Dayara Bugyal Trek


This moderate trek starts from the picturesque village of Barsu in Uttarkashi. Barsu serves as the base for the Dayara Bugyal trek along with offering grand views of some 6000m plus peaks like John Lee (6618m), Srikanth (6133m) as well as Draupadi Ka Danda I & II (5643m & 5770m).

A little into the trek you can also spot the Gangotri Massif (I, II & III). Dayara Bugyal has been popularly called the most beautiful meadow in India giving stiff competition to Bedni Bugyal. For thousands of years Gujjars have come to these meadows to graze their cattle and bask in the magnificence of such Beauty. Nestled between great Himalayan peaks like Bandarpunch (6316m) & White Peak (6102m) this is perhaps one of the most beautiful meadows to trek to in India.

Day 00: Delhi-Haridwar
Board overnight trains to head to Haridwar.

Day 01: Haridwar-Barsu (2255m)
Arrive Haridwar by overnight train. Board waiting vehicles to be driven straight to Barsu, Uttarkashi (9hrs). Breakfast enroute. Overnight Barsu Resthouse.

Day 02 : Barsu-Dayara Bugyal (3050m)
After breakfast, we start our trek to Dayara Bugyal. The climb is a moderate one with intermittent ascents. We cross a dilapidated gujjar hut right after the forest clearing, then a short climb to the Barnala Meadows. Stop for lunch here and start again for Dayara. We get a magnificent view of the the Bandarpoonch peak (6316m) on this trail and soon approach campsite. Overnight Camp Dayara Bugyal (3050m).

Day 03 : Dayara-Bakaria Top-Dayara (3050m)
We leave after an early meal and walk on the trail leading to Bakaria/Siyaari Top. The trail goes through meadows and is steep all the way to the top (3810m). Back to Dayara late afternoon.
Overnight Camp Dayara Bugyal (3050m).

Day 04 : Dayara Bugyal-Barnala Bugyal (2500m)
After a relaxed breakfast we set off downhill back to Barnala Bugyal. We take short breaks as we trace our steps down the trail. Stop at Barnala Meadows for hot lunch. Overnight Barnala Bugyal (2500m).

Day 05 : Barnala Bugyal-Haridwar
After an early breakfast we start our descent to Barsu to bard the waiting vehicles to drive to Haridwar. Lunch enroute. We take the evening train to Delhi.

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Trip Details

Location: Uttarakhand
 5 Days
Grading: Moderate
Departure 1: June 11-16 2017
Departure 2: Oct 15-20 2017


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