Dayara Bugyal Trek

Uttrakhand 4 Days


15 KM

MAX 15


3750 mts.

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Brief Description

Dayara Bugyal is perhaps one of the most beautiful alpine meadows in India. The meadow stretches out far and wide. The panoramic view of the Himalayas from Dayara Bugyal is breathtaking. The bugyal gets entirely covered in snow as it appears as tiny shining diamonds scattered all over the ground. As far as the eye can look, there is a sheet of white cover. Situated at an elevation of about 3750 m, Dayara Bugyal is second to none in natural beauty and perfect for the beginners. Dayara Bugyal trek goes through open stretches and dense forest at different places. The best time to do Dayara Bugyal trek is between December to March when the trails sparkle with pristine snow. The temperatures drop up to -5 degree Celsius during the nights. Each and every campsite on the trail of this trek is extremely beautiful and scenic. One can sure of getting awestruck with each and every step taken on this trail. Since this trek is an easy one, it is a great option for beginners. Experienced trekkers can also enjoy Dayara Bugyal as the trail is refreshing and not very crowded. Stay on this page for more details - Dayara Bugyal itinerary, temperature chart, photos, videos, and reviews.


Day 1

Arrive in Barsu via Uttarkashi

Arrive at Barsu via Uttarkashi by late afternoon. Check in to a hotel for the day. The day can be spent by exploring the place and going out for short walks during the day which also helps in acclimatization.

Day 2

Barsu - Barnala (9,884 ft)

The day will start early. After a hearty breakfast start your trek towards Barnala. The climb to Baranala is not very steep and can be easily done by beginners. You will reach Barnala by afternoon. Have lunch and spend the day exploring the campsite. Retire for the night in tents.

Day 3

Barnala - Dayara Top (12300 ft) via Dayara Bugyal (11,600 ft) and back to Barnala

After having breakfast trek to Dayara Bugyal. In winter the trails can consist knee-deep snow. The bugyal, spread over 28 sq km, are grazing grounds for sheep and cattle and have a 360-degree view of the Himalayas. The trek to the bugyal is not very difficult and can be completed in a few hours. Reach Dayara Bugyal Top by afternoon. Spend the day exploring the meadows and appreciate the excellent Himalayan view. Descend to the Barnala camp by late afternoon.

Day 4

Barnala - Barsu. Depart from Barsu.

Get up early & get ready. After breakfast start descending to Barsu. The descend is easy & will take about 2-3 hours. If you have your return transport with us, our vehicle will leave for Dehradun as soon as we arrive in Barsu. The vehicle is expected to reach Dehradun in 6-7 hours. Please keep a margin of at least 3-4 hours while booking your return tickets from Dehradun.

Frequently Asked Questions

Pick your question

Age limit: What is the minimum & maximum age limit?

The minimum age limit is 9 years. However, minors aged between 9 to 17 should be accompanied with their parents or guardians. If you are above the age of 60, kindly carry a medical certificate from your doctor that deem you fit for adventure activities like trekking.

Eligibility: Is this trek good for me?

The Dayara Bugyal trek is a very easy trek. It can be done by beginners in order to start their Himalayan trekking journey. The trek can also be done by seasoned trekkers as the trail's beauty is unmatched and rejuvenating.

Eligibility: Experience required

No prior experience is required for this trek.

About the Trek: Why should I go for this trek?

Dayara Bugyal Trek

The Dayara Bugyal trek is a beautiful trek to a high altitude meadow. The maximum altitude gained during Dayara Bugyal trek is 3750 m. The trail of this trek is very easy to cover and offers breathtaking views of the Himalayas all around. Once you reach the bugyal, you can only see a sheet of white snow covering the entire expanse of the bugyal. The snow sparkles like tiny crystals. During the winters one can expect knee-deep snow on the trail. The dense forest cover on the trail is another major attraction of this trek. If you are looking for a different kind of trek where you have a chance to romance nature and get away from the humdrum of the city lives, then Dayara Bugyal trek should be your next choice.

Best Season: What are the best months to visit this trek?

Dayara Bugyal trek best time is from December to March when the meadows are fully covered with snow.

Packing List: What to pack

Here is your checklist for this trek. Make sure you pack all these items for a comfortable trekking experience.

  • Trekking Gear
    • A rucksack with rain cover
    • A water bottle or a hydration pack
    • A Hand/Head Torch with spare batteries
    • UV protection Sunglasses
  • Clothing
    • Quick Dry Warm lower or Track Pants- 1
    • Full sleeves T-shirts/ Sweatshirts- 1 or max 2
    • Thermal Bodywarmer Upper & Lower- 1
    • Fleece jacket- 1
    • Full sleeves sweater- 1
    • Rainwear (Jacket & Pants) -1
    • Woolen sock - 1 pair
    • Cotton Socks- 1 or 2 pairs
    • Undergarments - 1 for every day 3 days of trekking
    • Pair of Warm Gloves - 1
    • Woolen cap - 1
    • Sun cap or Biker Scarf for protection from sun- 1
  • Footwear
    • Non-skid deep trod hiking shoes (Preferably ankle high) - 1 pair
    • Lightweight Slipper/Sandals - 1 pair
  • Toiletries
    • Sunscreen lotion, lip balm, toothbrush, toothpaste, hand sanitizer, toilet roll, cold cream, small towel.
    • Anti-fungal cream: Carry an antifungal cream if you are sensitive to sweating and prone to skin irritations around genitals or groin area due to lack of bathing.
    • For women:
      • Tampons or sanitary napkins,
      • 2-3 zip pouches to dispose of non-biodegradable waste
      • Vaginal wash to avoid any irritation due to lack of bathing.
  • Utensils
    • A small size, lightweight, leak-proof lunch box - preferably aluminum
    • A plate and a spoon
    • A mug - preferably aluminum
  • Miscellaneous
    • Camera (optional)
    • Personal medicine kit. Though our trek leaders carry a fully equipped first-aid kit, make sure you consult your doctor before the trek in case you have any special ailment.
    • Epi-Pen - If you are allergic to a common ingredient and have a history of reaction, then please inform us. Carrying an EpiPen helps in case of any accidental intakes.
    • Dry fruits, energy bars

Connectivity: How to Reach the base of the trek & how to go back from the end point?

