Dayara Bugyal


Dayara Bugyal – A Great Winter Trek in the Himalayas

Dayara Bugyal trek lies among the best treks in Uttarakhand. The vast meadows stretch from 10,000 to 12,500 feet in the Uttarkashi district.

This beautiful place stands in between high snow-covered peaks which together make an excellent sight. On the other hand, the meadows remain covered in snow. So, consequently, it turns out to be the most fantastic winter trek in Uttarakhand. And, also an excellent Skiing destination.

Dayara Bugyal

About Basecamp Barsu

Barsu is a small hamlet at an altitude of 2,240 m in Uttarkashi district. The small market of Barsu has a GMVN guest house and some hotels. There are also some homestays as well in the picturesque village. This place is excellent for birdwatching because ground birds can be easily seen here.

The major attraction of Barsu is the lovely views of some towering peaks like – Draupadi Ka Danda, Shrikhand Mahadev, Mt Jaonli and Gangotri group of mountains.

The Gorgeous Trail

Barsu is the basecamp of Dayara Bugyal trek. It lies 32 km away from Uttarkashi. It is a small village but faces snow-covered peaks on one side and splendid valley on the other.

Moreover, the trail snakes its way through verdant forests of Oaks, clear streams and grasslands. Therefore, offering the excellent sight of high Himalayan peaks.

Dayara Bugyal 

Excellent Himalayan Views and Surroundings

Subsequently, the Dayara Bugyal and Bakaria Top offer majestic views of high Himalayan peaks! The peaks visible from there are – Black peak, Bandarpoonch, Shrikhand Mahadev, and Gangotri group of mountains. But, do not miss heavenly sunrise and sunsets views during your trek.

Also, this magical valley attracts trekkers across the globe. The carpeted wildflowers bloom together and make the scenery picturesque. The serene environment and walking under the shade of trees gives a sense of relief.

Therefore, it is a great winter and summer trek with excellent views and magnificent surroundings.

Dayara Bugyal

Amateurs Can go For It

Dayara Bugyal is an excellent trek for beginners because of its easy to moderate level. But, it is also a fable trek among avid trekkers because of exotic views and surreal beauty. So, do not miss to plan your trip to Dayara Bugyal.

Key Points of Dayara Bugyal

The level is Easy to Moderate (this trek is good for beginners)

Proper conditioning & training of body required

Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperature

Shoes are the single most important equipment

High Altitude requires proper acclimatization

Beautiful landscapes so carry good photo gear & Extra battery backup

Travel light

The backpack should not exceed 12 kg

Must read about Dayara Bugyal

Trek Fee: Rs.7000 Per Person (Includes GST and all costs of the Trek from Barsu to Barsu)

Duration: 5 Days

Camp Basecamp: Barsu

temperatureSummer Temperature: Day (5°C to 15°C)

temperatureWinter Temperature: Day (-3°C to -5°C) Night (-5°C to -10°C)

altitudeAltitude: (3657m)

Best Time: March To December

Level: Moderate

Trek distance: 56 Km.


location-chartLocation Chart: Dehradun, Mussoorie , Uttarkashi, Barsu, Barnala tal and Dayara bugyal.

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Day 1– Pickup from Dehradun Railway Station and Drive to Barsu (basecamp)

Altitude – 2,249 m/7,381 ft

Distance – 185 km

Time taken – 7/8 hours

Night stay – Hotel

Day 2– Trek from Barsu to Barnala

Altitude – 3,012 m/9,884 ft

Distance – 5 km

Time taken – 5/6 hours

Night stay – Camps

Day 3– Trek from Barnala to Dayara Bugyal via Bakariya Top

Altitude – 3,657 m/12,000 ft

Distance – 12 km

Time taken – 7/8 hours

Night stay – Camps

Day 4– Trek from Barnala to Barsu 

Altitude – 3,012 m/9,884 ft

Distance – 5 km

Time taken – 4/5 hours

Night stay – Hotel

Day 5– Return from Barsu to Dehradun by taxi

Distance – 185 km

Time taken – 7/8 hours


Dayara Bugyal Rainfall Chart
Rainfall Chart of Dayara Bugyal Trek


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Temperature Chart of Dayara Bugyal Trek
The trek package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this package?Items that are included in the cost of trek price.

