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Dayara Bugyal Trek

Dayara Bugyal Trek

A Himalayan High Experience
About The Dayara Bugyal Trek

Bugyals or meadows are one of the most beautiful element of the Himalayas, which adds to its unique beauty and takes away the heart of many Himalayan trekkers. The never-ending carpet of lush green, soft grasses shining bright with the sun rays are a beauty to watch. Where there are meadows, there are shepherds and their flock of sheep grazing on their cherished grasses, while in the backdrop, high snow covered peaks of the Himalayas rise tall. Oh yes, not to forget the small water bodies reflecting the surrounding beauty is just another reason to celebrate a Himalayan Meadow. Its probably one of the most coveted frame of any photographer, or for that matter any trekker wandering in the high altitude region of the Himalayas, seeking to get High with its aura.

Dayara bugyal is one such rare beauty in the Himalayas of Garhwal near to the hub of Uttarkashi. Its a wide lush green meadow with several humps surrounded by snow clad peaks of Banderpoonch, Kalanag and other peaks of Gangotri range. Its an all season trek, and in each season this trek is a beauty. The winter pours down heavy snowfall and puts a thick cover of snow on the Dayara bugyal, making it a snow ski destination. That makes Dayara bugyal not just a trekker's delight, but also skiers. Dayara bugyal is also a super snow trek. When the blanket of snow takes off the surface slowly, the moist meadow of Dayara makes a good ground for colourful flowers to bloom on it making Dayara a beautiful colourful meadow. The monsoon rains further sharpens the green hue of the grasses and the cycle repeats throughout the year making Dayara bugyal a very picturesque trek in the Garhwal Himalayas.

The trek starts from Barsu, a small settlement about 40 kilometers away from the hub of Uttarkashi, which is a junction for many trekkers and mountaineers seeking the adrenaline of climbing high Himalayan peaks. The route follows up the expanse of the meadow straight away passing by the water body of Barnala Lake. Hovered over by the peaks of Banderpoonch, Kalanag, Swargarohini and other peaks of Gangotri region namely Srikhand and Draupadi ka Danda, this treks starts to amaze you right away. The route climbs up to the Dayara Bugyal the next day taking you to one of the most beautiful meadows in the Himalayas of Uttrakhand. Rest of the days are used to explore the region as a bugyal has many humps and the Dayara bugyal too has many bugyal tops offering vast views of the bugyal and the high peaks. The major ones are named.

You might choose to exit via three different points - via Pichkiya Thatch, via Dodital or via Raithal.


Checkout other versions of this trek below:

Dodital - Dayara bugyal Trek

Detailed Daywise Itinerary For Dayara Bugyal Trek

Day 1From Rishikesh To Barsu, Via - Uttarkashi

Quick Information:
Brief Details Of The Day:

Early morning take the scenic mountainous drive to Barsu via Uttarkashi. It takes about 8 hours to reach.

Once you reach, you will be greeted with one of our staff. Team introduction happens over a cup of coffee and snacks and with that, we will also share few details on the trek. We will issue the personal equipment to you to be used on the trek and returned at the end.

A hot tasty dinner and then our bed calls us. Tomorrow we will start our trek, and we need good rest today, specially for ouyr spinning head after the long drive.

Accommodation: Hotel / Barsu
Meals: Evening Snacks, Dinner

Day 2From Barsu To Barnala Lake

Quick Information:
Brief Details Of The Day:

Today is the starting day of our Dayara Bugyal trek. Its an easy and short day today. It takes about 3 hours for us to reach the campsite of the Barnala Lake. A gentle climb for the day.

Barnala is a very beautiful campsite with a lake. The peaks of Banderpoonch, Kalanag are prminent peaks from here

Accommodation: Tents / Barnala
Meals: All Meals

Day 3From Barnala To Dayara

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Brief Details Of The Day:

A gentle climb which sometimes get steeper. With the gain of the height, the views become more prominent and a wide panorama opens way to treat your eyes.

