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.The 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 Bhaguwasa 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.
Roopkund Trek, Uttarakhand Tours
Opinions are divided: some say they are the soldiers of General Jorawar
Singh who died on the way to Tibet while others hold that pilgrims who went 200
yrs ago on the famous ‘Raj Jat Yatra’ perished due to inclement weather.
**Four Horned Ram Mystery: Significant phenomenon of a four horned ram which takes birth once in Twelve years in this area and the ram leads the pilgrimage from ‘Nauti’ village to the famous rocky heights known as ‘Bugyals’ and ultimately to ‘Nanda Devi Shrine where it suddenly disappears.
|Day||From - To||Drive / trek (Kms.)||Description|
|01.||Delhi/Rudraprayag||355||Pick up from Delhi drive to Rudraprayag, lunch enroute. check in hotel. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel.|
|02.||Rudraprayag/Wan (2439 mts.)||125 kms. drive||Lunch enroute. Dinner and overnight stay in Mandoli at tourist rest house. Dinner and overnight stay.|
|03||Wan/Bedari (3354 mts.)||12 kms.||This day trek is a gradual climb till Bedani Bugyal. It also passes through thick forest. Packed lunch. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.|
|04.||Bedani/Aali Bugyal||Excursion||After breakfast short trek to Aali Bugyal back to camp by evening. Dinner and overnight stay in camp.|
|05.||Bedani/Baguwasa (4567 mts.)||9 kms. trek||After breakfast proceed to Baguwasa with paced lunch. in Baguwasa one can see Brahamkamal here. Dinner and overnight in camp.|
(5029 mts./Johragali pass
5 kms. trek
|After breakfast trek to Roopkund and further 300 mts. climb leads to Johragali pass. Back to Baguwasa. Dinner and overnight stay in camp.|
|07.||Baguwasa/Bedani||9 kms.||After breakfast trek down to Bedani, hot lunch. Dinner and overnight stay in camp.|
|08.||Baguwasa/Wan||12 kms.||After breakfast trek to wan village with packed lunch. Dinner and overnight stay in tents/tourist rest house.|
|09.||Wan/Sutol||7 hours trek||After breakfast trek to Sutol with packed lunch. Dinner and overnight stay in camp.|
|10.||Sutol/Ghat/Nandaprayag||6-7 hours trek||After trek to Ghat with packed lunch and further 20 kms. drive to Nandaprayag. Dinner and overnight stay in tourist rest house.|
|11.||Nadaprayag/Rishikesh||190 kms. drive||After breakfast drive to Rishikesh. Lunch enroute. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel at Rishikesh.|
|12.||Rishikesh||--||Local sightseeing. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel at Rishikesh.|
|13.||Rishikesh/Delhi||225 kms. drive||After breakfast drive to Delhi. Lunch tour concluded.|
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