8 Days16,499 ft.
Moderate to Difficult
Day 1: Reach Sutol
Day 2: Sutol to Talkapad
Day 3: Talkapad to Ghimtoli/ Bhagwabasa
Day 4: Ghimtoli/Bhagwabasa to Roopkund Lake and back to Ghimtoli/Bhagwabasa
Day 5: Ghimtoli/Bhagwabasa to Bedni Bugyal and back to Ghimtoli/Bhagwabasa
Day 6: Ghimtoli/Bhagwabasa to Talkapad
Day 7: Talkapad to Sutol
Day 8: Departure from SutolSee Detailed Itinerary
Roopkund Trek is in Uttarakhand. We all know that Roopkund trek is famous for its Skeleton Lake. The Lake is mysterious because more than five hundred skeletons of human are found at the edge of Skeleton Lake or Roopkund Lake.
It’s one of the best sites to trekking in Garhwal. Roopkund does not attract people in India but Trekker from abroad visit Roopkund each year.
The mystery of Roopkund remains a question for everyone. Some people believe that these skeletons are of heroes who had fought in the earlier times.
Along with the human, horses and other animal Skeletons are also present there.
In 1942 the skeletons were discovered the first time. It believes by the researcher that the death is caused by Landslide or Epidemic.
Later in 2004, a team of Indian and European scientist visited the area to get more information. The researchers say that the skeleton belongs to 12th to 15th century. They examine and realize the addition of that 500 skeleton another equal number skeleton are perished due to natural conditions.
The trek is moderately difficult and can be done by anyone having the appropriate endurance level. Beginners can also opt for the trek provided they have to prepare themselves physically and mentally simultaneously.
One can attain a maximum altitude up to 16,499 feet subject to his endurance and other conditions such as climate, temperature and his experience level.
The trek lasts for 7 days including the pickup and return. Picked up from the Dehradun the trekkers are taken back to the patarnachauni where they are driven back to the Dehradun. Everyday a trekker has to do trekking on an average of 5 hours subject to the weather conditions.
Each season has its own particular excellence, and focal points. In India, summer treks are prominent for much valid reasons. A late spring excursion, rest from searing days alongside frigid snowcapped lake are strong to be a convincing recommendation. No big surprise that Roopkund trek is accepted the most prevalent Summer Trek in India. If you are not enthused about these but rather get a kick out of the chance to climb on a similar trail over lavish greener glades (Bugyal are for sure best in Aug/Sep), blooms in post monsoon is the correct decision for you. So, the trip of the snowclad Roopkund in summer is an unexpected one in comparison to the first skeletal lake as found in post rainstorm. Quite is no disadvantage in any season (accepting you have a strong trekking community) and you may pick according to your own taste.
Temperature at Roopkund varies with time. In day it can range anywhere in between 13 to 18 degrees Celsius where at nights in could be as chilled as 0 to -8 degrees Celsius which is sufficient to give you an icy essence.
The main attraction of this trek is the mystery behind the skeletons in the lake due to which it is also known as the ‘Skeleton Lake’. There has been many stories and theories behind this presence of the skeletons in the lake, but it was revealed that they are the remains of the people who faced a severe hail storm and died.
While you go for Roopkund trekking, you will feel a natural charm and mystery in the environment. The Kund is situated around 16,499 ft. above the sea level. There are many unknown facts about this trek, which will push you to go for this trek and some of them are mentioned below:
You will experience many such things which will compel you to return to Roopkund for another breathtaking experience of the trek.
Altitude: 7191 Ft.
Time taken: 153 Km, 9 to 10 hrs approx.
On your Roopkund trek, the journey will be a little longer, which includes one or two breaks. The road will start from Dehradun and will take you to Nanapyrag from where the Sutol is 44 Km, The route goes through coniferous forest and unrelenting curves, a village with all provisions of purchasing food essentials required for the rest of the journey. You will cross few villages in between such as Ghat, Gulari, Sital and last you will reach Sutol. The extremely curvy and winding road gains considerable height. The roads are so thrilling, it is generally foggy during most of the time, and temperatures remain cold. And Roopkund trek best time is if you want to trek in heavy snow, the best time would be from May to June. Less snow, months of August and September are best.
This could be the best trek in Uttarakhand as it is opened after a long time, and the Roopkund trek package is worth picking this summer.
Time taken: 3 to 4 hrs approx.
Trek Gradient: Moderate
The actual trek begins today of your Roopkund Trek. After a good home prepared breakfast, the walk starts on the level ground with a slight ascent towards Talkapad, An hour and a half walk on the flat surface then again the rise, Exotic birds can be spotted very quickly; the air feels crisp and fresh. Gradually descend towards the village. At the start, you will notice a narrow concrete plain which cuts through houses and fields and takes you to a small stream. The road ahead is moderately steep. You will take a few breaks in between and have your lunch, as you cross the Sutol you will reach Tatra village that is 3 Km from Sutol and then you will heat to Talkapad. There is so much about the beauty of Roopkund trek that will make you less tiring and along with that treks in India are the famous and most admirable one.
From Sutol, Talkapad is 8 Km, the trail encompasses evergreen alpine forests and trees which are huge in size. Total distance covered during the day is approximately around 7 to 8 Km, and the night is spent in the camp with dinner.
Altitude: 14,029 Ft.
Time taken: approx. 4 to 5 hrs trek
Trek Gradient: Moderate
Today's Roopkund trek involves trekking through the beautiful village’s. The trek will take you to trek on top of the mountain, after the start, the trail will take out of the village. Treks in India are admirable, and Roopkund is one of them and here it goes On the right, the trail is slightly ascending with a very gentle gradient. On the way, temporary settlements of local shepherds known will be seen; they are very friendly and warm in welcoming people.
Oak, Birch, and Rhododendron trees are the only trees that grow in these areas, as you trekking to Ghimtoli that is 5 Km from Talkapad and from Ghimtoli to Bhagwabas is 1.5 Km.
As you will reach Ghimtoli, you will be trekking a few steps to Bhagwabas, and the camp for the 3rd day can be located between Ghimtoli or Bhagwabas.
Altitude: 16,499 Ft.
