Region :- Uttarakhand  
Duration :- 5 Night 6 Days 
Grade :- Easy To Moderate 
Max Altitude :- 12,100 Ft.  
Approx Trekking Km :- 9 Km

The pasture uplands of Uttarakhand’s alpine heights are focal points for many of our splendid treks in the region. These are the Bugyals—fecund grassy uplands secreted away in mountain laps where shepherds take their herds in summer days before the winter snow renders them fallow. Dayara is a relatively lesser known Bugyal, accessible from Uttarkashi by just a short, crisp trek but it is one that pays off magnificent rewards. Dayara in the local tongue refers to a circular plot of land, reflecting the hoop shaped grassy turf of this Bugyal, margined by dark oak and maple woods and beyond the green reaches, a glowing snowline of the Bandarpoonch and other ranges. A rambling walk through the undulated pastures of Dayara will bring you out of the world frames of its green ecosystem, the whispering wilderness of the oak woods, and somewhere far away, a breathless peak view panorama gradually unveiling. Along the entire stretch, at different junctures, you can catch glimpses of the Gangotri set of peaks, Srikanth peak, Bandarpoonch, and Black Peak.

Another high point of the journey comes on the fourth day when we are ascending to 12, 100 ft. from our Dayara campsite to Dayara Top. A ridge walk takes you to convergences of many adjoining meadows including the Giddara Bugyal. You will also find a descent trail to Dodital- a fresh water lake which is the origin of Assi Ganga. The summer meadows are infused on this stretch with a spray of wildflowers, all yellow. On all of this paradisiacal effervescence, the snow thatched Bandarpoonch will cast an iridescent impression. The walk ambles down from here to Barsu, a pretty settlement memorable for its silkenly flowing buckwheat fields and poppy beds and a warm shelter at the end of the trek. Before reaching the village, we make a last stop at Barnala, a small crystal waterhole flanked by a temple of the Nag Devata.

Dayara Bugyal trek is an excellent choice for beginners, makes for a phantasmagorical photo-op, and an absolute delight for naturalists.

Why Choose Us

  • Learning Experience: We do not just focus on completing the trek but also help you develop basic trekking skills like:
    • Packing a rucksack
    • Morning Yoga & Evening stretching
    • How to pitch and dismantle a camping tent and properly use a sleeping bag
    • Ascend and Descend on a mountain trail
    • How to ensure camp safety and hygiene
    • Identify trail signs and signals
  • Loyalty Programs: Join Rockkers Adventures community and enjoy benefits of our vouchers and referral programs.
  • Personalized attention: We have small batch size (max. 15) and we maintain a healthy ratio of 8:1 (Participants: Leader) on all our batches to enable individual focus and monitoring.
  • Best Expedition Leaders: Our leaders are advanced mountaineering course qualified, specially trained in rescue procedures from NIM and certified first-aid responders. Even our local guides are certified first-aid responders.
  • Safety norms: We have mapped every region with an emergency evacuation plan and safety protocols maintaining a zero accident record so far. We carry an extensive first-aid kit including oxygen cylinders and high altitude medicines.
  • Safety equipment: Our trek leaders carry UIAA certified rescue equipment like static rope, ice ax, harness, carabiners, jumar, pulley, short and long slings.

Day 1- Dehradun to Raithal

Raithal, is a pleasant village famous as base camp of Dayara Bugyal trek. It is around 38 km away from Uttarkashi. The village is flourished with lush greenery. Bhagirathi River flows throughout the way to the village. The route to Raithal is like a pathway between the mountains. You will get first glimpse of Gangotri range, Shrikanth peak from Moryana top. Here you will halt for a small break if you wish to capture the splendid peaks.
As you approach closer to Raithal the views of mountain peaks get bigger, Shrikanth peak is one of the prominent peaks from here. You will spend the night in guest house or get authentic home stay.

Day 2- Raithal to Gui

Start early morning with energized spirit to embark on the actual trek. The trail on this is a walk through the jungle. It is filled with silver, gold oak trees. The route to campsite is well marked and the campsite at Gui always remains in line of sight. The trail is ascending gradually hence it will take around 4-5 hours to reach to the next resting point.
The camping site is unique in a way that is surrounded by alpine trees unlike mountains. You will spot quaint village huts near the campsite. The view from Gui is almost same as from Raithal, with clear views of Gangotri range and Shrikanth peak. Under the beautiful night sky you can relax and re-energize yourself.

Day 3- Gui to Dayara Bugyal

Today is smaller day, just like hiking in mountains. The trail rises slowly as the forest clears and sights of hidden neighbor peak becomes visible. Post winter, until mid-April the snow does not melt. You might get some snow traces on the path.
Dayara Bugyal campsite unlike the previous day is a open site. Camps will be placed exactly opposite, in front of the mountains. Sneak out of the tent and big peaks will be standing in front of you. Bandarpoonch, Kala Nag, Srikhanth Mahadev, Draupadi ka Danda, and its neighbor peaks are some of these peaks. Bandarpoonch is highly associated with Dayara Bugyal trek, but you will also encounter many other splendid peaks. Some remains of snow around the tents form a perfect camping site picture.
After lunch or evening tea you can stroll around and explore the area.

