Roopkund - The Mystery Lake

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Roopkund - The Mystery Lake

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.

Retreat Facts:

  • Area: Uttarakhand Himalaya
  • Trek Duration: 07 nights / 08 days
  • Trek Grade: Moderate to Strenuous
  • Highest Point: 5029m (Roopkund Lake)
  • Highest Camping Point: 4100m (Bagubasa)
  • Trek Highlights: Roopkund Lake, Bedni meadow, Histroy of Lake, Mt. Trishul and much more

Includes:

  • All transportation according to trip route & itinerary
  • All accommodation on twin sharing basis in tents, home stay & lodges.
  • All meals from lunch on Day 01 till lunch on Day 08.
  • Professional guide fee, camping fee, sanctuary fee.
  • Tents, mattress and all groups camping gear.
  • All trekking arrangements with India’s most experienced guiding team, camp staff, cook etc.

Excludes

  • Sleeping bag & Personal Trekking Gear
  • Items of personal clothing
  • Any arrangements in Rishikesh
  • Expenses of personal nature like laundry, phone calls, alcohol, cigarettes, camera fee etc.
  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control.
  • Any kind of insurance, emergency evacuation, hospitalization, search & rescue expenses.

PLEASE NOTE:

  1. Single Tent for all camping nights can be arranged at an additional cost of INR 8000/-
  2. Personal Porter to carry your day-pack during the trek can be arranged at INR 10000/-