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Region

Uttarakhand | India

Bagini Glacier & Changbang Base Camp Duration

Duration

9 Days

Bagini Glacier & Changbang Base Camp altitude

Max Altitude

14800 Ft.

Bagini Glacier & Changbang Base Camp distance

Trekking Km

43 KM

Bagini Glacier & Changbang Base Camp grade

Grade

Moderate

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Overview

Trek Name: Bagini Glacier & Changbang Base Camp

Days: 9

Adventure Type: Trekking

Base Camp: Pipalkoti

Season:Summer | Autumn |

Month:May | June | September | October |

Country: India

Altitude: 14800 Ft.

Grade: Moderate

Rail Head: Rishikesh

Stay: Guest house & Camping

Food: Meals while on trek & at Guest house (Veg & Eggs)

Location: Uttarakhand

Distance: 43 Km.

Trail Type: Point to point trail | Camping at the same location upon returning.

AirPort: Jolly Grant Airport, which is 21 km away from Rishikesh

Highlights:

  • +5% GST (goods and services tax)
  • Services Pipalkoti to Pipalkoti

Why Bagini Glacier Trek is a must do trek ?

1. Breathtaking Location:

  • Located in the Nanda Devi National Park, Uttarakhand.
  • Offers unsurpassed views of the Garhwal Himalayas.

2. Scenic Trekking Experience:

  • Encounter rocky paths, icy rivers, crystal clear streams, and mountain hamlets.
  • Panoramic views of snow-clad peaks like Changabang, Kalanka, and Dunagiri.

3. Adrenaline-Pumping Adventure:

  • Dressed in the beauty of nature, the trek provides challenges.
  • Ideal for those seeking an adrenaline-pumping adventure.
  • Tests trekking skills with changing terrains and steep, sometimes slippery, paths.

Located in the Nanda Devi National Park, Uttarakhand, the Bagini Glacier Trek offers some unsurpassed views of the mountains and a thrilling trekking experience. 

Bagini Glacier & Changbang Base Camp Informative Video
Who Can Participate
  • Age; 12 years +.
  • First timers can apply; previous trekking experience is more appreciated.
  • The climber must be fit and have sufficient stamina to cover 5 km of distance in 35 minutes without stress.
  • The climber should be able to carry a 10-15 kg backpack.
Itinerary
Rishikesh to Pipalkoti

  • Altitude: 1,500m/4,950ft.
  • 200 km drive, approx 10 hours.
  • Trekkers will be picked from Rishikesh TTH office at 6:00am in a Tata Sumo or a similar vehicle (cost is not included).
  • Arrive at Pipalkoti approx by 5 pm – (tea, briefing of the trek & dinner).
  • Breakfast and Lunch on the way (exclusive of charges).
  • Accommodation at the guest house.
  • Telephone Network- Available.

Today we will begin our journey for the Bagini Glacier Trek. The journey commences at Rishikesh and from here we will drive straight to Pipalkoti, which is at a distance of about 200 km. It will take 9 to 10 hrs to reach Pipalkoti.  We will have our breakfast and lunch on the way.

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The drive from Rishikesh to Pipalkoti takes you through a scenic route where you will come across 3 holy confluences including Devprayag (confluence of Alakananda and Bhagirathi), Rudraprayag ( confluence of Alakananda and Mandakini), and Karanprayaga (confluence of Alakananda and Pindar River).

Driving through meandering mountain roads, surrounded by beautiful valleys and pristine rivers, the journey to Pipalkoti is quite scenic in itself. The mountain views along the route are quite stunning so always keep your camera ready to click some nice stills. On arrival at Pipalkoti, we will check into a local guest house and stay the night.

Pipalkoti To Jumma (Drive), Trek To Ruing Village

  • Pipalkoti to Jumma drive: 90km | 2- 3 hours.
  • Trek: 3km | 2 hours.
  • Altitude Jumma 2,700m/ 8,850ft.
  • Altitude Ruing village 2,800m/ 9,200ft.
  • Altitude gain: 100m/350ft.
  • Carry enough water.
  • The trail to Ruing is slightly steep through forest cover.

The Bagini Glacier trek starts from Jumma Village in the Chamoli District of Uttarakhand and it is about a 2 to 3 hour ride from Pipalkoti. The ride is smooth in some parts and a little bumpy in others and on the way to Jumma, you will cross other remote villages like Reni, Phagti, Tapovan, Lata, and Suraithota.

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After breakfast at Pipalkoti, we will start from Jumma, and from here, we will begin trekking towards the Ruing Village. In between Suraithota and Jumma Village, the Dhauliganga River appears and it is on a level with the road. Also, if you want to stock up on kerosene then Suraihota is a good place. Dress appropriately as Jumma Village is situated near the Tibetan border and you will be constantly showered with a cool breeze in the afternoons.

 

The trek from Jumma starts by crossing an iron suspension bridge over the Dhauliganga River following which you will climb uphill to Ruing village. The trail becomes slightly steep as you enter a forest cover. It takes about 2-3 km of an uphill trek to reach Ruing.

 

Ruing is a beautiful mountain settlement, situated amidst coniferous forest covers of Oaks, Firs, and Deodars. Staying the night at Ruing is a little tricky. We can either lodge at the panchayat ghar at night or set up tents if the village people allow. If not, then you need to trek 2-3 km further, up to a meadow right before the ascent to Dronagiri and next to a stream. After setting up the tents, we will stay the night at Ruing.

