• Trip introduction

    Roopkund is a glacial lake nestled in the high mountains of the Uttarakhand Himalayas. Situated at an altitude of 16,500 feet, the lake is completely uninhabited and is surrounded by snow clad mountains. This 8-day, moderate intensity trek takes participants to the snow-covered lake through some fascinating routes.

    The Roopkund trek is a physically demanding trek that can be completed by a first time trekker. But, be warned, it will push trekkers to their limits!


    Scattered human skeletons were found around the Roopkund Lake, catapulting into the limelight. For this reason, it is also known as the Skeletal Lake or the Mystery Lake. This legendary trek offers a lot to offer in terms of views. Participants can stare in wonder at the mighty Mt. Trishul and Mt. Nanda Devi and the beautiful peaks of Mt. Nanda Ghanti, Nilkantha and Maiktoli Peak. The trail takes them through some of the loveliest open grassland meadows.

    Destination highlights

    Spend 8 glorious days in the Garhwali Himalayas | Trek to the mysterious Roopkund Lake, which is frozen from November to June every year| Take on the challenge of a tricky climb on the last day of the trek | Photograph mountain peaks that are over 18,000 ft high

    Activity Details




    55 kms

    40 hrs

    9 kms

    Trip details
  • Day 1: Drive to Lohajung

    Participants meet at Kathgodam Railway Station and head to the base of the trek, Lohajung. The drive takes them through popular hill stations of Bhimtal and Almora. Bhimtal is the sister town of Nainital and Almora is a beautiful and historic town of the Kumaon region, which was founded in 1568. The overnight stay at Lohajung is in either a guest house or a permanent camp.

    Your first night on the trek will be in either a clean, comfortable permanent campsite or in a gueshouse, depending on availability. Stays are on twin/triple sharing basis.

    Day 1 Milestone



    06:00 AM



    Day 2: Trek to Didna Village
    Day 3: Trek to Bedini/Ali Bugyal
    Day 4: Trek to Patharnachuni
    Day 5: Trek to Bhagwabasa
    Day 6: Trek to Roopkund Summit
    Day 7: Trek from Patharnachuni to Wan
    Day 8: Drive from Lohajung to Kathgodam
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  • Cancellation policy

    Up to 30 days: 90% of the cost will be refunded.

    Between 21 - 30 days: 60% of the cost will be refunded.

    Between 20 - 11 days: 30% of the cost will be refunded.

    10 days or less: no refund.

    Rules on trip

    Any additional costs due to weather / unforeseen situations, will have to be borne by the traveller.

    The supplier reserves the right to change the plan in case there is danger involved for the group or whenever the trek leader deem it necessary.

    The word of the trek leaders is final and will have to be followed by all members.

    No show and trek changes/cancellation due to bad weather or natural calamity will be non-refundable.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Once the booking has been confirmed, the participants will be sent a format of a medical certificate and a disclaimer form. They need to fill this and share it with the supplier before the trek begins.
    • Trekking Roopkund Uttarakhand Himalayas Adventure
    • Trekking Roopkund Uttarakhand Himalayas Adventure
    • Trekking Roopkund Uttarakhand Himalayas Adventure
  • Includes / Excludes


    • Meals starting from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 8

    • Travel from Kathgodam to Lohajung and back as per itinerary
    • Camping accommodation on triple sharing basis
    • Services of the trek leader and support staff
    • Permit cost up to INR 500
    • First aid
    • Service tax


    • Meals during transfer from Kathgodam to Lohajung and back

    • Personal gear
    • Meals during transportation
    • Any additional permit cost if charged over Rs. 100
    • Tips to the team
    • Any service not mentioned in the 'includes' list
    • Personal porters (this can be arranged at Rs 350/- per bag, per day.)

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • T-shirts
    • Comfortable trousers (set of 2)
    • Trekking boots
    • Warm clothing
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery or watches
    • Sports shoes/floaters/slippers
    • Restrictive clothing

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Qualified trek leader (completed mountaineering course)
    • Local support team for geographical intelligence
    • Walky-talky communication between team members
    • Crampons/micro spikes to the trekkers (if required)
    • Oxygen cylinder and oxymeter
    • Seat harness to the Trekkers (if required)
    • Locking carabiner and short sling for self-anchor
    • Rope-up during summit day (if required)
    • Strature for rescue

    You need to get

    • T-shirts (3-4 pairs) and trousers (2-3 pairs)
    • Fleece jacket
    • Gloves
    • Warm socks (lots of extra pairs)
    • Water and wind-proof jacket
    • Thermal innerwear
    • Under garments
    • Shoes/sandals to wear at the campsite
    • Hand towel
    • Water bottles
    • Cap
    • Sunglasses
    • Trekking pole
    • Backpack
    • Toiletries
    • Sunscreen
    • Head torch

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.