Roopkund Trek


About Rookund Trek

Have you ever wondered to step into a place that awaits your arrival with Human Skeletons? The Roopkund Trek in Uttarakhand is one such Himalayan trek that mesmerises you with its eerie beauty. As the name itself explains, ‘A pool of Beauty’, this glacial lake trails amidst deep untainted forests, untamed mineral-rich streams, vast stretched meadows of Ali & Bedni Bugyal and many more.

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Day 1: Dehradun to Lohajung, 300 Km, 10-11 hrs.


Day 2: Lohajung to Didna Village, 7 Km, 5 hrs.


Day 3: Didna Village to Ali Bedni Bugyal, 9 Km, 6 hrs.


Day 4: Ali Bedni Bugyal to Patar nachuni, 6 Km, 4 hrs.


Day 5: Patar nachuni – Bhagwa basa via Kaluva Vinayak Temple , 6 Km, 5 hrs.


Day 6: Bhagwabasa – Roopkund and Back Patar nachauni, 8 hrs.


Day 7: Patar nachauni to Bedni Bugyal via Gheroli Patal and Wan village to Lohajung, 12 Km Trek, 14 Km, 8 hrs.


Day 8: Lohajung to Dehradun, 10-11 hrs.




Day 1: Dehradun to Lohajung – 300km approx.

The route trails from Dehradun through Rishikesh – Teen Dhara – Devprayag – Srinagar – Rudraprayag – Karnaprayag – Tharali, Dewal, Mundoli and then Lohajung. You will be thrilled throughout the curvy mountainous forest roads alongside different rivers like Ganga, Mandakini, Pindar, Alakananda, Bhagirathi flowing beside you.

Since it’s a trek best sought in winters, you would be all the way more chilled and captivated by the foggy views, the green enchanting nature, hot breakfast intervals and photos to overfill your device storage. This is a 300km route from Doon to Lohajung and would take around 10-11 hours to reach. Once you reach Lohajung, remember to withdraw cash from Dewal as it has the last ATM service.

The best option for you would be to get all the necessities from Dehradun as it guarantees the availability of cash as well as any required commodities.

Once you reach Lohajung, you would be welcomed and served with the most relaxing tea snacks of the day followed by dinner at night.


Day 2: Lohajung to Didina Village; 7 km,5 hrs.

Today, we will start our initial trekking from Lohajung to Didina Village which falls at a height of 8,530km. It’s a trek of approx. 7 km, taking 4-5 hours to reach the village. You will be awestruck by its captivating nature, confined to a thick dense forest with beautiful homestays and locals to spend the time with.

You would want to camp under the open atmosphere and view the vast starry sky all night long. The trek to Didina village is 50% downhill followed by 50% uphill where you would be crossing Kuling village, River Neel Ganga which flows across Wan village and Lohajung. You would be encountering rich locally cultivated crops like Amarnath (Chaulai), various flora and fauna.

This is the last village to get a proper network range so you can wrap up all your calls if needed.


Day 3: Didina Village to Ali Bedni Bugyal; 10.5 km,6-7 hrs.

After a good jungle sleep, Day 3 trekking starts at 9:00 in the morning prior to which breakfast would be served. The trekking would start with ascending trails followed by descends and would test your endurance to the fullest. Deep mystic forests would accompany you till a point where it all suddenly starts disappearing and the Meadows start showing up.

The next route is a steep climb to Tolpani and meadows of Tolkan which is the best example of pasturelands with shepherd huts scattered around. It is around 3km from Didina Village and rests at a height of 1000ft. This route is also advisable to opt for as it gives you a good refreshing point to fill your water bottles. The next point where you would be getting water is Ali Bugyal.

After a good steep trekking, you can finally see the meadows showing up. Ali Bugyal starts showing up where you get to view the huge gigantic mountains of Nanda Ghunti and Mt. Trishul looming out, standing tall against you. The cool fresh air, the stretched grasslands, an amazing campsite with food would be awaiting you to dive in and a bonfire to enjoy with your mates.


Day 4 : Ali Bedni Bugyal to Patar Nachauni; 6 km, 4 hrs.

Day 4, starts with a mild breakfast followed by trekking ahead to reach the Bedni Bugyal top from which we can view the massifs of Mt.Trishul, Mt.Nanda Ghunti and to some extent Mt. Chaukhamba. We would then continue trekking to Patar Nachauni which is going to be an easy straight trek. We would be camping here for the rest of the day and can engage in different sightseeing activities. You may also enjoy snowfall depending upon the weather conditions.


Day 5: Patar Nachauni to Bhagwabasa via Kaluva Vinayak Temple; 6km, 5 hrs.

Day 5 calls for the trek to Bhagwabasa which is going to be the last campsite before reaching Roopkund. We start early from our campsite and start our zig-zag snowy trek towards Bhagwabasa. It’s a trek to reach a height of ~14,450ft with a chilled climate and gearing up your long-hidden adventurous mode to its full form.

