This high altitude lake (5029m) lies in the lap of Trishul massif. There are many theories and opinions, from purely spiritual to purely scientific ones, which explain the existence of these skeletons, which date back to 14th century AD.
In 1942 local forest staff made a amazing discovery when they found over 300 skeletons at Roopkund Lake (5029m). Until 2004 scientists, historians and archaeologists continued to be puzzled by these remains. There were many theories about these people, who were they, where were they going and what were they doing at this high altitude. Were they traders, pilgrims or warriors? What killed them? Modern DNA testing answered some questions and giant hailstones, the size of cricket balls were identified as the cause of death. This trail goes through woodland, flora filled pastures and hamlets with great views of Nanda Ghungti (6310 m), Changabang (6864 m) & Trishul (7120 m) peaks.
A shallow lake, Roopkund has attracted attention by having human skeletal remains easily visible at its bottom. Marked by typical Garhwali villages busy in their own way and the extensive meadows this trek is special.
Difficulty level – Moderate
Distance – 80 Kms
Season- Summer & Autumn
Minimum Group Size: 06
Day 01: – Hardwar to Ghat(1330Kms)
Day 02: – Ghat (1330mtrs) to Rauin(2550mtrs) (7hrs, 15Kms)
Day 03: – Rauin(2550mtrs) to Sintol(2200mtrs) (6-7hrs, 16Kms)
Day 04: – Sintol (2200mtrs) to Wan(2450mtrs) (5hrs, 14Kms)
Day 05: – Wan (2450mtrs) to Bedni Bigyal(3350mtrs) (5hrs, 11Kms)
Day 06: – Bedni Bigyal(3350mtrs) to BhugnBasa(4100mtrs) (4-5hrs, 10Kms)
Day 07: – BhugnBasa(4100mtrs) to Roopkund(5029Kms) and Return to Bedni Bigyal(3350mtrs)
Day 08: – Bedni Bigyal(3350mtrs) to Murdoli(1970mtrs) (6-7hrs, 17Kms)
Day 09: – Murdoli (1970mtrs) to Hardwar(335Kms)