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Ali Bedni Bugyal

6 Days

Treknical Details

  • Rishikesh
  • 11,350 ft
  • Mid April - Mid November
  • Moderate | Level 2
  • 31 km
  • All Meals Included
  • 10
  • 65

Overview

Ali Bedni Bugyal, a haven for trekkers, unfolds as a paradise nestled in the embrace of the Garhwal Himalayas. This enchanting expedition presents a symphony of experiences, where lush green meadows, dense woodlands, and snow-cloaked peaks converge to leave trekkers spellbound at every stride.

Initiating from the picturesque village of Lohajung, where the air carries a refreshing crispness and the allure of adventure dances in the breeze, the journey takes flight. Ascending through the embrace of dense oak and rhododendron forests, the trail eventually unveils the magnificent Ali Bugyal – a sprawling tapestry of meadows, each adorned with wildflowers in a myriad of hues.

The path unfolds further, leading to Bedni Bugyal, a landscape straight out of the realms of dreams. This high-altitude meadow is adorned by the majestic presence of Trishul and Nanda Ghunti peaks in the distance, augmenting the surreal beauty of the panorama.

The expedition’s zenith is marked by the ascent to the renowned Bedni Kund, a tranquil lake resonating with mythological significance. The reflections of the encircling peaks mirror in its crystal-clear waters, weaving an ethereal ambiance that lingers in the heart.

For those driven by daring curiosity, the mysterious Roopkund, famously known as the skeleton lake, beckons as an optional extension of the trek. Witness the enigmatic remains of ancient humans and animals, preserved for centuries by the icy waters.

En route, the locals’ warm hospitality, their vibrant cultural tapestry, and age-old folklore infuse an enchanting dimension into the journey, crafting memories that endure beyond the trek itself.

Trek Highlights

  • Embark on an exciting journey from Rishikesh to Lohajung, the starting point of the trek
  • Trek through lush forests and charming villages, arriving at the serene Didna Village
  • Experience the breathtaking beauty of Ali Bugyal and reach the enchanting Khobal Tal
  • Trek to Ghairoli Patal, surrounded by awe-inspiring mountain vistas
  • Enjoy the scenic hike back to Lohajung, reflecting on the incredible trek so far

Itinerary

Altitude: Sankri – 6,400 ft
Altitude: Lohajung – 7,650 ft
Rishikesh to Lohajung: 10 hours (220 km) by taxi

Begin on an exhilarating journey from Rishikesh to the picturesque town of Lohajung, the starting point of the Ali Bedni Bugyal trek.

As you leave the bustling city behind, you’ll be greeted by the tranquility of the mountains and the promise of an unforgettable adventure.

The road winds through charming villages and lush landscapes, offering glimpses of the stunning vistas that lie ahead.

Upon reaching Lohajung, take a moment to soak in the beauty of this quaint hamlet nestled amidst the Himalayas.

Prepare yourself for the enchanting trek that awaits, as you set foot on a path that leads to the mystical bugyals (high-altitude meadows) of Ali and Bedni.

Get ready to be captivated by nature’s grandeur and the serenity of the mountains as you begin this extraordinary journey.

Altitude: Didna Village – 8,100 ft.
Lohajung to Didna Village: 5 hours (6.5 km) by trek

Venture on a thrilling trek from Lohajung to the charming Didna Village, where nature’s splendor unfolds at every step.

The trail winds through dense forests adorned with vibrant flora and echoes with the melodies of exotic birds.

As you ascend, catch breathtaking glimpses of towering peaks like Nanda Ghunti and Trishul, adding an awe-inspiring touch to your journey.

Crossing quaint wooden bridges over glistening streams, you’ll feel a sense of serenity enveloping you.

Upon reaching Didna Village, be greeted by warm smiles of the locals and immerse yourself in their rich culture.

Camp amidst the wilderness, under a blanket of stars, for an unforgettable night in the lap of the Himalayas.

Altitude: Khobal Tal – 11,350 ft
Didna to Khobal Tal via Ali Bugyal: 8 hours (10.5 km) by trek

Embrace on a mesmerizing trek from the enchanting village of Didna to the pristine Khobal Tal, with a captivating detour through the meadows of Ali Bugyal.

Traverse through ancient oak and rhododendron forests, where sunbeams filter through the foliage, creating a magical ambiance.

The trail opens up to the legendary Ali Bugyal, the largest high-altitude meadow in Asia, adorned with a vibrant carpet of wildflowers.

As you ascend further, catch awe-inspiring views of the majestic Trishul and Nanda Ghunti peaks, elevating your journey to new heights.

Khobal Tal, a serene glacial lake, awaits with its crystal-clear waters, reflecting the surrounding peaks like a mirror.

Unwind and camp by the lake’s shores, soaking in the tranquility of this idyllic spot.

Altitude: Ghairoli Patal – 10,500 ft.
Khobal Tal to Ghairoli Patal: 5 hours (7 km) by trek

Embrace on a soul-stirring trek from the picturesque Khobal Tal to the serene Ghairoli Patal.

Wander through a scenic landscape dotted with alpine meadows and glistening streams.

