A birding hotspot, Chopta is now also famous due to its amazing bird diversity, specially monal, koklass pheasants, that includes a long list of Western Himalayan birds. The region is the paradise for bird watchers. Many birds such as Himalayan Monal, Himalayan Griffon, Scarlet Finch, Mountain Hawk Eagle, GoldenEye, Hill Partridge are found here. The area declared as the Important Bird Area (BNHS and Birdlife International)


Chopta (2680 m) 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. 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. The entire region belongs to the Temperature zone, in winter, most of area is covered to snow. Many variety of Lichens grwo here on wood, soil and rock substrates. Its hilly slopes at mid-to high-altitudes and bugyals (alpine meadows) exist at the higher altitudes. This landscape has one of the richest bird diversities. The area has identification of over 240 bird species and declared Important Bird Area (BNHS and BirdLife International)

BIRDS FOUND: Himalayan Swiftlet, Crested Goshawk, Besra, Long-legged Buzzard, Lammergeier, Himalayan Griffon, Black Kite, Red-headed Valture, Moutain Hawk Eagle, Common Kestrel, Golden Eagle, Speckled Wood Pigeon, Snow Pigeon, Spotted Dove, Oriental Turtle Dove, Hill Partrige, Snow Partrige,Himalayan Monal, Kalij Pheasant, Koklass Pheasant, Black-throated Tit, Bar-tailed Treecreeper, Rusty-Flanked Treecreeper, Winter Wren, Hill Prinia, Striated Prinia, Common Raven, Large-billed Crow, Ashy Drongo, Lesser Racket-tailed Drongo, Eurasian Jay, Black-Headed Jay, Maroon Oriole, Long-tailed Minivet, Scarlet Minivet, Yellow-bellied Fantail,Yellow-bellied Blue Magpie, Yellow-breasted Greenfinch,Common Rosefinch,Dark-breasted Rosefinch,Rock Bunting, Black-and-yellow Grosbeak, Red-headed Bullfinch, Asian House Martin, White-capped Water Redstart, Little Forktail, Verditer Flycatcher and many more…



Monal Bird

Monal Birding Tour, Chopta

Tour Dates: 16th December 2020 – 20th December 2020 (5 Days)
Tour Guide: Variable
Space: Available
Destinations: Chopta, Tungnath, Mandal, Mukkhumath

Chopta is a small region of meadows and evergreen forest area which is a part of Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary located in Uttarakhand state, India and a base for birding and trekking to Tungnath, where we can search for Monal, Koklass and other Pheasants,