Roopkund Trek

roopkund trek

Roopkund Trek

SET AMIDST THE BENEVOLENT MOUNTAINOUS PEAKS, the Roopkund Lake remains in the spotlight for its unsolved mystery. It has been nicknamed as the ‘Mystery Lake’ as the remains of human skeletons and horses belonging to the Palaeolithic age can be seen here.

Roopkund trek beckons the adventurous spirit, promising a journey through nature’s wonders and historical intrigue. Embark on this expedition to Roopkund and discover the untold stories etched in the heart of the Himalayas.

The adrenaline pumping Roopkund trek starts from Lohagunj, a tiny pass seated at 16,499 feet above sea level in the Garhwal Himalayas. This shallow lake has a depth of about 2 metres and is the most popular lake in the entire Uttarakhand. The lake is nestled amidst panoramic mountain scenery, surrounded by rock-strewn glacier.

Day 1: Arrival at Kathgodam, Drive to Lohagunj (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 Lohagunj

Day 2: Trek from Lohagunj to Didna Village

Lohagunj Pass, Bedni Ganga River. Today you will begin with the trek to Roopkund  Glacier Lake! Take the Lord Curzon trail from Lohagunj and follow a steady uphill trek through the Lohagunj 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: Trek from Didna Village to Ali Bugyal
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 five 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 Lohagunj (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 Lohagunj. Spend the night here.

Day 8: Departure

Lohagunj Exploration, Roopkund Trek Ends Here. Today will be your last day in the Himalayas! Spend the day looking around Lohagunj.

Tour Concludes with Sweet Memories..

  • Transportation: Dehradun to Sankri and return.
  • Accommodation: Guest House/ Homestay / Camping
  • Meals: All Meals as per menu from first-day Dinner to last-day
  • Breakfast at basecamp; Vegetarian Meal.
  • Camping charges: Camping and forest permit fees for Indian Nationals.
  • Trekking equipment: High-quality tents (living tent- triple sharing, kitchen tent, dining tent, toilet tent); sleeping bags, mattresses, liners, Utensils, Gaiters, Microspikes/crampons, ice axe.
  • Safety equipment: First aid medical kit, oxygen cylinder, stretchers, rope.
  • Mountaineering qualified and experienced Trek leader, Guides, Cook, and Support staff.
  • Meals during road journeys
  • Insurance
  • Any personal expenses
  • Mules or porter to carry personal luggage
  • Anything apart from inclusions
Things to Carry for Roopkund Trek
  • Any Medicines recommended to you by doctor for next 14 Days
  • Backpack of 30-50 Ltr
  • And Day Pack of 20 Ltr
  • Small Torch
  • Water Filter(In case you have a problem with water from outside, we can serve boiled water on demand )
  • Hiking Boots & Wool Socks
  • Any Adventure tools you want to carry.
  • Jacket, Thick Wool Monkey Cap, Thermal Underwear, Pants, Full sleeve Shirts, Rain Coat, Warm Gloves, Jackets.
  • Sun Glasses, One Ltr Water Cane
  • Toilet Articles & Towel
  • Sun Protection Lotion(SF-60), Lip Bam & Ankel Support.
  • Light Weight Sandles for wearing in Camps
Cancellation Policy

It is wise to make your booking at least two months in advance. In the event of cancellation of trek/adventure activity services due to any avoidable/unavoidable reasons we must be notified of the same in writing. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive advice in writing, and cancellation charges would be as follows
Up to 25 Days:- 90% of Trek/adventure program cost will be refunded.
Between 15 – 25 Days:– 60% of Trek/Adventure/Tour/Travel/Hotel program cost will be refunded.
Between 15 – 11 Days:– 30% of Trek/Adventure/Tour/Travel/Hotel program cost will be refunded.
Less than 10 Days:- 0%

Payment Terms: 50% Along with booking confirmation & 50% after you will start your Jouney.

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