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Roopkund Trek-The Mystery Lake


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Roopkund Lake is Mystry Lake which situated at the height of 5029m (junargali), in lap of the Himalayan peaks Nanda Ghughuti (6310 m) & Trishuli (7120 m). This Lake also known as Mystery Lake because of human skeletons lying at the bottom and around  of the lake, which  will be visible when the ice melts. Many myth is there about these skalaton but still its mystry.  Roopkund  is situated in Chamoli Garhwal district of  Uttarakhand.The Roopkund trail is a moderate to difficult type  trek , taking us through  forests,  green meadows and  water falls to high-altitude meadows of Bedni Bugyal & Auli Bugyal. We can see view of mountains like Trishuli  & Nanda ghunguti’  respective hights of 7120m & 6310m.  Himalaya is extremely rich with legends and area of Roopkund is not an exception. According to one legend Nanda Devi and Shiva passed by this area after a successful fight with demons. Nanda Devi wanted to quench her thirst and Shiva created this lake for her. When Nanda Devi bent over the lake, she could see her clear and beautiful reflection - thus the lake got name "Roopkund" (form/shape lake).


Short Itinerary:

1st Day: Kathgodam/Rishikesh – Lohajung – (226km/263 km) – 7 to 8 Hours.
2nd Day: Lohajung – Didna Village – 10 km – 5 hours.
3rd Day: Didna Village/Garoli Patal – Ali Bugyal – Bedani Bugyal – 6 km – 5 Hours.
4th Day: Bedani Bugyal – Patarnachaaniya – 5 km – 3 to 4 Hours.
5th Day: Patarnachaaniya – Bhagwabasa – 6 km – 5 Hours.
6th Day: Bhagwabasa – Roopkund Lake(Mystry Lake) – Return Patarnachaaniya). – 13 km -6 to 7 Hours.
7th Day: Patarnachaaniya to Lohajung (via Wan) – 13km trek 20km Drive – 5to 6 hours.
Day 08: Drive from Lohajung – Kathgodam/Rishikesh – 226km/263 km.



Detailed Itinerary:

1st Day: Kathgodam/Rishikesh – Lohajung(2130m) – (226km/263 km) – 7 to 8 Hours

Day Details: We will recieive you from Kathgodam Railway station, Morning depart from Rishikesh/Kathgodam to Lohajung(7700 ft), brekfast & lunch on the way. This day you will see glimpse of Uttarakhand, passes through many hill stations,Villages, & rivers & winding roads.
Travel distance is 226 km from Kathgodam & Rishikesh (263kms) Haridwar (288kms) which takes 9-10 hours to reach. Night stay in Guest house in Lohajung.

2nd Day: Lohajung (2130m) – Didina (2550m)

Day Details: Good Morning Himalayas, Morning amazing view of Pinder valley, view of Himalayan range peak Nanda Ghunghuti & villages : Mundoli, Bank, Harani, Didina, Wan. Depart to Didina village Moterable 7 km, Trek start now from Kuling village, a small cultural village with scenic beauty. First 2.5 km descend up to Neel Ganga, after crossing Neel Ganga 3 km ascend, approx 4-5 hours to reach Didina village. Didina Village is a part of Kuling village, villager lives here seasonally .Overnight stay in Home stay or Camp.

3rd Day: Didina (2550m) – Bedni Bugyal (3350m) (Trek/6-7 hours)

Day Details: Morning brekfast in Didina village, start trek to Bedani Bugyal, 3.5 km ascend to Ali Bugyal will take 2- hours, passes through thick forest, hear twittering sound of birds, many kind of high altitude Flora & Fauna. Lunch in Ali Bugyal, a vast meadow , Incredible view of Valley. Click memories on your cameras, start trek to Bedeni bugyal slighty ascend but not tough, 1.5 -2 hours will take to reach Bedani Bugyal, Overnight stay in tents.

4th Day: Bedani Bugyal(3350m) – Patarnachaaniya – 5 km.

