Dronagiri Trek

Moderate Trek

The Dronagiri village at an altitude of 3,610 meters is the gateway to Bagini Glacier, which lies at an elevation of 4,630 meters. The journey to Dronagiri steps onto the legendary history that reflects the diorama of the Hindu holy epic Ramayana. It is believed that in search of Sanjivni booti (life saving herb) that would heal Laxman's life, who was injured by a poisoned arrow of Meghnad in Lord Ram's war with Ravana, Hanuman broke off the hilltop of Dronagiri. This led the locals furious against worshiping Hanuman. Today, there lies a beautiful forest on the chopped off landmass thus tracing the myth between people's faith to the legend. The Dronagiri trek is one of the beautiful treks in the Garhwal Himalayan region that takes you through several isolated hamlets tucked in the mountains and thereafter leads you through the dense alpine forest. The journey through legend traverses en route a rugged topography, which is a route distinct from other treks in the Garhwal Himalaya. Further, the journey offers you a panoramic view of the Rishi peak, Hathi Parvat, Trishuli and Grarur. Some of the remote villages that you will come across before you reach Dronagiri are the Jumma village and Ruing village. Moreover, the journey also leads through several gushing streams like the Dhauliganga and Bagini Nala. From Dronagiri the trek to Bagini Glacier mostly covers a strenuous walk over the narrow and rugged tracks and glaciated plate. The vicinity offers a celestial view of the surrounding peaks and one can savor the unpolluted fresh and crisp air throughout the journey.

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