Bagini Glacier Trek

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8 Days | 7 Nights
Starting from 11000 Per Person
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About Bagini Glacier Trek

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.

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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.

Location & How to reach:

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.

Itinerary:

Day 01 : Drive Rishikesh to Joshimath (1890m); Rest and acclimatize

  • On the first day of your trek, we will start our journey from Rishikesh to Joshimath. The drive from Rishikesh to Joshimath is picturesque with the river Ganga flowing by the side of it and beautiful views of the hills and the forests along with this.
  • We will cover this distance in 9-10 hours. We will stay at Joshimath for the night.

Day 02 : Drive Joshimath to Jumma and Trek to Ruing (2800m); 44 km drive and 3 km trek.

  • We will start our day early and mark our way from Joshimath towards Jumma village. It is a 44-kilometre drive from Joshimath to Jumma.
  • The trek starts from Jumma. The Dhauliganga river flows by the side of this trail. From Jumma, we will continue our trek towards Ruing.
  • Beautiful streams and villages can be seen on the way. Ruing has good places for camping. Once we reach Ruing, we will set up our tents and stay there for the night.

Day 03 : Trek Ruing to Dronagiri (3610m); 8 km, 5 hours

  • The next day we will start our day early and start proceeding towards Dronagiri. Around 8 kilometres will be covered approximately in 5 hours. There is well laid path here for this part and it is not a very steep ascent.
  • Stunning views of the Hathi Parvat and Ghori Parvat can be seen on the way. In summer, beautiful flowers can be seen growing on the way. We will stay at Dronagiri for the night.

Day 04 : Trek Dronagiri to Bagini Base Camp (4484m); 10 km, 5-6 hours

  • We will cover the stretch of 10 kilometres between Dronagiri to the Bagini Base Camp today. It would approximately take around 5-6 hours.
  • The landscape changes here becoming arid and devoid of vegetation. The path is laden with rocks and boulders. Prominent beautiful peaks like Satminal, Hardeul and Rishi Pahar can be witnessed from this place.
  • The path is a bit steep here. Once we reach the Bagini base camp, we will set up our tents and stay here for the night.

Day 05 : Trek Base Camp to Bagini Glacier and Back to Base Camp; 12-14 km approximately, 7-8 hours

  • We will wake up early to witness the beautiful sunrise which is a charming sight. The trek today is challenging with difficult terrain ahead. We will leave our backpacks and belongings in the tent at the base camp and proceed towards the Glacier.
  • The path is filled with moraines. Also, several crevasses can be spotted while trekking here. Once you reach the spot, enjoy the mesmerising views of the place. Do not forget to take pictures.
  • Peaks that be witnessed from this place are Hathi, Ghori,Satminal, Dunagiri east, Garur peak, Trishuli, Hardeul, Rishi, Kalanka and Changabang.
  • After spending some time here, we will start heading back to the base camp. We will cover this whole distance in 7-8 hours approximately. We will stay at the base camp for the night.

Day 06: Trek Base Camp to Ruing; 18 km, 6 hours

  • We will start our descent today from the Bagini Base camp. We will trek the whole distance of 18 kilometres till Ruing in approximately 6 hours. We will stay for the night at Ruing.

Day 07: Trek Ruing to Jumma and Drive to Joshimath; 3 km trek, 44 km drive

  • It is the last leg of our trek today. After some breakfast, we will trek to Jumma, which is a 3-kilometre distance. We will then drive to Joshimath. We will stay here for the night.

Day 08: Drive Joshimath to Rishikesh; 255 km, 7-8 hours

  • Today it is our turn to bid goodbye to everyone and return to our daily routines of life.
  • We will wake up early and have some good breakfast. Post this, we will start our journey from Joshimath to Rishikesh. This is a total distance of around 255 kilometres and will be covered in 7-8 hours. This memorable trip therefore comes to conclusion here.

Difficulty Level:

  • This trek falls under the moderate to difficulty category. There is steep gradient at some places in the trekking route and might pose challenging at times.
  • Having good physical fitness and strong will-power surely helps as the trek requires some good amount of endurance. Prior trekking experience will be helpful. The tough climatic conditions and high altitude might cause difficulties for some people.
  • Hiring a guide on this route is advisable.

Weather: 

  • The best time to do this trek is between April to June before the monsoons or the time post it during the months between September and November
  • The temperature is moderate in summer months (April-June) ranging between 15 to 20 Degrees Celsius during the day and 7 to -2 Degrees Celsius during the night.
  • During winters (September-October), the temperature hovers around 10 to 15 Degrees Celsius during the day and may drop to temperatures below zero degrees Celsius during the night.

Accommodation: 

  • The trekkers would be spending the nights in the tents and enjoy the camping time.

Meal:

  • Simple and healthy tasty meal would be provided to the trekkers. The package includes all breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • During the trekking expedition, packed food will be given which will be of good quality. There would be no compromise on the quality of the food.

