Area: Chamoli, Uttarakhand
Highest Altitude: 5,029 meter/16,500 ft.
Duration: 7 Nights and 8 Days
Season: May to September
Grade: Moderate to Tough
Day 1: Kathgodam to Wan
It is a small village which can be reached by bus or a private jeep/tata sumo in 8-10 hours from Kathgodam Railway Station. We will make the arrangements to reach Wan from Kathgodam. Dinner and overnight in camp.
Day 2: Wan – Gairoli Patal (10 km trek)
After breakfast, we will leave for Gairoli Patal. Dinner and overnight at camp.
Day 3: Gaitoli Patal – Bedni Bugyal via Ali Bugyal (6 km trek)
The lush green meadows and the scenic beauty at Ali and Bendi Bugyal will get the stress and tiredness out of your body. Take a relaxed stroll in the meadows surrounded by the Himalayas. Dinner and overnight at camp.
Day 4: Bedni Bugyal – Baguvasa (10 km trek)
Today will be a tough day as our path will get steep at each step. We will be ascending around 2,000 feet of height today. A change in weather and thinning of air will make you gasp for oxygen. Take all your time to ascend and get acclimatized to the surrounding. Dinner and overnight at camp.
Day 5: Baggubassa – Roopkund – Bhaggubasa (12km trek)
Today you will be starting early in the morning as the trek to Roopkund from Baggubasa is another ascend. The path will be covered with snow. Hence, it is suggested you carry appropriate footwear. Once you reach the top at the lake you can relax and explore the surrounding area. The freezing air at the top is both chilling and exciting. Dinner and overnight at camp.
Day 6: Bhaggubasa - Bedni Bugyal
As we start descending it is suggested you mind your path as the snow paved tracks can be tricky. Dinner and overnight at camp.
Day 7: Bedni – Wan
After the breakfast we continue descending. It is an easier descend compared to the previous day. Dinner and overnight at camp.
Day 8: Wan - Kathgodam
After the breakfast we drive back to Kathgodam railway station.
Lately Roopkund has gained a new name "Skeleton Lake". The lake became famous after numerous skeletons were discovered from the lake and it is still unclear who they belong to.
How to reach
The nearest airport to Kathgodam is at Pantnagar and is about 53 km from Kathgodam.
Kathgodam railway station is well connected with daily trains from Dehradun, New Delhi and Lucknow.
Kathgodam is well connected to Delhi (275 km), Lucknow (50 km) and Dehradun (288 km). There are daily bus transits between these stations by the state transport corporation.
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