Ali Bedni Bugyal Trek

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Bedini Bugyal, Dewal, Uttarakhand, India
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6 days

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About Ali Bedni Bugyal Trek

Ali Bedni Bugyal Trek is a popular trekking destination located in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, India. The area is known for its two scenic Asia’s highest high-altitude meadows Ali and Bedni Bugyal which are lush green pastures that offer stunning views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks. The trek is suitable for beginners as well as experienced trekkers and offers an unforgettable experience amidst the beauty of nature. The trail also passes through the charming villages of Kulling, Didna and Wan, giving you a glimpse of the local culture and lifestyle. The meadows are adorned with a variety of wildflowers, making them a popular spot for nature lovers and photographers. Visitors can also witness the local shepherds grazing their flocks on the meadows, adding to the pastoral charm of the area.

Trekkers can also visit the Bedni Kund, a serene lake believed to have sacred powers. The trek provides an excellent opportunity to experience the beauty of nature and witness the local culture and traditions of the region.

 

Quick information on the Ali-Bedni Bugyal

  • Trek duration: 5N/6D
  • Trek difficulty: Easy – Moderate
  • Trek starting Point: Lohajung Base-Camp, Lohajung
  • Best time to Visit: May-June & September-November
  • Highest altitude: 12,100 ft.
  • Total trek distance: 32km approx.
  • Temperature: Day (10°C to 20°C), Night (5°C to 10°C)
  • Meals: Veg & Egg
  • Accommodation: Homestay and Tents
  • Age group: 6-60 years
  • Nearest airport: Jolly Grant Airport – Dehradun
  • Nearest railway station: Dehradun railway station.

Ali-Bedni Bugyal Trek Route: Distance and Duration

The Ali-Bedni Bugyal Trek spans over 6 days, covering a distance of approximately 30 kilometres (18.6 miles). The daily trekking duration varies from 4 to 6 hours, depending on the day’s trail, and includes steep ascents and descents.

The trekking route for the Ali Bedni Bugyal trek starts from Lohajung village and covers various picturesque locations like Kulling, Didna, Abin Kharak, Ali Bugyal, Bedni Bugyal, Gairoli Patal, Wan, before ending back at Lohajung.


Ali-Bedni Bugyal Trek Difficulty Level

The Ali-Bedni Bugyal Trek is a moderate level trek, with a trekking duration of 6 days. It involves steep ascents and descents, making it moderately challenging and requiring good endurance.

To complete this trek, it is important to have a good level of physical fitness and stamina. Proper acclimatization, hydration, and nutrition are also important factors to keep in mind.

Overall, the Ali-Bedni Bugyal Trek is suitable for both novice and experienced trekkers who are prepared for a moderately challenging trekking experience.

Read more – Fitness preparation for Himalayan trek.


Ali-Bedni Bugyal Trek Short Itinerary

Day 1: Drive from Kathgodam to Lohajung

  • Altitude: 7,611 ft. (at LOHAJUNG)
  • Drive: 210 km (9 – 10 hrs. Drive)
  • Pick-up time: 06:30 A.M. from KATHGOTHAM RAILWAY STATION
  • Route: Kathgodam- Bhimtal-Almora-Kausani-Gwaldam
  • Stay: Guest house/ Homestay
  • Meal: Dinner.

Day 2: Lohajung to Tolpani

  • Altitude: 2,243 m (7,359 ft) to 2,810 m (9,219 ft)
  • Distance: 7.5 km (4.7 mi)
  • Duration: 4-5 hours
  • Stay: Campsite
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Tolpani to Abin Kharak (Ali Bugyal)

  • Altitude: 2,810 m (9,219 ft) to 3,300 m (10,827 ft)
  • Distance: 6.5 km (4 mi)
  • Duration: 4-4.5 hours
  • Stay: Campsite
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Abin Kharak (Ali Bugyal) To Gairoli Patal Via Bedni Top

  • Altitude: 3,300 m (10,827 ft) to 3,196 m (10,486 ft)
  • Distance: 6.5 km (4 mi)
  • Duration: 4-4.5 hours
  • Stay: Campsite
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Gairoli Patal to Lohajung Via Wan Village

  • Altitude: 3,196 m (10,486 ft) to 2,243 m (7,359 ft)
  • Distance: 6.5 km (4 mi)
  • Duration: 3-3.5 hours
  • Stay: Guest House/ Homestay
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Drive from Lohajung to Kathgodam

  • Drive: 210 km (9-10 hrs)
  • Meals: Breakfast

Best Time to Visit Ali Bedni Bugyal & Temperature

Ali Bedni Bugyal trek in Autumn (September to November):

September to November is the Best Time to Visit Ali-Bedni Bugyal Trek as the valley is in full bloom with colourful flowers and herbs. The meadows during this season have a golden hue and offer a picturesque landscape.

