Dayara Bugyal Trek

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Dayara Bugyal – A Great Winter Trek in the Uttarakhand Himalayas-2024 Complet information- Itinerary, Trek Costs, Dates, Trek Route 

Dayara Bugyal Trek is a spectacular and beautiful Bugyal. Dayara Bugyal Trek lies in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand, India and the maximum altitude of this Bugyal. 11,181 ft. It starts from the small village of Raithal.  Amazing mountain views Thrilling hikes, and some of Uttarakhand’ finest alpine meadows. Magnificent forest area, beautiful campsites, ancient villages, and high points.

Dayara Bugyal Trek lies among the best treks in Uttarakhand. The vast meadows stretch from 10,000 to 11,181 ft in the Uttarkashi district, Uttarakhand.

This beautiful place stands in between high snow-covered peaks which together make an excellent sight. On the other hand, the meadows remain covered in snow. So, consequently, it turns out to be the most fantastic winter trek in Uttarakhand. And, also an excellent Skiing destination. Dayara Bugyal is around 28 km to 30 km. I have spread.

The special thing is also that Bedni Bugyal enclosure in Dayara Bugyal Uttarakhand is the Biggest Bugyal, There is always a change in the weather in these mountains, and the temperature of Dayara Bugyal varies with time.

Best Time for Dayara Bugyal Trek

  1. We do Dayara Bugyal trek in winter for 4 days 03 nights, from Dehradun to Dehradun
  2. We are the local people of Uttarkashi, and if you want to make this trek memorable then you can spend your special time with Himalayan Hikers,
  3. we have a from Raithal to Dayara bugyal trek Most expensive and luxurious homestay,  camping stay and delicious food are provided to you every day 4 to 5 times, good local guide cooking team helpers and good  Transport from Dehradun to Dehradun
  4. If you need private group, family package, School Groups trekking  all types of services are available  

Excellent Himalayan Views and Surroundings in Dayara Bugyal Trek

The undulating meadows of Dayara are real bliss for the trekkers. It is a perfect trek that does choose in winters as well as summer! The charm and serene aura of this trek are attracting many people across the globe.

The white sheet of snow in winters gives trekkers a chance to do “Skiing” here and the blooming meadows become a feast for the eyes when the snow melts.

Subsequently, the Dayara Bugyal and Bakaria Top offer majestic views of high Himalayan peaks! The peaks visible from there are –, Rudregaira, Gangotri I, II & III, Jaonli, Draupadi ka Danda I & II, Black peak, Bandarpoonch, and many other unnamed peaks are visible from Dayara Bugyal meadow But, do not miss heavenly sunrise and sunsets views during your trek.

Also, this magical valley attracts trekkers across the globe. The carpeted wildflowers bloom together and make the scenery picturesque. The serene environment and walking under the shade of trees gives a sense of relief. Therefore, it is a great Winter and Summer Trek with excellent views and magnificent surroundings.

How to Reach Dayara Bugyal Trek

Beautiful Mountain Village in Dayara Bugyal Trek Route

Dayara Bugyal Trek is a High-altitude meadow for treks with natural scenery, campgrounds & historic mountain villages. I think this is a perfect Himalayas trek in Uttarakhand. For the Dayara Bugyal Trek, we have to go through the village of Raithal .  You get a chance to cover the beauty of this village

Raithal is a small Village t at an altitude of 2,240 meters in the Uttarkashi district. The small village of Rathil has a  Guest House and some homestays. There are also some homestays as well in the picturesque village. This place is excellent for bird watching because ground birds can be easily seen here.

People here are very good and helpful; these people always welcome travelers heartily, We continue to come here for the trek, so the people here are close to our heart, If you guys want to stay home for the truth, then you will know the people here, We hill people are always welcomed by the traveling people, Anyway, when you come for this trek, you can visit the village in Evening.

Dayara Bugyal Trek Best Time

What can you see from Raithal to Gui-Chilapada- and how will it feel?

Dayara Bugyal is a high-altitude meadow located in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand, India. It is renowned for its breathtaking natural beauty, panoramic views of the Himalayas, and its lush green meadows. The trek from Raithal to Gui-Chilapada offers spectacular vistas of the surrounding mountains, dense forests, and alpine meadows.

As you trek from Raithal to Gui-Chilapada, you’ll traverse through varying landscapes, including forests, meadows, and possibly encounter streams and waterfalls along the way. The journey offers a sense of adventure and exploration as you navigate through the rugged terrain and immerse yourself in the tranquility of the Himalayan wilderness.

The views along the trek are likely to be awe-inspiring, with glimpses of snow-capped peaks, vibrant alpine flowers, and vast expanses of greenery. The vastness of the landscape and the grandeur of the mountains can evoke feelings of awe, humility, and reverence for nature.

Additionally, the trek provides an opportunity to experience the local culture and lifestyle of the region, as you may encounter villages nestled amidst the mountains and interact with the friendly locals along the way.

Overall, trekking from Raithal to Gui-Chilapada offers a memorable adventure amidst some of the most stunning natural scenery in the Himalayas, leaving you with a sense of fulfillment and a deeper appreciation for the beauty of the mountains

Dayara Bugyal Base Camp

Butter & Milk, Holy Festival Celebrated in Dayara Bugyal Trek

Every year, all the people of Dayara Bugyal, Barsu or Raithal Villages and Uttarkashi Gangotri area people, and trekkers from different parts of India. Took part in the annual ‘Butter Festival’ celebrate the Butter and holy Festival with great pomp.

There isn’t a specific “Butter & Milk Holy Festival” celebrated in the Dayara Bugyal trek. However, the region does have its share of cultural festivals and events that are celebrated by the local communities residing in nearby villages.

