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Didna Village-Ali Bugyal
Ali Bugyal-Patar Nachauni
Transfers from Lohajung - Included
20 Meals (7 Breakfast + 6 Lunch + 7 Dinner)
Kathgodam to Lohajung
Delhi to Kathgodam by road at an additional cost.
- Arrive early at Kathgodam railway station and drive to Lohajung (transportation included) which will take approximately 9 to 10 hours.
- The route passes through many beautiful hill stations like Bhimtal, Almora and Kausani. You drive alongside local rivers and get views of many peaks like Kamet, Nanda Ghunti, Trishul, and Nanda Devi amongst others.
- Arrive at your base camp, Lohajung by the evening.
- Dinner and overnight stay at Lohajung.
Lohajung to Didna Village/Tolpani
- Start your journey from Lohajung; take the trail that takes you to Raun Bagad. It is a fairly marked trail that descends through mixed forests.
- It is a moderate trek and you would take around 2-2½ hrs to reach the Ruan Bagad, which is an iron bridge across the famous Neel Ganga River.
- There is also an alternative route to reach here from Lohajung which is through the road towards Wan an easy 6km walk to Kulling Village where after there is a steep slope towards Ruan Bagad.
- You can opt for the latter, which is easy to travel but you would certainly miss on the beautiful mixed forests.
- Here after the climb to Didna starts once you cross the iron bridge. It is a difficult climb and you may get tired pretty soon. With a relatively tough time in the beginning, you would reach Didna in about and an hour and a half’s time.
- Overnight at Didna.
Didna Village to Ali Bugyal
- There are two routes for Ali Bugyal from Didna. If you look in the direction of the valley, you would look at Tolpani which is almost 3 kms away and 1000 feet high.
- From Tolpani, you take a trail that climbs to Tolkaan in the northern direction. The meadow trek goes through a series of switchbacks and grassy oak mountains.
- From Tolkaan, you take a sharp left towards the south and steer through the ridge to come out of the forest at Ali Bugyal.
- The alternative route is to climb directly towards Ali Bugyal without going through Tolpani. You would certainly save on distance but it a relatively much steeper and tiring climb. It takes nearly two and a half hours to reach Ali Bugyal on this route.
- To enjoy the seductive views from Ali Bugyal, you need to reach there before afternoon. It is a great post monsoon trek as well as a pre monsoon trek.
- Overnight stay in tents.
Ali Bugyal to Patar Nachauni via Bedni Bugyal
- Continue trekking from Ali Bugyal to Patharnachuni is an easy trek and follow a straight line ahead of you for about 3 kms.
- On your gradual increase to the slope, the trek brings you to the other side of the ridge. Enjoy the marvellous sight over the ridge.
- Patharnachuni is a brilliant campsite and offers you great views all around.
- Overnight at Patharnachuni.
Patar Nachauni to Bhagwabasa via Kalu Vinayak
- Start your trek through the steep dash to gain altitude and finally trek in the snow line. The day’s snow trek will bring you to an altitude of 14,500 ft from 12,500 ft. It is a high altitude trekking.
- You would have to start your day early as you would like to reach Bhagwabasa as early to acclimatize to the weather.
- Continue to climb to Kalu Vinayak, which is a steep and zigzag way to take you up the mountain. It takes around one and a half hours to reach Kalu Vinayak.
- Overnight in the Bhagwabasa.
Bhagwabasa to Roopkund Summit to Bedni Bugyal
- Start the day as early at 5 AM as the snow is still hard, while later in the day, it would get soft and your feet would start sinking in.
- Roopkund is a 5 km gradually up-hill climb from Bhagwabasa. You will have steep climb towards the end of the trail to reach Roopkund. It would take about 3 - 3½ hours to reach Roopkund.
- Once you climb to Roopkund, you must climb up to Junargali.
- The climb to Junargali is not long. It is around 200 ft and doesn’t take much time. It is hardly a climb of 25 - 30 min.
- You can start off early to return back to Bedni Bugyal via Bhagwabasa.
Bedni Bugyal to Lohajung via Wan
- Enjoy your journey back to Lohajung via Wan. The path is fairly simple and you would not feel any distress throughout.
- Get astonished by looking at the Trishul on your way back from Bedni Bugyal to Wan and pass the Rhododendron forest.
- From the river, it takes about half an hour to climb to the ridge above Wan village.
- Overall it takes about 6 -7 hours to Wan.
- Drive back to Lohajung.
Lohajung to Kathgodam
Kathgodam to Delhi by road at an additional cost.
- End of journey. Drive from Lohajung to Kathgodam.
20 Meals (7 Breakfast + 6 Lunch + 7 Dinner)
- Transportation: Kathgodam - Lohajung - Kathgodam transportation included.
- Accommodation: 7 Nights in tents
- Meals: 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches & 7 Dinners
- Trek: Expert Team Leader at your disposal
- Food as per menu on the trek.
- Tents, Sleeping bags, mats.
- Forest permits and camping fee.
- Professional Trek Leader, Cook, Guide and Support staff.
- Porters/mules to carry trekking equipments.
- First aid medical kits and safety equipments.
ROOPKUND FIXED DEPARTURE DATES
- September: 9, 25
- October: 11, 27