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7D 6N
Availability : Nov. - Dec. 2020; refer dates section
Kathgodam
Roopkund
Min Age : 9+
Max People : 20

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Difficulty Level:
Pangarchulla Peak Trek Difficulty Level
Challenging
Available Dates

November

8 Nov. – 13 Nov. (Open)
15 Nov. – 20 Nov. (Open)
22 Nov. – 27 Nov.(Open)
29 Nov. – 3 Dec.(Open)

December

06 Dec. – 11 Dec. (Open)
13 Dec. – 18 Dec. (Open)
20 Dec. – 25 Dec. (Open)
21 Dec. – 26 Dec. (Filling Fast)
22 Dec. – 27 Dec. (Filling Fast)
24 Dec. – 29 Dec. (Open)
26 Dec. – 31 Dec. (Open)
27 Dec. – 01 Jan. (Open)
28 Dec. – 02 Jan. (Open)
29 Dec. – 03 Jan. (Open)
30 Dec. – 04 Jan. (Open)
30 Dec. – 05 Jan. (Open)

Trek Summary

Region: Uttarakhand
Duration: 7 Days 6 Nights
Grade: Easy To Moderate
Max Altitude: 12,200 Ft.
Trekking Km: 57 Kms.
Trail Type: Back and Forth. The trek starts and ends at Wan
Railway Station: Kathgodam is the nearest railway station to the base camp
Road : Kathgodam is well connected to Delhi
Base Camp: Wan
Best Season: Mid November to March
Snow: Mid December to Mid March.
Services from: Kathgodam to Kathgodam
Food: Meals while on trek (Veg + Egg)
Stay: Guest house, Camping

Please note the trek price excludes 5% GST

2020 - Best Winter Treks in India

Roopkund Trek, Uttrakhand

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Situated near one of the many divine peaks of the Himalayas, Roopkund is a lake where mountaineers and trekkers, seeking all sorts of adventure exploration and thrill, come to trek. This trek is most suitable for those who have had some previous trekking experience, but with the right guides, beginners can do it too! Ensure you’re fit so that you’re able to experience the mystery and the beauty of Roopkund, to its fullest!

The name ‘Roopkund’ is the derivation of two words ‘Roop’ and Kund’. Roop means form or appearance, and Kund would roughly translate to a small reservoir.

There is a lot of mystery surrounding the lake, primarily because of the main reason for which people go there, which is, the skeletal remains of certain humans. There are many local legends with respect to how a particular group of skeletons is found over there and not anywhere else for miles around the lake. It also seems that the skeletons are generally larger in size, and most of the skeletons’ cause of death has been due to severe head trauma. if there was a particular civilization who is skeletal remains have been preserved then where are all the structures? if we say that a group of people was traveling then how did they all died because of the same cause that too because of a blunt trauma injury to the head? There are many possible theories to however it is safe to say that the whole lake is shrouded in mystery that will probably never be able to solve. The prospect of trekking to a mysterious place is exciting because of the nature of exploration it carries with it. We know exploration to be a fun activity, we get to meet a lot of new people and get to see pretty places, but can exploration also be an activity that makes you delve into the mysteries of the unexplained? Can the prospect of thrill be produced in our lives in an entirely different manner? The answers can only be found by exploring the skeletal lake – Roopkund, by your self.

Departure & Return Location

Kathgodam, Uttrakhand

Departure Time

The taxi will depart from the Kathgodam Railway Station at 6 am. Requesting the trekkers to arrive half an hour prior.

Mandatory Documents

1 Passport Size Photographs

Medical Certificate

Disclaimer Document

One Government Id Proof (Aadhar/Voter ID/Driving License)

 

Transportation Details from Kathgodam to Wan

SUV

Bolero/Sumo – INR 5500 (7 seats)
Innova- 9000 (7 seats)

Tempo Traveller

INR 9000 (11 seats)

Swift Dzire

INR 5500 (4 seats)

*The contact details of the driver along with the registration number of the vehilcle will be shared one day prior to all the trekkers via mail and text message by the Devadars Team. 

Please note that the transportation cost will be shared among the trekkers equally. The transportation sumtotal amount has to be given to the vehicle driver only.

Roopkund Trek Itinerary

Day 1Kathgodam to Wan (250 km drive)

On the very first day, Devadars voyagers will board on vehicles for the long uphill drive from Kathgodam to Wan, which will cover approximately 245 km, thus, in turn, land us at our kickstarting location, from where actual trekking will start. This drive for some might feel the longest, but it’s worth!

Picturesque mountain view, Garhwal mountains and the chanting rivers accompany us up to the mountain, and it’s rewarding enough, ain’t it?

In the time between, there is little escape where you can spend some time in the small flea markets and local spots of the area or just maybe just enjoy the beautiful sunset view.

Expected drive time: 11-12 hours Estimate Altitude: 7,662 ft Water sources: Carry at least 2-litre water bottle. Refill service is available at the starting point/in-between stops.

Overnight stay will be in the Hotel.

Day 2Wan to Ghairoli Patal (10km trek)

Day 3Ghairoli Patal to Phatar Nauchani via Bedni Bugyal (9km)

Day 4Phatar to Bagubhasha (7km trek)

Day 5Bagubhasha to Roopkund to Phatar Nauchani (16km trek)

Day 6Phatar to Wan (15km trek)

Day 7Wan to Kathgodam (250km drive)

Price Includes
  • 2 Nights Guesthouse Stay (base camp)
  • Forest Permits
  • 3 Major Delicious Veg. Meals in a Day
  • Morning Tea & Evening Tea
  • Evening Snacks
  • 1 Energy Packet
  • Sleeping bags
  • Alpine Tent - Sharing basis (3 Persons) / Dual Sharing
  • Toilet Tent
  • Dine-in Tent
  • Solar Lights for Tent
  • Crampons/Snow Cleats
  • Bonfire
Price Excludes
  • Personal Luggage Carrying Cost During the Trek
  • Transportation from Kathgodam to Kathgodam; refer Transportation details for price breakdown
  • Personal Expense made by Trekker
Network Connectivity
  • Strongest N/w Available: Airtel
  • Available N/w: Airtel, BSNL, Vodafone
  • Wifi Available: No

*The network will only be limited to Lohajung and Wan. Thereafter, during the trek you may have the connectivity as per your service provider (Airtel catches the major network while trekking).

