Roopkund trek

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Roopkund trek

  Duration 7 Days/ 6 Nights
  Starts From Kathgodam to Lohajung

Trek Details

 Treking distance -53Km

 Difficulty level- Moderate to difficult

 Best time to visit - Apri,may June, September October, November.

 Highest altitude -4784m / 15696ft

 Cost of treking - 15000/

TRIP Inclusions




Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Forest permits

All types of forest permits

Tour guide

Experienced crew and staff


Roopkund, from their country of Uttarakhand in India, can be really a famed arctic lake. This lake is famous as a result of significantly more than just five hundred skeletons of humans which are located at the boundary of this lake. It's situated at the Himalayas and rests in an elevation of almost 4,800 meters. This really is but one of the greatest internet sites for hiking in Garhwal. Far away of 2 17 kilometers from Nainital and 235 kilometers from Kathgodam, Roopkund is just one of the significant experience draws for people who are in the nation as well as for men and women that are travelling from abroad. Roopkund, that will be situated in the lap of Trishul massif can be referred to as the'puzzle lake'. It's possible to discover individual skeletons at the financial institution of this lake and it's believed they belong into the Palaeolithic era. All these are thought to function as the skeletons of those heroes who'd fought within the prior times. It's thought by experts who the passing of lots of folks within this place has been due to landslides, blizzard or a outbreak. Later in 2004, a group of Indian scientists combined side some Europeans visited the area to acquire extra info concerning the essence of this skeletons. The DNA of this skeletons has been shot, and it seemed that the folks belonged to many classes and revealed different attributes and morphological arrangement. There is a set of short people and tall men and women have been thought to be closely associated with one another. Though the precise quantity of this skeletons can't be discovered, however, a entire number of approximately 500 hundred skeletons were uncovered. It's also believed that the same selection of skeletons died as a result of organic atmosphere. Later extensive research was completed in a variety of areas of the nation and the whole world. Lots of scientists have the thought that individuals didn't die of an outbreak but thanks to abrupt hail storms. Even the hail-storms should be big as the measurement of a baseball match, and because there wasn't any refuge in the wild regions of the Himalayas, folks may have encounter its catastrophic and lead effect. It's thought of one among the most powerful causes of its extinction of these natives in the field. The cold and freezing weather illness is regarded as the reason why behind its preservation of this skeletons for this a very long time. The favourable climate conditions prevented the skeletons to rust away and invisibly to dirt. Together with landslides which were uncontrolled at the region, many bodies slid to the lakes and remained there for quite a while. The figures which dropped in to the lake had a much increased shelflife when compared with ones that stayed in the start. Nevertheless it's still not ascertained if that type lived here, or should these were going to some destination. Historical signs of any commerce path towards Tibet hasn't yet been established. It is therefore challenging to decode the actual use of the band that were victims for the natural calamity. There are chances the group could possibly be going towards the Nanda Devi pilgrimage at which Nanda Devi Raj Jat celebrations happen once every 1-2 decades. Lohajung may be your start hiking point for Roopkund. Even the Roopkund trek may likewise be called Skeleton Trek as a result of presence of unique skeletons in the vicinity of the lake. Founded in India and deciding upon the best Roopkund trek can be a adventurous travel that goes through lots of exotic and gorgeous locations. Since you dive towards the lake, then you'd discover lush green grassy property and conifer woods ranging towards the autumn of hills. Subsequently the trek got its method over the Pindar River. You're able to take pleasure in the lush and natural green splendor of the environment with all the pleasant breeze which blows off all over you, providing you a soothing effect on your own senses. You'll find religious festivals which happen in fall, held at the meadow of all Bedni Bugyal, at which in fact the neighboring cities take place. The lake is covered with ice hockey all of the time also it increases its attractiveness. Trekking in Uttarakhand additionally Provides you the Opportunity to Your Himalayan Crew. You can also opt to your Nanda Rajjat Yatra. There are lots of paths to get a blackout to Roopkund. Probably one of the very usual paths obtained by travelers and adventurers is through Lohajung upto where you're able to travel . Trekking begins following this aspect. Additionally, there are some plains or horizontal areas at which you are able to camp throughout the evening time. In case the elements isn't foggy, it is possible to readily watch Bedni Bugyal and Trishul. In your own way to Roopkund, you'll also locate many grazing lands such as horses, horses and mules. You'd encounter several temples and temples in your own travels. Many waterfalls are visible on the slopes of the nearby mountains. But It Ought to Be kept in mind that the weather Is Usually aggressive During the entire year and vacationers Have to Be completely armed and ready for all these requirements.

