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Roopkund Trek
Climbing on snow to the Roopkund lake is a heart pounding thrill

TEMPERATURE

Day : 5°C to 10°C. Night : 3° to -2°C.

DURATION

7 Night 8 Days
(Dehradun to Dehradun)

LEVEL

 Moderate to Difficult
Highest Altitude - 5,029 mts

BEST SEASON

May,June, Aug, Sept.

COST

15,000 ₹
(Include all taxes and Transportion)

Trek Highlights

The Roopkund trail climbs out of splendid dark forests suddenly bursting into Ali and Bedni Bugyal, arguably India’s most beautiful high altitude meadows.

This trek connection with so many mythological stories, which is also another positive side of this trek. Even the footprint of these stories are founded here till now.

Roopkund Trek continues the inherent legacy and fame of the place and is probably the most treaded of the medium duration treks in India.

Roopkund Trek can be easily divided into three parts – early village and mountain river stage, middle bugyals and bigger lakes, and last summit or climb stretch.

The route taken goes through dense forests with plenty of Rhododenderon trees (Buransh), the red flowers of which are used to extract and make a juice.

If you are into trekking in India, the Roopkund trek is a must do! It’s got everything going for it. Deep virgin forests, gurgling brooks, breath-taking campsites, miles of undulating meadows, snow and ice, feeling of thrill when you stand in front of Skeleton Lake and the taste of a great adventure as you climb from 7,000 ft to 16,000 ft in 5 days. Roopkund, perhaps the most popular trek in India, is almost picture perfect. The Roopkund trail climbs out of splendid dark forests suddenly bursting into Ali and Bedni Bugyal, arguably India’s most beautiful high altitude meadows. Out of the meadows the trail quickly gets into terrific alpine stretches.

Climbing on snow to the Roopkund lake is a heart pounding thrill. The beautiful Mt. Trishul, Mt. Nandagunti, looms over the getting closer as you climb higher, when at a ridge above Roopkund, only air separates the trekker from them and Mt. Trishul. This trek connection with so many mythological stories, which is also another positive side of this trek. Even the footprint of these stories are founded here till now. So that why, it fascinates everyone and bucket list of every trekker. Roopkund Lake came to limelight for the mystery of scattered humans skeletons found all over in and around the lake. For the reason, it is often called as The Skeletal Lake or The Mystery Lake. Where the mystery can never be answered with certainty, various theories and stories continue to be told time and again and make this secretive place legendary.





Roopkund Trek continues the inherent legacy and fame of the place and is probably the most treaded of the medium duration treks in India. Roopkund Trek gives one an opportunity to witness the mighty 7000ers – Mt. Trishul & Mt. Nanda Devi and also beautiful 6000er peaks of Mt. Nanda Ghunti, Nilkantha, Maiktoli Peak etc. It takes one to some of the loveliest open grassland meadows, known locally as Bugyals – Ali Bugyal and Bedini Bugyal. The climb to the lake from Bhagwabasa and beyond to Junargali Top challenges ones physical limits. Roopkund Lake is open to trekkers twice a year – first period is in summers or the pre-monsoon period in May and June, and the second one is post-monsoon period in September and October.





The former is more challenging with lots of snow along the way and Crazy Peaks team is the only one operating with full technical gears and maximum safety. We fix ropes along the climb, provide seat harness and crampons to the trekkers ensuring maximum trekkers scaling the top. Post-monsoon option is a little easier and great for those who want to trek through lush green meadows or Bugyals. Roopkund Trek can be easily divided into three parts – early village and mountain river stage, middle bugyals and bigger lakes, and last summit or climb stretch. Roopkund Trek is a must for everyone in the Himalayan trekker community. Eight days spend in these Garhwal mountains will surely leave a mark forever in your hearts.

Note:- Uttarakhand High Court Ban Night stay in Bugyal (Alpine Meadow) in Uttarakhand. Due to this now Roopkund trek camping only allowed in Gairoli Patal

Geographical Information:

Temperature: Day : 5°C to 10°C. Night : 3° to -2°C.

Trekking Distance:  70km

Maximum Altitude:  5,029 mts

Level: Moderate to Difficult 

Starting and Ending Point: Dehradun to Dehradun

Best Season:  May,June, Aug, Sept.

Day 1: Dehradun - Karanprayag - Lohajung 8-9 hours'

drive We begin the journey early in the day. Its a long drive and after we set out from Dehradun we proceed towards Devprayag, the confluence of River Alaknanda and Bhagirathi. We stop enroute for breakfast preferably at Kaudiyala, at someplace overlooking river Ganges. The drive further provides us opportunity to visit two more Prayags, Rudraprayag and Karanprayag. We stop for lunch at the latter. Finally we make our to Lohajung. We reach Lohajung by evening and retire to the comfort of a guest house.

Day 2: Lohajung to (2,100 m) to Didna (2,500 m) 9 km : 4-5 hours' hike

The first day's hike takes us to the beautiful village of Didna, which is situated at an approximate distance of 9 kms, which lies on the opposite, eastern bank of Neelganga river. After we descend down almost all the way to the river bed below, we climb up the ridge towards village Didna. The trail here is marked by the vivd flora all around and Rhododenderon trees can be seen, identified by their disctinc red flowers. The ridge futher up on the eastern side climbs up to Ali Bugyal, to the North of which is located Bedni Bugyal, our destination for the next day. Overnight in camps.

