Roopkund Trek, Uttarakhand
Roopkund Trek, Uttarakhand
Roopkund Trek, Uttarakhand
Roopkund Trek, Uttarakhand

Roopkund Trek, Uttarakhand

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Roopkund Trek, Uttarakhand

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  • Conquer your trekking dreams at the height of 15,696ft at the Indian Himalayas to visit the lake with more than 500 human skeletons on its edge.
  • A sweet and short trek of about 8 days which takes us right into the magical beauty of the Himalayas is a must-visit at least once.
  • This 53 km trek covers all the beauty of Garhwal, long grassland, dense forests, Bedni Bugyal, Trishul, Nandghunti and even more wonders of nature.
  • Explore this glacier icy lake located at the base of two majestic Himalayan Peaks and surrounded by massive mountains and glaciers.
  • Dive into the mountain lifestyle and have authentic Pahari food in Gwarhal Uttarakhand, the Indian Himalayas.


Quick Info:

  • Temperature: Day: 13 to 18 degrees Celsius and Night: -5 to 7 degrees Celsius
  • Trek Distance:  53km
  • Trek Height: 15,696 feet
  • Trek Endurance: Moderate To Difficult 
  • Endpoint/Start Point: Kathgodam to Kathgodam or Lohajung to Lohajung
  • Best Time to do Roopkund Lake Trek:  April to June or September to November
  • Trek Duration: 7 Nights-8 Days

About the Roopkund Trek:

  • Roopkund Trek is also known as the Skeleton Trek cause it leads us to the Roopkund Lake, the famous glacier lake in the state of Uttarakhand, this 'mystery lake' is well-known for having around 500 human skeletons around its bank. Nothing can be more exotic or thrilling than visiting this lake located at the base of two Himalayan peaks, Trishul and Nandghunti while trekking through the evergreen beauty of the Himalayas.
  • Roopkund Trek is another gem for trekkers residing in the Uttarakhand Himalayas, one of the most beautiful places. A high-altitude glacier hike in the Trishul massif in the state of Uttrakhand in northern India at the height of 15,696 ft makes it the most perfect adventure in the Himalayas. Roopkund Trekking Trail is also famous for Nanda Devi Raj Jat celebration held in Roopkund every twelve years where Goddess Nanda Devi is worshipped. 

About the Roopkund Trek from Kathgodam :

  • We will begin our amazing journey from Kathgodham and travel to Lohajung by a scenic drive covering 210KM and a complete visual delight for about 10 hours.
  • Next day our trekking adventure begins as we trek to Didna Village. With the company of Neel ganga and small streams we will eventually reach Kulling and some more trekking takes us to Dinda from there. 
  • Today we will be making our way to one of the most beautiful destination, Ali Bugyal, which is one of the highest inhabitant zones of our country at the height of 11,000ft located in the beautiful Himalyan meadows and with glimpses of Trishul and Mrigthuni peak.
  • The next morning, we will leave the site and trek to Ghora Lotani, the ideal destination for all trekkers, which has great views from all sides. Our trail will be consisting of the picturesque spots as we keep climbing higher into our adventure.
  • The next day's destination is Bhagwabasa, it will be quite a long day but our day will be packed with wonders as we will visit Kalyuvinayak Temple on our way giving us the best views of Roopkund lake with the majestic Trishul mountain as backdrop.
  • After the delicious breakfast, we will trek to the most awaited destination, Roopkund Lake, which has 300 skeletons of a king and his villagers that are visible in the lake if not frozen. The trek route is amazingly beautiful.
  • The last trek is here and we will descend to Patar Nachauni, we will have a long day ahead of us today till we make it Lohajung and get to observe new culture and in the lps of stunning nture till we reach Village of Wan and get on a drive to Lohajung from there.
  • The final day of our trek as we end it the same way begun it, on a scenic drive of 10 hours that will take us back to Kotgodham and conclude our enchanting journey.

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Travel Costs:

  • Per Person: Rs 8,890/-

How to Reach:

  • By Air: Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest airport and is well connected domestically and has regular flights from major cities.
  • By Train: Dehradun Junction is the nearest railway station and is connected well with other cities.
  • By Road: You can take government-run buses or private buses. You can also prefer your private vehicle as well. 


  • Accommodation: (Guest House, Camping, Homestay)
  • Meals: (Starting 1st Day Dinner to Last Day Breakfast) (Veg Meal with Egg)
  • Trek Equipments: (Sleeping Bag, Mattresses, Double/Triple sharing Tent, Kitchen or Dining Tent, Toilet Tents, Utensils, Crampons)
  • Permissions: (All Necessary Permits and Entry Charges)
  • Safety Equipment: (First Aid Medical Kits, Stretcher, Oxygen Cylinder)
  • Professional Guide, Trek Leader, and Support Staff
  • Transport from Kathgodam to Lohajung and Return
  • Mules to Carry the Central Luggage 

Not Included

  • Meals during Road Journeys
  • Any Kind of Insurance
  • Any Kind of Personal Expense
  • Mules or Porters to Carry Personal Luggage
  • Anything apart from Inclusions 

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Additional Info

Know before you go to Roopkund Trek, Uttarakhand:

  • Children under the age of 15 should always have a supervisor with them at all times.
  • The instructor reserves the right to reject any participant deemed unfit to be part of the activity.
  • The activity might be delayed or postponed due to weather conditions. In such a scenario, please communicate with your trek coordinator.
  • Participants with Diabetic issues, heart problems, breathing problems, high blood pressure, epilepsy, etc should be extra cautious about their health.
  • Participants with liver or kidney issues should be careful.
  • Participants must pay attention to the guidelines given by the guide during the trek.
  • Avoid consuming heavy food or alcoholic beverages.
  • Drink efficient water and walk slowly, no need to rush.
  • Guidelines issued by the respective Government are to be followed. Social distancing is to be maintained. Frequent hand sanitization and the use of masks are recommended.
  • ID proof is mandatory for each guest at the time of booking and upon arrival. 
  • Carry enough winter garments as well as hiking gear such as hiking boots, backpacks, neck warmers, etc.
  • If participants feel unwell at any moment they should contact the guide and not avoid or push themselves. 
  • To protect the ecological stability of our travel places avoid plastic bags and do not pollute the campsites or nearby sites.
  • Mobile connection and computer charging points may or may not be available on all campsites at all times.
  • Bring enough water and snacks to keep yourself hydrated and full throughout the trek.
  • Carry minimum luggage, the more you have, the more trouble. 
  • An additional cost to other locations is available on request.

How To Reach


By Air:The nearest airport to Haridwar is the Jolly Grant Airport(DED) in Dehradun. Visitors can take either a direct flight or the connecting flights to Dehradun from anywhere in India.

By Road:With available State Transport buses from different locations that connect to Haridwar, visitors can board buses depending on their schedule.

By Train:Haridwar has its railway station that is well connected to other cities by a good number of express trains, i.e., Haridwar Railway Station(HW).

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