The villages around Dayara Bugyal are inhabited by people belonging to different ethnic groups, primarily the Garhwali and Kumaoni communities. These communities have their own traditional festivals and cultural practices which they celebrate throughout the year. Some of these festivals may involve the use of butter and milk in various rituals or culinary preparations, reflecting the agricultural and pastoral lifestyle of the region.

One such festival celebrated in the Uttarkashi district, where Dayara Bugyal is located, is the “Makar Sankranti” or “Ghughutia” festival, which typically falls in January. During this festival, locals prepare traditional sweets and dishes using ingredients like butter, milk, jaggery, and flour. However, this festival is not exclusive to Dayara Bugyal and is celebrated across various regions of Uttarakhand and other parts of India.

While trekking through the Dayara Bugyal region, especially if you happen to visit nearby villages, you may have the opportunity to witness or participate in local cultural festivals or events. These experiences can add depth to your trekking adventure and offer insights into the rich cultural heritage of the Himalayan region. It’s always a good idea to inquire locally or through your trekking organizers about any upcoming festivals or cultural activities during your visit.

Dayara Bugyal Trek in Winters

Why choose Dayara Bugyal Trek?

Before heading towards the itinerary, it is really essential to perceive the reason behind choosing the Dayara Bugyal trek.

See firstly, the trekking distance is a total of 22 km  on foot and 350 km by taxi which is to be covered into 3 nights 4 days. Yet, it comes under a moderate level of easy to moderate because of the things that this trek has to offers.

No high altitude mountain sickness due to the forthcoming of the forest region and this is the easy level trek

The trail is not that abrupt and sheer as compared to other treks. So, beginners can easily do this trek. And family

You got to see so many heavenly bodies at one place like the panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges, meadows, lakes, pine forests, different variety of flora and fauna surpassing through bona fide Garhwali heritage and culture Gangotri range.

During the winter season, this fascinating Dayara Bugyal remains covered in snow and the white sheet of snow makes it look like a magical wide snow-land.

And, in summers, the valley turns totally different and amusing because of meadows, wildflowers and woods blooming in different colors.

Is it safe trek for me ?

Yes the Dayara bugyal trek is very safe. All our professional strive our best to provide trekkers with the best experience possible.

Daira Bugyal is a very safe trek where you can go without any fear, We keep on doing treks in some family groups every year in which small children up to 5 years of age are taken. No point is difficult in this trek, it is definitely that this trek is uphill and after summit dayara bugyal or bakariya top downhill trek

Best time to visit dayara bugyal trek winter only and summer trek best time only May and June, you get a combination of both greenery and snow, which makes the trek very spectacular. The weather in May and June is quite good and trek friendly, which makes trekking a lot of fun.

During the day the temperature of Dayara bugyal is around Winter temperature is  -3°C to -5 °C  and during the night the temperature comes down to -5 °C  to -15 °C  which is not bad.

Difficulty level

Dayara bugyal  is a very beautiful winter or summer trek and an uphill trek in the uttarakhand Himalayas, The dayara bugyal Trek is great for those people who have a great passion for mountaineering and consider it a special purpose in their life. Despite the fact that the top is relatively low in elevation, we recommend physical endurance and a strong fitness record.

The difficulty level of the Dayara Bugyal trek can vary depending on factors such as weather conditions, your level of physical fitness, and previous trekking experience. However, generally speaking, the Dayara Bugyal trek is considered to be of moderate difficulty.

Here’s why:

  1. Duration: The trek typically spans over 04  days, covering a distance of approximately 9-12 kilometers each day. This requires a moderate level of endurance and stamina.
  2. Altitude: Dayara Bugyal is located at a high altitude, with the starting point around 7,800 feet (2,377 meters) and reaching up to around 12,000 feet (3,657 meters). Altitude sickness can be a concern for some trekkers, especially if you’re not acclimatized to high altitudes. However, the gradual ascent of the trek usually allows for proper acclimatization.
  3. Terrain: The terrain varies from gentle slopes to steep ascents, rocky paths, and sometimes narrow trails. While it’s not overly technical, some sections may require careful footing and balance.
  4. Weather: Weather conditions in the Himalayas can be unpredictable, with the possibility of rain, snow, or sudden changes in temperature. Trekkers should be prepared for varying weather conditions and carry appropriate gear.
  5. Basic Facilities: While there are basic facilities such as campsites and sometimes tea stalls along the route, trekkers usually need to carry their own supplies, including water and snacks.
  6. Guides and Porters: Hiring a local guide or porter can enhance the experience and provide assistance, especially for those less experienced in trekking or unfamiliar with the area.

Overall, while the Dayara Bugyal trek is manageable for most individuals with a reasonable level of fitness and trekking experience, it’s essential to be adequately prepared, physically and mentally, and to take necessary precautions to ensure a safe and enjoyable trekking experience.

Dayara Bugyal Trek Itinerary

When does snow fall start in Dayara bugyal trek?

In Dayara bugyal trek, especially snow fall time occurs only in December, but sometimes it happens in early November as well, it is seasonal.

By the way, if it rains sometimes even in October, then the Dayara bugyal Summit  becomes snowfall, but I do not know much longer.

The snow that falls from 15th December lasts for a long time.

Dayara bugyal trek  has the highest snowfall in the months of January and February, which lasts till the last of May, does not melt easily.

 What should you keep in mind for the Dayara bugyal trek ?

Dayara bugyal trek  is as good as it is said, you also need to be prepared., Dayara bugyal trek  is a   moderate trek which starts from Raithal  Village

So what are the special things to keep in mind before coming on this trek?

