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Bagini Glacier and Changbang Base Camp - View Of Colorful Meadows

  • Region : Tehri Garhwal, Uttarakhand
  • Duration :
  • Distance : 43km
  • Altitude : 14,816ft ft.
  • Grade : Moderate

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Overview

Bagini Glacier & Changbang Base Camp trek is a moderate level trek of about 43 Km where you will have to cover 6-7 Km everyday. Located at a high altitude of 14,800 feet. Each year, this trek attracts a lot of adventure and thrill seekers towards itself. The trek begins at Joshimath which is located in the Tehri Garhwal region in the state of Uttarakhand.

The Bagini Glacier melts down and forms the Bagini river, it flows north from Changabang & Trishuli Peaks from there it turns westward and and meets the water melting from the Dunagiri Glacier, finally merging into Dhauli Ganga, north of a village known as Jumma.

You will be picked up from Haridwar Railway Station in the morning and we will start driving towards our first destination at Joshimath. The 256 Km long ride will take around 10 hours to complete and you are expected to arrive at Joshimath by the time of evening tea. Overnight stay will be at the guest house.

Brief Overview of the Day

  • Driving Distance - 256 Km.
  • Driving Time - 10 Hours
  • Network - Available

The actual trek begins from a village known as Jumma which is at a distance of about 45 Km from Joshimath. Crossing many other villages on the way, we will be driving up to Jumma and will take 1 hour to reach there. If you want to buy some extra supplies for your trek, you can buy them at the Joshimath local market.

Once we start walking, our destination for today, the Ruing Village will be 3 Km. away. The trail is slightly steep and will take you through the forest. The trek will take about 2 -3 hours before we reach the village. Overnight stay will be at camps.

Brief Overview of the Day

  • Driving Distance - 45 Km.
  • Driving Time - 1 Hour.
  • Trekking Distance - 3 Km.
  • Trekking Time - 2 to 3 Hours
  • Max altitude - 9,180 m.
  • Overnight stay at camps

Today we will be leaving Ruing and walking towards Dronagiri village at a distance of 8 Km from Ruing. The trail is a well defined path crossing forests with slight ascend and descend on the route. 

After about 4 Km., the trail will become dusty and a bit harsh with a steep incline of about 70 degrees. This is a landslide prone zone so watch your step carefully on the slippery mud that is there due to many small streams crossing this path. Once we reach the top, you will find a paved path that will take us to the Dronagiri village. The view from up here is absolutely spellbinding and you will be able to spot the snowy tops of Hathi and Ghori Parvat.

Brief Overview of the Day

  • Trekking Distance - 8 Km.
  • Trekking Time - 9 Hours.
  • Max Altitude - 11,845 ft.
  • Night stay at camps

Early in the morning we will leave from Dronagiri and our next destination will be Longatulli. The path from here is meandering with loops of gradual ascents and descents. This path will take us to a ridge and from there you will get the glimpse of Rishi Peak & Bagini Nala (Bagini River). There is almost no vegetation in this location, trekking further we will reach a green patch along the stream. We can choose to camp here for the day or walk another kilometer from here to reach Longatulli, which is another great camping location.

Brief Overview of the Day

  • Trekking Distance - 6 Km.
  • Trekking Time - 7 Hours
  • Max Altitude - 14,710 ft.
  • Overnight stay at camps

Today after having breakfast we will trek 5 Km. towards the Bagini Base Camp. The hike would take about 4 hours to complete. The trail is rocky and difficult to navigate as the path is rocky & not well defined, so you need to carefully follow your trek leader. Soon, we will reach the Lower Bagini Base Camp. We can choose to camp here for the night or walk further up the mountains to Advanced Bagini Base Camp which will take another hour of our time. 

Brief Overview of the Day

  • Trekking Distance - 5 Km
  • Trekking Time - 4 Hours
  • Overnight stay at camps

We will be starting early in order to catch sunrise at the Chanabang Base Camp which is located at a distance of 4 Km. from the Advanced Bagini Base Camp. The trail is ascending and you will be able to spot glacial till all along the path. The view at the Chanabang Base Camp is absolutely mesmerizing which leaves its onlookers spellbound. You will be able to spot huge creavases in the Bagini Glacier and many tall seven-thousander peaks such as - Mount Trishul, Hardeul, Chanabang, Dunagiri and others.

Brief Overview of the Day

  • Trekking Distance - 10 Km.
  • Trekking Time - 8 Hours.
  • Max Altitude - 14,815 ft.
  • Overnight stay at camps

After having breakfast early in the morning, we will retrace our steps back to Dronagiri village or Ruing Village as our next camping spot on our way back to Joshimath.

Brief Overview of the Day

  • Trekking Distance - 18 Km.
  • Trekking Time - 11 Hours.
  • Overnight stay at camps

Today we will be making our way back to Joshimath. After trekking 3 Km in about 2-3 hours, we will reach Jumma village where a vehicle waiting for you will take you back to Joshimath.

Brief Overview of the Day

  • Driving Distance - 45 Km.
  • Driving Time - 1 Hour.
  • Trekking Distance - 3 Km.
  • Trekking Time - 2 to 3 Hours
  • Overnight stay at Guest house

Today is the last day of the trek and we will be driving back to Haridwar, 296 Km drive will take 11 hours and you will be dropped at Haridwar Railway Station.

