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Ali Bedni Bugyal Trek

The Next Chapter of Roopkund


Ali Bedni Bugyal Trek

Max Altitude

Uttarakhand , 6 Days

30 Km

Max 15

9500 + 5% GST
Lohajung to Lohajung

Add ons

Transportation Cost (to be paid on the spot)

DDN to Lohajung
Lohajung to DDN


(Shared by 5-6 trekkers)


(Shared by 11-12 trekkers)





Available Batches

Brief Description
Location: Uttarakhand
Altitude:3535 m
Duration:6 Days
Ali Bedni Bugyal Trek unlocks the magical world of endless meadows rolling under your feet as you crane your neck to absorb the beauty of the most impressive peaks of Garhwal Himalayas. On this trek, you won’t know where to look because there’s something unmissable in every direction.

These twin meadows – Ali and Bedni have multiple personalities, changing at the turn of each season which truly makes it a year round trek. What season looks best on these handsome meadows, you ask? Well, they wear all the colours of each season with a lot of grace. The white of winter makes these bugyals (meaning ‘meadows’) shine whereas the bloom of wildflowers in the monsoons makes them beam with happiness. They wear the yellow of pre-winters with some rugged pride while in the summers they are a picture of warmth and abundance.

What’s even better is that the trek to Ali and Bedni bugyals is a beginner friendly trek for its humble altitude, friendly terrain and welcoming weather. Mt. Nanda Ghunti and Mt. Trishul wear a stern expression as they stand solid next to each other following you along all throughout the trek. You get the best views of these beautiful mountains from Bedni Top at 3,803M. With its wide expanses, a carpet of green in summers and a thick rug of white in winters, its dense canopy of alpine trees and a rich bloom of wild flowers and rhododendrons, this is one trek which welcomes you with all its heart no matter what time of the year you choose to pay it a visit.

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Day 1

Arrive at Lohajung (2,243M)

Distance: 294 km (Dehradun to Lohajung)

Duration: 11-12 hours drive

If you are driving with us, we begin our journey to Lohajung from ISBT Dehradun latest by 7 AM. It is located at a distance of 294 km from Dehradun and would take about 11-12 hours to cover. The landscapes throughout this drive are striking. 

(Note: In case you plan on reaching Lohajung on your own, this article will come handy should you need any assistance: Click here)

The journey begins with a drive uphill that takes us through the Kumaon region into the Himalayan Belt of Garhwal. The roads here are extensive and the Shivalik ranges can be spotted at the horizon. The setting is tranquil; the river accompanies you swiftly throughout this stretch.

It gets exciting from here on. We pass through three of the five iconic confluences of the Alaknanda river (Devprayag, Rudraprayag and Karnaprayag) on the way to Lohajung.

A beautiful showcase of tradition, Devprayag, is the first confluence we pass by. It is the converging point of the Bhagirathi and Alaknanda rivers. You can clearly see the turquoise of one merging with the teal of the other in the valley below.

Forty kilometers from this point, we reach the historic town of Srinagar on the banks of Alaknanda; Rudraprayag lies further ahead from here.  It is the confluence of rivers Mandakini and Alaknanda.

About 33 km from Rudraprayag is the third confluence of Karnapraya, the meeting point of the Alaknanda and the Pindari River. Each confluence is unique in its setting and is a sight to behold!

Lohajung, located in the Chamoli district of the Garhwal Himalayas, is 86 km from Karnaprayag. Expect to reach Lohajung by late evening around 8-9 PM. If you are in need of any basic clothing or gear for your trek, you are likely to get it in Lohajung.

Tonight is in guesthouses; our last day of warm beds and hot meals before we leave for the trek tomorrow.

Day 2

Lohajung (2,243M) to Tolpani (2,810M)

Distance: 7.5kms

Duration: 4-5 hours

First day of our actual trek and we are going to one of the most beautiful campsites of the trek already – the jungles of Tolpani. We leave as early as 8 AM after an early breakfast. A 6 km drive on a bumpy road gets us to Kulling which is the trailhead of our trek. By 0830 AM we are all set to start our 7.5 km hike for today.

The day starts by going downhill for about 1.5 km, all the way to the clear waters of Neel Ganga. This 200M descend should take us 40 mins to cover. Once all the way down to the river, we cross over to climb the slopes on the other side. As you start to climb on this 400M long incline which brings us to Didna village, we see small hamlets stationed at the border of massive fields farming the red grain which goes by the name of Ram Dana and is a popular grain in this entire belt. On reaching Didna, we would have already covered 5 kms of distance for today and walked through stone-paved and dirt trails, oak forests and open lands. 