Dayara bugyal trek  is one such trek, which you can do this  trek all 12 months, winter, Summer, or Monsoon, this is very safe trek in Uttarakhand Himalayas

 Winter Season

  1. In Dayara bugyal winter trek , you will need warm clothes a lot, for which you will need proper good uniform clothes
  2. Winters are always cold, so only warm clothes can keep you safe on trek
  3. Always take the information from the company with which you are booking the trek before going on the trek, what do we need to bring
  4. In the winter season, the temperature always drops day by day , so warm clothes will help you a lot.

Summer Season

  1. Summer trek to Dayara bugyal trek is very special, the view and the temperature are all favorable to you
  2. For summer trek, you have to bring only normal clothes, so that your trek can be good, there is no need for hot clothes, but in hiking it is also necessary to bring all the equipment which is necessary for you.
  3. It is necessary to have 3 pairs of clothes from trekking, especially the poncho, you will have to bring every season
  4. In the summer season, the temperature is always normal, so there is no need for hot clothes.

 Monsoon Season

  1. During the monsoon season, it rains occasionally during the Dayara bugyal trek especially in the Uttarakhand Himalayas , so if you have dry clothes here, it is very good, even when wet, it dries quickly.
  2. At this time you have to bring at least 3 pairs of clothes, for monsoon trek you do not have to bring too warm clothes, at this time you, hiking pants and t-Sart, I can trek
  3. It’s only a little cold in the morning and evening and the day is a good temperature for you
  4. Before going on any trek, it will be easy for you to take information related to each season.
  5. Trekkers need to know about these, you can ask us anytime like, Dayara bugyal trek route, trek map, temperature, weather conditions, difficulty level, trek starting point, end point, transport, view of the trek, best time to visit, How to reach Dayara bugyal, trek distance etc, Trek Location, keep this information before going

Dayara Bugyal Trek Cost

The altitude we are going to cover per day

Rathil  Village – 7,423 ft

Gui  camp – 9,750 ft

Dayara Bugyal Altitude – 11,181 ft

Bakaria Top – 12,645 ft

Key Points of Dayara Bugyal Winter Trek

Duration: – 03 Nights 04 Days from Dehradun to Dehradun

Base camp: – Trek Start of Raithal  village

Summer Temperature: – Day 5°C to 15°C) and  Night 2° C to 8° C)

Winter Temperature: – Day -2°C to -5° C) and  Night -5°C to -12°C)

Dayara Bugyal Altitude: – 11,181 feet

Best Time: – All year

Dayara Bugyal trek Costs –  Per Person Rs. 6,500.00  Includes all costs of the trek from Dehradun to Dehradun, this costs only for fixed departures Group,

Trek Level: – Moderate

Trek distance: – On foot 22 Km – By taxi 350 km

Group Size: – Minimum 6 pax  and max 25 pax

My personal belief is that people can do this trek from a minimum age of 8 years to 60 years.

But it is necessary to be fit to do this trek

And you can do this trek in the year; these are the plan for both summer and winter,

For Winter Trek, I think it is necessary for people from the age of 10 years to 55 year

This trek will be a relief and joy for the first-time visitors. This trek will increase new energy and confidence in you

Short Itinerary of Dayara Bugyal Trek

Day 1- Pick-up you from Dehradun railway station – Drive to Raithal village – 175 Km (7/8 Hours (7,423 feet) overnight stay homestay

Day 2 –Trek from Raithal village to Gui Camp (05 km) (4/5 Hours) (9,884 feet) overnight stay camp

Day 3 – Trek from Gui Camp to Dayara Bugyal Summit Exploration Day Bakaria top summit back to Gui  camp (12 km) (7/8 Hours) overnight stay camp

Day 4 –Trek from Gui   Camp to Raithal Village (5 km) (3/4Hours) Same day Drive to Dehradun by taxi (175 km) (7/8 Hours)

Dayara Bugyal Trek Route

How to Reach  Dayara Bugyal Trek?

First of all, you people have to come to Dehradun

From Dehradun itself, you will go with the Himalayan hikers for this trek.

In Dehradun, you will get our staff that will arrange transport for you. The contact no Transport coordinator or our office team will be give you a  week ago to your departure

Train and flight are always available from where you will go to Dehradun uttarakhand

Himalayan Hikers arranged for your transport from Dehradun railway station or Airport

Dayara Bugyal Trek Map

Dehradun to Barsu Route Map

Your Travel Plan for the Dayara Bugyal Trek

If you are traveling from Kolkata, Bangalore, Chennai, Pune, Mumbai or Gujarat any other city, so you will have to come to Delhi, you will get a train from Delhi for Dehradun comfortably.

Option 01:- By Train

All trekkers booked yourself the,

Nanda Devi Express to Dehradun (Train no is 12206 Departure 11:30 pm: – Reached Dehradun 5:45

Dehradun Express- to Dehradun (Train no is 12687 Departure -9:10 pm:- Reached Dehradun 5:00 am

Take both overnight trains Dehradun to from new Delhi- Dehradun Special A/C train from Hazrat Nizamuddin railway station the best option to you. The train reached at Dehradun railway station morning 5:45 to 6:30 am if you Meet to Our office Member – joining to our upcoming batches and Group.

Option 02:- By Air –

Jolly Grant airport is the nearest airport in Dehradun. Located about 27 km for the Dehradun city. There are flights available from all other states to Dehradun, you can go online and book your tickets. These are easy and easy ways for you and you also save your time, Taxis are available from the airport to Dehradun at all time costs Rs. 1000/* one-way pay to directly

Option 03:- By Bus

You can reach Dehradun from Delhi by a bus, board it from (Delhi) ISBT, Kashmiri Gate  it is good if you are booked the seats.

(Reach Dehradun Railway Station between 5:00 am to 6:00 am and the vehicle will be arranged from there.)

