8 Day

15500 Ft

53 Km

Easy to Moderate

₹ 11,500 Per Person

Brief Description

 Group Size     : 15
 Season            : May -June

Roopkund (locally known as Mystery Lake, Skeletons Lake) is a high altitude glacial lake in the 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 in recent times.

Available Dates

06 Feb – 11 Feb (Open)
13 Feb – 18 Feb (Open)
20 Feb – 25 Feb (Open)

06 March – 11 March (Open)
13 March – 18 March (Open)
19 March – 24 March (Open)
26 March – 31 March (Open)

03 April – 08 April (Open)
10 April – 15 April (Open)
16 April – 21 April (Open)
22 April – 27 April (Open)


We will meet at Kathgodam railway station at 7:00 a.m. and from here board a vehicle and be driven up to Lohajung. This is a long but interesting drive. You will initially drive along beautiful Kumaon mountains via Almora and Kausani. Later we get into Garhwal region and continue to drive upto Lohajung. On arrival we will settle down in beautiful camp side at Lohajung. Overnight in Tents

Today’s walk is gradual apart from the last stretch to reach Didana village. The walk is through an enchanting mixed forest abundant in bird life so carrying a bird book will be a good idea. You will a couple of villages to appreciate a lifestyle typical of the terrain. After about 4 -5 hrs of walking, initially going downhill and then up again, you will reach the campsite above Didana village getting full view of the trail for tomorrow leading to the famous Ali & Bedni bugyals (meadows). Overnight in tents.

Today after a steady ascent through thick oak forest we will come to the alpine grazing meadows called Ali bugyal. It’s a super place for taking a break and to enjoy the views of unending vistas in all directions and if the sky is clear you will be mesmerized by the views of the Trishul peak. From here on it’s a pleasure walk till Bedni bugyal with the gradient being moderate. Bedni bugyal is a very fine camping site with vast open views and grazing pastures all around, not to forget the close views of the Trishul& Nanda Ghunti peaks. Overnight in tents.

You will start climbing up the slopes of the meadow and trek up to the ridge on top from where there are fine views. You will have to crest another ridge coming to the shrine at Kalu Vinayak. From here there are fabulous views of Neelkanth, Chaukhamba & Hathi peaks. From here on, depending upon the season you will find snow in varying quantities. The terrain also becomes a bit rocky. Short distance from here is the desolated campsite at Bhugubasa. Today in the final stages one might feel slightly out of breath due to the altitude one will get comfortable in sometime after one spends some time here. Overnight in tents.

The day is going to be full of adventure and give you a great feeling of having achieved something. We will start early and mostly make it to the lake in about 2.5-3 hrs. You will climb through moraine, rock gardens and snow patches to reach the periphery of the mystery lake. This trail is steep at sections and there are possibilities of it being under snow for about 9-10 months. If there is not too much of snow around the lake you will get to see human bones and skeletons. There are spectacular views from the region. You will spend some time here and also have the option of climbing up a short distance towards the ridge of Jurangali (20 mins). You spend some time here taking pictures and then retrace your steps to Patal Nauchaniya. This is a long walk down and we will take lots of rest in between. Overnight in tents

Trek down through the beautiful meadows, jungles of pine, rhododendron & oak to reach Wan, a village you are sure to fall in love with. Visit the village temple and rest for some time. Our trek will end here and we will board the vehicles and drive down to Lohajung. On arrival we will settle down in beautiful camp side at Lohajung . Overnight in tents..

Post breakfast drive down to Kathgodam. Arrive around 4 pm at kathgodam. The trip ends here.


Trek Essentials

Basic Essentials
o Back Pack & Rain Cover (50-60 liter)
o Day Pack & Rain Cover (20-30 liter, If you hire mule or porter)
o Couple of water bottles (Avoid Bisleri Bottles)
o Hiking Shoes (Should be water proof and ankle support)
o Torch (With extra batteries)
o Glucose, Chocolates, biscuits and nuts
o Personal Medical kit (If you required)
o Original ID Card


Clothing Essentials
o Trek Pants – 2 Nos. (Avoid Jeans, Shorts, Capris, Fitting Denims)
o T-shirts – 4 Nos. (2 Full Sleeves, 2 Half Sleeves)
o Sweater – 2 Nos. (1 Fleece, 1 Woollen)
o Jacket – 2 Nos. (1 Fleece, 1 Down feather)
o Thermal Wear – 1 Nos.
o Gloves – 2 Nos. (1 Woollen, 1 Waterproof)
o Socks – 5 Nos. (3 Cotton, 2 Woollen)
o Warm Inner wears
o Rain Coat / Poncho – 1 Nos.
o Handkerchief/towels – 1 Nos.
o Slippers – 1 Nos.


