Bedni Bugyal Trek is one of the most interesting summer Himalayan Treks that takes you to the green alpine meadows. The enchanting Bedni Bugyal Meadow lies 11,686 ft above the ground between the Almora, Nainital, Kausani, and Gwaldam hill stations. There are two ways to reach Bedni Bugyal Meadow and Ali Bedni Bugyal Village- The first one is from Lohajung and the second one is from Mundoli and Wan Village. The 6-Day and 5-Night Trek takes you through a moderate trail with steep ascents and descents. The 31 Kilometer long Bedni Bugyal Trek lets you conquer the village of Ali Bedni Bugyal and its meadows. You come across the Neel Ganga holy river as you pass by Ranka Dhar and Wan Village. The trail takes you through the forests of Rhododendrons, Oaks, and Birch as the grasslands make you witness tiny flowers and blooming wildflowers with the cattle grazing along Gharoli Patal. You get to explore the beauty of Ali Bugyal Village, one of the highest inhabited villages in India. The meadows present you with the entire looks of 6000-7000 ft standing faces of the Himalayas. The most magnificent mountain to view is Mount Trishul and the surrounding green mountains beneath the blue skies.
Drive from Rishikesh to Lohajung
The drive from Rishikesh to Lohajung takes about 10 hours to complete with a distance of 250 km to cover.
The route takes you through beautiful mountainous roads covered with dense forests.
Witness River Ganga flowing through your journey along with the three holy rivers of Devprayag, Rudraprayag, and Karanprayag.
The blending of Alakananda with the Bhagirathi river presents the mint colors visible from far off.
If you are lucky, you will be able to see the Himalayan Belt of Garhwal hills on clearer days.
The Nand Ghunti peak will be directly visible from Lohajung and its mesmerizing shades will enchant you.
Once you reach Lohajung, you can explore the small town and stay overnight in tents.
Carry torches, headlamps, and power banks, as there is no electricity at higher altitudes.
Carry water bottles to refill around the Neel Ganga River.
Carry some warm clothes and thermal wear like jackets, sweaters, scarves, woolen caps, gloves, and socks to beat the temperature drop at higher altitudes.
Also carry a raincoat in case of any sudden downpour.
Wear appropriate trekking shoes that are suitable for any kind of terrain, especially steep ascents/descents.
Pack medicines and first-aid kit.
Carry an adequate amount of toiletry like toothpastes, soaps, moisturizer, and sanitizer.
Take bug repellent.
Don’t forget the eatables like biscuits, quick energy bites, etc., to keep you energized during the trek.
You can reach base camp Lohajung base camp from multiple places but Rishikesh is the most preferable route.
By Air: You can take the flight to the nearest airport- the Jolly Grant Airport. It is 35 km away from Rishikesh. From there, you can take a cab/taxi or bus to reach Lohajung.
By Train: You can take a direct train to reach Rishikesh via Rishikesh Railway Station. It has connectivity to various Indian cities. From there, you can take a direct bus/private taxi to reach Lohajung.
By Bus: You can board a bus from Anand Vihar Terminal around 09:00 PM to reach Lohajung at 05:30 PM the next day.
By Cab: Once you reach Delhi, you can take a cab to reach Rishikesh.
From Rishikesh, you can take a 6-7 hour bus to reach Karanprayag.
From Karanprayag, you can take a jeep to reach the 47-kilometer Tharali.
From Tharali, you can take a cab to reach Debal or directly to Lohajung.
The most preferred way to reach is by taking a direct taxi from Rishikesh to reach Lohajung in 10-12 hours.
Bedni Bugyal Trek is a 6 Day- 5 Night Trek that involves 31 kilometers of trail. The trek takes you 11,686 ft above sea level with steep ascents and descents.
Bedni Bugyal is a green meadow located at an elevation of 11,686 ft from the ground. The alpine meadow is located along the Northern edge of the hill stations of Almora, Nainital, Kausani, and Gwaldam. It can be easily reached from Lohajung or Wan Village.
Bedni Bugyal Trek is a moderate Trek, best suited for intermediate to expert-level trekkers. Even first-timers can choose to enjoy this trek as there are steep ascents and descents at some points but they finish up quickly. You get to rise and descend 11,000+ ft above sea level in a span of 6 days. The campsite areas are habitable and a bit comfortable as they are near the villages. Moreover, you can take this trek with regular prior exercise, like walking, and running.
The best time for Bedni Bugyal Trek is the late summertime around June as you get to witness the lush greenery of the alpine meadows. The forests of rhododendrons and oaks look vibrant with blooming wildflowers that make picturesque landscapes ready to be captured.
Yes, Bedni Bugyal Trek is worth it because you get to see the greenest Himalayan meadows lying at a whopping altitude above 11,000 ft. The Ali Bedni Bugyal village is India’s highest habitable village for you to explore and enjoy.