What is the distance to reach Dayara bugyal  from other state ?

  1. Delhi to dehradun distance by flight -207 Kms) and Dehradun airport to  raithal 175 kms by taxi and  (barsu to Raithal via Dayara bugyal 24 km on foot )
  2. Delhi to dehradun distance by train 302 kms ) and Dehradun to barsu 181 kms by taxi and (raithal to Raithal via Dayara bugyal 24 km on foot)
  3. Delhi to dehradun distance by bus 249 kms) and Dehradun to barsu by taxi 181 kms, and (barsu to Raithal via Dayara bugyal 24 km on foot)
  4. Bangalore to dehradun distance by air 1924 kms) (By Train – 2371 kms) and Dehradun airport to  Barsu 193 km by taxi, and (barsu to Raithal via Dayara bugyal 24 km on foot)
  5. Mumbai to dehradun distance by air 1344 kms) (By Train – 1724 kms ) and Dehradun to Barsu 181 km by Taxi and (barsu to Raithal via Dayara bugyal 24 km on foot)
  6. kolkata to dehradun distance by air 1518 kms ( By Train – 1694 km) and Dehradun to Barsu 181 km by taxi and (barsu to Raithal via Dayara bugyal 24 km on foot)

ATM Point and Mobile Connectivity in Dayara Bugyal Trek

ATM Point

Before starting the journey to Dayara bugyal Trek, make sure that you need payments, and then take out the cash on the way, Raithal base camp no bank and ATM., Uttarkashi  market is the last place where you can withdraw cash from ATM,   (If you want to withdraw money then do it in Dehradun.)

Mobile Connectivity

The phone does not work well on it. Therefore, you should ensure that you do not have to make any important calls.  Only BSNL, Airtel, Idea, work in Base Camp Raithal, Remember, these networks also sometimes do not work. Because the signal strength is not good. So make sure you finish all your important work and calls before starting the trek. Last Uttarkashi, Bhatwari, your device will receive good networks.

What do we do for safety in Dayara Bugyal  trek?

First of all, the safety of trekkers is much more for us, if you see in the trek, then there are all the risks, which I do not think about.

Himalayan Hikers worry more about you that no one should ever have any problem in the trek.

What should we and you keep more safety in the trek

  1. Whenever you are going for any trek, it is very important that you go completely fit and ready.
  2. The trek is not difficult, if you make your feet and your mind calm and strong, you will find the trek very easy.
  3. While trekking, keep in mind that you are walking on the right route or not always with your guide.
  4. Most people look somewhere and where they are walking, this can cause twitching in your legs, which can ruin your entire trek.
  5. It is important to ask your doctor if you have any medical problems
  6. I should always keep my medical kit with me, it is very important.
  7. Himalayan Hikers always keep a medical kit with you, such as oxygen cylinders, medicine to be given in emergency on the trek
  8. If any trekkers have any more problems, then they are brought back to the base camp by laying them in the stretcher.
  9. Our camp in Dayara Bugyal trek is around the tree line where you can not have any problem of oxygen
  10. In case of any medical problem, the help of your guide or a well-informed trekkers should be taken
  11. If there is major health problems in Dayara Bugyal, then Nearest Hospital is in Uttarkashi, which is about 45 km away from Dayara bugyal

For Himalayan Hikers or trekkers, it’s crucial to have some emergency medical support available, given the remote and rugged terrain they often traverse. Here are some essential medical supplies to consider carrying:

  1. First Aid Kit: Include bandages, antiseptic wipes, adhesive tape, gauze pads, scissors, tweezers, and a CPR mask.
  2. Oxygen cylinder- Oxygen can be beneficial in alleviating symptoms of altitude sickness, such as headache, dizziness, nausea, and shortness of breath. Administering oxygen can provide relief and help prevent the condition from worsening.
  3. Personal Medications: Any prescribed medications should be carried in sufficient quantities.
  4. Pain Relief: Ibuprofen or acetaminophen for pain relief in case of minor injuries or headaches.
  5. Antihistamines: For allergic reactions and insect bites.
  6. Anti-diarrheal Medication: Such as loperamide, in case of gastrointestinal issues.
  7. Water Purification Tablets: In areas where clean water may not be readily available.
  8. Blister Treatment: Moleskin or blister pads for foot care.
  9. Tweezers: For removing splinters or ticks.
  10. Emergency Blanket: To keep warm in case of exposure.
  11. Whistle and Signal Mirror: For attracting attention in emergencies.
  12. Flashlight or Headlamp: Essential for navigating in the dark or signaling for help.
  13. Emergency Communication Device: Such as a satellite phone, PLB (Personal Locator Beacon), or a two-way radio for calling for help if needed.
  14. Basic Wilderness First Aid Guide: To assist in treating common injuries or illnesses.
  15. Sun Protection: Sunscreen, sunglasses, and a wide-brimmed hat to protect against sunburn.
  16. Emergency Shelter: Lightweight emergency shelter or tarp for protection from the elements.

It’s also essential for hikers to have basic knowledge of first aid and wilderness survival skills. Additionally, informing someone of your hiking plans and expected return time can be crucial in case of emergencies. Always be prepared and stay safe while exploring the beautiful but challenging Himalayan terrain.