Spend the evening relaxing around in the Dayara Thatch 

Accommodation: Tents / Dayara
Meals: All Meals

Day 4From Dayara Bugyal To Sirya Thatch, Via - Sirya Top

Quick Information:
Brief Details Of The Day:

Take your time to explore the corners of the Dayara Bugyal. Trek to Siriya Thatch to camp for the night.

In the evening, we will take an excursion to the Siriya Top. The view remain the same.

Accommodation: Tents / Siriya Thatch
Meals: All Meals

Day 5From Sirya Thatch To Pichkiya

Quick Information:
Brief Details Of The Day:

Today, we are on the 5th day on our Dayara Bugyal trek. We trek upto the Sirya top and traverse the ridge to get to the meadow on the other side of Dayara Bugyal. The trek is a exciting and beautiful one with a mix of forest and meadow with several openings.

Accommodation: Tents / Pichkiya
Meals: All Meals

Day 6From Pichkiya To Barsu

Quick Information:
  • Pichkiya: 3150 meters / 10395 feets
  • Barsu: 2239 meters / 7389 feets
  • Approximate Distance: 6 Km
  • Approximate Time: 3 hours
  • Day's Activity: Trek
Brief Details Of The Day:

A relaxing and easy trek to Barsu where we end our trek. The entire plan of this trek was to make it as comfortable as possible to make a good use of your vacattion in the Himalayas. 

With this, we bring an end to our fantastic Dayara Bugyal trek. Tomorrow we drive back to Rishikesh

Accommodation: Hotel / Barsu
Meals: All Meals

Day 7From Barsu To Rishikesh, Via - Uttarkashi

Quick Information:
  • Barsu: 2239 meters / 7389 feets
  • Uttarkashi: 1450 meters / 4785 feets
  • Rishikesh: 552 meters / 1822 feets
  • Approximate Distance: 200 Km
  • Approximate Time: 8 - 9 hours
  • Day's Activity: Drive
Brief Details Of The Day:

We drive back to Rishikesh and bring an end to our happy trek to the Dayara Bugyal. This journey will surely be memorable for the rest of our life

Accommodation: None
Meals: Breakfast

Covid19 Safety Protocol For Himalayan Treks

Unnatural times call for an unusual response. We at Himalayan High are facing it with even more stringent safety measures to ensure our treks, trekkers, and the local support team are safe. The Covid19 Pandemic has completely changed the way we look at the World and do things. It has changed the way we trek as well. Here is a brief.

  • Small Groups of less than 15 members
  • No Fixed Camps at all. Use a single sleeping bag, mattress & sleeping bag inners throughout the trek without any mixup
  • Sanitized Transportation
  • Contactless Screening of Participants on arrival
  • Contactless Paperwork and Online Booking Procedure
  • Mandatory Sanitization Before Entry
  • Sanitized Accommodation, Linens, Sleeping Bags, etc
  • Sanitized and sun-dried Camping Equipment
  • Monitored Support Crew with extra protection of masks, gloves and frequent use of sanitizers
  • Social Distancing from other unmonitored groups
  • Daily evaluation of Health for Safe Mountain Health
  • Twin Sharing Accommodations on the trek
  • Single tent supplement available
  • Proper Dining Hygiene in Dining Tents
  • Dry Toilets in toilet tents.
  • Covid Hygiene Kit including personal Sleeping Bag Inner for free
  • Precautionary Quarantine Tents On Trek
  • Immunity-Boosting Food Menu and Drinks
  • Filtered, Boiled and Treated Drinking Water

Read more on the following link about our Covid19 safety measures to ensure a safe trek. Safe trekking in the Himalayas during COVID-19

With this protocol, we have resumed our Himalayan Treks.

