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Important Note: Important: The Roopkund trek isn’t permitted for any longer. Here are some alternatives. Click on the trek name for more details.
Ali Bedni Bugyal Trek A journey to the largest meadows in India
Buran Ghati We think this is the most suitable alternative to Roopkund.
Har Ki Dun A less strenuous trek that is best completed between the months of October and November
Rupin Pass A longer and more strenuous trek try it in October, if you’re in good shape.
Roopkund located in the state of Uttarakhand in India is a renowned glacial lake. The lake is famous due to more than 5 hundred human skeletons located at the edges of the lake. It is situated within the Himalayas and is situated at an altitude of 4,800 metres. Roopkund is situated inside the Chamoli district of Garhwal. It is among the top places to go trekking within Garhwal. It is close to hills like Nainital in India and Kathgodam. It is located 217 kilometers away from Nainital and 235 kilometers far from Kathgodam, Roopkund is one of the top adventure spots for those living in the country as well as those who travel from overseas. Roopkund is located within the midst of Trishul massif, is also referred to as the “mystery Lake”. Human skeletons are found on the banks of the lake. It is believed that they are part of that of the Palaeolithic age.
They could be remains of heroes who fought in this area in early days. Alongside the skeletons belonging to humans, you will also discover the skeletal structures of animals, including horses. There is evidence that suggests these skeletons date back to the 12th century until around the year 1515. Experts believe that the deaths of many people living in the area was a result of landslides or blizzards, or an outbreak. Human bones were found during 1942 through H K Madhwal, who was a Nanda Devi Game reserve ranger.
In 2004 a group of Indian scientists and Europeans went to the area to learn more regarding the nature of skulls. Through extensive research and discoveries they came across the skulls of humans, bone and jewelry. The DNA from the skeletons was collected, and it was discovered that the people were from diverse classes, and displayed diverse morphological characteristics and features. There was a group made up of tall people and people who were short that are believed to have a close relationship to one and each other. Although the precise number of skeletons found cannot be established, an estimated total of about 500 hundred skeletons was found. It is thought that a similar amount of skeletons died due to the natural surroundings.
It is believed that the Radiocarbon analysis of the bones found at Oxford University Radiocarbon Accelerator Unit. Oxford University Radiocarbon Accelerator Unit establishes the age of these skulls to be between the 850th century AD. Further research has been conducted in various regions of the nation and around all over the world. A majority of scientists agree with belief that people were not killed by an epidemic, but rather due to abrupt hailstorms. The hailstorms are said to be what is the diameter of a cricket ball and given the lack of protection in the open spaces of the Himalayas it is possible that people would be impacted by its devastating and immediate effect. It is thought to be one of the most significant causes of the demise of the people who lived in this region.
The cold and icy conditions can be said to be the main reason behind the survival of the bones for such a lengthy period of time. The favorable weather conditions prevented the skeletons from rotting away and turn into soil. Due to the landslides that were prevalent in the area, numerous bodies fell into lakes and remained there for an extended period. The bodies that dropped into the lake had a longer shelf-life opposed to those that remain out in the open. But it’s not known if the population lived in the area or if they were traveling towards a location. Evidence from the past for any trade route to Tibet hasn’t been proven. This makes it difficult to discern the actual motive of the people who were the victims of this natural catastrophe. There is a chance that the people could be headed to Nanda Devi, the Nanda Devi pilgrimage where Nanda Devi Raj Jat celebrations occur once in 12 years.
Lohajung is the start trekking location for Roopkund. The Roopkund trek is also known as Skeleton Trek due to the presence of various skeletons within surrounding the lake. This lake has a backdrop of snow-covered mountains and rock-strewn glaciers.
Travelling through India and selecting the Roopkund journey is an adventurous adventure that passes through many gorgeous and exotic places. When you walk towards the lake, will see lush green grassy fields and conifer trees that extend to the valley of hills. After that, the hike makes its route across the river, which is named Pindar. You will be able to take in the lush and natural beauty of the surrounding and the gentle breeze that is blowing throughout the area, providing a an uplifting effect on your senses.
Roopkund is a stunning charming, stunning and beautiful tourist spot within the Himalayas. It is situated at the base of two Himalayan mountains, Trishul and Nandghungti, it draws people with an adventurous nature. There are festivals of religious significance that are held in autumn. They take place in the alpine meadows in Bedni Bugyal, in which villages from the surrounding area take part. The lake is surrounded by snow all year round and makes it look beautiful. It’s a great travel destination since it is completely surrounded by mountains on every direction. The trek in Uttarakhand is also a great possibility to hike the Himalayas. You could also take an excursion on the Nanda Rajjat Yatra.
