Roopkund (locally known as Mystery Lake) is a high altitude glacial lake inside the district of Chamoli in Garhwal region (State of Uttarakhand). The lake is located at an altitude of about 16,500ft ASL & lies in the lap of Trishul massif and famous due to hundreds of human skeletons found at the edge of the lake. It remains covered in snow, rather thick ice, and frozen for the whole winter – summer season from November to June. Roopkund Lake came to limelight for the mystery of scattered humans skeletons found all over in and around the lake. For the reason, it is often called The Skeletons Lake or The Mystery Lake. Where the mystery can never be answered with certainty, various theories and stories continue to be told time and again and make this secretive place legendary.
The Route passes through the twin Bugyals of Ali & Bedni. It takes one to some of the loveliest open grassland meadows, known locally as Bugyals – Ali Bugyal and BediniBugyal. The Roopkund Trek gives one an opportunity to witness the mighty 7000ers – Mt. Trishul & Mt. Nanda Devi and also beautiful 6000er peaks of Mt. Nanda Ghunti, Nilkantha, Maiktoli Peak etc. Roopkund Trek is a must for everyone in the Himalayan trekker community. Six days spend in these Garhwal mountains will surely leave a mark forever in your hearts.