• Journey Starts From: Dehradun
    • Duration: 4 Days 3 Nights
    • Dayara Bugyal Trek Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
    • Dayara Bugyal Trek Maximum Altitude: 11,830 ft.
    • Total Trekking Distance: 15 Km
    • Region: Uttarakhand
    • Trek Starting Point: Barsu
    • Trek Finishing Point: Barsu
    • Trail Type: Round trail as it ends where it gets started
    • Best time to visit: December to June
    • Nearest Railway Station: Dehradun Railway Station 
    • Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun


Dayara Bugyal Trek is one of the most thrilling, amazing and breath-taking treks of Uttarakhand. The trek stands tall at an elevation of 10 to 12 thousand feet approximately taking us to an elevated high land green lushy meadow.

These meadows extend to over 28 km and, they're an exquisite and perfect destination for skiing and this view is a treat to the eyes for the trekkers. This mesmerizing location is nestled between the snows peaked mountains of dayara bugyal. This Himalayan Dayara Bugyal trekking tour in India at Uttarakhand, makes the trekkers witness the sight of Barnala Tal strewn surrounded with green alpine prairies and the reflection of these green trees makes the peaks look more beautiful.

The trek of dayara bugyal initiates from the tiny place called Barsu which is situated on the Haridwar-Gangotri road spanning over 32 km from Uttarkashi. You can rest and get settled for a while in any one of the guest houses in Barsu that lets you take a sneak peek of the stunning valley and the snowy mountains altogether.

The journey of the Dayara Bugyal Trek trails amongst gorgeous Oak forests, beautiful streams and lushy grasslands also provides views of huts, grazing little animals in between the valley and highly rising mountains. You can witness a variety of wildflowers blooming all around the streams.

Some facts about dayara Bugyal

Dayara bugyal presents you the mesmerizing alpine trees at an elevation of about 12000 ft. standing against the natural canvas of Himalayan Mountains like Bandarpoonch, Kala Nag, Shrikhand Mahadev, Srikanth peak and Gangotri peaks. The Dayara Bugyal trek is especially known for its rich carpet of wildflowers, and dense green forests of oak and maple guarded by misty snowy valleys. The highland meadows of dayara bugyal invites skiers from all over the country during the winter season where heavy snowfall welcomes everyone for the adventure. The trail unveils the expanding grasslands, alpine lakes, flowing streams that makes our senses to hault for a moment in appreciation of the stunning beauty of nature. Besides the exquisite view of the landscape of Dayara Bugyal, trekkers can also get glimpses of the rare and fascinating cultures of a Himalayan village. Another important highlight of this trek is that you get to witness the astonishing beauty of the rhododendron flowers that makes the trek more spectacular.

The Dayara Bugyal trek initiates from a little village in Uttarkashi district i.e. Barsu. The trek has a difficulty level of easy to moderate and provides fun, especially to beginners. It is a very uncommon view to witness the herds of cattle grazing in the lushy green meadows along with their shepherds. The lush green meadows and these snowy mountains are a great escape from that monotonous life of yours. It feels like this beautiful location is giving a call of a visit to the hearts of trekkers, who run away to dayara bugyal every year in search of calmness and peace. These enchanting grasslands of Dayara Bugyal are embraced by the stunning Himalayan Mountains and thus making it an ideal location for a long weekend trek. Those who wander into this heavenly place take back tranquillity and peace with them.

Dayara Bugyal is considered one of the most spectacular treks with lushy green meadows in India. The term “Bugyal” refers to high altitude pasture land in the local dialect. Dayara Bugyal is said to be one of the most beautiful and breath-taking treks in Uttarakhand, because of the highland meadows. Dayara bugyal is a perfect and easy trek for the beginners and do not have much of a difficulty level.

This trek is located in District Uttarkashi of Uttarakhand, Dayara Bugyal stands at an elevation of above 10,000 ft. /3048 m. This trek located in Garhwal Himalayas has recently become one of the most popular treks among the nature lovers as it’s all the way lined up with dense forests that lead you to huge lushy green meadows.

The trekking for Dayara Bugyal originally initiates from the village of Barsu. Trekkers here can enjoy exquisite views of streams flowing. You can rest for a while here and adore this picturesque view. As we move ahead, the pathway to Dayara Bugyal further leads us to the beautiful and dense forest of maple trees and oak trees. There are not many animals in this area expect you will be lucky to find a happy-go-friendly dog that may accompany you throughout the trek. The location at Barnala Tal provides many opportunities for camping to the trekkers. The forest on our way above to the trek starts to vanish out and all you are surrounded by the lush green beautiful and enchanting meadows of dayara bugyal.

Highlights of the trek

All the trekkers can relax and spend some peaceful time by camping on the sides of Barnala Tal the trekking with pine and oak forests alongside gives you a refreshing vibe. Trekkers get to watch the snow-covered peaks of Bandarpoonch which is located at an altitude 6316 metres, Bhagirathi peak at the altitude of 6921 metres and Black Peak elevated to the height of 2734 metres.

