Bagini Glacier and Changbang Base Camp Trek, 8 Nights and 9 Days

Bagini Glacier and Changbang Base Camp 8 Nights and 9 Days


Region: Himalayan Ranges in India (Uttarakhand).
Bagini Glacier and Changbang Base Camp Trek Type: Group Adventure.
Trek Begins and Ends at: Haridwar / Haridwar.
Trekking Duration: 8 nights / 9 days.
Difficulty level Bagini Glacier and Changbang Base Camp Trek: Moderate.
Maximum Altitude Gain: 4, 516 meters / 14, 816 feet.
Type of Accommodation in Bagini Glacier and Changbang Base Camp Trek: Tent/Guest House.

Trekking opens the doors to an experience that lasts with you for a very long time. The journey through the adventurous trails with the views of the majestic peaks in the backdrop is always a treat to the eyes. The thrill of a trekking journey lies in the path you travel on. Forests, ridges, rivers, valleys, lush meadows and many more aspects unfold as you set out to take on the destination you choose. Although every other trekking route is different but the thrill factor never runs out.

The ‘Bagini Glacier and Changbang Base Camp’ trek in the Uttarakhand region of India is one of the most popular routes to step on. It takes you through a journey of a lifetime, where you get to witness the raw beauty of nature and experience an adventurous walk. The 8-days itinerary rewards you with some captivating views of the Changbang, Trisuli, Rishi Pahad, Kanakha, and Hardeol Peaks. The trail runs through a number of small villages like Ruing and Dronagiri with the sight of the Bagini Glacier accompanying you.

The Bagini Glacier joins the Dhauli-Ganga River and the experience you gather from this journey is unmatched.


Day 1: Haridwar to Joshimath (256 KMs 8 – 9 Hours Drive).

Haridwar is a popular destination in the region and is easy to travel to as the well-connected railway routes stretch to almost all parts of the country. Haridwar witnesses a huge number of Hindu pilgrimages from owing to the religious importance it has. Very popular among the tourists, Haridwar is very beautifully placed along the banks of the Gangotri River and is highly rich in culture and traditions. The evening ‘Aarti’ offered to the Gangotri River takes a notable mention as it is a sight to remember.

The day begins with your arrival at Haridwar and from there a 256 km long journey to Joshimath. The 9 hours long journey passes through the popular destinations like Devprayag, Rudraprayag, Karnaprayag, Srinagar, and finally to Joshimath. As you reach Joshimath, prepare to spend the night there.

Day 2: Joshimath to Ruing Village 2, 800 meters / 9, 186 feet) via Jumma Village.

Located near the Tibetan border, the Jumma Village is your first stop in the journey. It takes around an hour drive from Joshimath to Jumma Village and along the way you can witness the beautiful Dhauli-Ganga River. The road passes through small villages like Reni, Lata, and Tapovan finally leading to Jumma Village. As you reach Jumma, set out for the trekking journey to Ruing Village.

The trail from Jumma starts with a suspension bridge over the Dhauli-Ganga River followed by an ascend on to the Ruing Village trail. Follow the trail through forests for about 3 hours to reach the Ruing Village. Overnight stay in Ruing Village.

Day 3: Ruing Village 2, 800 meters / 9, 186 feet) to Dronagiri (3, 610 meters / 11, 843 feet).

The well-laid path through the forests to Dronagiri Village looks quite similar to the previous trail. It is a moderately difficult walk comprising of both ascends and descends on a dusty path. As you hike up on the trail, you will cross many small streams to finally reach a cemented pavement.

The Dronagiri Village awaits to deliver you some captivating views of the snow-capped Ghori Parvat and Hathi Parvat. Enjoy the view and stay the night here.

Day 4: Dronagiri (3, 610 meters / 11, 843 feet) to Longatulli .

The destination today is Longatulli and as you start your journey out of Dronagiri Village, after some time the incredible sight of the Rishi Pahad is visible. Follow the trail to reach a bridge over the Bagini Nala, and the walk ahead leads to a landscape comprising only of huge boulders. Walk further on the path that leads to Longatulli, ideal place to spend the night.