Day 4 – Dayara Bugyal to Dayara top and back

Summit day finally arrived. Today you will go to the highest point and return back to the campsite. With first few steps under forest, the trail gradually opens up, leading to vast meadows. Hereafter, you will find yourself trudging on the green meadows blossomed with colorful flowers.
Walking on such beautiful terrain with stunning views of Bandarpoonch and other peaks, you will fail to notice that you have finally reached closer to the top. You might also spot a sparsely filled water stream. The final climb is steep but it is worth the physical strain, because you will end up standing in front of the Dodital range. Bandarpoonch seems a touching distance away. The trail then takes you to the Gidara pass. Pass distinguishes ways to Pichkiya and Gidara Bugyal.
Give yourself sometime to inculcate the serenity of the landscape and take back your steps to return to the campsite. This day might seem hectic, as we try to reach campsite till the lunch time.

Day 5 – Dayara Bugyal to Barsu to Dehradun

The small journey in the mountains comes to end today. Wake up early and get all packed up to store the trek memories in permanent storage.
The trail as you might have guessed is easy descent till Barsu. Before that you will spot an attractive lake near Barnala. Old fashioned huts will be surrounding the lake. A peaceful temple of Kala Nath lies next to the lake. Curious photographers will be happy to capture the frame of temple besides the lake, lying between the mountains. You will be astonished to see how devoted people here are even in sparsely populated region. Amongst adventurers Barnala is also famous for skiing.
Barsu is 5 km away from Barnala. Throughout the trail you can relive the past fond moments by just looking behind. It seems as if the mountain peaks are calling you back. Barsu is a lively village where children and villagers will be seen meandering around.
Barsu to Dehradun is a 7 hours drive. You will reach station in the evening to catch your train that will take you back to your sweet home. Sweet home where you will only cherish the Dayara-Bugyal trek moments.

Day 6- Barsu to Dehradun

End

Inclusions
  • Transport support from and to Dehradun: starting from pickup on day 1 to drop on day 2.
  • Guide and cook fees.

  • Rent for camping equipment.

  • Forest entry charges.

  • Porter and mule support to carry camping equipment. Please note that personal luggage can be carried by mules and/or porters on chargeable basis.

  • All veg meals starting from day 1 lunch to day 2 lunch.

  • Tented accommodation throughout the trek.

Exclusions
  • Transport to reach Dehradun from hometown.

  • Personal expenses like tips, personal medicines, phone calls etc.

  • Any transport support during the trek apart from what is included above.

  • Accommodation in Dehradun.

  • Personal luggage with mass not exceeding 12 kg per bag per person can be carried by porters/mules @ Rs 300 per day per bag.

  • Trekking shoes with good grip
  • Backpack and rain cover for backpack(40-60litres)
  • Clothes: -Warm layers (fleece, woolen and one padded jacket ), trek pants, collared t shirt, thermals
  • Accessories: – sunglasses, suncap, synthetic hand gloves
  • Socks
  • Headlamp/ torch
  • Daypack
  • Toiletries: – sunscreen, moisturizer, light towel, lip balm, toilet paper, toothbrush, toothpaste, hand sanitizer
  • Cutlery: – lunch box, spoon
  • Water bottles
  • Personal medicines
  • Id proof: – (driving license, voters Id etc.)

Cost Per Head

– For Existing Group Departures

 Trek: 7,700/-

 Transport: 2,000/-

(Dehradun to Dehradun)

Service tax @ 5% applicable

– For Private/Customized Trek

Price on Request- varies based on group size, itinerary and amenities

Duration:  5 Night 6 Days
Maximum Group Size : 10-12

Short Itinerary

Day 1- Dehradun to Raithal
Day 2- Raithal to Gui
Day 3- Gui to Dayara Bugyal
Day 4- Dayara Bugyal to Dayara top and back
Day 5- DayaraBugyal to Barsu
Day 6- Barsu to Dehradun

Additional Information

Best Season – Apr-Jun, Sep-Dec
Grade – Easy

AVERAGE TEMPERATURE:

Winter temperatures – Dayara Bugyal Trek– 3°C to – 5° C – And Base Camp Dayara Bugyal / -5°C to -8°C – winter December to Jan
Summer temperatures – Dayara Bugyal base +5° C to +20° C

Must read about Dayara Bugyal Trek

Dayara Bugyal Trek is a classic Summer and winter trek. The trek provides a great opportunity for trekkers.

