Roopkund Trek

Roopkund Trek

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Roopkund Trek

Roopkund Trek 


If you are looking for Roopkund trek then your search ends here. Aahvan Adventure is a leading Adventure Travel Company in India located in Ahmedabad, As a top trekking operator in India we have a huge team of knowledgeable and well experienced local guides to serve you in the mountains that helps to feel comfortable with the surrounding.

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!

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Rs. 11,500/- Per Person – Kathgodam to Kathgodam (Sharing Basis)

DEPARTURE TIMEPlease arrive at Kathgodam on 7 a.m.

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Duration7 days
LocationGarhwal Himalayas, Uttarakhand

DAY 01 :  Kathgodham To Lohajung (2130m) Drive/250 Kms/8-9 Hrs

The trip will start from Kathgodham Railway Station with a morning pick up at 7.00 AM. We will drive from Kathgodham 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.


DAY 02 :  Lohajung (2130m) – Didana (2550m) Trek/5-6 Hrs

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.


DAY 03 :  Didana (2550m) – Bedni Bugyal Via Ali Bugyal (3150m) Trek/6-7 Hrs

A steady ascent through thick oak forests will bring us to the alpine grazing meadows, called Bedni Bugyal. The trek will take us via the beautiful 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 appear as ahead to you. Arrive at the finest camping site of Himalayas. Overnight stay in tents.


DAY 04 :  Bedni Bugyal (3150m) – Bhagubasa (3650m) Trek/6-7hrs

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 lead us to the desolated campsite at Bhagubasa, where we will experience slight breathing difficulty but we will get used to it soon. Overnight stay in tents.


DAY 05 : Bhagubasa To Roopkund Summit And Return To Patharnachauni Trek/8-9 hrs

The trek from Bhagubasa is a 5-6 kms gradually ascending walk to Roopkund. It begins with crossing the rocky terrains which isn’t that complicated to climb.  Even the 5-6 kms walk challenges you and you feel exhausted. As you trek further you witness the magnificent peaks such as Ghunti, Trishul, Nanda and Chaukhambha. But the pain is worth the gain. Reaching the Roopkund summit is an achievement in itself. The view of the summit gives you a sense of satisfaction and achievement, after spending some time capturing the beauty of Roopkund in your cameras; we will trek back to Patharnachauni. Overnight stay will be in tents.


DAY 06: Patharnachauni To Wan And Further Drive To Lohajung

Today, we will start trekking towards this beautiful village Wan from Patharnachauni. Although not wanting to leave the place, we will slowly pace towards wan village – back to civilization. Wan feels like very much at home, a big village with hills, mountains and smiling faces. After spending some time at Wan we will further drive to Lohajung. Our trek will end here and we will board the vehicles which are waiting for us to drive down to Lohajung. Overnight stay at Lohajung.


DAY 07 : Lohajung To Kathgodam Drive

Bidding farewell to the beautiful Lohajung we will drive back to Kathgodham. Arrive around 9 pm at Kathgodham.

The trip ends here.

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Rs. 11,500/-Per Person (Sharing Basis)

Kathgodam to Kathgodam


Transport to and from the base camp (Kathgodam to Kathgodam)
Accommodation during the trek (camping)
All meals – vegetarian
Trekking permits and forest camping charges
Trekking equipment (tents, sleeping bags, ice axes, ropes, etc.)
Services of an expert trek leader (qualified in basic/advanced mountaineering courses)
Services of an expert trek team (guides, cooks, helpers, porters/mules)
Safety equipment (first aid, medical kit, oxygen cylinders, stretcher, etc.)
Achievement Certificate
Memories of Life Time


GST 5% (Service Tax)
Transport from your city to Kathgodam and Return
Backpack offloading charges (Rs.250 Per Day/Per Bag)
Food during transit to and from the base camp
Backpack offloading charges
Personal expenses of any kind
Anything apart from the inclusions


Before 30 days: Full refund (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)
Between 21-30 days: 75% of trip cost will be refunded
Between 11-20 days: 50% of trip cost will be refunded
Between 0-10 days: No refund

Frequently Asked Questions on Roopkund Trek


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 & September-October


Q. What is the maximum altitude point of Roopkund trek?

A. Roopkund – 4750m


Q. How can we reach Kathgodam?

A. Kathgodam is around 300km from Delhi by road. So many trains and buses are well connected to Kathgodam.


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 daytime, 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 a bath on the trek.