Time taken: 8 to 9 hrs trek
Trek Gradient: Difficult
Start early on this day in your Roopkund trek to reach the mega destination – Roopkund. At an altitude of more than 16000ft, it is undoubtedly the highest point on the trek and treks in India are worth picking through the path is not that complicated to trekking, but even the 4km walk will take a breath out of you and tire you like hell. But no trekking is easy, right? During monsoon, the snow covering this area is very less and shallow, which makes the path reveal itself correctly. From Bhaguabasa you are trekking to Roopkund– The mystery island. The lake of skeletons is one of the most mysterious places in the world. Till date, even archaeologists, and scientists are not able to find out how there were so many skeletons on the bed of the lake. There are theories and fables which state that once a king and his fellowmen were going to Nanda Devi, and, unfortunately, a severe hailstorm led to their deaths. If you are fortunate, then from the edge of the lake, you can clearly see somewhere around 300 human skeletons. This view in itself is breath taking, and people go crazy after seeing this. From this place, the trek will be along a hard and steep terrain. After the steep trekking gets over, you will find the Nanda Devi temple. This is very near to the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve. A perfect site for taking good snaps with friends and other fellow trekkers, this is also a well known and loved trek in Uttarakhand.
After witnessing the beauty, you will come back to Ghimtoli and Bhagwabasa, and stay there in the camp, have your dinner and rest.
Altitude: 11,003 Ft.
Time taken: 9 to 10 hrs trek
Trek Gradient: Difficult
On your 5th day of Roopkund trek, you will head towards Bedni Bugyal from Ghimtoli/Bhawabasa. The descent along the path is twice tricky that of the ascent it is so steep that one might have the feeling of falling down from the top. Move along to discover a cave-like structure called as Bhagwabasa or the abode of the tiger. You further trekking down to reach ground level. You continue backward to Bedni Bughyal. Your day will end at the campsite amidst lush greenery. This trip is one of the longest, covering over a long distance taking about 8 to 9 hrs for completion. The legs will push you to deep sleep as they need a lot of rest. But before going to bed, do realize the whole trek was not at all easy and requires a whole lot of determination and courage to complete it, and Roopkund is one of the best trek in Uttarakhand for the travelers so an act of courage can make you witness beautiful things.
On your 6th day of Roopkund trek, you will head towards Talkapad from where you have started your trek and by keeping the memories you will descent towards Talkapad in the morning, and the journey of this beautiful trek in Uttarakhand will come to an end earlier.
On your 7th day of Roopkund trek you will head to Sutol from Talkapad, it will be your second last day on this beautiful Roopkund trek where you had all the fun and adventure in the best trek of Uttarakhand.
On your 8th day Roopkund trek you will head towards your destination from Sutol, by capturing all the memories in heart and by making new friends you will go back from this beautiful trek, and there are many treks in Uttarakhand where Roopkund is one best trek in Uttarakhand.
Roopkund trek is one of the most magnificent place in the Uttarakhand. Considered as the heaven for trekkers, Roopkund gives an amazing experience to the trekkers with its lush green forests and snow-clad mountains. Popular for its mystery lake, the trek gives you a memorable experience for lifetime during your excursion.
The high altitude meadows of Bedni Bugyal welcomes you with their rich in floral dynasty that not just soothes your eyes but also gives an immense pleasure to your soul. Located at an altitude of 4800 meters in the lap of the majestic Himalayan ranges, this is one of the most sought after place for trekking in the Garhwal region.
Trekking is sort of soft-adventure sport which can be done by anyone with reasonable physical conditions. Trekking is exploring the Himalayas, which is enriched with the beauty of nature and a lot of adventures. Walking through the random forests and landscapes and finding the mysteries of places gives you a lifetime unforgettable experience.
India is considered to be the most famous places if it comes to trekking for trekkers due to Himalayas, high mountains, valleys, forests, rivers and many such beautiful views. Trekking in India is very famous and people around the world visit India for trekking in places such as the Himalayas and Uttarakhand. You get an incredible and adventurous experience of trekking in India which you never forget in your life!
The skeletons around the mysterious Roopkund lake is the major focal of attraction of the trek. The skeletons found on this trek is believed to be heroes of the ancient times who fought here a battle. In addition to the human skeleton, there are skeletons of animals like horses etc. which, reportedly are of 12th or 15th century A.D. , Albeit, the specialists tell all the way a different story about these skeletons. They assumed it as massive loss of livestock due to natural calamity like landslide, blizzard or any similar event which led to the loss of lives in this reason.
Though the exact number of skeleton is not known yet they are presumed to be 500 and an equal number of skeletons are believed to have perished due to natural environment.
Further, the radiocarbon dating of these skeletons at the Radiocarbon Unit of the prestigious Oxford University and other parts of the world has determined these skeletons to be as old as 850 A.D. A number of scientists believe that the people must have died due to hailstorm and their skeletons could not perish due to the icy and cold weather of the area. The favorable conditions preserved the skeletons and prevent them to decay off and decompose into the soil.
At the beginning of the trek, you’re welcomed by the lush green forests of oaks at Ghairoli Patal. Your trek begin with the melody of birds accompanying the rustling of the dry leaves which lasts for 3-4 hours as this is the time all it takes to climb to the campsite. Camping amidst of the old oak trees where setting sun behind the Mt. Trishul spreads its rays through the canopy creates a perfect blend of the nature.
Ali Bugyal and Bedni Bugyal are two of the most lush and magnificent meadows that hold the might to steal your heart with their beauty. While approaching the trek, you feel like revitalizing the windows XP wallpaper as the mountains surrounding the meadows add the beauty in it. A magnificent glimpse of Mt. Trishul, Nanda Ghunti can be stolen with some other majesty peaks such as Neelkanth, Kedarnath, Chaukhamba ranges etc.
A great dose of adventure is something one can’t deny. A balanced dose of thrill and adventure is what you get at the Roopkund trek. While trekking through the Junargali, you feel the highest adrenaline rush when you steep along the sharp, exposed ridge. Depending upon the number of factors such as weather conditions and the time of the day, the trek gives you a perfect blend of adventure and sight-seeing altogether.
