About the Roopkund Trek:
The Roopkund trek is an invigorating expedition from the high altitude region of Loharjung, in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand at 3200m, to the ‘Skeletal Lake’ of Roopkund shadowed by the mighty peak of Trishul standing tall at 5000m. The trail for the trek that leads to the frozen Roopkund Lake also overlaps with the religious pilgrimage of Nanda Devi thus making this experience of trekking in Uttarakhand, an overall mix of culture and adventure.
Going by legends, the ‘Mystery Lake’ is immersed and circled by hundreds of skeletons which is the major attraction of this trek. The skeletons happen to belong to pilgrims who fell to their deaths due to the unexpected natural calamities.
For trekking enthusiasts, the Roopkund trekking is an idyllic one comprising of trails cutting through dense thickets, surpassing the gushing waters of brooks and streams as well as charming lakes and vast expanse of lush grasslands, also known as ‘Bugyals’. At the top of the mysterious lake of Roopkund, get the opportunity to witness and marvel at the stunning views of Roopkund Glacier, Trishul, Nandaghungti and Choukhamba peaks.
Altitude: 15,000 ft.
Temperature: May – June: 15 to 20 degrees (during daytime) and 7 to -2 (during night), Sept – Oct: 15 to 10 (during daytime) and night 5 to -5 degrees (during night)
Railway Station: Kathgodam Railway Station
Base Camp: Loharjung base camp
ATM: Last ATMis in Kathgodam