Area: Garhwal Himalayas
Duration: 09 Days (3 day travel/6 days trekking)
Best Season: Mid May - Mid October
Total Trekking: 65 K.M
If you are looking for some adventure in trekking, experience the trek to Bagini Glacier. This is a route where, you will have to face numerous challenges, but the nature goddess is dressed in such a dress that you will find that the queen of the world is before you to give you a boon. Top peaks, like Kalanka and Dunagiri will be peeping through the crowd of snow covered peaks, giving you the honour of the chief guest to the kingdom of Mountain-king. Excellent lakes and grassy lands in the route will remind you again and again that Uttarakhand is the land of Shiva, the time god. Bloomy floras in the meadows and excellent hamlets, refreshed by the clear stream water will keep on smiling, so that you can feel the heartily welcome of Nature, in her own region. The overall experience of the trip is beyond your wildest imaginations, not only for the adventure you faced, but for the energy you gained from the solace of almighty nature.
While crossing the hanging bridge over the Bagini Glacier, you are sure to hear the sounds of your heart beat. They will respond to you with such loud voice, that the hills will also be able to listen those. Route from Dronagiri to Bagini is mesmerizing with flowery blooms and high altitude peaks, standing high to proof that they are touching the sky. Just think once, how will you fill when you are walking through the Himalayas, as if it is your own house, and smells of alpines and hilly toxic flowers are carried to you, especially for you, by the wild winds. Such raw and wild feelings are waiting for you in this trek. You will not have to wait for that anymore. Even there is no need to imagine those. They are before you and with all the blooms and blessings of the Mother Nature.
The trek route is neither too easy, not that much tough, as it is beyond the Gaumukh. However, it is better to take a guide with you, if you are not having rigorous experience of climbing the Himalayas. Nature, while roaming in the Himalayas, is not only most enchanting for her youthful beauty, but she is timid and mysterious too. Experiences of her beauty will be clarified to you, once you will find the Changbang and Kalanka, staring at you with childhood bewilder, but mysteries will reveal to you at times, which is beyond your imagination. Yellow and purple flowers all along the route will nod their head expressing their pleasure for your arrival at the spot. However, do not forget that this is the land of the Gods. So, mythological stories will surely cover a bigger percentage of your note book.
The route will be having many mythological short scripts. Some of the local people will be saying, showing some hill top, it was the place where Shiva held Maa Sati, on his back; that was the place where Prajapati Daksh conducted the Sacrifice. So keep noting them, they will fill your diary with lovely enchants.
Best time to travel to Bagini Glacier Trek is in summers (May – June) and Post Monsoon (September – mid October).
Summers: The weather of Bagini Glacier Trek remains salubrious and pleasing during summers. The Himalayas are distinctly visible and the cool breeze adds charm to the vacation. Carry woolens with you.
Post Monsoon: Serenity and solitude are at its best during post monsoon at Bagini Glacier Trek. The region is blessed with snowfall during winters and the accommodation options also remain few. But you can see the best of Bagini Glacier Trek during post monsoon as it looks like Heaven on earth.
Located in the Nanda Devi National Park at an elevation of 14816 feet from sea level, Bagini is a beautiful glacier, bestowed with the presence of flora and fauna. From the glacier, one can get the stunning view of peaks like Dunagiri peak (7,066 m), Changa Banga peak (6,864 m) and Kalanka peak.
Nearest Railhead: Haridwar (270 kms)
Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun (260 kms)
By Road: Joshimath is the major town for Bagini Glacier trek which is well connected by road to major town of Garhwal Himalaya
In the morning catch AC Shatabdi Express Train for Haridwar at 06:50 hrs. Arrival at Haridwar by 11:25 hrs and here meet our guide and transfer to Rishikesh, check in to hotel. Later visit the Laxman Jhoola, Ram Jhoola, Parmarth Niketan, Swarga Ashram and an evening visit the Ganga Ghat for world famous Aarti ceremony on river Ganges. Overnight stay at hotel at Rishikesh.
