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Roopkund ( The Mystery Lake Trek ) Uttarakhand Himalaya

Trip Duration :- 7 nights / 8 days

This high altitude lake (4600m) lies in the lap of Trishul massif. A shallow lake, Roopkund has attracted attention by having human skeletal remains easily visible at its bottom. There are many theories and opinions, from purely spiritual to purely scientific ones, which explain the existence of these skeletons, which date back to 14th century AD. Marked by typical Garhwali villages busy in their own way and the extensive meadows this trek is special.

  • Trek Grade :- Moderate to Strenous
  • Highest Point :- 5029m (Roopkund Lake)
  • Highest Camping Point :- 4100m (Bagubasa)
  • Best Time To Go :- Mid May-June & Sept-Oct.

Roopkund ( The Mystery Lake Trek )

Roopkund is situated in Chamoli district of Garhwal Himalayas. Roopkund is situated at a height of 5029m in the lap of Trishul massif. This area is usually called is the ‘mystery lake’, since human skeletons and remains of horses from the Paleolithic age were found here. The skeletons are over 500 years old and various theories have been proposed as to the calamity which must have deposited them there. Some theories says that these skeletons are from those pilgrimage peoples who was going to Homekund to pay homage to the Goddess Nanda Devi, while crossing the precipitous bank above the lake, the pilgrims evidently lost their footing, and as a result of a nasty avalanche as early as in the 14th century the whole unfortunate party tumble down into the icy depths of the lake.

The lake is surrounded by rock-strewn glacier and snow clad peaks. The trek of Roopkund passes through lush green grassy land and conifer forest clining into the slope of hills. Bedni bugyal and Bagubasa are the most beautiful places in this trek.



Day Itnery

  • Day 01 : RISHIKESH / LOHAJUNG (2320m) DRIVE 8-9 HRS OVERNIGHT GUEST HOUSE

    Moring after breakfast drive to Lohajung. the entire drive today is along the Ganga.Alaknanda and Pindari river.we stop at Deoparyag the historical town situated on the bank of for the famous confluence of Bhagirathi and Alaknanda river.we stop at Rudraparyag for lunch.after lunch we drive along the Pindari river.Arrive Lohajung and check in guest house. meals and overnight guest house.
  • Day 02 : LOJUNG / DIDNA VILLAGE TREK 5-6 HOUR OVERNIGHT CAMP

    Morning after breakfast trek to Didna village, Sanitary works Architecture and design Astrakhan Walk down diagnolly across to the valley of the Bedni Ganga. Cross over to the other side of the valley and climb past the village of Didna through thick forests of pine, rhododendron, and oak to reach the camp site and camp. Meals and overnight camp.
  • Day 03 : DIDNA VILLAGE/ ALI BUGYAL /BEDNIBUGYAL (3650mt) TREK 6-7 HOUR OVERNIGHT CAMP

    Morning after breakfast trek to Bednibugyal, The trail now follows the ridge with lovely views of towering summits of Chaukhamba, Neelkanth and Kedarnath on one hand and the picture postcard views of the villages of Wan, Didna and Kuling on the other side. A climb through a rhododendron forest takes us to the meadows of Ali Bugyal rolling on to join equally magnificent meadows of Bedni Bugyal, Arrive and camp. Meals and overnight camp.
  • Day 04 : BEDNI BUGYAL / BHAGUBASA (4100mt) TREK 5-6 HOURS OVERNIGHT CAMP

    Morning after breakfast trek up to Bhagubasa. The trail climbs up to the Pathar Nachauni ridge to get closer views of Trisul, Nanda Ghunti, Neelkanth, and Chaukhamba. A steep zigzag brings us to the caves of Bhagubasa where one can find some rock shelters which are used by the pilgrims. Arriv Bhagubasa and camp, Meals and overnight camp.
  • Day 05 : BHAGUBASA/ ROOPKUND/ BEDNIBUGYAL (4850mt) TREK 6-7 HOURS OVERNIGHT CAMP

    After an early morniong breakfast climb the steep zig-zag and narrow trail leading to the Skeleton lake of Roopkund (4850m). If the snow cover is not too thick, one would find the skeletal remains of the humans and horses dating back to 13th century. A steep walk up from here to the ridge gives a close up view of Trisul and Nanda Ghunti. Return all the way down to camp at Bedni Bugyal. Meals and overnight stay camp.
  • Day 06 : BEDNI BUGYAL / WAN VILLAGE/ LOHAGUNGF (2320mt) TREK 6-7 HOUR OVERNIGHT CAMP

    Morning after breakfast trek down to wan. Descend steeply through the forests of Pine, rhododendron and oak to reach the valley floor. Cross over and climb to the village of Wan(2440m). Later easy walking gradual decending around 3 hour and 1and ½ hour steep climbing to Lohajung pass. Arrive Lohagung, Meals and overnight guest house.
  • Day 07 : LOHAJUNG/ RISHIKESH DRIVE 8-9 HOURS

    An early breakfast we take early car to Rishikesh, We stop at Rudraparyag for lunch. Arrive Rishikesh.Tour terminates upon arrival at Rishikesh.


Includes



  • Transportation During The Trip ( Rishikesh To Rishikesh)
  • National Park Trekking Permit Fees
  • Forest Department Camping Charges
  • Any Kind Of Breakfast And Lunch On 1st Day
  • Meals ( 1st Day Dinner Till Last Day Lunch)
  • On Trek Accommodation In Dome Tents On Twin Share Basis With Rubber/Foam Mattress
  • Porters And Ponies
  • 1 Night Accommodation In Guest House At Lohajung Porters And Ponies
  • River Expedition Style Camping On Twin Share Basis
  • Professional Trekking Guide And Necessary Staff


Excludes



  • Any Kind Of Insurances, Emergency, Rescue
  • Any Personal Expenses
  • Any Kind Of Insurance, Emergency, Rescue, Evacuation, Medical Or Hospitalisation Expenses
  • Any Personal Porters Or Ponies
  • Any Kind Of Alcoholic And Non-Alcoholic Drinks
  • Any Kind Of Stay And Meals In Rishikesh
  • Any Kind Of Breakfast And Lunch On 1st Day Of Road Journey
  • Any Kind Of That Expenses Which Are Not Of Trip Nature
  • Any Kind Of Transportation Beyond The Route And Itinerary.

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