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Roopkund Trek India

 

A trekking enthusiast is always on the lookout for new trekking destinations, which provide a new and unparalleled trekking experience. If there is a single place where experiences of various natures can be had, it has to be the northern part of India. The towering heights of the Himalayas are home to some of the least known and best experienced places, which can be trekked to, all round the year. A lot of these places are mystical and seem to be straight from the books of fantasies. Roopkund Lake in the Himalayas is one such mystical place, which is full of mystery and questions.

 

The Roopkund lake trek is for the experienced trekkers predominantly, and asks them to trek to the higher reaches of the mighty Himalayan peaks. But if the trekkers are ready to take this effort to head this high, there is indeed a treasure awaiting them – the treasure of witnessing some once in a lifetime experiences. These include gazing on towering heights, snowcapped peaks, streams, thick pine forest and the crown jewel itself – the mysterious lake of Roopkund. The lake is one of it’s kind in the world, and is surrounded with and full of skeletons from an unknown source and time. NatGeo did a special feature on the lake and showcased a researcher’s work from 1942 that tied these skeletons to AD936. The skeletons are supposed to be of a group of pilgrims who apparently were stuck in a torrential hailstorm, which killed almost all of them.

 

The trek is covered predominantly in the higher reaches of the mountains and hence requires assisting oxygen cylinders and conservation means. The trek can only be approached to during two months of the year – once post the monsoons (September and October) and once post the winters (May and June).

 

DAY 1: Report In Lohajung by Evening. Check into Guest House

On this day you have to report in Lohajung Main Market. You will check into your rooms. Rooms will be on sharing basis. Team introduction before dinner. After early dinner retire to bed.


* In case you wish to join from Haldwani to Haldwani or Delhi to Delhi, you can select accordingly while booking your trek.

 

DAY 2 : Lohajung to Ali Bugyal ( 7.5 Kms )

Initially a parallel walk along Neelganga river. After crossing the river by a metal bridge near Kuling there is a steep climb to Ali Bugyal. The route is via village Didina & passes through dense forest till we reach Ali Bugyal. The view starts opening up once we reach Ali bugyal. Camp on the lush green meadows of Ali.

 

DAY 3: Ali Bugyal to Patar Nachauni (8 Kms)

Today we cross through twin bugyals of Ali & Bedni. The trek is easy with long but gradual climbs. The meadows are one of the best in country.

 

DAY 4: Patar Nachauni to Bhagwabasa (3 Kms)

Distance wise the trek is not very long today. There is only one steep climb upto kalua Vinayak. From kalua Vinayak the trail is downhill upto Bhgwabasa camps. We reach Bhagwabasa camps by early afternoon. Bhagwabasa is at the base of Roopkund lake.

 

DAY 5 : Bhagwabasa to Roopkund & return to Bedni Bugyal(14 Kms )

Roopkund is a 4 km gradually up-hill climb from Bhagwabasa with some steep climb towards the end of the trail. If weather permits we will trek to Junargali which is just 250 ft up from Roopkund. The famous peaks visible from here are Kedarnath, Chaukhamba, Neelkantha, Trishul & Nanda Ghunti. After spending some time around we will head back to Bedni Bugyal.

 

DAY 6: Bedni Bugyal to Lohajung (6.5 Kms trek & 11 Kms road)

Break camps early & head towards Wan . In Wan our vehicle will be waiting to pick us up. Drive up to Lohajung. Check into your Guest House in Lohajung. Trip end here. You may plan your return the next day on your own.

 

DAY 7 : Lohajung to Kathgodam by Road

For those who have booked their return travel with us, vehicle will be ready early morning. Board this vehicle for Haldwani.

 

 

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