Destination Covered : Dehradun, Almora, Port Blair, Garhwal
Price (Starting From) :
INR 16899 Per Person
* Mentioned prices may vary depending upon date of travel, hotel availability, surge pricing and seasonal rush.
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
First timer can apply, should have some interest in trek and mountaineering.
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.
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 Chelapada
Today is a smaller day, just like hiking in mountains. The trail rises slowly as the forest clears and the next camping site of Chelapada will come. It will be a small hike. You can find a flowing stream next to the camping site. You might get some snow traces on the path.
Bandarpoonch is highly associated with Dayara Bugyal trek, but you will also encounter many other splendid peaks. After lunch or evening tea you must stroll around and explore the area.
Day 4: Chelapada to Dayara top and back Gui
Summit day finally arrived. Today you will go to the highest point and return back to the campsite. With the 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 some time 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: Gui to Raithal
The small journey in the mountains comes to an 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 Raithal. 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. Raithal is a lively village where children and villagers will be seen meandering around. Your overnight stay will be in Raithal.
Day 6: Raithal to Dehradun
Have a final cup of morning tea in Raithal. Say final good bye to your fellow trekkers, exchange numbers, and lots of memories. Take a wonderful group picture and get into the cab that will ride you back to Dehradun. This will an 7 hours ride, between the mountains, valleys and Bhagirathi river. The river which guided us throughout the trek.
You will reach Dehradun by 3 to 4 PM, from here you can lead your return journey as you have planned. Make sure to take back loads of adventure filled memories and take a pledge to come back to the mountains.
MAP (Room + Breakfast + Lunch/Dinner)
1. Accommodation. (Guest house, Home stay, Camping)