Duration: 6 Days
Grade: Easy to Moderate
Max Altitude: 3600mts (Gidara Bugyal)
Best Season: Apr-Jun, Sep-nov
Max group size: 12
Bugyal in the local language means “High Altitude Meadow”.For hundreds of years shepherds from far have been taking their flock to graze at Dayara. They have come back with stories of the abundance of grass and splendor of the mighty Himalayan mountain peaks cradling the meadows. They described the place with such intensity that soon word about Dayara Bugyal reached explorers. When the explorers got back from their treks to Dayara, they came back profoundly affected. The meadows were exactly as the shepherds had described them – but only more beautiful. The mountains they talked about were the Bhagirathi peaks, Bandarpoonch, Black peak and scores of other peaks they could not name. They discovered clear water bodies strewn across the green meadows – in whose reflection the peaks looked even more beautiful. Flowers sprung up around streams and brooks that ran across the meadows. Dayara Bugyal along with its twin Gidara Bugyal is perhaps one of the most beautiful alpine meadows in India. The meadows stretch out far and wide and all around the meadows are the many towering snow peaks. The trek showcases some of the best scenery the Himalayas have to offer. The Bugyals and the sky around with their ever changing hue can show you a new scenery every season of the year. During winter it provides excellent & one of the best ski slopes in India spread over an area of 28 sq kms
Day 1:- Dehradun to Barsu 200kms drive
Day 2:- Barsu to Dayara Bugyal (3350 mts) 7hrs trek
Day 3:- Dayara Bugyal to Patanatuna (3500 mts) 6hrs trek
Day 4:- Patanatuna - Gidara(3750 mts) 4 hrs trek & Return to Patanatuna
Day 5:- Patanatuna to Barnala - 5hrs descent
Day 6:- Barnala - Barsu 2hrs trek & drive to Dehradun
Day 01: Dehradun to Barsu 200kms drive
We leave at dawn break and drive to Barsu which is a day long journey. We pass through the towns of Rishikesh, Chamba and Uttarkashi. Barsu is a small village about 32 kms from Uttarkashi and is on the way to Gangothri. The drive to Barsu from Uttarkashi is along with Bhagirathi river. Barsu is the base camp for Dayara Bugyal trek, Overnight stay at Barsu in a guest house/camp.
Day 02: Barsu to Dayara Bugyal (3350 mts) 7 Km, 6 hrs trek
The trek to Dayara Bugyal is 7 Kms and is a normal ascend. We pass through the beautiful landscape of Rhododendrons, forest cover of Silver Oaks, Deodar. Barnala is a place from where the famed meadow of Dayara starts. The miles of green undulating meadows stretching as far as your eye can see is a beautiful sight. The trail to the high alpine meadow Dayara Bugyal, is through the Barnala meadows. The landscape is picturesque and the dense forests lend a sneak peak of the greater Himalayas. As you end the ascend at Dayara, the vast meadow unfolds in front of you. The meadow is like a table top as you set foot on the meadow the sight of the mighty Himalayas surrounds you. Overnight stay in camps.
Day 03: Dayara Bugyal to Patanatuna (6 hrs) 3500mts
Patanatuna is a beautiful site to camp. Sight of Srikanth, Rudregaira, Gangotri I, II & III , Jaonli, Draupadi ka Danda I & II, Black peak, Bandarpunch and many other unnamed peaks are visible from Palatuna. A mesmerizing place to stay for the night. Overnight stay in camps.
Day 04: Patanatuna - Gidara (4 hrs) 3750 mts & Return
Morning after breakfast return trek to Gidara (12,000’-13,000’) Packed Lunch. Gidara Bugyal is one of the biggest meadows in the Garhwal Himalayan region. Not to mention the Sun rise & Sunset views from the meadows, enjoy a session of great photography before retiring for the day. Explore the meadows & cover as much ground on the meadows as you like. Trek back to base, dinner & Overnight at Patanatuna Camp.
Day 05: Patanatuna - Barnala
Morning after breakfast Trek to Barnala. An easy 5-6 hours descent. Overnight in jungle camp.
Day 06: Barnala to Barsu (2hrs trek), follwed by drive to Dehradun
Morning after breakfast trek down to Barsu & Get ready for the drive back to Dehradun. Trip ends here.
Days are going to be sunny and warm (14-22 °C) while the night temperature at the highest campsite would be in the range of 0-8 °C. In the post monsoon season the days are sunny with temperatures hovering around (12-20 °C) and the evenings start getting cold with the onset of October and nights are comparatively colder (-2 to 8 °C).
1. Shirts / T-shirts
2. Trousers / Track Pants
3. Windproof jacket
4. Fleece / Full-sleeve Woolen sweater
5. Thermal inner wear (upper & lower)
6. Woolen cap
7. Mittens (Woolen gloves)
9. Woolen socks (extra pairs to be carried)
10. Comfortable Trekking/Hiking shoes (shoes with a thick sole are recommended)
11. Raincoat / Poncho
13. Water bottle
14. Cap / Hat
15. Walking stick / Trekking pole
16. Sunscreen Lotion
17. Lip Balm
18. Torch / Flashlight (with extra batteries)
19. Medicines, if requiring any specific medication
22. Personal toiletries
23. Books, if you like reading
1. Accommodation. (Guest house, Home stay, Camping)
2. Meals while on trek (Veg.) (Egg)
3. Trek equipments.
5. First aid medical kits and oxygen cylinder.
6. Qualified & experienced Professional trek Leader, Guide and Support staff
7. Transport from Dehradun and return.
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