A little distance further from Didna, we reach a clearing which can double up as our lunch point. From here on, the terrain alternates between ascents and flat regions through thick forests of Oak with the light filtering in from the little gaps in the canopy above. The winds rustle through the trees as loud as the rustle from the dry leaves on the forest floor under our feet. With a total ascent of 820M, we reach our campsite (a small clearing at the edge of the thick forest) in a little over 4.5 hours. 

We reach our very first campsite on the trail just in time for some hot snacks and piping hot tea which is perfect to balance the chill in the air.  

Day 3

Tolpani (2,810M) to Abin Kharak aka Ali Bugyal (3,300M)

Distance: 6.5 kms

Duration: 4-4.5 hours

Onwards to the first of the twin bugyals today, we start by around 09:00 AM after the sun hits our camp. We continue on the terrain like yesterday, zigzagging uphill through the thickly forested land. The incline takes us close to 200M up to a small patch of flat land. This respite is short-lived however, before we hit another patch of 200M incline with the rustle of the leaves under our feet, the smell of forest in the air and a faint glimpse of the mountain peaks on the other side.

After the second patch of incline, the views suddenly open up and we are out of the forest as the rest of the world comes into view. Snow-capped mountains, the biggest of the Garhwal range, now stand tall to our left. Only small and fragmented patches of forest now. A hundred and fifty meters more, and the view opens up on both our sides with Trishul and Nanda Ghunti on one side and the rest of the range on the other including giants such as Chaukhamba. This is the start of the meadow. This is when we become fully aware of the expanse of the meadow as it spreads out far and wide in all directions around us. It is smaller humps from here on all the way to the campsite. The trail goes up and down on this open land with no respite from the winds knocking you silly from all directions – try to do your best to hold your ground! 

The highest altitude we hit today is 3450M. The campsite is a 100M descent from here. The lower altitude provides a sanctuary from the wind by the way of being covered by a rock face on one side. With a total ascent of 650M for the day, expect to reach the campsite by late afternoon.

There are no water sources on our way today, remember to carry enough water from the campsite to last you the entire day.

You have the rest of the evening to explore the land and the meadows we left behind.  

Day 4

Ali Bugyal (3,300M) to Gehroli Patal (3,196M) via Bedni Top (3,803M)

Distance: 6.5 kms

Duration: 4-4.5 hours

The morning view from this campsite is nothing if not magical! Wake up to the sun painting the mountain a bright shade of honeydew right outside your tent. 

After a mesmerizing introduction to one of the two bugyals yesterday, we head to our second climax today – Bedni Top which is also the highest altitude of the trek. We start early at 08:00 AM so that we can spend as much time on the top as possible. 

We start off by climbing the 100M we descended yesterday to get to our campsite. This ascent brings us to the ridge from yesterday which we continue on for close to 300M uphill. This is gradual and pleasant. This should take us close to 1-1.5 hours. After this gradual ascent, we reach the base of the steep climb which will bring us to the best vantage point of the trek – Bedni Top. 

A one kilometer hike to cover 210M of steep ascent is a bit strenuous but is only an hour long affair. If the climb didn’t, the view from the top is sure to knock the air out of you. With a small stone temple with lots of prayer flags as is the tradition of any mountain top, it is time to face Trishul and Nanda Ghunti head on. With their full face jutting out of the ground – it is the first time you feel the full force of these massive peaks as they stand unmoving right in front of you. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself glued to the ground, unable to move – these peaks have a way of doing that to you!

The wind here is free and untamed too, remember to cover up well. The descent down should only take about half an hour and we head back to our campsite after a full day.

There are no water sources on our way today, remember to carry enough water from the campsite to last you the entire day. 

Day 5

Gehroli Patal (3,196M) to Lohajung (2,243M) via Wan Village

Distance: 6.5 kms

Duration: 3-3.5 hours

We have one more highlight before we end this trek. We start our day by around 08:30 AM after a wholesome breakfast. Since we are heading back down to our base village and losing altitude, today’s trek is mostly downhill on a stone-paved path through the enchanting oak forests. Within one hour of the trek, we start hearing the soothing sound of the river and 15 minutes from now, we start seeing it as well. It is only a matter of minutes before we are at 2620M and by the river side soaking our tired feet in its refreshing waters. We have already covered 2.5 kms for today. 

