Rup Kund

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Key information: Rup Kund

    • A 7 day trek to a high (4,450m), sacred and slightly sinister lake in a marvellous setting below 7,120m Trisul. There lake contains the visible skeletons of what are thought to have been pilgrims who died in bad weather in the C14. 
      • Climb up valleys and ridges, through forest and meadow, gaining superb views of high peaks. Stay in fabulous higher campsites, Bedni Bugyal being particularly famous. You can trek on for a day to the Jyuri Gali Pass (4,620m) or overnight to Hom Kund lake. You can retrace your steps, or walk out to a different roadhead.
        • Best months: you can trek from June (expect snow early), best months Sept and Oct, after the monsoon. Briefish info in Lonely Planet's Trekking in the Indian Himalaya [and a chapter in the now quite old Trekking and Climbing in the Indian Himalaya by Harish Kapadia].
          • At times toughish walking in remote mountains, where altitude can cause real problems. Come fully prepared, including proper acclimatization.
          • This page is at an early stage of development. Please help us by making suggestions and sending photos! Thank you!


Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating90.5
  • Beauty33
  • Natural interest16.5
  • Human interest11
  • Charisma32
  • Negative points2
  • Total rating90.5
  • Note: Neg: altitude

Vital Statistics

  • Length: 101km/14 Days
  • Maximum Altitude: 4,450m
  • Level of Difficulty: Strenuous

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