 

Ruing Village to Dronagiri Village

  • Altitude Dronagiri village 3,450m/11,400ft.
  • Altitude gain: 650m/2,200ft.
  • Trek 8km | 8-9 hours.
  • Sharply inclined trek through a landslide zone. Follow extreme caution while walking.
  • Peaks spotted: Hathi Parvat & Ghori Parvat.
  • Attractions: Bhumial Temple.
  • Stay in tents.

On our third day, we will trek from Ruing to Dronagiri, another hamlet in the mountains. The trail will pass through the forest following many ascents and descents. You will walk one a single path and there are no diversions. Also, this is a landslide zone, so you need to be extra careful. The trail soon changes from forests to a rocky and dusty path and you come across some streams along the way.

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The trek to Dronagiri is about 8 km and it will take approximately 5-6 hrs to reach the village. The landslide zone begins approximately 4 km from the campsite after you cross the forest cover. After you cross the forest cover, there are two paths, one follows up and is the remnant of a path that is destroyed by glacial activity. We will take the narrower path that moves downwards, the path is a sharply inclined one. The entire valley is also covered with exotic mountain blooms, enhancing the natural beauty.

 

Oce near Dronagiri, a cemented road will lead you to the village and you will catch exquisite glimpses of the majestic Hathi Parvat along with other snow-clad beauties of the Himalayas. The Dronagiri village lies on an alpine meadow and from here you can catch sight of many prominent peaks of the Garhwal Himalayas. The Dronagiri Village also has some legend related to it, which dates back to the times of the Ramayana. It is believed that Lord Hanuman lifted the hillock on which the Dronagiri village lies, to collect ‘Sanjeevani Booti’ in order to resurrect Laxman. We will set our camps at Dronagiri for the night.

 

Dronagiri village to Longatulli

  • Altitude Longatulli 3,900m/12,900ft.
  • Altitude gain: 450m/1,500ft.
  • Trek 6km | 7-8 hours.
  • A rocky path filled with rocks and boulders.
  • Fill water at the glacier.
  • Peaks spotted: Rishi peak.
  • Stay in camps.

Day 4 starts with a meandering trail, crossing a concrete bridge over Bagini Nala and following a rock and boulder-covered path and into a green patch beside a stream and soon into our next camping ground, Longatulli.

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Longatulli camping ground is at an elevation of 14,711 ft and about a 3 hrs hike away from the Bagini Glacier campsite. The trek from Dronagiri to Longatulli is not very long, it is 3 km and takes about 3 hr. Today’s section of the trek lacks greenery until you reach the green patch before Longatulli. You can easily refill your water bottles from the Bagini Glacier.

 

After exiting from Dronagiri, we will follow the trail that takes us to a high ridge from where you will catch captivating sights of the Rishi peak and the first glimpse of the Bagini Nala. After thirty minutes of hiking, you will arrive at the crossing of Bagini Nala. You will cross the bridge over the Bagini Nala where the trail ascends. There’s another route that goes left from the bridge, do not take that, it will lead you to Kanari Khal and Garpak Village. Follow the uphill path from the bridge.

 

The path here is filled with rocks and boulders and you will spot no greenery or vegetation here, only brown barren lands. After another one and a half-hour of the trek, you will arrive at a green patch of land on the banks of a sparkling stream. This is a good spot for camping. A further trek of one hour will take you to Longatulli, where you will camp at night. Camping at Longatulli will also help you acclimatize.

 

Langatuli to Bagini Base camp

  • Altitude Base Camp 4,600m/15,100ft.
  • Altitude gain: 700m/2,200ft.
  • Trek 5km | 6-7hours.
  • Peaks spotted: Rishi Pahar, Satminal & Hardeul.
  • Stay in tents.

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Starting our day early today, after breakfast we will set out for the Bagini Glacier Base Camp. It is a 3-hour trek from Longatulli to Bagini Glacier through rocky terrain. The campsite is located on plain grounds on a plateau. From the Bagini campsite, you can observe spectacular views of Rishi Pahar, a peak in the Pithoragarh region of Uttarakhand along with Hardeul and Satminal.  The base camp offers some great views and is also an ideal location for camping.

 

You can also opt for camping in the Advanced base camp, which is further up the mountain and will require about 45 minutes more of trekking. This is a better site for camping. Also, the path to the advanced base camp is not properly marked, so you need to carefully observe and locate the trail. Some stone makeshift signs are arranged here and there by fellow trekkers for the convenience of others and to help them navigate the trail. Pack some snacks to energize yourself on the way, there are no shops on the way. Enjoy the views of the peak in the golden hour and retire early in the camps at night.

 

Base camp to Bagini Glacier & return

  • Altitude Bagini Glacier 4,900m/16,000ft.
  • Trek 3+3km | 5hr both way.
  • Peaks visible Hathi(6727m), Gauri(6708m), Satminal(6911m), Dunagiri east(7066m), Garur peak, Trishuli(7074m), hardeol(7151m), Rishi(6992m), Kalanka(6931m), Changabang(6864m).
  • The trail is filled with glacial deposits, tread carefully.

Today we start early, as we have to trek about 10 km and also you need to start early if you wish to catch the sunrise from the Changabang base, which is about 3 to 4 km from the Bagini Advanced base camp. You can leave your rucksack in the camp and take only what you need. The trail today gets progressively difficult as you ascend towards the glacier.

