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Bagini Glacier Trekking Tour ex-Haridwar

Package Duration 9 Days / 8 Nights
Package Starts From Haridwar to Haridwar
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Package Highlights

  • Duration: 9 Days
  • Trekking Grade: Moderate
  • Max Altitude: 14,816 Ft.
  • Approx Trekking Km: 43 Kms

Bagini Glacier runs down northwards from Changabang & Trishuli peaks (in North-West rim of Nanda-Devi Sanctuary) and then the Bagini melt river turns westwards where it is joined by Dunagiri Glacier waters running down from Purbi-Dronagiri ridge. Further west, it is joined by the Lampak stream and finally flows into the Dhauli-Ganga, just north of Jumma Village.

Note: Bagini Glacier fix departure batch there will be 15 trekkers including Male and female. Minimum age for the Bagini Trek is 14 years and maximum depends on fitness level.

Best Time to Trek: 
Pre Monsoon Season: April last week to June end
Post monsoon Season: September 2nd week to Nov first week.

Pick Up and Drop Point
Our pick up point is Haridwar railway station at 6.30 in the morning and after the trek we drop at Haridwar station 5:00 in the evening. Transport from Haridwar to Joshimath base camp and return by Tata Sumo, Max or equivalent vehicle and in each vehicle share by the seven (6-7) participant.

Bagini Glacier Short Trekking Itinerary
Day 1: Haridwar to Joshimath.
Day 2: Joshimath to Jumma & trek to ruin village (3 kms, 9, 180 ft).
Day 3: Ruing Village to Dronagiri Village (8 kms, 11, 844 ft).
Day 4: Dronagiri village to Longatulli (14, 711 ft, 6 kms).
Day 5: Langatuli to Basecamp( 5 kms trek)
Day 6: Base camp to Bagini Glacier and Back to Base camp (10kms, 14, 814 ft).
Day 7: Base camp to Ruing Village (18 kms).
Day 8: Ruing Village to Joshimath( 3 km trek, 45 km drive)
Day 9: Joshimath to Rishikesh.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1
Haridwar to Joshimath

StayHotelDrive256 km

Meet us at Haridwar Railway Station in the morning 6:00 am, we will start our journey to Joshimath via Devprayag, Srinagar, Rudrapryag, Karnprayag. Breakfast and lunch on the way (not included in the package). Night Stay in Joshimath Guest house.

Check out: How to reach Haridwar

Day 2
Joshimath - Jumma (44 kms drive) and Trek to Ruing Village (3 km trek)

Drive44 kmTrek3 kmStayCampingAlt2800 m

The Trek starts from village Jumma which is an hour ride from Joshimath.Trek Ration and kerosene can be picked up from Joshimath, as further up things get dearer by the metre. The ride from from Joshimath to Jumma is part bumpy and part smooth. Tapovan, Reni, Lata, Suraithota, Phagti are many villages which fall on the way. In between Suraithota and Jumma the road is in par with the Dhauliganga River, which makes it a good watch in autumn, but will surely play havoc during the merciless monsoon months. If you want to stack kerosene Suraithota is a good option. Jumma is near the Tibetan border so during afternoon there will be a fierce wind, blowing you off your feet as soon as you alight from your vehicle.

The trail starts with a steel suspension bridge over the Dhauliganga after which the ascent of Ruing begins. The road to Ruing is mildly steep through the forest. It’s about 3 kms from Jumma to Ruing and won't take more than 2-3 hours. Staying at Ruing is a bit tricky; you can stay at the panchayat ghar. If the village elders permit the trek team to camp there for the night, nevertheless another option is to hike further 2-3 km from Ruing and reach small grassland just before the ascent of Dronagiri.

The place has two distinct advantages, one you get closer to Dronagiri and it would be easy for you to negotiate the herculean climb through the landslide and second this place has a nearby stream so a good natural place to camp.

Day 3
Ruing Village - Dronagiri Village

Alt2800 mAlt3610 mStayCamping

Starts with the same type of trail (trail from Jumma to Ruing). It’s a well laid path through the forest sometimes meandering up and sometimes down. There is no possibility of someone to get lost here. This a solitary trail with little or negligible sideways. At a distance of around 3.5mtrs from the Campsite, you reach the beginning of the landslide zone. You notice two distinct trails, one on the upper side and another downward. Do not take the upper one as it is a remnant of an earlier trail that used to be the main trail to the village. But it was destroyed some years ago by massive glaciers from the Nandikund area. This has led to the making of something of a mini Canyon which will require the help of a guide or porter to negotiate if you are not sure footed.