The temperature during this time of the year is cool and pleasant, with the daytime temperature ranging between 15°C to 20°C, while the night time temperature can drop down to 5°C to 10°C.

Ali Bedni Bugyal trek in Summer (April to June):

During the summer season, the weather in the Ali-Bedni Bugyal Trek is pleasant with clear skies and moderate temperatures. The temperature during the day ranges from 15°C to 20°C, while at night it can drop to 5°C to 7°C. The trekkers can witness the greenery, and clear views of the peaks during this season.

Ali Bedni Bugyal trek in Monsoon Season (July to September):

During the monsoon season the meadows are lush green due to the rainfall, making it a beautiful sight to behold. However, the region receives heavy rainfall, making the trails slippery and difficult to trek. The weather is also unpredictable during this time, with frequent spells of rain, thunderstorms, and cloudy skies

The temperatures during this season range from 10°C to 20°C (50°F to 68°F) during the day, while the nights can get cooler, dropping to around 5°C to 10°C (41°F to 50°F).

Ali Bedni Bugyal trek in Winter Season (December to March):

Ali-Bedni Bugyal receives heavy snowfall, and the temperatures drop significantly. The meadows are covered in snow, making it a picturesque winter wonderland. However, the trekking trails become inaccessible during this time, and it is not recommended to attempt the trek.

The temperature during the winter season can drop to as low as -10°C to -15°C at night, making it difficult to trek. It is recommended to visit Ali-Bedni Bugyal Trek during the pre-monsoon and post-monsoon seasons when the weather is pleasant and the trekking trails are accessible.


Trek Accommodation: Campsites and Meals

If you are planning to embark on the Ali Bedni Bugyal Trek, you must be aware of the accommodation options available en route. Lohajung base camp, a remote village in Uttarakhand, is the starting point of this beautiful trek. However, accommodation options here are limited, and trekkers must be prepared to share rooms on a triple or quad basis, with dormitories also available.

During the trek, you will be provided with spacious and comfortable tents on a twin, triple and quad sharing basis. The tents are perfect for resting and enjoying the serenity of nature after a long day of trekking. For female trekkers, separate tents and rooms are available, ensuring privacy and safety during the trip.

Meals During Trek

The meals start from day 1 dinner and continue till day 6 morning tea. During the trek, the trekkers are served healthy and delicious hot meals that include breakfast, lunch, evening tea with snacks, hot soup, and dinner with daily different desserts. The meals are carefully crafted to provide the necessary nutrition for the trekkers to complete the trek successfully.

To keep the trekkers hydrated, hot drinking water is provided daily at the campsite. This ensures that the trekkers remain energized throughout the day and are not affected by altitude sickness.


Packing List: Essentials to Carry

When planning an active trip, it’s important to consider how to stay comfortable in changing weather conditions. The key to achieving maximum comfort with minimum weight is by layering appropriately. Versatile layers that can be mixed and matched provide the right amount of insulation, ventilation, and weather protection.

To help you choose the proper equipment, we’ve created a comprehensive gear list. It’s important to only bring what is necessary, as this will not only help you stay comfortable but also make the trek easier for the field staff.

What to Carry on the trek?

  • Thermals – Tops and Bottoms to keep you warm in cold temperatures
  • Day Pack (20 L-30 L) and Rucksack 50 L – 60 L to carry your essentials
  • Bag Rain Cover to protect your belongings from rain
  • Fleece pants and Woollen gloves and Woollen cap for added warmth
  • Fleece/ Woollen Jacket or Sweater to keep you warm on chilly evenings
  • Headlamp with Fresh Batteries to navigate in the dark
  • Hiking Pants (Warm, Convertible, Quick-Dry, Lightweight) for comfort and flexibility
  • Woollen Socks (4-5 pairs) to keep your feet warm and dry
  • Trekking poles (1 Pair) to support your body during the trek
  • Insulated Jacket to provide an extra layer of warmth
  • Long Sleeve Shirts (Synthetic, Lightweight) to protect you from the sun and bugs
  • Rain-Coat/ Poncho to keep you dry during rain showers
  • Sport Sunglasses and Sun cap for protection against the sun
  • Hiking shoes for good grip and support
  • Water Bottles to stay hydrated during the trek

Make sure to pack wisely and leave behind any unnecessary items to keep your backpack light. A well-planned packing list ensures a safe and comfortable trek, allowing you to fully enjoy the beauty of nature.

Mule/Porter Bag Offloading:

If you don’t want to carry your backpack you can give it to porter/Mules, but you have to inform us in advance.