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Leaving at dawn, we will arrive at the Changabang base camp by sunrise. Get ready to behold one of the most spectacular sights as the first sun rays hit the peaks of Hathi, Ghodi, Changabang, Dunagiri, Kalanka, Trishuli, and Rishi. The blue snow-clad mountains appear to be of molten gold as the sun rays strike the peak. Observe the peaks changing color in the sun, a soul-stirring sight that will forever be imprinted in your memory.

The route to the glacier is full of glacial deposits and many crevasses so you need to be mindful. Once you make it to the top, you will be left mesmerized by the breathtaking views of the mountain all around. After enjoying the thrill and serenity of the mountains for a while, we will trek back to the Bagini basecamp, following the same route, and retire for the night. 

 

Base camp to Dronagiri Village

  • Altitude Dronagiri village 3,450m/11,400ft.
  • Altitude loss: 1,150m/3,700ft.
  • Trek 11km, 8-9 hours.

Today, we will begin our descent from the Bagini Base Camp down to Dronagiri Village. We will retrace our path back to the Dronagiri Village, passing Longatulli on the way once again. We will camp at Dronagiri for the night

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It is a 9 km trek back to Dronagiri Village and it is a downhill trek. We will camp at our old campsite in Dronagiri and stay the night here. Rest well for the next day, the last leg of your trek.

 

Dronagiri Village to Pipalkoti via: Ruing Village

  • Altitude Jumma Village 2,700m/8,850ft.
  • Trek to Jumma via Ruing village 11km | 7 hours.
  • Jumma to Pipalkoti drive 9-km, 2-3 hours.

After breakfast in Dronagiri, we will make our descent towards Ruing Village and then to Jumma, and drive back to Pipalkoti. The trek to Jumma road head is about 11 kms followed by a 2-3 km drive to Pipalkoti. We will stay overnight in the guest house at Pipalkoti.

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This is a lighter day of trekking as it is a descending trek. Even though it is a descending trek, it may still take some time to make it down to the road head. We have vehicles arranged at Jumma to take you back to Pipalkoti. We will drive through the same path and check-in at a guest house in Pipalkoti. It is time to relax after your long trekking adventure. Rest well in your beds.

 

Pipalkoti to Rishikesh

  • After Morning Tea/Coffee, Depart to Rishikesh.
  • Breakfast and Lunch are not included in the trek cost.
  • you’ll reach Rishikesh between 5 -6:00 pm. You can book further travel any time after 7:00 pm

On the final day of our journey, we will drive back to Rishikesh today ending our 9-day long adventure, and return home with loads of memories. The distance between Pipalkoti and Rishikesh is 200 km and takes about 8 to 9 hours. On reaching Rishikesh, you can book for your further journey.

Note:

  • Keep a buffer day in your travel plan
  • If buffer day is not used in the travel then it can be used to Explore Rishikesh
  • Distance, Altitude, and Trekking hours are approximate and rounded off
  • Keep the original and copy of ID proof handy
  • Come one day early if planning to come by plane 

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Day-1: Rishikesh to Pipalkoti
  • Altitude: 1,500m/4,950ft.
  • 200 km drive, approx 10 hours.
Day-2: Pipalkoti To Jumma (Drive), Trek To Ruing Village
  • Pipalkoti to Jumma drive: 90km | 2- 3 hours.
  • Altitude Ruing village 2,800m/ 9,200ft.
  • Trek: 3km | 2 hours.
Day-3: Ruing Village to Dronagiri Village
  • Altitude Dronagiri village 3,450m/11,400ft.
  • Trek 8km | 8-9 hours.
Day-4: Dronagiri village to Longatulli
  • Altitude Longatulli 3,900m/12,900ft.
  • Trek 6km | 7-8 hours.
Day-5: Langatuli to Bagini Base camp
  • Altitude Base Camp 4,600m/15,100ft.
  • Trek 5km | 6-7hours.
Day-6: Base camp to Bagini Glacier & return
  • Altitude Bagini Glacier 4,900m/16,000ft.
  • Trek 3+3km | 5hr both way.
Day-7: Base camp to Dronagiri Village
  • Altitude Dronagiri village 3,450m/11,400ft.
  • Trek 11km, 8-9 hours.
Day-8: Dronagiri Village to Pipalkoti via: Ruing Village
  • Altitude Jumma Village 2,700m/8,850ft.
  • Trek to Jumma via Ruing village 11km | 7 hours.
  • Jumma to Pipalkoti drive 9-km, 2-3 hours.
Day-9: Pipalkoti to Rishikesh
  • After Morning Tea/Coffee, Depart to Rishikesh.
  • Breakfast and Lunch are not included in the trek cost.
  • you’ll reach Rishikesh between 5 -6:00 pm. You can book further travel any time after 7:00 pm

Note:

  • Keep a buffer day in your travel plan
  • If buffer day is not used in the travel then it can be used to Explore Rishikesh
  • Distance, Altitude, and Trekking hours are approximate and rounded off
  • Keep the original and copy of ID proof handy
  • Come one day early if planning to come by plane 
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Bagini Glacier & Changbang Base Camp Maps
Bagini Glacier & Changbang Base Camp Maps
Bagini Glacier & Changbang Base Camp Maps

  • Pulse rate at rest must be in between (60 to 90 beats per minute).

