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Dayara Bugyal Trek

Dayara Bugyal Trek

  • 5 Days
  • Group : 8-15 People
  • Guided Trek
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Start: Uttarkashi
  • Altitude
    Max Altitude : 3780 m

As the first rays of dawn kiss the summit of the Himalayas, nature unveils her splendid beauty. It is in this mesmerizing setting that the Dayara Bugyal trek begins, a journey that takes you through the heart of Uttarakhand, India’s ‘Land of Gods.’

Imagine walking on a carpet of lush green meadows, with snow-capped peaks playing peek-a-boo with the clouds. The air is crisp and clean, carrying the sweet scent of wildflowers and the distant echo of a gurgling stream. This is not a scene from a fantasy novel, but the reality of the Dayara Bugyal trek, one of the most beautiful high-altitude meadow treks in India.

The word ‘Bugyal’ translates to ‘high altitude meadow,’ and Dayara Bugyal lives up to its name. Situated at an elevation of about 3408 meters, it offers panoramic views of the majestic Bandarpoonch, Black Peak, and Bhagirathi ranges. But the real magic of the Dayara Bugyal trek lies in the journey rather than the destination.

From the dense oak forests that seem to whisper ancient secrets, to the small mountain villages that offer a glimpse into a simple yet fulfilling way of life, every step of the trek brings something new. It’s a place where time seems to slow down, allowing you to appreciate the simple pleasures of life – the rustle of leaves under your feet, the melody of birdsong, the dance of butterflies, and the warmth of the sun on your face.

But the Dayara Bugyal trek is not just about serene landscapes and tranquil moments. It’s also an adventure, a challenge that pushes you to test your limits. As you ascend, the path becomes steeper, the air thinner, and the terrain more rugged. But with every challenging step, you are rewarded with breathtaking views that make the sweat and effort worthwhile.

And when you finally reach the top, standing on the vast expanse of the Dayara Bugyal, with the Himalayas forming a stunning backdrop, you can’t help but feel a sense of achievement, a connection with nature, and an overwhelming awe for the world’s beauty.

So, if you’re someone who loves the mountains, craves adventure, and cherishes quiet moments in nature’s lap, the Dayara Bugyal trek is a journey you must embark on. It’s not just a trek; it’s an experience that stays with you, a memory that warms your heart, and a story that you’ll love to tell.

So pack your bags, lace up your boots, and let the Dayara Bugyal trek be your next great adventure. After all, as John Muir once said, “In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.”

Departure & Return Location

Dehradun I.S.B.T (Google Map)

Meeting Time

7 A.M

Price Includes

  • Activity: Trekking, Camping, etc
  • Accommodation during Trek (Camping)
  • Meals during Trek (Veg)
  • All season Camping tents on twin sharing basis, Sleeping bags with adequate sub-zero temperature rating, comfortable mattress
  • Safety Equipment includes static rescue rope, seat harness, carabiners, pulleys, ice-axe, micro-spikes, slings
  • Forest Permits/Camping Charges/Permits, Trek Permit Fee/IMF Permission – up to the amount charged for Indian Nationals.
  • Mountaineering course certified Trek Leader with First Aid knowledge
  • Experienced Local guide, cook, helpers
  • Porters or mules for carrying common luggage
  • Exhaustive First Aid kit including portable oxygen cylinder, oximeter

