Duration: 6 Days
Difficulty Level: Easy - Moderate
Highest Altitude: 3,658 m / 12,000 ft.
Trekking Distance: 21 Km
Temperature: In summer (April-June) - Daytime temperature: 13°C to 18°C and Night time temperature: 0°C to 7°C. In winter (September - November) - Daytime temperature: 3°C to 9°C and Night time temperature: -3°C to -1°C
Ali Bedni Bugyal trek is one of the most stunning meadows placed on the border of Garhwal and Kumaon place in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand state. The most amazing perspective of the Trishul Parvat is 7,120 meters, Bedni Bugyal at a height of 3,354 meters above sea level. There are various shades and diversified splendors of nature and is considered among the finest altitude of grasslands within the Garhwal mountains having a peak of 3,658 meters. It's far famous for wild excessive altitude vegetation and herbs for the duration of the spring thaw and thaws the outstanding view of the extra Himalayan variety.
The meadow of Ali Bedni trek brings the most attractive trekking possibilities to the visitors to discover the scenic mountains, deep valleys, and mountains alongside the most unforgettable sunsets and sunrises. Ali Bedni offers a splendid view of the more Himalayan variety. One of the most romantic spots inside the Himalayas is virgin meadows that hearty welcome the visitor. Whilst trekking in Ali bedni bugyal will take the trekkers to the very best bugyal in Uttarakhand. The Vaitarni lake also referred to as the Bedni Kund can also be spotted in this vicinity that is famous for the Brahma Kamal flower. It's also a first-rate prevent for the duration of the Nanda Devi Raj Jat Yatra, a ritual procession that's held every 12 years.
Best Time to Visit: April-June and September-November. Expect hiking in the snow at the beginning of April. September to November is a pleasant time to trek here. After November, it’s usually not advisable to trek alone due to the extreme cold. After November, expect heavy snow in the area.
Day 1: Drive to Lohajung (2,300 m / 7,546 ft.) from Rishikesh; 260 Km, 10-11 hours
The drive from Rishikesh to Lohajung is an enchanting hill drive of 10-11 hours stretching over a 260 Km ride via Devprayag, Srinagar, Rudraprayag, Gauchar, Karnaprayag, Tharali, and Dewal. Take a small halt at Devprayag for refreshments and make some memories with your camera as the Alaknanda and Bhagirathi rivers meet at Devprayag and take the name Ganga or Ganges. Lohajung serves as the beginning point and the base camp for the Brahmatal trek. After reaching Lohajung, the stay will be in a Guest House/Camp/Homestay on sharing basis. There are many local shops where you can buy basic things for trekking. if need be. However, it is advised that you carry all required things for the trek beforehand and not rely on any shop. Transport will be arranged at an additional cost from Rishikesh Bus Stand at 06:00 AM. cost of Cab is Rs. 7,000/- per vehicle
Day 2: Drive from Lohajung to Wan (2,438 m / 8,000 ft.). Trek from Wan to Ghairoli Patal (3,205 m / 10,515 ft.) via Neel Ganga & Ranka Dhar; 6 Km, 4-5 hours
Initially, the trek from Wan village to Ghairoli Patal will give you an altitude rise of about 2,515 ft., this is about 4-5 hours of the trek through the dense oak and rhododendron forests following the Neel Ganga River and witness the captivating beauty of nature. Just as you have makes your way through this maze of trees, there is a lot of flora and fauna to be seen around. The trail for the first 2 km odd goes on to the ridge top- Ranaka Dhar above Wan village. Overnight stay at Ghairoli Patal.
Day 3: Ghairoli Patal (3,205 m / 10,515 ft.) to Abin Kharak (3,410 m / 11,185 ft.) via Ali Bugyal (3,450 m / 11,500 ft.); 4 Km, 3 hours
The trail to Ali Buygal is quite steeply into an oak and rhododendron forest in the first half an hour. After some climbing steps on stones, the trail opens to the lush green meadow with blooms in a wide range of varieties and the trail will take you to Ali Bugyal. Suddenly, there comes a point where all the great tall trees fall back abruptly and there is grass all over, like a green carpet laid everywhere for you, from this point the trek is a bit sympathetic for the climbers, this will take you to another 1,000 ft. of altitude. This means you have arrived at Ali Bugyal. From here, the Abin Kharak campsite is less than a kilometer. After a wonderful day, spend the night here.
