Roopkund Trek

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About Roopkund Trek

Updates on Roopkund Trek:-

As per Uttarakhand High Court order (Petition No. : 123 / 2014) on August 2018, one can not camp on alpine meadows or grassland, locally called Bugyal. Therefore we inform you with regret that we won’t be able to run any Roopkund trek for this season. Check here the notice issued by Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (HoFF), Uttarakhand in accord with the court verdict. On 26th Sep’18 a reconsideration appeal is also turned down by the court and the possibility to arrange Roopkund trek is next to nil.  

Travelling and trekking are the new hobbies that many people have adapted to changing lifestyle. Trekking trips are the best weekend trip that you can easily plan.

Himalaya trekking always being the most preferred location for trekking tours in India. Having a huge range of peaks with Different Altitude Himalaya is becoming Home for outdoor adventure sports.

Roopkund trek is one of the famous treks in Uttrakhand.

Roopkund trek located at an altitude of 5029 meters is also famous as Virgin trek of India.

Mysteries and stories are something that attracts everyone. Something like this is also true for Roopkund trek. This trek has a Mystery Lake known as Roopkund where human skeletons from palaeolithic time can be seen around the edges of this lake.

Multiple theories have been told and retold time and again but a pair of teeth, bones and slippers tell you stories that no Wikipedia can. More about the Roopkund lake tourist info is described below later in the article.

Roopkund is a religious glacial lake nestled in these huge Himalayas of Uttarakhand. The Roopkund Lake is surrounded by snow clad mountains and remains covered in snow for the whole winter.

Roopkund Trek gives you an opportunity to visit other beautiful mountains peaks like Mt. Trishul& Mt. Nanda Devi, Mt. Nanda Ghunti, Nilkantha and Maiktoli Peak.

Roopkund trek is not only about trekking. If you can extend your trip, then Roopkund Lake is a perfect camping place that you will come across during the Roopkund trek.

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Roopkund trek maximum altitude height is around 16590 feet. Due to its higher altitude, it gives you a picturesque view of beautiful Himalayas.

Roopkund trek also known as the virgin trek is one of the most popular treks in Uttrakhand.

The trails are full of alpine meadows with snow all over the place. The serene beauty of Roopkund trek during summers is heartwarming.

It has one of the beautiful meadows that one would come across while trekking. For or beginners in trekking Roopkund trek can be a perfect destination for trekking.

Roopkund trek trails are decorated with dark and beautiful meadows of Ali and Bedni Bugyal. Roopkund trek trails can be little bumpy but the picturesque beauty of the trek make it a worthy effort.

Roopkund lake is also known as the mystery lake. Roopkund lake is not famous in India only but People from different parts of the world come to visit this lake. You can find various human Skelton near the lake which is thought to belong to palaeolithic age.

Being the prime location for fossils and scientific research, people are more curious to visit the Roopkund lake. Roopkund trek is an attractive tourist destination of Himachal tourism situated between two Himalayan range, Nandghuti and Trishul. Along with its natural beauty, one of the reasons to visit Roopkund is the festival time of autumn which added to its panoramic beauty.

Location and how to reach

To visit the Roopkund Lake, you don't have to worry about transportation. There is easily accessible transport that you can use.

From Delhi: You can book a bus or taxi for Lohajung.But we prefer the train. Proper pickup service is provided at Kathogam railway station at 7.00 am.

Best time

Due to fluctuation in weather June to October has been stated as the best time to visit Roopkund Lake by Himachal tourism.

Itinerary

Day 01: from Kathgodam to Lohajung

Roopkund Lake is one of the best trekking places in Himachal Pradesh. The pickup service is provided form kathogam railway station at 7.00 in the morning. From Kathogam to Lohajung the drive is approximately 6-7 hrs. The beautiful journey of Roopkund trek begins with this amazing drive to Lohajung base camp.

The first day of your arrival will be given for acclimatisation and sightseeing. Since the trekkers are coming from different regions, acclimatisation is necessary for beginners in trekking.

Day 02: Lohajung to Bedni Bugyal

After a lump sump breakfast and packed lunch, you will board the cab to travel next 8km of the journey.

Today is the normal ascent to first base camp. The fresh aroma of the lush pine groves along with the narrow trails through the oak and deodar trees is a picturesque site.

The meadows of Bedini Bugyal is filled with herds of sheep grazing in the fields appears to be a landscape view of Windows.

Bedini is the most beautiful meadow that you will come across during the trek trails. This meadow encloses a lake and a sacred temple. By sunset, you will reach the base camp. Enjoy the fruits of nature with green bedsheet of nature with a cold breeze.

