Dayara Bugyal Trek

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Details of Dayara Bugyal

Dayara Bugyal is perhaps one of the most beautiful alpine meadow in India. “Bugyal” in the native language stands for a “high altitude meadow”. The meadow stretches out far and wide. The panoramic view of the Himalayas from here is breathtaking. Situated at an elevation of about 3656 M, Dayara Bugyal & Bedni Bugyal are listed among the few largest and well known meadows in the Garhwal Himalayas The trek goes through open stretches and dense forest at different places. In winters the meadows are covered with snow & look extremely beautiful. The panoramic views of the Banderpunch and the Gangotri range seen from this meadow are simply heaven. The meadow also supports a rich floral diversity.

Difficulty Level : Dayara Bugyal Trek

One who has an experience of trekking can do it quite easy and it isn’t even hard for the first timers but can get little tiring while trekking, though anybody with a decent fitness can trek to Dayara Bugyal and this could be the most magnificent and incredible journey for the trekkers.

Is it suitable for children’s?

Yes, the trek is favorable for children’s up to 5 years of age but there are certain additional logistical support that we recommend for children’s.

Is it a good option for the first time trekkers /or families?

Yes, this is the first Himalayan trek, we recommend for those who have a less or no prior experience in trekking , this trek does not have tricky patches, and a well planned itinerary will not making it tiring and uncomfortable for you to trek.

Highest altitude : Dayara Bugyal Trek

One can attain a maximum altitude of 10,000-12,500 ft subject to his endurance and other conditions such as a climate, temperature. The trek brings us to the higher land meadows and the lush green grassland serves as an excellent destination for skiing during winters and is spread over 28sq km.

Duration : Dayara Bugyal Trek

The trek lasts for 4 days including pickup and return, if it is booked with us. Certain information to take care is mention below related to the per day trekking hours.

First day: Dehradun to Barsu – (7545 Ft.) 220 Km, 6- 7 hrs.

Second day: Barsu to Dayara Bugyal- (11600 Ft.) 8-9 kms, 6-7 hrs trek.

Third day: Dayara Bugyal to Dayara Top - (12000 Ft.), 2-3 hrs trek to reach the top.

Fourth day: Dayara Bugyal to Raithal take 2 hrs and from Raithal to Dehradun/Rishikesh 5-6 hrs.

Season : Dayara Bugyal Trek

Season! no worries, when it’s a journey to Dayara Bugyal, A trek to this admirable destination can be planned at any time during the year, whereas in winters this resplendent destination is always wrapped into the blanket of snow and it is the most recommended treks for first-timers.

What Makes this Trek Different?

What makes Dayara Bugyal trek different from other treks in the Himalayas is the breathtakingly beautiful alpine views bringing peace to your mind and soul. Situated at a height of 3048, The trek is a host for some attractive natural sights which is a visual delight for tourists. Each step you take will bring up something beautiful and picturesque like you’ve never seen before.

Dayara Bugyal summer trek is all about the forests of pine and maple trees standing tall and the sunlight shining through the leaves will bring all your imagination to life and Dayara Bugyal trek package is worth taking. As soon as the forest ends, you will be mesmerized by the verdant charm stretched as far as your eyes can see. Whether it’s an early morning or late evening, the monumental views of mountains and meadows will upscale your trekking experience.

Dayara Bugyal trek in winter will transcend your trekking experience. As in December, the place experiences heavy snowfall and the verdant charm is completely covered with a white layer of snow which makes it the best time for skiing.

The beautiful sunrise, sound of streams, dense forest, meadows, snow-capped mountains and picturesque landscapes along the way will make your trekking experience more memorable and Dayara Bugyal trek itinerary will make you explore everything amongly.


Day 1- Rishikesh to Raithal (208 kms, 9 Hrs )

Today early morning we start our journey for Raithal base. We pass through the towns of Rishikesh, Chamba and Uttarkashi. Raithal is a small village about 39 kms from Uttarkashi and is on the way to Gangothri. Raithal is the base camp for Dayara Bugyal trek and offer mesmerizing Himalayas view of Gangotri range, Overnight stay at Barsu in a guest house.


Day 2 -Raithal to Gui (5 Kms trek )

We pass through the beautiful villages, landscape of Rhododendrons, Silver Oaks, Deodar. Gui is a place from where the famed meadow of Dayara starts. The miles of green meadows stretching as far as your eye can see is a beautiful sight. Night stay in camp.


Day 3 - Gui to Dayara Bugyal (4 Kms trek )

The trail to the high alpine meadow Dayara Bugyal, is through the Barnala meadows. The landscape is picturesque and the full of dense forests in Himalayas. As you end ascend at Dayara, the vast meadow unfolds in front of you. The meadow is like a table top as you set foot on the meadow the sight of the mighty Himalayas surrounds you. Srikanth, Rudregaira, Gangotri I, II & III , Jaonli, Draupadi ka Danda I & II, Black peak, Bandarpunch and many other unnamed peaks are visible from Dayara Bugyal meadow. Overnight stay in camps..


Day 4- Dayara Bugyal to Dayara top and back (6 kms trek)

Bakaria Top (3657 M is the highest point of Dayara Bugyal, it’s a steep ascent to Bakaria top. Dayara Bugyal is divided into many small bugyals and Bakaria top is one of them. We start trek along the meadows and gain altitude gradually till we reach Bakaria Top. The views from the top take your breath away. Snow capped mountains, valley deep below, towns as far as Uttarkashi can be seen from the top. It offers a 360 degree panoramic view of the entire greater Himalayas. We descend back to Dayara to camp for the night stay.


Day 5- Dyara Bugyal to Rishikesh via Barsu (4 Kms trek +220 kms )

We descend down to Barsu along a well marked trail through the thick forests. The village of Barsu and the adjoining settlements can be sighted half way down the trail. We reach Barsu by afternoon and head to Rishikesh.


What is Included In This Trek?

Accommodation in Camp/ on share basis

All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, and dinner

High quality tents

Medical Kit


What is Not Included In This Trip?

Personal Insurance

Medical Certificate

Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit

Mandatory Documents

Please carry the documents given below

Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, Driving License, Voters ID, etc,
Passport and Visa important to foreigners

Water Bottle 2

Cap or Balaclava




Torch head light

Personal Toiletry Items – (toothpaste, toothbrush, toilet paper, sanitizer etc.)