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Bagji Bugyal Trek

Max Altitude

11,100 FT

Grade

Easy

Duration

6 Days

Trekking KM.

25 KM

Suitable for:7+ years
Experience:First timer can apply, previous trekking experience is more appreciated.
Fitness:Cover 5 km of distance in 45 minutes without a stress.

7,800 /Person

  • 9,800 /Person
  • +5% GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Rishikesh to Rishikesh | including transport
  • Rs 8,200 Trek Cost & Rs 1,600 Transportation (All included)

Overview

Trek Info


  • Trail TypeCross Over
  • Rail HeadRishikesh is the nearest rail head to the base camp
  • AirportJolly grant airport Dehradun
  • Base CampGhase Village
  • Best Season
    • Winter Treks (November, December, January, February, March)
  • SnowMid December to Mid March.
  • Services fromRishikesh to Rishikesh | Including Transport
  • MealsMeals while on trek & at Hotel/Guesthouse (Veg & Eggs)
  • StayGuest house, Camping


  • Region - Uttarakhand
  • Duration - 6 Days
  • Grade - Easy
  • Max Altitude - 11100 Ft.
  • Approx Trekking Km - 25 Kms.

Why Bagji Bugyal Is A Must-Do Trek?

An offbeat trek in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, Bagji Bugyal roughly translates to ‘Meadow Of Tigers’. When you embark on a trekking journey through this beautiful meadow, you will hear the locals telling stories of tigers – locally known as ‘Bagh’ inhabited the region some 60 to 70 years ago. The shepherds and herdsmen used to avoid this bugyal owing to the threat of the tigers and to protect their flocks from them.

The tigers have disappeared now but Bagji Bugyal remains a beautiful meadow waiting to be explored. The trekking trail passes through beautiful virgin forests, gurgling streams, stunning meadows, and beautiful campsites. Along with the meadows, and beautiful stories from the locals, you will also get views of neighboring mountain peaks like Mt. Mrigthoni and Mt. Nanda Ghunti. Trek along the meadows, stay in the lovely campsites, and marvel at the beauty of the majestic mountains in front of you!

About The Trek

The trek starts from the tiny mountain hamlet, Chase. It is a picturesque village in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. The following day you will trek to Devlikheti, a path dotted with dense Himalayan forests. From Devlikheti, you start with a jungle walk and gradually ascend towards the Bagji Bugyal Base Camp, and all the while, views of Mt. Trishul adorn the skyline.

The next day, it is a hike to Bagji Bugyal Top, where stunning Himalayan peaks are ready to greet you – it is simply a visual treat! From the summit, we will hike down to Dhulamb, where we will camp for the night, and the next morning, you will descend to Himni village and on day 6, you will drive back to Rishikesh, ending the wonderful journey.

What Can You Expect?

Bagji Bugyal is an easy grade trek and as such, it can be done by anyone from beginner to advanced trekkers. The trek can be done at any time of the year except for July, August, and September.

During the day, the temperature in Bagji Bugyal remains around 20° to 22° and at night it can drop to 10° to 15°. Since it is a high-altitude trek, the weather can change from time to time so it is expected that you carry an appropriate layer of clothing to keep yourself comfortable during different weather conditions.

The trek takes you through dense Himalayan forests and to meadowlands that are velvety green and surrounded by beautiful mountain ranges. This meadow trek is quite similar to Ali Bedni Bugyal Trek but is less explored by people. This wonderful trek is a great opportunity to enjoy a Himalayan trek, which is filled with natural splendors.

Who can participate

    • Age; 7 years.
    • First timer can apply; previous trekking experience is more appreciated.
    • The climber must be fit and have sufficient stamina to cover 4 km of distance in 35 minutes without a stress.
    • The climber should be able to carry a 10-12 kg backpack.

                     

    Note:-

    • Heart problem, Very High blood pressure, Asthma, and Epilepsy cannot be reconciled on these missions. The climber must not have the conditions mentioned above.
    • Junior trekkers (below 14 years) should have a company of parent/guardian.
    • Trekkers between 14 to 18 years can come solo with the disclaimer form signed by parent/guardian.

Itinerary

Day 1 : Reach Ghase
    • Altitude: 7,900 ft
    • Pick up time 06:00 AM from TTH Head Office, Rishikesh, Tapovan
    • Drive Distance: 260 km approx.
    • Drive Duration: 8 to 9 hr
    • Stay: In hotel/ homestay

Your journey starts from Rishikesh, TTH Head Office, Tapovan and you’ll drive to Ghase, which will be the base for your Bagji Bugyal Trek. It takes about 8 to 9 hr to reach the village. Chase lies a little towards the east of Lohajung. About 25 km before Lohajung, you will arrive at a place called Dewal and from here you will take a detour that will take you to the village of Ghase.

