Tour Detail

Roopkund Trek

Starting from : 9,500 Per Pax

Altitude: 15,696 ft.
Location: Garhwal Region, Uttarakhand, India
How to Reach: Delhi – Kathgodam – Loharjung – Didna – Ali Bugyal – Ghora Lotani – Bhagwabasa – Roopkund – Bedni Bugyal
Highlights: This moderately challenging trek will take you to the famed mysterious glacial lake in the lap of Mt. Trishul. An unforgettable experience awaits you as you embark on this journey full of lush green meadows and forests, high altitude beauty, this enigmatic lake and human skeletons… yes, you heard me correctly!

Itinerary
Roopkund Trek

Day 1: Arrival at Loharjung

  • Kathgodam is a small yet beautiful place. Once you reach Kathgodam, Travel easily to Loharjung through the roadway.
  • The roads are narrow, with beautiful curves and would give a good view of the surrounding. The lush green beauty that travels along is amazing.


Day 2: Loharjung to Didna Village
  • Today you will begin with the trek to Roopkund Glacier Lake! Start the trek journey and take the Lord Curzon trail from Loharjung.
  • Follow a steady uphill trek through the Loharjung Pass, which eventually leads to a downhill trail to the Bedni River.
  • Cross the bridge over the river and traverse through mixed forests of oak and bamboo to arrive at Didna Village.
  • First base camp on the trek route; overnight stay in tents.


Day 3: Didna Village to Ali Bugyal
  • After a wholesome breakfast, leave the base camp and begin with a steep ascend through oak forests and long stands of bamboo.
  • Admire the stunning views of the Garhwal Himalayan ranges as they appear ahead of you.
  • Arrive at one of the finest camping grounds with stunning views on this side of the Himalayas as you enter open alpine grazing meadows of Ali Bugyal;
  • Overnight stay in here.


Day 4: Ali Bugyal to Ghora Lotani
  • Today’s trek will be an easier one and will take you to the other side of the ridge; a keen eye can spot a Himalayan Magpie on the way.
  • After a few hours of trekking, arrive at Ghora Lotani, which is yet again the most fascinating of destinations along the Roopkund trek;
  • Overnight camping in Ghora Lotani.


Day 5: Ghora Lotani to Bhagwabasa
  • Following today’s breakfast in the camp, start with the trek for the day.
  • Today you will be gaining height from 12,500-14,500ft. Be prepared for some challenges offered by high altitudes, zigzag passes and icy cold winds.
  • Passing through Kalu Vinayak, you will finally reach Bhagwabasa (4,100m) campsite in a desolate and barren landscape; • overnight stay in tents.


Day 6: Bhagwabasa to Bedni Bugyal
  • Starting with an early morning breakfast, today you will be trekking to the mysterious Roopkund Lake.
  • This uninhabited landmark in the laps of Mt. Trishul has overwhelmed many travellers with its innumerable stories.
  • From here, trek for another half hour to reach Junar Gali, the highest point on this trail, and trek back to the base camp at Bedni Bugyal via Bhagwabasa.
  • Witness the captivating Garhwal Himalayas in full glory extending up to Gangotri.
  • Overnight stay in Bedni Bugyal.


Day 7: Bedni Bugyal to Loharjung (via Wan)
  • As you start your return trek, bid goodbye to an unforgettable experience as you can capture a glimpse of Mt. Trishul from Bedni Bugyal on a clear day from Kanakdhar, en route Wan.
  • Follow steep descents, gradual climbs through forests packed with blooming rhododendrons. After a steep descent for the Neel Ganga, arrive at Wan.
  • From here, you’ll drive to Loharjung.
  • Overnight stay here.


Day 8 - Departure
  • Today will be your last day in the Himalayas! Spend the day looking around Loharjung


Includes & Excludes
Inclusions:

  • Accommodation. (Camping) / Guest House • Meals while on trek (Veg.)
  • Trekking equipment
  • Permits
  • First Aid Medical kits
  • Qualified & experienced trek Leader, Guide and Support staff to help trekkers.
  • Delhi to Kathgodam and Kathgodam to Dehli

Exclusions:

  • Meal on the way to / from Kathgodam
  • Any kind of personal expenses.
  • Insurance.
  • Porter to carry personal luggage.
  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the Inclusions section.

