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Roopkund Trek



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Region :- Uttarakhand
Duration :- 8 Days
Grade :- Moderate To Difficult
Max Altitude :- 15,696 Ft.
Approx Trekking Km :- 53 Kms.

Roopkund, in the state of Uttarakhand in India, is a famous glacial lake. This lake is famous due to more than five hundred skeletons of humans that are found at the edge of the lake. It is located in the Himalayas and rests at an altitude of nearly 4,800 meters. Roopkund is located in the Chamoli district of Garhwal. It is one of the best sites for Trekking in Garhwal. It is closer to hill stations like Nainital and Kathgodam. At a distance of 217 km from Nainital and 235 km from Kathgodam, Roopkund is one of the major adventure attractions for people in the country and also for people who are travelling from abroad. Roopkund, which is located in the lap of Trishul massif is also known as the ‘mystery lake’. You can find human skeletons at the bank of the lake and it is believed that they belong to the Palaeolithic age.

These are believed to be the skeletons of the heroes who had fought here in the earlier times. Along with the skeletons of humans, you can also find skeletal structure of horses and other animals. There are reports that these skeletons belong to the 12th century to the 15th century. It is believed by specialists that the death of many people in this region was a result of landslides, blizzard or an epidemic. The human skeletons were re-discovered in 1942 by H K Madhwal, who was a Nanda Devi Game reserve ranger.

Later in 2004, a team of Indian scientists along with some Europeans visited the area to gain more information about the nature of the skeletons. On extensive research and findings, they found human skulls, bones and other jewellery. The DNA of the skeletons was taken, and it appeared that the people belonged to many classes and showed different features and morphological structure. There was a group of short people and tall people who were believed to be closely related to each other. Though the exact number of the skeletons cannot be ascertained, but a total number of around 500 hundred skeletons were found. It is also believed that an equal number of skeletons perished due to the natural environment.

The Radiocarbon dating of the skeletons at the Oxford University Radiocarbon Accelerator Unit determines the age of the skeletons to be somewhere around 850 AD. Later extensive research has been carried out in various parts of the country and the world. Many scientists are of the idea that the people did not die of an epidemic but due to sudden hailstorms. The hailstorms are supposed to be as big as the size of a cricket ball, and as there was no shelter in the open areas of the Himalayas, people might have come under its disastrous and direct effect. It is considered as one of the strongest reasons for the extinction of the natives of this area.

The cold and icy weather condition can be said to be the reason for the preservation of the skeletons for such a long time. The favourable weather conditions prevented the skeletons to decay off and decompose into soil. With landslides that were rampant in the area, many bodies slipped into the lakes and stayed there for a long time. The bodies that fell into the lake had a greater shelf-life as compared to the ones which remained in the open. However it is still not determined if this group of people lived here, or if they were heading towards a destination. Historical evidence of any trade route towards Tibet has not been established. Therefore it is hard to decipher the real purpose of the group of people that were victims to this natural calamity. There are possibilities that the group may be heading towards the Nanda Devi pilgrimage where Nanda Devi Raj Jat festivities take place once every 12 years.

Lohajung is the starting trekking point for Roopkund. The Roopkund trek can also be called Skeleton Trek due to the presence of different skeletons in and around the lake. The lake is surrounded by snow clad mountains and rock- strewn glaciers.

Trekking in India and choosing the Roopkund trek is an adventurous journey which passes through many exotic and beautiful locations. As you trek towards the lake, you would find lush green grassy land and conifer forest ranging towards the fall of hills. Thereafter the trek takes its way along the Pindar River. You can enjoy the natural and lush green beauty of the surroundings with the pleasant breeze that blows all around you, giving a soothing effect to your senses.

Roopkund is a picturesque, beautiful and attractive tourist destination in the Himalayas. Located at the base of two Himalayan peaks, Trishul and Nandghungti, it attracts people who have an adventurous side to life. There are religious festivals that take place in autumn, held at the alpine meadow of Bedni Bugyal, where the nearby villages participate. The lake is covered with ice all the time and it adds to its beauty. It is an enjoyable travelling destination as one is surrounded by mountains from all sides. Trekking in Uttarakhand also gives you the chance to trek the Himalayas. You can also go for the Nanda Rajjat Yatra.

