If you are into trekking and hiking and have not completed the Roopkund trek, then you need to set up planning for it right away. It is one trek that is a must-do. Roopkund is positioned on a well-liked pilgrimage route and is part of a popular fest held every 12 years called the Nanda Devi Jat Yatra. Several 100s of skeletons are found here, believed to be from a pilgrimage festivity which perished here several centuries ago in a single calamity, possibly a hailstorm.
The Dodital is one of them. The snowy landscape is stupendous and camp sites are easily reachable. For those looking to travel around the Himalayas in winter and experience snow, nothing is better than the Dodital trek.
Day 01: Rishikesh
Arrive Rishikesh. Meet our representative and transfer to the hotel. Evening free to explore the area. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel/camp
Day 02: Rishikesh - Mundoli ( 215 kms/ 7-8 hrs)
After an early breakfast drive to Mundoli via Dev Prayag, Rudra Prayag and Karanprayag. Arrival at Mundoli by evening. Dinner and overnight stay in Camps.
Day 03: Mundoli - Wan - Bedni Bugyal (3350 mts/11000 ft)
In the morning drive 10 kms to Wan, which is the road head 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. Dinner and overnight stay in Camps.
Day 04: Bedni Bugyal
Rest day for acclimatization/Exploratory day. Bedni Bugyal: Bedni Bugyal is a charming green meadow adorned with flowers in a spell binding varieties, in full bloom. There is a small lake situated in the midst of the meadow, where Tarpans are offered by the devotees. Situated nearby is a small temple where the devotees pay there obeisance, during their halt at Bedni Bugyal. Overnight in Camp.
Day 05: Bedni Bugyal - Bagubassa (4100 mts/13450 ft)
After breakfast trek to Bagubassa. Bagua means flowery park and Basa means place. And rightly the place was full of variety of flowers including the rare Bhram Kamal, a special godly lotus found at only and between the altitudes of 14000 - 15000 ft. Today we will trek 10 km, taking about 4-5 hrs to reach today's campsite at Bagubassa. Dinner and overnight in Camp.
Day 06: Bagubassa - Roopkund (4450 mts/14600 ft) - Bedni Bugyal
Bhagubasa to Roopkund is easy walking in the flat but in morens ½ hour climbing with same view as last day. (4-5 hours). Kaluka Vinayak (pass) descending till to patar nachwani. The trek to Roopkund passes through delightful alpine pasture lands and snow fields, offering magnificent views of the Trisul, Nanda Ghunti, Badrinath peaks when the snow melts, human and equine skeletons remains can be seen. Some of them with flesh attached. These remains have been preserved in the alpine condition for centuries. It is believed that these are the remains of about 300 persons who died about 500 -600 years ago. In the afternoon trek back to Bedni Bugyal for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 07: Bedni Bugyal - Wan (2436 mts/8000 ft)
Retrace your steps towards Wan. This will take 3-4 hrs. Dinner and overnight in tents.
Day 08: Wan - Rishikesh (2200 mts /7200 ft)
After an early breakfast drive to Rishikesh. Lunch enroute. Arrival at Rishikesh by evening. Upon arrival check into hotel/Camp for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 09: Rishikesh
After an early breakfast drive to Delhi. OR Start Rafting trip OR Local Sight Seeing and Temples.,lunch, Tour Terminate. End of the Services.