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Roopkund Trek

Uttarakhand,Uttarakhand
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Overview

If you’re trekking in India, the Roopkund trek is a must-do! It’s got everything going for it. Deep virgin forests, gurgling brooks, breath-taking campsites, miles of undulating meadows, snow and ice and the taste of a great adventure as you climb from 8,000 ft to 16,000 ft in six days.

Roopkund Trek, perhaps the most popular trek in India, is almost picture-perfect. The Roopkund trail climbs out of splendid dark forests suddenly bursting into Ali and Bedni Bugyal, arguably India’s most beautiful high altitude meadows. Out of the meadows, the trail quickly gets into terrific alpine stretches.

Trek Info

Trail Type : Circle trail | Camping in various locations, starting and ending at the same point.

Rail Head : Kathgodam

Airport :Jolly grant Airport - Dehradoon

Base Camp :Lohajung

Best Season :May | June | September | October

Service From :Lohajung to Lohajung

Meals :Veg

Stay :Guesthouse / Camping tent

Region :Uttarakhand

Duration :8 Days

Grade :Moderate

Maximum Altitude :16000 Ft

Approx Trekking KM :54 Km

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Itinerary

(Uttarakhand To Uttarakhand)
1
Day :1 Pickup to you from Kathgodam railway station – Drive to Lohajung village | Total distance – 210 km – 9/10 Hours journey
    Our vehicle picks you up from Kathgodam Railway station and en routes to Lohajung, the journey is of 9/10 hours.Have your breakfast and lunch on the way. We will go through the region of Kumaon and valleys of Shivalik mountain ranges. The road takes you through picturesque places with beautiful forests and curves with mountain views in the backdrop. Temperature is mostly cold here as we gain height while going upwards and it is rainy and foggy most of the time. Dinner and overnight stay in a hotel or home stay
2
Day :2 Trek from Lohajung to via Wan to Ghairoli Patal | Trek Distance – 5.5 km – 4/5 Hours
    After having breakfast your trek begins, you will be moving towards Wan Wan is a small village with few people living there, this place looks peaceful. You can spot variety of birds here, the climate is invigorating; you can feel the freshness in the air. Take a break here after your break ascends to the village, the trail is narrow which takes you through houses and pasturelands to a small stream, the water in this stream comes from Neel Ganga. The trail is through the evergreen alpine forest. Reach the top of the ridge it will take two hours to reach there, the views from here are entrancing and magnificent, you will see open lands on the lap of the mountains. Reach your destination Ghairoli Patal you will reach there through dense forest, the campsite looks alluring, set up your camps in the desired area, hot lunch will be served dinner and overnight stay in tents.
3
Day :3 Trek from Ghairoli Patal to Ali Bugyal and Back to Ghairoli Patal
    Acclimatization day . We will be visiting Ali Bugyal today
4
Day :4 Trek from Ghairoli Patal to Patar Nachauni via Bedani Bugyal | 11 km trek
    The trail to Patar Nachauni climbs out of the Bedni campsite in a gradual, easy meander. From Bedni bugyal, you can follow it with your eye for 3 km before it disappears into a saddle in the mountain. When you cross the saddle, the trek exposes you to the other side of the ridge. The scenery is differently mesmerizing. For the first time, you also see remnants of the winter snow on the mountain flanks (on the other side).
5
Day :5 Trek from Patar Nachauni to Bhagwabhasa via Kalu Vinayak | 5 km – 5/6 Hours
