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  • Trek in Ronti Saddle
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Ronti Saddle Trek

About Ronti Saddle Trek

Ronti Saddle is a saddle between the glorious Himalayan peaks of Nanda Ghungti and Trishul closer to the Nanda Devi Inner Sanctuary.

The trek to Ronti Saddle is approached from the more popular Roopkund side and you enter the Sheela Samudra valley once you cross over the Junairagali Pass above Roopkund. A sharp descend from the Junairagali pass gets you to the vast and remote grassland of the Sheela Samudra. The name Sheela ( rocks ) Samudra ( sea ) translates to 'Sea of Rocks' and is given to the glacier coming down from the might Trishul. If there is some noise in this valley, it is of the frequent ice breaking and falling down from Trishul, feeding the Sheela Samudra glacier. Here, you will only find yourself and few 'Keeda Jadi, Yartse Gumba' pluckers during the months of June.

The trek after Sheela Samudra climbs up following the Nandakini river to the campsite of Do Dang ( 2 rocks ). It then treks over a broken ridge with sharp verticle fall on one side to takes us to Homkund - a small lake mostly under snow. From Homkund, the trek starts climbing to Ronti Saddle.

 Range : Chamoli, Uttarakhand

 Days : 10 Days

 Base Camp : Lohajung

 Grade : Difficult

 Distance : Approx 100kms

 Altitude Range: 5200/m 17050/ft

 Package : Rs 22000 per person

Pick Location : Dehradun/katgodam/Haridwar

Cost Terms

Inclusions :- 
1. Accommodation. (Guest house, Home stay,).
2. Meals while on trek (Veg. + Egg).
3. All necessary entry fees and permits.
4. First aid medical kits and oxygen cylinder.
5. Mountaineering qualified & professional trek Leader, guide, cook and Support staff.
6. TTH Staff Insurance.
7. Porters/mules to carry central equipment.

Exclusions :- 
1. Any kind of personal expenses.
2. Food during the transit.
3. Insurance.
4. Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
5. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head Price Includes.
6. Any kind of emergency evacuation charges

Description of Ronti Saddle Trek

This trail connects famous Roopkund and much revered Ronty Saddle to Dhauli Ganga basin in the north east direction. To distinguish, we prefer to call it as Ronty Pass and is a completely new route for descending from Ronty Saddle. The usual Ronty Saddle ends at Sutol in the Nandakini basin, tracing back to Silasamudra then then to Lata Khopri and Sutol. Here we descent from the saddle to the other side, negotiating steep rock section and boulders and then finally to the temple of Bhabisya Badri, situated on the Joshimath to Malari road.

Access to Lohajung (The trek base): Depending upon the trek members we will arrange a pick up from Kathgodam to Lohajung and from Joshimath to Haridwar back. This will be shared equally by the team members on actual basis.

Why Ronti Saddle Trek is famous?

  Ronti Saddle Trek is famous among tourist as Meadows, Himalayan Views.

  Ronti Saddle Trek is recommended destination for Corporates, Couples, Family and Kids, Foreigners, Groups, Solo.

  Ronti Saddle Trek is popular destination for following activities/ interests.

Brief Itinerary

Day 1 : Kathgodam to Lohajung.

Day 2 : Lohajung to bedni bugyal via Ghaeroli pata.

Day 3 : Bedni Bugiyal – Baguabasa.

Day 4 : Baguabasa - Roopkund - Junargali Pass - Sheela Samudra.

Day 5 : Sheela Samudra – Dodang.

Day 6 : Dodang - Homkund - Ronti Saddle - Dodang.

Day 7 : Dodang - Chandaniya ghat – Latakhopri.

Day 8 : Latakhopri – Sutol.

Day 9 : Sutol - Sitel – Ghat.

Day 10 : Ghat – Haridwar.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01 : 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 02 : 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 03 : Bedni Bugiyal – Baguabasa (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 2km from Ghora Lotani , following an easy, gradual descent. Reach Bhagwabhasa and overnight stay in the camp

Day 04 : Baguabasa - Roopkund - Junargali 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 5150meters, 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 05 : 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 06 : Dodang - Homkund - 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 07 : 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 08 : Latakhopri – 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 09 : 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 ofcourse 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.

How to reach Ronti Saddle Trek

By Bus-

Regular buses ply from ISBT Delhi Anand Vihar station to Kathgodam. Buses that go to Nainital stops at Haldwani. It takes a minimum of 7-8 hrs. toreach Haldwani. Only take the Buses which are run by Uttarakhand gov.

By Train-

From Delhi: Take the Ranikhet Express (5014) which departs from Delhi at 10:30 pm and arrives Kathgodam at 5:30 am (Overnight Journey) or the Uttar sampark kranti (5035) which departs Delhi at 4:00 pm and arrives at Kathgodam at 10:40 pm (6.40 hrs. Journey).

From Dehardun: take the Doon Express (4120) which departs Dehardun at 10:30 pm and arrives Kathgodam at 7:10 pm (8 hrs journey).

By Flight-

Pantnagar is the nearest flight and only Air india flighs from Delhi are availble.

How to Reach Lohajun :

Access to Lohajung (The trek base): Depending upon the trek members we will arrange a pick up from Kathgodam to Lohajung and from Joshimath to Haridwar back. This will be shared equally by the team members on actual basis.

Otherwise if a trekker wants to reach Lohajung by public vehicle then there are two options:

1)Reach Rishikesh by night (23 Km from Haridwar) and board the bus for Mandoli/Lohajung which starts from Rishikesh at 5 am in the morning and takes around 12/14 hrs to reach Lohajung. This is a privately operated bus and may not operate during the high Chardham yatra season. The route is via Devprayag, Rudraprayag, Karanprayag, Tharali and Deval.

2)There is a regular Uttarakhand Parivahan state operated bus service from Delhi to Lohajung (named as Delhi Deval service) which starts from ISBT Anand Vihar ( In Delhi ) around 4 pm in the afternoon and reaches next day in the evening to Lohajung. The journey is a tedious and hectic as it takes around 24 hours. The route of this bus is from Delhi via Haldwani, Kathgodam, Alomora, Kaushani, Gwaldam, Tharali and Deval. Present days this bus runs till Tharali.

3) From Joshimath the bus for Rishikesh/Haridwar start early in the morning by 6 am and reach by 7/8 pm respectively.

Map of Ronti Saddle Trek

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