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Jenne Chiang


How often do we get to see a glacier? Join this trek and you will find one. Trust me, the Garhwal Himalayas are the best destination to encounter a gla...


Amritambu Kocchar


Thrillophilia is one of the go-to tour operators when it comes to treks. I've been on several treks around India, and many of them have been with Thril...

Bagini Glacier Trek Overview

About the Bagini Glacier Trek:

Here comes an eight-day Bagini Glacier trek with so much enthusiasm hidden in each day of your adventure. It starts from Joshimath and from there you will directly go to Jumma and Ruing Village. The meandering paths going up and down through a forest will take you to enjoy the magnificent beauty of Hathi Parvat, Ghori Parvat and Bhumial God Temple. Dronagiri Village with many ruins and inhabited will be a surprise.

Bagini Base Camp is the next stop on your Bagini Glacier trek resuming from Dronagiri Village which will open up many wonderful sights of the peaks, the meadows and the landscapes. Rishi Peak is the highly acclaimed peak you can witness on the way to the base camp. A concrete bridge over the Bagini Nala and the unwinding routes going through the rocks and boulder ridden path can be the perfect supporters of you. Longatulli is also a halt where you will be awe-struck with the amazing Satminal, Hardeul and Rishi Pahar views.

About the Bagini Glacier:

In the spellbinding region of Garhwal Himalayas, Bagini Glacier trek makes you come face to face with untouched, raw natural beauty along with great doses of adventure. This Bagini Glacier trekking package in India takes you to Bagini Glacier that towers at 14816 feet from sea level and gives you the opportunity to feast your eyes on the mighty Dunagiri, Changa Banga and Kalanka peaks.

Bagini Glacier trek will enable you to watch the picture perfect glacier flowing down northwards from the origin Changabang and Trishuli Peaks and also the river Bagini turning westwards. There, it will be joined by Dunagiri Glacier Waters flowing down from Purbi Dronagiri ridge. At the west, it will meet the Lampak stream and eventually going to join the Dhauli Ganga located in the north of Jumma Village.

Your location will be the dreamy destination of Uttarakhand. Also known as ‘Land of Gods’ it appeals with a dramatic terrain of charming lakes, stunning rivers, mountains and rising Himalayan peaks.

Cossetted amongst stunning heights, a circular trek of around 43 kms to Bagini Glacier allures with places of worships, winsome grassy stretches streaked with vibrant flowers, crystal clear streams, sights of frosty summits, rocks and boulder ridden paths, quaint hamlets and more.

Quick Facts about Bagini Glacier Trek:

Temperature: April-June: 15 to 20 Degrees (Day) & 7 to -2 Degrees (Night)
                       September-October: 10 to 15 Degrees (Day) & 5 to -5 (Night)

Bagini Glacier Trekking Distance:  43km

Maximum Altitude: 14,816ft

Bagini Glacier Trek Difficulty Level: Moderate 

Railway Station: Haridwar is the nearest railway station 

Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun.

Bagini Glacier Trek Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Transfer from Haridwar Joshimath (250 kms)

  • Day 2 - Joshimath – Jumma - Ruing Village (9, 180 ft) (Drive 1 hr)

  • Day 3 - 8 kms Trek, Hathi Parvat, Ghori Parvat, Bhumial God temple

    This day, ramble on a trail that is similar to the previous day. Enjoy a meandering path that goes up and down. The road also goes through a forest.

    Along the way, feast your eyes on dreamy and snow-capped peaks of Hathi Parvat and Ghori Parvat. Reach the intriguing Dronagiri Village, in ruins and inhabited. You can pitch your tent at the outskirts of the village that is illuminated due to solar lights. If you choose, you can visit the Bhumial God temple close by. Witness the views of Bhumial God temple.

  • Day 4 - Dronagiri Village - Bagini Base camp (14, 711 ft) via Longatulli

    Day 4 opens up many thrills with meandering pass, sight of Rishi peak, crossing a concrete bridge over the Bagini Nala, through rock and boulder ridden path. Stop for a bit at a grassy patch with a crystal clear stream passing by.

    Next halt is at Longatulli camping ground, a 3 hours hike from Bagini lower camp site. Get refreshed with the views of mesmerising peaks such as Satminal, Hardeul and Rishi pahar. You can camp overnight either at the Bagini main base camp (further up the mountains) or Advanced Bagini base camp that has an unmarked trail leading up to it.

  • Day 5 - Base camp - Bagini Glacier (14, 814 ft) - Back to Base camp

    Day Highlights: 14km trek, Glacier drifts, Moraines, Ravines

    Day Details: Today, brace yourself for a challenging Bagini Glacier trekking and Changbang trek. Wake up in wee hours of the morning to be better prepared and witness the stunning sunrise at the Changbang camp site.

