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Trek to Asia's Largest Alpine Meadows

Bedni and Ali Bugyal Winter Trek

June - October & December to March

₹ 6999 + 5% GST

“Not all those who wander are lost.”

There are many picturesque historical sites under the Garhwal Himalayas, as many mysteries are revealed as they are discovered. Scientists, historians, archaeologists, geologists, and curious tourists have been following the footsteps of these places since ancient times to see these fascinating and mysterious places.

Many Bugyals have become so popular that they have become the attraction of tourists in themselves. When the snow melts, there is greenery all around in the rainy atmosphere. ⁣ Mountains and valleys are filled with flowers and vegetation. Due to their diversity, complexity and beauty, these Bugyals have always been a centre of attraction for amateurs. ⁣

Nature lovers from all over the world reach these sloping plains of velvet grass for miles. The beauty of it is that in every season you will see new colours and new views on them. ⁣ After the rain, colourful blooming flowers will be seen welcoming you from place to place on these sloping grounds. Plants grow to a certain height in Bugyals.⁣

What is so special about Bedni Bugyal Trek?

 

Imagine you are walking on grassland of green velvet grass stretching for thousands of feet. There are snow-clad Himalayan peaks just touching your right hand. The sky is changing colour every moment, wherever you look on the ground, give you different types of views, then undoubtedly this world will not look less than a dream. In the foothills of the icebergs, green velvet meadows begin from where the timberline (i.e. tree lines) ends.

Bedni and Ali Bugyal are some of the most beautiful places situated at an altitude of  3,354 metres. There are huge alpine meadows or high altitude grassland near Gwaldam, In the local language, they call it Bugyal.  Bugyal is the area between the snow line and the tree line. These Bugyals provide pasture work for the local people and cattle, and a resting place and campsite for shepherds, wanderers and trekking enthusiasts. ⁣

 

In winter, when white sheets of snow are laid on the velvety grass of summer, Bedni Bugyals become the base of skiing and other snow sports. On almost every trekking route of Garhwal, you will find such Bugyal.

Altitude

3354 m 

Difficulty

Moderate

Duration

5 D/4 N

Pickup Point

Kathgodam

Day 1:-Kathgodham/Haridwar To Wan (230 km/ 8-9 hours drive)

Start early in the morning from Kathgodam/Haridwar. You will get shared taxis from Kathgodam/Haridwar to Wan Village. The distance from Kathgodam to Lohajung is around 230 km and it will take you around 8-9 hours to reach Lohajung.

Night Stay: Stay in homestay.
Altitude: 2,400 m

 

Day 2:- Wan Village to Gairoli Patal(7-8 hours/Trek: 9 km)

 

After breakfast, begin trekking through the dense forest to the Gairoli Patal campsite located at an altitude of 10,500 ft. Gairoli Patal is a small area surrounded by the forest through and it's on the way to  Bedini Bugyal & Roopkund. Gairoli Patal is a peaceful place embedded in the depth of the Himalayas.

Trek: 9-10 km / 7-8 hrs
Stay: Camp
Altitude: 10,500 ft

Day 3: Gairoli Patal to Bedni Bugyal and Ali Bugyal and back to Gairoli Patal(5-6 hours/8km)

 

Early in the morning after breakfast & with packed lunch get ready for the Bedni Bugyal and Ali Bugyal Trek.  You will be mesmerized to see the beauty of Asia's Largest Alpine Meadows. In Bedini, there is Kund named “Bedini Kund” Where there is an old saga that any person who dips it 7 times, dashes his sin.

You will be staying in camps at Gairoli Patal.

Trek: 8 km
Stay: Camp
Altitude: 3,354 m

Day 4: Gairoli Patal to Wan Village (5-6 hours/ 9 km)

 

Today's trek is an easy one. You will start early in the morning and decent up to the village of Wan. Ghaeroli Patal to Neel Ganga (3 km steep descent). Neel Ganga to Ranka Dhar (1 km moderate ascent). Ranka Dhat to Wan Village road head (3 km gradual descent).

