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Get away from the hustle and bustle of city-life and experience a trek to Bagini Glacier that will bring you close to exotic locations and landscapes. Breathe in fresh air, take long walks in the forests, feel the cool breeze swaying the fields and live the life like never before. A popular destination for adventure seekers world over, this trek is amongst the most sought after.
Situated in the Garhwal Himalayas, this Bagini Glacier trek also takes you through villages that are still untouched by city cultures. Moreover, camp stays, plantation walks and other delights within the trek will keep you soaked with fun and excitement.
Drive from Haridwar to Joshimath (285km – 6 Hours by Road)
Begin your trek today with a drive from Haridwar to Joshimath. If you leave in time, you may even be able to visit a few attractions en route like Devprayag, Srinagar, Rudraprayag and Karmaprayag. Joshimath, the first halt of your trek is a place with a great deal of spiritual significance. Considered to be one of the primary foundations of the spiritual leader Adi Shankara, it is home to several temples; overnight stay in Joshimath.
Trek from Joshimath to Ruing Village (7,500ft)
The first day of your trek to Bagini Glacier will take you from Joshimath to Ruing Village via Jummi. You will be required to cross Dhauliganga, which is one of the six source streams of the Ganges. After crossing over to the other side, a trek of about an hour and a half will get you to Ruing village followed by overnight stay in tents or guests house.
Trek from Ruing Village to Dronagiri (11,500ft)
Today, you will experience different terrains as you make your way from Ruing Village to Dronagiri. Get ready for a 10km trek, the first lap of which will be through a dense forest. You will be accompanied by the Bagini River on the left all through. A challenging trail awaits you in the form of a steep climb before you reach Dronagiri. Once you have accomplished this part of the trek, you will find yourself in a valley of unparalleled beauty. Make your way along the concrete path to Dronagiri and settle down in the campsite with an overnight.
Trek from Dronagiri – Base Camp (12,300ft)
Start today’s trek by making your way up to the ridge that is atop the Dronagiri Village. As you get to the opposite side, you will have to descend a little to reach the river. A concrete bridge stands strong and proud to help you cross over. Be prepared for a landscape entirely different hereon! You will trek up green fields and meander your way through boulders; although tricky, this leg of the trek is thrilling and exciting! Referred to as lower Bagini at 12300ft, this will be our base camp overnight.
Trek from Base Camp – Bagini Glacier (14,816ft) – Base Camp
Today will be the most exciting day of the trek as you will be ascending to the Bagini Glacier! A 3 hour trek from lower Bagini will get you to the main glacier that stands 14,816ft above the sea. Revel in the beauty of a water source at Bagini Glacier and the stunning views of the Changa Banga Peak from this point. Here onwards, you can either trek down to the base camp or spend overnight in upper Bagini.
Trek from Base Camp to Ruing Village (75,00ft)
Today you will commence our journey back to our starting point! An 18km trek will get you back to Ruing village. Although quite a distance, it is unlikely you will feel exhausted on account of the trek being a descent; overnight stay will be in the village.
Trek from Dronagiri to Jumma (91,80ft), Drive from Jumma – Joshimath (1 Hour)
On the last day of your trek, you will be trekking from Ruing Village to Jumma. It will take approximately 3 hours to get here. From Jumma, a vehicle will be arranged to drive you to Joshimath, where you will spend overnight.
Drive from Joshimath to Haridwar (285km)
Today, you will be driven back to Haridwar. With your arrival in the pious city, this scenic trek to Bagini Glacier will come to an end.
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