Lohajung is a small village, located in Chamoli district in Garhwal Himalayas. Lohajung is considered as a base station for Roopkund Trek, Bedni Bugyal Trek, Brahamtal Trek, and many more. This place lies at a height of about 2350 metres above the sea level. 

There are many fields of Chaulai (a crop mainly used to make vegetable) around the village. They have grown in different colours pink, red, yellow and there is lot of greenery around the village. So, entire village looks very colourful. You can also enjoy the gigantic mountain ranges and the beautiful sunset vision.

Lohajung is a gateway for your trekking journey. It gives a magical view of the mountains, which is the key factor for all the trekkers. After reaching here, you can start your adventure trekking trip next day morning after having breakfast.

Activities in Lohajung

Village Tourism: Lohajung and Wan are the last villages which one encounters before starting their trek to the higher latitudes of Garhwal Mountains. One can walk around the villages and learn about their way of life, customs and festivals of the locals.

Camping: Being a vast land of green pastures, Lohajung is an ideal place to camp and enjoy the beauty of nature. Camping is an amazing experience to have with friends when you are surrounded in the lap of nature.

Treks from Lohajung

Lohajung is the base camp to various treks into the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. The treks to Roopkund, Brahmatal and Bedni Bugyal are some of the popular treks that start from Lohajung.

Roopkund Trek: The track to Roopkund passes through some of the stunning and exotic landscape of Himalayas with long stretch of oak forest and snow fields. This Valley is surrounded by a stunning view of Trisul (7120 meters) and Nanda Ghunti (6310 meters). Roopkund is often called Mystery Lake or Skeleton Lake because hundreds of skeleton were found around the lake.

Brahamtal Trek: Himalayas offers few treks in winter that are as adventurous and stunning. One of them is Brahmatal. The amount of snow at the trek attracts every trekker. The trekkers are awed by the views of summits over 7000 metres. This is one among the easy treks in winters. During summers when snow melts, the trail with rocky terrain becomes difficult to trek.

Bedni Bugyal TrekThis trek offers the best view of the Trisul Parvat. It is located at the border of Kumaon and Gharwal in Chamoli district. It is situated at an altitude 3,354mts above sea level. This trek passes through lush green grassy land, conifer forest clinging into the slopes of hills and steep climbs.

Roopkund Homkund Ronti Saddle Trek: Homkund is a high altitude mountain located in Chamoli District. From here you can see two prominent Himalayan peaks, Trishul and Nanda Ghunti. Homkund is the final destination of Nanda Jat Yatra, which commences after every 12-years.The trek, further continues via Ronti Saddle & Channia Ghat to end in Sutol.

Staying in Lohajung

Lohajung is a small hamlet at Garhwal hills situated at an elevation of 2,300 metres and is a base camp for various treks to the higher altitudes. Due to influx of trekkers, few budget guesthouses and lodges have mushroomed at Lohajung to accommodate the trekkers. Some trekkers prefer to camp at a campsite and spend the nights in the tents.

Lohajung Food Guide

There are only few shops and couple of local restaurants that serve tea,snacks and popular north Indian dishes.

How to reach Lohajung

There are two routes for Lohajung. One is from Kathgodam and another from Haridwar/Rishikesh. You can choose one of the as per your convienence.

From Haridwar: You can reach Haridwar by train. This root is long but rewarding as it passes through popular hill stations of Garhwal region. After reaching Haridwar you can take a bus or hire a taxi.
 Places to Visit during Drive: Haridwar / Risikesh - Devprayag - Srinagar - Rudraprayag - Karanprayag - turn right to Tharali - Deval - Mundoli - Lohajung.

From Kathgodam: Another route starts from Kathgodam. You can reach Kathgodam through Railways. If you start your journey from kathgodam, then you take a bus or hire a taxi from Kathgodam to Lohajung. This root offers you the popular hill stations of Kumaon region.

Places to Visit during Drive: Kathgodam - Ranikhet - Kausani - Gwaldam - Dewal - Lohajung.

  • There are two routes for reaching Lohajung. One is from Kathgodam and another is from Haridwar/Rishikesh.
  • It is wise to check with local authorities, tour guides or tour operators about the weather and road conditions during monsoons before you actually start your trek.
  • Make sure you are trekking in a group of two or more. Trekking alone, especially when the person doesn’t have enough experience, could be risky. Also, make sure you have informed someone about your outing back home.
  • Being a relative obscure hamlet amidst the Garhwal hills, there is no ATM, Petrol Pump station or even a restaurant at Lohajung. Trekkers are expected to get money and fuel before proceeding towards Lohajung.

Lohajung is famous for?

Lohajung is famous among tourist as Trekking Base Camp.

Lohajung is popular destination for following activities/ interests - Base Camp (Trek), Others.

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