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Bagini Glacier Trek - Quick Informations

  • 📅 Duration: 8 days 7 nights
  • 🔼 Highest Altitude: 4600m
  • 🛑 Grade: Moderate ( know trek grades )
  • 👍 Best Time: Apr to June, Sep to Nov
  • 🏃 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

Bagini Glacier Trek - Key Geographical Highlights

7 Popular Peaks:
Changabang ( 6864m ), Dunagiri ( 7066m ), Hardeol ( 7151m ), Rishi Pahar ( 6997m ), Saf Minal ( 6911m ), Tirsuli ( 7074m ), Dunagiri East ( 6421m )
3 Mind-boggling Glaciers:
Baghini / Bagini Glacier, Baghini / Bagini Glacier, East Dunagiri Glacier
1 Tranquil Rivers:
Rishi Ganga
2 Beautiful Remote Villages:
Ruing, Dronagiri
1 National Parks Or Forest Reserve:
Nanda Devi Outer Sanctuary

Bagini Glacier Trek - Elevation Profile & Itinerary Overview

Day 1
D1Rishikesh
Day 1
Karn Prayag
Day 1
Chamoli
Day 2
D2Joshimath
Day 2
Jumma
Day 3
D3Ruing
Day 4
D4Dronagiri Village
Day 4
Longartoli
Day 5
D5Lower Baghini BC
Day 5
Upper Baghini BC
Day 5
Changbang BC
Day 6
D6Upper Baghini BC
Day 7
D7Dronagiri Village
Day 7
Ruing
Day 7
Jumma
Day 8
D8Joshimath
Day 9
Rishikesh

Bagini Glacier Trek Daywise Itinerary

Day 1Arrival In Joshimath

Overnight In: Joshimath (1850m )
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Evening Snacks, Dinner
Cost Of Transport Included: No
Activity: Drive 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. 

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

Day 2
1850 - Joshimath
Day 2
2550 - Jumma
Day 2
2700 - Ruing


2.5Km, 1.5hrs.

Activity: Drive, Trek Day
Overnight In: Ruing (2700m )
Accommodation: Tents
Meals Included: All Meals

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

  • 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 )

Day 3
2700 - Ruing
Day 3
3700 - Dronagiri Village


9Km, 4 - 5hrs.

Activity: Trek Day
Overnight In: Dronagiri Village (3700m )
Accommodation: Tents
Meals Included: All Meals

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

  • 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 4From Dronagiri Village To Lower Baghini BC, Via - Longartoli ( 10 Kms,5 - 6 hours )

Day 4
3700 - Dronagiri Village
Day 4
3920 - Longartoli
Day 4
4200 - Lower Baghini BC


10Km, 5 - 6hrs.

Activity: Trek Day
Overnight In: Lower Baghini BC (4200m )
Accommodation: Tents
Meals Included: All Meals

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

  • day4 photo - looking behind baghini glacier
  • day4 photo - magical play of elements of nature
  • day4 photo - crevasses of baghini glacier

Day 5

Exploration Day


Excursion to Changbang BC . Return To Upper Baghini BC

Day 5
4200 - Lower Baghini BC
Day 5
4400 - Upper Baghini BC
Day 5
4600 - Changbang BC
Day 5
4400 - Upper Baghini BC


5 - 6hrs.

Activity: Trek, Explore Day
Overnight In: Upper Baghini BC (4400m )
Accommodation: Tents
Meals Included: All Meals

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

  • day5 photo - rishi ganga gushing beneath baghini glacier
  • day5 photo - rishi pahad and hardeol from bagini base
  • day5 photo - the cravasse laiden baghini glacier
  • day5 photo - the moraine of baghini glacier
  • day5 photo - upper baghini glacier camp

Day 6From Upper Baghini BC To Dronagiri Village ( 10 Kms,4 - 5 hours )

Day 6
4400 - Upper Baghini BC
Day 6
3700 - Dronagiri Village


10Km, 4 - 5hrs.

