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Roopkund Trek Packages

Roopkund is a glacial lake nestled in the high mountains of the Uttarakhand Himalayas. Situated at an altitude of 16,500 feet, the Roopkund lake offers you a rare chance to see the ancient remains of human skeletons that surround it. It's also known as Skeleton Lake or Mystery Lake, because the history of these skeletons baffled experts for years. The region around is completely desolate and usually misty, adding to the element of mystery around.

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Nainital
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Nainital, Uttarakhand
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Roopkund is a glacial lake nestled in the high mountains of the Uttarakhand Himalayas. It is covered in snow for most of the year, and is completely uninhabited. At a height of 16,500 feet, trekking to Roopkund Lake is tough and takes long hours of trekking each day. At some points during the trek, you'll have ropes fixed along the climb, as well as seat harnesses and crampons, to ensure that you reach your destination in the best form. Pair this with the high altitude and the unpredictable weather, and you'll see why this Roopkund trek is a challenging one that is not recommended for first-timers.
    Inclusions
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek (veg meals)
  • Transport to and from Kathgodam
  • Accommodation in lodges/tents on triple/multi-sharing basis (tents can be upgraded to twin sharing for INR 1,500 per person)
  • 2 dinners and 1 breakfast at Lohajung/Kuling
  • Sleeping bags and mattresses
  • Qualified trek leader/guide
  • Camp crew/kitchen staff during trek
  • Permits up to INR 500.
  • Pit toilets and toilet tents
  • Proper segregation bins and waste management at campsite
  • Crampons/microspikes to the trekkers (if required)
  • Cramponing (training) before the use of crampons
  • Locking carabiner and short sling for self-anchor
  • Rope-up during summit day (if required)
  • Oxygen cylinder with the team
  • First-aid medical kit with the team
  • All applicable taxes
    Exclusions
  • Personal gear
  • Meals during transportation
  • Any additional permit cost if charged over Rs. 500
  • Tips to the team
  • Any service not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Personal porters (this can be arranged at Rs 350/- per bag, per day.)
Kathgodam
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8
Kathgodam, Uttarakhand
Price from:₹12,500
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Kathgodam, Uttarakhand
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8
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This 8 day Roopkund trek takes you to a glacial lake and is one of the most sought-after treks in India. If you love your mountain myths and mysteries, you'll be keen to see the eerie human remains that edge Roopkund lake, glowing in a ghostly manner in the always present mist. But apart from the skeleton watchmen, the Roopkund trek is a gorgeous mix of pristine lakes, lush green meadows, and beautiful pine and oak forests.

The trek to Roopkund is considered a moderately challenging one, and requires a good amount of cardiovascular fitness. Trekking to Roopkund takes you to a height of about 16,000 feet, and it can get very cold at the lake. In the later sections of the Roopkund trek, the air gets thinner and you might find yourself walking slower.
    Inclusions
  • Accommodation (camping) during trek on triple sharing basis
  • Sleeping bags
  • Sleeping mats
  • 2 nights accommodation in Lohajung ( guest house/hotel/home stay)
  • All vegetarian meals during the trek from lunch on day 2 to lunch on day 7
  • All fees and permits
  • First aid and medical kits
  • Qualified and experienced trek leader
  • Guide and support staff
  • All transport from Kathgodam as per itinerary of the Roopkund trek
  • All applicable taxes
    Exclusions
  • Any meals during transit
  • Any meals during stay in Lohajung
  • Any expenses incurred due to natural reasons
  • Mule charges for carrying personal luggage (can be arranged for INR 300 per day for a 10 kg bag)
Kathgodam
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8
Kathgodam, Uttarakhand
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Kathgodam, Uttarakhand
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The Roopkund trek is a gorgeous trail that takes you over lush grasslands, through pine forests, and up into the desolate upper reaches of the Garhwal Himalayas. You'll be camping in some of the most beautiful meadows in this region, and will finally visit the legendary Roopkund lake. The lake is shrouded in mystery, with human skeletons scattrered around the edges of the lake. The skulls displayed evidence of blunt force trauma, leading to the discovery that they were the remains of a group of travellers who were killed by a violent hailstorm. Along the Roopkund trek, you'll be seeing spectacular views of the peaks of Trishul, Nanda Ghanti, and more.
    Inclusions
  • Accommodation on triple sharing basis in tents, guesthouse, and home stay
  • Transport from Kathgodam to Kathgodam
  • Meals on trek (veg and eggs) from lunch on day 2 to lunch on day 7
  • Any trekking or safety gear, if needed
  • Sleeping bags, mattresses
  • Toilet tents
  • Kitchen and dining tents
  • All permits if needed
  • First aid medical kits
  • Qualified and experienced staff
  • Porters/mules to carry common equipment
  • All applicable taxes
    Exclusions
  • Personal expenses
  • Food during transit
  • Insurance
  • Mules/porter for personal backpack (can be arranged for an additional cost of 300/- per day)
Ranikhet
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7
Ranikhet, Uttarakhand
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Ranikhet, Uttarakhand
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7
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This moderately challenging trek to Roopkund takes you to the thrilling (and chilling!) Roopkund Lake, and offers you a rare chance to see the human skeletons that surround it. The Roopkund trek requires a bit of muscle and stamina to get accustomed to the changing altitude and terrain and is ideal for fit trekkers. You’ll be walking over verdant green meadows, climbing to more barren heights as you get closer to giant Himalayan peaks, and there’s usually a good chance of snow at the Roopkund lake itself.
    Inclusions
  • Accommodation in alpine tents on twin-sharing basis for 6 nights
  • Clean sleeping bags and sleeping mattresses
  • Separate toilet tents for men and women
  • Kitchen/dining tent
  • All meals from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 7
  • Porter/mules for camping equipment
  • Forest entry fees, camping permits
  • 2 guides for 15 trekkers
  • First Aid kit
  • All applicable taxes
    Exclusions
  • Transport from Kathgodam-Lohajung-Kathgodam (can be arranged for an additional cost of INR 2800 per person)
  • Personal porters for your bags (can be arranged for an additional cost of INR 1750 per person)
  • Any meals or accommodation other than mentioned in inclusions
  • Any charges for video or still camera
  • Personal expenses like beverages, extra snacks, tips, calls, etc
  • Any costs arising from unforeseen circumstances like weather delays, road blockages, injury, illness, etc
  • Insurance
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions
Kathgodam
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8
Kathgodam, Uttarakhand
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Kathgodam, Uttarakhand
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A popular trekking destination, the trek to Roopkund is a beautiful trail that encompasses some of nature’s finest creations. Right from traversing rolling acres of open meadows to soft grasslands, and walking through forests of cedar and oak, each landscape is more beautiful than the last. But there is more to the Roopkund trek than just a pretty adventure.