It takes around a week excursion to explore the entire Roopkund trek and each day will give you the experience that is worth more than just an ordinary day. Roopkund temperature gives you a feel of no less than a hill station.
Summing up shortly, Roopkund is one of the most picture perfect place blessed with the ample of natural beauty, ranging from snow clad pristine mountains of Mt. Trishul to spell binding meadows of Ali and Bedni Bugyal. Mystery Lake of Roop is just an added charisma to the place that not only leave the trekkers puzzled about the skeletons but also give them a sense of thrill altogether.
The religious importance of the place can be judged with the event that happens every year in autumn at the alpine meadows of Bedni Bugyal and one can also witness the majestic Nanda Rajjat Yatra amidst of the beautiful Himalayan abode.
Trekking, no doubt, is one of the most thrilling adventure one could ever have in his/her life. With an elegance of nature and unmatchable experience of the pristine mountain ranges, trekking stands out among all the adventures across the world, but nothing comes free, there are certain aspects of the trekking which one needs to consider while he/she is making up his/her mind for trekking. Here’s a list of some basic requirements which one would need during his/her camp trekking. Let’s pay some heed to these prerequisites for trekking.
Trek Essentials to Carry with Yourself.
A high-quality backpack with an ease of carrying facility with durable and stern straps is one of the pivotal thing that you’d need during the entire trekking. The easier it’s to carry, the more fun you can have during your trek.
Your regular sports shoes can be a mess during the trek and one of the most regretting thing that might take away the joy of trekking. To prevent yourself from slippery patches through the streams, a pair of trekking shoes with good grip would do a great work for you and reciprocate your experience of trekking to the manifolds.
Clothing is one of the most important aspect of trekking but that doesn’t imply the “what if situation”, hence carry the clothes that you’d need normally. Carrying more and more clothes will only add the weight, thus problem. Once on the trek, you’d not generally need to change the clothes every now and then, provided if you maintain your hygiene properly.
Three warm layers: On high altitude treks, temperature after the sunset drops to the considerable degrees. So during these campsites, you might need an additional layer along with the padded jacket coupled up with a fleece and a warmer.
Three trek pants: Please don’t go for jeans/ denims for the substitute for the trek pants since they’d not add comfort to your stay at the campsites. Wear one pair and carry the remaining two.
Three collared Shirts: It’s advised to wear full sleeved shirts instead of the t-shirts in order to prevent ourselves from the sun-burn. Carrying a dry-fit t-shirt or two can be a wise idea if you’re trekking during the rainy season. Regardless of the cold weather, trekkers’ bodies tend to sweat and to prevent yourself from falling ill, you’re advised to change your clothes at campsites.
Warmers: Warmers or thermals can be added on one’s own concern related to their health and their exposure to the cold climate.
Shades: Sunglasses are to counteract snow visual deficiency. While at the same time you're probably not going to discover snow in October, convey a couple in any case.
Sun cap: The sun feels more grounded while at the same time strolling on the mountain slants. Convey a sun cap to shield your head and neck from the warmth, particularly in case you're trekking later in the day.
Engineered hand gloves: One sets of downy or woolen hand gloves. One sets of water evidence/safe, wind verification gloves.
Balaclava: You may utilize woolen scarves rather too.
Socks (2 sets): Apart from two sports socks, you can take a couple of woolen socks for the night as they’d spare you from the dripping temperature.
Headlamp/LED burn: Mandatory
Trekking pole: Having a trekking pole in your hand during the trek is boon, although at times it may bother you as an unnecessary article but it proves out most handy during the submit as it curbs your effort of straight inclinations of the high altitudes which often turns out tiring.
An Additional Pack: This is one of the best practice you can do on one-day submits or treks where you need to get back to your campsite by the end of the day. Here you can pack your essentials like, water bottle, medical aids and snacks. This keeps you away from carrying the unnecessary weight.
Toiletries: Be wise while choosing your cosmetic needs and daily use products. Refrain from using the non-biodegradable products, if you do so then make sure that you leave residue on the mountains. Always carry a zip bag to put such piece of stuff after use. Sanitary napkins also needs to be treated in the same manner.
Indispensable Water Bottles: To keep your body hydrated during the trek, you are advised to carry your own water bottles during the treks since leaving plastic and its product is not advised on the mountains since they are not suitable for the environment of the altitudes.
Plastic Bags: To keep everything organized, you should compartmentalize the stuffs into plastic zip bags and also carry a few in spare for wet clothes and other by-products.
There are certain rules and laws that you need to abide by, while going for the treks, however Trekveda takes care of all such kind paper works which is inclusive in the package. Certain registration fees and document verification along with some permissions are required in order to protect the nature and its evergreen heritage for future. In addition to this, if you need to avail a guide, you can also hire a guide with some bucks and a nominal paper work.
Please carry the documents mentioned below. Documents two and three need to be downloaded (PDF), filled in, signed and handed over to the trek leader at the base camp.
Trekking is altogether a different kind of adventure where you required to be physically and mentally prepared for the best and adverse, all at once. With high altitudes making it tough to breath, the scenic beauty of those pristine mountains leave you spell-bounded so that you forget to breath for a moment or two. In addition to the physical and mental preparation, there are certain aspect of the health that are needed to be considered at the first hand when you make up your mind for the trekking,
Trekveda, by dint of its team of trained professionals, leave no stone unturned to provide you with the best trekking experience while ensuring your safety as its priority. Here are some vital aspects that Trekveda includes in its checklist to ensure the safety of its trekkers.
Trekking at high altitudes demands endurance and fitness and those who are prone to any kind of physical or physiological ailments are advised to not to go for high altitude treks in the beginning. To get assurance about the trekker’s fitness, we comply with certain aspects of the being fit such as BMI (Body Mass Index) along with the fitness proof since we can’t put the trekkers into the risk.
Acclimatization is another important aspect when it comes to getting an adaptation to the climate at the high range treks. A day at rest is not just the rest but a chance to get used to of the place and its habitat.
