The Patalkot valley is spread over an area of 79 km2. at an average height of 2750–3250 feet above Mean Sea Level from 22.24 to 22.29 ° North and 78.43 to 78.50 ° East.
The valley is located at a distance of 78 km from Chhindwara in the North-West direction and 20 km from Tamia in the North-East Direction. ‘Doodhi’ river flows in the valley.
1st Sep’ - 9st Sep’
Min Age : 15+
Max People : 25
‘Patalkot’ name comes from Sanskrit word “Patal” that means very deep. There is a belief that after worshipping ‘Lord Shiva’, Prince Meghnad son of Ravana had gone to Patal-lok through this place only. People say that Bhonsle Kings ruled this place in the 18th and 19th Centuries and that there was a long tunnel connecting this place to Pachmarhi in Hoshangabad District. The Bhonsle King after defeated from British Army found this place suitable for hiding and went deep into the forest of Patalkot. The area is called RajaKho in Patalkot. Traditionally, the site is believed to be the entrance to Patal. This valley had long been cut off from the outside and was discovered only a few years back. Patalkot has been a home to a tribal culture and custom since its origin.
- Accommodation in triple-sharing tents
- Stay in a hotel
- In room facilities: central heating/room heaters and hot water (on request)
- Kitchen and dining tents with utensils
- Toilet tents
- Sleeping bags
- Camping mattresses
- First aid medical kits and oxygen cylinder
- Qualified and experienced trek leader, guide and support staff
- Transport from Leh to road head and return
- All applicable taxes
- Additional ALTOA fee (will be approximately INR 2500, to be paid in cash)
- Pick up and drop
- Any kind of personal expenses
- Porters to carry personal luggage (can be arranged for INR 650 per day per bag up to 9 kgs)
- Anything not specifically mentioned under inclusions
- In case of natural calamity if trek days are reducing or trek is getting cancelled, no refund will be processed.
- BHOPAL AIRPORT Raja bhoj international airport Bhopal, located about 255 km from the city.
- NAGPUR AIRPORT This another nearby airport located about 180 km far from Tamia city.
Chhindwara and Pipariya are the 2 nearby stations the overnight train to Chhindwara and Pipariya are available from Delhi and other part of India.
There is regular bus service from Indore, Bhopal and Nagpur to Tamia.
- Our vehicles we can arrange for you from Pipariya/Chhindwara Railway Station on pre request
- Pickups can also be arranged from airport at pre request.
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About Roopkund - The Mysterious Lake
Roopkund is one of the Mysterious glacial Lake lying at high altitude in the Uttarakhand state of India. It lies in the lap of Trishul massif and is famous for the hundreds of human skeletons found at the edge of the lake. The area is uninhabited, in the Himalayas at an altitude of 5,029 metres (16,499 feet) the beauty and charm of these snow-clad peaks, alpine meadows and dense forests attracts hundreds of trekkers every year to this place and the lake is a popular trekking destination.
A shallow lake, having a depth of about two metres, Roopkund has attracted attention because of the human skeletal remains that are visible at its bottom when the snow melts. Researchers have concluded that the skeletons are the remains of people killed in a sudden, violent hailstorm in the 9th century. Because of the human remains, the lake has been called Skeleton Lake in recent times.
History of Skeletons
Skeletons were rediscovered in 1942 by a forest ranger H K Madhwal, although there are reports that these bonesare from the late-19th century. At first, British authorities feared that the skeletons represented casualties of a hidden Japanese invasion force, but it was found that the skeletons were far too old to be Japanese soldiers. The skeletons are visible in the clear water of the shallow lake during a one-month period when the ice melts. Along with the skeletons, wooden artefacts, iron spearheads, leather slippers, and rings were also found. When a team from National Geographic magazine retrieved about 30 skeletons, flesh was still attached to some of them. Geneticists, NirajRai along with Manvendra Singh at the Center for Cellular and Molecular Biology at Hyderabad, conducted DNA tests on a hundred samples from the lake and compared them to the current Indian population.
Results indicated that 70 percent of them had an affinity with Iran, while the remaining belonged to the local population. It is hypothesized that the Iran group took the help of local porters to seek new land for settlement. Later studies placed the time of mass death around the 9th century CE (1,200 years old).
Local legend says that the King of Kannauj, Raja Jasdhaval, with his pregnant wife, Rani Balampa, their servants, a dance troupe and others went on a pilgrimage to Nanda Devi shrine, and the group faced a storm with large hailstones, from which the entire party perished near Roopkund Lake. The Anthropological Survey of India conducted a study of the skeletons during the 1950s and some samples are displayed at the Anthropological Survey of India Museum, Dehradun.
Itinerary & Best season :- May to October
- Day 1: Reaching from Haldwani /Kathgodamto Wan. (29th June 2018)
- A beautiful village “WAN” is our base village to start this trek. The alleviation of this village is 7875 ft. approximately. Here we are arranging stay in tents or partial in home stay. Dinner shall be enjoyed in a local house. Take a rest and night stay. Time taken – 10-12 hrs
- Day 2: Reaching from Wan Base Camp to Garelipatal. (30th June 2018)
- This morning take a deep breath in fresh air with beautiful mountains surrounded and get ready to start our awaited trek. Our Lunch shall be at GharoliPatal and Overnight stay at BedniBugyal. Time taken – 3 to 5 hours
- Day 3: Reaching l to BedniBugyal fromGarelipata (1st July 2018)
- with a fresh start overlooking the ferocious forests surrounding us, we are heading towards another beautiful place known as “BedniBugyal”. This is one of the largest high altitude meadows. Our overnight stay shall be at BedniBugyal. Time taken – 4 to 5 hours
- Day 4: Reaching fromBedniBugyal toPatarnachoni. (2nd July 2018)
- This is a place where you will be witnessing the world beneath your feet as the Tree line of “BedniBugyal” 11155 feet approx. and Ali bugyal (one of the beautiful bugyals in Himalayas) will be lying on lower altitude. The location called “Patarnachoni” 12770 feet will be our campsite for this night. Sky seems clear as of now but the heavy wind may welcome us on this adventurer’s day. Time taken – 3 to 4 hours
- Day 5: Reaching from Patarnachoni to Bhaguabasa. (3rd July 2018)
- This day will be tough nut so assembled all our grit as our target is to reach at an altitude of 14000 feet approximate “BhaguaBasa” via a steep ascend of KalooVinayak. Time taken- 4 to 5 hrs
- Day 6: Reaching from Bhagua-basa to Summit & back to Patarnachoni. (4th July 2018)
- Early morning we will start for Roopkund (16000 feet), Junargali Top (16500 feet) & back to Patarnachoni. Fingers crossed for the weather so that we complete the summit his day else we will be summiting next day.
- Day 7: Reaching from Patarnachoni to Wan. (5th July 2018)
- With flock of wonderful memories we will be reaching down at wan for overnight say.
- Day 8 Ending up the trek by reaching Haldwani. (6th July 2018)
- Aftertaking breakfast, it is time to say goodbye to everyone with a commitment to meet again in some other enduring Himalayan trek
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