Activity: Trek Day
Overnight In: Dronagiri Village (3700m )
Accommodation: Tents
Meals Included: All Meals

Descend down the same route to reach Dronagiri

  • day6 photo - free wild yaks ofnandadevi biosphere
  • day6 photo - looking behind from upper baghini base camp
  • day6 photo - monsoons in uttrakhand
  • day6 photo - some rest and refreshment in dronagiri village

Day 7From Dronagiri Village To Joshimath, Via - Ruing, Jumma ( 11 Kms,4 - 5 hours )

Day 7
3700 - Dronagiri Village
Day 7
2700 - Ruing
Day 7
2550 - Jumma
Day 7
1850 - Joshimath


11Km, 4 - 5hrs.

Activity: Trek, Drive Day
Overnight In: Joshimath (1850m )
Accommodation: Joshimath/ Hotel
Meals Included: All Meals

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

Day 8Departure From Joshimath

Activity: Drive Day
Accommodation: None
Meals Included: Breakfast
Cost Of Transport Included: NO

Drive back to Rishikesh

Bagini Glacier Trek - - Why Its A Must-Do

  • 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.

Bagini Glacier Trek - An Elaborate Description

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 Trek Package Cost Details

** click on the DayNumber to read detailed itinerary for the day

  • Day 1

    Drive

    Arrival Day
    Arrive In Joshimath (1850m )
    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

    Trek

    From Dronagiri Village (3700m ) To Lower Baghini BC (4200m ), Via - Longartoli (3919m ) . 5 - 6 Hrs. 10 Kms
    Overnight In: Lower Baghini BC (4200m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 5

    Trek, Explore

    From Lower Baghini BC (4200m ) To Upper Baghini BC (4400m ) . Excursion to Changbang BC (4600m ). 5 - 6 Hrs.
    Overnight In: Upper Baghini BC (4400m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 6

    Trek

    From Upper Baghini BC (4400m ) To Dronagiri Village (3700m ) . 4 - 5 Hrs. 10 Kms
    Overnight In: Dronagiri Village (3700m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 7

    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 8

    Drive

    Departure Day
    Departure From Joshimath
    Accommodation: None
    Meals Included: Breakfast
    Cost Of Transport Included: NO
From Rs. 62000 To Rs. 24000/-
+5% GST PER HEAD
HH Premium Trek
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Batch Size:
25 - 40 <12

Cost Terms:

  1. The above-mentioned cost is in a range of minimum to maximum per-person cost for this trek as per 2 - 12 people team. Package Inclusions as per this cost can be read on Cost Inclusions.
  2. Going by our standardized service, appropiate safety measures, quality equipment and ecologically sustainable - small group commitment, higher team size will lower the cost whereas a lower team size will significantly increase the cost.
  3. To get the group segmented cost for this trek, please email or contact us on Whatsapp.
  4. The actual per-person cost of the trek is subject to the actual team size joining the trek. If you make any customizations that drastically change the cost as mentioned here, then it will mandatorily have to be a private group only.
  5. If we have dates listed on our website and it is not marked as private, it means other people have booked this trek for that date and have opened it up for other members to join to lower the cost. You may join that group as well as create your own private group.
  6. At any point, the team size cannot be more than 12 members unless there is a unique exception requested or agreed upon by all the team members.

Customized Private Group For Bagini Glacier Trek

Trekking is a very personal activity and is perhaps one of the very few activities that give you enough time to indulge with yourself or your beloved people, group of special friends, or close family members. It helps you transform personal bonds to the next level as it brings out everyone's best and truest self. Trekking is most enjoyed when it is done in a small private group, personalized to serve your specific needs. The Himalayas are best experienced when there is silence and solitude around and when you are surrounded only by your best people. Your trek is most enjoyable when all the pain of arranging a smooth trek is taken care of by us, and you focus just on your trek and yourself. Most importantly, a small private trekking group is very flexible, personalized and more enjoyable, is the safest and follows the principles of Sustainable and Responsible Tourism. We specialize in and are more popular for arranging Small Customized Private Trekking Groups to the Himalayas. Enquire For Customized Private Trek





INTERNATIONAL GUESTS: Trek cost for foreigners is slightly higher than the cost for our Indian guests, mainly due to the higher permit fee applicable for admission to National Parks or protected forest areas. Sometimes, it may be higher due to higher local crew wages and other specific arrangements we make to ensure a safe, comfortable and enriching travel experience in India. However, we absolutely DO NOT 'hyper-charge' our International guests ever and at the same time, ensure that we meet all the standards for highly qualified trek leaders and guides, safety, medical preparation, evacuation strategy, rescue arrangements, eco-sensitive travel, high-value knowledge sharing about the area and customs of the locals. 

