• Trip introduction

    Roopkund is a mysterious lake in the interiors of district Chamoli. The lake is rather shallow, with having a depth of only about 2 metres. The lake lies in a depression and is covered with snow for most parts of the year. When the snow melts, one can see human and equine skeleton remains. It is one of the most popular treks in Garhwal, thanks to these eerie views, as well as some really spectacular mountain landscape.

    IMPORTANT: A minimum group size of 3 pax is required to make a booking.


    The trek to Roopkund is very scenic and passes through the magnificent Bedni Bugyal. It also goes through the outer periphery of the Nanda Devi National Park, and is one of the best treks to view the magnificent peaks here. The skeletal remains found in Roopkund lake have been preserved in these alpine conditions for centuries. It is believed that these are the remains of about 300 people who died about 500-600 years ago. There are many theories about these findings but none are definite. Hence the lake is also known as the Mystery Lake. Some believe the skeletons to be those of General Zorawars’ soldiers who died here in a vain attempt to conquer Tibet, while others maintain that they are the skeletons of the zealous pilgrims, who went on the Raja yatra to the base of Trishul.

    Destination highlights

    Visit the mystery lake of India | Camp at stunning campsites in the Himalayan wilderness | Admire rare species of flowers | Trek to vantage points with magnificent views

    Activity Details




    46 km

    22 hrs

    10 km

    Trip details
  • Day 1: Dehradun to Mundoli

    After breakfast, you'll be driven to Rudraprayag, and then on to Mundoli. Have lunch en route. Spend the night in Mundoli in a guesthouse.

    Overnight stay at a guest house.

    Sleep in clean and comfortable rooms with basic facilities on sharing basis.

    Day 1 Milestone



    06:00 AM



    Day 2: Mundoli to Bedni Bugyal
    Day 3: Bedni Bugyal to Bhaguwa Basa
    Day 4: Roopkund Lake
    Day 5: Trek to Wan
    Day 6: Return to Dehradun
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made 0-15 days before the start of the Roopkund trek: No refund. | For cancellations made 15-30 days before the start of the Roopkund trek: 50% of the trek cost will be refunded. | For cancellations made 30 days or more before the start of the Roopkund trek: Full refund minus any costs for booking already made by Himalaya Shelter. | No show: No refund. | No refunds will be made for any inclusions unused by the customer.

    Rules on trip

    Participants must handle the equipment provided to them with care.

    The trip leader's decision is final.

    Participants must respect local culture and should not litter or deface natural structures/monuments.

    Participants opting for additional service of mules must note that weight of 1 bag should not be more than 12 kgs

    Rent for trekking shoes is Rs. 200 per trekking day. The charges once rented will be applicable irrespective of whether the shoes are worn or not during the trek.

    Rent for a walking stick is Rs. 50 per trekking day. The charges once rented are applicable irrespective if the stick is used or not.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Participants will be required to sign an indemity form before the trek.

    The operator/supplier and their agents/guides take all necessary precautions, to minimise the risk and avoid any accidents and ensure safe participation in these adventure sports/activities and are not responsible for any mishaps that may occur while participating in these adventure sports/activities.
    • Trekking Roopkund Uttarakhand Himalayas Adventure
  • Includes / Excludes


    • Transport support starting from pickup on day 1 from Dehradun to drop on day 6 to Dehradun

    • All veg meals starting from day 1 dinner to day 6 breakfast (Note: Jain food can be arranged with prior notice)
    • Accommodation in tents on twin sharing basis
    • Sleeping bags
    • Camping mattresses
    • Camping stools
    • Kitchen and dining tents
    • Porter and mule to carry camping equipment (Note: mules and porters will not carry personal luggage)
    • Experienced trek leader, guide and support staff
    • First aid
    • Forest entry charges
    • All applicable taxes


    • Insurance

    • Porter/mule to carry personal luggage (can be arranged at an additional cost of INR 300 per day, per bag of maximum 12 kgs)
    • Transport to reach Dehradun from hometown and back
    • Personal expenses like tips, medicines, phone calls etc.
    • Any transport support during the trek apart from what is mentioned above
    • Any meals during the travel journey to Mundoli and back to Mundoli
    • Accommodation in Dehradun
    • Any cost or service not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Waterproof rucksack
    • Comfortable trekking boots
    • Raincoat
    • Windproof jacket
    • T-shirt/shirt
    • Trouser/pants
    • Warm fleece
    • Woolen monkey cap/sun protection cap
    • Woolen socks and regular socks
    • Water bottle
    • Slippers
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery and gadgets

    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 trek, if any.
    • Camping tents
    • Sleeping bag
    • Camping mattresses
    • Camping stool/chair
    • Mess tents

    You need to get

    • Waterproof rucksack
    • Torch
    • Water bottle
    • Towel
    • Camera and phone (with full/extra batteries)
    • Identity cards
    • Slippers
    • Personal toiletries
    • Wet tissues
    • Sunglasses

    Medical Kit

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