Chopta Valley

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    Location: WG36+F5H Unnamed Road, Sikkim 737120, India

    Estimated Visiting Time: 1-2 hours.

    Phone number not available

    Gurudongmar Lake is probably the highlight among all the brilliant places in Sikkim. This Lake is one of the most noteworthy elevation normal lakes within the world. It is the apex point of the North Sikkim tour and likely the foremost excellent one as well. The lake is peaceful, and the environment is nothing less than overpowering. The Lake is spread out over 290 sections of land and is encompassed by snow-covered mountain ranges all around.


    From Chopta Valley, one can journey to Muguthang Valley which lies at an elevation of 15,500 ft. This tall snow-capped valley may be an excellent place where snow-covered crests, wandering waterways, and alpine flowers show up superbly. A couple of kilometers from the valley is the Gurudongmar Lake, considered holy by both Hindus and Buddhists.


    A wooden house with rock and snow mountain in background in Chopta Valley

    Chopta valley has small historical importance. This place was very inaccessible. A British traveler informed the British government about this place. Since then, it has become an interesting place.

    Inside/Outside Views

    Woman stands near Chopta Valley, Lachen, Sikkim.

    Lachen’s most sparkling pearl of all, Chopta Valley lies sprawled at an elevation of 4023 m on the way to Gurudongmar Lake. The put has a grand view of the blanketed crests, its inclines secured with pine timberland, and the brushing areas around the stream wandering all through the valley, making it a perfect put for the trekkers and pioneers. It is the secure safe house for numerous uncommon species of winged creatures and creatures, which appeals to multiple birders and natural life darlings to visit this place. Its waterway is well-supplied for the fishermen and well-flowing for the water sports adventurer.

    Opening Hours

    Sunrise to Sunset

    Entry & Others Fees

    No entry fee.

    How to Reach

    By Air: The closest domestic air terminal is Bagdogra Air terminal which is around four- and half-hour drive from Lachen. You may need to enlist a taxi from the air terminal to reach Lachen. From Lachen, taxis and jeeps are accessible to visit the Chopta Valley.

    By Rail: The closest Railroad Station to Lachen is the Darjeeling Railroad Station which is associated with most of the cities of Sikkim and is at a distance of 171 Kms from Lachen. Siliguri, Sukna, Tindharia, Mahanadi, Dilaram, Sonada, Jorebunglow and Ghum are the cities it is well associated with.

    By Road: You’ll got to take a taxi from Lachen to the Chopta Valley. Lachen is associated through Sikkim State Street Transport Enterprise (SSRTC) and a few private travel administrations to all the major cities of Sikkim. Customary buses utilize from Lachen to these states.

    Tips for Travellers

    There are no facilities for staying for nights. You have to spend the night at hotels in Lachen.


    Que-01: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: Yes, it is safe to visit.

    Que-02:  Near Police Station

    Ans: Lachen check post cum police station.

    Que-03: Is photography allowed in this place?

    Ans: Yes,photography is allowed.

    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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