Day 01: Delhi - Haridwar - Rishikesh
In the morning take an AC Train to Haridwar at 06:55 hrs. We are expected to reach at Haridwar by 11:25 hrs. On arrival, you will be met by our representative who will assist you to transfer to Rishikesh by road and check-in to the hotel. Evening is free to explore the nearby area on your own. The Ganga Aarti (a ceremony consisting of chants, lights, and floating butter lamps) performed every evening at sundown is worth witnessing. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 02: Rishikesh - Barsu (225 kms/7-8 hrs)
After the breakfast, drive to Sangamchatti via Uttarkashi. The drive is along the course of River Ganga, and thereafter River Bhagirathi and as expected the view is simply spectacular. We shall arrive at the picturesque hamlet that overlooks the vast Bhagirathi valley. Overnight stay guest house/tent.
Day 03: Barsu - Barnala Bugyal (6 kms/3-4 hrs)
Today after the breakfast, we shall trek to Barnala Bugyal. This will be an arduous climb through dense Oak and Rhododendron forest. From several spots during this trek through the forests, we shall be able to get the view of mountains like Draupadi Ka Danda. The summer shelters known as Chhanis for cattle herders can also be sighted here and the existence of and small ponds is also common here. Overnight stay in tent.
Day 04: Barnala Bugyal - Dayara Bugyal (6 kms/2.5 hrs)
Today's trek will be through a trail that passes by the Pine forests and ascends above the tree line to the alpine meadows of Dayara Bugyal. We shall set our camp here and stay overnight here.
Day 05: Dayara Bugyal
Our day will be spent in exploring the extensive Bugyal that has an undulating surface and innumerous streams flowing through. It is to be noted that walking here is a bit tough as one feels the lack of oxygen. Therefore, we shall take a slow and easy walk while we observe different elements making this place picturesque. Birds like Lammergaier and the Griffon - both rare birds of prey can be sighted here. Overnight in tents.
Day 06: Dayara Bugyal - Barsu - Uttarkashi
Post breakfast, we shall trek down to Barsu village through a steep descending path. We will arrive at a village, which was destroyed in the earthquake of 1991 in Uttarkashi. One can still feel the powerful influence of the earthquake here. From here, drive to Uttarkashi for an overnight stay.
Day 07: Uttarkashi - Haridwar (190 kms Drive) - Delhi (By train)
We shall drive from Uttarkashi to Haridwar and from here go to Haridwar railway station to catch the train for Delhi at 18:05 hrs. Arrive in Delhi by 22:45 hrs.
Trip Ends With Sweet Memories !!!
Things carry for Dayara Bugyal Trek
• Windproof jacket
• Warm and thick Fleece / Full-sleeve
• Woolen sweater
• Thermal inner wear (upper & lower)
• Woolen cap, Woolen gloves
• Woolen socks and regular socks (3-4 pairs)
• Scarf/muffler (optional)
• Comfortable Trekking/Hiking shoes
• Lightweight floaters/sandals/slippers
• Raincoat / Poncho
• Small light weight towel
• Sturdy Water bottle
• Cap / Hat
• Sun glasses
• Walking stick / Trekking pole
• Sunscreen Lotion
• Lip Balm
• Torch / Flashlight (with extra batteries)
• Personal medications
• Personal toiletries
Best Time to Visit Dayara Bugyal Trek
April to June (summers) and winters (October to December)
In Summer: The weather remains mild; it's neither too cold nor too hot. During the summer season, the peaks remain visible. Carrying light woolens is advised.
In Monsoon: One of the best yet the terrible time to go for trekking, because there are chances of getting roads blocked due to landslides, but the scenic view is worth taking the risk.
In Winter: The area receives heavy snowfall throughout December and January, which winter season the best time to go for trekking.
Where is the Dayara Bugyal?
One of the most beautiful grasslands in the Uttarkashi district of Uttrakhand, Dayara bugyal can dumbfound anyone with its beauty. Sprawling over an area 28 sq km, at an altitude of 3340 m, Dayara bugyal can be easily reached by trekking a distance of 9 km from Barsu village.
How to Reach?
By Air: Jolly Grant Airport at Dehradun, 180km away, is the closest airport. Taxis, private cars, state road transport buses are available from the airport.
By Rail: Haridwar railway station, 215 kms from Uttarkashi, is the closest railway station.
By Road: Bus and taxis from Rishikesh (170 km), Haridwar (189 km) and Dehradun (144 km) are easily available to reach Uttarkashi.
Area : Garhwal Himalayas
Duration : 06 Days (3 days travel/3 days trek)
Best Season : Round the year except July and August
Altitude : 3850 mts
Total Trekking : 40 K.M
About Dayara Bugyal Trek
Dayara Bugyal is considered as one of the most spectacular meadows in India. Also "BUGYAL" in local dialect is known as "High Altitude Pasture Land". Among all the treks in Uttrakhand, Dayara Bugyal is considered to be the most beautiful and breathtaking, because of the highland meadows. Located in District Uttarkashi of Uttrakhand, it stands at an elevation of above 10,000 foot. This trek has a unique charm because of the unmatched beauty of the mighty Himalayas and it has become one of the most popular trekking routes for people who are willing to do trekking in Uttarakhand. Many of the travel enthusiasts have described as a fairy tale which takes trekkers to panoramic open lands through thick forests, ending to a huge lush green meadow.
This trek starts from the Village Barsu which is a very clean place with different style of huts built up all around. People there are all with smiling faces which shows how happy and content they are, living amidst nature. While trekking you will have different types of experiences, a stream flowing where you wish to halt and capture the frames, moving ahead will take you to bed of dried maple leaves often seen in movies and on moving further, you will find sunlight coming on your face after getting filtered from the grove oak trees. You won't see animals there except a happy-go-lucky dog which will appear on the way to accompany you throughout the trek. Sunsets are very beautiful from the mountains, draws beautiful scenic views changing every passing minute.
Dayara Bugyal Trekking Tours Highlights
• Feel close to nature by rambling over the lush green expanse of Dayara and Gidara Bugyal
• Relax and enjoy some peaceful time by camping on the Barnala Tal lakeside
• Encounter wild animals, while trekking through the oak and pine tree forest trails.
• Catch sight of snow covered peaks like Bandarpooch (6,316 m), Bhagirathi (6921 m) and Black Peak (2,734 m)
At a Glance
• Group size: Min 02 and Max 18
• 06 Days (3 days travel/3 days trek)
• Max altitude - 3850 mts
• Trek start point : Delhi/Rishikesh
• Fixed Depatures : Avaliable
Accommodation & Meals
• 02 Nights Hotel
• 03 Night Tents