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Roopkund Trek


Situated at a height of 5029 mts in the lap of Trishul massif. This area is usually called the 'Mystery Lake', since human skeletons and remains of horses from the age of paleolithic age were found here. The lake is surrounded by rock-strewn glaciers and snow clad peaks. The starting point of the trek is Debal, easily approached by motor from Almora town. The route passes through lush green grassy land and conifer forests clinging onto the slopes of hills. The trek thereafter winds it's way along the Pinder river. Then to round off this trek, one can approach Homekund via Shail Samudra glacier and then move on to Ghat or Nandprayag (in Chamoli district in the Garhwal region). For the round trek, services of a guide are advisable. Famous Bedni Bugyal (meadow), on the way to Roopkund, attracts nature lovers around the world.

Place Altitude (in mts) Distance (in kms) Accomodation
Almora 1600 Start Private Hotels/ PWD RH/TB
Gwaldam 1823 93 (road) Private Hotels/ PWD RH /TB
Loharjung 2133 42 (road) TB,T
Wan village   11 (trek) TB, T
Bedni Bugyal 3354 10 (trek) T, (Panch. Dak House)
Bhaguwabasa 4667 9 (trek) T
Roopkund 5029 5 (trek)  
Jiuragali Dhar 5335 5 (trek)  
Shail Samudra   4 (trek)  
Homekund 4061 11 (trek) T
Sutola 2192 18 (trek) T
Ghat 1331 25 (trek) T

Ghat, connected by a motorable road to Nandprayag is on the main highway to Badrinath, Chamoli district in Garhwal region.

 A tourist guide, known to this region, is strictly advisable to the new comers.

Source : District Administration-Almora, Uttarakhand, Last Updated on 14-03-2018