Day 4: Abin Kharak (3,410 m / 11,185 ft.) to Ghairoli Patal (3,205 m / 10,515 ft.) via Bedni Bugyal Top (3,658 m / 12,000 ft.); 5 Km, 4 hours
Start your trek to Ghairoli Patal via Bedni Bugyal from Ali Bugyal. They trek through the velvet green meadows and beautiful atmosphere. The lush green meadows spread all over the highlands. Bedni Top is a vast meadow that offers good views of Trishul, Nanda Ghunti, Chaukhambha, and Neelkanth peaks. The reflection of Mr. Trishul (7,120 meters) on the divine Bedni Kund is just fabulous. The grassland soon makes its way to a line of trees, and a dense forest area called Gharoli Patal can be covered within 2 hours. Reach the destination sometime late in the afternoon and rest for the day; overnight stay in camps.
Day 5: Ghairoli Patal (3,205 m / 10,515 ft.) to Wan (2,438 m / 8,000 ft.); 6 Km, 3 hours & drive to Lohajung
Today you would be leaving this pristine lap of Mother Nature. After having breakfast, start walking to Lohajung from Ghairoli Patal followed by some steep descending trail. It takes 3 hours to trek down to Wan through thick oak and rhododendron forests once again following the Neel Ganga River. After a steep descent, Neel Ganga River welcomes you. Here, you can dip your aching foot in the cool water and it can be nothing less than a luxury spa session in the woods. You will reach Lohajung by the afternoon. This day could be used to rest as well as play Cricket, Football, Volleyball or many other outdoor games at our Maujkaro Camps and at the end of the day, you can explore the small town and hear the mythological stories by the locals and immerse in their culture. Stay in the Maujkaro Camps/Guest House.
Day 6: Drive from Lohajung to Rishikesh
Depart from Lohajung to Rishikesh Bus Stand early in the morning, preferably before 06:30 AM since the journey takes 10-11 hours. Expected to reach Rishikesh by 07:00 PM. Transport will be arranged at an additional cost from Lohajung at 06:30 AM. Cost of the cab – Rs. 7,000 per vehicle.
How To Reach
Jolly Grant airport, Dehradun is located 17 kilometers from the city, serving Rishikesh. Daily flight available from Delhi to Jolly Grant airport, Dehradun.
Take the train from Delhi to Rishikesh
• Yoga Express (19031):- Departure:- 05:05; Arrival:- 12:30
• Kalinga Utkal Express (18477):- Departure:- 13:23; Arrival:- 21:50
Regular bus service is available from Delhi (ISBT Kashmere Gate) to Rishikesh. We suggest that you take only government buses from the ISBT Kashmere Gate. Private buses run from outside ISBT Kashmere Gate and they are not trustable.
There is no direct bus to Lohajung run by the Uttarakhand Government, so you have to share a cab with Trekkaro co-trekkers.
Things To Carry
• Backpack & Rain Cover (40-60 Litres)
• Trekking Shoes (included in FTG)
• Trekking Pole (included in FTG)
• LED Torch/Headlamp
• Two Water Bottle (one liter each)
• Basic Medications (or prescribed if any)
• Trekking Jacket (included in FTG)
• Three (Five in winter) Warm Layers
• Two trek pants (one Wear and one carry)
• Two collared t-shirts
• Sunscreen Lotion (SPF 50/70)
• Lip Balm (SPF 30)
• Sun cap
• Synthetic hand gloves
• Two pairs of Socks
• Daypack (20 liters), if you opt to offload your backpack
• Plastic cover (for wet clothes)
Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Passport, Aadhaar Card, Driving license, or voters ID)
Q1. When is the ideal time to visit Ali Bedni Bugyal Trek?
A1. Except during the monsoon season, it is open all year (July and August). There will be more snow throughout the winter months (December to April).