    After breakfast, start your trek to Bhagwabhasa (14,126 feet), it is a 6km long trek, and it takes 5 to 6 hours to reach there. The story behind this place is dancers were converted into stones because goddess Nanda cursed them. Patthar- stone Nachauni- dancers. Walk towards Bhagwabhasa and the same trail will take you to Kalu Vinayak temple, to reach the temple you have to trek 2kms by gaining 200ft altitude. The path isn’t easy, it is uneven and zig-zag in shape so walk carefully because a single mistake can be very dangerous, this climb is worth your every effort because the top will mesmerize you. It is very windy there because the altitude increases, oxygen decreases at this level, take breaks and drink water while ascending. Kalu Vinayak - The temple has a traditional design and made of stones but it looks beautiful and unique. You can feel spiritualty in the atmosphere there. Visiting a temple at such a high altitude is very interesting and people who love to explore can only understand this. When you reach the temple from there you can see Roopkund the place which you are going to visit the next day and your final destination. Also, The view of glittering beautiful amongst all Mt. Trishul on one side and Nandaghunti on the other. Now, follow the trail which not leveled, it will take you to Bhaguabasa which is 1 km away from here. The trail is rocky and is not easy to cross, take breaks and continue walking reach Bhaguabasa, the place is a barren piece of land but during monsoon, flowers bloom in this region. Set up your tents there and dinner and overnight stay in tents.
6
Day :6 Trek from Bhagwabasa to Roopkund (15,756 feet), further Junargali Top (16,156 feet). Return to Patar Nachauni
    Early morning we will provide hot tea or coffee then we will leave for Roopkund with packed breakfast because in the morning you can have a clear view of the mountains and later they get covered by the clouds. Today's trek to Roopkund is difficult ascending and 400 meters to Junargali Dhar Top summit (5029 meters). Roopkund is a glacial lake at high altitude also known as “Mystery Lake” because the human skeletons from ancient times are found here and can be seen inside the lake when the ice melts. You can spot those skeleton on the edge of the lake, you will be lucky enough if you spot them. After a steep climb, you will see Nanda Devi temple visit that temple from there you can get scenic views,click pictures spend time there and if the weather is good you can visit Junargali Top which is (16,000 feet) when you reach top it is very windy there, You will be amazed while standing at Junargali top, the sense of confidence you will feel would be one of the best feeling. Now return to Patar Nachauni you have to go through Bhagwabhasa the descend is more difficult because while ascending trail was steep and the trail becomes thrilling while coming down, Spend your time in peace and relax your body and mind. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
7
Day :7 Trek from Patthar Nachauni to Lohajung via Bedni and Wan and back to Lohajung | 15 km – 8/9 Hours trek
    Today is the last day of your trek so cherish these moments and move towards Lohajung. The trail is through the dense forest there are big and thick trees, this place is rich in flora and fauna. At Wan village, A famous temple of Latu Devta in which there is puja organized by the villagers. You can visit this temple or take a break here. Descend and you will enter a forest region and there are trees all around. Then reach the banks of river Neel Ganga continue walking and visit a wan village, It is a small village surrounded by mountains and from there back to Lohajung by Taxi. Dinner and overnight stay at tourist guest house.
8
Day :8 Drive from Lohajung village to Kathgodam Railway station | 210 km – 8/9 Hours journey
    Depart for Kathgodam and reach the Railway station by 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm.