  1. INR 1200/– if you make an online payment, 7 days in advance.
  2. INR 1400/- if you inform us after reaching Lohajung.

Clock/ Baggage Room for Extra Luggage:

Trekkers can utilize the luggage storage facility at the Lohajung base camp to store their extra belongings before embarking on the Ali Bedni Bugyal Trek. However, it is recommended to avoid keeping any valuable items in the storage, to ensure the safety of their possessions.


Important Tips to Know Before You Go on the Trek

  • Embarking on a high-altitude trek, it is important to allow your body time to adjust to the altitude.
  • In the event of an emergency or natural disaster, the trek itinerary may need to be modified for safety reasons, be prepared for any changes that may occur.
  • Consulting with a doctor before the trek and carrying basic medication and a first-aid kit is recommended.
  • Camping during the trek is basic and there may not be electricity or charging points available. It is recommended to keep power banks for mobile and camera.
  • The trek takes place in an eco-friendly zone, so it is crucial to avoid littering and conserve water. This will help to preserve the natural beauty of the area for future generations.
  • It is recommended to carry sufficient cash, as there may not be an ATM available during the trek.
  • Trekking at night should be avoided unless it is a part of the itinerary and a guide is present.
  • Using earphones should be avoided for safety reasons, as it can hinder your ability to hear important instructions and warnings from your trek guides and leaders.
  • To maintain the ecological balance of the area, plastic bags should not be used. Instead, it is recommended to bring reusable bags or containers.
  • For your safety, it is important to follow the instructions of the trek guides and instructors. They are experienced and knowledgeable about the trek and can help you avoid any potential hazards.
  • In the event of a cancellation, it is important to inform the authorities in advance. This will help to avoid any confusion and ensure a smooth process.
  • To make the trek easier and more comfortable, it is advised to keep luggage to a minimum. This will also make it easier to move around during the trek.
  • Children under 6 years old are not recommended for the trek due to the high altitude and potential risks associated with it.
  • Alcohol and other intoxicants should be avoided during the trek for safety reasons.

How to Reach Lohajung | Delhi to Ali Bedni Bugyal Trek Distance

Nomad Adventures will arrange a vehicle for you from the pickup point in Dehradun/Rishikesh for Joshimath, however, there are additional charges for that, if it is not included in the package.

Route 1 Via Kathgodam

The nearest best railway station is Kathgodam/Haldwani. From there 9-12 hrs. road journey takes us to Lohajung (Basecamp of Ali Bedni Bugyal Trek) via Bhimtal, Almora, Kausani, Gwaldam and Dewal. Kathgodam to Lohajung distance is around 230 km and the distance from Delhi to Lohajung via Kathgodam is approx. 516 km. The total Trek distance is 28 km from Lohajung.

Route 2 Via Rishikesh

The nearest best railway station is Rishikesh/Haridwar. From there 9-10hr journey takes us to Lohajung via Rishikesh, Devaprayag, Rudraprayag and Karnaprayag, Tharali and Dewal. Rishikesh to Lohajung distance is around 252 km and the distance from Delhi to Lohajung via Rishikesh is approx. 490 km.

Note Always book your return flight/train tickets after including the buffer day in your itinerary. Buffer days are kept for unforeseen conditions in the mountains, if not used; you can use them for sightseeing in Rishikesh.

Highlights

  • Stunning Views: The trek offers breathtaking views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks including Trishul and Nanda Ghunti.
  • Alpine Meadows: The trek passes through lush green alpine meadows of Bedni and Ali Bugyal which are known for their stunning beauty and vastness.
  • Ancient Temples: The trek also takes you to the Latu Devta Temple, which hold great significance in Hindu mythology.
  • Wildlife: The trek offers an opportunity to spot a variety of wildlife including bharal, Himalayan Bear and Himalayan monal.
  • Cultural Experience: The trek also offers a chance to experience the local culture of the Garhwal region, as you pass through charming villages and interact with the locals.

Included/Excluded

  • Food as per menu on the trek.
  • Tents, Sleeping bags, mats.
  • Forest permits and camping fee.
  • Trek guide, cook, support staff
  • Porters/mules to carry trekking equipment.
  • First aid medical kit, oxygen cylinder and UIAA certified safety equipment.
  • Trek Certificate
  • Expereince that you will gain.
  • Any kind of personal expenses on the trek.
  • Transport is available from Kathgodam at an additional cost.
  • Meal during road journeys.
  • Mules or porters to carry personal luggage.
  • Any kind of travel insurance.
  • Anything not specified in the inclusion list.

