Ali Bedni Bugyal Trek

The Meadows at High Altitude

Trek Grade

Easy - Moderate

Highest Altitude

12,557 ft

Base Camp


Best Time

April - June / Sept - Nov

Ali Bedni Bugyal Trek

Suppose you’re in search of a unique and exclusive mountain experience. In that case, Trekup India is delighted to offer you the opportunity to join our Ali Bedni Bugyal Trek in Uttarakhand. This trek is a rare combination of breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks and beautiful meadows, with Ali Bedni Bugyal standing out as one of the top alpine meadows in the nation. Ali Bugyal and its neighbour, Bedni Bugyal, are not just expansive, but also exclusive, being amongst Asia’s most expansive meadows at high altitudes. The beauty of these alpine meadows, coupled with the exclusivity of this trek, makes it an unforgettable adventure for both beginners and experienced hikers. Prepare to be privileged with the most breathtaking snow-capped mountain views in the region, with Mt. Trishul Parvat and Nanda Ghunti rising to 6000-7000 feet before you.

Ali Bedni Bugyal is a must-visit spot for those who love nature and Adventure and are passionate about photography. The trek will take you through beautiful valleys, quiet hamlets, deep dark forests, and stunning flowers. This trek heals and rejuvenates one’s body, soul, and mind. It’s an unforgettable experience that will be remembered for years to come. Many wildflowers bloom here in summer, contributing to the meadow’s beauty. This meadow is a beautiful place to view the sunset, too. You can even observe the sun setting behind the peaks covered with snow in this region, making the view even more beautiful. The meadows also house numerous species of animals and birds, such as a herd of musk deer that can be seen enjoying a romp in the lush greenery. The ideal season in Ali Bedni Bugyal can be in the summertime when meadows are in peak bloom and when the views of the mountains are at their finest. However, the meadows are accessible and appealing all through the year.

Trek Cost

8,450 +5% GST | From Sonmarg to Nanranaag
Filling Fast

Pickup from Arctic Hills By Opulence Hotels – Rishikesh  at 6.30 A.M & will drop at same location  by 7 P.M

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Check out the following videos if you want to trek like a pro trekker and improve your skills. These videos contain helpful tips, tricks, and techniques to help you trek like a pro. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced trekker, these videos can provide valuable insights to enhance your trekking experience. So, watch the videos below by Trekup India experts to take your trekking skills to the next level.

Know Everything About Acute Mountain Sickness

Acute Mountain Sickness is a medical condition that can occur when individuals travel to high altitudes, typically above 8,000 feet. It is caused by the decrease in air pressure and oxygen levels in the air as altitude increases. Symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness may include headache, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, and difficulty sleeping. To avoid Acute Mountain Sickness, it is important to gradually adjust to high altitudes and seek medical attention if symptoms worsen. To learn more about this condition, check out the videos by Trekup India.

Day Wise Detailed Itinerary of Ali Bedni Bugyal Trek

Day 01: Rishikesh - Lohajung by surface 261 Kms approx 7-8 Hrs

  • Driving Distance: 261 Kms
    Driving Time: Approx 7-8 Hrs
  • Pickup Location: Natraj Chowk, Rishikesh 
  • Pickup Time: 0630 Hrs 
  • Overnight stay In Guest House
  • Overnight stay in Guest House
  •  Meal Dinner Only 

Today morning met a Trekup India representative/driver at Natraj Chowk, Rishikesh, in the morning at 0630 Am. After that, we drive through a scenic route that passes through winding roads and forests, offering views of the majestic Garhwal Himalayas, enroute we will stop for Breakfast and Lunch at a local restaurant with direct payment. Along the way, you will cross three major holy confluences of Devprayag, Rudraprayag, and Karanpryag. On a clear day, you can see the Garhwal Himalayan ranges in the distance. Reaching our destination, Lohajung, in the evening hours. The small village of Lohajung is home to some of the most beautiful scenery in the country. Its name is rooted in a local legend that tells of Goddess Parvati killing a demon called Lohasur here. Lohajung offers an enchanting escape with breathtaking views of the mountains. It is also a base camp for exploring the high-altitude Roopkund Trek, which is a must-do during your stay in this part of Uttarakhand. On arrival, check into the booked accommodation, meet and interact with our team members, and be ready for the trek briefing, followed by dinner and good night sleep.