Himalayan Hikers – Provided food During the Dayara Bugyal Trek

         We serve five -05 times meals a day including- Breakfast, Lunch, Eevening Snakes, Soup, Dinner, A variety of delectable and healthy food is provided which includes; Indian, Chinese and other Western meals. They are nutritious and keep you fit and healthy on the trek.(Veg or non-veg  food) With our local food and Day Pack, for Summit Day like fresh fruits

Food Menu– Roti + Rice + Salad + Papad +Matter paneer +Daal +mix veg+ daily more vegetable +sweet+ Bread +Omelets  + jam + butter +Muesli, Milk+Banana+ Allo parantha +Tea & coffee Cornflakes, Milk +Egg bhurji +Bread, Peanut Butter +Pancake  +Plain parantha +Fruits+ Porridge Oats+ +Bread & cheese  +Poha +Boiled egg + Gulab Jamun+ Custard+ Jalebi+ Chilla +Honey+ Puri + Chole more

Note: – This is only list Himalayan Hikers Team or Cook provide you more healthy food and more items of per day menu

The type of food provided during a trek can vary depending on factors like the location, duration, and the trekking company or organization you’re with. However, there are some common types of food that are often included in trekking provisions:

  1. Carbohydrates: Foods high in carbohydrates provide energy for the trek. This includes items like rice, pasta, bread, and potatoes. More
  2. Proteins: Protein-rich foods help with muscle repair and recovery. Common protein sources include lentils, beans, tofu, meat (if available), eggs, and dairy products.
  3. Fruits and vegetables: These provide essential vitamins, minerals, and fiber. While fresh produce may not always be available, dried fruits and vegetables or canned options might be included.
  4. Snacks: Trekking often involves long hours of physical exertion, so snacks are important for quick energy boosts. Snacks like nuts, energy bars, trail mix, and chocolate are common choices.
  5. Local cuisine: Depending on the region you’re trekking in, you might also get the chance to sample local dishes. This can be a delightful way to experience the culture and flavors of the area.


Day 1: Pickup from Dehradun Railway Station and Drive to Raithal village

Total distance-175 km – 7/8 Hours journey

Mode of journey – By taxi

Altitude – – Raithal village – 7,423 feet

Night stay – Our home stay – on twin/three  share basis

Himalayan Hikers organizes transport for trekkers from Dehradun Railway Station in the morning which will leave for raithal village around 6:00 am to 7:00 am.

The journey from Dehradun Railway Station to Raithal village typically involves a scenic drive through the picturesque landscapes of Uttarakhand. While there isn’t a direct route via Mussoorie and Suwakholi to reach Raithal village, you can follow a route that takes you through these areas, although it might involve some detours and changes in direction. Here’s a suggested route:

  1. Dehradun to Mussoorie: The journey begins from Dehradun Railway Station. From there, you will head towards Mussoorie, one of the most popular hill stations in Uttarakhand. The road to Mussoorie offers stunning views of the Shivalik ranges and lush green valleys.
  2. Mussoorie to Suwakholi: After spending some time in Mussoorie, you can proceed towards Suwakholi. This might involve taking the Mussoorie-Dhanaulti Road and then branching off towards Suwakholi. Suwakholi is a serene hamlet known for its tranquility and beautiful surroundings.
  3. Suwakholi to Uttarkashi: From Suwakholi, you’ll continue your journey towards Uttarkashi, a major town in the Uttarkashi district. The road takes you through winding mountain roads and offers glimpses of the Bhagirathi River and terraced fields.
  4. Uttarkashi to Raithal village: Finally, from Uttarkashi, you’ll head towards Raithal village. Raithal is located around 30 kilometers from Uttarkashi and is the base village for the Dayara Bugyal trek. The road to Raithal offers panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks and dense forests.

This route allows you to experience the charm of Mussoorie, the tranquility of Suwakholi, and the beauty of Uttarkashi before reaching Raithal village. It’s advisable to check road conditions and weather forecasts before embarking on the journey, especially if you’re traveling during the monsoon or winter seasons when certain routes may be affected. Additionally, it’s recommended to arrange for transportation in advance, either through private taxis or organized tours, to ensure a smooth and comfortable journey.


Day 2 : Trek from Raithal village to Gui Camp

Total distance – 05 km – 4/5 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot

Altitude – Gui Camp  – 9,884 feet

Night Stay – Our Camp site – on twin share basis

    • The trekking route from Raithal village to Gui is part of the larger Dayara Bugyal trek in Uttarakhand, India. Here’s the detailed route:Starting Point: Raithal Village
      • Raithal village serves as the base camp for the Dayara Bugyal trek. It is accessible by road from Uttarkashi and is located at an altitude of approximately 7,200 feet (2,195 meters).

      Raithal to Gui:

      1. Raithal to Barnala Bugyal: The trek begins from Raithal village, and you’ll start by ascending gradually through forested trails and winding paths. The initial part of the trail takes you to Barnala Bugyal, a beautiful meadow with stunning views of the surrounding mountains. This section of the trek is approximately 05 kilometers.
      2. Dayara Bugyal to Gui: After exploring Dayara Bugyal, the trek descends towards Gui. The trail gradually descends through scenic landscapes, including forests and meadows. Gui is a small settlement located at lower altitudes compared to Dayara Bugyal. The distance from Dayara Bugyal to Gui is approximately -5 kilometers.

      End Point: Gui

      • Gui serves as a resting point for trekkers before they continue their journey or return to Raithal village. It is advisable to spend some time resting and enjoying the serene surroundings of Gui before continuing with the trek.

      Total Trekking Distance:

      • The total trekking distance from Raithal village to Gui is approximately 05  kilometers, depending on the specific route taken and any side excursions.


      • The trek from Raithal village to Gui typically takes a full day, with breaks for rest and admiring the scenery along the way. It’s advisable to start early in the morning to make the most of daylight hours.


      • Carry sufficient water, snacks, and necessary trekking gear for the journey.
      • Trek with a guide or as part of an organized trekking group for safety and navigation purposes.
      • Respect the local environment and follow Leave No Trace principles to minimize your impact on the natural surroundings.

