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We had first read about glaciers in our geography classes in school. Talking about things like glaciers do generate a lot of interest among most of us. There are many reasons for this, but the primary reason is that most of these glaciers are situated in extremely remote locations and have difficult terrains. Many are very sceptical about the thought of even travelling to those places.
But in the recent years, glacier treks have become quite popular. These are the best treks for people for love challenges and coming across new experiences. It is not just only seasoned trekkers or mountaineers can be part of such treks. Normal people can also very easily do these treks.
India does have a lot of such glacier treks but there is one such trek which has got us totally excited.
Want to hear all details and join us for a similar trip? Here are the details.
The Bagini Glacier is one of the most beautiful glaciers in the Himalayas. Perched at a height of around 14,816 feet above sea level, it sits at the base of the Trishuli and Changbang Peaks.
It falls within the limits of the Nanda Devi National Park which is famous for its rare flora and fauna. It is also a UNESCO world heritage site.
Stunning views of snow peaks like Dunagiri, Changa Banga and Kalanka Peaks keep people mesmerised while on a trek here.
This trail has lush green forests, beautiful open meadows streaked with resplendent flowers, gushing streams, snow-capped mountains, rocky terrains, quaint villages and even small temples which local villagers worship.
The trek to the Bagini Glacier starts from Jumma, which is located nearby to Joshimath.Jumma is 44 kilometers away from Joshimath
The Bagini Glacier is situated at the bases of the Trishuli and Changbang peaks and provides some stunning views. It falls within the limits of the of the Nanda Devi National Park, which is popular for its rich flora and fauna and is a UNESCO world heritage site.
The trek route passes through beautiful Garhwali villages and provides scenic views of the huge Himalayan mountains. The valley is full of flowers which bloom here and are of various colours.
The trek is of a total duration of 7 nights and 8 days. We would first reach Jumma from Joshimath, which is well connected by road with Rishikesh, Haridwar and Dehradun. From Jumma we would kick off our trekking.
We would first trek to Ruing and then to Dronagiri. From Dronagiri, we would continue our journey towards the Bagini Base Camp.
The following day, we would trek to the star attraction of your trip which is the Bagini Glacier. After witnessing the beautiful scenic views here, we would our descent and come back again to Ruing gradually.
From Ruing, we could trace back our journey to Jumma and eventually Joshimath, from where we would start our journey back to Rishikesh, thereby bringing the trip to an end.
The Bagini Glacier is situated at a height of 14816 feet above sea level. The nearest town to Bagini Glacier is Joshimath. Joshimath is well connected with Rishikesh and Dehradun. The trek starts from a place Jumma which can be reached by a car from Joshimath.
The nearest railhead is at Rishikesh and the nearest airport is the Jolly Grant Airport at Dehradun.
Day 01 : Drive Rishikesh to Joshimath (1890m); Rest and acclimatize
Day 02 : Drive Joshimath to Jumma and Trek to Ruing (2800m); 44 km drive and 3 km trek.
Day 03 : Trek Ruing to Dronagiri (3610m); 8 km, 5 hours
Day 04 : Trek Dronagiri to Bagini Base Camp (4484m); 10 km, 5-6 hours
Day 05 : Trek Base Camp to Bagini Glacier and Back to Base Camp; 12-14 km approximately, 7-8 hours
Day 06: Trek Base Camp to Ruing; 18 km, 6 hours
Day 07: Trek Ruing to Jumma and Drive to Joshimath; 3 km trek, 44 km drive
Day 08: Drive Joshimath to Rishikesh; 255 km, 7-8 hours
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