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, this vast meadow 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 this trek as the trail is refreshing and not very crowded.

Why Bikat?

  • Learning Experience: We do not just focus on completing the trek but also help you develop basic trekking skills like:
    • Packing a rucksack
    • Morning Yoga & Evening stretching
    • How to pitch and dismantle a camping tent and properly use a sleeping bag
    • Ascend and Descend on a mountain trail
    • How to ensure camp safety and hygiene
    • Identify trail signs and signals
  • Loyalty Programs: Join Bikat community and enjoy benefits of our vouchers and referral programs.
  • Personalized attention: We have small batch size (max. 15) and we maintain a healthy ratio of 8:1 (Participants: Leader) on all our batches to enable individual focus and monitoring.
  • Best Expedition Leaders: Our 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.
  • Safety norms: We have mapped every region with an emergency evacuation plan and safety protocols maintaining a zero accident record so far. We carry an extensive first-aid kit including oxygen cylinders and high altitude medicines.
  • Safety equipment: Our trek leaders carry UIAA certified rescue equipment like static rope, ice ax, harness, carabiners, jumar, pulley, short and long slings.

Itinerary

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1 Day 1
Day 01: Arrive in Uttarkashi
2 Day 2
Day 02: Uttarkahsi- Barsu - Dayara Bugyal (11,600 ft)
3 Day 3
Day 03: Dayara Bugyal - Dayara Top (12300 ft) - Dayara Bugyal
4 Day 4
Day 04: Dayara Bugyal - Raithal (7400 ft)

Frequently Asked Questions

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 - Winter trek for beginners

The Dayara Bugyal trek is a beautiful trek to a high altitude meadow. The maximum altitude gained during this 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 this trek should be your next choice.

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

The best months to do this trek are from December to March.

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 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?

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Terms & Conditions

What's 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

What's 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

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
  • Cencellations within 5 days prior to departure - No Refund
*Cash refund is applicable only in case of bookings made without using any promotional offer code or vouchers.
*Please note that this is only a brief of cancellation terms. For finer details please refer Detailed Cancellation Policy

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