There are a variety of routes to take to trek to Roopkund. The most popular routes used by travelers and adventurers is via Lohajung all the way to where it is possible to travel by road. trekking starts after the point at which you can begin trekking. There are also plains, or flat areas, where you can camp at night. If it’s not fog-like, you will be able to observe Bedni Bugyal as well as Trishul. While traveling to Roopkund it is possible to discover a lot of pastures for sheep, horses, and mules. There are a handful of temples and lakes along your route. There are numerous waterfalls in the slopes of mountains that surround them. However, it is remembered that the weather can be harsh throughout the year and that travelers should be prepared and fully ready for the weather.
Day Wise Detailed Itinerary
Day 1: Transfer from Kathgodam in the early morning, and arrive at Lohajung (2300mts 7500ft, 2300mts):
The journey should not last more than 10 hours that includes the possibility of two or three breaks. The serpentine road runs across the area of Kumaon and traverses deep valleys in the Shivalik the mountain ranges. The road takes you to Gwaldam located in the administration district Garhwal. The road passes through coniferous forests and unrelenting curves. Although the road is direct highway that runs from Gwaldam to Deval which is the ultimate point of travel, it isn’t recommended due to the damage that has occurred in several places as a result of the constant rains. Through Nandkesri the distance traveled is less, about 11kms, but it’s preferable to take an extended, yet safer route through Tharali approximately 36kms. The trip will take you to Deval which is a village that has all the necessary provisions for buying the food items and kerosene needed to complete the trip. The final stretch of the ride will take you between Deval up to Lohajung. The curvy and long road climbs in elevation. It is exciting to drive on that even the slightest rumble of approaching vehicles and trucks can cause goosebumps. It’s generally cloudy and rainy most of the year and temperatures are extremely cold. The night is spent in a hotel or lodges.
Day 02: Lohargunj to Didna Village
The trek actually begins today. After a delicious home-cooked breakfast, the hike begins on a level surface with a an ascent of a few feet on the jeep highway; the road continues until Wan, the town of Wan. A half-hour walk on the level surface will lead you to Kulling and is situated in a distance of approximately 6km from Lohajung. Kulling is a tranquil village situated in the district Garhwal which has a small area of population that is surrounded by the beauty of nature. The exotic birds can be seen quickly; the air is crisp and fresh. After having a rest at Kulling and then taking an immediate right and slowly downhill toward the village. In the beginning you’ll notice an elongated concrete plain that cut through fields and houses and leads to a stream. The stream is run by Neel Ganga. The stream continues to descend until you are at the bottom of Neel Ganga. Continue to go over the bridge, which is cemented, and then climb the ridge that is on the left edge of the bridge. The trail to the left is mildly screeching and finishes in the town of Didna located at an altitude of 2450mts. 8000 feet. The route is surrounded by evergreen alpine forests as well as trees that are massive in dimension. After climbing for about two hours, you’ll reach the summit of the ridge. The views ahead are breathtaking. It’s quite a shock to find vast open spaces at this high elevation in the middle of mountains. There are two villages close to one another Didna and Kuling in essence, they both host the same kind of trekkers and tourists. The first one is popular in the monsoon and summer seasons, while the second is popular in winter. The day’s trek ends by 3pm, after which a meal hot is consumed. The total distance covered over the day is about 10kms. The night can be spent staying in an old-fashioned guesthouse.
Day 03 Didna village go to Ali Bugyal
Today’s trek takes you through the charming community in Ali Bugyal, which located at 3400m or 11000ft is among the highest-populated places in the country. Ali Bugyal is on top of the mountain and can be evident from the backdrop of Didna. The trek is designed to reach the summit of the mountain. Once you reach the first climb, the trail will go away from the village. To the right the trail, it’s ascending , with a moderate slope. Along the way, temporary villages of local shepherds referred to in the region of Tolpani and their massive flocks of sheep are an amazing sight to see. They are extremely accommodating and welcoming to visitors. You can even offer to share their meals and they consider it an act of kindness. However the trail on the left is shorter in length, but is more steep. It doesn’t really matter which one you choose as both will lead your to the exact location. Oak, Birch, and Rhododendron trees are the only ones that thrive in these regions and are stunning and massive in their size. According to the locals visitors to the area during the spring months will be able to see the stunning panorama of the valley that is adorned by hundreds of Rhododendron flowers with vibrant colors. Once you reach the top of the mountain the tree line slowly disappears, and plain grasslands emerge. The climb is about 3-4 hours, following which, directly in front of you the most beautiful Himalayan meadows Ali Bugiyal welcomes you. The scenery is like the default wallpaper in Windows XP and is a delight to the eye. In the summer wild animals like cows and horses roam the fields that are covered with large areas of grass and blooms in a range of bright colors. In clear weather it is simple to see the peaks Trishul and Mrighthuni which are the highest mountain peaks of this region of the Himalayas. The majestic Trishul is beckons to be climbed on and makes you feel like there’s something hidden that draws attention toward it. After you have crossed the meadows there is a small incline along the way. another half hour of hiking will bring you to Bedni where you will camp for the third day. After lunch, go to the temple that is located nearby at Bedni Kund, if the conditions are clear, you may be able to see the Garhwal Himalayan ranges in all their splendor.
