Region :- Uttarakhand  
Duration :- 7 Days 
Grade :- Moderate To Difficult 
Max Altitude :- 15,696 Ft. 
Trek Distance :- 27 Kms.

Roopkund which is also known as mystery lake or skeletons lake is a high altitude glacier lake in chamoli district of Uttarakhand. This lake is located I the altitude of 5020m surrounded by glaciers and snow mountains. This mysterious lake is in the base of 2 himalayan peaks trisul and nanda ghunti a larger celebration takes place in every 12 years  in which goddess nanda is worshipped.

This trek is very mysterious and exciting as there are many unknown fact about the place. There are many human skeletons found at the edge of the lake which are visible in clear water. Along with the skeletons, wooden artifacts, iron spearheads, leather slipper and rings were also found.

When a team for national geographic retrieved there flesh was still attached to some skeletons. The center for cellular and molecules biology conducted DNA test on around 100 samples in which result indicated 70% affinity is from Iran and remaining our local population. After the research it is concluded that Iran people took health of local parlance to seek new land for settlement. There are many saying about the place locals says that some king went there with his wife, servant and dance troupe to nanda devi shrine and the entire party perished with due to large hailstorms.

Roopkund is very thrilling and surprising trek. Each and every day new surprise is waiting in next turn. This adventurous trek contain everything from nature- forest, meadows, snow, rain and hailstorms too.  Roopkund trek is moderate to difficult as it is high altitude trek in which one have to pas through snow, glaciers, lose rocks and other difficult path.

DAY 01:- RISHIKESH TO LOHARJUNG

Pickup from Rishikesh and journey to loharjung traversing through curvy roads and beautiful scenery all around. Lunch and evening refreshment will get served to trekkers in some hotel where they can take the taste of some local dishes. On arrival trekkers will check in to hotel.

DAY 02:- LOHARJUNG TO DIDINA

after having breakfast in loharjung trekkers will move forward to Didina which will take around 6 to 7 hrs to climb. While going towards Didina trekkers will pass from the iron bridge of raun bagad built over the Neel Ganga river. Trekkers will get served there lunch in between the trek.

After the 6-7 hrs of trek in beautiful mountain & Jungle trekkers will reach to Didina village where they will stay over night in tents.

DAY 03:-DIDINA TO ALI BUGYAL

After having breakfast in Didina trekkers will move forward to Ali bugyal. There are two route from Didina to Ali bugyal. 1st one is a direct ascend to Ali bugyal and the 2nd one takes you through the hamlet of tolpani. From the 2nd route ascend towards Tolkaan where trekkers will witness verdant meadows &mountain with oak forest. In between the trek trekkers will get served there lunch.

The stay for this day will be in tent in ali bugyal surrounded by beautiful views and scenery. At the end of the day trekkers will enjoy there delicious dinner and bonfire.

DAY 04:- ALI BUGYAL TO BHAGWABASA

After breakfast trekkers will head towards ghora lotani which is 3 km from Ali bugyal and same day they will move forward to bhagwabasa which is 2 km from ghora lotani. The first 3 km trek is easy walk which will take one n half hour to 2 hrs to reach. After reaching there trekkers will explore the place and have there lunch early as the other 2 km trek is in high altitude which need more energy to complete. Trekkers need to be traversed slowly and carefully in this trek. Over night stay in bhagwabasa in tent.

DAY 05:- BHAGWABASA – ROOPKUND – BEDNI BUGYAL

After having early morning breakfast will trek towards the mysterious lake which will take 3-4 hrs to climb. After exploring mysterious lake trekker will head back to bedni bugyal carefully as soon as possible. Trekkers will get served there lunch and refreshment in between the trek. Stay for this night will be in bedni bugyal in tent where trekkers will enjoy there delicious dinner and bonfire.

DAY 06:- BEDNI BUGYAL – LOHARJUNG

After having breakfast this day we will trek back to wan which will take around 7 hrs. from wan its 1 hr drive to loharjung. While this trek we will pass through rhododendron forests and the iron bridge over neel ganga river. Lunch will get server to trekkers in between the trek. Overnight stay will be in hotel where all trekkers will share there experience in dinner table.

DAY 07:- LOHARJUNG – RISHIKESH

early morning breakfast and way back to Rishikesh via. Same route. Trekker will get served lunch and refreshment in between the journey. Trekkers will be dropped in Rishikesh.

End

Inclusions
  •  Transport support from and to Dehradun: starting from pickup on day 1 to drop on day 2.
  •  Guide and cook fees.

  •  Rent for camping equipment.

  •  Forest entry charges.

