Total Length: Kathgodam to Kathgodam in 8 days
Trek Length: 6 days from Lohajung to Wan.
Trek distance: 60km
Access: Train to Kathgodam. Drive to Lohajung around 220 km
Highest Point: Roopkund (4900m/16000 ft)
Grade: Moderate; (Heavy snow in May and late Oct)
Seasons: Mid May to June & September to October
Further possible: Trek to Ronti Saddle via Homkund (Difficult grade)
Day 1: Kathgodam to Lohajung (Distance -240 Km by car - 10 hours)
Day 2: Lohajung to Didna (Trek Distance - 10 Km – 4/5 hours)
Day 3: Didna to Bedni Bugiyal (Trek Distance - 12 Km – 6/7 hours)
Day 4: Bedni Bugiyal to Patar Nachuni (Trek Distance - 5 Km – 2/3 hour)
Day 5: Patar Nachuni to Baguabasa (Trek Distance - 5 Km – 3/4 hours)
Day 6: Baguabasa to Roopkund and back to Patar Nachuni (Trek Distance - 15 Km - 8/10 hours)
Day 7: Patar Nachuni to Wan (Trek Distance - 18Km – 8/9 hr including 1 hour drive back to Lohajung)
Day 8: Lohajung to Kathgodam (Distance - 220 Km by car 10 hours)
Points to Note:
All trekkers need to reach at Kathgodam on Day 1. The journey cost from Kathgodam to Lohajung is to be paid by trekkers on actual basis on spot.
Arrange your return journey ticket from Kathgodam to Delhi/your home/other destination on Day 8 after 7PM and not before that as Lohajung to Kathgodam journey takes substantial time
If you have specific health issues like asthma, heart issues or the likes, consult your doctor before participating in the trek
Take daily long walks or jogs to prepare for this trek
Please carry a photo ID proof or a photocopy of the same.
Adherence to all the instructions
How to Reach Roopkund
If coming 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).
If coming from Dehardun: Take the Doon Express (4120) Dep. Dehardun at 10:30 pm arrival Kathgodam at 7:10 pm (8hrs Journey)
By Bus: Regular buses also ply from ISBT Delhi Anand Vihar station to Kathgodam. Buses that go to Nainital stops at Haldwani which is a twin town of Kathgodham (8 hrs. Journey). Kathgodam to Haldwani distance in only 7 km approx.
Cancellation and Refund:
What is the difficulty level of the trek?
Roopkund is an easy to moderate grade trek. Its not a difficult trek.
While Trekking to Roopkund what should a trekker carry?
Be prepared to face cold weather and subzero temperature. Come prepared with good jacket, windcheater, Balaclava, gloves, trek pants. Wear clothes in layers so that you can adjust with the weather condition by adding or removing layers
Is there any group discount available for Roopkund trek?
Yes. If the group size is 6 or more then 10% group discount will be applicable.
How do I prepare for Roopkund trek?
Start some cardio exercise like long jogging, running prior to 1 month at least from the start day of the trek. Go for long walk or swimming. This will help you to acclimatize better and quickly
I haven't done any Himalayan trek before. Should I trek to Roopkund lake?
Yes. You can go for this trek.
What is the chance of suffering from AMS while trekking to Roopkund lake?
For any high altitude trek, there is a certain amount of chance of suffering from AMS. Roopkund is also not an exception. But proper acclimatization can help avoiding AMS easily.
What about the safety during the trek?
Trek organizers do not provide any guarantee for safety. Experienced guide and team will be there with each group to take care of any issue. Oxygen cylinder, first aid facility will be available during trek. For any medical emergency on spot decision will be taken by trek leads.
Will I get packaged drinking water while trekking?
You will get normal drinking water at each camping point. If you want mineral water then you can buy whenever available enroute
Here we will try to answer some very common questions that all the Roopkund aspirants have in their mind. Generally from our long experience of interacting with trekkers who are willing for this beautiful trek in Uttarakhand, we have seen that most of the enquiries comprise of a basic set of questions which when known helps trekkers to make informed decision about this trek. We will tackle them one by one
Roopkund trek distance:
Total trek distance is around 60km that you will cover in 6 days of trekking. Out of the 8 days of total event first and last day are transportation day when you travel from Kathgodam to Lohajung and back
Roopkund trek difficulty level:
Roopkund is a breathtakingly beautiful trek in Uttarakhand. And the best part is it is not a difficult trek. If you are physically fit and mentally strong you can trek to Roopkund easily. The last part of the trekking i.e. from Roopkund, trek to Junargali is a very steep trek which can be termed almost as climbing is a difficult part and you may need a rope for this with proper guidance. Trek to Junargali depends some extent on the weather also. Roopkund trail is a very beautiful trail and difficulty level is easy to moderate, where you have to be prepared to hike long distances and getting awestruck by the beauty of Himalaya
Roopkund trek review:
There can seldom be a trekker who can give Roopkund anything lesser than a perfect 10 out of 10. Roopkund trek reviews are available at different places. The extremely beautiful trek attracts thousands of trekkers each year from every corner of the globe.
Roopkund + Junargali trek can be done in a single day:
Yes. Roopkund and Junargali is done on a single day only. Junargali peak is 30 minutes climbing from Roopkund under guidance. As you can not pith your tent at Roopkund its difficult to do Junargali again next day. It means you have to trek again to Roopkund from Baguabasa and then climb Junargali
Roopkund trek booking:
Booking for Roopkund trek opens 3-4 months prior the trek date. Roopkund trek best time are May 3rd week to June end and Mid September to October end.
Roopkund trek in May, June
Day temperature: 15° to 20°C. Night temperature: 4° to 7°C.
Campsite temperature: Daytime 5°C to 10°C. Nighttime: 3° to -2°C. (Bhagwabasa is the highest camp)
Rain: This is pre monsoon. So chances of rain negligible. But afternoon shower is quite common in high altitude. This is not a monsoon rain
Snow: Roopkund trek in May june is a full fledged snow trek. Heavy snow in may, reduced to comforatble snow level in June
Roopkund trek in September, October
Temperature in Sept and Oct
Day temperature: 13° to 20°C. Night temperature: 2° to 7°C.
Campsite temperature: Daytime 3°C to 10°C. Nighttime: 3° to -4°C. (Bhagwabasa is the highest camp)
Rain: This is post monsoon. So chances of rain negligible. Can face afternoon shower
Snow: Little snow in september. From October 1st week its likely to start fresh snowfall