Q2. How tough is the trek to Ali Bedni Bugyal?
A2. The difficulty of the Ali Bedni Bugyal trek varies from easy to moderate depending on the snow level; otherwise, it is a simple walk.
Q3. What level of fitness is required of the participants?
A3. The optimum level of fitness is usually necessary for any trek in order to enjoy it.
Q4. How cold does the Ali Bedni Bugyal trek actually get?
A4. The temperature is average for the first two days as you don’t find snow. After that, you can see the snow, but the sunshine is bright and the weather is clear throughout the day, but you must wear layers at night. The temperature will range from 10 to -8 degrees Celsius.
Q5. How far do we walk every day?
A5. The average daily walking distance is 4-5 kilometers, and trekkers finish in 5-6 hours. Walking will not be an issue for anyone due to the ease of the trek.
Q6. Who will take the lead and who all will go along with us?
A6. Treks are always led by a professional trek leader who has completed a basic and advanced mountaineering course and is trained in first aid, as well as one local guide, chef, assistant, porter, and other personnel.
Q7. What is the size of the groups?
A7. Normally, we accept a maximum of 20 trekkers in one batch, including men and women. We require a minimum of 6 persons to execute a fixed departure, however, group size is unimportant for private treks.
Q8. I am the only girl in trek, is it safe?
A8. Yes, the safety of the females is of the utmost importance to us. On treks, we constantly strive to provide a friendly environment. All of our guides and other support personnel are carefully selected for your travels.
They are trustworthy and reliable, however, we would urge you to protect your personal items.
Q9. I am a female trekker who is travelling alone. Is it necessary for me to share a tent with a male?
A9. No, female trekkers share tents with other female trekkers, and the same is applicable to other trekkers.
Q10. How many trekkers will be sleeping in a single tent?
A10. We have four-person tents, however, three persons will share one tent.
Q11. What do we need to bring?
A11. Once you have booked your reservation, our team will give you the trek necessities list based on the trek.
Q12. I am unable to carry my luggage; can someone carry it for me?
A12. Yes, however, you must notify us 15 days in advance so that we can provide for a porter or mule.
Q13. What kind of shoes and jacket should I buy?
A13. At Trekkaro, you don’t need to buy or rent expensive trekking shoes as we are World’s only Free Trekking Gear Company. In Free Trekking Gear (FTG), we provide Decathlon Quechua Trek 100 Shoe, SH 100 Jacket (-10°C), Trekking Pole/Stick, Gaiters, and Micro Spikes.
Q14. What kind of food is given on a trek?
A14. We always serve Simple nutritious vegetarian food and eggs during the trek.
Q15. Where can I find clean drinking water while trekking?
A15. Himalayan water is considered pure and mineral water, however, to be on the safe side, we use it to boil water/chlorine tablets in our camps. During the trek, ask the trek leader or guide where to fill water bottles once.
Q16. What kind of ground transportation do you employ on your tours?
A16. We arrange Bolero, Max, Tempo Traveller or equivalent to that.
Q17. Will a doctor join the trek?
A17. No, however, our trek leaders are trained in "Wilderness First Aid" and are aware of high-attitude issues, and we carry a full first-aid kit and essential medications with us. Check your medical status before embarking on a trek, or get expert guidance if you believe you are unable to evaluate your own abilities.
Q18. Do you think I should bring any medications?
A18. Yes, it is always advisable to bring your own medication on any trek, regardless of whether the organizers provide it.
Q19. What is the minimum age to participate this trek?
A19. The minimum age requirement is 8 years old, while the maximum age depends on the trekker's fitness.
Q20. How can I make a reservation for a trek with you?
A20. After selecting the trek you want to go on, the first step is to fill out the booking form. Payment is required to finalize the reservation. To make it easier for you to book, all details will be emailed to you.
Q21. Can we modify the itinerary?
A21. However, regardless of the circumstances, the date of trek completion should always correspond with the planned schedule. Keep in mind that this is an adventure tour into the most remote location, where numerous unanticipated occurrences may need a change in schedule. In such instances, we or your trek leader would provide the best alternate schedule that is similar to your original itinerary.