Monitoring the health is one thing that is conducted regularly during the trek by the trek leaders which includes the monitoring of your blood pressure, oxygen level and pulse rate. Details of your health during the trek is maintained in the health card on the regular basis. Health card can be collected from the trek leader at the end of the trek.
An ideal medical kit that’s developed for the trekking has Blood Pressure Monitor/checker, Stature, Oxygen checker and Oxygen Cylinder coupled up with certain must have medicines, in case of medical emergency:
Trekveda provide you all the necessary equipment for trekking from tents to ropes. In addition to that, our trek leaders also ensure the safety by various safeguards they take time to time for your safety. Micro spikes are provided to attach to your shoes which help you to keep the traction on the snow and make it easier to climb. An additional gaiters are provided to cover the shows which prevent the entering of snow into the shoes. Customized tents are provided to the trekkers which ensure the warmth and temperature 10 degrees higher than the outside coupled up with high quality sleeping bags which can endure the temperature up to 15 degree Celsius below the freezing point.
Trekveda, keep all your nutritional and hydration requirements on its checklist, our trek leaders will guide you to keep your body hydrated on the high altitudes as de-hydration can attract to the severe medical emergencies on high altitude treks.
We provide the highly nutritious meal to energize your body for the trek, however before certain long trails we ensure your nutritional requirements to be fulfilled with some high energy snacks or packaged lunch.
Make sure you keep up with your hydration and nutritional part as this can lead to some fatal consequences for your health.
In case of any symptoms you feel during the trek, don’t ignore or avoid them, immediately tell the trek leader.
Keeping up with the pre-defined processes and the guidelines will help you to have a memorable trekking experience.
In case of medical emergencies, Trekveda and its trek leaders bear the sole responsibility to get you back to your wellbeing with their training and techniques. Suspecting any physiological disturbance in your body, immediately report to your trek leader as they are trained to counter such problems.
Problems like Acute Mountain Sickness can be prove fatal if not taken into consideration seriously on time. If you encounter/experience any of the symptoms such as persistent headache, fatigue or weakness, nausea, dizziness, loss of appetite, difficulty in sleeping, you shouldn’t let it go or treat it by your own either.
Acute mountain sickness is one of the most common yet the fatal problem trekkers face due to number of reasons, if the problem continues to persist, then you’re advised to descend down to the basecamp and then to visit the doctor immediately.
People with AMS are treated with number of medicines such Diamox, Nifidipine etc. coupled up with methods like Triple One Test- where one disprin is given with a liter of water along with the rest for an hour.
While AMS is most common at the high altitudes yet it can’t be risked taken casually as it leads to severe fatal conditions like HAPE (High Altitude Pulmonary Edema) or HACE (High Altitude Cerebral Edema) which, if not treated on time can lead to number of serious chronic disorders. These conditions need to not to comply with AMS, they can occur without AMS preceding.
It’s suggested to take every single disturbance into the consideration while you’re on the trek.
However, Trekveda is capable of tackling all the medical emergencies with its trained professionals yet there are several things that you need to consider, specially the intake of medicines and the knowledge about their advantages and side-effects. Don’t administer the medicine if you’re trekking through an organization, always seek help from the trek leaders, they are trained for such purposes, while in case of being a solo trekker, you should know about the medicines.
Keeping yourself hydrated and nutritionally fulfilled curbs the chances of AMS.
The elevation pick up is a hazard segment in the Roopkund trek. As you go higher the accessibility of oxygen gets lower. With bring down levels of oxygen, dealing with the ascensions isn't simple. You truly need to climb gradually enabling your body to adjust to the lower oxygen levels.
There are three areas that will push you hard. The first is on the very beginning of the trek. You set out from Wan town with a move to the highest point of the edge that hangs over the town. That is a hours climb effortlessly. At that point there's a beautiful plummet to the Neel Ganga waterway. From the stream it is an inside and out move of 3½ hours to Ghairoli Patal campground. Particularly for a first day's trek it leaves your heart pumping. The uplifting news is, it is a brilliant readiness for whatever is left of the days. Additionally the Ghairoli Patal campground makes it worth the climb.
On the fourth day, there is a firm move from Patar Nachauni to Kaluvinayak. It is a switch back climb (crisscross) picking up height rapidly. It is over in two hours. In any case, at that height your legs and lungs will shout.
On the fifth day, when you climb Roopkund from Bhagwabasa, it is another enormous climb. It takes around 3 hours to get to Roopkund, for the most part on snow. The energy of the day, however, makes everybody overlook the climb. There are direct trips in the middle of, particularly on day two and three, however not something that will extend you.
On the off chance that you have enlisted for this trek, at that point here is some data that you should know with a specific end goal to have a sheltered trek. At Trekveda, we trust that as long as you are very much educated and all around set you up, can survive effortlessly at high elevations.
Our logic is basic. We imbue security angles in the general population we work with, in the procedures that we take after, and in the gear, we convey. All our trek pioneers are prepared more than once on wellbeing issues and conventions. Most issues are settled with their mediation.
Appropriate from the time you choose to enroll for the trek till the most recent day of the trek, these security techniques will keep running out of sight. We have recorded a couple of them underneath:
Over long periods of sorting out high elevation treks, we have discovered that security issues flourish among the individuals who are unfit and caught off guard for the trek. So we have presented a qualification criteria for the Roopkund trek. Any individual who needs to enroll for the Roopkund trek needs to meet the wellness necessities, with the perfect BMI. The BMI and wellness administration will require confirmation. A high height trek isn't to be taken coolly.
Frequently disregarded, rest is an extremely basic to abstain from getting hit by elevation ailment. Bedni Bugyal at 11,700 ft is the ideal place to give your body a chance to change in accordance with the thin air. As you investigate the immense knolls of Ali and Bedni your body prepares for the higher elevations of Bagwabasa and Roopkund.
Any strange perusing will be given careful consideration to and move will be made promptly.
On the Roopkund trek, your Trek Leader will keep a daily check on you’re:
This will enable us to guarantee that your body is acclimatizing as required.
Each trekker will be given a Health Card toward the start of the trek. The Health Card is issued to screen the trekker's day by day wellbeing, wherein they will enter insights about their wellbeing regular. It likewise contains points of interest of what side effects one should pay special mind to and what move ought to be made amid crises. These Health Cards will be gathered back toward the finish of the trek.
