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Roopkund

Trek to mysterious Skeleton Lake

Roopkund Lake

June - October

β‚Ή 12499+ 5% GST

“Not all those who wander are lost.”

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+ Rs. 2100.00 Single Accommodation Tent

+ Rs. 2000 Backpack Offloading

+ Rs. 700 Mandatory Insurance

+2000 Transportation from Kathgodam

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There are many picturesque historical sites under the Garhwal Himalayas, as many mysteries are revealed as they are discovered. Scientists, historians, archaeologists, geologists, and curious tourists have been following the footsteps of these places since ancient times to see these fascinating and mysterious places.

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There are many pools and lakes under the high Himalayan region, including the huge snow mountain peaks like Nandakot, Nandaghat, and Trishul on the famous Nandadevi Rajajat Yatra route situated at an altitude of 16200 feet above sea level in the borderless Dewal Vikas Khand in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

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What is so special about Roopkund Lake?

 

Spread amidst the rocks and boulders, the precious gift of nature and unique beauty spot "Roopkund" is a picturesque place is known for its healthy climate, divine, unique mystical form, and panoramic views. It is 150-200 feet (60 to 70 meters long), 500 feet in circumference, and 40 to 50 meters deep green-blue oval ( eye ) lake in the lap of Trishuli peak (24000 feet). Roopkund Lake is a clean and calm beautiful lake.

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The Rupganga stream flows from it. This lake is very popular for its charming shade is the mysterious ancient hell, bones, various tools, clothes, jewellery, utensils, slippers, bones of horses, etc. found around the lake.

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This lake is located near Bedni Bugyal in the Chamoli district near Bageshwar in Uttarakhand. Mt. Trishul has three peaks and these peaks are located on the border of the Chamoli district of the Garhwal region and Bageshwar district of the Kumaon region.

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The altitude of Roopkund Lake

Roopkund Lake is at an altitude of 4600 meters above sea level and the foothills of the Nandaghunti peak, it is always covered with snow. This is the reason, it is also known as 'Himani Lake'. 

 

How to reach Roopkud Lake and Bedni Bugyal?

To reach Roopkund Lake you need to first visit Kathgodam in Uttarakhand. After reaching Kathgodam you can take shared taxis to reach Lohajung.​

 

What is the best time to do Roopkund Lake and Bedni Bugyal Trek?

Summer is known to be as the best time or season to do Roopkund Lake Trek.`

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Day 1:-Kathgodham To Lohajung (220 km/ 8-9 hours drive)

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Start early in the morning from Kathgodam. You can to shared taxis from Kathgodam to Lohajung. The distance from Kathgodam to Lohajung is around 250 km and it will take you around 8-9 hours to reach Lohajung.

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Night Stay: Stay in homestay or camps.
Altitude: 2130 m

 

Day 2:- Lohajung to Didana (5-6 hours/ 12 km Trek)

 

Today you will start your trek early in the morning. You will pass through a mixed forest and you can see a variety of birds and streams. The trek will take around 5-6 hours to complete and reach Didna Camping Site.

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Trek: 12 km
Stay: Camp
Altitude: 2550 m

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Day 3: Didana to Bedni Bugyal Via Ali Bugyal (8-9 hours/ 10 km Trek)

 

Start early in the morning so that you can spend some time in Ali and Bedni Bugyal. Today, you will trek for approximately 6-7 hours and pass through the thick oak forest and alpine meadows of Ali Bugyal and Bedni Bugyal. This is one of the best camping sites in Uttarakhand and you can see the breathtaking view of Mount Trishul.

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You will be staying in tents at the campsite in Bedni Bugyal.

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Trek: 10 km
Stay: Camp
Altitude: 3150 m

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Day 4: Bedni Bugyal – Bhagubasa (6-7 hours/8km)

 

Today you will start your trek early in the morning and will pass through meadows and ridge to reach the Kaluvinayak shrine. From here you can see the majestic view of Chaukhambha, Neelkanth, and Hathi Parvati.

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Trek: 8 km

Stay: Camp
Altitude: 3650 m

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Day 5: Bhagubasa To Roopkund Summit To Bedni Bugyal( 8-9 hours)

 

Today's trek will be a climb to Roopkund Lake. It will take around 5-6 hours to reach Roopkund Lake. You can see Ghunti, Trishul, Nanda, and Chaukhambha Parvat. 

