ROOPKUND TREK IN UTTARAKHAND

Roopkund is a high altitude glacial lake in the Uttarakhand state of India, situated at the elevation of (4600m) lies in the lap of Trishul massif. Roopkund, the beautiful and mysterious lake has held the attention of trekkers not only because of the enchanting landscape surrounding it but also because of the presence of several bones and skeletons that can be seen in its waters. For years no one could figure out what had happened. The mystery has finally been solved by an international team which found out that around 850 AD, a group of pilgrims faced an unusually severe hailstorm which caused hundreds to die.

The route of the Roopkund trek passes through pleasing and captivating snow fields, alpine pastures, and provides splendid views of peaks like Trishul, Ronti and Chaukhamba. Besides, the same route is taken in the popular Raj Jat Yatra that's held once in 12 years.

Region: Garhwal Himalaya
Grade: Moderate
Duration: 06 Nights & 07 Days / 06 Nights Camping, 05 Days Trekking
Best Time: April may, June & Sept, October