Your trek pioneer will convey an undeniable high height restorative unit. This will incorporate essential drugs and particular solutions taking into account height disorder – Diamox, Dexamethasone (tablets and infusions) and Nifedipine. Your Trek Leader will likewise be conveying a compact oxygen chamber all through the trek. Notwithstanding that, there are oxygen barrels introduced at all high elevation campgrounds for any crisis circumstances.
To guarantee safe trekking on cold landscape, Trekveda will give you miniaturized scale spikes to append to your shoes. This will give you great footing on hard snow. To evade snow from entering your shoes, Trekveda will give you gaiters that you can put on finished your shoes. You will have qualified specialized aides with you, who will lead the route on troublesome landscape.
All our dozing packs and tents are specially crafted for high height. On the off chance that it is cool outside, it will associate with 10 degrees hotter inside the tent. The dozing sacks can withstand temperatures up to - 10 degree Celsius.
You have to drink at least 4 liters of water each day amid the trek to guarantee that you're very much hydrated. De-hydration on a trek can influence you to lose vitality rapidly and increase the impacts of AMS. Your trek pioneer will brief you about the measure of water that you have to convey with you toward the beginning of every day and water sources on the trail.
We furnish trekkers with nutritious dinners to guarantee that they are invigorated to finish the trail every day. Aside from this, snacks or pressed lunch is given wherever the trail before a feast break is probably going to be long. Ensure that you don't skirt any dinner as this can prompt genuine wellbeing crises on high elevations.
Without calculating the challenges and impact on the high altitude trek is an act of foolishness. Calculating the risk before the adventurous excursion can curb your possibilities of facing the unwanted hindrance. Here, Trekveda, has enlisted a checklist of risks and response to face the dangers in the most ideal manner.
Before you head to your trek, it’s of utmost necessity to inculcate the impacts you probably can have due to this high altitudes and its climate. Know about side effects of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) like mellow cerebral pain, queasiness and general distress.
Response: In case of any such probable conditions, always let your trek leader know first about your state of being, since they are trained to tackle such conditions at best while in case of emergencies, all the campgrounds have all the medical necessities such as stretcher, medical aid kit, oxygen chambers and a lot more, to handle any unlike situation.
Himalayan ranges tend to have an unusual weather conditions, regardless of the fact that we are always attentive to the climate changes but we can never be sure about the natural acts such as snowfall, rain or the scorching sun. In such an unpredictable weather condition, ensuring your own health and safety is the primordial matter. Citing your health and safety as of primary significance we wouldn’t proceed our trail.
Response: The decisions taken by the trek leaders and guides available during the trek on the weather conditions will be final as they would take the decision after examining all the pros and cons of the climate and the safety of the fellow trekkers.
Injuries are quite common during the difficult treks. Having the minor wounds such as leg sprains etc. However, having a cut or fractures are exceptional.
Response: Our trek leaders are generally the trained professionals to tackle some minor injuries and have certification of Wilderness First Aid Responders. We are always equipped with the complete medical aid kit to curb the medical injuries at large. Although, in case of medical emergencies, we often take the effected person to the nearest medical center on stretcher for better treatment.
In the remote areas of the Himalayas or in certain areas of higher altitude, mobile networks are unavailable. During the trek, one is almost cut from their near and dear ones as they couldn’t connect through calls, SMs or any other medium.
Response: However to communicate to between our campsites and basecamps, we use sprinters and walkie-talkies to fulfil our needs since this is the only way accessible to us during the trek to communicate.
The trek to the Roopkund begins at Wan where you can reach via Dehradun which is the main station. You’ll shared cabs from Dehradun to Wan with fellow trekkers. You need to bear the cost of this taxi, which will be 5,500/- INR for 4-5 setter.
The Dehradun station is one of the principle stations in the area and it is an old station. It has great availability to numerous spots and these incorporate Lucknow, Delhi, and Howrah. Tickets from Delhi to Dehradun via train cost around Rs. 150 for an inferior sleeper ticket and Rs. 400 for a third A/C sleeper ticket.
There are 19 different trains available between Delhi to Dehradun.
Nanda Devi, Jan Shatabdi, mussoorie express and Dehradun express are the best options among them.
Normal transports employ from Kashmiri gate Delhi to Dehradun.
You can get a flight between new Delhi to Jolly Grant.
Distance between the Jolly Grant to Dehradun is 28 Km.
It will take half hour drive to reach Dehradun.
Would recommend you to take just government transports from Kashmiri gate Delhi. Private transports handle from outside ISBT and they are not confiding in value.
Shared Taxis or comparable vehicles will get you from Dehradun Railway Station at 6:00am.
Roopkund is a moderate grade trek which can be done by the beginners as well provided they have had their physical and mental work done before at least 2 months. Despite of being a moderate trek, there are certain things that are needed to be taken under the consideration before you head to the Roopkund trek.
Being moderate in the trekking doesn’t imply the cake walking. People who take the preparation before the trek are the ones who have to leave the trek much before completing it or our trek leaders ask them to return to the basecamp, witnessing their health conditions.
Heading to the Roopkund without prior preparation is something you’re fooling yourself or putting your life under threat. Merely a walking practice for a fortnight or more will never do the magic instead can put your life at risk.
Trekking, for its ever-lasting memories and experience, demands just a few things which involve physical endurance with physiological wellness. Not just the one who’s physically fit would do the magic in trekking but one also needs to be mentally fit as well in order to cope up with the adversities one might have to face during the treks such natural calamities, rains or other unforeseen conditions. To keep up with such requirements of trekking here are a few things you can do to get yourself physically fit.
Cardiovascular endurance is the primordial thing that this trek asks for along with the stamina to withstand the stringent conditions during the trek. There are number of ways you can increase your endurance level but Jogging regularly with gradual increase in the pace would do the magic in just 2 or 2 and a half months. You can also increase your endurance and stamina through swimming, cycling and much more.
