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Trekkers Nirvana: Roopkund

Roopkund is considered as one of the most mysterious yet scenic and exciting trek in India. Nestled at the height of 4750 meters (15800 feet) in an extreme remote corner of a small District named Chamoli in the state of Uttarakhand in India, this an invigorating expedition trek offers memorable and picture perfect experiences of adventures like hiking, camping and walking. This trekking route crosses through the dense forest, through the lush-green alpine meadows, requires night camping in to the wilderness and right above the cloud, ends very close to the snow covered peaks of The Himalayas. Many of tourists trek on this route every year to feel the serenity and tranquility of this area. The ‘Skeletal Lake’ of Roopkund shadowed by the mighty peak of Trishul stands tall at 5000m. The trail for the trek that leads to the frozen Roopkund Lake also overlaps with the religious pilgrimage of Nanda Devi thus making this experience an overall mix of culture and adventure.

Going by epic legends, the ‘Mystery Lake’ is immersed and circled by hundreds of skeletons which is the major attraction of this trek. The skeletons happen to belong to pilgrims who fell to their deaths due to the unexpected natural calamities.

For trekking enthusiasts, the Roopkund trekking is an idyllic one comprising of trails cutting through dense thickets, surpassing the gushing waters of brooks and streams as well as charming lakes and  vast expanse of lush grasslands, also known as ‘Bugyals’. At the top of the mysterious lake of Roopkund, one may get the opportunity to witness and marvel at the stunning views of Roopkund Glacier, Trishul, Nandaghungti and Choukhamba peaks. For an adventure lover, this is nirvana.

 

 

 

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