Roop-Kund Trek

Roopkund (Skeleton Lake) is a glacial lake in Uttarakhand state of India famous due to more than five hundred human skeletons found at the edge of a lake. This lake is also called Mystry Lake. The location is uninhabited and is located in Himalaya at an altitude of about 5,029 metres (16,499 feet). A small glacial lake in the lap of Jurighati Dhar is the culmination point of annual Nanda Raj Jat. During the festival people from the villages bring their presiding deity to Roop Kund. Places on the way of this tour are Rishikesh, Lohajung, Didana, Ali Bugyal, Bedni Bugyal, Bhaguabasa, Bhuna, Sitel, and Rudrprayag.

DAY 01:
Depart from the school to Old Delhi Railway Station to board Mussoorie Express for Rishikesh. Overnight in the train.



DAY 02:
Arrive Rishikesh and after breakfast board the coach to depart for Lohajang (275 km). Overnight in tents in Wan.



DAY 03:
Begin the 13km uphill trek and reach the ‘Bugyals’ (high altitude meadows) of Bedini (3350m) a beautiful location with magnificent view of the surrounding mountains. Overnight in Tent.


DAY 04:
Start your day with 2 hours of gradual climb up, uninterrupted views of Trisul range and Nanda Ghunti can be appreciated. The trail crosses a hump to reach Bistola and then climbs up to Baguabasa, an improvised stone shelter that is generally used by local pilgrims. Overnight stay in tent.
DAY 05:
Stupendous views of Trisul and the mountains around. An arduous and spectacular trek for about three hours gets us to Roop Kund (4450mt), a holy lake surrounded by glaciers and high peaks and situated on the outer rim of the Nanda Devi Sanctuary. Overnight in Tent in Baguabasa.
DAY 06:
Return trek to Badni Bugyal. The trek then makes a long, steep descent through a fine forest of firs and rhododendrons and across a beautiful clearing with much of the track being paved.


DAY 07:
Early morning start your trek to Wan (13 km).Overnight in tents in Wan.


DAY 08:
Morning after breakfast drive to Rishikesh. Arrive Rishikesh and check in to the hotel for overnight stay.


DAY 09:
Depart for Delhi. Arrive Delhi and transfer to the school.