Half an hour and a 150M ascent later, we reach the Rankandhar village which is at a vantage point to give you a view of small hamlets with step-farming fields stippled across mountain faces in all directions. The trail towards Wan village is full of Deodar trees. After 2 kms and a one hour descend, we are down to the trailhead from where we get our drive back to Lohajung to end the loop of this trek. It is a 40 minute drive at max to Lohajung where we will spend the night in the guest house. Expect to reach well in time for lunch.

Day 6

Drive to Dehradun

Distance covered: 294 km

Duration:11-12 hours drive

After breakfast, we start for Dehradun at 9 AM. The journey once again takes us through the three confluences of Karnaprayag, Rudraprayag and Devprayag, only now, in reverse order. Expect to reach ISBT Dehradun by 8PM.

In case, you plan on traveling back to Delhi the same night, consider booking a bus that starts at around 11-12 PM to account for any delays we might encounter on the way.

What's Included
  • Meals
  • Forest Permits/Camping Charges , if any (Upto the amount charged for Indian nationals)
  • Tents, Sleeping bags, mats
  • Technical equipment ,Safety Equipment.
  • Trek guide, cook, helpers, porters & mules for carrying common luggage.
  • Services of a certified mountaineer as trek Leader.
  • 2 Nights Hotel stay in Lohajung.
What's Not Included
  • Meals during road Journeys.
  • Any expense of personal nature.
  • Any expense not specified in the inclusion list.
  • Transportation to & from Lohajung.

Packing List

This is a list of essential items for individuals doing the trek with Bikat Adventures. This list contains only those items which the participants are required to bring with them. The list excludes those items which are provided by Bikat Adventures on the trek. We have divided the items into five categories. All the items in the list are essential except for those marked as optional.

Trekking Gear

  • Ruck sack bag with rain cover. Qty -1
  • Day Pack Bag - Recommended for treks with summit day
  • Head Torch with spare Batteries. Qty -1
  • U V protection sunglasses. Qty -1 Here is how you can choose the best sunglasses for trekking.
  • Water Bottles: 2 bottles of 1 liter each


  • Non-skid, deep treaded, high-ankle trekking shoes Qty -1
  • Pair of light weight Slipper/Sandals Qty -1


  • Quick Dry Warm lower or Track Pants. Qty - 2
  • Full sleeves T-shirts/ Sweatshirts. 1 for every 2 days of trekking
  • Pair of thick woolen socks. 1 pair for every two days of trekking
  • Thermal Body warmer Upper & Lower. Qty-1
  • Undergarments. Qty - 1 for every day of trekking
  • Warm jacket closed at wrist & neck .Qty-1
  • Full sleeves sweater. Qty -1
  • Rain wear ( Jacket & Pants ) . Qty-1
  • Pair of waterproof, warm gloves. Qty-1
  • Woolen cap. Qty-1
  • Sun shielding Hat. Qty -1


  • Personal toiletries kit (Small Towel, Toilet paper, paper soap, Bar soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, cold cream, etc.)
  • Sun screen lotion small pack. Qty -1 Here is your Sun Protection 101 to stay safe in the bright sunny outdoors.
  • Lip Balm small pack. Qty-1


  • Small size, Light weight & Leak proof lunch box. Qty-1
  • Plate. Qty- 1
  • Spoon.Qty-1
  • Tea/Coffee (plastic) Mug.Qty-1


  • Camera (Optional)
  • Carry your medicines in plenty in case you have any specific ailment. Consult your doctor before joining the trek.
  • Dry fruits, Nuts, Chocolate bars (Optional)

Frequently Asked Questions

The Ali Bedni Bugyal trek is apt for the first-timers. Those coming for the first time should prepare and read extensively about the trek. Basic knowledge about how to use a sleeping bag, toilet tents, sleeping tents, and mountain mannerisms will come in handy.

1. Jog/Run for 3 Kms in 30 mins and
2. Hold your breath for 20 seconds
If you are not meeting these benchmarks, please use the preparation schedule to improve your fitness till you achieve the above benchmarks.

1. How to choose a right rucksack: It is essential that you choose a right rucksack for the trek since you are going to carry it all the time while trekking. Make sure you don’t make these common mistakes while buying a rucksack.
2. How to pack a rucksack: Trekking in mountains become more fun when your rucksack is well-organized. It also makes it easier for you to carry without being much load on your shoulders. Follow the guidelines on how to pack a rucksack.

