This high altitude lake (4600m) lies in the lap of Trishul massif. A shallow lake, Roopkund has attracted attention by having human skeletal remains easily visible at its bottom. There are many theories and opinions, from purely spiritual to purely scientific ones, which explain the existence of these skeletons, which date back to 14th century AD. Marked by typical Garhwali villages busy in their own way and the extensive meadows this trek is special.
ROOPKUND TRIP ITINERARY
DAY 01: Rishikesh/Lohajung(2320m),Drive 8-9 Hrs,Overnight Guest House.
Moring after breakfast drive to Lohajung. the entire drive today is along the Ganga.Alaknanda and Pindari river.we stop at Deoparyag the historical town situated on the bank of for the famous confluence of Bhagirathi and Alaknanda river.we stop at Rudraparyag for lunch.after lunch we drive along the Pindari river.Arrive Lohajung and check in guest house. meals and overnight guest house.
DAY 02:Lojung/Didna Village Trek 5-6 Hrs,Overnight Camp.
Morning after breakfast trek to Didna village, Sanitary works Architecture and design Astrakhan Walk down diagnolly across to the valley of the Bedni Ganga. Cross over to the other side of the valley and climb past the village of Didna through thick forests of pine, rhododendron, and oak to reach the camp site and camp. Meals and overnight camp.
DAY 03:Didna Village/Ali Bugyal/BedniBugyal(3650mt),Trek 6-7 Hr,Overnight Camp.
Morning after breakfast trek to Bednibugyal, The trail now follows the ridge with lovely views of towering summits of Chaukhamba, Neelkanth and Kedarnath on one hand and the picture postcard views of the villages of Wan, Didna and Kuling on the other side. A climb through a rhododendron forest takes us to the meadows of Ali Bugyal rolling on to join equally magnificent meadows of Bedni Bugyal, Arrive and camp. Meals and overnight camp.
DAY04:BedniBugyal/BhaguBasa(4100mt),Trek 5-6 Hrs.Overnight Camp.
Morning after breakfast trek up to Bhagubasa. The trail climbs up to the Pathar Nachauni ridge to get closer views of Trisul, Nanda Ghunti, Neelkanth, and Chaukhamba. A steep zigzag brings us to the caves of Bhagubasa where one can find some rock shelters which are used by the pilgrims. Arriv Bhagubasa and camp, Meals and overnight camp.
DAY 05: BhaguBasa/Roopkund/BedniBugyal(4850mt),Trek 6-7 Hrs,Overnight Camp
After an early morniong breakfast climb the steep zig-zag and narrow trail leading to the Skeleton lake of Roopkund (4850m). If the snow cover is not too thick, one would find the skeletal remains of the humans and horses dating back to 13th century. A steep walk up from here to the ridge gives a close up view of Trisul and Nanda Ghunti. Return all the way down to camp at Bedni Bugyal. Meals and overnight stay camp.
DAY06:BedniBugyal/WanVillage/Lohajung(2320mt),Trek 6-7Hrs,Overnight Camp:
Morning after breakfast trek down to wan. Descend steeply through the forests of Pine, rhododendron and oak to reach the valley floor. Cross over and climb to the village of Wan(2440m). Later easy walking gradual decending around 3 hour and 1and ½ hour steep climbing to Lohajung pass. Arrive Lohagung, Meals and overnight guest house.
DAY 07: Lohajung/Rishikesh,drive 8-9 Hrs
An early breakfast we take early car to Rishikesh, We stop at Rudraparyag for lunch. Arrive Rishikesh.Tour terminates upon arrival at Rishikesh