Dayara Bugyal Trek
Dayara Bugyal, in Uttarkashi district, meaning "high altitude meadow”. The beautiful meadows are developed into ski slopes covering an area of 28 square kilometers. It has also been planned as a skiing resort. The panoramic view of the Himalayas from here is breathtaking.
- Height of the trek: 12,000 feet
- Difficulty level: Easy
- Age group: 12-45 years
- Duration: 6days/5nights
- Trek distance: 9.5 Km (one way)
How to Reach
- By Air
Jolly Grant Airport is the airport serving Dehradun, located about 25 km from the city. There is a daily flight from Delhi to Dehradun.
- By Train
Take the overnight train to Dehradun from Delhi
Nandadevi Express - Train no: 12205 (Departure 11:50pm; Arrival - 5:40am)
Dehradun Express - Train no: 12687 (Departure - 9:10pm; Arrival - 5:00am)
- By Road
There is regular bus service from Delhi for Dehradun from Delhi ISBT Kashmere Gate. Usually buses drop you at Dehradun ISBT.
From there you have to come to Dehradun Railway Station.
Vehicles are available for pick-up from Dehradun Railway Station at 6:30am.
You will reach Sankri by 5:00 pm
The transportation cost from Dehradun to Barsu and back will have to be borne by the trekkers, the total cost of transportation one way is ` 4,500/- (to be shared among 5-6 people, i.e approx ` 900/- per person one way) – to be paid directly to the driver.
Dayara Bugyal Trek Itinerary
Day 1 – Dehradun to Barsu (7550 feet)
Assemble at the Dehradun Railway station by 6.30 AM. We leave at dawn break and drive to Barsu which is a long day journey. We pass through the towns of Rishikesh, Chamba and Uttarkashi. Barsu is a small village about 32 kms from Uttarkashi and is on the way to Gangothri. The drive to Barsu from Uttarkashi is along with Bhagirathi River. Barsu is the base camp for Dayara Bugyal trek.
Day 2 – Barsu (base camp) to Barnala taal (9186 feet)
The trek to Barnala is a normal step ascend. We pass through the beautiful landscape of laced of Rhododendrons, forest cover of Silver Oaks, Deodar. Barnala is a place from where the famed meadow of Dayara starts. The miles of green undulating meadows stretching as far as your eye can see is a beautiful sight. The trail to the high alpine meadow Dayara Bugyal, is through the Barnala meadows.
Day 3 – Barnala tal to Dayara Bugyal (11154 feet)
The trail to the high alpine meadow Dayara Bugyal, is through the Barnala meadows. The landscape is pictures que and the dense forests lend a sneak peak of the greater Himalayas. As you end the ascent at Dayara, the vast meadow unfolds in front of you. The meadow is like a table top as you set foot on the meadow the sight of the mighty Himalayas surrounds you. Srikanth, Rudregaira, Gangotri I, II & III, Jaonli, Draupadi ka Danda I & II, Black peak, Bandarpunch and many other unnamed peaks are visible from Dayara Bugyal meadow.
Day 4 – Dayara Bugyal to Bakaria Top & Back to Dayara Bugyal (12000 feet)
Bakaria Top is the highest point of Dayara Bugyal, it's a steep ascent to Bakaria top. Dayara Bugyal is divided into many small Bugyals and Bakaria top is one of them. We start trek along the meadows and gain altitude gradually till we reach Bakaria Top. The views from the top take your breath away. Snowcapped mountains, Valley deep below, towns as far as Uttarkashi can be seen from the top. It offers a 360-degree panoramic view of the entire greater Himalayas. We descend back to Dayara Bugyal to camp for the night.
Day 5 – Dayara Bugyal to Barsu Base Camp (7550 feet)
This last day of Dayara Bugyal trekking, it involves descending down to Barsu along a well-marked trail through the thick forests. The village of Barsu and the adjoining settlements can be sighted half way down the trail. We reach Barsu by afternoon and camp for the night.
Day 6 – Barsu basecamp to Dehradun
We drive back to Dehradun.
What is included in the tour
- All breakfasts, lunches and dinners from Barsu to Barsu (VEG)
- All accommodation from Barsu to Barsu
- All camping equipment’s
- Medical Kit
- Professional Trek Leaders (Experienced Guide/Staff)
- All forests permits
What is NOT included in the tour
- Travel insurance and other emergencies
- Transport from Dehradun to Barsu and Barsu to Dehradun
- All meals during Dehradun to Barsu and Barsu to Dehradun travel
- Mules (A Hybrid Animal) to carry personal luggage
- Single room accommodations
- Bottled beverages
- Photography accessories like cameras, etc.
- Anything that not mention in “cost include”
- 1 Pair of Thermal
- 3 Pair of Socks + 1 Pair of woolen socks
- 2 Pair of Hand Gloves (Water Proof & Fleece material)
- Sun Cap
- Woolen Cap
- Neck Warmer (Scarf/Buff)
- 2 Quick Dry Full Sleeves (T-Shirt)
- 1 Full sleeves Fleece
- 1 Wind Proof Jacket (windcheater/Heavy Jacket)
- 2 Track Pants (No Cotton or Jeans)
- Sun Glass
- Sun scream, Lip balm, Moisturizer.
- Trek Pole
- Trekking Shoes (No Sports shoes or Woodland shoes)
- Poncho (The Gear used to protect from Rain)
- Day pack (Small one)
- Back Pack 60 liter (+ Rain cover)
- 2 Water Bottles
- Toilet Paper & Wet Wipes
- Hand Sanitizer
- Antibacterial Powder
- Tooth Brush
- Quick Dry Towel
Medicines to carry
- Crocin (1Strip)
- Disprine (1 Strip)
- Lomotive (1 Strip)
- Digene (1Strip)
- Band Aid - Qty 5
- Neusphorine Powder
- Betadine Tube
- Vomistop/Avomine (Motion Sickness Tablet)