  • Blood Pressure Reading must be in between (DIASTOLIC 70 – 90, SYSTOLIC 100 - 140 mm Hg).

  • Respiratory rate at rest must be in between (12 to 20 breaths per minute).

  • Should not have Liver and kidney issues.

  • Should not have Diabetes Mellitus, Bronchial Asthma, Heart problems, Hypertension, etc.

  • No pacemaker implant.

  • People with Sinus issues, Epilepsy please contact to trek coordinator before booking the trek.

  • If your BMI is not normal, Please contact our Trek coordinator before Trek booking.

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  • Government Employees can avail the benefit of Special Casual Leave (SCL) when they join us for a trekking expedition. As per the rules of the Pay Commission, Special Casual Leave can be availed for up to 30 days in a calendar year for trekking/mountaineering expeditions through a registered organization. Trek The Himalayas is a registered adventure tour operator by the Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) and the Ministry Of Tourism (MOT).
  • Trekkers have to apply for leave at least 20 days before the trek departure date.
  • This service is exclusive to Indian government employees and is applicable only for treks within India.
  • Do mail at info@trekthehimalayas to apply and mention your booked trek date and trek name.

  • Junior trekkers (below 15 years) should have a company of parents/guardians.
  • Trekkers between 15 to 18 years can come solo with the disclaimer form signed by parent/guardian.
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Pick-Up Information

  • It is essential for everyone to arrive at Rishikesh (06:00 am)
  • Pick-up Location - Tapovan, Landmark -Nainital Bank opposite Shiv Vilas Hotel
  • Once you have reached Rishikesh, TTH will manage the rest of your travel arrangements, if you have opted for TTH's pick-up service, you can select this option during the booking process by adding it as an add-on.

Options to Reach Rishikesh 

First, you can arrive at Delhi, Dehradun airport or Chandigarh. The journey from these locations to Rishikesh is explained below.

1. Take overnight train/bus to Rishikesh.

2. Take overnight train/bus to Haridwar and drive to Rishikesh (25km | 35 min drive with normal traffic).

3. Take overnight train/bus to Dehradun and drive to Rishikesh (50km | 1hr 20min drive with normal traffic).

( We always recommend going 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. )

4.  Board a flight to Dehradun airport (Jolly Grant Airport) (21 km, 30 min). If you're arriving by air, then come one day in advance.

Drop-Off Information

  • The designated drop-off point is Tapovan, Rishikesh.
  • Reach in Rishikesh by 4:00 to 6:00 pm.
  • Please consider planning your subsequent travel arrangements after 10:00 pm.

Note - In July and August month always have a buffer day in your Itinerary due to Monsoon.

  • It's highly advisable to keep a buffer day in your travel plan. If the buffer day is not needed, it can be used to explore Rishikesh.

( If you prefer to travel independently to Base camp and don't want to take TTH's pick-up service, you can either take a government bus or book a private cab from Rishikesh. Your trek coordinator will provide guidance on how to arrange for the bus or cab booking. )

  • TTH offers comfortable transportation through Tempo Traveler, Bolero, or equivalent vehicles. If you wish to upgrade your mode of transportation, please contact your trek coordinator for further assistance.
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Cost Terms

Inclusion

 1. Accommodation (as per the itinerary):

  • Guest houses on Day 1, Day 8 (twin/triple sharing basis). 
  • Camping during the trek (Day2 to Day 7).

2. Meals (Veg + Egg):

  • All meals Pipalkoti to Pipalkoti..
  • Day 1 Dinner to Day 8 Dinner.

3. Support:

  • 1 Versatile base camp manager: handles communication and deploys extra manpower in emergencies.
  • 1 Mountaineering & First aid qualified professional trek Leader.
  • 1 Experienced high altitude chef.
  • Local experienced guides (Number of guides depending on the group size).
  • Enough support staff.

4. Trek equipment:

  • Sleeping bag, Sleeping liners (if required), Mattress, Utensils.
  • 3 men all season trekker tent (twin sharing), Kitchen & Dining tent, Toilet tent.
  • Camping stool, Walkie talkie.
  • Ropes, Helmet, Ice axe, Harness, Gaiters & Crampon (if required).

5. First aid:

  • Medical kit, Stretcher, Oxygen cylinder, Blood pressure monitor, Oximeter, Stethoscope.

6. Transportation (as per the itinerary):

  • Rishikesh to Pipalkoti and return (If booked through TTH, available upon booking in add-ons).
  • Pipalkoti to Jumma and return..

7. Clock room service at base camp.
8. Mules/porters to carry the central luggage.
9. All necessary permits and entry fees, Upto the amount charged for Indian.
10. Services from Gangotri to Gaurikund.

Exclusion

1. Insurance (Mandatory).
2. Food during the transit.
3. Any kind of personal expenses.
4. Mule or porter to carry personal luggage.
5. Emergency evacuation, hospitalization charge or etc.
6. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head Inclusion.
7. Transportation (Rishikesh to Pipalkoti and return, if not booked through TTH).

Things can be provided on demand and availability (participant has to pay extra for these things).

1- Satellite phone/set phone - is a type of mobile phone that connects via radio links via satellites orbiting the Earth instead of terrestrial cell sites like cellphones. Therefore, they can operate in most geographic locations on the Earth's surface.