There are many routes for a trek to Roopkund. One of the most common routes taken by travellers and adventurers is through Lohajung up to where you can travel by road. Trekking begins after this point. There are also some plains or flat areas where you can camp during the night. If the weather is not foggy, you can easily see Bedni Bugyal and Trishul. On your way to Roopkund, you would also find many grazing lands for horses, sheep and mules. You would come across a few temples and lakes on your journey. Many waterfalls are also visible on the slopes of the surrounding mountains. However, it should be kept in mind that the weather is generally hostile throughout the year and travellers need to be fully equipped and prepared for these conditions

Brief Itinerary

Day 1 :- Kathgodam to Lohajung

  • Altitude 7,662 ft.
  • Stay in guest house.
  • Drive 210 km (10 hrs drive).
  • Local market and network is available.
  • Pick up time 06:00 am at the parking of Kathgodham railway station.
  • Route:- Kathgodam - Bheem Tal - Almora - Kausani - Gwaldam - Dewal - Lohajung.

  • Day 2 :- Lohargunj to Didna Village

  • Trek 6.5 km.
  • 7,662 to 8,045 ft.
  • Reach Didna before lunch.
  • accommodation in village home stay.
  • No local market but Network is available.
  • Till ruan bagad bridge gradual descent (4.5 km).
  • Refill your water bottle at ruan bagad bridge from Neel Ganga river.
  • After ruan bagad bridge 2 hours of a steep ascent to Didna Village (2 km).

  • Day 3 :- Didna Village to Ali Bugyal

  • Trek 10.5 km.
  • 8,045 to 11,320 ft.
  • Accommodation in tent.
  • Carry water and ors both.
  • Reach Ali Bugyal by late noon.
  • Keep your wind and waterproof handy.
  • Tolpani is the last point for drinking water.
  • First half of is through oak and rhododendron forest (Steep ascent).
  • Second half of the trek is through big alpine meadows (gradual ascent).

  • Day 4 :- Ali Bugyal to Patar Nachauni via Bedni Bugyal and Ghora Lotani

  • Trek 7 km.
  • 11,320 to 12,818 ft.
  • Easiest day of the trek.
  • Accommodation in tent.
  • Reach Patar Nachauni before lunch.
  • Ali Bugyal to Bedni Bugyal (gradual ascent 2 km).
  • Bedni Bugyal to Ghora Lotani (gradual ascent 4 km).
  • Ghora Lotani to Patar Nachauni (gradual descent 1 km).
  • Spend some time at Ghora Lotani good for acclimatization.
  • Ware proper clothing (this is the place where most of the trekkers get AMS).

  • Day 5 :- Patar Nachauni to Bhagwabasa via Kalu Vinayak

  • Trek 4 km.
  • 12,818 to 14,117 ft.
  • Accommodation in tent.
  • Reached Camp site by lunch.
  • Patar Nachauni to Kalu Vinayak Tempel .
  • (first 1 km is gradual ascent and rest 1.5 km is steep ascent).
  • Kalu Vinayak to Bhagwabasa (gradual descent 1.5 km, become tricky in may and June ).
  • There will be snow on the trail in the month of may and jun and in sep and oct it will be a rocky trail.

  • Day 6 :- Bhagwabasa to Roopkund to Patar Nachauni

  • Trek 10 km.
  • 14,117 to 15755 ft.
  • Accommodation in tent.
  • Start your trek by 4:00 am.
  • Climb to Roopkund is 3 km.
  • Challenging day of the trek.
  • Carry energy bars, ors and water.
  • Breakfast will be at Roopkund top.
  • Reach Bhagwabasa back by lunch time.
  • Reach Patar Nachauni camp by evening.
  • In Aug, Sep, Oct can see skeleton but no snow.
  • In May and Jun snow will be there but can't see the skeleton.