  •  Porter and mule support to carry camping equipment. Please note that personal luggage can be carried by mules and/or porters on chargeable basis.

  •  All veg meals starting from day 1 lunch to day 2 lunch.

  •  Tented accommodation throughout the trek.

Exclusions
  •  Transport to reach Dehradun from hometown.

  •  Personal expenses like tips, personal medicines, phone calls etc.

  •  Any transport support during the trek apart from what is included above.

  •  Accommodation in Dehradun.

  •  Personal luggage with mass not exceeding 12 kg per bag per person can be carried by porters/mules @ Rs 300 per day per bag.

  • Trekking shoes with good grip
  • Backpack and rain cover for backpack(40-60litres)
  • Clothes: -Warm layers (fleece, woolen and one padded jacket ), trek pants, collared t shirt, thermals
  • Accessories: – sunglasses, suncap, synthetic hand gloves
  • Socks
  • Headlamp/ torch
  • Daypack
  • Toiletries: – sunscreen, moisturizer, light towel, lip balm, toilet paper, toothbrush, toothpaste, hand sanitizer
  • Cutlery: – lunch box, spoon
  • Water bottles
  • Personal medicines
  • Id proof: – (driving license, voters Id etc.)

Cost Per Head

– For Existing Group Departures

Trek: 8,500

Transport :  3,000

(Rishikesh to Rishikesh)

Service tax @ 5% applicable

– For Private/Customized Trek

Price on Request- varies based on group size, itinerary and amenities

Duration: 6 Night 7 Days

Maximum Group Size : 10-12

Short Itinerary

Day 01:- Rishikesh To Loharjung
Day 02:- Loharjung To Didina
Day 03:- Didina To Ali Bugyal
Day 04:- Ali Bugyal To Bhagwabasa
Day 05:- Bhagwabasa – Roopkund – Bedni Bugyal
Day 06:- Bedni Bugyal – Loharjung
Day 07:- Loharjung – Rishikesh

Additional Information

Best Season – May-Jun, Sep-Oct
Grade – Easy to Moderate

AVERAGE TEMPERATURE:

Summer temperatures – Roopkund Trek Camp base +5° C to +15° C

Must read about Roopkund Trek

Roopkund Trek is a classic Summer and winter trek. The trek provides a great opportunity for trekkers.

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Region :- Uttarakhand  
Duration :- 7 Days 
Grade :- Moderate To Difficult 
Max Altitude :- 15,696 Ft. 
Trek Distance :- 27 Kms.

Roopkund which is also known as mystery lake or skeletons lake is a high altitude glacier lake in chamoli district of Uttarakhand. This lake is located I the altitude of 5020m surrounded by glaciers and snow mountains. This mysterious lake is in the base of 2 himalayan peaks trisul and nanda ghunti a larger celebration takes place in every 12 years  in which goddess nanda is worshipped.

This trek is very mysterious and exciting as there are many unknown fact about the place. There are many human skeletons found at the edge of the lake which are visible in clear water. Along with the skeletons, wooden artifacts, iron spearheads, leather slipper and rings were also found.

When a team for national geographic retrieved there flesh was still attached to some skeletons. The center for cellular and molecules biology conducted DNA test on around 100 samples in which result indicated 70% affinity is from Iran and remaining our local population. After the research it is concluded that Iran people took health of local parlance to seek new land for settlement. There are many saying about the place locals says that some king went there with his wife, servant and dance troupe to nanda devi shrine and the entire party perished with due to large hailstorms.

Roopkund is very thrilling and surprising trek. Each and every day new surprise is waiting in next turn. This adventurous trek contain everything from nature- forest, meadows, snow, rain and hailstorms too.  Roopkund trek is moderate to difficult as it is high altitude trek in which one have to pas through snow, glaciers, lose rocks and other difficult path.

DAY 01:- RISHIKESH TO LOHARJUNG

Pickup from Rishikesh and journey to loharjung traversing through curvy roads and beautiful scenery all around. Lunch and evening refreshment will get served to trekkers in some hotel where they can take the taste of some local dishes. On arrival trekkers will check in to hotel.

DAY 02:- LOHARJUNG TO DIDINA

after having breakfast in loharjung trekkers will move forward to Didina which will take around 6 to 7 hrs to climb. While going towards Didina trekkers will pass from the iron bridge of raun bagad built over the Neel Ganga river. Trekkers will get served there lunch in between the trek.

After the 6-7 hrs of trek in beautiful mountain & Jungle trekkers will reach to Didina village where they will stay over night in tents.

