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Dear Friends we invite you for Roopkund and junargali trek 2016(Kathgodam to Kathgodam)/ 08 Days / Moderate /15696 ft

 

Batch 1 : 21 May 2016

Batch 2 : 11 June 2016

Batch 3 : 24 Sept 2016

Batch 4 : 08 Oct 2016

 

 

Roopkund is a mountain lake, lying in the Garhwal Himalayas in the Chamoli district of the Indian state of Uttarakhand.Situated at a high altitude, 

the lake remains frozen almost throughout the year. Roopkund is also called the 'Mystery Lake', or the 'Skeletal Lake', on account of the several hundred 

human skeletons found scattered in and around the lake.

 

 

Garhwal Himalayas

catagory: Moderate

Alltitude : 16499Ft (5029 mtr)

 

(Kathgodam to Kathgodam) 08 Days

 

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Meeting at Kathgodam Morning Timing will be Given later.

 

Day 1: Kathgodam to Lohajung

 

Arrive early at the Kathgodam Railway station. Various overnight trains run from Delhi and other cities. We will meet you at the station. 

We begin our drive from Kathgodam to Lohajung (Starting point for the Roopkund Trek ).Although this drive is long it is very scenic for the most part 

as we will be driving along rivers before turning right into the beautiful Pindar valley. En route you will be crossing Almora. Founded in 1568, 

Almora, is a district in the Kumaon division of Uttarakhand . Overnight stay in forest guest house/tents.

 

Day: 2 Lohajung to Didna Village

 

The trek to Roopkund Lake starts from Lohajung to a village called Didna. This will be our first camp of the Roopkund trek. 

Initially the trek is a steady climb up to the Lohajung pass and then downhill to the Bedni River popularly known as the “Bedni Ganga”. 

We then cross  a bridge and  then start climbing through oak & bamboo forests to the village of Didna. We will cross the village and continue walking 

up to a meadow where we will camp for the night. Overnight in tents.

 

Day 3: Didna village to Ali Bugyal

 

We get up early in the morning and do some stretching exercises. It is essential that we stretch ourselves properly to avoid muscle problems through 

the trek.

Today’s stretch of the Roopkund trek is a steep one through oak trees and large stands of bamboo. You will after this climb start enjoying the stunning 

views of Garhwal Himalayan peaks and reach the alpine grazing meadow called Ali bugyal. Ali Bugyal is as beautiful as Bedni and lies on top a hill and 

from there you can enjoy the views of unending vistas in all directions. This is probably one of the finest camping sites in the Garhwal Himalayas.

Overnight stay in tents.

 

Day 4: Ali Bugyal to Ghora Lotani

 

Today is a comparatively easy day. Walk while listening to chirping birds and admiring the beauty of our surroundings. 

After few hours of trekking you will be on other side of the ridge and the view from this point is absolutely Fanta bullous. 

Ghora Lotani on the Roopkund trek is a brilliant campsite and offers you great views all around.  We should reach the campsite by the afternoon with 

enough to relax and acclimatize to the weather conditions  and altitude. Overnight camp at Lotani.

 

Day 5: Ghora Lotani to Bhagwabasa

 

The day’s snow trek will bring you to an altitude of 14,500 ft from 12,500 ft. This part of the Roopkund Lake trek is to be considered as high altitude

trekking and you can feel the effects of this during trekking from Ghora Lotani to Bhagwabasa. Shortness of breath, mild headache and tiredness are 

some very common in high altitude trekking. Trek slowly and steadily, stop for water after every hour for 2 to 5 minutes.  

A steep and zig zag route takes you to Kalu Vinayak. Compared to the beauty of Ali Bugyal, it is hard to imagine a more desolate, boulder strewn campsite 

than that of Bhugu Basa (4100m). It is exposed to icy northern winds that whip around the stone shelter huts. Overnight stay in tents.

 

Day 6: Bhagwabasa to Roopkund Lake.Back to Bedni Bugyal via Bhagwabasa

 

The D day of the Roopkund Trek is here. We will start the day as early as 5 AM. We will start early as during early hours snow is tough due to 

lower temperatures and it’s easy to negotiate without getting your shoes drenched in water. Roopkund Lake is a 5 km gradual up-hill climb from Bhagwabasa. 

