Immerse yourself in the tranquil Dayara Bugyal Trek and behold the splendor of nature. Revel in the panoramic vistas of the Himalayas, venture through verdant meadows and enchanting forests, and forge indelible bonds of camaraderie with your companions. Immerse yourself in the embrace of nature, delve into the local culture, and savor the exhilaration of trekking in the embrace of the Indian Himalayas.
Dayara Bugyal holds a special place among our seasoned trekkers at Indiahikes.
“Throughout the year, this trek offers incredible rewards. Spring embellishes the forests, summer blankets the meadows in unmatched greenery, while autumn paints them in shades of orange, all against the backdrop of stunning mountain vistas. And during winter, the landscape transforms into a captivating snowy world. Regardless of the season, you can embark on this trek with confidence that it won’t disappoint,” shares Sandhya UC, co-founder of Indiahikes.
Among the highlights of this trek, we hold a particular fondness for the immaculate meadows. “The meadows are meticulously landscaped, every rock and tree in perfect harmony.” With the grandeur of the Gangotri mountain range as the backdrop, the rewards far surpass the effort invested, as Sandhya points out. It’s no wonder that even beginners are drawn to its allure.
The enchanting beauty of Dayara Bugyal owes itself to its strategic location. Nestled at an elevation of over 10,000 feet, Dayara offers an unhindered view of the Greater Himalayan range. The towering peaks of the Gangotri range, including Bandarpunch, Kala Nag, Srikanth, Jaonli, and Draupadi Ka Danda, stand so close that they appear almost within reach. Gazing at the sunsets over these mountains becomes a captivating pastime for trekkers.
The meadow is renowned for its alpine blossoms, a vibrant display of colors during the summer months. Himalayan blue poppies, daisies, and primroses are some of the most common flowers that grace the landscape.
The oak and rhododendron forests enveloping the meadow provide a picturesque contrast to the snow-draped mountains. The trek also serves as a habitat for various bird species, including the Himalayan monal, Uttarakhand’s state bird.
DAY 1 Drive From Dehradun to Raithal
Drive Distance: 185 km | Drive Duration: 9 hours | Pick up point for Indiahikes trekkers: Grand Legacy Hotel, Dehradun | Pick up Time: 6.30 am | Location of Indiahikes basecamp: Raithal
Transport will be arranged at 6.30 AM. This cost has to be borne by trekkers and paid directly to the driver. Cost of the cab – Rs 6,500 per vehicle for an SUV, shared among 5-6 trekkers, or Rs 10,000 per vehicle for a Tempo Traveller, shared among 11-12 trekkers.
DAY 2 Trek from Raithal to Gui
Trek Distance: 6 km | Trek Duration: 5 hours | Altitude Gain: 7,142 ft to 9,630 ft
DAY 3 Trek from Gui to Chilapada
Trek Distance: 2 km | Trek Duration: 2-3 hours | Altitude Gain: 9,630 ft to 10,515 ft
DAY 4 Trek from Chilpada to Nayata via Dayara Top
Trek Distance: 9.25 km | Trek Duration: 6-7 hours | Altitude Gain and Loss: 10,515 ft to 9,186 ft via 11,950 ft
DAY 5 Trek from Nayata to Raithal
Trek Distance: 4 km | Trek Duration: 4-5 hours | Altitude Loss: 9,186 ft to 7,142 ft
DAY 6 Drive back from Raithal to Dehradun
Drive distance: 185 km | Trek Duration: 9 hours | Drop off point for Indiahikes trekkers: Hotel Grand Legacy, Dehradun | Drop off Time: 6 pm