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If you are a person who likes mystery and adventure, the Roopkund trek is just the one for you! Since decade, Roopkund has been regarded with mystery as the enchanting landscape surrounding the kund is in stark contrast with a pile of several skeletal bones found there. An international team did uncover the mystery, revealing to us that those skeletal remains are of pilgrims from 850 AD, who faced an unusual severe hail storm which killed hundreds of them. The Roopkund trek takes you through the remote parts of Chamoli district in Garhwal and has adventure, beautiful landscapes and mystery, all waiting for you!
|COST OF THE TRIP||
Rs. 10,300/- Per Person – Kathgodam to Kathgodam (Sharing Basis)
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Kathgodam to Kathgodam|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive at Kathgodam on 7 a.m.|
The trip will start from Kathgidam Railway Station with a morning pick up at 7.00 AM. We will drive from Kathgodam to Lohajung, with the rivers Ganga and Alaknanda keeping us company till we turn right for the Pinder valley and along with beautiful Kumaon mountains via Almora and Kausani. Overnight stay in tents.
The first day of the trek will introduce you to a mixed forest with diverse birds, playful streams which will give you the ‘Himalayan bite,’ the sting you get from cold streams and the village life of those living in this terrain. The 5 hour trek will take you downhill and then uphill, before we reach the campsite above Didana village where we will spend the night in tents.
A steady ascent through thick oak forests will bring us to the alpine grazing meadows, called Ali bugyal. It is the ideal place to take a break and let the vastness of the meadow, the clear sky and the enchanting view of the Trishul peak consume you with peace and happiness. Here, the stunning views of the Garhwal Himalayas ranges appears as ahead to you. Arrive at the finest camping site of Himalayas. Overnight stay in tants.
Today’s trek is easy compare to the last day. We will trek to Ghora Lotani passing Bedni Bugyal with grazing pastures, unending open views and the view of the Trishul and Nanda Ghunti peaks. After Few hours of walk you will be on the other side of range and the view is fantastic from here. Arriving at Ghora Lotani, which also a beautiful campsite as Ali Bugyal in this Roopkund trek. Overnight stay in tents.
The trek begins with climbing the meadow slopes, up to the ridges to the Kaluvinayak shrine which will reveal to us the most memorable views of the Neelkanth, Chaukhambha and Hathi peaks. The remaining part of the trek and snow will depend on the season we go in. A bit of rocky terrain for a short distance will kead us to the desolated campsite at Bhugubasa, where we will experience slight breathing difficulty but we will get used to it soon. Overnight in tents.
If you have been looking forward to adventure, this day is going to be full of it as it will test your stamina and will give you tricky challenges to overcome. An early start will ensure that we reach the lake in around 3 hours. The guides will help you during tricky sections and there is a possibility that there are steep climbs and the trail is covered in a 9-10 month old snow. We will climb through rock gardens, moraine and snow patches before we reach the mysterious lake. If there isn’t too much snow around the lake, you will get to see the human bones and skeletons. Roopkund is in a crater like formation in the mountains and the view is spectacular. It is worth all the hardwork that got us there! One has the option of climbing up a short distance onto the Jurangali, about 20 minutes from the lake and after clicking many victory pictures, we will go back to our campsite at Bedni Bugyal where we will stay overnight, in tents.
Today’s trek will seem like a cakewalk compared to what we did yesterday and you will enjoy the trek back to Wan as you walk through Pine, Rhododendron and Oak jungles. On reaching Wan, we will visit the village temple and rest. Overnight in Tents.