Day 03: BedniBugyal to PatarNachauni

The day begins with people sipping hot coffee/ tea. You can start our next camp after breakfast. The trail includes both ascent and descent. You will cross to the other side of the ridge giving way to a whole other magnificent view. Keep your eyes open to witness the beauty on the trail with never-ending stretches of valley.

There is a story of a fateful King who was on a pilgrimage to Roopkund brought with him dancers to utter vexation of Goddess Nanda. These female dancers were turned into stone by the goddess for violating the laws. You can see three stones near this place and hence got the name of Patar Nachauni.

Day 04: PatarNachauni to Bhagwabhasa

Roopkund lake located at lower Himalayas makes the trails little difficult. To prevent the breathing issues trekkers has given proper time for acclimatisation at Patar Nachauntio.

Today's journey begins with delicious breakfast and shining sun rays. The trek distance is around 4km from Patar Nachaunito to Kalu Vinayak temple. It is a black shrine of Lord Ganesha. Here at Kalu Vinayak, one can feel the sanctity of the place.

The trail from Kalu Vinayak to Bhagwabhasa is steepy one. You are required to trek slowly in this portion. The height increases gradually make it difficult for breathing.

Trek with a less speed and enjoy the panoramic view of this trail. During the months of may and June, these paths are covered with snow and look alluring to trekkers.

Day 05: Bhagwabhasa to Roopkund to BediniBugyal, 23 km 14 hours total. 14,100 ft to 15,750 ft to 16,000 ft (at Junargali) and down to 12,200 ft

Today's hike will be hectic since you will be climbing the last section of Roopkund trek. The trail will start early in the morning because the snow is hard at Roopkund.

To begin the hike for Roopkund trek it is suggested that you should start early in the morning. The ice caps of Roopkund trek gets loose once the temperature increases.

The path of Roopkund trek was stepper and rocky covered with snow all over. But once you will reach Roopkund all the stress of trekking will not matter.you be surmounted by panoramic views of the Roopkund lake. You can see the skeletons lying near the lake.

If one has enough time and strength then you can also climb to Junargali. The sharp ridge above Roopkund trek is Junargali. It will embrace you with the astounding view of Thrishul, Nandaghunti and Chanyakot mountains.

After the summit, we descended back to our base camp at Bhagwabhasa. You will have your lunch here within the lap of nature. After spending a splendid time at base camp you can start your return journey to Bedi Bugyal. 

Day 06: BediniBugyal to Lohajung via Ali Bugyal

You start your descent to Ali bughyal. Ali Bugyal is one of the largest meadows of India. The descent trails will be full of dark forest covered with oak and pine trees decorating the paths of Bugyal. Once you will reach Lohajung cab will be waiting for you to continue with the return journey.

Day 07: Lohajung to Kathgodam

Today is the last day of Roopkund trek but does not feel like going away from this beautiful place. But it is not possible.

You will be served breakfast before heading towards the Kathgodam.

During the drive, Gwaladham, Baijnath, Kausani, Almora like many hill stations will be embracing a perfect nostalgic end of this trekking trip.

Difficulty level 

Roopkund trek is a moderate trekking expedition among others treks in Uttarakhand.

Weather

Roopkund trek weather during the daytime is pleasant with a temperature of 13-18°C . Although nights are quiet chill and cold with a temperature of 0-7°C.

Accommodation

Accommodation costs are included under Roopkund Trek package. You can stay in a hostel. But if you want to do camping near Roopkund lake then all tented facilities will be included under Roopkund trek cost.

Inclusion

  • Transport support from and to Dehradun: starting from a pickup on day 1 to drop on day 8.
  • Guide and cook fees.
  • Rent for camping equipment.
  • Forest entry charges.
  • Porter and mule support to carry camping equipment. Please note that personal luggage can be carried by mules and/or porters on chargeable basis.
  • All veg meals starting from day 1 dinner to day 8 breakfast.
  • Tented accommodation throughout the trek.

Exclusion

  • Transport to reach Dehradun from hometown.
  • Personal expenses like tips, personal medicines, phone calls etc.
  • Any transport support during the trek apart from what is included above.
  • Accommodation in Dehradun.
  • Personal luggage with mass not exceeding 12 kg per bag per person can be carried by porters/mules @ Rs 300 per day per bag.

ATM points and connectivity

Kathgodam is the last ATM point to withdraw money.

Things to carry

Although most of the things are included in the Roopkund trek package but still one needs to carry their own things like Rucksack, cotton clothes, good trekking shoes, a warm jacket, Gloves, warmer, woolen or monkey cap covering head and ears, UV rays protected sunglasses, raincoat, extra socks, water bottle, torch, cold cream, sunscreen, toilet soap, towel, Walking Stick medicines that you usually use.

