Overview

Ronti Saddle Trek – a saddle between the Himalayan peaks of Nanda Ghunti and Trishul. The trek offers grand views of Nanda Ghungti(6309 mtr), Trisul I (7120 mtr), II (6690 mtr), III (6007 mtr) mountauns. The Route of Ronti Saddle Trek passes through the trail of roopkund. Roopkund, comes on the fourth day of this trek. The trek further continues via Ronti Saddle & Channia ghat to end in Sithail. One will experience the best bugiyals or meadows of Bedni and Ali. the seren view of Nanda Ghunti and Trishul

Region

Garhwal

Total Trekking

85-95 Km

Grade

Difficult

Altitude

17,388 Ft

Days/Night

10 Days

Minimum Age

12 Year

Temperature

  • May — June (15C to 20C and night 7C to 2C)
  • Sept — Oct (15C to 10C and night 5C to -5C)

Best Season

  • Pre Monsoon — May first week to June end
  • Post monsoon — September 2nd week to Nov first week

Itineary

DAY 1 KATHGODAM TO LOHAJUNG

  • arrive at Kathgodam transport from Kathgodam to Lohajung at 6.30 am. The journey to Lohajung will take around 11 hours.

DAY 2: LOHAJUNG TO bedni bugyal VIA Ghaeroli patal (7 - 8 hrs)

  • In the morning drive 10 kms to Wan (2439 mts) which is the road head. Start trek from wan to Bedni bugyal . The trail begins to climb steeply into the Oak and Rhododendron forest. The leisurely trek covers 11 km (5-6 hrs) to reach Bedni Bugyal, The bridge over Neel Ganga is a beautiful place to relax during the trek. Bedni Bugyal is a charming green meadow adorned with flowers in a spell binding varieties, Dinner and overnight stay in tents.

DAY 3: BEDNI BUGIYAL – BAGHUABASA (12 kms, 6 - 7 hrs)

  • In the Morning You can witness a wide range of snow capped Himalayas like Nandaghungti, Trishul, Chaukhamba, kedardome and Nilkantha. The trail looks flatish with lots of swings. easily we reach Ghora Lotani. From Ghora Lotani, Pathar Nachauni is a short climb away. It is at the foot of the hill that holds the Kalu Vinayak Temple. reach Kalu Vinayak Temple, where there’s a shrine with a black idol of Lord Ganesha in it. Bhagwabhasa is 2 km from Ghora Lotani , following an easy, gradual descent. Reach Bhagwabhasa and overnight stay in the camp

DAY 4: BAGHUABASA - ROOPKUND- JUNAIRAGALI PASS - SHEELA SAMUDRA

  • (12km approx) Today is a special day for us. We begin our climb to Roopkund which takes us around 3 hours. The trail climbs up steadily and the last stretch is a good steep climb for an hour. Roopkund is witnessed by its circular shape filled with turquiose colored water and skeletons scattered all around. We spend sometime resting and enjoying the place. We are to cross the Junargali and hence do not have much time to kill. Much difficult task is ahead and we get ready for it. As soon as we start, we are up against a very steep wall of hard snow climbing upto the Junargali top. A normal shoe without any technique cannot climb it. We use our ropes and ice axes to ensure safety before we start negotiating it. A concentrated effort of some 30 minutes brings us to the top of the pass. Standing at 5150 meters, there is no doubt about the magestic views of the valley it has to offer.. From here, the massif of Trishul is visible from ground to summit. Nandaghunti and Ronti Saddle too shows up full. The descend from the pass top to Sheela Samudra is a sharp one initially which requires good concentration. Snow makes it further trickier. Its best advised to follow the trusted steps of your guide here.. Around 2 hours of continuous descend brings us to our campsite marked by a huge boulder which acts like a wind shield. Its been a tiring but rewarding day. So rest out the rest of it glancing the beauty of the great mt. Trishul which is so close by.

DAY 5: SHEELA SAMUDRA – DODANG (8km, 5 hrs.)

  • We start off slowly and soon find ourself crossing the boulders of Sheela Samudra. We witness numeric tarns of the once mighty glacier. The route then follows the Nandakini river climbing gradually up, though some part of the trail is unmarked and very slipery with almost no trail. We need to be careful in these sections. Our campsite is marked by a huge boulder forming a cave. Look back at Junargali from here and you will be thrilled. Rest the day out.

DAY 6: DODANG - HOMEKUND - RONTI SADDLE - DODANG(10 km, 5 - 6 hrs.)

  • Its a difficult day today as we hit the trail to reach our goal for this trek - The Ronti Saddle. We start early and start to climb. After some easy trek we come acros a sharp ridge breaking down from its right hand side, almost like a 90 degree slab of mud. We take the trail little downside on the left side of the ridge which looks safer. The rigde slowly turns to right to bring you to Homkund. After offering prayers, we start to climb up the steep snowy climb to the Ronti Saddle. Initial scrambles and walk over the boulders for some 2 kilometers and then zig zakking through the snow field, its a 2 hour steep and strenous climb from Homkund. The views offered from the top of Ronti Saddle is breath taking. Ronti Peaks 1, 2 ; Trishul 1, 2, 3 ; Nanda Ghungti ; Dronagiri looks just amazing and a sight only the lucky few gets. The summit of Nandaghungti looks quite teasing from this point. We spend as much time as possible keeping the weather in mind, as this is the day and the place we worked hard for, all these days !! We start to descend the same route and it takes us couple of hours to reach Do Dang from here. We have returned with a fulfilling experience and the sight and achievement does not leave our mind.

