Mountain Monks

ROOPKUND TREK,Uttrakhand @ INR 9000

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Date   :

Batch 1 – >21st May 2017
Batch 2 ->1st June 2017
Batch 3 – >11th June 2017
Batch 4 – >21st June 2017
Batch 5 – >1st July 2017
Batch 6 – >21st September 2017
Batch 7 ->1st October 2017
Batch 8 ->10th October 2017

 
Altitude –  5029 metres
Region –  Lohajung – Wan Uttrakhand India 
No Of Days – 6 Days
Level – Moderate – Difficult
Trek Fee – INR 8890  per person

Season –  May June and September October

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Roopkund Lake is a glacial lake at an altitude of 5029 metres which lies in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand in NDBR (Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve). It lies in the lap of Mt Trishul masstif in which the Trishul I is highest  mountain with a height of 7120 metres.

 

ITINERARY –

Arrival Day (Base camp – Lohajung)

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It is a 10-11 hour journey from Kathgodam to Lohajung. Mountain Monks would arrange your transport at an extra cost,,,if requested by the clients .

 

Day 1 : Drive from Lohajung to Wan. Trek to Ghaeroli Patal
Time taken: 4 hour trek + 1 hour drive from Lohajung to Wan

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The initial trail is cemented and through a cluster of houses. It’s half an hour’s ascent and then a short descent to the gurgling Neel Ganga. From here begins the beautiful ascent to the first camp site, Geroli Patal. This is a trek of about an hour and halfa that brings you to a clearing with a green trekker’s hut. This is Ghaeroli Patal. 

 

 

Day 2 : Ghaeroli Patal to Bedni Bugyal

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The trail begins to climb steeply into the Oak and Rhododendron forest. And after half an hour of ascending stoned steps the trail opens up to a huge meadow.You watch countless horses grazing on the bounty of nature. Foals tear themselves across the turf in an uninhibited abandon.to the right u turn from here you get Ali Bugyal.Towards the end of Ali Bugyal there’s a short switchback climb of 20 minutes before the trail levels out to a gentle trail to Bedni Bugyal. It takes about an hour to get to Bedni Bugyal from this point.

Day 3 : Bedni Bugyal to Ghora Lotani

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From your Bedni campsite you can follow it with your eye for 3 kms before it disappears into a saddle in the mountain.When you cross the saddle, the trek exposes you to the other side of the ridge. The scenery is differently mesmerising. If you wish to break for the day, Ghora Lotani makes an excellent camp site. In fact an additional day spent at Ghora Lotani will help to acclimatise to the altitude, plus offer you great views. Not much has been written on Ghora Lotani but think of camping here either on your way to Roopkund or on your way back.

 

Day  4 : Ghora Lotani to Bhagwasa

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The day’s snow trek will bring you to an altitude of 14,500 ft from 12,500 ft. This part of the Roopkund Lake trek is to be considered as high altitude trekking and you can feel the effects of this during trekking from Ghora Lotani to Bhagwabasa. Shortness of breath, mild headache and tiredness are some very common in high altitude trekking.

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A steep and zig zag route takes you to Kalu Vinayak. Compared to the beauty of Ali Bugyal, it is hard to imagine a more desolate, boulder strewn campsite than that of Bhugu Basa (4100m).

 

 

Day 5 :  Bhagwabasa to Roopkund Lake.Further up to Junargali and Back to Bedni Bugyal via Bhagwabasa
Time taken: 3 hours to Roopkund + 2.5 hours return to Bhagwabasa + 3.5 hours return to Ghora Lotani

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You need to start your push to Roopkund at 5.00 am. The sooner the better. You need to climb up to Roopkund while the snow is still hard. In the mid morning the snow becomes soft and your feet start sinking in.

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You want to avoid this. There’s plenty of snow even in the middle of summer.From Bhagwabasa it is a 5 kms gradually ascending walk to Roopkund..Getting to Roopkund is meaningless if you don’t climb up to Junargali. All trekkers must attempt Junargali unless the weather does not permit it.

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Care must be taken while you are climbing to Junargali. A rope with you is very handy.. Move down to Ghora Lotnai. It is a long, exhausting day of trekking, but the benefits are many.

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You get the advantage of spending the night at a lower altitude and a warmer location.

