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Ronti Saddle Expedition is beautiful trail starting from Lohajung which moves from Roopkund to crossing the Junargali Pass and entering the Sheela Samundra Valley. The trek is widely known to the trekkers but is not at all crowded which makes it an ideal flawless trekking route in Uttarakhand Himalayas. Ronti saddle trek via roopkund is famous trek route for Nanda Devi Raj Jat Yatra. This festival is popular in Uttarakhand which takes place once every twelve years during which Goddess Nanda Devi is worshipped. Trekkers can experience the world’s largest bugyals or meadows of Ali and Bedni.

Ronti Saddle Expedition is a beautiful place to visit in Uttarakhand Himalayas and is also one of the most challenging treks. Ronti Saddle is a place located between Mt. Nanda Ghunti and Mt. Trishul. Trekkers find the human skeletons at the Roopkund lake during the month of August to October. You can Experience the true essence of natural beauty with two beautiful lakes at high altitudes such as Roopkund lake and Homekund lake.

From the top of Ronti Saddle, you get a magnificent 360-degree view of the mountains which simply is breathtaking. While trekking in Uttarakhand Himalayas, you may explore the unique trekking experience with the fantastic view. Trekkers may see the snowy peaks like Mt. Trishul, Mt. Nanda Ghunti, Mt. bhatartoli and Ronti peaks. One may also get an opportunity to see the Himalayan black bear, snow leopards, serow and cheer pheasants on the way to Ronti Saddle Trek. You can enjoy some of the rarest flora and fauna all along the trekking trail.

There are many good reasons to leave home for a few days. You can make Ronti Saddle Trek videos with the beautiful scenery.

  • Region :- Uttarakhand (Chamoli)
  • Duration :- 11Night/12Day
  • Grade :- moderate to difficult
  • Max Altitude :- 17,400feet
  • Best Season :- Sept- Nov
  • Food: Meals while on trek (Veg + egg.)
  • Stay :- Guest house/Home stay/Camping
  • Starting point:- Kathgodam to Kathgodam

Things To carry on Trek (Basics Gears)

  • Backpack & Rain Cover (40-60 Liters)
  • Trekking Shoes
  • LED Torch
  • One Water Bottle (one litre)
  • Basic Medications (or prescribed if any)
  • Clothes
  • Trekking Jacket
  • Three (Five in winter) Warm Layers
  • Two trek pants (one Wear and one carry)
  • Two collared t-shirts
  • Thermals
  • Extra Pair of Clothes
  • woolen sweater
  • Accessories
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreens Lotion (SPF 50/70)
  • Lip Balm (SPF 30)
  • Sun cap/Normal Cap
  • Synthetic hand gloves
  • Five pair of Socks
  • Raincoat/Ponchos
  • Plastic cover (for wet clothes)


  • Day 1: Kathgodam to Lohajung.
  • Day 02: Loharjung to Didna
  • Day 3: Didna to Ali Bugyal.
  • Day 4: Ali to Bhagwabasa
  • Day 5: Bhagwabasa to Roopkund summit to Sheela samundar
  • Day 6: sheela samudra rest/acclimatization
  • Day 7: Sheela Samudra to Dodang base camp.
  • Day 8: Dodang to Ronti Saddle to Dodang Base Camp.
  • Day 9: Dodang to Lata Kopri
  • Day 10: Lata Kopri to Sotol.
  • Day 11: Sotol to lohajung via kanol,wan village 📍 drive wan to lohajung
  • Day 12:lohajung to Kathgodam



Kathgodam to Lohajung.

Altitude: 7,662 feet
Distance: 210 km
Time Taken: 10 hours
Drive from Kathgodam railway station to Lohajung. Lohajung is the base camp of Roopkund Ronti Saddle trek. The route is extremely curvy and goes through the vegetation of coniferous forest. Overnight stay in guest house.


Day 2: JLoharjung to Didna

Altitude: 8045 feet
Distance: 6 km
Time Taken: 5-6 hours
Drive from Lohajung base camp to wan village which is situated at a height of 2400 meters. Wan is a small hamlet located in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. Trekking route for Roopkund trek and Ronti Saddle trek starts from Wan village along the Neel Ganga river. After 4 km walk through the oak and rhododendron forest you get the first view of the Kulling village which is a beautiful sight to watch.
Kulling is a small hamlet with whitewashed houses and people here are mainly dependent on the agriculture. The trek from Kulling to Didna is pretty steep. Didna and Kulling village are very close to each other. overnight stay in guest house.


Day 3: Didna to Ali Bugyal.

Altitude: 11,320 feet
Distance: 10 km
Time Taken: 7-8 hours
Trek from Didna campsite is through the thick forest of oak and bamboo up to Ali Bugyal. Ali bugyal lies at an elevation of 13,000 feet and offers the stunning views of Mt. Trishul, Neelkanth, Chaukhamba, Mactoli, Bandarpoonch and Gangotri range. The bridge over the Neel Ganga river is a beautiful place to relax and soak in the vibes of nature during the Ronti Saddle trek.
Bedni Bugyal brings us to a huge sheet of green meadow adorned with rhododendron flowers. The reflection of Nanda Ghunti and Mt. Trishul in the Bedni Kund is outstanding which makes it one of the very beautiful campsites throughout the Uttarakhand Himalayas. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.


