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Himadri Bhat

5.0

The trekking experience was great. I had a really really fun filled trek. The beautiful surrounding, the bird’s eye view of the place, and everything else added more beauty to the travel experience. the roopkund was mostly frozen, and when we went close you could actually see the skeltons on the bed of the lake. oThis trip is something that I can never ever forget the final climb to roopkund was very difficult and tedious but it was worth it. I totally loved this trek. I wish I could take more such treks in the future.

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Charuchandra Patil

4.0

Roopkund was a nice experience. Needless to say, it was good and interesting too. I would definitely recommend this trek to any travel and nature lover. This was like the best trek that I had in the recent times. I enjoyed the trekking experience a lot. It was complete fun to go with random trekkers who ended up becoming my buddies at the end of the trek. The trek leader was super friendly.

Overview

About the Destinations:

A gem set in Dev Bhoomi (Land of the Gods), Uttarakhand; Roopkund trek- Skeleton Lake has attracted many a travellers and thrill seekers all over the world. Locally known as the ‘Mystery Lake’; it has beckoned to many myth busters who have tried to solve the perplexing mystery of skeletal remains that that are easily visible at its bottom when the snow melts.

Formed by the melting glaciers, this stunning lake is located at a height of 5,029m. This gorgeous water body lies in the shadow of the Mt. Trishul Massif in the Garhwal region of the Himalayas. Blessed with the sights of every imaginable kind, the region around is bestowed with lush, green forests, charming streams and of course a combination of soft snow and ice.

Duration of the Tour: 7N/8D

Meal Types: Vegetarian meals

Activities: Trekking, Camping

Total Trekking Distance: Approximately 53km

Roopkund Trek Altitude: 15,696ft

Temperature Range: 14-16 Degrees (Daytime) and -1 degrees (Night)

Roopkund Trek Difficulty Level: Moderate to slightly challenging

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Arrival in Kathgodam and drive from Kathgodam to Lohajung

    Scenic drives, Lohajung, Almora, Pindar valley

    Post your arrival at the Kathgodam railway station, you will meet the rest of the group and take a drive to Lohajung. Passing by many picturesque valleys and forests the route takes you through the charming village of Almora. Upon reaching Lohajung, you will be staying at the forest guest house or tents.

  • Day 2 - Trek from Lohajung to Didna Village

    Trekking, Garhwal Himalayas, Ali Bugyal

    After stretching yourselves to complete the warm up, we trek through a steep trail towards Ali Bugyal, (Bugyal in the local language means meadow.) The campsite where you will be spending the night promises truly stunning views of the Garhwal region of the Himalayas

  • Day 3 - Trek from Ali Bugyal to Ghora Lotani

    Trekking, Camping

    Getting up in the morning, you will be commencing the trek for the day up a relatively simple trail. Passing the ridge, you will come to witness the gorgeous view of valleys and meadows of this pristine land to reach Ghora Lotani, which will be your campsite for the night. Here you will get ample amount of time acclimatize yourself to the weather conditions.

  • Day 4 - Trek from Ghora Lotani to Bhagwabasa

    Snowy trails, Camping, Trekking

    Passing through snowy paths today, you will ascend to an altitude of 14,500ft. The weather conditions change drastically, as you begin to feel the effects of trekking at higher altitudes. Bhagwabasa sports a rich and varied landscape and experiences sharply cold northern winds over its surface which is drearier than any you have witnessed in the trail so far. You will then call it a day at the campsite in Bhagwabasa.

  • Day 5 - Trek from Bhagwabasa to Roopkund Lake and back to Bedni Bugyal

    Rhododendron Forests, Neel Ganga, Wan

    Bidding adieu to the beautiful meadows of Bedini Bugyal continue trekking towards Kanakdhar, where you will be astonished at the spectacle of the Trishul Peak that towers over you. Going through richly endowed rhododendron forests, you will be descending towards Neel Ganga and finally arrive in Wan. Hereafter a short drive will take you to Lohajung where you will be staying for the night.

  • Day 6 - Drive from Lohajung to Kathgodam

    Lohajung Sightseeing (optional), Roopkund Trekking Tour Ends Here

    We depart towards Kathgodam early morning by road, marking the conclusion of this exhilarating trek to Roopkund Lake.In case, you want to explore the scenic beauty of Lohajung, you can take the day off and embark on a local sightseeing tour on your own. In such a case, the facility and service included in the Roopkund Trek Experience comes to end in Lohajung itself.

  • Day 7 - Trek Bedni Bugyal to Lohajung (via Wan.)

    Rhododendron Forests, Neel Ganga, Wan

    Bidding adieu to the beautiful meadows of Bedini Bugyal continue trekking towards Kanakdhar, where you will be astonished at the spectacle of the Trishul Peak that towers over you. Going through richly endowed rhododendron forests, you will be descending towards Neel Ganga and finally arrive in Wan. Hereafter a short drive will take you to Lohajung where you will be staying for the night

  • Day 8 - Drive from Lohajung to Kathgodam

    Lohajung Sightseeing (optional), Roopkund Trekking Tour Ends Here

    We depart towards Kathgodam early morning by road, marking the conclusion of this exhilarating trek to Roopkund Lake.In case, you want to explore the scenic beauty of Lohajung, you can take the day off and embark on a local sightseeing tour on your own. In such a case, the facility and service included in the Roopkund Trek Experience comes to end in Lohajung itself.

