About Ali Bedni Bugyal Trek
Ali Bedni Bugyal trek is one of the best winter trek, and highly recommended for the beginners. It not only known for its enormous beauty but it also has connection with mythology (which is believed to be the spot where Lord Brahma, written the Vedas). It is situated 12500 ft approx., above the sea level, in Uttarakhand, Garhwal region of Chamoli District, bordering the Kumaon region. In the morning you could never have imagined how beautiful it look when the first rays of the Sun kisses the snow-clad peaks and at night when sky is full of stars, it completely mesmerizes the trekkers. Throughout the trail you find the spectacular views of famous Peaks of Uttarakhand like, Mt. Trishul, Mt. Nadaghunti, Mt. Chowkhamba, Mt. Hathi, Ghori, Palki and Nilkanth. But among these the Nandaghunti and Mt. Trishul catches the entire attraction for its amazing close view and beauty. The trail is surrounded by pine and cedar trees and there is temple dedicated to Ma Nanda Devi, and Brahma Ji, the Bedni kund lake holds a beautiful mythological story as well. This trek take one through beautiful valleys, streams and inside the jungle where you find rhododendron, mostly during the month of March and April, Cedar, Fir tree and many other flora and fauna. This trail give you lot more than you have ever seen, it is also the part of one of the most famous trek of Uttarakhand that is Roopkund. Above all the trail remains fully covered with snow especially in the winter months. The temperature may run around -5 degree to -7 at night, and at morning around 12 degrees to 15 degrees. A very easy trek which is highly recommended for the beginners. It takes you through lush green meadows, dense forests, and offers stunning panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks. It is one of those most picturesque treks in India.
Reporting at Lohajung from Haridwar:-
Early morning reporting in Haridwar, then drive to Wan. After arrival on Wan, briefing and registration to be completed, by the Trek Leader. Relax yourself and get prepared for the next day adventure. Overnight at Guest House/Lodge.
Wan to Ghairoli Patal ( 10,000ft, 8 KM, 5 Hr)
After early breakfast we start our trekking to Gairoli Patal our first base camp. The trail first move to Lord Latu Devta temple, which consider the protector of this beautiful village, this place is also very attractive itself. Every trekker come here and pray for his/her safe journey. According to the villagers Lord Latu Devta is consider brother of Goddess Nanda Devi wife of Lord Shiv. Then we move to Ranka-Dhar, According to Hindu mythology this place related to a famous battle between Goddess Parvati and demon Lohasur, which start Lohajung and ended here Ranka Dhar, which is a long meadows, provides beautiful view of valley of mountains. On the trail we pass through Oak and Rhododendron forest. Finally we reach to our base camp Gariroli Patal which is long meadow. Enjoy the hot lunch, then explore the beautiful campsite and its surroundings, one could view the amazing sunset over Mt. tsrishul from here . Overnight stay here.
Ghairoli Patal to Abin Kharak (11,000ft, 7KM, 8 Hr)
After early breakfast, we start trek for Abin Kharak (3200M), today's trail is amazingly beautiful through the dense forest in the first half then it goes through the largest Meadows of Asia that is Ali Bugyal. The forest is home to Monal, the state bird of Uttarakhand. Views of peaks like Trishul, Bethartoli, Nandaghunti will keep you motivating throughout, the amazing picturesque meadows will keep special place in your heart . After reaching camp, Hot lunch will be served, after lunch set yourself to explore and get mesmerised with the beauty of Ali Bugyal. Night here can be very cold here in the months of winters, so we will have early dinner, get yourself wrapped and feel comfortable and cozy in sleeping bags.
Abin Kharak to Bedni Top, then trek to Ghairoli Patal(12500ft, 8 KM, 7-8 Hr)
Today is the most beautiful day of the entire trek. Get up early and have early breakfast, then we will start our trek to Bedni Top, the summit point or the highest point unfolds the amazing views and leaves the trekkers stunned, which takes about 2 hours. Look out for the magnificent 360 degree views of Himalayan range on your right. Two of the most prominent peaks are Mt. Trishul and Nandaghunti which look so close as if you can touch them. Apart from these two one can get amazing views of Chaukhamba, Kamet, Kedardome, Parvati and Neelkanth. We will spend some time over here, explore the surroundings and click some amazing pictures. After relishing on the top, we will descend to Ghairoli Patal through the dense forest of oak, cedar, rhododendrons. Reach the campsite and relax yourself in the dense forest, and explore the surroundings. Overnight stay at camp.
Ghairoli Patal to Wan (7kms, 3-4hrs)
Today is the last day after viewing the magnificent views for last few days, today's trail is entirely downhill and well marked, after few kilometres trek through the Oak and rhododendron forest, one starts finding settlements and villages, and shepherd huts as well. After reaching Wan, relax yourself in the Homestay and explore the town, the sunset in Wan takes a special place in the heart, get amazing view of Kumaon Region of Gwaldam, Munsiyari. Overnight stay at Homestay/Lodge
Departure from Wan, get up early in the morning and set yourself ready for departure from the beautiful town of Wan. We will drive back to Haridwar via Tharali, Dewal, Karnaprayag,Rudraprayag ,Rishikesh. Himalayan Passion will leave you in Haridwar Railway Station. Our Journey ends leave only footprints, take back sweet Himalayan memories.
Cost of accommodation in Huts/Hotels/Homestays and two night in Wan
Cost of Fooding while on trek (Morning and evening Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner- meals will be provided. Breakfast-Roti, Sabji/Maggi, etc., Lunch/Dinner-Rice/Roti, Sabji, Dal, Achar, etc.).(Day 1:- Dinner to Day 5:- Dinner)
Technical Camping equipments:- Tents(sharing basis), Sleeping Bag, Mattress, Utensils, Microspikes, Technical climbing equipments, Gaiters etc.
Guide,Support staff,cook, Supporting crew.
Cost of Permit fees.
Cost of transportation from Haridwar/Rishikesh to Haridwar/Rishikesh
"What not included"
Cost of Personal expenses.
Cost of emergency due to bad weather conditions.
Cost of personal porter for offloading
Meals during transit i.e. meals while on road or travelling will not be provided. No meals will be provided in Last day (Day 5)
Anything which is not mentioned in the inclusion.
To book your trek, you need to pay 30% of the trek fees as advance. Rest 70% to be paid in cash when you reach the basecamp, to be collected by the team leader.
One can pay the amount online(Net Banking, GPay, UPI ID).
Details to be shared on request.
30 days before the trek date, full refund of the paid amount
15 days before the trek date, 50% refund of the paid amount.
Cancellation less than 15days to the start date of the trek, no refund possible
In case Himalayan Passion cancels the trek or trip, full refund will be paid.
One has option to send another person on their behalf.
One has option to adjust the paid amount on any other trek, if a person cannot join the trek he/she paid for(within 365 days)