• Trek Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Inclusions / Exclusions
  • FAQ

Roopkund is a trek that needs no introduction. This mysterious lake came into limelight after close to 300 skeletons were discovered near the lake. Legend has it that the king of Kanauj, Raja Jasdhaval and his entourage faced a storm with hailstones while they were on a pilgrimage near the Roopkund lake.

Trek wise, this is a complete package. While on the trail you trek through beautiful Himalayan jungles, one of the largest high altitude meadows in India, you also trek through snow to reach a beautiful high altitude lake and see spectacular views of one of the legendary peaks of the Indian Himalayas – Trishul.

The Area

Roopkund lies very close to the Nanda Devi Sanctuary in the Garhwal section of Uttrakhand.  The Char Dham lies in Uttarakhand and is thus called Dev Bhoomi (Gods abode).This area is a major Hindu tourist/pilgrim destination. The native language is Garhwali and the people are often referred as Pahadi (Mountain folk).

Expected weather 


  • Chances of rain/Hail – Mild to moderate rain can be expected in June.(Though monsoon hits most parts of the country in June it reaches Uttrakhand properly only after the 15th of June.
  • Snow on trail – Less likely
  • Temperatures: Afternoon upto 20 degrees, Nights around zero degrees (June) at higher camps


  • Chances of Rain/ Hail – Mild to moderate rain can be expected in September.
  • Snow on trail – Possible snowfall in October
  • Temperatures: Afternoon upto 20 degrees, Nights Around -5 to -8 degrees (Oct) at higher camps
  • Day 1: Arrive at Dehraudn/Haldwani/Kathgodham*.
    Drive from Kathgodham to Lohajung (7,700 ft)

    Distance: 210 kms; Time: 10 hours
    Overnight stay in a guest house.
    *After the group is formed, a common location for pick up will be decided as suitable to most trekkers on the group.
  • Day 2: Trek from Lohajung to Didna Village (8045 ft)
    Trek Distance - 6 Kms, Trek Time - 6 hours
    Overnight at home stay / guest house
  • Day 3: Trek from Didna Villa to Ali Bugyal (11,320 ft) 
    Trek Distance - 10.5 Kms, Trek Time - 8-10 hours
    Overnight at camps
  • Day 4: Trek from Ali Bugyal to Patar Nachauni (12,800 ft) via Bedni Bugyal and Ghora Lotani 
    Trek Distance - 7 Kms, Trek Time - 6 hours
    Overnight at camps
  • Day 5: Trek from Patar Nachauni to Bhagwabasa (14,100 ft) via Kalu Vinayak 
    Trek Distance - 4 kms, Trek Time - 5 hours
    Overnight at camps
  • Day 6: Trek from Bhagwabasa to Roopkund (15,750 ft) and back to Patar Nachauni
    Trek Distance - 10 kms, Trek Time - 10 hours
    Overnight at camps
  • Day 7: Trek from Patar Nachauni to Lohajung (7,700 ft) via Bedni and Wan
    Trek Distance - 15 kms, Trek Time - 8 hour.
    Overnight stay in a guest house.
  • Day 8: Drive from Lohajung to Kathgodham
    Distance: 210 kms; Time: 10 hours
    Trek ends

Trip price includes

  • 5% GST
  • All accommodation and food from Lohajung to Lohajung.
  • Travel from Dehradun/ Haldwani / Kathgodham to Lohajung and back.(Optional)
  • Rentals for all common gear provided to you like tent, sleeping bags etc.
  • Forest entry permission charges.
  • Guide and expertise charges.

Trip price excludes

  • Meals or drinks purchased by participants during the travel or trek (example biscuits, fruits etc)
  • Rentals for personal gear (Refer things to carry section – Things to Carry for Long Summer Treks)
  • Trek Insurance (Optional)
  • Flight/Train/Bus ticket till Dehradun/Haldwani/Kathgodham
  • Backpack offloading charges. You are expected to carry your own backpack. Trekkers unable to do so can opt for a porterage service at 300/day.

Lohajung is 250 Kms from Haldwani and 285 Kms from Dehradun. One can reach here by booking a cab from Dehradun/Haldwani (We can help you with that, if assistance is needed). The cost of the cab will be approximately 6000INR (For a Bolero or similar vehicle. Innova/ Ertiga costs more) For people wanting to use public transport,one can get shared cabs and buses for Lohajung from Dehradun. It is advisable to book a cab to avoid inconvenience.

A certified trek leader, a guide, cook & porters will accompany you during the trek

We’ve been organizing treks for over four years and have had many female trekkers trek with us. In fact, a lot of them come solo for treks. There has never been a complaint about the atmosphere of a trek, about other trekkers or our professionalism. They have all been kind enough to leave a review.