The trail leads you through mystical woods, where you’ll find yourself in awe of the untouched beauty of nature.

As you hike, encounter the tranquil charm of remote villages nestled amidst the Himalayan peaks, offering glimpses of traditional mountain life.

Ghairoli Patal, a hidden gem, welcomes you with its tranquil ambiance and the music of nature.

Embrace the peacefulness of this lesser-explored haven, creating memories that will linger in your heart forever.

Altitude: Lohajung – 7,650 ft
Ghairoli Patal to Lohajung: 6 hours (7 km) by trek

Experience a memorable trek from Ghairoli Patal back to Lohajung, immersing yourself in the abundance of nature.

Traverse through enchanting forests, adorned with a kaleidoscope of flora and fauna, making every step a delightful journey.

As you descend, relish the captivating vistas of snow-capped peaks and verdant valleys. Discover the allure of quaint hamlets, where warm-hearted locals share their tales of the mountains.

Bask in the tranquility of the surroundings, savoring the magic of the Himalayas.

Upon reaching Lohajung, reminisce about the incredible trek you undertook, carrying cherished memories of the breathtaking landscapes and the bond you forged with nature.

Lohajung to Rishikesh: 10 hours (250 km) via taxi

Bid adieu to the enchanting realm of the Himalayas as you embark on your journey back to Rishikesh.

Relive the memories of the remarkable Ali Bedni Bugyal trek while descending from Lohajung.

Traverse through picturesque landscapes, where every turn offers a glimpse of nature’s wonders.

Capture the beauty of pristine meadows and cascading streams, cherishing the tranquility that surrounds you.

As you leave behind the towering peaks and serene valleys, take a piece of the mountains with you in your heart.

The journey may come to an end, but the lasting impressions of this incredible trek will stay with you forever.

Say goodbye to the mountains, promising to return for another adventure in this majestic land.

Inclusions/Exclusions

Trek Inclusions

  • Accommodation during the trek includes stay in base camp and tent stay
  • Accommodation on Triple/Quad sharing basis
  • Supporting Team - cooking staff, local guides, porters etc.
  • Supporting Gears for trek- tent, mattress, sleeping bag, toilet tent, crampons/micro spikes, and gaiters (as required)
  • Entry Permit Fee, Forest Fee, Camp Fee, and Guide Fee
  • Best Quality vegetarian food for breakfast, lunch, evening snacks, and dinner
  • Trekking with an experienced, english-speaking, and government-licensed trek guide and assistant trek guide
  • Mountaineering qualified & professional trek leaders
  • Certified First Aid assistance
  • Oxygen Cylinder (All Campsite and Trek leader)All government, local taxes, and service charges
  • INR 300 Travaura Cash
  • 24*7 Chat Assistance
  • Dedicated Customer Care Representative
  • 5% GST
  • Travaura Goodies
  • Your contribution toward nature (We promote sustainable tourism and thus dedicate a part of your trek charge towards amelioration of nature and its resources)v

Trek Exclusions

  • Tips for guide, chef, porter, etc (calculated per person)
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Offloading Charges
  • Local sightseeing and entrance fee, camera fee, etc
  • Extra meals apart from inclusions
  • Any other expenses incurred apart from inclusions
  • All personal, medical, evacuation, and emergency expenses like extra day stay or vehicle charges due to delays, landslides, and evacuation.
  • Any early return travel costs or accommodation except for the days as per the itinerary.
  • Any expenses for medical treatment of injury or accident before, during, or after the trek
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

Packing List

Before heading off on any trek, it is essential to make sure you have all the necessary gear and equipment. This packing list will help make sure you have everything you need for a successful and enjoyable trip.

Clothing:
Hiking pants or trousers
Shorts (for warmer days)
T-shirts (preferably moisture-wicking)
Fleece jacket or pullover
Waterproof and windproof jacket
Warm hat and gloves
Hiking boots (with good ankle support)
Socks (preferably wool or moisture-wicking)
Sandals or comfortable shoes (for when you’re not trekking)

Gear:
Backpack (with rain cover)‚Äč
Trekking poles
Headlamp or flashlight (with extra batteries)
Sunglasses (with UV protection)
Sunscreen (with high SPF)
Water bottle or hydration system
Personal first aid kit (with basic medications, bandages, and blister pads)
Trekking map or guidebook
Whistle (for emergency situations)
Multi-tool or knife
Plastic bags (for trash and dirty clothes)

Optional Gear:
Camera and spare batteries
Binoculars
Portable charger for electronic devices
Insect repellent
Quick-drying towel
Earplugs (for sleeping)
Buff or scarf (for protection against dust and wind)
Portable water filter or purifier (in case of emergency)

Note: Keep in mind that you will have to carry all of your gear yourself during the trek, so it’s important to pack light and only bring what is necessary. It’s also a good idea to check the weather forecast and trail conditions before you leave to ensure that you have the appropriate gear and clothing for the conditions you will encounter.

Treknical Details

  • Rishikesh
  • 11,350 ft
  • Mid April - Mid November
  • Moderate | Level 2
  • 31 km
  • All Meals Included
  • 10
  • 65