Roopkund Trek

8 Days
  • 16,500 ft
  • 60 km
  • Moderate
  • Summer - May to June / Monsoon- July to August / Winter - November to April
  • Able to run 5 km in under 38 mins before your trek.
  • Haridwar Railway station
  • Tata Sumo/Mahindra Bolero
  • Comfortable Camping tents with sleeping bags and mats/Guest house/Home stay
  • All meals during the trek
  • 10
  • 60

Roopkund Trek Description

The Roopkund Trek is a popular and adventurous trekking expedition located in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, India. This trek is renowned for its stunning landscapes, high-altitude meadows, and the mysterious Roopkund Lake, also known as the Skeleton Lake.

The trek begins at Lohajung and takes you through dense forests, charming villages, and scenic meadows. Along the way, trekkers are treated to breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks, including Trishul and Nanda Ghunti. The highlight of the trek is reaching Roopkund Lake, situated at an altitude of 5,029 meters. The lake’s unique feature is the presence of human skeletal remains visible at its bottom, which have intrigued researchers and historians for decades.

Historically, it is believed that these skeletal remains date back to the 9th century and are the result of a catastrophic event, possibly a hailstorm. The trek provides an opportunity to witness this eerie and fascinating archaeological site.

The Roopkund Trek is best undertaken during the summer months of May to June and the autumn months of September to October when the weather is relatively stable. It is a moderately challenging trek that requires good physical fitness and prior high-altitude trekking experience. The journey offers a unique blend of natural beauty, adventure, and historical intrigue, making it a memorable experience for trekkers and history enthusiasts alike.

Roopkund Trekking Tour Highlights

  • Trekking through the picturesque meadows of Ali and Bedni Bugyal.
  • Witnessing the stunning views of the snow-clad peaks of Trishul, Nanda Ghunti, and Chaukhamba.
  • Camping under the starry night sky at high altitudes.
  • Crossing the Roopkund Pass, which offers breathtaking views of the Himalayan mountain range.
  • Visiting the famous Hemkund Sahib, a Sikh pilgrimage site located near the trekking route.
  • Immersing in the local culture and interacting with the hospitable villagers.
  • Trekking through the mixed forests of rhododendron, oak, and deodar trees.

Roopkund Trek (Detailed Itinerary)

In the morning take an AC train for Haridwar at 06:50 hrs. After arriving in Haridwar, meet our guide who will help transfer you to Rishikesh and check into the hotel. Evening time is free for leisure activities. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Today, we will drive along the River Ganges to reach Wan. En route visit the famous places of religious importance. Continue to drive further via Rudraprayag and Karanprayag to reach Wan by evening. Dinner and overnight stay in tents / tourist rest house.

After the breakfast, we shall head towards the enchanting villages of Wan to reach the ridge of Rankiyadhar. From here, the trail descends to the river Neelganga River. After crossing the river, we will pass through the dense forests of Rhododendron and Oak to reach Gairoli Patal. The trail still continues to ascend to the Dolia Dhar ridge, which is marked with a temple. The trail then continues towards the meadows at Bedni. Overnight stay in tents.

oday, we will explore the region of Bedni Bugyal and capture wonderful photographs of nature. This is a rest day to acclimatize. Overnight stay in the tents.

After the breakfast today, we will trek from Bedni to Bagubassa via Patar Nachaniya. Overnight stay in tents.

Post breakfast, we shall trek from Bagubassa to Roopkund. The trail passes through alpine pasture lands that offer a fantastic view of Trishul, Nanda Ghunti and Badrinath peaks. Later, the trail becomes steep as we get near to the Roopkund Lake. After exploring the area and taking the pictures, we shall return to Bedni Bugyal. Overnight stay in the tents.

In the morning today, we shall trek from Bedni to Wan. The trail goes downhill and offers a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the forest trail. Upon reaching the road head, we will drive towards Rudraprayag. Overnight stay in the hotel.

After breakfast, drive towards Haridwar via Devprayag and Rishikesh. After arriving in Haridwar, catch a train for Delhi at 18:05 hrs. Arrival at Delhi by 22:45 hrs.

Physical Fitness

Who can participate

1. Age; 10 years.
2. First timer can apply; previous trekking experience is more appreciated.
3. The climber must be fit and have sufficient stamina to cover 5 km of distance in 30 minutes without stress.
4.  The climber should be able to carry a 10-15 kg backpack.

Health Awareness

1 Pulse rate at rest must be between (60 to 90 beats per minute)
2. Blood Pressure Reading must be in between (DIASTOLIC 75 – 85, SYSTOLIC 100 – 130 mm Hg)
3. The respiratory rate at rest must be between (12 to 20 breaths per minute)
4. Should not have Liver and kidney issues
5. Should not have Diabetes Mellitus, Bronchial Asthma, Epilepsy, Heart problems, Very High blood pressure, etc
6.No pacemaker implant
7. People with Sinus issues please contact to trek coordinator before booking the trek
8. If your BMI is not normal, Please contact our Trek coordinator before Trek booking.


1. Junior trekkers (below 15 years) should have the company of a parent/guardian.
2. Trekkers between 15 to 18 years can come solo with the disclaimer form signed by a parent/guardian.