You will be sleeping in twos or threes in your tents in sleeping bags. The sleeping bags are snug and comfortable. If you are used to sleeping on a pillow, do carry an inflatable pillow or any small cushion that could provide you pillow-like comfort to sleep.

In all the camps where the accommodation is in guest houses/home stays, there will be proper toilets. On the day of camping, we will have toilet tents, the standard, most hygienic way of answering nature’s call. A deep pit will be dug in the ground and once you’re done, you will have to use a shovel & throw in some dirt from a mound of dirt kept nearby. These will be dry toilets with no water hence please carry tissue roll for the toilet tent (refrain from using wet wipes as they are not bio degradable), for the rest of the days, you can carry rolls as per your convenience.

On day 1, 2 and day 8 you may get bathing facilities at the home stay. Through the rest of the trek, there are no bathing facilities at campsites.

Tents do not have charging stations.

1. Good Sturdy Backpack: Prefer a trekking pack over a backpacking one. The size of the backpack depends upon the participant. Normally for a 7-9 day trek a 50-60 litre pack should suffice. 2. Shoes: Any Waterproof trek (not hike) shoe would be ideal. 3. Socks: 3 pair cottons and 3 pairs of woolens. 4. Trek pants (Ideally Water Resistant): Get two quick dry summer trek pants .On summit climb or a major altitude gain day you can replace one dry fit trek pant with Shell trekking pants. If you don’t have a trek pants you can replace it with Gym Track pants. 5. T shirt/Base layer: Get 3 T shirts/trekking base layer on the trek, one of which should be thick and full sleeve. Avoid cotton and prefer dry fit. 6. Fleece/ Sweater/Good quality Hoodie: Get 1 fleece jacket or sweater . Fleece is preferred over sweater or hoodie as it is lightweight and easy to carry. Sweaters and Jackets can be heavier than Fleece for the warmth they offer. 7. Down/ Padded Jacket – Down/Padded jacket (Upto -5 degrees ). If you don’t want to get a padded/Down jacket, get two fleece. Cotton track pants for camp – These are specifically for cold evenings at the campsite.This can be ignored if you are comfortable wearing your trekking pants in the camp. 8. Thermals : 1 pair. We wear thermals only upon reaching the campsite not while trekking. 9. Windproof Jacket: All rain proof can be used as Wind proofs. Required as an additional layer during trekking in windy conditions. Avoid if you have a rain proof jacket. 10. Rainwear: Option A – Rain set – One Waterproof jacket (3000 mm waterproofing), Rain proof pants and Bag cover Option two – Poncho that covers your body and bag completely. We ideally recommend Option 1 as poncho makes trekking difficult. 11. Woolen Cap/ Balaclava: (1) To cover your ears, head and neck.Get one woolen cap and one neck warmer or balaclava. 12. Neck Warmer/ Scarf (1): For evenings. Avoid if you are comfortable using a Balaclava. 13. Gloves: 2 gloves out of which 1 can be water proof and one woollen. The waterproof one has to ideally be padded and a size larger than you normally use. This is so that you can wear both your gloves together if required. 14. Suncap – 1 15. Sunglasses – 1 16. Toiletries – Also include sunscreen, moisturizer and lip-cream 17. Headlamp/Torch -1. Preferably headlamp. 18. Two water bottles (1 litre each) – One can be a thermos Flask. One can also get a hydration pack. 19. Camp shoes/Flip flops for camp Plastic covers for inside the backpack to keep your clothes dry 20. Daypack – Required if you have a summit days climb. Preferably one that can be compressed. 21. Documents: 2 passport sized photograph, Address and Photo proof (Driving License or Aadhaar card), Doctor’s Medical certificate saying that you are fit for the trek. We reserve the right to not take you on the trek if you fail to produce this. 22. Trekking pole

Meals will be provided by us. However you may carry snack items to much on like dry fruits, biscuits, chocolates, protein bars, or nuts.

Yes, you are ideally expected to carry your backpack. But you do have an option of offloading your bags on a mule for an additional cost. The cost will be ₹350/ per day per bag. One is expected to inform us about offloading 1 week prior to the trek

6-8 kms slow jog OR 25 kms cycling. Pace is not important, consistency is important (non-stop jogging/running/cycling);;;Squats 35-40 x 3, Lunges 35-40 x 3, Calf raises 35-40 x 3;;;;;;;;;;;Climbing stairs 25-30 floors with bagpack

In case of cancellation If you cancel – – 60 days before the trip: we can process a complete refund minus minimum processing charges. – between 30-45 days before the trip: you will be refunded 50% of the trek fee. – within 30 days before trek starts: No refund. – and your spot is replaced in a full batch: we will process a complete refund after canceling minute operational charges. (For fixed departures only);;;;; Covid cancellation policy- 15 days before the start date of the trek – 100% refund or Wandering Boots Adventures voucher. 7 days before the start date of the trek – 50% refund or Wandering Boots Adventure voucher.