Inclusions:

  • Transport required in the trek.
  • Highly advanced and certified mountaineering guide.
  • Meals on the trek which includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Rent for camping equipment like tent, sleeping mats and gears.
  • Forest permit and camping trip charges.
  • Tented accommodation throughout the trek

Exclusions: 

  • Personal trekking equipment like trekking poles or sleeping bag liners.
  • Personal insurance and cost if emergency evacuation. Also exclude other expenses like tips, personal medicines, phone calls etc.
  • Any transport support during the trek apart from what is included above.
  • Purchase for personal use like mineral water, beverage, chocolates and other stuff.
  • Anything else not specified in the inclusions and itinerary.

ATM Points and Connectivity:

  • There are no ATMs on the trekking route and ATMs are available only at Joshimath. People should withdraw substantial cash from ATMs here before proceeding towards the trek.
  • Mobile connectivity is limited, and it is recommended that you to make all the important calls while you are here before going to trek the Himalayas.

Permissions/Passes/Permit:

  • Forest permits may be required for this trek and it is included in the costs.

Things to carry:

  • Backpack with all your necessities
  • A rain cover and umbrella
  • Water bottles and all your refreshments
  • Snacks like the dry fruits and the protein bars which would give you instant energy
  • Personal Medical Kit with all the necessary first aid items and medicines which you feel you will need. It is always advisable to take medicines for dizziness, upset stomach, headache, and cold and cough while being in Himalayan camps or anywhere.
  • Pack your outfits with all the relatable clothing items like wind and waterproof jackets, t-shirts, track pants, thermal inners, trekking shoes and fleece jackets. All the necessary winter outfits for the winter treks.
  • All the toiletries products in a bag
  • Also, do not forget to take your extra accessories like the sunglasses, caps, gloves, walking stick, torch, and similar other items.
  • A good pair of trekking shoes



Cancellation Policy

  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • If cancellations are made within 0-30 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases the our service partner will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity.
  • For all the above choices, you can transfer your tickets to your friends. We would be more than happy to have them on board and you could save your hard earned money.

Refund Policy

  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days
  • All applicable refunds will be done in traveller's togedr wallet.

COVID 19 additional measures

  • Wearing gloves, mask and carrying a sanitizer is mandatory otherwise there wouldn’t be an allowance to commend the trip/trek.
  • Members travelling should practice social distancing.
  • There shouldn’t be any travel record in the past 30 days.
  • If the trek/trip gets cancelled due to any pandemic or government’s order, there would be no refund instead the plan will get postponed.
  • If found with any of the COVID 19’s symptoms, the person will be immediately quarantined. In this case, as well, there wouldn’t be any refund.
  • Everyone travelling should have the ‘Arogya Setu App’ installed on their phones.

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Of course! Keeping the government guidelines intact, we need this for sure.

Duh, yes! Atmanirbhar Indians do it all. Hence, it is necessary.

We suggest you to be safe at this time and use your own vehicle to reach the destination. If necessary, we can also arrange for a fully sanitised taxi from the pickup point to the property and back.

Umm, unfortunately no! This is only for yours and traveller’s safety. Get back to us when things are normal.

Not a lot but, hard copies of ICMR approved COVID RT-PCR negative test report, the E-permit pass for the state you’re travelling to, original address proof and govt. issued ID proof are the only ones.

In that case, these are the two choices you have for yourself.
  • You can simply cancel the bookings for staying in the property and get back to your home. We would give full refund in this case.
  • You can undergo the quarantine period as said by the local authorities and resume the stay at the property. You would be charged only for the amount you are going to stay there.

Things are really uncertain at this point of time and it will not be a surprise if this happens. So, we will refund your entire amount and you will have to go back to your home.

To be extremely safe for yourself and others, we would advise you to undergo the Cover test by your family doctor in your town. But, we are also there to help you in case you need our assistance. We can help you to get the RT-PCR COVID test from an ICMR approved laboratory at a service fees of Rs. 300.

In this case, we would suggest you to get checked at the nearest COVID centre labs around you. If you are found positive, you’ll have to undergo institutional quarantine and have to follow all the government regulations and guidelines. If you are found negative, you can resume staying in the booked property.

Our recommendation would be more than 7 nights. This is to minimise the overall influx of people entering and exiting state borders in short intervals.

Just draft an email and send it to your stay coordinator. You can write in the mail the later dates for which you want to book your stay and your stays will be postponed.

  • To begin with, we are checking all the mandatory health reports and making a file of it
  • We are checking the travel history of the travellers
  • We are not taking anyone who shows even the slightest possibility of cough, cold, or any other symptom
  • The properties are well sanitised
  • We are involving minimal human interaction
  • We are taking extra care of sanitisation

It might happen in this uncertain time so you can transfer that voucher to your family members or friends to not let them get wasted.

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Nothing much, basically what you have been doing all these while.
  • Social distancing
  • Not touching anyone
  • Wearing masks
  • Washing hands and face frequently
  • Using gloves
  • Using hand sanitiser
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Avoid coming in contact with someone who shows even the slightest signs of cough, cold, or fever.

Of course, but not all the time. Not when you are safe in the sanitised area. Not when you are alone. Not when you are with your closed ones who you know are safe.

Just practise social distancing, use sanitiser on hands, wear a mask, wear gloves, do not come in contact with anyone closely, take bath with soap as you end your journey, drink warm water, and wash your hands with soap.

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