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  • Trip introduction

    This moderately challenging trek to Roopkund takes you to the thrilling (and chilling!) Roopkund Lake, and offers you a rare chance to see the human skeletons that surround it. The Roopkund trek requires a bit of muscle and stamina to get accustomed to the changing altitude and terrain and is ideal for fit trekkers. You’ll be walking over verdant green meadows, climbing to more barren heights as you get closer to giant Himalayan peaks, and there’s usually a good chance of snow at the Roopkund lake itself.

    Destination

    The trek to Roopkund takes you through the more remote parts of the Garhwal region, ensuring that you're deeply embedded in nature, with very few disturbances from the civilized world. You'll get to experience the best of both lush mountain forests, as well as more barren landscapes as you climb higher. The trek becomes a little more challenging in the last leg, near Bhagubasa, as the terrain becomes rocky and ridden with boulders. At the lake, there is often a chance of bad weather, but if possible, you'll have time to explore it to your heart's content. On the way back, you'll pass through the charming village of Wan, which is the perfect spot for a cup of tea and some chit-chat with the locals.

    Destination highlights

    Explore the mysterious skeletal remains at Roopkund Lake. | Take selfies with Himalayan giant peaks like Trishul and Nanda Ghunti. | Earn your boasting rights with the Roopkund Lake trek, which is known as a tough one. | Visit the charming village of Wan and meet local residents all along the route.

    Activity Details

    11300

    15600

    7000

    66 kms

    33 hrs

    11 kms

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

    It's your first day of the Roopkund trek! Yayyy! You'll have to meet the operator at Kathgodam railway station at 7:00 hrs and board the vehicle that takes you to Lohajung. This is a long drive (8-9 hrs), but it takes you through the beautiful Kumaon mountains via Almora and Kausani, so you'll have plenty to look at. On arrival at Lohajung, you'll check into a campsite just outside the village. You'll have some time to explore Lohajung and pick up any last-minute essentials for your Roopkund trek. Overnight in tents.

    You will be staying in alpine tents on twin-sharing basis tonight. Each traveller is equipped with clean, warm sleeping bags and sleeping mattresses. For your convenience, the campsite will have separate toilet tents for men and women, as well as a kitchen/dining tent.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Kathgodam

    Lohajung

    07:00 AM

    Food

    Dinner

    Veg
    Day 2 of the Roopkund trek: Lohajung to Didana
    Day 3 of the Roopkund trek: Didana to Bedni Bugyal
    Day 4 of the Roopkund trek: Bedni Bugyal to Bhagubasa
    Day 5 of the Roopkund trek: Roopkund and Jurangali day!
    Day 6 of the Roopkund trek: Patal Nauchaniya to Lohajung
    Day 7 of the Roopkund trek: Lohajung to Kathgodam
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  • Cancellation policy

    If you cancel 45 days or more before departure of the Roopkund trek: Full refund (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.) minus any transaction charges.

    If you cancel 30-45 days before departure of the Roopkund trek: 75% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.) minus any transaction charges.

    If you cancel 15-30 days before departure of the Roopkund trek: 50% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.) minus any transaction charges.

    If you cancel 15 days or less before departure of the Roopkund trek: No refund

    Rules on trip

    The operator has a set of guidelines for the Roopkund trek that must be adhered to based on the tenets of ‘Leave No Trace’ & ‘Tread Light’ policies. These guidelines are very simple and emphasise on travelling in small groups, better planning, understanding impact of camping, proper waste disposal, respecting local cultures, sensitivity towards wildlife and so on.

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

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

    While on the trek to Roopkund, participants must follow a proper waste disposal system.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    The operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of its clients during the Roopkund trek. However in the case of any unforeseen mishaps, the operator will not be liable for any injuries caused or for loss of life.

    If due to bad weather, sickness, natural calamity or any other personal reasons, the itinerary of this trip is changed, the extra charges for accommodation, transport, etc, will be borne by the guests. The same will be applicable if a guest decides to change the itinerary due to personal reasons, injury, or bad health.

    Participants will be required to fill up an indemnity form before embarking on the Roopkund trek. You are requested to inform the operator if you're suffering from any major ailment and submit your health certificates.

    All fixed departure trips will be run according to a fixed schedule and standard services. In case of individual requirements, the operator may not be able to entertain the request or may have to charge additional amounts. Please be aware of this fact.
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  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Accommodation in alpine tents on twin-sharing basis for 6 nights

    • Clean sleeping bags and sleeping mattresses
    • Separate toilet tents for men and women
    • Kitchen/dining tent
    • All meals from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 7
    • Porter/mules for camping equipment
    • Forest entry fees, camping permits
    • 2 guides for 15 trekkers
    • First Aid kit
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Transport from Kathgodam-Lohajung-Kathgodam (can be arranged for an additional cost of INR 2800 per person)

    • Personal porters for your bags (can be arranged for an additional cost of INR 1750 per person)
    • Any meals or accommodation other than mentioned in inclusions
    • Any charges for video or still camera
    • Personal expenses like beverages, extra snacks, tips, calls, etc
    • Any costs arising from unforeseen circumstances like weather delays, road blockages, injury, illness, etc
    • Insurance
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Shirts/t-shirts - 2/3
    • Jeans/trekking pants - 2
    • Windproof jacket of decent quality
    • Warm and thick fleece/full-sleeve woollen sweater
    • Thermal inner wear (upper and lower)
    • Woollen cap
    • Woollen gloves
    • Woollen socks and regular socks (3-4 pairs)
    • Scarf/muffler (optional)
    • Comfortable trekking/hiking shoes (shoes with a thick sole are recommended)
    • Not to wear - Expensive watches, jewellery and electronic items
    • Suitcases, trolleys or any other hard luggage

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • 3/4 season imported alpine tents
    • Fresh and clean sleeping bags of very good quality
    • Camping mattresses
    • Camping stools
    • Mess tent
    • Toilet tents (2) with portable toilet seats
    • First aid/medical kit

    You need to get

    • Duffel bag, soft shoulder bag or a rucksack
    • Day pack/small bag which you will carry on your back every day with your essentials
    • Raincoat/poncho
    • Small lightweight towel
    • Water bottle (sturdy ones)
    • Cap/hat to keep the strong sun away from your face
    • Sunglasses
    • Walking stick/trekking pole
    • Sunscreen lotion
    • Lip balm
    • Torch/flashlight (with extra batteries)
    • Personal toiletries
    • Books, if you like reading
    • Carry raincover for your bags
    • Keep a few poly bags or waterproof bags in your bag for your belongings in case of heavy rain
    • Camera if you like (with fully charged batteries)
    • Lightweight floaters/sandals/slippers

    Medical Kit

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