Roopkund Trek

Temperature

Winter : -2°C to -5°C
Summer : 5°C to 15°C

Duration

8 Days | 7 Nights | Kathgodam to Kathgodam

Level

Moderate

Roopkund Trek – Vibrant and splendid with nature’s diversity

Roopkund is the best summer trek in Uttarakhand Trek starts from  Lohajung base camp. Situated at the Altitude is 3220 Meters, this joint has narrow and curvy roads that cross from one slope of the mountain to another. While crossing the mountain, you can witness amazing views of the valley. Pickup point Khatgodam station and Didna gaon,  Village is the second destination.

It is very difficult to reach there as it is located at the height. You have to cross mixed forest areas and valley to reach there. Then you will come to Bedni Bugyal and  Ali Bugyal. Surrounded by beautiful mountains, this is the perfect place for taking some amazing photographs. Ghora Latoni is the next destination, which is 3 /4 Km far from Ali Bugyal.

Roopkund Trek Campsite

This walk is an easy walk. Situated on the plain, Ghora Latoni is the best place for the campsite. From there, you will reach the Bhagwabasa campsite this is an amazing campsite. The trail going to Bhagwabasa is very crisscross and moves uphill towards the mountain. Roopkund is the last destination of the trek.

It is 5/10 Km far from Bhagwabasa, and the trail is very ascending and steady. Witnessing the lake after so much exertion is the lifetime experience. After spending some unforgettable moments, you can come back to your base camp by reversing your trek.

Must read about Roopkund Trek

Roopkund Lake is Mystery and beautiful round  Lake which situated at the height of 5029 Meters  (Junargali), in the lap of the Himalayan peaks Nanda Ghughuti (6310 Meters ) & Trishuli (7120 Meters). This Lake is also is known as Mystery Lake because of human skeletons lying at the bottom and around the lake, which will be visible when the ice melts. Many myths are there about these skeletons but still its mystery.

We are Per Day Climb Altitude for this trek

1. Kathgodam -( 555 Mt)

2. Lohajung – ( 7,710 feet)

3. Wan – (8,000 feet)

4. Ghairoli Patal, (10,110 feet)

5. Bedni Bugyal, (11,516 feet)

6. Patar Nachauni, (12,725 feet)

7. Bhagwabhasa, (14,110 feet)

8. Kalu Vinayak, (14,320 feet)

9. Roopkund, (16,166 feet)

Key Points about this trek

1. Level: Difficult (so first timers should avoid)

2. Proper conditioning & training of body required

3. Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperatures?

4. Shoes are the single most important equipment

5. High Altitude requires proper acclimatization

6. Post monsoon or pre-monsoon is the best time. During rains the region is prone to landslides

7. Mobile Phones does not work

8. Beautiful landscape so carry good photo gear (I couldn’t carry my best equipment)

9. Travel light (my backpack was heavy at about 12 kg)

10. Keep an extra day in your itinerary for crossing the pass to account for bad weather

Trek Highlights

Duration – 7 night 8 Days from Kathgodam to Kathgodam

Best Season –  May , June, Sep, Oct

Level –  The trek experience, Moderate

Highest Points – 16156 Feet

Weather – The Roopkund trek is base night be cold day temperatures are pleasant during the season

Temperature – Roopkund Trek Night ( 2° C  7° C) Day time (5° C to 10° C)

Trekking distance (total) – (62 km) Wan to Wan in 6 days

Short Details for Roopkund Trek

Day 1: Pick up to you at 6.30am to 7:00am from Kathgodam Railway Station. Drive to Lohajung (7,720 feet); 10/11 hours . Overnight stay in guest house

Day 2: Drive from Lohajung to Wan last road head 01 hrs. Trek from Wan (8,000 feet) to Ghairoli Patal (10,110 feet); 5.5 km, 4/5 hours over night stay in tents

Day 3: Ghairoli Patal (10,100 feet) to Bedni Bugyal (11,516 feet) via Ali Bugyal; 4/5 hours over night stay in tents