    Along the way, come across glacier drifts, moraines and ravines. Once you reach the Bagini Glacier, cuddled between stunning peaks, let yourself be enchanted by the divine vision. Go trigger happy and set off to Changbang, the final destination. Head back to Bagini base camp by following the same route.

  • Day 6 - Base camp -Ruing Village

    A lighter day, follow the same route you took to reach the base camp. Descend for around 18 kms through Longatulli to reach Dronagiri Village and later Ruing Village. Set camp for the night at Ruing Village.

  • Day 7 - Ruing Village – Jumma - Joshimath

    Take a descent of three hours to Jumma Village. From here you will be driven to Joshimath. It’s time to relax and recover from the trek. Night can be spent at one of the guest houses.

  • Day 8 - Transfer from Joshimath to Haridwar

    You can take an early transport to Haridwar. If you wish, you can experience the charming town of Joshimath for a bit. This will mark the end of Bagini Glacier trek journey.


  • Tents
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  • Guest Houses


  • All Meals Included
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  • Veg & Egg Dishes Only


  • Trekking
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  • Camping

Other Inclusions

  • Equipment required for the treks
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  • Permits
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  • First aid medical kits and oxygen cylinder
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  • Charges of qualified trek leader, guide and support staff
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  • Transport from Haridwar to Joshimath and return


  • Transport from Haridwar to Joshimath base camp and return by Tata Sumo, Max or equivalent vehicle.

Things To Carry

  • Back pack of 60 ltr -70ltr. They should come with comfortable shoulder straps, frame, and back pack cover.
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  • Waterproof trekking shoes that are high ankle and have a good grip
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  • 2 synthetic /waterproof Track Pants, T-shirts - 3 full sleeve
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  • 1 Fleece jacket would be ideal; a woollen sweater would be an alternative
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  • 1 Wind proof jacket, 1 Heavy jacket, Thermal Inners
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  • 2 pairs cotton socks, 2 pairs woollen socks, 2 pair water proof hand gloves
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  • Woollen cap/ Balaclava
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  • Sun Cap, Sun protection cream, Sun glasses – Dark with side cover, it should be U/V protected
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  • Head Torch with extra batteries
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  • 2 Water bottle- one litre each


  • Do not bring non-bio gradable materials
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  • Pay heed to the instructions given by the trek leader and guide
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  • Consumption of alcohol and other intoxicating substances are strictly prohibited
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  • Do check with your doctor if you are medically fit for the trek
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  • There are four men tents but three people will be accommodating in one tent.

Bagini Glacier Trek: Cancellation Policy

  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made 15-30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made within 0-15 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain trips or activities may get cancelled. In such cases operator will try their best to provide an alternate feasible. However a cash refund will not be applicable for the same.
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  • Cancellations are strictly subjected to cancellation policies mentioned on the website & are irrespective of the date of booking.

Bagini Glacier Trek: Refund Policy

  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days
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  • All applicable refunds will be done in traveller's thrillophilia wallet as Thrillcash

Bagini Glacier Trek: Booking Confirmation Policy

  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking
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  • In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
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  • Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking before confirmation and a full refund will be processed.
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    People Shared their Stories
    Story by Jenne Chiang

     Rated : 5.0

    How often do we get to see a glacier? Join this trek and you will find one. Trust me, the Garhwal Himalayas are the best destination to encounter a glacier and when it is the Bagini Glacier, you can guarantee of the most captivating beauty of the snow, glaciers and the mountains. Just be prepared to face the drop in the temperature. But if you pack carefully, you will find the trek really amazing.

    Story by Amritambu Kocchar

     Rated : 5.0


    Thrillophilia is one of the go-to tour operators when it comes to treks. I've been on several treks around India, and many of them have been with Thrillophilia. The company offers a carefully planned itinerary that is geared towards maximizing value. You are going to get more than what you paid for.

    Story by Dwaipayana Naik

     Rated : 5.0


    I've always wanted to go on the Bagini Glacier Trek, and my dream was finally fulfilled by Thrillophilia. As an amateur, I was nervous at first, but the tour operators made my journey a lot smoother. From the start of the trip to the end, the company offered great support. The way they planned and managed the trek was truly commendable.

    Story by Shreya Jain

     Rated : 5.0

    The Bagini Pass, the freshness that exists in the air, the colourful meadows and valleys that you will be passing through in this trek will keep you intact with the beauty of the Himalayas. Not so hard and not to easy, I completed this trek while enjoying all the gifts of nature with 4 of my friends.

    Story by Chitwan Nagpal

     Rated : 5.0

    It was so refreshing and genuinely beautiful. The Himalayas has more than we can imagine and this trek proves it very clearly. Just one thing, if you planning for this trek, please don't litter around. Let us keep the nature in its own form.

