Roopkund Trek Info
RoopkundÂ is situated at an elevation of 5,029 mts above sea level in the base of Trishul peak and Nanda Ghunti. Roopkund is also known as â€˜Mystery Lakeâ€™ since human skeletons and remains of horses from the Paleolithic age was found here. The lake is nestled amidst panoramic mountain scenery, surrounded by rock-strewn glacier. Roopkund remains frozen for almost all the time of the year. The skeletal remains around Roopkund are believed to be 500-600 years old.
While traveling to Roopkund you get a chance to trek through villages rich in pahari culture. Visit high alpine meadows offering enchanting greenery and the sacred Bedni Kund holding crystal clear water. The trek goes steep to Roopkund fromÂ Bedni Bugyal. Bhaguwabasa is situated at an elevation of 4,100 mts above sea level, situated 5 kms short of Roopkund. The weather is unpredictable at such high altitudes so do carry raincoats.
Roopkund Legend- The great â€˜Nanda Devi Raj Jat Yatraâ€™ is held in every 12 years from Nauti village near Karnaprayag to Homkund near Roopkund. This yatra is dedicated to Goddess Nanda. A large number of people from Garhwal and Kumaon take part in this tough holy yatra.
Many stories were also made about the mysterious human skeletons of Roopkund. According to research it was indicated that the people were from the 12th century to the 15th century who died of hailstorm. But it is still a mystery that what were those people doing there.
Duration:- 8 Days
Approx trekking:- 53km.
Roopkund Trek Itinerary
|Day-1||Kathgodam â€“ Lohajung (213 km)Night stay in tourist lodge|
|Day-2||Lohajung â€“ Didna (8 km)Night stay in rest house or tent.|
|Day-3||Didna â€“ bedini bugyal or ali bugyal (10 km)Night stay in tent.|
|Day-4||Bedini â€“ patharnachni (5 km)Night stay in tent.|
|Day-5||patharnachni â€“ bhagwabasa (6 km)Night stay in tent|
|Day-6||Roopkund summit (3 km)Back patharnachni via bhagwabasa Night stay in tent.|
|Day-7||Patharnachni â€“ lohajung (15 km trek & 15 km by car)Via warn village & warn to lahajung by car. Night stay in rest house.|
|Day-8||Lohajung â€“ kathgodam|
Service Tax extra
Â· All Veg Meals for 7 days excluding the travel time between Khadgodam to Lohjung & back
Â· Transportation in Non AC vehicle TT/Â Sumo / Mini bus
Â·Â Hotel/GH accommodation on Day 1 & Day 7 on triple sharing basis
Â· All permits, Camping equipments, Sleeping bags, guides, first aid kit, oxygen cylinder etc.
Does Not Include:
Â· Any personal expense(s), medical expense(s), Incidental expense(s), Special request(s), All other shopping / cost incurred, Insurance, Tips, Porters, Phone Calls, Laundry, Mineral Water. Horse, Pony, Monument / Museum / Park Entry Charges. Camera & Video Camera Fees.
Â· Air Fare /Train Fare
Â· Any Kind Of Expenses For Loss / Misplaced / Theft On Personal Belongings.
Â· Any Kind Of Extra Meals / Drinks Ordered.
Â· Cost Incidental To Any Change In The Itinerary- Stay On Account Of Train Cancellation / Ill Health / Road Blocks And / Or Any Factors Beyond Control.
Bank Account Details
|Bank||Branch||IFSC Cocde||Account Type||Account Holder||Account No|
|ICICI Bank Ltd||Koramangala 4thÂ Block||ICIC0001667||Current Acnt||Burn Boundaries Adventure Pvt Ltd||166705500022|
50% advance while booking & 50% before 30 Days of travel
- All bookings will carry
- 25% cancellation charges from day 1
- 50% cancellation charges if cancelled before 30 days
- 75% cancellation charges if cancelled before 15 days
- No refund if cancelled less than15 days
Bank Account Details
Bank Name:Â ICICI Bank Ltd
Account Holder:Â Balakrishna Deshpande
Account No:Â 004701050478
IFSC Code:Â ICIC0000047
Branch:Â Koramangala, Bangalore
DisclaimerÂ â€“ Nature offers its own challenges from time to time. As Ladhak is an extremely challenging terrain it is possible to have minor/major changes to the designed plan. It is also possible that traveller will have to incur additional costs owing to the challenges arising out of the ground level challenges.