Day 4: Bedni Bugyal (11,516 feet) to Patar Nachauni (12,725 feet); 4/5 hours over night stay in camp

Day 5 : Patar Nachauni (12,725 feet) to Bhagwabhasa (14,100 feet); 5 hours; 3 hours steep ascent to Kalu Vinayak (14,315 feet) night stay in camp

Day 6 : Bhagwabasa (14,110 feet) to Roopkund (15,756 feet), and further up to Junargali Top (16,166 feet). Return to Patar Nachauni (12,710 feet) via Bhagwabasa; 8/9 hours over night stay in camp

Day 7 : Patar Nachauni (12,700 feet) to Lohajung (7,710 feet) via Bedni and Wan; 6.5 hours to Wan plus 1 hr drive back to Lohajung base camp

Day 8 : Drive from Lohajung to Kathgodam; 10 hrs. Expected reaching time 6.00 pm.

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Roopkund Trek Details Itinerary

Day 01-Pick up to you at 6.30 am to 7:00 am from Kathgodam Railway Station. Drive to Lohajung (7,720 feet); 10/11 hours . Overnight stay in guest house

Today meet to our trek leader and taxi driver The start journey will take not more than 10 hours, which includes one or two breaks. On the way breakfast and lunch time, The serpentine road goes through the region of Kumaon range and covers deep valleys of Shivalik mountain ranges. The road will take you to Gwaldam which lies under the administrative district of Garhwal.

The road goes through coniferous forest and unrelenting curves. Though there is a direct road from Gwaldam to Deval, the final destination of the day, it is not preferred due to damages at various places due to the yearlong rains. Via Nandkesri the distance to be covered is less, around 11kms, but it is better to walk on a longer, but safer trail through Tharali, which is around 36 Km. Around 2 hours of the ride will take you to Deval.

The day’s last stretch of the journey is from Deval to Lohajung. The extremely curvy and winding road gains considerable height. .it is generally rainy and foggy during most of the time and temperatures remain very cold morning and night.

HPMA – Arrange to you transportation for you from .Kathgodam . Railway station to Lohajung and back the transport is in Bolero, .Tampo traveller , 5, 6 . And 10 People sharing .

Day 02:- Drive from Lohajung to Wan last road head 01 hrs. Trek from Wan (8,000 feet) to Ghairoli Patal (10,110 feet); 5.5 km, 4/5 hours over night stay in tents

Today. After a good home prepared breakfast, the walk starts on the level ground graas land with slight ascent on the jeep road; the road goes till the village of Wan village . An hour and a half walk on the flat surface .
which is located at a distance of the around 6 to 7 km form Lohajung.and Kulling is a Beautiful village in the district of Garhwal, with a small pool of the population; it is filled with the beauties of nature.

Take the break then After a break at Kulling, you take a right turn and gradually descend towards the villages . At the start, you will notice a arrow concrete plain which cuts through houses and fields and takes you to a small stream. This small stream is fed by the Neel Ganga.

Neel Ganga Go Ahead and cross of the bridge and then start to climbing the ridge on the your right side of the polle . The road ahead is a moderately steep and end at the village of Didna,
The days trek is over at around 3pm, after hot lunch is enjoyed. Total distance covered during the day is approximately around 10 Km, and the night is spent in a traditional guest house.camp site

Day 03 :- Ghairoli Patal (10,100 feet) to Bedni Bugyal (11,516 feet) via Ali Bugyal; 4/5 hours over night stay in tents

After breakfast -Today’s we are trek involves trekking through the beautiful village of Ali Bugyal, which located at an altitude of 3415 Meters .
Ali Bugyal is on top of the mountain and is clearly visible from the trekkers backdrop of Didna.

The trek will take you to climb of this mountain, after the start the trail will take out of the village. On the right, the trail is slightly ascending with a very gentle gradient.

