Roopkund Trek
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  • Small Batch Size (Max 15)
  • Mountaineering Course Certified Trek Leaders, Specially Trained in Emergency Procedures & First Aid Responder
  • Local Guides Certified in First Aid Responder
  • Trek Leaders to Participants ratio of 1:8
  • Zero Accident Record
  • Learning Based Experience
  • Consistent & Transparent Saving Principles

Roopkund Trek

Roopkund (locally known as Mystery Lake) is a high altitude glacial lake in Uttarakhand state of India, lies in the lap of Trishul massif and famous due to hundreds of human skeletons found at the edge of the lake. The lake is located at an altitude of about 15,700 feet. It is surrounded by rock-strewn glaciers and snow clad mountains, making it a good trekking destination. The route leading to the lake passes through the twin Bugyals of Ali & Bedni. All along the trail you get amazing views of peaks like Kedarnath ,Chaukhamba , Neelkantha , Trishul & Nanda Ghunti .


1 Region Uttrakhand
2 Grade Classification Moderate Plus
3 Maximum altitude 15,700 Feet
4 Total Trekking Distance 54 Kms Approx.
5 Accomodation type Camps/Guest house
6 Trek Starts from Lohajung
7 Trek Ends in Lohajung
8 What is Included in the Fee Food as per menu on the trek
Forest Permits/Camping Charges
Tents, Sleeping bags, mats
Safety Equipment
Trek guide, cook, helpers
Porters or mules for carrying common luggage
Services of a Trek Leader
2 Nights Hotel/Guest House Stay in Lohajung
9 What is not Included in the Fee Meals during road journeys,if any
Cost of any kind of travel insurance
Any expense of personal nature
Any expense not specified in the inclusion list.
10 Daywise Trekking Distances Day 2 : 11 Kms,Day 3 : 6 Kms,Day 4 : 6 Kms,Day 5 : 4 Kms,Day 6 : 16 Kms,Day 7 : 11 Kms
11 Max. Group Size 15

Trek Fee

10400

Lohajung to Lohajung

Service Tax @ 9% is applicable on the fee.


You Can Save Upto 25% On this Trek
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Trek Dates

13-05-2017 - 20-05-2017(Open)
17-05-2017 - 24-05-2017(Full)
20-05-2017 - 27-05-2017(Open)
25-05-2017 - 01-06-2017(Full)
27-05-2017 - 03-06-2017(Open)
03-06-2017 - 10-06-2017(Open)
10-06-2017 - 17-06-2017(Open)
17-06-2017 - 24-06-2017(Open)
24-06-2017 - 01-07-2017(Open)
02-09-2017 - 09-09-2017(Open)
09-09-2017 - 16-09-2017(Open)
16-09-2017 - 23-09-2017(Open)
23-09-2017 - 30-09-2017(Open)
30-09-2017 - 07-10-2017(Open)
07-10-2017 - 14-10-2017(Open)

Itinerary

DAY 1: Report In Lohajung by Evening. Check into Guest House

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On this day you have to report in Lohajung by 5 PM. The details of your accommodation in lohajung will be communicated to you 2 days prior the departure date over the email. Stay will be in Camp/Guest House on sharing basis.We recommend that you plan your travel from Haldwani/Kathgodam early In the morning so as to reach Lohajung by Late afternoon. Distance from Haldwani to Lohajung is 210 Km and takes 10 hours approx. Explore the beautiful surroundings of Lohajung in the evening. Do not leave anything for last minute buying. Lohajung is a small place with very small market.Before the dinner we will have a team introduction session. After the dinner we will have a briefing about tomorrows trek. Retire to bed early on this day to give yourself a good long sleep.
* In case you wish to join us from Haldwani to Haldwani or Delhi to Delhi, you can select the suitable option while booking your trek.

DAY 2 : Lohajung to Tolpani ( 11 Kms )

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Initially a parallel walk along Neelganga river. After crossing the river by a metal bridge near Kuling there is a steep climb to Tol Pani. The route is via village Didina. Didina lies in the east of Lohajung. Right behind Didina, a snow covered peak can be seen. Its name is Nanda Ghunti (6,309 M). You will see this peak for a major part of this trek. There are two ways for Didina from Lohajung . One way is along the river. For this you have to descent to the river in Lohajung & then walk parallel to it. The other way is via kuling . There is a road parallel to the river from Lohajung to Kuling . From kuling you have to decend to the river . Both of these routes merge in Akhodi which is 15 minutes walk away from kuling. Didina is a beautiful village with very less population. There are a couple of homestay options in Didina. After a small halt in Didina for Lunch we keep walking till be reach Tolpani which is our campsite for the day. Overnight in camps.

