Trek The Himalayas is a leading adventure company in India with a team of experienced and well equipped personnel. We have been organizing treks and mountaineering expeditions for decades spanning multiple regions in the Indian Himalayas. Our deep local knowledge and experience in the Himalayas ensure that our itineraries factor in the local sensibilities and ground realities. We are very grounded, and have grown over the years while learning from our mistakes and incorporating comments and suggestions of our valuable clients. Our experienced team of local guides and sherpas work overtime to ensure that we provide high quality experiences of exceptional value with no hidden costs. Whether you are the greenest of beginners or one of the sharpest professional adventure travellers, we can cater to your needs.
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Cancellations prior to 07 days from the start of the Trek: Get a full refund (minus 5% trek cost). The money will be transferred to the same bank account from where the transaction was made.
Cancellations prior to 06 days from the start of the Trek: 100% full refund of trek cost in form of Trek The Himalayas trek voucher valid for 1 year from date of issue. This voucher is applicable for Indian treks only.
Cancellation on Start of Trek date: Get 20% refund of trek cost in form of Trek The Himalayas trek voucher valid for 1 year from date of issue. This voucher is applicable for Indian treks only.
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Embarking on the Changbang Base Camp Trek is one of the most remarkable things you can do in a lifetime. There are countless reasons for embarking on this one-of-a-kind adventure. While the Bagini Glacier and Changbang Base Camp Trek take you through a trail laced with rocks across the Nanda Devi Sanctuary, you enter a land filled with crystal clear streams, snow-clad peaks, colorful and dense forests, idyllic hamlets, and everything that seems transported from the ancient lands of fantasy, folklore, and mythology. Apart from the towering Mt. Dunagiri, your eyes will get treated to panoramic vistas comprising great Himalayan peaks like the Saf Minal, Tirsuli, Rishi Pahad, and the Changbang peak itself. The sight of the Bagini glacier and the landforms it has given rise to meet your eyes when you make your way across the famous hanging bridge over it. Along with marvelous spectacles, this trek also ensures that you come close to the region’s ancient culture and interact with the Rongpa tribesmen.
The trekking trails that meander through the glacier, villages, and forested regions are not an easy feat. Spanning over 6-8 days and covering an approximate distance of 43 kilometers, the trek to Bagini Glacier and the Changbang Base Camp takes you to an elevation of 14800 feet or 4510 meters roughly. This trek is graded as moderate to demanding. The round trail, which begins and ends at Jumma Village, is steep and slippery in some areas. Therefore, it is meant for seasoned trekkers with prior experience of high-altitude and challenging adventures.
You can start preparing for the trek by building your cardiovascular endurance with swimming, cycling, skipping, running, and stair climbing without taking any breaks. Before embarking on the journey, you should be fit enough to run approximately 5 kilometers in 30 minutes. Since you could be walking long hours during the Changbang Base Camp Trek with weight on your shoulders, work on improving your core and feet strength as well as your flexibility with squats and stretching exercises.
The Bagini Glacier Trek changes its beauty during the pre-monsoon and post-monsoon periods. If you are physically and mentally fit to embark on a moderate trek, May and June are the best time for this trek. During the summers, the region enjoys pleasant weather. The flowers are in full bloom and add a splash of colors to the region. While the cool breeze recharges you, the distinct views of the Himalayas add charm to your adventure. If you are keen to meet challenges head-first, September and October are the best months for the trek that turns a little too demanding. During autumn, the rain-washed trees add greenery to the region, and the clear blue skies make it a hunting ground for the shutterbugs. The serene surroundings are a retreat for solitude lovers. However, if you are a thrillseeker and a pro trekker with optimum fitness, embark on this trek during November-January. This dreamy region, blessed with snowfall in the cold season, is a gorgeous winter wonderland.
You can either travel solo or in a group depending upon your preferences and budget. If you are traveling solo, it is always advisable to do thorough research online and plan your itinerary accordingly. When going with tour operators or travel agencies, compare the Bagini Glacier Trek cost of different service providers, see the accommodations, meals, activities, equipment, permits, etc., covered within the cost, and book accordingly.
Pack the trek essentials wisely so that you don’t end up carrying a heavy load of unnecessary items. The primary gears for the trek include a backpack (50-60 liters) with comfortable shoulder straps and rain cover, a daypack (20-30 liters) for offloading, a trekking pole or walking stick, waterproof and sturdy trekking shoes with good grip, extra pairs of cotton and woolen socks, a headlamp with spare batteries, water bottle or thermos flask, water purification tablets, and your medical kit along with a first-aid kit. For clothing, you should take at least a couple of full-sleeved, quick-dry t-shirts, a fleece jacket or woolen sweater, a couple of synthetic/waterproof track pants, a wind and waterproof jacket, thermal inners, and a poncho. Besides, keep a suncap, a woolen cap, a balaclava, U/V protected sunglasses, waterproof hand gloves, and a pair of flip-flops handy.
For personal use, carry sunscreen lotion, moisturizer, toilet rolls, wet wipes, lip balm, hand sanitizer, antibacterial and antifungal powder/cream, a quick-dry towel, biodegradable soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, and tampons/menstrual cup (for women). Avoid carrying non-biodegradable items and refrain from littering the mountains. Try to stick to the instructions of your trek guide to avoid any unprecedented events.
If you face any emergency while embarking on thisl trek, you should contact the following.
- Uttarakhand Glacier burst helpline- 1070/9557444486
- Police: 112
- Ambulance: 108/102
- Fire: 101
- Child helpline: 1098
- Women helpline: 1090
- NDMA (Disaster management): 1070/1078/9711077372
- Anti poison helpline- 011-1066 (Delhi)