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Roopkund Trek( Moderate to Hard trek) Tour

Roopkund Trek( Moderate to Hard trek) Tour

Package Duration
11 Days / 10 Nights
Destination Covered
Delhi - Haldwani - Kathgodam - Lohajung - Didna - Alibugyal - Bednibugyal

  • Description :
    This trek visits Roop Kund a pond which became famous when large number of Human bones were discovered. Explorers and scientists then tried to explain the mystery, but the mystery was never solved. Two theories have emerged; One is that these bones are of Gen. Zorawar Singh of Kashmir and his men who were coming back after raiding China-Tibet in the 17th Century. A second opinion, which is also believed by locals, is that large numbers of people visiting Roop Kund were trapped in avalanches and snowstorms and were killed. Not even a single man survived to tell the true story. Alpine forests of bhojpatra, (the famous "paper tree"), juniper, and the stately deodar. The famous land scapes bBedni bugyals (Alpine meadows). Spectacular views of the famous snow capped high Himalalayas . Hardy bakriwale (mountain headers) with their flocks of sheep & goats, frequent sightings of families of lithe & lively langoor (like a black-faced monkey) swinging through the tree canopy high above. Visits to local picturesque mountain villagas. End the trek in the fascinating spiritual & philosophical center of India - colorful Swagashram at Rishkesh.

  • Delhi-Haldwani/Kathgodam

    Description :

    A train is the best mode of transport for this leg. There are mainly three trains (Shatabdi Express, Uttar Sampark Kranti Express and Ranikhet Express) available between Delhi and Haldwani. I always recommend Ranikhet Express as it starts from Delhi in the night at 10:30 PM and reaches Haldwani in the morning at 04:30 AM. Reaching Haldwani in the early morning is a good idea for onward journey. Kathgodam is the last rail-head on this section and 10 kms away from Haldwani. It is better to leave the train at Haldwani, rather than Kathgodam, because Haldwani is a bigger city and transports for onward journey can be arranged here in a better manner

    Katgodam - Lohajung (200 kms/7 hrs).

    Description :

    Depart from Katgodam - road goes many interesting tourist places like Kousani ,Sameswar.Haldwani ,Gwaldam and many mountain interesting villages and rivers can seen during the traveling and arrives to Lohajund interesting place on the ridge beautiful view of Nanadaghunti peak from the hotel.

    Lohajung - Didna (8 kms/6 hrs

    Description :

    . Gentle 5 k downhill, then 3 k.uphill trek through forests of oak, rhododendrons (bloom end April - beginning May), pine, and stately deodar trees. Frequent sightings of families of lithe & lively langoor (like a black-faced monkey) swinging through the tree canopy high above. Views down into the wooded and now steep-sided and wild Neel Ganga valley. Camp at Didna, Camp on the meadows surrounded by forest with view of Lohajung valley and Didna village can be visit in the evening.

    Didna - Alibugyal (9 kms/6 hrs).

    Description :

    Uphill 9 k trek through forests of oak, rhododendrons (bloom end April - beginning May), pine, and stately deodar trees and seasonal huts for villagers where they spend their summers with their cattle. The trek continuous to Alibugyal beautiful camp side on the ridge with spectacular views of some famous Himalayan peaks Chaukhamba, Srikanth and Gangotri massif.

    Alibugyal - Bednibugyal (8 kms/5 hrs)

    Description :

    Uphill 5 k then 3k moderate uphill trek goes through the famous Alibugyal with spectacular views of Bedni and Pider valleys. 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 tarpons are offered by the devotees. Situated nearby is a small temple where the devotees pay their obeisance, during their halt at Bedni Bugyal camp.

    Bednibugyal - Baguvasa (8 kms/7 hrs)

    Description :

    Uphill 3 k and gentle downhill 2k. trek along the other side of the ridge with spectacular close views of the high Himalayan peaks Nandaghunti, Trishul and panoramic views of Garhwal Himalayan peaks .Uphill 2k and 1k gentle downhill trek to Baguvasa camp. Chances to see ibex, snow fox, belchers & eagles, and hardy bukeriwale (mountain headers with their flocks of sheep & goats). Beautiful camp site on the Mora ine of Baguvasa and spectacular views of Garhwal region Himalayas Chaukhamba Massif Srikantha, Jonli and Thalaysagar. 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 f

    Day trek to Roopkund- Patharnachini (9 kms/8 hours)

    Description :

    Uphill 4k through the moraine 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 still attached. These remains have been preserved in the Alpine conditions for centuries. It is believed that these are the remains of about 300 persons who died approx. 500 -600 years ago. In the afternoon trek back to Patharnachini.

    Patharnachini- Bednibugyal (5 kms/4 hrs).

    Description :

    Uphill 2k and 3k gentle downhill trek to Bednibugyal camp at Bednibugyal.

    Bednibugyal- Lohajung Via Wan (20 kms/7 hrs).

    Description :

    Downhill 9 k and 1k uphill trek through forests of oak, rhododendrons (bloom end April - beginning May), pine, and stately deodar trees and 1k uphill trek continuous to Wan village trail head. 10 k. beautiful drive by jeep along the Neel ganga River to Lohajung town.

    Lohajung- Rishikesh (270 kms/9 hrs)

    Description :

    Return drive to Rishikesh. Stay in hotel. (Possible to reach Haridwar to explore this popular and beautiful shrine town as opposed to Rishikesh. One hour further) Also option for Rafting in Rishiukesh.

    Delhi (225 kms/6 hrs)

    Description :

    Return to Delhi.

  • Tour Detail

    Legend: Alt=Altitude; Veh=Vehicle; Acco=Accommodation
    Best Season for this Trek-,June,August,September & October.

    DayStartReachHrsKmsAlt(mts)Mode/Acco
    1DelhiKatgodam83201000Veh/Train: Hotel
    2KatgodamLohajung81402300Veh: Camp
    3LohajungDidna682400Trek: Camp
    4DidnaAlibugyal693300Trek: Camp
    5AlibugyalBednibugyal583800Trek: Camp
    6BednibugyalBaguvasa784300Trek: Camp
    7BaguvasaDay TrekRoopkund/Patharnachini994700/4100Trek: Camp
    8PatharnachiniBednibugyal453800Trek: Camp
    9BednibugyalLohajung via Wan7202300Trek/Veh: Hotel
    10LohajungRishikesh9270600Veh: Hotel
    11RishikeshDelhi6255600Veh/Train: Hotel




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