Day 04: Ali Bugyal to Ghora Lotani
The 4th day of the trek , you could have the option of beginning a little later and resting a bit longer. Your next camp site can be found at Gora Lutani, which is an ideal camping spot. Continue walking and appreciate the stunning scenery in the region. On the way, you’ll encounter Patat Nacholi, a rather inaccessible and unused landmass. On this day, you’ll experience a the steep climb from 12,500ft up to 14,500ft. The altitude as well as the endless walking will cause your legs to sore, and you’ll begin to feel some of the changing weather along with the thin atmosphere that can cause breathing difficulties. But don’t worry, the stunning environment will provide you with enough incentive to get there. The positive vibes that are circulating through the air makes you forget all of your worries. After a journey of about 10km, the camping spot for the day has been achieved. Ghora Lotani will ensure you the best night’s sleep however, the following morning, getting up early is important as it’s going to be a thrilling day ahead.
Day 05: Ghora lotani to Bhagwabasa
Be up early, and prepare your body for the most tiring day of hiking. Eat a healthy breakfast and make sure you do some stretching. Keep in mind that today the hike will be around 10kms on a slope that is steep. Take a walk toward Bagubasa located at about 14000ft above sea level. This road will take you through Kalyuvinayak temple. The most exciting part of going of visiting the temple is that you travel upwards for 2 kms, equivalent to reaching an elevation about 200ft. The route leading to the temple is extremely uneven and has a zig-zag the shape of. It is crucial that the proper protective gear and clothing are made sure to be in place before the walk even begins. It is recommended to walk with care and slow pace One mistake and you could be seriously injured. However, since there is no reward without pain, the rewards await you at the highest point. It’s hard to comprehend why someone would build a temple in such a high place. The temple is mostly built in a traditional style and has been around for many centuries. As the altitude grows it becomes more difficult to breathe and the amount of oxygen is also reduced, which could work to headaches and severe stomach pain. Don’t be concerned, just take a break for a few minutes. The temple was carved out of stone with the utmost accuracy and precision; it creates divine influence into your mind. The temple is located in the middle of town, you are able to see Roopkund Roopkund, the last destination on the trek. The view is simply stunning one that is sparkling and sparkling Trishul to one end and a bell-shaped Nandagunti to the opposite. It is also possible to follow the rough trail that leads to Bhaguabasa located at 1km from here. The region is home to particularities that are unique to it, like blooming flowers only during the monsoon seasons. It is the highest altitude at 14000ft , and the terrain appears to be rough and very easy to travel through.
Day 06 Bhagwabasa from Roopkund and returning in Bedni Bugyal
Get up early for the ultimate destination The most popular destination – Roopkund. It is located at an altitude that is more than 16000ft it’s definitely the highest point of the walk. While the route isn’t too difficult to climb and walk, even the four-mile walk can exhaust your body and make you tired as hell. It’s not easy to walk is it? In monsoon the snow that covers the area is much less and less dense, which helps the route appear clear. From Bhaguabasa your first stop is Chhirianag meaning ladder like snake. From here you will find the next checkpoint Roopkund The island of mystery. Skeletons’ lake has been described as one of the most mysterious locations around the globe. To date, even archaeologists and scientists have in awe of why there are numerous skeletons found on the lake’s bed. There are theories and fables that say that the king of the time and his men were traveling towards Nanda Devi, and, tragically, a hailstorm caused the deaths of their companions. If you’re extremely fortunate and you are standing at the shores of the lake you could clearly see around 300 human skulls. This is breathtaking and visitors get enthralled when they see it. From here you will trek on a hard and steep terrain. Once the climb is over, you’ll find an Nanda Devi temple. It is situated close and within the Biosphere Reserve. The perfect spot for taking great photos with your acquaintances and fellow trekkers. Based on the conditions and weather, co-climbers might decide to take a risk and climb the Junargali pass, which is located at 16700 feet above sea level. With no meteorological disturbance the climb would take approximately 45 minutes for the climb. It is necessary to go through Bhagwabasa on your return trip. These areas are full of excitement and exhilaration. The descent is twice as difficult as the climb. It is so steep that you could be frightened to fall to the ground from the top. You will come across an underground structure known the as Bhagwabasa or the home of the Tiger. Further, you climb to get to PatarNachuni approximately 12500 feet above the levels of the ground. Then you continue on backwards, through Ghora Lautani and back toward Bedni Bughyal. The day will conclude in the camp site surrounded by lush greenery. This is among the longest. It covers 15 km and which takes about 10 to 15 hours to complete. The legs will force you into a deep sleep since they require a good amount of sleep. However, before you go to bed take a moment to realize that the hike was not simple and takes a quantity of determination and determination to complete the trek.