Q. What is the size of trekking group?

A. 20-30 People


Q. How many guides are there in one group?

A. 2 guides


Q. Is 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 raincoat or waterproof 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.

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4.43 based on 104 reviews
June 27, 2018

My experience is amazing.. I just love it.. Thanks.. I come back soon.

June 2, 2018


November 4, 2017

This place is worth visiting the nature has gifted this place with abundant beauty. Had great fun during the trek. I am looking forward to other treks will join you for sure.Best roopkund trek package from you guys…

November 3, 2017

The best part was that as after trekking for hours we would be so tired and as soon as we would reach the campsite we would get hot yummy food. We all friends had a memorable time at the trek. The route to Roopkund Trek is quite tough but that is what adventure is all about; fun, thrill and challenges. Thank you for such an unforgettable experience Aahvan.

November 2, 2017

I and my friends had a lot of fun, the Roopkund trek was bit tough but Team Aahvan made it easier for us as we could stop for a while and enjoy the scenery, take pictures and rest for a while. We totally enjoyed our trek to the Roopkund Lake.

November 1, 2017

The place was really a mysterious one as the name suggests Roopkund- Trek to the Mysterious Lake. The skeletons were visible and it was a different experience of adventure. One should really visit this place. The Roopkund Trek is worth the cost. Thank you Aahvan for introducing me to this beautifully mysterious place.

October 30, 2017

We were a group of 10 and our age group is 40-50 years. Trekking Roopkund seemed impossible at first for us but we thought that we should give it a try and we successfully completed the trek. We were hesitating before starting the trek but the team encouraged us a lot. The trekking itinerary of Roopkund is quite well-planned. The team really takes care of everyone.

October 27, 2017

I had recently been to this trek with my friends and enjoyed it a lot. The views are captivating and one doesn’t feel like coming back. October seemed the best time to trek Roopkund to us as the lake and skeletons both were visible. The team was quite kind and helpful throughout the trek.

October 26, 2017

It is a quite popular place and I would suggest every adventure lover visit this place once in their lifetime. It is simply amazing and beautiful. Trekking Roopkund which is at a height of 16,499 ft isn’t less than any achievement. I loved trekking and camping here.

October 22, 2017

Had an amazing experience with ‘Aahvan Adventures’ I was really very nervous about this Roopkund trekking expedition.I thought that it won’t be possible for me to do it as I’m in my mid-forties but the team was very supportive and they guided all of us very well with the routes and took us to some of the breathtaking spots. The Roopkund Trek guide was so humble and so was the whole team of Aahvan. I really enjoyed the trek.

October 21, 2017

Roopkund is a beautiful place with a fully frozen lake with skeletons. But it is invisible in the month of September and October and we were the lucky ones to witness it. Trekking to this skeleton lake was an experience of a lifetime. Cheers!! To team Aahvan.

October 11, 2017

I had an amazing time trekking with my family at Roopkund. Roopkund looks much more beautiful than the Roopkund photos we had seen. The food, stay overall everything was good.

October 2, 2017

Best trekking company in India

September 26, 2017

Kindly let me know more about roopkund trek and if my son, Age 12 years can do it along with me. I am planning for October – November 2017

September 22, 2017

Information about roopkund trek

September 21, 2017

Best service …

September 21, 2017

Hii, I m from chennai
I want to know what exact fitness requirements are there for this Trek ??
And how should I plan my trek from chennai??
Please reply on my email ID

September 21, 2017

planning this in between 30-7. please send details

September 19, 2017

I am interested in this trek. Can you please share the details
Also I haven’t trek before – is this OK for me or should I opt for some other options

September 16, 2017

Best time for Roopkund trekking ?

September 14, 2017

Best trekking package … Best experience

September 6, 2017

We are Min 3 or Max 5 Members belong to Meerut, UP age group ( 25 to 45). We want to go on Roopkund. Kindly mail me the details?? Mode of travel? Count of each batch? Climatic conditions? Medical facility, if need? Everything you provide to us and also the last booking date. our tour lies in October, may be. Kindly mail me the details??

September 6, 2017

Kindly share all details regarding trip.

September 5, 2017

I want to know the full details about the trip. Like what are include and exclude in this trip.

August 23, 2017

Want to know about what are the things which are including in this package.
Food stay vehicle all the things are including???

August 19, 2017

Send the complete info.