Other Inclusions

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  • Medical kits and oxygen cylinders during this Roopkund trek package
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  • Meals while on trek as well as meals in Lohajung
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  • To and fro transportation from Kathgodam
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  • Trek Equipment
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  • Permits and fees to enter the forest
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  • Experienced and helpful trek leaders and guides.
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  • Supporting staff

Things To Carry

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  • Comfortable clothes
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  • Good quality trekking shoes, slippers and extra pair of socks
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  • Sunscreen lotion or any other skin moisturizer
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  • Water bottles, trendy backpack and energy bars/snacks
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  • A pair of sunglasses and camera
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  • Caps or hats
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  • Personal toiletries and basic medication (if any)
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  • Flash light (with spare batteries)
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  • Insect repellent and emergency medical kit

Advisory

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  • Climatic conditions in the high altitudes vary from the plains; take adequate time to get acclimatized to high altitudes.
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  • Pay heed to the tour leaders or instructors regarding Roopkund trek details in order to enjoy a safe and sound experience.
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  • Do not consume alcohol or any other intoxicants during the tour.
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  • Avoid trekking during the nights.
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  • Carry basic medications and a first-aid kit during the tour.
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  • The tour takes place through eco-friendly zone; do not encourage littering the local sites or campsites.
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  • In the event that you want to hand your luggage to our porter, a charge of INR 250/- extra on per day and per bag basis is applicable.

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    Story by Himadri Bhat

     Rated : 5.0

    The trekking experience was great. I had a really really fun filled trek. The beautiful surrounding, the bird’s eye view of the place, and everything else added more beauty to the travel experience. the roopkund was mostly frozen, and when we went close you could actually see the skeltons on the bed of the lake. oThis trip is something that I can never ever forget the final climb to roopkund was very difficult and tedious but it was worth it. I totally loved this trek. I wish I could take more such treks in the future.

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    Story by Charuchandra Patil

     Rated : 4.0

    Roopkund was a nice experience. Needless to say, it was good and interesting too. I would definitely recommend this trek to any travel and nature lover. This was like the best trek that I had in the recent times. I enjoyed the trekking experience a lot. It was complete fun to go with random trekkers who ended up becoming my buddies at the end of the trek. The trek leader was super friendly.

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    Story by Sarla Khatri

     Rated : 4.0

    Trekking in Roopkund was awesome. I never imagined to be on a trek like this before. It was a brilliant and a classy trek. I recommend this trek to all of you. Try this trek to know how awesome it was. The lake was so poignant and beautiful. it was really special trek, specailly when there was a snow fall. really enjoyed it also the guides and trek leader were very helpful.

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    Story by Deeptimay Jain

     Rated : 4.0

    Roopkund pass is very good and the trek is comfortable also for the first timer like me. This place has a lot of history and mystery associated with it. After reading multiple stories about this place, my friends and I wanted to badly go to this place and check it out. To our surprise, this trek was not that difficult but it was long and tiring but worth it.. Beautiful, brilliant, and not mysterious or spooky or anything. I had a good time at the trek. The trek was nicely planned and excellently executed. The lake is also interesting but very small but the view of the peaks from the top is just amazing, serene, and lovely. i loved it and i am sure You will love it totally1!

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    Story by Dayaananda Bhattacharya

     Rated : 4.0

    The Roopkund trek and the visit to the skeleton lake were fruitful and a productive vacations for us. It was not too stressful or tiring. On the contrary, it was quite interesting and exciting. I loved this trek a lot. It was quite an amazing and a great experience. I personally loved the trek trails, the surroundings were such a beauty. It’s a shame that this vacation spot is underrated.

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    Story by Shreya Menon

     Rated : 4.0

    I had one of the best treks ever. Though, the travel to this place is tedious, the skeleton lake visit was great and nevertheless a nice experience. That being said, the lake again is too overrated. Another positive about this trek is the wonderful surroundings. It was awesome and beautiful.

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    Story by Chandraketu Trivedi

     Rated : 4.0

    The trek is completely nice and a safe one. Being a first timer, I was wondering if the experience would be nice or not. However to my surprise, it was awesome.

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    Story by Balagovind Mehra

     Rated : 3.0

    Roopkund trek had a good team members for our journey. Together all of them help the entire group. we were 2 frieds joined in agroup of 25 people. it was a life changing experience and also meet wonderful people. the mountains give you so much of positivity. the trek was a bit difficult as i was doing it for the first time. but the team members forced and motivated me a lot. it was all worth it when i reach on top felt very proud ! loved it amazing!!

    Frequently Asked Questions

    1. 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.

    2. What is the level of fitness expected from the participants?

      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.

    3. I am a first timer. Should I go for 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.

    4. 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.

    5. Will food and water be provided?

      Yes, all meals on the trek and water is provided.

    6. Is there electricity during the trekking?

      Due, to high altitudes and weather conditions there can be electricity fluctuations.

    7. 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.

    8. Will there be porters to carry my luggage?

      Yes, at an extra cost

    9. Which type of shoes should I carry?

      Trekking shoes with good grip and ankle support. Not sport shoes.

    10. 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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