Roopkund has become a tourist destination, however, this strange place is covered with ice and snow for most of the year. When it is thawed, you must undertake a 3-4 day trek starting from Gwaldum in Chamoli district to get there by hiking, as there are no roads to its location. Even so, many visitors come each year to witness and investigate the bizarre sight.
Because of the tourism, a growing concern about the regular loss of skeletons has occurred. It is feared that if steps are not taken to conserve them, the skeletons may gradually vanish, as it is reported that tourists have a habit of taking skeletal remains in large numbers. The district magistrate of Chamoli District has recommended that the area be protected, and governmental agencies have since made efforts to develop the area as an eco-tourism destination, to preserve the remainder of the skeletons.