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BEST POPULAR TREKS IN HIMALAYAS

INTRODUCTION:

The mysterious lake of Uttarakhand – Roopkund Lake – is a must for the avid hiker. The Roopkund trek is a moderate trek with beautiful views of mountain rivers, exciting ridges, lush forests and picturesque meadows. The trek starts from Lohajung and takes you to a height of 16,99 meters during which you will see the picturesque villages of Bedni Bugyal, Wani, and Didna. The zigzag and snowy road offers the best views of Roopkund Lake, and Neelganga River and also offers a memorable meditation experience at the Kalu Vinayak Temple. you can also visit this place for pangarchulla trek.

OVERVIEW:

 

The Roopkund trek from Lohajung takes you through the small villages of Bedni Bugyal, Wani and Dedni and also offers mesmerizing views of the Garhwal Himalayan peaks. 

 Pass hundreds of flowering rhododendrons and oak trees and catch a glimpse of the Himalayan Magpie as you approach the pristine Roopkund Lake and Neelganga River. Seeing the black stone Lord Ganesha at the Kalu Vinayak Temple makes the trekking experience unforgettable. 

Distance:

As you continue your zig-zag path to reach 16,99 feet amidst the icy wind, you will have a magnificent view of Nanda Devi, the second highest peak in India. 

 The entire distance of 53 km is covered in 8 days. 

 Share your travel experience with your group while relaxing at a Himalayan campsite. 

 Rich breakfast, lunch and dinner (vegetarian food) are all included in the price. If you want to know new facts, communicate with locals and listen to interesting stories. 

Make sure you are covered with a heater and enough jackets to withstand temperatures of 13°C to 18°C ​​during the day and -5°C to 7°C at night. 

 All equipment, dining rooms, sleeping quarters, etc. are disinfected before and after each use to ensure ultimate safety and hygiene. 

 

About Mysterious Lake

 Roopkund Lake, nestled between benevolent mountain peaks, continues to be in the limelight for its unsolved mystery. It is nicknamed “Mysterious Lake” because of the remains of a paleolithic human skeleton and a horse. 

 The adrenaline-pumping trek to Roopkund begins from Lohajung, a small pass located at an altitude of 16,99 feet in the Garhwal Himalayas. This shallow lake has a depth of about 2 meters and is the most popular lake in the whole of Uttarakhand. The lake rests in the middle of a mountain landscape surrounded by a rock glacier. 

 Known for its mysterious environment and stunning natural beauty, Roopkund is a high mountain range in Uttarakhand at the foothills of Trishul Peak and Nanda Ghunt. The maximum height of this trek is 5029 meters. Trekking in the Garhwal Himalayas offers spectacular views of mountains surrounded by rock glaciers. This 9 days trek in Chamoli region is moderate to difficult trek category. 

 Roopkund Lake is also known as the “mysterious lake” because of the huge number of human skeletons and horse remains found in its vicinity. These remains probably originate from around the 15th-16th century. century century, when a powerful hailstorm killed hundreds of pilgrims. 

 Lohajung is the base of the Roopkund trek and is easily accessible by road from Rishikesh. The drive from Rishikesh to Loharjung is scenic with views of snowy mountains, sprawling valleys and meandering rivers.

 Roopkund Trek

 

The journey to Roopkund starts from Lohajung and passes through Didna village. There is a small village called Kulling between Loharjung and Didna where the Neel Ganga river flows between Wani and Lohajung. From Kulling, a steep ascent leads to Rau Bagad, which is partly thick and covered with pine, oak and pine forest. Along this route, hikers can see many birds, such as the wood sparrow, on the branches of the rhododendrons. In the lower reaches of the Ganges, the Lammergeiers tower over the valley. A yellow-throated bird can also be seen. Raun Bagadi road 

ends at the iron bridge, where the ascent to Didina begins. From Didina, the trail leads to Bedni Bugyal, one of the main attractions of the Roopkund trek, again passing through Ali Bugyal. The road from Didina to Bedni Bugyali is steep at the beginning but an easy walk in the middle as it rises towards the end. 

Ali Bugyal to Bedni Bugyal

The road from Ali Bugyal to Bedni Bugyal is paved with soft green meadow. Bedni Bugyal camp is another highlight of the Roopkund lake trek. The reflection of the evening sunlight on the peak of the Trishul hill is another attraction of this Garhwal Himalayan trek. 

 From Bedni Bugyal, one must go to the meadows of Ghora Lotan, where the environment is painted with shades of olives and browns spreading across the black landscape in all directions. After reaching Bhagwabasa, trekkers will see a lot of snow. Trekkers also have to go towards Roopkund from Bhagwabasa which is a 5 km climb. The snow road has several detours and steep climbs, but the journey is not long and the hard snow helps you walk without worrying about danger.

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