Roopkund Trek

  • Trip Code : TRP326
  • Location : Uttarakhand
  • Days : 8 Days
  • Level : Moderate
  • Season : May-Jun and Sep-Oct
  • Trip Start : Kathgodam
  • Trip End : Kathgodam
  • Trip Cost : Rs. 10900/-
  • Transport Charge : 2600/- Per Person
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Description

BRIEF ITINERARY

DAY 1 : KATHGODAM TO LOHAJUNG

DAY 2 : LOHARGUNJ TO DIDNA VILLAGE

DAY 3 : DIDNA VILLAGE TO ALI BUGYAL

DAY 4 : ALI BUGYAL TO PATAR NACHAUNI VIA BEDNI BUGYAL AND GHORA LOTANI

DAY 5 : PATAR NACHAUNI TO BHAGWABASA VIA KALU VINAYAK

DAY 6 : BHAGWABASA TO ROOPKUND TO PATAR NACHAUNI

DAY 7 : PATAR NACHAUNI TO LOHAJUNG VIA BEDNI AND WAN

DAY 8 : LOHARJUNG TO KATHGODAM

ABOUT TREK

A trek to Mystery Lake of Uttarakhand i.e. Roopkund Lake is a must-do for an avid trekker! Battling several adversities common to the Himalayas, this water body perched in the laps of the snow clad Mt. Trishul is situated at an altitude of 16,499ft.

Most attractive for the human skeletons lying at the bottom of the lake, which are distinctly visible when the snow melts, the lake is swarmed by plenitude of visitors.

The route along this trek is a fascinating journey of discovering the most pristine of Himalayan contribution of oak and blooming rhododendron forests. A moderate trek, the trek trails through mountainous rivers, enthralling ridges, lush forests and scenic meadows.

Itinerary

DAY 1 : KATHGODAM - LOHAJUNG
Altitude 7,662 ft. / Drive 210 km (10 hrs drive).
Stay in guest house. Pick up time 06:30 am at the parking of Kathgodham railway station. Route:- Kathgodam - Bheem Tal - Almora - Kausani - Gwaldam - Dewal - Lohajung .

DAY 2 : LOHARGUNJ - DIDNA VILLAGE
7,662 to 8,045 ft. / Trek 6.5 km.
Reach Didna before lunch. accommodation in village home stay. No local market but Network is available. Till ruan bagad bridge gradual descent (4.5 km). Refill your water bottle at ruan bagad bridge from Neel Ganga river. After ruan bagad bridge 2 hours of a steep ascent to Didna Village (2 km).

DAY 3 : DIDNA VILLAGE - ALI BUGYAL
8,045 to 11,320 ft. / Trek 10.5 km.
Accommodation in tent. Carry water and ors both. Reach Ali Bugyal by late noon. Keep your wind and waterproof handy. Tolpani is the last point for drinking water. First half of is through oak and rhododendron forest (Steep ascent). Second half of the trek is through big alpine meadows (gradual ascent).

DAY 4 : ALI BUGYAL - PATAR NACHAUNI VIA BEDNI BUGYAL AND GHORA LOTANI
11,320 to 12,818 ft. / Trek 7 km.
Easiest day of the trek. Accommodation in tent. Reach Patar Nachauni before lunch. Ali Bugyal to Bedni Bugyal (gradual ascent 2 km). Bedni Bugyal to Ghora Lotani (gradual ascent 4 km). Ghora Lotani to Patar Nachauni (gradual descent 1 km). Spend some time at Ghora Lotani good for acclimatization. Ware proper clothing (this is the place where most of the trekkers get AMS).

DAY 5 : PATAR NACHAUNI TO BHAGWABASA VIA KALU VINAYAK
12,818 to 14,117 ft. / Trek 4 km.
Accommodation in tent. Reached Camp site by lunch. Patar Nachauni to Kalu Vinayak Tempel . (first 1 km is gradual ascent and rest 1.5 km is steep ascent).
Kalu Vinayak to Bhagwabasa (gradual descent 1.5 km, become tricky in may and June ). There will be snow on the trail in the month of may and jun and in sep and oct it will be a rocky trail.

DAY 6 : BHAGWABASA TO ROOPKUND TO PATAR NACHAUNI
14,117 to 15755 ft. Trek 10 km.
Accommodation in tent. Start your trek by 4:00 am. Climb to Roopkund is 3 km. Challenging day of the trek. Carry energy bars, ors and water. Breakfast will be at Roopkund top. Reach Bhagwabasa back by lunch time. Reach Patar Nachauni camp by evening. In Aug, Sep, Oct can see skeleton but no snow. In May and Jun snow will be there but can't see the skeleton.

DAY 7 : PATAR NACHAUNI TO LOHAJUNG VIA BEDNI AND WAN
12,818 to 7,662 ft. / Trek 15 km.
Accommodation in guest house. Patar Nachauni to Ghora Lotani (1 km gradual ascent). Ghora Lotani to Bedni Bugyal ( 4 km gradual descent). Bedni Bugyal to Doliya Dhar ( 0.5 km gradual walk). Doliya Dhar to Ghaeroli Patal ( 3 km steep descent ). Ghaeroli Patal to Neel Ganga ( 4 km steep descent ). Neel Ganga to Ranka Dhar ( 1 km moderate ascent ). Ranka Dhat to Wan Village road head ( 1.5 km gradual descent). Wan Village to Loharjung ( 45 minutes drive, road condition is not good).
Route :- Patar Nachauni - Ghora Lotani - Bedni Bugyal - Doliya Dhar - Ghaeroli Patal - Neel Ganga - Ranka Dhar - Wan Village - drive to Lohajung.

DAY 8 : LOHARJUNG TO KATHGODAM
9-10 hrs drive. Drive 210 km.
Reach Kathgodam by 6:00 pm. On the way to Kathgodam at Kausani you can buy herbal tea and some souvenir.

station. Route:- Kathgodam - Bheem Tal - Almora - Kausani - Gwaldam - Dewal - Lohajung .

Price

PRICE INCLUDES

  • Professionally trained & experience guides
  • Accommodationin in guest house & camping tents
  • Good quality Camping arrangements
  • Equipments during the trek (Sleeping Bags, Mattress, Kitchen and Dining Tents, Utensils)
  • All necessary entry fees and permits
  • First Aid and Medical Kits
  • Meals while on trek (Veg. + Egg)
  • Transport: Kathgodarm to Kathgodam.

PRICE EXCLUSIONS

  • Any kind of personal expenses.
  • Food during the transit.
  • Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
  • Insurance.
  • Anything not mentioned above

LIST OF ESSENTIALS

  • T-shirts
  • Trekking Pants
  • Windproof jacket of decent quality (no flimsy wind cheaters please!) preferably with a hood
  • Warm Fleece
  • Thermal inner wear
  • Woollen cap
  • Woollen gloves
  • muffler
  • Hiking shoes
  • Lightweight floaters/sandals/slippers
  • Poncho
  • Water bottle
  • Cap / Hat
  • Sun Glasses
  • Trekking pole
  • Torch
Departure Dates

Aug : 6, 20

Sep : 10, 24

Oct : 1, 22

Nov : 5, 19




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