Why is Roopkund popular amongst trekking community?
A Forest Officer during one of his expedition loses his balance and found thousands of human internal framework of bones on the verge of the lake and after that scientist from all over the world came here to resolve the mystery of Roopkund Lake. A
glacial lake in Indian Himalayas surrounded by glaciers and snow-clad mountains. situated at an altitude of 16,499 feet. They carried out lots of research to find out the mystery behind the existence of skeletons near Roopkund lake, and at the end, they figured out that maybe these skeletons belong to some group of travelers who were trapped in a hailstorm and, that's why it is also known as a lake of skeletons.
Of Course, you can not find them during winters when mountains and lakes are snow-capped but when the summer arrives and snow melts you can see them at lakes bottom.
Duration: 9 Days | Kathgodam to Kathgodam.
Age criteria: 18+ years.
Max Altitude: 15,750 ft.
Temperature: Day (10-20°C) & Night (0-10°C)
Group size: 20 to 25 plus Explore Himalaya team.
Region: Uttarakhand, Indian Himalayas
For Trek, details visit www.explorehimalaya.org