Price Excludes

  • Transportation
  • Meals during the road journey
  • Insurance
  • Any expenses of personal nature
  • Mules or porter to carry personal luggage. (extra luggage, if any can be left at the base camp with the authorities)
  • Cost Escalation due to natural reasons
  • Any expense not specified in the inclusion list
What to Expect
  • The Curvy Roads into Garhwal HimalayasThe journey to Dayara Bugyal is as enchanting as the destination itself. As you navigate the winding roads through the Garhwal Himalayas, you are treated to breathtaking vistas of towering mountains, verdant valleys, and sparkling rivers. It's a drive that prepares you for the natural beauty that awaits on the trek.
  • Raithal, a Nature Lover's ParadiseThe base camp of the trek, Raithal, is a quaint village nestled in the mountains. With its lush green fields, traditional houses, and friendly locals, it offers a glimpse into the slow-paced, peaceful life in the Himalayas. It's a place where you can immerse yourself in nature and experience the tranquility that comes with it.
  • Gui Lake and SunsetsGui Lake is one of the key attractions of the Dayara Bugyal trek. This pristine lake, surrounded by meadows and mountains, is a sight to behold. Watching the sun set over the lake, painting the sky in hues of orange and red, is an experience that will stay with you long after the trek is over.
  • Camping by Barnala TalOne of the highlights of the trek is camping by the serene Barnala Tal. As you set up camp by the lakeside, under a canopy of stars, you feel a deep connection with nature. The tranquility of the place provides a perfect setting to unwind and reflect .
  • Wildlife EncountersThe Dayara Bugyal trek takes you through dense forests that are home to a variety of wildlife. As you trek through the woods, keep your eyes peeled for a chance to spot some of these wild inhabitants. It adds an element of excitement and wonder to the trek.
  • Bakaria Top Summit and Banderpoonch Massif ViewsThe climax of the trek is reaching the Bakaria Top summit. At an altitude of 3800 meters, it offers panoramic views of the surrounding peaks including the majestic Banderpoonch Massif. Standing at the summit, with the wind in your hair and the vast expanse of the Himalayas before you, is a moment of triumph and awe.

Dayara Bugyal Trek Itinerary

Day 1Arrival in Raithal

Distance: 185 km
Time Taken: 9 hours 
Altitude: 2,150 m (7,054 ft)

Day 1 of the Dayara Bugyal trek is all about beginnings and anticipation. Your adventure starts in Raithal, a charming little village nestled in the heart of Uttarakhand’s Garhwal region. As you arrive in Raithal, the serene beauty of the place will immediately captivate you. The village is surrounded by lush green fields and towering mountains, presenting a picturesque setting that seems straight out of a postcard.

Your first day is primarily for acclimatization and getting to know your trek mates. You’ll check into your guest house, where you’ll be greeted by warm hospitality and stunning views. The tranquility of the place provides a perfect contrast to the hustle and bustle of city life, instantly making you feel relaxed and at peace.

Take some time to stroll around the village, interact with the friendly locals, and soak in the culture and traditions of this Himalayan hamlet. The simplicity of life in Raithal, coupled with its natural beauty, sets the tone for the rest of your trek.

In the evening, a briefing session is held where you’ll meet your trek leader and fellow trekkers. The trek leader will detail the itinerary, explain the do’s and don’ts of the trek, and answer any questions you might have. It’s also a great opportunity to get to know your trek mates, as these are the people with whom you’ll share this incredible journey.

As night falls, enjoy a hearty meal prepared with local ingredients. The delicious food, combined with the excitement of the upcoming trek, will fill you with warmth and happiness.

Retire early to your room, as the next day requires an early start. As you drift off to sleep, the anticipation of the journey ahead fills your dreams. This is just the beginning of what promises to be an amazing trekking experience.

Day 2Raithal to Gui

Distance: 3.5 km
Time Taken: 5 hours
2,950 m (9,680 ft.)

The real adventure begins today. Waking up to the chirping of birds and a splendid sunrise, you’ll start your day with a hearty breakfast, gearing up for the trek ahead.

The trek from Raithal to Gui is a moderate one, covering a distance of approximately 5 kilometers. As you leave behind the quaint village of Raithal, you embark on a path that gradually ascends through beautiful rhododendrons and oak forests. The air is filled with the sweet scent of flowers and the rustling of leaves, creating an enchanting ambiance that soothes your soul.

The trek offers an array of stunning views. One moment, you are walking under a canopy of trees, and the next, you find yourself in the middle of lush green meadows. The trail also provides glimpses of the majestic Himalayas, teasing what’s to come in the following days.

After a few hours of trekking, you’ll reach Gui, a campsite that’s like a piece of heaven on earth. Gui is famous for its pristine lake, which adds to the charm of the place. Here, you’ll set up camp surrounded by the tranquility of nature.

As evening falls, you’ll witness one of the most beautiful sunsets over the Gui lake. The sky transforms into a canvas of vibrant colors, reflecting itself in the calm waters of the lake. It’s a sight that will etch itself in your memory, a perfect end to an exciting day.

Spend the night under the starlit sky, sharing stories and experiences around a warm bonfire. As you retire to your tent, the silence of the night is broken only by the occasional hoot of an owl or the rustling of leaves, lulling you into a peaceful sleep.