August 19, 2017

Is there anyone who will lyk 2 trek on Sept 30 to Oct 7 dates?

August 16, 2017

Please send me the details of this trip..

August 13, 2017

I m intrested for the roopkund trip on 16 sep 2017 so Sir can you please give me detailed iternary

August 7, 2017

Hello .! Sir !! I am intrested to take treking with you all guys sir but i want know more details. . Plz sir kindly give me the details about all things. . .

August 7, 2017

Send me details

August 5, 2017

Please send me the details. Thank you.

August 3, 2017

Iam intrested in treking and i love adventure so plzz give me full details

August 2, 2017

What are the details and requirement of this trek??

August 2, 2017

Hello Shashank,
Thank you very much for the valuable inquiry…
We have sent you all the trip details on your email ID.
Thank You

August 1, 2017

Hiii may I knw requirements

July 31, 2017

Need some more brief on this trip

July 28, 2017

Hii, I m from Mumbai but working in Bangalore
I want to know what exact fitness requirements are there for this Trek ??
And how should I plan my trek from Bangalore or Mumbai ??
Please reply on my email ID
Thanks 🙂 🙂

July 26, 2017

More details required pertaining to the trip. Kindly send
Thanks in advance

July 26, 2017


July 24, 2017

I am interested to take this trek. Need more details.

July 22, 2017

Please send me the the Roopkund trek details and Leh Ladakh bike trip also

July 21, 2017

Please send all the details, if possible, on my email. regards, Akash

July 20, 2017

hey I’m interested in your trek and I’m from vadodara so please Send Me Your Details On My Email Address…thank you

July 18, 2017

Hi.. Can u send me details about any snow trekking between October and November

July 15, 2017

I want to go for this trek with two of my cousins….please send me the details in my email I’d.

July 13, 2017

What are the chances of getting snow in Sept end. as i am planning to go on 23rd sept trek with you guys. i can delay the tour depending upon availability of snow

July 13, 2017

Hello Riteek,
Thank you very much for the valuable inquiry…
We have sent you all the trip details on your mail ID.
Thank You

July 10, 2017

is it possible to have roopkund trek in august?

July 6, 2017

Lovely experience!
I am sure you guys will love this trek. It was challenging as well as an exciting trek for us. The team (including Trek Leaders Layak Rana and Laiwar with other support staff) did a fantastic job to ensure smooth completion of this trek. I and my wife (Shradha) will cherish Roopkund Memories forever. June is the best time to trek Roopkund. Would recommend Aahvan to anyone who is looking forward to Roopkund. Happy Trekking!

July 6, 2017

can you please send me more details about the trip on my email pls

July 3, 2017

Can you provide some more details about trekking during month of July?? Is tour available for that month??

July 2, 2017

Please send me the details on my email I.d…

June 30, 2017

I like trekking and the place u take is very beautiful I would to join in this trip plzz send me the details of this trip thank you

June 21, 2017

A very nice place to visit in with a pleasant atmosphere therein. The Roopkund Trek’s difficulty level is bit tough but the team of Aahvan Adventures is also very much co-operative n motivating…..
All d team members n the trekking group were very good to experience the roopkund with them…
I really enjoyed the trip and a must go on the trip…..

June 21, 2017

Aahvan Adventure are the best in every ways food, facilities, trekking leaders, everything what all we need in mountains. The trekking team took our care like there family.
The entire trekking team was so much friendly and motivating.
Roopkund trekk was not easy but these guys never made us feel that it was hard they always use to say (hojaaega Bhai).
Food quality✓
Tent quality✓
Fun dhamal masti✓
We trekked for the first time it was an amazing snow trekking experience we had such a great experience.
Layak & Liwyer and their entire team I must say you guys are fantastic and we’ll miss you ❤

June 20, 2017

Pls send me the details of the the trip…
and if there is any trip going in July…

June 15, 2017

Can you mail me the details?? Mode of travel? Count of each batch? Climatic conditions?

June 14, 2017

Can you mail me the details?? Mode of travel? Count of each batch? Climatic conditions?

June 7, 2017

Can you tell me more of this package?? I would like to go there soon…

June 5, 2017

lift the call or send me details.
planning to roopkund on 17 or 24 june …

May 30, 2017


Could you please share more details.

May 25, 2017


May 18, 2017

Please share the details of this trek.
I am interested to join the trek on 17th of june, 2017.

May 15, 2017

Please share the details of this trek.
I am interested to join the trek on 10th of june, 2017.
Have few other queries too!

