Roopkund, in the province of Uttarakhand in India, is a well known frigid lake. This lake is renowned because of in excess of five hundred skeletons of people that are found at the edge of the lake. It is situated in the Himalayas and rests at a height of almost 4,800 meters. Roopkund is situated in the Chamoli area of Garhwal. It is extraordinary compared to other destinations for trekking in Garhwal. It is nearer to slope stations like Nainital and Kathgodam. At a separation of 217 km from Nainital and 235 km from Kathgodam, Roopkund is one of the significant experience attractions for individuals in the nation and furthermore for individuals who are going from abroad. Roopkund, which is situated in the lap of Trishul massif is otherwise called the ‘riddle lake’. You can discover human skeletons at the bank of the lake and it is trusted that they have a place with the Paleolithic age.
These are accepted to be the skeletons of the legends who had battled here in the before times. Alongside the skeletons of people, you can likewise discover skeletal structure of stallions and different creatures. There are reports that these skeletons have a place with the twelfth century to the fifteenth century. It is accepted by authorities that the demise of numerous individuals in this district was an aftereffect of avalanches, snow squall or a plague. The human skeletons were re-found in 1942 by H K Madhwal, who was a Nanda Devi Game hold officer.
Later in 2004, a group of Indian researchers alongside a few Europeans went by the region to acquire data about the idea of the skeletons. On broad research and discoveries, they discovered human skulls, bones and other adornments. The DNA of the skeletons was taken, and it gave the idea that the general population had a place with numerous classes and demonstrated diverse highlights and morphological structure. There was a gathering of short individuals and tall individuals who were accepted to be firmly identified with each other. Despite the fact that the correct number of the skeletons can’t be determined, yet an aggregate number of around 500 hundred skeletons were found. It is likewise trusted that an equivalent number of skeletons died because of the indigenous habitat.
The Radiocarbon dating of the skeletons at the Oxford University Radiocarbon Accelerator Unit decides the age of the skeletons to be something close to 850 AD. Later broad research has been completed in different parts of the nation and the world. Numerous researchers are of the possibility that the general population did not bite the dust of a pestilence but rather because of sudden hailstorms. The hailstorms should be as large as the extent of a cricket ball, and as there was no safe house in the open territories of the Himalayas, individuals may have gone under its sad and direct impact. It is considered as one of the most grounded purposes behind the termination of the locals of this territory.
The icy and frigid climate condition can be said to be the purpose behind the protection of the skeletons for such quite a while. The good climate conditions kept the skeletons to rot off and break down into soil. With avalanches that were wild in the region, numerous bodies slipped into the lakes and remained there for quite a while. The bodies that fell into the lake had a more noteworthy time span of usability when contrasted with the ones which stayed in the open. Nonetheless it is as yet not decided whether this gathering of individuals lived here, or on the off chance that they were heading towards a goal. Verifiable proof of any exchange course towards Tibet has not been set up. Consequently it is difficult to translate the genuine reason for the gathering of individuals that were casualties to this characteristic disaster. There are conceivable outcomes that the gathering might head towards the Nanda Devi journey where Nanda Devi Raj Jat merriments occur once at regular intervals.
Lohajung is the beginning trekking point for Roopkund. The Roopkund trek can likewise be called Skeleton Trek because of the nearness of various skeletons in and around the lake. The lake is encompassed by snow clad mountains and shake strewn ice sheets.
Trekking in India and picking the Roopkund trek is a courageous trip which goes through numerous fascinating and lovely areas. As you trek towards the lake, you would discover lavish green lush land and conifer backwoods going towards the fall of slopes. From that point the trek takes its way along the Pindar River. You can appreciate the regular and rich green excellence of the surroundings with the wonderful breeze that blows surrounding you, giving an alleviating impact to your faculties.
Roopkund is a pleasant, excellent and alluring traveler goal in the Himalayas. Situated at the base of two Himalayan pinnacles, Trishul and Nandghungti, it draws in individuals who have a daring side to life. There are religious celebrations that happen in fall, held at the snow capped glade of Bedni Bugyal, where the close-by towns take part. The lake is secured with ice constantly and it adds to its magnificence. It is an agreeable voyaging goal as one is encompassed by mountains from all sides. Trekking in Uttarakhand additionally allows you to trek the Himalayas. You can likewise go for the Nanda Rajjat Yatra.