      Overall, the trek from Raithal village to Gui offers a memorable experience amidst the stunning Himalayan landscapes of Uttarakhand.


Day 3:- Trek from Gui Camp to Dayara Bugyal summit 12645 ft – back to Camp Gui  Camp

Trek Distance – 12 km – 7/8 Hours journey

Mode of journey – on foot

Altitude – Bakaria Top Summit – 12,645 feet

Night Stay – Campsite – on a twin share basis

The trek from Gui Camp to the summit of Dayara Bugyal, which stands at an elevation of approximately 12,645 feet (3,855 meters), offers breathtaking views of the Himalayan landscape and alpine meadows. Here’s the detailed route:

Starting Point: Gui Camp

  • Gui Camp is typically the starting point for the trek to the summit of Dayara Bugyal. It is situated at a lower altitude compared to the summit and serves as a base camp for trekkers.

Gui Camp to Dayara Bugyal Summit:

  1. Gui Camp to Lower Dayara Bugyal: The trek begins from Gui Camp, and you’ll start ascending towards Lower Dayara Bugyal. The initial part of the trail involves gradual ascent through forests and meadows. Lower Dayara Bugyal offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains and serves as a transition point to the higher meadows.
  2. Lower Dayara Bugyal to Upper Dayara Bugyal: From Lower Dayara Bugyal, the trail continues uphill towards Upper Dayara Bugyal. The ascent becomes steeper as you gain altitude. Upper Dayara Bugyal is characterized by vast expanses of alpine meadows with panoramic views of the Himalayas.
  3. Upper Dayara Bugyal to Dayara Bugyal Summit: The final leg of the trek involves ascending from Upper Dayara Bugyal to the summit of Dayara Bugyal. The trail may become steeper and more challenging as you approach the summit. However, the effort is rewarded with breathtaking views from the summit, including snow-capped peaks and pristine landscapes.

Dayara Bugyal Summit to Gui Camp:

  • After spending some time at the summit and soaking in the panoramic views, you’ll descend back to Gui Camp following the same trail in reverse.
  • The descent allows you to appreciate the scenery from a different perspective and provides an opportunity to rest and rejuvenate after the challenging ascent.

End Point: Gui Camp

  • Upon reaching Gui Camp, you can relax and unwind, reflecting on the memorable experience of trekking to the summit of Dayara Bugyal.

Total Trekking Distance and Duration:

  • The total trekking distance from Gui Camp to the summit of Dayara Bugyal and back to Gui Camp can vary but is approximately 06-7 kilometers each way, depending on the specific route taken.
  • The trek typically takes a full day, with breaks for rest, meals, and enjoying the scenery along the way. It’s advisable to start early in the morning to make the most of daylight hours.


  • Carry sufficient water, snacks, and necessary trekking gear for the journey.
  • Trek with a guide or as part of an organized trekking group for safety and navigation purposes.
  • Dress in layers and be prepared for changing weather conditions, including cold temperatures and possible rain or snow at higher altitudes.
  • Respect the local environment and follow Leave No Trace principles to minimize your impact on the natural surroundings.

Overall, the trek from Gui Camp to the summit of Dayara Bugyal is a challenging yet rewarding adventure, offering unparalleled views of the Himalayan wilderness and a sense of accomplishment upon reaching the summit.


Day 4 : Trek from Gui  Camp  to Raithal Village  (05 km) (3/4 Hours) same day Drive to Dehradun

Trek Distance –5 km – 4/5 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot – 05 km

The trek from Gui Camp to Raithal Village is relatively short, covering a distance of approximately 5 kilometers and typically taking around 3 to 4 hours to complete. After completing the trek, you’ll drive back to Dehradun. Here’s a view of the route:

Gui Camp to Raithal Village Trek:

  1. Start from Gui Camp: Begin your trek from Gui Camp, which serves as the base camp for Dayara Bugyal trekking expeditions. Gui Camp is situated amidst the serene surroundings of the Himalayas.
  2. Descend from Gui Camp: The trek starts with a descent from Gui Camp. You’ll follow the trail that leads downhill through forests and meadows, offering beautiful views of the surrounding landscape.
  3. Pass through Upper and Lower Dayara Bugyal: As you descend, you’ll pass through Upper and Lower Dayara Bugyal, enjoying the panoramic vistas of the alpine meadows and snow-capped peaks.
  4. Continue towards Raithal Village: The trail from Dayara Bugyal eventually leads back to Raithal Village. The path is well-marked, and you’ll continue descending until you reach the village.
  5. Arrive at Raithal Village: Your trek concludes as you arrive at Raithal Village. Raithal is a scenic village surrounded by lush greenery and offers a glimpse into the local culture and lifestyle of the region.

Raithal Village to Dehradun Drive:

After completing the trek from Gui Camp to Raithal Village, you’ll proceed with the drive back to Dehradun. The route typically involves the following:

  1. Raithal Village to Uttarkashi: From Raithal Village, you’ll drive towards Uttarkashi, which is the nearest major town. The road offers scenic views of the mountains and valleys as it winds through the Himalayan terrain.
  2. Uttarkashi to Dehradun: From Uttarkashi, you’ll continue driving towards Dehradun. The road passes through towns and villages, offering glimpses of local life and culture along the way. It eventually leads back to Dehradun, completing your journey.

Total Distance and Duration:

  • The trek from Gui Camp to Raithal Village is approximately 5 kilometers and takes around 3 to 4 hours to complete, depending on your pace and the trail conditions.
  • The drive from Raithal Village to Dehradun is approximately 175 kilometers and takes around 6 to 7 hours, depending on road conditions and traffic.

