Dayara Bugyal Trek - Trek in Uttarakhand | Trekveda

Posted March 7, 2020 by amzy12

Dayara Bugyal Trek is beauty of snow-capped mountains, sprawling meadows and a stretch of welcoming wildflower throughout the way look so beautiful.

Dayara Bugyal Trek
Dayara Bugyal Trek is beauty of snow-capped mountains, sprawling meadows and a stretch of welcoming wildflower throughout the way look so beautiful. As surreal it sounds the trek to Dayara Bugyal is not less than something out of a fairy tale. Amongst all the treks, this trek is one of the most undiscovered, unexplored and untraveled treks in the Himalayas. People who want to spend their weekends relaxing and tranquilize in the lap of the Himalayas away from the hustle bustle of the city are the one belong to this journey.

‘Bugyals’ refers to the meadows in high altitude. In these ‘pasture land’ and ‘Bugyals’ shepherds from far away have been taking their flocks to graze at Dayara for hundreds of years, as treks in India are well knows so one among them is Dayara Bugyal. There is no such time as Dayara Bugyal best time for the place is beautiful throughout the year. The carpet of enthralling green grass and ravishing blossom flowers turn this destination in a paradise, the place transform colors from luxuriant green to rusty brown till November and to white in December when the surface of Bugyals looks marvelous in every step you are counting. Dayara Bugyals along with its twin Gidara Bugyals is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful alpine meadows in India. The grassland spreads to the panoramic view of the Himalayas and the sunrays striking the towering mountain ranges, majestic alpine views and a series of unending wonders on the way will keep you enchanted throughout the journey. Dayara Bugyal is not all about the alluring summers but astonish winters as well. The white blanket of snow all over the gigantic mountain ranges and green meadows turns this place into a winter wonderland.

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 is 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 make it tiring and uncomfortable for the trekkers.

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 make 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 m, 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 are 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 easily.

Trek Itinerary
Day 1 : Reach Raithal
Attitude : 7,096 Ft.

Time Taken : 7-8 hrs drive

On the first day of trek, you will drive to Raithal from Dehradun, the base camp of Dayara Bugyal trek. It takes 9 to 10 hrs drive from Dehradun to Raithal, where in between you witness many picturesque views. The drive takes you through the lovely forests, and you are going to trek alongside the Bhagirathi River. You will come across the highest town while driving to Raithal that is Uttarkashi, head to Batwari from there. As you trek to Raithal, witness brilliant colors of sunset over Mt. Jaonli & Draupadi ka Danda Peak.

dayara bugyal trek
Reach Raithal from Dehradun, time taken 7 to 8 hrs.

Day 2: Raithal to Gui
Altitude : 7,096 Ft. to 9,750 Ft.

Time Taken : 4-5 hrs

Trek Gradient : Easy-moderate.

Water Sources : Carry 2 liters of water


On your 2nd day of trek, you head towards Gui from Raithal, witness the Mt. Srikhanth & Gangotri. The trail ascends gradually, that takes you through the valley of fields. As you walk for about half an hour you witness the flat grassy way. And the trail later become woody. You can take the forest route mainly of green and brown oaks & Rhododendrons. The campsite of Gui is located in the forest amidst the nature.

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Gui is the delightful destination, encompasses by mountains

Day 3: Gui to Barnala
Altitude : 9,750 Ft. to 9,842 Ft.

Trek Time : 3-3.5 hrs

Trek Gradient : Easy-moderate

Water Sources : Carry 2 liters of water


On your 3rd day of trek you will go back to Raithal. As, the way back is easy you can relax and stroll down the path. Experience the newness of the nature and the beauty of mountains.

Grab the experience in your arms, and feel free. This is an ultimate experience for you to have, and there is an overnight camping in Raithal in the authentic nature beauty.

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You might have never witnessed this kind of a beauty before, the beauty that you see in Barnala.

Day 4 : Barnala to Dayara Top to Chilapada
Altitude : 9,842 Ft. to 12,057 Ft. to 10,500 Ft.

Time Taken : 5-6 hrs .

Trek Gradient : Moderate

Water Sources : Carry sufficient water

The trail to Dayara climbs up from Barnala camp to the upper Barnala meadow which houses the Barnala Taal. Move on the ascending trail which is well paved all the way. An hour into the climb, the tree line ends bringing you into the fringes of the meadows. The trail goes right on the edge of the meadow. Look up to your right to see magnificent view of Bandar Poonch and Kala Nag.

All the summits which were with you from Raithal and Barnala are now a lot bigger adorning the panorama behind. The early morning view of Dayara Bugyal is worth every effort put in to get there. In winter, you see snow terrain. The trail to Chilapada goes down behind the huts. The wooded trail is well laid out again. About 30 minutes of descent brings you to Chilapada.

dayara bugyal trek
Dayara Top is the most astonishing place in the whole trek, yet so eye pleasing.

Day 5 : Chilapada to Raithal
Time Taken : 4 hrs.

Trek Gradient : Easy

Water Sources : Carry 2 liters of water

On this day it takes around 4 hours to reach Raithal, so start your days early. From the Chilapada campsite, continue on the main trail. The trail continues to descend, around 15 min of descent brings you to the rain shelter from where you diverted to Barnala on the way up. Continue moving down on the main trail. Around Gui is where you get the final views of Mt Bandarpoonch on the trek. Continue further for an hour before coming to the grassy clearing with the water source. Later you reach Raithal.

Day 6 : Raithal to Dehradun
On this day drive to dehradun from Raithal after breakfast. Enjoy the scenic drive back to Dehradun.
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Last Updated March 7, 2020