Combining the speed and distance target is the most effective way to get your body and mind prepared for the Roopkund Trek. If you’re planning to build your stamina in a phased manner then here you should pay heed to:
To build the strength is another most important thing and a major requirement for this trek. The whole journey of the trek is like an eternal staircase, the more you climb the better you can have the view. It goes with a climb followed by a flat then again, a climb followed by a flat. All the scenic beauty of the trek demands no less than the power of your legs.
The strength of your legs is something you need to work upon. Here is what you can do to strengthen your leg muscles to bear the pain of Roopkund trek.
Doing the squats can help. Goal for 3 sets of 15 repetitions without fail. You can begin with 8 squats in each set at the beginning, subject to your core strength for the exercise.
The more flexible you are the more you have the chances to get the glimpse with lesser hustle. Stretching is another major aspect of the trekking which provides you the much-needed flexibility to climb the altitudes with ease while carrying the backpack altogether is not an easier errand.
Stretching your body at large can bring you the utmost comfort during the trek. Here are some stretching you can do to get the flexibility-Stretch your hamstring, quadriceps, hip flexors, lower back muscles and shoulders. They’ll give strength and help you arrive on the slopes with the relaxed muscles. All these exercises would help you to get through the trek with ease and comfort provided you give an ample time to these.
Cardiovascular exercise is one of the most sought-after method which provide not just the physical endurance but also the strength to withstand any unavoidable circumstances sternly. Trekking demands the high endurance which you can develop in a month or two where you need to begin with the jogging or running (only if you could do). This practice needs to be combined with the speed and distance targets. You need to keep on increasing both with the time.
Begin with the small chunks of the targets and gradually increase for the bigger one. For instance,
Begin with a target of completing a distance of 5km. in 45 minutes and then gradually increase it to 7 Km. in the same time and remain stick to this practice until you are able to cover 10 Km. in 80-90 minutes without fail, at a stretch.
Another vital area of improvement, you need to work upon. Before you head to the trek, you need to have the physical strength in order to carry backpacks on the uneven terrains. Considering everything under the sun, you ought to prepare yourself for the core strength. A strength would be make you suffer less than others who’d not pay the heed.
Flexibility in the body is what the trekking demands the most. Carrying the backpacks without flexibility in your hamstrings, quadriceps, shoulder, lateral sides etc. can prove out to be fatal. More the muscles relaxed, easier would be your trekking experience. Carrying a backpack, however light in weight, can bring you the unnecessary pain which may spoil your entire trek.
To pacify yourself or any other companion, yoga and meditation are the key. These practices not only give you the mental peace but also provide you with a placid inner conscience which is extremely important in order to withstand the cons during the trek.
This also improves your decision-making ability in the direst stressful situations, during the trek.
One of the best thing about the Roopkund Trek is the Roopkund temperature it is usually cold here throughout the year but during the second season you will get a range of temperature of 13 to 18 degree Celsius in day while it is considerably cold at night with an average temperature ranging from 0 to -7 degree Celsius. Hence in order to get yourself not bothered with the temperature all you need is to keep yourself tuned up with the changing temperate hours. However our trek leaders are the trained professionals who would let you know about the precautions.
The mysterious Roopkund Lake is what compel the trekkers to visit the trekkers at large. However the skulls and skeletons of more than 500 human and animals around the lake is what makes the people more inquisitive about the trek and according to the myths they’re the remains of the heroes who fought a dreadful war, however scientists and researchers have another facet of the story that these bony skeletons may be formed due to a natural hazard which took the lives of so many people and livestock at once and at one place which may be a blizzard or a landslide.
The Roopkund height is what varies with every phase you pass as your approach the Roopkund, you virtually acclaim a height of around 15,750 ft. while if your still willing to measure the skies then you may climb up to Junargali which is at a height of 16000 ft.
Trekveda makes its basecamp at Wan village. This is one of the most beautiful village that leads to you to the pristine snow-clad areas while letting your relish the vibrancy of the nature at large. Wan village leads you to the majestic heights of Roopkund via beautiful mesmerizing Bugyal of Ali and Bedni which will give you an ecstatic experience of walking on the wallpapers you have seen virtually.
Our basecamp would be at Wan where you can reach via number of ways. There are number of means of transport, in case you want to share a taxi then it would cost you 5500 which can be equally shared among all the passengers while if you’re planning on budget you may approach a bus which would merely cost you 300-400 bucks per passenger. However planning a trip as per the comfort would make your trek easier and you’d not be exhausted before the real thrill.
Your accommodation at Roopkund trek in the beginning and the end at the guest houses where you’d be sharing the rooms with the fellow passengers. The stay on the other days will be at the tents which will be provided by the Trekveda. Each tent will be shared by three fellow trekkers however special arrangements can be made on request. A separate tent will be assigned as the toilet room at each campsite. Any additional baggage (without valuables) can be left behind at the Wan village.
The best season to see the snow on Roopkund trek is the first season i.e., May-June where you can see a lot of snow clad places while the October also witness the fresh snowfall at heights if the climate is favorable but if you’re planning to see the snow at large then the season of May-June should be your preference.
There would be a separate tent for the toilet at each campsite. However, there would be no facility to bath during the treks and you need to change the clothes at definite intervals in order to keep up with the hygiene. Maintaining hygiene is extremely necessary during the trek as this may lead to the several fatal problems such as AMS, HAPE and HACE.
Availability of mobile network on this trek will vary from place to place as there are certain places where, there is no network coverage. However, at some places you would be able to reach to your near and dear ones as there are towers for mobile network coverage.
The distance of each day would vary as per the campsite location however there’s a rough figure on how much you need to cover each day during the trek
Day 1 – You need to travel at least of 10 hours to reach to Wan from either of the station i.e., Kathgodam or Dehradun.
Day 2 – After an hour long drive to Wan, you will trek to Ghairoli Patal for about 4 hours
Day 3 – Reaching Bedni Bugyal via Ali Bugyal will take you about 4 hours
Day 4 – This is an acclimatization day at Bedni Bugyal
Day 5 – The trek from Bedni Bugyal to Patar Nachauni will take you about 4 hours
Day 6 – Getting to Bhagwabasa from Patar Nachauni will take you 5 hours, including a steep climb to Kalu Vinayak
Day 7 – The trek to Roopkund, Junargali and the descent back to Patar Nachauni will take close to 9 hours
Day 8 – Trek back to Wan for about 5.5 hours and drive to your respective station.
