You can reach Kathgodam by road or rail from Delhi and other major hubs. You can also fly to Pantnagar Airport, which is 32 kms away.
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.
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.
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
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.
No meals provided today
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.
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.