Inclusions

1. Meals while on trek (Veg.).

2. All necessary entry fees and permits.

3. Accommodation:- Guest house / Camping during Trek.

4. Mountaineering qualified & professional trek Leader, guide, cook, and Support staff.

5. First aid medical kits, stretcher, and oxygen cylinder.

6. Trek equipment: Sleeping bag, mattress, tent, kitchen & dining tent, toilet tent, utensils, and crampon (if required)

7. Staff Insurance.

8. Porters/mules to carry central equipment.

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Exclusions

1. Any kind of personal expenses.

2. Food during transit.

3. Mules or porters to carry personal luggage.

4. Insurance.

5. Transport (Non Ac)

6. Any kind of emergency evacuation charges

7. 5% GST

8.Any expense incurred or loss cost by reasons beyond our control such as bad weather, natural calamities (landslides, floods), flight delays/rescheduling/ cancellations, any accidents/medical evacuations, riots/strikes/war/pandemics etc.

9. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head.

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What to carry

  1. Trekking shoes: A good pair of trekking shoes is essential for a comfortable and safe trek. Look for shoes that are sturdy, provide good ankle support, and have a good grip on different types of terrain.
  2. Backpack with rain cover (50-60 ltr): A backpack is necessary to carry all your gear. Make sure it's the right size for your trek, and comes with a rain cover to keep your belongings dry in case of rain.
  3. Thermals (upper and lower): Thermals are lightweight and comfortable base layers that help regulate your body temperature in cold weather. Bring both upper and lower thermals to keep warm.
  4. 3 T-shirts (advisable quick dry): Choose quick-drying T-shirts made from breathable and moisture-wicking materials. This will help keep you cool and dry during your trek.
  5. 2 trek pants: Choose lightweight and comfortable trek pants that are easy to move in and can dry quickly if wet.
  6. Jacket (-10 degrees): A warm jacket is essential for cold weather. Choose a jacket that is waterproof and windproof, and provides good insulation.
  7. Fleece or hood (2): Fleece jackets or hoodies are great mid-layer options to keep warm. Bring at least two, as they can also be used as an extra layer at night.
  8. Sunglasses (UV protected): Protect your eyes from the sun's harmful UV rays with sunglasses that are designed for outdoor activities.
  9. Sun cap: A sun cap or hat with a brim will protect your face and neck from the sun.
  10. Hand gloves: Bring a pair of lightweight gloves to keep your hands warm and protected from wind and sunburn.
  11. Woolen cap: A woolen cap will keep your head and ears warm at night or in cold weather.
  12. Socks (3 pairs min): Bring at least three pairs of good quality socks that are moisture-wicking and provide good cushioning and support for your feet.
  13. Headlamp: A headlamp will come in handy if you're hiking in low-light conditions or need to find your way in the dark.
  14. Trekking pole (if needed): Trekking poles can help reduce strain on your legs and provide additional support on steep terrain.
  15. Rain cover\poncho: A rain cover or poncho will keep you and your gear dry during unexpected rain showers.
  16. Day pack (if you plan to offload your bag): If you plan to offload your backpack during the trek, bring a smaller day pack to carry essentials like water, snacks, and a first aid kit.
  17. A toiletry kit: Bring a small kit with personal hygiene items, such as a toothbrush and toothpaste, wet wipes, hand sanitizer, and toilet paper.
  18. Lunchbox, cup, spoon: If you plan to bring your own food, bring a lunchbox, cup, and spoon to carry and eat your meals.
  19. 2 one-liter bottles: Staying hydrated is crucial, so bring at least two one-liter bottles to carry water.
  20. 2-3 plastic covers to keep your wet or used clothes: Plastic bags are useful for keeping wet or dirty clothes separate from the rest of your belongings. They can also be used to pack out any trash or waste you generate during the trek.
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How to reach

Kathgodam station is among the major stations within the district, existed for a long time. It is connected to a variety of places, which are Lucknow, Delhi, and Howrah. Train tickets from Delhi to Kathgodam via train will cost you around the price of Rs. 150 for a sleeper second class ticket, and the price is Rs. 400 for the third sleeper ticket. It is crucial to reserve the tickets at minimum one month ahead because this type of ticket is always highly sought-after.

By Train :-

From Delhi go to The Ranikhet Express (5014) Dep. Delhi at 10:40pm and arrive Kathgodam at 5:55am (Overnight journey) and it’s the Uttar sampark kranti (5035) Dep. Delhi at 4:45pm. Arrival Kathgodam at 10:40 pm (6 hrs.40min.Journey)

From Dehardun Take from Dehardun the Doon Express (4120) Dep. Dehardun by 10:30 pm, arriving Kathgodam at 7:10 midnight (8hrs.journey)

By Bus :-

Regular buses operate departing from ISBT Delhi Anand Vihar station to Kathgodam. Buses heading to Nainital stop in Haldwani, which happens to be a twin city of Kathgodham (8 hours. Journey).
The majority of buses drop you off at Haldwani bus stop. From there, you must travel close to Kathgodham Railway Station which is only 4 km away.
Its Tata Sumo or similar vehicles will take you to Kathgodham Railway Station at 6:00am.
We suggest that you use only government buses to ISBT Anand Vihar. Private buses depart from outside ISBT , and they’re not trustworthy.

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Cancellation policy

Life is unpredictable and we understand sometimes you have to cancel or change your trip dates and it is our endeavour to make it as easy possible for you. However, please understand we plan everything including guide fees, permits, accommodation and ration in advance. Therefore any cancellation means inconvenience and certain losses to the people involved in various stages of programme. Keeping that in mind, our cancellation charges are as below-

Cancellation prior to 30 days from start of the event: Get monetary refund with 15% of cancellation charges on trek fee.

Cancellation between 30 days and 15 days to the start of event: 50% on trek fee is non refundable and the remaining 50 % will be given as cash voucher which is valid for 1 year.

Cancellation less than 15 days to the start of event: No refund.

Please note cancellation will be only accepted by email.

Note: The Himalayan Daredevils reserves the right to cancel a programme before departure in the event of logistical problems arriving due to natural calamities, strikes, wars on any other circumstances that makes the event inadvisable. In this case, we will refund 50% of the event fees.

Itinerary changes & trip delays:

We plan itineraries based on the information at the time of planning and in rare circumstances, there are subject to change. In the event that the itinerary is changes or delayed due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather conditions, transportation delays, government intervention, landslides etc. We will always aim to give you the best experience possible. However The Himalayan Daredevils are not be held responsible for the cost of delay or changes.

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