Area Garhwal Himalayas
Trip Duration:- 8 nights / 9 days
Trip Grade:- Moderate to Strenous
Highest Point:- 5029m (Roopkund Lake)
Highest Camping Point:- 4100m (Bagubasa)
Best Time To Go:- Mid May-June & Sept-Oct.
Description:- Roopkund is situated in Chamoli district of Garhwal Himalayas. Roopkund is situated at a height of 5029m in the lap of Trishul massif. This area is usually called is the ‘mystery lake’, since human skeletons and remains of horses from the Paleolithic age were found here. The skeletons are over 500 years old and various theories have been proposed as to the calamity which must have deposited them there. Some theories says that these skeletons are from those pilgrimage peoples who was going to Homekund to pay homage to the Goddess Nanda Devi, while crossing the precipitous bank above the lake, the pilgrims evidently lost their footing, and as a result of a nasty avalanche as early as in the 14th century the whole unfortunate party tumble down into the icy depths of the lake. The lake is surrounded by rock-strewn glacier and snow clad peaks. The trek of Roopkund passes through lush green grassy land and conifer forest clining into the slope of hills. Bedni bugyal and Bagubasa are the most beautiful places in this trek.
Day 01: Rishikesh –for Lohajung 260 km drive approx 9-10 hrs. (356-2100 amsl)
Guest will depart early morning and break fast and lunch will serve enroot.
Reliaouges and Historical Places to see on the way to Destination.
First-Devpryag- known for Raghunath Temple built in13- 14 century and (Confluence of Bhagirathi & Alaknanda) both river become Ganga from Devpryag till the bay of Bengal.
Secend-Shri Nagar:- situated.105 km north from Rishikesh. Shri Nagar original name was (Shripur) it was the oldest state of Maharaja Garhwal. It was stabiles by Panwar ‘
Septal King Ajaypal in 1358 century. People believed that there was a great Architecture here which washed in 1894 in destructive floods. It has some old temples, and Garhwal university which established in 1973, National Institute of Technology opened in 2010.
Thrid-Rudraprayag:- Situated 135km north from Rishikesh the administrative headquarters of the district. (Confluence of Alakanda and Mandakini river), from here both river become Alakanda till Devpryag. it is also A junction of road connecting Kedarnath temple and Chopta Chander shilla trek.
Forth- Karnaprayag:- A small town situated at A junction of road connecting Badrinath and Nanital. One of the Panch Prayag of Alaknanda River, situated at the confluence of the Alaknanda, and Pindar River. From here both river known as Alakanda river.
Fifth- Lohajung:- A small village situated at height of 2100 amsl. Tourist can find a her small guest house for night stay during there trek to Roopkund. Over night stay at tent/ or guest house.
Day 02: Lohajung –for Didna 10 km trek approx 5 hrs (2100-2500 amsl)
Guest will depart after break fast and lunch will serve enroot.
After break fast trek for Didna Village, the beautiful trek pass through forest, valley and traditional houses We descend on the north side of the pass down to the river before climbing back up to the little village of Didina. From Didna one can see a beautiful Valley view of Coling and Lohajung valley. Over night stay in Tent.
Day 03: Day 03: Didna- Bedni 9 km trek approx 5 hrs (2500-3300 amsl)
After break fast a beautiful trek take us through nice forest of Oak, rhododendron and Himalayan bamboo
To Ali Bugyal and Bedni bugyal (Bugyal means meadow in the local Garhwali dialect). Very occasionally the brown Himalayan bear can be encountered on this section of the trail. From Bedni Bugyal we have an excellent view of the various summits of Trisul (7120 m) and the peaks of the North of Garhwal Himalayas. Bedini bugyal is a charming green meadow adorned with a myriad of colorful flowers. There is a lake situated in the middle of the meadow where Hindu pilgrims come to bathe, and nearby there is a small temple.
Day 04: Acclimatization and height gain day. One can also use their day, doing meditation, Yoga and photography as it perfect place to see great Himalayan peaks.
Day 05: Bedni Bugyal – Baguabasa 8 km approx 5 hrs (3300-4500 amsl)
After break fast we trek for Bagubasa, trek start with ascent walk till Ghoda lotan dhar, then descent trek till patal nachwani. Then a steep ascent to Kalu Vinayak Temple and then a gradual descent to Bhagwabhasa. The air gets thinner by the minute, so ascend as slow as possible, to acclimatize better. Reach Bhagwabhasa and camp there. The nights get extremely cold and windy. Keep warm clothes in handy. over night in tent.
Day 06: Baguabasa – Roopkund- Patal nachauni 13 km Trek approx 7 hrs (4500-5029 back 4000 amsl)
As trek is a tough and long today. We have to start early morning to walk on fresh snow. The climb to Roopkund is a 5 km¬ long gradual ascent with a few steep gradients in between and in the end. It takes about 3 hours to reach Roopkund.
RoopKund, a happrox oly lake surrounded by glaciers and high peaks and situated on the outer rim of the Nanda Devi Sanctuary. It is at 16,000 feet. You have to climb down 250 feet to reach the edge of the lake. Start your return by 9.30 am. It takes 3 hours to reach Bhagwabhasa. 3 hour descend from Bhagwabhasa to Pathar Nachauni Camp at Pathar Nachauni for the night.
Day 07: Patal nachauni – Bedni 5 kms approx 2 hrs (3300 amsl).
After late breakfast return trek to Badni Bugyal. After reaching Bedni Bugyal relex over night stay in tent.
Day 08: Bedni – Lohajung 13 km trek 12 km drive. (2100 amsl)
After break fast trek decened through beautiful forest to Wan village. After reaching Wan drive to Lohajung. Over night stay at guest house.
Day 09: After early breakfast drive back to Rishikesh.