 

Along the road to Ghase, you will see three of the five Prayag or holy confluences – Devpryag, Rudraprayag, and Karanprayag. Ghase is a quaint Himalayan hamlet with about 200 to 250 houses and is spread over 7 km on an ascent that leads to a cluster of villages. The village developed over the years as the native mountain people migrated from higher hamlets to the lower ones during the change of seasons.

 

 

As soon as you enter the village, you will start to get stunning sights of Mt. Nanda Ghunti, Trishul, and Mrigthoni, and the village is surrounded by a block of evergreen forest of Pine, Deodar, Oak, and Rhododendron. This unspoiled patch of Himalayan land offers the raw beauty of the region. The region is also rich in fauna and you may spot many rare species of birds and the Himalayan Musk Deer. While you might not think much of the village, you will appreciate its beauty on the 2nd day as you get a bird’s eye view of the village from a higher elevation.

 

There is no mobile network in Ghase so make sure to make your important phone calls before reaching Ghase. Also, there are some trekking gear and equipment available at Dewal for rent but you should have it ready before the trek instead of being dependent on finding them in Dewal.

Day 2 : Trek From Ghase To Devlikheti
    • Altitude: 9811 ft
    • Time Taken: 4 to 5 hrs
    • Trek Gradient: Gradual ascent with steep ascents through the forest as well as some rocky patches.
    • Water Source: There is only one water source along the way so keep your bottle filled before you leave the base camp.
    • Stay: in tents (twin-sharing)

Today we will head towards the Devlikheti campsite. Devlikheti is a very minor village that falls en route to the Bagji Bugyal Trek. Start in the south-eastern direction from your campsite towards the Devlikheti campsite. The trail starts with a steep ascent for about 10 minutes following a gradual ascent for the next 30 minutes. As you begin to ascend, beautiful mountain views of Mt Trishul, Devtoli, Mektoli, and Mragthoni begin to open up on the horizon. In about 15 minutes, you will arrive at the village of Samrata. Samrata is a small village that comprises a cluster of villages and some fields that grow seasonal vegetables like wheat and rajma. It is a high mountain village, that gives you a clear view of the Pindar Valley across it.

 

 

Once you get out of Samrata, the trail becomes steep and maintains a steep gradient for about the next 150 m. This can take about 30 minutes for you to ascend and once you reach the end of the ascend, you will see four different trails breaking out in four directions, take the one on the far left to approach Devalikheti. 15 minutes into the trail through a jungle cover, you will arrive at Guru Mandir, where you can hear the bells tolling and the flags flying in the air. Keep moving straight head, keeping the temple on the left. Declikheti is not far away. A couple of gradual ascents and flat trails will lead you to your next campsite.

 

Devlikheti is an extremely beautiful stretch of land blessed with immense natural beauty. The campsite offers stunning views of the scenic vistas surrounding it. From here, you can also spot the Ajan Top and Brahmatal Top along with Navali Bugyal at your eye level across. The campsite is fenced with 100-year-old Rhododendron trees adding an enigmatic charm to it. You will stay at Devlikheti for the night, the next day we will make our way to the Bagji Bugyal Basecamp.

Day 3 : Trek From Devlikheti To Bagji Bugyal Basecamp
    • Altitude: 10,600 ft
    • Time Taken:  3 to 4 hrs
    • Trek Gradient: Gradual ascent with  some patches of steep ascent and descent and a jungle walk at the beginning
    • Water Source: One water source on the way and one 100 m from the campsite.
    • Stay: In tents (twin-sharing)

Today’s trek starts with an ascent for about 30 minutes. Follow the trailhead towards the back of the campsite, which then starts moving in a north-eastern direction the incline becomes even steeper. Follow on this steep incline along a zig-zag path for about 30 minutes. After this steep stretch, it is a gradual incline and you will also get your first glimpses of Bagji Bugyal. You will enter a jungle zone, and enjoy your walk through this jungle for some time. After a couple of minutes, you will begin to get sightings of Mt. Trishul and Mektoli once again. For shutterbugs, this is a great moment to capture some nice stills.

 

 

The Bagji Bugyal Base Camp is about an hours walk from here. Once you reach the Base Camp, you can see Chaukhamba peak on the left-hand side as well as a part of Kedar Dome peeking from the clouds. Bagji Bugyal summit is 45 minutes hike away from here, which we will trek to the next morning. In the evening, bask in the beauty of the campsite. On the one side, you can see the Garhwal and Kumaon Himalayas spreading far ahead, and on the other side, the sun sets beautifully beyond the Narvali Top.