Day 3Gui to Chilapada

Distance: 6 km
Time Taken: 4 hours
3,260 m (10,700 ft)

Today is the day of thrilling ascents, fascinating discoveries, and immersive nature experiences. The journey from Gui to Chilapada is about 6 kilometers, a trail that promises an exciting blend of adventure and beauty.

You start the day with a light breakfast and a refreshed spirit, ready to embrace the challenges and rewards that lay on the path ahead. The trail today is a bit steep, navigating through a dense forest full of oak and rhododendron trees. The air is cooler here, filled with the sounds of chirping birds and rustling leaves, a symphony of nature that keeps you company throughout the trek.

As you ascend, you’ll notice the changing landscape. The dense forest gives way to vast meadows, offering panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. It’s a breathtaking sight, one that makes every step of the challenging climb worth it.

The campsite at Chilapada is located amidst these vast meadows, offering uninterrupted views of the Himalayan peaks. As you reach the campsite, you’ll feel a sense of accomplishment, coupled with the awe-inspiring beauty of the place.

Once the tents are pitched and lunch is served, you have the rest of the day to explore the surroundings. You can take a walk around the meadows, photograph the stunning landscapes, or simply sit back and soak in the serenity of the place.

As night falls, the sky comes alive with countless stars, creating a mesmerizing spectacle. It’s the perfect setting for a hearty dinner followed by some stargazing before you retire to your tent for a well-deserved rest.

This day brings you closer to nature and reminds you of the sheer beauty and power of the mountains.

Day 4Chilapada to Dayara Top & Back to Nayata

Distance: 10 km
Time: 9 Hours
3,800 m (12,467 ft)

Today’s journey takes you from Chilapada to the highest point of the trek, Dayara Top, and then back down to Nayata.

After an early breakfast, you set off towards Dayara Top. The trail ascends through alpine meadows, offering panoramic views of the snow-capped Himalayan peaks. The air gets thinner and cooler as you gain altitude, but every breath you take fills you with a sense of achievement and wonder.

Reaching Dayara Top is a moment of pure joy and accomplishment. At an elevation of over 12,000 feet, it offers a 360-degree view of some of the most majestic peaks of the Himalayas, including Bandarpoonch, Draupadi ka Danda, and Srikanth. The sight of these towering peaks under the clear blue sky is a memory you’ll cherish forever.

After spending some time at the top, soaking in the beauty, and capturing the breathtaking landscapes with your camera, it’s time to begin the descent toward Nayata. The trek down is easier but requires careful footing. You pass through verdant meadows and dense forests, witnessing the diverse flora and fauna of the region.

Nayata, the campsite for the night, is a serene spot nestled amidst lush greenery. Here, you’ll have the rest of the evening to relax and reflect on the day’s journey. As the sun sets, casting a golden hue over the landscape, you share stories and experiences around the camp, creating bonds and memories that last a lifetime.

This day of the Dayara Bugyal trek is undoubtedly the most challenging yet rewarding day of the trek. It’s a day that pushes your limits, rewards you with unparalleled views, and leaves you with a deep sense of satisfaction and accomplishment.

Day 5Nayata to Raithal & Drive to Dehradun

Distance: 5 km & 185 km (Drive) 
Time Taken: 3 hours & 8 hours (Drive)
Altitude: 430 m (1,410 ft)

This marks the final leg of the journey. It’s a day filled with mixed emotions as you bid farewell to the mountains and begin your descent from Nayata to Raithal, before driving back to Dehradun.

After breakfast, you start your trek down to Raithal. The trail is relatively easy, descending through a beautiful forest of oak and rhododendron trees. The air is filled with the chirping of birds, while the sun rays filtering through the leaves create a magical ambiance.

Reaching Raithal, you’ll be greeted by the familiar sights and sounds of the quaint village. The simplicity and warmth of the place are a stark contrast to the grandeur and solitude of the mountains, yet equally captivating in their own way.

In Raithal, you’ll have some time to rest and freshen up. You could also explore the village, interact with the locals, and learn about their customs and way of life. It’s a wonderful opportunity to gain insights into the culture and traditions of the region.

From Raithal, you’ll embark on a drive back to Dehradun. As you leave behind the mountains and meadows, the journey gives you ample time to reflect on the experiences and memories you’ve created over the past few days.

The drive to Dehradun is scenic, passing through winding roads lined with lush greenery. As the city lights come into view, it marks the end of an incredible journey, but the beginning of many more adventures to come.