Day 4: Ali to Bhagwabasa

Altitude: 13,451 feet
Distance: 10 km
Time Taken: 7-8 hours
Ali Bedni Bugyal campsite is blessed with the immense beauty of ‘kund’ and surrounding mountains. The route towards Bhagwabasa is visible from bedni Bugyal. Trek to Patharnachauni is gradual ascend. Irrespective of your experience at trekking in Himalaya, Ronti Saddle trekking trail tests your limits, stamina and physical fitness while offering some of the mesmerizing views of the Himalayan peaks.
There is a vertical zig-zag climb till Kalu Vinayak temple which is located at an altitude of 14,550 feet. The word ‘Kalu Vinayak’ is derived from two words ‘kalu’ denotes black and ‘vinayak’ refers to Ganesha means the Black Ganesha. Kalu Vinayak temple has a black idol of Lord Ganesha inside a small cave. Overnight stay in the camp.


Day 5: Bhagwabasa to Roopkund summit to Sheela samundar

Distance: 7-8 km
Time Taken: 7-8 hours
The trek starts from Bhagwabasa campsite to Roopkund summit takes around 3 hours. Roopkund lake is a high altitude mysterious lake surrounded by the majestic snowy peaks of Himalayas. After Roopkund lake we cross the Junargali Pass from where trekkers see the beautiful route of Ronti Saddle trek from start to end.
Standing at 5150 meters, the panoramic view of the entire mountain ranges along with the open valley is amazing. Around 2 hours of continuous descend from Junargali Pass brings us to our Sheela Samundra campsite. Explore the vicinity or just lie in the lap of Himalaya. Overnight stay in the camps


Day 6: sheela samudra rest/acclimatization


Day7: Sheela Samudra to Dodang base camp.

Distance: 5 km
Time Taken: 3 hours
Start our trek amidst the Himalayan mountains towards Dodang base camp. The word ‘Sheela Samundra’ is derived from two words ‘sheela’ denotes rocks and ‘Samundra’ refers to the sea means the Sea of Rocks. The trail continues along the Nandakini river gradually upwards. Overnight stay in tents.


Day 8: Dodang to Ronti Saddle to Dodang Base Camp.

Altitude: 17,388 feet
Distance: 8 km
Time Taken: 6-7 hours
Today is the special day of the Ronti Saddle Trek. After breakfast, we start our Ronti saddle trek towards Ronti Saddle from the beautiful Dodang Basecamp. The trail climbs up and is difficult to ascend till Ronti Saddle. Walk over the moraine path for some 2 km, the ridge slowly turns to the right to bring you to Homkund.

It is one of the best places that brings joy to the eyes. A full open view where you can breathe in the Uttarakhand Himalayas without any obstacles in your vision. From valleys to those might mountains and those glacier lakes everything seems clear from here.

From Homkund, the trail through the snowfield takes 2 hrs steep climb. Ronti Saddle top will mesmerise you with some of the unseen views of nature. You will fell the beauty of the nature slipping into your soul and the tears of happiness through your eyes will slide through as you stand tall on the ronti top. One feels blessed to be able to see those breathtaking view of Nandaghunti, Trishul and Ronti peaks. Enjoy the sight and start to descend the same route till reach Do dang base camp from Ronti saddle. Camp here for the night.


Day 9: Dodang to Lata Kopri

Altitude: 10,000 feet
Distance: 14 km
Time Taken: 7-8 hours
Wake up to a majestic sunrise in the golden hours of Himalayas and head back down to Lata Kopri. The trail passes through the lush green forest of the Nanda Devi Biosphere. Lata Kopri is a beautiful campsite of Roopkund Ronti saddle trek. Once you have reached Lata Kopri campsite spend the night in the tents.


Day 10: Lata Kopri to Sotol.

Altitude: 6000 feet
Distance: 12 km
Time Taken: 5-6 hours
Descend down to Sotol through the thick forest. Sotol is a beautiful campsite located in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. Congratulations on completing a challenging trek. Overnight stay in the guest house then head back on foot the next morning.


Day 11:Sotol to lohajung via kanol,wan village 📍 drive wan to lohajung


Day 12: lohajung to Kathgodam

Cost Inclusion

  • Stay :- Guest house, camping Tents accommodation (3 sharing Basis)
  • Activity  :- Trekking Games camping Bonfire with music at Basecamp
  • Leaders & Guide :- Expert Trek Leader ,Guided and Supporting local team.
  • Food :- Meals while on trek veg. Morning evening tea ,Snacks.
  • Treking Equipments during the trek:- (Sleeping bags, Inner,Mattress, Kitchen tents, Dining tents toilet tents,Gatters, crampons)
  • First Aid medical kits.
  • All necessary forest permits camping charges.

Cost Exclusion

  • Any kind of personal Expenses.(snacks mineral water etc.)
  • Food During the transit.
  • Mule or poter to carry personal luggage
  • Any kind of Insurance.
  • Unscheduled or extended stay due to road blocks…..

The cancellation policy is based on the original booking time and original start date of the trek.

  • Cancel before 30 days of trek start date and get full refund after deduction of 1.99% payment processing fee.
  • Cancel before 15 days of trek start date and get refund after deduction of 20% of total trek fee.
  • Cancel before 10 days of trek start date and get refund after deduction of 40% of total trek fee.
  • Cancel before 5 days of trek start date and get refund after deduction of 60% of total trek fee.
  • Trek fee is non-refundable if you cancel within 4 days before trek start date.
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