Roopkund Trek

Roopkund Trek

price from Rs.14500

Trip Highlight
Duration: 6 Days | 5 Nights
Trekking Days: 4 Days
Best Season: May – Sep
Level: Medium
Total Distance: 48 km
Maximum Elevation: Roopkund Lake – 5100m
Weather:
 Very cold at nights, days will be pleasant
Restrictions: None
Getting from/To: Nearest road head is Mundoli which is 7hrs drive from Rishikesh
Equipment: None for walking

Roopkund is a mysterious lake in the interiors of district Chamoli.The lake is rather shallow having a depth of about 2m with the edges covered with snow for most parts of the year. When the snow melts;human and equine skeleton remains can be seen, some of them with flesh attached. These remains have been preserved in the alpine conditions for centuries. It is believed that these are the remains of about 300 persons who died about 500-600 years ago. There are many theories about these findings but none are satisfying. Hence the lake is known as the Mystery Lake. Some believe them to be those of General Zorawars’ soldiers who died here in a vain attempt to conquer Tibet, while others maintain that they are the skeletons of the zealous pilgrims, who went on the Raja Yatra to the base of Trishul. It is however one of the popular treks in Garhwal as it abounds on spectacular mountain scenery. The trek to Roopkund is very scenic and passes through the magnificent Bedni Bugyal. The trek goes through the outer periphery of the Nanda Devi national park and is one of the best treks to view the magnificent peaks of the Nanda Devi Park.

Day 01 : DEHRADUN – KARNAPRAYAG – MUNDOLI
Morning after breakfast we drive to Rudraprayag (173 kms – 6 to 7 hrs) and 70kms later reach Mundoli. Lunch en route. On arrival check into guest house.Overnight in Mundoli.

Day 02 : MUNDOLI – WAN- BEDNI BUGYAL
In the morning drive 10 kms to Wan, which is the road head for the trek. Today we will trek 11 km (5-6 hrs) to reach the Alpine Meadow of Bedni Bugyal (3350 mts), probably one of the best camping sites in the Garhwal Himalayas. Dinner and overnight stay in tents. Alternate route to Bedni Bugyal is via the scenic Auli Bugyal. However this will add one more day to the itinerary.

Day 03 : BEDNI BUGYAL – BHAGGUWA BASA
After breakfast we trek to Bhaguwa Basa. Bhaguwa means flowery park and Basa means place. And rightly the place is full of variety of flowers including the rare Brahma Kamal(state Bird of uttarakhand), a special godly lotus found only between altitudes of 14000 – 15000 ft. Today we will trek 10 km, taking about 4-5 hrs to reach today’s campsite at Bhaguwa Basa. Dinner and overnight in tents.

Day 04 : BHAGGUWA BASA -ROOPKUND LAKE – BHAGGUWA BASA/BEDNI BUGYAL
It is an easy day and by mid-day we are at Roopkund (5029 mts). Roopkund is a picturesque and beautiful tourist destination in the Himalayas, located near the base of two Himalayan peaks: Trishul (7120 m) and Nandghungti (6310 m). In the afternoon we trek back to Bedni Bugyal or Bhaguwa Basa for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 05 : BEDNI BUGYAL/BHAGGUWA BASA TO WAN
Today we retrace our steps towards Wan. This will take 3-4 hrs. Dinner and overnight in tents.

Day 06 : WAN – MUNDOLI – RUDRAPRAYAG- DEHRADUN
Today, after breakfast, we return back to Mundoli drive back to Rudraprayag. Wevisit the confluence of rivers Mandakini and Alaknanda. Continue the journey to Dehradun.

Essentials

  • Waterproof Rucksack
  • Comfortable Trekking Boots
  • One Raincoat
  • Windproof Jacket
  • Thermal inner wear
  • 2-3 T-shirt/Shirt
  • 2 Trouser/Jeans
  • Tourch
  • Trekking Pole
  • Woollen Gloves
  • Sun Glasses
  • Thermal Inner-wears
  • Warm Fleece
  • Woolen Cap
  • Woolen Socks & Regular Socks
  • Water Bottle
  • Towel
  • Torch
  • Camera & Phone if you like (with full/Extra Batteries)
  • Identity Cards
  • Slippers
  • Specific Medication Medicine
  • Personal Toiletries

Weather
The higher areas and the nights can be cold; day temperatures are pleasant during the season.

FixDep. Cost
Rs. 11500/- Per Person
[Mundali – Mundali]
Transport: Rs. 3000/-
per person
[Dehradun – Dehradun]

Dep. Date from Dehradun
On Request
Sep: 5

Personal Luggage Bag200/- per 12kg. Bag Per Day

Maximum 12 Trekker