Roopkund Lake Trek


Altitude: 4463 m /14638 feet

Grade: Moderate to Challenging

Duration: 9 Days Season: May � June and September � October

Roopkund is a mysterious frozen mountain lake, in the Garhwal Himalayas of Chamoli district in Uttarakhand India. It is situated at an altitude of approximately 4500 meters above sea – level. Roopkund is a shallow lake of about 2 – 3 mts deep and lies in the lap of the Trishul Mountains surrounded by huge snow clad peaks of the Trishul, Nanda devi and Badrinath. The Roopkund Lake is snow covered all year long. In summers when the snow melts human skeletons remains of horses from paleolithic age can be seen on the surface. There is a lot of mystery behind the human skeletons which still remains unsolved. Roopkund is one of the most popular treks in Uttarakhand. The trek offers a mixture of difficult trekking routes, cold climate, beautiful landscapes and panoramic view makes it a dream of every trekking enthusiast come true. The trekking route passes through conifer forests and huge flat green grassy lands known as bugyals. Bedni Bugyal (flat green lands in the hills), on the way to Roopkund, attracts nature lovers around the world. The Roopkund trek also offers a magnificent view of the Badrinath and Trishul Peaks. Roopkund Trek is a group trekking tour. The Trek is medium altitude trek reaching an elevation of 5100m above sea level. Wan and Lohajung are the base camp for the trek. The Roopkund trek is a moderate grade trek and a total distance of approx 50 km is covered during the trek.