“Roopkund”, at an altitude of 4777 metres, is one of the most fascinating lake in Garhwal Himalayas. This glacial lake is about 50 metres in diameter. Astonishingly human skelitons (500 years old) are found around this lake and many myths are heard about the remains.
Homekund is another lake, 8 kms beyond Roopkund. Homkund is the final destination of Nanda Jat Yatra, commences after every 12 years. Along the route, one can witness the excellent close views of Nanda Ghunti (6309 metres), Trishul (7142 metres), Chaukhamba (7138 metres) and other important peaks.
Apart from lakes and peaks, the trail passes through the Bedni Bugyal- one of the best ‘Bugyals’ (the alpine meadows) of Garhwal Himalaya.
Nearest Airport is Jolly Grant, Dehradun.RAIL
Railhead is Rishikesh.ROAD
Road head is Joshimath.