Day 07: Bedni bugyal to Loharjung
The 7th day is likely to be the final day of the trek, where you need to walk to return to your camp at Day 01. Descending and climbing are two different things that are quite different, but the trail is the same. The second time, you’re along the right portion of the track, and it appears to be a straightforward trail compared to earlier day’s hard work. The first time you’ll see wooden huts scattered across the path. After walking a bit and you will be in a position to observe the road split between two lanes. It is imperative to choose the one that goes to the right. It is a downward slope as you go down further you’ll be able to see the forest area with trees everywhere along the road. The birds’ tweets as well as the cool, aiwin that passes your ears is an experience which you rarely get to experience. Because of the varied gradient, hikers are warned to take each step carefully, or you could end up hurting themselves. Although they may appear appealing, shortcuts should be avoided as much as is possible since the terrain is quite rough. After walking a few meters, you come to an opening in the thick forest known as the Gahroli Patal. The journey continues until you are on the shores of the River Neel Ganga. Once you have reached the river’s bed the journey continues until you reach the village of Wan, which is known as Ran Ka Dhar. Village Wan is your next stop, after which you will descend even further. Wan is like being like home, a huge village that has mountains and hills over the edges an amazing view that you can cherish throughout your lifetime. You travel for another few hundred yards on the road, you come across the vehicle waiting to take you there. The distance traveled during the entire day’s journey is close to 18 km and takes approximately 10 hours. It takes about one time of about an hour to travel from Wan to get to Lohargunj. The road you travel on is very rough. When you arrive back at to the guesthouse for tourists, you can relive the memories from the trip , and then relax in the comfortable mattress.
Day 8: Loharjung from kathgodam
Get up at a reasonable hour in the morning. take a refreshing tea, and then an incredible breakfast in the hills. Today, you’ll leave for Lohargunj along with the most beautiful and unforgettable memories. You will need to pack your personal belongings and luggage. The cab will drop you off at Kathgodam railway station. Kathgodam train station. The trip by car should be around 10 hours. Also, ensure you’re carrying tablets and mints to help to prevent nausea. From the Kathgodam train station there are trains that go to various places. Take a train to your destination and enjoy a pleasant trip with memories that will last forever.
Day 1 :- Kathgodam to Lohajung
- Altitude 7,662 ft.
- Stay in the guesthouse.
- Drive 210 km (10 hrs drive).
- The local market and network are accessible.
- Time of pickup is 06:00 am at the parking area of Kathgodham train station.
- Route:- Kathgodam – Bheem Tal – Almora – Kausani – Gwaldam – Dewal – Lohajung.
Day 2 :- Lohargunj to Didna Village
- Trek 6.5 kilometers.
- 7,662 – 8,045 ft.
- Do not forget Didna’s lunchtime visit.
- Accommodation in a village homestay.
- There is no local market, but Network is open.
- Up to the ruan Bagad bridge, gradually descends (4.5 kilometers).
- Refill your water bottle the ruan bagad bridge on Neel Ganga river.
- After the ruan bagad bridge, 2 hours of steep climb up to Didna Village (2 km).
Day 3 :- Didna Village to Ali Bugyal
- Trek 10.5 kilometers.
- 845 to 11,320 feet.
- Tents for accommodation.
- Bring water and ors.
- Contact Ali Bugyal by late noon.
- Keep your waterproof and windproof handy.
- Tolpani is the last stop for drinking water.
- The first part of the hike is through rhododendron, oak forest (Steep up).
- The second part of the trek involves big mountain meadows (gradual ascent).
Day 4 :- Ali Bugyal to Patar Nachauni via Bedni Bugyal and Ghora Lotani
- Trek 7 kilometers.
- 11,320 to 12,818 feet.
- The easiest day on the journey.
- Camping in tents.
- Reach Patar Nachauni before lunch.