The splendid pasture uplands of high alpine trees in Uttarakhand is the centre point for many amazing treks in the region. These pastures are the Bugyal secretly hidden up in the deep valleys where shepherds can be seen with their herds in the summertime until the region is completely covered by the thick sheet of snow. Dayara bugyal is either known as dayara and relatively lesser known as bugyal, provides an opportunity to trek to the serenity and achieve calmness by starting off from Uttarkashi.

Dayara in the local dialect refers to a plot of land that is circular in shape adorned by the grassy stuff in hoop shape, known as Bugyal. You can clearly see the area as margined by dark oak, maple trees and beyond these lushy green meadows there comes, a spectacular shiny line of Bandarpoonch and other ranges. As you rumble around through the lushy green meadows of Dayara bugyal, it will present you with the most exclusive beauty of the greeny woods and meadows, a divine ecosystem, the oak trees whispering in the dense forests and the unveiling beauty of magnificent snow-covered peak.

Dayara bugyal is quite famous for its rolling lushy green meadows around the world. These meadows are vastly extending up to very far so big, and charismatic that you can do nothing but just be spellbound by the views that lie ahead. Unravelling one fold at a time is what creates suspense’s in the dayara bugyal trek.

Each unveiling fold reveals a contrasting experience than the previous one. Dayara bugyal trek keeps you up on your toes and you are all excited for the next surprise the trek may offer. Sometimes you are greeted by the deserted and abandoned huts by shepherds and sometimes you are enchanted by the views.

Dayara bugyal is a rare trek and gives you a live canvas of picturesque view that cannot be forgotten ever.

The sites of Bandarpoonch and Black peak elevating almost up to 21,000 feet from Dayara bugyal is much rarer view than any. The snowy White Mountains popping up from the lushy green meadows of dayara bugyal gives everyone a perfect reason to be on this trek.

But dayara bugyal does not offer you just a view of the mountains. Spanning from your left to right you will discover a wide vista of the great mountains of the Garhwal Himalayas such as Mt Srikanth, Draupadi Ka Danda and Mt Jaunli etc. In just one glance from left to right.

Dayara Bugyal is just the right and perfect trek for long weekends. If you are a beginner in trekking then Dayara Bugyal trek is just the trek for you. It provides you with an opportunity to catch glimpses of the open extensive meadows and dense forests of pine and oak at different places throughout the trek.

To see the scenic beauty of Dayara Bugyal through both routes many trekkers start their trek from a little village named barsu and then trek down via Raithal.

Best season to trek for Dayara Bugyal Trek

In summers April to June is the perfect time to visit the place as the area in the season have a pleasant climate and in winters the month of October to December are perfect for the trek. In summers the weather stays quite mild and it’s neither too cold nor too hot during the summer season. Still, all the trekkers are advised to carry light woollen clothes. Ln Monsoon or rainy season is the most spectacular yet the worse time to go for trekking as the roads get blocked due to flooding traffic and there is a high risk of landslides in this season. Still, the scenic beauty is worth the risk.

In Winters this area of dayara bugyal witnesses heavy snowfall throughout the months of December and January that makes the winter season, the best time to trek here.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 - Reach Barsu

    • Located at the altitude of 7,400 ft. the drive to Barsu is about 200 Km from Dehradun. It's approximately a 7-8 hours’ drive from Dehradun.
    • The drive makes you explore the dense forests and beautiful mountains. Barsu Village will be our base camp for the Dayara Bugyal Trek.
    • Barsu is a little village located in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. The trekkers will stay here for the night in camps or guest houses.

Day 2 - Barsu to Barnala Tal

    • The second day will be marked by our journey from Barsu (7,400 ft.) to Barnala Tal located at an altitude of 9,500 ft.
    • We will have our breakfast in the morning and our trek will start early in the morning. Barsu will be the starting point of the trek to Barnala Tal.
    • The trail goes through dense oak forests and is about a 4-5 hours long journey ascending gradually.
    • Our campsite will be near Barnala Tal surrounded by the lush green forests. We will be staying for the night at Barnala Tal in between the tranquillity of nature.

Day 3 - Barnala Tal to Dayara Bugyal Top via Dayara Bugyal and return to Barnala Tal

    • Day 3 will mark the beginning of the trek from Barnala Tal to the top Dayara Bugyal located at 12,100 ft. approximately via Dayara Bugyal located at 11,300 ft.
    • Today will be a quite long and tiring day because the real trek begins here. It is not a very difficult trek and is popular among beginners, and additionally, it takes just a few hours to complete this trek.
    • We will be reaching the top of Dayara Bugyal by the afternoon and will be having our lunch at the top. It takes around 2 - 3 hours to get Dayara Bugyal through a lite steep trail which leads us to the end of the forests where the trekkers can witness the mountains of Bandar Poonch and Kala Nag also known as Black Peak.
    • From this point, it will take about one hour or so to reach the top of Dayara Bugyal.
    • We will be spending some time and enjoying the serenity and tranquillity of nature here and then we will be heading back to Barnala Tal via the same route as we came from. We will go back to our campsite there for the night.

