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Roopkund Trekking Tour Package: How to Pack Your Backpack

by John Smith John Smith

As the name suggests, Roopkund is not a city or town but a mystery lake (Kund) that is perched at a high altitude in a remote corner of Chamoli District in Uttarakhand, India. Situated in the lap of Trishul massif, this glacial lake is surrounded by snow-laden mountains, horrifying skeletons, and no inhabitation. The trek to this lake embarks from Kathgodam or Lohajung and winds upward into snow-bound Himalayan peaks. Usually, trekkers prefer to drive up to Lohajung from Kathgodam and then begin with their 8-9days journey with 7-10kms of each day trek. Having blessed with dense forests, gurgling brooks, beckoning meadows, and mind-boggling campsites, it’s a must-do adventure activity in the vicinity of Himalayas.

For backpackers, moving anywhere, from place to place at any time without specific planning, is the craziest yet adventurous expedition. But when it comes to Roopkund trekking, one must not forget, how the place was found in the first place. Surrounded by tons of skeletons of trekkers who were thrashed by a hailstorm, the scenic beauty might not be as tranquil as one may construe. So, to avoid such perils of hailstorms and other trek disasters, one must carry some essentials in their backpack and obtain a Roopkund trekking tour package for a supported itinerary. Continue reading to learn about these essentials in detail.

First things first, whether to buy or rent a trekking gear for that can be an expensive investment. No adventurist will ever advise buying all the gears at once. Either they will suggest one-by-one purchase of them all for long-term use, or they will recommend renting for a single trek.

BACKPACK: Before deciding on things to carry in a backpack, one must choose the right bag. For Roopkund trek, the ideal bag is one that is small in size and accumulates to approximately 50Litre that can be expanded to 70litres when things for cooking are also required to be stored.

DAYPACK: It’s a nice idea to carry small stuff like a camera and its accessories, mobile, water bottle, first-aid kit, cosmetics, sunglasses, knife, torch, wipes, diary/pen, money, polythene, plastic sheets, Feviquick, and safety pins in a day pack. It’s quite big in size and a perfect solution to carry stuff that will be used frequently.

SLEEPING BAG/CAMPING TENT: Besides having woolen clothes to keep the trekkers warm, sleeping bags and camping tents are two essential accommodation alternatives to survive in -5 degrees Celsius. 

TREKKING SHOES: Ankle-high, light-weight, and water/snow-proof shoes are preferred for a trek. Traction of these shoes supports walking in uneven surfaces, mud-trail, and snow.

TREKKING POLE/ROPE/STRING/HAMMER: Trekking pole, rope, and hammer are the hiking essentials that one can require anytime on the trek. These tools come handy during climbing, so all the rough trail hurdles can be tackled with ease.

So, these are all that you would need on a trek to Roop Kund. Choosing the right essentials and carrying them can make a huge difference in your travel experience. One must not forget that once entered in the wilderness of the Himalayas, no such essentials will be available to buy or rent anymore; hence, getting them beforehand is the wisest thing to do. 

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