Cancellation Policy

  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • If cancellations are made within 0-30 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases the our service partner will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity.
  • For all the above choices, you can transfer your tickets to your friends. We would be more than happy to have them on board and you could save your hard earned money.

Refund Policy

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

Reviews(5)

4.3
Ashish Dewaker photo
Ashish Dewaker
29 May, 2018

The initial trials of the trek are demanding, but the very sight of this lake on the summit day makes you realize that all the effort was worth it. The high altitude glacial lake trek to Roopkund at 15,696 ft is simply life altering apart from being spectacularly gorgeous. This trek requires tenacity to overpower strong winds, thinning air, snow walks, and steep ascends but it is only then that you realize that you have conquered not the mountains but yourself. A highly recommended experience, the Roopkund Trek will find for you peace you didn't know you need and trash for you burden you didn't know you were carrying

The initial trials of the trek are demanding, but the very sight of this lake on the summit day makes you realize that all the effort was worth it. The high altitude glacial lake trek to Roopkund at 15,696 ft is simply life altering apart from being spectacularly gorgeous. This trek requires tenacity to overpower strong winds, thinning air, snow walks, and steep ascends but it is only then that you realize that you have conquered not the mountains but yourself. A highly recommended experience, the Roopkund Trek will find for you peace you didn't know you need and trash for you burden you didn't know you were carrying

Sanjana Bhargava photo
Sanjana Bhargava
16 May, 2018

This place is a complete movie set for me. Those 8 days of Roopkund were the best days of my life. Our group adventure turned out to be best and most memorable trips my life. Many many thanks to our tour guide whole instructions made this long trip possible. It was such a magical journey for me and my friends. We all were challenged to walk up the mountains but had a blast while doing so. And not to forget, the superb views of the peaks were amazing.

This place is a complete movie set for me. Those 8 days of Roopkund were the best days of my life. Our group adventure turned out to be best and most memorable trips my life. Many many thanks to our tour guide whole instructions made this long trip possible. It was such a magical journey for me and my friends. We all were challenged to walk up the mountains but had a blast while doing so. And not to forget, the superb views of the peaks were amazing.

Shivani Aggrawal photo
Shivani Aggrawal
10 May, 2018

The tour guides were very helpful. They briefed us with all the mysteries regarding Roopkund and also told a lot of stories about the same. I got immersed in the beauty of the lakes and mountains, this encouraged me to trek even more. I wanted to get lost in the scenic beauty. It is a perfect thing to be done to remove all the stress.

The tour guides were very helpful. They briefed us with all the mysteries regarding Roopkund and also told a lot of stories about the same. I got immersed in the beauty of the lakes and mountains, this encouraged me to trek even more. I wanted to get lost in the scenic beauty. It is a perfect thing to be done to remove all the stress.

Harshvardhan photo
Harshvardhan
09 May, 2018

I am very happy after coming back from the trek. The organizers really arranged the trek well. The services provided by the group was just awesome. They had cooks and helpers all the time. They helped us wherever we needed help. The food was also really very fresh.

As Roopkund is in high altitude it is pretty difficult to cook food for so many people, still the food was very tasty and they served us hot. I enjoyed the whole trip and am planning another trek with the team.

I am very happy after coming back from the trek. The organizers really arranged the trek well. The services provided by the group was just awesome. They had cooks and helpers all the time. They helped us wherever we needed help. The food was also really very fresh.

As Roopkund is in high altitude it is pretty difficult to cook food for so many people, still the food was very tasty and they served us hot. I enjoyed the whole trip and am planning another trek with the team.

Kuldeep Singh Walia photo
Kuldeep Singh Walia
06 May, 2018

If you want to enjoy in the lap of nature and take a view from the Himalayas and the beautiful frozen lake and the skeleton beside it, this is a perfect place. It was a thrilling journey as we trekked during the day time and camped during night. We also made a lot of new friends.

The view from the Himalayas and all the other mountains is a thing that one will remember throughout their lifetime.

The team members very really very much supportive. They motivated us throughout the journey. They helped us wherever we needed help.

The whole team managed the whole trek in an affordable expense along with good food. They made our travel worthwhile. I am planning to do even more treks with this team because I had an amazing time in Roopkund.

If you want to enjoy in the lap of nature and take a view from the Himalayas and the beautiful frozen lake and the skeleton beside it, this is a perfect place. It was a thrilling journey as we trekked during the day time and camped during night. We also made a lot of new friends.

The view from the Himalayas and all the other mountains is a thing that one will remember throughout their lifetime.

The team members very really very much supportive. They motivated us throughout the journey. They helped us wherever we needed help.

The whole team managed the whole trek in an affordable expense along with good food. They made our travel worthwhile. I am planning to do even more treks with this team because I had an amazing time in Roopkund.

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