Chopta Valley in North Sikkim is a relatively unexplored tourist destination famous for its serenity and natural beauty. Rare species of animals, plants and birds can also be witnessed here. Chopta Valley is a popular sight for tourists with scenic landscapes and snow-covered mountain peaks and meandering rivers on the other is sure to make your holidays worthwhile. The Valley lies on the way to Gurudongma Lake which is the second highest lake in India. Many waterfalls are adding beauties to the valley. The valley is frozen during the winter and provides opportunity to walk over the frozen valley. April to May when the summer sets in the valley and October to November providing the outstanding views of the snow capped mountains is the best time to visit the valley in North Sikkim. Like other North Sikkim destinations tourists need to obtain permits from Gangtok.