ROOPKUND TREK

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ROOPKUND TREK

TREKKING
11 Nights / 12 Days
includes:
  • transports
  • sight seeing
  • food
  • hotels

UTTARAKHAND, NORTHERN INDIA. Situated in the region of Trishul (7122m), at a height of 5229m, Roopkund is usually referred to as the Mystery Lake because of the unusual finding of remains of humans and horses around it. The route to Roopkund passes through delightful alpine pastures and snowfields and offers magnificent views of peaks such as Trishul, Nanda Ghunti, Chaukhamba among others. It is also the same route that's taken in the famous Raj Jat Yatra that's held once in 12 years. Best time to travel - June to November.

DAY 1: ARRIVE - DELHI

Arrive Delhi, meet and transfer to hotel for overnight stay.

DAY 2: DELHI – RISHIKESH

Morning after breakfast check out from hotel and drive to Rishikesh. Upon arrival check in the hotel for overnight stay.

DAY 3: RISHIKESH – LOHAJUNG (2,530 M)

Start driving to Lohajung via Devprayag, Rudraprayag & Karanprayag. Upon arrival set the camp for the overnight stay. Drive 6-7 hrs.

DAY 4: LOHAJUNG - BEDANI BUGYAL (3,345 M)

Morning after breakfast drive to Wan which is the last road head point.From here start trek to reach the Bedani Bugyal which is approx 10 -11 km. Trek - 10 Kms.

DAY 5: BEDANI BUGYAL – BAGWABASA (4,375 M)

Morning after breakfast start trek to Bagwabsa which is approax 10 km far from here. The trail continues easily over rolling grassy hills to the meadow at Bagwabasa - 4000m (which means ‘place of flowers’in the local dialect). This is a wonderful camping place with the high peaks of Trisul and Nanda Ghunti becoming more prominent.6 - 7 hrs, 2-½ hrs steep ascent and then easy gentle sloping downward. Trek – 11 kms ( 7/8 hrs)

DAY 6: BAGWABASA - ROOP KUND (4,844 M) – BAGWABASA ROUND TREK – 11 HRS APPROX

Morning after breakfast start trek to Roop kund which is approax 6-7 km far from here. Situated below the Jurighati Dhar, this beautiful lake is known as 'Mystery Lake' after some human skeletons are found here. After spending some time at Roopkund, return back to Bagwabasa for overnight stay. 2-3 hrs to Roopkund return to Bhagwabasa by lunch time. 5 hrs descent to Bedni Bugyal Level: Moderate-Difficult.

DAY 7: BAGWABASA – BHUNA/PALWALA (3,500 M)

Morning after breakfast start return trek to Bhuna. From Bagubasa the trail crosses a grassy ridgeline which drops from the southern flanks of Roopkund from where we descend to the village of Bhuna (3500m). Arrive and set the camp for overnight stay.Trek 4/5 hrs.

DAY 8: BHUNA – SETAL (2,192 M)

After breakfast start trek to reach the Setal.The trail now drops down through the village of Kunol into the Nandakini Valley which drains the waters of Roopkund and the Trisul massif. After following the river of the same name we arrive at the village of Setal (2192m). Our campsite for the evening is located just before we reach the village, in a delightful meadow by the river. Overnight in camp near the village. Trek – 4/5 hrs

DAY 9: SETAL – GHAT – RUDRAPRAYAG (2,936 M)

Morning after breakfast straigt drive to Rudraprayag via Ghat. Up on arrival check-in at hotel for overnight stay.Drive – 37 Kms (Drive 1.5 hrs)

DAY 10: RUDRAPRAYAG – RISHIKESH

Morning after breakfast drive down to Rishikesh via Devprayag.Where Bhagirathi meets with Alaknanda and known as Ganga. Later on proceed to Haridwar for the onward destination. Drive – 145 Kms (Drive 5 hrs)

DAY 11: RISHIKESH – DELHI

Morning after breakfast proceeds for Delhi. After arrival check- in to hotel for overnight stay.

DAY 12: DEPART DELHI

After breakfast went to IMF office for some formalities and rest of day free. Later in the day Departure transfer to International airport to board flight for onward destination.