Day Details: Explore morning view of Bedani Bugyal, around green grass, Bedeni kund, View of patti ka danda. According myth Lord Brahma created here Vedas.After breakfast depart to patternachaniya, 5 km distance takes 2-3 hours to reach. Today all around view is full of charm, Mountain (Nanda Ghughunti , Trishuli), Water falls, small-small watre lakes between meadows. Night halt in camp.

5th Day: Patarnachaaniya – Bhagwabasa(3800)

Day Details: Today trek start towards Baguwabasa, 6 km from Patternachaniya (4-5 hours) Patter means Stone & Nauchniya means dancer, blieved that dancers converted into stone because of curse of Goddess Nanda.
After breakfast we climb to Kailawa Vinayak top, tough ascend about 3.5 km. from Kalwa Vinayak view is unique Himalayan range peaks, Rivers, Water falls. After having lunch trek will start to Bhagwabasa (2 km).

6th Day: Bhagwabasa – Roopkund Lake(Mystry Lake) – Return Patarnachaaniya).

Day Details: Early morning hot tea & start trek to Roopkund, Breakfast on the way because early morning view is clear, later clouds cover the mountains. Trek is quiet difficult today ascend 3.5km upto Roopkund & 400 meter Junargali Dhar(5029 meter). Roopkund is a small lake in glacier, Humen skeleton is there many years old, some sklaton flesh can be found which lies under snow. From Junargali close view of Trishuli & Nanda Ghughuti & Shila Samudra.
Junargali is the last point of this trek, Return back to Patanachaniya via Bhakuwabasa & Kailwa Vinayak, halt for overnight.

7th Day: Patarnachaaniya to Lohajung (via Wan) – 13km trek 20km Drive

Enjoy morning sunrise view hot Breakfast & start moving towards Lohajung via Bedani Bugyal, Garoli patal & wan villege.
Today from Bedani bugyal another route to Lohajung, passes through dense forest, Giant trees, Floora & Fauna, Neel Ganga & a cultural village wan, people of this village is very hard worker. There is Latu Devata main Temple, every year villager organise worship. From wan to Lohajung moterable (20 km), night stay in Guest house.

8th Day: Drive from Lohajung – Kathgodam/Rishikesh – 226km/263 km

Good bye Himalayas ,Today is the last day of this trek, Depart to kathgodam (226 km)/ Rishikesh (263 km), Lunch & Breakfast on the way. After crossing Gwaldam Kumoun region starts on the way famous places Baijnath, Almora, Kousani can be seen.  


Inclusive / Exclusion:

• Accommodation. (Guest house, Home stay, Camping).
• All Meals while on trek & transits (Veg.) (Egg).
• Trek equipments.
• Permits.
• First aid medical kit.
• Qualified & experienced trek Leader, Guide and Support staff.
• All transportation during the trek program.

• Any kind of personal expenses.
• Insurance.
• Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
• Anything not specifically mentioned under the head “Price Includes”.


Cancellation Policy:

Up to 30 Days :- 90% of Trek/adventure program cost will be refund.
Between 21 – 30 Days: – 60% of Trek/Adventure/Tour/Travel/Hotel program cost will be refund.
Between 20 – 11 Days: – 30% of Trek/Adventure/Tour/Travel/Hotel program cost will be refunded.
Less than 10 Days: – No refund.


Things to carry for Trekking:

1. Backpack of 50 -60 ltrs and Daypack of 20 ltrs.
2. Good Quality Trekking Shoes with extra pair of shoes
3. Sunglasses, Cap/Hat, towel etc.
4. Slippers
5. Undergarments
6. Full sleeve Sweater
7. Track pants
8. Water Bottle
9. Full sleeve warm Jacket
10. Rain coat lightweight
11. Warm Gloves
12. Camera, Memory Card,Batteries, Power bank
13. Head Light or torch
14. Personal toiletries & Sun lotion, Vaseline etc.
15. Personal Medication if any
16. Sleek(light-weight) blanket