Gidara Bugyal Trek

7 Days - 6 Nights
  • Gidara Bugyal Trek
  • Gidara Bugyal Trek
  • Gidara Bugyal Trek
  • Gidara Bugyal Trek
  • Gidara Bugyal Trek


Gidara Bugyal Trek The Secret Meadow in the Himalayas

Gidara Bugyal Trek – Ancient Gidara Bugyal lying at an elevation of 13,802 feet is perfect for trekkers in Uttarkashi district.

The highlight of this trek is that it is larger than the well-known pristine Dayara Bugyal and is wider than the two fable Ali and Bedni Bugyal! Most probably, it can be traversed in 2 days.

Despite being the perfect trekking destination, it is highly secluded. Very few people are aware of these meadows.

The first campsite of Gidara Bugyal Trek is Rikoda and the only settlement spotted there are of shepherds.

Spot high mountains from there and enjoy being the only group trekking and camping in these lone meadows!

Gidara Bugyal Trek

The Rewards in Gidara Bugyal Trek

The distance from Gidara to Dayara is 15 km and Gidara lies at a little higher altitude.

It rewards you with the grand views of Bandarpunch, Gangotri (I) (II), Draupadi Ka Danda, Jaonli and Srikanth.

Get fascinated by the close views of these lofty Himalayan peaks from a different angle.
The terrain isn’t easy becuase the ascents and descents are steep.

So, prepare well for this trek because of its moderate gradient. It turns out to be best for adventure lovers!

The Highlights of Gidara Bugyal Trek

Adventurous Ridge Walk

traversing the ridge to reach Gidara Top is the best part of this trek.

If the weather is clear then the panorama view of mountains will leave you enticed.

The Gangotri group of peaks stands in front and Srikanth peak stands tall amongst all.

Towards the left Bandarpunch is seen touching the sky and the full view of the Gidara meadows is clearly visible.

Gidara Bugyal Trek

Trek through the forest

When you head towards the first campsite of Gidara Bugyal trek i.e. Rikoda, you go through the dense forest area under the shade of trees.

The trail is steep and on the way are Gujjar huts. Glance of their lifestyle is a delight of this trek.

Hot Springs of Gangnani

The hot springs of Gangnani lies on the path to Bangeli. Take a short break here and spot devotees refreshing themselves while going to Gangotri.
The pure hot water springs are maintained well which makes it a perfect rejuvenating spot after the treacherous trek.

Why to choose Gidara Bugyal Trek?

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

See firstly, the trekking distance is a total of 37 km which is to be covered into 7 days. Yet, it comes under moderate level of easy to moderate because of the things that this trek has to offers. These are:

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 Gidara 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.

Getting to Gidara Bugyal Trek Base Camp Bhangeli

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 or innova taxis

Key Points of Gidara Bugyal Trek

Duration: –  6 Nights 7 Days

Base camp: – Bhangeli camp

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

Gidara Bugyal – Altitude: – 13,898 feet

Best Time: – May, June, July, Sep, Oct

Trek Level: – Moderate

Trek distance: – On foot 37 Km – By taxi 378 km

Group Size: – Minimum 05 people maximum 20 people

Day 1- Pickup to you from Dehradun railway station – Drive to Bhangeli – 189 Km (7/8 Hours (7,696 feet) same day trek to 01 km trek, overnight stay camp

Day 2 – Trek from Bhangeli to Rikoda  (06 km) (4/5 Hours) (10,500 feet)

Day 3 – Trek from Rikoda camp to Dokrani camp (05 km) (4/5 Hours) (12,052 feet)

Day 4 – Trek from Dokrani to Thalotya camp (12,500 feet) via Gidara Bugyal (12,645 feet) (09 km) (6/7 Hours)

Day 5 – Trek from Thalotya camp to Tirya via Gidara Summit (13,898 feet) (08 km) (6/7 Hours)

Day 6 – Trek from Tirya camp to Bhangeli (07 km) (5/6 Hours) (7,652 feet)

Day 7 – Trek from Bhangeli to Bhangeli Road head same day Drive to Dehradun by taxi (189 km) (7/8 Hours) reach evening 6:30 pm

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.

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What is Included In This Trek?

Transport Facility

Forest Permit and entrance fee

Accommodation in tents on twin share basis

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

(All camping gears)

High quality 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 Include In This Trek?

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

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