Duration : 08 Nights / 09 Days
Departures from : Delhi - Rishikesh - Mundoli - Bedni Bugyal - Baghubassa - Roopkund - Bedni Bugyal - Rishikesh - Delhi
Best Time to Visit : May to June & September to October
Base : Chamoli District
Altitude : 5029 M Above Sea Level
The small glacial lake of Roop Kund an altitude of 5, 029 meters has a rather grisly reputation. In and around it lie the skeletal remains of humans and horses and no one has been able to explain how they got there. The stories range from that of the Goddess Nanda Devi cursing a presumptions royal couple, through misdirected conquerors seeking to entry lands beyond India, to the mundane explains that they are the remains of pilgrims killed by an avalanche. This somber stretch of water, 47 meters in diameter, rests beneath the peaks of Nandagunti and Trishul. For much of the year, it is surrounded by harsh black rocks, ice, and snow.
The trek to this ominous lake is, However, interesting a 21 km drive takes you from Tliarali.
At a low 393 meters to 2,134 meters high Mandoli.From there Lohajang Pass is about 1.5 km away. This is really where the trek begins, 12 km will bring you to Wan at a high of 2,436 meters and another 12 km to the beautiful Bedni Bugyal at 3,354 meters. The Bugyal's green slopes are dotted with Shepherd's huts and little shrines with pyramidal roofs. Minuscule brooks tackle into a pond that looks like a Scottish tarn.
The best time to come here is the last week of August to the last week of October. You must have 8 days to trekking for Roopkund. It is a 40 km trek from the road head.
DAY 01 : DELHI - RISHIKESH(230 KMS/06 HRS)
After breakfast drive to Rishikesh. Upon arrival in Rishikesh, you are met and transferred to your pre-booked hotel. Evening free to explore Holy Ghats & worth seeing places.Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 02 : RISHIKESH - MUNDOLI (240 KM/8-9 HRS)
After breakfast, we drive towards Mundoli via Dev Prayag, Rudra Prayag, and Karanprayag. Upon arrival at Mandoli check into the tented accommodation followed by Dinner. Overnight at Camps.
DAY 03 : MUNDOLI - WAN - BEDNI BUGYAL (3350 MTS/11000 FT)
Early morning drive to the place called Wan which is just 10 km away and road head for the trek as well. Today we will have a trek for approximately 11 -12 km and takes 05 to 06 hrs to get Bedni Bugyal. It is believed to say that is one of the best camping sites in the Garhwal Himalayas. Later followed by Dinner at camps. Overnight in tents.
BEDNI BUGYAL :
Bedni Bugyal is a charming green meadow adorned with flowers in a spellbinding variety, in full bloom. There is a small lake situated amid the meadow, where Tarpans are offered by the devotees. Situated nearby is a small temple where the devotees pay there obeisance, during their halt at Bedni Bugyal.
DAY 04 : BEDNI BUGYAL
Day free for doing your own activities.Over night at Camps.
DAY 05 : BEDNI BUGYAL - BAGUBASSA (4100 MTS/13450 FT)
After having early breakfast in the morning trek towards Bagubassa. Bagua means flowery park and Basa means place and the place is full of a variety of flowers including the rare flower called "Brahma Kamal" a special godly lotus found at only and between the altitude of 14000-15000 ft. We will trek for about 10 km today it takes around 04-05 hrs to get a campsite at Bagubassa. Later followed by dinner and overnight at tented accommodation.
DAY 06 : BAGUBASSA - ROOPKUND (4450 MTS/14600 FT) - BEDNI BUGYAL
Today we trek to Roopkund from Bagubassa which is an easy trek to follow up to some extent but thereafter ½ an hour climb off( 04-05 hrs) Kaluka Vinayak (pass) descending till to patar nachwani. The trek to Roopkund passes through delightful alpine pasture lands and offering panoramic views of the Trisul and Nanda Ghunti, you could view the Badrinath peaks when the snow melts. Human and equine can be seen here. Some of them with flesh attached to these have been naturally preserved in the alpine condition for centuries. It is believed to say that these are the remains of about 300 people who died about 500-600 years ago. Later trek down to Bedni Bugyal followed by dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 07 : BEDNI BUGYAL - WAN ( 2436 MTS/8000 FT )
Retrace your steps towards Wan. This will take 3-4 hrs. Dinner and overnight in tents.
DAY 08 : WAN - RISHIKESH (2200 MTS /7200 FT)
After an early breakfast drive towards Rishikesh. We will have lunch en route. Upon arrival in Rishikesh check into your pre-booked hotel followed by dinner. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 09 : RISHIKESH - HARIDWAR - DELHI
Departure transfer to the Haridwar railway station to board the train for Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi later transferred to International Airport to board flight for your onward journey.