Short Itinerary

  • Day 01 : Arrival at Kathgodam, Drive to Lohajung
  • Day 02 : Trek from Lohajung into Didna Village
  • Day 03 : Trek out of Didna Village into Ali Bugyal
  • Day 04 : Trek out of Ali Bugyal into Ghora Lotani
  • Day 05 : Trek out of Ghora Lotani into Bhagwabasa
  • Day 06 : Trek out of Bhagwabasa -- Roopkund Lake -- Bedni Bugyal
  • Day 07 : Trek out of Bedni Bugyal into Lohajung


  • Veg Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Snacks and Dinner
  • Tents(Quad/Triple)
  • Gears: Micro Spikes and Gaiters according to the conditions
  • Convenience in Home stay/Hotels (Quad/Triple/)
  • Experienced and Qualified Guides
  • Forest permits
  • Clinical offices - First Aid Kits, Oxymeter, portable oxygen cylinders
  • Clean Camps and Hotels


Day 01 : Arrival at Kathgodam, Drive to Lohajung (7-8 Hrs)

Following your arrival in Kathgodam, then you'll be met by our representative who will move you to the guesthouse at Lohajung, and it can be the beginning point of the trek. Immediately at Lohajung

Day 02 : Trek from Lohajung into Didna Village

Simply take the Lord Curzon course from Lohajung and adhere to a continuous uphill trek throughout the Lohajung Pass, and which finally contributes to a downhill path into the Bedni River. Cross the bridge across the river and then traverse through mixed woods of bamboo and pine to get there in Didna Village. This is the first base camp in the trek path; overnight stay in tents.

Day 03 : Trek out of Didna Village into Ali Bugyal

After a healthy breakfast, then make the basecamp and start having a steep ascend through pine woods and stands of walnut. Admire the magnificent views of their Garhwal Himalayan collections as they look before you. Arrive at a few of the best camping grounds with magnificent views on the side of the Himalayas because you input receptive alpine grazing meadows of all Ali Bugyal; immediately stay ahead.

Day 04 : Trek out of Ali Bugyal into Ghora Lotani

Today's trek is going to be a simpler one and will require you on another side of this ridge; a keen eye may place a Himalayan Magpie along the manner. Following a number of hours of hiking, arrive in Ghora Lotani, that is again the most interesting of destinations across the Roopkund trek; mountain biking in Ghora Lotani.

Day 05 : Trek out of Ghora Lotani into Bhagwabasa

After the current breakfast at the camp, begin with the dip for the afternoon. Now, as you move forward, you'll be gaining height out of 12,500-14,500ft. Be ready for some challenges provided by top altitudes, zigzag moves and freezing cold winds. Passing through Kalu Vinayak, you may eventually achieve Bhagwabasa (4,100m) campsite at a bare and bare landscape; overnight stay in tents.

Day 06 : Trek out of Bhagwabasa -- Roopkund Lake -- Bedni Bugyal (through Bhagwabasa) Roopkund Lake, Human Skeletons,'' Mt. Trishul, Gangotri Ranges

Following four days of constant trekking, now you'll be in the very interesting afternoon at the trek! Beginning with a morning breakfast, now you'll be visiting the mystical Roopkund Lake. This uninhabited landmark at the hands of Mt. Trishul has defeated many vacationers with its countless stories. By here, trek for another half an hour to achieve Junar Gali, the maximum point on this course, and progressing back into the base camp in Bedni Bugyal through Bhagwabasa. Celebrate the attractive Garhwal Himalayas in complete glory extending around Gangotri; overnight remain in Bedni Bugyal.

Day 07 : Trek out of Bedni Bugyal into Lohajung (through Wan) Trekking, Rhododenron woods, alpine meadows

As you begin your return , bid goodbye to a memorable adventure since you're able to catch a glimpse of Mt. Trishul out of Bedni Bugyal onto a transparent afternoon by Kanakdhar, en route Wan. Follow extreme descents, slow climbs through forests packaged with flowering rhododendrons. Following a steep descent to its Neel Ganga, arrive in Wan. Out of here, you are going to push to Lohajung. Spend the night .


