Roopkund Trek

Roopkund is a pristine lake situated at the hem of Mt. Trishul. Also knows as Skeleton Lake or Mystery Lake, this lake has skeletons of animals strewn on its banks and once the snow melts, one can see the skeletons in the bottom of Roopkund Lake. The lake is surrounded by glaciers and snowy mountains.

Roopkund Trek is considered one of the picturesque treks in India. Situated at an altitude of 16400ft, this trek has many things to offer: beautiful campsites, shimmering brooks, wavy meadows and alluring forests.

Things to Carry

  • Backpack  & rain cover, trekking shoes preferably high-ankle one, day pack to carry on-the-trek essentials like a lunch box, water bottle, sunglasses, sunscreen, protein bars etc, headlamp/torch, trekking pole, personal medical kit.
  • Thermals, fleece jacket, down feather jacket, waterproof pants, sun cap, woollen cap, toiletries: sunscreen, toilet paper, hand sanitizer, toothbrush & toothpaste, sanitary napkins etc.

Safety and Expertise

  • Roopkund Trek is a moderate trek, ideal for trekkers who have done small treks before. However, this trek does not require any mountaineering or advanced trekking expertise.
  • Best Time to Visit Roopkund TrekThe best months to visit Roopkund are May, June, September and October.
  • Roopkund Trek is a moderate trek, ideal for trekkers who have done small treks before. However, this trek does not require any mountaineering or advanced trekking expertise.

Terms & Conditions

Please read the below-mentioned policies carefully before finishing your booking with us.

1. Cancellation policy 

  • Cancellation of any expedition/trek/tour must be notified immediately in writing. The cancellation process will be initiated only after receiving a cancellation mail from your end.
  • For any cancellation requested 40 days prior to the first day of any expedition/trek/tour, full amount will be refunded with 10% of the amount deducted as processing fee.
  • For any cancellation requested between 40 to 30 days prior to the first day of expedition/trek/tour, only 50% of the amount will be refunded without any processing fee deduction. If cancellation is requested 30 days prior to the first day of expedition/trek/tour, there will be no refund.
  • The rates/fees for the trek once decided will remain the same; however, if the group size is trimmed from the client end, the rates/fees may vary.  
  • In case of any untoward situation like a natural disaster, national emergency, terrorist activity, adverse weather conditions or any other unforeseen situations, the refund may or may not be entertained which will solely be upon Cliffhangers India to decide. However, there will be no cash refund. The clients will get the voucher which they can redeem anytime for another trek/trip of their own choice organised by Cliffhangers India.                                                     

2. Medical Fitness

  • Please get a recommendation from a registered medical officer/institute; getting a medical certificate is a must before embarking on an expedition/trekking. If you suffer from a severe lung/heart/muscle disorders or any disease that can turn fatal, you are advised not to take any expedition/trekking with us.
  • In case you lack the required fitness, or are suffering from diseases that have the potential of becoming fatal in the mountains/ high altitude, Cliffhangers reserves the right to bar your participation from any expedition/trekking without any refund/compensation.

3. Travel Insurance

  • You are advised to have a travel insurance cover. Our prices/fees don’t cover insurance or any other travel cover. Your travel insurance must cover accidents, injury, illness, and death medical expenses including any related to pre-existing medical conditions, emergency repatriation including helicopter rescue and air ambulance where applicable and personal liability.

4. Promotional Material

  • Cliffhangers India reserves the right to take photographs/videos of participants and use them for any marketing/promotional activity. Any objection should be sent in writing before the commencement of any expedition/trek with us.

5. Identity Proof

  • Please carry a valid Identity Proof. A valid passport and visa for all the tourists from outside India, and for Indians a valid identity proof preferably Aadhaar Card. 

6. Environment Consciousness

  • Please keep the environment cleanliness strictly into consideration. Any behaviour/activity that is averse/harmful to environment conservation is strictly prohibited.
  • You are recommended to avoid carrying any non-biodegradable items during the expedition/trek/tour; in case it’s a medical or other necessity, please dispose of them off properly (dustbins) after the expedition/trek is over.
  • Cutting a tree/plant, killing/injuring any animal, polluting water bodies/glaciers will prompt legal action. Please refrain yourself from harming any plant/animal or water body.


Driving to Wan Base Camp from Dehradun

The first day of the trip is a drive from Dehradun to the Wan Base Camp. Trekkers will rest for a night there before beginning their trek.

Day 2

Trek to Ghaehroli Patal

This is the first day of Roopkund Trek. The trek is mild and takes around 5 hours to finish.

Day 3

Trek from Ghaehroli Patal to Bedni Bugyal

This day we will trek to Bedni Bugyal, the largest meadow of Asia. Meet this enchanting meadow and behold its lush green beauty.

Day 4

Trek from Bedni Bugyal to Patar Nachauni

A close to 4 hour trek will take us into Patar Nachauni

Day 5

Trek to Baghwabasa – the Summit Base Camp

This day is a bit arduous as the trail is steep for few hours.

Day 6

Trek to Roopkund and back to Patar Nachauni

This starts from Baghwabasa and terminates at Roopkund and then goes back to Patar Nachauni. The total trek duration is 8 hours.

Day 7

Trek to Wan Base Camp

Via Bedni, we will descend to Wan Base Camp. This is the last day of the trek.

Day 8

Drive from Wan to Dehradun

On the last day of the trip, drive back to Dehradun from Wan Base Camp.

End of Roopkund Trek


Accommodation in tents/ home stays on twin sharing basis.

Sleeping bags, Sleeping Mattresses, Toilet Tents & Kitchen Tents.

Daily meals (Breakfast Lunch and Dinner).

Passes and Permits.

Load ferrying.

Basic Medical / First Aid Kit.

Staff (Trek Leaders, Cooks and Helpers).


Accommodation & food in Manali. However, we can recommend some hotels/homestays.

Transportation to Manali from your homestay is not included

Expenses of personal nature like Laundry, Phone Calls, Alcohol, Cigarettes, Camera Fee, and Bottled Water etc

Travel Insurance and other Emergency Expenses.

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