Q22. Do you provide trek customization?
A22. Yes, if you want to travel independently, you are welcome to select any of the treks at your leisure and for any number of individuals. The cost of a private trek is determined by the number of people in the group, the location of the trek, the duration, and the type of trek.
Q23. Should I book my travel plan after registration?
A23. No. You should wait for a booking confirmation from the Trekkaro executive after registering. When you get it, complete your registration by paying the cost and booking your trip at the same time.
Terms & Conditions
1- Accommodation: Full load camping arrangements on the mountain with a large mess tent and tables. Stay from Day 1 to Day 5 (Lohajung to Lohajung). In Lohajung, Stay will be in a Guest House/Camp/Home Stay on sharing basis. You will camp on the trek (3 people per tent/room).
2- Meals: All meals during the trek starting with dinner on Day 1 till Breakfast on Day 6. (Simple Nutritious Vegetarian food)
Tea/Coffee/Soups/Snacks will be served throughout.
3- Camping charges: All trekking permits and forest camping charges are included (if any).
4- Leaders & Guides: Trek leaders assisted by certified and experienced local guides.
5- Free Trekking Gears: Shoes, Jacket(-10°C), and Pole.
6- Trekking Equipment: High-quality tents, sleeping bags, ice axes, roped, microspikes, gaiters, etc. as required.
7- Safety Equipment: First aid, medical kit, oxygen cylinders, stretchers, etc. will be available at all the campsites to deal with emergencies.
1- Transport to and from the base camp: We arrange shared taxis for trekkers from Rishikesh Bus Stand to Lohajung and drop you back from Lohajung. This will cost approx. Rs. 7,000/- one way per 5-6 seat vehicles. You will have to share this value with the other trekkers.
2- Food during transit to and from the base camp.
3- Backpack offloading charges: Rs. 1500/- for the full trek + 5% GST. The backpack cannot weigh more than 9 kg. Suitcases/trolleys/duffel bags will not be allowed. Please note that charges will vary for the last-minute offloading in case you decide to offload your bag after reaching Lohajung.
4- Anything apart from inclusions.
Cancellation requests are not taken over the phone.
In case you wish to cancel your trek please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
1- Cancellations up to 21 days prior to departure date - 70% refund
2- Between 21 days to 14 days prior to departure - 50% refund
3- Between 14 days to 10 days prior to departure- 30% refund
4- Less than 10 days of departure – No refund or you can transfer your trek (same batch date & same trek) to your dear one.
a) Change of trek batch date is dependent on the availability of seats in the batch.
b) In case of transferring a trek to your dear one, he/she should satisfy all the mandatory requirements laid down by Trekkaro.
c) Trekkaro holds the right to change/cancel the policies, without prior notice.
The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 working days.
If we have to cancel/suspend your trek before the date of departure or at the last moment due to a natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rains, earthquake, landslides, strike, curfew, etc.), then you will get the TrekCash Voucher of the total fee you have paid to us and you can redeem it with lifetime validity on any trek but where this is of a higher price, you will be expected to pay the difference. The TrekCash voucher will be generated within 3 working days and sent to your email address by us.
Note: In the instance of exchanging a TrekCash Voucher to your dear one, he/she ought to fulfill all the obligatory necessities set around Trekkaro.
When you take an adventurous trek with us, then be assured that whatever we do is more than your expectations. In fact, our wish to excel goes beyond the point where your boots hit the trail – it begins the moment that you get in contact with us, and it never ends. There is nothing more satisfying than hearing from our trekkers that they’ve just had “another trip of a lifetime with Trekkaro”.
Of course, this is a non-negotiable. Safety is embedded in our business and it’s something that we take very seriously in all our treks. It's the primary reason we're very popular in just a year.
• Personalized Service, Care, and Attention to Detail
For some organizations, this is, surprisingly, negotiable. But it isn’t for us. After safety, if we can do one thing right, every time, it’s to ensure that we sweat the small things.
• The Best Guides
If you are already trekking with us, then you’d be forgiven for thinking our guides are superhuman. It doesn’t mean a feat to entertain, cook, guide, and facilitate, but our guides, handle it with grace and all the while the attention is on you.