Day 4 : Trek From Bagji Bugyal Basecamp To Dhulamb Via Bagji Bugyal Top
    • Altitude: 9,870 ft via 11,100 ft
    • Time Taken: 4 to 5 hrs
    • Trek Gradient: A mix of ascent and descent through forest, meadows, and ridges
    • Water Source: No water sources along the way so carry a sufficient amount of water.

Today, we will rise before sunrise to head towards the Bagji Bugyal Top to watch sunrise from the top. It is just 45 minutes walk from the campsite. Follow the ascending trail in the north east direction. We will watch the beautiful sunrise from the summit and spend some basking absorbing the beautiful scene before us.  You get a 360 degree panorama of the Ballan Valley, Lohajung, Dewal Ghati, Brahmatal Top, the trail to Roopkund, Ali Bugyal, Kaali Daak and giants like Mt. Trishul, Mt, Nanda Ghunti, Mt. Mrigtoli, and Mt. Devtoli. Sunrays hitting the peaks of the mountains early in the morning is a wonderful sight to behold.

 

 

After spending some relaxing moments at Bagji Top, we will head down towards Dhulamb. There is a steep descent of about 45 minutes through a dense forest. Sunrise peeps in through the canopy, here and there, creating a beautiful sight. Towards the end of the descent you will come across small clearings, which are used as pasture lands by the local shepherds. Head northwards and its a gradual walk up and down for about the next 2 hrs followed  by gradual ascents and descents for another 2 hrs.  En route, you will come across the Buniya meadows where you will again spot shepherds grazing their cattle and sheeps. You can rest here for a while if you feel like. After this there is a final ascent of about 30 minutes  post which you will arrive at the Dhulamb campsite. Dhulamb campsite is located in a small stretch of clearing under the shade of Oak trees. There is a water source close to the Dhulamb campsite, where you can spot a lot of birds as well.

Day 5 : Trek From Dhulamb To Himni
    • Altitude: 9870 ft ot 8400 ft
    • Time taken: 4 hours
    • Trek gradient: Descent through forests and meadows, steep in places but mostly a flat trail otherwise
    • Water Sources: There are a couple of water sources along the way.

This is the last day of trekking and the penultimate day of your journey. The trekking trail starts from the water source near the Dhulamb Campsite. It is a 10 minutes gradual ascend followed a flat walk for 30 minutes. At the end of the walk, you will arrive at open meadows on a inclined ground and from here it is a steep descent all the way to Himni. Keep walking downwards and you will spot some Chaniya huts, your first signs of civilization after spending a couple of days in the wild. As you keep moving ahead, you will arrive at a grassy patch of land and a pond surrounded by Oak trees. You can fill your water bottles here. About 30 minutes more, you will arrive at another water  source, which is actually a water reservoir used by the people of the Himni Village. An hour walk later you will finally arrive at the village. You can see how simple life is here in these remote corners.

Day 6 : Drive Back From Himni To Rishikesh
    • Distance: 210 km
    • Drive Duration: 10 hours
    • After morning tea travel towards Rishikesh (breakfast and lunch on the way)
    • Reach Rishikesh by 6:00 PM

The last day of your trip. Today, you will drive from Himni village to Rishikesh, ending your trip and going back with a lot of wonderful memories. It takes 8-9 hours to reach Rishikesh, again going through picturesque sceneries. You can book a bus back the same night or add an extra day to explore Rishikesh.

How To Reach

  • Pick Up Place
  • Drop Place
  • Note

At first you have to reach Rishikesh, after that TTH will take care of your further travel plan.

Our Pick-up place

Trek The Himalayas Head office, Tapovan Laxmanjhula, Landmark -Nainital Bank opposite Shiv Vilas Hotel

Options to reach Rishikesh

1.  Take overnight train/bus to Rishikesh.

2.  Take overnight train/bus to Haridwar and drive to Rishikesh (35 min drive with normal traffic).

We always recommend to go for the govt. Buses over the private ones outside the bus station as based on the experience we have found that there are very high chances of delay involved with private buses. Also, govt. Buses are always more reliable. Whichever bus you choose, just make sure to reach Rishikesh at least by 05:30 am positively.

3.  Take the flight to Dehradun airport (Jolly Grant Airport) and drive to Rishikesh (20 km, 30 min), if coming by flight then come one day early.

