roopkund trek



The Lake Trek in India takes you to pristine and beautifully inhabited high altitude water bodies that can mesmerize you with their sparkling and clear blue waters. Many of these lakes are located at higher altitudes in the Himalayas and are considered sacred. These places are believed to be the places where ancient sages and even gods meditated and worshiped. They also tell you about the exquisite and rare fauna and flora of the Himalayan region.

The beautiful and high mountain peaks add to the memorabilia and beauty of the canvas.The difficulty levels in lake treks in India can vary from easy to difficult,and hence all types of trekkers,including seasoned and beginners,can choose the best and most suitable lake trek for themselves.

Here are some of the most adventurous,fun-filled and popular lake treks in India.These lake treks are not only visited by the trekkers of the country but are popular among trekkers from all over the world who indulge in these exotic and evergreen destinations throughout the year.


The glacial lake Roop Kund is located in Uttarakhand near Trishul mountain range and massif.At an altitude of 16,499 feet,the beautiful lake is surrounded by snow-capped mountains and glaciers,and also houses hundreds of human skeletons that can be seen on the shores of the lake. Research has concluded that the frames belong to those who died in hailstorms in the 9th century.Roop Kund Lake trek can be started in Lohajung.You will pass through beautiful surrounding areas which include coniferous forests, green meadows and the Pindar River.Apart from overlooking the Nile Ganga,Ali Bugyal and Bedni Bugyal are exotic pasture lands and grasslands that offer a spectacular view.If the bugyals are not covered with snow during your visit then you can see them.

Rhododendron,Birch and Oak forests will accompany you during the trek.Ghoda Lotani is much more than an ideal camping spot and has beautiful scenic views.You will see Garhwali culture up close and can also taste exquisite Garhwali cuisine during your stay in Didna village.



Many consider the Brahmatal to be the most beautiful water body in the Himalayas. According to local folklore, this is the place where Lord Brahma used to meditate. Brahmatal is situated at an altitude of about 10,500 feet.

The journey to Brahmatal starts from Lohajung,which is accessible by road from Dehradun,Rishikesh and Kathgodam. The snow-capped alpine meadows,rhododendron and oak forests and the icy lines of the Garhwal Himalayas are the best attractions of this trek. You will be with the woods during a significant portion of the terrain, and therefore the chances of altitude sickness are minimized.The whole trek takes 6 days (including the return journey).Bekal Tal is an attractive water body which will also be your camping spot during the trek.If you like the view of the peaks, you can enjoy the canvas of Himalayan mountain peaks including Trishul,Neelkanth,Nilgiri, Mana,Mandi and Nanda Ghunti,thus making it one of the better lake treks.


Kareri Lake is a freshwater and high altitude lake located in the Dauladhar range of the Himalayas in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. The lake is situated at an altitude of 9,625 feet and is formed by the melting of ice from the surrounding glaciers.You will also find a temple of Lord Shiva near the lake.Kareri Lake remains frozen during winter from December to April.The fascinating trek of the region takes you through lush green meadows,followed by swift and lively streams.You will also find cowboy villages along the way,which are quite adorable.The dark and dark forests,colorful birds of various species and the rocky meadows of Nyund Nala are famous sites.

The trek starts from Kareri village,and before reaching your first camp at Revati,you will see deodar and deodar forests,several small waterfalls along with large waterfalls.The trek is an easy climb and keeps you mesmerized through scenic views,lush green forests and the astonishing beauty of the Dauladhar Range.


The highest lake in India,Tso Lhamo is located at an elevation of 17,998 feet (5,486 m).The lake is only four kilometers away from the India-China border and is located in Sikkim.It draws its water from glaciers including Kangtse Glacier,Zemu Glacier and Pauhunri Glacier.

The Teesta river originates from this lake.The alluring snow-capped Himalayan mountains form a beautiful canvas.But you may need special permission from army and government to start this trek and enjoy the vast panorama.


Satopanth Lake or Satopanth Tal is situated at a distance of 15,100 feet and is also sacred.The lake attracts Hindu pilgrims from different parts of the country and the world.According to folklore,Lord Mahesh,Vishnu and Brahma take bath in the lake during auspicious days and times.The lake and trek area is located close to Chaukhamba Massif and Badrinath.The journey to Satopanth Lake begins from Mana,the last village on the Indo-China border in the state of Uttarakhand.During the trek you can enjoy the views of beautiful mountains including Swargarohini,Kuber Top,Balkun and Neelkanth.