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!
|COST OF THE TRIP|
Rs. 11,500/- 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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Bidding farewell to the beautiful Lohajung we will drive back to Kathgodham. Arrive around 9 pm at Kathgodham.
The trip ends here.
Protect Your Head
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.)|
|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
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.