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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
No prior experience is required for this trek.
Dayara Bugyal trek best time is from December to March when the meadows are fully covered with snow.
Here is your checklist for this trek. Make sure you pack all these items for a comfortable trekking experience.
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.
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.
At Uttarkashi, the trekkers will stay at a local hotel/guest house.
We use four-season tents and the sleeping bags we use are rated from -15 to -20 degree celcius.
The temperatures drop up to -5 degree celcius during the nights.
A trek leader will be assigned to your trek.
Yes, it completely safe.
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.
From December to March Dayara Bugyal is fully covered with snow.
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