Roop kund Trek

Roopkund, situated at an altitude of 5029 m in the district of Chamoli in Garhwal, is often called a mystery lake. Situated in the lap of the Trishul Massif, the Roopkund Trek is hidden below a crest on the edge of the Nanda Devi Sanctuary.Roopkund Trek is famous for the mysterious shallow lake of about 2 meters with the edges covered with snow almost throughout the year and came into limelight when a large number of human skeletons and remains of horses were discovered there. With various theories claiming that the bones belonged to a party of pilgrims on a yatra to Homkund who got killed in a landslide. The other is that they are the remains of soldiers who had been on a mission to Tibet.

The Trek to Roopkund passes through lush green grassy land and conifer forests which cling into the slope of hills. The trek thereafter winds its way along the river. During Roopkund Trekking one can enjoy the view of Himalayan peaks Trishul, Nanda Ghunti and Badrinath. Bedni Bugyal and Bhagwawasa are the most beautiful places in this trek. Roopkund Trekking gives a beautiful experience to the adventure seekers in the shadow of the giant Nanda Ghungti (6310 m), Changabang (6864 m) and Trishul (7120 m) peaks. The trek passes through far-flung villages, forests and flower clad meadows.

The best time to visit the Roopkund Trek is from last week of August to last week of October. The starting point of the trek is lohajung, easily approached by motor from Almora. Roopkund can also be reached by ghat, connected by a motorable road with Nanda Prayag situated on the main highway of Badrinath.

High-up in the Himalayas, the Roopkund Trek is surrounded by rock-strewn glacier and snow clad peaks, is a marvelous sight. This mystifying Lake is nestled amidst panoramic scenic views.
Duration : 8 Night / 9 Days Package

Day 01 : Delhi - Haridwar
Board Dehradun Nizamuddin AC Special Train for Haridwar at 23:30 hrs from Nizamuddin Railway Station. Overnight Journey.

Day 02 : Haridwar - Mundoli
Arrival in Haridwar by 0535 hrs and from here drive to Mundoli (240 km/8-9 hrs) via Dev Prayag, Rudra Prayag and Karanprayag. Arrival at Mundoli by evening. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.

Day 03 : Mundoli - Wan - Bedni Bugyal (3350 mts/11000 ft)
In the morning drive 10 kms to Wan, which is the road head for the trek. Today we will trek 11 km (5-6 hrs) to reach Bedni Bugyal, probably one of the best camping sites in the Garhwal Himalayas. Dinner and overnight stay in tents. Bedni Bugyal: Bedni Bugyal is a charming green meadow adorned with flowers in a spell binding varieties, in full bloom. There is a small lake situated in the midst of the meadow, where Tarpans are offered by the devotees. Situated nearby is a small temple where the devotees pay there obeisance, during their halt at Bedni Bugyal.

Day 04 : Bedni Bugyal
Rest day for acclimatization/Exploratory day. Overnight in tents.

Day 05 : Bedni Bugyal - Bagubassa (4100 mts/13450 ft)
After breakfast trek to Bagubassa. Bagua means flowery park and Basa means place. And rightly the place was full of variety of flowers including the rare Bhram Kamal, a special godly lotus found at only and between the altitudes of 14000 - 15000 ft. Today we will trek 10 km, taking about 4-5 hrs to reach today's campsite at Bagubassa. Dinner and overnight in tents.

Day 06 : Bagubassa - Roopkund (4450 mts/14600 ft) - Bedni Bugyal
Bhagubasa to Roopkund is easy walking in the flat but in morens hour climbing with same view as last day. (4-5 hours). Kaluka Vinayak (pass) descending till to patar nachwani. The trek to Roopkund passes through delightful alpine pasture lands and snow fields, offering magnificent views of the Trisul, Nanda Ghunti, Badrinath peaks when the snow melts, human and equine skeletons remains can be seen. Some of them with flesh attached. These remains have been preserved in the alpine condition for centuries. It is believed that these are the remains of about 300 persons who died about 500 -600 years ago. In the afternoon trek back to Bedni Bugyal for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 07 : Bedni Bugyal - Wan (2436 mts/8000 ft)
Retrace your steps towards Wan. This will take 3-4 hrs. Dinner and overnight in tents.

Day 08 : Wan - Rishikesh (2200 mts /7200 ft)
After an early breakfast drive to Rishikesh. Lunch enroute. Arrival at Rishikesh by evening. Upon arrival check into hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 09: Rishikesh - Haridwar - Delhi
After breakfast depart for Haridwar to catch same train at 10:30 hrs to reach Delhi. Arrival at Delhi by 14:30 hrs.

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