Duration: 5 Days / 4 Nights
Grade : Moderate – Difficult
Elevation: 3,615 Mtr
Best Season: September – January
Dayara Bugyal, in Uttarkashi (Uttarakhand), meaning “high altitude meadow” is at an elevation of 3,408 metres. The beautiful meadows are developed into ski slopes covering an area of 28 square kilometres. It has also been planned as a skiing resort. It is approached from Uttarkashi, up to village Barsu by road and further 6 kilometres by trekking. 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.
Day 01- Haridwar – Uttarkashi (8 Hrs drive)
Morning after breakfast driver for Uttarkashi. Visit Chamba on the way 07-08 hrs drive. After arrival at Uttarkashi. Check in hotel. Evening visit Kashivisvanath temple (As per time permit). Overnight at Uttarkashi.
Day 02 – Uttarkashi – Raithal – Dayara Bugyal ( 30 Km Driver/ 6 kms trek)
Morning after breakfast & take packed lunch drive 30 km for raithal village. Then ready for your beautiful trek. After 0 5 kms trek you reach high alpine meadow of Dayara Bugyal, Uttarakhand that is elevated at 9,980 ft through the Barnal grasslands. After reach enjoy the some majestic peaks, namely Srikanth, Rudregaira, Gangotri I, II & III, Jaonli, Draupadi ka Danda I & II, Black peak, Bandarpunch. Overnight at Dayara in Camp.
Day 03 -Dayara Bugyal – Bakaria Top – Dayara Bugyal (3 kms trek)
Morning after breakfast ready for small trek for Bakaria top. It is 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. After enjoy return in your camp. Overnight at Dayara.
Day 04 – Dayara Bugyal – Raithal to Uttarkashi (6 km Trek / 30 kms drive)
Morning after breakfast return to Uttarkashi with the sweet memories of Dayara bugyal. Reach Raithal driver for Uttarkashi. Check in your pre book hotel. Overnight at Uttarkashi.
Day 05 – Uttarkashi – Haridwar (8 Hrs Drive)
Morning after relax breakfast check out your hotel. Driver start for Haridwar via Rishikesh. Enjoy some sightseeing like Laxman jhula, Ramjhula, Trivenighat & later drive for Haridwar. Overnight at Haridwar.