Day 02: To Didna From Lohajung By Trek

  • Trek Distance: 7 Kms
  • Time taken: Approx 5-6 Hrs
  • Altitude Gain: Approx 550 Feet   
  • Overnight in Trekking tents
  • Meal Breakfast / Lunch / Snacks and Dinner Only
  • Overnight stay in Camps 

Morning enjoy breakfast at Trekup India Guest House and get ready for 1st day trek from Lohajung to Didna with Trekup India experts. The trail starts close to the Lohajung bus stop, is a trail that will take the trekkers through Raun Bagad, an iron bridge situated just under Didna village. As we walk towards Raun Bagad, we will be amazed to hear the thrushes’ whistles and the soft chirps from the swallows as they flit among the Rhododendrons. Below wan river flows to join with the Bedni Ganga and then, seemingly from the depths of the water, one can spot Lammergeiers with their huge wings spread out to catch the eddies.

If you’ve chosen the highway, Kulling village springs out upon you at a trough (6 kilometres far from Lohajung). Kulling is a group of around 20 houses placed against the emerald green of the stepped hills. In the direction of Kulling village, it’s quite a steep climb down to Wan river. The elevation drops, and you’re not happy about it, but you are aware that eventually, you’ll have to retrace the lost height on the opposite bank.

If you’ve walked the path traversing the forest, you’ll find an easy descent down into the river, and you won’t even notice it. After two hours of Lohajung, you will reach an iron bridge crossing the river. It can be described as Raun Bagad, a grassy bank that runs along the river. It is the best site to pitch tents here. Take note of this if you get to Lohajung early and search for a site that gives you an advantage.

After crossing river, the trail becomes steeper. It’s a zig-zag up to Didna. The climb is easy, but your legs can tire easily. By breathing fast, you’ll get to Didna in just one hour and a half. Didna village is hazy as numerous trails connect to it. Follow the trails that run around the village’s edge and direct you to the Didna campsite, which is approx 200 feet higher than the village.

Day 03: By Trek to Khobal from Didna via Ali Bugyal

  • Trek Distance: 9 Kms
  • Time taken: Approx 6-7 Hrs
  • Altitude Gain: Approx 3050 Feet   
  • Overnight in Trekking tents
  • Meal Breakfast / Lunch / Snacks and Dinner Only
  • Overnight stay in Camps  
  • Meal Breakfast / Lunch / Snacks and Dinner Only
  • Overnight stay in Camps

The hike today will take you through the picturesque community that is Ali Bugyal. The town lies at an elevation of 3400m (11000 feet). The village’s imposing location is at the top of the mountain and is visible from Didna, the last camping spot. Therefore, the hike is up to the top of the hill and Ali Bugyal, which starts from the village. You’ll see huge groups of sheep brought here for grazing by local shepherds from nearby villages. If you’re not aware, most hikes are paths used by the shepherds they use to feed their livestock. Shepherds are very friendly and willing to share their stories. They say that the mountains are adorned with rhododendrons in spring. There is also oak and Birch trees along the slope. These trees add a lot of energy to the trip.

It can be seen as the greenest thing you can see with your viewers as the trees slowly start to disappear as you get closer to the top. It’s a climb that takes 3-4 hours, and Ali Bugyal, the most awaited attraction, is waiting to welcome you. The meadows are the most attractive scene you’ve seen in your life. Each painful experience is worth it when you walk in the meadows. If you’re lucky, a few horses are grazing in the region. The green grasses are blue with white Himalayan mountains in the background. The highest mountain in the sky will appear to be Trishul mountain. While you take in the views, the camping area is distant. There’s still a walk of about 30 minutes to lead to Bedni. It will be our campsite in the evening. Relax and enjoy in the Bedni Kund. Explore the temple and take a rest in the tents.