What's Covered and What's Not

The Cost Includes

  • 1. Pick-up or Drop-off service from Haridwar to Rishikesh (in our own vehicle)
  • 2. Food all along the trip (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and a cup of coffee or tea)
  • 3. Trek equipment (Sleeping bag, mattress, Kitchen & dining tent, crampon, utensils, tent)
  • 4. Accommodations during the trip in the lodge with a family environment
  • 5. First Aid Medical Kit(Your guide will carry the Medical Kit but we also advise you to bring yourself for your own use, as far as possible)
  • 6. All the required permits and paperwork and entry fees
  • 7. Dedicated customer support team is available 24/7 to assist clients with any issues or concerns that they may have during the Tour.

The Cost Excludes

  • 1. Porter/Mule charges for carrying personal luggage.
  • 2. Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
  • 3. Food during transit.
  • 4. Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, roadblocks, bad weather, etc.
  • 5. Alcohol, soft drinks, beverages, etc.
  • 6. Your travel and medical insurance
  • 7. Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
  • 8. Airfare or train tickets to reach the starting point of the tour

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the level of difficulty of the Roopkund Trek?

The Roopkund Trek is considered to be of moderate to difficult level, requiring a good level of physical fitness and endurance.

What is the duration of the Roopkund Trek?

The Roopkund Trek usually takes 6-8 days to complete, depending on the itinerary chosen.

What is the total distance of the Roopkund Trek?

The total distance of the Roopkund Trek is approximately 53-60 kilometers, depending on the route taken.

What is the altitude of Roopkund Lake?

Roopkund Lake is situated at an altitude of 4,800 meters (15,748 feet) above sea level.

Is a permit required for the Roopkund Trek?

Yes, a permit is required to trek in the Roopkund region. The permit can be obtained from the Forest Department of Uttarakhand.

What is the maximum group size allowed for the Roopkund Trek?

The maximum group size allowed for the Roopkund Trek is 15 people.

Is it safe to drink water during the Roopkund Trek?

It is not recommended to drink water directly from streams or springs during the Roopkund Trek. Trekkers should bring their own water purification systems or purchase bottled water along the way.

Is it necessary to hire a guide for the Roopkund Trek?

While it is not mandatory to hire a guide for the Roopkund Trek, it is recommended for safety reasons and to ensure a smooth trekking experience.

What kind of equipment is required for the Roopkund Trek?

Some essential equipment for the Roopkund Trek includes trekking boots, warm clothing, a backpack, a water bottle, a sleeping bag, and a trekking pole.

Is it possible to do the Roopkund Trek solo?

While it is possible to do the Roopkund Trek solo, it


Trek Policies and Guidelines

Why trekkers should take Trek  Insurance?

If someone falls or gets hurt during a trek, the appropriate course of action would depend on the severity of the injury and the location of the trek.

Note: – dbtrekker will not pay for any trekker’s rescue or medical expenses on trekking

All this cost will have to be paid by Trekkers or by whom you have got insurance done.

But we will do every measure to give safety or comfort to our trekkers, Himalayan Hikers team will help by calling the rescue team for trekkers and taking them to the main road head hospital

Guideline for Trekkers 

If the injury is minor, such as a cut or scrape, the trek can usually continue with basic first aid treatment. The injured person should clean and bandage the wound and take any necessary pain relief medication. If the injury is more serious, such as a sprain or broken bone, the trek may need to be paused, and the injured person may need to be evacuated to receive medical attention.
The responsibility for paying for any costs associated with a trekker’s injury or accident will depend on a number of factors, such as the terms of the trekking company’s insurance policy and the specific circumstances surrounding the incident. In some cases, the trekker may be responsible for their own medical expenses, while in others, the trekking company or insurance policy may cover some or all of the costs.
It’s important to carefully read and understand the terms and conditions of any trekking company or insurance policy you’re considering and to ask questions if anything is unclear. Additionally, taking steps to minimize the risk of injury, such as following safety guidelines and being prepared with appropriate gear and supplies, can help reduce the likelihood of needing to pay for medical expenses.

However, in general, it is important to have travel insurance that includes coverage for medical expenses and emergency evacuation in case of injury or illness during the trek. This is especially important when trekking in remote areas like the Himalayas. It is the responsibility of the trekker to ensure that they have adequate insurance coverage and to be aware of the risks involved in trekking at high altitudes

Refund & Cancellation Policy

Here is the Cancellation Policy of dbtrekker

Make your booking one or two months prior in advance. If you cancel the trek due to any reason, it is mandatory to notify us. Cancellation charges will only be effective from the date we get your request to cancel the trek.

If the trek gets canceled from our side due to any reason (heavy snowfall, rainfall, natural disaster, etc.) then the refund will not be initiated but we will arrange another trek.

The cancellation charges are as follows –(Bank charges deducted are not Refundable)

Up to 30 Days – 90% cost is Refundable

Between 21 to 30 Days – 50% cost is Refundable

Less than 20 Days – No Refund

(Refund is initiated within 7-8 business days)

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  • 16,500 ft
  • 60 km
  • Moderate
  • Summer - May to June / Monsoon- July to August / Winter - November to April
  • Able to run 5 km in under 38 mins before your trek.
  • Haridwar Railway station
  • Tata Sumo/Mahindra Bolero
  • Comfortable Camping tents with sleeping bags and mats/Guest house/Home stay
  • All meals during the trek
  • 10
  • 60