Extra Cost For International Trekkers: Rs. 3000 per person.




 

Booking Process: Booking can only be done after multiple communitation via email / Whatsapp / Calls. After finalization, booking fees can be paid online or through direct bank transfers. International Trekkers can pay the partial booking fees using PayPal, Transferwise, Western Union or Direct Wire Transfer. The remaining trek fees can be paid upon arrival in India and meeting our trek leader.

Must Read - Important Pre-Booking Information

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We do not organize fixed departures for this trip.

If you want to do this trek with us, please fill this form to Request A Customized Private Trip Plan just for your team members. We will get back to you with all the details specific to your personalized requirements

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

  • Duration: 8 Days / 7 nights of the trek cost from Rishikesh to Rishikesh
  • Accommodation In Base Villages (Joshimath ): 2 nights in a hotel in Joshimath
  • Accommodation On Trek: Spacious, sturdy, and High-Quality Dome Tents will be provided on a twin-sharing basis.
  • Sleeping In Tents: Thick Waterproof Mattress complemented with Sub Zero Sleeping bags supported with Warm Fleece Sleeping Bag Inners For Extra Hygiene and Warmth will be provided by us
  • Dining On Trek: We will provide Dining and Kitchen Tents with camping stools and tables for extra hygiene and comfort.
  • Toilet On Treks: Dry eco-toilet will be set up with a toilet tent and toilet seat.
  • Meals: All meals starting evening snacks on Day 1 till breakfast on Day 8 morning. 3 meals (B,L,D) suited for high altitude with evening snacks, soup, hot drinks, and extra energizers/juice for summit days
  • Trail Safety: Gaiters, Anti Slip Crampons, and Ice Axe depending upon snow conditions.
  • Communication: For efficient management of the trek, the team will communicate with each other and trek base with the help of long-range wireless sets.
  • Medical Safety: Oxygen cylinder, Pulse Oximeter, Thermal temperature scanner, and  Emergency Medical Kit accompanied by a trek leader knowledgeable on high altitude medicine and physiology
  • Trek Leader and Guide: Experienced and Well Equipped English/ Hindi Speaking Trek Leader maintaining guide to trekker ratio of 1:6. That is, 1 guide for every 6 trekkers.
  • Local Support Staffs: Expert and Knowledgeable local guide with cooks, helpers, porters, mules, etc with travel and food allowances throughout the duration of the trek.
  • Permits: All required forest entry permits and camping fees as per the rules of the state
  • Transfers: Return transfers from Rishikesh in a private SUV
  • Max Team Size: Small group of not more than 12 members.

 

 

 

Add Ons: Make A Comfortable Trek

  • Single Tent Supplement: Rs 6000
  • Personal Baggage Porterage: Rs. 3000, up to 11 Kgs

 

 

Add Ons: Personal Equipment On Rent

  • High Ankle Waterproof Trekking Shoes (Quechua): Rs 1000
  • -20 degrees Down Jackets: Rs. 1200
  • Windproof/Waterproof Jackets: Rs. 500
  • Windproof/Waterproof pants: Rs. 500
  • Headlamps: 200
  • Poncho: 200
  • Trek Pole: 200
  • Rucksack: 200
  • Waterproof Gloves: 200

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED 

  • Porter For Personal Bags ( optional at extra cost )
  • Single Tent Supplement  ( optional at extra cost )
  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • Personal Purchases
  • Food Purchased Outside Our Menu
  • Bottled Water or any other beverages
  • Personal Gears
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusion list

When Should You Book?

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: 

If cancellation is done:

  1. Up to 30 days or more before the trek start date  - Full Refund of the total paid amount
  2. Between 30 days to 20 days before the trek start date - 50% refund of the invoiced amount. 30% of the invoice amount will be charged as the cancellation penalty.
  3. Between 20 days to 0 days before the trek start date - No refund. Free rescheduling or transfer of slot is allowed.
  4. 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 15 days before Trek Start Date by sending an email.
  5. 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.
  6. Validity: This rule is only applicable for treks between 4000 to 6000 meters and graded as Challenging or Challenging+

 

Find detailed info on Cancellation & Refund Policy

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