Rhododendron flowers in vibrant colours

After reaching the mountain top, the tree line gradually recedes, and the plain grasslands start. The climb takes around 3 to 4 hours, after which right in front of your eyes, the Himalaya’s most attractive meadows, Ali Bugiyal welcomes you.
Trishul and Mrighthuni, the heights mountain peaks in this part of the Himalayas.

Day 04 :- Bedni Bugyal (11,516 feet) to Patar Nachauni (12,725 feet); 4/5 hours over night stay in camp

See the morning view of Bedani Bugyal, around green grass, Bedeni kund, View of patti ka danda. According myth Lord Brahma created here Vedas.After breakfast depart to patternachaniya, 5 km.
The trail to Patar Nachauni climbs out of the Bedni campsite in a gradual, easy meander. From your Bedni campsite you can follow it with your eye for 3 Km before it disappears into a saddle in the mountain.When you cross the saddle, the trek exposes you to the other side of the ridge. The scenery is differently mesmerizing.

Day 05:- Patar Nachauni (12,725 feet) to Bhagwabhasa (14,100 feet); 5 hours; 3 hours steep ascent to Kalu Vinayak (14,315 feet) night stay in camp  

After breakfast Wake up early and brace yourself for the longest day of trekking. trek start towards Baguwabasa, 6 km from Patternachaniya (4-5 hours) Patter means local arth is Stone & Nauchniya means dancer, blieved that local dancers converted into stone because of curse of Goddess Nanda.

We climb to Kailawa Vinayak top, tough ascend about 3.5 km. from Kalwa Vinayak view is unique Himalayan range peaks.
Bagubasa, located around 14000, feet above the sea level. This road will also take you across Kalyuvinayak temple. The most thrilling part to see the temple is to travel up also .. The path leading to this temple is very uneven and zig-zag in shape. It is essential that Need proper safety gear and clothing is ensured before the day’s trek is even started. The trekkers walk should be done very slowly and carefully.

The temple is basically traditional in design and construction and has been there for centuries. The temple is carved out of stones with ultimate precision and perfection; it installs divine intervention in your minds. From the temple.

Day 06:- Bhagwabasa (14,110 feet) to Roopkund (15,756 feet), and further up to Junargali Top (16,166 feet). Return to Patar Nachauni (12,710 feet) via Bhagwabasa; 8/9 hours over night stay in camp

Early morning we provide to you hot tea coffee littlie breakfast, & start trek to Roopkund, Breakfast on the way because early morning view is clear, later clouds cover the mountains. Trek is quiet difficult today ascend 4 Km upto Roopkund & 400 meter Junargali Dhar Top Summit (5029 meter). Roopkund is a small round lake in glacier, Humen skeleton is there many years old, some sklaton flesh can be found which lies under snow. From Junargali close view of Trishuli & Nanda Ghughuti & Shila Samudra.
Junargali is the last heights point of this trek, Return back to Patanachaniya via Bhakuwabasa & Kailwa Vinayak, halt for overnight Stay in tent

Day 07:-Patar Nachauni (12,700 feet) to Lohajung (7,710 feet) via Bedni and Wan; 6.5 hours to Wan plus 1 hr drive back to Lohajung base camp

This morning Enjoy With us beautiful morning sunrise view have some hot Breakfast & start moving towards Lohajung via Bedani Bugyal, Garoli patal & wan villege.
Today from Bedani bugyal another route to Lohajung, passes through dense forest, Giant trees, Floora & Fauna, Neel Ganga & a cultural village wan, people of this village is very hard worker. There is Latu Devata main Temple, every year villager organise worship.

Day 08:- Drive from Lohajung to Kathgodam; 10 hrs. Expected reaching time 6.00 pm.

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What to carry on a Trek?

The most common question of all Trekkers is what we carry on a trek or what to carry on a trek so if you plan to go for trekking, so here is about what you should carry on a trek ..!

First of all trekkers must bring the documents mentioned below

1. Government ID proof, carry original and a photocopy of any of these (Driving License, Adhar Card, Pan Card, Voter Id, etc.)