The trail is dusty, steeply inclined at an angle of 60° to 70º to the horizontal and full of mud slides, small streams crisscrossing your path, while you take your tired body surely and slowly to the top. Once you reach there, a cemented pavement awaits in silent anticipation to take you to the Village. The scene is straight out from a Swiss alpine landscape. The horizon is dotted with the snow laden peaks of Hathi Parvat, Ghori Parvat. If its summer, flowers will be in full blossom. For once you forget this is not a trek but a walk in the Swiss alps.

Day 4
Dronagiri village - Longatulli

Trek6 kmStayCamp

After leaving Dronagiri we reach a meandering path which leads us to a high ridge from where the first views of the Rishi peak is visible. Bagini nala too is first visible from here. Around 30 mintues after we left the village we reached a concrete bridge over the Bagini Nala. Do not take the left trail as it leads up to the Kanari khal and then gradually towards Garpak village. 

After crossing that bridge the path again takes a meandering turn upwards. The area here is almost completely devoid of any vegetation. Its boulders and more of boulders which fill the landscape. There is a patch of green beside a stream which we reach after an hour and 15 minutes from the bridge, This is a good camping ground. Further an hour more we reach the camping ground of Longatulli which is again a very good campsite. Overnight stay in camp.

Day 5
Longatulli - Bagini Base Camp

Trek5 kmStayCamps

After having breakfast we will start our trek for Base Camp. Bagini lower base camp is reached after a sound 3 hours hike on rocky trail from Longatulli. Bagini lower camp site is a plain plateau. Few stunning peaks that can be observed from this place are Satminal, Hardeul and Rishi pahar. 

The Bagini main base camp is further up the mountains. You can either camp here or at another better place forty five minutes from here. It is called the Advanced Bagini Base Camp. The route to this place is not very well marked. A better vision and careful observation is required to locate and follow the trail. Few signs like cluster of pebbles positioned on top of one another are made for fellow trekkers for better navigation.

Day 6
Base camp - Bagini Glacier - Back to Base camp

Trek10 kmStayCamps

You need to begin early if we need to catch sunrise from Changabang base camp, which is around 3-4 kms from Bagini Advanced Base Camp. Leave your rucksack in the base camp and carry only the necessary accessories. From Bagini Advanced Base camp the route to Changabang base camp again ascends. The road is full of moraine, and you will spot a number of crevasses on the bagini glacier.

Changabang Base Camp is a huge amphitheatre. The peaks which are visible from here are Hathi(6507m), Ghori, Satminal(6911m), Dunagiri east(7066m), Garur peak, Trishuli(7057m), H(7323m), Rishi(6099m), Kalanka(6931m), Changabang(7174m).

Day 7
Base camp - Dronagiri Village

Trek9 kmStayCamps

After Breakfast all the way back to Ruing village through Dronagiri Village. Overnight stay in camp at Ruing Village.

Day 8
Dronagiri Village - Jumma Village - Joshimath

Trek11 kmDrive45 kmStayHotel

Descend down to Jumma road head and it is take 3-4 hrs to reach road head and drive back to Joshimath. Overnight stay in Guest house.

Day 9
Joshimath to Rishikesh/Haridwar

Drive256 km

In the morning after breakfast drive to Haridwar. Our tour ends at Hariwar.

Package Inclusions

  • Transport: Haridwar to Joshimath, Joshimath to Jumma Village & return, Joshimath to Haridwar.
  • Accommodation: Two night stay at Joshimath guest house, Camping while on trek.
  • Meals while on trek (Veg. + Egg)
  • Forest entry permits
  • Qualified & mountaineering certified trek Leader, Guide, Cook, and Support staff.
  • First aid medical kits, stretcher and oxygen cylinder.
  • Trek equipments (Sleeping Bag, Tents, Mats, Kitchen & Dinning tent, Toilet tent and Utensils)
  • Mules and porters to carry central equipment.

Package Exclusions

  • Any kind of personal expenses.
  • Food during the transit
  • Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
  • Insurance.
  • Anything not specifically mentioned in Inclusions

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