Dayara Bugyal trek - Winter Trek

Dayara Bugyal Trek, Garhwal Himalayas

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  • 4 Days  3 Nights 
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  • Best Season - Winter (Nov, Dec, Jan) Summer (May, June, July) Monsoon (Aug, Sept, Oct)

The Dayara Bugyal trek in Uttarakhand, India, is a mesmerizing adventure that unfolds over 3 to 4 days, starting from the village of Barsu.

With an elevation of around 12,000 feet, Dayara Bugyal boasts lush green meadows and panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks, making it a sought-after destination.

Here's an overview of the trek:

Location: Dayara Bugyal is located in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand, India. The trek usually starts from a small village called Barsu, which is about 19 kilometers from the town of Bhatwari.

Duration: Typically, the trek spans about 3 to 4 days, covering around 19 kilometers. Best Time to Visit: The best time to undertake this trek is usually from December to March when the trail is covered in snow, offering a mesmerizing experience for snow lovers.

Difficulty Level: Dayara Bugyal is considered a Easy To Moderate challenging trek suitable for beginners as well as experienced trekkers. The trail can get steep at certain points, especially during winter when snow adds an extra challenge.


Scenic Landscapes: Dayara Bugyal is celebrated for its expansive and lush green meadows set against the backdrop of the majestic Himalayan peaks. The panoramic views of peaks like Bandarpoonch, Bhagirathi sisters, and Srikanth are awe-inspiring. High-Altitude

Camping: Camping at Dayara Bugyal provides a unique experience. The clear night skies, crisp mountain air, and serene surroundings make for a memorable stay in the high-altitude meadows.

Frozen Beauty in Winter: During winter, Dayara Bugyal transforms into a winter wonderland with snow-covered meadows, presenting a completely different and equally enchanting landscape. Winter treks attract those seeking a snowy trekking experience.

Alpine Flora and Fauna: The trek takes you through diverse alpine vegetation, showcasing a rich variety of flowers and plants. It's an opportunity to witness the unique flora and, occasionally, encounter wildlife and various species of birds.

Sunrise and Sunset Views: The vantage points along the trek offer stunning views of sunrise and sunset over the Himalayan peaks. The changing colors of the sky and the mountains create a mesmerizing spectacle.

Cultural Insight: The trek often includes interactions with local villagers, providing insights into the Garhwali culture and their traditional lifestyle.

Photography Opportunities: The trek offers incredible photography opportunities at every step, capturing the beauty of snow-covered landscapes, clear mountain views, and the unique experiences encountered along the way

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  • Pick up from Dehradun Railway station at 7.30.a.m.
  • Drive to Raithal, the starting point of the Dayara Bugyal (usually a 10-11 hour drive).
  • Arrival in Raithal around 5-6 pm. Overnight stay in a in Raithal.



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  • After a hearty breakfast, start your trek from Raithal to Gui.
  • The 5-kilometer trek takes you through lush forests, offering glimpses of local flora and fauna.
  • A 5 km ascend trek to Gui campsite of easy grade passing through the oak forest.
  • Upon reaching Gui, soak in the breathtaking views of Mount Bandarpuch and the Garhwal Himalayas.
  • Arrival at the Gui campsite, hot lunch at the campsite.
  • Overnight stay at the camps



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  • The trek spans approximately 3 to 4 kilometers and continues to captivate with its moderate slopes.
  • Your primary goal is to reach Bakriya Top, the highest point of the trek, standing tall at approximately 12,200 feet.
  • Enjoy a packed lunch with your fellow trekkers and make the most of your time at Dayara Bugyal.
  • Trek back to Gui and spend another night at the campsite in Gui.

Private Vehicle



  • Gui to Raithal, Drive to Dehradun, 235Km Drive.
  • Descend back to Raithal village from Gui after breakfast on a 5 km descend the trail.
  • Depart from Raithal and embark on the journey back to Dehradun.
  • Lunch and evening snacks during transport will be provided on the road side inns by your own.
  • The expected time of arrival in Dehradun will be 7:30 PM to 8:00 PM .
  • So you can plan your travel further accordingly.
  • Bringing home the magic of Dayara Bugyal, memories woven in every step of the trek, shared in joy upon return.

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3 Reviews
 Preeti Chaudhary
Preeti Chaudhary

Dayara Bugyal is a great trek
Bugyal Trek was a truly refreshing experience. We actually made our way through fresh snow. I got to meet a lot of wonderful people. It was an awesome time.

3 Reviews
 Surbhi Bhatnagar
Surbhi Bhatnagar

I had never heard of Dayara Bugyal before going on this journey. But what surprised me the most was that it was one of the most beautiful places in India. Thank you Offbeat Vacation for recommending this trip to me.

3 Reviews
Gayatri Bhalla
Gayatri Bhalla

great adventure
WOW! There are no words to describe how enjoyable and interesting this trip was. I had a fantastic time. I'd like to go on more such adventures. This trekking adventure was fantastic for me. It was also affordably priced, and the trek guides were extremely helpful in making our trek experience safe and exciting.


  • 1st & 3rd Night stay in Guest House/ Homestay at Raithal on sharing.
  • All Meal - 3 Breakfast, 2 Lunch, 3 Dinner, Tea, Snacks ).
  • Day 1 Dinner To Day 4 Breakfast included in the package.
  • Qualified and experienced trek leaders & supportive staff.
  • First aid treatment facilities during trek.
  • Any of the permit charges, forest entry fees, and camping charges.
  • Transportation from Dehradun as per the variant selected.