Protect Your Head
o UV sunglasses – 1 Nos.
o Caps – 2 Nos. (1 Sun Cap, 1 Woollen Cap)
o Balaclava – 1 Nos.

Personal Utilities
o Sunscreen Cream
o Body Lotion
o Lip Balm
o Sanitizer
o Tooth Brush & Paste
o Quick Dry Towel
o Cameras
o Books (If you like reading)
o Music Instruments (Guitar, Flute)


Frequently Asked Questions on Brahmatal Trek

  1. What is the fitness level required for the Roopkund trek and how hard is the trek?
    A. This trek is moderate to difficult, right from fit/adventurous to seasoned hikers.
  2. Which is the best time for Roopkund Trek?
    A. April to June & September-October
  3. What is the maximum altitude point of Roopkund trek?
    A. Roopkund – 4750m
  4. How can we reach Kathgodam?
    A. Kathgodam is around 300km from Delhi by road. So many trains and buses are well connected to Kathgodam.
  5. Which transport you provide from Kathgodam to Lohajung & Return?
    A. Tempo Traveller / Tata Sumo / Mahindra Bolero
  6. What will be the daytime and night temperature?
    A. During daytime, the temperature will be around 15° to 20° and during night it will fall down to -5°
  7. Are trekking shoes mandatory?
    A. Trekking shoes are not mandatory but, it will make the trek comfortable. Take a shoe with a good grip and high ankle support. It would be better if the shoes are waterproof.
  8. Are there any provisions for taking bath?
    A. There is no provision for a bath on the trek.
  9. What is the size of trekking group?
    A. 20-30 People
  10. How many guides are there in one group?
    A. 2 guides
  11. Is accommodation for men and women separate?
    A. Yes, men and women will not be sharing tents, unless they want.
  12. What kind of food you provide during the trek?
    A. We provide food for 4 times in a day i.e. Breakfast, lunch, evening snacks, and dinner.
  13. Do I need to carry any documents with me?
    A. Carry an original ID card and a photograph.
  14. Do you provide toilet tents?
    A. Yes, we do provide Toilet tents.
  15. Can we expect rains/snowfall during the trek?
    A. Yes, Sudden weather changes are expected, always carry a light raincoat or waterproof windcheater/poncho.
  16. Is there any mobile network connectivity?
    A. In Lohajung you will get BSNL, IDEA, AIRTEL, VODAFONE mobile networks. In other locations, you won’t have any network.
  17. Where can we get Electricity?
    A. During the trek, you will get electricity only in Lohajung.

What's Included


 Transport from Kathgodam to Lohajung & Return
 Accommodation during the trek (camping)
 All meals – vegetarian
 Campfire at Camps (If Available)
 Trekking permits and forest camping charges
 Trekking equipment (tents, sleeping bags, ice axes, ropes, etc.)
 Services of an expert trek leader (qualified in basic/advanced mountaineering courses)
 Services of an expert trek team (guides, cooks, helpers, porters/mules)
 Safety equipment (first aid, medical kit, oxygen cylinders, stretcher, etc.)
 Achievement Certificate
 Memories of Life Time


 GST 5% (Service Tax)
 Transport from your city to Kathgodam and Return
 Backpack offloading charges (Rs.250 Per Day/Per Bag)
Food during transport from Kathgodam to Lohajung & Return
 Backpack offloading charges
 Personal expenses of any kind
 Anything apart from the inclusions

How to Reach

Trains to Kathgodam :
Ranikhet Express (15013) From Jaipur/Delhi
Uttarnchal sampark kranti (15035) From Delhi
NDLS KGM Shatabdi (12040) From Delhi
Bagh Express (13019) From Howrah/Lucknow
Lucknow Kathgodam Express (15043) From Lucknow

Buses to Kathgodam:
Regular buses from Anand Vihar ISBT Delhi and from major cities of UP.

Cancellation Policy

  1. Before 30 days: Full refund (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)
  2. Between 21-30 days: 75% of trip cost will be refunded
  3. Between 11-20 days: 50% of trip cost will be refunded
  4. Between 0-10 days: No refund