Dayara Bugyal is often placed at the top position only to be hotly contested and pushed to the next best. But there is no debate amongst trekkers that Dayara Bugyal would fall within the two most beautiful high altitude meadows in India. It is not difficult to see why. For hundred of years shepherds from far have been taking their flock to graze at Dayara. They have come back with stories of the abundance of grass and splendor of the mighty Himalayan mountain peaks cradling the meadows. They described the place with such intensity that soon word about Dayara Bugyal reached explorers. When the explorers got back from their treks to Dayara Bugyal, they came back profoundly affected. The meadows were exactly as the shepherds had described them – but only more beautiful. The mountains they talked about were the Bhagirathi peaks, Bandarpoonch, Black peak and scores of other peaks they could not name. They discovered clear water bodies strewn across the green meadows – in whose reflection the peaks looked even more beautiful. Flowers sprung up around streams and brooks that ran across the meadows. Dayara Bugyal along with its twin Gidara Bugyal is perhaps one of the most beautiful alpine meadows in India. The meadows stretch out far and wide and all around the meadows are the many towering snow peaks. The trek showcases some of the best scenery the Himalayas have to offer. The Bugyals and the sky around with their every changing hue can show you new scenery at every season of the year. The trek starts from the tiny village of Barsu tucked away on the Haridwar – Gangothri road 32 kms away the town of UttarKashi. Barsu houses about 90 homes and has a GMVN overlooking the village on one side and the mountains on the other. The GMVN serves as a good base camp for the trek. The rooms are neat and spacious and the view in front is lovely.



Total Trekking

20 Km.


Easy To Moderate


12,100 Ft.


6 Days

Minimum Age

8 Years


May — June (15C to 20C and night 7C to2C) Sept — Oct (15C to 10C and night 5C to -5C).

Best Season

Pre Monsoon Season:— May first week to June end and post monsoon Season:- September 2nd week to Nov first week.


Day 1 - Drive from Dehradun - Barsu (220 kms/day-long drive)

  • Embark on your journey at dawn with a meal and a day-long drive from Dehradun to Barsu covering 220 kms. The route trails through the scenic towns of Rishikesh, Chamba and Uttarkashi beside the Bhagirathi River. On arriving Barsu that stands tall at 7,545 ft, settle down for the evening in a guesthouse.
  • Overnight can be spent in the hotel.

Day 2 - Trek from Barsu - Barnala (4 hours)

  • This 4 kms long trek is a gradual ascend landscaped beautifully with Rhododendrons, Silver Oak and Deodar forests. Reach the destination for the day which is Barnala at an elevation of 8,530 ft. It is this place which marks the beginning of the famed undulating stretches of green prairies or ‘Bugyals’. Set up your campsite at this ideal location and retire here for the night.
  • Camp here for the night. Overnight will be spent in tents.

Day 3 - Trek from Barnala - Dayara Bugyal (5 kms)

  • This day entails an ascending trek of about 5 kms to the high alpine meadow of Dayara Bugyal, Uttarakhand that is elevated at 9,980 ft through the Barnal grasslands. On arriving this vast meadow that resembles a table top, you can catch sight of some majestic peaks, namely Srikanth, Rudregaira, Gangotri I, II & III, Jaonli, Draupadi ka Danda I & II, Black peak, Bandarpunch and such. Spend the night in the camp set up here.
  • Overnight will be spent in tents.

Day 4 - Trek from Dayara Bugyal - Bakaria Top - Dayara Bugyal (3 kms)

  • this day marks the climb up from Dayara Bugyal to Bakaria top, the highest point of the vast meadow standing at 12,000 ft. Get enchanted by the panoramic views of snowy peaks, lush valleys and such from the top. Depart from Bakaria back to the campsite at Dayara Bugya

Day 5 - Trek from Dayara Bugyal - Barsu (8 kms)

  • Begin the day with a hearty meal after which starts your descent to Pichkiya that is at an elevation of 7,873 ft. After trekking 6 to 7 hours through a mix of ascends and descends over alpine meadows, dense woods and little rivulets, reach the campsite of Pichkiya. This last day of Dayara Bugyal trekking, it involves descending down to Barsu along a well marked trail through the surrounding thickets. Catch sight of the charming village of Barsu and its adjoining settlements can about half way down the trail. Arrive at Barsu by afternoon and camp here for the night.;
  • Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 6 - Drive from Barsu to Dehradun

  • Rise in the morning and set off for a drive back to Dehradun; the Dayara Bugyal Trek ends here.
  • Trip ends here.

