Set off on a challenging trek to Roopkund lake. Nestled in the Garhwal Himalayas, this mysterious lake is surrounded by human and horse skeletons whose origins baffled experts for decades. The lake is frozen for most of the year, but during September and October when the lake thaws, you'll be able to see the skeletons that lie underwater too.
You will trek along the banks of the Neelganga River, past charming pahadi villages, and up into the expansive twin meadows of Ali and Bedni Bugyal. From here, you'll be able to see spectacular views of snow-capped peaks like Trishuli, Kedarnath, Chaukhamba and Nanda Ghunti.
NOTE: This is a challenging trek and it is advisable to have previous high-altitude trekking experience. You must be prepared for extremely cold nights and unpredictable weather on the trek.
Roopkund is a shallow glacial lake in the Trishul Massif. The lake is completely deserted, and lies at an altitude of 16,499 feet. Because of the altitude and location, it is covered in snow for most of the year, and you can expect windy, unpredictable weather on the day you trek to Roopkund. The entire area around the lake is desolate and uninhabited, and you'll only spend a short while up here. However, the rest of the trek is beautiful and green, with forests and meadows to explore.
Take on the mysterious Roopkund Lake trek. | See ancient human remains that date back to the 9th century. | Get spectacular views of Trishuli, Chaukhamba, Kedarnath and Nanda Ghunti. | Experience the challenges of high altitude trekking in the Himalayas.
You'll have to report to Lohajung by 17:00 hours, and will check into the guesthouse. You can freshen up and explore Lohajung for the evening. There is a short briefing session in the evening. You can head out to eat dinner, and then after that, it's time for bed. Overnight in guesthouse.
Overnight stay in a guesthouse.
Tonight you'll sleep in a guesthouse in Lohajung on triple-sharing rooms. Do make sure your phones, camera and spare battery packs are charged tonight, because you will be away from civilization for the next few days. No meals are provided today, but you'll find options in Lohajung.
No meals provided today
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The cancellation charges are as follows:
Cancellations made 30 days or more before departure date of the Roopkund trek: 95% of the trip cost will be refunded.
Cancellations made 15-30 days before the departure date of the Roopkund trek: 50% of the trip cost will be refunded.
Cancellations made 0-15 days before the departure of the Roopkund trek: No refund.
No show: No refund.
The company follows a zero footprint policy, which includes no overcrowding, proper management and disposal of waste, no harm to the surroundings etc. Participants are expected to follow the same during the Roopkund trek.
Consumption of alcohol or drugs during the Roopkund trek is strictly prohibited.
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