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Vasundhara Asan

5.0

I along with my uncle went on this trekking expedition in Himalayas. We arrived at Joshimath on our first day, it was a very beautiful day. Just had th...

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Jitender Sethi

4.0

Firstly a huge thanks to the guys of HeyHimalyas for taking care of everything. They have very well arranged the package and even customized our tour w...

Overview

About the Destination:

A perfect blend of natural beauty and the snow-capped mountains Bagini Glacier trek makes a perfect trek for the ones who are looking for some adventure. Safely hidden from the eyes of onlookers Bagini Glacier will take you through some of the untouched natural beauty of the region. Perched at a height of 14816 feet from sea level, Bagini Glacier allows you to feast your eyes on the mighty Dunagiri, Changa Banga and Kalanka peaks. 

For reaching the Bagini Glacier you will be trekking for around 43 km. During your trek, you will come across some winsome grassy stretches streaked with vibrant flowers, crystal clear streams, sights of frosty summits, rocks and boulder ridden paths, quaint hamlets and more. This magnificent trek takes you through the land of Gharwal Himalayas and with the picture-perfect views of the mountains and the stunning peaks.  As you keep continuing your trek, you will come across the view of the glacier which originates from Changabang and Trishuli Peaks. Then on the westward side, you will see the Bagini River which shines brilliantly. 

Witness the conjoining of the Dunagiri Glacier Waters flowing down from Purbi Dronagiri ridge. Spend some time witnessing the beauty of the whole surrounding. The Jumma village is another quaint little town that is something which you will see during this trek. The crystal clear streams, sights of frosty summits, rocks and boulder ridden paths, quaint hamlets will definitely make your trekking expedition a special one.

About the Trek:

Bagini Glacier trek is known as a trekker’s delight and trekkers from all over the world come to enjoy the experience of trekking here. Famous as the region of winsome grassy stretches streaked with vibrant flowers this trek takes you through some of the beautiful views of the region. Starting from Joshimath you will head out for the Jumma and Ruing village. As you keep continuing your trek you will come across the meandering trails that take you through the forest and pass through the rhododendron and deodar plants.  

Keep continuing and you will reach your Bagini Base Camp. Behold the amazing sights of the meadows and stunning landscapes. Witness the beckoning Rishi Peak from your base camp and then continue trekking through the concrete bridge over the Bagini Nala. Your trekking trail will consist of rocks and boulder which will be a bit difficult here. Marvel at the sight of Satminal, Hardeul and Rishi Pahar views. 

As you keep continuing your trek you will get a chance to witness the majestic sunrise from the summit.  Bagini Glacier trek is now a popular trekking destination for the trekkers. Not just you will find adventure seekers you will also find the shutterbugs and the nature lovers coming here. Get ready explore the beauty of this region this time while you head out for this amazing trek.

Bagini Glacier trek Highlights:

-Bagini Glacier trek takes you through the journey of the most enchanting beauty of the region in a period of 8 days.

-Get a chance to witness the magnificent peaks of Changa Banga and Kalanka peaks as you keep continuing your trek.

-Catch the glimpse of the famous Satminal, Hardeul and Rishi Pahar during your trek.

-Explore the exotic flora and fauna of this region. Witness the wild goats, leopard and variety of birds during your trek.

-Enjoy camping under the clear night sky high up in the mountains and the warm bonfire makes your evening cosier.


Quick Facts:

Temperature: April-June: 15 to 20 Degrees (Day) & 7 to -2 Degrees (Night)
                       September-October: 10 to 15 Degrees (Day) & 5 to -5 (Night)

Trekking Distance:  43km

Maximum Altitude: 14,816ft

Difficulty Level: Moderate 

Railway Station: Haridwar is the nearest railway station 

Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Arrival at Joshimath

    Reach Joshimath from Haridwar by road. A halt at Joshimath is advised as you cannot reach Jumma from Haridwar directly.