Roopkund trek is considered as the trek with moderate difficulty which can be done by the naïve or beginners with some basic physical fitness or preparation prior to trek. Roopkund trek serves you with its grand lush greenery at Bugyal while making you feel like a chilling box near the Roopkund Lake which is capped with ice altogether. The sloppy ice treks make it difficult to walk. You can’t risk taking the preparation for physical strength prior to trek for granted as it may cost you losing your best trek experience.
You can book this trek via either ways i.e., directly through our websites or you can mail us your queries and dates for the trek. However booking directly through the website will grant you an added advantage of getting all the information about the trek in detail while on mail your knowledge about the trek will be confined to your level of query about the trek. In addition to this, you can also explore other treks of your choice where you’d love to trek later.
The specialized trekking shoes would do it all for you. The trekking shoes give you the needful grip while climbing or crossing the water streams. However on the snow, we would provide you with detachable spikes which will help you to stiffen your grip on the icy slopes during the trek. You need to return these micro spikes attached to your shoes to the trek leaders at the end of the trek at the basecamp or prior to that.
Yes, of course, we have an acclimatization day on this trek and that would be at Bedni Bugyal where you will be calibrating your bodies by spending time in the nearby locations such as local markets or woods in the vicinity. This will help you to pace up with the climate at the high altitude and thus protect you from any fatal consequences during the take that might happen due to the climate change. A better adaptive body will have the most amazing experience at the trek.
Yes of course, the age limit to this trek is 10 years but ensure all his physical and medical competencies before the trek. In case of any prior medical condition, let us know about the child so that our team of professionals can do the needful measures to ensure the safety of the child. In addition to that, prepare your child physically fit for the trek as everyone needs to cover the equal distance during the trek.
A child above the age of 10 and a young (with the zeal) up to the age of 60 can go for the trek. However certain implications are considered by our professionals before accepting the trekkers of age above 50 such as their physical strength and stamina coupled up with any medical condition that may become fatal during the course of trek.
Yes, of course but with the proper preparation. Considering the difficulty of the trek and the phases you will have to encounter gives you an exact idea of the distance you need to cover up daily. Being the first timer, all you need to prepare is to keep yourself physically and mentally fit.
No, we don’t entertain such facilities. Only the essential gears are provided to the trekkers during the trek by Trekveda, rest they have to purchase all the needful equipment by their own.
There two most promising seasons for this trek i.e. May-June and September-October. If you are willing to visit a snow capped Roopkund, you must opt for the first season that is May-June and especially if you’re residing in the planes it would also relieve you from the scorching sun of your place. However in the second season, October also receives the initial snow fall in the trek.
Returning to the home with the mystical memories would probably be the best feeling after the trek. To return, Trekveda will arrange shared cabs/taxis for which the expenses will be charged by the trekkers and is not included in the trek fees.
The total expenses exclusive of the things not mentioned in the trek will be 8300 per person. In addition to that an additional of 5% of the GST will be levied on the total cost.
We give 4 seasons tents by Gipfel for higher altitudes which can without much of a stretch withstand substantial snowfall and tempests. They are sufficiently extensive to accommodate 3 individuals on the double with a vestibule to put the knapsacks. Our resting packs are comprised of Heat seeker Pro manufactured protection that can give you comfort in - 10 degrees Celsius. We likewise utilize extra wool liners to have warm effectiveness even in the extraordinary temperatures of - 17 degrees Celsius. In the event that you convey your own resting sack, you will get a cashback compensate gave that you educate us when you have booked your trek.
Bring Poncho (Rain cover) for your backpack and your own. It will protect your belongings from getting damped. In case if you get drenched due to any reason, it’s advised to put off your wet clothes as early as possible because keeping yourself wet at high altitudes can attract unwanted medical complications which may cost you fatal.
No, these are not available for the rent. You need to carry or purchase them before you head for the trekking. Raincoats and backpacks are a few of the most important things you’d need during the trek provided you are trekking in the rainy seasons.
Yes, but it solely depends up on the difficulty level of the trek, for some treks the age limit is below 10.
Certified and experience trek leader, assistant trek leader, Certified guides, High altitude porter, Co-guide, cook, Assistant cook, mules, mule’s men.
We provide highly nutritious food during the trek in order to keep you away from gastro-intestinal problems. No, it’s generally not advised to carry your own food during the trek.
Trekking pole is one of the key component as well as companion during the trek when you’re ascending towards submit. It helps you in balancing through the sloppy treks and slippery streams. Carrying a trekking pole may sound irritating but it’s of major use at the high altitudes.
No, Alcohol and smoking is strictly prohibited during the trek under any circumstances. Dizziness and other issues may arise due to alcohol, which may attract number of fatal outcomes that would not be good for your health and would hinder the trek experience as well.
You need to do at least 3 layers. Wearing fleece with a warmer along with the jacket would do the needful to protect you from the cold.
Yes, we ensure safety of trekker by providing require medicine and regular health checkup. In addition to this, our trek leaders are the trained professionals which are made to defy all the odds during the trek. Moreover, we ensure the trekkers at the first point via numerous physical and physiological endurance test.
Yes, you can but we shall not liable be for any of your costly equipment. However, carrying your belongings along with you sounds wiser as you don’t know what demand may arise during the trek and if you don’t want to drag the additional weight while trekking you may opt either of the one. You can opt for offloading which will be charged accordingly.
A batch or group generally consists of 15-18 people. However, there might be the change in numbers as per the availability and due to other reasons.
If you want to offload your rucksack, you will have to make a request for offloading a few days prior the trek through an email so that arrangement can be made in advance. You will be charged per day for offloading your rucksack. In case you decide to offload on the spot, you may have to pay a higher price than usual. However offloading your rucksack is not recommended since it is not a safe practice.
We provide 6 meals a day. Breakfast, Lunch, dinner, Brunch, evening snacks and supper. The meals will be nutritious in nature and would give you energy for the trek.
