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Imagine yourself at a height of 3600 metres, sitting in a lovely meadow with flowers all around you, gazing at the magnificent Himalayan peaks with friends by your side. In short, Dayara Bugyal Trek is exactly that!
In the winters, the whole Dayara Bugyal is a vast expanse of white, covered in snow. That is to say, with a beautiful view of the forest in front of you, the chilliness of the place is mesmerizing.
So, go on a trek to Dayara Bugyal to bring your imagination to life!
The Dayara Bugyal trek begins in the quaint little village of Raithal in Uttarakhand’s Uttarkashi district. It’s also a good choice for beginners because of the easy gradient. Moreover, the trek will take us to a high altitude meadow at 12,000 ft.
During the winter season, this lush green expanse of meadows is a great place to go skiing. Moreover, this stunning location is surrounded by the mighty snow-capped mountains.
With views of local huts, grazing sheep, and views of the valley and high-rise mountains, the Dayara Bugyal Trek is a complete package that takes you through beautiful Oak forests, clear water bodies, and sprawling grasslands. Above all, in the areas where streams and brooks run through the pastures, wildflowers bloom.
Distance: 185 km
Time Taken: 9 hours
Altitude: 2,150 m (7,054 ft)
The Dayara Bugyal Trek starts from a charming little village in the Uttarkashi district, Raithal. The drive from Dehradun to Raithal is a 185 Km road journey through winding mountain roads.
If you book transport with us, the vehicles will pick you up at Dehradun I.S.B.T at 7 am. We will be travelling via Mussorie and Tehri. You will get amazing views of the Tehri Dam. We will have breakfast and lunch on the way. You can expect to reach Raithal by evening.
The stay will be in a hotel/guest house and you can see a sensational view of the sunset in the valley. After that, your trek leader will brief you properly about all the details of the trek, and dinner will be served.
Distance: 3.5 km
Time Taken: 5 hours
Altitude: 2,950 m (9,680 ft.)
We will be starting the trek today. After waking up early in the morning, we’ll have a healthy breakfast and a warm-up session to get going. The trail to the Gui campsite is a gradual uphill trek that initially takes you through the village. Moreover, you can see the villagers involved in their day to day activities.
You will soon enter the forest of the tall oaks. Keep following the well-marked trail all the way to the Gui campsite. The campsite is in a small clearing in the middle of the forest. Therefore, near the campsite, you can find charming village huts. Gui offers nearly identical views to Raithal, with clear views of the Gangotri range and Shrikanth peak. You can unwind and re-energize yourself while gazing at the beautiful night sky.
Distance: 3 km
Time Taken: 2 hours
Altitude: 3,260 m (10,700 ft)
Today is going to be the easiest day of the trek. This day is to acclimatize your body to high altitude conditions in the mountains. So, make sure that you keep drinking enough water throughout the trek.
The trail to the next campsite i.e. Chilapada is a gentle uphill climb through the forest and into another clearing. We will be having hot lunch today after reaching the campsite. Above all, the Dayara Bugyal trek has a beautiful view of Bandarpoonch, but you will also see many other magnificent peaks. You can stroll around and explore the area after lunch.
In the evening, the trek leader will give you more information about the dos and don’ts at high altitudes. After that, have tea, snacks and let your mind take a break from the chaos of the civilization.
Distance: 10 km
Time: 9 Hours
Altitude: 3,800 m (12,467 ft)
The big day has arrived! We will be trekking to the highest point of the Dayara Bugyal today i.e. Dayara Top. We will start the trek from the camp after breakfast. After that, as soon as you leave the forest behind, you enter the much-awaited Dayara Bugyal. Moreover, as soon as you enter the meadow, a vista of mountains is waiting for you!
After that, we will be trekking to the highest point of the Dayara Bugyal to get the best views of the Gangotri massif, Mt. Bandarpoonch and of the valley on the other side. The trek to Dayara Top seems easy when you’re walking in the shadows of these majestic mountains.
Once you reach the top, the views of the valleys on the other side are awaiting you. Above all, this moment is sure to feel overwhelming because of the untouched raw beauty of nature.
After spending some time here and revelling in the beauty, we’ll start retracing our steps back to the Nayata campsite.
Distance: 5 km & 185 km (Drive)
Time Taken: 3 hours & 8 hours (Drive)
Altitude: 430 m (1,410 ft)
We will be descending back to civilization today. So, say goodbye to the panorama of the majestic mountains and after having a healthy breakfast, we’ll start retracing our steps back to Raithal.
Today is the day you’ll be parting ways with your trek leader, trek mates, and support staff. So, it is sure to be an emotional moment for everyone after spending a week in the mountains together.
If you opt for transportation with us, your vehicles will pick you up in Raithal after the trek and leave you at Dehradun I.S.B.T by 8 PM. But, if you plan to continue your travels, you can say goodbye to us at Raithal.
The best time and season to do the Dayara Bugyal Trek is in the winter season because Dayara Bugyal is famous for the snow.
Best Season – December to March
But, if you want to beat the crowd, and don’t want snow, you can do it in any season.
You can reach the basecamp of the Dayara Bugyal Trek (i.e. Raithal) in the following ways:
By Road: Raithal is around 42 km from Uttarkashi. From Delhi or any other city, you can reach Uttarkashi by either taking a bus from Dehradun or a shared taxi from Dehradun. From Uttarkashi, you can take a shared taxi to Raithal.
Above all, try to reach Uttarkashi as early as possible because it is sometimes difficult to find a shared taxi to Raithal. So, you may have to book the complete taxi if you’re late.
By Air: You can fly to Dehradun and continue your journey on the road.
By Train: You can take a train to Dehradun and continue your journey on the road. There is no rail connectivity in Uttarkashi.
Dayara Bugyal is high altitude meadow in Uttarkashi district. The trek to Dayara Bugyal starts from Ratihal village, which is around 42 km from Uttarkashi town.
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