    In case you desire to start from Haridwar in the morning, you can sink in the sights of places like Devprayag, Srinagar, Rudraprayag and Karnprayag while passing.

    If time permits, you can pay homage to some places of worships such as Badrinarayan and Rajeshwari Devi temples.

    Night can be spent at one of the guest houses.

    Overnight stay at guesthouse.

  • Day 2 - Joshimath – Jumma - Ruing Village (9, 180 ft) (Drive 1 hr)

    Drive from Joshimath to Jumma Village (located on the Tibetan border).

    You would have to buy kerosene and groceries and other requirements beforehand at Joshimath.

    Along the drive, come across some quaint little villages.

    Your Bagini Glacier trekking would begin at Jumma Village by crossing a bridge over the river.

    Brace yourself for fierce wind. Post a mild ascent, reach Ruing Village.

    For night stay, you can either camp at the panchayat ghar if it is permitted by the village or pitch tent 3 kms further on a grassy clearing situated at the base of the Dronagiri Mount.

    Overnight stay at the camps.

  • Day 3 - Hathi Parvat, Ghori Parvat, Bhumial God temple

    Today start with a great breakfast and the enjoy a meandering path that goes up and down. The road also goes through a forest.

    Along the way, feast your eyes on dreamy and snow-capped peaks of Hathi Parvat and Ghori Parvat.

    Reach the intriguing Dronagiri Village, in ruins and inhabited. You can pitch your tent at the outskirts of the village that is illuminated due to solar lights.

    You can also visit the Bhumial God temple close by and witness the views of Bhumial God temple.

    Overnight stay at the camps.

  • Day 4 - Dronagiri Village - Bagini Base camp (14, 711 ft) via Longatulli

    Get ready for the adventure on your fourth day through the meandering pass, sight of Rishi peak, crossing a concrete bridge over the Bagini Nala, through rock and boulder ridden path.

    You can make a halt for a bit at a grassy patch with a crystal clear stream passing by.

    Next halt is at Longatulli camping ground, a 3 hours hike from Bagini lower camp site.

    Get refreshed with the views of mesmerising peaks such as Satminal, Hardeul and Rishi pahar.

    You can camp overnight either at the Bagini main base camp (further up the mountains) or Advanced Bagini base camp that has an unmarked trail leading up to it.

    Overnight stay at the camps.

  • Day 5 - Bagini Glacier (14, 814 ft) - Back to Base camp

    Today, brace yourself for a challenging Bagini Glacier trekking and Changbang trek.

    Wake up in wee hours of the morning to be better prepared and witness the stunning sunrise at the Changbang camp site.

    Along the way, come across glacier drifts, moraines and ravines.

    Once you reach the Bagini Glacier, cuddled between stunning peaks, let yourself be enchanted by the divine vision.

    Set off to Changbang, the final destination.

    Head back to Bagini base camp by following the same route.

    Overnight stay at the camps.

  • Day 6 - Base camp -Ruing Village

    Today will be an easier day for you.

    You will follow the same route you took to reach the base camp.

    Descend for around 18 kms through Longatulli to reach Dronagiri Village and later Ruing Village.

    Set camp for the night at Ruing Village.

    Overnight stay at the camps.

  • Day 7 - Ruing Village – Jumma - Joshimath

    Take a descent of three hours to Jumma Village.

    From here you will be driven to Joshimath.

    It’s time to relax and recover from the trek.

    Night can be spent at one of the guest houses.

    Overnight stay at the guesthouse.

  • Day 8 - Transfer from Joshimath to Haridwar

    You can take an early transport to Haridwar.

    If you wish, you can experience the charming town of Joshimath for a bit.

    This will mark the end of Bagini Glacier trek journey.

    End of tour.

