6 Nights 7 days Uttarakhand, India
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Roopkund Trek 6 Nights 7 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.
Starting ₹ 11,750* per person
Food + Camp accommodation + Trek Equipment
Who can do Roopkund Trek ?
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.
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.
Max Altitude – 5,020 m
Level – Moderate
Minimum Age – 12 years
Duration – 7 days
Location – Uttarakhand, India
all veg. meals & snacks on the trek
camp accomodation for 6 nights
camping & trek equipment
services of trek leaders, guides & cooks
any kind of road travel or transport
any kind of personal expenses on food or medicines
any kind or hotel / lodge stay during transit
any kind of travel / lodging / medical cost incurred in case a trekker decides to drop out of the trek due to sickness or injury
₹ 11,750* per person
Group Tours (7-15 persons)
₹ 25,750* per person
Custom Tours (3-5 persons)
( All cost from Lohajung to Lohajung )
5% GST applicable on trek charges
May / June 2018
Custom trek dates available for a group of 5 or above
Day 1 – Accommodation will be in a guest house at Lohajung
Day 2 to Day 6 – Camp accommodation on rest of the days (3 per camping tent)
Things To Carry
- A medium size backpack (for carrying essentials) max. 35-40 Ltr
- rain jacket / poncho ( it can rain any day in Mountains )
- a small hand towel
- a spare T-shirt & lower ( just in case you wanna change )
- sunscreen ( in case its sunny)
- a sun cap
- a personal torch (for camp tent)
- a proper water bottle ( must . . we try to avoid using disposable bottles on trails)
- a personal plate / spoon (must)
- a small poly bag for keeping all food/snack wrappers ( leave nothing on trails except your footprints) 🙂
Clothing suggestions for the trail :
Hiking up the mountain during day time / in the sun will be quite hot & sweaty so use light & comfortable clothing.
- a loose / comfy long sleeve cotton t-shirt ( use light colored one )
- a good track pant / sports lower
- a sun cap
- good hiking shoes ( Quechua / Salomon etc. ) or good sport shoe will do ( Nike / Addidas )
SHOE SOLE MUST BE THICK & GRIPPY
Clothing Suggestions for Evening/Night at Campsite :
- woollen sweater / sweatshirt
- proper winter jacket ( not a bulky one )
- a warm woollen cap
- gloves ( optional )
- inner thermals ( keep them as you might feel cold at night)
Mountains get quite cold in the evening/night so be properly equipped
Kathgodam to Lohajung
Bus – Direct private buses are available from Kathgodam to Lohajung
Bus departure timings : 6:00-6:30 am
Fare : INR 250 per person (approx)
Taxi – Direct taxis are available for Lohajung at Taxi Stand near Kathgodam railway station.
Fare : INR 4,500 (approx.)
Nearest Road head : Lohajung
Nearest Rail head : Kathgodam
Nearest Airport : Jollygrant (24 km from Dehradun)
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