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Ali Bedni Bugyal Trek

Max Altitude

11,350 FT

Grade

Easy To Moderate

Duration

6 Days

Trekking KM.

31 KM

Suitable for:8+ years
Experience:First timer can apply, previous trekking experience is more appreciated.
Fitness:Cover 5 km of distance in 45 minutes without a stress.

9,800 /Person

  • +5% GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Rishikesh to Rishikesh | including transport
  • Rs 8,400 Trek Cost & Rs 1,400 Transportation (All included)

Overview

Trek Info


  • Trail TypeRound trail. The trek starts and ends at Lohajung
  • Rail HeadRishikesh is the nearest rail head to the base camp
  • AirportJolly grant airport Dehradun
  • Base CampLohajung
  • Best Season
    • Winter Treks (November, December, January, February, March)
    • Summer Treks (April, May, June)
    • Autumn Treks (September, October, November)
  • SnowMid December to Mid March.
  • Services fromRishikesh to Rishikesh | Including Transport
  • MealsMeals while on trek & at Hotel/Guesthouse (Veg & Eggs)
  • Stay Guest house, Camping Fitness


  • Region - Uttarakhand
  • Duration - 6 Days
  • Grade - Easy To Moderate
  • Max Altitude - 11350 Ft.
  • Approx Trekking Km - 31 Kms.

Hiking in the Himalayas is not always about climbing high peaks or reaching to the high passes it about witnessing every element of the mountains. Amongst that is the never-ending eye-soothing greenery. Ali Bedni Bugyal trek as you might have guessed from the name is an epitome of meadows with stupendous Himalayan peaks standing tall in the background. The hike is a pleasant walk through the grasslands with cattle grazing, birds chirping and tiny flowers magnifying the elegance. The wonderful 6 days journey commences from Lohajung (popular from Roopkund trek) and ends at the beautiful Wan village.

After you arrive in Haridwar it is all about twists and turns of the lower to the higher Himalayas. Before the pasture land, you have to cross lush forests of Ghairoli Patal forests with rhododendrons, oaks and birch. It is a surprise to walk upon the green-lands after following the forest route. Another pleasant wonder is the Bedni Kund that just magnifies and reflects the beauty around it. Trishul peak is seen as close as possible and they are definitely something you must have never captured. Farther end of the skies is dominated by Chaukhamba peak. Throughout the meadows, you will see loads of sheep and horses grazing on them. You can also meet the Shepherds who have tonnes of

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exciting stories about their survival in the extreme weather.

The hike is suitable for beginners and experienced hikers looking for a happy experience. It is also a good family or kids trek. As the maximum height reached not more than 12,000 feet and maximum walk is through forest cover, there are fewer chances of AMS. However, it is always recommended to take precautions to prevent AMS. You must also be prepared physically to walk 3-4 hours daily. The 6-days peaceful meandering comes with all the happiness one can get from the mountains. The whole process of enjoyment turns into memories after you go back to Haridwar from the Wan village.

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Who can participate

    • Age; 10 years.
    • First timer can apply; previous trekking experience is more appreciated.
    • The climber must be fit and have sufficient stamina to cover 5 km of distance in 30 minutes without a stress.
    • The climber should be able to carry a 10-15 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 : Rishikesh to Lohajung
    • Altitude 7,650 ft.
    • Stay in guest house
    • Drive 250 km (10 hrs drive)
    • Local market and network is available
    • Pick up time 06:00 am at the parking of ISBT Rishikesh
    • Route:- Rishikesh - Devprayag- Srinagar- Rudraprayag - Karanprayag- Dewal - Lohajung.
    • Note: Please arrive one day before, if coming by flight. (Dehradun Airport - Jolly grant).

The trek to Ali Bedni commences from Haridwar. Board a vehicle from here which will take you to Lohajung the base village of the trek. The entire drive is through zig-zag roads that pass through Devprayag, Karnprayag, Rudraprayag the three prayags of the Panch-Prayag. As you pass each prayag you will see traversing turns of the Alaknanda river. The beach-like white sand is perfect. The mighty Shivalik ranges of the Garhwal will show all its grandeur as you peek from the vehicle. Enjoy the 10 hours will energy. You will be staying at guesthouses in the base village.

Day 2 : Loharjung to Didna Village
    • Trek 6.5 km, 4-5 hrs.
    • 7,650 ft. to 8,100 ft.
    • Reach Didna before lunch.
    • Accommodation in village home stay.
    • No local market but Network is available.
    • Till ruan bagad bridge gradual descent (4.5 km).
    • Refill your water bottle at ruan bagad bridge from Neel Ganga river.
    • After ruan bagad bridge 2 hours of a steep ascent to Didna Village (2 km).

Welcome to the mountains and welcome the actual trekking day today. Have full breakfast and begin walking on the road. Follow the same road until you reach Wan village. The next village will be Kulling, 6km away from Loharjung. Kulling is quite a popular habitat with serenity and mindblowing views. The walk to Kulling is on a flat road of one and a half hour. You can take a small break at the village while relishing the scenic hills, birds and mammals.

Take the immediate right turn and go climbing down. Follow a small stream from the concrete path. The stream will lead you to Neel Ganga. Here comes a bridge which made of concrete cement. After you pass the bridge you will reach the Didna village, which is at 2450 meters. There will be a hike of two hours through alpine forests. After the climb, you will be at the ridge that shows some amazing views. There will be a series of open grounds which can be seen from the ridge. Didna and Kulling are the popular villages that are famous as per their allocated season, one is for summer and the other is for winter. You will be spending the night at Didna in the guesthouses after the long hike.

