Bagini Glacier Trek Overview

Located in the Nanda Devi National Park, Bagini is a beautiful glacier that is 14,816 feet above sea level. Showcasing your courage, there's a lot of adventure and excitement lies in store for you every day in this eight-day Bagini Glacier Trek. The adventurous trekking starts from Joshimath which is a town and from there you will head to Jumma and Ruing Village. The meandering path starting from the forest will take you up and down to enjoy the splendid beauty of Hathi Parvat, Ghori Parvat, and Bhumial God Temple.

Bagini Base Camp, which starts from Dronagiri Village, is the next stop of your Bagini Glacier Trek. Trekkers will be mesmerized by the beauty of Peaks, meadows, and landscapes. On your way to the base camp, you will see a peak named Rishi Peak, a highly acclaimed peak that seems to touch the sky. In the mesmerizing region of Garhwal Himalayas, Bagini glacier trek enables you to admire the astonishing beauty of Changbang, Rishi and Trishuli peaks. This trek is moderate to difficult and beyond the Gaumukh. The pleasing nature of the Himalayas is most captivating not only for its youthful beauty but also mysterious.

Quick Facts of Bagini Glacier Trek

Quick Facts of Bagini Glacier Trek

Maximum altitude: 14,816ft

Grade: Moderate to difficult trek

Duration: It takes 8 days to complete the trek from Haridwar to Haridwar.

Trekking distance: 43 Kms

Trail type: Round trail

Rail Head: Haridwar, Uttarakhand

Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun, 315 kms

Snow Season: November to January

Service from: Joshimath in Uttarakhand

Base Camp: Dronagiri Village - Bagini Base Camp

Best Season: Best time to go Bagini glacier trek is Summer (May-June) and after Monsoon (September-October)

Region: Garhwal Himalayas, Uttarakhand - India

Who can participate: Anyone in a good health condition

Short Itinerary for Bagini Glacier Trek

Day 1: Transfer from Haridwar Joshimath (250 kms)

Day 2: Joshimath- Jumma- Ruing Village (9,180 ft) and drive is about 1 hr

Day 3: A trekking of 8 kms through Hathi Parvat, Ghori Parvat, and Bhumial God Temple

Day 4: Trek to Dronagiri Village which is Bagini Base Camp (14,711 ft) via Longatulli

Day 5: Trek from Base Camp- Bagini Glacier (14,814 ft), back to Base camp

Day 6: Trek from Base Camp - Ruing Village (18 km) overnight stay camp

Day 7: Ruing Village - Jumma (3 km) (2 hours) and same-day drive to Joshimath

Day 8: Drive from Joshimath to Haridwar (276 km)

Bagini Glacier Trek Detailed Itinerary

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Day 1

Transfer from Haridwar to Joshimath (250 kms)

  • Reach Joshimath from Haridwar traveling 250 km by road.

  • Start your day early in the morning by visiting some famous places such as Devprayag, Rudraprayag, and Karnprayag and reach Jumma.

  • The trek starts from the town Jumma which is a one-hour ride from Joshimath.

General Trivia About Bagini Glacier Trek

General Trivia About Bagini Glacier Trek
  • Bagini glacier trek is at an elevation of 14,816ft above sea level which is surrounded by amazing peaks.

  • Mt. Dronagiri at an elevation of 7066m above sea level, a peak that looks like the crown of a great King, with close-up views of Rishi Parvat is a stunning view.

  • The Base camp of the stunning mountain - Changbang at 6864m, makes this trek a unique experience.

  • The history of the ruined Dronagiri village associated with Ramanayan, adds an interesting point to this trek. It is said that Shri Hanumanji raised the hill of Dronagiri when he was asked to bring Sanjeevani Booti for Lord Lakshmana, to revive him.

  • Another mythological story associated with the trek is that while gesturing to the top of a hill, some locals may be saying that this was the place where Lord Shiva carried Devi Sati on his back.

Know before you go for Bagini Glacier Trek

Tips for Bagini Glacier Trek
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Tips for Bagini Glacier Trek
  • Always carry medicine and a first-aid kit with you.

  • Climb uphill using microsteps

  • Water can be purified with betadine solution

  • When hiking, avoid wearing cotton clothes

  • Always follow the instructions of your tour guides and leaders.

  • You should carry dry snacks along with you to fill your appetite.

  • Children who are below 10 years are strictly prohibited from trekking.

Why to Go for Bagini Glacier Trek?

The Bagini glacier offers an mesmerizing trekking experience and the gorgeous glacier and the topographical landscape welcomes you warmly. A breathtaking sight will be the open fields, glacial lakes, and plains along its banks. The Rongpa tribe and their hospitality will always be remembered for a lifetime. On the way, you will get to see amazing views such as vibrant flowers, crystal clear streams, frosty summits, paths filled with cliffs and boulders, after seeing them all your tiredness will vanish in a moment.

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