Are you one of those people who have always wanted to trek the majestic heights of the Himalayas? Have you been holding yourself back because you are not sure if you can pull it off?
Do not worry, the Dayara Bugyal trek is the perfect, easy to moderate trek for beginners. It has got everything, beautiful scenic landscapes, stunning mountain views, and lush green alpine meadows. The vivid textures of the alpine meadows will entice you to pull yourself from the bootstraps and get going.
If you have been waiting for inspiration, this is it. Dayara Bugyal will offer you all the motivation you need to begin a new and exciting adventure.
The starting point of the trek of Dayara Bugyal resides in the tiny beautiful mountain village of Raithal. It is one of the most easily accessible trekking destinations in the Himalayas.
The whole trail of the Dayara Bugyal trek is surrounded by the unending yet delightfully delicate meadows. Trekking right through the middle of this verdant wilderness, you will scale the spectacular Himalayan heights.
And the best is yet to come. As you reach the higher points, you will witness the awe-inspiring view of mighty Himalayan peaks and the incomparably dreamy Bakaria Top. From the thrilling heights of these spots, you will encounter the untamed beauty of mountains.
The right time to trekDayara Bugyal is throughout the year. But the Dayara Bugyal trek keeps switching the colour palate of its scenery with every season. The trail is covered with snow during the winter, while vibrant colours are galore during the summers. As you prepare your legs for this challenge, your eyes will experience the mystical allure of mountains.
Your adventurous journey will start on day 1 at 7 am. Our team will pick you from Dehradun Railway Station and then start driving towards Raithal.
The drive to Raithal takes you through lovely forest stretches and scenic mountains of Mussoorie and Uttarkashi. For most parts of the journey, you will be driving next to the famed Bhagirathi river.
On approaching Raithal, you will get the first glimpse of the Gangotri range, Shrikanth peak from Moryana top. Halt here for some time and capture the mesmerising view of these Himalayan peaks.
The view of these mighty Himalayan peaks gets bigger on reaching Raithal village. Raithal is a quaint village just 38 km away from the beautiful city of Uttarkashi.
You will reach Raithal by 4-5 Pm. Post evening snacks you can explore the village which hosts some ancient architects, believed to be 500 years old. Among them is the house of king Gambhir Singh Rana and an ancient Hindu temple.
Your stay at Raithal will be in a guest house or in an authentic homestay.
The second day of the trek will begin with a delicious breakfast and a short briefing by Trek Leader. After the briefing, you will start the hike towards the Gui campsite. The trail from Raithal to Gui is short and easy to climb. And it takes you through the gorgeous farm fields of Raithal village, beautiful small clearings and dense oak forest.
After trekking for 3 hours, you will reach Gui Campsite, a small clearing surrounded by pine forest. You will also find a small pond and some quaint huts near the campsite.
On reaching the Gui campsite, you eat hot lunch. And then you will pitch your allotted tents. After that, you have a whole evening to explore the surroundings.
Today the trek to Dayara Bugyal via Chilapada is an easy hike through the forest. And throughout the day, you will have a picturesque view of mighty Himalayan peaks.
After breakfast, you will start the hike towards Chilapada. From Gui, it takes one hour to reach Chelapada. It’s a thrilling hike as you walk through the forest with a view of snow-capped peaks in front.
On reaching Chelapada, you will come across a flowing water stream. Take a small halt here and refill your water bottles. After that, continue your hike towards the Dayara Bugyal.
As you move towards the end of the trail, you come across the lush green meadows of Dayara, locally known as Bugyals. These meadows are vast and undulating with a view of mighty Himalayan peaks. While walking on these meadows, you will be awestruck by the colourful flowers blooming all around.
Continuing on the meadows, you will reach the final climb. A bit steep but worth it as you will end up standing in front of the Dodital range and might Bandarpoonch peak. Enjoy the picturesque view all around and trek down to the Chilapada campsite.
Post delicious breakfast you will descend to Raithal via Gui. It will be an easy trek. You will reach Raithal by lunch time. Your overnight stay will be in Raithal.
On the last day of your trek, after delicious breakfast you will drive back to Dehradun. You will reach Dehradun by 3-4 Pm. So, book your further travel any time after 6 pm.
Hike Brothers expects all trekkers to carry their own backpacks. But, if you wish to offload your backpack, you can offload on mule by paying charges.
Can I keep extra luggage at the base camp?
Yes, you can keep extra luggage in the Raithal Village base camp.
11 Dec – 15 Dec
18 Dec – 22 Dec
24 Dec – 28 Dec
28 Dec- 1 Jan
1 Jan – 5 Jan
8 Jan – 12 Jan
15 Jan – 19 Jan
22 Jan – 26 Jan
29 Jan – 1 Feb
5 Feb – 9 Feb
12 Feb – 16 Feb
19 Feb – 23 Feb
26 Feb – 2 Mar
A feel good and warm experience for all trekkers especially 1st timers. Quality arrangement and helpful people.