  • Day 7 :- Patar Nachauni to Lohajung via Bedni and Wan

  • Trek 15 km.
  • 12,818 to 7,662 ft.
  • Accommodation in guest house.
  • Patar Nachauni to Ghora Lotani (1 km gradual ascent).
  • Ghora Lotani to Bedni Bugyal ( 4 km gradual descent).
  • Bedni Bugyal to Doliya Dhar ( 0.5 km gradual walk).
  • Doliya Dhar to Ghaeroli Patal ( 3 km steep descent ).
  • Ghaeroli Patal to Neel Ganga ( 4 km steep descent ).
  • Neel Ganga to Ranka Dhar ( 1 km moderate ascent ).
  • Ranka Dhat to Wan Village road head ( 1.5 km gradual descent).
  • Wan Village to Loharjung ( 45 minutes drive, road condition is not good).
  • Route :- Patar Nachauni - Ghora Lotani - Bedni Bugyal - Doliya Dhar - Ghaeroli Patal - Neel Ganga - Ranka Dhar - Wan Village - drive to Lohajung.

  • Day 8 :- Loharjung to Kathgodam

  • 10 hrs drive.
  • Drive 210 km.
  • Reach Kathgodam by 6:00 pm.
  • On the way to Kathgodam at Kausani you can buy herbal tea and some souvenir.

  • Roopkund trek in Seasons.

    Summer Treks (April, May, June)
    1. Less colder
    2. More windy
    3. Weather is unpredictable
    4. Can't see human skeleton
    5. Roopkund is in frozen condition
    6. Higher camps covered with snow
    7. Natural source of drinking water are easily available
    8. Best for those who want to see snow and want to do a difficult level of trek

    Autumn Treks (September, October, November)
    1. Less windy
    2. More colder
    3. Mostly clear weather
    4. Can see human skeleton
    5. No snow at any camp site
    6. Roopkund lake is properly visible
    7. Natural source of drinking water are limited
    8. Best for those who want to see greenery and want to do moderate level of trek



    Who can go
  • First timer can apply, should have some interest in trekking and mountaineering.
  • The climber must be fit and have sufficient stamina to cover 5 km of distance in 30 minutes without a stress.
  • The climber should be able to carry a 10-15 kg backpack.
  • Heart problem, high blood pressure, asthma, and epilepsy cannot be reconciled on this mission. The climber must not have the conditions mentioned above.
  • Detailed Itinerary

    Day 01: Pickup from Kathgodam in the morning and reach Lohajung (2300mts, 7500ft):

    The journey will take not more than 10 hours, which includes one or two breaks. The serpentine road goes through the region of Kumaon and covers deep valleys of Shivalik mountain ranges. The road will take you to Gwaldam which lies under the administrative district of Garhwal. The road goes through coniferous forest and unrelenting curves. Though there is a direct road from Gwaldam to Deval, the final destination of the day, it is not preferred due to damages at various places due to the yearlong rains. Via Nandkesri the distance to be covered is less, around 11kms, but it is better to walk on a longer, but safer trail through Tharali, which is around 36kms. Around 2 hours of the ride will take you to Deval, a village with all provisions of purchasing food and kerosene required for the rest of the journey. The day's last stretch of the journey is from Deval to Lohajung. The extremely curvy and winding road gains considerable height. The roads are so thrilling to drive on that sometimes even the slightest of oncoming cars and trucks send Goosebumps. It is generally rainy and foggy during most of the time and temperatures remain very cold. The night is spent a tourist rest house or nearby lodges.

