Kathgodam is a very beautiful hill station about 8 km away from Haldwani.
Participants usually book the Ranikhet express (15014) for their onward and return journey from Delhi.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
No meals will be provided today
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.
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.