tranquil Environment: The serene environment of Chopta allows you to immerse yourself in the world of birds without the disturbances of urban life. In this tranquil setting, every flutter of wings and every melodious note becomes an unforgettable experience.
  6. Guided Exploration: Local birding guides in Chopta are like the keys to a treasure trove of avian wonders. Their knowledge and expertise help you identify species, decode bird behavior, and lead you to prime birdwatching spots.
  7. Cozy Accommodations: Chopta offers a range of cozy accommodations, from rustic guesthouses to charming campsites. Here, you can nestle close to nature, ensuring you're never too far from the delightful sounds of chirping birds.

“ The best time for birdwatching in Chopta”

Late Spring (April to June): This is one of the prime birdwatching seasons in Chopta. During late spring, the weather is pleasant, and the forested areas and meadows are teeming with birdlife. Many resident bird species are active during this time, and you can observe them as they prepare for the breeding season. The flowering trees and blooming wildflowers add to the beauty of the landscape.

Early Autumn (September to November): Another excellent time for birdwatching in Chopta is during the early autumn months. The monsoon season has passed, leaving the region lush and green. This is when you can spot both resident and migratory birds as they start to return to the area. The temperatures are comfortable, and the skies are clear, making it ideal for outdoor activities.

While these two periods are generally the best for birdwatching in Chopta, the region offers avian delights throughout the year. Birdwatchers may find migratory species during the winter months and resident birds in other seasons. Therefore, depending on your preferences, you can plan your visit to Chopta accordingly.

Chopta is known as "Mini Switzerland", and is getting popular as a tourist destination since last few years. Chopta hill station is situated in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand state at a located at an altitute of 2600 mts above sea level amidst dense forest. Enchanting views of the Himalayas is visible from Chopta.

Chopta is the initiation point of the trek to famous TungnathMandir (one of the Panch-Kedars) and summit Chandrashilla. The region is rich in varied flora and fauna, with plenty of Rhododendron and deodar trees all around.

Have dinner and night stay.

After breakfast, enjoy the picturesque. You can also visit at Tungnath , leave early for the trek to Tunganath (3.5 KM / trek) / Chandrashilla (1.5 KM / trek) back to Chopta or go to jungle walk and enjoy beautiful weather, view of Himalayas.

Evening time is spent leisure, dinner at the Camp / Hotel,

Have dinner and night stay.

This morning we depart to Sari Village located at the height of about 2200 m., the village is the base camp for Deoria Tal (lake) trek.

On arrival, start the trek to the spectacular lake, enjoying the visual treat of apple and peach orchards, lush green meadows and multi-hued flowers. The trek of about 2-3 km that takes you to Deoria Tal is nature’s very special craft with flawless natural magnificence all around. Enjoy the enchanting backdrop of Chaukhamba Peaks that form astounding reflections in the lake’s crystal clear water.

Later back to Chopta .

 An overnight stay  at Hotel.

Enjoy the delicious breakfast at Hotel, later check – out from hotel and drive to  Rishikesh.

Have dinner and night stay.

After breakfast, Checkout from the Hotel & drive to Dehradun Airport for board your flight.

Wish you Happy & Memorable Trip!!!

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