Bagini Glacier trek, in Uttarakhand, is the base camp of Numerous captivating peaks like Changa Banga peak, Dunagiri and Kalanka peaks. Bagini Glacier is situated at the height of 14816 feet, and incorporates a highland walk through some fascinating villages of Garhwal. Here, you can view the meadows of Bagini and Changbang covered with magnificent purple and yellow wildflowers. Bagini Glacier trek undoubtedly provides an opportunity to the trekkers to explore and know more about the Himalayan mountain regions.

  • Total Duration of the trip: 07 Days
  • Type: Difficult Trekking Overland Expedition
  • Maximum Elevation: 15000  ft
  • Difficulty level: Moderate to Difficult
  • Starting Point of the Trek: Joshimath
  • Price for Foreign Nationals is € 750 per person( Read FAQ's, Inclusions and Exclusions for further details)

Per Person Cost

₹15,260.00

All Inclusive: Accommodation, Meals, Trek Guide, Equipments, Transfers. Includes Service Tax of 9% as per updated Government Regulations

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Joshimath

Arrive at Joshimath and Check in to the Guest House

Day 2 : Joshimath to Jumma & trek to Ruing village (Trek: 3 kms, 9, 180 ft)

Day 2 day, proceed for Jumma, a picturesque village from where you would begin your trek to Bagini glacier. The journey takes an hour and is undertaken on the highway between Joshimath and Malari.

Enroute, you will pass many small hamlets of Reni, Phagti and Tapovan and the magnificent River called Dhulaiganga beauty will blind you with crystal clear waters gushing forward in rhythmic symphony. After you have reached Jumma by crossing a suspended bridge over the Dhulaiganga, you will arrive at Ruing Village. With a distance of three kms that you will cover and a few ascents here and there, the trek to this village is not tiring.

Day 3 : Ruing Village to Dronagiri Village (Trek: 8 kms, 11, 844 ft)

The next day begins with a trek to the Dronagiri Village that is located at a height of 11,844 feet. Bearing a deserted and haunted look, the village offers a visual contrast wherein a few kilometers back, you were nestled in lushness
and serenity, while at present, all you see is a vast expanse that shows no sign of human settlement. This village would be your camping site for the night. You can visit a temple here called Bhumial Temple if you please.

To witness two villages, one that is bestowed with all the wondrous features to makeyour minds blow like snow capped peaks, gushing and cascading waters of the rivers and streams, green rolling meadows and residents waiting to welcome the guests, and the other hamlet that lies in ruins, with no trace of life or
beauty. Wow…now that’s called a classic example of juxtaposition!

Day 4 : Dronagiri village to Bagini Base camp (Trek :11 Km )

Another day starts with you having to trek towards the Bhagini Base Camp. You would have to reach a ridge ‘criss crossing’ many minor pathways to reach the bridge that is built on the Bhagini Nala. Cross over to trek on the trail that
leads all the way towards a camping site that is located bang on the shore of a fresh water stream. Rest and relax for a few hours and then begin your trek towards the Longatulli Camping Site. Stunning peaks of Hardeul and Satminal, rocky trails, fresh water streams and meandering paths are some highlights to look for when traversing your way to the main base camp at Bhagini.

Day 5 : Bagini Base Camp to Bagini Glacier - Rishi Kund & Back to Base Camp (Trek: 12kms, 14, 814 ft)

Reach the base camp and then move further on the trail leading all the way to the glacier that will cover 12 kms. For this trek, you would benefit a lot if you start your joinery early in the morning.The ascent to this site is dotted with ravines and drifts to make the long journey seem less tiring. Reaching the Bhagini Glacier, you would feel as if you have landed on some other planet whose beauty cannot be measured. With peaks of Ghori, Dunagiri, Garur
and Rishi encircling the glacier, you cannot expect to witness a thing or place as grand as this. Make the trek back to the base camp to end the expedition.The peaks of Trishuli, Kalanka and Changbang will mesmerize you with their snow capped silvery mountain tops.

Day 6 : Bagini Base camp to Ruing Village (Trek: 18 kms).

The trek back to the base camp and then towards Ruing village takes almost 18 kms to cover and includes the same routes that you took while on your way up. You will cross Dronagiri Village and Longatulli to arrive at the Ruing
Village where you would halt for the night.

Day 7 : Ruing Village to Joshimath to Rishikesh.

Following the same route, you would reach Jummna Village from Ruing. Once here, you would take a road trip to reach Joshimath that will be covered in three hours time. Depart for Rishikesh the same day.

FAQ's

Question 1- Is this Trek Safe for Amateurs

Some Degree of Fitness is required to Complete this trek. An experience into High Altitude Trekking Expeditions is required and can safely complete this trek with in the designated time.