Today is a day of reflection, learning, and farewells. It’s a day that brings the journey full circle, leaving you with a backpack full of memories and a heart full of gratitude.

Dayara Bugyal Trek Map

Peaks Visible From Dayara Top

Dayara Bugyal Trek Photos

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the Dayara Bugyal Trek?

The Dayara Bugyal Trek is a popular trek located in the Uttarakhand region of India. The name ‘Bugyal’ translates to ‘high altitude meadow,’ and Dayara Bugyal is one of the most beautiful meadows in the country, sprawling over an area of 28 square kilometers at an altitude of 3,340 meters (10,958 feet)

The trek starts from the Barsu or Raithal village and ends at Raithal. It covers a total distance of 29 kilometers (18 miles) and reaches a maximum altitude of 12,000 feet at Dayara Top. The trail is divided into approximately 5-6 km trekking distances per day, making it a perfect trek for beginners.

The journey takes trekkers through lush forests, across sparkling streams, and up to the vast expanse of the Dayara Bugyal meadow. At the highest point of the trek, trekkers are rewarded with a 360-degree view of some of the most majestic peaks of the Himalayas, including Bandarpoonch, Draupadi ka Danda, and Srikanth.

One of the unique aspects of the Dayara Bugyal Trek is that it’s available all year round, each season offering its own shades, sceneries, and highlights. In the summers, the meadow is a vibrant green, dotted with a variety of alpine flowers. In the winter, it transforms into a beautiful snow-covered landscape.

Where does the Dayara Bugyal Trek start and end?

The Dayara Bugyal Trek typically starts from the village of Barsu or Raithal, both located in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand, India. The choice of starting point can vary based on the trekking company or the specific itinerary chosen.

If the trek starts from Barsu, the trail leads you through beautiful forests and meadows up to Dayara Bugyal and then descends down to Raithal. This route is about 29 kilometers long and offers a gradual ascent, making it suitable for beginners as well as experienced trekkers.

On the other hand, if the trek starts and ends at Raithal, it usually involves a circular trail that goes up to Dayara Bugyal and returns to Raithal. This route also offers stunning views of the Himalayan peaks and the expansive Dayara meadow.

Regardless of the starting point, the trek ends with a drive back to Dehradun, marking the conclusion of the journey.

What is the best time to go on the Dayara Bugyal Trek?

The best time to go on the Dayara Bugyal Trek varies depending on what you want to experience.

If you want to enjoy the trek in pleasant weather with temperatures around 15-20 °C, summer months from May to June are ideal. This is also when the meadows are lush and green, offering a breathtaking view.

Autumn, from mid-September to early November, is another great time to visit. The weather is clear and the reflections in the lakes are stunning.

For those who enjoy snowfall and winter landscapes, January to February and December are the best months The meadow is covered in a blanket of snow, making it a paradise for skiers.

However, it’s advisable to avoid the monsoon season as the trail can get slippery and the views are often obscured by clouds.

Please note that each season offers its own unique beauty and challenges, and the final decision should be based on your personal preference and physical fitness.

How difficult is the Dayara Bugyal Trek?

The Dayara Bugyal Trek is generally considered an easy to moderate-level trek. It’s a great option for beginners and first-time trekkers as the trail involves a mix of gradual and steep ascents, but nothing too challenging. The total trek distance is about 29 kilometers (18 miles), which is spread over a few days, making it manageable for most people.

However, factors like weather conditions, physical fitness, and acclimatization to high altitudes can influence the difficulty level of the trek. During winter, the trek can be more challenging due to snow and cold weather.

While the trek may be relatively easy, it’s still important to prepare adequately. Regular exercise, including cardio workouts, can help build stamina. It’s also recommended to carry appropriate trekking gear, stay hydrated, and take regular breaks during the trek.

Remember, regardless of the difficulty level of a trek, every trekker should listen to their body and not push beyond their comfort level.

What is the altitude of the Dayara Bugyal Trek?

The Dayara Bugyal Trek reaches a maximum altitude of approximately 3,780 meters (12,400 feet) The altitude can vary slightly depending on the specific route taken. It’s important to note that the effects of high altitude can start to be felt from 2,400 meters (8,000 feet), so proper acclimatization and preparation are essential for this trek.

How long does the Dayara Bugyal Trek take?

