Roopkund Trek

Roopkund Trek

The Mystical Lake In The Himalayas

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Roopkund Trek 

06 Nights 07 Days, Uttarakhand, India

Roopkund is a mysterious lake at an altitude of 5,020 m – the large number of skeletons ( as many as 200, according to some estimates ) in the bed of the lake and its vicinity continue to puzzle visitors and trekkers alike. Roopkund trek is one of the most famous Himlayan treks which requires prior trekking experience and good fitness level.

Roopkund trek is ideal for trekkers looking for a week long Himalayan trek which offers everything, from scenic meadows to snow trails to the view of higher Himalayan peaks.

Who can go to Roopkund trek ?

Roopkund trek is a high altitude trek which does require good fitness level & some trekking experience. Roopkund can be a challenging especially on the higher reaches during winter time due to snow. A physically active & healthy person can do this trek. Recommended age group 12 years or above.

11,750 per person

Trek Dates 

Custom dates available for a group of minimum 5 pax

Custom dates available for a group of minimum 5 pax

Custom dates available for a group of minimum 5 pax

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Best things about Roopkund trek 

  • Camping at high altitude meadows
  • Hiking on the snow trail
  • View breathtaking scenery
  • Climb up to the lake Roopkund

Day 1: Kathgodam to Lohajung

Altitude - 2,450 m

Road travel from Kathgodam ( last railhead ) to Lohajung

One can drive further to Wan where rest house & transport is available.

Roopkund is a popular trek especially in summers when the trail can get crowded. Travel to Lohajung from either Karnaprayag or Kathgodam; both via Gwaldam.

Day 2: Lohajung to Bedni Bugyal

Altitude - 3,354 m
Trek - 12 km
Time - 6 hours

A broad and steep trail goes through forests to a vast and open meadow on the top. Here, there is a small lake, a temple, good places to camp and sweeping views.

Day 3: Bedni Bugyal to Bugwa Basa to Roopkund

Altitude - 5,020 m
Trek - 15 km
Time - 11 hours

Continue on the wide trail. It is tiring day as you gain significant altitude. Higher up, the ridge flattens out.

Follow the trail again; it is difficult if snowbound. Descend to the lake which you can see from above. Return to Bugwa Basa.

Day 4: Bugwa Basa to Bhuna

Altitude - 2,870 m
Trek - 11 km
Time - 4 hours

Alternate route of descent to Sutol is possible from the upper slopes.

Steep descent to Bhuna via Pathar Nichauni.

Day 5: Bhuna to Kanol / Sitel

Altitude - 2,000 m
Trek - 18 km
Time - 4 hours

A long walk in the valley on a village trail. There is a road from Kanol / Sitel for the drive to Ghat.

Day 6: Kanol to Ghat and Karnaprayag

Altitude - 1,330 m

The road will take you to Ghat along Nandakini river and then, to the Karnaprayag-Badrinath road. It you wish to go via Gwaldam, return on the same trail to Wan.

Interested to join Roopkund trek ? 

Duration - 06 nights 07 days

Trek Distance - 55-60 km

Level - Moderate to Tough

Best Season - Apr-May / Sept-Oct

Minimum Age - 15+ yrs

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Step 4 : You make an online payment to secure your booking for the trek

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