Dayara Bugyal Trek

5 Days - 4 Nights
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Dayara Bugyal – A Great Winter Trek in the Himalayas

Dayara Bugyal trek lies among the best treks in Uttarakhand. The vast meadows stretch from 10,000 to 12,500 feet 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.

Excellent Himalayan Views and Surroundings

Subsequently, the Dayara Bugyal and Bakaria Top offer majestic views of high Himalayan peaks! The peaks visible from there are – Black peak, Bandarpoonch, Shrikhand Mahadev, and Gangotri group of mountains.

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.

Dayara Bugyal

Amateurs can go For It

Dayara Bugyal is an excellent trek for beginners because of its easy to moderate level. But, it is also a fable trek among avid trekkers because of exotic views and surreal beauty. So, do not miss to plan your trip to Dayara Bugyal.

About Base camp Barsu

Barsu is a small hamlet at an altitude of 2,240 meters in Uttarkashi district. The small Village of Barsu has a GMVN guest house and some hotels. There are also some home stays as well in the picturesque village. This place is excellent for bird watching because ground birds can be easily seen here.

The major attraction of Barsu is the lovely views of some towering peaks like – Draupadi Ka Danda, Shrikhand Mahadev, Mt Jaonli and Gangotri group of mountains.

Moreover, the trail snakes its way through verdant forests of Oaks, clear streams and grasslands. Therefore, offering the excellent sight of High Himalayan peaks.


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

See firstly, the trekking distance is a total of 24 km which is to be covered into 6 days. Yet, it comes under moderate level of easy to moderate because of the things that this trek has to offers. These are:

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

The trail is not that abrupt and sheer as compare 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 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.

Dayara Bugyal View

Altitude we are going to cover

Barsu Village – 7,423 Feet

Barnala tal camp – 9,884 feet

Dayara Bugyal – 12,087 feet

Bakaria Top – 12,645 feet

Getting to Himalayan hikers Base Camp Barsu Village

Take the night train from Delhi to Dehradun.

(Special A/C Train from New Delhi would be best)

You can reach Dehradun Railway Station around 5:00 am to 7:00 am, vehicles will be arranged and there you can meet our office member.

Dayara Bugyal Base Camp

Note: – Himalayan Hikers arrange vehicles for you from Dehradun Railway Station Pickup and Drop Tempo and bolero taxi

Transport costs per person one way Rs. 1100/- Extra pay to directly your taxi driver

ATM Point & Mobile connectivity

ATM POINT: Withdraw money before your journey; Uttarkashi is the last point where you will find ATM.

(If you want to withdraw money then do it in Dehradun.)

Mobile Connectivity: There will be no networks during the trek, in Uttarkashi your device will receive the networks and at Basru village  only Idea and BSNL signals are there but you cannot rely on the connectivity because the signal strength is not good.

So make sure you finish all your important work and calls before starting of the trek.

Key Points Dayara Bugyal trek

Duration: –   4 Nights 5 Days

Base camp: – Barsu village

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

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

Dayara Bugyal Altitude: – 12,087 feet

Best Time: – All year

Trek Level: – Moderate

Trek distance: – On foot 24 Km – By taxi 350 km

Group Size: – 20 people

Short Itinerary Dayara Bugyal Trek –

Day 1- Pickup to you from Dehradun railway station – Drive to Barsu village – 175 Km (7/8 Hours (7,423 feet)

Day 2 – Trek from Barsu village to Barnala Tal (05 km) (4/5 Hours) (9,884 feet)

Day 3 – Trek from Barnala Tal camp to Exploration Day Bakaria top summit back to camp (4/5 Hours)

Day 4 –  Trek from Barnala Tal to Barsu village (05 km) (3/4 Hours) (7,423 feet)

Day 5 – Drive from Barsu village to Dehradun by taxi (175 km) (7/8 Hours)


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

Total distance-175 km – 7/8 Hours journey

Mode of journey – By taxi

Altitude – – Barsu village – 7,423 feet

Night stay – Our GMVN – on twin share basis

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

Get in the vehicle from Dehradun and enjoy the picturesque journey along Bhagirathi River’s bank and forest stretches to reach Barsu village. It is the base camp of Dayara Bugyal trek.

