Roopkund Trek is most Popular in Uttarakhand
The Roopkund Trek is the most popular trek of all if you are trekking in Garhwal Himalayas Uttarakhand India, the most trek in India. Roopkund is a lake at an altitude of 16,156 feet in Uttarakhand, it is also known as “Mystery Lake” or “Skeleton Lake” because human skeletons can be seen here in the middle of this lake when ice melts; the research says these are remains of people who died because of hailstorm, still it is a mystery because the skeletons cannot be clearly identified yet.
Roopkund Trek is surrounded by snow-capped mountains and the trails are thrilling
This place is unique and has hidden stories behind it. Glaciers and snow covered mountains surround this precious Lake, you can see snow and ice everywhere and the trail is exhilarating. It takes you through dense forests and fascinating meadows like Bedni Bugyal and Ali Bugyal. Get majestic views of Mt. Trishul along with this catch the
Views of Chaukhamba Range, Kedarnath, Neelkanth and many more peaks are visible from there which makes this place picture perfect.
Roopkund Trek is the Destination of Many Trekkers
This trek has all the adventure in it which an adventure lover looks for, from the mystery to the beauty; steep climbs to amusing descents; magnificent views of Mt. Trishul and other peaks. This high altitude lake “Roopkund” is a must explore trek.
Snow Covered Forests in Roopkund Trek
During your Roopkund trek through undulating meadows and dense forests with abundant trees of Rhododendrons pine forest and Oaks, totally covered in snow and spot some Himalayan animals on the way. Most importantly Roopkund trek is a most popular trek and other Himalayan treks are getting crowded day by day.
However, you will find no other groups on the trail which passes through dense woods serene and unspoiled. Roopkund trek is best for people looking for treks not crowded.
Why to choose Roopkund Trek?
Before heading towards the itinerary, it is really essential to perceive the reason behind choosing Roopkund trek.
See firstly, the trekking distance is a total of 62 km which is to be covered into 8 days. Yet, it comes under moderate level of easy to moderate because of the things that this trek has to offers. These are:
See firstly, the trekking distance is a total of by taxi 420 Km and on foot 64 km which is to be covered into 07 nights or 8 days. .
Roopkund trek is a high altitude mountain trek Altitudes is 5087 meter
Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperature?
You got to see so many heavenly bodies at one place like the panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges, meadows, lakes, pine forests, different variety of flora and fauna surpassing through bona fide Garhwali heritage and Kumaon and valleys of Shivalik mountain ranges
During winter season, this fascinating Roopkund trek remains covered in snow and the white sheet of snow makes it look like a magical wide snow-land or lake.
And, in summers, the bedni valley turns totally different and amusing because of meadows, wildflowers and woods blooming in different colors.
Altitude we are going to cover in Roopkund Trek
Kathgodam – 554 Meter
Lohajung base – 7,663 feet
Didna Village – 8096 feet
Ali Bugyal – 11,320 feet
Patar Nachauni – 12,818 feet
Bhagwabasa camp – 14,126 feet
Roopkund trek – 15,756 feet
Key Points of Roopkund Trek
Duration: – 07 Nights 08 Days
Base camp: – Lohajung village
Summer Temperature: – Day (5°C to 15°C) Night (2° C to 8° C)
Roopkund – Altitude: – 16,156 feet
Best Time: – May , June, Sep, Oct
Trek Level: – Moderate
Trek distance: – On foot 64 Km – By taxi 420 km
Group Size: – Minimum 05 people maximum 20 people
Short Itinerary of Roopkund Trek –
Day-1- Pickup to you from Kathgodam railway station – Drive to Lohajung – 210 Km (9/10 Hours) (7,663 feet) overnight stay hotel
Day-2: Trek from Lohajung to via Wan to Ghairoli Patal (5.5 km) (4/5 Hours) (10,100 feet)
Day-3: Trek from Ghairoli Patal to Bedni Bugyal via Ali Bugyal (10 km) (5/6 hours) (11,506 feet)
Day-4: Trek from Bedni Bugyal to Patar Nachauni (07 km) (4/5 Hours) (12,818 feet)
Day-5: Trek from Patar Nachauni to Bhagwabhasa (4.5 km) (4/5 Hours) (14,126 feet) via Kalu Vinayak (14,310 feet)
Day-6: Trek from Bhagwabasa to Roopkund (15,756 feet), further Junargali Top (16,156 feet). Return to Patar Nachauni (10 km) (8/9 Hours) (12,700 feet) via Bhagwabasa.
Day-7: Trek from Patthar Nachauni to Lohajung (15 km) (7/8 Hours) (7,663 feet) via Bedni and Wan and back to Lohajung
Day-8: Drive from Lohajung village to Kathgodam (210 km) (8/9 Hours)
Your travel plan for the Roopkund Trek
You can book train, air flight, and bus tickets for your journey only according to the information given by us.
The Roopkund trek will be of 6 days and 2 days of your journey from Kathgodam to Kathgodam
First of all, all the trekkers will have to book their flight and train bus according to our time table as our pick up is from 6 am to 7 am, you will have to reach Kathgodam in the morning.
A taxi from Himalayan hikers will link you to Kathgodam railway station.
Himalayan Hikers organize transport to Lohajung from Kathgodam railway station. Our vehicles leave at 6:00 am to 7:00 am sharp from Kathgodam. The taxi costs Rs.5, 500 per taxi and Rs 9,000 for a Tempo Traveler. Sharing.
In Kathgodam railway station you will get our staff that will arranged transport for you. The contacts no Transport coordinator or our office team will be give you a week ago to your departure.
Planning your onward Air flight/train/ Bus booking
If you are travelling from Kolkata, Bangalore, Chennai, Pune, Mumbai or Gujarat any other city, so you will have to come to Delhi, you will get a train from Delhi for Dehradun comfortably.
Option 01:- By Train
All trekkers booked yourself the Ranikhet Express
Ranikhet Express to Kathgodam (Train no is 15013 Departure 10:05 pm: – Reached Kathgodam 5:05 am the train starts from Jaisalmer city. This is best option to you
Option 02:- By Bus
You can reach Kathgodam from Delhi by a bus, board it from Delhi’s Anand Vihar ISBT; it is good if you are booking the seats. Directly bus stand. But to get the bus tickets booked you have to come to the bus stand a little early
The bus leaves from Kathgodam from Delhi at around 9.00 pm. frequent buses are available until midnight. It is a journey of about 8 hours to 9 hours.
(Reach Kathgodam Railway Station between 5:00 am to 6:00 am and vehicle will be arranged from there.)
ATM Point and Mobile Connectivity in Roopkund Trek
When you leave for the next trek, you bring the cash according to your requirement and if you want to get the cash in the way, then you will have to go to Kathgodam and there will be no bank ATM to take the cash. (If you want to withdraw money then do it in Delhi)
The phone does not work in Roopkund trek, so any necessary calls you make from Lohajung base camp will not be networked further. You can give your family members a contact at our head office to talk Emergency.