Bedni Kund is a part of the alpine meadows of Bedni Bugyal, which sprawls over 20 square km in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. This glacial lake is situated at an astounding elevation of 3,354 metres about 11,004 feet above sea level. The lake is adjacent to Ali Bugyal and is considered as one of the largest grasslands in Asia. The nearby cities are Nainisain, Kandara, Khatyari, Simli and Kausani.
Bedni Kund is a popular pilgrim site for the Hindus. It serves as a sacred pilgrim place where Ma Nanda and Shiva are worshipped by the devotees. The pilgrims carry the palanquin of Ma Nanda from Bedni Kund to Roopkund during the famous Nanda Devi Raj Jaat which happens once in twelve years.
The famous Bedni Bugyal trek:
Bedni Bugyal, which is an enchanting meadow, is a popular trek among the adventure enthusiasts. Bedni Bugyal is en route to Roopkund and falls near a quaint hamlet called Wan nestled in the Garhwal Himalayas. One can relish the majestic views of the Trishul and Nanda Ghunti Peaks which are clearly visible from here. The area around the lake is blessed with nature’s abundance, Brahma Kamal or ‘Sauseurea Obyallata’ can be seen here.
How to Reach:
Bedni Kund can be easily accessible from Lohajang Pass, which is well connected by motorable roads. The trek to Bedni Bugyal will pass through the verdant forests and tiny hamlets. From Lohajang Pass, the trek will descend for 7 km and further ascend for 4 km, finally reaching the Wan village. The hikers will have to cover a moderate trek of 9 km, which will pass through luscious rhododendron and beguiling oak forests.