"Mystic Garhwal"Bedni-Roop Kund Trek" 
Mountain, rivers and Jungle Bedni Roopkund Trek
 
Besides its rivers,rivulets and streams,Garhwal is famous for its high altitude lakes, which hold up na mirror to the awesome peaks that surround them.not one of the most beautiful,but certainly the most fascinating lake in Garhwal Himalayas is "Roopkund ,the mystery lake. At an altitude of 4777 meters,This glacial lake is about 50 meters in diameter.It is so named ,beasause of its banks lies the remains of human skeleton of scores of men who perished many centuries ago. Many mythological accounts and stories are heard about the remain,they range from Tibetan traders to refugees to Tighlaks army,Who were on a mission to Tibet,under General Zorawar Singh.

Hemkund is yet another lake,situated lake,situated at a distance of 8 kms beyond Roopkund.Homkund is the final destination of Nanda Jat Yatra,commences after every 1d2 years.Along the route,one can witness the exce;;ent close views of Nanda Ghati (6309metres),Trishul (7142),Chaukhamba (7138meters ) and other important peaks.

Apart from lakess and peaks, the trek passes through one of the best 'Bugyals',the alpine meadow of the area, i.e Bedni.Bedni have long been related to faities.According to a popular belief the Vedas were writtrn in sylvan haunts of Bedni.Regularly visited and worshipped temple of Goddess Nanda Devi is situated amidst the meadow.

ITINERARY
 
Days >> (11 N/12 D)
Day 1 RISHIKESH O/N:HOTEL
Afternoon arrive Rishikesh and transfer to Hotel .After dinner meet the crew followed by briefing on the Trek.Overnight hotel.
Day 2

RISHIKESH/DEBAL DRIVE :8-10 HRS O/N:CAMP
Morning after brteakfast drive to Debal .Lunch enroute at Karanprayag.The entire drive is along Alaknandariver up to karanprayag.After which the road goes along the Pinder river, coming from Pindari glacier.Arrive Deval and camp.Dinner and overnight camp.

Day 3

DEVAL/MANDOLI /WAN DRIVE :1 HRS TREK:3-4 HRS O/N CAMP
Morning after breakfast drive to Mandoli.Arrive and commence trek to wan .The first two kms are steep ascent afterwards the trek is almost flat . Arrive wan and camp near Tourist Bungalow.Meals and overnight camp.

Day 4 

WAN/BEDNI TREK: 5-6 HRS O/N CAMP
The first two km of the trek today is flat and goers through Bugyal(Meadow).After a km. We cross the Neel-Ganga .the steep ascent of 9 km to Bedini starts immediately after crossing the river.Arrive Bedni and camp in the meadow .Meals overnight camp.

Day 5

BEDNI/BHOGUBASA TREK :5-6 HRS O/N CAMP
The steep ascent starts as we leave the camp and continues up tp kailu-Vinayak,one of the ascent unique black Granite statue of Ganesha,situated on the top of pass.Here one can witness rare high altitude Himalayan flora e.g.Mehta (fen kamal)and Braham Kamal.The last section of today's trek is flat up to Bhagu -basa cave .Meals and overnight camp/camp.

Day 6

BHOGUBASA/ROOPKUND /SILASAMUDRA TREK : 6-7 HRS O/N CAMP
Morning we trek to Roopkund a steep ascent for 3-4 hrs,after exploring the area we trek to Juragali pass, from here trek to Silasamdra,is very steep.Today we camp at Silasamudr,Situated at the base of "TRISHUL" (Shiva,s trident )peak 7142 mt .Meals and overnight camp.

Day 7

SILASAMUDRA/HOMKUND/CHADANIA GHAT TREK:7-8 HRS O/NCAMP
Morning after breakfast we breakfast we trek homkund,the finishing point of "NANDA DEVI-Raj Jat Yatra ,which is celebrated after every twelve years .Gardual ascent for Homkund. Arrive Chandania Ghat and Camp. 

Day 8 CHANDANIA GHAT
Day at Leisure.Measls and overnight tents(tThis onkly can be adjusted elsewhere incase of any problem)
Day 9 CHANDANIA GHAT/SUTOL TREK : 6-8 HRS O/N CAMP
Morning after breakfast we trek to Sutol.Today the trek is almost flat or down hill.Arrive Sutol and camp .Meals and overnight camp. 
Day 10 SUTOL/GHAT TREK: 6-8 HRS O/N CAMP
Today we trek to ghat An easy but long day.Meals and overnight camp.
Day 11 GHAT/RISHIKESH DRIVE :8-10 HRS O/N CAMP
Morning after breakfast drive to Rishikesh.Arrive Rishikesh and transfer to Hotel for Meals and overnight stay.
Day 12 RISHIKESH/OUT 
Mornisng after breakfast proceed for onward Destination.

ALTITUDE: Rishikesh :340 mtrs.Debal :1218 mts. Mundali :2134 mts.Wan :2439 mts.Bedni :3354 mts.Roopkund :5029mts.Homkund :4061 mts.Sutol:2194 mts.Ghat:1335 mts.

BEST TIME : JUNE -OCTOBER GRADE : STRANEOUS