The duration of the Dayara Bugyal Trek can vary depending on the specific itinerary, but it generally takes about 4 to 6 days. The trekking time each day is approximately 5-6 hours. This includes time from Dehradun to Dehradun, which often involves a long drive to and from the trek’s starting point in the tiny village of Raithal. The actual trekking distance covered each day is usually around 5-6 kilometers.

Please note that these are approximate values and the actual trek duration can vary based on factors like weather conditions, the pace of the group, and individual fitness levels.

What should I pack for the Dayara Bugyal Trek?

For the Dayara Bugyal Trek, here are some essentials you should pack:

  1. Trekking shoes: Waterproof trekking shoes with good ankle support and grip are crucial for a comfortable and safe trek.

  2. Clothing: Synthetic or waterproof track pants, warm jackets, and windproof clothes are recommended. Dressing in layers can help manage changing temperatures.

  3. Rucksack: A good quality rucksack with a rain cover is necessary to carry all your belongings.

  4. Water Bottle: Staying hydrated is important, so a water bottle is a must-have.

Additionally, it is advisable to carry personal medication (if any), sun protection (sunglasses, sunblock), toiletries, a first-aid kit, and necessary documents for identification.

Remember, packing smart is key. You need to pack strategically for the trek and carry only the essentials.

Please find the detailed list of things to carry on the trek here.

Is camping involved in the Dayara Bugyal Trek?

Yes, camping is indeed a significant part of the Dayara Bugyal Trek. The trek includes various scenic campsites where trekkers set up tents for overnight stays. One such campsite is at Gui, which is about 5-6 km into the trek and offers water sources.

The campsites are set in wide, lush green meadows, making them an excellent spot for camping and providing opportunities to enjoy the stunning panoramic views of the Himalayan range.

However, it’s essential to ensure that you follow all guidelines and respect nature while camping to preserve the environment’s pristine condition.

Do I need any special training for the Dayara Bugyal Trek?

The Dayara Bugyal Trek is known to be an easy to moderate-level trek, making it a great option for beginners as well as experienced trekkers. While no specific prior trekking experience is required, maintaining good physical fitness, stamina, and endurance can enhance your ability to complete the trek comfortably.

It’s recommended to follow a training schedule leading up to the trek. This could include a mix of brisk walking, jogging, and strength exercises. High-altitude treks like this one often require cardiovascular endurance, so including cardio in your routine will be beneficial.

While on the trek, you will need to carry a copy of your photo ID and mandatory documents such as a Medical Certificate. The trek package includes the necessary permits, camping charges, and basic medical facilities.

Remember, it’s always best to consult with your doctor before starting any new fitness regimen or planning a high-altitude trek.

What kind of food will be provided during the Dayara Bugyal Trek?

During the Dayara Bugyal Trek, you can expect a variety of nutritious and energy-packed meals. The food served is vegetarian.

Breakfast: A healthy, wholesome breakfast is served to start the day. This might include items like porridge, poha, upma, daliya, paratha, bread, butter, jam, etc.

Lunch and Dinner: Meals generally consist of carbohydrate-rich food to provide trekkers with the necessary energy. This could include rice, lentils, vegetables, and Indian bread (roti).

Snacks: Chocolates, sugar candies, juice, and biscuits are often kept handy for quick energy boosts during the trek. In the evening, tea, snacks, and soup are also served.

Dinner: Dinner usually consists of dal, roti, vegetables, rice, and a sweet dish to accompany it.

Special Diets: Any special dietary requirements such as veganism, allergies, or religious restrictions can be catered for with prior notice. Please make sure to inform us in advance of any special requests. 

We at Advenchar understand the importance of healthy eating while trekking and take great pride in providing delicious and nutritious meals for our clients.  All of our meals are made with fresh ingredients and seasonal vegetables. We ensure that all food is hygienically prepared to promote a safe and healthy trekking experience. We also provide snacks and packed lunches on the trail. 

If you have any further questions about meals or dietary requirements, please feel free to contact us before your trip and we will be happy to provide more information. 

Can beginners do the Dayara Bugyal Trek?

Yes, beginners can do the Dayara Bugyal Trek. It is often described as an ideal trek for beginners. The trek is of a relatively easy level and can be undertaken by first-timers. However, it’s beneficial to have some amount of physical fitness.

The trek goes through open land and dense forests at different places, providing an excellent opportunity for beginners to experience various aspects of trekking. The average daily trekking distance is not more than 9 km, which makes it manageable for people who are new to trekking.

