Monday, June 24, 2013

Roopkund

Roopkund is a pristine high altitude lake at 4800m. Situated at the base of the massive Trishul Peak (7120m) this lake has an interesting history and tradition associated with it. Roopkund is located on a popular pilgrimage route and is part of a popular fest held every 12 years called the "Nanda Devi Jat Yatra". Several hundreds of skeletons are found here, believed to be from a pilgrimage party (consisting of nearly hundred people) which perished here several centuries ago in a single calamity, possibly a hailstorm. This skeletons are seen floating in the lake and surroundings when the snow melts.    
A very popular trek the Roopkund trek offers splendid views of the Himalayas. Along with the thrill of high altitude, views of massive peaks like Nanda Ghunti and Trishul one can experience the delights of walking on Asia's largest and highest meadows-the Ali Bugyal and Bedni Bugyal.  

I did this trek with the "Indiahikes" group. The facilities and expertise provided by them were excellent. Specially commendable was the fact that they kept our safety as priority and took special efforts to keep us comfortable not only during the trek but also when we were stuck at the base camp after completion of the trek due to the continuous rains in Uttarakhand which created havoc recently. You can view their website here.



























19 comments:

  1. Awesome man...

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  2. Super place as well as clicks also !!

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  4. awesome collection...!! :)

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  5. First a fall, I would like to tell you that you have done a wonderful job.
    Keep it up.
    Now coming to Roopkund trek:
    Roopkund is a high altitude glacial lake in Uttarakhand state of India, lies in the lap of Trishul massif and famous due to hundreds of human skeletons found at the edge of the lake. The location is uninhabited and is located in Himalaya at an altitude of about 5,029 metres (16,499 feet).The lake is surrounded by rock-strewn glaciers and snow clad mountains, making it a good trekking destination.
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  6. Roopkund is called an excellent journey towards life is an outstanding trek one should completed once in a life time. Roopkund is considered as one of the most scenic and exciting trek in India. This trek offers memorable experiences of hiking, camping and walking. This trekking route passes through the dense forest, through the lush-green alpine meadows, requires night camping in to the wild and above the cloud, ends very close to the snow-bound peaks of The Himalayas.
    For completion of Roopkund with Neeraj Joshi of Himalaya Climbers is a best guy cultured person with no bad habits. His energy level, communication skills n his team mates are mind blowing. They all are very soft spoken n very co-operative if u r planning to go with him u doesn’t have to think more for completion.

    Roopkund is a well cultured trek with all things a trekker needs it's full of scenic beauty, full of snow, some thrilling patch, freezing climate with surrounded by snow. U can live trek life by leaving u r routine day today life. Mobile network is also accessible up to Didna village.

    Roopkund should planned at least for 8 to 10 Days in Summer (May or June) as there is less freezing temperature in sunny climate. It can be also plan in winter (Sep or Oct) but this time is very cold n one can find difficulties in route finding due to snowfall.

    I had completed Roopkund in June 2014 and, I think it’s a best time to go.

    Preparation for Roopkund:

    # One should walk daily at least 1 Hour n one should take proper diet before going for trek. Walking is good to improve our stamina, but we have to train our lungs and Mind to survive with less O2 on high Altitude, If possible do Yoga (All breathing Exercise) otherwise there is chance of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness)

    # While trekking one should have to take food, water, juice, Dry fruit no one will leave food weather he likes or not otherwise he may caught under AMS

    # Trekker should be always self sufficient in regards to his food & water as one will not get anything in remote villages. Max load of sack is 8 to 10 kg (inc. all things) otherwise it is very difficult to carry or hire a mule or porter

    # Carry only the things which is essential for trek. Take proper Sack which is made for overnight Hikes N Treks quality n durability is assured.

    # Proper trekking shoes are required like Quechua Forclaz 500 (water proof) & above. Do not wear ordinary Sports Shoes it is of no use in that terrain. Before going for any ant trek with the new shoes, it is always advisable to walk with them for at least one week, So that u can avoid shoe bite during trek.

    If someone wants some more details on Roopkund feel free to call me.

    Mr. Devang Vaid
    09820558066

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  7. First of all thank you so much for the great photos and information.

    I would like to ask you something I am travelling to roopkund this June. Is it safe to travel there ?? and what if rain suddenly fall ? and what are the precaution fitness we should be having to complete this trek successfully ?

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  8. First of all thank you so much for the great photos and information.

    I would like to ask you something I am travelling to roopkund this June. Is it safe to travel there ?? and what if rain suddenly fall ? and what are the precaution fitness we should be having to complete this trek successfully ?

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  9. Nice Blog post, Thanks for sharing good information !

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  10. Roopkund is called an excellent journey towards life is an outstanding trek one should completed once in a life time. Roopkund is considered as one of the most scenic and exciting trek in India. This trek offers memorable experiences of hiking, camping and walking. This trekking route passes through the dense forest, through the lush-green alpine meadows, requires night camping in to the wild and above the cloud, ends very close to the snow-bound peaks of The Himalayas.

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