Roopkund Trek
Kathgodam, Uttarakhand, India
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  • Trip introduction

    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.

    Destination

    Roopkund is located at a height of 16,500 feet in the Garhwal region of the Himalayas. You'll start your Roopkund trek from the charming small town of Kathgodam, onwards to Lohajung, Didna Village, Ali Bugyal, Pathar Nachauni and Bhagwabasa before reaching the mesmerizing glacial Roopkund Lake. You'll see your trail transform from soil to snow as you climb down. En route your journey you will also bypass many other scenic locations such as the Ghora Lotani, the Kalu Vinayak temple and the peaks of Mount Trishul and Nanda Ghanti.

    Destination highlights

    • Embark upon a trek that'll take you up to 16,000 feet
    • See the ancient remains of humans at the lake
    • Trek through some of the most scenic landscapes
    • Complete one of India's most iconic treks

    Fine print

    Rules on the trip

    Participants must adhere to the instructions of the trip leader/guide at all times during the Roopkund trek.

    Consumption of alcoholic beverages/drugs during this trek is not permitted.

    Trekkers are requested to follow a proper waste disposal policy.

    During the Roopkund trek, please show respect towards the local villages and hamlets you travel through.

    Trekkers must exhibit kindness and sensitivity towards all animals that they stumble upon during the trek.

    Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made 0-10 days before the departure of the Roopkund trek: No refund, but you can transfer the same to a friend.

    For cancellations made 10-15 days before the departure of the Roopkund trek: 50% of the amount will be refunded, or you can move to another batch for the same trek, same season.

    For cancellations made 15-30 days before the departure of the Roopkund trek: 75% of the amount will be refunded, or you can choose another trek or other batches for the same trek, same season.

    For cancellations made 30 days or more before the departure of the Roopkund trek: 90% of the amount will be refunded, or you can transfer the trek to a family member, or get a voucher for the same amount, to be used in the same year.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    In case of transferring the Roopkund trek to a friend, he/she should satisfy all the mandatory requirements by Adventurescape.

    Change of batches depends on the availability in the Roopkund trek.

    Adventurescape holds the right to change/cancel the policies, without prior notice.

    It is advisable to keep a buffer day for unpredictable weather /road conditions in the mountains.

    Trip details

    Pick up point
    Kathgodam railway station
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    Drop off point
    Kathgodam
    Mode of transport
    Shared taxi
    Start point
    Lohajung
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    End point
    Wan
    Time of departure
    07:00 AM
    Time of return
    07:00 PM

    Activity Details

    Total trekking time
    33 hours
    Total distance covered
    50 kms
    Start point elevation
    14029 feet
    Maximum elevation
    16500 feet
    Minimum elevation
    7600 feet
    Average per day distance
    8 kms
  • Day 1 of the Roopkund trek: Kathgodam to Lohajung

    Arrive in Kathgodam, where a representative is waiting at the railway station to pick you up. You'll board vehicles to be driven up to Lohajung. It's a long scenic drive of about 7 hours, through a route of scenic hilly locations. You'll arrive in Lohajung by evening, and will have some time to explore before you turn in for the night. Your trekking journey will begin tomorrow. Overnight in a guesthouse or homestay.

    Day 2 of the Roopkund trek: Loharjung to Didna Village

    Begin your day with a filling breakfast as you will need the energy for your first trekking experience of this Roopkund trek. Today you will trek to the picturesque Didna village, covering 8 kms while you cross steep ascents and descents, forests of Himalayan cedar and oak trees, rhododendron flowers and dazzling landscapes. Reach your destination by the evening and set up your camp for the night.

    Day 3 of the Roopkund trek: Didna Village to Ali Bugyal

    After a filling breakfast, you set off towards Ali Bugyal. Over 5 kms you will hike through thick forests and open grasslands, after which you will arrive at your scenic destination. Ali Bugyal is a beautiful open meadow consisting of many acres of land. Enjoy a night of camping with a bonfire and dinner in this beautiful destination.

    Day 4 of the Roopkund trek: Ali Bugyal to Pathar Nachauni via Bedni Bugyal

    Today you trek from Ali Bugyal to Pathar Nachauni via Bedni Bugyal. After a steep climb, you will experience a gradual descent, and on an open day the views aquired on this trail are very beautiful. Once at Pathar Nachauni, set up your camp tent for the night.

    Day 5 of the Roopkund trek: Pathar Nauchani to Bhagwabhasa

    Today will consist of trekking from Pathar Nachauni to Bhagwabasa. During this journey you will endure steep ascends, gradual descents, scarcity of oxygen and snow laden roads. First you will reach the Ghora Lotani followed by the Kalu Vinayal temple, from where Bhagwabhasa is 2 kms away. From here it is an easy descent. Once in Bhagwabasa, set up your tent for the night and keep your warm clothes handy as it can get very cold.

    Day 6 of the Roopkund trek: Trek to Roopkund and Bedni Bugyal

    Today you will begin very early in order to trek 5 km to Roopkund. Located at 16000 feet, you will need to climb down 250 feet to reach the edge of the lake. Once at the lake, enjoy its stupendous beauty with a filling packed breakfast. You'll have some time to explore, after which it's time to head back. You will further descend to Bedni Bugyal for the night.