Stay

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  • Accommodation will be provided in Tents, Guest Houses and Camps

Meal

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  • All Meals Included
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  • Veg & Egg Dishes Only

Activity

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  • Trekking
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  • Camping

Other Inclusions

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  • Equipment required for the treks
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  • Permits
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  • First aid medical kits and oxygen cylinder
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  • Charges of qualified trek leader, guide and support staff
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  • Transport from Haridwar to Joshimath and return

Transport

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  • Transport from Haridwar to Joshimath base camp and return by Tata Sumo, Max or equivalent vehicle.

Things To Carry

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  • Back pack of 60 ltr -70ltr. They should come with comfortable shoulder straps, frame, and back pack cover.
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  • Waterproof trekking shoes that are high ankle and have a good grip
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  • 2 synthetic /waterproof Track Pants, T-shirts - 3 full sleeve
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  • 1 Fleece jacket would be ideal; a woollen sweater would be an alternative
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  • 1 Wind proof jacket, 1 Heavy jacket, Thermal Inners
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  • 2 pairs cotton socks, 2 pairs woollen socks, 2 pair water proof hand gloves
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  • Woollen cap/ Balaclava
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  • Sun Cap, Sun protection cream, Sun glasses – Dark with side cover, it should be U/V protected
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  • Head Torch with extra batteries
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  • 2 Water bottle- one litre each

Advisory

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  • Do not bring non-bio gradable materials
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  • Pay heed to the instructions given by the trek leader and guide
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  • Consumption of alcohol and other intoxicating substances are strictly prohibited
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  • Do check with your doctor if you are medically fit for the trek
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  • There are four men tents but three people will be accommodating in one tent.

Cancellation Policy

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  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made 15-30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made within 0-15 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However no refund will be provided for the same.

Refund Policy

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  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days

Confirmation Policy

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  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking
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  • In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
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  • Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking and a full refund will be processed.

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    Story by Vasundhara Asan

     Rated : 5.0

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    I along with my uncle went on this trekking expedition in Himalayas. We arrived at Joshimath on our first day, it was a very beautiful day. Just had the best team with me when I went for the trek. Our guide was was just amazing, sweet, funny and respectful. We passed through many small villages and camped at the Panchayat ghar. It was our best nigh there, we even chatted with the Local people, they were great people to heard lot of local stories. We passed through dense forest and saw the Dronagiri Village which was now inhabitated. We enjoyed each and every moment of this 8 day trek experience. The trek is bit difficult ,but if you are a beginner than do the trek with experienced trekkers as it becomes challenging at various points. Food and accommodation during the trek was awesome. We also made some new friends and had lot of fun.

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    Story by Jitender Sethi

     Rated : 4.0

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    Firstly a huge thanks to the guys of HeyHimalyas for taking care of everything. They have very well arranged the package and even customized our tour when we wanted to travel from Haridwar. Food was average and accommodation was perfect. Our guide cum trek leader Darshan and cook Sumit was really great guys. Sumiit made was some great dishes and Darshan was really helpful while we were walking on the snow. He was showing us the easiest path. The view of the glacier was something which I will remember forever. But do keep in mind to take your meds with you as it can get very cold at night. For me it was a great experience. I would rate 4 out of 5 for this trek.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    1. What is the best time to go for Bagini Glacier Trek?

      Summer and Autumn are the best seasons to do Bagini Glacier trek. From early May to mid-June and from late September to mid-October are the most suitable months having moderate climate and beautiful snow-capped peaks in its view. It is best to avoid monsoon time for trekking at Bagini Glacier.

    2. What is the difficulty level of Bagini Glacier Trek?

      Bagini glacier trek is considered to be a moderate to difficult trek. With a height of about 14816 feet, it has very tricky tracks and trails. Boulders, rock stones and narrow paths trail to its interior villages and the forest making the glacier very tough to trek. Only a physical fit and mentally strong person can conquer the trek and undertake the tough routes easily.

