Secrets of Uttarakhand's Skeleton Lake.

By: Suman Pant

Roopkund, known as the Skeleton Lake, is a glacial lake in Uttarakhand.

The lake contains mysterious human skeletons dating back to the 9th century.

The skeletons are believed to be from pilgrims or an army caught in a hailstorm.

The cold temperatures and high altitude preserve the skeletons.

Animal remains, including horses, have also been discovered at the lake.

DNA analysis revealed the cause of death: a severe hailstorm.

Roopkund sits at 5,029 meters above sea level, attracting adventurous trekkers.

The lake offers stunning views of Himalayan peaks like Trishul and Nanda Ghunti.

It remains an intriguing and scenic trekking destination in Uttarakhand.

Explore Roopkund's enigma while admiring the natural beauty of the region.