Duration: 6 Days
Difficulty Level: easy
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. To the most amazing perspectives of the Trishul Parvat 7,120 meters, Bedni Bugyal at a height of 3,354 meters above the 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 virgin meadows hearty welcomes 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 at 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 in every 12 years.
Best Time to Visit: April-June and September-November. Expect hiking on 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: Reach at Lohajung (7,600 ft.), 210 Km drive from Kathgodam
Drive to Lohajung which takes about 9-10 hours from Kathgodam with stunning views of high altitude peaks like Trishul, Maiktoli, Nanda Devi, Ghori Parvat, Nanda Khat, Hathi Parvat, and Ghori Parvat. Take a small halt at Kausani for refreshments and make some memories with your camera as the views here are seriously unforgettable. Lohajung serves as the beginning point and the base camp for the Brahmatal trek. After reaching Lohajung, the stay will be in Guest House/Camp/Homestay on sharing basis. There are many local shops 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 any shop. Transport will be arranged at an additional cost from Kathgodam Railway Station at 06:30 AM. Cost of the cab – Rs. 5,500 per vehicle.
Day 2: Drive from Lohajung to Wan. Trek from Wan (2,438 m / 8,000 ft.) to Ghairoli Patal (3,205 m / 10,515 ft.)
Initially, the trek from Wan village to Ghairoli Patal will give you 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.)
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, 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.)
Start your trek to Ghairoli Patal via Bedni Bugyal from Ali Bugyal. The trek towards through the velvet green meadows and beautiful atmosphere. The lush green meadows spread all over the highlands. Bedni Top is a vast meadow which offers good views of Trishul, Nanda Ghunti, Chaukhambha and Neelkanth peaks. Reflection of Mr. Trishul (7,120 meters) on the divine Bedni Kund is just fabulous. The grassland soon makes way to a line of trees, and 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 Neel Ganga River. After a steep descends, 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 playing 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.
Day 6: Drive from Lohajung to Kathgodam
Depart from Lohajung to Kathgodam Railway Station early in the morning, preferably before 06:30 AM since the journey takes 10-11 hours. Expected to reach Kathgodam by 07:00 PM. Transport will be arranged at an additional cost from Lohajung at 06:30 AM. Cost of the cab – Rs. 5,500 per vehicle.
How To Reach
Pant Nagar airport is located 31 kilometers from the Kathgodam Railway Station. There are few flights in a week from Delhi to Pant Nagar & vice-versa.
Take the train from Delhi to Kathgodam
• Uttaranchal Sampark Kranti Express (15035):- Departure:- 16:00; Arrival:- 22:45
• Ranikhet Express (15013):- Departure:- 20:00; Arrival:- 05:05
Take the train from Dehradun to Kathgodam
• Naini Doon Jan Shatabdi (12091):- Departure:- 22:35; Arrival:- 07:10
• Dehradun - Kathgodam Express (14120):- Departure:- 22:35; Arrival:- 07:10
Regular bus service is available from Delhi (ISBT Anand Vihar) to Kathgodam. Nainital buses stop at Haldwani, which is a twin city of Kathgodam.
Usually, buses drop you at Haldwani Bus Station. From there you will have to come to Kathgodam railway station through auto rickshaw / shared three-wheelers, which is 4 kilometers away.
There is no direct bus to Lohajung run by the Uttrakhand 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 litre)
• Trekking Jacket (included in FTG)
• Three (Five in winter) Warm Layers
• Two trek pants (one Wear and one carry)
• Two collared t-shirts
• Sunscreeen Lotion (SPF 50/70)
• Lip Balm (SPF 30)
• Sun cap
• Synthetic hand gloves
• Two pair of Socks
• Daypack (20 litres), if you opt to offload your backpack
• Plastic cover (for wet clothes)
• Basic Medications (or prescribed if any)
• Original and 3 photocopy of government photo identity card- (Passport, Aadhaar Card, Driving license or voters ID)
Terms & Conditions
1- Accommodation: Full load camping arrangements on the mountain with a large mess tent, tables & stools. Stay from Day 1 to Day 5 (Lohajung to Lohajung). In Lohajung, Stay will be in Guest House/Camp/Home Stay on sharing basis. You will camp on the trek (2-3 per tent).
2- Meals: All meals during the trek starting with dinner on Day 1 till Breakfast on Day 6. (Veg/Non-Veg food + Egg)
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 Kathgodam to Lohajung and drop you back from Lohajung. This will cost approx. Rs. 5,500/- 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.
Dewal has the last ATM point before you reach Lohajung (Basecamp) if you need to withdraw money.
Lohajung is the last place before starting your trek where you’re likely to get a stable mobile signal (not Jio). Finish all your important phone calls here and inform anxious family members about limited phone connectivity.Cancellation requests are not taken over the phone.
In case you wish to cancel your trek please e-mail us at email@example.com
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 lay down by Trekkaro.
c) Trekkaro holds the right to change/cancel the policies, without prior notice.
The applicable refund amount will be processed within the 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 redeemed it within a year 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 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 feat to entertain, cook, guide and facilitate, but for our guides, they 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 part and potential for things to go awry. From last one 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 provide you 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 for 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 do treks or survive in the 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 insure about 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 about the 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 not adjusted with the environment we always ready with the oxygen cylinders. Our team member carrying the portable oxygen cylinder on the trek.
To prevent high altitude conditions -do more exercise and cycling. The more you practice it’ll easier for you.
Our team also carries all the basic medicines including high altitude sickness specific medicines - Diamox, Dexamethasone and Nifedipine.
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 the trek, there is no need to think about the expensive trekking gears and also, do not need to buy or rent expensive trekking gears 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 which can hold cold up to -5 to -20 degree Celsius. It’s always warmer in tent so we ensuring you with quality shelter.
So even 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 our bit far from each other. But they connect through radio though 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 are come up with an adventure. But safety is important in all trails and treks. Wherever we find the risky slopes or area we ensure the turn with the technical team. As we already mentioned earlier we have well-trained team having knowledge of handling hustle in emergency and even know how to take care of the trekkers.