To be carried by all trekkers

Trek Essentials

Basics
  • Back Pack with Rain Cover: 50 – 60 Ltr. with comfortable strap and back support Trekking pole
  • LED torch: Mandatory
  • Two water bottles: 1 litre each
Clothes
  • Thermal inners (upper and lower)
  • T-shirts: 2 Pair of full sleeve and collared t-shirts
  • Woolen layer- 2 Pair
  • Jacket: 1 pair wind & waterproof
  • Track pants: 3 Pair
  • Poncho: 1 Pair
Accessories
  • Sunglasses: Dark with side cover, it should be U/V protected.
  • Woolen Cap or Sun Cap
  • Woollen layer- 2 Pair
  • Synthetic Hand Gloves: One pair of woollen gloves and should be water-proof
  • Balaclava: one pair of Balaclava
  • Neck-gaiters
Footwear - Mind your Steps
  • Trekking shoes: 1 Pair (Waterproof, high ankle with good grip)
  • Floaters/flip-flops: 1 pair (optional)
  • Cotton socks: 5 pairs
  • Woollen socks: 3 pairs
  • Gaiters: 1 Pair
Personal Utilities
  • Sunscreen Cream
  • Hand sanitiser
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FAQ

When is the best time to go to Roopkund Trek ?

The best time for Roopkund Trek is from mid-November to March. However, if you planning to see snow December would be your month.

How difficult is Roopkund Trek?

Roopkund has moderate level of difficulty. Despite being of moderate level, it is essential to have a good physical fitness, due to weather conditions. Ideally, a person opting for this trek must have a tendency to walk on steep ways.

How much distance does a trekker has to complete in a day?

On an average – 7 to 8 Km; in 5-6 hours. The trekking is fairly moderate, hence walking is easy there.

Is it too cold in Roopkund?

The average temperature in Roopkund is 15º C to 5ºC for Day and 5º C to -3ºC in night. However, the temperature fall to lower grade, if there is snow. It is advisable to have all your woollens handy.

Who will lead our Roopkund Trek?

All Devadars treks are leaded by professional Trek leaders who has completed Basic and Advance mountaineering courses and are certified in first-aid course, along with one local guide, cook, helper, porter and other staff.

What is the total strength of a group?

Normally, we take 10 to 15 people in a batch including males and females. We need minimum 5 to 6 people to run a fixed departure but for the customised trip group size doesn’t matter.

If I am the only girl in the batch, how safe it would be for me?

Securing our trekkers is of prime importance for us. We ensure your protection all the while during the trek. There would be our persons as well, joining the trek – such as Trek Guide, Cooks, and Helpers. So there you need not to worry.

What are all the essentials do I need to carry?

All that you need to carry is well documented in the “Essentials” section. Also, once the payment is done, we will send you the list of all the required essentials on your registered email id.

Will there be a porter available to carry my bag?

Yes. However, the luggage carrying cost is not included in the package. For porter service, you have to pay extra. Also, if you think that you will be needing a porter, then it is highly advisable to inform 5 days prior before your trek commence.

Any specific footwear required for Roopkund Trek?

There is no such hard & fast rule. For trekking – the footwear has to be good trekking shoes only. Floaters or sandals won’t be an option for trekking. Also, keep 5 pairs of warm socks with you.

What type of food will be served to us during the trek?

There would be tasty and hygienic 3-times Veg. meal that all the trekkers will be availing. Apart from this there would be morning & evening tea – coffee provided. An energy bar will also be given to all the trekkers.

Can I have non-veg. food?

Yes non-veg. food is also available, but it would be charged extra. i.e., 500/head.

Can I have bonfire?

Bonfire is not a part of the package. However, it can be accustomed as an extra demand (Chargeable*).

Do I need to carry any medicines with me?

Well, if you’re sensitive toward cold weather and felt nausea or any sort of allergy. It is advisable to carry some medicines along with you.

Can I modify the Itinerary as per my requirement?

Yes, you can!! Just drop us your requirements at [email protected] or directly call us at +91 9760478880/ +91 9818950210. We will serve you the best suitable itinerary in no time.

What is the minimum and maximum age required to join this Trek?

Minimum age is 9+ and there is no bar on maximum age. The person has to physically fit from all aspects to join this trek.

How will I fetch the details of my trek guide and transportation service?

Once, you have completed the payment process. Our team connects with you, 2 days prior your scheduled date. All the necessary information will be surpassed to you via email and text message. Apart from that our team has 24×7 connect, you may reach us anytime for any clarification.

If I am the only female trekker in the group, do I need to share the tent with mens?

No. Female trekkers will be accompanied in the tent with female trekkers only. The same is the case with male trekkers.

Cancellation Policy

If cancellations are made 15 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of the total tour cost will be refunded to the original mode of payment.

If cancellations are made in the last 15 days in respect with the tour start date, 50% of the total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.

In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases, Devadars will provide you with a full amount Voucher, which can be avail on any Devadars Trek. However, no refund will be provided for the same.

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