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 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 long he 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nehru Institute of Mountaineering in Uttarkashi
We use four-season tents and the sleeping bags we use are rated from -15 to -20 degree celcius.
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.
A trek leader will be assigned to your trek.
Yes, it completely safe.
You can opt for our transport from Dehradun to Dehradun. Public transport options are very limited and time taking.
From December to March Dayara Bugyal is fully covered with snow.
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.
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.
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