Day 3 : Didna To Khobal Tal via Ali Bugyal
    • Trek 10.5km, 7-8 hrs.
    • 8,100 ft. to 11,350 ft.
    • Accommodation in tent.
    • Carry water and ors both.
    • Reach Ali Bugyal by late noon.
    • Keep your wind and waterproof handy.
    • Tolpani is the last point for drinking water.
    • First half of is through oak and rhododendron forest (Steep ascent).
    • Second half of the trek is through big alpine meadows (gradual ascent).

The trek today will be through the stunning village of Ali Bugyal. The town is at a height of 3400 meters (11000 feet). The village is renowned as the highest inhabited locations of India. The mighty village is situated on the mountain head and can be seen from Didna, your last camping place. So, the hike is to the hilltop or Ali Bugyal which starts from the village. You will spot big herds of sheep which are brought for grazing by the local shepherds from the villages nearby. If you are not aware most of the hiking trails are pathways of the shepherds used by them to feed their cattle. Shepherds are extremely friendly and will share their experiences. They mention that mountain path is bloomed with Rohdodendrons during the spring season. There are also oak, birch trees on the slope. All these vegetation add vibrancy to the journey.


This is the only green visible to eyes as the treeline slowly begins to vanish as you reach closer to the summit. It is a climb of 3-4 hours and Ali Bugyal the most awaited attraction will welcome you. The meadows will be the most alluring sight you might have witnessed in your lifetime. Every painful moment will be totally worth it as you step into the meadows. If you are lucky you will spot numerous horses feeding on the pasture land. The green-grounds have blue and white Himalayan peaks in the backdrop. The most dominant peak in the sky will be Trishul mountain.

As you enjoy the sights the camping spot is still far. There is still a trek of 30 minutes that will go to Bedni. It will be our camping spot for the night. Sit and relax around the Bedni Kund. Roam around the temple and rest for the day in the tents.

 

Day 4 : Khobal Tal to Ghairoli Patal
    • Trek 7 km 4-5 hrs.
    • 11,350 ft. to 10,500 ft.
    • Easiest day of the trek.
    • Accommodation in tent.
    • Reach Ghairoli Patal before lunch.
    • Khobal Tal to Bedni Bugyal (3 km gradual descent).
    • Bedni Bugyal to Doliya Dhar (1 km gradual walk).
    • Doliya Dhar to Ghaeroli Patal (3 km steep descent ).

Today you will pass through the second half of the Bugyal, Bedni meadows. The meadows are stupendously green with stunning Himalayan peaks in the backdrop. The meadows are bloomed with vibrant flowers in the summer season. That leads to the attraction of many tourists. It is not only the grasslands but Bedni kund that is equally attractive. Do not forget to capture the reflections of the mountains in the lake.

 

Enjoy the peaceful afternoon with the hot packed lunch on the grasslands. After the energetic break, head towards GhairoliPatal by following the descending route. The path goes through forests with tall trees and flora and fauna. Make sure you do not rush and tumble over. The open ground between the dense forest is GhairoliPatal. it will also be your camping place. Sleep tight in the tents.

Day 5 : Ghairoli Patal to Loharjung.
    • Trek 7km 5-6 hrs.
    • 10,500ft. to 7,650ft.
    • Ghaeroli Patal to Neel Ganga (3 km steep descent).
    • Neel Ganga to Ranka Dhar (1 km moderate ascent).
    • Ranka Dhat to Wan Village road head (3 km gradual descent).
    • Wan Village to Loharjung (45 minute’s drive, road condition is not good).

The last hiking day of the wonderful trek is finally here. You will be re-tracing steps back to Loharjung. If you remember it all descend up to Neel Ganga bridge. Watch your steps and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

After Neel Ganga bridge the next big stop is Wan village also known as Ran Ka Dhar. The village has the typical farms, hills and is most scenic despite that. As you step into the village your journey come to the near end. Walk a little further up to the road head and a car will be waiting that will go to Loharjung. A final patch of pumpy road to Loharjung and you will stay in the warm guesthouses.

Day 6 : Loharjung to Rishikesh
    • 10 hrs drive.
    • Drive 210 km.
    • After morning tea move to Rishikesh (breakfast and lunch on the way).
    • Reach Rishikesh by 5:00 pm.

It’s the last day of the trek and time to go back to the lovely home. You will wake up early and have your last breakfast in the mountains. After boarding the pickup vehicle you will arrive Rishikesh completing a long journey.

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

Inclusions :-
1.Accommodation. (Guest house, Home stay, Camping)
2.Meals while on trek (Veg.+ Egg)
3.Trek equipment (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 Loharjung and return.
8.TTH Staff insurance.

Exclusions :-
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

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 cover20 - 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-shirts4 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 pants3 Synthetic (avoid shorts, fitting denims, capris)
Waterproof gloves1 Pair
Fleece/woolen gloves1 Pair
Poncho1 Nos.
Sunscreen creamMoisturiser
Hand sanitizerAntibacterial powder
Toothbrush and toothpasteLip balm / Chapstick
Toilet Paper & wipesQuick dry towel
Head torch1 Nos. (Avoid Hand torch)
Sun cap1 Nos. (One that covers the neck as well)
Woolen cap1 Nos.
Balaclava1 Nos. (Optional)
Neck-gaiters2 Nos.
Sunglasses Dark 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
Cotton socks6 pairs
Woollen socks1 pairs
Gaiters1 Pair (TTH will Provide)

Fitness

Fitness regime for:

Easy To Moderate

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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