DAY 7: DODANG - CHANDANIYA GHAT – LATAKHOPRI (16 km, 6 hrs.)

  • This is an eventful day with a river crossing to do. Its a long day and the river crossing is the trickier part. Once thats done, we take it easy to reach our campsite at Lata Khopri. Its a beautiful campsite amidst the deep jungle. With all views blocked by the jungle, today is the time to do some macro photography.

DAY 8: LATA KHOPRI – SUTOL (12 kms, 4 hrs.)

  • The descend down to Sutol is a picturesque one which descends down through the forest. Sutol is a beautiful village with a temple, shop and few homes. Do use your camera to the fullest as after a hard trek, you get to see some locals, houses, river, bridge, temples, domestic animals and converstations with the locals. You may chose to take a bath in the river as well.

DAY 9: SUTOL - SITEL – GHAT (1331m, 1 hour)

  • Our descend back to civilazation ends today as we hit the trail with great energy. There comes few shops on the way where we can satisfy our crunch for normal eateries. About 4 hours of walk get you down to the motor head where your cab will be waiting to take you down to Ghat, where our trek ends. It has been a wonderful trek with wonderful people all around and offcourse the Mighty and Godly Himalayas were there always to motivate and support you. Congratulations for completing a wonderful trek.

DAY 10: GHAT – HARIDWAR

  • In the morning after breakfast drive to Haridwar (240 km/8-9 hrs) via the sacred river confluences at Devprayag, Rudraprayag and Karnprayag. Arrival at Haridwar

Reviews for Ronti Saddle Trek

Ronti Saddle Trek Overall rating: 5 out of 5 based on 3 reviews.

RONTI SADDLE TREK

★★★★★
5 5 1
“Ronti saddle trek was wonderful. All thanks to UTT team. The trekleader (RAGHU)and guides ( NARESH & RAJENDRA) are very much experienced. Everything was made comfortable for us. I woul love to continue with UTT

ronti saddle with UTT

★★★★★
5 5 1
“I had a great experience with UTT. It was my first trek and the hospitality UTT provided was beyound my expectation. Trek leader was extremely motivating and the staff was very cooperative without them i would have quit half way. The kitchen staff was awesome , food was mouth watering and each day there was different menu. So my overall experience with UTT was aswesome . Thanks to RAGHU and LAXMAN paji for handling us with care .

ronti saddle trek

★★★★★
5 5 1
“Roti Saddle Trek is a very beautiful & hardest trek. This trek I had done with Uttarakhand Trip Trek in 2016. Trek was very well prepared, The entire staff (Trek Leaders, Trek Guide & Cook) was very good and helpful. In the whole trek we saw very beautiful & amazing places (Lakes, Bugyals, green forest) was very spectacular view, the mind did not want to leave this place. thank you team of UTT who completed this beautiful memorable track successfully.

 Rs 20,000  
18,000 per person
Kathgodam to Haridwar
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Departure Dates

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DAY 1 KATHGODAM TO LOHAJUNG
DAY 2: LOHAJUNG TO BEDNI BUGYAL Via Ghaeroli patal (7 - 8 hrs)
DAY 3: BEDNI BUGIYAL – BAGHUABASA (12 kms, 6 - 7 hrs)
DAY 4: BAGHUABASA - ROOPKUND- JUNAIRAGALI PASS - SHEELA SAMUDRA
DAY 5: SHEELA SAMUDRA – DODANG (8km, 5 hrs.)
DAY 6: DODANG - HOMEKUND - RONTI SADDLE - DODANG(10 km, 5 - 6 hrs.)
DAY 7: DODANG - CHANDANIYA GHAT – LATAKHOPRI (16 km, 6 hrs.)
DAY 8: LATA KHOPRI – SUTOL (12 kms, 4 hrs.)
DAY 9: SUTOL - SITEL – GHAT (1331m, 1 hour)
DAY 10: GHAT – HARIDWAR

Reporting Information

Arrival
6.30 am T0 7.30 am
Departure
5.30 pm To 6.30 pm

Trek Notes

People with below conditions are not allowed:
  • People suffering from Bronchitis, Asthma, TB, Epilepsy(got faints)
  • High blood pressure or higher BMI.
Chilren should meet below requirements
  • Below 8 years are not allowed
Please note: If you had any medical history, please let us know.

Trek Inclusions/Exclusions

Inclusions


Transport to and from the base camp
The above trek cost includes transport to and from base camp.
Safety equipment
First aid, medical kit, oxygen cylinders, stretchers, Walkie-Talkie etc. will be available at campsite.
Accommodation
Stay is included from Day 1 to Last Day. Tents/Homestays/lodges will be provided. Tripple sharing Accomodation and seprate accomodation for girls/ladies will be povided
Meals
All meals from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast at Last day are included. Veg food will be provided during the trek.
Permits/ Forest fees
UTT will arrange trekking permits and forest passes.
Experienced Trek Leader & Team
Qualified trek leaders haing in basic / advanced mountaineering courses certificates/ degrees will assiston trek.
Other staff member includes qualified cooks, helpers and porters.

Exclusions


Food during transit to and from the base camp
Food would not be provided during transit and trekkers have to bear the cost at their own.
Mule and Porter charges
Generally we expect trekkers to carry their bag-pack and luggage themselves. For those who wish to use Mule/Porter need to pay Rs 350 per day for same.
Personal Expense
Personal Expense of any kind. The trek cost does not include stay at any location on last day
*Anything apart from inclusions

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