Roopkund Trek

  • Location Garhwal Himalayas Region, Uttarakhand
  • Type Trekking
  • Length 8 Days
  • Best Season April to June, September to November
  • Level Moderate
  • Altitude 4209 m

Roopkund (locally known as Mystery Lake)[1] is a high altitude glacial lake in the Uttarakhand state of India. It lies in the lap of Trishul massif and is famous for the hundreds of human skeletons found at the edge of the lake. The area is uninhabited, located in the Himalayas at an altitude of 5,029 metres (16,499 feet). Surrounded by rock-strewn glaciers and snow-clad mountains, the lake is a popular trekking destination.

A shallow lake, having a depth of about two metres, Roopkund has attracted attention because of the human skeletal remains that are visible at its bottom when the snow melts. Many theories and opinions exist, from purely spiritual to scientific ones, attempting to explain the existence of these skeletons, which date back to 9th century CE. Because of the human remains, the lake has been called Skeleton Lake in recent times.

Itinerary (Day by Day)

Day 1

Kathgodam to Wan 245 km by taxi 6-7 hr drive

Day 2

Wan to Bedni bugyal alpine meadow 15km trek 6-7hr

Day 3

Bedni Bugyal Explore whole day

Day 4

Bedni Bugyal to Bhagubasa 9km trek 4-5 hr

Day 5

Bhagubasa to Roopkund back to Pathernachani 12km trek

Day 6

Pathernachani to Alibugyal the biggest alpine meadow 9km trek

Day 7

Alibugyal to Dinda 11 km trek

Day 8

Dinda to road journey to Kathgodam 289 km by taxi and departure

Accomodations

Tent, Local Homestay, Hotels or Resorts, Rest House according to the Altitude

Meal

Non Veg & Veg (Traditional & Continental)

Equipnent

Tent, Mattresses, Sleeping Bags, Sitting Chairs as required, Utensils, etc. (all are branded)

Activity

Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Rock Craft, Snow Craft, River Crossing, Zipline, etc. as required

Guide

We have well experienced guides who has good knowledge of flora & fauna

Supporting Team

Our supporting team is well experienced and active

Policies

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