 

Day 6: Ghora Lotani to Lohajung via Bedni and Wan
Time taken: 6½ hrs to Wan plus 1 hr drive back to Lohargunj

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 There is a sense of elation as you return through Bedni From Ghora Lotani. And the oak forest over Wan is just the icing on the cake that you want. Retrace your path to Bedni Bugyal. Pass the Bedni camp site and take the trail heading to the right and below.You would see the end of meadows after a few minutes.

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On a clear day, you would be astonished by looking at the Trishul on your way back from Bedni Bugyal to Wan at Kanakdhar. There is a steep descend and then a short climb from Bedni Bugyal. On our way we will go through a Rhododendron forest. You would have a steep descent for the Neel Ganga. On reaching Wan we drive to Lohajung. Overnight stay at Lohargunj.

 

Drive from Lohargunj  and reach kathgodam station 

Inclusions:

  • Accommodation during the trek (camping  ie from Day 1 till Day 5)

  • Four times  meals a day – (all meals during the trek)

  • Trekking permits and forest camping charges

  • Services of an expert trek leader

  • Services of an expert trek team  (guides, cooks, helpers)

  • Transport from Lohajung to Wan

Exclusions:

  • Transport to and from the base camp (kathgodam to Lohargunj and back )

  • Accomodation and Dinner for Day 6

  • Food during transit is not included (to and from the base camp)

  • Backpack offloading charges – .Charges are additional for offloading last minute, on slope. The backpack cannot weigh more than 9 kgs. No suitcases/strolleys/duffel bags will be allowed.

  • Personal expenses of any kind

  • Anything apart from the inclusions

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Terms & Conditions

The trek fee includes all costs of the trek from the start of the trek at Lohargunj to the end of the trek at Lohargunj

Backpack carrying: We expect all trekkers to carry their own backpacks

Any modifications in the afforesaid itinerary is chargable unless the trek lead opts to do so due to an emergency 

ON SPOT OFFLOADING If for some reason a trekker is unable to carry his or her backpack, while on the trek  then he/she can offload the same by paying an additional charge. as per charged by the porter to be hired on spot.Partial offloading is not allowed. Charges will vary for last minute te on slope offloadingfrom each of the trekkers.The backpack cannot weigh more than 9 kgs. No suitcases/strolleys/duffel bags will be allowed.

 Fitness: A high altitude trek in the Himalayas requires considerable fitness.

Payment: Payment for the trek can be done online throughcredit/debit card or net banking. Cheque/draft or cash is not accepted. Payment can be done only after you have received an email confirming your position on the trek. An email containing an account number that allows you to make the payment online will be sent to you within 12 hours of your confirmation

For any climatic changes or  unavoidable circumstances a buffer day may be provided. A minimal on spot fee would be collected

The transport is arranged in shared cabs. Transport from Kathgodam to Lohargunj and return from Lohargunj to Kathgodam can be arranged by us at an extra cost .Participants are expected to share the cost likewise.. We only arrange the vehicle pick up and drop.Hence we are not responsible for any issues during transport.

Drop out during trek: If for any reason a participant has to drop out from the trek on any day then we will  make arrangements for his/her return to the nearest road head. A staff will accompany the participant to the nearest road head.

 Non-liability: We are not responsible for any loss/damage of your gears/equipment or other belongings on the trek.

 


Drinking alchohol or any form of intoxication during the trek is strictly prohibited. If found flouting the rules, your participation on the trek will be cancelled with immediate effect.

Documents required:

  • 2 photocopy of photo id proof (Voter Icard, Passport, Adhaar card) .Carry the original ID while coming for the trek
  •   2 copy  pass port size photographThe cancellation charges are as under:
  • Cancellation before  20days to the start of the trek  – 75 % refund
  • Cancellation between 20days – 10days to the start of the trek —50% refund
  • Cancellation between 10days – 3days to the start of the trek – 25%refund
  • Cancellation less than 3 days to the start of the trek — no refund.
    • **Note:
    • 1. The above mentioned package price is net, non commission able…Please feel free to contact us for any further assistance.

     

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MOUNTAIN MONKS  ” MOUNTAIN BUDDY ” OFFER….

***Bring a Buddy  and get 10 %  off on all  Treks .Offer  Valid till 31st  March 2017

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