    Day 02: Lohargunj to Didna Village

    The actual trek begins today. After a good home prepared breakfast, the walk starts on the level ground with slight ascent on the jeep road; the road goes till the village of Wan. An hour and a half walk on the flat surface will take you to Kulling, which is located at a distance of around 6km form Lohajung. Kulling is a peaceful village in the district of Garhwal, with a small pool of the population; it is filled with the beauties of nature. Exotic birds can be spotted very easily; the air feels crisp and fresh. After a break at Kulling, you take a right turn and gradually descend towards the village. At the start, you will notice a narrow concrete plain which cuts through houses and fields and takes you to a small stream. This small stream is fed by Neel Ganga. You descend further till you reach the bed of Neel Ganga. Go ahead and cross the cemented bridge and then start climbing the ridge on the right side of the bridge. The road ahead is moderately steep and ends at the village of Didna, situated at an altitude of 2450mts, 8000ft. The trail encompasses evergreen alpine forests and trees which are huge in size. After a climb of around two hours, you reach the top of the ridge; the view ahead is magnificent. It is surprising to find huge open lands at such a high altitude on the lap of the mountains. There are two villages very near to each other Didna and Kuling, basically they host the same type of people and trekkers. The first village is habited during the summer and monsoon months while the second one is popular during winter. The days trek is over at around 3pm, after which a hot lunch is enjoyed. Total distance covered during the day is approximately around 10kms, and the night is spent in a traditional guest house.

    Day 03: Didna village to Ali Bugyal

    Today's trek involves trekking through the beautiful village of Ali Bugyal, which located at an altitude of 3400mts or 11000ft, is one of the highest inhabited locations of the country. Ali Bugyal is on top of the mountain and is clearly visible from the backdrop of Didna. The trek will take you to climb on top of this mountain, after the start the trail will take out of the village. On the right, the trail is slightly ascending with a very gentle gradient. On the way, temporary settlements of local shepherds known as Tolpani and their huge herds of sheep are a site to behold. They are very friendly and warm in welcoming people; you can even share their lunch, which they think as a friendly gesture. On the other hand, the trail on the left side is short in length but is steeper. But it doesn't really matter which trail you take, eventually both of them will take you to the same destination. Oak, Birch, and Rhododendron trees are the only trees that grow in these areas, and are magnificent and huge in size. According to locals, anyone visiting the place during the spring season can see the unbelievable view of the valley covered with thousands of Rhododendron flowers in vibrant colours. After reaching the mountain top, the tree line gradually recedes, and the plain grasslands start. The climb takes around 3 to 4 hours, after which right in front of your eyes, the Himalaya's most attractive meadows, Ali Bugiyal welcomes you. The view is very similar to the default wallpaper of Windows XP and is a treat for the eyes. During summer months, wild horses and cows graze the fields which are filled with vast stretches of grass and flowers of various bright colours. On a clear weather, it is easy to spot the peaks of Trishul and Mrighthuni, the tallest mountain peaks in this part of the Himalayas. The mighty Trishul beckons to be climbed upon and feels as there is some hidden energy which attracts towards itself. After crossing the meadows, there comes a small face on the way, and another half an hour of trekking will take you to Bedni, the camping spot for day 3. After lunch, visit the nearby temple in Bedni Kund, if the weather is clear you might be able to view the Garhwal Himalayan ranges at its glory.

    Day 04: Ali Bugyal to Ghora Lotani

    Today being the 4th day of the trek you can have the choice of starting a bit late and sleeping a little bit extra. Your next camping location is Gora Lutani, which is a perfect camping spot. Keep on walking and enjoy the picturesque locations in the adjoining area. Along the way, you will come across Patat Nacholi, a rather unused and vest able landmass. This day you will make steep altitude gain from around 12,500ft to 14,500ft. The high altitude and the long continuous walks will make your legs hurt, and you will also start feeling the effects of the weather changes and the thin air will make breathing difficult. But don't worry; the wonderful surroundings will give you enough motivation to reach your destination. The positive vibes flowing in the air lets you forget all your troubles. After a travel of around 10kms, the campsite for the day is reached. Ghora Lotani will give you a good night's sleep, but the next morning waking up early is very crucial as it is going to be an exciting day ahead.