Day 4: Trek to Ghairoli Patal from Khobal

  • Trek Distance: 7 Kms
  • Time taken: Approx 6-7 Hrs
  • Altitude:  Gain at Bedni Bugyal and Loss at Camp site   
  • Overnight in Trekking tents
  • Meal Breakfast / Lunch / Snacks and Dinner Only
  • Overnight stay in Camps

Today, we will pass through the second portion of Bugyal, Bedni meadows. The meadows are incredibly lush, with stunning Himalayan mountains in the background. The meadows are adorned with vibrant flowers during the summertime. It makes them the preferred destination of a lot of tourists. The attraction isn’t just the grasslands; Bedni Kund is also beautiful. Be sure to capture those reflections from the hills on the lake.

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon while enjoying the hot meal packed in the grasslands. After a vigorous break, go to Ghairoli Patal via the downhill route. The route passes through a tall forest filled with flora and fauna. Make sure not to speed and crash over. The grassy area between thick forest and open space is Ghairoli Patal.

Day 05: To Wan by Trek From Gehroli Patal And To Lohajung By Drive From Wan

  • Trek Distance: 7 Kms
  • Time taken: Approx 5-6 Hrs
  • Altitude Gain: Approx 2750 Feet   
  • Driving distance Wan – Lohajung Driving distance 30 Kms approx 45 Minutes
  • Overnight in Trekking tents
  • Meal Breakfast / Lunch / Snacks and Dinner Only
  • Overnight stay in Camps

From Gehroli to Gehroli, a ridge climbs towards its Neel Ganga River. The most fast-paced trekkers can reach the river within one and one-half hours. For slower trekkers, it takes two hours. Be patient because you’ll rarely see a more stunning section of forest. The bridge along the Neel Ganga is a perfect spot to cleanse the dirt and grime from the long hike. Trees encircle the river, the water courses, and fall over rocks under shade. The water is refreshing and cool. Once you are in the river, it’s only a one-hour climb to the ridge above Wan village.

A variety of routes lead to the base of Wan village. All roads ultimately lead towards the junction of roads (Kasar Bagad) close to the hydroelectric project. It takes approximately one hour and a half to descend to Kasar Bagad. It’s a long and steep climb. There’s an alternative route to descend to Wan. You can take the main trail to the left from the top of the ridge in Wan. Continue following the path until it comes to the Cyprus trees located at the bottom of Wan village. You should look at the Cyprus trees as they’re thousands of years old! It’s a jeep ride to go from Wan up to Lohajung. It’s approximately 45 minutes.

Day 06: Drive to Rishikesh from Lohajung

  • No Accommodation 
  • Meal Breakfast Only

It’s the final day of the trek, and it’s time to return to your beautiful home. You’ll rise early and enjoy your final breakfast on the hills. After you board the pickup vehicle, you will reach Rishikesh and complete the long journey.

Ali Bedni Bugyal Trek Route Map

We’ve prepared a comprehensive Trek Route Map for your upcoming adventure to Ali Bedni Bugyal Trek, which outlines the entire journey including all stops and trails. This map provides detailed information on the terrain, distance between points of interest, and estimated travel time to help ensure a safe and enjoyable trek. We’ve carefully curated the map to ensure that you have all the necessary information at your fingertips. Please take a moment to review it thoroughly, and don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns.

Ali Bedni Bugyal Trek Altitude Chart

The Trek Altitude Chart is a useful tool for Trekkers to monitor their altitude changes during their rides, allowing them to plan their routes more efficiently and track their progress over time. This Ali Bedni Bugyal Trek chart is beneficial for both casual and experienced Trekkers, helping them make the most out of their Trek experience.

