Roopkund (locally known as Mystery Lake, Human Skeletons Lake) is a high altitude glacial lake at the Nanda Devi Biosphere in Chamoli, Uttarakhand state of India. It lies in the lap of Trishul massif and is famous for the hundreds of human skeletons found at the edge of the lake. The area is uninhabited, in the Himalayas at an altitude of 5,029 metres (16,499 feet) Surrounded by rock-strewn glaciers and snow-clad mountains, the lake is a popular trekking destination. A shallow lake, having a depth of about two metres, Roopkund has attracted attention because of the human skeletal remains that are visible at its bottom when the snow melts. Researchers have concluded that the skeletons are the remains of people killed in a sudden, violent hailstorm in the 9th century. Because of the human remains, the lake has been called Skeleton Lake.
|Route||Rishikesh-Mundoli-Wan-Bedni bugiyal- Bhagubasa- Roopkund & Back|
|Trek Grade||Mild Trek|
|No of Days||7 Days|
|Transportation||Transportation by 2x2 non ac Bus. Twin sharing attached bath accommodation in TRH/tent, veg.meals, 08 kg portage of personal belongings, camping equipment, first aid rs. One lac personal insurance high risk policy and services of mountaineering trained tour escorts & experienced camp followers.|
Rishikesh to Mundoli – After Breakfast hot lunch enroute 240km drive to mundoli Evening tea, dinner and overnight stay in Trh / pvt. Hotel in Mundoli.
Mundoli to wan – After Breakfast with pack lunch 11 km trek to wan Evening tea, dinner and overnight stay in Trh / pvt. Hotel/ Camp in Wan.
wan to Bednibugiyal – After Breakfast with pack lunch 12 km trek to Bednibugiyal Evening tea, dinner and overnight stay in Camp.
Bednibugiyal to Bhagubasa – After Breakfast with pack lunch 08 km trek to Bhagubasa. Evening tea, dinner and overnight stay in Camp.
Bhagubasa to wan – After Breakfast with pack lunch 20 km trek to wan. Evening tea, dinner and overnight stay in wan Camp/pvt hotel/Gmvn.
wan to Rishikesh – After Breakfast hot lunch enroute 252 km Drive to Rishikesh. Tour Concludes.
|Itinerary is subject to change due to any natural calamities and weather conditions.|
|Nigam shall not be held responsible for any loss delay and cancellation due to natural calamities and unforeseen circumstances beyond its control.|
|In case of any reason in the days in trek increase participant will have to pay extra for each day on per day cost breakup basic.|
|Participants will have to carry their personal belongings and equipment provided for the trek.|
|Entrance fee for National Park, sanctuaries reserve forest panchayat forest shooting and filming, that will directly be paid by the individual participant to the concerning as per the Govt. norms.|
Continental Treks / Tours
|01 to 05 PAX||5860/-||Per Day Per Pax (Min. 5 pax required)|
|06 to 10 PAX||4920/-||Per Day Per Pax (Min. 10 pax required)|
|11 to 14 PAX||4670/ -||Per Day Per Pax (Min. 12 pax required)|
|15 to 20 PAX||4560/||Per Day Per Pax (Min. 18 pax required)|
Transportation by 2x2 non AC Tempo traveller, double bedded attached bath accommodation in TRH/tent, veg./non veg. All meals, 08 kg portage of personal belongings, camping equipment, first aid. Rs. one lac Personal insurance high risk policy and services of mountaineering trained tour escorts & experienced camp followers.
Economy Treks / Tours
High Altitude Treks / Tours
Student Special Treks / Tours
Note : In above mentioned economy treks and student special treks the participants will carry their baggage themselves and rates are quoted only for bonafied Indian students only.
|Tour Escort||2200/- per day (incl. of equipment|
GMVN Ltd. Also organizes 7 an 14 days Snow Skiing courses at Auli, 5 days Water Skiing courses at Asan Barrage and 3 and 5 days Rafting courses at Kaudiyala, with special packages and day rafting trips. For further details please contact any of the GMVN offices, its PRO's or
Terms & Conditions
Confirmation will be given on 75% advance of total booking by bank draft in favor of Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam Ltd. In case of any difference of opinion between party and Nigam, the decision of MD, GMVN shall be final and binding on both the sides. The Nigam shall not be held responsible for any loss, delay and cancellation due to natural calamities and unforeseen circumstances beyond its control.
On booking of a group comprising of 15 pax or more, the group leader will be treated on complimentary basis as per international norms. In case the entire group is unable to continue the trek due to natural calamities/ unforeseen circumstances the trek may be diverted by the consent of GNVN escort and group leader. In case of any accident or injury during trekking GMVN or any of its employees shall not be wholly or partially responsible. The adventure enthusiasts will undertake the trek on their own risk.
CANCELLATION / REFUND RULES
The money shall be refunded to the trekkers on seeking cancellation as follows :
|15 days or earlier 80% refund of booking amount.|
|9 to 14 days 60% refund of booking amount.|
|6 to 8 days 40% refund of booking amount.|
|5 days before no refund of booking amount.|
|2 % Bank Charges will be deducted at the time of cancellation.|
|Cancellation will be accepted till 5.00 p.m. Request sent after 5.00 p.m. will be considered the next day.|
|For refund of accommodation booking, 18% of GST shall be debited on cancellation amount and GST charged on booking amount shall be credited for refundable amount accordingly.|
|Well fitting strong shoes with a couple of woolen socks. The shoes should be used before treks to avoid blisters.|
|First aid set for minor accidents and sickness.|
|A raincoat is necessary to meet uncertainties of weather.|
|Chocolates, lozenges, candies, glucose and dry fruits provide extra pep and energy.|
|It is advisable not to exhaust energy by walking fast, as otherwise the trek will be not enjoyable.|
The Mountaineering And Trekking Division of GMVN has well maintained stock of equipment, alpine tents, hollow filled sleeping bags, hollow filled jackets, wind-proof jactets, wind-proof trousers, ground sheets / mattresses, Snow goggles and rucksacks.
Trekking is very often confused with mountaineering, whilst mountaineering is a preplanned affair, trekking does not require as much preparation. Mountaineering is more technical in nature and is quite hazardous and this is not so in the case of trekking.