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Roopkund is a moderate trek with 1500ft to max 2000ft incline daily. While the ascent is big it is equally long. Since you gain altitude over the long walks the ascent can be achieved. What needs to be handled is the altitude gain. Your fitness requirements are more proportionate to your lifestyle & weight. Speak to your trek leaders or read our blog on how to approach high altitude treks
- Brisk Walking – 1 hour a day orÂ Jogging in running tracks â€“ 45 min a day
- Pranayama â€“ 15 min a day
MUSCLESÂ â€“ A well stretched & healthy muscles make the trek that much more easier. Focus on Legs, Back, Neck & Shoulder. 20min of focused stretching activities for 45 days will help.Â Â It determines the amount of movement your bones can make in any direction around joints such as shoulders, elbows, hips and knees.Â Â Stretching improves your posture and helps to prevent low back pain.
- Suryanamaskara â€“ 10 to 15 Sets a day
- Neck & Shoulder exercise
- Lower back stretches
- Hamstring & Quadriceps
Things to Carry
BackpackÂ (55 â€“ 65 L) with sturdy straps and supporting frame.Â Quechua Forclaz 60Â is a good choice.
Trekking shoesÂ â€“ Ensure the shoes are well broken in before the trek.Â Â Since thisÂ Â trek includes walking on snow it is recommended to wear water proof shoes wiith thick woolen / military socks. Forclaz 600Â and WoodlandÂ are good choices.Â More expensive shoes are not really the answer to cold. Wearing 2 layers of woollen socks is the trick.
Sun glassesÂ â€“ Sunglasses are mandatory for this trek, Curved ones will cover your eyes well. No blue coloured sunglass â€” they donâ€™t block UV. Blacks, greens, browns are fine. Avoid multi tone sunglasses. Sunglasses prevent snow blindness.Â . People who wear spectacles, choose one of these:
- If above is not possible, wear your spectacles and carry a big sunglass that can be worn over your spectacles.
Must Have â€“ Trek Accessories
- Trekking pole is mandatory
- Spoon, glass &Â Tiffin Box
- Thermos water bottle – optional
- Headlamp with extra batteries
Must Have â€“ Clothing
- Thermals / Body Warmers â€“ 1 Noâ€™s
- Oversized Full TShirts with high neckÂ & Track Pants (light weight) Â â€“ 2 / 3 Noâ€™s
- Sweater / Fleece â€“ 1 Noâ€™s
- Windcheaters â€“ 1 Noâ€™s + Down Jacket â€“ 1 Noâ€™s
- Poncho + Rain Pant â€“ 1Noâ€™s
- Socks â€“ 8 to 10 Pairs
- Head Cap + Balaclave â€“ 1 Noâ€™s each
- Hand Gloves Inner 1noâ€™s + Outer (waterproof) â€“ 1 Noâ€™s
Must Have â€“ Other accessories
- Light towel (should be thin, quick drying kind)
- A Sanitary Paper
- Woolen head-scarf or muffler
- Cold cream andÂ sun screen lotionÂ (SPF 40+)
Must Have – Medical Kit
- Crocin â€“ 6 tablets
- Avomine â€“ 4 tablets
- Avil 25mg â€“ 4 tablets
- Combiflam â€“ 4 tablets
- Disprin â€“ 6 tablets
- Norflox â€“ 6 tablets
- Crepe bandage â€“ 3 to 5 meters
- Band aid â€“ 10 strips
- Digene â€“ 6 tablets
- Gauze cloth â€“ 1 small role
- Leukoplast â€“ 1 small roll
- Cotton â€“ 1 small roll
- ORS / Electoral â€“Â 10 packets
- Betadine or any antiseptic cream
- Moov spray
- Nebasulf/ Soframycine powder
Other Mandatory Instruction
- Medical Certificate â€“ format will be provided post enrolment
- Declaration & Disclaimer Form â€“ will be provided post enrolment
- Plastic Bottles are STRICTLY prohibited
- Recommended bag weight is 7 to 8 Kgs
- 1 Govt ID Card is mandatory
- Burn Boundaries follows STRICT No Smoking / Alcohol policy
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