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Dayara Bugyal Trek

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Description

Dayara Bugyal trek is made for someone who loves to sit and relax in the lap of nature away from all the worldly distractions. Enjoy the feeling of watching the complete Himalayan range from a snow-covered green garden situated at the elevation of 3,408 meters while sipping on your tea or gorging on that tasty bowl of maggie. 

Bugyals are the name given to meadows or green pasture land at higher elevations in the Himalayan region of Uttrakhand. Along with Dayara Bugyal, there are several other Bugyals such as Bedni Bugyal, Tungnath Bugyal, Gorson Bugyal along many others.

The Bugyals get covered with snow during winters and although one can trek through the Dayara any time of the year, the Dayara Bugyal in Winters look much more pleasing and that winter season should be given preference. To be more specific, the best time to visit Dayara Bugyal is in December according to the popular choice.

Dayara Bugyal trekking requires no prior experience and the trek is beginner-friendly. When we combine the Dayara Bugyal trek difficulty level with the amazing scenic view it offers, we are forced to add it to our list of best winter treks in 2019.

The trek lasts for a total of 4 days starting from a village named Barsu which is situated at the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. The journey from Barsu to Dayara Bughyal includes some of the most serene views nature can offer as you trail through the meadows. After reaching Dayara, the group heads out for another round of a 2.5 to 3 hours trek in order to reach Bakaria Top followed by going back to Barsu, marking the end of the trek.


The reasons you need to check out Dayara Bugyal Trek in 2019 are far more than many but if you still got doubts then let us clear them up while you are on a trip to Dayara Bugyal with Justwravel.

Short Itinerary

Day 1 : Dehradun to Barsu  (8530 ft) (220 km Drive)

Day 2 : Barsu to Dayara Bugyal via Barnala (9980 ft) (9 km, 6-7 hours trek)

Day 3 : Dayara Bugyal to Bakaria Top (12000 ft) (3 km, 2.5–3 hours trek) (Back to Barnala Tal)

Day 4 : Trek from Barnala Tal to Barsu and drive to Dehradun

Fixed Departures

10th Oct to 13th Oct Open {10th Oct (Saturday) 07:00 AM to 13th Oct (Tuesday) 09:00 PM}

24th Oct to 27th Oct Open {24th Oct (Saturday) 07:00 AM to 27th Oct (Tuesday) 09:00 PM}

21st Nov to 24th Nov Open {21st Nov (Saturday) 07:00 AM to 24th Nov (Tuesday) 09:00 PM}

24th Dec to 27th Dec Open {24th Dec (Thursday) 07:00 AM to 27th Dec (Sunday) 09:00 PM}

30th Dec to 2nd Jan Open {30th Dec (Wednesday) 07:00 AM to 2nd Jan (Saturday) 09:00 PM}

9th Jan to 12th Jan Open {9th Jan (Saturday) 07:00 AM to 12th Jan (Tuesday) 09:00 PM}

23rd Jan to 26th Jan Open {23rd Jan (Saturday) 07:00 AM to 26th Jan (Tuesday) 09:00 PM}

6th Feb to 9th Feb Open {6th Feb (Saturday) 07:00 AM to 9th Feb (Tuesday) 09:00 PM}

Itinerary (Dehradun to Dehradun)

  • 1

    Day 1 : Dehradun to Barsu  (8530 ft) (220 km Drive)

    We start our drive from Dehradun in the early morning. Barsu is 180 km from Dehradun and it takes around 8 hours to reach the village. We take the Gangotri route and drive through Mussoorie, Dharasu, Bhatwari and then reach Barsu. After reaching Barsu, we relax for some time and check into Hotel / Camps.

    Dinner and overnight stay in Hotel / Camps

  • 2

    Day 2 : Barsu to Dayara Bugyal via Barnala (9980 ft) (9 km, 6-7 hours trek)

    Wake up early and enjoy the morning with the views. This day we start our trek towards meadows of Dayara via Barnala Tal

    Trek from Barsu to Barnala Tal is a simple ascent, which passes through forests of deodar, silver oaks and rhododendrons. As you reach the campsite, you get to see the scenic meadows having Himalayan peaks in the backdrop. We relax for a while then start towards Daya Bugyal.

    The initial trek is through dense forest and then you will see a large meadow with great views. The campsite at Dayara is beautiful as it offers views of peaks such as Gangotri 1, 2 & 3, Black Peak, Draupadi ka Danda 1 & 2, Banderpoonch, Srikanth, Jaonli and Rudragaira. After reaching, we relax and explore the campsite.

    Dinner and overnight stay in camps.

  • 3

    Day 3 : Dayara Bugyal to Bakaria Top (12000 ft) (3 km, 2.5–3 hours trek) (Back to Barnala Tal)

    Today, we move towards Bakharia Top, which is the highest point on this trek. The trail to the top is quite steep and it continues along the meadows. The top is situated at a height of 12,000 feet and it offers magnificent views of deep valleys and snow laden peaks. Click pictures and enjoy the views. After all this, we start our downwards trek to Dayara Bugyal and further to Barnatal Tal.

