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Ali Bedni Bugyal Trek, Uttrakhand

Trek to twin meadows of Uttarakhand with grandest mountain views of Mt. Trishul & Mt. Nanda Ghunti

Ali Bedni Bugyal Trek, Uttrakhand

Duration

6 Days/5 Nights

Pickup Point

Kathgodam

Minimum Age

12+

Maximum Altitude

11,686 ft

Best time to visit

Winter, Summer, Autumn

Difficulty level

Easy, Moderate

Accomodation

Tent, Home Stay

Overview

Located in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand at an altitude of 11,686 ft, Ali Bedni Bugyal takes you through the lush green forest of oak, fir and rhododendron, cascading streams and snow-clad Himalayan peaks.  On this 6 days trek, feast your eyes with the majestic view of the Chaukhamba range, Neelkanth peak, Kedarnath, Kedar Dome and Mt Trishul.

Admire the enchanting Garhwal Himalayas in its full glory on this trekking trail and walk through the cattle grazing grassland alongside the cascading streams of Neel Ganga. Explore the mountain villages of Didna and Wan and the local mountain culture on this trek. Ali Bugyal and Bedni Bugyal are among the most beautiful meadows in the country and are very well known in the trekking community.

Ali Bedni Bugyal quick info:
Ali Bedni Bugyal trek height: 11,686 ft
Ali Bedni Bugyal difficulty level: Moderate
Ali Bedni Bugyal trek distance: 31 km
Ali Bedni Bugyal temperature: 22°C max. during Day to -2°C min. during Night
Ali Bedni Bugyal trek best time: May to June and September to October

Brief Itinerary

Day 1: Kathgodam to Lohajung
Drive distance- 217 km, drive time- 9 hours
Altitude- 1,483 ft to 7,600 ft
Meals- Dinner
Stay- Hotel/homestay

Day 2: Trek from Lohajung to Didna Village
Trek distance- 6.5 km, trek time- 5-6 hours
Altitude- 7,600 ft to 8,145 ft
Meals- Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Stay- Tents

Day 3: Didna to Khobal Tal via Ali Bugyal
Trek distance- 10.5 km, trek time- 7-8 hours
Altitude- 8,145 ft to 11,350 ft
Meals- Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Stay- Tents

Day 4: Khobal Tal to Ghairoli Patal
Trek distance- 7 km, trek time- 4-5 hours
Altitude- 11,350 ft to 10,500 ft
Meals- Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Stay- Tents

Day 5: Ghairoli Patal to Lohajung
Trek distance- 7 km, trek time- 5-6 hours
Altitude- 10,500 ft to 7,600 ft
Meals- Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Stay- Tents

Day 6: Departure
Drive distance- 217 km, drive time- 9 hours
Altitude- 7,600 ft to 1,483 ft
Meals- Breakfast

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Kathgodam to Lohajung

  • Upon reaching Kathgodam meet our representative at a pre determined pickup point and after a short briefing session, start your onward journey to Lohajung.
  • Lohajung is around 217 km from Kathgodam and it takes around 9 hours to reach there.
  • Pass by the scenic hill-stations of Almora, Kausani, etc. and drive along beautiful rivers such as Koshi and Pindar
  • Upon reaching, check into the homestay. Dinner and overnight stay at Lohajung.

Day 2: Trek from Lohajung to Didna Village

  • Today after breakfast, begin your 6.5 km trek to Didna Village. It takes around 5-6 hours to reach there.
  • Pass through the mixed forests of oak and bamboo and alongside the stream run by Neel Ganga.
  • Upon reaching the campsite, get mesmerized by the beautiful views all around.
  • Dinner and overnight at Didna Village.

Day 3: Didna to Khobal Tal via Ali Bugyal

  • Start your day with a hot and fresh breakfast. Today, you will be passing through the scenic meadow of Ali Bugyal situated at an elevation of 11,686 ft.
  • The village is said to be the highest inhabited location in India.
  • Pass through the lush green forests of oak and rhododendrons and soak yourselves in the majestic views of the Garhwal Himalayan ranges.
  • After spending some time at Ali Bugyal and enjoying the beautiful views of Himalayan peaks such as Mt. Trishul in the backdrop starts your onward trek to Khobal tal.
  • Khobal tal is the forest section between Ali Bugyal and Bedni Bugyal.
  • Upon reaching the campsite have dinner and overnight stay in the tents.

Day 4: Khobal Tal to Ghairoli Patal

  • Post breakfast, today we will be covering the second half of the Bugyal, Bedni meadow.
  • On the trekking trail soak yourselves in the scenic vistas of lush green meadows and snow capped mountains.
  • Spend some leisurely time at Bedni kund and don’t forget to capture the crystal clear reflection of the snow studded mountains in the lake.
  • Later start your onward trek to Ghairoli Patal. Upon reaching the campsite, have dinner and overnight stay in camps.