    Story by Vikram Meel

     Rated : 5.0

    Rocking atmosphere, rocking lace and rocking us…I miss the fun I had in Bagini Glacier with my friends. We are definitely coming back for some other trek this time.

    Story by Sumeet Verma

     Rated : 5.0

    Rocks can too give you a beautiful scenery if you don’t believe just take a trip to Bagini Glacier

    Story by Mohit Mishra

     Rated : 5.0

    All my pictures from Bagini Glacier have encouraged so many people around to take a trip to Bagini Glacier…beautiful place surrounded by nothing but nature…

    Story by Nitin KD

     Rated : 5.0

    It's an amazing trek in a Godly terrain full of surprises!!!!, Please do check my account of the Bagini trek here

    Story by Siddharth Jaisawal

     Rated : 5.0

    The trek basically started from Jumma after Joshimath. But once is started there was no looking back. The beauty of the Bagini Galcier trekking started from Dronagiri and all our group members were spellbound by its magical beauty. Had a memorable experience of the trek.


    People Also Ask About Bagini Glacier Trek

    1. What is the best time to go for Bagini Glacier Trek?

      Summer and autumn are the best seasons to do trekking on Bagini Glacier. From early May to mid-June and from late September to mid-October are considered to be the suitable months with moderate climate and beautiful snow-capped peaks in the surrounding. It is always good to avoid monsoon time to do the Bagini Glacier trekking.

    2. What is the difficulty level of Bagini Glacier Trek?

      Bagini glacier trek is considered to be a moderate to difficult trek which takes us to a height of about 14816 feet and through very tricky tracks and trails. Boulders, rock stones and narrow paths going through the villages and the forest range will become more stringent as you near the glacier. Regular exercises and suitable preventive care can make you conquer the routes easily.

    3. What clothing or equipment do we need to carry from our side for Bagini Glacier trek?

      You are suggested to carry jeans or trekking pants, shirts or T shirts, windproof jackets, warm and thick fleece, woolen sweater, thermal inner wear, socks, scarfs, woolen gloves etc as clothing essentials to prevent the spine chilling cold weather at Kuari Pass.

      Comfortable trekking shoes, lightweight floater or sandals, raincoat, water bottle, caps and hats, sun glasses, torch, medicines, personal toiletries, comfortable backpack bag, waterproof covers or bags etc can be the essential equipment you can carry from your side.

    4. Which type of shoes should I carry on the trek to Bagini Glacier?

      Bagini Glacier trek offers a long trekking route and to complete the long stretches you would definitely need a comfortable trekking shoes. Avoid wearing sports shoe and get proper trekking shoes and try practicing wearing it before you come to do the trekking.

    5. Can I have liquor or smoke while we're on the Bagini Glacier Trek?

      No. Usually all travel agencies and trekking agencies prohibit the use of alcohol and cigarettes on any type of trek. Since both these activities can let your body dehydrate easily. Then you will find it very difficult to complete the stretches.

      Alcohol will open the pores in your skin and let the cold get inside and make the body temperature in terms with the temperature outside. But it will finally lead you to feel dehydrated and thirsty.

    6. How is Bagini Glacier Trek weather?

      In summer and autumn, the weather at Bagini Glacier is comfortable and moderately cold. From April to June, day temperature will be between 15 and 20 degree Celsius and at night it comes to the lowest of -2 degree Celsius.

      From September to October, the day time will have a temperature ranges between 15 to 10 degree Celsius and at night it will be from 5 to -5 degree Celsius.

    7. Is Diamox is advisable at Bagini Glacier Trek?

      Yes, to prevent Acute Mountain Sickness or simply altitude sickness, Diamox is a must medicine you should have handy. You will be reaching a height of about 15000 feet and it will be great if you have 10-12 diamox tablets with you to avoid the uneasiness happens due to acute mountain sickness.

    8. How do I get in shape for the Bagini Glacier Trek?

      A proper cardio vascular structure is needed for doing Bagini Glacier trek since you might cross streams, bridges and boulder filled trekking routes and gradual climbs through forest ranges, high altitude landscapes and rough terrains.

      For making your lungs work properly during the trek and get oxygen intake smooth, then you need to follow some exercises that will help your cardio vascular systems function properly. Start with jogging every day and daily increase the distance and speed.

      Simple exercises like squats, skipping, swimming will also be perfect for your muscles and flexibility. Stretching exercises can also be of use while perfecting your body to do this trek.

    9. What are washroom/toilet facilities like on the Bagini Glacier Trek?

      There will be separate toilet tents arranged at each campsite for men and women. Depending on the size of the group, the number of toilets varies. Toilet tents will have a deep pit, mound of soil and a shovel to cover it up. All of them usually will be dry toilets where you have to use toilet papers alone. Room freshener will also be provided.