Quick Contact

Region :- Uttarakhand  
Duration :- 5 Night 6 Days 
Grade :- Easy To Moderate 
Max Altitude :- 12,100 Ft.  
Approx Trekking Km :- 9 Km

The pasture uplands of Uttarakhand’s alpine heights are focal points for many of our splendid treks in the region. These are the Bugyals—fecund grassy uplands secreted away in mountain laps where shepherds take their herds in summer days before the winter snow renders them fallow. Dayara is a relatively lesser known Bugyal, accessible from Uttarkashi by just a short, crisp trek but it is one that pays off magnificent rewards. Dayara in the local tongue refers to a circular plot of land, reflecting the hoop shaped grassy turf of this Bugyal, margined by dark oak and maple woods and beyond the green reaches, a glowing snowline of the Bandarpoonch and other ranges. A rambling walk through the undulated pastures of Dayara will bring you out of the world frames of its green ecosystem, the whispering wilderness of the oak woods, and somewhere far away, a breathless peak view panorama gradually unveiling. Along the entire stretch, at different junctures, you can catch glimpses of the Gangotri set of peaks, Srikanth peak, Bandarpoonch, and Black Peak.

Another high point of the journey comes on the fourth day when we are ascending to 12, 100 ft. from our Dayara campsite to Dayara Top. A ridge walk takes you to convergences of many adjoining meadows including the Giddara Bugyal. You will also find a descent trail to Dodital- a fresh water lake which is the origin of Assi Ganga. The summer meadows are infused on this stretch with a spray of wildflowers, all yellow. On all of this paradisiacal effervescence, the snow thatched Bandarpoonch will cast an iridescent impression. The walk ambles down from here to Barsu, a pretty settlement memorable for its silkenly flowing buckwheat fields and poppy beds and a warm shelter at the end of the trek. Before reaching the village, we make a last stop at Barnala, a small crystal waterhole flanked by a temple of the Nag Devata.

Dayara Bugyal trek is an excellent choice for beginners, makes for a phantasmagorical photo-op, and an absolute delight for naturalists.

Why Choose Us

  • Learning Experience: We do not just focus on completing the trek but also help you develop basic trekking skills like:
    • Packing a rucksack
    • Morning Yoga & Evening stretching
    • How to pitch and dismantle a camping tent and properly use a sleeping bag
    • Ascend and Descend on a mountain trail
    • How to ensure camp safety and hygiene
    • Identify trail signs and signals
  • Loyalty Programs: Join Rockkers Adventures community and enjoy benefits of our vouchers and referral programs.
  • Personalized attention: We have small batch size (max. 15) and we maintain a healthy ratio of 8:1 (Participants: Leader) on all our batches to enable individual focus and monitoring.
  • Best Expedition Leaders: Our leaders are advanced mountaineering course qualified, specially trained in rescue procedures from NIM and certified first-aid responders. Even our local guides are certified first-aid responders.
  • Safety norms: We have mapped every region with an emergency evacuation plan and safety protocols maintaining a zero accident record so far. We carry an extensive first-aid kit including oxygen cylinders and high altitude medicines.
  • Safety equipment: Our trek leaders carry UIAA certified rescue equipment like static rope, ice ax, harness, carabiners, jumar, pulley, short and long slings.

Day 1- Dehradun to Raithal

Raithal, is a pleasant village famous as base camp of Dayara Bugyal trek. It is around 38 km away from Uttarkashi. The village is flourished with lush greenery. Bhagirathi River flows throughout the way to the village. The route to Raithal is like a pathway between the mountains. You will get first glimpse of Gangotri range, Shrikanth peak from Moryana top. Here you will halt for a small break if you wish to capture the splendid peaks.
As you approach closer to Raithal the views of mountain peaks get bigger, Shrikanth peak is one of the prominent peaks from here. You will spend the night in guest house or get authentic home stay.

Day 2- Raithal to Gui

Start early morning with energized spirit to embark on the actual trek. The trail on this is a walk through the jungle. It is filled with silver, gold oak trees. The route to campsite is well marked and the campsite at Gui always remains in line of sight. The trail is ascending gradually hence it will take around 4-5 hours to reach to the next resting point.
The camping site is unique in a way that is surrounded by alpine trees unlike mountains. You will spot quaint village huts near the campsite. The view from Gui is almost same as from Raithal, with clear views of Gangotri range and Shrikanth peak. Under the beautiful night sky you can relax and re-energize yourself.

Day 3- Gui to Dayara Bugyal

Today is smaller day, just like hiking in mountains. The trail rises slowly as the forest clears and sights of hidden neighbor peak becomes visible. Post winter, until mid-April the snow does not melt. You might get some snow traces on the path.
Dayara Bugyal campsite unlike the previous day is a open site. Camps will be placed exactly opposite, in front of the mountains. Sneak out of the tent and big peaks will be standing in front of you. Bandarpoonch, Kala Nag, Srikhanth Mahadev, Draupadi ka Danda, and its neighbor peaks are some of these peaks. Bandarpoonch is highly associated with Dayara Bugyal trek, but you will also encounter many other splendid peaks. Some remains of snow around the tents form a perfect camping site picture.
After lunch or evening tea you can stroll around and explore the area.

