Dayara Bugyal


Day 1

Haridwar to Barsu (7545 ft) 220kms, 6-7 hrs 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 km from Uttarkashi and is on the way to Gangotri. 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

Day 2

Barsu to Dayara via Barnala (8530 ft) 8-9 Km, 6-7 hrs trek
The trek to Dayara is 9 Kms and is a normal step ascend till Barnala. We pass through the beautiful landscape of laced 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. Srikanth, Rudregaira, Gangotri I, II & III , Jaonli, Draupadi ka Danda I & II, Black peak, Bandarpunch and many other unnamed peaks are visible from Dayara Bugyal meadow. Overnight stay in camps.

Day 3

Dayara Bugyal to Bakaria Top (12000 ft)3 Km 2½-3 hrs, back to daycare

Bakaria Top is the highest point of Dayara Bugyal, it’s a steep ascent to Bakaria top. Dayara Bugyal is divided into many small bugyals and Bakaria top is one of them. We start trek along the meadows and gain altitude gradually till we reach Bakaria Top. The views from the top take your breath away. Snow capped mountains, Valley deep below, towns as far as Uttarkashi can be seen from the top. It offers a 360-degree panoramic view of the entire greater Himalayas. We descend back to Dayara to camp for the night.

Day 4

Dayara Bugyal to Pichkiya (7873 ft) 8 Km, 6-7 hrs trek
We begin our descent to Pickkiya. The trail takes around 6 to 7 hrs with a few ascents in between. We walk through the vast stretches of the alpine meadows and the sub alpine forests and small spiraling rivulets. Pichkiya campsite is a small grassland situated in between the alpine forests. The inner dry valleys, dwarf rhododendrons grow along with patches of grasslands near the campsite.

Day 5

Pichikya (7873 ft) to Barsu (7545 ft) 4½ Km, 3-4 hrs trek
We descend down to Barsu along a well-marked trail through the thick forests. The village of Barsu and the adjoining settlements can be sighted half way down the trail. We reach Barsu by afternoon and camp for the night.

Day 6

Barsu (7545 ft) to Haridwar whole day drive
We drive back to Haridwar to board the night train out to New Delhi.

  • 2017 Trip Dates
    To be determined – please contact us for details! (min 4 people)

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  • Season
    February-May; September-December