Things to carry on trek

Mandatory Documents

Please carry the documents given below

Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, Driving License, Voters ID, etc,
Passport and Visa important to foreigners
Medical Certificate (First part should be filled by the Doctor and Second part by the Trekker)
Declaration Certificates

Note: –  Many trekkers commit the same mistake of carrying unnecessary items on a trek which only makes the backpack heavy. It is important to know the right items to carry.
It differs from season to season if you are trekking in summers then carry less layers of warm clothing and if you are trekking in winters carry enough layers to protect yourself against chilly cold.

Necessary Items for trekkers

carry on a trek

Backpack (50 to 60 liters)
A strongly built backpack with good support is compulsory for a trek. (Rain cover is important)

Sturdy Trekking Shoes
The shoes should be strong enough with good support. The people ask if sports shoes would be comfortable but it is good to bring the right trekking shoes.

The Clothes You Should Bring On a Trek
Avoid keeping extra clothes because it only makes you backpack heavy.

Trek Pants – The jeans are never suitable for a trek so you need at least 2-3 trek pants for treks carry more for longer treks.

Jacket – Jackets are very important to carry on a trek it protects you against the chilly weather. So carry 2 jackets on a week long trek.

Layers of warm Clothing 
Carry warm woolen layers or fleece. Carry more layers during winter season (at least 2 to 3) and less during summer.

Thermals – The Temperature decreases at night so you might be need thermals for Night.

T- Shirts – Bring those t shirts which dry fast.

Poncho –They are needed if you are trekking on a Rainy day to keep you dry.

Hiking Pole

Water Bottle 2

Cap or Balaclava



Woolen and Waterproof Gloves

Socks (Woolen and Regular)


Torch head light

Personal Toiletry Items –  (toothpaste, toothbrush, toilet paper, sanitizer etc.)

Carry Personal Medical Kit

Personal Medical Kit (Carry minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)

Medicine for Altitude Sickness

Digene – (It cures discomfort in stomach, acidity)

Crocin Advance – (Cures fever and headache)

Aspirin/Combiflam – (Pain reliever)

Disprin – (Cures headache)

Avomine – (Prevents motion sickness)

Avil – (It treat allergies)

Norflox TZ & Lomofen – (Prevents Diarrhoea)

Ranitidine – (Reduces the amount of acid in stomach)

Volini/Moov spray – (For sprains)

Betadine/Savlon – (Antiseptic cream)


Band aid


Stretchable/Elastic bandage


Note:- Use medicines only when prescribed by the doctor. In case you face any problem during your trek, discuss and take advice from the Professional guide.

Dayara Bugyal Trek FAQ

1. What is the Dayara Bugyal Trek? The Dayara Bugyal Trek is a beautiful trekking trail in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, known for its vast meadows (bugyals), dense forests, and panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks. It offers a relatively easy yet rewarding trekking experience.

2. Where is the Dayara Bugyal Trek located? The Dayara Bugyal Trek is located in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand, India. The trek usually starts from a village called Barsu.

3. How do I reach the starting point of the trek? The trek starts from Barsu. Here’s how you can reach Barsu:

  • By Air: The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun, approximately 220 km from Barsu. From Dehradun, you can hire a taxi or take a bus to Barsu.
  • By Train: The nearest railway station is Dehradun Railway Station, about 210 km from Barsu. From Dehradun, you can take a bus or taxi to Barsu.
  • By Road: Barsu is well-connected by road. You can take a bus or taxi from major cities like Dehradun or Rishikesh. The road journey to Barsu is approximately 8-9 hours from Dehradun.

4. What is the best time to visit Dayara Bugyal? The best time to trek to Dayara Bugyal is during the following periods:

  • Summer: May to June
  • Autumn: September to November During these months, the weather is pleasant, and the meadows are in full bloom. The clear skies offer stunning views of the surrounding peaks.

5. What is the duration of the trek? The Dayara Bugyal Trek typically takes 3-4 days to complete, including travel time to and from Barsu.

6. What is the difficulty level of the trek? The trek is considered easy to moderate. It involves moderate ascents and descents, making it suitable for beginners and families. However, the altitude gain can be challenging for some.

7. What is the altitude of Dayara Bugyal? The highest point of the trek is Dayara Bugyal itself, which is at an altitude of approximately 3,408 meters (11,181 feet).

8. What should I pack for the trek? Here’s a list of essential items to pack:

  • Warm clothing (layers, fleece jacket, thermals)
  • Waterproof jacket and pants
  • Trekking shoes with good grip
  • Backpack (30-40 liters)
  • Trekking poles (optional)
  • Sleeping bag (if not provided by the trekking company)
  • Personal medical kit
  • Water bottles and hydration system
  • Snacks and energy bars
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses, hat
  • Flashlight/headlamp with extra batteries
  • Toiletries and personal hygiene items

9. Do I need a permit for the trek? No special permits are required for the Dayara Bugyal Trek. However, it is advisable to carry a valid ID and inform local authorities about your trekking plans.

10. What kind of accommodation is available during the trek? Accommodation during the trek usually includes camping in tents at designated campsites. There are no permanent structures or lodges along the trail.

11. Are there any risks or challenges on the trek? The trek involves challenges such as:

  • Sudden weather changes, including rain and snow
  • Moderate altitude gain, which may cause altitude sickness in some individuals
  • Slippery and uneven trails, especially during the monsoon season It’s essential to trek with a guide, acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, and follow safety protocols.

12. Is it safe to trek alone? While it is possible to trek alone, it is recommended to trek with a guide or in a group for safety, especially for those unfamiliar with the terrain and weather conditions.

13. Can I do the trek if I have no prior trekking experience? Yes, the Dayara Bugyal Trek is suitable for beginners with basic fitness levels. It is a great introduction to trekking in the Himalayas.