Tour Policies
Cancellation Policy

  • Less than 10 days – 0% refund
  • Between 10 to 14 days – 50% refund
  • Between 14 to 24 days – 70% refund
  • More than 24 days – 95%
  • Activity subject to weather condition

Checklist
Necessary items:
  • Rucksack 60-70 Liters
  • Thermals
  • Cold protection (Fleece jackets)
  • Water Proof cum Wind Cheater Jacket
  • Balaclava
  • Long Woollen socks
  • Trekking Shoes – Forclaz 500/600
  • Gaiters
  • Ponchos
  • Water Proof Gloves
  • Trekking Poles
  • Water Bags
  • Camera, Memory-Cards, Batteries etc (Batteries carry enough spares. You won’t get Electricity on slopes)
  • Slippers/Sandals (for walking around campsite)
  • Energy bars (dry fruit pouches are better than 5 Star/Munch).
  • Plastic bags for wet clothes.
  • Leak proof Tiffin Box, a Plate, Spoon and Coffee Mug.
Medicines:
  • Dolo 650 – 10 Tablets
  • Avomine – 1 Strip
  • Avil 25mg – 6 Tablets
  • Diamox – @ 3 Tablets/day 30 tablets
  • Combiflam – 5 Tablets
  • Disprin – 10 Tablets
  • Norflox TZ- 10 Tablets
  • Spasmoproxyvon – 6 Tablets
  • Crepe Bandage – 3 to 5 meters
  • Band Aid – 10 strips
  • Zintac 300 – 10 tablets
  • Gauze cloth – 1 small role
  • Leukoplast – 1 small roll
  • Cotton – 1 small roll
  • ORS – 5 packets
  • Betadine cream
  • Aqua pure Tablets –
  • Moov spray - 1 bottle

Documents:
An identification card (like Driving License, Voters ID card, Passport etc), along with a photocopy, Passport Size Photos, a Medical Certificate and Disclaimer Certificate.

All mentioned DOCUMENTS are MANDATORY, without which you won’t be allowed to trek.

Guidelines
Fitness Requirement:

Physical preparation is mandatory for this trek. Regular Jogging, Stretching Exercises, Cardio Exercises.

DOs and Don’ts:

  • A strict NO to your Denims – they are not suitable for treks, besides it adds weight.
  • NO to Snacks, Colas, Alcohol and Personal Food – Don’t overweight yourself with them.
  • NO to any Disposable Plastic Bottles, plastic wrapped/packaged items & Non Bio Degradable material.
  • While at the trek enjoy the view. Do not litter and leave the place in the same condition for other trekkers and next generation coming after you to enjoy.
  • Strict NO to touching or handling of any of the Skeletal remains that you may come across.
  • Do weigh your Gears post packing. It should not exceed the range of 8-9 kg – preferably on the lighter side.
  • Travel light and carry what is essential. For example, toothpaste should be bought in small size (that can last you 10 days).The list given here are exactly what you need and nothing more.
  • We carry High Altitude Sleeping Bags with us hence please do not carry yours. We would also be carrying tents and other equipment required for such treks.

Some Common advice about Clothing:

To protect you from cold, dressing in layers is the ‘Catch’. Two T-shirts worn one over the other is warmer than a T-shirt that is thick. 3 T-shirts worn one over the other is as good as a full sweater. This is just a suggestion. If you are prone to cold carry an extra sweater.

Not suitable for: Heart Patient, paralyzed Patient, pregnant women, Asthmatics or any other medical conditions that limits person from participating in adventure sports.

Trek Info

  • Region :- Uttarakhand
  • Duration :- 8 Days
  • Grade :- Moderate To Difficult Max Altitude :- 15,696 Ft.
  • Approx Trekking Km :- 53 Kms.