110 Km
Trail Length
5250 m/17220 ft
Highest Point

Ronty Saddle Cross Trek:

RTYP15F1– 6th Sep to 14th Sep’16 (Kathgodam to Haridwar)


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Fixed Departure Trek: Please see the “Fixed Departure Treks” link for the enitre schedule or click here

Customised Trek: We are pleased to offer customised tailor made trekking trips to Ronty Saddle and beyond for small group of people according to their preferred dates and service.

About Ronty Pass 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.





 Length: 10 days of trekking; Walking from Lohajung to Ronty Saddle via Roopkund and Homkund. Descend to Bhabisya Badri on the Dhauli Ganga valley (on Joshimath Malari road). Distance around 100Km. Kathgodam to Haridwar in 12 days.

 Access: Train from New Delhi/Kolkata to Kathgodam and then drive to Lohajung around 240 km via Almora, Kausani, Gwaldam, Tharali and Deval.

 Highest Point: Ronty Saddle ~ 5200m/17050ft ; Junargali Pass ~ 5000m/16400ft; Roopkund ~ 4850m/15900ft

 Grade: Difficult

 Prerequisite:  At least 2 Himalayan treks of which one must be high altitude one (~ 4500m) involving walking on snow and negotiating rough rocky terrain.

 Seasons: June & September

Further Option: An alternate descent from Ronty Saddle to Sutol via Silasmudra.

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.


8.30 AM – 9.30 AM: Transportation

Early morning start from Kathgodam and reach Lohajung. 220 Km and may take 10 hours. Night stay in lodge.

9.30 AM – 11.00 AM: Training

Trek starts, trek to Didna, 10 Km 4/5 hours. Night stay at Homestay.

11.00 AM – 2.00 PM: Surfing

Trek to Bedni Bugiyal. Camp overnight. 12 Km, 6/7 hours. Camp

2 PM – 2.30 PM: Meals

Trek to Baguabasa. Camp. 10 Km, 5/6 hours. Overnight in tent.

2.30 PM – 4.30 PM: Surfing

Trek to Sila Samudra via Roopkund and Junargali Pass. 12 Km, 8/9 hours. Camp.

4.30 PM – 5.30 PM: Surfing

Trek to Dodang. 8 Km, 5/6 hours. Camp.

5.30 PM – 6.30 PM: Return

Trek to Ronti Saddle via Homkund and then descent to Ronti Gad. 10 Km, 6/7 hours. Camp.

5.30 PM – 6.30 PM: Return

Trek to Nandaghunti Base camp area. 12 Km , 6/7 hours. Camp

5.30 PM – 6.30 PM: Return

Trek to Shepherds camp/Kharak camp. 14 Km, 6/7 hours.

5.30 PM – 6.30 PM: Return

Trek to Subhai Gaon/Bhabisya Badri temple. Road head is another one and half Km down. May take up to 4 hours. Take the car and drive 25 Km to Joshimath. Night stay in Hotel/Lodge etc.

5.30 PM – 6.30 PM: Return

Rest day/Buffer day. We will use it if required.

5.30 PM – 6.30 PM: Return

From Joshimath by car reach Haridwar. 10 hours. Reach by 8 pm in the evening.

P.S. : The distances and altitudes are indicative and may not be exact.

photos are taken and shared by independent trekker Jyoti prakash Gupta.

For more pictures of the route please check the following link:


CLICK HERE For List of Things to Carry in Ronty Pass (Saddle Cross) Trek OR DOWNLOAD PDF BROCHURE.

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  • We assume that you have read and understood the “Terms & Conditions” before any payment.
  • To book for a Fixed Departure or Customised Trek you need to pay 25% of the Trek Cost as the initial “Booking Amount”. You can pay by Online Transfer/Draft. This will ensure your participation in the desired trek. You need to pay the remaining amount at a later stage.


  • “Booking Amount” i.e. 25% of the Trek Cost is Non-Refundable at any stage.
  • If you cancel a trek before 15 days, we will refund 75% of the Trek Cost.
  • If you cancel a trek before 14 days to 7 days, we will refund 50% of the Trek Cost.
  • If you cancel a trek before 6 to 1 days there will be NO REFUND.
  • In case of any unforeseen incident including but not limited to natural calamities like flood, earthquake, landslide, forest fire or any political unrest, if we are compelled to cancel the trek/trip, you will be entitled to redeem the full amount for the same/similar kind of trek/trip within next one year.

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