Base: Chamoli District
Altitude: 5029 m above Sea Level
Roopkund is situated in Chamoli district of garhwal. The road
head for roopkund is lohajung 155km from Almora,
217km from nainital and 235km from Kathgodam.
Roopkund situated at a height of 5029m in the lap of Trishuli
massif. This area is usually called is the ‘mystery
lake’, since human skeletons and remains of horses
from the poleolithic age were found here.
lake is surrounded by rock-strewn glacier and snow clad peaks.
The starting point of the trek is lohajung, easily approached
by motor from Almora. Roopkund can also be reached
by ghat, connected by a motorable road with Nanda Prayag situated
on the main highway of Badrinath. The trek of
Roopkund passes through lushgreen grassy land and conifer forest
clining into the sloper of hills. The trek thereafter winds its
way along the pindar river. Then to round off this trek, one can
approach hemkund via Shail Samundras glacier
and then move on ghat. Bedni bugyal and Bhagwawasa are the most
beautiful places in this trek. You must found lots of “Bramhakamal”
near Bhawawara. The best time of come here is last week of August
to last week of October. You must have 8 days to trekking for
Roopkund. It is a 40km trek from road head.
HARIDWAR & RISHIKESH: The two holy towns
of the Hindu's-centres of' Vedic'learning and Yoga & Meditation.
BEDNI BUGYALS : Considered amongst the finest high altitude
grasslands in the Garhwal mountains- offering you a splendid view
of the Greater Himalayan range. BEKHAL TAL:An
small lake in scenic surroundings.
Early morning arrival at Delhi. 0700 hrs departure by
Surface to Haridwar. Day at leisure to explore
this holy town. Visit the 'Aarti' (holy ceremony) performance
at the river 'Ghat' at sunset. Overnight in Hotel.
Drive to the small hamlet of Mundoli ( 2134m ), from
where the trek begins. Overnight in Guest House / Tents.
Day03: Mundoli-Bekhal Tal
Begin the trek; cross the Lahjung pass ( 2250m ) and continue
to Bekhal Tal- a small lake amidst picturesque surroundings. Camp
overnight. ( Aprox.8 Kms; 5-7 hrs walking )
Day04: Bekhal Tal
Day at leisure to be spent in the beautiful environs.
Day05: Bekhal Tal - Wan
Continue the trek to Wan village. The trail takes you
via another small lake- Brahm Tal. Overnight in Guest House /
Tents at Wan ( 2340m ). ( Aprox.10 Kms; 6-8 hrs walking )
Day06: Wan-Bedni Bugyal
Begin the uphill trek and reach the ‘Bugyals’
(high altitude meadows) of Bedini ( 3354m ) - a beautiful location
with magnificent view of the surrounding mountains. Camp overnight.
Day07: Bedni Bugyal - Day to explore the surroundings,
which is bound to be an experience to be remembered.
Trek through the undulating grasslands to reach Baguabasa
( 3380m ). Camp overnight. ( Aprox.7 Kms; 3-4 hrs walking )
Day09: Roopkund excursion
Trek to the mysterious ‘Pond of Beauty’-
Roop Kund (5029m), close to the base of the Trishul (7120m)
and Nanda Ghungti (6310m) Peaks. Return to camp at Baguabasa.
( 8-10 hrs walking )
Retrace the route back to Wan. Overnight in Guest House
/ Tents. ( 6-8 hrs walking )
Continue downhill to Mundoli taking a direct route.
Overnight in Guest House / Tents. ( 6-8 hrs walking )
Day12: Mundoli- Rishikesh
Drive down along the river upto Risikesh. Overnight
in Rest house or hotel.
Day14: Rishikesh -Delhi
Morning departure by road to Delhi. Enroute stop over
at Khatoli for lunch. Arrive Delhi and transfer to Airport for
flight back home.