INCLUSIONS:

  •  Accommodation for applicable nights on twin share basis in the mentioned hotels and similar in cities and twin sharing accommodation in hotel, state guest houses/ jungle lodge tented camp as applicable to program during the trek.
  •  All meals as per above mentioned in the itinerary.
  •  Transportation as listed in the itinerary by A.C Innova or similar during arrival departure and city tours and non A. jeep/ minivan/ deluxe coach/ car with guide as per the itinerary in hills and mountain areas.
  •  Tented accommodation, meals (veg & non veg), and complete camping and kitchen equipment while on trek. It is recommended that the clients bring their won sleeping bags.
  •  Portergae of members personal luggage during trek till 10 Kgs.
  •  Services of experienced and well trained English speaking Tour Escort/ Mountain Guides. Cook and helper during the trek.
  •  One time entrances to the monuments and permit changes for the trek as per the itinerary. Camping fee are charged by respective state/regions.
  •  Dinning and toilet tents during trek
  •  Accommodation, transportation and all meals for trek guide, cook helper and porters along with their insurance for the tour/ trek.
  •  Camping staff, kitchen staff and trek guide with porters will bring their own personal clothing’s for the trek.
  •  All currently applicable taxes.
  •  All current Government taxes are included in the above price, which are subject to change without any notice.
  •  One bottle of mineral water per person on arrival in Delhi and one bottle per person per day during the visits and long drives. however boiled water can be provieded during trek on request.

EXCLUSIONS:

  •  Accommodation and meals in Haridwar and Rishikesh.
  •  International or domestic air fare or airport tax.
  •  Additional tours and sightseeing or stay which is not mentioned in the itinerary.
  •  Items of personal nature like drinks, laundry, telephone calls etc.
  •  Insurance of person / luggage.

ON REQUEST.

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Payments

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Payment Options

Payment can be made by Bank Transfer, Cash payment to our office or by Demand Draft / Cheque. All payments should be free and clear of any withholding tax and deduction. Bank charges, if any, for remittance (by remitting bank or by intermediary bank) would be strictly borne by payer.

Rights to amend the itinerary if required

Tour once commenced will strictly go as per the itinerary finalised. In case of events and circumstances beyond our control, we reserve the right to change all or parts of the contents of the itinerary for safety and well being of our esteemed passengers.

Policy Regarding Cancellation / No Show / Early Departure

In case of cancellation of tour/travel services due to any avoidable/unavoidable reason/s we must be informed in writing. Cancellation charges would be effective from the date we receive letter in writing and cancellation charges would be as follows:

  • 30 days & prior to arrival – 10% of the tour/service cost.
  • 20 days to 18 days prior to arrival – 20% of the tour/service cost.
  • 14 days to 16 days prior to arrival – 25% of the tour/service cost.
  • 10 days to 08 days prior to arrival – 50% of the tour/service cost.
  • 07 days & less, prior to arrival or no show – NO REFUND.

Please note – Irrespective of above mentioned cancellations slabs – in case of cancellation of tour services after the booking is made with us – a minimum 10% service charges would be applicable.

Refund

In case you cancel the trip after commencement refund would be restricted to a limited amount that too would depend on the amount that we would be able to recover from the hoteliers we patronize. For unused hotel accommodation, chartered transportation and missed meals etc. we do not bear any responsibility to refund.

Where as in case of Cancellation before the commencement, it will take atleast two weeks time to refund the said amount.

Our Liabilities & Limitations

Please note that after the finalization of the tour/service cost, if there are any hikes in entrance fees of monuments/museums, taxes, fuel cost or guide charges by the Govt. of India, the same would be charged as extra.

Mountain Adventure Tours & Travels act only in the capacity of agent for the hotels, airlines, transporters, railways & contractors providing other services & all exchange orders, receipts, contracts & tickets issued by us are issued subject to terms & conditions under which these services are provided by them.

All itineraries are sample itineraries, intended to give you a general idea of the likely trip schedule. Numerous factors such as weather, road conditions, the physical ability of the participants etc. may dictate itinerary changes either before the tour or while on the trail. We reserve the right to change any schedule in the interest of the trip participants’ safety, comfort & general well being.

Our rates are based on the prevailing rates as negotiated by us with the hotels, airlines etc. Hotels and Airlines retain the right to modify the rates without notice. In case of such changes the rates quoted before the modification, can be changed by us according to the modifications by hotels or airlines. All hotel bookings are based on usual check in and checkout time of the hotels until unless indicated in the itinerary.

We shall not be responsible for any delays & alterations in the programme or expenses incurred – directly or indirectly – due to natural hazards, flight cancellations, accident, breakdown of machinery or equipments, breakdown of transport, weather, sickness, landslides, political closures or any untoward incidents.

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We do not have any insurance policy covering the expenses for accident, sickness, loss due to theft, or any other reasons. Visitors are advised to seek such insurance arrangements in their home country. All baggage & personal property/s at all times are at the client’s risk.

Passports & Visas

To travel to India from overseas countries except for the citizen of Nepal & Bhutan, one needs a 06 months valid passport and a valid Visa. And processing of Passport and Visa are not included in the tour cost.

Health

Any person who has a contagious disease is forbidden to travel, any person found during the tour with such a disease will be asked to leave the tour and will have to make their own arrangements to return home.