|Shirts / T-shirts – 2/3, Jeans / Trekking Pants – 2|
|Windproof jacket of decent quality (preferably with a hood)|
|Warm and thick Fleece / Full-sleeve Woollen sweater|
|Thermal inner wear (upper & lower), Scarf/muffler (optional)|
|Woolen cap, Woollen gloves, Woollen socks & regular socks (3-4 pairs)|
|Comfortable Trekking/Hiking shoes (shoes with a thick sole are recommended)|
|Raincoat / Poncho, Small light weight towel|
|Water bottle (sturdy ones, no empty Bisleri bottles!!)|
|Cap / Hat to keep the strong sun away from your face|
|Sun glasses, Walking stick / Trekking pole|
|Torch / Flashlight (with extra batteries)|
|Medicines, if requiring any specific medication|
|Sunscreen Lotion, Lip Balm|
|Books, if you like reading|
|Day pack/small bag which you will carry on your back every day|
|Camera if you like (with fully charged batteries)|
April 29 to May 06 (OPEN)
May 06 to May 13 (OPEN)
May 13 to May 20 (OPEN)
May 20 to May 27 (OPEN)
May 27 to June 03 (OPEN)
June 03 to June 10 (OPEN)
June 10 to June 17 (OPEN)
June 17 to June 24 (OPEN)
June 24 to July 01 (OPEN)
Rs. 10,300/- Per Person (Sharing Basis)
(Kathgodam To Kathgodam)
|Accommodation during the trek (camping)|
|All meals – vegetarian|
|Trekking permits and forest camping charges|
|Services of an expert trek leader (Qualified in Basic/Advanced Mountaineering Courses)|
|Trekking equipment (Hiking Pole, Crampons, Gaiters, Tents, Sleeping Bags, Mattresses, Ice Axes, Ropes, etc.)|
|Safety equipment (First Aid, Medical Kit, Oxygen Cylinders, Stretcher, etc.)|
|Services of an expert trek team (Guides, Cooks, Helpers, Porters/Mules)|
|Transport from your city to Kathgodam and Return|
|Food during transit to and from the base camp|
|Backpack offloading charges|
|Personal expenses of any kind|
|Anything apart from the inclusions|
|Service Tax 9%|
Q. What is the fitness level required for the Roopkund trek and how hard is the trek?
A. This trek is moderate to difficult, right from fit/adventurous to seasoned hikers.
Q. Which is the best time for Roopkund Trek?
A. April to June & Sepember-October
Q. What is the maximum altitude point of Roopkund trek?
A. Roopkund – 4750m
Q. How can we reach Dehradun?
A. Dehradun is around 250km from Delhi by road. So many trains are well connected to Dehradun and as well Haridwar, which is 50km away from Dehradun. Nearest airport is Jolly Grand Airport.
Q. Which transport you provide from Kathgodam to Lohajung & Return?
A. Tempo Traveller / Tata Sumo / Mahindra Bolero
Q. What will be the daytime and night temperature?
A. During day time the temperature will be around 15° to 20° and during night it will fall down to -5°
Q. Are trekking shoes mandatory?
A. Trekking shoes are not mandatory but, it will make the trek comfortable. Take a shoe with a good grip and high ankle support. It would be better if the shoes are waterproof.
Q. Are there any provisions for taking bath?
A. There is no provision for bath on the trek.
Q. What is the size of trekking group?
A. 15-20 People
Q. How many guides are there in one group?
A. 2 guides
Q. Are accommodation for men and women separate?
A. Yes, men and women will not be sharing tents, unless they want.
Q. What kind of food you provide during the trek?
A. We provide food for 4 times in a day i.e. Breakfast, lunch, evening snacks and dinner.
Q. Do I need to carry any documents with me?
A. Carry an original ID card and a photograph.
Q. Do you provide toilet tents?
A. Yes we do provide Toilet tents.
Q. Can we expect rains/snowfall during the trek?
A. Yes, Sudden weather changes are expected, always carry a light rain coat or water proof windcheater/poncho.
Q. Is there any mobile network connectivity?
A. In Lohajung you will get BSNL, IDEA, AIRTEL, VODAFONE mobile networks. In other locations you won’t have any network.
Q. Where can we get Electricity?
A. During the trek, you will get electricity only in Lohajung.