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  • Trip introduction

    The Roopkund trek is a gorgeous trail that takes you over lush grasslands, through pine forests, and up into the desolate upper reaches of the Garhwal Himalayas. You'll be camping in some of the most beautiful meadows in this region, and will finally visit the legendary Roopkund lake. The lake is shrouded in mystery, with human skeletons scattrered around the edges of the lake. The skulls displayed evidence of blunt force trauma, leading to the discovery that they were the remains of a group of travellers who were killed by a violent hailstorm. Along the Roopkund trek, you'll be seeing spectacular views of the peaks of Trishul, Nanda Ghanti, and more.

    Destination

    Roopkund lies between the Trishul and Nanda Ghanti peaks, and is covered in snow for most of the year. The most scenic and convenient route for the Roopkund trek is via Loharjung. On a clear day on this trail, you’ll witness open, green pastures, grazing horses and sheep. As you climb higher, the landscape becomes more stark and desolate.

    In the summer months from April to June, Roopkund lake will be frozen over, and there'll be snow in the higher camps. At this time, it's not easy to see the skeletons. This is a good time for those who want to take on the challenge of an icy trail, and a tougher trek. During the later months of the year, from September to November, there is no snow along the trail, and Roopkund lake with its skeletons is clearly visible. The weather makes this a more moderate trek during this time.

    Destination highlights

    Trek through forests and meadows on your Roopkund trek | Visit the skeleton-lined lake of Roopkund | Camp in the most beautiful meadows of Uttarakhand | Earn bragging rights for an 8 day trek to over 15,000 feet

    Activity Details

    12000

    15696

    7622

    53 kms

    43 hrs

    8 kms

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

    You'll be picked up at Kathgodam Railway Station by 06:30 in the morning. The crisp air and cool weather make you feel like you're already high up in the mountains. You'll be driven to Lohajung, on a long 10 hour drive through winding roads. You'll check into a guesthouse for the night.

    Overnight at Lohajung

    You'll arrive at Lohajung and will check in to a clean and comfortable guesthouse. You can enjoy a short walk this evening, to get ready for the days of trekking ahead of you. Your stay at the guesthouse is on triple sharing basis. Today's package does not include any meals.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Kathgodam

    Lohajung

    06:30 AM

    Food

    No meals provided today

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    Day 2 of Roopkund trek: Trek to Didna village
    Day 3 of Roopkund trek: Trek to Ali Bugyal
    Day 4 of Roopkund trek: Trek to Pathar Nauchani
    Day 5 of Roopkund trek: Trek to Bhagwabasa
    Day 6 of Roopkund trek: Roopkund day!
    Day 7 of Roopkund trek: Trek to Lohajung
    Day 8 of Roopkund: Return to Kathgodam
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  • Cancellation policy

    The cancellation policy is as follows:

    For any cancellations made 24 days or more prior to the departure of the Roopkund trek: 95% of the total trip cost will be refunded minus any transaction charges, or you can use this amount to book any other trek with the same operator within a year.

    For cancellations made between 14-24 days before the departure of the Roopkund trek: 70% of the total trip cost will be refunded minus any transaction charges, or you can use this amount to book the same trek with any other batch of the same operator within a year.

    For any cancellations made between 10-14 days before the departure of the Roopkund trek: 50% of the total trip cost will be refunded minus any transaction charges, or you can use this amount for the same trek in the same season.

    For cancellations made less than 10 days before the departure of the Roopkund trek: No refund but you can transfer the same trek to a friend.

    Rules on trip

    Participants must adhere to the instructions of the trip leader/guide at all times during the Roopkund trek.

    Consumption of alcoholic beverages/drugs is not permitted while trekking.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Trek the Himalayas reserves the right to change/cancel the plans for the Roopkund trek without prior notice if deemed necessary. No arguments or refunds will be entertained.

    Any event cost for the Roopkund trek is exclusive of any kind of insurances or medical coverage/benefits.

    Change of trek batch is dependent on the availability of seats in the batch.

    In case of transferring a trek to a friend, he/she should satisfy all the mandatory requirements put forward by the operator.

    The operator holds the right to change/cancel the policies, without prior notice.
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  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Accommodation on triple sharing basis in tents, guesthouse, and home stay

    • Transport from Kathgodam to Kathgodam
    • Meals on trek (veg and eggs) from lunch on day 2 to lunch on day 7
    • Any trekking or safety gear, if needed
    • Sleeping bags, mattresses
    • Toilet tents
    • Kitchen and dining tents
    • All permits if needed
    • First aid medical kits
    • Qualified and experienced staff
    • Porters/mules to carry common equipment
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Personal expenses

    • Food during transit
    • Insurance
    • Mules/porter for personal backpack (can be arranged for an additional cost of 300/- per day)

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • 2 synthetic trekking pants
    • 2 full-sleeve t-shirts
    • 1 fleece T-shirt
    • 1 fleece jacket
    • 1 down feather jacket
    • 1 wind or waterproof jacket and pants
    • 2 pairs of thermal inners
    • 1 poncho
    • 1 sun cap
    • 1 woollen cap
    • 1 balaclava
    • 1 neck-gaiter
    • A pair of sunglasses
    • 1 pair of trekking shoes
    • 1 pair of slippers (optional)
    • 4 pairs of cotton socks
    • 2 pairs of woollen socks (only for the night, in the tent)
    • Not to wear - Sandals and floaters
    • 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

    • Tent
    • Sleeping bags
    • Sleeping mattress
    • Kitchen and dining tent
    • Toilet tent
    • Camping and cooking gear
    • Crampons and technical climbing gear if required
    • Stretcher, oxygen cylinder and first aid kits

    You need to get

    • Backpack with rain cover
    • Day pack with rain cover
    • Walking stick
    • Head torch
    • Water bottle (2 bottles of 1 ltr each)
    • Snacks like energy bars, dried fruit
    • Sunscreen
    • Moisturizer
    • Lip balm
    • Toilet paper and wipes

    Medical Kit

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