Day 5: Ghairoli Patal to Lohajung

  • In the morning after breakfast, start your trek to the scenic Wan Village also known as Ran ka Dhar.
  • Pass through the dense forests of Ghairoli Patal, the thick fauna and melodious chirping of mountain birds to reach Wan Village.
  • One can also come across the wild roses inhabiting exotic birds like flycatcher and magpies on the trekking trail.
  • After spending some time exploring the Wan village, drive to Loharjung.
  • Dinner and overnight stay at Lohajung.

Day 6: Departure

  • Early morning post breakfast, board transportation from here to Kathgodam.
  • Upon reaching Kathgodam, bid farewell to your fellow trekkers and end your Bedni Bugyal trek with beautiful memories.

How to reach?

By Air: The nearest airport to Kathgodam is the Pantnagar Airport located at a distance of 32kms from Kathgodam. The airport is connected with Delhi by 4 round flights per week. Taxis are easily available from the Airport to Kathgodam.

By Train: The town of Kathgodam has a major railway station, Kathgodam Railway station. This railhead is well-connected to major Indian cities like Delhi, Howrah, and Lucknow.

By Road: Bus from ISBT Anand Vihar, Delhi are easily available to Kathgodam.

Inclusion

  • Transportation during the journey from the pickup on day 01 to drop on day 06 is covered.
  • Accommodation- Stay is included from Day 1 to Day 5 (Lohajung to Lohajung). 
  • Meals – Dinner at Lohajung on Day 1 to breakfast at Lohajung on Day 6 are included. We provide simple vegetarian food on all days of the trek
  • Accommodations on sharing basis as per itinerary
  • Experienced local guide/trek guide
  • Basic first aid kit

Exclusion

  • Any additional expenses such as personal nature/medical emergency.
  • Additional accommodation/food costs incurred due to any delayed travel.
  • Any lunch and other meals not mentioned in package inclusions.
  • Any airfare/rail fare other than what is mentioned in “inclusions” or any type of transportation from which is outside the itinerary.
  • Parking and monument entry fees during sightseeing.
  • Additional costs due to flight cancellations, landslides, roadblocks, and other natural calamities or delays.
  • Any other services not specified above in inclusions.

Advisory

  • Rent gear: You can reduce your hassle of buying gear like trek pants, jackets, shoes and rent them for the trek at additional cost. (Pricing will be updated soon)
  • Guests must be vaccinated with both doses of Covid vaccine.
  • The organization reserves the rights to modify the trek during any emergencies or natural calamities.

Cancellation Policy

  • If cancellation are made 30 days before the date of travel then 25.0% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
  • If cancellation are made 15 days to 30 days before the date of travel then 50.0% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
  • If cancellation are made 0 days to 15 days before the date of travel then 100.0% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days.

Frequently Asked Questions

Follow all the instructions given by your guides. The stay will be in tents on double/triple sharing. The climatic conditions in the mountains can change from time to time, so please pack your bags accordingly.
No, it is not the same. We will be covering Ali Bugyal on Day 3 and Bedni Bugyal on Day 4. The twin Bugyal of Ali and Bedni are the most scenic meadows.
Usually, the trek group consists of 20-24 people in one batch including males and females.
Ali Bedni Bugyal trek distance is 31 km which we will be covering in 5 nights and 6 days.
Yes, Bedni Bugyal trek is one of the safest treks. Since it is a high altitude trek, one must take an adequate amount of time to get acclimatized.
Healthy and nutritious vegetarian food which is recommended in the mountains is provided on all days of trek.
The Ali Bedni Bugyal trek can be done by almost anyone. A nominal level of fitness is however mandatory to cover the whole distance. You are required to be physically as well as mentally fit to complete the whole trek.
No, due to heavy snowfall and hailstorm it is not advisable to go for this trek after November. Weather is unpredictable during winter time.
The average temperature of Bedni Bugyal is 22°C max. during Daytime to -2°C min. during Nighttime.
Absolutely. The safety of girls is of foremost importance to us. We always create a friendly environment for everyone on the trek. All our guides and other support crew are carefully chosen for your trips who are very experienced and reliable.
The best suited shoes for this trek route are the ones that are breathable and light in weight. Also, ankle support is a very important thing to take care of while buying the perfect pair of shoes. You can go for brands like- Decathlon, Wildcraft, Quechua, etc. In the winters, you’ll require gators or gumboots which you can rent from the base village.
When going for this trekking experience, you must know that you will be facing colder climatic conditions, therefore your clothing needs to be warm. From fleece jackets to layer-able clothes, these items are a must. You should bring woolen clothes while making sure that you pack extra. In addition to this, items like woolen caps, gloves, socks, etc are also a must.
Ali Bedni Bugyal trek difficulty level is considered as an easy to moderate trek with a mix of steep and gradual ascent. But for that, you need to prepare yourself. For this, you can start jogging every day and then do cycling for some time.
Always follow the instructions of your trek guide. Avoid wasting food and water. Wear shoes that fit you, have proper grip and are waterproof so that you can trek comfortably. Don’t forget to bring your personal medications as you might not find specific medicines there. Pack well and make sure that you do not bring unnecessary items.

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