    Day 05: Ghora lotani to Bhagwabasa

    Wake up early and brace yourself for the longest day of trekking. Have a filling breakfast and don't forget to do a few stretches. It should be kept in mind that today; the trekking will approximately cover 10kms and that too on a steep slope. Walk towards Bagubasa, located around 14000ft above the sea level. This road will also take you across Kalyuvinayak temple. The most thrilling part to see the temple is to travel up 2kms, also equivalent to gaining an altitude of around 200ft. The path leading to this temple is very uneven and zig-zag in shape. It is essential that proper safety gear and clothing is ensured before the day's trek is even started. The walk should be done very slowly and carefully; one small slip and anyone can get hurt very badly. But since there is no gain without pain, the gifts await you at the top. It is difficult to understand how someone could create the temple at such a height. The temple is basically traditional in design and construction and has been there for centuries. As the altitude increases, the air gets thinner, and the quantity of oxygen also decreases, this might lead to headache and acute stomach pain, but don't worry, take some rest for a while. The temple is carved out of stones with ultimate precision and perfection; it installs divine intervention in your minds. From the temple, you can view Roopkund, the final trekking destination. The view is just magnificent one with shining and sparkling Trishul on one side and bell shaped Nandagunti on the other. You further follow up the uneven trail leading to Bhaguabasa at 1km distance from there. The region has its own specialities, flowers that bloom only during the monsoon months. You currently stand at a very high altitude of 14000ft and the terrain seems to look rough and not so easy to traverse.

    Day 06: Bhagwabasa to Roopkund and back to Bedni Bugyal

    Start early on this day to reach the mega destination – Roopkund. At an altitude of more than 16000ft, it is surely the highest point on the trek. Though the path is not that complicated to climb, but even the 4km walk will take a breath out of you and tire you like hell. But no trekking is easy, right? During monsoon, the snow covering this area is very less and shallow, which makes the path reveal itself properly. From Bhaguabasa, your first checkpoint is Chhirianag which means ladder like snake. From this place, the next point lays Roopkund – The mystery island. The lake of skeletons is one of the most mysterious places in the world. Till date, even archaeologists, and scientists are not able to find out how there were so many skeletons on the bed of the lake. There are theories and fables which state that once a king and his fellowmen were going to Nanda Devi, and, unfortunately, a severe hailstorm led to their deaths. If you are extremely lucky, then from the edge of the lake you can clearly see somewhere around 300 human skeletons. This view in itself is breath taking and people go crazy after seeing this. From this place, the trek will be along a hard and steep terrain. After the steep climb gets over, you will find the Nanda Devi temple. This is very near to the Nanda Devi Biosphere reserve. A perfect site for taking good snaps with friends and other fellow trekkers. Depending upon the weather and the co-climbers conditions may decide to risk on the Junargali pass which stands 16700 feet from sea level. Without any meteorological interference, you would need about 45 minutes to climb. You will have to pass through Bhagwabasa on the return journey. These places are filled with sheer exhilaration and thrill. The descent along the path is twice difficult that of the ascent it is so steep that one might have the feeling of falling down from the top. Move along to discover a cave like structure called as Bhagwabasa or the abode of the tiger. You further climb down to reach PatarNachuni about 12500 above ground level. You continue backwards through Ghora Lautani back to Bedni Bughyal. Your day will end at the campsite amidst lush greenery. This trip is one of the longest, covering over a distance of 15km taking about10-15 hours for completion. The legs will push you to deep sleep as they need a lot of rest. But before going to bed, do realize the whole trek was not at all easy and requires a whole lot of determination and courage to complete it.

    Day 07: Bedni bugyal to Loharjung

    Day 7 is probably the last day of the trek where you will have to walk and return to the camp site at Day01. Descending and climbing up are two things that are very different, though the path remains the same. This time you travel on the right side of the trail and it seems a simple path as compared to the previous day's strenuous affair. For the first time, you will see wooden huts dotted along the path. After travelling a little more, you are now able to see the road dividing itself into two lanes. You need to take the one which leads to right. It goes down and down, and as you descend further you can again see that you have entered the forest region with trees all along the lane. The bird tweeting and the cool aiwin past your ears are a treat that you will rarely get to feel. Due to the varying slope, trekkers are cautioned to take each and every step very carefully; otherwise one might end up hurting themselves. Shortcuts though may look rewarding must be avoided as much as possible as the terrain is pretty rough. After walking a few more yards you near an opening inside the dense forest called the Gahroli Patal. You continue our journey till you reach the banks of the river of Neel Ganga. Once you reach the river bed, your journey continues, till you reach the wan village called Ran ka Dhar. The village of Wan is the next stop after which you descend further. Wan feels like very much at home, a big village with hills and mountains covering the edges, a view to cherish all your lives. As you travel a few more yards at the road and you find the car waiting to pick you up. The distance covered for the day for the descent is nearly 18km and requires about 10 hours. It needs an hour from Wan to reach Lohargunj. The road taken by car is rocky. Once you reach back the tourist guest house you can rejoice all the memories of the trip and comfortably sleep on the warm bed.