You will be taken to Barsu, base camp of the trek from Uttarkashi by a car ride. If you choose to opt for transport with us on the return journey, you will be picked from Raithal, which is the end point of the trek and dropped at Dehradun.

Nearby attraction: What are the nearby attractions that I can explore?

Before the start of the Dayara Bugyal trek, all the trekkers arrive at Uttarkashi. This small town is of great religious importance to Hindus. One can explore this holy town before embarking on the trail.

Accommodation type: What will be the accommodation type in this trek?

At Uttarkashi, the trekkers will stay at a local hotel/guest house.

Equipment and facilities: What kind of tents and sleeping bags will be provided to us?

We use four-season tents and the sleeping bags we use are rated from -15 to -20 degree celcius.

Weather conditions: What will the temperatures be like during this trek?

The temperatures drop up to -5 degree celcius during the nights.

Miscellaneous : Who will lead us on the trek?

A trek leader will be assigned to your trek.

Miscellaneous : Is it safe for a solo woman traveller to trek in Fixed departures?

Yes, it completely safe.

Transport: In case we opt for the transport with you, where will you pick us from and where will you drop?

You will be taken to Barsu, the base camp of the trek from Uttarkashi by a car ride. If you choose to opt for transport with us on the return journey, you will be picked from Raithal, which is the end point of the trek and dropped at Dehradun.

Mandatory documents: What are the mandatory documents required for the trek?


Weather conditions: When will there be snow on this trek?

From December to March Dayara Bugyal is fully covered with snow.

Why Bikat

Learning Experience
  • We are an Adventure Learning Organisation first.
  • We want you to not just complete a trek safely but also pick up some basic trekking knowledge and skills along the way.
  • To achieve this we have integrated learning modules into our itineraries.
  • These modules will help you build the necessary skills to progress from trekking to mountaineering over time.
Loyality Programs

Our community is an integral part of us and we take pride in our trekkers and climbers. When you complete at least three days on any trek or expedition with us, you become eligible for our membership and referral programs.

  • Currently we have three levels:
  • Basic Membership
  • Summiteer Membership
  • Leader Membership
Personalized Attention
  • Our group sizes on treks don’t exceed 15 members in order to maintain a healthy Participants : Leader Ratio of 8:1.
  • Over time we have found this number to be optimum when it comes to ensuring personalised attention to every member of our group.
  • On mountaineering expeditions this number is even smaller. Our group sizes are capped at 12 members ensuring a Participants : HAP Ratio of 2:1.
Best Expedition Leaders
  • Our Expedition leaders are advanced mountaineering course qualified, specially trained in rescue procedures from NIM and certified first-aid responders.
  • Even our local guides are certified first-aid responders.
Eco-friendly Practices
  • Group sizes are capped at 15 people.
  • Batch sizes are capped at 250 people per trail per season.
  • We follow a rolling campsite model.
  • We are constantly exploring and introducing new trails to reduce the burden on existing ones.

For us, a successful summit is not about reaching the highest point of a mountain but about making it safely back to base.

  • To ensure this:
  • Every region of ours is mapped with an emergency evacuation plan.
  • The equipment we use is UIAA certified.
  • Our trek leaders are AMC certified with specialisation in rescue procedures.
  • Our support staffs are trained in first aid as well.


What's Included

Whats Included

  • Food as per menu .Dinner on Day 1 till lunch on Day 4.
  • Forest Permits/Camping Charges, if any (upto the amount charged for Indian nationals)
  • Tents, Sleeping bags, Sleeping mats
  • Safety Equipment includes static rescue rope, seat harness, carabiners, pulleys
  • Trek guide, cook, helpers, and porters for carrying common supplies
  • Mountaineering course certified Trek Leader with Wilderness Emergency Responder & Rescue. course from NIM Uttarkashi
  • 1 night stay in Barsu in Hotel / Guest house

Whats Not Included?

  • Portage of personal bags during the trek
  • Cost of any kind of Travel Insurance.
  • Any Expense of personal nature.
  • Any Expense not specified in the inclusions list
  • Meals during road journeys
  • Transportation from Dehradun to Barsu and back to Dehradun.

Cancellation Policy

Cash Refund

Cancellations up to 30 days prior to departure date
5% Deduction

Between 30 days to 15 days prior to departure
50% deduction

Less than 15 days of departure
No Cash Refund

Voucher Refund

Cancellations up to 5 days prior to departure date
No Deduction

Cancellations less than 5 days prior to departure
No Refund

Please note
  • Cash refund is applicable only in case of bookings made without using any promotional offer code or vouchers.
  • This is only a brief of cancellation terms. For finer details please refer Detailed Cancellation Policy.

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