Dayara Bugyal Trek

Uttrakhand 5 Days


21 KM

MAX 15


3750 mts.

8000 + 5% GST

Raithal to Raithal

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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 at Raithal (2100M, 180 Kms from Dehradun, 8-9 Hours’ Drive)

If you have booked your transport with Bikat, your pickup will be at 7 AM from Dehradun ISBT. Raithal is 8-9 hours drive away from Dehradun. The drive is along the Bhagirathi river. You will get some spectacular views of the river meandering down. Peaks such as Joanli and Draupadi ka Danda are also visible during the drive. The route is via Uttarkashi and Bhatwari

Day 2

Raithal to Gui (2950 M, 4-5 Hours easy Trek)

We begin trek out of Raithal Village. You can spot the forest where Gui is located right from the starting point itself. As we start the trek you can get spectacular views of famous peaks like Mt. Shrikhand and Gangotri Massif. As we go along the trek the views of these peaks will become better and better. Today’s trek is an easy ascend. Initially we pass through the village fields after which the trail enters into forest area. We will reach our campsite for the day by the early noon. Guo is a beautiful campsite located in the forest. After reaching we first do some stretching exercises after which we will setup camps.

Day 3

Gui to Chilapada (3000M, 4 Hours, Easy Trek)

Today’s trek is very easy on almost flat sections. As we start our trek on the trail leading to Dayara, the peaks which were on the other facet invisible from the eyes, start appearing. First, we arrive at Gui Thatch. A thatch is usually a small clearing in the forest. Keeps walking until you come across stream which is an ideal spot for taking some rest. After a brief halt we start again. From this point, A trek of about half an hour brings us to Chilpada, out campsite for the day.

Day 4

Chilapada to Dayara Top (3750 M) to Nayata (2700M), 5-6 hours trek, easy trek

Todays is our culminations day which means we will head to the highest point of the trek which is called Dayara Top. With initial half an hour trek through the forest, the trail finally opens up at the end of vast Dayara meadow. The peak which were visible right from the start of the trek as much more prominent now. Since the trek is short, You will have enough time to explore the surrounding and experience one the best meadows of our country. Catch breath-taking sights of famous peaks such as Catch sight of snow-covered peaks like Bandarpooch (6,316 m), Bhagirathi (6921 m) and Black Peak (2,734 m). Give yourself some time to sit back and relax. After that we retrace our steps back to the Nayata Campsite.

Day 5

Nayata to Raithal. Drive to Dehradun (2200M. 3-4 Hours trek, 6-7 Hours Road Journey)

Since today is going to be the last of the trek, we start early to reach Raithal by the 10 AM. Its an easy decent on the main trail which we followed yesterday to come down from Dayara. We cross Gui on the way. At Raithal the enchanting Dayara Bugyal Trek comes to an end. After reaching Raithal board vehicle for Dehradun. Expect to reach Dehradun by 8 PM.

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?

Anyone who is new to the trekking and wants to venture into the experience should begin with this trek. This is a perfect trek for the people who want to peek into the world of great Himalayan treks. The trek provides a first-hand experience of mountain trekking and camping in the wilderness.

Eligibility: Experience required

Since it is a beginner’s trek, you need no special prior experience. Although one is required to have mental preparedness and stamina before he/she begins the trek. Running exercise is recommended.

About the activity: 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?

Nehru Institute of Mountaineering in Uttarkashi

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


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?

In winter Months: 0 to -10 degrees in the nights & 5 to 15 degrees in the day. In summer Months: 5 to -2 degrees in the nights & 10 to 25 degrees in the day.

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 can opt for our transport from Dehradun to Dehradun. Public transport options are very limited and time taking.

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.

Eligibility: Fitness benchmark

1. Jog/Run for 3 Kms in 30 mins and
2. Hold your breath for 20 seconds
If you are not meeting these benchmarks, please use the preparation schedule to improve your fitness till you achieve the above benchmarks.

Eligibility: Requisite Skills

1. How to choose a right rucksack: It is essential that you choose a right rucksack for the trek since you are going to carry it all the time while trekking. Make sure you don’t make these common mistakes while buying a rucksack.
2. How to pack a rucksack: Trekking in mountains become more fun when your rucksack is well-organized. It also makes it easier for you to carry without being much load on your shoulders. Follow the guidelines on how to pack a rucksack.

Packing List: How should I pack my rucksack?

Packing List: How should I select my trekking shoe?

Connectivity: What is the cellular network connectivity for this trek?

All major networks are available till Uttarkashi.

Equipment and facilities: What equipment can I rent from you?

You can rent most of the trekking equipment from us. Please visit:

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 5.
  • 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 Raithal 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 Raithal 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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