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Trip Starting From: Manali

Trip Location: Chamoli

About the Activity:
Fixed departure dates: 14-05-2017, 21-05-2017, 18-06-2017, 25-06-2017
  • Indulge in an extensive Roopkund trek for 8 days that begins in the town of Loharjung and takes you through mountains replete with rich biodiversity and picturesque surroundings. 
  • Experience the thrill hidden in the trails that cover many deep virgin forests, gurgling brooks, breath- taking campsites, miles of undulating meadows, snow and ice.
  • Feel adventure is embracing you tight when you climb from 8,000 ft to 16,000 ft in 8 days. 
  • The Roopkund trek is also called Skeleton Trek because of the presence of different skeletons in and near the lake. 
  • The lake is bounded by snow clad mountains and rock- strewn glaciers. 
  • Revel in the exotic views of Pindar River and a stunning serenity of the mighty Himalayan ranges. 
Short itinerary is as follows:
Day 1: Kathgodam to Loharjung
Day 2: Loharjung to Didna village
Day 3: Didna village to Ali Bugyal
Day 4: Ali Bugyal to Patar Nachauni
Day 5: Patar Nachauni to Bhagwabhasa
Day 6: Bhagwabhasa to Roopkund lake and back to Bedni Bugyal
Day 7: Bedni Bugyal to Wan –Drive to Loharjung
Day 8: Loharjung to Kathgodam

How to reach:
By train:-
Kathgodam has its own Railway Station named as Kathgodam Railway Station and is well connected to the major cities of the state. It is linked with the cities like New Delhi, Dehradun, Lucknow, Kanpur, Indore, and Kolkata. Kathgodam is around 278 km from Delhi and will take 6 hours to reach by train.
Kathgodam is the nearest railway station from Loharjung which is the start point of the Roop Kund trek.
Train: RANIKHET EXP - 15013 Train: UTR SAMPRK K EX - 15035 Train: NDLS KGM SHT - 12040
Departs: DELHI (DLI) - 22:30 Departs: DELHI (DLI) - 16:00 Departs: NEW DELHI (NDLS) - 06:00
Arrives: KATHGODAM (KGM) - 05:05(day 2) Arrives: KATHGODAM (KGM) - 22:40 Arrives: KATHGODAM (KGM) - 11:40
By bus:- There are daily buses from Delhi to Kathgodam. You can get a bus from Kashmere gate ISBT Delhi and it will take around 8 hours to reach with a distance of 277 km approximately

Itinerary

  • Day 1 -

    After you arrive in Kathgodam, you will be picked up from the station and proceed towards Loharjung.

    From Kathgodam, travel through the scenic hilly routes in order to reach your destination. Upon arrival, you can check out the village and stay overnight so that you can start our trek next day.

  • Day 2 -

    Post breakfast, start your trek towards Didna village.

    Start climbing from an altitude of 10500 feet and trek through a picturesque forest comprising Himalayan cedar and oak trees.

    This trail is a combination of steep ascents and descents.

    Reach Didna Village by evening and camp there.

    Trek from Loharjung to Didna village is around 8 km.

  • Day 3 -

    After breakfast, start trekking toward Ali Bugyal.

    The hike today will be through thick forests and open grasslands for around 5 kms and will take around 3 to 4 hours to compete.

    You will reach Ali Bugyal where you will find acres of open meadows.

    Camp overnight at Ali Bugyal with bonfire and dinner.

  • Day 4 -

    Today, you will go on a trek which is an easy climb following by a gradual descent to Pathar Nachauni which takes about 4 hours to complete via Bedni Bugyal.

    Stay overnight at Pathar Nachauni.

  • Day 5 -

    Today the trek starts off with a walk, followed by a steep ascent to Kalu Vinayak Temple and then a gradual descent to Bhagwabhasa.

    The oxygen level in the air goes down as you climb uphill by the minute, so ascend as slow as possible, to acclimatize better.