Question 2- What is the maximum Altitude Covered

The maximum altitude covered during the trek is 15000ft.

Question 3- What are the place covered in this trek.(Important)

The places covered are Rishikesh, Joshimath, Ruing Village, Dronagiri Village,Bagini Base Camp, Rishi Kund.

Question 4 -How will we deal with altitude acclimation?At higher altitudes

The kind we experience frequently on our treks- your cardiac and pulmonary systems are affected by lower oxygen density. Our bodies must adjust to the mountain elevation gradually, or we can become ill. Physical symptoms can range from general breathing difficulties all the way to acute mountain sickness (altitude sickness, soroche, or "the bends"). To avoid altitude-related maladies, we pace our treks appropriately and incorporate acclimatization days throughout the itinerary. There are points throughout many treks during which trekkers may choose to either tackle additional hikes/day trips or rest and relax as their bodies demand.

Question 5 -How do I Reach Joshimath

Joshimath Being the Major stopover in enroute Badrinath is well connected by Rishikesh Dehradun and Delhi.

Question 6 -How do Foreign Nationals Make the Payment

Prices, Inclusions and Exclusions are different for Foreign and Indian Nationals.Please read the Inclusion and Exclusion thoroughly before making the payment
All Payment solution is available securely by Net banking, International Debit and Credit Cards and Pay pal.

Question 7- What physical criteria will ensure I'm fit enough to trek?

Good overall fitness, flexibility, and healthy will ensure you trek safely and comfortably. Those with acute or chronic health conditions impacting their stamina, range of motion, coordination, or balance may have difficulty completing the trek. If you are in doubt about your own physical readiness, consult a physician well in advance of booking your trip! General hiking experience and comfort with the idea of multi-day hiking will also ensure you are 100% ready to trek!

Question 7- What do I need to know about sun protection?

It may seem counter-intuitive, but your skin is in more danger of sun damage on the mountains than while at the beach! The sun's intensity increases dramatically as we rise in altitude, and fresh snow reflects exponentially more UV rays than does the sand. You will need to protect your skin with clothing and sunblock. A sunblock specifically for mountain conditions is recommended. If you wear prescription eyeglasses its recommend that you get your prescription fitted to sunglasses.

Question 8-What happens if I get sick or injured while trekking?

We take all possible precautions to proactively ensure the safety and wellness of our trekkers, but rest assured that our guides are trained and experienced in dealing with emergencies. Each guide is trained in first aid. In the case of altitude sickness, you will immediately be taken to a lower altitude. If necessary, your guide will rescue you to the nearest Sattelite town.

Question 9-Are solo female travelers safe on Himalayan treks?
We ensure the travel safety of all our trekking guests, both male and female. Indian himalayas, on the whole, is both very safe and welcoming of foreign visitors. We have longstanding, strong relationships with the lodges we frequent, and know them to be safe and reliable. In addition our guides are consistently mindful of all guests' whereabouts while trekking. We travel in small groups, all the better to easily maintain continual contact.

Question 10-What communication options exist while trekking?
What communication options exist while trekking?
It varies. Mobile coverage is expanding around the world rapidly, and the Himalayas are no different… did you know that 3G coverage is available all over Mount Everest? There is no guarantee of uninterrupted coverage.

Inclusion

  • Inclusions for Indian Travellers


  • 1- Accommodation in Hotel/ Guest house Joshimath on Day 1.
    2- Accommodation in tents triple sharing basis while camping during trekking.
    3- All meals – (All Veg Meals + Egg meals )
    4- Eccentric Travels Trip Leader.
    5- Services of an experienced and certified Mountaineer & trekking route guide.
    6- Cook & attendant during the trekking
    7- All necessary technical equipments required for the trek(Sleeping bags,Sleeping Mats, Camps)
    8- Camping Fees, Entry fees and Trekking Permits.These charges are different for Foreign and Indian Travellers
    9- Porterage fees for Carrying Kitchen/camping equipments/Luggage
    10- Road Transfers From Joshimath to Trek Start Point and Trek End Point to Joshimath.

  • Inclusions for Foreign Travellers


  • 1- Accommodation in Hotel/ Guest house Joshimath on Day 1.
    2- Accommodation in tents twin sharing basis while camping during trekking.
    3- All meals – (All Veg Meals + Egg meals )
    4- Eccentric Travels Trip Leader.
    5- Services of an experienced and certified Mountaineer & trekking route guide.
    6- Cook & attendant during the trekking
    7- All necessary technical equipments required for the trek(Sleeping bags, Sleeping Mats, Camps)
    8- Camping Fees, Entry fees and Trekking Permits.
    9- Porterage fees for Carrying Kitchen/camping equipments/Luggage
    10- All Transport using non A/c SUV starting from Rishikesh to Jsohimath & Joshimath to Rishikesh.
    11- Transfer by Volvo Bus Service from Delhi to Rishikesh and Rishikesh to Delhi
    12- Service Tax of 9% as applicable by govt. of India
    13 - Personal porter to carry Luggage during the trek.

