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.
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.
WHY TO CHOOSE DAYARA BUGYAL TREK?
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.
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.
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)