    Day 08: Loharjung to kathgodam

    Wake up early in the morning; have a nice cup of tea and an awesome hillside breakfast. Today you will leave for Lohargunj, along with all the beautiful and unforgettable memories pack your own stuffs and luggage. Your cab will drop you at the Kathgodam railway station. The car journey will take something around 10 hours, and do make sure that you are carrying mint and tablets which prevent nausea. From Kathgodam railway station, you will find trains to various locations. Board your respective train and take along a healthy experience with memories that will never fade away.

    How to Reach

    The Kathgodam station is one of the main stations in the district and it is an old station. It has good connectivity to many places and these include Lucknow, Delhi, and Howrah. Tickets from Delhi to Kathgodam by train cost around Rs. 150 for a second class sleeper ticket and Rs. 400 for a third A/C sleeper ticket. It is essential to book the tickets at least one month in advance as this route is always in demand.

    By Train :-
    From Delhi take the Ranikhet Express (5014) Dep. Delhi at 10:40pm arrival Kathgodam at 5:30am (Overnight Journey) or the Uttar sampark kranti (5035) Dep. Delhi at 4:00pm arrival Kathgodam at 10:40pm (6 hrs.40min.Journey)

    From Dehardun take the Doon Express (4120) Dep. Dehardun at 10:30 pm arrival Kathgodam at 7:10 pm (8hrs.journey)

    By Bus :-

  • Regular buses ply from ISBT Delhi Anand Vihar station to Kathgodam. Buses that go to Nainital stops at Haldwani which is a twin town of Kathgodham (8 hrs. Journey).
  • Usually buses drop you at Haldwani bus staiton. From there you have to come to Kathgodham Railway Station which is 4km away.
  • TTH’s Tata Sumo or similar vehicles will pick-up you from Kathgodham Railway Station at 6:00am.
  • We would suggest you to take only government buses from ISBT Anand Vihar. Private buses ply from outside ISBT and they are not trust worthiness.
  • Cost Terms

    Inclusions :-
    1. Accommodation. (Guest house, Home stay, Camping)
    2. Meals while on trek (Veg.+ Egg)
    3. Mountaineering qualified & professional trek Leader, guide, cook and Support staff.
    4. All necessary permits and entry fees.
    5. First aid medical kits, stretcher and oxygen cylinder.
    6. Trek equipments: Sleeping bag, mattress, tent (twin sharing), kitchen & dinning tent, toilet tent, utensils and crampon (if required).
    7. Services from Loharjung to Loharjung.
    8. TTH Staff insurance.
    9. Mules to carry the central luggage.

    Exclusions :-
    1. Any kind of personal expenses.
    2. Food during the transit.
    3. Insurance.
    4. Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
    5. Any kind of emergency evacuation charges.
    6. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head.

    Note :
    Normally TTH expect to carry your personal luggage on your own, if you wish to offload your backpack, you can give it to Mule.
    Charges of offloading backpack:-
    INR 1800/- if you make an online payment, 10 days in advance
    INR 2000/- if you inform us after reaching Loharjung
    The backpack cannot weigh more than 11 kgs. Backpack should have waterproof cover. Suitcases/strolleys/ bags will not be allowed.

    Paying the Trek /Tour fee:
    The fee can be paid by online transfer/Check deposit/Cash deposit/Demand draft. Instruction for payment will be forwarded along with your confirmation email. When your transfer is done, please e-mail us a confirmation mail with your transfer details, so that we can follow up your reservation efficiently.

