SELF – DISCOVERY “ROOPKUND TREK”
Travel Concept for Adventure lover to experience nature’s challenge while trekking. Especially designed self-discovevry Roopkund trek for nature’s lover to explore the most popular trek of Kumaon region. Visit the mysterious lake of Uttarakhand.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Moderate
Group Size Medium Group
The Garhwal region of Uttarakhand has some of the most popular trek in the Himalayas. The high pass of Roopkund Trek offers some of the finest views of the peaks of Garhwal Himalayas. Roopkund is considered a mysterious lake- the large number of skeletons (as many as 200, according to some estimates) in the bed of the lake and its vicinity continue to puzzle visitors.
Best Season: May To October
Trip Type: Trekking
Altitude: 15,700 feet
Trekking distance: 50 kms approx
Type of accommodation: Tents/ Camp
Food: Breakfast/ dinner, Nutritious food for trekking
Weather report :
In Summer, 20 to 24 degree during day and 5 to 10 degree during night
In winters, 10 to 15 degree during day and 0 to 5 degrees during night
- 06 Night’s accommodation on twin sharing basis
- Accommodation. (Guest house, Home stay, Camping)
- Meals while on trek (Himalayan Veg food )
- Trek equipments (Sleeping bag, mattress, Kitchen & dinning tent, crampon, utensils, tent)
- All necessary permits and entry fees.
- First aid medical kits, stretcher and oxygen cylinder.
- Mountaineering qualified & professional trek Leader, Locals and Support staff.
- Transport from Kathgodam to Lohajung and return.
- Transportation from your respective destination to Kathgodam.
- Any kind of personal expenses or optional tours/ extra meals ordered. Anything not specifically mentioned under the prices include.
- Tips, Insurance, Laundry, Phone Calls any kind of drinks. Optional activities like Rafting.
Kathgodam to Lohajung(Alt. – 7,660 ft./210 km/10-11 hrs)
Pick up from 6:30 am at the parking of Kathgodam Railway Station. In journey to Lohajung, cruising along the Kosi river, glimpse of the snow capped mountains that comes closer and closer. Moving through the narrow hills road you will reach Lohajung. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to Guest house relax for some time. Then there will be an introduction session of trekking team and briefing about next day trekking. In the evening explore Lohajung, small Butvery beautiful village. Overnight stay at Lohajung.
Lohajung to Didna Village(Alt.– 7,660 to 8,530ft 6km/07 hrs)
Difficulty level –Difficult Water sources – Carry minimum 3 litres of water or you can refill your water bottles at Ruanbagad bridge from Neel Ganga River. Wake up early morning grab a hot drink Chai. Have breakfast and start your trek to Dina Village, from where snow capped mountain is easily visible. Dina is a small village where 30 family lives but the tranquility of nature at it’s best. Overnight stay in camp.
Didna village to Bedni Bugyal via Ali Bugyal(Alt.– 8,530 to 11,320ft /10.5km/08 hrs)
Difficulty level – Easiest Water sources – Carry minimum 3 liters of water or you can refill your water bottles at Tolpani that is the last point for drinking water. Wake up early morning have your breakfast. Start your trek to BedniBugyal. Trek in steep till we reach Ali Bugyal, it is the largest Meadows in south Asia at Ali Bugyal. There will be a halt of half an hour, click pictures and relax. After relaxing again start your trek towards Bedni Bugyal. You get breathless very soon and sometimes even feel dizzy. This would be okay if you did not have to do the Roopkund climb the next day. Most folks climb this section like any other climb and find it difficult to acclimatize to the Roopkund altitude later on. Treat this section as the most crucial bit of your trek. BedniBugyal is the place where you can find green grass ground. Also you can have the view of Mount Trishual. It is the good place to Camp and sweeping views. Overnight stay in camp.
Bedni Bugyal to Patar Nachuni via Kalu Vinayak and Bhagwabasa(Alt.– 11,320 to 12,818 ft /6km/07-08 hrs)
Difficulty level –Difficult Water sources – Carry sufficient water Wake up early have your breakfast Leave camping site of BedniBugyal. After that there are sections of mild ascent till we reach PatarNachauni, situated at the foot hill of the mountain at the top of which lies the temple of KaluaVinayak. Overnight stay in Camp.
Bhagwabasa to Roopkund to PatarNachauni. (Alt.– 14,117 to 15,117 ft/10km/08-09 hrs)
Difficulty level –Difficult Water sources – Carry minimum 3 l of water Wake up early have your breakfast. Leave Camp early the sooner the better. The zig-zag trails make you gain height very rapidly. Climb this section very slowly. There really is no hurry and even if you are the slowest in the team. Take 10 minutes break every 15 minutes. This is a crucial height where most trekkers feel the thinness in the air. You need to climb up to Roopkund while the snow is still hard. In the mid morning the snow becomes soft and your feet start sinking in. You want to avoid this. There is plenty of snow even in the middy. Most interesting part is in Aug, Sept & Oct when you can see skeleton but no snow. In May and Jun snow will be there but can not see the skeleton. Overnight stay in Camp.
