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Ali Bedni Bugyal Trek

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Maximum Altitude: 11686 ft

Duration: 6 days

Difficulty: Moderate

This trek is for someone who wants a taste of adventure, who love nature, and who would like to spend a couple of nights on a mountain under the stars.

“Bugyal” in the regional language refers to high altitude pasture land or meadows. And Bedni Bugyal is the highest Bugyal in Uttarakhand. Ali Bugyal and Bedni Bugyal are the twin meadows which you will see on this trek.  The trek to Bedni Bugyal and Ali Bugyal passes through lush green grassy land, conifer forest clinging into the slopes of hills and steep climbs. You will get to see Mt Trishul standing tall making the perfect backdrop to this wallpaper like scenery.

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The trek starts from Lohajung. You will walk through an enchanting mixed forest abundant in bird life. You will also cross a couple of villages where you will get a taste of the pahadi culture and lifestyle.

From here you enter the rich forest as the trail gets enveloped within Oak trees. Hike through the greenery and meadows whilst soaking in the beauty around you. Sing a song while you trek along; for this is the start to a beautiful trek. Ali Bugyal is the perfect alpine grazing meadow with the views of unending vistas in all directions. If the sky is clear you will be mesmerized by the views of the Trishul peak.

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Bedni Bugyal is not a very difficult hike from Ali Bugyal. The entire stretch displays a vast natural gallery of wild flowers and varied species of Himalayan trees. There is a lake called Vaitarani nearby and also a small temple. With vast open views and grazing pastures all around, both Ali and Bedni Bugyal are loved by the shepherds who come here in the summers.

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This trek brings the varied colors and diversified splendors of nature and is considered amongst the finest altitude of grasslands in the Garhwal mountains. Sing a song, run in the meadows, hug your friends; we know you’re far from ready to leave just yet!

Best Time to Visit: The summer months from April to June are when the meadows come to life. You can also trek just after the monsoons end in the months of September and October.

How to Reach: Lohajung is 10-11 hours drive from Riashikesh.

Click here to read about Dayara Bugyal, another beautiful trek in Uttarakhand!

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