Roopkund – the skeleton lake

DSC_0421“I had an inheritance from my father
It was the moon & the sun
I can move throughout the world now
The spending of it can never be done”

I always had an infatuation for Mountains…the lush greens, the snow the people have always been a matter of attraction for me. The allure of the snow caps, morning sunrise is impossible to ignore. More so when it is the Himalayas, it takes me to a different world altogether and this time I wanted to experience it with a closer view and thus decided to venture this High Altitude Trekking of Roopkund – the mystery Lake. Roopkund is a high altitude glacial lake in Uttarakhand state of India, lies in the lap of Trishul massif and famous due to hundreds of human skeletons found at the edge of the lake. The location is uninhabited and is located at an altitude of about 5,029 metres (16,499 feet).The lake is surrounded by rock-strewn glaciers and snow clad mountains, making it a good trekking destination. Continue reading “Roopkund – the skeleton lake”