Dayara Bugyal Trek

Host : Justwravel Pvt. Ltd.

₹9000 for 4 Days 3 Nights

Description

Longing for lush green grasslands, with the backdrop of mountains. Dayara bugyal is your getaway.

Dayara bugyal is alpine pasture land, or meadow, with a maximum altitude of 11978ft of the Himalayas in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, where they are called "nature's own gardens". It is a vast stretch of almost flat land, about 28 sq km in area, with lovely mixed forests of oaks, maples, rhododendrons and pines. It get completely covered with pristine snow during winters and although one can trek through the Dayara any time of the year .The best time to do Dayara Bugyal trek is December according to the popular choice,when the trails sparkle with snow. The temperatures drop up to -5 degree Celsius during the nights. Appreciate the picturesque and enchanting Himalayan range from snow-covered green meadows. Witness the alluring view of Bhagirathi, Kalanag and Bandarpunch peaks from the grassland.

Dayara bugyal is home to several endemic and endangered species of flora and fauna including Himalayan brown bears who hibernates through the winter season, Tibetan and Himalayan wolves, the golden eagle, cinereous and Himalayan vultures, the Indian eagle owl and Himalayan eagle owl. Also, in summers the shepherds reach here with their cattle and stay till the onset of winters.

Dayara bugyal is an easy-moderate level trek, it is a great option for beginners. Experienced trekkers can also enjoy Dayara Bugyal as the trail is refreshing and less commercialized. During winters it receives heavy snowfall, which turns the greenery to whiteness. During this time, the bugyal transforms from a trekker and nature lover’s paradise to a buzzing ski resort. 

The trek starts from a village named Barsu which is situated at the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. The journey from Barsu to Dayara Bugyal makes its way through the scenic towns of Rishikesh, Chamba and Uttarkashi beside the Bhagirathi River. After reaching Dayara,trek to Bakaria Top through green prairies followed by going back to Barsu and completing the trek.

Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Dehradun to Barsu (8530 ft) (220 km Drive)

    Assemble at the boarding point. We will start our adventurous trip from Dehradun, early in the morning . Meet your trip leader and co-travellers and socialise with them. You'll cover your journey from Dehradun to Barsu by a tempo traveler or cab(180km). Drive through scenic towns of Mussoorie, Chamba , Dharasu, Bhatwari and then reach Barsu. On arriving, check-in to camp/hotel. Freshen up and enjoy the bonfire with mouth watering snacks. Savour home style cooked dinner and overnight stay at Barsu.


  • Day 2

    Barsu to Dayara Bugyal via Barnala (9980 ft) (9 km, 6-7 hours trek)

    Wake up early to the tranquil mountain morning. Post breakfast, check out and get ready for the trek towards the meadows of Dayara via Barnala Tal. Make your way through the Rhododendrons, Silver Oak and Deodar forests to reach Barnala that is 4km away. Barnala is at an elevation of 8,530 ft above the sea level. Take a halt here and witness the scenic meadows having Himalayan peaks in the backdrop. Trek further to Dayara Bugyal.It will be an uphill trek of about 5 kms to the high alpine meadows of Dayara bugyal.It is at an elevation of 9,980 ft above the sea level. Reach Dayara bugyal and adore the mesmerizing Gangotri range . From the campsite , you can easily see the panoramic view of peaks like Srikanth, Rudregaira, Gangotri I, II & III, Jaonli, Draupadi ka Danda I & II, Black peak, Bandarpunch and others. Savour home style cooked dinner with star gazing and overnight stay at Dayara bugyal.


  • Day 3

    Dayara Bugyal to Bakaria Top (12000 ft) (3 km, 2.5–3 hours trek) (Back to Barnala Tal)

    Wake up early in the morning and witness an elegant sunrise over the snow capped peaks. Have breakfast in our campsite at Dayara bugyal then leave for Bakaria Top. It is at an elevation of 12000 ft above the sea level and it offers breathtaking views of snow-crested mountains and beautiful valleys. The trail becomes steep ahead and moves along oak and fir trees on its fringes. Bakaria Top is the highest point of Dayara Bugyal which also offers a magnificent view of sunset. After exploration start descending back to Barnatal Tal through the same route via Dayara bugyal. Reach the campsite, freshen up and enjoy the bonfire with mouth watering snacks. Savour home style cooked dinner and overnight stay at Barnatal campsite.


  • Day 4

    Trek from Barnala Tal to Barsu and drive to Dehradun

    Wake up early to a beautiful sunrise in the lap of nature. Post breakfast ,It's time to say adios to this beautiful stretch of green grasslands. Start descending towards Bursu village. After reaching the village, post lunch drive back to Dehradun. Here, the trip ends with amazing memories and friends. 


Inclusions

  • Accommodation: Stay is included from day 1 to Day 4 – you will be staying at guest house and camps on all days of trekking.
  • Transportation: Dehradun to Dehradun
  • Meals: All Meals from day 1 dinner to day 4 breakfast are included. We provide simple nutritious vegetarian food on all days of the trek.
  • Camping Charges: All trekking permits and forest camping charges are included.
  • Support Staff: Trek Leader and Local Guide.
  • Trekking Equipment: you will be staying in high quality tents and sleeping bags in all the camps. We provide high altitude sleeping bags which can stand temperatures as low as - 10 deg c. We also provide ropes, micro spikes, gaiters etc. As required.
  • Safety Equipment: First aid, medical kit, oxygen cylinders, Stretchers etc. will be available at all campsites to deal with emergencies. 

Exclusions

  • Any extra meals apart from the ones mentioned under inclusions.
  • Travel Insurance, items of personal nature like porterage, tips, laundry etc.
  • Any entry fees, extra expenses for optional activities or tickets, unless quoted in Inclusions.
  • Any other costing involved due to circumstances like natural calamity, weather conditions, riots, roadblocks, landslides or any other forced circumstances which are out of our control.
  • GST (5%) is applicable extra.
  • Anything which is not mentioned in the above inclusions.

Fixed Departures

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Things to Pack

  • Waterproof and good quality backpack or rucksack, no trolley bags
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Raincoat and umbrella (monsoons only)
  • Warm woolen jackets/sweaters (depending upon the season)
  • Comfortable trekking/sports shoes
  • Water bottles (avoid single-use plastic)
  • Quick snacks for journey like dry fruits, chocolates
  • Personal care items and toiletries
  • Personal medicines
  • Phone, camera and photography equipments
  • ATMs and adequate amount of cash for shopping, cafe visits
  • Items like torch, power banks, sunglasses
  • Personal identity document like Aadhaar, driving licence, passport

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