RoopKund Trek

8 Days

Popularly known as the “Mystery Lake of Uttarakhand,” it is a must-trek for an avid trekker. If you are looking for trekking in India, then the Roopkund trek is a must-do. This trek is 53 kilometers long. In this trek, you climb from 8,000 ft to 16,000 ft over six days passing through deep, untouched forests, roaring waterfalls, breath-taking camps, miles of rolling meadows, snow and ice, and a taste of a great adventure. The trek starts from Lohajung and takes you up to a height of 16,499 feet, during which you can see the forest and Bedni Bugyal, the quaint village of Didna. Roopkund trek is a moderate trek, surrounded by beautiful views of mountain rivers, enchanting mountains, lush green forests, and beautiful meadows. The zig-zag and snowy trail offer spectacular views of Roopkund Lake, Nilganga River, and also offers a memorable meditation experience at the Kalu Vinayak Temple.

View of the royal twin peaks of Nanda Devi, Kamet, Dronagiri, and Hathi-Ghodi mountain and spotting the rare-yellow Himalayan magpie are the highlights of this trek


Starting from Lohajung, the Roopkund trek takes you through the small villages of Bedni Bugyal, Van, and Dedni, and also offers amazing views of the majestic summits of the Garhwal Himalayan peaks. This trek is a very important trek for Indians and trekkers want to experience by going on this trek.
Walk among hundreds of blooming rhododendrons and oaks, and spot Himalayan magpies as you approach the pristine Roopkund Lake and the Nilganga River. The view of the black stone Lord Ganesha inside the Kalu Vinayak Temple makes the trekking experience unforgettable.


After breakfast proceeds toward Moring Lohajung village. Today the entire drive runs alongside the Ganges. We halt at Devprayag, a historic town situated on the banks of the famous Sangam of the Bhagirathi and Alaknanda Rivers. We stop at Rudraprayag for lunch. After lunch, we drive to the banks of the Pindari river. Arrive at Lohajung and check in to the guest house. Meals and overnight staying in the guest house.

The morning after breakfast visit Didna village, sanitation work architecture, and design Astrakhan Bedni Walk diagonally down the Ganges valley. Cross to the other side of the valley and climb above Didna village through dense forests of pine, rhododendron, and oak to reach the campsite and camp. Dine & Overnight stay in Camps.

The morning after breakfast starts the trek to Bedni Bugyal, The trail now follows the ridge with lovely views of the towering summits of Chaukhamba, Neelkanth, and Kedarnath on one hand and the picture postcard views of the villages of Wan, Didna, and Kuling on the other side. A climb through a rhododendron forest takes us to the meadows of Ali Bugyal rolling on to join equally magnificent meadows of Bedni Bugyal, Arrive, and camp. After dinner stays overnight in the camps.

The morning after breakfast trek up to Bhagubasa. The trail climbs up to the Pathar Nachauni ridge to get closer views of Trisul, Nanda Ghunti, Neelkanth, and Chaukhamba. A steep zigzag brings us to the caves of Bhagubasa where one can find some rock shelters which are used by the pilgrims. Arrive at Bhagubasa campsite, After Meals, and overnight stay in camp.

After an early morning breakfast, climb the steep zig-zag and narrow trail leading to the Skeleton lake of Roopkund (4850m). If the snow cover is not too thick, one would find the skeletal remains of humans and horses dating back to the 13th century. A steep walk up from here to the ridge gives a close-up view of Trisul and Nanda Ghunti. Return all the way down to the campsite at Bedni Bugyal. After taking meals and overnight stay in camps.

the morning after breakfast trek down to Bhuna. A long descenting trail with an imaging view will lead us to Bhuna. On the way enjoy the view of Himalayan peaks and meadows. Arrive at Bhuna campsite. Enjoy bone fire tonight. After meals stay overnight in camps.

After early morning breakfast trek down to Sitil village. We finish our last day of trekking at Sitil. Check-in guest house. In the evening visit a very small market to see the lifestyle of Himalayan people. having dinner and overnight guest house.

Take an early drive to Rishikesh, We stop at Rudraprayag for lunch. Arrive Rishikesh. Tour terminates upon arrival at Rishikesh.

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Pick-up or Drop-off service from and to Airport(in our own vehicle)
  • Transportation to and from!!
  • Food all along the trip(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a cup of coffee or tea) and accommodations during the trip in hotels with family environment
  • Transportation, food, accommodation and insurance of Guide during the trip
  • Down jacket, all-season sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map(in case if you don’t have your own. Down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag must be returned after completion of the trip)
  • First Aid Medical Kit(Your guide will carry the Medical Kit but we also advise to bring yourself for your own use, as far as possible)
  • All the required permits and paperwork

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare
  • Visa Charges
  • Hotel Expenses(In Kathmandu, some packages do include hotel expenses)
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc
  • Food and accommodations in Kathmandu
  • Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on chartered helicopter.
How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Annapurna Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.

How long do we walk every day when doing Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

What is the highest altitude reached in this trek?

The highest altitude reached is 4190m. This is the elevation of Annapurna Base Camp. ABC is the highest we will climb in this trek.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, hot water facility could be free at lower elevation.

Are there ATMs on the way to Annapurna Base Camp?

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.

What about internet access?

Yes. Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

Is it necessary to hire Guides/trekking agency for Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

Not really. It depends on you. If you want, ABC trekking can be done independently. You could hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during off season.

It really depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costlier but everything will be planned. You will only have to come, trek and return.

How much do guides and porters cost?

For Annapurna region, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.

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