✅ Transport facility from Barsu to Barsu
✅ Forest Permit and entrance fee
✅ Accommodation in tents on twin share basis
✅ All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, coffee, snacks, soup and dinner
✅ (All camping gears)
✅ High quality tents
✅ Sleeping bags
✅ Mattress
✅ Liner
✅ Pillow
✅ Separate Toilet tents – Ladies and Gents
✅ Dining Tent
✅ Dining Table
✅ Porters
✅ Helper
✅ Mules
✅ Kitchen team
✅ Radio Walkie Talkie for Communication
✅ Good Experience Trek Leader guide and Technical guide
✅ Medical Kit
✅ Oxygen Cylinders
✅ Crampons and Gaiters

What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

❌ Personal Insurance
❌Medical Certificate
❌Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit
❌On first day En Route to base camp the Breakfast and Lunch are Not Included
❌Last Day En Route Lunch and Dinner are Not Included


Full payment confirms your booking

We serve three meals a day including snacks and soup. A variety of delectable and healthy food is provided which includes; Indian, Chinese and other Western meals. They are nutritious and keeps you fit and healthy on your trek.

Dayara Bugyal FAQ’s

Vehicle will be arranged from Dehradun Railway Station and the departure time is 6:30 am

On Day 1 and Day 4 at Sankri in a hotel and rest of the days in tents.

We provide tents on twin share basis and 3 people can also accommodate.

We provide a variety of healthy and delicious food. Check the food menu here - Food Menu

Best time to do Dayara Bugyal trek is March to December.

Snow is there from the month of December to April. Light snowfall may occur before December.

The tents are waterproof and if it rains while trekking then use rain cover for your backpack and poncho will keep you dry.

Yes, it is a great trek for beginners and the child should be above 5 years to do this trek.

Yes, you can rent jackets, trekking shoes, hiking pole and backpacks

If for some reason you are unable to carry your backpack then you can keep it at the office. Applicable charges are Rs 300 per Backpack for per day.

Uttarkashi is the last point where you will find ATM and the signal strength will intermittent so do inform your family members and friends.

At Swargarohini hotel in Sankri there are concrete washrooms and during the trek we set up separate toilet tents for ladies and gents. There will be a deep pit, use it and cover it with help of a shovel. (Use toilet paper instead of wet wipes).

There are some risks on every trek but Dayara Bugyal is safest because there are no landslide prone areas or scary river crossing.

– Barsu (2249 m)
– Barnala (3012 m)
– Dayara Bugyal (Bakaria Top) (3657 m)

  1. Day 1 Pickup from Dehradun Railway Station and Drive to Barsu (basecamp)

    Altitude – 2,249 m/7,381 ft

    Distance – 185 km

    Time taken – 7/8 hours

    Night stay – Hotel

    Get in the vehicle from Dehradun and enjoy the picturesque journey along Bhagirathi River’s bank and forest stretches to reach Barsu. It is the basecamp of Dayara Bugyal trek.

    Reach there in 7/8 hours on first day and get delicious views of Draupadi Ka Danda, Shrikhand Mahadev, Mt Jaonli and Gangotri group of peaks.

  2. Day 2 Trek from Barsu to Barnala

    Altitude – 3,012 m/9,884 ft

    Distance – 5 km

    Time taken – 5/6 hours

    Night stay – Camps

    The trek starts from Barsu, go through the forest cover of Deodar, Oaks, Rhododendrons and Silver Birch. On the way catch clear views of Gangotri group of peaks.

    Continue trekking to reach your campsite Barnala and witness towering peaks of Bandarpooch, Draupadi Ka Danda, Shrikhand Mahadev and Black peak.

  3. Day 3 Trek from Barnala to Dayara Bugyal via Bakariya Top 

    Altitude – 3,657 m/12,000 ft

    Distance – 12 km

    Time taken – 7/8 hours

    Night stay – Camps

    Post breakfast, move towards the upper lavish meadows of Barnala. Walk through this section and after crossing this part, enter the forest area and climb up the stone paved trail.

    The climb is an hour long, from here see the receding treeline and come across the edge of a meadow. From here witness a long surreal carpet of meadows which looks unreal.

