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.