Is Roopkund Trek still banned?

The Roopkund trek is not banned. Overnight camping in the meadows of Uttarakhand is banned, which makes it impossible to trek to Roopkund.

When was Roopkund Trek banned?

In August of 2018, to protect the deteriorating condition of certain trekking areas, the Uttarakhand High Court ordered a ban on camping overnight in bugyals or the high altitude meadows. They gave orders to build permanent structures, and limit the tourist foot traffic to at most 200 visitors daily.

Is Roopkund Trek safe?

The difficulty level of this trek is moderate. Every trekker needs to do the trekking on an average of 5 to 6 hours, prevailing weather conditions. Nevertheless, this trek is safe and doable for a beginner, with a basic fit physique. Every trek to Roopkund takes about 7 to 8 days.

How can I go to Roopkund?

To reach Roopkund, you have to climb 3 km uphill from Bhagwabasa which will take 3 and a half hour to reach. On reaching Roopkund, relish a magnificent view of the glacial lake and if the weather is fine then climb up to Junargali. In hardly 30 minutes, you will reach Junargali.

What is the mystery of Roopkund?

The Mystery Continues… Of being the mysterious bone lake. One could only suspect that the towering dead were of royalty, while the shorter bodies dispersed around Roopkund were of local porters who were all slain by a devastating hailstorm.

Why does Roopkund lake have skeletons?

Another remarkable revelation was made in 2004, when it was discovered that all the skeletons have similar head wounds. It appears to have been caused by a cricket ball-sized round item (9 inches in diameter). As a result, scientists concluded that they were all killed by a violent hailstorm.

Why is Roopkund Trek banned?

The famous trek which has had many trekkers walk on its trail after being a constant favorite for many years has finally been banned due to the harm that we have caused to the biodiversity of the alpine meadows which fall on the trail.

Does Nag Tibba have snow?

The climate of Nag Tibba Trek is temperate and pleasant throughout the year except the winter months when the weather gets chilly and you will also find snow all around. The higher reaches are covered with snow from January to March. The valley is prone to strong winds at night especially in the summer season.

What is the Roopkund Trek?

The route along the Roopkund trek is a fascinating journey of discovering the most pristine of the Himalayan contribution of oak and blooming rhododendron forests. A moderate trek, the trek trails through mountainous rivers, enthralling ridges, lush forests and scenic meadows.

Can We do Roopkund Trek without camping in Uttarakhand?

While there is no straight ban on the Roopkund trek, doing it without camping in the meadows is not possible. And camping in meadows of Uttarakhand is banned. This is why we are not running any treks to Roopkund as it proper acclimatisation without camping in the meadows is not possible.

What is the altitude of Roopkund?

The Roopkund (lake) is located at an altitude of about 15,700 feet. It is surrounded by rock-strewn glaciers and snow clad mountains, making it a good trekking destination. The route leading to Roopkund passes through the twin Bugyals of Ali & Bedni.

Is trekking to Roopkund dangerous?

Attempting Roopkund without proper acclimatisation is dangerous. And given the present situation, where camping in Uttarakhand meadows is banned, acclimatisation is very difficult. So, yes, in the present circumstance trekking to Roopkund is dangerous. ❖ Is Roopkund trek open?