The Ali Bedni Bugyal is part of the famous Rookund trek. Since Roopkund trek is temporarily closed, we thought about launching the Ali Bedni Bugyal Trek. which in itself is a complete trek & offers excellent views of Higher Himalayan ranges. The twin bugyals of Ali & Bedni are amongst the best in the country and are very well know in the trekking community. The trek is fairly easy & suited for beginners. Experienced trekkers can also do this trek just for the sake of unmatched views this trek offers. Stay on this page for more details about Ali Bedni Bugyal trek.

Ali Bedni Bugyal Trek is a summer trek. It can be done from March to November. The best months are May, June, August & September.

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Ali Bedni Bugyal trek begins from Lohajung which is about 200 km from Kathgodam/Haldwani. There are no direct buses from Kathgodam/Haldwani to Lohajung. But you can take a shared jeep which will cost you around INR 900. It takes around 12 hours to get to Lohajung from Haldwani/Kathgodam.
Kathgodam is well connected to Delhi through rail and road transport. Here is how you can reach:
By Road: Uttarakhand Roadways provides all kinds of bus services between Delhi ISBT to Haldwani. The distance between Delhi to Kathgodam is 294 km which takes about 7 hours to cover. You can book your bus tickets online through or any other bus services available. You can also hire a private taxi or an outstation cab from Delhi. These taxis come at exorbitant prices.
By Rail: Kathgodam is the last railhead before Lohajung. Board Ranikhet Express from Delhi which reaches Kathgodam early in the morning. Or you can take Delhi Sampark Kranti which reaches Kathgodam in the night in case you want to stay for the night.
By Air: Pantnagar Airport is the closest to Lohajung at a distance of 256 km. There is one Air India flight running everyday between Delhi and Pantnagar. It is suggested to make your bookings well in advance due to low frequency of flights. In case you are flying to Pantnagar, take a taxi from airport to Kathgodam and then take one of those shared jeeps to reach Lohajung.

BSNL network connectivity is sparsely available on the trail.

Kathgodam is located in Nainital district of Uttrakhand. Nainital is 53 km from Kathgodam and can be reached by local buses. Nainital is a famous tourist spot in the mountains & visited by a lot of people all around the year. Naini Lake is the heart of Nainital where you can enjoy boating, yachting, and paddling. Perch on the Tiffin Top to enjoy the views of Nainital. Stroll at The Mall Road where you can buy some souvenirs from the trip.

The minimum age limit is 9 years. However, minors aged between 9 to 17 should be accompanied with their parents or guardians. If you are above the age of 60, kindly carry a medical certificate from your doctor that deem you fit for adventure activities like trekking.

At Lohajung, the base camp of the trek the trekkers will have a stay at a guest house before the start of the trek. During the return also the stay will be at a local guest house at Lohajung.

We provide 4 seasons tents by Gipfel for higher altitudes which can easily withstand heavy snowfall and storms. They are spacious enough to accomodate 3 people at once with a vestibule to place the backpacks. Our sleeping bags are made up of Heatseeker Pro synthetic insulation that can provide you comfort in -10 degrees celsius. We also use additional fleece liners to have thermal efficiency even in the extreme temperatures of -17 degrees Celsius. If you carry your own sleeping bag, you will get a cashback reward provided that you inform us as soon as you have booked your trek.

Toilet tents will be provided to you on the trek.These are portable toilets tents where a deep pit will be dug. A shovel will be provided inside the tent to cover the waste after you have made your business. You can take a toilet roll inside. Make sure you dig used toilet paper along with the waste. Though water is recommended in place of toilet paper. Please refrain from using wet wipes as they are non-biodegradable. There will be no facility for bathing on the trek. Go through our blog section for tips on how to maintain personal hygiene on treks.

You will be provided with good quality gaiters and microspikes from us depending upon the situation of the snow. Our trek leaders will also be carrying ropes and ice axe.

Vegetarian food will be served throughout the trek. The only non-vegetarian item served on our treks are eggs. Our kitchen staff follows a proper menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner which has been designed in order to fulfil the nutritional requirements of the participants. There will be milk, poha, eggs, muesli/corn flakes, bread and butter served for breakfast. Rice or simple roti sabzi will be packed for lunch. In dinner, you will have dal, egg curry or any other vegetarian dish along with rice, roti, and a dessert item. Packed lunch will be provided to you on the days you are trekking. You are requested to carry your own tiffin box and a mug to consume food. The meals consumed on journey and arrival day are not included in our cost.

