Kathgodam Railway Station is well connected to the major cities like New Delhi, Dehradun, Lucknow, Kanpur, Indore, and Kolkata. You can also get to Kathgodam via car.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
No meals provided
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.
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.