We will have steep climb towards the end of the trail to reach the  Roopkund Lake. It would take about 3 – 3½ hours to reach the Lake. 

A further trek of around half an hour takes to the highest point of Roopkund Lake trek Junar Gali. Then we head back for our campsite at Bedni Bugyal. 

The views from the alpine camp at Bedni Bugyal extends west across the main Himalaya Range as far as Gangotri, while the peaks of Trisul and Nanda Ghunti 

provide an awesome backdrop.

 

Day 7:  Bedni Bugyal to Lohajung via Wan.

 

Return trek from Bedni Bugyal via Wan. You would see the end of meadows after a few minutes. On a clear day, you would be astonished by looking at the 

Trishul on your way back from Bedni Bugyal to Wan at Kanakdhar. There is a steep descend and then a short climb from Bedni Bugyal. On our way we will go 

through a Rhododendron forest. You would have a steep descent for the Neel Ganga. On reaching Wan we drive to Lohajung. Overnight stay at Lohajung.

 

Day 8: Lohajung to Kathgodam

 

After getting to the base camp at Lohajung and finishing the Roopkund trek, you might think of spending a day at Lohajung. This is a great place to relax 

and chill out and our rewarding trek.Early morning start drive towards Kathgodam. At Kathgodam our trek ends.

 

 

 

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Equipments

1. Backpack (Rucksack) (60 ltr -70ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps and back pack rain cover

2. Walking Stick

3. Water Bottle

4. Sleeping Bag

5. Head Torch & with Extra Batteries

6. Lighter

 

Clothing

1. Down Jacket

2. Fleece Jacket & T-Shirt

3. Windproof Jacket

4. Windproof & Waterproof Trek Pant

5. Thermal Trouser

6. Woolen Hat

7. Waterproof Woolen Gloves

8. Gaiters

9. 2 Pair Woolen Socks & Light Cotton Socks

 

Foot Wear

1. Trekking Shoes

 

Miscellaneous Items

1. Sun Block for Lips

2. Sun Protection Cream

3. Sun Glasses it should be U/V Protected

4. Toilet Kit (Toilet Paper) & Quick Dry Towels

5. Water Purifying Tablets

6. Medical & First-Aid Kit

 

 

Inclusions

1. First aid medical kits and oxygen cylinder.

2. Transport, (Kathgodam to Kathgodam)

3. Accommodation. Tented or Tourist lodge.

4. Meals while on trek (Veg.)

5. Trek equipments.

6. Permits/ Forest fees

7. Experienced trek Leader, Guide and Support staff to help trekkers.

 

Exclusions

1. Any kind of Personal Expenses.

2. Insurance.

3. Porter to carry personal luggage.

4. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head price Includes.

 

 

How to reach:

 

From Delhi take the Ranikhet Express (5014) Dep. Delhi at 10:40pm arrival Kathgodam at 5:30am (Overnight Journey) or the Uttar sampark kranti (5035) Dep. 

Delhi at 4:00pm arrival Kathgodam at 10:40pm (6 hrs.40min.Journey)

 

From Dehardun take the Doon Express (4120) Dep. Dehardun at 10:30 pm arrival Kathgodam at 7:10 pm (8hrs.journey)

 

 

Smoking, Alcohol, Drugs, Narcotics and any kind of intoxication, firearms and gambling strictly prohibited.

Please do not litter, we believe in the saying, “When you go to the mountain leave only your footprints and bring back only memories”

The leader’s decision will be final and binding on all members. No Arguments will be entertained.

Hiking / Trekking / Rock climbing is an adventurous activity and accidents can happen in spite of taking utmost caution and care.

The club will not be responsible for injury / accident / death to the participant while on tour.

 

Medical Disclaimer: Its Important to be fit before going for Treks. It is Important to have a medical fitness check up done.

If suffering from any allergy or ailment, please bring prescribed medicines to prevent serious health problem including heatstroke, sever headache,

cough, dehydration and hypothermia. Participants suffering from chronic conditions like asthma, bronchitis, blood pressure, migraine, diabetes etc

should Take permission from their physicians before treks.

 

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