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  • Trip introduction

    This 8 day Roopkund trek takes you to a glacial lake and is one of the most sought-after treks in India. If you love your mountain myths and mysteries, you'll be keen to see the eerie human remains that edge Roopkund lake, glowing in a ghostly manner in the always present mist. But apart from the skeleton watchmen, the Roopkund trek is a gorgeous mix of pristine lakes, lush green meadows, and beautiful pine and oak forests.

    The trek to Roopkund is considered a moderately challenging one, and requires a good amount of cardiovascular fitness. Trekking to Roopkund takes you to a height of about 16,000 feet, and it can get very cold at the lake. In the later sections of the Roopkund trek, the air gets thinner and you might find yourself walking slower.

    Destination

    Roopkund Lake lies in the Nanda Devi Reserve, surrounded by the Mount Trishul massif. The Roopkund trekking trail starts in the greener sections of Uttarakhand, like Almora, Lohajung and Didna. As you ascend however, you'll begin to see the vegetation grow sparser and the distant peaks growing larger. From campsites in lush meadows, you'll start to see boulder-strewn vistas in all directions. The trek to Roopkund is a complete Himalayan experience!

    Destination highlights

    Visit the mysterious human skeletons at Roopkund lake. | Camp in beautiful alpine meadows and in forests. | Enjoy a challenging trek through some of the most gorgeous landscapes of Uttarakhand.

    Activity Details

    10500

    15580

    7000

    51 km

    34 hrs

    8 km

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the Roopkund trek: Kathgodam to Lohajung

    Do plan your trip to arrive early in the morning at Kathgodam Railway station. You'll be met by the guide, and your drive to Lohajung begins. The drive takes about 10 hours, and is a long one, but is very scenic. You'll be seeing rivers flowing along the roads, and you'll pass the Pindar valley and Almora. Overnight stay in forest guesthouse or a homestay in Lohajung.

    Guest house/homestay

    Tonight you'll check into clean, comfortable rooms in a guesthouse or homestay on triple sharing basis. If you want to pick up any last minute essentials for the trek, do so today in Lohajung.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Kathgodam

    Lohajung

    00:25 AM

    Food

    No meals will be provided today

    Veg
    Day 2 of the Roopkund trek: Lohajung to Didna Village
    Day 3 of the Roopkund trek: Didna village to Ali Bugyal
    Day 4 of the Roopkund trek: Ali Bugyal to Ghora Lotani
    Day 5 of the Roopkund trek: Ghora Lotani to Bhagwabasa
    Day 6 of the Roopkund trek: Trek to Roopkund Lake
    Day 7 of the Roopkund trek: Bedni Bugyal to Lohajung via Wan
    Day 8 of the Roopkund trek: Lohajung to Kathgodam
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made 24 days or more before departure of the trek to Roopkund: 95% of trek cost will be refunded.

    For cancellations made between 14-24 days before departure of the trek to Roopkund: 70% of trek/tour cost will be refunded.

    For cancellations made between 8-14 days before departure of the trek to Roopkund: 50% of trek/tour cost will be refunded.

    For cancellations made less than 7 days before departure of the trek to Roopkund: No refund.

    No show: No refund.

    All refund amounts will be processed after deducting any transaction charges.

    Rules on trip

    Participants must adhere to the instructions of the team leader during the Roopkund trek.

    Smoking, consumption of alcohol, narcotic drugs etc. is strictly prohibited on the Roopkund trek.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    The operator reserves the right to change the itinerary of the Roopkund trek depending upon the weather conditions and other factors. If extra cost is incurred due to rescheduling, it will be borne by the trekker.

    Please note that sometimes an unforeseen event may force changes in the itinerary of the trek to Roopkund. In such cases, your trek leader will suggest the best alternative similar to your original itinerary.

    All the arrangements for the Roopkund trek are pre-planned and prepaid. In case of non completion of the Roopkund trek due to any reason whatsoever there will not be any refund for any unutilized services. Any extra expense due any alteration has to be paid extra.
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  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Accommodation (camping) during trek on triple sharing basis

    • Sleeping bags
    • Sleeping mats
    • 2 nights accommodation in Lohajung ( guest house/hotel/home stay)
    • All vegetarian meals during the trek from lunch on day 2 to lunch on day 7
    • All fees and permits
    • First aid and medical kits
    • Qualified and experienced trek leader
    • Guide and support staff
    • All transport from Kathgodam as per itinerary of the Roopkund trek
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Any meals during transit

    • Any meals during stay in Lohajung
    • Any expenses incurred due to natural reasons
    • Mule charges for carrying personal luggage (can be arranged for INR 300 per day for a 10 kg bag)

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Poncho/rain coat or umbrella any one is must
    • Backpack (min 55 ltrs)
    • Floaters or sandals
    • Trekking shoes
    • 2 pair of quick dry tees and track pants
    • 3 pair of socks
    • Full sleeve sweater or fleece jacket
    • One heavy jacket
    • Sun cap
    • One scarf
    • Not to wear - Kindly do not wear expensive jewellery or gadgets.

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • All camping equipment
    • Crampons (if required)
    • Sleeping bags
    • Sleeping mats
    • Tents
    • First aid

    You need to get

    • Light towel
    • Lip balm
    • Cold cream and sun screen (SPF 40+)
    • Water bottle 1 Lt
    • Headlamp or torch with fresh pair of batteries
    • Personal toilet kit and toilet paper
    • Personal medicine kit
    • Dark sunglasses
    • Gloves
    • Trekking pole
    • Camera with huge memory card and fully charged with extra batteries

    Medical Kit

    • Personal or prescribed medication.
    • Crepe bandage - 3 to 5 meters
    • Band aid - 10 strips
    • Gauze cloth - 1 small role
    • Leukoplast - 1 small roll
    • Cotton - 1 small roll
    • ORS - 5 packets
    • Betadine cream
    • Moov spray
    • Crocin - 5 tablets
    • Avomine - 4 tablets
    • Avil 25 mg - 4 tablets
    • Diamox - 5 tablets
    • Combiflam - 5 tablets
    • Disprin - 10 tablets
    • Norflox - 10 tablets
    • Digene - 10 tablets
    • Diamox - 10 tablets