Itinerary

Altitude: - 7,662 ft. Stay: Guest House/Home-Stay. Pick up time: - 06:00 am at the parking of Kathgodam railway station. Route: - Kathgodam - Bheem Tal – Almora- Kausani- Gwaldam- Lohajung. Drive: -210 km.

Altitude: - 8,145 ft. Stay: Tents. Drive: 15km. Trek: - 8 km (5-6 hours). Lunch: - At Campsite.

Altitude: - 11,100 ft. Stay: Tents. Trek: - 4 km (3-4hour). Lunch: - At Campsite.

Altitude: - 10,500 ft. Stay: Tents. Trek: - 6 km total. Lunch: - At Camp.

Altitude: - 11,200 ft. Stay: Homestay/Guest-House. Trek: - 10 km total. Lunch: - Packed Lunch.

Drive: -210 km.

Durations

6 – 7 Days

Season

Autumn (Sept-Oct)
Spring (Mar-Apr)

Frequently asked questions

Our campsites are pitched near water sources. For your day’s trek, two liters of water should be enough. You will find water sources on the trek to refill your water bottles. Your trek leader will brief you about these before starting the day’s trek.

During the trek, toilet tents will be set up along each campsite. A toilet tent will have a deep pit, where one can answer nature’s call. There will be a mound of soil and a shovel to cover it up. These are dry toilets, where you’ll have to use toilet paper. This is the most hygienic and convenient way to answer nature’s call in the wild. Please use plain toilet paper and refrain from using wet wipes since these are not biodegradable.

If it starts raining while you’re trekking, we will continue on the trail as planned. Your poncho should protect you from the rain. Carry a backpack cover for extra protection from rain for your belongings.

Alcohol is dangerous in extreme cold, especially at high altitudes. Contrary to what people believe, alcohol does not make you warmer. Instead, it opens your pores, making your body colder. Moreover, it dehydrates you very quickly. Hence consumption of alcohol is absolutely prohibited on all Nomad Adventures treks. Anyone found with alcohol is quickly removed from the trek. Smoking, similarly, is not allowed on Nomad Adventures treks.

No, but there are shops on the base camp from where you can rent shoes, jackets and trek poles, headlights etc.

You don’t need special snowshoes. A good waterproof trekking shoe is sufficient for the trek. When there is snow, we provide micro spikes and gaiters.

A trekking pole gives you stability and balance and helps reduce fatigue.

The minimum age limit is 8 years. However, minors aged between 8 to 17 should be accompanied with their parents or guardians.

Ali Bedni Bugyal is an easy trek but it requires trekkers to be physically fit. The minimum age for eligibility is 8 years. As a parent or guardian if you feel your child can adapt to the conditions of the mountains and can walk as required, then certainly yes!. Please carry a medical certificate from your doctor that you are fit to undertake this activity.

The last electricity charging point would be in Lohajung. You’ll get a full network in Lohajung and intermittent signals around the campsites and Ali Bedni Bugyal summit. However, come prepared for the possibility of power cuts. It is good to carry your power banks and extra batteries for your camera.

No, Female Trekkers share Room/Tent with female co-trekkers and the same applies to others.

All high-altitude treks come with their share of risks. We pay utmost importance to the safety of trekkers. While we do our bit to ensure a trekker is safe, we also expect any trekker who is enrolling with us to know what could go wrong, and if it does, how to tackle it.

Since you will be starting and returning to the guest house at Lohajung, it is possible for you to leave some luggage behind, if required. However, make sure you do not leave any valuables – Nomad Adventures is not responsible for loss or damage to any belongings.

No, but in case you are having so please consult your doctor because there are lots of myths about Diamox.

If you want to offload your rucksack, you will have to inform us in advance so that the necessary arrangements are made. You will be charged per day for offloading your rucksack. If you decide on the spot then the charges are higher than the usual.

Tour's Location

Bedini Bugyal, Dewal, Uttarakhand, India

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27/03/2023

One of the most beautiful trek in Uttarakhand region

We are one of the first batch of ali bedni bugyal trek. The trek offered breathtaking views of the lush green meadows and snow-clad peaks, and the trekking route was well-marked and easy to follow. The trek offered a vast expanse of greenery and offered stunning views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks. The trek also gave me a chance to immerse myself in the local culture by passing through several remote villages inhabited by the Garhwalis. It was a humbling experience to witness the traditional way of life of these communities and learn about their customs and beliefs. The trek was well-organized and the support staff were helpful and friendly. Overall, the Ali Bedni Bugyal trek is a great option for those looking for a moderate level trek with stunning views of nature and a touch of cultural immersion. I would highly recommend this trek to anyone looking for a memorable and enriching trekking experience.
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