• The Best Itineraries
It takes a lot of refinement to make a perfect trek, from dawn to dusk there are a lot of moving parts and the potential for things to go awry. For the last year, we’ve balanced on the tight rope of offering the right amount of activity, flexibility, and trek time. Whilst utilizing the best lodgings in the most unique places.
We’re not in the business of making money and providing you with nothing. Our treks aren’t expensive, they represent excellent value for money, and for those seeking to maximize their time, there is no better way.
It may come as a surprise, but the reality is that it is a two-way street (or trail), you are ultimately responsible for the nature of the experience that you have with us. And not only that, but you also have an influence on the experience of others in your small group.
This is your vacation, and the attitude that you bring will set the tone for your experience. We get that at times it’s difficult (we plan to challenge you) and we get that at times it’s a bit uncomfortable (this is not a cruise trip). All we ask you to keep an open mind, a big smile on your face, and readiness for the unexpected.
• Physical preparedness
Our treks are designed for everyday people. You definitely don’t have to be an athlete, but to be fair to yourself and your group members, you do need to be ready. Worried about it? Do not stress it, our team is 100% dedicated to helping you pick the right trek, bring the right gear, and be physically and mentally prepared.
• Know who’s in charge
As we’ve mentioned, you rightly expect when you join our trek to be in good, safe hands. For us to ensure the entire group’s safety, we suppose you, as our guest, to listen to your lead guide. They are the expert when it comes to decisions made on the trek.
Trekkaro team will specifically ensure your safety with...
1. Daily oxygen saturation & pulse reading (if required in trek)
We do treks which have a different environment than our daily life. We live in an environment where we less care about a healthy lifestyle. When it’s come to doing treks or surviving in a not-so-pure environment for more than a day our body should accept the changes. What oxygen saturation is the fraction of [oxygen]-saturated hemoglobin relative to total hemoglobin in the blood. So we ensure the specific balance of oxygen in your blood.
Our team ensures the health condition by oxygen saturation and pulse reading before trekking so everyone should aware of their health.
2. Oxygen cylinders and medical kit
When it comes to high-altitude trek the body doesn't get enough oxygen. It’s not always that you cannot survive in high-altitude treks but for a safer side if your body is not adjusted to the environment we are always ready with the oxygen cylinders. Our team member carries the portable oxygen cylinder and all the basic medicines on the trek.
To prevent high altitude conditions - do more exercise, cycling, and swimming. The more you practice it’ll easier for you.
3. Stretchers on every campsite
Although we are physically and mentally ready for the environment there are chances of accidents or uncertain things. In those situations, we have stretchers every campsite so in an emergency, the porter will safely drop you at base camp where we can do further treatment.
4. High Quality Trek Gears and Equipments
Trekkaro is the only trekking company in the world which is providing Free Trekking Gears(FTG) at no charge/rent only for use during the treks. Expensive FTG includes Decathlon Quechua Trek 100 Shoes, Quechua SH 100/300 Jackets, Hiking Pole/Stick, Gaiters, Crampons, and Headlamp. Now, before registering for the trek, there is no need to think about the expensive trekking gear, and also, do not need to buy or rent expensive trekking gear to go on a trek.
Trekkaro team will ensure you with quality tents and sleeping bags where you can survive in extreme cold. We provide sleeping bags that can hold cold up to -5 to -20 degrees Celsius. It’s always warmer in tents so we ensure you with quality shelter.
So even though we are ready for the storm you should tell us if anything bothers you regarding safety.
5. Radio (for communication in between camps and guides)
Our camps are a bit far from each other. But they connect through radio though the network is the issue in hills. Although you miss anything or the weather is not good or we need medical help from the base we can communicate through radios.
6. Technical team on all snowy slopes
All the treks come up with an adventure. But safety is important in all trails and treks. Wherever we find risky slopes or areas we ensure the turn with the technical team. As we already mentioned earlier we have a well-trained team having knowledge of handling hustle in emergency and even know how to take care of the trekkers.