Bagini Glacier Trek

Bagini Glacier

19

Mar
2018

Bagini Glacier Trek

Posted By : Diksha Kumar/ 292 0

 

Bagini Glacier runs down northwards from Changabang & Trishuli peaks and then the Bagini river turns westwards where it is joined by Dunagiri Glacier waters running down from Purbi-Dronagiri ridge. Further west, it is joined by the Lampak stream and finally flows into the Dhauli-Ganga, just north of Jumma Village.

Region: Uttarakhand
Duration: 9 Days
Cost per person: INR 14,900
Grade: Moderate
Max Altitude: 14,816 ft.
Approx Trekking: 43 Kms.

Bagini Glacier

Brief Itinerary

Day 1: Haridwar to Joshimath.
Day 2: Joshimath to Jumma & trek to Ruin village
Day 3: Ruing Village to Dronagiri Village
Day 4: Dronagiri village to Longatulli
Day 5: Langatuli to Basecamp
Day 6: Base camp to Bagini Glacier and Back to Basecamp
Day 7: Base camp to Ruing Village
Day 8: Ruing Village to Joshimath
Day 9: Joshimath to Rishikesh.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Haridwar to Joshimath (8-9hrs. Drive)

Drive to Joshimath from Haridwar is about 256 km. If you arrive Haridwar in the morning, drive to Joshimath through Devprayag, Srinagar, Rudrapryag, Karnprayag. You can have breakfast and lunch on the way.

Day 2: Joshimath to Jumma & trek to Ruin village

The trek starts from a non-descript village called Jumma which is an hour ride from Joshimath. Tapovan, Reni, Lata, Suraithota, Phagti are many villages which fall on the way. In between Suraithota and Jumma, the road is on par with the Dhauliganga River, which makes it a good watch in autumn. The trail starts with a steel suspension bridge over the Dhauliganga after which the ascent of Ruing begins.

Day 3: Ruing Village to Dronagiri Village

The trail from Jumma to Ruing is a well-laid path through the forest sometimes meandering up and sometimes down. At a distance of around 3.5mtrs from the Campsite, we reach the beginning of the landslide zone. The trail is dusty and full of mudslides, small streams crisscrossing your path.Once we reach there, a cemented pavement awaits in silent anticipation to take us to the Village. The scene is straight out from a Swiss alpine landscape. The horizon is dotted with the snow-laden peaks of Hathi Parvat, Ghori Parvat. For once we forget this is not a trek but a walk in the Swiss Alps.

Day 4: Dronagiri village to Longatulli

After leaving Dronagiri we reach a meandering path which leads us to a high ridge from where the first view of the Rishi peak is visible. Bagini nala too is first visible from here. After we leave the village we will reach a concrete bridge over the Bagini Nala.

Day 5: Langatuli to Basecamp

After crossing that bridge the path again takes a meandering turn upwards. Further an hour more we reach the camping ground of Longatulli which is again a very good campsite.

Day 6: Base camp to Bagini Glacier and Back to Basecamp

Bagini lower base camp is reached after a sound 3 hours hike on a rocky trail from Longatulli. Bagini lower campsite is a plain plateau. Few stunning peaks that can be observed from this place are Satminal, Hardeul and Rishi Pahar. From Bagini Advanced Base camp the route to Changabang base camp again ascends. The road is full of a moraine, and we will spot a number of crevasses on the bagini glacier.Changabang Base Camp is a huge amphitheater. The peaks which are visible from here are Hathi, Ghori,Satminal, Dunagiri east,Garur peak, Trishuli, hardeul, Rishi, Kalanka, Changabang.

Day 7: Basecamp to Ruing Village

After Breakfast, we trek all the way back to Ruing village through Dronagiri Village. Overnight camp at Ruing Village.

Day 8: Ruing Village to Joshimath

Today we descend down to Jumma to drive back to Joshimath. Overnight stay at a hostel.

Day 9: Joshimath to Rishikesh.

After breakfast, we drive to Haridwar.

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