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Bagini Glacier And Changbang Base Camp Trek

Bagini Glacier - Changbang Base Camp Trek With Nandikund

About The Bagini Glacier And Changbang Base Camp Trek

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Key Himalayan Geographical Offerings Of The Bagini Glacier And Changbang Base Camp Trek


Peaks: Changabang ( 6864m ), Dunagiri ( 7066m ), Hardeol ( 7151m ), Rishi Pahar ( 6997m ), Saf Minal ( 6911m ), Tirsuli ( 7074m ), Dunagiri East ( 6421m )
Glaciers: Baghini / Bagini Glacier, Baghini / Bagini Glacier, East Dunagiri Glacier
Rivers: Rishi Ganga
Villages: Ruing, Dronagiri
National Parks / Forest Reserves: Nanda Devi Outer Sanctuary

Why Should You Do The Bagini Glacier And Changbang Base Camp Trek

  • Views of peaks - Mt. Dunagiri 7066m,  Rishi Pahad, Hardeol, Trishuli and Changa Banga 6864m
  • The magnificient Bagini Glacier and the geographic landscape it is creating with its movement beneath the ground. Lots of open tarns - glacial lakes and its lateral moraine is a view that will capture your imaginations
  • The Rongpa tribes and their hospitality. 
  • Dronagiri village, a village at almost 4000m up in the Himalayas is a beautiful villages with some 20 odd houses where very few family stays. Mostly the grand parents stay there while the full family arrives during holidays or festivals. 
  • The mythological story of Hanuman Ji lifting and carrying off the mountain behind the village for sanjeevani booti for Lora Laxman is very interesting. Due to the event, its been told that while playing Ram Leela, its only enacted till that part where Hanuman Ji carries off the hill.
  • Lots of flowers are seen on the trail.
  • Duration: 9 days/ 8 nights, Rishikesh to Rishikesh
  • Highest Altitude: 4600m
  • Grade: Moderate ( know trek grades )
  • Best Time: Apr to June, Sep to Nov
  • Terrain: Meadows, forest
  • Activity Type: Trek
  • Trail Type: Same Exit Entry Point
  • Starts From: Joshimath
  • Ends In: Joshimath
  • Region: India - Uttrakhand
  • Country: India
  • Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehraoon, Uttrakhand
  • Nearest Rail Head: Rishikesh, Uttrakhand
  • Travel Guide: Where and How To Reach Joshimath
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  • Is Cloak Room Available: No
  • Generic Food Menu:

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Bagini GlacierTrek
The Baghini Glacier Trek

Trek through one of the most beautiful valleys in the Himalayas. With great views of Mt. Dunagiri 7066m, a peak that looks like a crown of a great king, close view of Rishi Pahad, the snout of Rishi Ganga to the base camp of the killer mountain - Changa Banga 6864m makes this trek a unique experience.

The sight of the Bagini Glacier will definitely itch your curiosity to a level you had never known before. Its a rare view of a Himalayan glacier with such a simple hike, and gets your understanding of a Himalayan river system very clear.

The associated history of the Dronagiri village with Ramayana is another interesting thing in this trek. Its said that Shri Hanumaji had lifted up the hill of Dronagiri village when he had been asked to collect 'Sanjeevani Booti' for Lord Laxmana, to bring him to life. As a result of which, during festivals in the village, when the villagers enact Ramayana, they act only till that scene... The hospitality of the Rongpa people, witnessing local life, their hardships and farming are an added icing to an already wonderful trek.

Come, trek with us to experience both the Beauty and Roughness of Himalayan Roughness..

Bagini Glacier And Changbang Base Camp Trek Package - Daywise Detailed Itinerary

Day 1Arrival In Joshimath ( 250 Kms,8 - 9 hours )

Drive Day

Brief Details Of The Day:

Journey from Haridwar to Joshimath is a long one, but definitely not a boring one. As you swirl up, you come across the Prayags ( confluence of rivers) of Uttrakhand, coming down from the Himalayan Glaciers on the higher reaches of the Himalayan state. These rivers unite to form the mighty Ganga which flows down Haridwar to rest for India. Ganga is known as the lifeline of India, and Uttrakhand - The Dev Bhoomi ( God's Land)

The streets are colorful too !! 

Travelling in mountain roads for 280 KMS can be really tiring. So take a good sleep in your hotel tonight. 

