Roop Kund Trek

Roopkund which is situated in the lap of Trishuli Massif, popularly known as the ‘mystery lake’, gets its name from the fact that Human Skeletons and remains of horses are found here from the Paleolithic age. 

This lake is surrounded by rock-strewn glacier and snow clad peaks. The trek of Roopkund passes through lush green grassy land and conifer forest clinging onto the slopes of hills and thereafter winds its way along the Pindar River.

Area: Garhwal, Himachal Pradesh

Altitude: 5020 Meters / 16496 ft.

Duration: 09 days (Approximate) 

Season: August - October end (Approximate)

Grade: Moderate

* Given itinerary is tentative and can be customised as per the client request.

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

Day Two: Haridwar-Mundoli . Arrival in Haridwar by 05.35 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 Three: 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 for 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 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 Four: Bedni Bugyal. Rest day for acclimatization/Exploratory day. Overnight in tents.

Day Five: 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 for 10 km, taking about 4-5 hrs to reach the campsite at Bagubassa. Dinner and overnight in tents.

Day Six: Bagubassa - Roopkund (4450 mts/14600 ft) - Bedni Bugyal . Bhagubasa to Roopkund is easy walking in the flat but in moraines ½ 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 Seven: Bedni Bugyal - Wan (2436 mts/8000 ft) .Retrace your steps towards Wan. This will take 3-4 hrs. Dinner and overnight in tents.

Day Eight: 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 Nine: 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

** Above Itinerary is subjected to change depending upon actual weather conditions.
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