Dayara Bugiyal Trek

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Discover the awe-inspiring Dayara Bugyal Trek, an unforgettable expedition deep into the heart of the Indian Himalayas. Perfect for adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers, this trek is a hidden gem in Uttarakhand. Traverse through emerald alpine meadows, dense forests, and picture-perfect landscapes that appear straight from a postcard. The highlight of this journey is the expansive Dayara Bugyal, a meadow bursting with vibrant wildflowers in spring and offering breathtaking panoramic vistas of iconic peaks like Bandarpoonch and Black Peak. Whether you’re a trekking novice or an experienced hiker, this trek caters to all, making it an ideal choice to soak in the Himalayan natural beauty. Whether you crave tranquility amidst nature’s embrace or the exhilaration of challenging terrains, the Dayara Bugyal Trek promises an adventure tailored to your desires, making it a must-experience escapade in the Indian Himalayas.


  • The Dayara Bugyal Trek is a popular trekking destination in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. It offers a wide range of highlights and experiences for trekkers. Here are some of the key highlights:
  • 1. Scenic Beauty: Dayara Bugyal is renowned for its breathtaking natural beauty. The trek takes you through lush green meadows that come alive with a riot of wildflowers during the spring and summer months. In the winter, these meadows transform into a snowy wonderland.
  • 2. 360-Degree Views: At the Dayara Bugyal campsite, you'll be treated to 360-degree panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks, including Bandarpoonch, Draupadi Ka Danda, and Shrikhand Mahadev.
  • 3. Peaceful Serenity: The trek offers a peaceful and serene environment, away from the hustle and bustle of city life. The vast meadows provide a tranquil setting to relax and rejuvenate.
  • 4. Flora and Fauna: Dayara Bugyal is home to a variety of flora and fauna. You might spot Himalayan wildlife like the barking deer, langur, and various bird species during your trek.
  • 5. Adventure and Camping: Camping in the meadows of Dayara Bugyal is an adventure in itself. You'll get to experience the thrill of camping in the lap of nature, under a canopy of stars.
  • 6. Seasonal Changes: The trek offers different experiences depending on the season. In spring and summer, you'll witness vibrant meadows, while winter brings a snowy landscape, making it a great destination for snow trekking.
  • 7. Local Culture: You'll have the opportunity to interact with the local shepherds and learn about their way of life. The villages on the trek route provide insights into the culture and traditions of the region.
  • 8. Trek Difficulty: The Dayara Bugyal Trek is considered moderate in difficulty, making it suitable for both beginners and experienced trekkers. It's a good trek to gain experience if you're relatively new to trekking.
  • 9. Accessibility: The trek starts from Barsu, which is well-connected to major cities like Dehradun and Rishikesh. This accessibility makes it a convenient trekking destination.
  • 10. Photography: The stunning landscapes, colorful meadows, and majestic peaks provide ample opportunities for photography, making it a paradise for nature and photography enthusiasts.


  • Accommodation : Stay included from Day 1 to Day 3. Homestay at Raithal village on quad sharing basis & Tents are included on sharing basis.
  • Meals : All meals after reporting at the base village Raithal are included.
  • Camping charges : All camping gears are included.
  • Safety : A medical kit and necessary items to counter worst case scenario.
  • Staff : A well trained and experienced Guide, Co-guide(if necessary) are included.
  • Permit : All the forest permission and entry permit are included.
  • Transportation : No
  • Any meals on road journeys.
  • Personal hiking gears.
  • Separate room for couples(charges apply if booked prior).
  • Porter or mules for carrying personal luggage's.
  • Any personal expenses on shops/Dhaba's.
  • Any unscheduled stay/departure out of the itinerary due to natural calamities, unforeseen weather conditions, govt ban, strike, medical emergencies.


Drive from Dehradun to Raithal, 181 kms, 7/8 hrs. Overnight stay at Homestay. Suggested to start from Dehradun before 8 AM. Altitude: 2167m / 7110ft. 

Meals: Evening Tea & Snacks, soup, Dinner(Dal rice seasonal veg roti sweet dish), Warm Water

Start after breakfast through jungle trail. A easy hike of 5 kms, 4/5 hrs. Overnight stay in tents. Altitude: 2900m / 9500ft.

Meals: Breakfast (Parantha Sabji omlette-2 coffee), Lunch (dal rice, papad salad pickle), Evening Tea & Snacks, soup, Dinner (Dal rice seasonal veg roti sweet dish), Warm Water

Today is a excursion and final thrilling views day to the Dayara Top. Trek to the top of the bugiyal after breakfast and don't forget to take the packed lunch from us. It's a 3.5 kms hike and 3.5 kms descent to the Gui campsite. Overnight stay at Gui in tents. Altitude: top- 3700m / 12,100ft. 

Meals: Breakfast (Chole puri & Tea) Pack Lunch, Evening Tea & Snacks, soup, Dinner (Dal rice seasonal veg roti sweet dish), Warm Water

After a breakfast descent down via same route to Raithal Village. 5 kms, 3/4 hrs. After lunch drive back to Dehradun (or you can enjoy the evening at Raithal at your own cost). No accomodation today. After the lunch at Raithal your trip ends. Drive back to Dehradun 181 kms. You can reach Dehradun by 9 PM.

Meals: Breakfast (Roti Alu dum tea) Lunch (dal rice papad pickle)



Frequently asked questions

The Dayara Bugyal Trek is a popular trekking route in the Indian Himalayas, known for its expansive alpine meadows and stunning views of the surrounding peaks.

Dayara Bugyal is situated in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand, India. It's a high-altitude meadow surrounded by peaks like Bandarpoonch and Black Peak.

The trek can be completed in 4 to 6 days, depending on the specific route and your pace. The usual duration is around 5 days.

The best time for the Dayara Bugyal Trek is during the late spring to early summer (May to June) and post-monsoon season (September to November) when the meadows are in full bloom and the weather is relatively stable.

Yes, the Dayara Bugyal Trek is considered a moderately easy trek, making it suitable for beginners with a reasonable level of fitness. It's a great choice for those looking to start their trekking journey.

The highest point on the trek is usually the Dayara Bugyal itself, which is at an altitude of around 11,500 to 12,000 feet (3,500 to 3,700 meters) above sea level.

Yes, like many treks in Uttarakhand, you may need permits to trek in the Dayara Bugyal area. It's essential to check with the local forest department or authorities and obtain the required permits before starting your trek.

While hiring a guide is not mandatory, it's recommended, especially for those who are new to trekking in the region. A guide can provide valuable information, ensure safety, and assist with navigation.

You should pack essentials like warm clothing, trekking shoes, a good quality backpack, a rain jacket, a first aid kit, a water bottle, and high-energy snacks. Be sure to check with your trekking company or guide for a detailed packing list.

The Dayara Bugyal Trek is generally considered safe, but like any outdoor adventure, it carries some inherent risks. It's important to be well-prepared, follow safety guidelines, and be aware of changing weather conditions. Hiring an experienced guide can enhance safety.

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