About the Place:
Roopkund is mystery lake at the height of 15,500 ft and this is one of the most scenic, mysterious trek in Garhwal Himalaya. Deep virgin forests, ultimate campsites, miles of undulating meadows, snow and ice, and the taste of a great adventure as you climb from 8,000 ft to 15,500 ft. We get to see some human skeleton around this lake. Whose skeleton is this? What is the story behind it? To know all these things, Why don’t you join us to explore this mysterious place?
Type: Himalayan Trek
Endurance Level: Medium
Elevation: approx. 8,500ft – 15,500ft
Base Village: Lohajung
Detailed itinerary is as follows:
MEETING POINT ~ Kathgodam Railway Station on Day1
DEPARTURE TIME ~ 6am on Day1
RETURN TIME ~ 6pm on Day 8
Reach Lohajung by Evening.
You have to report in Lohajung by 5 PM. Stay will be in Camp/Guest House on sharing basis.Explore the beautiful surroundings of Lohajung in the evening. Lohajung is a small place with a very small market.Before the dinner, we will have a team introduction session. After the dinner, we will have a briefing about tomorrows trek. Retire to bed early on this day to give yourself a good long sleep.
Lohajung to Didina
Total Distance – 9Kms
Didina lies in the east of Lohajung. Right behind Didina, a snow-covered peak can be seen. Its name is Nanda Ghunti (6,309 M). You will see this peak for a major part of this trek. There are two ways for Didina from Lohajung . One way is along the river. For this you have to descent to the river in Lohajung & then walk parallel to it. The other way is via kuling . Both of these routes merge in Akhodi which is 15 minutes walk away from kuling. Didina is a beautiful village with very less population. We do a homestay in Didina.
Didina to Ali Bugyal
Total Distance – 8 Kms
We start early today to enjoy the best views. We will walk through twin meadows of Ali & Bedni. The trek is steep till we reach Ali Bugyal. From here the trail comprises of long sections of the gradual ascent. The meadows are one of the best in the country as you will realize during your trek. As you are walking through the Ali Bugyal, Nanga Ghunti & Trishuli are prominently visible in the East. We trek on the marked trail. You will spot a small structure made of stones. It is a temple.Slightly to your right you can see a cluster of fibre huts green in colour. Find a suitable spot here for the packed lunch. Reach Ali by evening and retire in tents.
Ali Bugyal to Patar Nachauni
Total Distance – 6 Kms
The trek is short today and has been kept so for better acclimatization. We will commence the trek around 8 AM. There is only one steep climb as you leave camping site of Bedni Bugyal. After that there are sections of mild ascent till we reach Patar Nachauni, situated at the foothill of the mountain at the top of which lies the temple of Kalua Vinayak.
Patar Nachauni to Bhagwabasa
Distance – 4 Kms
You have to climb the mountain right in front of you to the top. The trek starts with a flat walk, followed by a steep ascent to kalua Vinayak which is a Temple. The view in Patar Nachauni is restricted by mountains. But once you reach Kalua Vinayak you get a panaromic view. Some of the prominent peaks visible from this point are Kedarnath, Chaukhamba, Neelkantha,Trishul & Nanda Ghunti. From Kalua Vinayak, the trail is downhill up to Bhgwabasa camps. We reach Bhagwabasa camps by early afternoon.It is the highest campsite of this trek. The night is extremely cold here. Bhagwabasa is used as a base camp for trek to Roopkund lake.
Bhagwabasa to Roopkund & Return
Total distance(16 Kms)(6 Kms Uphill, 10 Kms Downhill)
We start by 3AM in the night. As we get late snow starts melting and makes the climb difficult. Morning snow is fresh and easy to walk upon. Trek today is a 4 km long gradual ascent with sections of steep ascent in between. In the last leg you have to climb down 250 feet to reach the lake. If weather permits we will trek to Junargali which is just 250mtrs up from Roopkund. After spending some time around we will head back to Bedni Bugyal. Expect to reach Bedni Bugyal by late afternoon.
Bedni Bugyal to Lohajung
Total Distance – 11 Kms trek & 11 Kms road
Today’s trek is about 5 Hours. We descend to wan village.We have to descend to the bottom of the valley where river Neel Ganga welcomes us. You can have a dip in the water. Its a strenuous downhill trek. From the river, it’s a half an hour uphill trek upto Wan. From Wan village its further one & half hour downhill upto Kasar Bagad which is the road head.We board a vehicle from here. Drive up to Lohajung. Trip ends here. You may plan your return the next day on your own.
Loharjung to kathgodam
Total Distance – 210kms
Wake up early in the morning; have a nice cup of tea and an awesome hillside breakfast. leave from Lohargunj, along with all the beautiful and unforgettable memories pack your own stuff and luggage. The car journey will take something around 10 hours From Kathgodam railway station, you will find trains to various locations. Board your respective train and take along a healthy experience with memories that will never fade away.
See you again!!!
Charges: INR 10,000 per head which,
Accommodation. (Guest house, Home stay, Camping)
Veg Meals while on Trek.
Necessary Forest permits and Entry fees.
Mountaineering qualified & professional trek Leader, guide and Support staff.
2 Nights Hotel/Guest House Stay in Lohajung
Required Safety Gears & Equipment.
Leader’s Expertise & Admin charges.
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