Roopkund Trek
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Roopkund Trek

June 30, 2009 | Post By: Vinay Dobhal | Editor: Amit Dobhal




Roopkund situated at a height of 5029m in the lap of Trishuli massif. Situated in Chamoli district of Garhwal is famous for natural lake. This area is also known as 'mystery lake', since human skeletons and remains of horses from the Paleolithic age were found here.

The lake is surrounded by rock-strewn glacier and snow clad peaks. Trekkers can start their trek from Lohajung which is the starting point. Lohajung is easily approachable by motor from Almora.The road head for roopkund is lohajung 155km from Almora, 217km from nainital and 235km from Kathgodam. You can also reach Roopkund by ghat, connected by a motorable road with Nanda Prayag situated on the main highway of Badrinath.

The trek of Roopkund passes through lush green grassy land and conifer forest clining into the sloper of hills. The trek thereafter winds its way along the Pindar River Then to round off this trek, one can approach hemkund via Shail Samundras glacier and then move on ghat. Bedni bugyal and Bhagwawasa are the most beautiful places in this trek. You must found lots of 'Bramhakamal' near Bhawawara. The best time of come here is last week of August to last week of October. You must have 8 days to trekking for Roopkund. It is a 40km trek from road head.


General Information

AreaGarhwal Himalayas
Elevation4450 mts/12654 ft
Grade
Moderate    
SeasonJul - Sep



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