Roopkund Trek

8 Days - 7 Nights
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Description

Roopkund trek – the most impotent trek in the Himalayas in Uttarakhand

The Roopkund trek is the most popular trek of all if you are trekking in Garhwal Himalayas Uttarakhand India, the most trek in India

Roopkund is a lake at an altitude of 16,156 feet in Uttarakhand, it is also known as “Mystery Lake” or “Skeleton Lake” because human skeletons can be seen here in the middle of this lake when ice melts; the research says these are remains of people who died because of hailstorm, still it is a mystery because the skeletons cannot be clearly identified yet.

Roopkund Trek

This Lake is surrounded by snow-capped Mountains and the trails are thrilling

This place is unique and has hidden stories behind it. Glaciers and snow covered mountains surround this precious Lake, you can see snow and ice everywhere and the trail is exhilarating. It takes you through dense forests and fascinating meadows like Bedni Bugyal and Ali Bugyal. Get majestic views of Mt. Trishul along with this catch the

Views of Chaukhamba Range, Kedarnath, Neelkanth and many more peaks are visible from there which makes this place picture perfect.

Roopkund is the Destination of Many Trekkers

This trek has all the adventure in it which an adventure lover looks for, from the mystery to the beauty; steep climbs to amusing descents; magnificent views of Mt. Trishul and other peaks. This high altitude lake “Roopkund” is a must explore trek.

Snow Covered Forests

During your Roopkund trek through undulating meadows and dense forests with abundant trees of Rhododendrons pine forest and Oaks, totally covered in snow and spot some Himalayan animals on the way. Most importantly Roopkund trek is a most popular trek and other Himalayan treks are getting crowded day by day.

However, you will find no other groups on the trail which passes through dense woods serene and unspoiled. Roopkund trek is best for people looking for treks not crowded.

Roopkund trek

WHY TO CHOOSE ROOPKUND TREK?

Before heading towards the itinerary, it is really essential to perceive the reason behind choosing Roopkund trek.

See firstly, the trekking distance is a total of 62 km which is to be covered into 8 days. Yet, it comes under moderate level of easy to moderate because of the things that this trek has to offers. These are:

See firstly, the trekking distance is a total of by taxi 420 Km and on foot 64 km which is to be covered into 07 nights or 8 days. .

Roopkund trek is a high altitude mountain trek Altitudes is 5087 meter

Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperature?

You got to see so many heavenly bodies at one place like the panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges, meadows, lakes, pine forests, different variety of flora and fauna surpassing through bona fide Garhwali heritage and Kumaon and valleys of Shivalik mountain ranges

During winter season, this fascinating Roopkund trek remains covered in snow and the white sheet of snow makes it look like a magical wide snow-land or lake.

And, in summers, the bedni valley turns totally different and amusing because of meadows, wildflowers and woods blooming in different colors.

ATM Point & Mobile connectivity

ATM POINT: Withdraw money before your journey

 (If you want to withdraw money then do it in Delhi)

Mobile Connectivity: –   There will be no networks during the trek, in Lohajung base camp your device will receive the networks so make sure you finish all your important work and calls before starting of the trek.

Altitude we are going to cover

Kathgodam   – 554 Meter

Lohajung base – 7,663 feet

Didna Village – 8096 feet

Ali Bugyal – 11,320 feet

Patar Nachauni – 12,818 feet

Bhagwabasa camp – 14,126 feet

Roopkund trek – 15,756 feet

Getting to Himalayan hikers Base Camp Lohajung

Take the overnight train from Delhi to Kathgodam railway station

(Ranikheth Express train from New Delhi would be best option to you)

You can reach Kathgodam Railway Station around 5:30 am to 7:00 am, vehicles will be arranged and there you can meet our office member.

Note: – Himalayan Hikers arrange vehicles for you from Kathgodam Railway Station Pickup and Drop Tempo and bolero taxi

Transport costs per person one way Rs. 1100/- Extra pay to directly your taxi driver

Key Points Roopkund   Trek

Duration: –   07 Nights 08 Days

Base camp: – Lohajung village

Summer Temperature: – Day (5°C to 15°C)   Night (2° C to 8° C)

Roopkund – Altitude: – 16,156 feet

Best Time: – May , June, Sep, Oct

Trek Level: – Moderate

Trek distance: – On foot 64 Km – By taxi 420 km

Group Size: – Minimum 05 people maximum 20 people

Short Itinerary Roopkund Trek –

Day-1- Pickup to you from Kathgodam railway station – Drive to Lohajung   – 210 Km (9/10 Hours) (7,663 feet) overnight stay hotel

