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A trek to Mystery Lake of Uttarakhand i.e. Roopkund Lake is a must-do for an avid trekker! Battling several adversities common to the Himalayas, this water body perched in the laps of the snow clad Mt. Trishul is situated at an altitude of 16,499ft.
Most attractive for the human skeletons lying at the bottom of the lake, which are distinctly visible when the snow melts, the lake is swarmed by plenitude of visitors.
The route along this trek is a fascinating journey of discovering the most pristine of Himalayan contribution of oak and blooming rhododendron forests. A moderate trek, the trek trails through mountainous rivers, enthralling ridges, lush forests and scenic meadows.
Roopkund Trek Altitude: 5,029m
Lohajung Pass, Bedni Ganga River
Today you will begin with the trek to Roopkund Glacier Lake! Take the Lord Curzon trail from Lohajung and follow a steady uphill trek through the Lohajung Pass, which eventually leads to a downhill trail to the Bedni River. Cross the bridge over the river and traverse through mixed forests of oak and bamboo to arrive at Didna Village. This is your first base camp on the trek route; overnight stay in tents.
Steep Trek, Oak & Bamboo Forests, Garhwal Himalayas
After a wholesome breakfast, leave the basecamp and begin with a steep ascend through oak forests and long stands of bamboo. Admire the stunning views of the Garhwal Himalayan ranges as they appear ahead of you. Arrive at one of the finest camping grounds with stunning views on this side of the Himalayas as you enter open alpine grazing meadows of Ali Bugyal; overnight stay in here.
Easy Trek, Panoramic Himalayas, Magpie
Today’s trek will be an easier one and will take you to the other side of the ridge; a keen eye can spot a Himalayan Magpie on the way. After a few hours of trekking, arrive at Ghora Lotani, which is yet again the most fascinating of destinations along the Roopkund trek; overnight camping in Ghora Lotani.
High Altitude Trekking, Barren Campsite, Icy Winds
Following today’s breakfast in the camp, start with the trek for the day. Today, as you proceed forward, you will be gaining height from 12,500-14,500ft. Be prepared for some challenges offered by high altitudes, zigzag passes and icy cold winds. Passing through Kalu Vinayak, you will finally reach Bhagwabasa (4,100m) campsite in a desolate and barren landscape; overnight stay in tents.
Roopkund Lake, Human Skeletons, Mt. Trishul, Gangotri Ranges
After four days of continuous trekking, today you will be at the most fascinating day of the trek! Starting with an early morning breakfast, today you will be trekking to the mysterious Roopkund Lake. This uninhabited landmark in the laps of Mt. Trishul has overwhelmed many travellers with its innumerable stories. From here, trek for another half hour to reach Junar Gali, the highest point on this trail, and trek back to the base camp at Bedni Bugyal via Bhagwabasa. Witness the captivating Garhwal Himalayas in full glory extending up to Gangotri; overnight stay in Bedni Bugyal.
Trekking, Rhododenron forests, alpine meadows
As you start your return trek, bid goodbye to an unforgettable experience as you can capture a glimpse of Mt. Trishul from Bedni Bugyal on a clear day from Kanakdhar, en route Wan. Follow steep descents, gradual climbs through forests packed with blooming rhododendrons. After a steep descent for the Neel Ganga, arrive at Wan. From here, you’ll drive to Lohajung. Spend the night here.
Lohajung Exploration, Roopkund Trekking Tour Ends Here
Today will be your last day in the Himalayas! Spend the day looking around Lohajung.
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Rated : 5.0
"A must have experience Roopkund the mysterious lake was really an unforgettable journey that has given us the chance to know more about art of the god i.e. nature. It changed our lives in terms of understanding about that is within us."
Rated : 4.0
The Roopkund trek experience was amazing. It was in fact great. We liked the whole trek, and it was something that I would never forget. The trek was quite tedious to say the least. However, the beauty of the nature overpowers the toughness of the trek, we had a great time.