Brief Overview of the Day

  • Driving Distance - 296 Km.
  • Driving Time - 11 Hours
  • Drop off at Haridwar Railway Station

By Air :-

Jolly Grant Airport is the airport serving Dehradun, located about 48 km from Haridwar. There is a daily flight from Delhi for Dehradun, reaching Haridwar one day early if coming by flight.

By Train:-

An excellent rail network connects Haridwar to other important cities like Delhi, Mussoorie, Mumbai, Varanasi, Lucknow, and Kolkata.

By Bus:-

There is regular bus service from Delhi to Haridwar, from Delhi ISBT Kashmere Gate.

Usually buses drop you at Haridwar bus station. From there you have to come to Haridwar Railway Station

THE CRAZY MOUNTAINEERS Tata Sumo or similar vehicles will pick-up you from Haridwar Railway Station at 6:30am.

Inclusions :-

  1. Transport
    1. Haridwar to Joshimath, Joshimath to Jumma Village & return
    2. Joshimath to Haridwar.
  2. Accommodation:
    1. Two night stay at Joshimath guest house
    2. Camping while on trek.
  3. Meals while on trek (Veg. + Egg)
  4. Forest entry permits
  5. Qualified & mountaineering certified trek Leader, Guide, Cook, and Support staff.
  6. First aid medical kits, stretcher and oxygen cylinder.
  7. Trek equipments (Sleeping Bag, Tents, Mattress, Kitchen & Dinning tent, Toilet tent and Utensils)
  8. Mules and porters to carry central equipment.

Exclusions :-

  1. Any kind of personal expenses.
  2. Food during the transit
  3. Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
  4. Insurance.
  5. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head.

Note :

Normally THE CRAZY MOUNTAINEERS expect to carry your personal luggage on your own, if you wish to offload your backpack, you can give it to Mule.

Charges of offloading backpack:-

INR 2100/- if you make an online payment, 10 days in advance

INR 2500/- if you inform us after reaching Joshimath

The backpack cannot weigh more than 11 kgs. Backpack should have a waterproof cover. Suitcases/strolleys/ bags will not be allowed.

Basics Gear
Back pack & rain cover (50 - 60 ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps
Day pack + rain cover 20 - 30 ltr (If hire a mule or porter)
Walking stick Advisable (At least one)
Head torch 1 Nos.
Water bottle/Hydration pack 2 bottles of one litre each
  People who use hydration pack
  1 hydration pack and 1 bottle of one liter
  Carry at least one thermos flask
Snacks Energy bars, dry fruits, electral/ors
Personal Medical Kit Consult your doctor
Be comfy at the Bagini Glacier and Changbang Base Camp 
T-shirts 2 Full sleeves (Non-cotton)
Fleece T-shirts 1 Nos.
Fleece jacket 1 Nos. (Alternative: a woollen sweater)
Down feather / Hollofil jacket 1 Nos.
Wind & waterproof (jacket & pant) 1 Pair
Thermal inners (upper and lower) 1 Pair
Trek pants 2 Synthetic (avoid shorts, fitting denims, capris)
Poncho 1 Nos.
Think about your head
Sun cap 1 Nos. (One that covers the neck as well)
Woolen cap 1 Nos.
Balaclava 1 Nos.
Neck-gaiters 1 Nos.
Sunglasses Dark with side cover, it should be U/V protected.
        People who wear spectacles- 
  (A)- Use contact lenses. (Not for Chadar trek)
  (B)- Photo chromatic glasses. 
Mind your step
Trekking shoes 1 Pair (Waterproof, high ankle with good grip)
Floaters/flip-flops 1 Pair (Optional)
Cotton socks 5 pairs
Woollen socks 3 pairs
Gaiters 1 Pair (The Crazy Mountaineers team will notify you if required)
Keep these handy
Waterproof gloves 1 Pair
Fleece/woollen gloves 1 Pair
Personal Utilities
Sunscreen cream Hand sanitizer
Moisturiser Antibacterial powder
Toilet Paper & wipes Toothbrush and toothpaste
Lip balm Quick dry towel
In the event of cancellation of trek/adventure activity services due to any avoidable / unavoidable reasons we must be notified of the same in writing. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive advice in writing, and cancellation charges would be as follows: -

Cancellations prior to 24 days from the start of the trek

Book any other trek till one year or get 95% refund (Note: If the trek charges are more, the balance needs to be paid by the trekker)

Cancellation between 24 days and 14 days to the start of the trek

Choose to go for the same trek, with any other batch, till year or get 70% refund

Cancellation between 14 days and 10 days to the start of the trek

Choose to go on the same trek, in the same season, with any other batch or get 50% refund.

Cancellation less than 10 days to the start of the trek

Transfer your trek (same trek, same batch) to your friend. No cash refund.

Note:-

  1. Change of trek batch is dependent on the availability of seats in the batch.
  2. In case of transferring a trek to a friend, he/she should satisfy all the mandatory requirements put forward by THE CRAZY MOUNTAINEERS.
  3. THE CRAZY MOUNTAINEERS holds the right to change/cancel the policies, without prior notice.

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