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Roopkund trek tests our stamina and internal strength, after a days long trekking and sightseeing you will get highly tired and so trekking is not so e...
I have did many trekking expedition in himalayan peaks of differernt locationsincluding himachal pradesh, uttrakhand and kashmir too, and everytime i e...
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A trek to Mystery Lake of Uttarakhand i.e. Roopkund Lake is a must-do for an avid trekker! Battling several adversities common to the Himalayas, this water body perched in the laps of the snow clad Mt. Trishul is situated at an altitude of 16,499ft.
Most attractive for the human skeletons lying at the bottom of the lake, which are distinctly visible when the snow melts, the lake is swarmed by plenitude of visitors.
The route along this trek is a fascinating journey of discovering the most pristine of Himalayan contribution of oak and blooming rhododendron forests. A moderate trek, the trek trails through mountainous rivers, enthralling ridges, lush forests and scenic meadows.
Roopkund Trek Altitude: 5,029m
Lohajung Pass, Bedni Ganga River
Today you will begin with the trek to Roopkund Glacier Lake! Take the Lord Curzon trail from Lohajung and follow a steady uphill trek through the Lohajung 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. This is your first base camp on the trek route; overnight stay in tents.
Steep Trek, Oak & Bamboo Forests, Garhwal Himalayas
After a wholesome breakfast, leave the basecamp 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.
Easy Trek, Panoramic Himalayas, Magpie
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.
High Altitude Trekking, Barren Campsite, Icy Winds
Following today’s breakfast in the camp, start with the trek for the day. Today, as you proceed forward, 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.
Roopkund Lake, Human Skeletons, Mt. Trishul, Gangotri Ranges
After four days of continuous trekking, today you will be at the most fascinating day of the trek! 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.
Trekking, Rhododenron forests, alpine meadows
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 Lohajung. Spend the night here.
Lohajung Exploration, Roopkund Trekking Tour Ends Here
Today will be your last day in the Himalayas! Spend the day looking around Lohajung.
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Rated : 4.0
Roopkund trek tests our stamina and internal strength, after a days long trekking and sightseeing you will get highly tired and so trekking is not so easy here. Camping is quite restful and sightseeing includes exquisite places. I have seen nothing more scenic than the roopkund lake. Enjoyed the overall experience.
Rated : 4.0
I have did many trekking expedition in himalayan peaks of differernt locationsincluding himachal pradesh, uttrakhand and kashmir too, and everytime i embark on the trails i feel something new... same thing happed to me in my roopkund trek also. I was very much excited for this trail. Roopkund has been in my list since long ago. The high mountains nd typical valleys gives a unique landscape to the place. The dense vegetaion having trees of all kinds adds extra beauty to the place. It is an awesome place guys, if you are a trekking lover then you will certainly fall for this place.
Rated : 4.0
Roopkund trek is the last destination, before reaching the roopkund lake you will pass through other villages and valleys. Trekking is meant for professionals and strong people since youbwill require to climb uphill many a time. As far as camping is concerned then not all the pointa are good for camping but sites like ali bugyal and bhagwabasa is awesome campsite . over all its a marvelous trek.
Rated : 5.0
The trekking experience was great. I had a really really fun filled trek. The beautiful surrounding, the bird’s eye view of the place, and everything else added more beauty to the travel experience. the roopkund was mostly frozen, and when we went close you could actually see the skeltons on the bed of the lake. oThis trip is something that I can never ever forget the final climb to roopkund was very difficult and tedious but it was worth it. I totally loved this trek. I wish I could take more such treks in the future.
Rated : 5.0
Many Many thanks to our tour guide whole instriction made this long trip possible. i miss my camping moments at bhagwabasa and ali bugyal... i was so relaxed there... magnificient mountain views followed me everywhere but when we reached roopkund, the peaks were damn beautiful....the roopkund lake was frozen too. one of the best ever experience of my life.
Rated : 4.0
It was my dream to go to Roopkund trek from my college days and finally after seven years I went and I was just aw-struck by the beauty of those mountains. Finally I fulfilled my dream and I feel happy about it. Thanks to my parents for supporting me and the guides for helping me trek my dream. Now, next stop Stok kangri!
Rated : 5.0
A must have experience Roopkund the mysterious lake was really an unforgettable journey that has given us the chance to know more about art of the god i.e. nature. It changed our lives in terms of understanding about that is within us.
Rated : 4.0
The Roopkund trek experience was amazing. It was in fact great. We liked the whole trek, and it was something that I would never forget. The trek was quite tedious to say the least. However, the beauty of the nature overpowers the toughness of the trek, we had a great time.
Rated : 5.0
Wow! So finally a big thing off my travel bucket list. A trek to Mystery Lake of Uttarakhand. Also known as the Roopkund Lake, this place is a must-trek spot for any avid traveller and trekker. Well, to start with this trek is not for everyone. To complete this trek you must battle many adversities. I was successfully able to do it, and hence I finished this trek. If you sense pride when I say this, yes I am proud. I worked out for 3 years to achieve this and I trekked other less risky and less intense mountains ever fortnight to improve my willpower and stamina. This trek is a must for serious trekkers.
Rated : 4.0
Roopkund Trekking is all a trekker ever needs. Only if you try this trek you will know how awesome it is. Roopkund trekking – WOW! The trekking was awesome and fun. In fact, the trekking was quite a lot more than fun. I would personally recommend this trek, if you are an avid trekker. This might not be as fun as it sounds to others because instead of enjoying the trek you would become tired and frustrated by the trek as you lack experience and stamina. Otherwise this trek is as good as they get.
What is the best time to go?
From May to June. Not during the monsoons. There are flash floods and landslides during that time. Monsoons start around July.
What is the level of fitness expected from the participants? Is there a minimum age?
You need to be in good physical condition before the start of the trek. You should be able to jog 4.5 kms in 30 minutes to make your lungs strong to bear the high altitudes. Minimum age for this trek is 12 years.
I am a first timer. Should I go for the Roopkund trek?
Roopkund trek takes you to an altitude of 15696 feet requiring pristine physical and mental strength. If you are not confident enough, you should try moderate treks like Hampta Pass trek or Kuari Pass trek
What is a suitable rucksack to buy for Roopkund Trek?
A rucksack which is at least 60 L. Weather is unpredictable and you should also carry a plastic sheet to prevent the bag from getting wet or purchase a waterproof rucksack.
Will food and water be provided?
Yes, all meals on the trek and water is provided.
Is there electricity during the trek?
Due, to high altitudes and weather conditions there can be electricity fluctuations.
What are the preventive facilities of Altitude illness?
Hydrate yourself, eat lots of potassium rich foods, visit your doctor before your trip, acclimatise yourself and take it easy.
Will there be porters to carry my luggage?
Yes, at an extra cost.
Which type of shoes should I carry?
Trekking shoes with good grip and ankle support. Not sport shoes.
How cold does it really get on the trek?
During the day 15 degrees and during the night it can drop to 5 degrees.
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