Day 3: Didna to Bedni Bugyal (3,505 meters) 3-4 hours' hike : 12 km

Today we will trek 11 km to reach the Alpine Meadow of Bedni Bugyal (3350 mts), probably one of the best camping sites in the Garhwal Himalayas. There are two trails from Didna to Ali Bugyal, while one trail climbs up straight, cutting through the steepest slopes, the longer trail with lesser gradient goes around the edge of the ridge. It is this trail that we take. Ali bugyal is a massive meadow with the topmost section going all the way up to 3,520 meters. We cover the length of Ali Bugyal and finally reach Bedni Bugyal further ahead. From Ali Bugyal we get great views of snowcapped mountains. Trishul, a seven thousander peak can be seen in all its magnificence. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.

Day 4 : Bedni Bugyal to Patar Nauchani 3-4 hours' hike :6 km

We begin the day at ease and after breakfast we head up the trail clearly visible from Bedni almost halfway to Patar Nauchani. The entire elevation gain is only up to the topmost section that is already visible to us. After reaching this section we get splendid views of the snowcapped Trishul up ahead and Nanda Ghunti to our left. The trail henceforth descends slightly as we proceed further to Patar Nauchani campsite.

Day 5: Patar Nauchani to Bhagguwa Basa 3 to 4 hours' hike

After breakfast we trek to Bhaguwa Basa. Bhaguwa means flowery park and Basa means place. And rightly the place is full of variety of flowers including the rare Brahma Kamal(state flower of Uttarakhand), a special godly lotus found only between altitudes of 14000 - 15000 ft. Today we will trek 5 km, to reach today's campsite at Bhaguwa Basa. Dinner and overnight in tents.

Day 6 :Bhagguwa Basa to Roopkund Lake (4800 meters) and Back to Bedni Bugyal 9-10 hours' hike 16 km

It is a hard day and by early morning we are at Roopkund (4800 mts). Roopkund is a picturesque and beautiful tourist destination in the Himalayas, located near the base of two Himalayan peaks: Trishul (7120 m) and Nandghungti (6310 m). In the afternoon we trek back to Bedni Bugyal for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 7: Bedni Bugyal to Wan to Lohajung 3 to 5 hours' hike

Today we set out towards Wan and finally drive to Lohajung. The route taken goes through dense forests with plenty of Rhododenderon trees (Buransh), the red flowers of which are used to extract and make a juice. We descend to Gharoli Patal and further down to the bed of a river stream before we begin climbing towards Wan village. This journey will take 3-4 hrs. From Wan we drive to Lohajung which lies 17 km from here. Dinner and overnight in guest-house in Lohajung.

Day 8 : Lohajung to Dehradun 9-10 hours' drive

Today, after breakfast, we return back to Mundoli drive back to Rudraprayag. We visit the confluence of rivers Mandakini and Alaknanda. Continue the journey to Dehradun.

Packing Refuge Based Keep it simple and minimal “A heavy pack is a pack filled with anxiety.” Freud.Keeping your pack weight to a minimum is the key to a successful trek. We recommend people joining any of our treks where you will be sleeping in gites (hostels) or refuges be equipped with the following:

 

Technical equipment Comfortable walking boots or shoes (3 or 4 season)

Walking poles (definitely two) Clothing suggestions

Fleece Waterproof jacket (or big plastic poncho)

Waterproof over trousers

Lightweight puffer jacket for evening comfort in the higher refuges

Warm gloves and hat (for early starts)

Sun hat or peaked cap

Sunglasses

One pair shorts

One pair lightweight walking trousers

Two T-shirts

Good quality walking socks

Other essential items

40 – 60 litre Rucksack

Light weight towel

Waterproof ruck sack cover or waterproof bags to keep your things dry

Sun block for face and lips (Factor 50)

Personal First Aid kit (plasters, Compeed for blisters, paracetamol)

Roll of toilet paper

Water bottle or Platypus type hydration system – 1.5 to 2 litres

Penknife

Head torch for use in refuges

Survival blanket (light foil blanket to keep injured people warm).

Optional items Change of clothing to include:

underwear, tracksuit bottoms, dry shirt, spare socks (think of things that you can wear to both dinner and bed so you don’t need to change)

Camera Paperback novel (light!)

Snack bars/dried fruit/chocolate

Waterproof map case

Ear plugs (there will inevitably be snorers in the refuge)

Buff – good for blocking out light and noise while sleeping, keeping your neck warm, holding your hair etc.

Additional items for Independent Groups

Compass, Altimeter, GPS or Mobile phone with GPS

Day1: Dehradun - Karanprayag - Lohajung

Day 2: Lohajung to (2,100 m) to Didna (2,500 m) 9 km : 4-5 hours' hike

Day 3: Didna to Bedni Bugyal (3,505 meters)

3-4 hours' hike : 12 km

Day 4 : Bedni Bugyal to Patar Nauchani

3-4 hours' hike :6 km

Day 5: Patar Nauchani to Bhagguwa Basa 3 to 4 hours' hike

Day 6 :Bhagguwa Basa to Roopkund Lake (4800 meters) and Back to Bedni Bugyal

9-10 hours' hike 16 km

Day 7: Bedni Bugyal to Wan to Lohajung 3 to 5 hours' hike

Day 8 : Lohajung to Dehradun 9-10 hours' drive

INCLUDED

Food as per menu on the trek.

Forest Camping charges

Safety Equipment

Hiking Equipment

Trek guide,

cook,

helpers

mules for carrying common luggage

Transportation if Specified in Itinerary

Food as per menu on the trek.

Forest Camping charges

Safety Equipment

Hiking Equipment

Trek guide,

cook,

helpers

mules for carrying common luggage

Transportation if Specified in Itinerary

ACTIVITIES

Trekking

Camping

NOT INCLUDED

Meals during road Journey

Any kind of Insurance

Any expense of personal Nature

Any expense not specified in the inclusion

list Carriage of personal laggage during the trek

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Cancellation Policy

If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees. If cancellations are made 15-30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees. If cancellations are made within 0-15 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.

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