- Ali Bugyal to Bedni Bugyal (gradual ascent for 2 km).
- Bedni Bugyal up to Ghora Lotani (gradual ascent 4 km).
- Ghora Lotani to Patar Nachauni (gradual descent 1 km).
- Take a trip to Ghora Lotani good for acclimatization.
- Make sure you wear proper clothing (this is the area that the majority of trekkers suffer from AMS).
Day 5 :- Patar Nachauni to Bhagwabasa via Kalu Vinayak
- 4.km trek.
- 12,818 – 14,117 ft.
- Camping in tents.
- We reached the Camp site just in time for lunch.
- Patar Nachauni to Kalu Vinayak Tempel .
- (first 1km is a gradual ascent, while the rest 1.5 km is a steep ascent).
- Kalu Vinayak from Bhagwabasa (gradual descent of 1.5 km, which can be difficult between May and in June ).
- There is likely to there be snow along the trails throughout the months of may and jun, and then in sept and oct , it is a rocky trail.
Day 6 :- Bhagwabasa to Roopkund to Patar Nachauni
- Trek 10km.
- 14117 – 15755 ft.
- Tents for accommodation.
- Get started by 4:45 am.
- The climb to Roopkund is 3km.
- The trek is a challenging one.
- Keep energy bars as well as water, ors and energy bars.
- Breakfast will be served at Roopkund’s the top.
- Reach Bhagwabasa back before lunchtime.
- Reach Patar Nachauni camp by evening.
- In the months of Aug, Sep, Oct, it is possible to see skeletons but there is no snow.
- In May and June, the snow will be present, but we can’t see the Skeleton.
Day 7 :- Patar Nachauni to Lohajung via Bedni and Wan
- The trek is 15km long.
- 12,818 to 7,662 feet.
- Guest house accommodation.
- Patar Nachauni from Ghora Lotani (1 km gradual ascent).
- Ghora Lotani to Bedni Bugyal ( 4 km of gradual descent).
- Bedni Bugyal from Doliya Dhar ( 0.5 km gentle walk).
- Doliya from Dhar Ghaeroli Patal ( 3 km steep downhill ).
- Ghaeroli Patal to Neel Ganga ( 4 km steep descent ).
- Neel Ganga to Ranka Dhar ( 1 km moderate ascent ).
- Ranka Dhat to Wan Village Wan Village road head ( 1.5 km gentle descent).
- Wan Village to Loharjung ( 45 minutes drive, but the road is in poor condition).
- Route :- Patar Nachauni – Ghora Lotani – Bedni Bugyal – Doliya Dhar – Ghaeroli Patal – Neel Ganga – Ranka Dhar – Wan Village – drive to Lohajung.
Day 8 :- Loharjung to Kathgodam
- 10 hrs drive.
- Travel 210 kilometers
- Reach Kathgodam at 6:00 pm.
- When you arrive at Kathgodam in Kausani you can purchase herbal tea and other souvenirs.
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How To Reach Sankri?
It is Kathgodam station is among the major stations within the district, and was a station that existed for a long time. It is connected to a variety of places, which are Lucknow, Delhi, and Howrah. Train tickets from Delhi to Kathgodam via train will cost you around the price of Rs. 150 for a sleeper second class ticket, and the price is Rs. 400 for the third sleeper ticket. It is crucial to reserve the tickets at minimum one month ahead because this type of ticket is always highly sought-after.
By Train :-
From Delhi go to The Ranikhet Express (5014) Dep. Delhi at 10:40pm and arrive Kathgodam at 5:55am (Overnight journey) and it’s the Uttar sampark kranti (5035) Dep. Delhi at 4:45pm. Arrival Kathgodam at 10:40 pm (6 hrs.40min.Journey)
From Dehardun Take from Dehardun the Doon Express (4120) Dep. Dehardun by 10:30 pm, arriving Kathgodam at 7:10 midnight (8hrs.journey)
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Things To Carry for the Roopkund Trek?
Roopkund Trek is an high altitude trek. The trekking gear you have to have for this particular trek differs from normal treks. Thus read this whole segment.
Trek Essentials: You can’t do the trek without these.
1. Trekking Shoes
roopkund needs sturdy trekking shoes that can withstand snow and have good grip.
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A backpack 50-60 litres is required for a trek such as roopkund. Your backpack should have good hip support, shoulder support, and pockets should be accessiable quickly .
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Layering is the best way to protect yourself in the mountains. Layers provide maximum protection against all the elements. Layers are also great for protecting against the elements, especially when it changes rapidly in the mountains.
