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Trail type: Circular; returns to base camp. Altitude: Roopkund: 15,750 feet (4,800 mts). Junargali 16,000 ft (4,878 mts, highest point) Base Camp: Village Lohajung (Chamoli District, Uttarakhand) Best Season: May 3rd week to June end; Mid September to October end. Temperature in May, Jun : Day: 15° to 20°C. Night: 4° to 7°C. Temp at highest camp, Bhagwabasa: Day 5°C to 10°C. Night: 3° to -2°C. Rains: Rainy season is from the second week of July to mid September. May/June is not the rainy season but afternoon showers are very common in the mountains. These are not the monsoon rains. Temperature in Sept and Oct : Day: 13° to 20°C. Night: 2° to 7°C. Temp at highest camp, Bhagwabasa: Day 3°C to 10°C. Night: 3° to -4°C. Snow: High snow in May from Kalu Vinayak onwards. Decreases in June. Comfortable snow during the last half of June. September has little snow. In the first week of October, the first winter snow is likely to fall in the upper reaches. Usually melts in a few days.