Dehradun is the capital of Uttarakhand and one of the most beautiful places in India. The main attraction of this place is Rajpur road go through it and get a glimpse of Dehradun’s beauty. Reach Mussoorie after an hour which is also known as “Queen of Hills”. People visit it heavily during vacations with their family and friends.

After half an hour, stop at Suwa Kholi Have breakfast there and witness people from different parts of the world. The break will be of maximum 1 hour. Ahead the peaks are visible and further you will come close

Further you will cross the small Chinyalisaur of Dharasu Reach Uttarkashi around 1:30 pm and take a break there for lunch. After having Go through the picturesque zig zag road.

Reach there in 7/8 hours on first day and get delicious views of Draupadi Ka Danda, Shrikhand Mahadev, Mt Jaonli and Gangotri group of peaks and near Barsu village Freshen up and enjoy evening snacks in the open Garden with great views.

You will be provided some details after which you can go for evening walk but be at the hotel, GMVN for dinner.


Day 2 : Trek from Barsu village to Barnala Tal

Total distance – 05 km – 4/5 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot

Altitude – Barnala tal – 9,884 feet

Night Stay – Our Camp site – on twin share basis

Today after breakfast the trek starts from Barsu village, go through the forest cover of Deodar, Oaks, Rhododendrons and Silver Birch. On the way catch clear views of Gangotri group of peaks.

Continue trekking to reach your campsite Barnala Tal and witness towering peaks of Bandarpoonch, Draupadi Ka Danda, Shrikhand Mahadev and Black peak.


Day 3 : Exploration Day Bakaria top summit back to camp Dayara

Trek Distance – 08 km – 5/6 Hours journey

Mode of journey – on foot

Altitude – Bakaria Top Summit – 12,645 feet

Night Stay – Camp site – on twin share basis

Today after breakfast start trek Dayara Bugyal and Bakaria top Summit with packed lunch and day peak, offer great sight of Bandarpunch (6,300 Meters) and Black peak (6,387 Meters)

The major attraction of Bakaria top is the lovely views of some towering peaks like – Draupadi Ka Danda, Shrikhand Mahadev, Mt Jaonli and Gangotri group of mountains.

The meadows are at full bloom in the months of May and June and in winters it turns into an Iceland, the meadows remains covered in white carpet of snow.

The top point is Bakaria top, head to the top and witness magnificent panorama views of lofty Himalayan peaks.

Reach Bakaria Top summit (12,645 Feet) around 1:30 pm and take a break there for lunch. I hope today provide to you Veg biryani, after having Go through.

Now get ready to descend through the pristine beauty of the meadows. Retrace your steps and return to camp


Day 4 : Trek from Barnala Tal camp to Barsu village

Trek Distance – 05 km – 4/5 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot – 09 km

Night Stay – Our GMVN – on twin share basis

Wake up to the chirping of birds and in peaceful aura. After breakfast, bid adieu to the amazing Bandarpoonch peak and start descending to Barsu village.

Follow the same path and reach Barsu village.


Day 5 : Return : Drive from Barsu village to Dehradun

Total distance 175 km – 7/8 Hours journey

Mode of journey – By taxi

Today – It is your last breakfast on this trek with Himalayan Hikers team. The certificates will be given and after some beautiful photos we will bid you all a good bye from Barsu village .scenic drive from Barsu to Dehradun you are reach Dehradun 6 pm evening.

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)

Medical Kit

Diamox – (Prevents 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.

Due to heavy snowfall, the Dayara Bugyal Trek  booking is closed now. Any kind of  your queries and other information you can Email us at [email protected] and Call Us +91 9756197558

Personal Insurance

Medical Certificate

Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit

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

Last Day En Route Lunch and Dinner are Not Included


Reviews (4)

4 reviews for Dayara Bugyal Trek

  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.
    Keep it up team Himalayan Hikkers 👍

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