En route, you will be coming across the historic Kaluva Vinayak (Lord Ganesha)Temple which is at a height of 14,202ft. We rest here for a while as now Bagwabasa would be 3.5 km away only. You would be ascending to reach Kaluva Vinayak through snow patched trails fascinating you with each passing picturesque landscape.

From this point, Roopkund is 6.5 km away followed by JunarGali which is 6.9 km away. We then descend our trek to Bhagwabasa base camp (14,075ft) which is a full snow-covered trail.

Slide into the snow-covered stretches and have a good rest by the end of the day as you feed upon a delicious meal amidst The Himalayas. Be sure to keep yourselves warm as when the day keeps setting, the temperature keeps falling to 1-2°or even lower.

Note: Many people might be prey to AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) due to its altitude. It is mandatory to keep checking your oxygen rate which should not be below 75. The best way to prevent this is to keep yourselves warm and trek high, sleep low.


Day 6 : Bhagwabasa to Roopkund and Back to Patar Nachauni via Bhagwabasa; 12 Km, 8-9hrs.

On Day 6, the most important day of the whole trip, starts by trekking at around 3:30 am to reach Roopkund as early as possible since we will be witnessing the Sunrise and then also climb along the long snow-covered Ridge to reach the Roopkund Glacial lake depression of Mt. Trishul. One more reason to start early is that the snow is hard before the sun rises fully and it would be easier to trek with the micro spiked shoes and gaiters.

The trek from Bhagwabasa to Roopkund is about a 3km uphill battle. But the battle seems very little as compared to the majestic and mystical Skeleton Lake that awaits our arrival. The lake remains frozen throughout the year except for the summers when the snow melts and you can observe the human skeletons strewn down the lake.

It is said that these skeletons age back to the 9th to 10th century and were first discovered by HK Madhwal in 1942 who was then a forest ranger.

We start our trek back to Patar Nachauni via the same route covering a total distance of 12 km approx. It would be a long tiring yet fulfilling trek refreshing our mind and soul, memories of which will always be imprinted inside us.


Day 7 : Patar Nachauni to Ali Bedni Bugyal via Gheroli Patal and Wan village to Lohajung; 15 Km, 8-9hrs.

Today, we make our way back to Lohajung through Patar Nachauni via Bedni Bugyal followed by Gheroli Patal and Wan Village.

The Wan village is yet another extended hushed village away from all the crowd. This village has only a few people and houses. It is the initial base camp for most of the Himalayan treks but due to its discreet reach, Lohajung happened to gain more populism.

Reaching Wan village we then drive back to Lohajung which is just an hour’s drive. We then have a good rest at Lohajung only to bid Adieu to such an indelible trip. You can have a beautiful night spent with the locals, enjoy their local food, and if you are a memory collector, you will also receive special handmade gifts.



Day 8 : Lohajung to Dehradun.

Today, we bid adieu to the whole place that helped us fulfil a much-awaited trip of all times. Post breakfast, we drive back to Dehradun via the same route as before. It would be hard to adjust ourselves to the same old routine of our life, but as they say,

“You Never Get Old or Lose Time to Plan a New Trip and Explore A New Place”. And the mountains will always be welcoming us with their beauty and charm.




      1. Accommodation (Camping, Home stay)
      2. Meals while on Trek (Veg + Egg)
      3. All necessary entry fees and permits.
      4. First aid, medical kits and oxygen cylinder:
      5. Mountaineering qualified and professional trek leader, guide, cook and support staff.
      6. Porters / Mule to carry central equipment
      7. Camp fire at camps (If Available)
      8. Achievement certificate after Trek
      9. Gaiters, micro-spikes and rope (if required).
      10. Guide Ratio of Group 1: 10
      11. Tent accommodation on triple sharing basis.
      12. Meals (Day-1 Dinner to Day last Dinner)




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

Trek Essentials
Gears on Rent (*This price is for per day)

Basics Gear

Back pack & rain cover(50 – 60 ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps
Day pack + rain cover20 – 30 ltr (If hire a mule or porter)
Walking stickAdvisable (At least one)
Head torch1 Nos. (Hand torch would be an alternative)
Water bottle/Hydration pack2 bottles of one litre each People who use hydration pack 1 hydration pack and 1 bottle of one liter
SnacksEnergy bars, dry fruits, electral/ors
Personal Medical KitConsult your doctor

Think about your head

Sun cap1 Nos. (One that covers the neck as well)
Woolen cap1 Nos.
Woolen cap1 Nos.
Balaclava1 Nos.
Neck-gaiters1 Nos.
SunglassesDark with side cover, it should be U/V protected.
People who wear spectacles-
(A)- Use contact lenses. (Not for Chadar trek)
(B)- Photo chromatic glasses.

Be comfy at the trek

Trek pants2 Synthetic (avoid shorts, fitting denims, capris)
T-shirts2 Full sleeves (Non-cotton)
Fleece T-shirts1 Nos.
Fleece jacket1 Nos. (Alternative: a woolen sweater)
Down feather / Hollofil jacket1 Nos.
Wind & waterproof jacket & pant1 Pair
Thermal inners1 Pair
Poncho1 Nos.