Day 4 - Barnala Tal to Barsu and Driving back to Dehradun

    • The day 4 actually marks the end of our trek and is comparatively much easier than the days before.
    • We will be starting early in the morning after having breakfast by walking our way back to Barsu from Barnala Tal. The trek from here will start to descend gradually through a steep trail.
    • It takes almost about 2-3 hours to trek downwards towards Barsu through dense green forests.
    • You will be getting your transport arranged from Barsu village to Dehradun station.
  Meals (Veg/Egg)
  Permits & Fees
  Medical Kit & Oxygen Cylinder
  Professional Trek Leader & Staff
  Hiking Gaiters, Micro Spikes, Trekking Pole
  Porters Or Mules To Carry Camping Equipment's
  Personal Expenses
  Meals during the transit

How To Reach

    • By Road: As Dehradun is well connected with major cities of North India such as New Delhi, Lucknow, Haryana, etc. So you'll easily get transport for Dehradun from these cities. Also, some buses depart from ISBT Kashmiri Gate (Delhi) to Dehradun on a regular basis. The overnight journey might be good.
    • By Train: Dehradun Railway Station is well-connected with major railway stations like New Delhi Railway Station, Lucknow Junction, Kolkata Railway Station, etc. Overnight journey via train would be a great choice.
    • By Air: Jolly Grant Airport is the only Airport in Dehradun. And, it is well connected with daily flights from Delhi.

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    • Cancellation by guests Cancelled before 45 days from the trek start date – 70% refund
    • Cancelled before 20 days from the trek start date – 50% refund
    • Cancelled before 10 days from the trek start date – 25% refund
    • No refund for cancellation within 10 days from the trek start date.
    • Cancellation before start date – Due to any foreseen circumstances (natural disasters, strikes, weather conditions, etc.) Seller may cancel the trip. In such cases, the mountain hoppers will refund 50% in cash and issue credit against the rest of 50% to the customer’s Eventskite Wallet which can be used in the future.
    • Cancellation/change after the trip has started – For the safety of guests or reasons mentioned above, an ongoing trip may be cancelled or the itinerary might be changed midway. In such cases, we will try our best to co-operate with you however, no refunds will be made. If the changed itinerary (agreed upon by guests) is longer than the original, extra costs (reasonable) will be borne by guests.
    • In case of cancellation, the mountain hoppers or Eventskite will not be responsible for any incidental expenses, collateral losses, or damages that guests may have incurred while booking the trip (for example Visas fees, flight expenses, etc.)
    •  The mountain hoppers or Eventskite will not be responsible for any change in itinerary because of nature-related causes and the decision of the trek leader for various aspects of the trek will be final (during the trek).
    •  If the trek route alters from the itinerary because of any damage to the route, the mountain hoppers or Eventskite will not be responsible for that.
    • We always urge guests to keep a buffer day for mountain treks for such cases.
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    • Decision a trek leader during the trek will be considered final. 
    • Change of trek batch is dependent on the availability of seats in the batch.
    • In case of transferring a trek to a friend, he/she should satisfy all the mandatory requirements put forward by the mountain hoppers.
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      • INR 1800/- if you inform the mountain hoppers after reaching Sankri.
    • The backpack cannot weight more than 11 kg. The backpack should have a waterproof cover. Suitcases/trolleys/bags will not be allowed.
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  • Any refund claims need to be done within 15 days of the date of travel


    • Avoid smoking and consumption of alcohol while trekking.
    • Do not disturb local people or animals during trekking.
    • Do not try to harm nature in all terms.
    • Pay attention carefully to the trek guides and instructors so that you can enjoy trekking safely.
    • Do not trek during nights, this might lead to mishappenings.
    • Do not throw plastic bags here and there and try to maintain the decorum of the Himalayas.
    • Never take any medicines without consulting the trek guides.
    • If you don't know much about the place then don't roam around without a guide because mountains are unpredictable.
    • Avoid any kind of anti-religious comments and activity to respect the local religion, local people as well as your batch mates.
    • Carry your identity proofs like Aadhaar card, PAN card, Voter ID etc.
    • Follow the Guidelines issued by the State-Government during your whole journey.
    • Maintain social distancing in all manners.
    • Frequent hand sanitisation and use of mask recommended.

Things To Carry

  Raincoats And Rain Covers
  UV Protected Sunglasses
  Basic Medicines
  Body Care Essentials
  Hand Sanitizer
  Trekking Shoe
  Torchlight or Flashlight
  ID Card
  Personal Toiletries
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