Gidara Bugyal Trek 7 Night 8 Days

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Gidara Bugyal Bhangeli, Bhangeli, Uttarakhand, India
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Duration

7 Night 8 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

100 people

Languages

English, Hindi

About this tour

The trek starts from Lohajung, passing through dense oak and rhododendron forests, picturesque meadows, and eventually reaching the vast Bugyals (high-altitude meadows) of Gidara Bugyal, offering panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks.

Best time to visit

The ideal time to embark on the Gidara Bugyal Trek is from May to June and September to October when the weather is pleasant, and the meadows are adorned with blooming flowers, creating a picturesque landscape.

Difficulty

Gidara Bugyal Trek is of moderate difficulty, suitable for both beginners and experienced trekkers. It involves gradual ascents, moderate hiking durations, and camping in scenic locations.

Accommodation options

During the trek, accommodation options include camping in tents at designated campsites or staying in basic lodges/guesthouses along the route. It’s recommended to carry essential camping gear and a warm sleeping bag.

Highlights

Flora and Fauna

The trail boasts diverse flora such as oak, rhododendron, and alpine flowers like Brahma Kamal, along with sightings of Himalayan wildlife like musk deer, langur monkeys, and various bird species.

Cultural Insights

Trekkers get to experience the local culture of Uttarakhand, interacting with friendly villagers, tasting local cuisine, and witnessing traditional festivities if the trek coincides with local festivals.

Tips for trekking

Equipment Checklist

Ensure you have essential trekking gear such as sturdy hiking boots, appropriate clothing layers for varying temperatures, a backpack with hydration system, trekking poles, first aid kit, and snacks.

Physical Preparation

Engage in regular cardio exercises, hiking practice, and strength training to build endurance and stamina required for trekking at high altitudes.

Mental Preparation

Stay mentally prepared for long hours of trekking, changing weather conditions, and rustic living environments, maintaining a positive mindset, and embracing the adventure.

Safety measures

Follow safety protocols like trekking with experienced guides or in groups, carrying emergency communication devices, staying hydrated, and being aware of altitude-related risks.

Included/Excluded

  • Pickup & Drop from & to Dehradun
  • Trek Leaders/Guides
  • High-quality trekking gears (Tents, Sleeping Bags, Cutlery)
  • Experienced Staff (Guides, Cooking Staff)
  • Delicious, Hygienic & Nutritious Meals on scheduled time (Morning Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner)
  • All forest permits and camping charges
  • Food items purchased by individuals at local canteens on the trek or during the drive
  • Any early return travel costs or accommodation except for the days as per the itinerary
  • Any expenses for medical treatment of injury or accident before, during or after the trek
  • Travel expenses like flight charges, train charges,etc.

Itinerary

Upon arrival at Kathgodam railway station, embark on a scenic 10-hour drive to Lohajung, the base camp for the Brahmatal Trek. Check into your accommodation and spend the night in Lohajung.

After breakfast, kick off the trek with a 6 km journey from Lohajung to Bekaltal. Traverse through enchanting forests and picturesque meadows before settling in tents near the serene Bekaltal lake for an overnight stay.

Following breakfast, trek approximately 7 km to reach the captivating Brahmatal. The trail winds through dense forests, offering stunning views of the surrounding mountains. Camp by the Brahmatal Lake for an immersive experience.

Embark on an early morning trek (3 km) to Brahmatal Pass, where the mesmerizing sunrise unfolds over the Himalayas. Return to the campsite for breakfast and then trek 10 km towards Daldum. Overnight stay in tents at Daldum.

Post breakfast, descend 12 km through forests and vast meadows, eventually reaching Lohajung. Check into a guest house or hotel for an overnight stay.

After breakfast, bid farewell to the mountains and drive back to Kathgodam railway station. Board the train for your onward journey, cherishing the memories of the Brahmatal Trek.

Durations

Multi day

Languages

English
Hindi

Tour's Location

Gidara Bugyal Bhangeli, Bhangeli, Uttarakhand, India

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