May 14, 2017

I’m interested in this trek. Please share the details.
I’m interested in the below dates :

June 24th to July 1st.

May 11, 2017

I am interested in this trek. Can you please share the details to the below email id

May 9, 2017

Kindly send all the details. I have never trekked before, so will there be huge difficulties for me or shall I opt for some less difficult options.. Kindly guide accordingly

May 8, 2017

Hi Please send me the complete details on my email. We are planning to come from Pune Maharashtra so please share plan or route according to that.

May 5, 2017

Please send me more detail on my email id

April 25, 2017

I am interested can you send details

April 24, 2017

Me and my friend are planning Roopkund trek this year in May, is it the best time for trekking RoopKund.

April 22, 2017

plz send me details..

April 19, 2017

please send me the details on my mail id..

April 17, 2017

I am planning from June 3 to June 10 .
Please send the details ✌

April 16, 2017

Plz send me detail on my e-mail..ty

April 14, 2017

We are planning from May 17 to june3
Please mail me tour details and contact number

April 7, 2017

email me the details of this tour plz

April 1, 2017

Hey we r couple looking for a awesome trek … So what time we can plan so that we can cover all the adventure happens in roopkund like snowfall & skeletons ..

April 3, 2017

Hello Shivang,
Thank you very much for the valuable inquiry..
We have sent you all the details on your mail ID.
Thank You

January 2, 2017

Please send me details for next Trek for Roopkund. When it will open.

November 25, 2016

Hey there..What is the best time to do Roopkund trek, specifically to see the skeletons ?

September 25, 2016

Amazing scenery way from bounds of technology, vehicular pollution, electricity & mobile. Its pure nature at its very best. Go there to experience the true beauty of untouched nature.If you are adventurous then definitely go.The presence of a large number of human skeletons adds a mysterious aura to the lake. It is one of the most popular and beautiful treks in Uttarakhand.

September 13, 2016

We booked Roopkund trek package through Aahvan Adventures. Aahvan gave us the best trekking deal. We were a group of 9 friends. It is a wonderful trek for mountain lovers and if you want to see the skeletons for which the lake is famous then you should prefer doing the trek in the month of September or October.

September 8, 2016

Personally, it was my first time snow moment.Apart from the snow, the frozen lake and the skeletons are good mysteries to remember.The trek is very steep in parts with some glacier travel near the lake. You require stamina and good acclimatization to be able to complete the trek. Roopkund is known to be one of the most popular treks in India.

August 30, 2016

Total 8 days was an amazing journey for me. walking through the river stream, thick forest, a vast open grassland, the rocky path and finally the white snow paths. the valley was so quite and peaceful, and also had really small villages on the way. there were a lots of silk farms in the lower side of the trek.An amazing journey with amazing team was the memories i created… The Roopkund Lake Trek was always on my list and thankfully I have done it with Aahvan Adventures. I would actually thank team aahvan for this trip.

August 29, 2016

Roopkund Trek has a mystical history with remains and skeletons of humans and horses spotted here that are believed to be from the Palaeolithic Age (500-600 years ago).Heard a lot of mysteries about the lake. But on reaching it, the only thing that kept me captivated is its divine beauty, totally heavenly. I mean, such a beautiful lake at that height surrounded by snow-white glaciers, evergreen forests and graceful mountains. The trekking guides were very supportive and helpful at every step. And now I have got some beautiful roopkund images to add to my diary.

July 23, 2016

Roopkund trek was one amazing adventure. The entire region is a beautiful fusion of rugged terrain and greenery. Loved the entire experience. The trekking was fun indeed. Trekking to Bedni Bugyal was one of the most fun days of the trek as the scenery was simply breathtaking. Glad I did this tour!!!It was such a magical journey for me and my friends.Thanks team Aahvan adventures

June 23, 2016

I’ve toured twice with Aahvan Adventures! The last trip is Har kin Dun trek and this year Roopkund trek. Both trips were well guided. The hotels and restaurants selected were very good. Most importantly the guides were friendly, super helpful, and so much fun to hang out with!! They made the trip so enjoyable, even though it was a more difficult trek than I expected. The roopkund trek in Uttarakhand is a beautiful place that one should definitely visit. Thanks to them, it was made easy.