Day-2: Trek from Lohajung to via Wan to Ghairoli Patal (5.5 km) (4/5 Hours) (10,100 feet)

Day-3: Trek from Ghairoli Patal to Bedni Bugyal via Ali Bugyal (10 km) (5/6 hours) (11,506 feet)

Day-4: Trek from Bedni Bugyal to Patar Nachauni (07 km) (4/5 Hours) (12,818 feet)

Day-5: Trek from Patar Nachauni to Bhagwabhasa (4.5 km) (4/5 Hours) (14,126 feet) via Kalu Vinayak (14,310 feet)

Day-6: Trek from Bhagwabasa to Roopkund (15,756 feet), further Junargali Top (16,156 feet). Return to Patar Nachauni (10 km) (8/9 Hours) (12,700 feet) via Bhagwabasa.

Day-7: Trek from Patthar Nachauni to Lohajung (15 km) (7/8 Hours) (7,663 feet) via Bedni and Wan and back to Lohajung

Day-8: Drive from Lohajung village to Kathgodam (210 km) (8/9 Hours)

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Day 1: Pickup to you from Kathgodam railway station – Drive to Lohajung village

Total distance – 210 km – 9/10 Hours journey

Mode of journey – By taxi

Altitude –Lohajung – 7,663 feet

Night stay – Our Home stay – on twin share basis

Our vehicle picks you up from Kathgodam Railway station and en routes to Lohajung, the journey is of 9/10 hours, there will be one or two breaks, have your breakfast and lunch on the way.

We will go through the region of Kumaon and valleys of Shivalik mountain ranges.

The road takes you through picturesque places with beautiful forests and curves with mountain views in the backdrop.

There is a direct road from Gwaldam to Deval but it is damaged due to heavy rains so the other route is preferred, from there we will reach Deval.

Deval is a village from where one can purchase food and kerosene for the journey, now from Deval drive is towards Lohajung.

Road to Lohajung is windy and curvy and an experienced driver is needed to drive on those roads.

Temperature is mostly cold here as we gain height while going upwards and it is rainy and foggy most of the time.

Dinner and overnight stay in a hotel or home stay

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Day 2 : Trek from Lohajung to via Wan to Ghairoli Patal

Trek Distance – 5.5 km – 4/5 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot

Altitude – Ghairoli Patal – 10,100 feet

Night Stay – Our Camp site – on twin share basis

After having proper breakfast your trek begins, you have to walk on levelled ground, reach village Wan from here you have to walk on flat ground to reach Kulling which is 6 km away from Lohajung.

Kulling is a small village with few people living there, this place looks peaceful. You can spot variety of birds here, the climate is invigorating; you can feel the freshness in the air.

Take a break here after your break descends to the village, the trail is narrow which takes you through houses and pasturelands to a small stream, the water in this stream comes from Neel Ganga.

Continue walking and cross the bridge, now you have to climb a ridge, this is a steep climb, it ends at an altitude of 8,000feet at village Didna.

The trail is through the evergreen alpine forest. Reach the top of the ridge it will take two hours to reach there, the views from here are entrancing and magnificent, you will see open lands on the lap of the mountains.

Didna is a famous village where trekkers stay.

Reach your destination Ghairoli Patal you will reach there through dense forest, the campsite looks alluring, set up your camps in the desired area, hot lunch will be served dinner and overnight stay in tents.

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Day 3 :Trek from Ghairoli Patal to Bedni Bugyal via Ali Bugyal

Trek Distance – 10 km – 6/7 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot

Altitude – Ali Bugyal – 11,506 feet

Night Stay – Our Camp site – on twin share basis

Have your breakfast in Ghairoli Patal and start your trek to Bedni Bugyal, today you will go through the village of Ali Bugyal, this village is at an altitude of 3410m.

Ali Bugyal is visible from Didna as it is on the top of the mountain.

You have to climb the mountain to reach Ali Bugyal, the trail is not steep, but it is slightly upwards, on the way there are shepherd huts, known as Tolpani.

Now the other climb is steep, but it takes you through picturesque places, there are trees of Oak, Birch, and Rhododendrons only these trees grow there, on the way you can see local people with their sheep, you can communicate with them.

During the spring season the valley gets more beautiful with exotic views blooming flowers make this valley look divine.

You will see the receding treeline and plain grasslands after some hours of the climb the Ali Bugyal unfolds in front of you, it has got fascinating views, there is inherent beauty in this place.

In the month of summer, you can see some beautiful white horses and cows grazing the fields, the fields are all covered by grass and flowers.

From here you can spot the tallest mountain peaks Mrigthuni and Mt. Trishul, the views are the main attention seeker.

