Roopkund Trek 5 Night 6 Day

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Roopkund, Uttarakhand
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Duration

5 Night 6 Day

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

100 people

Languages

English, Hindi

About this tour

The journey to Roopkund typically starts from the scenic village of Lohajung in Uttarakhand. As trekkers gather their gear and embark on the trail, they are greeted by towering trees adorned with vibrant rhododendrons and oak leaves. The air is crisp, filled with the earthy scent of the forest, and the sounds of birdsong create a symphony of nature.

Unraveling the Mystery of Roopkund Lake

One of the highlights of the trek is reaching Roopkund Lake itself. Situated at an altitude of over 16,000 feet, the lake has long been shrouded in mystery due to the skeletal remains found around its shores. These remains, dating back to the 9th century, have sparked numerous theories and speculations about their origin.

Legends and Folklore

Local folklore adds another layer of intrigue to the Roopkund mystery. Tales of a royal entourage, a wrathful goddess, and a sudden calamity have been passed down through generations. Trekkers often find themselves captivated by these stories, pondering the truths hidden within the myths.

Challenges and Rewards of the Trek

The Roopkund Trek is not for the faint of heart. As trekkers ascend higher, they encounter challenging passes like Junargali, where every step is a test of endurance and determination. However, the rewards are unparalleled, with panoramic views of snow-clad peaks such as Trishul and Nanda Ghunti stretching across the horizon.

Immersion in Nature’s Splendor

Camping along the route allows trekkers to immerse themselves fully in the beauty of the Himalayan wilderness. Clear nights offer a glimpse of the starlit sky, a sight that feels like a canvas painted with a million stars. Mornings bring the gentle glow of sunrise, casting a golden hue over the mountains and valleys.

Flora, Fauna, and Conservation

The Roopkund region is rich in biodiversity, showcasing a variety of flora and fauna unique to the Himalayan ecosystem. Trekkers often spot rare Himalayan birds, such as the colorful Himalayan Monal, and encounter vibrant wildflowers dotting the landscape. Conservation efforts are crucial here, emphasizing the importance of responsible tourism and environmental protection.

Cultural Immersion

Interacting with the locals of Uttarakhand provides a deeper understanding of mountain culture. From their traditional attire to their hospitality, trekkers gain insight into a way of life intricately connected to the land and its rhythms. Sampling local cuisine, which often includes hearty dishes made from local produce, is a delightful experience.

Reflections and Connections

As trekkers descend from Roopkund, they carry with them more than memories of a challenging trek. They carry a sense of connection to the mountains, a newfound respect for nature’s power and fragility, and perhaps a piece of the mystery that surrounds Roopkund.

Preserving the Legacy

With increased footfall and tourism, preserving the Roopkund region’s pristine beauty and cultural heritage is paramount. Sustainable practices, such as waste management and promoting eco-friendly trekking, are essential to ensure that future generations can also experience the magic of this Himalayan gem.

Included/Excluded

  • Meals
  • Transportation
  • Activities
  • Well experienced trekleader and support staff
  • Accomodation
  • Medical team
  • Permits & Registration
  • personal expenses like tips, personal medicines, phone calls etc.
  • Any transport support during the trek apart from what is included above
  • Any cost or services not mentioned in the Inclusions Accommodation in any other destination (not mentioned above) Cost arising due to unforeseen incidents like bad weather, medical evacuation, road blocks etc
  • Porter/mule charges to carry personal luggage can be arranged at an additional cost of as per local rate per day (1 soft bag per person < 12 kg)

Itinerary

Upon arrival at Kathgodam railway station, embark on a scenic 10-hour drive to Lohajung, the base camp for the Brahmatal Trek. Check into your accommodation and spend the night in Lohajung.

After breakfast, kick off the trek with a 6 km journey from Lohajung to Bekaltal. Traverse through enchanting forests and picturesque meadows before settling in tents near the serene Bekaltal lake for an overnight stay.

Following breakfast, trek approximately 7 km to reach the captivating Brahmatal. The trail winds through dense forests, offering stunning views of the surrounding mountains. Camp by the Brahmatal Lake for an immersive experience.

Embark on an early morning trek (3 km) to Brahmatal Pass, where the mesmerizing sunrise unfolds over the Himalayas. Return to the campsite for breakfast and then trek 10 km towards Daldum. Overnight stay in tents at Daldum.

Post breakfast, descend 12 km through forests and vast meadows, eventually reaching Lohajung. Check into a guest house or hotel for an overnight stay.

After breakfast, bid farewell to the mountains and drive back to Kathgodam railway station. Board the train for your onward journey, cherishing the memories of the Brahmatal Trek.

Durations

Multi day

Languages

English
Hindi

Frequently asked questions

The Roopkund Trek is considered moderately challenging, suitable for trekkers with prior high-altitude trekking experience.

Typically, the Roopkund Trek takes around 6-8 days, depending on the chosen itinerary and weather conditions.

Yes, trekkers need permits from the local authorities, which are usually arranged by trekking agencies.

While beginners can attempt Roopkund with proper preparation and guidance, it's recommended for intermediate to advanced trekkers.

The best time to witness the skeletal remains at Roopkund Lake is during late spring or early summer when the ice melts, revealing the ancient mystery.

Trekkers can find accommodation in tents or guesthouses along the route, arranged by trekking organizers.

Tour's Location

Roopkund, Uttarakhand

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