LOHAJUNG - BEDNI - ROOPKUND TREAK
This high altitude (5029 m) glacial lake falls on the Nanda Jat route to Hemkund. It is not a very large lake, only 200m in circumference, with a catchments area of nearly 2 sq km. The lake is rather shallow having a depth of 2m. The edges are snow covered for most part of the year. When snow melts, one can see human and equine skeletal remains, sometimes with flesh attached; well preserved in the alpine conditions. It is found that about 300 people died about 500- 600 years ago.
Altitude : 5029 mts.
Motor able : 12 km.
Trekking : 57 km.
Duration : 12 Days.
Best Season : May -October
DAY TO DAY ITINERARY
AREA COVERED: DELHI – RISHIKESH – MUNDOLI– BEKHAL TAl – WAN – BEDNI BUGYAL – ROOPKUND - BAGUABASA - WAN - MUNDOLI - RISHIKESH - DELHI
DURATION: 11 NIGHTS/ 12 DAYS
Day 1: Delhi - Rishikesh
Arrive Rishikesh and check into the Hotel or Tourist Rest house Rishikesh . Dinner and overnight in TRH Muni-Ki-Reti, Rishikesh.
Day 2: Rishikesh - Mundoli (265 kms)
Drive to the small hamlet of Mundoli ( 2134m ), from where the trek begins. Overnight in Guest House / Tents.
Day 3: Mundoli-Bekhal Tal
Begin the trek; cross the Lahjung pass ( 2250m ) and continue to Bekhal Tal- a small lake amidst picturesque surroundings. Camp overnight. ( Aprox.8 Kms; 5-7 hrs walking )
Day 4: Bekhal Tal - Wan
Continue the trek to Wan village. The trail takes you via another small lake- Brahm Tal. Overnight in Guest House / Tents at Wan ( 2340m ). ( Aprox.10 Kms; 6-8 hrs walking )
Day 5: Wan - Bedni Bugyal
Begin the uphill trek and reach the 'Bugyals' (high altitude meadows) of Bedini ( 3354m ) - a beautiful location with magnificent view of the surrounding mountains. Camp overnight.
Day 6: Bedni Bugyal
Full day Bedani Bugyal visit for acclimatization and site seeing.
Day 7: Bedni-Baguabasa
Trek through the undulating grasslands to reach Baguabasa ( 3380m ). Camp overnight. ( Aprox.7 Kms; 3-4 hrs walking)
Day 8: Roopkund excursion
Trek to the mysterious 'Pond of Beauty'- Roop Kund (5029m), close to the base of the Trishul (7120m) and Nanda Ghungti (6310m) Peaks. Roopkund the mystery lake, It was a lake that, a large number of Human bones were found and through anthropologists are still working on its significance. The lake however is nestled amidst a panoramic mountain scenery. Return to camp at Baguabasa for overnight stay at Camps. ( 8-10 hrs walking )
Day 9: Baguabasa - Wan
Retrace the route back to Wan. Overnight in Guest House / Tents. ( 6-8 hrs walking )
Day 10: Wan - Mundoli
Continue downhill to Mundoli taking a direct route. Overnight in Guest House / Tents. ( 6-8 hrs walking )
Day 11: Mundoli - Rishikesh
Drive down along the river to Rishikesh. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 12: Rishikesh - Delhi
Morning check out of Hotel to leave by train / surface to onward destination.