Bhyundar Khal Trek

duration Duration 10 Days / 9 Nights
altitude Maximum Altitude 21325 ft.
Pickup Pickup Point Rishikesh
visit Best time to visit April to June
Camp Thrill Level Extreme
About the Bhyundar Khal Trek

Bhyundar Khal Trek - Arrive in Rishikesh, where you will meet with our agent and drive to Joshimath. You'll pass through Devprayag, Rudraprayag, and Karnaprayag, three of five great confluences in Hindu mythology. Check into your hotel at Joshimath and take a tour of the local market. Later, have your food and retire for the evening.

The next morning, take a ride to Govindghat which is the starting point of the trek. Travel along the beautiful river, passing by Hemkund Sahib pilgrims. There are several real traditional dhabas along the path where you may rest and eat delicious food. Arrive at Ghangaria, check into your hotel, and rest.

Also See: Har ki Dun Trek

The Bhyundar Khal Trek also includes a visit to the lovely Valley of Flowers. The Valley Of Flowers Trek is a worldwide popular trek which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The valley of flowers height is 14,107 feet and is the home to a variety of unique and magnificent fauna and flower species, including the rare Brahma Kamal Flower.

The trail progressively ascends and descends, passing through hard, rocky paths, boulders, and even moraines. Experience the greatest thrill of walking over the glacier and crossing deep crevasses. Finally, have a magical view of Nilkantha, Hathi, Nilgiri, and Rataban peaks at the Bhyundar Khal Peak. Afterward, descend to Joshimath via Amrit Ganga followed by Bampa Village.

Although, Bhyundar Khal Trek is completed in less than 10 Days/9 Nights, still a buffer day is taken in case of any negligence due to the weather conditions. The next day, enjoy your breakfast in the guest house and board your return cab to Rishikesh. Marking the end of this trek.                        


Why should one go for Bhyundar Khal Trek?

The reason behind choosing Bhyundar Khal is that it is known for high-altitude treks, glacier treks, pass trekkings, camping, and expeditions.

Bhyundar Khal is a renowned tourist site for foreigners and group trekkers from all over the world. It is advised for individuals who desire to try out extreme hiking adventures.


Bhyundar Khal Trek difficulty level

Bhyundar Khal Trek, located at an elevation of 21325 feet, presents numerous challenges and needs the presence of trained licensed guides who are familiar with the terrain. Some sections are close to the crevasses and require specialized equipment such as rope, crampons, and GPS navigators to hike the core Himalayan region. This is a serious adventure for which only experienced trekkers are eligible. Maintaining attentiveness while trekking assures your safety. Your safety is our top priority. It is the reason Moustachescapes.com, always gives professional assistance and supervision to our hikers.


Things to keep in mind before hiking to Bhyundar

  • This is a challenging hike that requires previous moderate-level trekking expertise.
  • A basic understanding of mountaineering is required. Since even the basic knowledge of tying ropes can help you cross large crevasses.
  • The base camp at Bhyundar is the coolest of all the campsites. In addition, most of the walk is pleasant during the day.
  • The expedition to Bhyundar Khal is well-known for crossing multiple passes along the way.
  • This trek should not be taken lightly, and it should be completed with enough acclimatization and hydration.


Some other facts about Bhyundar Khal

The Bhyundar Khal Trek is one of the Himalayas ' lesser-known treks. It was during the British Raj in India when Sir Frank Smythe discovered this expedition. Sir Frank Smythe was an English mountaineer and botanist best known for his alpine and Himalayan expeditions. He discovered the picturesque Bhyundar valley on his way back from his successful ascent to Kamet in 1931. Smythe returned to the valley in 1937 and investigated a number of high-altitude crossings, notably Gupt Khal Pass, which he mentions in his book "The Valley of Flower."

Day 1: Rishikesh to Joshimath

 

Drive: 260 km

Meal: Dinner

Stay: Stay in a hotel on a sharing basis.

  • Arrive in Rishikesh early in the morning, meet our team representative and board the sharing cab from Rishikesh to Joshimath.
  • During the journey you will cross Devparyag, Rudraparyag and the Karnaparyag.
  • Reach Joshimath in the evening, check in the property and visit the local market on your own.
  • In the evening have your dinner and retire for the day.

 

Day 2: Joshimath to Ghangaria

 

Drive: 19 km

Trek: 9 km

Meal: Breakfast + Dinner

Stay: Stay in a hotel on a sharing basis.

  • Wake up to a fresh morning, have your breakfast and prepare for a short drive to Govindghat.
  • Post reaching Govindghat, start your trek to Ghangaria.
  • The initial trail is mostly motorable and you might see a few Sikh pilgrims making their way to the Hemkund Sahib. But the best thing is that the route also has several authentic traditional dhabas that serve amazing food.
  • Till halfway, you will trek along the charming river and then will cross over to reach the destination for today.
  • After you have reached Ghangaria, check-in with the hotel and relax.
  • Enjoy your time at the market and have your dinner and retire for the day.

 

Day 3: Ghangaria to Tipra Kharak via Valley Of Flowers

 

Altitude: 12139 ft

Trek: 14 km

Meal: Breakfast - Lunch - Evening Snacks + Dinner

Stay: Stay in tents on a sharing basis

  • Wake up early, have your breakfast and start your hike to Tipra Kharak.
  • First 7 km of the trek will be very easy and can be covered under 4 hours, post the halfway the route gradually inclines.
  • Tipra Kharak is a mine ground and is situated north of Hemkund and Saptrishi.
  • Cross Valley Of Flowers and reach the camping ground, pitch tents and with hot meals retire for the day.