2- Gamow/PAC HAPO Bag (Portable Hyperbaric Bag) - is a unique, portable hyperbaric chamber for the treatment of acute mountain sickness (AMS), also known as altitude sickness.

3- AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) -  are portable life-saving devices designed to treat people experiencing sudden cardiac arrest, a medical condition in which the heart stops beating suddenly and unexpectedly. 

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

If you book a trek with Trek The Himalayas and cannot complete it, or if you've successfully completed the trek and wish to do it again, you can repeat it multiple times at no additional cost.

Terms and conditions

  • This offer is 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 transportation and trek permit costs.

To reserve a spot for a trek or adventure program, you can either utilize our online booking form or call us at the provided number. For your confirmation, a deposit must be wired, including the initial payment.

Cancellation terms:

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
  • Transfer your trek (any trek, any date) to your friend

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
  • Transfer your trek (same trek, any date) to your friend

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

Refund options

  • 50% deduction of trek fee
  • 80% cash voucher for same trip till one year
  • 70% cash voucher for any trip till one year
  • Book the same trek, in the same season, with any other batch
  • Transfer your trek (same trek, any date) to your friend

Cancellation less than 9 days to the start of the trek

Refund options

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

Note- If a booking is made using a voucher or discount code, the policies related to vouchers and discounts cannot be modified.

In the unlikely event that TTH cancels a trek prior to the scheduled departure date:

While it is extremely rare for TTH to cancel a trek, we understand that unforeseen circumstances or natural disasters may occasionally require us to do so before the scheduled departure. These circumstances could include continuous rain or snow, thunderstorms, snowstorms, landslides, floods, earthquakes, or any other natural calamity that poses a risk to the safety of our trekkers. Additionally, unforeseeable events such as local riots, curfews, pandemics, lockdowns, government orders, or any similar situations that compromise the safety of the trekking experience may also necessitate a cancellation.

In the event of such a cancellation, TTH will provide you with a voucher equivalent to the amount you paid for the trek. This voucher can be redeemed for any of our treks within the next year, allowing you to still enjoy an adventure with us at a later date.

Note

  • The issuance of a voucher is not applicable in situations where you are required to descend from the trek for any reason. The trek leader may make the decision to send you down from the trek due to factors such as insufficient fitness level, symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), high blood pressure, exceeding the designated turn-around-time, health concerns, or if you are found smoking, drinking, or violating the rules set for the trek. In such cases, the provision of a voucher does not apply.

In the rare event that TTH shifts a trek:

We would like to emphasize that weather conditions in high-altitude areas are highly unpredictable and can undergo sudden changes at any time, irrespective of the day. Additionally, circumstances beyond our control, such as natural disasters, political unrest, pandemics, and lockdowns, may impact the feasibility of conducting a trek. In cases where we are unable to proceed with an event due to such circumstances that are beyond our direct control, we will make every effort to provide you with an alternative trek that is safer and more suitable.

In such situations, we will issue a voucher to offset the cost difference between the originally scheduled trek and the alternative trek. This voucher can be redeemed at any time within one year from the date of issue. Please note that a refund fee or reimbursement of the cost difference is not applicable in these cases.

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:

  1. This is a non-transferable voucher
  2. The voucher cannot be merged with any other offer of Trek The Himalayas
  3. The voucher is valid for Trek booked directly with Trek The Himalayas in India
  4. To avail the voucher please use your register phone number or e-mail id
  5. All the other Terms of booking a trek with Trek The Himalayas are applicable to the voucher
  6. 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 Essentials

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Backpack with rain cover (50 - 60 ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps
Day pack with rain cover 20 - 30 ltr (If off-load opted)
Walking stick Advisable (At least one)
Water Bottle / Hydration pack 2 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.
Small size tiffin/lunch box 1 Nos
Snacks Energy bars, dry fruits, electoral/ors
Personal Medical Kit Consult your doctor
T-Shirt (Synthetic quick dry) 1 Full & 2 Half sleeves
Fleece T-shirt 1 Nos
Wind stopper / Fleece jacket 1 Nos
Windproof Jacket 1 Nos
Down feather / Hollow jacket 1 Nos
Thermal inner (Upper and Lower) 1 Pair
Trek Pant (Synthetic quick dry) 2 Nos
Wind stopper / Fleece Pant 1 Nos
Waterproof gloves 1 Pair
Fleece / woollen gloves 1 Pair
Poncho / waterproof Jacket and pant 1 Nos
Sunscreen 1 Nos
Moisturiser 1 Nos
Chap-stick / Lip balm 1 Nos
Toothbrush and toothpaste 1 Nos
Toilet paper & Wipes 1 Nos
Soap / hand sanitizers 1 Nos
Antibacterial powder 1 Nos
Quick dry towel 1 Nos
Head torch 1 Nos. (Avoid Hand torch)
Sun Cap 1 Nos
Woolen cap 1 Nos.
Balaclava 1 Nos.
Buff / Neck-gaiters 1 Synthetic & 1 Woollen
Sunglasses UV with dark side cover, People who wear spectacles - (A)- Use contact lenses | (B)- Photo chromatic glasses
Trekking shoes 1 Pair (Waterproof, high ankle, good grip)
Floaters / flip-flops 1 Pair
Cotton socks 6 pairs
Woollen socks 1 pairs
Gaiters 1 Pair (TTH provides when required)
Micro spikes 1 Pair (TTH provides when required)
Bagini Glacier & Changbang Base Camp TrekEssential
Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

To register with TTH, visit our website - www.trekthehimalayas.com and create your account. To create your account you will need to use your email address and fill in all the details, set your unique password and your account is ready to use.

