As you go closer and closer to this mysterious lake, the echo of the various haunting stories bounces verbally to your ear from every surrounding of the lake. The human skeleton and remains that are visible at its bottom .When the snow melts it just add more piquant taste to these stories stated in the local legend. Roopkund lake (locally known as Mystery and Skeleton’s Lake) is a high altitude glacier lake in the Uttarakhand state of India. Lying in the lap of Trishul massif in the Himalayas at an altitude of 5,029 metres, Roopkund lake is a popular trekking destination for adventure enthusiasts. The calm beauty and the picturesque view of this mysterious lake not only gives you every reason to surrender yourself to this place but also gives immense pleasure to annotate every memory associated with it. Though it has the various haunting story explaining the reason behind the presence of skeletons and bones Researchers have concluded that the skeletons are the remains of people killed in a sudden, violent hailstorm in the 9th century. Surrounded by rock-strewn glaciers and snow-clad mountains, Roopkund is one of the important places for trekking in Chamoli District, Himalayas, near the base of two Himalayan peaks: Trisul (7,120 m) and Nanda Ghunti (6,310 m).The Lake is flanked(guard) by a rock face named Junargali to the North and a peak named Chandania Kot to the West. During your journey to this mysterious lake, you are not only going to enjoy the beautiful hues of Himalaya but you will also see the religious side of India with a religious festival being held at the alpine meadow of Bedni Bugyal every autumn with nearby villages participating. A larger celebration, the Nanda Devi Raj Jat, takes place once every twelve years at Roopkund, in which Goddess Nanda is worshipped. Impressive dark forests suddenly opening into most beautiful high altitude meadows, Ali and Bedni Bugyal, the beautiful view of Mt. Trishul & Mt. Nandagunti, terrific alpine stretches, walking along a sharp exposed ridge towards Junargali, while holding onto a rope and what not, Roopkund trekking is an adventurous experience. Roopkund is surrounded by snow and ice almost throughout the year. The Roopkund trek is classified as a trek of moderate difficulty and adventurous at the same time. This requires not only stamina but also a good amount of strength. You cannot think of stepping on the Roopkund trek without preparation from forest department (that can easily be obtained by our trek leader). Roopkund trekking takes your complete week away and in return refreshes and soothes your senses. You return with a bag full of wonderful memory with this startling and amazing trek. You can see a 360 degree view of Himalaya from Kumaun to Gharawal region’s peak and you can also click photographs and keep it inside the pocket of your ripped jeans as a token of love and memory from our beautiful nature.
Facts and Figures
9500-/ per person+5% GST( Waan to Waan)
Duration: 7 Days
Trip Starts From: Kathgodam
Trek starts from: Waan village
In summer – Day: 25°C and Night: 0°C
In Winter – This trek is closed in winter
Highest point: 15750 ft ASL
Total Trekking Distance: 44km
Difficulty Level: moderate to difficult
Nearest Railway Station: Kathgodam is the
Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradoon
Day 1: Kathgodam to Waan
Day 2: waan to Bedni bugyal
Day 3: Bedni bugyal to pathar nachauniya
Day 4: Pathar nachauniya to Bhaguvasa
Day 5: Bhagubavasa to Roopkund and back to Bedni bugyal
Day 6: Bedni bugyal to waan
Day 7: Drive to Kathgodam from Waan
We will give a brief idea about our trip on Kathgodam then we will go to waan village via Bheemtal, Almora, Tharali and then reaching Waan village.
Day2: Waan to Bedni Bugyal
We will have a rich breakfast at 6 am in morning and then we will move for trek. We will go to Laatu Devta temple. Then we will go to “Run Ki Dhaar” then after we will trek downwards to Neel Ganga River.
After that there is steep ascent of 1Km then there is a normal upwards slope to “Gairoli Pataal”. We will have snaks there and will move to Bedni Bugyal. To reach there we need to face a upwards slope of 2.5 Kms and 0.5 kms plain surface . Night Stay in tent.
Day3: Bedni Bugyal to Ghoda Lautani
We will have breakfast in the morning then we will be moving towards Ghoda Lautani.In the mid way there will be Pathar Nachauniya. From there we will enjoy a 360 degree view of Himalaya. And trekers are advised to continue walking outside or AMS can attack them. A night stay is arranged in a camp.
Day4: Ghoda Lautani to Bhaguwasa
In the morning we will have a plenty of breakfast. We will then be Walking towards Bhagwasa. The road will take you across Kalu vinayak temple and we will be facing a steep slope or we can say toughest part of the trek. So when it’s the toughest, we can also see its result, there we can have full joyful moments and have a wonderful day.
Day5:Bhaguwasa to Roopkund and back to Bedni Bugyal
We will start our day with a stomach full of breakfast at early in the morning at 4 am. We will opt for a way which will first be a slope upwards then after a little downwards sloping. Now we can see the Big Gain aka Our destination. The Part of journey we waited for so long, the “Roopkund” .If all trekers are well and so the weather then we will move to Junargali. Then to Bhaguwsa and then to Ghoda Lautani and then straight away to Bedni Bugyal. Night Stay in Bedni Bugyal and a night stay in camp.
Day6:Begni Bugyal to waan village
Then comes an Happy ending, where will we return to Waan village from where we started our journey. There we can see ourself available in network and we can call our family and inform them that we are safe and sound.
Then we will reach happily to our last stop that is waan village.and An end to that nostalagic and unforgetting journey . Where we can see ouself as a professional treker. We will then have a happy audios after collecting our certificates from our mentor.
- Accommodation in camp
.2.All meal (Veg+Egg)
- Saftey equipment
- Expert trek leader
- Required permissions & entry fee, Camping charge
- Medical services
What’s not included:
- Personal expense & Tips
- Food & beverage from shop
- Extra stay pre/post tour
- Extra activities if any( Rafting, Paragliding, Bungy jump)
- Everything who is not mention in inclusion.
We do not provide transportation from Kathgodam to waan, but we can arrange it for the trekers which will cost you around 500 bucks in sharing transport for one way.