Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The final destination of Roopkund Trek

The final destination of Roopkund Trek
Zigzag way to Junargali Pass, just another 500 meters from Roopkund.
There's no suspense that the high altitude glacial lake, Roopkund, lying at odd 5,029 meters on the lap of Garhwal Himalayas is the final destination for trekkers fancying for the Roopkund trek. Other than its picturesque yet rough surrounding landscape preserved by snow covered rocks and secluded glaciers, what brought Roopkund into limelight was the discovery of human skeletons at the base of the lake which become visible as the snow melts. There are many stories humming in the air of Roopkund relating to the origin of those skeletal remains... Interestingly the latest seemingly authentic study revealed that those skeletons are more than 1200 years old! Sadly or funnily (the way you take it), skeletons of the Skeleton Lake (another name for Roopkund) are getting vanished on regular basis and thieves are none other than trekkers and travelers. I don't know when travelers would start realizing that they are supposed to leave nothing but footprints and at the same time they are supposed to carry nothing but memories with them once they leave a destination. Anyway, if you need solid reasons to choose Roopkund as your next trekking destination, simply click on the respective links to check my previous photo blogs on Roopkund trek and conduct the convincing session all by yourself:
* Majestic Snowy Peaks as seen in Roopkund Trek
* Bedini Bugyal - the Dreamscape Alpine Meadow
* Bedini Kund - the unsung mini Himalayan Lake
The final destination of Roopkund Trek
On left lies the frozen Roopkund Lake in October, with her 1200 years old skeletal treasures!
Photographer: Manas Banerjee
Camera used: Canon Powershot S3 IS

19 comments:

  1. Man, oh man, oh man!!!! Damn it, I need to go here. :D

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    1. At first why not fix the Sikkim/darjeeling trip bug :-P

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  2. Wow!!!! What a place...... Heaven on earth.......

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    1. Yes Debopam... thanks for dropping by :-))

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  3. what a beautiful place it is . very nice post with well written description

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  4. Great pictures...I want to go for a trek too..at least for once... :-((

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    1. Why not join YHAI to begin with? Ping me for more info :-))

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  5. the first pic is the most stunnig of all. Looks like a pic from fantasy movie! I wish i had seen it before completing my novel. :P
    Anyway, i wonder who wants a skeleton from Skeleton Lake!

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    1. You're working on a NOVEL? :-O
      I had no slightest idea that I've been interacting with serious writers :-/
      Skeleton... well, I would love to bring a piece if it was legal :-P

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    2. so you have not checked my blog recently..!
      >:(
      i wish i knew more terrifying smileys!
      :P
      yup i have completed the first draft of my 'second' novel as well and its a fantasy.
      planning to publish both. fingers crossed!


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    3. And...let me add...what will you do with a skeleton Anunoy!? (lets imagine it is legal for a minute!)

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    4. Yes, I need to be punished, I know... anyway today itself my blog reading shall resume (most hopefully) :-/
      I'll keep the piece of skeleton under my pillow for Jurassic dreams ;-)

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    1. Thanks buddy... and about the #WishList, same here :-))

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