Imagine hiking in a Himalayan field with the grandiose views of Himalayan peaks like Kalanka, Changabang, Hardeol, Rishi, Trishuli, Hathi, Satminal, Garur and Dronagiri, feeling the oneness with the Himalaya while musing about the lines "Wind in my hair, I feel part of everywhere! "
Bagini Glacier trek passes through some of the most majestic Himalayan highlands winding through few of the most intriguing Garhwali villages.
The Trek takes you to the base of Changabang - The Shining Mountain, also the title of the book by Peter Boardman considered one of the best Mountain Literature Classics. The book is based on Boardman's and Joe Tasker's successful summit of Changabang difficult west wall in 1976
Standing at an elevation of 6,864m, Changabang was first climbed on the 4th June 1974 , in an Expedition led by Lt. Col Balwant Sandhu and Chris Bonington
Day1: Haridwar to Joshimath (In Taxi)
Day2: Joshimath to Jumma (in Taxi) Walk to Ruing Village (2800m) [3kms Walk]
Day3: Ruing to Dronagiri village (3610m) [8kms Walk]
Day4: Dronagiri to Lower/Advanced Bagini base camp (4200m) [11 kms Walk ]
Day5: Bagini base camp to Bagini Glacier/Changabang BC back to Bagini Base camp (4500m) [11 kms walk]
Day6: Bagini base camp to Dronagiri [8kms walk]
Day7: Dronagiri to Jumma [3 kms Walk], Jumma to Joshimath (Taxi)
Day 8: Joshimath to Haridwar
Day 1: Transfer from Haridwar Joshimath (250 kms)
Day 2: Joshimath – Jumma - Ruing Village (9, 180 ft) (Drive 1 hr)
Day 3: 8 kms Trek, Hathi Parvat, Ghori Parvat, Bhumial God temple
This day, ramble on a trail that is similar to the previous day. Enjoy a meandering path that goes up and down. The road also goes through a forest.
Along the way, feast your eyes on dreamy and snow-capped peaks of Hathi Parvat and Ghori Parvat. Reach the intriguing Dronagiri Village, in ruins and inhabited. You can pitch your tent at the outskirts of the village that is illuminated due to solar lights. If you choose, you can visit the Bhumial God temple close by. Witness the views of Bhumial God temple.
Day 4: Dronagiri Village - Bagini Base camp (14, 711 ft) via Longatulli
Day 4 opens up many thrills with meandering pass, sight of Rishi peak, crossing a concrete bridge over the Bagini Nala, through rock and boulder ridden path. Stop for a bit at a grassy patch with a crystal clear stream passing by. Next halt is at Longatulli camping ground, a 3 hours hike from Bagini lower camp site. Get refreshed with the views of mesmerising peaks such as Satminal, Hardeul and Rishi pahar. You can camp overnight either at the Bagini main base camp (further up the mountains) or Advanced Bagini base camp that has an unmarked trail leading up to it.
Day 5: Base camp - Bagini Glacier (14, 814 ft) - Back to Base camp
Day 6: Base camp - Dronagiri
A lighter day, follow the same route you took to reach the base camp. Descend for around 18 kms through Longatulli to reach Dronagiri Village and later Ruing Village. Set camp for the night at Ruing Village.
Day 7: Dronagiri – Jumma - Joshimath
Take a descent of three hours to Jumma Village. From here you will be driven to Joshimath. It’s time to relax and recover from the trek. Night can be spent at one of the guest houses.
Day 8: -Transfer from Joshimath to Haridwar
You can take an early transport to Haridwar. If you wish, you can experience the charming town of Joshimath for a bit. This will mark the end of Bagini Glacier trek journey.
- All Trekking Equiments
- Necessary permits
- First Aid Medical Kits
- Qualified and experienced trek leader, guide, and support staff
- All Meals