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The subtle delicacy of this Himalayan sojourn enamours one with the grandest grandeur of twin grasslands. Ali Bedni Bugyal trek is the beautiful amalgamation of 2 scenic meadows -Ali Bugyal and Bedni Bugyal. These mammoth meadows stun you with an infinite expanse of green carpet flanked by Himalayan giants of Mount Trishul and Nanda Ghunti. The colossal Himalayan ranges stretching from Chaukhamba to Neelkanth to Mandani, Mrigthuni, and Kedarnath are the prime attractions of the trek. The imposing peaks resplendent with the golden rays of the sun at dawn and dusk are a sight to behold. Meandering trails through thick Conifers and deep dark woods are soaked with natural splendor. The winding trails are lined by the fauna of oak, rhododendrons, walnut, pear and Himalayan roses. As one journey along, the warbling wind and chirping of mountain birds are your constant companions. What strikes you in the face is the sudden epiphany of the lush blanket as soon as the dense tree line disappears. You spend 2 days in this lavish bounty of verdurous greenery.
All this plus one gets a chance to explore the mountain villages of Didna & Wan and learn about the customs & lifestyles of the local populace. The temples of Nanda Devi and Latu Devta (local deity) offer a devout rendition to the trek. Bedni Kund at the Bedni top is a site of religious reverence for locals. The once famous Roopkund trek was a part of this trekking trail. In fact, the twin meadows were the major highlights on the Roopkund Trek. Due to the ban by the honorable High Court of Uttarakhand, Roopkund Trek cannot be undertaken until further notice. The Ali Bedni trekking trails are much quieter and calmer as a result of this ban.
Lohajung is the base camp for the Ali Bedni Bugyal trek. The best way to reach here is from Rishikesh. The route, once you cross Rishikesh, is beautiful. You drive along mountain roads, through forests. You also get glimpses of the Garhwal mountains in the distance on a clear day Once you reach Lohajung, you find yourself face to face with the beautiful Nanda Ghunti peak. If you reach before sunset, the colours of the peak will enthral you. Lohajung is at the centre of 12-15 nearby villages. There are a couple of local stores where you can buy jackets, hand gloves, caps, shoes etc. if need be. However, it is advised that you carry all the required things for trek beforehand and not rely on these shops. You will have a mobile network in most parts of Lohajung. Lohajung, as the locals say, is the place where Goddess Parvati had a war (jung) with the demon, Lohasur. Hence, the name, which translates to ‘War with Lohasur.’
After warmup & briefing we begin our trek. We trek through the forest following the Neel Ganga river. The initial trek is downhill till we hit the river. After we cross the river throught the metal bridge, the trail winds upwards. After a good climb of around 2 hours, we reach Didina. which is at 2450 meters. There will be a hike of two hours through alpine forests. After the climb, you will be at the ridge that shows some amazing views. There will be a series of open grounds which can be seen from the ridge. Didna and Kulling are the popular villages that are famous as per their allocated season, one is for summer and the other is for winter. You will be spending the night at Didna in the Homestay after the long hike.
Altitude 11,122 feet || 9 km to be covered in 8 hrs
We start early today in order to enjoy the best views. There is a brief climb till the Ridge of Ali bugyal. Once we reach the ridge of the trek. it will be fairly easy with long sections of flat walk or gradual ascent. We will walk through the Ali Bugyal with mountains on our both side far in the distance. You will realize on the trek that these meadows are one of the best in the country. As you are walking through the Ali Bugyal, Nanga Ghunti & Trishuli are prominently visible in the East. We trek easy today taking frequent halts. You will get ample time to click pictures, so make good use of cameras today. Our campsite for the day is a forest section between Ali & Bedni Bugyal. It is also called Abin Kharak or Khobal Tal.
Distance: 12 km | Duration: 12-16 hours Altitude gain: 11,010 ft to 12,500 ft.
This is the day when your three days wait will be over. Trek from Ali Bugyal to Bedni Bugyal (3300mtrs) and cross the vast expanse of the green alpine meadows. The prepossessing view of the Himalayan pasture land and the snow-capped Himalayan peaks will make you feel alive. The charming meadow of Bedni is adorned with thousands of colorful flowers in full bloom. Bedni Kund, a pristine lake in midst of this meadow is the sight to feast your eyes on! It is in the vicinityof a small temple, where the devotees pay their obeisance during their halt at BedniBugyal. After exploring the area trek back to Ali Bugyal for dinner and have an overnight stay.
Altitude: 11,070 ft to 7,700 ft. Trek: 13km (approx 7 hrs) Drive: 13 km (1 hr) .
From Ali Bugyal, it is a steep ridge descent to the Neel Ganga. Faster trekkers reach the river in one and a half hours. The slower ones take two. Take your time because you will rarely see a more wondrous stretch of forest cover. The bridge on the Neel Ganga is an idyllic location to wash the dirt and grime of the long trek. Trees overhang the river and the water trips and falls over boulders in the shade. The water is cool and refreshing. From the river it is a short half-hour climb to the ridge above Wan village.
The Lohajung valley. There are many routes to the bottom of the Wan village, and all roads eventually lead down to the road junction (Kasar Bagad) near the hydel project. It takes about an hour and half to get down to Kasar Bagad. It is a steep descent. You’ll take a jeep from Wan to Lohajung. It’s a drive of about 45 mins.
It’s the last day of the trek and time to go back to the lovely home You’ll leave for Rishikesh early in the day. You will reach Rishikesh between 7 pm and 8 pm.
The original document of identity proof - driver’s license, Aadhar card, the passport will be fine. It is very important to have your identity proof with yourself while on a journey
The cancellation charges are as under:
● Cancellations prior to 30 days from the start of the trek – Full Refund .
. ● Cancellations prior to 29-15 days from the start of the trek – 80% Refund or Trek Voucher worth paid amount (Trek Voucher is valid 12 months).
● Cancellation prior to 7-14 days from the start of the trek -- 50% refund or Trek Voucher worth paid amount (Trek Voucher is valid 12 months).
● Cancellation prior to 7 days from the start of the trek -- no refund
● Drinking and smoking during the trek are strictly prohibited. If found flouting the rules, your participation on the trek will be canceled with immediate effect
. ● Route changes, postponement, delay, or finishing the trek a day earlier: Under some extraordinary circumstance, your trek may end a day earlier or start a day later. This may become necessary due to inclement weather, snow and ice conditions, political restrictions, or any other cause. In the event of a change, postponement or delay, participants have no right to refund of the trek (in whole or in part) or other compensation for any injury, loss or damage. Trek fee is not charged broken down in terms of days but is a composite fee for the whole trek.