Cross the soothing meadows and trek for more half an hour to reach Bedni, there is our campsite where we will set up our tents.

Have your lunch intents and then visit Bedni Kund which is a temple nearby.

Garhwal Himalayan ranges are also visible from here if the weather is clear. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.

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Day 4 : Trek from Bedni Bugyal to Patar Nachauni

Trek Distance – 07 km – 4/5 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot

Altitude – Patar Nachauni – 12,818 feet

Night Stay – Our Camp – on twin share basis

The morning views of Bedni Bugyal are unmatched there are lush green trees and soothing greenery is all around.

Sunrise looks mesmerizing from there. According to Hindu mythology, Lord Brahma created Vedas here.

Have your breakfast and then depart to Patar Nachauni which is 5 km away.

The trail is an easy climb following the trail from Bedni campsite is visible till 3km further then it disappears.

Continue trekking and you will sew the other side of the ridge which is entirely different and beguiling, different scenic views in one trek.

It is a delight for trekkers, have full view of charming mountains like Nanda Ghughunti and Trishul.

You can see some waterfalls and narrow streams flowing through the meadows, they add beauty to them.

Reach your campsite Patar Nachauni, it is a meadow from where you get spectacular sight of mountains and the clouds touch the peaks, it looks wonderful, enjoys sightseeing snacks and meal there and then overnight stay in tents.

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Day 5 : Trek from Patar Nachauni to Bhagwabhasa via Kalu Vinayak (14,310 feet)

Trek Distance – 4.5 km – 4/5 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot

Altitude – Bhagwabhasa camp – 14,126 feet

Night Stay – Our Camp – on twin share basis

After breakfast, start your trek to Bhagwabhasa (14,126 feet), it is a 6km long trek, and it takes 4 to 5 hours to reach there. The story behind this place is dancers were converted into stones because goddess Nanda cursed them.

Patthar- stone Nachauni- dancers.

Walk towards Bhagwabhasa and the same trail will take you to Kalu Vinayak temple, to reach the temple you have to travel 2kms by gaining 200ft altitude.

The path isn’t easy, it is uneven and zig-zag in shape so walk carefully because a single mistake can be very dangerous, this climb is worth your every effort because the top will mesmerize you.

It is very windy there because the altitude increases, oxygen decreases at this level, take breaks and drink water while ascending.

The temple has a traditional design and made of stones but it looks beautiful and unique. You can feel spiritualty in the atmosphere there.

Visiting a temple at such a high altitude is very interesting and people who love to explore can only understand this.

When you reach the temple from there you can see Roopkund the place which you are going to visit the next day and your final destination

Also, The view of glittering beautiful amongst all Mt. Trishul on one side and Nandaghunti on the other.

Now, follow the trail which not leveled, it will take you to Bhaguabasa which is 1 km away from here.

The trail is rocky and is not easy to cross, take breaks and continue walking reach Bhaguabasa, the place is a barren piece of land but during monsoon, flowers bloom in this region.

Set up your tents there and dinner and overnight stay in tents.

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Day 6 : Trek from Bhagwabasa to Roopkund (15,756 feet), further Junargali Top (16,156 feet). Return to Patar Nachauni

Distance – 10 km – 8/9 Hours journey

Mode of journey –On foot

Altitude – Roopkund – 15,756 feet

Night Stay – Camp site – on twin share basis

Early morning we will provide hot tea or coffee then we will leave for Roopkund with packed breakfast because in the morning you can have a clear view of the mountains and later they get covered by the clouds.

Today trek to Roopkund is difficult ascending and 400 meters to Junargali Dhar Top summit (5029 meters).

Roopkund is a glacial lake at high altitude also known as “Mystery Lake” because the human skeletons.

from ancient times are found here and can be seen inside the lake when the ice melts.

You can spot those skeleton on the edge of the lake, you will be lucky enough if you spot them.

After a steep climb, you will see Nanda Devi temple visit that temple from there you can get scenic views,

click pictures spend time there and if the weather is good you can visit Junargali Top which is (16,700 feet) when you reach top it is very windy there,

you will be amazed while standing at Junargali top, the sense of confidence you will feel would be one of the best feeling.

Now return to Patar Nachauni you have to go through Bhagwabhasa the descend is more difficult because while ascending trail was steep and it the trail becomes thrilling while coming down,

Follow the same trail go to a cave-like structure which is known as Bhagwabhasa, descend and you will reach Patthar Nachauni your campsite.

Spend your time in peace and relax your body and mind. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.

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Day 7: Trek from Patthar Nachauni to Lohajung via Bedni and Wan and back to Lohajung

Distance – 15 km – 8/9 Hours journey

Mode of journey –On foot

Altitude – Lohajung – 7,663 feet

Night Stay – Home stay – on twin share basis

Today is the last day of your trek so cherish these moments relish the sunrise and move towards Lohajung.