    3. What clothing or equipment do we need to carry from our side for this trek?

      It is important to carry the necessary clothing and equipments needed for the trek. A few essential that you need to take on the trip include: Jeans or trekking pants, shirts or T shirts, windproof jackets, warm and thick fleece, woollen sweater, thermal inner wear, socks, scarves, woollen gloves etc as clothing essentials to bear the chilling cold weather at Bagini Glacier trek. Comfortable trekking shoes, lightweight floater or sandals, raincoat, water bottle, caps and hats, sunglasses, torch, medicines, personal toiletries, comfortable backpack bag, waterproof covers or bags etc are a few essential to be taken from your side.

    4. Which type of shoes should I carry on the trek to Bagini Glacier?

      Bagini Glacier Trek offers a long trekking route and to complete the long stretches, you would definitely need comfortable trekking shoes. It is necessary to carry the perfect trekking shoes for the Kuari trek. Please avoid formal shoes, which you would get to your work every day. At the same time, also avoid the sport shoes which have the spikes at the bottom. Special shoes like Forclaz shoes 100 or 500 which are comfortable for trekking that help you have a nice grip and ankle support is recommended for Kuari Pass Trek. But make sure, it is comfortable. Uncomfortable shoes can damage your experience.

    5. Can I have liquor or smoke while we're on the trek?

      No, the most important aspect of trekking is control. One should have a sound mindset to make through the difficult forest phase and there would be blind curves while in the trek. Usage of smoke and alcohol will seriously damage the overall function of the body. You will lose control and face some serious consequences. So, it is advisable to refrain from smoking and drinking. It will also make you dehydrated and you won't be able to complete your trek.

    6. How is Bagini Glacier Trek weather?

      The weather keeps changing as per the climate. In summer and autumn, the weather at Bagini Glacier is comfortable and moderately cold. From April to June, day temperature will be 15-20 degree Celsius and at night, it comes down to -2 degree Celsius. From September to October, the day time will have a temperature of 15- 10 degree Celsius and at night, it will reach -5 degree Celsius.

    7. Is Diamox advisable?

      Bagini Glacier Trek is perfect for those who love adventure. Yes, Diamox is advisable. Trekkers who have acclimation issues to the weather and altitude can take a dose of Diamox. But if you find any symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness which includes a headache, nausea and vomiting then inform your trek leader and take a tablet. During your trek, each of the campsites hold first aid kit and fully equipped cylinders for critical situations.

    8. How do I get in shape?

      A proper fit body is required to complete the Bagini Glacier Trek. To get the perfect shape, you need to do the following to attain a perfectly fit shaped body. A proper cardio vascular structure is needed for doing this trek for crossing slippery roads and gradual climbs through forest ranges, high altitude landscapes and rough terrains. For making your lungs work properly during the trek and get sufficient oxygen intake, then you need to follow some exercises that will help your cardiovascular systems function properly. Start with jogging every day and daily increase the distance and speed. Simple exercises like squats, skipping, swimming will also be perfect for your muscles and flexibility. Stretching exercises can also be of done while shaping your body to do this trek.

    9. What are washroom/toilet facilities like on the trek?

      During the Bagini Glacier Trek, you will come across toilet tents which are waterproof. The toilet tents will be 2 to 4 tents depending on the size of the group. The toilets tents will have a deep pit for your nature calls. You will also have a mound of soil and a shovel to cover it up which you can do it yourself. This is the most hygienic way available in the wild. Toilet paper is the better advisable than wet wipes

    10. What kind of physical fitness will be required to do Bagini Glacier Trek?

      The Bagini Glacier Trek difficulty level is quite high. To overcome the pressure, you will need a lot of energy and for this, you must be highly fit and trained. For good physical fitness with better cardiovascular endurance that is necessary to climb up the summit through slippery routes and flexibility, you need to exercise daily. To gain the perfect physical fitness to partake in the trek, you can do some short exercises at home like indoor exercises. Start with jogging for a short distance and gradually, increase the speed and distance. Stretching, skipping, sets of squats, lunges etc to stretch your muscles which will help you carry the backpack and do the trek easily.

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