Base Layer: 3 – T-shirts
Carry 2 T-shirt, and wear 1. Wear full-sleeve, dry-fit T-shirts, preferably with collars. These will protect your neck and arms from sunburn. UV radiations can quickly burn you, especially in the high altitudes of the trek.
Dry-fit T-shirts dry quickly, dry quickly, and are quick drying in the event of rain. Collared T-shirts work better than those with rounded necks.Cotton or Synthetic?We Indians love cotton. It makes sense to wear cotton down in the plains, where the heat can reach 40 degrees Celsius. It takes a while to dry once it is wet. Synthetic is the best choice for mountains where temperatures are cooler. They are quick to wick sweat and dry quickly. They can smell fast so make sure to have a roll-on deodorant. Expert Tip: If you’re more prone to colds, you can carry a pair of thermal inners. From the past experiences of ours, using 2 T shirts over other helps to prevent from cold.
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5. Insulation Layers in Winter.
The roopkund Trek can be done in winter. You will need at minimum 5 layers of warm clothing if you are going between December and March.
You will require1 – inner thermals, 2 – light fleece, 1 – light sweater, and 1 padded jacket. Don’t buy your grandma’s sweaters. They can be very heavy. You want fleece jackets and sweaters that fold easily.
A padded jacket is the best choice for your outer layer. Water resistant materials are not necessary. You do need an outer jacket with a padded lining that keeps out the cold and wind. Make sure your padded jacket includes a hood.
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6. Two – Trek Pants
This trek requires at least one pair of trekking pants and a maximum of two. One pair of pants should be worn and one additional for when it rains/snows. Trek pants with zip-off thighs at the thighs make them ideal for trekking. You should also choose quick-drying pants over cotton. Even in colder climates, they dry quickly.
TRack pants or trekking pants?Track pants can be used as a backup or double as thermal bottoms. Track pants aren’t trek pants so they shouldn’t be your main outerwear. They should be used as an emergency backup.
Compalsoury Accessories, without these you will not be equipped to perform the trek or not able to do Trek
These accessories are necessary to carry. These accessories are mandatory for anyone who travels to roopkund. Trekkers tend to delay borrowing or purchasing accessories. We recommend the opposite. These accessories should be gathered first.
Sunglasses are required to prevent snowblindness. Expect to be walking on snowy stretches during a winter trek such as roopkund. Snow blindness can be caused by a small amount of direct sunlight (around a half-hour’s exposure). Because fallen snow acts like thousands upon thousands of mirrors, reflecting direct UV rays. You will need sunglasses that provide UV protection.
If the trekking day is sunny and bright (on meadows, open sections), you should wear sunglasses. You must not remove your sunglasses from a snowy section until it is fully crossed.
In case you use spectacles: You can buy oversized sunglasses for your glasses, which you can wear over your regular glasses (buy at Decathlon). Photochromic lenses are also available if you find this cumbersome.
Contact lens users: Contact lenses can be worn on the trek if you have them. The lens solution won’t freeze. It will not be a problem to change your lens inside your tent. You will only need enough cleaning solution to clean your fingers. Your contact lenses can be covered with sunglasses.
Suncaps are mandatory. A sun cap is mandatory for trekking. It can cause headaches, sunstrokes, rapid dehydration, and a drop in performance.
Important Information: The Golden rule of the mountains is to always cover your head. A sun cap is a protective layer that protects you from the sun’s harsh rays during the day. It also works well with naked UV rays. Sun caps keep your body’s temperature in check. The reverse is true in the morning/evening. Your head quickly loses body heat. The woolen cap stops heat from escaping your head.
You will be handling snow quite a lot on a trek like roopkund. To grip things or hold onto snow, gloves are essential. The gloves should also keep you warm. You should get synthetic gloves with waterproofing on the exterior and a padded interior. Wear a tight-fitting fleece glove in your synthetic hand glove if you have difficulty obtaining the combination (not likely). This trek requires hand gloves.Rent Hand Gloves right here.…
4. Woollen Cap or Balaclava.
These should cover your head. You lose the most heat in the cold mountains from your head and not your hands, feet, or other parts of your body. Protecting your head is important, especially in the evenings when the sun sets. Your woollen cap should be worn at all times, including early mornings and late evenings.
A woollen cap that covers your ears can protect your sensitive ears. Balaclavas are a modernized version of the woolen cap. The balaclava covers your ears, neck, and other parts of your face. A woolen cap that covers only your head will not be sufficient, such as a woolen cap, will require a neck warmer or scarf.Buy Wollen Cap right here….
5. Socks (3 sets).
You should also have three to four pairs each of socks for sports. You get warmth and cushioning from sports socks. The mantra here is to wear synthetic socks, or at the very least a synthetic blend. Cotton socks absorb sweat and water. These socks are difficult to dry.