Rated : 5.0
Nature is so beautiful! It was an amazing experience especially because it was my first trek with friends. The tour guide helped us immensely. Thankkkkkk youuuuuu Thrillophilia for an amazing layout of options to pick from. :) :)
Rated : 4.0
A high beyond anything I have experienced. A high of 5029ft!! This beauty surpasses anything I have ever seen in my entire life. The feeling of being on top of the world was sufficiently corroborated by themountainous efforts of the trek leaders in keeping our spirits upbeat and happy.
Rated : 4.0
Roopkund trek was one amazing adventure. The entire region is a beautiful fusion of rugged terrain and greenery. Loved the entire experience. The trekking was fun indeed. Glad I did this tour!!!
Rated : 5.0
For years I have been dreaming about doing this trek to visit the haunting Skeletal Lake and finally this year i got the chance to do so, thanks to Thrillophilia. It was such a magical journey for me and my friends. We all were challenged to walk up the mountains but had a blast while doing so. And not to forget, the superb views of the peaks were amazing. Make sure to carry your ID proofs before starting this trek though because this is a once in a lifetime experience and you will not want to miss it.
Rated : 4.0
I have always wanted to go visit the skeletal lake the next chance i got and man, did i get lucky! The trek to Roopkund was a dream come true for me and my group of 6 hard core adventure freaks. The trek from Bhagwabasa to Roopkund leaves you spellbound! words cannot describe it i swear. Please visit this place as soon as you can! Got to click some amazing ictures and memories! the villages are quiet nd peaceful, and this is a place for people who love adventure! Our favourite holiday so far!
Rated : 5.0
The Roopkund trek experience was amazing,whole trek gives never forgetting moments. Team which includes Pankaj bhaiya(Guide),Naresh ji,Surendra ,Raju(Bhabhiji) whose hand made delicious food made us to climb there is really awesome. Also the destiny Roopkund & Junargali gives awesome view of Mt.Trishul as well as Nandaghunti. Beautiful Meadows of alibugyal and bedni bugyal will will wash treelines from your mind.Every tiredness is over ruled by this view. I suggest to choose thrillophilia for this exotic trek.
Rated : 5.0
There are holidays, and then there are treks! For the first time in my life, i joined a group of adventurers and headed for this trek to Roopkund and I wrote this review to shout out to all those people who love travelling! This place is simply beautiful! Snow and ice everywhere, but some places are just kissed so gently with snow that you can still see the flecks of green here and there! Please visit this place soon! Its safe and we had a blast!
Rated : 5.0
The moment I was gazing the world from more than 15,000ft can be hardly described in words. As if the entire world is wearing the white colour and is all prepared to allure you to conquer them. You can hardly wait to complete this trek. Though difficult, it is totally worth. The natural beauty is the add-on of this trek and on reaching the lake, you will never wish to come back for sure. Lovely and purely enthralling trek!
What is the best time to go?
From May to June. Not during the monsoons. There are flash floods and landslides during that time. Monsoons start around July.
What is the level of fitness expected from the participants? Is there a minimum age?
You need to be in good physical condition before the start of the trek. You should be able to jog 4.5 kms in 30 minutes to make your lungs strong to bear the high altitudes. Minimum age for this trek is 12 years.
I am a first timer. Should I go for the Roopkund trek?
Roopkund trek takes you to an altitude of 15696 feet requiring pristine physical and mental strength. If you are not confident enough, you should try moderate treks like Hampta Pass trek or Kuari Pass trek
What is a suitable rucksack to buy for Roopkund Trek?
A rucksack which is at least 60 L. Weather is unpredictable and you should also carry a plastic sheet to prevent the bag from getting wet or purchase a waterproof rucksack.
Will food and water be provided?
Yes, all meals on the trek and water is provided.
Is there electricity during the trek?
Due, to high altitudes and weather conditions there can be electricity fluctuations.
What are the preventive facilities of Altitude illness?
Hydrate yourself, eat lots of potassium rich foods, visit your doctor before your trip, acclimatise yourself and take it easy.
Will there be porters to carry my luggage?
Yes, at an extra cost.
Which type of shoes should I carry?
Trekking shoes with good grip and ankle support. Not sport shoes.
How cold does it really get on the trek?
During the day 15 degrees and during the night it can drop to 5 degrees.
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