    Day 7 of the Roopkund trek: Bedni Bugyal to Loharjung

    Marking your last day of trekking, today after eating a filling breakfast, you will begin your 10 km trek to Wan. Embarking through the meadows of Bedni Bugyal and forests of Wan, you will also be exposed to the mesmerising views of Mount Trishul from Ghairoli Patal, and onwards to Wan. There are vehicles waiting here. It's an hour's drive to Loharjung, where you'll be camping for the night.

    Day 8 of the Roopkund trek: Loharjung to Kathgodam

    Begin your day with an early breakfast as your drive to Kathgodam will take 11 hours. You'll reach Kathgodam by 19:00 hrs. Your trip ends after this.

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    Kathgodam
    End point
    Lohajung
    Day start time
    07:00 AM

    Day 2 - Milestone

    Start point
    Lohajung
    End point
    Didna Village
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    8 kms
    Trekking time
    6 hrs

    Day 3 - Milestone

    Start point
    Didna Village
    End point
    Ali Bugyal
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    5 kms
    Trekking time
    4 hrs

    Day 4 - Milestone

    Start point
    Ali Bugyal
    End point
    Pathar Nachauni
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    7 kms
    Trekking time
    5 hrs

    Day 5 - Milestone

    Start point
    Pathar Nachauni
    End point
    Bhagwabasa
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    4 kms
    Trekking time
    4 hrs

    Day 6 - Milestone

    Start point
    Bhagwabasa
    End point
    Bedni Bugyal
    Day start time
    05:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    16 kms
    Trekking time
    9 hrs

    Day 7 - Milestone

    Start point
    Bedni Bugyal
    End point
    Lohajung
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    10 kms
    Trekking time
    5 hrs

    Day 8 - Milestone

    Start point
    Loharjung
    End point
    Kathgodam
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
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  • Includes / Excludes

      Includes
    • 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
      Excludes
    • Any personal expenses
    • Mules to carry personal luggage
    • Meals during the transit
    • Any expenses other than those mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

      What to Wear
    • Windcheater/waterproof jacket
    • Fleece innerwear
    • Sports/ hiking shoes
    • Sunglasses
    • Cap
    • Light jacket (woollen)
    • Floaters or sandals
    • Pairs of quick dry tees and track pants
    • Two pairs of socks
    • One heavy jacket
      What not to Wear
    • Expensive jewellery or watches

    Equipment / Gear

      We Provide
    • All camping gear including tents and sleeping mattress
    • Kitchen tent
    • Dining tent
    • Toilet tent
    • Crampons for trekking, if required
      You need to get
    • Trekking shoes
    • Backpack (min 55 liters) with rain cover
    • Water bottle 1 litre
    • Headlamp or torch with fresh pair of batteries
    • Cold cream and sun screen (SPF 40+)
    • Personal medicines
    • Camera
    • Personal clothing
    • Rain poncho or umbrella
    • Light towel
    • Lip balm

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.
  • Day 1 of the Roopkund trek: Kathgodam to Lohajung

    Overnight in tents.

    Spend your night in Lohajung in twin or triple sharing tents. You'll be provided with a sleeping bag and mattress for the night. No meals are included in today's package.

    Day 2 of the Roopkund trek: Loharjung to Didna Village

    Overnight in tents.

    Spend your night in Didna Village in a comfortable twin or triple sharing tent. Today's package includes veg meals of breakfast, lunch and dinner. Also necessary amenities such as toilet and kitchen tents will be placed at your convenience.

    Day 3 of the Roopkund trek: Didna Village to Ali Bugyal

    Overnight in tents.

    Spend your night in Ali Bugyal in a comfortable twin or triple sharing tent. Today's package includes veg meals of breakfast, lunch and dinner. Also necessary amenities such as toilet and kitchen tents will be placed at your convenience.

    Day 4 of the Roopkund trek: Ali Bugyal to Pathar Nachauni via Bedni Bugyal

    Overnight in tents.

    Spend your night in Pathar Nachauni in a comfortable twin or triple sharing tent. Today's package includes veg meals of breakfast, lunch and dinner with the option of eggs. Also necessary amenities such as toilet and kitchen tents will be placed at your convenience.

    Day 5 of the Roopkund trek: Pathar Nauchani to Bhagwabhasa

    Overnight in tents.

    Spend your night in Bhagwabhasa in a comfortable twin or triple sharing tent. Today's package includes veg meals of breakfast, lunch and dinner with the option of eggs. Also necessary amenities such as toilet and kitchen tents will be placed at your convenience.

    Day 6 of the Roopkund trek: Trek to Roopkund and Bedni Bugyal

    Overnight in tents.

    Spend your night in Bedni Bugyal in a comfortable twin or triple sharing tent. Today's package includes veg meals of breakfast, lunch and dinner with the option of eggs. Also necessary amenities such as toilet and kitchen tents will be placed at your convenience.

    Day 7 of the Roopkund trek: Bedni Bugyal to Loharjung

    Overnight in tents.

    Spend your night in Loharjung in a comfortable twin or triple sharing tent. Today's package includes veg meals of breakfast and lunch with the option of eggs. Also necessary amenities such as toilet and kitchen tents will be placed at your convenience.

    Day 8 of the Roopkund trek: Loharjung to Kathgodam

    Your trip ends before nightfall.

    Today's package doesn't include any meals, but there will be plenty of food opportunities for you during stop overs.

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