The fee can be paid by online transfer/Check deposit/Cash deposit/Demand draft. Instruction for
payment will be forwarded along with your confirmation email. When your transfer is done, please
e-mail us a confirmation mail with your transfer details, so that we can follow up your reservation efficiently.

  • After morning tea move to Rishikesh (breakfast and lunch on the way)
  • Reach Rishikesh by 6:00 pm
  • Drop off point is Trek The Himalayas Office (Tapovan) Laxmanjhula 
  • Plan your further travel plan after 7:00 pm

Cost Terms

  • Inclusions
  • Exclusions
  • Note
  • Tour Fee
  • Cancellation Policy

Inclusion

1.Accommodation. (Guest house, Home stay, Camping)
2.Meals while on trek (Veg.+ Egg) from Day 1 Dinner to Day 5 Dinner.
3.Trek equipments (Sleeping bag, mattress, Kitchen & dinning tent, crampon, utensils, tent)
4.All necessary permits and entry fees.
5.First aid medical kits, stretcher and oxygen cylinder.
6.Mountaineering qualified & professional trek Leader, guide and Support staff.
7.Transport from Rishikesh to Ghase and return.
8.TTH Staff insurance.
9. Microspikes and Gaiters for Snow Trekking if needed

Exclusion:
1.Any kind of personal expenses.
2. Food during the transit.
3. Insurance.
4. Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
5. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head

Mule/Backpack Offloading Facility

Normally TTH expect to carry your personal luggage on your own, if you wish to offload your backpack, you can give it to Mule.
Charges of offloading backpack:-
INR 1200/- if you make an online payment, 10 days in advance
INR 1500/- if you inform us after reaching Lohajung
The backpack cannot weigh more than 11 kgs. Backpack should have waterproof cover. Suitcases/strolleys/ bags will not be allowed.

 

Special Offers

Make a single payment and trek the number of times you want.

If you book a trek with Trek The Himalayas and are unable to complete the same or you have successfully completed that trek and want to do it again, you can repeat it multiple times without paying the cost of the trek.

 

Terms and conditions

  • This offer is a non-transferable.
  • This offer is valid for Trek The Himalayas limited fixed departures.
  • This offer is valid for 5 years from the date of booking.
  • This offer is not valid if the participant has received a cash refund or voucher at the time of cancellation.
  • Participants don’t have to pay for the trek cost but have to pay for the transport cost.

The fee can be paid by online transfer/Check deposit/Cash deposit/Demand draft. Instruction for
payment will be forwarded along with your confirmation email. When your transfer is done, please
e-mail us a confirmation mail with your transfer details, so that we can follow up your reservation efficiently.

Cancellation terms:

For the cancellation of services due to any avoidable/unavoidable reasons, Trek The Himalayas must be notified of the same in writing at info@trekthehimalayas.com  At the time we receive your written cancellation, refunds based on the total fare are as follows.

Cancellations prior to 25 days from the start of the Trip

Refund options

  • 5% deduction of trek fee
  • 100% cash voucher for any trip till one year

Cancellation between 24 days and 15 days to the start of the Trip

Refund options

  • 30% deduction of trek fee
  • 100% cash voucher for same trip till one year
  • 85% cash voucher for any trip till one year

Cancellation between 14 days and 10 days to the start of the Trip

Refund options

  • Book the same trek, in the same season, with any other batch
  • 50% deduction of trek fee
  • 80% cash voucher for same trip till one year
  • 70% cash voucher for any trip till one year

Cancellation less than 9 days to the start of the trek

Refund options

  • Transfer your trek (same trek, same batch) to your friend
  • No cash refund
  • 20% cash voucher for the same trip till one year
  • 10% cash voucher for any trip till one year

If by a rare consequence TTH calls off/cancels a trek:

At TTH, we almost never call off or cancel our treks. But in the rare event that we do call off or cancel a trek due to any unforeseen circumstances or natural catastrophes like continuous rain or snow, thunderstorms, snowstorms, landslides, floods, earthquakes, or any other natural calamity that prevents us from carrying out a trek in a safe manner, unforeseeable circumstances like local riots, curfews, pandemics, lockdowns, government orders, or any such situations that prevents a safe trekking experience, TTH will issue a voucher summing up to the same amount as your trek fee. The voucher can be redeemed on any of the treks over a period of the next year.

