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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

    Activity Details

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    16500

    7600

    50 kms

    33 hours

    8 kms

    Trip details
  • 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.

    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 1 Milestone

    Kathgodam

    Lohajung

    07:00 AM

    Food

    No meals provided

    Veg
    Day 2 of the Roopkund trek: Loharjung to Didna Village
    Day 3 of the Roopkund trek: Didna Village to Ali Bugyal
    Day 4 of the Roopkund trek: Ali Bugyal to Pathar Nachauni via Bedni Bugyal
    Day 5 of the Roopkund trek: Pathar Nauchani to Bhagwabhasa
    Day 6 of the Roopkund trek: Trek to Roopkund and Bedni Bugyal
    Day 7 of the Roopkund trek: Bedni Bugyal to Loharjung
    Day 8 of the Roopkund trek: Loharjung to Kathgodam
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  • 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.

    Rules on 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.

    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.
    • Roopkund trek Uttarakhand Himalayas Trekking Adventure Mountains Nature Activities Camping
    • Roopkund trek Uttarakhand Himalayas Trekking Adventure Mountains Nature Activities Camping
  • 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
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery or watches

    What not to Wear

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

    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.