Bagini Glacier Trek

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Bagini Glacier Trek an Untouched Adventurous Trek in Himalayas

Bagini Glacier Trek  is an untouched adventurous trek with raw beauty in Garhwal Himalayas. Towering at a height of 4515 meters it gives you the opportunity to witness great Himalayan peaks i.e. Changbang, Kalanka and Dunagiri.

Bagini Glacier flows down from origin Trishul peaks and Changbang (northwards) and then then Bagini River joins waters of Dunagiri glacier (westwards) ahead Lampak stream joins it and they flow into Dhauli Ganga.

Amazing view

Bagini Glacier Trek an Exciting Trek in Uttarakhand

Bagini Glacier is an easy to moderate trek which passes through some quaint villages, blossoming meadows and dense forests.

Spot the views many high Himalayan peaks – Rishi, Trishul, Changbang, Hathi, Ghori, Dunagiri (east), Garur and Satminal which makes it an exciting trek in Uttarakhand.

Beautiful Village in Bagini Glacier Trek

Key Points of Bagini Glacier Trek

Level:  Difficult (so first timers trekkers should avoid)

Proper conditioning & training of body required

Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperatures?

Shoes are the single most important equipment

High Altitude requires proper acclimatization

Post monsoon or pre-monsoon is the best time. During rains the region is prone to landslides

Phones don’t work on the trek

Beautiful landscape so carry good photo gear (I couldn’t carry my best equipment)

Travel light (my backpack was heavy at about 10 kg to 12 Kg )

Keep an extra day in your itinerary for crossing the pass to account for bad weather

If you choose Good and local trekking company Himalayan Hikers than it is better for you because Himalayan Hikers is local company our mission is safe treks, growth of locals.

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Duration – 9 Days (Dehradun to Dehradun)

Best Season – May to June and Sep to Oct

Level – Moderate

Highest point – 4515 m

Weather – Nights are cold and day temperature is pleasant during the season.

Temperature –May to June:(15°C to 20°C)(7°C to -2°C)

Sep to Oct:(10°C to 15°C)(5°C to -5°C)

Starting point – Dehradun

Short Itinerary  Bagini Glacier Trek

Day-1 – Dehradun to Joshimath (2049 m) (256 km)

Day-2 – Joshimath to Jumma and trek to Ruing village (2800 m) (3 km)

Day-3 – Ruin village to Dronagiri village (3610 m) (8 km)

Day-4 – Dronagiri village to Longatulli (3800 m) (6 km)

Day-5 – Longatulli to Basecamp (4484 m) (5 km)

Day-6 – Basecamp to Bagini Glacier (4515 m) and return (10 km)

Day-7 – Basecamp to Ruing village (18 km)

Day-8 – Ruing village to Joshimath (3 km)

Day-9 – Joshimath to Dehradun (256 km)


Day 1: Dehradun to Joshimath

Vehicle will be arranged from Dehradun Railway station and departure time is 6:30 in the morning. Drive is along the bank of River Ganga, after you reach Devprayag relish the sight of Bhagirathi River gushing into River Alaknanda.

The mountain views are amazing along the flowing river from Devprayag confluence. Have lunch en route and in the evening reach Joshimath. The arrangements will be made in a guest house or a hotel there.


Day 2 : Joshimath to Jumma and trek to Ruing village

Post breakfast the drive is towards Jumma, it is a village lying near Tibetan borderand you can reach there in an hour. En route lies many villages and Dhauliganga River.

Being close to the Tibetan border the winds are fierce there. Start the trek to Ruing village, cross a bridge over Dhauliganga River and then the ascent begins. Pass through the steep forested sections and in 2 -3 hours Ruing can be reached.

The stay can be at Ruing village and also 2-3 km ahead at a grassland. Setup your camps, have food and retire for the night.


Day 3 : Ruin village to Dronagiri village

The trail is through the forest with ups and downs. Further are landslide prone areas and the terrain changes to steep and dusty with some stream crossing the path?

A cemented road takes you to the village and offers great views of some High Himalayan peaks i.e. Ghori Parvat, Hathi Parvat and other snow clad mountains. The blooming flowers and greenery all around in summers will leave you speechless.

Setup your camps and retire for the night.


Day 4 : Dronagiri village to Longatulli

Post breakfast leave Dronagiri village, start climbing a high ridge and get the first view of Rishi peak and distant view of Bagini Nala. After a 30 minutes hike reach concrete bridge over Bagini Nala.

Now, the area changes from all green to no vegetation and full of boulders. After an hour hike reach a green patch beside a stream and ahead lies Longatulli’s camping ground. Pitch your camps there and retire for the night.