    Exclusion

  • Exclusions for Indians


  • 1- Any airfare / Bus fare / train fare or airport tax other than mentioned in cost Inclusion column.
    2- Meals other then mentioned in cost inclusion column.
    3- Trekking Shoes and clothing and other items of personal belonging.
    4- Any kind of insurance, Medical evacuation charges, Travel insurance, repatriation charges, Damages/ claims of any nature, Expenses of personal nature like telephone calls, Laundry, an any kind of hard or soft drinks.
    5- Any kind of personal clothing
    6-Any other expense not mentioned in the cost inclusion column.
    7- Any cost arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, landslides , road conditions and any other circumstances
    beyond our control.
    8-Personal porter to carry Luggage

  • Exclusions for Foreign nationals


  • 1- Any airfare / Bus fare / train fare or airport tax other that mentioned in the cost inclusion column.
    2- Meals other then mentioned in cost inclusion
    3- Trekking Shoes and clothing and other items of personal belonging.
    4- Any kind of insurance, Medical evacuation charges, Travel insurance, repatriation charges, Damages/ claims of any nature, Expenses of personal nature like telephone calls, Laundry, Any kind of hard or soft drinks.
    5- Any kind of personal clothing
    6-Any other expense not mentioned in the cost inclusion column.
    7- Any cost arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, landslides , road conditions and any other circumstances
    beyond our control.

    Cancellation Policy

    Case 1- Cancellation from Customer's end

    1-30% of the deposit amount if cancelled 30 days prior to trip start date.
    2-50% of the deposit amount if cancelled 20 days prior to trip start date.
    3-90% of the Full amount if cancelled 10 days prior to trip start date.

    Case 2- Cancellation due to Natural Contingency,Political Turmoil, Disaster

    No Money will be Refunded in Case 2.

    Essentials List

    1 High Quality Winter Jacket
    3 High Quality Winter Fleece
    1 Rain Cover for Body
    2 Pair Warmers
    3 Pair Tre/Riding Pants

    Other Essential

    1 Winter Cap
    1 Pair High QualityGloves
    1 Scarf and Muffler
    1 Trek/Riding Shoe
    1 Think Outer and Thin Inner Socks
    12 Pair: Change Socks Everyday
    1-Back Pack (50-70 lt.)
    1-Rain Cover For Bags
    1-Sandals Slippers for Evenings
    2-Insulated Water bottles
    1- Trekking Pole

    Electronics

    2-Battery packs
    2 10000 MAH BATTERIES
    4-6 Camera Battery pack
    1-Head lamps

    Toilet Essential

    1 Winter Face Creme/Sun Protection
    1 Face Wash
    1 Hand Sanitiser
    1 Deodorant

    Documentation

  • Documentation for Indian Travellers


  • 1- Every Trekker has the responsibility for submitting the required documents within the below mentioned timeline.
    2- A scanned copy of Photo Identity to be submitted within 7 days of the date of booking the expedition.
    3- Signed and scanned copy of the indemnity form

  • Documentation for Foreign nationals


  • 1- Every Trekker has the responsibility for submitting the required documents within the below mentioned timeline.
    2- A scanned copy of Photo Identity to be submitted within 7 days of the date of booking the expedition.
    3- Signed and scanned copy of the indemnity form
    4- Self Attested scanned copy of Indian Visa 30 days prior to trip start date
    5- Self Attested scanned Copy of Passport 30 days prior to trip start date
    6-Schedule for Arrival and Departure in India.
    Available Dates
    Adults:

    What's so great about us!

    Extraordinary, Extreme and Breathtaking Himalayan Expeditions.
    Expert team of certified mountaineering guides.
    High Quality Camping Equipments, Technical Equipments for Climbing and Mountaineering.
    Highly Skilled Bike Leader/Sweeper and Mechanic for Motorbiking Expeditions.
    Huge fleet of Royal Enfield Bikes for Overland Himalayan Motorbiking Expeditions.
    Extensive knowledge of Himalayan Ecosystem and Geographical territory.
    Critical response team well trained for Altitude sickness, High Altitude Acclimatisation Problems and Emergency exits.
    Huge Network of Guesthouses, homestay and Hotels for extraordinary stay.
    Professional team of Film Makers and Photographers for Shoot during Travel.
    High Quality Goodies for Each traveller.