    Dayara Bugyal offer great sight of Bandarpoonch and Black peak. The meadows are at full bloom in the months of May and June and in winters it turns into an Iceland, the meadows remains covered in white carpet of snow.

    The top point is Bakariya top, head to the top and witness magnificent panorama views of lofty Himalayan peaks. Now get ready to descend through the pristine beauty of the meadows. Retrace your steps and return to Barnala.

  4. Day 4 Trek from Barnala to Barsu 

    Altitude – 3,012 m/9,884 ft

    Distance – 5 km

    Time taken – 4/5 hours

    Night stay – Hotel

    Wake up to the chirping of birds and in peaceful aura. After breakfast, bid adieu to the amazing Bandarppoch peak and start descending to Barsu.

    Follow the same path and reach Barsu. The Dayara Bugyal trek ends here.


  5. Day 5 Return from Barsu to Dehradun by taxi

    Distance – 185 km

    Time taken – 7/8 hours

    Have breakfast at Barsu and depart to Dehradun.

Things to Take

Mandatory Documents

Please carry the documents given below

  • Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, driving license, voters ID, etc.)
  • Medical Certificate (first part to be filled by a doctor and second part by the trekker)
  • Risk Certificates

Trekkers must bring :

  • Strongly built hiking shoes, if you do not own a pair you can rent it from Sankri.
  • Sandals or slippers to wear in campsite
  • Thick woollen socks, it will keep your feet warm
  • Daily wear socks
  • Thermals are very important
  • 1 shirt, it should be long sleeved
  • Shirts and pants for campsite, should be warm
  • 1 raincoat or poncho
  • Jacket
  • Thick gloves
  • Trek pants
  • Cap and Balaclava (or a scarf)
  • Sun glasses
  • Sun tan lotion
  • Lip balm
  • Water bottle
  • Headlamp
  • Personal toiletry items

ATM Point & Mobile connectivity:-

ATM POINT: Withdraw money before your journey, Uttarkashi is the last point where you will find ATM.

Mobile Connectivity

There are no networks during the trek, in Bhatwari the networks are available but only on the main road before Raithal. Make sure you finish all your important work and calls before starting of the trek

We Have a Money Saving Announcement for all the Trekkers.
Now You Can Get Your Trek Gear on Rent by Spending Less

Trekking demands a good investment and this extremely expensive activity is the passion of many, so we have a great announcement to make which will be a great relief to your pockets. Now get your Trek Gear on Rent and all you have to do is make a special renting request while booking your trek. That’s it! We have kept it simple for you.


Rent trekking equipment

Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kitPersonal Insurance

We carry first aid kits but it’s necessary to carry a personal medical kit.


(Carry minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)


– Diamox – (prevents altitude sickness)

– Digene – (it cures discomfort in stomach, acidity)

– Crocin Advance – (cures fever and headache)

– Aspirin/Combiflam – (Pain reliever)

– Disprin/Saradon – (cures headache)

– Avomine – (prevents motion sickness)

– Avil – (it treat allergies)

– Norflox TZ & Lomofrn – (prevents Diarrhoea)

– Ranitidine – (reduces the amount of acid in stomach)

– Volini/Moov spray – (for sprains)

– Betadine/Savlon – (Antiseptic cream)


– Band aid

– Cotton

– Stretchable/elastic bandage

– Gauze




– Use medicines only when prescribed by the doctor in case you face any problem in your trek, take advice from Professional guide before taking any medicine.

– Drinking water is necessary during your trek, keep 1 litre of water bottle filled and drink it on proper interval of time, it is very important while hiking.

Cancellation Policy?

- Make your booking one or two months prior in advance. If you cancel the trek due to any reason, it is mandatory to notify us. Cancellation charges will only be effective from the date we get your request to cancel the trek.

- If the trek gets cancelled from our side due to natural disaster,rainfall, heavy snowfall or any other reason then the refund will not be initiated but we will arrange another trek.

The cancellation charges are as follows –

(Bank charges deducted are not Refundable)

  • Up to 30 Days – 90% cost is Refundable
  • Between 21 to 30 Days – 50% cost is Refundable
  • Less than 20 Days – No Refund

(Refund is initiated within 7-8 business days)