After breakfast get ready for our next destination to Joshimath via Devprayag (confluence of Bhagirathi & Alaknanda River, from here the holy Ganges start), Rudraprayag, Karnprayag & Chamoli. Arrival at Joshimath by evening, check in to hotel. Overnight stay.
After breakfast, we shall drive to Jumma by jeep and from here begin our trekking to Ruing Village (about 3kms). Overnight stay at Ruing Village.
Our second day of trekking will begin from Ruing Village and today, we shall be walking towards Dronagiri village (8kms from Ruing Village). Night stay at Dronagiri Village.
After breakfast today, we will attempt steep ascending towards Bagini Base Camp. It is a10kms trek between the two destinations. Overnight stay at Bagini Base Camp.
After early morning breakfast, we will leave for Changbang Base Camp from Bagini Base Camp. It is a 12 to 14kms trek. We shall also attempt climbing up to advance base camp. By evening we shall try to make it back to Bagini Base Camp. Camping and overnight stay at Bagini Base Camp.
By following the same route, we will return back to Ruing Village. It will be an 18kms trek.
From Jumma, a 3kms trek will lead back to Jumma and from there we shall drive to Joshimath. Overnight stay at Joshimath.
We will drive back to Haridwar from Joshimath today right after the breakfast. From Haridwar we will catch AC Shatabdi express train for Delhi at 18:05 hrs. Arrival at Delhi by 22:45 hrs.
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You should book Bagini Glacier Trek well in advance so that you get ample amount of time to prepare well for the trek.
There will be pony/porter that will carry your backpack while on trek; you only need to carry your small knapsack.
Once you book your trek with us we will give you a list of things to carry and the total weight should not cross 12 Kgs.
Our pick up and drop point for Bagini Glacier Trek is New Delhi train station at platform no. 16. We will send you the train ticket and you can board train from there to Haridwar. At Haridwar our guide will pick you from train station and then from there your tour will start.
We always have an experience trekking guide who leads the trek.
Our group size is minimum 4 people and maximum 12 people with mix of men and women.
Bagini Glacier Trek is a moderate trek with a maximum altitude of 14820ft (4520m) minimum age required is 12 years.
In the month of May & June the temperature during the trek can go as low as 2 Degree Celsius during the night and September – Mid October also in minus by night and morning which will further decrease the temperature.
We plan our treks in such a way that after 6-8 hours of trekking we reach next camp in between 14:00 – 15:00 hrs time and normally trek a distance of 10-15 Kms a day.
If we have to extend the trek because of the reasons which beyond our control then additional charge may apply which are of hotel stay and food.
Diamox is indeed very helpful, but it's advisable to consult the doctor first.
Yes, it is a safe trek for girls.
Different shoes are suitable for different kinds of treks, depending on the weather, trail condition as well as duration of the trek. For warm and dry terrains, you can choose low-ankle hiking shoes. Trek boots are best for the rugged and cold condition. Trekking on the glaciers and extensive snow, on the other hand, will require trek boots with crampon-ready features. Any footwear brand that provides ankle support and comes with crampon-ready features is considered as the best for trekking.
While trekking, we serve vegetarian food rich in protein, carbohydrates and highly nutritious. Sometimes, we surprise our trekkers with tasty treats like pakora, local food, etc.
Yes, it's completely safe for drinking and even for cooking, but, to be on the safer side we always carry filters and chlorine tablets
Vehicles like Mahindra Bolero, Tata Sumo, Scorpio, Max, and Tempo Traveller are suitable for a ride on damaged Himalayan roads.
We guarantee that even if that there will one trekker we will go on that date.
Trekking on high Himalayan altitudes is always a rewarding experience. However, it is important that you should keep your safety in mind. Emergencies, like illness, AMS, storms, missteps, landslides and even avalanches, are rare but can happen anytime during the trekking, so be prepared for any random goof-ups. To deal with any emergencies your guides, who are an expert mountaineers will be there for your rescue. Your tour guide will always carry a first aid kit to deal with any medical emergencies. In the case of some rescue operation, extra charges will be borne by the trekkers.
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