Mind your step

Trekking shoes1 Pair (Waterproof, high ankle with good grip)
Floaters/flip-flops1 Pair (Optional)
Cotton socks4 pairs
Woolen socks2 pairs
GaitersRaftaar Adventure team will notify you, if required
GumbootsRequired only for Chadar trek

Personal Utilities

Sunscreen creamHand sanitizer
MoisturiserAntibacterial powder
Lip balmToothbrush and toothpaste
Toilet Paper & wipesQuick dry towel

Keep these handy

Waterproof gloves1 Pair
Fleece/woolen gloves1 Pair


Booking & Payment Policies


    1. You can either make the entire payment at once or pay an amount of Rs.2,000 per person in advance at the time of booking.

    2. The remaining payment to be made when you meet us at the pickup point or you can also pay at the base camp on the first day of the trek.

    3. You can make the payments for the booking via Google Pay, Phone Pay, cash, or bank transfer.

    4. The last date for the booking will be closed 5 days prior to trek departure.

    5. If you have any questions about our packages or would like to discuss them further with us directly, feel free to call us at +91 89795 68292 before making any online bookings.


Cancellation Policy

    1. In case of any emergency, or unavoidable circumstance, if you need to cancel the trek or any related activity, make sure to give us a call at +91 89795 68292.

    2. The cancellation fees will be applied beginning on the day we get a call from you regarding withdrawal of the trek, and will be as follows:

      ● Before 30 days: 90% of the total cost will be refunded
      ● Between 20−30 days: 70% of the total cost will be refunded
      ● Between 10−20 days: 50% of the total cost will be refunded
      ● Less than 7 days: No refund will be applicable

    3. Refunds are not valid in case of-

      ● Any unused services such as meals will not be reimbursed for any reason.
      ● If you leave the trek in between after we pick you up from the meeting point.
      ● If a customer is dissatisfied with any of the operator’s services.

FAQs (Roopkund Trek).

May to June = 15- 20 ℃ during the day and 7 to -2 ℃ at night. September to October = 10-15 ℃ during the day and 5 to -5 ℃ at night.
The highest altitude would be 15,750 feet
The mobile networks may fluctuate from one place to another during the trek. Electricity facilities are not available and you need to carry power banks, torches, etc.
You can book with us from our website by choosing the ‘Book Now’ tab, or give us a call at +91 89795 68292.
Yes, you can customize the trek as per your preferences by paying for the extra services.
The best time to visit is Mid April – June, and September – October
The group size remains from 6-20 people.
Once you book with us, we will send you a list of essentials via mail.
Yes, you need to carry aadhar card with you.
You will get a tent, sleeping bag, mattress, or a homestay.
Yes, you can get trek gears on rent from us.
You will get breakfast, lunch, evening snacks , and dinner.
No, you won’t be allowed any alcoholic beverages or smoking.
It will depend on the group size. The vehicles we provide are Swift Dzire, Bolero, Sumo, and tempo traveler.
The ratio will be 1 guide to a group of 10 members, and 2 guides to 20 members.

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Other Terms & Policies


    1. Raftaar Adventures reserves the right to alter the order of the daily itinerary without prior notice. It could vary caused by unexpected travel-related events like weather changes, landslides, changes in flight plans, or traffic delays or limitations.

    2. If we cancel the group from our end, owing to any unforeseen circumstances, we will either move the booking to one of our other fixed departure trips or refund the entire payment, excluding any flight costs that are applicable.

    3. Our team takes the highest precautions to ensure the safety of every member throughout any adventure activities. However, in the event of any unforeseen accidents, we will not be held responsible for any harm done or for any fatalities. Moreover, before the trek begins, all members must sign a disclaimer form; otherwise, they will not be permitted to take part in any of the adventure activities.

    4. The trek package will not include and entertain-

      ● No on-demand meals, you will be served with a fixed menu during the trek.
      ● Any kind of alcoholic beverages will not be included in the trek package.
      ● No personal agenda to be fulfilled from the trek staff without permission.

    5. All members must have a valid photo ID such as aadhar card, or voter ID card at all times.

    6. Raftaar Adventures reserves the right to dismiss any member from the trek due to inappropriate behavior, including physical or verbal assault with other members or the trek staff.

Trek Details

8 Days |

16,000ft |

52 Km

Start: Dehradun


End: Dehradun




Fixed Departure Dates
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08 April(Open)
15 April(Open)
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29 April(Open)
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27 May(Open)
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10 June(Open)
11 June(Open)
17 June(Open)
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24 June(Open)
28 June(Open)
30 June(Open)
02 September(Open)
03 September(Open)
09 September(Open)
10 September(Open)
16 September(Open)
17 September(Open)
23 September(Open)
29 September(Open)
30 September(Open)
07 October(Open)
14 October(Open)
21 October(Open)
22 October(Open)
28 October(Open)
29 October(Open)
04 November(Open)
11 November(Open)
18 November(Open)
25 November(Open)
26 November(Open)
30 November(Open)
Gears on Rent

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