Day 5 : Longatulli to Basecamp

Today reach the Basecamp, the trail is rocky and the campsite is a plain barren land.

This place offers extraordinary views of Hardeul, Satminal and Rishi Pahar. Setup your camps here and retire for the night.


Day 6 : Basecamp to Bagini Glacier

Wake up early so that you can witness the sunrise from base camp of Changbang, it lies before 3-4 km before advanced base camp.

From Bagini advanced base camp the trail to Changbang base camp is an ascending one with many moraines, it offers views of Rishi, Trishul, Changbang, Hathi, Ghori, Dunagiri (east), Garur and Satminal. Spot many crevasses on the Bagini Glacier.


Day 7 : Basecamp to Ruing village

Post breakfast retrace your steps by passing through Dronagiri village and reach Ruing. Setup your camps and retire for the night.


Day 8: Ruing village to Joshimath via Jumma

Bid adieu to this place and start the descent to road head of Jumma. Reach there in 3 to 4 hours, vehicles will be arranged to reach Joshimath.


Day 9 : Joshimath to Dehradun (256 km)

Have breakfast and depart to Dehradun and take many memories with you.

Things to carry on trek

Mandatory Documents

Please carry the documents given below

Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, Driving License, Voters ID, etc,
Passport and Visa important to foreigners
Medical Certificate (First part should be filled by the Doctor and Second part by the Trekker)
Declaration Certificates

Note: –  Many trekkers commit the same mistake of carrying unnecessary items on a trek which only makes the backpack heavy. It is important to know the right items to carry.
It differs from season to season if you are trekking in summers then carry less layers of warm clothing and if you are trekking in winters carry enough layers to protect yourself against chilly cold.

Necessary Items for trekkers

carry on a trek

Backpack (50 to 60 liters)
A strongly built backpack with good support is compulsory for a trek. (Rain cover is important)

Sturdy Trekking Shoes
The shoes should be strong enough with good support. The people ask if sports shoes would be comfortable but it is good to bring the right trekking shoes.

The Clothes You Should Bring On a Trek
Avoid keeping extra clothes because it only makes you backpack heavy.

Trek Pants – The jeans are never suitable for a trek so you need at least 2-3 trek pants for treks carry more for longer treks.

Jacket – Jackets are very important to carry on a trek it protects you against the chilly weather. So carry 2 jackets on a week long trek.

Layers of warm Clothing 
Carry warm woolen layers or fleece. Carry more layers during winter season (at least 2 to 3) and less during summer.

Thermals – The Temperature decreases at night so you might be need thermals for Night.

T- Shirts – Bring those t shirts which dry fast.

Poncho –They are needed if you are trekking on a Rainy day to keep you dry.

Hiking Pole

Water Bottle 2

Cap or Balaclava



Woolen and Waterproof Gloves

Socks (Woolen and Regular)


Torch head light

Personal Toiletry Items –  (toothpaste, toothbrush, toilet paper, sanitizer etc.)

Carry Personal Medical Kit

Personal Medical Kit (Carry minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)

Medical Kit

Diamox – (Prevents altitude sickness)

Digene – (It cures discomfort in stomach, acidity)

Crocin Advance – (Cures fever and headache)

Aspirin/Combiflam – (Pain reliever)

Disprin – (Cures headache)

Avomine – (Prevents motion sickness)

Avil – (It treat allergies)

Norflox TZ & Lomofen – (Prevents Diarrhoea)

Ranitidine – (Reduces the amount of acid in stomach)

Volini/Moov spray – (For sprains)

Betadine/Savlon – (Antiseptic cream)


Band aid


Stretchable/Elastic bandage


Note:- Use medicines only when prescribed by the doctor. In case you face any problem during your trek, discuss and take advice from the Professional guide.

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What is Included In This Trek?

Transport Facility Dehradun To Dehradun

Forest Permit and entrance fee

Accommodation in tents on twin share basis

All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, coffee, snacks, soup and dinner

(All camping gears)

High quality tents

Sleeping bags




Separate Toilet tents – Ladies and Gents

Dining Tent

Dining Table




Kitchen team

Radio Walkie Talkie for Communication

Good Experience Trek Leader guide and Technical guide

Medical Kit

Oxygen Cylinders

Crampons and Gaiters

What is Not Include In This Trek?

Personal Insurance

Medical Certificate

Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit

On first day En Route to base camp the Breakfast and Lunch are Not Included

Last Day En Route Lunch and Dinner are Not Included

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