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Roopkund Trek

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8 Days
Availability : June To October
Uttrakhand (India)
Min Age : 16+
Max People : 20
Tour Details

Roopkund is a small lake above the snowline of the Greater Himalayas. It is a very small swallow lake, maximum 2 meters in depth and generally remains under the snow for 8 months in a year.

The beauty and charm of these snow-clad peaks, alpine meadows and dense forests attracts hundreds of trekkers every year to this place. Some of them come here to solve the puzzle of bones, skulls and skeletons hidden deeply under the snow in this lake, Some people come here to enjoy the green alpine meadows and some of them are mesmerized by the beauty of the heaven that lies above the cloud at 16200 ft. Roopkund Lake is also known as The Skeleton Lake. Hundreds of human bodies buried here. Nobody knows, how? Carbon Dating suggests that these skeletons buried here from almost hundred years when some people died in a fatal hailstorm. Today, Roopkund Trek is considered among the best treks in India. It is considered as a moderate trek on the scale of difficulty and it is really easy to complete this trek. But still, at these heights, you have to test your patience, discipline and your limits at each and every step.

Itinerary

Day 1Kathgodam To Lohajungh (2336 Mtrs.) 200 Km. 7-8 Hours

Kathgodam is a small town, being last connectivity to the hills through the railways and therefore the town has regular flow of tourists throughout the year. Hence one needs to get early reservations on the well known train “Ranikhet express”. Kathgodam is a starting point of this trek. It is small yet beautiful place.

Day 2 Lohajung To Didna Village (2453M) 7 Km 5-6 Hours Trek.

This is the day when actual trek begins. Trekking down couple of hours to Raun Bagad taking the Didna village trail, through the mixed dense forests of Rhododendron and oak is not that difficult but the serenity does leave you spellbound. Raun Bagad an iron bridge that crosses over the Neel Ganga River, once you cross this bridge the climb to Didna starts. It is a difficult climb and you may get tired pretty soon with a relatively tough time in the beginning you would reach Didna about an hour and a half time.

Day 3Didna Village To Ali Bugyal (3451 M.) 11 Km. 7-8 Hours

After breakfast, leave Didna camp and begin with steep ascend through Oak forests. It is better to start off early in the morning and reach Ali Bugyal before 3 in the evening. Admire the stunning views of the Garhwal Himalaya ranges as they appear you, sleeping into the never ending green carpet looks as though one is witnessing an act of magic nature being the magician here makes the clouds glissade atom the ridge and then skates them down the other side leisurely.

Day 4Ali Bugyal to Pathar Nachni (3908 M.) 6 Km. 3-4 Hours.

It is a easy trek, you would follow a straight trail ahead of you for about 5 km on your gradual increase to the slope the trek brings you to the other side of the ridge a keen eye can spot a Himalaya on the way. You will also start feeling the effects of the weather changes and the thin air will make breathing difficult. But don’t worry, the superb environment will give you enough motivation to reach your destination. The positive vibes flowing in the air lets you forget all your troubles.

Day 5Pathar Nachni to Bhagwabasa (4300 M.) 4 Km. 4 Hours

This is 4-5 hours trail to Bhagwabasa is a long mountain edge passing through religious. Shrines all along and one of them famously known as Kalu Vinayak, a stone shrine with black Lord Ganesha. Today you will be gaining height from 12,500-14,500 feet we need to be prepared for some challenges offered by high altitude, zigzag passes and ice cold wind. It is treated as most crucial sides of the whole trek. The trial further the Kalu Vinayak to Bhagwabasa hills on to the snowline with gentle descent.

Day 6Bhagwabasa to Roopkund (4800 M.) To Pathar Nachni, 10 Km. 6-7 Hours

Here the trek starts a very early morning the sooner you start, the better is for you as the snow remains hard before sun rises and perfect for trek. Later a sun rises and due to its warmth snow gets soft resulting sinking of feet deep into snow Roopkund is a 5 km graduate uphill climb from Bhagwabasa. This uninhabited landmark in the laps of Mt Trisul has overwhelmed many travelled with its innumerable stores it would take 3-4 hours to reach Roopkund. From here trek for another half hour to reach Junargali, the highest point on this trail, from here you can see Mt.Trishul 7120, Mt.Nanda Ghungti 6309m. Mt Chukhamba 7138m and many more peaks. Then trek back to the base camp at Pathar Nachni via Bhagwabasa you need to be careful in trekking back as snowy slopes may trek you the captivating Garhwal Himalayas in full glory extending up to Gangotri.

Day 7Pathar Nachni to Wan 15 Km. 7-8 Hours

After breakfast it will take 7-8 hours to Wan.Trek will retrace once steps through the meadows where a sharp descend gets you to the end of it and starting of mixed forests if a clearer sky the view of Mt Trisul while returning is astounding. Walking through the rhododendron forest while sunrays playfully gleaming between them. A steep descent would get you to the Neel Ganga where one could take rest and refresh. A half an hour climb up ridge and village with huge and ages of old Cyprus trees would be greeting you with an eventful human habitat. Then a quick jeep ride for an hour would drive back to Lohajungh.

Day 8Lohajungh to Kathgodam 7-8 Hours

This would be your final day in the Himalayas. Lohajungh is a great place to relax and a final road trip back to Kathgodam.

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Inclusion & Exclusion

What's Included

  • Accommodation (Camping)
  • Trek Equipment
  • Tents, Sleeping bags, mats
  • Meals while on trek
  • Permits
  • First aid medical kits and oxygen cylinder (if needed)
  • Qualified & experienced trek Leader, Guide and Support staff and High Altitude Chef
  • Two way Transportation

What's not Included

  • Meals during the transit
  • Carriage of Personal Bags during the trek
  • Any kind of Insurance
  • Any expense of personal nature
  • Any expense not specified in the inclusion list

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations up to 30 days prior to departure date - 5% deduction
  • Between 30 days to 15 days prior to departure - 50% deduction
  • Less than 15 days of departure - No Cash Refund
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  • Beneficiaries Account Name:- A/c Holders Name Subhash Verma (Prop:- Roam The Himalaya)
  • Bank Name:- Punjab National Bank
  • Account No:- 892000101097519
  • Branch:- PNB TOTU (SHIMLA)
  • IFSC Code:- PUNB0089200
  • Account Type:-  Current