Note

  • If the entirety of your group fails to reach or cross the pickup point, or abandons the trek, due to any unforeseen circumstances like snowfall or heavy rainfall, landslide, and such, in such a case the voucher will not be issued. You can, however, choose to repeat the trek with us.
  • The voucher is also not issued if for any reason you have to come down from the trek. The trek leader may send you down from the trek, owing to reasons like lack of fitness, AMS, blood pressure, turn-around-time, health issues, or if you are found smoking/ drinking, or breaking the rules of the trek. Vouchers are issued only when the whole trek is cancelled or called off on behalf of TTH.

In the rare event that TTH shifts a trek:

As we mention always, weather conditions at high altitudes are extremely unpredictable and can change at any time of any day. Also, situations like natural calamities or political unrest, pandemics and lockdowns, etc are out of our control and if an event cannot run under any such circumstances that we do not directly have control over then we will try to give you an alternative trek, which means your trek will be shifted from one trek to another, which will be safer and more favourable.

In these cases, a voucher is issued to mitigate the difference in cost between the two treks. You can redeem the voucher at any time over a period of one year from the date of issue. A refund fee or refund of the difference is not applicable.

Note:

  • Change of trek batch is dependent on the availability of seats in the batch
  • In case of transferring a trek to a friend, he/she should satisfy all the mandatory requirements put forward by TTH
  • TTH holds the right to change/cancel the policies, without prior notice
  • Cash refund is applicable only in case of bookings made without using any promotional offer code or vouchers

Cash Voucher Terms:

  • This is a non-transferable voucher
  • The voucher cannot be merged with any other offer of Trek The Himalayas
  • The voucher is valid for Trek booked directly with Trek The Himalayas in India
  • To avail the voucher please use your register phone number or e-mail id
  • All the other Terms of booking a trek with Trek The Himalayas are applicable to the voucher
  • Trek The Himalayas holds rights to add/remove any of the Terms and Conditions without prior notice

Itineraries are based on information available at the time of planning and are subject to change. "Trek The Himalayas" reserves the right to change expedition dates, people or itineraries as conditions warrant. If a trip must be delayed or the itinerary changed due to bad weather, road conditions, transportation delays, government intervention, airline schedules, sickness, or other contingency for which TTH or its agents cannot make provision, the cost of delays and/or other changes are the responsibility of the participant. TTH reserves the right to decline, or accept, any individual as a trip member for any reason whatsoever.

Trek Essential

  • Basic Gear
  • Clothes
  • Personal Utilities
  • Head Gears
  • Foot Gears
Back pack & rain cover(50 - 60 ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps
Day pack + rain cove20 - 30 ltr (If hire a mule or porter)
Walking stickAdvisable (At least one)
Water bottle/Hydration pack2 bottles of one liter each, People who use hydration pack 1 hydration pack and 1 bottle of one liter, Carry at least one thermos flask.
Personal Medical KitConsult your doctor
SnacksEnergy bars, dry fruits, electral/ors
T-shirts2 Full sleeves (Non-cotton)
Fleece T-shirts1 Nos.
Fleece jacket1 Nos. (Alternative: a woollen sweater)
Down feather / Hollofil jacket1 Nos.
Wind & waterproof (jacket & pant)1 Pair
Thermal inners (upper and lower)1 Pair
Trek pants2 Synthetic (avoid shorts, fitting denims, capris)
Windstopper Pant1 Pair
Waterproof gloves1 Pair
Fleece/woolen gloves1 Pair
Sunscreen cream1 Nos.
Moisturiser1 Nos.
Toilet Paper & wipes1 Nos.
Lip balm1 Nos.
Hand sanitizer1 Nos.
Antibacterial powder1 Nos.
Toothbrush and toothpaste1 Nos.
Quick dry towel1 Nos.
Head torch1 Nos.
Woolen cap1 Nos.
Balaclava1 Nos. (Optional)
Neck-gaiters1 Nos.
SunglassesDark with side cover, it should be U/V protected, People who wear spectacles- (A)- Use contact lenses. (B)- Photo chromatic glasses.
Trekking shoes1 Pair (Waterproof, high ankle with good grip)
Floaters/flip-flops1 Pair (Optional)
Cotton socks5 pairs
Woollen socks3 pairs
Gaiters1 Pair (TTH will Provide)

Fitness

Fitness regime for:

Easy

Calculate Your BMI :


Your BMI value is

24.22

Congratulations, your body is in good conditions!

BMI Range Category
Less than 16.5 Serverely Underweight
16.5 - 18.5 Underweight
18.5 - 25 Normal
25 - 30 Overweight

  • If your BMI is normal, you can plan your fitness regime as mentioned.
  • If your BMI is not normal, consult your trusted physician before you plan your fitness regime.
  • If you're suffering from any chronic illnesses consult a medical practitioner.

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