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+ Quick Info
  • Duration: 7 Days, Rishikesh to Rishikesh
  • Highest Altitude: 3652m
  • Grade: Easy ( know trek grades )
  • Best Time: Jan - June, Sep - Dec
  • Terrain: forest, meadows, rocky, snow in winters
  • Activity Type: Trek
  • Trail Type: Same Exit Entry Point
  • Starts At: Barsu
  • Ends At: Barsu
  • Region: India - Uttrakhand
  • Country: India
  • Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehraoon, Uttrakhand
  • Nearest Rail Head: Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
  • Travel Guide: Where and How To Reach Barsu
  • Mobile Network: BSNL, sparsely
  • Internet Option: No
  • Temperatures:
  • Is Cloak Room Available: No
  • Generic Food Menu: Indian, Garhwali
+ Short Travel Itinerary

** click on the DayNumber to read detailed itinerary for the day

  • Day 1


    Arrival Day
    Arrive In Barsu (2239m ), Via - Uttarkashi (1450m ) . 8 - 9 Hrs. 200 Kms
    Overnight In: Barsu (2239m )
    Accommodation: Hotel / Barsu
    Meals Included: Evening Snacks, Dinner
    Cost Of Transport Included: NO
  • Day 2


    From Barsu (2239m ) To Barnala Lake (2995m ) . 3 Hrs. 6 Kms
    Overnight In: Barnala Lake (2995m )
    Accommodation: Tents / Barnala
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 3


    From Barnala (2995m ) To Dayara (3558m ) . 3 Hrs. 6 Kms
    Overnight In: Dayara (3558m )
    Accommodation: Tents / Dayara
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 4


    From Dayara Bugyal (3558m ) To Sirya Thatch (3388m ), Via - Sirya Top (3652m ) . 4 Hrs. 7 Kms
    Overnight In: Sirya Thatch (3388m )
    Accommodation: Tents / Siriya Thatch
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 5


    From Sirya Thatch (3388m ) To Pichkiya (3150m ) . 4 - 5 Hrs. 9 Kms
    Overnight In: Pichkiya (3150m )
    Accommodation: Tents / Pichkiya
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 6


    From Pichkiya (3150m ) To Barsu (2239m ) . 3 Hrs. 6 Kms
    Overnight In: Barsu (2239m )
    Accommodation: Hotel / Barsu
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 7


    From Barsu (2239m ) To Rishikesh (552m ), Via - Uttarkashi (1450m ) . 8 - 9 Hrs. 200 Kms
    Overnight In: Rishikesh (552m )
    Accommodation: None
    Meals Included: Breakfast
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+ Trek Highlights
  • Dayara bugyal is a rare beauty. Its a wide lush green meadow with neverending, several humps surrounded by snow cladded peaks of Banderpoonch, Kalanag, Swargarohini, Srikhand, Draupadi Ka Danda, and other peaks of Gangotri region
  • Its an all season trek, and each season this trek is a beauty. The winter puts a thick cover of snow on this meadow making it a snow ski destination. This makes Dayara a desired snow trek as well
  • When the blanket of snow takes off slowly, the moist meadow makes a good ground for colourful flowers to to bloom on it, adding colours to the greens of Dayara
  • The sheep and horses grazing on the meadow makes it look like a fairyland.
  • The reflection of the snow covered peaks on the various water bodies is just another exciting way to view the beautiful peaks. 
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+ Cancellation Policy

When Should You Book?

We typically get booked about 3 - 6 months in advance. It is advisable to book this much in advance as you get early bird discounts and also your travel costs like flights/hotels/trains etc are much cheaper and confirmed if you book well in advance.


(1st OCTOBER 2020 TILL 31st MARCH 2021 )

Considering the uncertainties during the COVID19 pandemic, we have eased our cancellation rules. 

  • Up to 3 days or more before the trek start date  - Full Refund of the total invoiced amount. No questions asked.
  • 2 days to 1 day before the trek start date - We will either issue you a trek voucher with a value of 100% of the trek fee or refund 85% of the trek fee if you want us to transfer the money back.
  • Transfer Of Seat to Different Batch/ Trek: No Loss Of Money, valid up to 1 year from Invoice date. It can be availed up to 1 day before Trek Start Date by sending an email.
  • Transfer of Seat to Friend/ Family: No Loss Of Money, valid up to 1 year from Invoice date. It can be availed up to 1 day before Trek Start Date by sending an email.
  • Validity Of The Covid19 Cancellation Policy: The above-listed cancellation rules apply only to bookings for which the trek start date falls between 1st October 2020 till 31st March 2021.

Find detailed info on Cancellation & Refund Policy

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