  • Anything not mention in inclusion
  • Food during Transportation
  • Any sort of personal Expenses
  • Unscheduled or extended stay due to road blockage and Landslides
  • Mule/porter charges (Personal), Back pack offloading Charges
  • Cost of Evacuation if there should arise situation of emergency

How to Reach

At first, you have to arrive at Rishikesh, after that THC crew will deal with your further itinerary.
1. Take Cab/Bus/Train to reach Rishikesh
2.We generally suggest going for the govt. Transports over the private ones outside the bus stop as founded on the experience we have observed that there are exceptionally high possibilities of delay to reach destination and charges are a bit high . Likewise, govt. Transports are more trustworthy. Whichever transport you take, simply try to arrive at Rishikesh to at least by 05:30 am
first you need to arrive at Rishikesh, after that THC will deal with your further itinerary.
3. Take flight to Dehradun air terminal (Jolly Grant Airport) and drive to Rishikesh (20 km, 30 min), In case you are coming by flight, come one day ahead of schedule.
After morning tea move further to Rishikesh (breakfast and lunch on the way) Reach Rishikesh by 6:30 pm Drop off point is Roadways Bus station Plan your further travel after 7:00 pm.



Cancellation and refund policy

Cancelling a trek/tour in himalayas is like a real pain when you have been planning of it since a long time. So to make it more convenient for the trekkers we introduce easy cancellation policy. This Policy is effective only as per your booking date.

1. If you are cancelling your trek prior 15 days from your trek date, then we provide you with the FULL REFUND.

2. If you are cancelling your trek within 15 days from your trek date, then there will be NO REFUND.

3. If you want to change the date of your trek, then it should only be done before 20 days from your trek date.

4. THC holds the right to change/cancel the policies, without prior notice.

5. If we cancel/postpone our trek on the day of departure due to uncertain natural calamity or circumstances I( landslide, heavy rain ) in that case your total amount that you paid prior would be refunded within 3 working days.

Roopkund trek

Roopkund trek is one of the best treks in the Himalayas with all its glaciers, and the trek ends in a bowl look, the lake is nestled on top of a hill. The trek takes you through all the meadows, brooks, exquisite campsites, and deep virgin jungles. You have to climb from 8,000ft to 16,499ft within 8 days, this site is near Lohajung which is around 70 km from Karnaprayag town which falls on the NH 58 highway. Lohajung has few lodges to start your Roopkund trek, here you can make all the preparations like segregating your baggage, and taking only what you want to take on the trek. Only highly nutritious vegetarian meals are allowed on the trek.


There is an age-old mystery about the mysterious lake Roopkund, even now trekkers can see large-sized bones of ancient humans, and horses, which are almost double the size of the present-day humans and horses. Many scientists and explorers have tried to solve this mystery but went back by folding their lower lips downwards. They could not figure out how the bones are so large. It is believed that there was a fair near Roopkund lake, there was a large congregation of horse-mounted men, an avalanche struck the fair and it all got destroyed causing deaths, and with time, snow, and cold winds the bones remained leaving behind all the mortal remains of the beings.


It is believed that when Shiva and Parwati were returning to their abode after killing several demons in a war Parwati wanted to bathe, Shiva made a lake (Kund), and Parwati saw her beauties in the water reflection and could not stop self-praising, hence the name Roopkund. Another version of the myth is that the King of Kannauj (Now in U.P.) wanted to visit nearby Nanda Devi yatra with his entourage of his Queen, her maid, dancers, servants, and musicians, they made a lot of noise which infuriated the goddess. The queen delivered a baby in a cave on the way, this further infuriated the goddess as it is believed the first 13 days are considered unclean, she created a hailstorm the size of tennis balls and killed all near the Roopkund lake.


The lake is nestled between the most beautiful Himalayan hills, surrounded by rocky glaciers. Once you cross Bedni Bugyal an extremely beautiful green Himalayan meadows, you will have to trek steep to reach Roopkund. Since the weather is not predictable, it is best to carry coats. The trek is rated as difficult, especially the steep patch by experts. On the way you will see and experience the rich Pahadi village culture, the local Pahadis are good-natured peasants, they are very hospitable and also are helpful by nature.


Wan is the last habituated village on the way to the trek, Roopkund has no human population, so the last place you can stay is at Wan, the village has lodgings, a small food corner, and even a Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam (GMVN) guest house. Once you cross Wan you must carry a well-equipped tent for your onward trekking journey. If you are in a group a cook can be of great help, as packaged food is the best choice on the higher hills.