Is the Dayara Bugyal Trek safe?

The Dayara Bugyal Trek is generally considered safe for trekkers. However, several factors can influence this, such as the trekker’s physical fitness, preparation, and the guidance of experienced trek leaders.

For Children: While it’s an easy to moderate level trek, it may not be suitable for very young children. The trek involves a distance of about 9 km, which may be a little strenuous for a child. However, older children (above 12 years) with appropriate fitness levels can undertake this trek.

For Women: Women traveling solo can safely undertake this trek. Accommodations, including tents, are generally provided on a sharing basis with other female trekkers. Local people living in the region are typically simple villagers.

For Families: The trek allows enough leisure time for families to spend quality time together and create stronger bonds.

For Beginners and Experienced Trekkers: The Dayara Bugyal Trek is suitable for both beginners and experienced trekkers. It’s important to note that the trek can be strenuous, so physical fitness and stamina are necessary.

Emergency Exits: In case of emergencies, there are exit points along the trek.

However, it’s crucial to take usual trekking precautions. These could include staying hydrated, avoiding alcohol, listening to your body, acclimatizing properly to prevent altitude sickness, and following the instructions of your trek leader.

What is the group size for the Dayara Bugyal Trek?

The group size for the Dayara Bugyal Trek typically ranges between 6 to 12 participants. This is an ideal group size as it ensures personal attention to each trekker, fosters a sense of community, and allows for better management of resources.

Smaller groups also have less environmental impact, which aligns with the principles of responsible trekking. Moreover, it provides a good balance between social interaction and individual space, thereby enhancing the overall trekking experience.

Please note that the actual group size may vary depending on the specific circumstances of each trek. It’s always recommended to check with us for the most accurate information.

Are there any age restrictions for the Dayara Bugyal Trek?

While there are no specific age restrictions for the Dayara Bugyal Trek, it is generally recommended that trekkers be at least 5 years old. This is because the trek, though considered easy to moderate, can still be physically demanding and require a certain level of fitness.

However, regardless of age, it’s important that all trekkers, especially children, are adequately prepared both physically and mentally for the trek. It’s always a good idea to consult with a doctor before undertaking any trek, especially if the participant is a child or an older adult.

Can I do the Dayara Bugyal Trek solo?

Yes, you can do the Dayara Bugyal Trek solo. However, it’s important to take certain precautions when trekking alone.

Firstly, ensure that you are cautious with localities and it’s recommended to stay in trusted accommodations like the GMVN guest house. Although the route is not complex, you need to be very certain about your maps or GPS system to navigate all alone.

Also, you should have a good understanding of the local terrain. If you’re planning to do it without a guide, you will need all the necessary equipment. Some trekkers have managed to do the trek under a budget, demonstrating its feasibility for solo travelers.

The trek is also safe for women traveling solo.

What wildlife can I see during the Dayara Bugyal Trek?

During the Dayara Bugyal Trek, you may not encounter large wild animals, but there is plenty of smaller wildlife to observe. The region is home to a variety of birds, and if you’re lucky, you might spot Himalayan langurs and musk deer. Some trekkers have even reported sightings of the elusive Himalayan monal.

The trek also passes through forests of oak and pine, which are rich in flora and fauna. In addition, cheerful mountain dogs may accompany you during the hike.

Please remember that while observing wildlife, it’s important to maintain a safe distance and not disturb the animals or their habitats.

Is there mobile connectivity during the Dayara Bugyal Trek?

Mobile connectivity during the Dayara Bugyal Trek can be intermittent. Major networks such as Idea are available in Barsu, and Bhatwari has coverage from all the major networks. Raithal also has coverage from most major mobile networks.

However, once you start trekking into the mountains, you might experience spotty or no coverage at all. Therefore, it’s advisable to complete any important calls or communications before you start the trek.

Sometimes there might be a good network across your trek, including 4G even at Dayara, but this is not consistent and could depend on various factors like weather conditions and network congestion.

In general, it’s always a good idea to inform family and friends about the potential for limited connectivity during the trek and to make necessary arrangements beforehand.

What are the toilet facilities like during the Dayara Bugyal Trek?

During the Dayara Bugyal Trek, typical toilet facilities are not available as you would find in residential areas due to the high altitude and lack of proper drainage systems. Instead, there are dry toilets or toilet tents for use.

