RoopKund Trek

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What is RoopKund Trek ?

Blessed with deep virgin forests, gurgling brooks, breath-taking campsites and the beckoning meadows Roopkund trek is a must do trek for you. Get a chance to taste adventure as you climb from 8,000 ft to 16,000 ft in a period of 8 days. The adventure starts for you from the second day onwards as you start trekking to Roopkund Glacial lake. Take the Lord Curzon trail starting Lohajung and follow a steady uphill trek through the Lohajung Pass and then reach the Bedni River. 

Get a chance to admire the stunning view of the Garhwal Himalayan ranges as you trek from Didna Village to Ali Bugyal on your third day. On your fourth day, you will be trekking from Ali Bugyal to Ghora Lotani and witness the beauty of the Himalayas. Also, spot a Himalayan Magpie on the way. On your fifth day you will be trekking from Ghora Lotani to Bhagwabasa, here you will face the challenges of high altitudes, zig-zag trails and the icy cold winds. Passing through Kalu Vinayak, you will finally reach Bhagwabasa. 

On your sixth day, you will pass from Bhagwabasa to Roopkund Lake and then to Bedni Bugyal. The uninhabited landmark in the laps of Mt. Trishul has overwhelmed many travellers with its innumerable stories. Admire the charming Garhwal Himalayas in full glory extending up to Gangotri. On your seventh day you will start trekking back from Bedni Bugyal to Lohajung and pass through the hundreds of blooming rhododendrons and then take a steep turn for the Neel Ganga and arrive at Wan. You will complete you trek on the eight day. Roopkund trek is definitely the one which will make your dream come true of trekking in the mountains.

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 the plenitude of visitors.

The route along the Roopkund trek is a fascinating journey of discovering the most pristine of the Himalayan contribution of oak and blooming rhododendron forests. A moderate trek, the trek trails through mountainous rivers, enthralling ridges, lush forests and scenic meadows.

Camping in Mountains

HIGHLIGHTS:

  •  Feast your eyes as you see the gurgling brooks, breath-taking campsites during this amazing Roopkund trek.

  • Enjoy camping near the cascading water and the clean night sky under the billions of stars. Also, enjoy a small bonfire with your friends.

  • Trek through some of the most alpine and forests of fir, Rhododendron, and Oak.

  • Get a chance to witness the rare flora and fauna of this region as you continue your trek.

  • Feast your eyes at the majestic view of the Mt Trishul looms over the place as you continue climbing.

  • Enclosed by mountains, this is the perfect place for taking some amazing photographs.

  • Admire the imposing Chaukhamba range, Neelkanth peak, Kedarnath, Kedar Dom.

  • Spend some time staring at the might white peaks and pass through the small streams on your way.

  • And also meet the local people here and share a cup of tea while you learn about their culture.

QUICK FACTS:

  • Temperature: Day: 13 to 18°C and Night: -5 to 7°C

  • Roopkund Trek Distance:  53km

  • Maximum Altitude: 16,499 ft

  • Roopkund Trek Difficulty Level: Moderate To Difficult 

  • Railway Station:  Kathgodam Railway station is the nearest railway station 

  • Base Camp: Lohajung

COST OPTIONS:

  • Option 1: Rs.11999/- Only Trekking and camping

  • Option 2: Rs.7999/- From Delhi to Delhi

  • Plus 5% GST will be applicable on both the variants

STAY:

  • Camps, Tents, Guesthouses

Meal:

  • High Nutrition Veg Meal During Trek

Other Inclusions:

  • Roopkund trek cost includes all accommodations during the trek

  • All meals during the trek

  • Central Trekking equipment

  • Necessary permits and first aid medical kits

  • Qualified and experienced trek leader, guide and support staff

  • First aid medical kits and oxygen cylinder

Camping in Mountains

ITINERARY

Day 1 - Arrival at Kathgodam, Drive to Lohajung (7-8 Hrs)

 

  • After your arrival in Kathgodam, you will be met by our representative who will transfer you to the guesthouse in Lohajung, which is also the starting point of this trek.

  • Overnight at Lohajung

Day 2 - Arrival at Kathgodam, Drive to Lohajung (7-8 Hrs)

  • 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.

Day 3 - Triund to Mcleodganj and Departure (9 KM / 3 Hours)

 

  • 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.

Day 4 - Trek from Ali Bugyal to Ghora Lotani

  • 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.

Day 5 - Trek from Ghora Lotani to Bhagwabasa

  • 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.

Day 6 - Trek from Bhagwabasa – Roopkund Lake – Bedni Bugyal (via Bhagwabasa)

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

Day 8 - Departure

  • 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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Things To Carry

  • Warm clothes, jackets, raincoats, fleece jackets and thermals

  • Hand gloves, trekking poles, trekking shoes and extra pair of socks

  • Water bottles, energy bars and energy drinks

  • Caps/hats, sunglasses and towels

  • Personal toiletries and medications (if any)

  • Backpack with waterproof linings

Advisory

  • This package has two variation. The one with transport includes a pick and drop from Kathgodam to Lohajung and then back, Lohajung is the start point of the trek. The one without transport, Trekker have to reach Lohajung on his own .

  • Climatic conditions in the high altitudes vary from the plains; take adequate time to get acclimatized to high altitudes

  • Pay heed to the trek leader or instructor in order to enjoy a safe and sound trekking experience

  • Do not consume alcohol or any other intoxicants during the trek

  • Avoid trekking during the nights

  • Before undertaking the trek, consult a physician

  • Carry basic medications and a first-aid kit during the trek

  • The trek takes place through eco-friendly zone; do not encourage littering the local sites or campsites

  • This package has two variation. The one with transport includes a pick and drop from kathgodam to lohajung and then back to kathgodam, Lohajung is the start point of the trek. The one without transport trekker have to reach Lohajung on his own .

ALONG WITH THE ABOVE LIST, PLEASE ENSURE YOU ALSO CARRY THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS:

  • An identification card (like driving license, voters ID card etc), along with a photocopy.

  • A passport size photo.

  • A medical certificate Format will be sent after confirmation.

  • Disclaimer certificate. Format will be sent after confirmation.

    The documents are mandatory. Without them you will not be allowed to trek.

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