The Kartik Swami Trek is a short 3 KM trek from a village called Kanachauri to the temple dedicated to Kartikeya, son of Shiva at a hilltop slightly higher than 3000 metres. It is a good complementary trek with Chopta-Tungnath or Kedarnath.
Trek to Anusuya Devi Temple and Atri Muni Falls starts from Mandal Village, which is around 13 KMs from Gopeshwar, on the road going towards Chopta-Tungnath. Gopeshwar is 211 KMs from Rishikesh via Rudraprayag, Karnaprayag, and Chamoli.
A sudden snowfall on a March evening in Chopta & crystal clear views fo Chaukhamba the next morning made the trip worthwhile. Both pink and red rhododendrons (burnash) were in full bloom, showing why spring is considered to be the best season for Chopta.