Roopkund Trek in Garhwal Uttarakhand
Enroute Roopkund Trek - Photo courtesy Djds4rce
Roopkund is a high altitude glacial lake (16500 ft asl) in Garhwal region of Uttarakhand and is one of the sought after trek for experienced trekkers. The lake is surrounded by rock-strewn glaciers and snow clad mountains and is done over a 10 day trek ex-Haridwar / Dehradun or 8 day trek ex-Kathgodam (One starts ascend from Lohajung at 250 kms from Kathgodam).
For ex-Kathgodam itinerary no. of trekking days are 6 days with average 10 kms of trekking per day. Trekking difficulty is moderate on most days. One stays in camps all through except at Kathgodam on Day 1 and Day 8 in transit.
Roopkund Trek is recommended for family travellers and experiential trekkers looking for moderate difficulty trek with 5-6 hours average trek time. Roopkund Trek is typically visited as part of a group or scheduled trek departure in May-June or October.