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  • Trip introduction

    The Roopkund trek is a moderately challenging one, largely because of the altitude of the lake, but also because of the scree and moraine surrounding it. It is a thrilling adventure that takes you from the green meadows of Chamoli district and into the misty upper reaches of the Garhwal Himalayas.

    The other-wordly feel at the lake is only amplified by the human remains that have mystified historians for decades. You'll also visit the village of Wan, where locals still wear a Garhwali blanket pinned to their chests for warmth. This route takes you to the Jurangali ridge above the lake, to get views of the spectacular peaks around.

    IMPORTANT: This is not a fixed departure trip, so a minimum group size of 6 pax is required to make a booking. This will be a private trip, just for your group.

    Destination

    The highlight of this trek is undoubtedly the mysterious Roopkund Lake. It lies in a depression at the top of a mountain, and is usually surrounded by snow and moraine. Mists float over, and silence prevails at the lake, making it a perfect place to rest after the challenging climb to get there. It's a adventure that you won't forget soon.

    However, there is plenty more to see and do in the days before and after your visit to Roopkund. En route to the lake, you'll camp in stunning high altitude meadows, wake up to views of famous peaks like Trishul and Nanda Ghunti, and enjoy the best of lush green landscapes and greyer rocky views.

    Destination highlights

    Climb to the surreal Roopkund and pay homage to the human remains around it | Challenge yourself on tricky sections covered with scree and moraine | Camp in high alpine meadows under starry skies | Visit Wan, a village which seems to be stuck in time

    Activity Details

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    64 km

    23 hrs

    10 km

    Trip details
  • Day 1: Drive to Lohajung

    The trip starts after breakfast in the morning. Trekkers board vehicles for the 4 hour drive to Lohajung, passing Rudraprayag, Karnaprayag and Tharali en route. This is a scenic drive along the river, with a couple of rough sections. At Lohajung, the group checks in to a clean, comfortable guesthouese to freshen up and prepare for the next day's trekking.

    Guest house

    Sleep in basic, clean and comfortable rooms run by locals.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Rishikesh

    Lohajung

    08:15 AM

    Food

    Lunch | Snacks | Dinner

    Veg
    Day 2: Lohajung-Didana
    Day 3: Didana-Bedni Bugyal
    Day 4: Acclimatization day
    Day 5: Bedni Bugyal-Bhogubasa
    Day 6: Bhogubasa-Roopkund-Bhogubasa
    Day 7: Bhogu Basa-Wan
    Day 8: Drive to Rishikesh
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  • Cancellation policy

    The following charges will apply for cancellation:

    If cancellation takes place more than 30 days prior to departure: 25% of the trip cost will be charged

    If cancellation takes place between 30 to 15 days prior to departure: 50% of the tour price will be charged

    If cancellation takes place less than 15 days, or if the participant doesn't show up for the trip, prior to departure: 100% of the tour price will be charged

    Some trips attract a minimum processing charge – please check.

    Rules on trip

    The trips generally take place in remote areas where there is little or no access to normal medical services or hospital facilities for serious problems. Medical and evacuation expenses will be the responsibility of the participant.

    Participants must not litter and always follow the guide's instructions.

    Consumption of alcohol and non-veg at the campsite is strictly prohibited under Uttarakhand law.

    The operator will transport all your belongings for you so that you only have to carry your day pack with camera, water bottle and jacket.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    The operator may for any reason change the date of departure or conclusion of the tour, or it is possible that a route change, postponement or delay (either in relation to departure or to the duration of the expedition) may become necessary due to inclement weather, snow and ice conditions, political restrictions or any other cause. In the event of a change, postponement or delay, participants have no right to claim the refund of the tour price (in whole or in part) or other compensation for any injury, loss or damage.

    Package prices are based on ground costs, airfares and exchange rates. The operator reserves the right to amend tour prices (or any part) without notice at any time before and including the departure date. Amendments may be necessitated for many reasons including, but not limited to, exchange rate fluctuations, increased fuel costs, airfares, airport charges etc. Any increase in tour prices must be paid prior to the departure date.

    All participants should have internationally accepted health insurance for all activities pertaining to the trip, which should include coverage for emergency rescue and evacuation.
    • Roopkund Trekking Uttarakhand Himalaya Adventure Mysterious Lake
    • Roopkund Trekking Uttarakhand Himalaya Adventure Mysterious Lake
    • Roopkund Trekking Uttarakhand Himalaya Adventure Mysterious Lake
    • Roopkund Trekking Uttarakhand Himalaya Adventure Mysterious Lake
    • Roopkund Trekking Uttarakhand Himalaya Adventure Mysterious Lake
    • Roopkund Trekking Uttarakhand Himalaya Adventure Mysterious Lake
    • Roopkund Trekking Uttarakhand Himalaya Adventure Mysterious Lake
    • Roopkund Trekking Uttarakhand Himalaya Adventure Mysterious Lake
    • Roopkund Trekking Uttarakhand Himalaya Adventure Mysterious Lake
    • Roopkund Trekking Uttarakhand Himalaya Adventure Mysterious Lake
    • Roopkund Trekking Uttarakhand Himalaya Adventure Mysterious Lake
    • Roopkund Trekking Uttarakhand Himalaya Adventure Mysterious Lake
    • Roopkund Trekking Uttarakhand Himalaya Adventure Mysterious Lake
    • Roopkund Trekking Uttarakhand Himalaya Adventure Mysterious Lake
    • Roopkund Trekking Uttarakhand Himalaya Adventure Mysterious Lake
    • Roopkund Trekking Uttarakhand Himalaya Adventure Mysterious Lake
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Road transportation from Rishikesh to Rishikesh by car

    • Hotel accomodation in Lohjung
    • Accommodation in tents on twin share basis during trekking
    • All meals as specified
    • All camping gear including tents and sleeping mattress, kitchen, dining and toilet tent
    • Permits and entrance fees
    • English speaking guide, cooks and porters, mules

    Excludes

    • Accommodation in Rishikesh

    • Personal insurance
    • All alcoholic beverages and personal expenses
    • Good down sleeping bags can be provided at an additional cost of Rs.100 per day
    • Non veg food can be arranged at an additional cost if informed in advance

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Woollen thermal wear
    • Wind/rain proof jacket
    • Feather down jacket – (Optional)
    • Woollen socks
    • Long trousers/long shirts /t-shirts etc.
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery and gadgets

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • All camping gear (4 season tents, kitchen tent, toilets tents)
    • Sleeping mattress

    You need to get

    • Warm sleeping bags (0 degrees C or below at least)
    • Trekking shoes – (Important)
    • Spare sandals – (Optional)
    • Camera – (Optional)
    • Flash light and spare batteries (Important)
    • Sun shade/hat with brim woolen hat/gloves
    • Sunglasses
    • Sun lotion
    • Sunscreen/sunblock
    • Vaseline
    • Insect repellent
    • Personal toiletries – towels/soap/toilet paper
    • Rucksack/duffel
    • Bag – small daypack to carry cameras, packed lunch, water bottle and rain jacket

    Medical Kit

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