    Dinner and overnight stay in the camps.

  • 4

    Day 4 : Trek from Barnala Tal to Barsu and drive to Dehradun

    We start early morning after having breakfast towards Barsu village. We retrace the same route and reach the village by noon. After reaching the village, we have our lunch and start our drive towards Dehradun. We reach Dehradun by night.

    Trip Ends.

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Inclusions

Accommodation: Stay is included from day 1 to Day 4 – you will be staying at guest house and camps on all days of trekking.

Transportation: Dehradun to Dehradun

Meals: All Meals from day 1 dinner to day 4 breakfast are included. We provide simple nutritious vegetarian food on all days of the trek.

Camping Charges: All trekking permits and forest camping charges are included.

Support Staff: Trek Leader and Local Guide.

Trekking Equipment: you will be staying in high quality tents and sleeping bags in all the camps. We provide high altitude sleeping bags which can stand temperatures as low as - 10 deg c. We also provide ropes, micro spikes, gaiters etc. As required.

Safety Equipment: First aid, medical kit, oxygen cylinders, Stretchers etc. will be available at all campsites to deal with emergencies. 

Exclusions

Any expenses for optional activities or tickets, unless quoted in Inclusions.

Insurance, Items of personal nature like porterage, tips, laundry etc

Any Entry Fees

Any additional expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances like cancellation / roadblocks/landslides/ strike or any other natural causes out of human control or any emergency evacuation expenses.

Anything not mentioned in Inclusions

Any Kind of Expense for Loss / Misplaced / Theft of personal belongings.

 

Cancellation Policy

No cancellations will be taken over call or whatsapp msg. Please reply to the email of payment receipt that you have received at the time of booking.

 Free Cancellation upto 60 days before the departure date

 59 Days to 45 days of Departure date. 10% of total Trip cost. (Booking amount is non-refundable)

 44 Days to 30 Days of Departure date. 25% of the total trip cost

 29 Days to 15 Days of Departure date. 50% of the total trip cost.

 15 Days to 8 Days of Departure date. 75% of the total trip cost.

 7 Days to Trip Departure date. 100% of the total trip cost.

 No Show . No refund.

Incase of government orders, harsh weather conditions , protests , landslides or any other unforseen circumstances , we work out the best possible alternate plans or trips/treks. At times even even certain activities are cancelled , the organization provides the best alternate but no refunds are provided.

 If a trek is called off at the last moment due to a natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc.), JustWravel will issue a trek voucher for the full amount and if possible will provide an alternate trek. The voucher can be redeemed upto same amount for the same trek or another trek in the next 365 days from the trek departure date.

 If a trek or trip cannot be completed due to natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc.). No refund would be provided.

 Any extra expense coming due to any natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc.), Will be beared by customer. Company will not be liable.

 Cancellations policy will differ during the peak season and popular places.

Things To Pack

Down Jacket (Main jacket)

Raincoat/ Poncho

Inner Layer

Tshirt or Fleece

Track Pant

Extra pair of Socks

Trekking/ Hiking Shoes (Forclaz 100 and above or Arpenaz 100. Checkout in Decathlon stores)

Woolen Cap

Rucksack (At least 40L)

Mufflers/ Neck Warmer

Extra pair of Clothes

Undergarments

Slippers

Power Bank

Sunscreen Lotion

Sunglasses

Torch

Water Bottle

Tissue Roll

Hand Sanitizer

Personal Toiletries

Medicines

First Aid Kit

*Add extra thermal layers and sweater during the winter season

FAQs

Q. What will be the group size for Dayara Bugyal Trek?

Usually, we take maximum of 15-18 people in one group. We believe bigger groups have less fun and less coordination so that’s why we prefer smaller groups.

We need at least 6 people to operate our fixed departure tours/treks.

Q. Who all will go along with us on the Dayara Bugyal Trek?

All our treks are led by professional trek leaders who are certifie, mountaineers. Apart from them, there will be one local guide, cook, helper, porters and other staff.

All our trips are led by professional trip coordinators who have a good experience in leading groups.

Q. I am the only girl in the group, is it safe to trek solo?

Yes definitely it is, the safety of girls is most important for us. All our guides and other staff are carefully chosen for trips/treks. They are honest and reliable but we also advise you to take care of your personal belongings.

Q. What are the things that we need to carry on the trek/trip?

Once you confirm the trip/trek and done with the booking, we will send you the packing list according to the trip/trek.

Q. What type of ground transportation will be used on the trip?

We hire taxis such as Innova, Tempo Traveller, Bolero, Tata Sumo, etc. from our vendors.