DAY 03:-DIDINA TO ALI BUGYAL

After having breakfast in Didina trekkers will move forward to Ali bugyal. There are two route from Didina to Ali bugyal. 1st one is a direct ascend to Ali bugyal and the 2nd one takes you through the hamlet of tolpani. From the 2nd route ascend towards Tolkaan where trekkers will witness verdant meadows &mountain with oak forest. In between the trek trekkers will get served there lunch.

The stay for this day will be in tent in ali bugyal surrounded by beautiful views and scenery. At the end of the day trekkers will enjoy there delicious dinner and bonfire.

DAY 04:- ALI BUGYAL TO BHAGWABASA

After breakfast trekkers will head towards ghora lotani which is 3 km from Ali bugyal and same day they will move forward to bhagwabasa which is 2 km from ghora lotani. The first 3 km trek is easy walk which will take one n half hour to 2 hrs to reach. After reaching there trekkers will explore the place and have there lunch early as the other 2 km trek is in high altitude which need more energy to complete. Trekkers need to be traversed slowly and carefully in this trek. Over night stay in bhagwabasa in tent.

DAY 05:- BHAGWABASA – ROOPKUND – BEDNI BUGYAL

After having early morning breakfast will trek towards the mysterious lake which will take 3-4 hrs to climb. After exploring mysterious lake trekker will head back to bedni bugyal carefully as soon as possible. Trekkers will get served there lunch and refreshment in between the trek. Stay for this night will be in bedni bugyal in tent where trekkers will enjoy there delicious dinner and bonfire.

DAY 06:- BEDNI BUGYAL – LOHARJUNG

After having breakfast this day we will trek back to wan which will take around 7 hrs. from wan its 1 hr drive to loharjung. While this trek we will pass through rhododendron forests and the iron bridge over neel ganga river. Lunch will get server to trekkers in between the trek. Overnight stay will be in hotel where all trekkers will share there experience in dinner table.

DAY 07:- LOHARJUNG – RISHIKESH

early morning breakfast and way back to Rishikesh via. Same route. Trekker will get served lunch and refreshment in between the journey. Trekkers will be dropped in Rishikesh.

End

Inclusions
  •  Transport support from and to Dehradun: starting from pickup on day 1 to drop on day 2.
  •  Guide and cook fees.

  •  Rent for camping equipment.

  •  Forest entry charges.

  •  Porter and mule support to carry camping equipment. Please note that personal luggage can be carried by mules and/or porters on chargeable basis.

  •  All veg meals starting from day 1 lunch to day 2 lunch.

  •  Tented accommodation throughout the trek.

Exclusions
  •  Transport to reach Dehradun from hometown.

  •  Personal expenses like tips, personal medicines, phone calls etc.

  •  Any transport support during the trek apart from what is included above.

  •  Accommodation in Dehradun.

  •  Personal luggage with mass not exceeding 12 kg per bag per person can be carried by porters/mules @ Rs 300 per day per bag.

  • Trekking shoes with good grip
  • Backpack and rain cover for backpack(40-60litres)
  • Clothes: -Warm layers (fleece, woolen and one padded jacket ), trek pants, collared t shirt, thermals
  • Accessories: – sunglasses, suncap, synthetic hand gloves
  • Socks
  • Headlamp/ torch
  • Daypack
  • Toiletries: – sunscreen, moisturizer, light towel, lip balm, toilet paper, toothbrush, toothpaste, hand sanitizer
  • Cutlery: – lunch box, spoon
  • Water bottles
  • Personal medicines
  • Id proof: – (driving license, voters Id etc.)

Cost Per Head

– For Existing Group Departures

Trek: 8,500

Transport :  3,000

(Rishikesh to Rishikesh)

Service tax @ 5% applicable

– For Private/Customized Trek

Price on Request- varies based on group size, itinerary and amenities

Duration: 6 Night 7 Days

Maximum Group Size : 10-12

Short Itinerary

Day 01:- Rishikesh To Loharjung
Day 02:- Loharjung To Didina
Day 03:- Didina To Ali Bugyal
Day 04:- Ali Bugyal To Bhagwabasa
Day 05:- Bhagwabasa – Roopkund – Bedni Bugyal
Day 06:- Bedni Bugyal – Loharjung
Day 07:- Loharjung – Rishikesh

Additional Information

Best Season – May-Jun, Sep-Oct
Grade – Easy to Moderate

AVERAGE TEMPERATURE:

Summer temperatures – Roopkund Trek Camp base +5° C to +15° C

Must read about Roopkund Trek

Roopkund Trek is a classic Summer and winter trek. The trek provides a great opportunity for trekkers.

Quick Contact