Woollen socks are warm and cozy in the winter. Two sports socks are sufficient if you can’t get woolen socks.
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6. Head Torch / Head Lamp
Many trekkers don’t know if they should get a torch or a headlamp. A headlamp is essential because it allows you to use your hands for other activities. You’ll need to use your hands for the roopkund Trek, including washing dishes, setting up tents, and holding your trekking poles.
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7. Trekking Pole / Trekking Stick
You can balance and stability with trekking poles. You can reduce your energy use by up to 40%. There are steep ascents, and descents on the roopkund Trek. A pair of trekking sticks can make the difference between a pleasant and strenuous trek. India uses a single trekking stick. Two trekking poles will give you more stability and balance. You can also walk faster with them.
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Weather can quickly change on a trek. In a matter of seconds, a bright sunny day can quickly turn into a torrential downpour. To combat this, you will need a poncho and a rain jacket. A poncho, a large rain cover that covers your arms and heads, is what you need. Because it covers you and part of your backpack, it is very effective. It is very light and weighs almost nothing.
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9. Rain cover for your Backpack .
Backpacks can save your life. Your backpack will hold all of your dry clothes and warm gear. Your backpack should be kept dry at all times. Most backpacks have rain-covers built in. If your backpack does not come with a rain-cover, you can either buy one or make a large sheet of plastic to fit the dimensions of your backpack. The plastic sheet can be wrapped around the backpack and held in place by a string or elastic.
10. Daypack (20-30 ltrs, optional).
Some trekkers choose to load their bags onto a mule or potores while on the roopkund Trek. Although we don’t encourage it, if you do choose to offload, then a daypack is required. You will need to carry water bottles, rainwear and emergency medicines. The campsites are the only place you can find your main backpack, which contains most of your equipment.
One day backpack is a small version of backpack which is generally of 20 – 30 ltr capability.
Additional necessary Trek Essentials
1. A toilet kit.
Try keeping the toilet kit light. Have only the basic things– toothbrush, a roll on deodorant, lip balm, a little moisturiser, toilet roll, tiny detergent along with toothpaste. You will not able to bath on the trek, therefore do not overload on shampoos and soaps.
Quick Information: Carry miniature sized products. You won’t have greater than that. When you are travelling in a team, share 1 toothpaste for all.
Stay away from getting big toilet rolls. Probably The smallest size roll is much more than sufficient for a trek as roopkund Trek.
For females: If you’re more likely to have the Periodes of yours on the trek day of yours, do not care about it. You are able to utilize the pads of yours, tampons or maybe menstrual cups on the trek. There’ll be toilet tents in which you are able to change. Be sure you have ziplock bags to take back the menstrual waste of yours. Do not leave behind any misuse in the mountains
Will be provided by us like your plates and mugs etc.
3. Two one litre plastic bottles or even a two litre hydration pack:
roopkund Trek has many hiking days. You have to take two 1 litre water plastic bottles to help keep yourself hydrated. Carry light-weight thermos, it will help to assists you to save water that is warm on an extremely cool morning or even for late nights.
4. Presonal medi kit
Carry the medications with you, readily available at most occasions. Do not take any kind of medication unless you have consulted your trek leader.
1. Dolo 650 (5 tablet computers): This is paracetamol. It assists to take on high temperature, slight discomfort.
2. Avomine (4 tablet computers): Carry this specifically if you are prone to nausea. Pop one fifty per cent hr before the beginning of your roadway trek.
3.Combiflam (5 tablets): if you have pain in your legs, it will help you to get instant relief from pain. It also contains paracetamol.
4.Digene:If you think your food is undigested then you can take this med. Aslo tell your trek leader about it.
5.ORS (6 packs): Consume a pack of ORS water at least once a day, usually mid-day when you are in the middle of your trek.
6. Knee Brace (optional): Carry this if you are prone to knee injury or have recognized problems of knee discomfort.
Our trek leaders bring a high Altitude medical set with them which likewise contain Life-Saving Drugs, in emergency situations TrekupIndia Trek Leaders will handel the situation as our trek leaders are well trained for mountains. Before taking these medicines by yourself first tell your trek leaders about it.
Compulsory Documents to Carry.
These are files needed to be submitted at Forest Department before ypur trek. With no of these, you will not be permitted to trek .
Original and photocopy of government photo identity card. Carry Id’s like adhaar, voter id, etc.
Food Provided by Us During the Roopkund Trek
We provide only Indian vegetarian food and mainly your meal is going to contain Indian bread, vegetable, lentils and Rice along with delicious dessert. During your trek, we will serve three meals a day including breakfast, lunch, and dinner .