Q. I cannot carry my rucksack/bag on the trek, can I offload it?

We always recommend that you carry your rucksack during the trek because it helps in maintaining your body posture. In case if you cannot, then we can provide you a mule/porter to carry your rucksack. You will have to tell us at least 1 week before the trek. The charges for offloading would be INR 300 per person per day.

Q. Which shoes should I buy?

Shoes are your lifeline on the trek. It is highly advisable to buy trekking shoes of a good and known brand. You can consider companies like Quechua, Columbia, etc. A waterproof shoes with ankle support will work good.

Q. What are the washroom/toilet facilities like on the Dayara Bugyal Trek?

During the treks, separate toilet tents will be set up on each campsite.

Q. What will be the type of accommodation?

It depends on the tour. If it is a trek then you will be staying in dome tents or if it is a road trip the the accommodation can be in hotel/alpine tent/dome tent/home stay.

Q. Will you provide sleeping bags and mattresses?

Yes, we will provide sleeping bags and mattresses during the trek. Our sleeping bags can withstand temperature as low as -10 degree.

Q. How many trekkers will be in one tent?

It totally depends on group dynamics. If there is a couple, we can give them a separate tent or if there are odd number of people, then there would be triple sharing.

Q. How can I book a Dayara Bugyal Trek with you?

After selecting the trip/trek, you can book by clicking on the book now button or you can contact us and we will guide you in booking.

Q. What type of food is served during the trek?

We provide nutritious and healthy food during the treks. We always serve Indian vegetarian food and eggs.

Q. How to get safe drinking water on the trek?

Himalayan water is considered the purest water and safe to drink. But for safety purpose, we sometimes boil the water and then use it for drinking and cooking.

In case you find any clean water on the trek, always fill your water where the water is running not where the water is stable or is in rest.

Q. Can we change the itinerary?

Yes, you can give suggestions. We will look into that and if we find it feasible then we will apply it.

Q. Can you customize the Dayara Bugyal Trek?

Yes, we can customize any trip/trek as per your needs and as per the feasibility.

Q. Will doctor accompany us on the trek?

No, but our trek leaders are certified in Wildlife First Aid course and they always carry first aid kit and oxygen cylinders on high altitude treks.

Q. Do you prefer I should bring some medicines with me?

Yes it is advisable that you carry your own medication on the trek.

Q. Diamox is advisable or not?

Well, it totally depends on person to person. Usually, there are no side effects of Diamox but if you are having any prior medical conditions then it is better to consult your doctor.

Our itinerary is designed in a way that we take sufficient time to get acclimatized. In case if you are having problem on the trek then tell your trek leader about your condition as soon as possible.

Q. Can I take my child along on this trek? What is the age limit?

It depends on the difficulty level of the trek. Minimum age for eligibility is 14 years.

Q. What will we do if it rains?

If it starts raining slowly while trekking then we will continue our trek as per the plan. Your poncho will keep you dry. In case if it is raining heavily then we will try to find any shelter and wait for the rain to stop or slow. If it rains at the campsite then there would not be any problem because all our living tents, kitchen tents and toilet tents are waterproof. You will stay dry inside.

Q. Why is the trekking pole necessary?

Differs from person to person. If you think that it would help you maintaining balance while trekking then do bring the pole. Some people think that trekking pole disturbs the walking rhythm. So it’s upto you.

Reviews

Ansh Gupta
Ansh Gupta

Booked my first trek through this justwravel and had a great experience

Tarana Singhal
Tarana Singhal

Amazing trek to dayara bugyal! Great arrangements by justwravel. Loved it

abhishek prasad
abhishek prasad

Just had my first trek with Justwravel to Dayara Bugyal... Trek was fun filled with proper arrangements and we enjoyed company of supportive trek lead Mohit Gupta & friendly trek guide...Recommended for treks !!

Divyangana Chaudhary
Divyangana Chaudhary

Had a great trekking experience with them . They are very responsive starting from booking to trip end. It was my first trek and just wravel made it the best :D Would definitely love to take next one with them soon :)

Ajitabh Singh
Ajitabh Singh

Thanks Justwravel for organising such wonderful trip in such short notice. Special shout out to our lead Mohit who was excellent coardinator and patient lead. We had lots of fun and amazing time in this beautifully crafted adventure. Thanks looking forward to next trip and hope Mohit is there

Dhruvv Sachdeva
Dhruvv Sachdeva

It was my first experience with a travel organisation and JustWravel made it great!! Instructors are informative and helping. Planning of the trip was easy and comfortable making the experience even better

Shankar Chinmay
Shankar Chinmay

the staff were very corporative and helpful.

Aishwarya Jain
Aishwarya Jain

I loved my travelling experience with justwravel. It was my first time that I was traveling with a group of strangers but at no moment during the trip did I feel that I am with new people as the trip was so well managed and our trek lead Manu was so friendly!

Sumita Sharma
Sumita Sharma

Amazing trip with an equally amazing people's....luking forward for more trips with just wravel

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