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.
Learning Experience: We do not just focus on completing the trek butalso 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
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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.
Show detailed itinerary
1Day 1 Day 01: Arrive in Uttarkashi
Arrive at Uttarkashi by the 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. See more images and videos
The day will start early. After a hearty breakfast start your ride towards Barsu. Trek to Dayara Bugyal. 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. The climb is not very steep and can be easily done by beginners. Reach Dayara Bugyal by afternoon. Spend rest of day exploring the meadows. See more images and videos
3Day 3 Day 03: Dayara Bugyal - Dayara Top (12300 ft) - Dayara Bugyal
The day is easy. Get up comfortably. After breakfast trek to the top point to Dayara Bugyal. In winter the trails can consist knee-deep snow. It will take about 2 hours to reach the top point. Spend some time appreciating the excellent Himalayan view. Descend to the camp by afternoon.See more images and videos
4Day 4 Day 04: Dayara Bugyal - Raithal (7400 ft)
Get up early & get ready. After breakfast start descend to Raithal. 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 Raithal. The vehicle is expected to reach Dehradun in 6-7 hours time. Please keep a margin of at least 3-4 hours while booking your return tickets from Dehradun.See more images and videos
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.
A rucksack with rain cover
A water bottle or a hydration pack
A Hand/Head Torch with spare batteries
UV protection Sunglasses
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
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.
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.
A small size, lightweight, leak-proof lunch box - preferably aluminum
A plate and a spoon
A mug - preferably aluminum
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?
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
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
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