The Roopkund - Kuari Pass Trek is one of the most demanding treks in the Garhwal Himalayas that takes you to India's two most rewarding places located in the Northern Himalayas. Roopkund Lake is the high altitude lake has been a pilgrimage destination for centuries and has attracted tourists from all over the globe over the years. The trek to Roopkund takes one through some of the best terrain in the Garhwal Himalayas, with one passing through thick forest, undulating meadows, quaint villages, towering peaks, etc.
Where Roopkund trekking takes you to the mysterious lake at the Trishula Peaks having human skeletons and bones dating back to 14th century and brings the stunning views of some of the famous giant peaks of the Himalayas like Nanda Devi, Kamet and Chaukhamba and then towards Kuari Pass at the heart of Chamoli district at an altitude of 4265m. This is the next stage of the trek that takes you to another fabulous destination – Kuari Pass. Though not very high by Himalayan standards, it offers the most stunning views of some of the famous Himalayan peaks. This trail is internationally popular as the Lord Curzon’s Trail (named after the Indian Viceroy, Lord Curzon, who undertook this trek during his stay in India). The main attraction of this section of the trek is the majestic views of the most revered and the highest peaks in India, the Nanda Devi at the height of 7817m.
The Roopkund-Kuari Pass trek also brings the fascinating rafting trip on the holy Ganges and a visit to the holy ghats and ashrams of Rishikesh.
Day 1 Delhi – Haridwar
Drive from Delhi to Haridwar. Upon arrival at Haridwar check in to the hotel. In the evening one can visit the Har Ki Peri for the Aarti ceremony on holy river Ganges. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 2 Haridwar – Mundoli
Arrival in Haridwar by 0535 hrs and from here drive to Mundoli (240 km/8-9 hrs). Overnight in tents.
Day 3 Mundoli – Wan – Bedni Bugyal (3350 mts/11000 ft)
Drive 10 kms to Wan, which is the roadhead for the trek. Today we will trek 11 km (5-6 hrs) to reach Bedni Bugyal, probably one of the best camping sites in the Garhwal Himalayas. Overnight in tents.
Day 4 Bedni Bugyal
Rest day for acclimatization/Exploratory day. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
Day 5 Bedni Bugyal – Bagubassa (4100 m/13450 ft)
In the morning trek to Bagubassa, its 10 kms upward trek to reach our next base and it will take near about 4-5 hrs. Up on arrival at Bagubassa set out a camp for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 6 Bagubassa – Roopkund (4450 m/14600 ft) – Bedni Bugyal
You trek 18 km today enjoying the Himalayan panorama, this will take about 7-8 hrs, moving at a leisurely pace. Overnight in tents.
Day 7 Bedni Bugyal – Wan (2436 m/8000 ft)
Retrace your steps towards Wan. This will take 3-4 hrs. Overnight in tents.
Day 8 Wan – Sutol (2200 m/7200 ft)
The trek today is for 14 km (5-6 hrs) through one of the finest mixed forests in the entire Garhwal Himalayas with a good chance of spotting the barking deer. Overnight in tents.
Day 9 Sutol – Ramni (2550 M / 8415 ft)
The trail follows the Nandakini Valley from village to village. A 16 km trek that would take about 7-8 hrs. Overnight in tents.
Day 10 Ramni – Hitoli camp site
Trek 9 kms (5-6 hrs) to reach Ramni. Overnight in a tents.
Day 11 Hitoli camp site – Pana (2450 m/8085 ft)
Today’s trek of 8 kms will take about 5-6 hrs. Overnight in tents.
Day 12 Pana – Dakhwani (3300 m/10890 ft)
Today’s hike of 14 kms is mostly through forests and will take us about 6-7 hrs. Overnight in tents.
Day 13 Dakhwani – Kuaripass (3640 m/11960 ft) – Chitrakantha (3310 m/10920 ft)
Today's trek of 14 kms will take us about 4-5 hrs. You will get to see some of the most popular Himalayan peaks while hiking today. Overnight in tents.
Day 14 Chitrakantha – Auli (2800 m/9185 ft)
Post breakfast, trek to Auli. Overnight in a guesthouse.
Day 15 Auli – Haridwar – Delhi
Depart early in the morning for Haridwar (290 kms/8-9 hrs drive). Arrive at Haridwar in the evening. From here board the Shatabdi Express for Delhi at 1810 hrs. Arrival in Delhi by 2245 hrs.