14. What kind of food is provided during the trek? Most trekking packages include vegetarian meals, which are prepared by the support staff accompanying the trek. The food is typically nutritious and includes local cuisine such as rice, dal, vegetables, chapati, and snacks.

15. What are some key highlights of the trek?

  • Stunning views of the Gangotri and Bandarpunch mountain ranges
  • Camping at picturesque locations overlooking the vast meadows of Dayara Bugyal
  • Exploring the alpine flora and fauna of the region
  • Relaxing amidst the serene surroundings and enjoying the tranquility of nature

16. Are there any cultural or historical aspects of the trek? The trek passes through several remote villages inhabited by the local Garhwali people. Trekkers can interact with the villagers and learn about their traditional way of life, culture, and customs.

17. What kind of fitness is required for the trek? A basic level of fitness is required for the Dayara Bugyal Trek. Regular walking and cardiovascular exercises can help prepare for the trek. It is advisable to consult a doctor before undertaking any trekking activity, especially if you have any pre-existing medical conditions.

18. What should I be aware of regarding altitude sickness? Altitude sickness can affect anyone above 2,500 meters. It is essential to acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, avoid overexertion, and descend if symptoms of altitude sickness, such as headache, nausea, or dizziness, occur.

This FAQ should provide a thorough overview for anyone considering the Dayara Bugyal Trek. If you have more specific questions, feel free to ask!

Are you Looking for Trekking Equipment on Rent?

If any trekker needs trekking equipment on Rent then Himalayan Hikers has the best trekking equipment available on rent.

There are many people behind this who are in great need of it, it is better to hire it at affordable price without spending much money for just a few days.

Rent Costs per Day

1. Hiking shoes Per day Rs. 100/-

2. Hiking Pant Per Day Rs. 100/-

3. Down Jacket Per Day Rs. 100/-

4. Hiking Pole Per Day Rs. 50/-

5. Headlight Per Day Rs. 50/-

6. Trekking Bag 50 to 60 litter Per Day Rs. 50/-

7. Gloves Per Day Rs. 50/-

Trek Equipment You can book directly on first day at the Raithal Village Base Camp.

What is Included In This Trek?

Transport from Dehradun to Dehradun

Forest Permit and entrance fee

Accommodation in Homestay at Raithal Village

Accommodation in tents on twin/three share basis

All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, coffee, snacks, soup and dinner

High-quality Dome  tents

Sleeping bags




Separate Toilet tents – Ladies and Gents

Dining Tent

Dining Table

Kitchen team

Radio Walkie-Talkie for Communication

Good Experience Trek Leader guide and Technical guide

Medical Kit

Oxygen Cylinders

Crampons and Gaiters

What is Not Included In This Trek?

Personal Insurance

Medical Certificate

Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit

On the first day, En Route to base camp Breakfast and Lunch are Not Included

Last Day En Route Lunch and Dinner are Not Included

Uffloding costs – if you do not carry your bag during the trek cost per bag per day is Rs. 300.00 this costs pay to Directly our manager at Raithal  Village

Reviews (10)

10 reviews for Dayara Bugyal Trek

  1. Vikram Singh

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  2. Pinaki Ghosal

    Hello team HH, I Just want to know that can we trek dayara bugyal in middle week of February with my brother and friend..

  3. Sanjay Patidar

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  4. Vijay Bhadani

    This is my 5th private trek with HH after Kedarkantha. har ki dun, KGL, Buran ghati, Hampta pass, The ground staff and the cook deserve special mention for taking good care of us and serving us delicious meals all times . Our trek lead suresh, kamlesh, kuldeep Rawat ji made sure we traversed difficult sections with ease when the body fails to listen to the mind. What I liked about HH and kuldeep ji was how they patiently allowed each one of us to find our own pace and not be pressurized by a norm.

    • Himalayan Hikers

      Thanks vijay bhadani ji – have a great day

  5. Anuradha Mallya

    With my kids in tow, embarked on a trek to Dayara Bugyal in the Himalayas in mid-April and what a wonderful & Memorable experience it turned out to be. Want to thank a few people who made it happen –
    Priyanka Pai – Mountain aficionado & a spokesperson for the Himalays – Thank you so much for making dreams come true
    Kuldeep Rawat & Himalayan hikers you guys are the best! thanks so much for everything you did.. we had the time of our life!
    Here is a small photo story of the wonderful memoried that we created

  6. Sakshar Sarkar

    good team and experience

  7. Avi Sharma

    Kuldeep Ji, I must say fantastic service. You answered every question in a great manner and cleared our doubts. And, when we went on Dayara Bugyal trek, it was no less than a paradise. Your professionalism and enthusiastic way to work makes you the best.

  8. aparana pai

    Dayara Bugyal (4th trek with them) we are from Bangalore Fantastic trip, extremely supportive folks, always so cheerful, even with 10inches of snow around; bringing hot pasta to your tent at 4pm and shaking the snow off your tent at 3am! They are totally reliable and safe, and help you feel totally confident in yourself and your own ability! Thank you team Himalayan Hikers. Shukriya

  9. jagadeesh j

    Jagadeesh J

    Their team of trekking guides are the best bunch. Coordination, Planning and Execution are spot on. We have done Dayara and Kedarkantha trek with kids through HH. The overall experience was very nice. Recommended.

  10. Arindam Saha

    A awesome route and a Awsome Himalayan Hikkers team… Really enjoyed the trip.
    Now my every North India trek route I book with Himalayan Hikkers. They are well organized and co-ordinated, believe me they always take care of their guests with utmost importance.
    I recommend Himalayan Hikkers strongly.
    They do customized trekking / tours also as per your convenience.
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