The Roopkund Trek is to a Himalayan trekker what the movie ‘Sholay’ is to a hardcore Bollywood buff. Just like Sholay is the complete Bollywood entertainer (it has action, drama, comedy, romance), Roopkund is the quintessential Himalayan trek. This trek has snowcaps, meadows, lakes, forests, folklore; and yes, it has an intriguing flashback too. Roopkund is a mountain lake, lying in the Garhwal Himalayas in the Chamoli district of the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Situated at a high altitude, the lake remains frozen almost throughout the year. Roopkund is also called the ‘Mystery Lake’, or the ‘Skeletal Lake’, on account of the several hundred human skeletons found scattered in and around the lake.
Grade: Moderate to Difficult
Region: Garhwal, Uttarakhand
Duration: 8 Days
Meeting Point: Kathgodam Railway Station (Approx 06:00 am on Day 01)
Ending Point: Kathgodam Railway Station (Approx 07:00 pm on Day 08)
Maximum Altitude: 15,696 ft.
Approx. trekking: 55 km.
Date: 17th Sept, 2016 to 24th Sept, 2016
Day No. 1: Kathgodam to Lohargunj – 217 kms (7,575 ft.). Night Stay in Tourist Lodge.
Day No. 2: Lohargunj to Didna Village – 8 Kms ( 7,575 – 8,530 ft.). Night stay in Guesthouse / Tents.
Day No. 3: Didna Village to Bedini Bugyal or Ali Bugyal – 10 Kms (8,530 – 11,519 ft.). Night Stay in Tents.
Day No. 4: Bedini Bugyal to Patharnachni – 5 kms (11,519 – 12,730ft.). Night stay in tents.
Day No. 5: Patharnachni to Bhagwabasa – 6 kms (12,730 – 14,075 ft.). Night stay in tents.
Day No. 6: Bhagwabasa to Roopkund Summit – 3 kms (15,696 meters). Return to Patharnachni via Bhagwabasa. Night stay in tents.
Day No. 7: Patharnachni to Lohargunj Via Wan. Patharnachni to Wan (15 kms Trek) Wan to Lohargunj (Drive) – (11,811 – 8,467 ft.). Overnight in Tents.
Day No. 8: Lohargunj to Kathgodam 217 kms. drive. Drop at around 5-6 pm in the evening.
PER PERSON PRICE:
Rs. 16,500 Per Person. (Kathgodam to Kathgodam Transportation included)
Transport Kathgodam to Lohajung
Lohajung to Kathgodam
Accommodation Two Nights at Lohajung on Triple Sharing Basis
Five Nights Camping during Trek
Dome Tents, Mattresses and Sleeping Bags
Mess Tent for the Group
Toilet Tents (Pit Style) – separate for males & females
Food Two Dinners and One Breakfast at Lohajung
All Meals (Veg.) during the Trek
All Meals Cooked in Hygienic Conditions
Kitchen Tent, Equipment & All Rations
Natural Spring / Purified Water during Trek
Support Team One Qualified Trek Leader
One Assistant Trek Leader / Local Guide
Porters / Mules (for Equipment)
Safety & Rescue Advanced Mountaineering Course Qualified Trek Leader
Local Support Team for Geographical Intelligence
Walky Talky with Team Members for Swift Communication
Crampons / Microspikes to the Trekkers (if Required)
Cramponing (training) before the use of crampons
Seat Harness to the Trekkers (if Required)
Locking Carabiner and Short Sling for Self-Anchor
Rope-up during Summit Day (if Required)
Strature for Rescue
Oxygen Cylinder and Oxymeter with the Team
First-Aid Medical Kit with the Team
50% Discount to One Doctor in Trek (First-Come First-Serve)
Travel Insurance upto Rs. 1 Lakh for Support Team
Trekking Kit One Mattress
One Pair of Gaiters
One Water Bottle (to be gifted as Souvenir)
Nature & Environment Proper Segregation Bins an Waste Management at Campsite
Charity Support to One Local Community-Based NGO
Water Bottle to Trekkers to Reduce Plastic Waste
Others Equipment Purchase and Rental Support
Maximum 18-22 Trekkers in a Batch
Permits up to Rs. 100
Trek Contests and Offers (Click Here) – to be updated soon
Meals Meals During Transportation
Others Any additional permit cost if charged over Rs. 100
Tips, Gratitude to the Team
Any Other Service Not Mentioned Above in Inclusions
We expect you to carry your personal luggage on your own, if you don’t want to carry your backpack, A porter can be arranged by paying Rs. 350/- extra per day per bag.
Any additional costs due to weather / unforeseen situations, will have to be borne by the traveler.
Our team reserves the right to change the plan in case there is danger involved for the group or whenever the trek leader deems it necessary.
Final word of the trek leaders will have to follow by all the members.
No show and trek changes/cancellation due to bad weather or natural calamity will be non-refundable.