1. Ideal for beginners.
Roopkund climbs to 15,700 feet which is higher than Mt Blanc, Europe’s highest summit. There are very few trails in our country that is as safe for beginners as the Roopkund trail is and yet climbs to such a high altitude. The trail is wide and well laid out. There is no chance to get lost or lose your way. Frankly, you don’t even need to take a guide on this trek if you follow the Roopkund blog. A guide comes in handy only when you have to traverse the snow patches on your final climb to Roopkund.
The twin meadow of Ali Bugyal and Bedni Bugyal is the largest high altitude meadows in India. And the Roopkund trek spends two and a half days on these meadows. Each of those hours spent in the meadows is going to be a treasured moment of your life for many years to come.
And while here you will see Mt. Trishul – seen closest from the Roopkund trail. This 7001 meter meters high mountain towers over the trek from Day 2 to Day 5. And when at Junargali (highest point on Roopkund trek), nothing stands between you and magnificent Mt. Trishul.
3. The climb.
The setting is truly alpine and the thrill high. Few who get a chance to climb to Junargali find the experience so moving that they break down in tears.
Finally, experience a trekking adventure that touches the core of your heart by its sheer intensity and thrill. It is an adventure that is rare on most treks.
So here it is in a nutshell: The Roopkund is a grand trek to do. It has everything going for it – great forests, vast meadows, alpine snow land, terrific views and an adrenaline kick.
Day 2: Trek starts. Lohajung to Didina. Homestay at Didina. 8 kms, 5hrs.
Day 3: Didina to Bedni Bugyal (via Ali Bugyal). 8 kms, 6-7 hrs
Day 4: Bedni Bugyal to Patar Nachauni. 4 kms, 4 hours
Day 5: Patar Nachauni to Bhagwabhasa 4 kms 4-5 hours
Day 6: Bhagwabhasa to Roopkund to Patar Nachauni. 12 kms, 9-10 hours total
Day 7: PatarNachauni to Lohajung via wan. 12 kms, trek, 11 kms road. 6-7 hrs
Day 8: Depart for Kathgodam. Approximate arrival time at Kathgodam: 6-7 pm.
- Vegetarian food as per menu on the trek
- Forest camping charges
- Trek permits
- Sleeping bags
- Safety equipment
- Mule charges
- Services of a trek leader
- Home stay cost at Didina
- Dormitory lodge stay at Lohajung (2 nights)
- Local transport from Wan to Lohajung
- Trek fees excludes any costs incurred while reaching base camp Lohajung.