Roopkund Trek

Roopkund (Skeleton Lake) is a glacial lake in Uttarakhand state of India famous due to more than five hundred human skeletons found at the edge of a lake. This lake is also called Mystry Lake. The location is uninhabited and is located in Himalaya at an altitude of about 5,029 metres (16,499 feet). A small glacial lake in the lap of Jurighati Dhar is the culmination point of annual Nanda Raj Jat. During the festival people from the villages bring their presiding deity to Roop Kund. Places on the way of this tour are Rishikesh, Lohajung, Didana, Ali Bugyal, Bedni Bugyal, Bhaguabasa, Bhuna, Sitel, Rudrprayag.

Day 1: Arrive - Delhi
Met upon arrival at Delhi International Airport and transfer to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 2: Delhi - Rishikesh
Drive to Rishikesh (225 km) via Haridwar. Rishikesh is known as 'Gateway to Himalayas' and center of Yoga & Meditation. In the afternoon visit various Ashrams and Temples. Enjoy the 'Ganga Aarti' in the evening. Overnight stay in hotel.

Day 3: Rishikesh - Lohajung
Morning strat drive to Lohajung (275 kms) while covering Devprayag, Rudraprayag & Karanprayag. Upon arrival set the camp for the overnight stay.

Day 4: Lohajung - Debal - Didana
Today we start trekking down into Gyan Ganga Valley initially through Rhododendron & oak forest. Then we follow the river before a climb to Didana.Set the camp on arrival.Overnight stay at tents.

Day 5: Didana - Ali - Bedni Bugyal
Trek 5-6 hrs to Bedni Bugyal via Ali Bugyal. Initially trek passes through dense forest before coming out to clearing near ali Bugyal. Cross Ali Bugyal and descend to Baedni. This part of trek is almost level. Bedni offers excellant view of Trishul and Nanda Ghunti mountains. Overnight stay in the Tent.

Day 6: Bedni Bugyal - Bhaguabasa
Trek 9 Kms 4-5 hrs to Bhaguabasa via Bistola and Kailu Binayak. Arrive and set up the camp for the overnight stay.

Day 7: Bhaguabasa - Roopkund - Bhaguabasa
Trek 12 km up/down to Roopkund. Situated below the Juragali Dhar, this beautiful lake is known as 'mystery lake' after some human skeletons are found here. After spending some time at Roopkund, return back to Bhaguabasa for overnight stay.

Day 8: Bhaguabasa - Bhuna
Start return trek. Turn right and descend towards Bhuna village which takes about 4-5 hrs. Camp for the overnight stay.

Day 9: Bhuna - Sitel
Trek to Sitel in 4-5 hrs. Trek is mostly down-hill walk following a packed mule track. Overnight in camp near the village.

Day 10: Sitel - Ghat - Rudraprayag
Trek 8 Km to Ghat. From Ghat drive 29 km to Rudraprayag. On arrival check-in at hotel for overnight stay.

Day 11: Rudraprayag - Rishikesh
Drive 164 km to Rishikesh. On arrival, check-into hotel for overnight stay.

Day 12: Rishikesh - Delhi
Drive 225 km to Delhi. En route stop at Haridwar to visit Har-Ki-Pauri Ghat. Continue driving to Delhi and on arrival check-into hotel for overnight stay.

Day 13: Depart Delhi
Optional sightseeing of Delhi. Later departure transfer to international airport to board flight for onward destination.

Duration: 13 Days / 12 Nights
Activities: Trekking, Camping & Photography of Nature
Best Time: Open
Price: On Request
Destinations Covered: Delhi - Rishikesh - Lohajung - Debal - Didana - Ali - Bedni Bugyal - Bhaguabasa - Roopkund - Bhaguabasa - Bhuna - Sitel - Ghat - Rudraprayag - Rishikesh - Delhi
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