Ronti Saddle is a saddle between the glorious Himalayan peaks of Nanda Ghungti and Trishul closer to the Nanda Devi Inner Sanctuary.
Ronti Saddle trek is located at an altitude range of 17050ft. The Ronti Saddle trek allows trekkers to the views of Nanda Ghungti(6309 mtr), Trisul I (7120 mtr), II (6690 mtr), III (6007 mtr) mountains. The Route of Ronti Saddle Trek passes through the trail of roopkund trek.
The Ronti Saddle trek 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.Pick Location : Dehradun/katgodam/Haridwar
All you need for a trek is the passion to do it and embrace the odds that come by and challenge yourself to achieve that sense of achievement.
Ronti Saddle Trek is doable for the beginner Trekker as well, while the following basic fitness level is required to attempt Ronti Saddle Trek.
1. Able to cover 5km in 45 minutes without stress.
2. Able to carry 10kg weighing backpack.
3. The trekker should not have following problems a) Heart Problems b) Asthma or any breathing problem c) High Blood pressure d) Epilepsy e) Being Lazy: P It’s the biggest problem in a trek.
* Providing three meals a day snacks, tea, coffee, soup and in food we try to keep lot to healthy vegetables and fruits in Indian, Chinese and western meals.
* Dry fruits/Energy bars and Energy drinks for your trek.
* Accommodation in tents on 2/3 person sharing basis.
* Sleeping bags.
* Toilet tents for ladies and gents separately.
* Dining Tent.
* Trekking equipment (if required).
* Expert Trek leaders.
* Support Staff.
* First Aid kit.
* Diamox (10 tabs) to prevent AMS.
* Crocin (Fever.
* Avomine (4tabs).
* Avil 25g (4tabs).
* Combiflam (4tabs).
* Disprin (6tabs).
* Norflox TZ &Lomofen (6 tabs).
* Digene (10 tabs).
* Omez/Rantadine (10 tabs).
* Crape Bandage (3-5 m).
* Gauge (1 small).
* Bandage (10 strips).
* cotton (1 small roll).
* Ors (10 packts).
* Betadine or any antiseptic cream.
* Moov/Volini spray.
* Waterproof over trousers and waterproof Jacket.
* Trekking Gaiters.
* Comfortable Backpack with good back support and accessibility (easy access).
* Backpack Rain cover.
* Hiking Pole.
* Good stretchable and Quick-dry Trek Pants.
* Light and warm base layer (Preferably Merino wool. It can be used over a long period of time and stinks less).
* Warm and waterproof Jacket (Preferably Down Jacket with one extra layer for waterproofing).
* Fleece for layer 2.
* Warm Socks (Preferably Merino wool. It can be used over a long period of time and stinks less).
* Trekking shoe with good grip, traction and a very good non-compressible mid-sole.
* Polarised Sunglasses.
* Warm hat.
* Small Daypack.
* Energy bars.
* 2 water bottles 1 litre each.
Day 1 : Dehradun to Lohajung; 9-10 hrs, 300km.
Day 2 : Lohajung to Didna; 5-6 hours, 6 km.
Day 3 : Didna to Bedni Bugyal or Ali Bugyal; 7-8 hours, 10 km.
Day 4 : Bedni Bugyal to Bhagwabasa; 7-8 hours, 10 km.
Day 5 : Bhagwabasa to Roopkund summit to Sheela Samundar; 7-8 hours, 7-8 km.
Day 6 : Sheela Samundar to dodang Base camp; 3 hours, 5 km.
Day 7 : Dodang Base camp to Ronti Saddle and back to Dodang Base camp; 6-7 hours, 8 km.
Day 8 : Dodang Base camp to Lata Kopri; 7-8 hours, 14 km.
Day 9 : Lata Kopri to Sotol; 5-6 hours, 12 km.
The drive from the foothills of the himalayas to the basecamp Dehradun is in itself a nice prelude to the trek.With its green cover, rivers flowing bt,Deodar forests and mountain panorama,it is worth every moment of it.
Upon reaching Lohajung, you are exposed to the magnificent Nanda Ghunti peak and if you’re having a good day you just might catch the exuberant colors of the Nanda Ghunti at dusk. Lohajung acts as the focal connection between the two astoundingly beautiful treks Roopkund and Brahmatal. It has a beauty of its own surrounded ancient trees of Rhododendron and alpines.
Dhari Devi is a temple located on the banks of the Alaknanda River between Srinagar and Rudraprayag in the Garhwal Region of Uttarakhand, India. The temple is home to the upper half of the idol of the goddess Dhari, while the lower half of the idol is located in Kalimath, where she is worshipped as a manifestation of the Goddess Kali.
Devprayag is a town in Tehri Garhwal district in the state of Uttarakhand, India, and is one of the Panch Prayag (five confluences) of Alaknanda River where Alaknanda and Bhagirathi rivers meet and take the name Ganga.
Lohajung is a small village, located in Chamoli district in Garhwal Himalayas. Lohajung is considered as a base camp for Roopkund Trek, Bedni Bugyal Trek, Brahamtal Trek, and many more.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hire a cab from Delhi to Dehradun, which takes around 4 hours. NH-72A from Chhutmalpur to Dehradun is the best route you may take. The cost of cab ranges from INR 9 to INR 97 per kilometre, depending upon the type of car. Ideal for families and groups.
Take a direct bus from Delhi to Dehradun, which takes around 6 hours. Deluxe, Volvo, semi-deluxe and ordinary Uttarakhand State buses depart every hour from ISBT, Kashmere Gate in New Delhi. There is also an overnight deluxe A/C service run by Uttarakhand Tourism. Dehradun ISBT bus stand is located about 5 km from the centre of the city. Ideal for backpackers and single travellers.
Take a direct Jan Shatabdi train from Delhi NDLS station to Dehradun railway station that takes around 6 hours. Dehradun railway station is located in the city centre. Train is the most comfortable and cost effective mode to travel to Dehradun from Delhi. Ideal for groups and families.
1. If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
2. If cancellations are made within 0-30 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
3. In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However no refund will be provided for the same.