Day 5: Longatulli to Base Camp.

The Base Camp is also known as the Bagini Lower Base Camp. The walk runs on a rocky trail for about 3 hours to reach the plane plateau of Bagini Lower Camp. You will be amazed at the compelling views of the Satminal, Rishi Pahad, and Hardeul Peak from the base camp.

The lower base camp is the ideal place for staying the night as you will be walking up-to-the main camp the next day.

Day 6: Base Camp to Bagini Glacier and back to Base Camp.

The most thrilling walk of the whole journey, today you will be walking all the way up to the Bagini Glacier and then come back to the Base Camp for the night. Start the day at the earliest to witness the bewildering views of the sunrise from the Changabang Base Camp. It is an ascending trail to Changabang Base Camp and takes around 3 hours to reach.

While you are up at the Changabang Base Camp, you will be amazed to witness the astounding views of the distant peaks. The picturesque beauty of a number of peaks like Hathi Parvat, Ghori Parvat, Satminal, Trisuli, Dunagiri, Garur, Rishi, Kalanka, Changabang, and Hardeul are visible from here. Lose yourself in the bewildering views of the peaks and also witness the raw beauty of the Bagini Glacier. From here you need to start descending back to the Bagini Lower Base Camp. Stay overnight in Base Camp.

Day 7: Base Camp to Ruing Village.

After witnessing the most exhilarating views from the Changabang base camp today you will be walking back to Ruing Village. On your way down you will not be having an intermediate stop at Dronagiri Village, and walk directly to Ruing Village. Stay the night in Ruing Village.

Day 8: Ruing Village to Joshimath.

The final day of the journey takes you back to Joshimath. The descending trail also runs through the Jumma Village where you will be stopping before setting out for Haridwar. After walking till Jumma Village, you can enjoy a relaxing ride back to Haridwar.

Trekking to witness the majestic mountains is an addiction that is hard to overcome. The more you experience the more you want. Start planning your next journey in the heart of Uttarakhand, and enjoy the thrill you crave for.

Day 9: Departure.

You can check out after breakfast and depart towards your home town until we meet again in our next expedition.



Accommodation in Tents and guesthouses on twin/three sharing basis during the trek.
Full Vegetarian Meals and Snacks in the trekking route.
Trek equipment.
Services of experienced trekking guide, porters, helpers and cook.
All required permits for the trek.
Basic First aid medical kits and oxygen cylinder.


Travel expenses to reach Haridwar and return from Haridwar
Food during the travel form Haridwar to Joshimath and return
Soft-drinks / Beverages / Alcohols / Snacks / Chocolates, Personal expenses and tips Etc.
Health Insurance, Personal Insurance and other travel insurance.
Porter’s service to carry your personal luggage*.
Expenses for evacuation and rescue operations due to natural calamity, mishaps, injury or any health problem.
* If you need service of a porter then you have to pay Rs.650/- per day provided you book the same with us 15 days before date of commencement and maximum luggage limit is 10 KGs.

Items to bring with you

Trekking Bag (60-70 Liters).
UV Protected Sun Glasses.
Best Quality Hiking Shoes (Preferably Water Proof).
Trekking Poles.
Crocs Shoes/sandal.
Water disinfection Drops / Tablets.
Knapsack / Backpack / Rucksack.
Good jacket to protect from cold.
Wind cheater.
Thermals – Top and Bottom.
Poncho (for rain).
Knee Cap 1 Pair.
1 quick drying towel.
Sun blocks (SPF 50 and above) and Lip Salve with Sun blocks.
Toilet Paper.
Wet-Tissue Papers/ Baby wipes.
Headlamp, Torch with spare batteries.
Trekking Socks.
Gaiters for hiking in winter.
Basic First Aid Kit.
2 light weight trekking pants.
3 light weight trekking T-Shirt.
4 pairs trekking socks.
Dry Fruits and Chocolates.

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