Day 4 – Dayara Bugyal to Dayara top and back

Summit day finally arrived. Today you will go to the highest point and return back to the campsite. With first few steps under forest, the trail gradually opens up, leading to vast meadows. Hereafter, you will find yourself trudging on the green meadows blossomed with colorful flowers.
Walking on such beautiful terrain with stunning views of Bandarpoonch and other peaks, you will fail to notice that you have finally reached closer to the top. You might also spot a sparsely filled water stream. The final climb is steep but it is worth the physical strain, because you will end up standing in front of the Dodital range. Bandarpoonch seems a touching distance away. The trail then takes you to the Gidara pass. Pass distinguishes ways to Pichkiya and Gidara Bugyal.
Give yourself sometime to inculcate the serenity of the landscape and take back your steps to return to the campsite. This day might seem hectic, as we try to reach campsite till the lunch time.

Day 5 – Dayara Bugyal to Barsu to Dehradun

The small journey in the mountains comes to end today. Wake up early and get all packed up to store the trek memories in permanent storage.
The trail as you might have guessed is easy descent till Barsu. Before that you will spot an attractive lake near Barnala. Old fashioned huts will be surrounding the lake. A peaceful temple of Kala Nath lies next to the lake. Curious photographers will be happy to capture the frame of temple besides the lake, lying between the mountains. You will be astonished to see how devoted people here are even in sparsely populated region. Amongst adventurers Barnala is also famous for skiing.
Barsu is 5 km away from Barnala. Throughout the trail you can relive the past fond moments by just looking behind. It seems as if the mountain peaks are calling you back. Barsu is a lively village where children and villagers will be seen meandering around.
Barsu to Dehradun is a 7 hours drive. You will reach station in the evening to catch your train that will take you back to your sweet home. Sweet home where you will only cherish the Dayara-Bugyal trek moments.

Day 6- Barsu to Dehradun

End

Inclusions
  • Transport support from and to Dehradun: starting from pickup on day 1 to drop on day 2.
  • Guide and cook fees.

  • Rent for camping equipment.

  • Forest entry charges.

  • Porter and mule support to carry camping equipment. Please note that personal luggage can be carried by mules and/or porters on chargeable basis.

  • All veg meals starting from day 1 lunch to day 2 lunch.

  • Tented accommodation throughout the trek.

Exclusions
  • Transport to reach Dehradun from hometown.

  • Personal expenses like tips, personal medicines, phone calls etc.

  • Any transport support during the trek apart from what is included above.

  • Accommodation in Dehradun.

  • Personal luggage with mass not exceeding 12 kg per bag per person can be carried by porters/mules @ Rs 300 per day per bag.

  • Trekking shoes with good grip
  • Backpack and rain cover for backpack(40-60litres)
  • Clothes: -Warm layers (fleece, woolen and one padded jacket ), trek pants, collared t shirt, thermals
  • Accessories: – sunglasses, suncap, synthetic hand gloves
  • Socks
  • Headlamp/ torch
  • Daypack
  • Toiletries: – sunscreen, moisturizer, light towel, lip balm, toilet paper, toothbrush, toothpaste, hand sanitizer
  • Cutlery: – lunch box, spoon
  • Water bottles
  • Personal medicines
  • Id proof: – (driving license, voters Id etc.)

Cost Per Head

– For Existing Group Departures

 Trek: 7,700/-

 Transport: 2,000/-

(Dehradun to Dehradun)

Service tax @ 5% applicable

– For Private/Customized Trek

Price on Request- varies based on group size, itinerary and amenities

Duration:  5 Night 6 Days
Maximum Group Size : 10-12

Short Itinerary

Day 1- Dehradun to Raithal
Day 2- Raithal to Gui
Day 3- Gui to Dayara Bugyal
Day 4- Dayara Bugyal to Dayara top and back
Day 5- DayaraBugyal to Barsu
Day 6- Barsu to Dehradun

Additional Information

Best Season – Apr-Jun, Sep-Dec
Grade – Easy

AVERAGE TEMPERATURE:

Winter temperatures – Dayara Bugyal Trek– 3°C to – 5° C – And Base Camp Dayara Bugyal / -5°C to -8°C – winter December to Jan
Summer temperatures – Dayara Bugyal base +5° C to +20° C

Must read about Dayara Bugyal Trek

Dayara Bugyal Trek is a classic Summer and winter trek. The trek provides a great opportunity for trekkers.

Quick Contact