The trail from Bagubassa is prominent as it gradually passes through delightful alpine pasture lands offering magnificent views of the Trishul, Nanda Ghunti and Badrinath peaks. In the later part, the trail becomes steep until you reach the lake. When there is no snow one can see human skeleton remains with flesh attached to it. 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. Later start retracing your steps towards Bedni Bugyal.

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Stay: Camp
Altitude: 4536 m

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Day 6: Bedni Bugyal To Wan( 4-5 hours / 10KM)

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Start your trek early in the morning so that you can spend some time in the beautiful village of Wan.

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Trek: 10 km

Stay: Camp/Homestay
Altitude: 3350 m

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Day 7: Wan To Kathgodam( 8-9 hours / 237KM)

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Drive back to Kathgodam. Your trip ends here.

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Roopkund 6 Nights Package

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Cost Per Person

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β‚Ή 15000 ( 2 - 4 Persons) 

β‚Ή 12499 (5+ Persons) 

β‚Ή 10,700 (7+ Persons)

  • Rain cover

  • Warm clothes

  • Caps

  • Toilet paper & wipes

  • Backpack (50-60l)

  • Water bottle

  • Fleece jackets and thermals

  • Hiking shoes

  • Led torch (with extra batteries)

  • Mosquito & insect repellent

  • Thermal inners

Included in the package

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  • Certified Trek Leaders are provided to you by Walking The Himalayas. 

  • All the trekking essentials like Tents, Sleeping Bags, Gaiters, Crampons, Liners, Cutlery, etc.

  • All the staff members from team Walking The Himalayas are experienced that including Guides, Cooking Staff, Helpers, Porters.

  • We promise our travellers to provide delicious, hygienic & nutritious meals during the trek that includes morning tea, breakfast, lunch, evening snacks & dinner).

  • Fully equipped medical kit, oxygen and safety equipment.

  • All forest permits and camping charges.

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Not included in the package

 

Transport to and from Lohajung – Walking The Himalayas will arrange shared taxis for trekkers. These shared taxis will pick you up from Kathgodam / Haridwar Railway Station or Airport. Taxi from Kathgodam to Lohajung costs around Rs. 6000 - 7000 per taxi and Rs. 9000 - 10000 per tempo one way. So if you are in a group of 6 - 10 persons then a taxi/tempo will cost around 1000 per person for one side.  


Food during transit to and from the base camp – Walking the Himalayas doesn't include meals purchased during the journey to Wan and back.


Backpack offloading charges – If you wish to offload your backpack, there will be an additional charge of Rs. 1,500 - 2000. The backpack cannot weigh more than 9 - 10 kgs. Walking The Himalayas does not allow Suitcases/Strollers/Duffel bags during the trek, so if you are bringing these then you have to take care on your own. These charges can vary for last minute offloading in case you decide to offload your bag after reaching Wan Village (Rs.350 per day inclusive of taxes).
 

Personal expenses - Your trekking package doesn't include any kind of personal expenses. 

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Cancellation

 

If your trek gets called off at the last moment due to a natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rains, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc.) we will not refund your money. Instead of money, Walking The Himalayas will issue a trek voucher for the full amount. You can easily redeem that voucher for the same amount for any of the treks available at the same price. 

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In case you wish to cancel your trek please email us at help@walkingthehimalayas.com

Cancellation charges are based on the total trek fee, irrespective of the amount paid either full or partial.

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The cancellation policy of Walking The Himalayas is based on the original booking time and the original start date of the trek.

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  • If you cancel a trek before 30 days of trek start date and get a full refund after deduction of 1.99% payment processing fee.

  • If you cancel a trek before 15 days of the trek start date and get a refund after a deduction of 20% of the total trek fee.

  • If you cancel a trek before 10 days of the trek start date and get a refund after a deduction of 40% of the total trek fee.

  • If you cancel a trek before 5 days of the trek start date and get a refund after a deduction of 60% of the total trek fee.

  • The Trek fee is non-refundable if you cancel within 4 days before the trek start date.

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Trek cancellation due to weather:

  • In case of an incomplete trek due to weather conditions, you can opt for the same trek again throughout your lifetime on all our fixed departures for the same trek.

  • This attempt only covers the trek fee and will not include any rentals or the transportation amount paid earlier.

  • This is non-transferable.

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