Chopta Valley, North Sikkim


Walking over a river might sound like a weird imagination. But this dream can actually be realized in Chopta Valley of North Sikkim, a place where everything has a celestial charisma. Located at an elevation of 13,200 feet, Chopta Valley falls on the way to Gurudongmar Lake. Affluent in alpine vegetation, orchids, rhododendrons and other high altitude flora, Chopta Valley also embraces many twisty rivers. In Spring, Chopta Valley enjoys a colorful turbulence of flowers.


Attractions of Chopta Valley, North Sikkim

From Chopta Valley, one can trek to Muguthang Valley that lies at an altitude of 15,500 ft. This high alpine valley is a beautiful place where snow-covered peaks, meandering rivers and alpine flowers appear wonderful all together. A few kilometers from the valley is the Gurudongmar Lake, considered sacred by both Hindus and Buddhists.


Things to do at Chopta Valley, North Sikkim

Adventure is always a favourite among tourists. A thrilling trek through Chopta Valley leads to Muguthang valley at an altitude of 15,500ft, another unseen destination in the greater Himalayas. Eyes, as far as it can reach, find here a vast flat pasture crisscrossed by numerous snow-fed streams. Bird watching is a popular activity and the region is ideal for trekking and other adventure sports.


Best time to visit Chopta Valley, North Sikkim

During spring, Chopta Valley erupts with all the colours of the world. Winter is too cold but if you can bear it, you can go through a lovely frozen experience.


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