DAY 3: Tolpani to Bedni Bugyal ( 6 Kms )

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We start early today to enjoy the best views. We will walk through twin meadows of Ali & Bedni. The trek is steep till we reach Ali Bugyal. From here the trail comprises of long sections of gradual ascent. The meadows are one of the best in the country as you will realize during your trek. As you are walking through the Ali Bugyal, Nanga Ghunti & Trishuli are prominently visible in the East. We trek on the marked trail. You will spot a small structure made from stones. It is a temple.Slightly to your right you can see a cluster of fibre huts green in colour. Find a suitable spot here for the packed lunch. Starting from the stone structure, a section of the trail ahead is uphill & in zig zag shape. After the lunch we commence trek and reach Bedni Bugyal Campsite by afternoon.

Day 4 : Bedni Bugyal to Patar Nachauni ( 6 Kms )

The trek is short today and has been kept so for better acclimatization. We will commence the trek around 8 AM. Walk slow and steady as next campsite is not very far. There is only one steep climb as you leave camping site of Bedni Bugyal. After that there are sections of mild ascent till we reach Patar Nachauni, situated at the foot hill of the mountain at the top of which lies the temple of Kalua Vinayak.

DAY 5 : Patar Nachauni to Bhagwabasa (4 Kms)

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Distance wise todays trek is not very long but it is one of the steepest section of the entire trek. Taking an early start always helps. You have to climb the mountain right in front of you to the top. The trek starts with a flat walk, followed by a steep ascent to kalua Vinayak which is a Temple. The view in Patar Nachauni is restricted by mountains. But once you reach Kalua Vinayak you get a panaromic view. Some of the prominent peaks visible from this point are Kedarnath ,Chaukhamba,Neelkantha,Trishul & Nanda Ghunti. From Kalua Vinayak, the trail is downhill upto Bhgwabasa camps. We reach Bhagwabasa camps by early afternoon.It is the highest campsite of this trek. The night is extremely cold here. Bhagwabasa is used as a base camp for trek to Roopkund lake.

DAY 6 : Bhagwabasa to Roopkund & return to Bedni Bugyal (16 Kms)(6 Kms Uphill, 10 Kms Downhill)

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Starting early is the key today. As we get late snow starts melting and makes the climb difficult. Morning snow is fresh and easy to walk upon. Trek today is a 4 km long gradual ascent with sections of steep ascent in between. In the last leg you have to climb down 250 feet to reach the lake. If weather permits we will trek to Junargali which is just 250 ft up from Roopkund. After spending some time around we will head back to Bedni Bugyal. Expect to reach Bedni Bugyal by late afternoon.

DAY 7 : Bedni Bugyal to Lohajung (11 Kms trek & 11 Kms road)

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Break camps early & head towards Wan. Todays trek is about 5 Hours. We descent to wan village.We will take a brief halt at Ghairoli Patal which is also a good camping site.We have to descent to the bottom of the valley where river Neel Ganga welcomes us. Its not a bad idea to wash yourself in the river after a strenuous downhill trek. From the river it’s a half an hour uphill trek upto Wan. From Wan village its further one & half hour downhill upto Kasar Bagad which is the road head.We boad a vehicle from here. Drive up to Lohajung. Check into the Guest House in Lohajung. Trip end here. You may plan your return the next day on your own. If you wish to book your return journey with us, select the suitable option while making your booking.

DAY 8 : Lohajung to Kathgodam by Road.

For those who have booked their return travel with us, vehicle will be ready early morning. Board this vehicle for Haldwani. Expect to reach Haldwani by late in the evening.





Participants Speak




Trek Reviews


From : Sonu Goyat
Roopkund Trek - 2015

"Roopkund was one of my most beautiful and amazing experience. Surrounded by wonderful natural beauty, the trek was a life changing experience for me. Team was very friendly, supportive and well trained to address all the challenges and helped me in learning about outdoors, do & don’ts in mountains. Scaling heights with steep inclines and snow covered trail left me with the feeling of accomplishment and moments to cherish. I would definitely recommend this trek & this team. "



From : Vivek Meena
Roopkund Trek - 2014

"Overall an awesome experience. The entire team was supportive. Trek lead motivated us at every step when going got difficult. The kitchen team too deserves a special recognition."



From : Prasoon Singh
Roopkund Trek - 2015

"Amazing views on this trek. The entire arrangement was neat & clean. Would love to trek again soon. Excellent team! One advice for all beginners : exercise & stay fit before the trek. The distance of the trek is not very long but the altitude is high. "



From : Sandeep Dhariwal
Roopkund Trek - 2015

"I had the best time there . I went in 2015.The team is super friendly and understands the perspective of people who were doing a long trek for the first time. We got to learn how to pitch camps,How to walk over snow. Also learned the use of some technical equipment. The rope knot session in Patar nachauni camp was super fun."


Experiencial Blogs

Tanmay
Roopkund Trek - 2016

"As the incline started, my city lungs had to adjust and I had to set a patterned breathing, which my heart had to obey, akin to accepting the mountain both, inside & out...Click to Read More"


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