Known for its dazzling glacial lake, the Roopkund trek also comes with an element of intrigue. The remains of over 100 human skeletons can be seen around the edge of this lake. Experts only recently discovered that these skeletons belonged to a group of travellers who were overtaken by a violent hailstorm many centuries ago.
    Inclusions
  • Accommodation in tents, homestays or guesthouses on twin/triple sharing basis
  • Sleeping bags and mattresses for each trekker
  • Meals during the trek (only vegetarian)
  • Transport to and from Lohanjung
  • Trekking permits and forest entry fees as required
  • Kitchen and dining tent with utensils
  • Toilet tents with toilet rolls and handwash
  • First aid medical kits, stretcher, and oxygen cylinder
  • Qualified trek leader and support staff
  • Mules to carry common equipment
  • All taxes as applicable
    Exclusions
  • Any personal expenses
  • Mules to carry personal luggage
  • Meals during the transit
  • Any expenses other than those mentioned in inclusions
Dehradun
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6
Dehradun, Uttarakhand
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Dehradun
Dehradun, Uttarakhand
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6
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Roopkund is a mysterious lake in the interiors of district Chamoli. The lake is rather shallow, with having a depth of only about 2 metres. The lake lies in a depression and is covered with snow for most parts of the year. When the snow melts, one can see human and equine skeleton remains. It is one of the most popular treks in Garhwal, thanks to these eerie views, as well as some really spectacular mountain landscape.

IMPORTANT: A minimum group size of 3 pax is required to make a booking.
    Inclusions
  • Transport support starting from pickup on day 1 from Dehradun to drop on day 6 to Dehradun
  • All veg meals starting from day 1 dinner to day 6 breakfast (Note: Jain food can be arranged with prior notice)
  • Accommodation in tents on twin sharing basis
  • Sleeping bags
  • Camping mattresses
  • Camping stools
  • Kitchen and dining tents
  • Porter and mule to carry camping equipment (Note: mules and porters will not carry personal luggage)
  • Experienced trek leader, guide and support staff
  • First aid
  • Forest entry charges
  • All applicable taxes
    Exclusions
  • Insurance
  • Porter/mule to carry personal luggage (can be arranged at an additional cost of INR 300 per day, per bag of maximum 12 kgs)
  • Transport to reach Dehradun from hometown and back
  • Personal expenses like tips, medicines, phone calls etc.
  • Any transport support during the trek apart from what is mentioned above
  • Any meals during the travel journey to Mundoli and back to Mundoli
  • Accommodation in Dehradun
  • Any cost or service not mentioned in inclusions