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Evening Snacks, Dinner

Day 2From Joshimath To Ruing, Via - Jumma ( 2.5 Kms,1.5 hours )

Drive, Trek Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
Brief Details Of The Day:

Today after breakfast, we board our cab for a thrilling drive to Jumma on the Niti - Malari highway. It takes around 2 hours to reach Jumma where we get down and start to trek. The trek begins with crossing the gushy river Rishi Ganga over a hanging bridge. Our trail for the day is easier, wide trek trail with multiple winding through the forest. The view of the river and the highway on the other side of the road is a beautiful sight. In no time we reach Ruing, our destination for the day

Accommodation: Tents

Meals: All Meals
  • day2 photo - suspension bridge in jumma to start the trek
  • day2 photo - the trail to the village of ruing

Day 3From Ruing To Dronagiri Village ( 9 Kms,4 - 5 hours )

Trek Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
Brief Details Of The Day:

Today again we resume our trek for the day after having our breakfast. We head towards Dronagiri village which is famous for the Hanumanji story. The trail winds up through the forest following the river. After quite some time, a barren land slide zone comes, crossing which we reach our destination for the day

Accommodation: Tents

Meals: All Meals
  • day3 photo - the village of dronagiri
  • day3 photo - a dreamland
  • day3 photo - local rongpa tribes of dronagiri village
  • day3 photo - beauty of mountainscape near dronagiri
  • day3 photo - a typical house of dronagiri village

Day 4Rest / Acclimatization / Local Exploration Day. Excursion to Nandikund ( 10 Kms,6 hours )

Rest Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
  • Dronagiri Village: 3700 meters / 12136 feet
  • Dronagiri Village: 3700 meters / 12136 feet
  • Nandikund: 4100 meters / 13448 feet
Brief Details Of The Day: Excursion to Nandikund. Very important acclimatizion day.
Accommodation: Tents

Meals: All meals

Day 5From Dronagiri Village To Upper Baghini Base Camp, Via - Longartoli ( 10 Kms,5 - 6 hours )

Trek Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
Brief Details Of The Day:

Our trail for the day crosses the village through the narrow concrete road made by the villagers. After some 30 minutes we climb up above the village and it takes us about an couple of hour to reach Langartolli from where the glacial moraine is visible which makes the trek even more interesting. We gently climb up and start negotiating the lateral moraine of the Baghini glacier to reach a meadow. After crossing few humps of the meadow, we reach our campsite for the day.

Our campsite is beside the glacier on a high elevation. We spend the rest of the day relaxing by the side of the glacier

Accommodation: Tents

Meals: All Meals
  • day5 photo - looking behind baghini glacier
  • day5 photo - magical play of elements of nature
  • day5 photo - crevasses of baghini glacier

Day 6From Upper Baghini Base Camp To Upper Baghini Base Camp . Excursion to Changbang Base Camp

Trek, Explore Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
  • Upper Baghini Base Camp: 4400 meters / 14432 feet
  • Upper Baghini Base Camp: 4400 meters / 14432 feet
  • Changbang Base Camp : 4600 meters / 15088 feet
Brief Details Of The Day:

Trek to Changbang base camp and return back. Its a rewarding walk beside the Baghini glacier which constantly keeps us amazed. The trail has lots of flowers and offer grand views of the Rishi Pahad, Hardeol, Trishuli

Accommodation: Tents

Meals: All Meals
  • day6 photo - rishi ganga gushing beneath baghini glacier
  • day6 photo - rishi pahad and hardeol from bagini base
  • day6 photo - the cravasse laiden baghini glacier
  • day6 photo - the moraine of baghini glacier
  • day6 photo - upper baghini glacier camp

Day 7From Upper Baghini Base Camp To Dronagiri Village ( 10 Kms,4 - 5 hours )

Trek Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
Brief Details Of The Day:

Descend down the same route to reach Dronagiri

Accommodation: Tents

Meals: All Meals
  • day7 photo - free wild yaks ofnandadevi biosphere
  • day7 photo - looking behind from upper baghini base camp
  • day7 photo - monsoons in uttrakhand
  • day7 photo - some rest and refreshment in dronagiri village

Day 8From Dronagiri Village To Joshimath, Via - Ruing, Jumma ( 11 Kms,4 - 5 hours )

Trek, Drive Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
  • Dronagiri Village: 3700 meters / 12136 feet
  • Ruing: 2700 meters / 8856 feet
  • Jumma: 2550 meters / 8364 feet
  • Joshimath: 1850 meters / 6068 feet
Brief Details Of The Day:

Descend down the same route to reach Ruing and then Jumma where your vehicle will be waiting across the river to transfer you to Joshimath. After you reach, you checkin to your hotel. You may chose to have hot shower today

Accommodation: Joshimath/ Hotel

Meals: All Meals

Day 9From Joshimath To Rishikesh ( 250 Kms,8 - 9 hours )

