Indiahikes Opens Treks To The Two Grandest Meadows Of India – Ali-Bedni and Gidara Bugyal


We have opened the Ali Bedni Bugyal trek and the Gidara Bugyal trek.

These are treks that don’t want an introduction within the trekking group. They’ve typically been touted as the perfect excessive altitude meadow treks of our nation. 

However, earlier than I get into particulars of those treks, I want to offer you a backdrop.

Meadow treks should not frequent in India. In contrast to western nations, India doesn’t have huge tracts of meadows or grasslands. So after we come throughout meadows on our treks, we have fun them like blessings. 

Which is why at Indiahikes we’re at all times looking out for the perfect meadow treks to do. Fortunately we’ve got been capable of convey consideration to among the biggest ones. Dayara Bugyal is definitely one in every of them. So is the Bhrigu Lake trek in Himachal. 

As we speak, I need to speak to you about two of the best ones that we’re bringing out. The Ali-Bedni Bugyal trek (in March April) and the Gidara Bugyal trek (June).

 The Ali-Bedni Bugyal just isn’t actually a brand new trek — it has been a part of the Roopkund trek for years. Sadly, with Roopkund trek being closed for a few years now, the dual meadows of Ali and Bedni Bugyal had been misplaced to Indian trekking.  

What makes Ali Bedni Bugyal particular

We’ve seen many meadows in our nation (and out of doors our nation), however I’ll inform you this — the Ali and Bedni meadows will rank proper up with the perfect of them. 

It’s laborious to identify a flaw on these meadows. Simply earlier than you get to the Ali meadows, the forest is a thick jungle of oaks. They’re the densest round this a part of Uttarakhand. You climb by a path of crunchy brown leaves, the daylight streaming in lovely angles by the oak bushes. 

Then all of the sudden, as if somebody’s opened a gate, there’s Ali Bugyal in entrance of you, the largest, widest rolling meadows that you simply’ve ever seen. The meadows are so clean that you would be able to take off your footwear and stroll on them. You see wild horses working round in homosexual abandon!

The brand new campsite of Abin Kharak provides us an opportunity to be at Ali Bugyal when the solar is setting and when the primary mild of daybreak breaks out.

Simply because the meadows swell within the distance, the summits of Mt Trishul and Mt Nanda Ghunti tower over the meadows, as if the meadows had been their very own playground. On a transparent day, you may see each crevice and fissure on the face of Mt Trishul from Ali Prime.

In a quiet second, I’ve seen trekkers cease of their tracks, one way or the other perplexed and brought aback at this sudden view, after which in an nearly incomprehensible approach, a wave of emotion rides up on them. Some simply collapse and cry. 

Our new campsite close to Ali Bugyal at Abin Kharak has excited all of us at Indiahikes. On the sides of the forest, simply on the fringes of Ali Bugyal, it provides us an opportunity to be at Ali Bugyal when the solar is setting and when the primary mild of daybreak breaks out. We’ve by no means been capable of see the solar rise and set on Ali Bugyal — which we imagine are moments that might be treasured by any trekker.

When are we working this trek: Mid-March onwards until the top of April 

What to anticipate on this season: You’ll see snow patches until the primary week of April. Pretty spring colors within the forests. Besides to see plenty of Rhododendron bloom after our Ghairoli Patal camp web site. Clear climate with nice mountain views.

Problem: Reasonable (You cowl roughly 6-7 km on a regular basis). Additionally it is a steep climb to the meadows.

Period: 6 days 

Discover Ali-Bedni Bugyal Trek

Be aware: That is going to be a preferred alternative amongst trekkers. If you would like the slots that go well with you, plan your trek within the subsequent two weeks. 

What makes Gidara Bugyal particular

Gidara Bugyal, however, is well-known solely in hardcore trekking circles. It’s a trek everybody desires to do, however by no means does — due to its remoteness. Trekkers have not often been there. 

But, should you had been to ask me, Gidara can be the best of all our meadow trek. It’s not solely the biggest amongst all we’ve got, however maybe the prettiest.

Gidara Bugyal Indiahikes

“I first heard of Gidara, in all probability ten years in the past, whereas trekking with our native mountain people. They informed me with immense pleasure that, Sir yeh sab bugyalon to theek hai, lekin Gidara jaisa bugyal abhi tak koi nahi dekha hai. Again then, I assumed they had been in all probability stretching issues a bit,” says Arjun Majumdar, our founder. “But, the thought stayed with me.”

“It was a meadow I needed to see for myself. Or at the least have Indiahikes discover it,” says Arjun.

Gidara additionally brings us nearer to among the huge mountains that we all know — Mt Srikanth, Draupadi Ka Danda and the Gangotri Vary.

That’s how we explored Gidara Bugyal. I believe we’ve explored completely different routes in these meadows almost 5-6 instances — and all our Trek Leaders have come again visually shocked. One in every of them, Nitesh Kumar, wrote this weblog about 5 issues he cherished in regards to the trek.

Geographically, Gidara is in between Uttarkashi and Gangotri, however at a better elevation than most of our different meadows (we nearly contact 13,500 toes on this trek). Which is why the trek opens solely in June when the snow has melted and we will strategy the meadows. 

Gidara additionally brings us nearer to among the huge mountains that we all know — Mt Srikanth, Draupadi Ka Danda and the Gangotri Vary. The views of those mountains from the meadows can stun anybody. 

Gidara has been inaccessible for fairly a while. It has at all times been tucked away in a nook that trekkers not often ventured into. Now, with our repeated visits, we’ve got been capable of set up a route that’s finest for trekkers. 

When are we working this trek: Solely three teams within the month of June

What to anticipate on this season: Lush meadows, with flowers blooming at each step. Heat days, chilly nights with temperatures dipping to 1 or 2 levels.

Problem: Reasonable troublesome (The trek climbs above 13,000 ft). Count on 6-7 hours of trekking on a regular basis, the longest day stretching to 10-11 hours 

Period: 7 days 

Be aware: Gidara is definitely our grandest meadows trek. But, it has a flip facet. It’s our highest altitude meadow trek. The times on the trek are lengthy as nicely. It is a reasonable troublesome trek and never meant for learners. 

Discover Gidara Bugyal Trek

So these are two grand treks we’ve got opened this March, April and June. 

These should not treks which can be as frequent as our different treks. I hope you seize this chance to discover them

You’ll discover additional info on each the treks right here once more. 

Ali Bedni Bugyal –

Gidara Bugyal –

In case you have any doubts, drop in a touch upon the identical web page. We’ll write again to you. 

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