June 7, 2016

Prompt response and good customer service. Have booked roopkund trek with the best rate.It was an amazing experience! The team was superb.I just loved the way Team Aahvan treated customers. The trek took us via beautiful Ali Bugyal. Hat’s off to Team Aahvan Adventures for my great trekking experience in the Himalayas…

May 28, 2016

Every one need change. We usually go to picnic for that change and mostly with our family and friends. I have changed that thing. I have chosen trekking and I went there without my friends and family.If I climb mountains then I can fight with my every problem. I would like to suggest this trek in India. May is the best time to trek Roopkund. I enjoyed this trip very much.Trekking in India I must suggest to go from Aahvan Adventures because of their supportive nature, helping the team and so much experienced and well-trained guide…

May 13, 2016

Everything about the mountains, the forests and the serene lakes is something right out of a cold nights tale.the place is simply breathtaking ! after having experienced this trek, trekking in Uttarakhand is one of the best decisions I’ve ever done. I must say you have to try this at least once in a lifetime…

April 16, 2016

Myself riya.I’m single lady and I love travelling.
I wanna trek to rupkund …..please tell me what am I do???

April 19, 2016

Hello riya.. I have send you all the details on your mail id. Please check your mail id. Thank you.

November 18, 2015

This is a trek you will never forget easily! The Roopkund trek gave me the chance to see and meet so many new and amazing people! We have a group of 11 people, went for this trek to know what is so great about the lake and we were truly baffled at the amazing beauty of the place! This high altitude lake trek gave us an adventurous and totally different experience.

October 28, 2015

I have contacted so many companies for this Roopkund trek, and I got the Roopkund trek package from Aahvan Adventures. It was worth to choose this trek along with aahvan adventures. Best cost, best service, best guides, best team, and what other can I say. I had an amazing hiking trip with your team. Thank you Aahvan Adventures for making my trip so wonderful and memorable.

October 12, 2015

I always wanted to go visit this mysterious lake. I may not be an avid trekker but a traveller and the trek to Roopkund was a dream come true for me. The trek from Lohajung to Roopkund leaves you mesmerized! I cannot explain in words. Going on an adventure trip is a dream come true for me.Please visit this place as soon as you can!

July 28, 2015

I’m still feeling the effects of a great Adventures trip – Roopkund trek. It was amazing. Camping in the Himalayan region is something which can’t be put into just words. It was a wonderful trip and I will definitely ride with this team Aahvan Adventures again!

May 28, 2015

We had an amazing experience of trekking. It’s been a wonderful experience of my life. The meadows and mountains are just awesome. Roopkund trek offers beauty and peace in abundance to you. Thanks to team aahvan for making this possible.

May 14, 2015

Roopkund trek is simply beautiful! Everything about the mountains, the forests and the serene lakes is something right out of a cold nights tale! This trek is meant for everyone. Please visit this place soon! It’s safe and we had a blast!

May 6, 2015

There is something very beautiful and adventurous about this place and this awesome trekking experience as well which really makes me want to go here again. I can’t explained in words to be exact, but it was truly an awesome experience to do this amazing roopkund trek.

April 26, 2015

The trekking experience in Roopkund was not only adventurous but also immense wonder and mysterious! I joined a group of adventurers and headed for this trek to Roopkund and I wrote this review to shout out to all those people who love travelling!

April 17, 2015

Had an wonderful time on this trek. The whole experience was one of its own. The place is simply breathtaking! There were times when the trek got slippery or difficult, but it was worth it! Must visit!

April 9, 2015

Had an marvellous time! Trekked almost 5000m and felt the absolute adventure of the climb within us! Beautiful place, good food, good people and many memories for keeps.

November 15, 2014

The Rookund trek is all about beauty, mysterious and skeleton lake. Roopkund Lake has always been on my bucket list and it finally became a reality! Something I will never forget, we actually saw skeletons of age old lying at the bottom of the lake, as we went trekking in June when the snow melted. It was a pretty scary yet fascinating sight.

August 28, 2014

The beautiful surrounding, the bird’s eye view of the place, and everything else added more beauty to the travel experience. This was a well-organized and a very pleasant trek, in short. Highly recommended.

June 25, 2014

This trip is something that I can never ever forget the final climb to roopkund was very difficult and tedious but it was worth it. I totally loved this trek. I wish I could take more such treks in the future.

May 4, 2014

Really a beautiful place! The trek is not that difficult – one suggestion instead of focusing on the completion of trek – enjoy the amazing snowy hills and clear sky. Lovely experience!