  • To book a trek with TTH, you first need to register with us and create an account.
  • Choose the trek that you want to do and click on available dates.
  • You will land at the login page, fill in the required details.
  • Add Participants, choose add-on services click on the Pay now button, choose your preferred payment method, and make the payment. TTH accepts multiple payment options, including credit/debit cards, net banking, and UPI.
  • You will receive a confirmation email from TTH with all the necessary details about the trek, including the meeting point, transportation, accommodation, and other important instructions.
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please send an email to us at info@trekthehimalayas.com or reach out to the numbers provided in the Help and Support section of your Trek Page. We will ensure that your issue is promptly resolved.

To book services such as off-load luggage and transportation, you can find them listed as add-ons. These additional services can be booked at the time of your initial booking. If you miss booking add-ons during the initial reservation, you can log in anytime and easily book 4 days before the departure date add-ons through the platform.

In such a situation, please log in to your account and transfer your trek or date to the desired one within 12 hours or drop us an email at info@trekthehimalayas.com 10 days before the departure date of the trek. After the initial 12-hour period, any changes will be processed according to the cancellation policy.

We recommend visiting our "Suggest Me a Trek" page. By filling out the form, our experts will contact you with the best possible trek options based on your preferences and experience level. Alternatively, you can reach out to us via email at info@trekthehimalayas.com or give us a call using the numbers provided on our website for personalized assistance and recommendations.

Family treks differ from regular treks by focusing on ease of difficulty, offering shorter durations for younger participants, Kid-friendly and easily digestible foods, child-friendly activities, maintaining a higher guide ratio for diverse age groups, and implementing additional safety measures for families.

Family Trek with Kids recommendation Only Dayara Bugyal and Chopta Chandrashila Trek.

Minimum age for TTH treks is typically 7 years, though this may vary depending on the specific trek.

Yes, you can take a kids to a high-altitude trek with a parent. Discuss with a trek expert before booking a trek.

Junior trekkers (below 15 years) should have a company of parents/guardians.

Trekkers between 15 to 18 years can come solo with the disclaimer form signed by parent/guardian.

Medical & Disclaimer Form (Mandatory Documents) Click here to download medical and disclaimer form

Physical Fitness: Ensure your child is physically fit. Engage them in regular exercise, outdoor activities, and hikes to build stamina and endurance. Hydration: Emphasize the importance of staying hydrated at high altitudes. Encourage your child to drink water regularly, even if they don't feel thirsty. Proper Nutrition: Provide a well-balanced diet with sufficient carbohydrates for energy and foods rich in iron to prevent altitude sickness. Adequate Sleep: Ensure your child gets enough sleep in the days leading up to the trek. Quality rest is crucial for altitude adaptation. Educate on Altitude Sickness: Teach your child about the symptoms of altitude sickness, such as headache, nausea, and dizziness. Encourage them to communicate any discomfort immediately. Appropriate Clothing and Gear: Dress your child in layers to adjust to changing temperatures. Ensure they have appropriate trekking gear, including sturdy footwear. Positive Mindset: Foster a positive mindset. Encourage your child, and let them know it's okay to take breaks when needed. Medical Check-Up: Schedule a medical check-up before the trek to ensure your child is fit for high-altitude activities. Consult with a healthcare professional about any potential health concerns.

TTH takes special care to provide wholesome and nutritious food for children on treks. Here are some of the foods that are typically served for children:
Breakfast: For breakfast, TTH serves a variety of options like porridge, cornflakes, bread, butter, jam, honey, boiled eggs, omelettes, and pancakes. Children can choose from these options to fuel themselves for the day's trek.
Lunch: For lunch, TTH serves lunch which includes rotis, vegetables, rice, dal, and salad. The rotis are usually made fresh on the trek and are a good source of carbohydrates. The dal and vegetables provide protein and other essential nutrients.
Snacks: TTH provides healthy snacks like fresh fruits, dry fruits, energy bars, cookies, and biscuits to keep the children energized throughout the day.
Dinner: For dinner, TTH serves a hot and wholesome meal which includes soup, rice, dal, vegetables, and a non-vegetarian dish (if requested in advance). Children can also choose from a variety of desserts like custard, jelly, and fruit salad.
Dietary requirements: If a child has any special dietary requirements, TTH can cater to those needs as well. For example, if a child is lactose intolerant or allergic to nuts, the kitchen staff can make arrangements to accommodate those requirements.

Choosing the right trek for a beginner can be a bit overwhelming as there are many factors to consider such as distance, elevation gain, terrain difficulty, weather, and time of year. Here are some tips that can help you choose the right trek for a beginner:

1. Determine fitness level: Assess the fitness level of the beginner to understand their physical capabilities. This will help you select a trek that is challenging but not too difficult.

2. Choose a well-traveled trail: A well-traveled trail will have more amenities such as signposts, water stations, and shelter. It is also safer as there will be other hikers on the trail.

3. Consider the length of the trek: For beginners, it is recommended to start with a shorter trek that can be completed in a day or two. This will help them get acclimatized to trekking and build their confidence.

4. Look for gradual elevation gain: Choose a trek with a gradual elevation gain rather than steep ascents. This will make the trek easier and more enjoyable.