There are numerous courses for a trek to Roopkund. A standout amongst the most widely recognized courses taken by explorers and swashbucklers is through Lohajung up to where you can go by street. Trekking starts after this point. There are likewise a few fields or level regions where you can camp amid the night. In the event that the climate isn’t foggy, you can without much of a stretch see Bedni Bugyal and Trishul. On your approach to Roopkund, you would likewise discover numerous touching grounds for steeds, sheep and donkeys. You would go over a couple of sanctuaries and lakes on your adventure. Numerous waterfalls are likewise unmistakable on the slants of the encompassing mountains. Notwithstanding, it ought to be remembered that the climate is for the most part antagonistic consistently and voyagers should be completely prepared and arranged for these conditions
Trek course from Kathgodam to lohajung – approx 250 km (8-10 hours by van)
Kathgodam > Nanital > Kausani > Garur > Gwaldam > Dewal
Lohajung > Bedni Bugyal > Kalu Vinayak > Baguwavasha > Roopkund
For the Roopkund Trek we have keep up two seasons:
Summer season – May 15 to June end
Harvest time season – Oct first to Sept 15
Cost and Fees
Investment Fees: 8990/ – per individual
Taxicab – 5500 for every taxi (Kathgodam to Lohajung)
The taxicab will masterminded by organization in additional charge (cost non incorporated into interest expenses)
Day-1 – Kathgodam to Lohajung 250 km driving (8 to 10 hrs) (inn remain at base camp Lohajung)
Day-2 – Lohajung to Didna town 8.5 kms trekking (home remain)
Day-3 – Didna town to Bedni bugyal 13 Kms treking (tent remain)
Day-4 – Bedni bugyal to Paatarnachuni 5 kms treking (tent remain)
Day-5 – Paatarnachuni to Baguwavasha 5 kms treking (tent remain)
Day-6 – Baguwavasha to Roopkund Summit and return back to Bedni Bugyal 13 kms treking (tent remain)
Day-7 – Bedni Bugyal to Lohajung by means of Wan town 14 kms
Day-8 – Lohajung to Kathgodam 250 km driving (8 to 10 hrs)
Outdoors, Tents, Kitchen tents, Toilet tent, Sleeping sacks, Carry mats and Tourist cottages
High calories suppers all the day( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Experienced and neighborhood, direct, cook, assistant and trek pioneers
Fundamental medical aid
Woodland consent charge
Specialized hardware like spasm on, rope, ice hatchet, oxygen chamber and so forth.
Necessity for Trekkers
Rucksack 40-60 ltr.
Treking pants/pants/shirts/warm garments
Streak light with additional batteries
Warm socks (3 Pair)
Poncho (gave by organization in additional charge)
Plate, spoon, tissue paper
Individual drug (assuming any)
Day 1: Kathgodam to Lohajung
Kathgodam to Lohajung is around 250 kms and 8-10 hours of driving.
In the wake of coming to base camp Lohajung we give tea to trekkers, the elevation of lohajung base camp is approx 7778 ft. In the prior night supper we begin short brieffing, and 8 pm trekkers begins supper and goed to rest and sitting tight for the principal day of trek.
Day 2: Lohajung to Didna village
The sun shines and the Himalaya and base camp Lohajung looks Preety, the birds are waiting to fly and trekkers start their second day of trek in early morning after breakfast atleast 8 am. The second day trek lohajung to didina village approx 8.5 km from base camp lohajung. Didina is a famous village for garhwali’s local culture and it’s a beautiful village located under the Himalaya. Alltitude of this village is 8,200 ft. The didina village just in front of our base camp and the village is famous for home stay and garhwali dishes. After completing the second day trek trekkers enjoy uttrakhand garhwal culture and keep the all memories in his heart.
Day 3: Didna to Bedni bugyal
The third day we begin from Didna, the course of Didna to aali is fit as a fiddle, after 9 km trek we came to in the well known place aali bugyal. It is the greatest bugyal (field) in the asia, such huge numbers of huge enormous medows in it. The bugyal is approx 3,000 hectare, alltitude of aali bugyal is approx 12000ft, the area and perspective of this bugyal is look like woolen fabrics.
We can see part of insane tops from here like,
Subsequent to watching that sort of insane pinnacles, we begin for next area named badni bugyal approx 4 km separate from aali, bedni is well known and religious place of uttrakhand. It is acclaimed for the historical backdrop of maa nanda devi Raaj jaat, which is held in consistently in this place, god brahma makes ved here, bedni alltitude approx 11700 ft, in the wake of coming to here we play numerous recreations in night time. Bedni bugyal is a verifiable place of world biggest festival mama nanda devi Raaj jaat yaatra.
Day 4: Bedni bugyal to Paatarnachuni
As we achieved the halfway between Bedni bugyal and Paatarnachuni you will have the capacity to see another perspective of the valley and the lofty slope ranges facilitating Trisul and Nanda Ghunti tops.
After a lot of experience about treking trekkers moves for baguwavasha, baguwavasha is also known for his history, history says when ma nanda (Parvati) went to Kailash yaatra with god shiva, she sent back her tiger in baguwavasha and said to stay in same place whenever she will back from Kailash, from baguwavasha roopkund is only 3 km. When the rain falls in the earth of baguwavasha, the place looks very Preety, trekkers never forget this beautiful place for many- many years. The maximum altitude of baguwavasha is approx 14,000ft.
Day 6: Baguwavasha to Roopkund Summit and return back to Bedni Bugyal
Following five days of normal trekking, today is most awesome day of trekking for trekkers, beginning with early morning after breakfast trekker will be go to the strange skelton Lake, called skelton lake. The roopkund lake for the most part coverd by snow, if climate grants we saw numerous insane crests from here, as trishul, nanda ghunti, and furthermore we might be climb junargali top only 500 mtr, takes thirty minutes. Subsequent to finishing the objective of 15,700 ft we returns over from roopkund with part of paramount snapshot of our life, now we are back for renowned place called paatarnachuni, approx 14,000 ft, this wonderful place arranged in the front of popular sanctuary of god ganesha, which is called kaalu Vinayak, the kaalu Vinayak is the principle entryway of Kailash yaatra. The alltitude of kaalu Vinayak is 13,500 ft.
Day 7: Bedni Bugyal to Lohajung by means of Wan town
At long last we are in the most recent day of the trek, we are back to base camp lohajung going by waan town, add up to trekking 10 km and 4 km from van from waan town, the waan is huge town, the authentic laatu devta sanctuary is here,
Day 8: Lohajung to Kathgodam
Presently the trek is done and every one of the trekkers prepared to went to home with a great deal of vital minute and distinctive kind of experience and need to return again on this trek