Drive Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
  • Joshimath: 1850 meters / 6068 feet
  • Rishikesh: 552 meters / 1811 feet
Brief Details Of The Day:

Drive back to Rishikesh

Accommodation: None

Meals: Breakfast

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+ Short Travel Itinerary

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  • Day 1

    Drive

    Arrival Day
    Arrive In Joshimath (1850m ), Via - Karn Prayag (1451m ), Chamoli (1400m ). 8 - 9 Hrs. 250 Kms
    Overnight In: Joshimath (1850m )
    Accommodation: Hotel
    Meals Included: Evening Snacks, Dinner
    Cost Of Transport Included: NO
  • Day 2

    Drive, Trek

    From Joshimath (1850m ) To Ruing (2700m ), Via - Jumma (2550m ) . 1.5 Hrs. 2.5 Kms
    Overnight In: Ruing (2700m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 3

    Trek

    From Ruing (2700m ) To Dronagiri Village (3700m ) . 4 - 5 Hrs. 9 Kms
    Overnight In: Dronagiri Village (3700m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 4

    Rest / Acclimatization / Local Exploration Day

    Excursion to Nandikund (4100m )6 Hrs. 10 Kms
    Overnight In: Dronagiri Village (3700m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All meals
  • Day 5

    Trek

    From Dronagiri Village (3700m ) To Upper Baghini Base Camp (4400m ), Via - Longartoli (3919m ) . 5 - 6 Hrs. 10 Kms
    Overnight In: Upper Baghini Base Camp (4400m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 6

    Trek, Explore

    From Upper Baghini Base Camp (4400m ) To Upper Baghini Base Camp (4400m ) . Excursion to Changbang Base Camp (4600m ). 5 - 6 Hrs.
    Overnight In: Upper Baghini Base Camp (4400m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 7

    Trek

    From Upper Baghini Base Camp (4400m ) To Dronagiri Village (3700m ) . 4 - 5 Hrs. 10 Kms
    Overnight In: Dronagiri Village (3700m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 8

    Trek, Drive

    From Dronagiri Village (3700m ) To Joshimath (1850m ), Via - Ruing (2700m ), Jumma (2550m ). 4 - 5 Hrs. 11 Kms
    Overnight In: Joshimath (1850m )
    Accommodation: Joshimath/ Hotel
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 9

    Drive

    Departure Day
    From Joshimath (1850m ) To Rishikesh (552m ) . 8 - 9 Hrs. 250 Kms
    Overnight In: Rishikesh (552m )
    Accommodation: None
    Meals Included: Breakfast
    Cost Of Transport Included: NO
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+ Mandatory Packing List
  • 3 sets of DryFit Tshirts
  • 2 set of track pants (no jeans)
  • 4 sets of socks ( 2 cottons, 2 woollen)
  • 1 or 2 set of thermal inner ( upper & lower)
  • Fleece Jacket or Pullovers
  • Down Jacket (can be rented from us )
  • Waterproof High Ankle Trekking Shoes (can be rented from us )
  • Waterproof/Windproof Trekking Trouser (can be rented from us  )
  • Waterproof/Windproof Trekking Jacket (can be rented from us  )
  • Headlamp (can be rented from us  )
  • Trek Pole, Waterproof Gloves, Poncho, Rucksack, Fleece Inner Gloves, Waterproof Gloves, Gaiters, Spikes, Sleeping Bag Inners ( provided by us as complimentary use )
  • Polaroid UV Protected Sunglasses or Snow/Glacier Goggles
  • 2 Water Bottles & Tiffin Box with Spoon, 1 cup
  • Skull Cap Wollen or Fleece
  • Toilet Paper Roll, Wet Tissue
  • Personal Care Kit ( lip balm, moisturizer, sunscreen, etc )
  • Personal Medical Kit (basic or regular medicines )
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We typically get booked about 2 - 5 months in advance. It is advisable to book this much in advance as you get early bird discounts and also your travel costs like flights/hotels/trains etc are much cheaper and confirmed if you book well in advance.


Rules Of Cancellation: 

  1. Up to 7 days or more before the trek start date  - Full Refund of the total paid amount
  2. Between 7 days to 0 days before the trek start date - No refund. Free rescheduling or transfer of slot is allowed.
  3. Transfer Of Seat to Different Batch/ Trek: No Loss Of Money, valid up to 1 year from Invoice date. It can be availed up to 5 days before Trek Start Date by sending an email.
  4. Transfer of Seat to Friend/ Family: No Loss Of Money, valid up to 1 year from Invoice date. It can be availed up to 5 days before Trek Start Date by sending an email.
  5. Validity: This rule is only applicable for treks below 6000 meters and not graded as Challenging or Challenging+

 

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