Roopkund, a little glacial lake at the gate of Nanda Devi greater Himalayan range, and is the most popular destination among adventure and thrill lovers around the world. Roopkund is very famous for the mystery behind presence of hundreds of human skeleton in and around the lake, and belongs to Shiva – Nanda legend according to Hindu mythology. A thorough study has proved that these human skeletons are Hundreds of years old but nobody knows the exact history behind a heap of Human skeletons.
|HIGHEST ELEVATION POINT–
|Juragali pass (5200m) near Roopkund.
|TOTAL TREK LENGTH
|46 Kms ascending and descending. Major part of the trek comes under Nanda Devi biosphere region and is a semi strenuous trek.
|TOTAL TIME DURATION
|6 Days & five Nights (from Rishikesh to Rishikesh)
|TOTAL BEST TIME TO VISIT
|Temperature always remains in minus so get well equipped with warm clothes on trek to Roopkund.
|Roopkund lies at the gate of greater Himalaya, just on threshold of Nanda Ghunti and Trishul mountains in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand,India. The trek starts in deep middle Himalaya of Pindar valley 250 kms away from Rishikesh by motor vehicle.
Day 1:-RISHIKESH TO VAAN VILLAGE
Rishikesh to Vaan village (2500m), from where the trek starts 250 kms drive along with river the Ganga Alaknanda and Pindar. Night halt at the village in guest house .
Day 2 :-VAAN TO BEDINI BUGYAL
Vaan to Bedini bugyal (3500m) — 10 kms ascending walk crossing dense temperate forest
Day 3 :-BEDINI BUGYAL TO BHAGUWA BASA
Day 4:-BHAGWA BASA TO ROOPKUND
Day 5:-PATARNACHAUNI TO VAAN VILLAGE
Day 6 :-GANGOTRI TO RISHIKESH
BEDNI BUGYAL (an alpine meadow) — is the largest and most beautiful alpine meadow in Uttarakhand Himalaya starts at 3500m to 4500m and posses 15kms trek of total pilgrimage, remain full of innumerable species of flowers and herbs in this season.
ROOPKUND -A mystic lake (5000m) : The mysterious presence of human skeletons in a lake at threshold of Trisuli & Nanda Ghunti mountain, has immense potential to create sensation of thrill and mystery.
HOMEKUND (4500) A place at threshold of greater Himalaya where auspicious occasion of Shiv – Nanda marriage is commemorated .
SILASAMURA (4600) — A 5 kilometers wide land patch full of big boulders on pilgrimage rout.46 kms ancient rout crossing beautiful land escape zone, temperate and alpine forest, alpine meadows, snow clad peaks and many more.