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Duration
09 Days / 08 Nights
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Tour Type
Adventure Tour
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Group Size
10 People
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Tour Guide
02 People
Roopkund Trek

Roopkund Trek

Introduction: Nestled in the majestic Himalayas, the Roopkund Trek is a thrilling expedition that beckons trekkers from all around the world. This high-altitude trek takes adventurers through ancient forests, picturesque meadows, and rugged mountain terrain, leading to the enigmatic Roopkund Lake, also known as the Skeleton Lake. The journey offers a perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural experiences, and a touch of mystery that makes it a memorable and sought-after trekking destination.

Highlights:

  1. Enchanting Landscapes: The Roopkund Trek offers an array of stunning landscapes, from dense oak and rhododendron forests to vast meadows adorned with colorful alpine flowers. As trekkers ascend, they are greeted with panoramic views of snow-capped peaks, including Trishul, Nanda Ghunti, and Chaukhamba, providing an awe-inspiring backdrop throughout the journey.
  2. Roopkund Lake – The Mysterious Skeleton Lake: The main highlight of the trek is the Roopkund Lake, a glacial lake situated at an altitude of approximately 16,000 feet (4,876 meters). The lake is surrounded by snow-covered mountains and is famous for the hundreds of human skeletons that are visible at its bottom during the summer months when the snow melts. The origin of these skeletons has been a subject of intrigue and research for many years, making the lake a place of mystery and curiosity.
  3. Bedni Bugyal and Ali Bugyal: These twin meadows are considered among the most beautiful in Uttarakhand. Bedni Bugyal, in particular, is renowned for its lush greenery and colorful flowers that bloom during the spring and summer months. The vast expanse of the meadows against the backdrop of towering mountains is a sight to behold and provides ample opportunities for photography and relaxation.
  4. Bhagwabasa: A significant stop on the trek, Bhagwabasa is the last camping site before reaching Roopkund Lake. The landscape here is desolate and rugged, with no vegetation. Trekkers can witness the striking contrast of rocky terrain against the pristine white of snow, providing a sense of isolation and adventure.
  5. Cultural Immersion: Along the journey, trekkers get a chance to interact with the local communities residing in the villages of Lohajung, Wan, and others. The locals are warm, friendly, and their simple way of life adds a unique charm to the trek. You can also experience their rich culture, traditions, and taste the delicious local cuisine.

Difficulty Level: The Roopkund Trek is considered a moderate to difficult trek, suitable for both beginners with some prior trekking experience and experienced trekkers. The trail involves steep ascents and descents, rocky terrain, and high altitudes. Proper physical fitness and acclimatization are crucial for a safe and enjoyable trek.

Best Time to Visit: The ideal time for the Roopkund Trek is during the summer months of May to June and September to October, when the weather is pleasant, and the trail is accessible. During the monsoon season (July to August), the region experiences heavy rainfall, and the trekking route can be slippery and hazardous.

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