    Cancellation terms:
    For the cancellation of services due to any avoidable/unavoidable reasons, Trek The Himalayas must be notified of the same in writing at [email protected] At the time we receive your written cancellation, refunds based on the total fare are as follows.

    Cancellation Policy

    Cancellations prior to 25 days from the start of the Trip
    Refund options
        • Get 95% cash refund
        • 100% cash voucher for any trip till one year

    Cancellation between 24 days and 15 days to the start of the Trip
    Refund options
        • Get 70% cash refund
        • 100% cash voucher for same trip till one year
        • 85% cash voucher for any trip till one year

    Cancellation between 14 days and 10 days to the start of the Trip
    Refund options
        • Book the same trek, in the same season, with any other batch
        • Get 50% cash refund
        • 80% cash voucher for same trip till one year
        • 70% cash voucher for any trip till one year

    Cancellation less than 9 days to the start of the trek
    Refund options
        • Transfer your trek (same trek, same batch) to your friend
        • No cash refund
        • 20% cash voucher for same trip till one year
        • 10% cash voucher for any trip till one year

    1. Change of trek batch is dependent on the availability of seats in the batch
    2. In case of transferring a trek to a friend, he/she should satisfy all the mandatory requirements put forward by TTH
    3. TTH holds the right to change/cancel the policies, without prior notice
    4. Cash refund is applicable only in case of bookings made without using any promotional offer code or vouchers

    Cash Voucher Terms:

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        • The voucher cannot be merged with any other offer of Trek The Himalayas
        • The voucher is valid for Trek booked directly with Trek The Himalayas in India
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    Itineraries are based on information available at the time of planning and are subject to change. "Trek The Himalayas" reserves the right to change expedition dates, people or itineraries as conditions warrant. If a trip must be delayed or the itinerary changed due to bad weather, road conditions, transportation delays, government intervention, airline schedules, sickness, or other contingency for which TTH or its agents cannot make provision, the cost of delays and/or other changes are the responsibility of the participant. TTH reserves the right to decline, or accept, any individual as a trip member for any reason whatsoever.

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    Roopkund is a trek which changes its beauty in pre monsoon post monsoon and. If you love snow and slightly difficult trek then May and June is the best time and if you want to see skeleton and slightly easy trek then Sep, Oct, is the best time.
    Roopkund trek vary moderate to difficult depends upon snow level. In roopkund trek weather changes in minutes so some time it’s really become difficult trek.
    In lower camp temperature is not that much big issue but in higher camps you have to dressed yourself in layers. In higher camps during the day time temperature will be above 0 degree and during the night time 0 to -6 degree
    Average walking distance is 10- 12 km each day and trekkers mostly in 5-7 hrs. Just enjoy it, don’t be disheartened.
    NO, but in case you are having so please consult your doctor because there are lots of MYTH about Diamox.
    Always trek leads by professional Trek leader who complete Basic and Advance mountaineering course and certified in first-aid course and along with one local guide, cook, helper, porter and other staff.
    We try to bring together a small group of like minded people to give them a memorable and insightful travel experience, normally we take 18 - 20 people in one batch including male and female. We need minimum 6 people to run a fix departure but for the customized trip group size doesn’t matter.
    Yes definitely, Security of girls is the foremost important for us. We always create friendly environment on trek. All our guides and other support crew are carefully chosen for your trips. They are very honest and reliable, but we would also advise you to take care of your own personal belongings.
    Once you made the booking our team will send you the trek essentials list according to the trek.
    Yes, But you should intimate 15 days in advance, so that we will arrange the porter or mule accordingly.
    Good trekking shoes are the most important part of the trek, so you have to be very careful before buying it. You can go through our Article "How to Opt Best Trekking Shoe" to get an idea.
    We have three men tents but two people will be accommodating in one tent.
    Optimum level of fitness is always required in any trek so that you can enjoy your trek.
    We always serve Indian vegetarian food and eggs during our trek.
    Himalayan water is consider as a clean and mineral water but for safe side we use boil water / chlorine tablet in our camps, during the trek ask once to trek leader or guide from where to fill water bottles.
    We have Bolero, Max or equivalent to that.
    No, but our trek leaders are certified in Wilderness first-aid" and be aware of high attitude problems, and we carry whole first-aid kit and necessary medicines with us. Make sure you are medically fit for a trek or take professional advice if you feel you are unable to judge yourself.
    Yes, it is always advisable that in any trek carry your own medication weather organizers carrying it or not.
    After choosing the trip you wish to join, the first step is to fill up the booking form, a deposit has to be made in order to confirm the reservation. All details will be emailed to you to make it easy for you to book.
    Depending on the prevailing situation, however the date of trek completion should always coincide with the original itinerary. You should keep in mind that this is an adventure trip into the remotest region, where many unforeseen events may contribute to the need for a change in itinerary. In such cases, we or your trek leader will suggest the best alternative similar to your original itinerary.
    Yes, if you would like to travel independently, you are invited to choose any of the trips at your convenient time frame for any number of people. Cost for private trip is fixed on the basis of group size, trek area, duration and trek style.

