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Roopkund, in the state of Uttarakhand in India, is a famous glacial lake. This lake is famous due to more than five hundred skeletons of humans that are found at the edge of the lake. It is located in the Himalayas and rests at an altitude of nearly 4,800 meters. Roopkund is located in the Chamoli district of Garhwal. It is one of the best sites for trekking in Garhwal. Roopkund is one of the major adventure attractions for people in the country and also for people who are travelling from abroad. Roopkund, which is located in the lap of Trishul massif is also known as the ‘mystery lake’. You can find human skeletons at the bank of the lake and it is believed that they belong to the Palaeolithic age.
These are believed to be the skeletons of the heroes who had fought here in the earlier times. Along with the skeletons of humans, you can also find skeletal structure of horses and other animals. There are reports that these skeletons belong to the 12th century to the 15th century. It is believed by specialists that the death of many people in this region was a result of landslides, blizzard or an epidemic. Most attractive for the human skeletons lying at the bottom of the lake, which are distinctly visible when the snow melts, the lake is swarmed by plenitude of visitors.The route along this trek is a fascinating journey of discovering the most pristine of Himalayan contribution of oak and blooming rhododendron forests.
beautiful treks in roopkund
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Day 01: Rishikesh - Mundoli ( 215 kms/ 7-8 hrs)
Drive to Mundoli via Dev Prayag, Rudra Prayag and Karanprayag. Arrival at Mundoli by evening. Dinner and overnight stay in Camps.
Day 02: Mundoli - Wan - Bedni Bugyal (3350 mts/11000 ft)
In the morning drive 10 kms to Wan, which is the road head for the trek. Today we will trek 11 km (5-6 hrs) to reach Bedni Bugyal, probably one of the best camping sites in the Garhwal Himalayas. Dinner and overnight stay in Camps.
Day 03: Bedni Bugyal
Rest day for acclimatization/Exploratory day. Bedni Bugyal: Bedni Bugyal is a charming green meadow adorned with flowers in a spell binding varieties, in full bloom. There is a small lake situated in the midst of the meadow, where Tarpans are offered by the devotees. Situated nearby is a small temple where the devotees pay there obeisance, during their halt at Bedni Bugyal. Overnight in Camp.
Day 04: Bedni Bugyal - Bagubassa (4100 mts/13450 ft)
After breakfast trek to Bagubassa. Bagua means flowery park and Basa means place. And rightly the place was full of variety of flowers including the rare Bhram Kamal, a special godly lotus found at only and between the altitudes of 14000 - 15000 ft. Today we will trek 10 km, taking about 4-5 hrs to reach today's campsite at Bagubassa. Dinner and overnight in Camp.
Day 05: Bagubassa - Roopkund (4450 mts/14600 ft) - Bedni Bugyal
Bhagubasa to Roopkund is easy walking in the flat but in morens ½ hour climbing with same view as last day. (4-5 hours). Kaluka Vinayak (pass) descending till to patar nachwani. The trek to Roopkund passes through delightful alpine pasture lands and snow fields, offering magnificent views of the Trisul, Nanda Ghunti, Badrinath peaks when the snow melts, human and equine skeletons remains can be seen. Some of them with flesh attached. These remains have been preserved in the alpine condition for centuries. It is believed that these are the remains of about 300 persons who died about 500 -600 years ago. In the afternoon trek back to Bedni Bugyal for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 06: Bedni Bugyal - Wan (2436 mts/8000 ft)
Retrace your steps towards Wan. This will take 3-4 hrs. Dinner and overnight in tents.
Day 07: Wan - Rishikesh (2200 mts /7200 ft)
After an early breakfast drive to Rishikesh. Lunch enroute. Arrival at Rishikes tour end.
1. Accommodation. (Guest house, Home stay, Camping)
2. Meals while on trek (Veg.+ Egg)
3. Trek equipments (Sleeping bag, mattress, Kitchen & dinning tent, crampon, utensils, tent)
4. All necessary permits and entry fees.
5. First aid medical kits, stretcher and oxygen cylinder.
6. Mountaineering qualified & professional trek Leader, guide and Support staff.
7. Services from Loharjung to Loharjung.
8. Staff insurance.
1. Any kind of personal expenses.
2. Food during the transit.
4. Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
5. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head.
how to reach Rishikesh
Places to Visit In Rishikesh
- Anand Prakash Ashram
- Andhra Ashram
- Bharat Temple
- Geeta Bhawan
- Himalayan Yog Ashram
- Jumpin Heights
- Lakshman Jhula
- Lakshman Temple
- Madhuban Ashram
- Neelkanth Mahadev Temple
- Neer Garh Waterfalls
- Nirmal Ashram
- Omkarananda Ashram
- Osho Ganga Dham Ashram
- Parmarth Niketan
- Phool Chatti Ashram
- Raghunath Temple
- Rajaji National Park
- Ram Jhula
- Sadhaka Grama Ashram
- Shatrughna Temple
- Sivananda Ashram
- Swami Dayananda Ashram
- Tera Manzil Temple
- Triveni Ghat
- Vanprastha Ashram
- Vashistha Cave
- Virbhadra Temple