2. Medical certificate by a doctor

3. Risk certificates

Foremost Requirements

1. Strongly built Trekking Shoes

2. Backpack (50 to 60 liters)

Clothes to Carry On A Trek

Carry clothes according to the season. In winters there is chilly cold and in summers the temperature remains cold. (Day and Night temperature varies)

Jacket

Take at least 2 jackets with you, it should be warm enough to protect you against the chilly cold.

Trekking Pants

You should have 2 3 trek pants on a week-long trek and take more for longer treks.

Thermals

At night the temperature lowers and to keep yourself warm and sleep comfortably wear thermals.

Warm clothes

Keep enough woolen layers and fleece according to the season.

T-Shirts

To avoid sunburns always carry full-sleeved t-shirts which dry easily and covers neck and arms properly.

Poncho/Raincoat

They are useful during rain and snowfall.

Necessary Items

1. Water Bottle

2. Gloves (Waterproof and woolen), Cap

3. Socks (Regular and woolen

4. Sunglasses

5. Hiking Pole

6. Torch

7. Toiletry Items

Toilet paper, Sunscreen, Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Moisturizer, Lip balm, Face Wash, Sanitizer, etc.

(Avoid using wet wipes and sanitary napkins during your trek because they are not biodegradable and cause harm to the environment. If you use them in the mountains make sure you bring them back with you.)

Medical Kit is Mandatory

(Use medicines only after prescribed by the doctor) (In case of any problem arises during the trek follow the instructions given by your trek leader because they are certified in First Aid Mountaineering courses.)

Carry These Medicines in Your Medical Kit

01. Avomine for treating motion sickness

02. Diamox for treating altitude sickness

03. Avil to treat allergies

04. Saradon to cure headache

05. Combiflam to relieve pain

06. Crocin for treating fever and headache

07. Digene to cure acidity

08. Norflox TZ and Lomofen to prevent Diarrhoea

09. Betadine (Antiseptic cream)

10. ORS

11. Moov/Volini spray for treating sprains

12. Band-aid

13. Elastic bandage

14. Gauze

WE CARE FOR YOURSAFETY AND IT IS OUR PRIORITY

Har Ki Dun Protection and Mountaineering Association is Making Your Trek Safe. We have a team of more than 80+ guides to serve in the mountains and they are professionally trained from Nehru Institute of Mountaineering (NIM) Uttarkashi, Hanifle Centre; Mussoorie and Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) Delhi. We also have Kitchen staff to serve in the mountains and supporting staff goes along to manage the activities.

Oxygen Cylinder for trekkers safety

The trek leaders are certified in courses of Mountaineering. On every high altitude trek, we carry oxygen cylinders and First Aid kits. We take proper care of everything and make sure you feel safe and comfortable with us.

Getting to high altitude can be a problem for some people, the risks are enormous but we minimize them by providing the best quality equipment which is changed on a regular basis.

We do every possible thing to make your treks safe because if you trust and choose us then it becomes our responsibility to make your safety our topmost priority. The risk factor can never be abolished but it can be reduced and if you have a heart of mountaineer then this “risk factor” is the real pleasure and we can help you overcome every risk successfully without fear by taking proper care of your safety.

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Include & Exclude In This Trek

Transport from Dehradun to Dehradun

Forest Permit and entrance fee

Accommodation in Hotel

Accommodation in tents on twin share basis during trekking.

All meals, Breakfast, Day Pack, Lunch, Pack Lunch, Tea,Coffee, Snacks, Soup, Dinner

All camping gear including

Separate Tent, High quality

Liner, Pillow, Separate Toilet tents, Dining Tent, Chair, Dining table

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Guide, Porters, cook, Helper

Mules, Kitchen team

Good Experience local Trek Leader guide

Walkie Talkie, for contact each other’s

Gaiters

Micro crampons

Hiking Pole

Personal Toiletry Items

Personal Medical Kit

Medical Certificate

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