According to a legend Parvatiji and Shiva was passing by this area after a successful fight with demons. Parvatiji was thirsty and Shiva created lake for her. When Parvatiji bent over the lake to quench her thirst, she could see her beautiful reflection in clear water of lake - thus the lake got name "Roopkund".
Roopkund, known as Mysterious and Skeletons Lake. Famous for the hundreds of human skeletons found around lake. It lies in the lap of Trishul massif.
Researchers have concluded that the skeletons are the remains of people killed in a sudden, violent hailstorm in the 9th century. Because of the human skeletons, the lake has been called Skeleton Lake in recent times.
It is not identified that, where the group was headed. Also not historical evidence of any trade routes in this area. Roopkund is an important religious place on route of the Nanda Devi Raj Jat. Nanda Devi Raj Jat festivities taking place once every twelve years. Yatra is dedicated to Goddess Nanda and large number of people from Garhwal and Kumaon take part in this tough holy yatra.
Bonus: Places while returning from Roopkund lake
Descending route to Minfar covers fascinating views of entire trek route. Perfect route while returning. One can enjoy the full view of Bedini Bugyal and complete view of entire trek route.