Chopta – Rhododendron Forest Mud House – Review

From time to time everyone deserves to escape the hectic city life as much as possible and bask in the lap of nature. What could be nicer than spending time in the beautiful Himalayas. Here is lovely an eco-friendly homestay sneak in for your next uplifting vacation. Lush green forests, vast meadows, valleys, and snow-loaded mountains welcome you to Chopta with open arms.

Chopta (Image Credit Pushpendra)

This is a popular stop, en route to trekking destinations such as Chandrashila and Tungnath, and offers breath-taking beauty and absolute comfort to mind and soul. It is one of the most original destinations in Uttarakhand for those looking for a lesser-known trekking trail.

Chopta – Rhododendron Forest Mud HouseReview

Chopta – Rhododendron Forest Mud House

This property is in Chopta, the mini-Switzerland of Uttarakhand, surrounded by Kedarnath, Badrinath, the Valley of Flowers and many other unspoiled hikes. Made from locally available stone and wood, the hut is plastered with mud and cow dung and has a thatched roof. The cabin is located next to a freshwater stream and surrounded by forests of rhododendron and oak trees in the Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary. An ideal stay for couples, solo adventurers, business travelers, families, large groups, and funny friends.

The hut has 3 cozy rooms with a view on the first floor and a spacious hall with a small fire place on the ground level.

If you are planning a trip to Chopta, do it.  Pushpendra is an exceptional host, he and his staff took care of almost everything, be it the stay, the food, or local travel, the place is overwhelming in itself. If you ever travel to this place, you will only get to make great memories. Pushpendra can be contacted via Mobile and WhatsApp – +91-7895031411

Chopta – Rhododendron Forest Mud House – (Image Credit Pushpendra)

Responsible Tourism at Chopta:

Made from locally available stone and wood, the hut is plastered with mud and cow dung and has a thatched roof.

Major attractions: Tungnath, Deoria Tal, Ukhimath, Chandrashila and Kanchula Korak Musk Deer Sanctuary.

How to get here:

Rail: The nearest station to Chopta is Rishikesh (207kms). Coming from any part of India, the nearest rail heads are Haridwar and Dehradun. Haridwar is connected by Haridwar-Dehradun Express (3009 Up), Delhi-Dehradun Express (4041 Up), Mumbai-Dehradun Express (9019 Up) and Dehradun – Delhi Shatabdi Express.

Air: The nearest airport is at Jolly Grant (17 kms from Rishikesh, 26 kms from Dehradun and 223 kms from Chopta).

Road: State Transport and Union buses and shared jeeps ply regularly between Ukhimath/ Guptkashi and Rishikesh (212 kms)/ Haridwar (244 kms)/ Dehradun (290 kms) / Delhi (450 kms). During one bus plys between Ukhimath and Chopta and starts at 0700hrs from Ukhimath.

Altitude: 2850 meters ASL


  • Summers: Between 15 to 25 Degree C (May and Jun)
  • Monsoons: Between 10 to 20 Degree C (Jul & Aug)
  • Autumn: Between 10 to 25 Degree C (Sep & Oct, Mid Nov)
  • Winters: Between -15 to 0 Degree C (Mid Nov to Mid Mar)
  • Spring : Between 4 to 20 Degree C (Mid Mar to June )

What To Expect:

  • Magnificent Himalayan Views. Pure fresh air. Absolute Peace.
  • Basic Amenities
  • Solar Lighting / Charging
  • Small Library and indoor games
  • Bon fire and Bar-B-Que
  • Completely Frozen during winters

What Not to Expect:

  • Electricity
  • Mobile networks
  • Markets
  • Luxury


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