Trek to Roopkund
Ranikhet, Uttarakhand, India
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2020
Sat, 09 May, 2020
15
Sat, 16 May, 2020
15
Sat, 23 May, 2020
15
Sat, 30 May, 2020
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Sat, 06 Jun, 2020
15
Sat, 13 Jun, 2020
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Sat, 20 Jun, 2020
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Sat, 27 Jun, 2020
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Date
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2020
Sat, 09 May, 2020
15
Sat, 16 May, 2020
15
Sat, 23 May, 2020
15
Sat, 30 May, 2020
15
Sat, 06 Jun, 2020
15
Sat, 13 Jun, 2020
15
Sat, 20 Jun, 2020
15
Sat, 27 Jun, 2020
15
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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.

    Fine print

    Rules on the 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.

    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.

    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.

    Trip details

    Pick up point
    There is no pick up for this trip.
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    Drop off point
    There is no drop off for this trip.
    Mode of transport
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    Start point
    Lohajung
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    End point
    Lohajung
    Time of departure
    07:00 AM
    Time of return
    07:00 PM

    Activity Details

    Total trekking time
    34 hrs
    Total distance covered
    66 kms
    Start point elevation
    11300 feet
    Maximum elevation
    15700 feet
    Minimum elevation
    7000 feet
    Average per day distance
    11 kms
  • 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.

    Day 2 of the trek to Roopkund: Lohajung to Tolpani

    It's your first day of trekking today, and you set off from the guesthouse. You'll cross a bridge over the Neelganga River, and walk along a trail that leads up to Didna. The views get beautiful as you trek, and it's mostly an easy 6 hour trek, except for one steep section just before Tolpani, your campsite for the night. You have the rest of the evening to relax and enjoy the views. Overnight stay in tents.

    Day 3 of the trek to Roopkund: Trek to Bedni Bugyal

    You will wake up to beautiful mountain views and fresh, crisp air. After breakfast, you will ascend to the twin meadows, Ali and Bedni Bugyal. You will pass a small temple made of stones, and climb up along a zigzag trail to Bedni Bugyal. It's a short trek of only four hours today, and you will be at your camp by afternoon, leaving you with plenty of time to explore. Overnight stay in tents.

    Day 4 of the trek to Roopkund: Trek to Patar Nachauni

    Today's trek is an easy one, and after an initial uphill climb, your trail flattens out. You'll be able to walk along at your own pace, admiring the views, while your body acclimatizes to the increase in altitude. Your campsite is set up at Patar Nachauni. Overnight stay in tents.

    Day 5 of the trek to Roopkund: Trek to Bhagwabasa

    Today's trek to the basecamp isn't long, but it will be steep, so it might take time. You'll start early today to make it to your basecamp by early afternoon. The landscape changes to a more rocky terrain, and you'll feel a drop in temperature. Bhagwabasa is the highest campsite on the trip, and you'll get clear views of peaks like Trishuli, Neelkantha, Chaukhamba, Nanda Ghunti and Kedarnath. Overnight stay in tents.

    Day 6 of the trek to Roopkund: Roopkund day!

    It's Roopkund day today, and you'll start very early in the morning, when it's still dark. You'll start with a series of gradual ascents and a steep uphill climb, from where you will get a view of the lake from the top. It is a dowhill trek from this point, and when you get to the lake, you should be able to see the skeletal remains that surround it. You can trek to the ridge of Junargali if weather permits and after spending some time here, you will retrace your steps to Bedni Bugyal. Overnight stay in tents.

    Day 7 of the trek to Roopkund: Return to Lohajung

    After breakfast, you will start your descent to Wan village. It's your last day of trekking, and you'll descend to better weather, to be greeted by the gurgling Neelganga River. You'll climb to see Wan village, and then board waiting vehicles to be driven back to Lohajung. Overnight stay in a guesthouse.

    Day 8 of the trek to Roopkund: Trip ends here.

    You will check out from the guesthouse today. Trip ends here.

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    Lohajung
    End point
    Lohajung
    Day start time
    05:00 PM

    Day 2 - Milestone

    Start point
    Lohajung
    End point
    Tolpani
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    11 kms
    Trekking time
    6 hrs

    Day 3 - Milestone

    Start point
    Tolpani
    End point
    Bedni Bugyal
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    6 kms
    Trekking time
    4 hrs

    Day 4 - Milestone

    Start point
    Bedni Bugyal
    End point
    Patar Nachauni
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    6 kms
    Trekking time
    4 hrs

    Day 5 - Milestone

    Start point
    Patar Nachauni
    End point
    Bhagwabasa
    Day start time
    05:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    4 kms
    Trekking time
    3 hrs

    Day 6 - Milestone

    Start point
    Bhagwabasa
    End point
    Bedni Bugyal
    Day start time
    05:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    16 kms
    Trekking time
    8 hrs

    Day 7 - Milestone

    Start point
    Bedni Bugyal
    End point
    Lohajung
    Day start time
    05:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    11 kms
    Trekking time
    6 hrs

    Day 8 - Milestone

    Start point
    Lohajung
    End point
    Lohajung
    Day start time
    08:00 AM
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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
      What not to Wear
    • Expensive jewellery or valuable gadgets
    • Hard suitcases or trolley bags

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

    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 2 of the trek to Roopkund: Lohajung to Tolpani

    Overnight stay in tents.

    After your first day of trekking, you'll arrive at Tolpani, where your campsite is set up. You will be sleeping in tents on triple-sharing basis, and will be provided with sleeping bags and camping mattresses. Your campsite is also equipped with a kitchen and dining tent, and a toilet tent.

    Day 3 of the trek to Roopkund: Trek to Bedni Bugyal

    Overnight stay in tents.

    You will be camping in Bedni Bugyal tonight, in the midst of wide open meadows. On trekking days, you'll be eating a hot breakfast and a hot dinner at the campsite, and lunch will be packed and eaten en route.

    Day 4 of the trek to Roopkund: Trek to Patar Nachauni

    Overnight stay in tents.

    You will be camping in Pathar Nachauni tonight, at the base of the mountain you're going to be climbing tomorrow. Try to get to bed early tonight, because you'll be starting your climb early tomorrow.

    Day 5 of the trek to Roopkund: Trek to Bhagwabasa

    Overnight stay in tents.

    You will arrive at Bhagwabasa and will feel the change in weather tonight. Roopkund is a day's trek away, and the temperature is going to be pretty low tonight. Do wear all your woollens when you sleep, and get to bed early. You'll be waking up while it's still dark tomorrow, to start your trek to Roopkund.

    Day 6 of the trek to Roopkund: Roopkund day!

    Overnight stay in tents.

    After a long day of trekking, and the adrenaline buzz of reaching Roopkund, you'll return to your Bedni Bugyal campsite. The weather will be more comfortable here, and you'll be happy to be in the midst of these beautiful meadows.

    Day 7 of the trek to Roopkund: Return to Lohajung

    Overnight stay in guesthouse.

    You'll return to your guesthouse in Lohajung tonight. After a long trek and days of camping, you'll be happy to return to soft beds and attached washrooms.

    Day 8 of the trek to Roopkund: Trip ends here.

    Overnight stay in guesthouse.

    Today it's time to check out in the morning. You're free to proceed on your way. Trip ends here.

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