5. Check the weather: Check the weather forecast before selecting a trek. Avoid treks during the monsoon season or winter when the trails can be slippery or dangerous.

6. Research the trail: Read about the trail to get an idea of the terrain, altitude, and difficulty level. This will help you select a trek that is suitable for the beginner.

7. Consult with an expert: If you are unsure about which trek to choose, consult our trek expert Mr. Nitin (+91 70600 59773) between 10 AM to 6 PM (Tuesday - Friday). Mr. Nitin will provide you valuable advice and guidance.

Overall, it is important to choose a trek that is enjoyable, challenging but not too difficult, and suitable for the beginner's fitness level and experience.

It is not recommended for a beginner to choose a difficult Himalayan trek. Trekking in the Himalayas can be physically and mentally challenging, especially if you are not used to the high altitude, steep slopes, and rugged terrain. Choosing a difficult trek without the proper experience, fitness level, and preparation can be dangerous and put you at risk of altitude sickness, injury, and other hazards.

If you are a beginner, it is recommended to start with an easier trek and gradually build up your skills and experience. This will help you understand the challenges of trekking in the Himalayas, and also prepare you physically and mentally for a more difficult trek in the future. It is also important to choose a trek that matches your fitness level, experience, and interest.

There is no specific age limit for a beginner trekker. However, it is important to consider your physical fitness, health condition, and personal interests before embarking on a trek. Trekking in the Himalayas can be physically and mentally demanding, and requires a certain level of physical fitness and endurance.

If you have any pre-existing medical conditions or are above a certain age, it is recommended to consult with a doctor before embarking on a trek. It is also important to listen to your body and take breaks as needed during the trek to prevent exhaustion or injury.

We recommend visiting our "Suggest Me a Trek" page. By filling out the form, our experts will contact you with the best possible trek options based on your preferences and experience level. Alternatively, you can reach out to us via email at info@trekthehimalayas.com or give us a call using the numbers provided on our website for personalized assistance and recommendations.

Yes, you can join the trek. We have fixed departure groups where you can simply book your trek and we will take care of curating a group.

Before you start the trek, it is recommended that you make all the necessary phone calls as during the trek you may or may not receive network coverage, once you come back to the Base Camp, you can reconnect with your family via phone once again. You can share your trek coordinator contact detail with your family members to get the latest updates about your trek batch.

At TTH, we provide wholesome and nutritious meals during the trek. The food is vegetarian and includes a variety of dishes such as rice, dal, vegetables, chapati, paratha, pasta, noodles, and soup. We also offer snacks such as biscuits, and salty, and dry fruits during the trek. Special dietary requirements such as vegan, gluten-free, or Jain food can also be arranged if informed in advance.

If you are allergic to some foods, you need to let us know in advance so that we can make arrangements accordingly.

TTH is a trekking company that prioritizes the safety of all its participants, including women trekkers. They have a comprehensive safety system in place, which includes a dedicated team of experienced and trained trek leaders and support staff who are equipped to handle emergency situations and provide first aid.

TTH also takes specific measures to ensure the safety and comfort of women trekkers. They have a separate tent accommodation for women trekkers, female trek leaders, and support staff. They also provide separate toilet facilities for women and encourage a safe and respectful environment for all trekkers.

Moreover, TTH has a strict policy against any kind of harassment and has a zero-tolerance policy towards such incidents. They have a designated Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) to investigate and address any complaints related to harassment or misconduct. Overall, TTH has a good reputation for safety and responsible trekking practices, and women can feel comfortable and safe while trekking with them.

In case you are the only women in the group, we provide a single sleeping arrangement. Also, during the trek, the trek leader will always remain by your side to provide optimum safety and reassurance.

You can reach out to the trek coordinator to inquire about the number of female trekkers and their respective states who have booked the trek. Please note that the trek coordinator cannot disclose personal details of any trekker. Once you've confirmed your booking, a WhatsApp Group will be created for all the trekkers in your batch. This allows you to connect with fellow trekkers before the trek begins.

While many of our treks are led by female trek leaders, however, it is not possible to know which trek leader is assigned to which group. But nonetheless, whether the trek leader is male or female you can be completely assured of your safety and security with us.

Yes, it is possible to trek with periods. However, it is important to take some extra precautions and preparations to ensure a comfortable and safe trekking experience.

Here are some tips that can help you trek during your period:

1. Use menstrual hygiene products that you are comfortable with, such as tampons, pads, or menstrual cups. It is recommended to carry enough supplies for the entire duration of the trek.

2. Pack wet wipes, hand sanitizer, and plastic bags to dispose of used hygiene products.

3. Wear comfortable and breathable clothing that allows for easy movement and reduces friction. Avoid wearing tight or restrictive clothing that can cause discomfort.

4. Carry pain relief medication, such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen, in case of menstrual cramps.

5. Stay hydrated and maintain a balanced diet to support your energy levels and overall health.

6. Take breaks as needed and listen to your body. If you feel uncomfortable or experience any unusual symptoms, seek medical attention immediately.

It is also recommended to consult with a doctor before going on a trek during your period, especially if you have a pre-existing medical condition or are taking medication. By taking necessary precautions and being prepared, you can have a safe and comfortable trekking experience even during your period.

We provide proper disposal facilities for sanitary pad disposal during the trek.