Trek Cost Inclusions

  1. Stay: 2 Nights will be in a hotel or guest house on a multi-sharing basis, and 3 Nights of tented accommodation at individual campsites of Trekup India on twin sharing.
  2. Meals: Trekup India will provide freshly cooked meals during the trek starting with Dinner on Day 1 to  tea, coffee on day 6 (Meals are simple, nutritious, and vegetarian) 
  3. Transport Optional: Rishikesh to Rishikesh and return. ( 1600 extra )
  4. Trek Insurance Mandatory: (Trekup India recommends each trekker to get insurance) you can read more about What Is Trek Insurance, Why It Is Mandatory On Treks And What It Covers .
  5. Trek Equipment:  Sleeping bag, Sleeping tents, Kitchen tent, Dining tent, Toilet Tent.
  6. Amenities: All utensils, sleeping mattresses (Black foam mats), Crampons, and Gaiters for snow.    
  7. Health & Safety:  First Aid Box, Oxygen Cylinders, Stretchers, Oxi meters, BP Machines, health.
  8. Permits: Forest Permits and Camping Permission Fee 
  9. Trek Crew: High Altitude Chef, Helpers, Trek Leader & Guides, and other support teams.
  10. Potters & Mules: Potters and Mules are to carry all trekking equipment, ration, and vegetables.

Trek Cost Exclusions

  1. GST 5% (it is Mandatory)
  2. Any Meals/accommodation beside the itinerary or not mentioned in the program.
  3. Any Bus / Airfare to/from trek start/end point 
  4. Personal Medical expenses do carry your medication. 
  5. Any personal services such as Laundry, phone calls, liquors, mineral water, etc.
  6. Any still / video camera fee 
  7. Any Entrance fee Monuments, Monasteries, Museums, Temples – Pay directly on the spot. 
  8. Mules or porter charges to carry private baggage (Offload Charges for bag 400 per day, per bag if paid online (at base camp 2,000). Note: Bag weight should not be more than 10 kg.
  9. Any emergency evacuation charges
  10. Any services that are not mentioned in the cost inclusion section.

What should you pack for the Ali Bedni Bugyal Trek

Ali Bedni Bugyal Trek is a high-altitude trek. The trekking gear you have to have for this particular trek differs from normal treks. Thus, read this whole segment. There is an important question that the trekker who is doing trek asks, like what all things to carry while trekking. Below, we have provided the details on everything you should take; an easy way to remember is by Head to foot or foot to head. We have prepared from Head to foot.

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Head Gears

When trekking it's important to carry headgear to protect your head and face.

Heading out for a trek? Don’t forget to carry headgear to protect your beautiful face and head from the sun, wind, and dust! It’s an essential accessory that keeps you safe and comfortable throughout your adventurous journey. So, make sure you pack it before you step out into nature!

  1. Head Lamps are essential for the night, and most importantly, headtorchs keep your hands free while trekking.
  2. Hats or Cap– Cap will protect you from winds and sometimes freezing temperatures for the night. Hats protect you from the sun during the day and also ensure they have a strap so the hat doesn’t blow from the wind.
  3. Sunglasses– you will need specific sunglasses for trekking. The glasses should protect from UV rays, fit your face perfectly so it doesn’t fall while you climb, jump, or cross an obstacle, and be according to the weather conditions of the place; the glass should be made to fit different weather conditions.
  4. Buff / Balaclava– You must carry this to protect your mouth or neck from extreme temperatures and keep it warm.


When trekking in high altitudes, prepare for cold weather by wearing layers. Layering traps heat, keeps you warm, and allows you to easily adjust your clothing as temperatures fluctuate.

