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  • Trip introduction

    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.

    Destination

    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.

    Destination highlights

    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.

    Activity Details

    11300

    15700

    7000

    66 kms

    34 hrs

    11 kms

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

    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.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Lohajung

    Lohajung

    17:00 PM

    Food

    No meals provided today

    Veg
    Day 2 of the trek to Roopkund: Lohajung to Tolpani
    Day 3 of the trek to Roopkund: Trek to Bedni Bugyal
    Day 4 of the trek to Roopkund: Trek to Patar Nachauni
    Day 5 of the trek to Roopkund: Trek to Bhagwabasa
    Day 6 of the trek to Roopkund: Roopkund day!
    Day 7 of the trek to Roopkund: Return to Lohajung
    Day 8 of the trek to Roopkund: Trip ends here.
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    Reviews

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      'We have availed the service from TGN for our family trip to Andaman & Nicobar Islands in January 2018................We are superbly amazed to have chosen TGN.. Our first day at Port Blair was really amazing with the visits to the North Bay, the Ross Islands, the Corbyn's Cove Beach, the Cellular Jail.. This was fun filled with the first time experiences in Snorkeling & Jet Skiing. Our Second day included the visits to Cellular Jail, Marine Museum, Anthropological Museum, Chatham Saw Mill and expedition to Havelock Island. Third day was again fun filled including visits to Radhnagar Beach and Scuba Diving. Fourth day included the super amazing experience of Kayaking and expedition to Neil Island. This also included the visits to Natural Howrah Bridge at Neil and the glorious sunset at the Laxmanpur Beach. The fifth day included the Glass Bottom Boat ride in the heavenly views at the Neil all surrounded with the Corals and Marine world and way back to Port Blair with handful of souvenirs. The last day we were back from the serene world with a lot of memories. We really appreciate the hospitality and the friendliness of all the tour managers and the guides at all the stages of our trip. All the bookings were really taken a great care of at all the stages. Our stay was really comfortable with all the good hotels especially at the Neil Island. We would like to give all our credits to Mr Rahul from TGN for really been the superb planner due to which our trip has turned out to be the most memorable one. We have really bothered him at all the stages and he had been very patiently handling all our arrangements. We owe our trip to him and really appreciate and Thank him for everything. Thank You Rahul. We would be ready again to travel with TGN..... You guys simply rock.....Good Luck.'

  • Cancellation policy

    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.

    Rules on trip

    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.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    All the arrangements for the tour are pre-planned and prepaid. In case of non-completion of the Roopkund trek due to any reason whatsoever there will be no refund for any unutilized services.

    Any extra expense due to any alteration has to be paid by the participant.

    The operator reserves the right to change the plan in case there is danger involved for the group or whenever the trek leader deems it necessary. The trek leaders have the final call on all decisions.
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  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Transport support from Kathgodam to Lohajung and back

    • 2 nights accommodation in hotel/guesthouse in Lohajung on triple sharing basis
    • Accommodation in alpine tents on triple sharing basis
    • Meals from lunch on day 2 to lunch on day 7
    • Sleeping bags
    • Camping mattresses
    • Safety equipment
    • Services of trek guide, cook, helpers
    • Porters or mules for carrying common supplies
    • Forest permits/camping charges (if any)
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Meals in Lohajung

    • Porters to carry personal luggage (can be arranged for approximately INR 1950 for a 12 kg bag)
    • Upgrade to twin sharing (at an additional cost of INR 300 per night)
    • Packaged water, snacks, soft drinks etc.
    • Insurance
    • Any expense of personal nature
    • Any expense not specified in the inclusions list

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • 2 pairs quick-dry warm pants or track pants
    • 3 full sleeved T-shirts/sweatshirts
    • 4 pairs of thick woollen socks
    • 2 pairs of upper and lower thermal body warmer
    • 1 warm fleece jacket closed at wrist and neck
    • Full sleeved sweater
    • Rain wear jacket and pants
    • 1 pair of warm gloves
    • Woollen cap
    • Sun hat/cap
    • Non-skid deep treaded hiking shoes or boots
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery or valuable gadgets
    • Hard suitcases or trolley bags

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Technical equipment needed for the hike, if any
    • All necessary safety equipment
    • Accommodation in alpine tents on triple sharing basis
    • Sleeping bags
    • Camping mattresses
    • Kitchen and dining tent
    • Toilet tent

    You need to get

    • Rucksack with rain cover
    • Day pack with rain cover
    • Head lamp or flashlight with spare batteries
    • UV protected sunglasses
    • 2 ltrs insulated water bottle
    • Trekking pole
    • Personal toiletries kit (small napkin, toilet paper, paper soap, bar soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, cold cream etc.)
    • Sunscreen lotion
    • Lip balm
    • Small, lightweight, leak-proof lunch box
    • Plate and spoon
    • Aluminium mug
    • Camera with fully charged batteries (optional)
    • Dry fruits, nuts, chocolate bars
    • Cold cream
    • Antifungal cream
    • Slippers or sandals for non-trekking hours

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.