Dayara Bugyal Trek: Beginners Guide

Dayara Bugyal Trek: Beginners Guide


Dayara Bugyal is considered one of India’s most beautiful meadows. “Bugyal”, in the local dialect, refers to high-altitude pasture land. Dayara Bugyal, because of its highland meadows is one of Uttarakhand’s most beautiful treks. Dayara Bugyal is an easy trek that’s suitable for beginners.


Dayara Bugyal is located in Uttarkashi District Uttrakhand at an elevation greater than 10,000 feet/3048 meters. This popular trek is located in the Garhwal Himalayas. It features thick forests that open up to a vast green meadow.

The trek from Dayara Bugyal starts in Barsu. Trekkers have the opportunity to enjoy stunning views of a flowing stream and can stop for photographs. Dayara Bugyal is reached via a dense forest of oak and maple trees. Except for a happy-go-lucky mountain dog, there are no other animals. Barnala Tal has many camping options. The forest becomes less dense as you climb higher, and what remains is Dayara Bugyal’s sprawling, undulating, lush meadow.

Dayara Bugyal Trek’s best season is between April and June (summer), and December to February (winter). (October to December):

  • The summer weather is mild. It is neither too hot nor too cold. The peaks can be seen during the summer. Light woolens are recommended.
  • Monsoon: There is no better time to trek than the Monsoon because roads can become impassible due to landslides. However, the breathtaking views are worth it.
  • Winter brings heavy snowfall to the region, making it the ideal time for trekking.

Dayara Bugyal Trekking Tour Highlights

  • You can relax and unwind by camping on the Barnala Tal Lakeshore.
  • Wild animals may be encountered while hiking along the pine and oak tree forest trails.
  • You can see snowcapped peaks like Bandarpoonch (6316 m), Bhagirathi (76921 m), and Black Peak (2.734 m).

Dayara Bugyal Trekking (Detailed Itinerary).

Day 1: Delhi to Haridwar, then Rishikesh.

Additional Advantages (Upon Arrival)



Transfers start at a 5-star Hotel

Stay included

Take an AC train to Haridwar at 06:55 AM. At 11:25 am, we will arrive in Haridwar. Our representative will greet you upon arrival and assist with the road transfer from Haridwar to Rishikesh. You are free to explore the area on your own during the evening. The Ganga Aarti, a ceremony that consists of chants and lights as well as floating butter lamps, is worth seeing every evening at sunset.

Day 2: Rishikesh-Barsu (225 km/7-8hrs)

After breakfast, drive to Sangamchatti via Uttarkashi. You will follow the Ganga and then the Bhagirathi river, and the scenery is as spectacular as you would expect. The view from the vast Bhagirathi Valley is visible as we arrive at a charming hamlet. Stay in a tent/guesthouse for the night.

Day 3: Barsu – Barnala Bugyal (6 km/3-4hrs)

After breakfast today, we’ll hike to Barnala Bugyal. It will be a steep ascent through thick oak and rhododendron forests. We will be able to see mountains like Draupadi Ka Danda from several points on this forest trek. Here are also the Chhanis, summer cattle herders’ shelters.

Day 04: Barnala Bugyal to Dayara Bugyal (6 km/2.5 hours)

Today’s trek will take us through the pine forest and up to the tree line to Dayara Bugyal’s alpine meadows. We will pitch a tent here and stay the night.

Dayara Bugyal (Day 5)

We will spend the day exploring Bugyal’s vast surface with its many streams and undulating terrain. Walking here is very difficult because of the lack of oxygen. We will therefore walk slowly and carefully, observing all the elements that make this place so beautiful. You can see rare birds like the Griffon and the Lammergeier here. Tents can be used to sleep.

Day 6: Dayara Bugyal to Barsu, then to Uttarkashi

After breakfast, we descend steeply to Barsu village. The path will take us to Uttarkashi, a village that was devastated by the 1991 earthquake. Here, the powerful effects of the earthquake can still be felt. For the night, you can drive from here to Uttarkashi.

Day 07: Uttarkashi-Haridwar (190 km drive)-Delhi (By train)

We will drive from Uttarkashi towards Haridwar, and then to Haridwar railway station where we will catch the 18:05 am train to Delhi. You should arrive in Delhi by 22:45 hours