    Risk & Respond

    High Altitude Treks: Risk and Response A high altitude trek calls for an adventurous attitude, but embarking on an adventurous trip without calculating the risks is utter stupidity. That’s why we have listed a few risks and the response planned by TTH to minimise or address the risks in the best possible way.

    Risk: Altitude Before you start the trek, it is important to understand the implications of high altitude on your body. Be aware of symptoms of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) like mild headache, nausea and general discomfort.

    Response: If you feel any of these symptoms, inform the trek leader on priority and follow his instructions. Every campsite has as stretcher, fully equipped first aid kit, oxygen cylinders to address the situation.

    Risk: Weather Weather is unpredictable in the Himalayas. Though we are always observant about the changing weather, no one can guarantee a snowfall, rain or Sun. Do understand that your security is of utmost importance to us and we will not proceed any further from the campsite if the weather is not favourable.

    Response: The decision of the Trek Leaders and Guides to proceed or wait for the weather to get better will be final.

    Risk: Injuries Often, while trekking over difficult terrains, you might have minor injuries like leg sprain, bruises etc. Serious injuries like fractures or major cuts are very rare.

    Response: All our Trek Leaders are Certified Wilderness First Aid responders. They are trained to handle emergencies and can tackle minor injuries with a well-equipped first aid kit. In case of serious injuries, the patient is carried on a stretcher to the nearest road-head and is led to nearest medical centre.

    Risk: Lack of communication devices In the remote areas of the Himalayas, mobile networks do not reach. On a trek, one is cut off from the world of calls, SMSs or watsapps.

    Response: We rely on walkie-talkies and runners to communicate between the campsites and the base camps.

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    Brief Detail

    Trek Itinerary
    Day 1:- Kathgodam to Lohajung
    Day 2:- Lohargunj to Didna Village
    Day 3:- Didna Village to Ali Bugyal
    Day 4:- Ali Bugyal to Patar Nachauni via Bedni Bugyal and Ghora Lotani
    Day 5:- Patar Nachauni to Bhagwabasa via Kalu Vinayak
    Day 6:- Bhagwabasa to Roopkund to Patar Nachauni
    Day 7:- Patar Nachauni to Lohajung via Bedni and Wan
    Day 8:- Loharjung to Kathgodam
    Note:- On Day 8, you’ll reach Kathgodam by 6:00 pm. You can book your travel any time after 7:00 pm.

    Trek Info:-
    Region: Uttarakhand
    Duration: 8 Days
    Grade: Moderate to Difficult
    Max Altitude: 15,696 Ft.
    Trekking Km: 53 Km.
    Trail Type: Round trail. The trek starts and ends at Lohajung
    Rail head: Kathgodam is the nearest rail head to the base camp
    Road: Kathgodam is well connected to Delhi
    Base Camp: Lohajung
    Best Season: May, June, Mid August to October
    Snow: Mid December to Mid June
    Batch Size: 20-22 trekkers including Male and female
    Services from: Kathgodam to Kathgodam
    Food: Meals while on trek (Veg + Egg)
    Stay: Guest house, Camping
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