Bird watching in Himalayas is always a treat to eyes, the wide variety of species and its unique topography just makes it a memorable experience. Chopta is an unspoiled natural destination lying in the lap of the Garhwal range of Himalayas and offers views of the imposing Himalayan range including Trishul, Nanda Devi and Chaukhamba. Located at an elevation of 2,680 metres (8,790 ft) above sea level, Chopta is a gateway to Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary. Due to it high altitude mountain terrain and montane forest, it is a home to 300+ Himalayan bird species like Himlayan Monal, Kolklas Pheasant, Golden Bush Robin, Scally Breasted Cupwing, Fire Tailed Sunbird and some rare mammal species like Musk Deers and Himalayn Tahr. As a part of our photography tour we shall be covering areas around Chopta like Mandal, trek to Tungnath temple and villages around Chopta. The food and accommodation are basic with clean washrooms and bedsheets, serving traditional Himalayan cuisines.
Chopta Valley comes under the Kedarnath wildlife sanctuary and has acclaimed the attraction of bird lovers all around the world. The valley is known for over 200 species of birds specially for Monal & Koklas. Even migrated birds can be seen in the valley. The bird watching can be explored all round the year except from June end to September mid.
Chopta is famous for round the year destination among the birdwatcher because it has more than 200 permanent resident birds, as well as Chopta is the heaven for different migrated birds in different seasons cause of its unique ecosystem.
As per our experience, march end to November, except the monsoon season is the most ideal for birding in Chopta.
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