In the evening, you will also be served tea & snacks and lip-smacking soup before dinner. If it will be a long day of trekking, you will be given a packed snack.
After doing a lot of research on the nutritional requirements for the trekkers, we prepare the menu. Before putting all the meals together, we also consider altitude gained and weather.
The meal served by us while trek is perfectly balanced with the right amounts of calories, carbohydrates, vitamins, protein, fiber, and minerals. You need to know that all our cooks have great expertise in cooking and have undergone thorough training. So, get ready to enjoy delectable and lip-smacking dishes during your trek.
You will be served with lemon tea in the tent in order to start your day with a refreshed feeling. Before leaving the campsite for trekking, you will be given a hot finger-licking breakfast like upma, Aallu Prantha, Besan Chilla, Poha, Daliya, Corn flakes, Maggie, along with tea or coffee.
In case, your trek will be longer one then we also offer some fresh local fruits such as apples and even healthy drinks like Frootie or Maaza. In the afternoon, you will be served simple & healthy lunch, while at around 04:00 pm, you will be given tea and a light evening breakfast.
After you reach your campsite at night, you will be served a hot and delightful dinner. After reading this, you must have got the idea about the food provided by us on trek, you don’t need to worry about food. Many trekkers trek with us again and again because of the food we provide. Thus, we will definitely give you unforgettable experiences.
Safety During Roopkund Trek
Trekking with us for roopkund is completely safe because we have a team of trek leaders who are qualified in Wilderness first-aid and also have complete information about the high-altitude glitches.
During Trek, we carry a complete first-aid kit that contains all the important medicines. Before trekking with us, you need to ensure that you are medically fit for the trek and if you are able to judge yourself then it is better to take advice from a professional.
For us, your medical fitness is very important than anything else.
Know About Us:- You need to know that our company TrekUp India has been in the field of Adventure Tourism for the last 23 years. Right from our inception, we have been involved in providing treks, voyage & hiking programs as well as high altitude expedition rafting.
We keep on organizing treks in Uttarakhand and Himachal, while being a part of the trekking community, we feature more than 75 Himalayan documented treks. Apart from other outdoor activities, our company also organizes trips for schools, colleges, and family.
We ensure complete technical safety in the mountain
Our company has a vast team of more than 100 guides, as well as trainers in order, serve in the mountain treks.
One of the best things about our team is that all the members are trained professionally from Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, Indian mountaineering foundation Delhi as well as Hanifle Center Outdoor Education Mussoorie.
Therefore, we never believe in compromising on the quality as well as services offered to our valuable customers.
For Us, Your Safety Is the Top Urgency
At Trekup India, you will find a team with local knowledge and fluency in English as well as Hindi. This helps in ensuring that you have an amazing trek and not only this, we also pay attention to your health as well as safety because this is something we cannot ignore.
All the team leaders involved in trekking have already undergone several professional courses in First Aid, Portable Altitude Chamber Training, CPR, Environmental Awareness Training as well as Advanced Wilderness Emergency Medicine.
We also carry a complete first aid medical kit not only on the trek but on each and every trip which is organized by us. Apart from the medical kit, we carry a portable altitude chamber and medical oxygen for all kinds of high-altitude treks .
Our company has great expertise in organizing all sorts of group adventure holidays for family groups, school & college groups as well as friend groups. When it comes to travel options, we have a wide range that suits different fitness levels as well as traveling styles.
Therefore, no matter who big the group size, we pay personal attention to each and every member present in the group.
How We Ensure That Your Trek Is Safe with Us
Right from our establishment, we at TrekUp India, are continuously involved in introducing new safety practices into Indian trekking in order to ensure the safety of voyagers.
For walking on snow, TrekUp India introduced Microspikes and also made emergency bottled oxygen mandatory for all kinds of treks.
In order to test pulse as well as oxygen saturation levels, pulse oxymeters are used. As a safety communication device, we at TrekupIndia introduced radio.
Though we have noticed that most of the organizations organizing treks do not follow these systems but with time several competing companies are adopting these practices and organizing great and safe treks.
Explore our New Safety Protocols
In order to ensure a perfect Trek, we have introduced some new safety checks that will assure more safety for our trekkers. Our On-trek safety checks include:
- Daily oxygen saturation along with pulse readings
- Stretchers team appointed on every trek
- Trained mountain staff and full safety
- Additional oxygen cylinders
- Special medical kit for high altitude treks
- Microspikes on all types of snow treks
- Experienced Trek leaders as well as safety
- Technical team on all snowy slopes