Roopkund provides an incredible trekking in North India experience. It is in fact the name of a small lake in the Greater Himalayas. Roopkund is a very small lake. It is very shallow too. It never gets deeper than 2 meters at any place. It gets very cold where the lake is situated and hence nearly 9 months of the year it is frozen.
When you will look at it for the first time, you will not find anything special. What adventure and fun can a lake offer which is not even deep and hardly ever there is water. Especially when you consider the 24 hours it takes from New Delhi to visit this place and then embarking on the 3 day trekking trip, you might wonder why you have come to this place.
But don’t be mistaken, especially by the first look of it, as there is so much this place to offer than you can behold. Walking through the Burans, the dense forest of Himalayas, going past the vast stretches of meadows, steep ascent up the hill, and staying in the tents high above the rest of the world is an adventure you will never forget your entire life.
When must you visit Roopkund Trek?
There are two times in the year when you can go for Roopkund trek Uttarakhand. These are the safest and most beautiful times to have lots of fun and loads of adventure.
The first window for this trekking in Uttarkhand is between the months of May and June. If you choose to trek during this period you will witness lots of greenery. All around you will be the foliage and incredible landscapes. It is also the time of the year when the water of the lake has thawed. This means you can have some fun around the lake too. Also, the thawed lake in itself provides a marvellous view. But the biggest plus is you get to see the famous human skeletons dating back to 9th century BCE. The only problem with this period is that there isn’t a lot of snow. If you are a big fan of snow then it wouldn’t be a great idea to go for the Roopkund Trek Uttarakhand during this season.
The other best time is towards the end of the August through September. During the end of August or start of September, this trekking in Uttarkhand will provide the view of green bugyals to you. Also, you will get to see a lot of brown too. Again, this isn’t the best time for those who are looking for snow. If snow is what you want, go for this trekking in North India towards the end of the month. At this time you will get to see the snow. In fact, there will be lots of snow. But remember that this is the time when the lake will also be frozen. Hence, the lake skeleton will not be visible. So, you will need to make a choice whether you want to go for snow or skeleton.