Roop Kund Mystery lake in Garhwal

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  • 8 days
    (Duration)
  • Moderate
    (Difficulty)
  • 4.9
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  • Hilly
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Roop Kund Mystery lake in Garhwal by High Adventure



Description

Roop Kund ( Mystery Lake ) Roopkund situated at a height of 5029m in the lap of Trishul massif. For the first time in 1898 it was discovered that many human skeletal remains where lying there in and around the lake. There are many stories to explain the findings but none satisfying to everybody. Hence the lake is also known as the "mystery lake”. The lake is surrounded by rock-strewn glaciers and snow clad peaks Nanda ghunti and Trishul. This lake has a special significance for goddess Nanda and her devotes. Little ahead Homekund, which is used as the base camp by mountaineers attempting Trishul peak.

Accessibility :Ranikhet Exp. N.5013 (Daily) Departure at old Delhi Railway station 22.45 / Tourist bus Delhi to Kathgodam


Itinerary

  • Day 1:

    Morning arrival at Kathgodam railway station then drive to Gwaldam. Check in Hotel

  • Day 2:

    After breakfast trek to Bhadangari for a close view of the Himalayas then back to Gwaldam.

  • Day 3:

    Drive to Lohajang (2500m.) then trek to Didina (2700m.). Stay in camp/ Local House.

  • Day 4:

    Trek to Bedani bugyal (3300m.) camp in Bedani.

  • Day 5:

    Trek to Bhagwawasa (4300m.) Night camping.

  • Day 6:

    Early morning trek to Roop Kund. The lake is rather shallow having a depth of about 2 meters with the edge covered with snow for most part of the year. When the snow melts, unique human skeletal remains can be seen, some of them with flesh attached. These are remains of about 600 people who died about 500-600 years ago. Then trek to Joragali top for the special view of Nandaghunti (6309 m.) and Trishul (7120 m.) Himalayas then back to Bedani bugyal Camp.

  • Day 7:

    Trek to Wan. Then drive to Gwaldam for night stay.

  • Day 8:

    Drive to Kathgodam railway station. Tour End


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