Your basecamp will be your starting point and ending point can be different. You will get this details while booking of every treks respectively.
Trekking Shoes (If don’t have any then bring sports shoes with good grip and have to be water proof), trekking poles, water bottle, sun glasses, poncho, poncho for back packs, Tiffin (Don’t use silver foil).
Water source is natural streams, rivers and water springs in the mountains and it is protected to drink.
Yes, trekking pole is necessary for high altitude treks. Trekking poles provide an additional edge while climbing and support you as an aided limb.
Trekking Shoes will be best choice, if you don’t have any then bring sports shoes with good grip and water proof. Floaters are not advised to use during the trek because of their slippery soles.
A tent will be shared among the maximum of three people, however a number may vary as per demand or the availability of the treks.
Yes, keeping the privacy as the priority we keep the accommodation for both genders segregated. Special cases may be taken into the consideration.
Sudden showers are normal, bring a light rain coat or poncho. This will help you to keep you and your belongings dry which is most important at the higher altitudes.
We provide you with the vegetarian food that’s full of nutrition that would fulfil all your energy requirements during the trek. We avoid serving junk during the trek as it may lead to gastro-intestinal issues in the trekkers.
Yes, please bring these documents: Parental disclaimer, Medical disclaimer and identity proof (Aadhaar card, Voter ID card, driving license etc.)
No, But certified trek leader will look after your health. Our trek leaders are professionally trained to fight against any medical complications at the primary level. In case of emergency, Trekveda takes liability to descend the trekker to the nearby hospital, basecamp or the road ahead.
Yes, a separate tent will work as toilet. However you’re advised to maintain the hygiene by using the biodegradable disposable toiletries and keeping the sanitary napkins and other stuffs in separate zipped bags.
No, due to number of unavoidable circumstances we tend not to make arrangements for bathing at the higher altitudes.
It depends on the trek location and your network providers. However at some treks, it possible to connect to the people while others are left abandoned by the telecom companies.
No, it’s strictly prohibited and may entertain severe outcomes.
Trek Was Excellent. Highly experience trek leader and Highly supporter. safety was Excellent. Overall Roopkund was a great trek all weather.
Anees Ahammed, Manipuram Kerela
Well equiped and helpful staff. Helped a lot during the submit. The snow was very hard to walk but was Made Succesful by the Staff.
Belal Neazi, Bareilly
A lot of hard work could be seen by the staff and trek guide. Things like water quality can be improved.
Ayushi Mishra, Gaziabad
Proper harmony of adventure & hard worker.
Anurag Jha, M.P
Overall the trek was a really memorable experience with the support of a well equipped staff and an experience guide besed the natural gift but the only problem being the water so please carry own bottels if necessary.
Shivam Adhikari, Kolkata
Good Experience. Team Was Helpful whenever Required.
Mushty Srividya, Tangulur, A.P
Good trek, Had a great experience & enjoy Trekveda participation in the trek.
Abhinav Podhuraju, Bangalore
I would totally Suggest. Provided with almost everything we asked for. Guides were very helping and good to us.
Apoorva gupta, Ghaziabad U.P
Ankita Jain, Delhi
Had a good experience.
Muthu kumaarr S, Chennai
It was very different experience and enjoyed every bit of it.
Ashwini Das O N, Bangalore
Had fun, and trip was a successful.
Azad Patodia, Sundargarh Orissa
First Trekking experience wonderful. Felt the place and love of the people.
Awdhesh Kumar, Varanasi
Staff is very good and hospitality has been very good.
Sunil Guduru, District Angul
First trek could not have got any better. Thank you Trekveda.
Varun Reddy, Hyderabad
Overall arrangements were great.
Ram Chandra Reddy, Gurgaon
My first and ultimate trip ever.
Deepak, Bhadurgarh Haryana
Very good team.
Sudip Dutta, Noida
Wonderful group, very carrying and look care of every need of each and every individual.
Kajal Basak, Noida
Would very much advice friends & relation. Is move on with Trekveda.
Madhuchandan Basak, Noida
All the team members of Trekveda guide, cook were very helpful.
Bhaskar Bhattacharya, Noida
Very caring & very nice.
Laboni Bhattacharya, Noida
Awesome crew perfect management.
Pranav Limbekar, Kolhapur Maharashtra
Great experience, good cooperation with staff members.
Tejas Patil, Kolhapur
Speacial thanks to Mr. Heera ji (Trek Leader) for excellent management. Food quality was great crew members were very helpful.
Daksh Dhankhar, Rohtak
It was fun. The food was good. The staff was very good supporter.
Nitin Negi, Kolkata
Excellent crew members. Supportive throughout the trek. Had an Excellent time and shall surely choose Trekveda over other organization next time.
Pallav Chakraborty, Kolkata
Crew members were very supportive, helpful. Overall very much satisfied with crew, and completed the trek succesfully and enjoyed it.
Rishav Singh, Kolkata
Overall excellent trek.
Sahil Lama, Kolkata
Awesome trip with excellent quality and nice crew members.
Madhuri Tamta, Almora
The Trek Leader were motivating. Polite/Friendly/Helpful. Overall perfect.
Sujit Ghule, Mumbai
Trek Leader was very good, motivating. Staff was very friendly and made us food comfortable. Only point to improve is food and timing.
Bharath Kumar, Chennai
Trekveda deliverd a very good experience in the Roopkund trek. The trek leader Mr. Surendra Singh Bisht was very motivating and friendly.
R. Bhargava, Chennai
An exploring journey very well organized. Overall excellent.
Nandini Singh, Rudrapur
Very good enjoy a lot. Trek Leader (Surendra Singh) was very motivating.
Paritosh Mankoti, Almora
Staff was really very co-oprative. Heera ji (trek leader) really took care of everything and made us comfortable. Surendra (co trek leader) was extremely cooperative and thanks to him. Without him we would not complete this trek. Trip was very thrilling and exciting.
Siddnesh R, Navi Mumbai
Very professional and afficient staff. Very motivating and carrying. Food service was very good.
Mayank Teotia, Gagiabad
A perfect trek for newcomers with all the positive energy supportive staff.
Rohit K Kothara, Navi Mumbai