    Just as you finish the climb from Ghora Lotani, you’ll reach Kalu Vinayak Temple, where there’s a shrine of Lord Ganesh.

    Bhagwabhasa is 2 km from here, following an easy, gradual descent. There will be snow on this trail.

    Reach Bhagwabhasa and camp there.

    The nights get tremendously cold and windy so it’s better if you keep warm clothes handy.

  • Day 6 -

    Early morning, trek uphill for 5 km toward Roopkund and will take around 3 hours to reach.

    Roopkund is at 16,000 feet. Walk 250 feet to reach the edge of the lake. Then you can start your return journey after breakfast at Roopkund.

    It will take 3 hours to reach Bhagwabhasa.

    Then 3 hour descend from Bhagwabhasa to Bedni Bugyal via Pathar Nachauni.

    Stay overnight in tents at Bedni Bugyal.

  • Day 7 -

    After breakfast, start your 10 km trek which will take around 5 hours all the way to Wan and drive to Loharjung.

    The trek is via the meadows of Bedni Bugyal and then by the forests over Wan.

    Take a stop to view the enchanting beauty of Ghairoli Patal, from where you will get the astounding views of Mt. Trishul.

    From the bridge, it’s a half hour climb to Wan and then an hour’s drive to Loharjung and camp there for the night.

  • Day 8 -

    After breakfast, start your drive from Loharjung in the morning.

    It will take around 11 hours to reach Kathgodam.

    You will be reaching Kathgodam around 07:00 PM.

Stay

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  • Accommodation in guesthouse, homestay or camping

Meal

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  • Meals while on trek (Veg+ Egg)

Activity

    7
  • Trekking

Other Inclusions

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  • Trek equipment (Sleeping bag, mattress, Kitchen & dining tent, crampon, utensils, tent)
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  • All necessary permits and entry fees
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  • First aid medical kits, stretcher, and oxygen cylinder
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  • Mountaineering qualified & professional trek leader, guide and support staff

Transport

    7
  • Services from Kathgodam to Kathgodam

Things To Carry

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  • Day Sack for a water bottle, camera, personal clothing
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  • Windcheater/waterproof jacket
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  • Fleece inner wear
  • 7
  • Sports/ hiking shoes
  • 7
  • Sun Screen lotion, small torch, sunglasses, cap, t-shirts, loose trousers
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  • Light Jacket (woolen)
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  • Personal medicines if required
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  • Rain Poncho or umbrella
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  • Sunglasses
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  • Backpack (Min 55 Liters) with Rain Cover
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  • Floaters or sandals
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  • Pairs of quick dry tees and track pants
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  • Two pair of socks
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  • One heavy jacket
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  • Light towel
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  • Lip balm
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  • Cold cream and sun screen (SPF 40+) recommended
  • 7
  • Water Bottle 1 Lt

Advisory

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  • Note that it is always safe and convenient to travel in groups on a trek.
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  • Trekkers are requested to follow a proper waste disposal policy.
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  • During trek travel through the local villages and hamlets, respect towards the local cultural ethos must be adhered to.
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  • Trek travelers must exhibit kindness and sensitivity towards all animals that they stumble upon during the trek.
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  • It is advisable to keep a buffer day for unpredictable weather /road conditions in the mountains.

Tour Type

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  • This is a group tour

Cancellation Policy

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  • If cancellations are made before 30 days prior to the start of the trek, either you can transfer the trek to any one else you know or get a refund of 90% of the booking amount.
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  • If cancellations are made between 30 and 15 days prior to the start of the trek, either you can choose any other trek or get a refund of 75% of the booking amount.
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  • If cancellations are made between 15 and 10 days prior to the start of the trek, get a refund of 50% of the booking amount.
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  • If cancellations are made in less than 10 days prior to the start of the trek, 100% of the booking amount will be charged as cancellation fee.

Refund Policy

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  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days

Confirmation Policy

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  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 12 hours of successful booking
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  • In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
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  • Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking and a full refund will be processed.

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