We offer three person tents with twin-sharing for optimum comfort. A woman trekker will share a tent with another woman trekker and if you are the only woman in the group, you will be given a single accommodation for your comfort and privacy.

Yes, we do provide gears on rent. You can book it using you TTH account directly.

Mountaineering qualified Experienced and first aid certified Trek Leader, First Aid Certify local guide, Cook, helpers and supporting staff.

People suffering from Bronchitis, Asthma, High blood pressure, Epilepsy (got faints), TB , Heart problem or on higher BMI side are strictly not allowed to go on any Himalayan trek. Apart from this if you had any medical history, please let us know.

No. Alcohol and smoking isn’t allowed while on trek. It is totally misconception that it will keep you warm. Your body need to acclimatize properly and for that eat properly and drink enough water; these things will keep you warm.

Toilet tents provide a convenient solution for answering nature's call in the great outdoors. Dry toilets, in particular, offer a highly sanitary approach. By digging a pit and utilizing mud and a shovel, you can easily cover up your waste. This method ensures cleanliness and hygiene while camping or exploring in the forest. 

Remember to pack essential toiletries to complete your outdoor bathroom kit and maintain proper personal hygiene during your adventures. With these practices in place, you can enjoy nature while also respecting it.

Layer Up From Head To Toe
Eat Full Meals, never sleep empty stomach
You can keep warmee (if you’re more susceptible to cold).
Use sleeping bag in right way and don’t leave free space in sleeping bag.

For upper body
– Thermal layer
– T-shirt (full-sleeves)
– Fleece T-shirt (for extreme colds)
– Fleece layer
– Thick Jacket/Down Jacket
– Waterproof or Windproof layer (outermost layer, when it is snowing or raining)
- For Lower Body
– Thermal layer
– Hiking pants (normal) or Winter hiking pants

Based on how warm you feel you can skip any of the above layers. Your outer later should be windproof since it is windy at high altitude.
The idea behind layering is that the more insulation you have the less cold you feel, and instead of wearing a very thick jacket if you wear multiple layers, your body will be better insulated against the cold.

Yes, we provide micro spikes and gaiters, if required.

Mandatory documents: 2 xerox of ID having address (addhar card/driving license), 2 Passport size photographs, hard copy Medical form signed & sealed by doctor, disclaimer form sign by trekker and high altitude insurance.

No. We don’t but we can suggest you good hotel/Stay nearby pick up location.

Yes, trekker must carry 2 water bottles 1 litre each so they can refill it at campsite for drinking and keep themselves hydrate.

You should buy shoes which has these three features –Good grip, Ankle Support and additional water resistant layers. Generally, we advise Quechua Trek 100, MH 500 and MH 100.

No one is forced to go on. There is always enough staff to split the party according to need and regroup later at the camp. Most people have no trouble reaching the highest campsite. If some members decide not to climb the final distance they can wait for the climbers to come back down the same way or take a lateral path to the descent route.

The Bagini Glacier Trek is a moderate-level trek that takes you through beautiful meadows, dense forests of oak and rhododendron, and rocky terrain. The highlight of the trek is the stunning Bagini Glacier, surrounded by snow-capped peaks offering breathtaking views of the Himalayas. The trek also takes you to the base camp of Changbang, one of the most challenging peaks in the region. The best time to do the trek is between May and October, and it can be completed in 7-8 days. Overall, the Bagini Glacier Trek is a must-do for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts, offering a unique blend of natural beauty and challenging terrain.

The Bagini Glacier Trek is approximately 43 km.

The Changbang Base Camp Trek is a challenging trek that takes you to the base of Changabang, one of the highest peaks in the Garhwal Himalayas. Starting from the village of Lata, the trek passes through dense forests, beautiful meadows, and rocky terrain, offering breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks, glaciers, and rivers. The highlight of the trek is the base camp of Changabang, which offers stunning views of the peak and the surrounding Himalayan range. The best time to do the trek is between May and October, and it requires good physical fitness and previous trekking experience. Overall, the Changbang Base Camp Trek is a must-do for experienced trekkers looking for a challenging and rewarding adventure.

The Changbang Base Camp Trek along with Bagini Glacier is approximately 53 km.

The best time to do the Bagini Glacier and Changbang Base Camp Trek is between May and October. During this period, the weather is generally pleasant and the skies are clear, offering excellent visibility of the stunning views along the trek. The temperature during the day is usually comfortable, ranging from 15 to 20 degrees Celsius, while the nights can be chilly, with temperatures dropping to around 5 degrees Celsius. However, it is recommended to avoid the monsoon season from July to August, as the region receives heavy rainfall which can make the trek difficult and dangerous. It is also important to check weather forecasts and local conditions before planning your trek to ensure the best experience..

The Bagini Glacier Trek is a moderate grade trek and Changbang Base Camp Trek is a difficult grade trek.

The altitude of Bagini Glacier is approximately 13,450 ft while the altitude of Changbang Base Camp is approximately 15,250 ft.

During the trek you will be camping in different campsites. We provide twin-sharing tents for optimum comfort.

Yes, a permit is required for the Bagini Glacier and Changbang Base Camp Trek. The trek falls within the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve, and thus requires a permit from the forest department and the local administration. In addition, trekkers are also required to obtain an Inner Line Permit (ILP) for entry into the border areas of Uttarakhand. All the permits are obtained by the TTH Team.