Today from Bedni Bugyal we will go from another route which goes to Lohajung,

the trail is through the dense forest there are big and thick trees, this place is rich in flora and fauna.

At Wan village,

A famous temple of Latu Devta in which there is puja organized by the villagers.

You can visit this temple or take a break here.

The trail is simple and with the trail, you will spot wooden huts and further you will see the road diverged into two paths.

Descend and you will enter a forest region and there are trees all around.

You can hear birds chirping which is the trail is varying so walk carefully so that you don’t get slipped.

walk further cross some yards and you will reach Gahroli Patal which is opening of a forest.

Then reach the banks of river Neel Ganga continue walking and visit a wan village,

it is a big village surrounded by mountains and from there back to Lohajung by Taxi.

Dinner and overnight stay at tourist guest house.

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Day 8 : Drive from Lohajung village to Kathgodam Railway station

Distance – 210 km – 8/9 Hours journey

Mode of journey –By taxi

Depart for Kathgodam and reach the Railway station by 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm.

Things to carry on trek

Mandatory Documents

Please carry the documents given below

Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, Driving License, Voters ID, etc,
Passport and Visa important to foreigners
Medical Certificate (First part should be filled by the Doctor and Second part by the Trekker)
Declaration Certificates

Note: –  Many trekkers commit the same mistake of carrying unnecessary items on a trek which only makes the backpack heavy. It is important to know the right items to carry.
It differs from season to season if you are trekking in summers then carry less layers of warm clothing and if you are trekking in winters carry enough layers to protect yourself against chilly cold.

Necessary Items for trekkers

carry on a trek

Backpack (50 to 60 liters)
A strongly built backpack with good support is compulsory for a trek. (Rain cover is important)

Sturdy Trekking Shoes
The shoes should be strong enough with good support. The people ask if sports shoes would be comfortable but it is good to bring the right trekking shoes.

The Clothes You Should Bring On a Trek
Avoid keeping extra clothes because it only makes you backpack heavy.

Trek Pants – The jeans are never suitable for a trek so you need at least 2-3 trek pants for treks carry more for longer treks.

Jacket – Jackets are very important to carry on a trek it protects you against the chilly weather. So carry 2 jackets on a week long trek.

Layers of warm Clothing 
Carry warm woolen layers or fleece. Carry more layers during winter season (at least 2 to 3) and less during summer.

Thermals – The Temperature decreases at night so you might be need thermals for Night.

T- Shirts – Bring those t shirts which dry fast.

Poncho –They are needed if you are trekking on a Rainy day to keep you dry.

Hiking Pole

Water Bottle 2

Cap or Balaclava

Sunglasses

Slippers

Woolen and Waterproof Gloves

Socks (Woolen and Regular)

Sunscreen

Torch head light

Personal Toiletry Items –  (toothpaste, toothbrush, toilet paper, sanitizer etc.)

Carry Personal Medical Kit

Personal Medical Kit (Carry minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)

Medical Kit

Diamox – (Prevents altitude sickness)

Digene – (It cures discomfort in stomach, acidity)

Crocin Advance – (Cures fever and headache)

Aspirin/Combiflam – (Pain reliever)

Disprin – (Cures headache)

Avomine – (Prevents motion sickness)

Avil – (It treat allergies)

Norflox TZ & Lomofen – (Prevents Diarrhoea)

Ranitidine – (Reduces the amount of acid in stomach)

Volini/Moov spray – (For sprains)

Betadine/Savlon – (Antiseptic cream)

ORS

Band aid

Cotton

Stretchable/Elastic bandage

Gauze

Note:- Use medicines only when prescribed by the doctor. In case you face any problem during your trek, discuss and take advice from the Professional guide.

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What is Included In This Trek?

Forest Permit and entrance fee

Accommodation in Hotel Lohajung

Accommodation in tents on twin share basis

All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, coffee, snacks, soup and dinner

(All camping gears)

High quality tents

Sleeping bags

Mattress

Liner

Pillow

Separate Toilet tents – Ladies and Gents

Dining Tent

Dining Table

Porters

Helper

Mules

Kitchen team

Radio Walkie Talkie for Communication

Good Experience Trek Leader guide and Technical guide

Medical Kit

Oxygen Cylinders

Crampons and Gaiters

What is Not Include In This Trek?

Personal Insurance

Medical Certificate

Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit

On first day En Route to base camp the Breakfast and Lunch are Not Included

Last Day En Route Lunch and Dinner are Not Included

Transport Facility

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