Roopkund Trek | Mystery Lake

Roopkund Trek

Roopkund Trek is a located in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand Starting from Lohajung base camp to Roopkund (also known as Mystery Lake and Skeleton Lake) at glacial height of 5,029 m (16,499 ft) above sea level. It is one of the best glacier in Himalayan mountains of Uttarakhand surrounded by hills covered with snow. . Roopkund trek is base camp for many important peaks of Himalayan mountains, Trishul Peak at 7,120 m (23,359.5 ft) and Nanda Ghunti at 6,310 m (20,702 ft). After every 12 years, Nanda Devi Raj Jat yatra is hosted to Nanda Devi Cult, the holy pilgrimage of Hindus which goes through Roopkund Trek. It is one of the most famous trek of Uttarakhand on the foot marks of States highest peak of Nanda Devi. Chamoli, it is one of the Best Hill Stations of Uttarakhand.

Difficulty Level of RoopKund Trek 

Roopkund Trek is a 34 Km thrilling trek starting from from base camp of Lahajung at height of 2,620 m [8,596 ft] to Mystery Lake of Skeletons at height of above 5000 m. Difficulty level becomes little harder after Ali and Badni Bugyal from where trek rises with continuous steep slope climbing. Stay and Food is also task after last village, Didina on Roopkund trek as there is no Hotel and Restaurant in Glacier. Weather conditions is also hard at that altitude surrounded by glaciers of Himalayas with extra effect of Rain after noon. In spite these conditions travelers finds natural beauty of valley very peaceful environment.

Mystery Lake of Skeletons | Roopkund Trek

Roopkund is a 2 meter deep natural water lake which is also known as the Lake of Skeletons or the Mystery Lake, as more than 300 skeletons were found here in year 1942. These skeletons of human beings are said to be very old approximately from 9th century from the cause of heavy hailstorm. But exact identification of people is still missing.

Roopkund Trek Map Route

Distance: 213 Km

Stay: Hotel/Home Stay

Altitude: 2,620 m [8,596 ft]

Trek: 8 Km

Stay: Hotel/Home Stay

Altitude: 3,000 m [9,842.52 ft]

Trek: 10 Km

Stay: Camp

Altitude: 3,354 m [11,004 ft]

Trek: 6 Km

Stay: Camp

Altitude: 3,945 m [12,943 ft]

Trek: 4 Km

Stay: Camp

Altitude: 4,300 m [14,107 ft]

Trek: 6 Km

Stay: Camp

Altitude: 5,029 m [16,499 ft]

Trek: 16 Km

Stay: Camp

Altitude: 3,354 m [11,004 ft]

Trek: 18 Km

Stay: Hotel/Home Stay

Altitude: 2,620 m [8,596 ft]

How to Reach Roopkund Trek

  • Kathgodam Railway Station: 213 Km
  • Rishikesh Railway Station: 254 Km
  • Pantnagar Airport: 247 Km
  • Delhi International Airport: 499 Km
  • New Delhi: 488 Km
  • Dehradun: 295 Km

Things to Carry on Roopkund Trek​

  • Waterproof Bag Pack.
  • Camp Kit and Sleeping Bag.
  • Hiking or Trekking Shoes [water proof & Ankle Support].
  • Personal Medical Kit.
  • Torch with extra set of Batteries.
  • Original ID card.
  • Glucose, Chocolates, Biscuits and Dry Fruits.