8N/9D Roopkund Trek

roopkund trek

Embark on a mesmerizing 9-day expedition through the captivating landscapes of the Garhwal Himalayas.

Tour Overview

Commencing in Delhi, you’ll be transported to the spiritual haven of Rishikesh, where the tranquil Ganges River flows. From there, the journey leads to Mundoli, traversing scenic routes via Dev Prayag, Rudra Prayag, and Karanprayag. As the adventure unfolds, you’ll trek through awe-inspiring paths from Mundoli to Bedni Bugyal, a lush green meadow adorned with diverse flowers and a serene lake. A day of rest and exploration at Bedni Bugyal grants insight into its spiritual significance and natural beauty.

Continuing the trek to Bagubassa, you’ll encounter the enchanting Bhram Kamal flowers, a true wonder of the Himalayas. The path then leads to Roopkund, a destination shrouded in mystique, where alpine pastures meet snow fields and the remnants of a centuries-old mystery come to light. The journey retraces to Bedni Bugyal and onward to Wan, where the final leg of the expedition begins. Returning to Rishikesh, memories of breathtaking landscapes and the allure of the Himalayas will remain etched in your heart as you depart from Delhi, bidding farewell to an unforgettable odyssey.

Trek Region: Uttarakhand – Indian Himalayas.
Best  Season for trekking : June, September and October
Total Duration: 09 Days
Trekking days: 5
Trek grade: Moderate to strenuous
Max altitude: 5030 m

Destinations Covered

Delhi: Your journey commences in Delhi, a bustling metropolis that seamlessly blends ancient heritage with modern vibrancy. As the capital of India, Delhi offers a glimpse into the country’s rich history and diverse culture.

Rishikesh: Nestled on the banks of the sacred Ganges River, Rishikesh is a haven for spirituality and wellness. With its tranquil ambiance and iconic suspension bridge, it’s a perfect starting point for your Himalayan adventure.

Mundoli: This picturesque village, accessed via Dev Prayag, Rudra Prayag, and Karanprayag, offers a scenic drive through charming landscapes. Mundoli serves as a gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas, setting the stage for your trekking expedition.

Wan: As the road head for your trek, Wan welcomes you with its serene beauty. The quaint village provides the starting point for your trekking adventure, leading you into the heart of the Himalayas.

Bedni Bugyal: This captivating green meadow is adorned with a myriad of blooming flowers, creating a spellbinding vista. The serene lake and the small temple add a spiritual touch to the natural beauty, making it an idyllic resting place.

Bagubassa: True to its name, Bagubassa is a flowery park amidst the Himalayas. This unique location showcases the rare Bhram Kamal flowers and offers a glimpse of the region’s diverse and vibrant flora.

Roopkund: The enigmatic Roopkund Lake, nestled at a high altitude, reveals its eerie secrets as you trek through alpine pastures and snow fields. The sight of ancient human and equine skeletons provides a mystifying connection to history.

Detailed Tour Plan

Day 1: Arrive Delhi – Rishikesh (224 Kms 6-7 hrs drive) – Early morning arrival at Delhi international airport ,  meet to us at airport and drive to Rishikesh and on arrival check-in into the hotel. Evening you will be free to explore the area. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel/camp

Day 2: Rishikesh – Mundoli ( 215 kms/ 7-8 hrs) – After an early breakfast drive to Mundoli via Dev Prayag, Rudra Prayag and Karanprayag. Arrival at Mundoli by evening. Dinner and overnight stay in Camps.

Day 3: Mundoli – Wan – Bedni Bugyal (3350 mts/11000 ft) – In the morning drive 10 kms to Wan, which is the road head for the trek. Today we will trek 11 km (5-6 hrs) to reach Bedni Bugyal, probably one of the best camping sites in the Garhwal Himalayas. Dinner and overnight stay in Camps.

Day 4: Bedni Bugyal – Rest day for acclimatization/Exploratory day. Bedni Bugyal: Bedni Bugyal is a charming green meadow adorned with flowers in a spell binding varieties, in full bloom. There is a small lake situated in the midst of 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. Overnight in Camp.

Day 5: Bedni Bugyal – Bagubassa (4100 mts/13450 ft) – After breakfast trek to Bagubassa. Bagua means flowery park and Basa means place. And rightly the place was full of variety of flowers including the rare Bhram Kamal, a special godly lotus found at only and between the altitudes of 14000 – 15000 ft. Today we will trek 10 km, taking about 4-5 hrs to reach today’s campsite at Bagubassa. Dinner and overnight in Camp.

Day 6: Bagubassa – Roopkund (4450 mts/14600 ft) – Bedni Bugyal – Bhagubasa to Roopkund is easy walking in the flat but in morens ½ hour climbing with same view as last day. (4-5 hours). Kaluka Vinayak (pass) descending till to patar nachwani. The trek to Roopkund passes through delightful alpine pasture lands and snow fields, offering magnificent views of the Trisul, Nanda Ghunti, Badrinath peaks when the snow melts, human and equine skeletons remains can be seen. Some of them with flesh attached. These remains have been preserved in the alpine condition for centuries. It is believed that these are the remains of about 300 persons who died about 500 -600 years ago. In the afternoon trek back to Bedni Bugyal for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 7: Bedni Bugyal – Wan (2436 mts/8000 ft) – Retrace your steps towards Wan. This will take 3-4 hrs. Dinner and overnight in tents.

Day 8: Wan – Rishikesh (2200 mts /7200 ft) – After an early breakfast drive to Rishikesh. Lunch en-route and on arrival at Rishikesh check into hotel/Camp for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 9: Rishikesh – Delhi Departure – After an early breakfast drive to Delhi and arrival directly transfer to airport to take late evening flight to home

End of Tour

FAQs about the Tour

Q: How do I reach the starting point of the tour in Delhi?
A: You can reach Delhi by air, train, or road, as it is well-connected to major cities in India.

Q: What is the total duration of the tour?
A: The tour spans over 9 days, allowing you to immerse yourself in the beauty of the Garhwal Himalayas.

Q: What is the highlight of Rishikesh on this tour?
A: Rishikesh, known for its spiritual ambiance and the Ganges River, serves as the serene starting point for your Himalayan adventure.

Q: What kind of terrain can I expect during the trekking part of the tour?
A: The trekking terrain varies from picturesque meadows like Bedni Bugyal to alpine pastures and snow fields around Roopkund.

Q: Are there any rest days during the trek?
A: Yes, a rest day is allocated at Bedni Bugyal, allowing for acclimatization and exploration of the surroundings.

Q: What is the significance of Roopkund?
A: Roopkund is a high-altitude lake with ancient human and equine skeletons, offering a glimpse into a centuries-old mystery.

Q: Are there opportunities for cultural experiences during the tour?
A: While the focus is on natural beauty and trekking, the tour does pass through charming villages and towns like Rishikesh, providing cultural interactions.

Q: Is this trek suitable for beginners?
A: The trek involves moderate to challenging terrains, so some prior trekking experience and a reasonable level of fitness would be beneficial.

Q: What kind of accommodations can I expect during the tour?
A: Accommodations range from hotels in Delhi and Rishikesh to campsites in picturesque locations like Bedni Bugyal and Bagubassa.

Q: How should I plan my departure from Delhi at the end of the tour?
A: The tour concludes in Delhi, where you will have a transfer to the airport for your departure, allowing you to fly back home with cherished memories.

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