 

 

Day 4: Tipra Kharak to Upper Tipra

 

Trek: 10 km

Meal: Breakfast - Lunch - Evening Snacks + Dinner

Stay: Stay in tents on a sharing basis

  • Wake up early, have your breakfast and start your hike to Upper Tipra.
  • The trek route will gradually incline and decline, you walk over the rough patches and leave your footsteps behind.
  • You will walk through the valley with majestic views all around.
  • Reach the Upper Tipra and pitch your tents and retire for the day with hot meals.

 

Day 5: Upper Tipra to Bhyundar Khal

 

Altitude: 21325 ft

Trek: 8 km

Meal: Breakfast - Lunch - Evening Snacks + Dinner

Stay: Stay in tents on a sharing basis.

  • Wake up a little early, have breakfast and start your tiring trek to Bhyundar Khal.
  • The route will be mostly covered under the snow, you walk over the glacier and at some points you use ropes to avoid deep creavesses.
  • At the Bhyundar Khal peak, have a magical view of Nilkantha, Hathi, Nilgiri and Rataban peaks.
  • Pitch the tents on the camping ground and with hot meals, retire for the day.

 

Day 6: Bhyundar Khal to Amrit Ganga

 

Trek: 14 km

Meal: Breakfast - Lunch - Evening Snacks + Dinner

Stay: Stay in tents on a sharing basis.

  • Wake up to a chilly morning, have your breakfast and start your descent to Amrit Ganga.
  • The trek route is decent, you walk over the moraines and the boulder sections to a rocky patch.
  • Pitch the tents on the camping ground near Amrit Ganga and with hot meals retire for the day.

 

Day 7: Amrit Ganga to Bampa Village

 

Trek: 10 km

Meal: Breakfast - Lunch - Evening Snacks + Dinner

Stay: Stay in tents on a sharing basis.

  • Post a healthy breakfast, start your trek back to Bampa village.
  • The route will cross different villages with shepherds' houses and their cattles grazing around.
  • Reach the camping ground, pitch the tents for the day and with hot meals retire for the day.

 

Day 8: Bampa village to Joshimath

 

Drive: 90 km

Meal: Breakfast + Dinner

Stay: Stay in a guest house on a sharing basis

  • Wake up to a lazy morning and board your shared cab to Joshimath.
  • It will take under 2 hours to reach Joshimath, check in to your guest house, take a hot shower and rest for the day.
  • Spend the evening by visiting nearby cafes with the Himalayan views.
  • Retire for the day in the property.

 

Day 9: Joshimath to Rishikesh

 

Drive: 250 km

Meal: Breakfast + Dinner

  • Enjoy your breakfast in the guest house and board your return cab to Rishikesh and end this trek.

 

Day 10: Rest Day

  • This will be a buffer day in case of any negligence due to weather conditions.

By Air: Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun is 25km. away from the city.

By Train: If you are planning to go from train best option is to catch an overnight train from Delhi to Dehradun.

By Road: There are plenty of bus services available from Delhi to Dehradun.

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Inclusions:

1. You will be greeted by our trek team on your arrival to Joshimath.

2. All stays included from Joshimath to Joshimath on sharing basis in tents.

3. All meals included from Day 1 dinner to Day 9 dinner. Vegetarian meals will be served throughout the trek.

4. Skilled local staff who have ample knowledge of the route.

5. Kitchen, dining and toilet tents will be used during the trek.

7. Cooks/Helper for carrying common equipment like rations/tents/utensils/groceries.

8. All trek essentials included–

 (i) Accommodation - tents, sleeping bags, sleeping mats etc

 (ii) Safety equipment - microspikes, gaiters as per requirements and basic first aid kit with a portable oxygen cylinder.

 (iii) Permit - forest and camping fee included.

 

Exclusions:

1. The above trek charges do not include the GST charges (5%).

2. In case if your trek remains incomplete or uninitiated because of "force majeure" or by personal choice after you arrive at the starting point, you will not be able to get refund, reschedule or replace any services that remain unutilized by you.

3. Any additional cost incurred due to changes in Government Guidelines related to travel/trek/COVID-19 will be borne by the Guest.

4. Anything which is not included in Inclusion.

5. Separate tents on request, will be charged extra (INR 1,500 per tent)

1. If cancellations are made 25 days prior to the start date of your trek/tour/activity, no cancellation fee will be charged.

2. If cancellations are made between 4-25 days prior to the start date of your trek/tour/activity, EITHER 75% of the total booking amount will be returned to the guest (25% of the total booking amount will be charged as cancellation fee) OR whole advance amount can be adjusted against any trek within next 12 months.   

3. Rescheduling of the tour/trek is applicable only once, after that if you want to cancel your tour/trek or reschedule it again, it is not possible and you do not get any refund.

4. If cancellations are made within 4 days from the start date of your trek/tour/activity, 100% of the total booking amount will be charged as a cancellation fee.

5. If you book the tour/trek/activity by making a partial payment of the total booking amount and fail to make the 100% payment before 30 days from the date of travel. In this case, your booking will get canceled automatically and can only be reconfirmed once you make the full payment, depending on the availability of slots.

6. In case if your tour/trek/activity remains incomplete or uninitiated because of "force majeure", medical emergency, government policy changes, local strikes, or by personal choice after you arrive at the starting point, you will not be able to get a refund, reschedule or replace any services that remain underutilized by you.

7. Cancellations are strictly subjected to cancellation policies mentioned on the website & are irrespective of the date of booking.

8. The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days.

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