Situated at a height of 5029 mts in the lap of Trishul massif, Roop Kund Lake is situated at eastern part of chamoli district of Garhwal in Uttaranchal. The lake is surrounded by rock-strewn glaciers and snow clad peaks. The starting point of the trek is Lohajung, easily approached by road.
The trek of Roopkund passes through lush green grassy meadows and coniferous forests clinging into the slope of hills. The trek thereafter winds its way along the Pindar River. You can find lots of "Bramhakamal" near Bhagwabasa.
Arrival at Karnaprayag
Overnight in camp
Karna Prayag to Wan.
A winding road will bring you to a bell hung on a tree, ring it & enter the unblemished village of Wan (7800ft). As you enter Wan, you’ll be overwhelmed by the beauty surrounding you. Green, lush and magnificent is this landscape, ornated with massive trees of Deodar and Chir; and the constant hum of the river flowing through the valley. Overnight in camping tents.
Wan to Bedni Bugyal ( 10 kms) (11,000 ft)
Start the morning trek from Latu Temple set amidst massive deodar trees. Cross Ranak Dhar and move towards the stream below,and continue the ascent until you reach above the tree line, where you are welcomed by a splendid view of the Trishul peak, and beautiful meadows with wild flowers. As you walk a little further, you can see the picturesque Bedni Kund.
Bedni Bugyal - Bhogubasa (13,451 ft); Time: 5-6 hrs
Today's hike has a marked increase in altitude of about 750 m. Climb up to Bhogubasa cave, an improvised stone shelter used by local pilgrims. This is where we camp overnight in tents.
Bhogubasa - Roop Kund - Bhogubasa (15,092 ft); Time: 3 hrs
In the morning, if the weather is clear, you get stupendous views of Trishul (23,496 ft) and other peaks from the campsite. It's an arduous trek of 3 hrs to the high mountain lake of Roop Kund. Tucked away in the lower folds of the Nanda Devi (25,643 ft) and situated in the lap of the Trishul Mastiff, the lake presents a magnificent sight and has amazing stories buried in its icy depths. After spending some time exploring the area, we hike back to Bhogubasa and camp overnight.
Bhogubasa - Bednibugyal - Wan (8052 ft); Time: 7-8 hrs
Today you do a 3-hour return trek to Bedni Bugyal, and after a long descent, climb up to reach the main valley, at the head of which is Wan. Our camp is above the village, by a Tourist Bungalow, on a wide, tree-fringed terrace. Just above the bungalow is the sacred grove of Latu, a famous local devta (deity), whose temple lies under one of the biggest deodar trees in India. Overnight in camping tents
Wan to Karan Prayag