You can rent following items from us- Trekking Pole, Trekking Shoes, Fleece Jacket, Rucksack

In summers, during the day, the temperature will range from 15-25 degrees Celsius. The nights will get cold dropping the temperature to 0 to 5 degrees Celsius. The higher the altitude you gain, the colder it gets.

Since this is primarily a summer trek to an average altitude, do not expect snow on this trek.

If you want to offload your rucksack, you will have to make a request for offloading a few days prior the trek through an email so that arrangement can be made in advance. You will be charged per day for offloading your rucksack. In case you decide to offload on the spot, you may have to pay a higher price than usual. However offloading your rucksack is not recommended since it is not a safe practice.

A team of participant will be led by a course certified trek leader and a local guide. All participants are requested to abide by what their leader says. There will also be a team of kitchen staff and porters on the trek. We maintain 1:8 ratio of trek leader and participants. All our trek leaders and staff have a certified training in first-aid and rescue operation.

It is not mandatory but it is more convenient with the pole. If you don’t want to buy one, you can rent it from us on minimal daily basis charges. You can request the renting link from us.

Dehradun has a sufficiently large market. However, do not leave anything for last minute buying as there will be no time for shopping because of immediate transportation to Lohajung. Lohajung is a very small village and it would be difficult to find anything major there. Minor toiletries are available.

Yes, it is absolutely safe for solo woman to travel in fix departures. Women on the trek will be sharing tent with each other. In case you are the only woman on the trek, you will be given a separate tent.

Yes, e-certificates will be given at the end of each trek provided that you completed it. It will bear your name, the trek, and the maximum altitude you achieved on the trek.

We will pick up the participants from Dehradun - Main Bus Stand or Natraj Chauk in Rishikesh and take them to the base camp of the trek Lohajung.

The participants will be dropped at Dehradun - Main Bus Stand or Natraj Chauk in Rishikesh by the evening a day after returning from the trek.

ID Proof (Soft Copy to be sent to us in Advance & original to be carried) is the mandatory document required for the trek.

Why Bikat?
Small Group Size

Our batch sizes are capped at 15 for smaller treks with the trek leader and trekker ratio of 1:8. This ratio, in our years of experience, has proven to deliver the best trekking experience for individuals as well as groups. Capping the size of the group ensures individual attention to each trekker so that no signs of distress or need during the trek go unnoticed. It also helps to form a more cohesive cohort with better group energy which helps define the rhythm and pace of days on the trek.

As you go higher up on the BRS scale, since the stakes are higher, expeditions have an even smaller group size with the ratio of expedition leader to climber set at 1:2.

Qualified Trek Leaders

We follow a rigorous regime of hiring and training our experts in the field. Each trek leader is a certified mountaineer with years of experience in the field. In addition to their qualification, they also go through practical and situational training to tackle any and all kinds of sudden conditions that may present themselves on the ground. Being unpredictable is the core nature of the mountains but being ready for any circumstance as best as possible is a controllable asset that we try to nurture.

Our field experts are also trained in basic medicine and first-aid response.

Watch: Forerunners - The Making of A Trek Leader At Bikat Adventures

Guided Progression

Since Bikat Adventures is a learning-based organization, we help you climb up the ladder of difficulty within the sphere of outdoor adventure systematically. Our on-ground training modules are designed to handhold you through the upskilling process so that you are ready to take on bigger challenges.

Equipment Quality and Check

All the gear used on our treks and expeditions is tried and tested, maintained for good quality, and is overall top-notch in quality and condition. We are continually looking to obtain the best of everything there is in the market so as to ensure optimum safety.

Support Systems

Along with the staff you see on-ground, we have a team of superheroes working in the background to give you the best experience possible. Our background team also comprises local staff from each area who know the region best. Having local support helps with studying the area, pre-planning, execution, and in receiving timely support in case of emergencies in these remote locations.


Our on-field staff is in constant contact with our teams based in primary locations so as to eliminate any avoidable delay in reaching additional help and support when required. We try to use the best tools for communication available, including satellite phones, in regions where they are not restricted.

Cancellation Policy
Cash refund

Cancellations up to 30 days prior to departure date

Cancellations between 30 days to 15 days prior to departure date

Cancellations within 15 days prior to departure date

Voucher refund

Cancellations up to 5 days prior to departure date

Cancellations within 5 days prior to departure date

Please Note:
  1. Cash refund is applicable only in case of bookings made without using any promotional offer code or vouchers
  2. This is only a brief of cancellation terms. For finer details please refer Detailed Cancellation Policy.
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