  • Any airfare cost.
  • Any meals other than those specified in program.
  • Any claim due to natural calamity, medical emergencies, or evacuation.
  • Expenses of personal such as tips, laundry, liquor, medication, etc.
  • Any meals during transit (road journey) Porters or mules for personal luggage.
  • Any other item not specified in cost includes.


If you're planning to go on the Prashar Lake Trek here are some things you should consider carrying:

1.Backpack: A good backpack with enough capacity to carry all your essentials. Clothing: Warm clothes including a waterproof jacket, pants, thermal wear, gloves, and cap. Also, carry comfortable trekking shoes with a good grip.

2. Water bottle: You'll need to carry your own water bottle and purification tablets to ensure you have access to safe drinking water.

3. First aid kit: Carry a first aid kit with essentials like bandages, pain relief sprays, antiseptic creams, and any medication you might need.

4.Headlamp or flashlight: For better visibility in the dark.

5.Sunscreen and sunglasses: To protect yourself from the harsh sun rays. Trekking poles: To help you maintain your balance and provide support while walking.

6. Energy bars and dry fruits: Carry some snacks that can provide you with instant energy and are easy to carry.

7.Camera: A good camera to capture the beautiful views and memories of your trip. Make sure you also carry a map, compass, and a mobile phone with a power bank.

It's always a good idea to check the weather forecast before you go and carry appropriate gear accordingly.


Dehradun Railway station


By Bus: Take a bus from Delhi to Uttarkashi. From Uttarkashi, you can hire a local taxi or take a shared jeep to reach Barsu village, which is the starting point for the Dayara Bugyal trek.

By Train: There's no direct train to Uttarkashi. The nearest railway station is Dehradun. From Dehradun, you can take a bus or hire a taxi to reach Uttarkashi and then proceed to Barsu village for the trek.

By Air: Fly from Delhi to Dehradun's Jolly Grant Airport. From the airport, you can take a bus or hire a taxi to reach Uttarkashi and then continue to Barsu village for the Dayara Bugyal trek.

Policy and Terms

Cancellation should be done via email at [email protected]. Phone calls or messages will not be accepted for cancellations.

1. Cancellation charges are based on the total trek fee, regardless of the amount paid, whether in full or partial.

2. The cancellation policy is determined based on the original booking date and the original start date of the trek/tour.

3. If the booking is cancelled 15 days or before the trek date then 100% of the booking amount will be refunded. (100% refund except for 10% service charges).

If the booking is cancelled 7days to 15 days or before the trek date then 60% of the booking amount will be refunded.

If cancellations are made 0 day to 7 days before the date of travel then 100.0% of the total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees. No show = No refund.


Terms and Conditions

You'll get your refund within 10 business days, but they'll deduct a transaction fee.

If there are government orders, bad weather, protests, landslides, or other unexpected issues, they'll try to offer you an alternative trip, but you won't get a refund.

If they cancel some activities, they'll give you a different plan, but no refunds.

If your trek or trip can't finish due to natural disasters or unexpected events (like rain, snow, earthquakes, strikes, or protests), no refunds.

You have to pay for any extra expenses because of these events, and the company isn't responsible for them.

No refunds. If you miss any part of the trip, like meals, no refunds.

If you decide or have to cancel the tour because of changes to the plan, no refunds.

If they change, cancel, or you don't use some parts of the trek or trip, no refunds. Make sure to understand these rules before booking your trip

Frequest Questions

It's best to carry a 60-liter backpack, but the amount of weight you should carry depends on your needs and capacity. There will be porters and mules, but they will cost extra.

During this trek, you will eat Indian vegetarian food and eggs. Himalayan water is thought to be clean, but you will get water that has been boiled and treated with chlorine tablets just to be safe.

No, it is against the rules to use these substances on any kind of trip. since both of these can make it easy for your body to lose water. Then it will be very hard for you to do the stretches. When you drink alcohol, the pores in your skin will open up, letting the cold in. This will make your body temperature match the temperature outside. But in the end, it will make you feel dry and thirsty. So, don't smoke or drink alcohol while you are on the trek.

Dayara Bugyal trek is thought to be an easy-to-moderate trek that is good for both experts and people who have never done a trek before. Beginners will be able to do the trek if they follow a good fitness plan before the trip and are healthy enough to meet the trek's health requirements. But keep in mind that if you don't mentally and physically prepare for this trek, you will find it hard to finish because of heart problems. Follow the regular practise or jogging to keep your body in good shape so you can go on this beautiful trip.

In April, the trails will be covered in snow, and from December on, the area will be getting colder. During the day, it will be sunny, and the temperature will be between 15 and 25 degrees Celsius. At night, it will be between 2 and 10 degrees Celsius. During the summer, the temperature will reach 25 degrees Celsius during the day, but it will be only 15 degrees Celsius at night. The trek should not be done during the monsoon because there could be landslides during the trek.

From December onward, you will walk 9 kilometres every day and witness snow. Dayara Bugyal is a fantastic choice if you want a less crowded hike, especially in winter. Skiing makes Dayara Bughyal ideal for winter trips. Skiing will be popular from January through March due to heavy snowfall. Beginner skiers love Barnala.

Dayara Bugyal hike is for anyone. You can journey alone, with one, two, or many companions here. You will love the walk. Even alone, you won't have any problems here, but having company doubles and triples the fun. Despite the risks, many want to go alone. You can securely trek in one line alone or with others.

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