Renowned as the ‘Land of Gods’, Uttarakhand in the north of India is a Himalayan paradise that attracts tourists from all over the globe. It has a stretch of attractions that seem never ending. From pilgrimage sites to nature sightseeing to thrilling adventure sports, the state has a bundle of it all. Prominent places that you would be getting to explore as part of the tour packages include Haridwar, Rishikesh, Nainital, Corbett, Ranikhet, Almora, Uttarkashi, Kedarnath, Dehradun, Gangotri, Auli, Mussorie, Varanasi and the list goes on and on.
This trek is known for its scenic beauty and the undulating slopes of Dayara bugyal. This is an ideal place to ski in the months of January to March. The trek passes through some beautiful Oak forests and affords excellent views of the snow-clad peaks.
Region – Uttrakhand
Duration – 2 Night / 3 Days
Dates – Nov 14th, 26th, 28th, Dec,12th, 27th Jan, 10th ,24th
Grade – Easy
Season – All year round
Max Altitude – Around 3657 m
Day 1 – Drive from Dehradun to – Barsu(6 hrs) Trek to Barnala Tal (2200 m- 3hrs )
Day 2 – Trek from Barnala Tal to Dayara Bugyal (3050 m- 3hrs )
Day 3 – Trek from Dayara Bugyal to Barsu (4 hrs) and drive back to Dehradun ( 6 hrs)
We drive through the towns of Chamba, Uttarkashi, Bhatwari to reach Barsu. A number of temples and ashrams are situated in Uttarkashi. The famous Nehru Institute of Mountaineering is also based here. The road to Barsu diverges from near Bhatwari. The final 30 km is an uphill drive. Barsu is a quaint little village with a reservoir and a GMVN guesthouse. This village is a birder’s paradise with many ground birds easily sighted. It is very easy to spot a black eagle on this trek
We pitch tents about 5 km above Barsu village near Barnala Tal and spent the night here. There is a vast meadow at Barnala and one can enjoy the views of Himalayan peaks as well.
Overnight camp ( D)
We start post breakfast. Once we clear the tree line the walk becomes very rewarding with unending views of the snow clad peaks. We reach Dayara Bugyal and pitch our tents. We spend the afternoon exploring the area and can hike up to Bakariya top for a panoramic view of the meadows. The Banderpunch peaks are visible clearly towards our north. Towards our east, a range of Himalayan peaks including Srikantha, Draupadi ka Danda and Jaonli can be seen. We can also explore the nearby Gidara Bugyal and walk on the ridge connecting Dayara to Assi Ganga valley.
Overnight Camp ( B,L ,D)
We trek downhill back to Barsu and leave in a vehicle for Dehradun. We reach Dehradun by early evening.
Departure (B,L )
Price per Person (Indian National)
|Dayara Bugyal trek||INR 9500/-|