Trek: 9 km

Stay: Homestay
Altitude: 2,400 m

Day 5: Wan Village to Kathgodam/Haridwar (7-8 hours/ 250 km)

 

Have breakfast and travel back to Dehradun / Rishikesh with happy memories of Bedni and Ali Bugyal Trek.

Bedni Bugyal 4 Nights Package

Cost Per Person

₹ 11499 (2 - 4 Persons) 

₹ 7999 (5+ Persons) 

₹ 6999 (7+ Persons)

November: 6, 13, 20,27

December: 4, 11, 18, 15

  • Rain cover

  • Warm clothes

  • Caps

  • Toilet paper & wipes

  • Backpack (50-60l)

  • Water bottle

  • Fleece jackets and thermals

  • Hiking shoes

  • Led torch (with extra batteries)

  • Mosquito & insect repellent

  • Thermal inners

Included in the package

  • Certified Trek Leaders are provided to you by Walking The Himalayas. 

  • All the trekking essentials like Tents, Sleeping Bags, Gaiters, Crampons, Liners, Cutlery, etc.

  • All the staff members from team Walking The Himalayas are experienced that includes Guides, Cooking Staff, Helpers, Porters.

  • We promise our travellers to provide delicious, hygienic & nutritious meals during the trek that includes morning tea, breakfast, lunch, evening snacks & dinner).

  • Fully equipped medical kit, oxygen and safety equipment.

  • All forest permits and camping charges.

Not included in the package

 

Transport to and from Kathgodam/Haridwar – Walking The Himalayas will arrange shared taxis for trekkers. These shared taxis will pick you up from Kathgodam/Haridwar Railway Station or Airport. Taxi from Kathgodam to Wan Village costs around Rs. 6000 - 7000 per taxi and Rs. 9000 - 10000 per tempo one way. So if you are in a group of 6 - 10 persons then a taxi/tempo will cost around 1000 per person for one side.  


Food during transit to and from the base camp – Walking the Himalayas doesn't include meals purchased during the journey to Wan and back.


Backpack offloading charges – If you wish to offload your backpack, there will be an additional charge of Rs. 1,500 - 2000. The backpack cannot weigh more than 9 - 10 kgs. Walking The Himalayas does not allow Suitcases/Strollers/Duffel bags during the trek, so if you are bringing these then you have to take care on your own. These charges can vary for last minute offloading in case you decide to offload your bag after reaching Wan Village (Rs.350 per day inclusive of taxes).
 

Personal expenses - Your trekking package doesn't include any kind of personal expenses. 

Cancellation

 

If your trek gets called off at the last moment due to a natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rains, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc.) we will not refund your money. Instead of money, Walking The Himalayas will issue a trek voucher for the full amount. You can easily redeem that voucher for the same amount for any of the treks available at the same price. 

In case you wish to cancel your trek please email us at help@walkingthehimalayas.com

Cancellation charges are based on the total trek fee, irrespective of the amount paid either full or partial.

The cancellation policy of Walking The Himalayas is based on the original booking time and the original start date of the trek.

  • If you cancel a trek before 30 days of trek start date and get a full refund after deduction of 1.99% payment processing fee.

  • If you cancel a trek before 15 days of the trek start date and get a refund after a deduction of 20% of the total trek fee.

  • If you cancel a trek before 10 days of the trek start date and get a refund after a deduction of 40% of the total trek fee.

  • If you cancel a trek before 5 days of the trek start date and get a refund after a deduction of 60% of the total trek fee.

  • The Trek fee is non-refundable if you cancel within 4 days before the trek start date.

Trek cancellation due to weather:

  • In case of an incomplete trek due to weather conditions, you can opt for the same trek again throughout your lifetime on all our fixed departures for the same trek.

  • This attempt only covers the trek fee and will not include any rentals or the transportation amount paid earlier.

  • This is non-transferable.