Photos Dayara Bugyal Trek

Reviews for Dayara Bugyal Trek

Dayara Bugyal Trek Overall rating: 4.4 out of 5 based on 24 reviews.

Dayara Bugyal Trek

5 5 1
“WOW! I have no words to tell how much this trip was nice and interesting. I had a really great time. I want to take more of such treks often. I loved this trekking experience. It was inexpensive too plus the trek guides were really helpful and made our trek experience very smooth safe and adventurous.thnks UTT team.

Awesome Trek

5 5 1
“Once in a life time experience with Uttarakhand trip trek... The trek had beautiful landscapes and scenery all around... It was a roller coaster ride for me.. Each and every day I had different experience and beautiful in its own way. thnks UTT TEAM

Nice & chilling experience Dayara Bugyal

5 5 1
“Nice and chilling experience.!! Dayara bugyal One of the most challenging and fascinating trek that i have done so far, but the expert guides and the trek leaders were just amazing they helped me during the trek. kitchen staff was great they provide so yummy food during the trek.Inshort it was a grt trek. thnks to all the team mamber for make my trek so amazing.

Great Experience with UTT

5 5 1
“The Bugyal trek was a great experience for my friends and I. We trekked through blankets of snow, snow coverd mountains but also got to see beautiful pine forests. It was paradise.Moreover all the trekking team mambers like knowledgeable trek leaders, trek guide, kitchen staff & evrybody their were very cheerful and helping.It was a good trekking experience.

Great experience

3 5 1
“Overall trek was good, food was very nice and had a great experience enjoyed to the fullest

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Raithal to Raithal
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Departure Dates

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Day 1:- Dehradun to Raithal (6-7 hrs drive)
Day 2:- Raithal to Gui
Day 3:- Gui to Barnala
Day 4:- Barnala to Dayara top and back to Barnala
Day 5:- Barnala to Barsu
Day 6:- Barsu to Dehradun (6-7 hrs drive)

Reporting Information

Reporting Time
6.30 am To 7.30 am At Dehradun Railway Station
On Last Day
You’ll reach Dehradun between 5 pm to 6 pm. You can book your travel any time after 8 pm.

Trek Notes

People with below conditions are not allowed:
  • People suffering from Bronchitis, Asthma, TB, Epilepsy(got faints)
  • High blood pressure or higher BMI.
Chilren should meet below requirements
  • Below 8 years are not allowed
Please note: If you had any medical history, please let us know.

Trek Inclusions/Exclusions


Transport to and from the base camp
The above trek cost includes transport to and from base camp.
Safety equipment
First aid, medical kit, oxygen cylinders, stretchers, Walkie-Talkie etc. will be available at campsite.
Stay is included from Day 1 to Last Day. Tents/Homestays/lodges will be provided. Tripple sharing Accomodation and seprate accomodation for girls/ladies will be povided
All meals from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast at Last day are included. Veg food will be provided during the trek.
Permits/ Forest fees
UTT will arrange trekking permits and forest passes.
Experienced Trek Leader & Team
Qualified trek leaders haing in basic / advanced mountaineering courses certificates/ degrees will assiston trek.
Other staff member includes qualified cooks, helpers and porters.


Food during transit to and from the base camp
Food would not be provided during transit and trekkers have to bear the cost at their own.
Mule and Porter charges
Generally we expect trekkers to carry their bag-pack and luggage themselves. For those who wish to use Mule/Porter need to pay Rs 350 per day for same.
Personal Expense
Personal Expense of any kind. The trek cost does not include stay at any location on last day
*Anything apart from inclusions

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