Bagini Glacier

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About Bagini Glacier

Bagini Glacier is a gorgeous Himalayan glacier located near Joshimath town of district Chamoli in Uttarakhand. Bagini is the most amazing trekking expedition for trekkers who love adventurous treks. Located at the altitude of 14,816 feet, Bagini not only gives a unbeatable trekking experience to trekkers, being located inside the Nanda Devi National Park the trek also has rich flora and fauna. This trek also gives you the opportunity to feast your eyes on the mighty Dunagiri, Changa Banga and Kalanka peaks too.

How to reach Bagini Glacier

Joshimath is a nearest town to Bagini glacier, Joshimath ideally connected via NH-58 with nearest railhead that is Rishikesh/Haridwar. You can reach Rishikesh/Haridwar easily by air or by train then you reach Joshimath by road. One can book cab or reach through sharing vehicle, which is easily available from Rishikesh/Haridwar towards Joshimath. Next day you drive to Jumma, which is last road head to Bagini Glacier from here Bagini trek is start.

Basic Itinerary

  • Day 1: Start journey from Haridwar via NH-58 in a shared vehicle, you can also hire any vehicle from here. Drive to Joshimath.
  • Day 2: Joshimath to Jumma that is 44km far (drive via Jeep) and trek to Ruing Village 9180ft /2800 meter, 3 km.trek.
  • Day 3: Ruing Village to Dronagiri Village 11840 ft/3610 meter, 8 km trek.
  • Day 4: Dronagiri Village to Bagini Base camp, 14700 ft/4484 meters, 10 km trek.
  • Day 5: Bagini B.C to Changabang B.C via Bagini Glacier/ABC & back to Bagini B.C, 12 to 14 km approx.
  • Day 6: Bagini B.C to Ruing Village, 18 km.
  • Day 7: Ruing to Jumma, 3 km trek, Drive from Jumma to Joshimath via Jeep.
  • Day 8: Joshimath to Haridwar by shared cab/bus and journey ends here.

Things to Carry

  • Backpack of 60 ltr -70 ltr. They should come with comfortable shoulder straps, frame, and backpack cover.
  • Waterproof trekking shoes that are high ankle and have a good grip
  • 2 synthetic /waterproof Track Pants, T-shirts - 3 full sleeve
  • 1 Fleece jacket would be ideal; a woollen sweater would be an alternative
  • 1 Wind proof jacket, 1 Heavy jacket, Thermal Inners, woollen caps
  • 2 pairs cotton socks, 2 pairs woollen socks, 2 pair water proof hand gloves
  • Sun Cap, Sun protection cream, Sun glasses – Dark with side cover, it should be U/V protected
  • 2 Water bottle- one litre each
  • Lip Balm/ cold cream
  • Toilet kit/ toilet Paper / wipes
  • Quick dry Towel, Personal Medical Kit
  • Walking Stick – Mandatory (At least one)

Bagini Glacier Travel Tips

  • Train yourself prior to participating in the trek. You can train by walking, jogging, swimming and biking.
  • Visit your doctor and let him know about your high-altitude trekking.
  • Let someone in your family or friends know that you are going on this trek and explain them the when you will begin and end the trek. 
  • You shouldn’t hike alone and instead travel in a group of two or more. 
  • If possible, arrive a day or two before you begin your hike to acclimatize yourself to the high-altitude climate and weather conditions.

Since Bagni Glacier can be reached only via trekking, there are no accommodations available at higher altitudes. Tents are the only suitable accommodation. Trekkers are required to carry their own sleeping bags and tents which can be erected at any level ground there. 


It is impossible to find any eating joint at an elevation of 4,500 mts. Trekkers can take the food supplies with themselves at the start of the trek. Packaged food as well as vegetables can be taken with and a cook would be able to prepare fresh meal for the party. 

What is Bagini Glacier famous for?

Bagini Glacier is famous among tourist as Trekking.

Bagini Glacier is recommended destination for Corporates, Corporates, Foreigners, Groups.

Bagini Glacier is popular destination for following activities/ interests - Adventure, Glaciers, Trekking.

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