Patar Nachauni to Lohajung and wan(Alt.– 12,818 to 7,667 ft /15km/09-10 hrs)
Difficulty level –Decent Water sources – Carry sufficient water Wake up early morning have your breakfast. Start your descent trek to the bottom of the valley where river Neel Ganga welcomes us. From the river it is a half an hour uphill trek up to Wan. From Wan village its further one and half hour downhill upto KasarBagad which is the road head. Then board a vehicle from here and reach to Lohajung. Upon arrival, check-in to the guest house. Overnight stay at Lahajung.
Lohajung and wan to Kathgodam.
Wake up early morning have your breakfast Drive up to Kathgodam. On the way to Kathgodam at Kausani you can buy herbal tea and some souvenir. Drop Lohajung to kathgodam railway station by cab or similar. Trip and services ends here.
If you are planning for trekking at that time you need a check-list which you can follow at the time of bag pack
- Complete Research: The first step is the most important one as 100 things can go wrong during your trip and you have to be ready to handle each and every situation. So make a complete research like if you have to carry cutlery or not, type of stay and many other things.
- Test your fitness: In a journey there are many points where you feel sick so much. Be always prepared for every situation during trekking. You always have to prepare for freezing cold, acute mountain sickness. There are some place where there is shortage of oxygen at such a great heights will test your limit, time to prove how fit you are. You need lot of energy at the time of trekking. If you will feel now you can’t handle all the things, need not to think like this be mentally prepared. Also I would recommend you to do some stamina building activities.
- Number of days: Take some extra days, as you can’t trust on weather as any time you can face landslides, heavy rainfall, uncertain climate change and you have to stay there only without any option. So take some extra days also, don’t forget to have day off at some place to celebrate your success, Cheer up as its dream that comes true.
- Documents you must carry: Before going there you need to carry following documents like one photo ID- card.
- Clothes and accessories: As the weather can change any time you need to carry warm clothes and the following things
- Saddle bags/ Magnetic tank bag/ Luggage carrier
- Wind-cheaters, Jackets and pullovers
- Flashlight with extra batteries
- Shoes with good grip, extra pair of socks,
- Sunglasses, caps or hats, sunscreen lotion and insect repellents
- Personal toiletries
- Water bottles etc
- First aid
- Bagpack and Daypack with comfortable straps and rain covers.
- Water bottles and high energy packaged food.
- Flashlight and headtorch.
- High ankle trekking shoes.
- Ropes and sticks.
- Wind and Water proof jackets and pants.
- Woolen sweaters.
- Thermal inners.
- Cotton tshirts.
- Trek pants.
- Woolen caps and mufflers.
- Woolen and cotton socks.
- Waterproof and woolen gloves.
- Soap and washes
- Sunscreen cream and Moisturizer
- Antibacterial powder
- Toothbrush and toothpaste
- Toilet Paper & wipes
- Quick dry towel
- Medicines like Paracetamol, Aspirin, Ciplox, Nimesulide, Citrizine, Benocide etc. (consult a doctor)
- Ointment like Moov or Volini.
- Anti-rash creams like Betnove
DON’T FOR TREK
- Don’t take valuable articles with you
- Don’t leave your garbage at camp site, take back all that you carry
- Don’t play music on your mobile, this disturbs Jungle silence
- Don’t take any shortcuts since that may cause you & others lot of trouble
- Don’t take alcoholic drinks, this can cause serious accident
- Don’t smoke, this too can cause Jungle fires as well as animals will run away due to strong smell
- Don’t wear flashy clothes, put one which matches natural colours
DOES FOR TREK
- Study the location map and collect information from senior members or internet about the place
- Be a good team member, listen to what trek leader says
- Maintain discipline
- Observe for pugmarks
- Itinerary is subject to change due to enough accumulation/ volume of snow on the trek at higher camps and other natural calamities & circumstances. In this condition, optional routes itinerary will be given/followed at the happening point.
- In case of changes in routes and properties, company will accept no liability but make arrangements for substitution of equal measure.
- In case of accident, illness, injury or miss happening, Company will accept no liability or its staff wholly or partially, responsible for the same.
- In case of Loss or Damage of equipment issued participant has to pay the cost for the same.
Please note that this is an outdoor and adventure trip and to enjoy such trips, one requires being reasonably fit both physically and mentally, along with a previous experience of outdoors. On the other side the trips are carried out in some of the most amazing and extraordinary locations and in very special times such as winter and at the same time they do provide a bit of challenge to our endurance, fitness and our ability to cope with some adverse conditions. Though we will provide the best equipment and manpower, and do our best to leave no stone unturned. But still before taking up this trip we want to make very clear that nothing is certain in trips like this. Such as bad weather and cold and other logistical uncertainties such as power cut and water supply cut etc. Though we will try to do our best to provide water by buckets and lights by solar batteries etc. but still before signing up one should be experienced enough to carry himself or herself in outdoor conditions and well aware of these uncertainties and hence cooperate if any such situation arises due to the reasons beyond human control.
As the services to be provided are booked several months in advance, cancellation of such services are marked for a particular departure results in the Company losing money depending upon the time of cancellation to the Supplier. Therefore any cancellation of tour / services booked will attract cancellation charges as specified by the company.
30 days before departure date - 25% of tour cost
29-14 days before departure date - 50% of tour cost
13-7 days before departure date - 60% of tour cost
6-2 days before departure date - 75% of tour cost
48 hours prior to tour departure - 100% of tour cost