Layering is important for different seasons when trekking. When planning a high-altitude trek, it is important to prepare for the cold weather. Wearing layers is the best approach as it provides both protection and flexibility when the weather changes frequently in the mountains. Layering helps to trap heat and keep your body warm, while at the same time allowing you to easily adjust your clothing as the temperature fluctuates. By wearing layers, you can enjoy your trek comfortably and stay safe in the unpredictable mountain weather

  1. For spring, summer, and monsoon treks, consider wearing three layers: a woollen sweater, a fleece, and a padded jacket.
  2. For autumn treks, add one more fleece layer to make it four layers.
  3. For winter treks, you may need five layers with thermals, a woollen sweater, two fleeces, and a padded jacket.
  4. T-shirt/sleeve shirt– Bring three T-shirts and two quick-dry trek pants, wearing one and carrying the others. Long sleeve shirts help to protect from sun UV rays. We recommend synthetic T-shirts as they get dry quickly when they get wet.
  5. Hiking / Trekking Jacket– down jackets (-5 to-10 C) or two-three-layer jackets.
  6. Thermals– at least two pairs of thermals help keep the body warm during cold weather.
  7. Undergarments– you can carry them according to your habitual and hygiene requirements.
  8. Gloves– 1 pair of gloves will keep your hand warm and nice.
  9. Trek Pants– Bring 2 to 3 comfortable trekking pants. Trekking pants play a significant role, as they are designed for comfort and mobility, making trekking easier. It should be Synthetic so that it gets dry quickly when wet.
  10. Rain Wear– you can carry a raincoat or Poncho. During long rains and snowfalls, the waterproof jackets start leaking. Still, the Poncho and raincoats keep you dry, so choose accordingly.

Tip: If you choose a raincoat on your trek, carry a small waterproof cover so things inside your backpack can’t get wet. If you carry a Poncho, you don’t need to worry. It protects both you and your backpack.

Foot Gears

When it comes to planning a trek, one of the most important aspects is to ensure that you have the right kind of foot gear.

  1. Trekking shoes whichare waterproof and have ankle support. Walking / Hiking sandals which can be used off the trek, i.e., in the morning and evening hours when you reach the campsite, basically to get your feet rest from heavy boots, sometimes used for crossing streams and rivers, it’s more comfortable and safer than crossing barefoot or wetting your shoes. Sneakers (Optional) can be worn for normal driving days or used around the camp.
  2. Socks– you should at least carry 3 to 4 pairs.
  3. Microspikes & Gaitorswill be provided by Trekup India when required. You don’t have to carry them.

Personal First Aid Kit

Don't forget to pack your personal first aid kit! It's always better to be safe. So, make sure you're prepared for any unforeseen circumstances.

Below are some common medicines generally required/used during your adventure trip; however, please consult your doctors prior.

  1. Antiseptic towel or water syringe (to clean the wound)
  2. Butterfly bandage for a small cut
  3. Cotton and elastic bandages and sterile gauze pad for larger wounds
  4. Latex gloves are used when the wound bleeds.
  5. Medicine for Diarrhea (Upset stomach)
  6. Medicine for cold, flue/fever, headache
  7. Some pain killers
  8. ORS pouches
  9. Quick pain relief spray (External use)
  10. Any personal medicine prescribed by your doctor
  11. Dimox / Similar for high altitude sickness
  12. Bug Repellent
  13. Carry some nutria/energy bars and drinks (non-alcoholic)
  14. Note: Kindly consult your doctor before purchasing or taking any medicine.

Gadgets and Other Items

You might also consider bringing a camera, binoculars, portable charger, and snacks. Be well-prepared and tackle any trail with confidence.

  1. Trekking Poles
  2. Mobile phone
  3. Camera
  4. Spare batteries for phone and camera, power bank
  5. Lightweight flashlight or headlight
  6. A waterproof bag made of plastic is used for the camera.
  7. Plug/converter for electrical items
  8. 1-litre water bottle
  9. A journal with a pen would be a good idea to keep your notes.
  10. Some book of your interest for the ideal time
  11. Get into the habit of maintaining a Map and guidebook of the region.