Location: Kedarnath Reserve National Park, Uttarakhand, India.
Latitude and Longitude:
Chopta - 30°29'23.7"N 79°10'16.1"E
Jayalgarh - 30°13'57.6"N 78°42'29.2"E
Parent range: Garhwal Himalayas
Route: Delhi - Haridwar - Rishikesh - Devprayag - Rudraprayag - Kund - Ukhimath - Chopta
Chopta - Summer is the best time to visit Chopta and surrounding. At Chopta night temp will be approx 10-12 deg C and day time temp will be approx 24-25 deg C.
Jayalgarh - April and May is quite hot at Jayalgarh. Temperature touching + 30 °C during the day time where evening get pleasant due to campsite location beside Alaknanda river.
About the places:
Chopta - This place is popularly known as 'Mini Switzerland'. It is a small region of meadows and evergreen forest area which is a part of Kedarnath wildlife sanctuary located in Uttarakhand state. 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 include rare species of birds and musk deer.
Deoriatal - Deoria Tal is a lake about 3 km from the village Sari on the Ukhimath-Chopta road in Uttarakhand. At an altitude of 2,438 meters (7,999 ft), it has heavily wooded, lush green surroundings with snow-covered mountains in the backdrop. The lake is known for its wide 300° panorama. Mountains like Chaukhamba, Nilkantha, Bandarpunch, Kedar Range, and Kalanag can be viewed from here.
Chandrashila Peak - It is located at a height of about 4,000 metres (13,000 ft) above sea level. Chandrashila treks are one of the most popular treks among Indian trekking enthusiasts. The trek to the peak is 5 km. The trek route that starts from Chopta takes one to Tungnath (highest Shiva temple in the World), from here it is a kilometer long, and a steep trek. Though shorter in distance, steep climbing makes this trek rigorous.
Tungnath Temple - Tungnath is one of the highest Shiva temples in the world and is the highest of the five Panch Kedar temples located in the mountain range of Tunganath in Rudraprayag district, in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is located at an altitude of 3,680 m (12,073 ft), and just below the peak of Chandrashila.
Jayalgarh - It's a small village in Tehri Garhwal district, Uttarakhnad situated on the bank of Alaknanda river.
Kedarnath Wild Life Sanctuary - Kedarnath Wild Life Sanctuary, also called the Kedarnath Musk Deer Sanctuary, is a wildlife sanctuary declared under Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 and located in Uttarakhand, India. Its alternate name comes from its primary purpose of protecting the endangered Himalayan musk deer. Consisting of an area of 975 km2 (376 sq mi), it is the largest protected area in the western Himalayas. It is famous for alpine musk deer, Himalayan Thar, Himalayan Griffon, Himalayan Black bear, Snow Leopard and other flora park and fauna.
Nanda Devi - Nanda Devi is the second highest mountain in India, and the highest located entirely within the country. (Kangchenjunga, which is higher, is on the border of India and Nepal.) It is the 23rd-highest peak in the world.
Chaukhamba Massive - Chaukhamba is a mountain massif in the Gangotri Group of the Garhwal Himalaya. Its main summit, Chaukhamba I, is the highest peak in the group. It lies at the head of the Gangotri Glacier and forms the eastern anchor of the group.
Chaukamba I 7,138 m (23,419 ft)
Chaukamba II 7,070 m (23,196 ft)
Chaukamba III 6,995 m (22,949 ft)
Chaukamba IV 6,854 m (22,487 ft)
Devprayag - Devprayag is a one of the Panch Prayag (five confluences) of Alaknanda River where Alaknanda and Bhagirathi rivers meet and take the name Ganga.
Rudraprayag - Rudraprayag is a one of the Panch Prayag (five confluences) of Alaknanda River, the point of confluence of rivers Alaknanda and Mandakini.
Ukhimath - Ukhimath is a small town and a Hindu pilgrimage site in Rudraprayag district, Uttarakhand, India. It is situated at an elevation of 1311 meters and at a distance of 41 km from Rudraprayag. During the winters, the idols from Kedarnath temple, and Madhyamaheshwar are brought to Ukhimath and worshipped here for six months.
Trekking, Camping, Bridge Slithering, White water rafting, Kayaking, Ducky Ride, Cliff jumping
Badrinath Temple - Badrinath Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu which is situated in the town of Badrinath in Uttarakhand, India.
Kedarnath Temple - Kedarnath Temple is a Hindu temple (shrine) dedicated to Lord Shiva. Located on the Garhwal Himalayan range near the Mandakini river, Kedarnath is located in the state of Uttarakhand, India.
Auli - Auli in the Indian state of Uttarakhand is renowned for the fascinating ski resorts and stunning natural vistas.