    10. What kind physical fitness will be required to do Bagini Glacier Trek?

      You are expected to be in a good physical condition to do this trek since Trekking on Bagini Glacier is considered to be a moderate to difficult. Before the start of the trek, you will need to jog for 4 kilometers and the weather conditions will be unfavorable to your body.

      But you need to be prepared to cross the thin air and proceed each climb carrying your backpack. Hence the physical fitness is very important. Start jogging one month prior to the trek covering 4 kilometers every day and thus make your lungs strong.

      Also, flexibility of your muscles and tendons to relax are also important and you can do stretching exercises regularly. Thus, you can come to a proper physical fitness to do this trek.

    11. Where does the Bagini Glacier Trek start?

      The eight-day Bagini Glacier Trek starts from Joshimath, a city in Chamoli District of Uttarakhand. From there, you will be taken to Jumma and Ruing Village. You will see a number of popular attractions on the way including Bhumial God Temple, Ghori Parvat, Hathi Parvat. The beautiful sites and the breathtaking scenery will stay with you long after you finish this memorable trek.

    12. How can I reach the Bagini Glacier Trek?

      There are mainly three ways to reach the Bagini Glacier Trek – by road, by air, and by train.

      -By road - When traveling by road, the best route you can take is via Joshimath. It is the only major town that is well connected to the important locations that lead up to the Bagini Glacier. Its close proximity to the Garhwal Himalaya makes it a great starting point.

      -By air - The Jolly Grant Airport, popularly known as Dehradun Airport, is the nearest airport to the Bagini Glacier. To reach the trekking spot, you would have to cover a distance of around 260 to 315 kilometers, depending on the route you take. You can take a cab from the airport to reach your destination.

      -By train - If you are coming by train, Haridwar will be the closest destination to the Bagini Glacier. Once you are at the railway station, you can take a cab or a bus to Joshimath or your preferred destination.

    13. How long is the Bagini Glacier Trek?

      Bagini Glacier Trekking involves a total distance of around 43 kilometers. From Changabang and Trishuli peak, Bagini Glacier descends northwards. The Bagini melt river then turns westwards, and it ends up meeting Dunagiri Glacier waters that run down from the Purbi-Dronagiri ridge. It takes eight days and seven nights to complete the trek entirely.

    14. What is the height of Bagini Glacier Trek?

      Bagini Glacier Trek has a maximum altitude of 14,816 feet above sea level. However, when you are on this trek, you will get to reach the maximum height of 14, 814 feet above sea level. From there, you will have to trek back to the base camp.

    15. Is Bagini Glacier Trek dangerous?

      If you are planning to go on a trek to Bagini Glacier, you should know about whether or not you are suited for it. Whether you are a seasoned mountaineer or an amateur one, you must already know that climbing a mountain has its risks. The narrow and rough pathways can be dangerous if you are not careful.

      However, the Bagini Glacier trek route is considered to be of moderate difficulty, which is why it is not very dangerous. Moreover, when traveling with Thrillophilia, you will have experienced guides with you at all times.

    16. Where is Bagini Glacier located?

      Bagini Glacier is located in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, and it is part of the Garhwal Himalayas. It starts close to the base of Changabang and Trishul peaks and goes northwards from there. Bagini Glacier is also part of the Nanda Devi National Park, which is situated around the Nanda Devi peak in Uttarakhand.

    17. Can I do Bagini Glacier Trek solo?

      If you are thinking about going on the Bagini Glacier trek all by yourself, you should know that you cannot enter the route without a permit. Now, obtaining a permit is not that difficult, but it is uncertain whether permits are offered to solo travelers.

      Moreover, it is always advisable to have a guide with you on such treks. Even though this particular trek is considered to be moderately difficult, it can still be perilous to amateur and unskilled mountaineers.

    18. How much does the Bagini Glacier Trek cost?

      Thrillophilia, one of the leading tour operators in India, is currently offering the Bagini Glacier trek at Rs. 11,800 per adult.

    19. Is Bagini Glacier Trek safe?

      If you are going on a trek for the first time, it is normal to be nervous about safety. Even if you are a seasoned mountaineer, safety should always be a priority. As far as difficulty level of the trek is concerned, Bagini Glacier ranks as moderate. However, if you book the trek with Thrillophilia, you will be safe at all times. That is because your trek will be overseen by experienced guides.

    20. What will be the temperature at Bagini Glacier?

      If you travel from April to June, you will experience temperatures of anywhere from 15 to 20 Degrees during the day, and from 7 to -2 Degrees at night. The time between September and October tends to be much colder. Temperatures hover around 10 to 15 Degrees during the day, whereas at night, they can drop to 5 to -5 degrees.

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