Toilet tents are usually sturdy structures designed to withstand strong winds, and they may have pockets inside for convenience. These are set up at the campsites.

It’s crucial to note that trekkers are encouraged to follow a ‘leave no trace’ policy, which includes proper disposal of waste to minimize their environmental impact. You’ll be briefed on how to use the toilet tent properly on the trek.

Do I need to carry cash on the Dayara Bugyal Trek?

Yes, it’s advisable to carry sufficient cash during the Dayara Bugyal Trek. This is because cash is the primary means of transaction when you are en route to the Dayara Bugyal. While most services and supplies are included in the cost of your trek package, there may be additional expenses such as snacks, meals at local eateries, or transport costs that you’ll need to cover on your own.

Please note that access to ATMs may be limited or non-existent once you start the trek, so it’s a good idea to withdraw enough cash before you leave for the trek.

What are the emergency provisions during the Dayara Bugyal Trek?

We have medical kits available for emergencies, including basic first-aid supplies and even bottled oxygen for high-altitude sickness. 

Emergency exits are a part of the trek planning, which means that in case of any unforeseen circumstances, there is a plan in place to safely exit any section of the trek

However, it’s important for trekkers to carry their own personal medication and other necessary items. It’s also advisable to have an insurance policy that covers emergency medical evacuation.

In case your trek remains incomplete or uninitiated because of “force majeure”, a medical emergency, or by personal choice, certain costs might not be covered. Therefore, it’s recommended to carefully read and understand the terms and conditions of the trek before embarking on it.

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Rishi Raghav
August 10, 2023.
We were a group of 9 to trek to the Kashmir Great Lakes with Advenchar in the first week of August, 2023. Swena was kind enough to accommodate us at the last minute since our trek to Tarsar Marsar was cancelled at the last minute with another company. Being a small group, we were able to start early in the morning, cover the hard sections before the sun came up & reach the campsite well before the evening rains. We were guided by Neil from Advenchar through the trek who is as well versed with the mountains as one can possibly get. The local Kashmiri team fed us to our hearts content. Bajjis, gulab jamoons, soup, kawa, sooji ka halwa was what I relished the most during the evening snacks. Mountain stories from Neil, crystal clear weather during the trek, the camaraderie among the co-trekkers & the ever helpful team made the pretty pretty KGL trek all the more memorable. Only disappointment was the trash at Vishnusar & Ganagabal campsites. Wished we had camped further away at these 2 sites. But the remaining 4 campsites were clean & beautiful. I would definitely do my next trek with Advenchar! Thank you for such a wonderful & beautiful experience!
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Sheryl -
August 6, 2023.
It is my first time trekking in India & I chose Advenchar for their positive reviews & small batch sizes. The team also patiently answered the many, many questions I had & were always available. True enough, I had a great & smooth experience with the KGL trek. The guides & helpers were experienced, knowledgeable & helpful. The trek timings were well planned; we often set off earlier & managed to avoid the rain. The food was delicious, varied & planned according to the trek. The tents were of high quality, withstanding the evening rain. Overall, I would recommend Advenchar, a huge thanks to them for everything. 🙂
Neetha Sharma B
Neetha Sharma B
August 5, 2023.
karthik b
karthik b
August 5, 2023.
This is my 1st trek with Advenchar. I really enjoyed the KGL Trek . Team Advenchar is focused on their small groups to deliver good experience for the trek enthusiasts. Kudos to team Advenchar.
KIran SHarma
KIran SHarma
August 5, 2023.
Like always Advenchar is the best. Srinagar to Srinagar it was a great experience to be a part of KGL trek. Hospitality is up to the mark. Overall we had a great time. Looking forward for more treks with Advenchar. Thank you for this memorable trek team Advenchar 😍.
Sid Malo
Sid Malo
June 13, 2023.
June 8, 2023.
Excellent experience Amazing team. Keep the hardwork going. 👌🎊
Sukriti Dilwaria
Sukriti Dilwaria
June 7, 2023.
It was my first trek, and I have to say, it was one of the best experiences I've ever had. The team was extremely professional and particular in their conduct and the trek was properly organised and executed.
Husain Nasir
Husain Nasir
June 7, 2023.
The staff is amazing right from the owner to the cook and other helpers. Would highly advise to let the client have an option of changing their trek in case the intended trekking destination is experiencing harsh weather.
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