Kathgodam is the main railway station of the region and trains are available from Delhi and many other places.
Roopkund is a glacial lake nestled in the high mountains of the Uttarakhand Himalayas. It is covered in snow for most of the year, and is completely uninhabited. At a height of 16,500 feet, trekking to Roopkund Lake is tough and takes long hours of trekking each day. At some points during the trek, you'll have ropes fixed along the climb, as well as seat harnesses and crampons, to ensure that you reach your destination in the best form. Pair this with the high altitude and the unpredictable weather, and you'll see why this Roopkund trek is a challenging one that is not recommended for first-timers.
In the 1940s, scattered human skeletons were found around the Roopkund Lake, catapulting it into the limelight. For this reason, it is also known as the Skeletal Lake or the Mystery Lake. While many theories have evolved to explain these skeletons, they form a major attraction on the Roopkund trek. The trail moves from charming villages and rivulets in the early stages, to bugyals and lakes of the mid-section of the trek to Roopkund, and finally up into the rockier, scree covered summit stretch.
Spend 7 glorious days in the Garhwal 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 Roopkund lake trek. | See mountain peaks that are over 18,000 ft high.
You'll meet the operator at Kathgodam Railway Station, where you'll board a vehicle that takes you to Lohajung, the base of the Roopkund trek. The drive takes you through popular hill stations of Bhimtal and Almora. At Lohajung, you can go for a short walk, or relax and enjoy the views. You'll stay overnight at Lohajung in a tourist lodge.
Overnight stay in lodge
Your first night on the trek will be in a lodge. Stays are on triple/quadruple sharing basis.
For cancellations made 30 days or more before departure of the Roopkund trek: 90% of trek cost will be refunded, minus any transaction charges.
For cancellations made 21-30 days prior to departure of the Roopkund trek: 60% of trek cost will be refunded, minus any transaction charges.
For cancellations made 20-11 days prior to departure of the Roopkund trek: 30% of trek cost will be refunded, minus any transaction charges.
For cancellations 0-10 days prior to departure of the Roopkund trek: No refund.
No show and changes/cancellation on the Roopkund trek due to bad weather or natural calamity will be non-refundable.
Any additional costs on the Roopkund trek due to weather/unforeseen situations will have to be borne by the traveller.
The operator reserves the right to change the Roopkund trek itinerary in case there is danger involved for the group or whenever the trek leader deems it necessary.
The word of the trek leaders is final and will have to be followed by all members.
No shows and changes/cancellation on the Roopkund trek due to bad weather or natural calamity will be non-refundable.