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  • Trip introduction

    Book this 6-day trek to Dayara Bugyal and spend a week in the beautiful mountains of Uttarakhand, trekking through virgin forests of oak and pine trees. This short and easy trek takes you through a dense, alpine jungle, peppered with colourful wildflowers, chirping birds and charming river streams. En route, the trail offers vantage points with breathtaking views of higher peaks in the Himalayas, such as the 20,000 feet tall Mt. Bandarpoonch. As you approach the bugyal, sleeping in tents pitched at the some of the most picture perfect campsites, the forest begins to clears away, opening up views of rolling grasslands and pristine meadows.

    Destination

    Dayara Bugyal, literally meaning the 'high-altitude meadow', is a sloped, alpine pasture land at an elevation of 11,180 feet in Uttarakhand. Popularly called as the most beautiful meadow in the country, Dayara Bugyal is often frequented by the local Gujjar natives who bring their cattle to graze over the lush green grass of the bugyal. During the winter, the meadows are layered with inches of snow, making for a great winter trek in the fresh, white snow. During the summer, the meadows come alive with an explosion of greenery with thickets of shrubs and bushes over the grass.

    Destination highlights

    Spend a week in nature on this 6-day trek to Dayara Bugyal. | Trek through dense, alpine forests every day. | Get breathtaking views of mountain peaks in the Himalayas. | Spend the night in tents at scenic campsites.

    Activity Details

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    11180

    8200

    20 kms

    16 hrs

    5 kms

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the Dayara Bugyal trek: Delhi to Uttarkashi

    Board the early morning train from the New Delhi railway station and travel to Haridwar. Here, you'll be greeted by a representative of the tour operator and escorted to a small guesthouse that is located a short distance away from Uttarkashi. The 7-hr drive from Haridwar to Uttarkashi takes you away from the city plains and into the mountains of Uttarakhand, offering pleasant views of hillside villages and farmlands. Overnight in a guesthouse at Uttarkashi.

    Overnight in a guesthouse at Uttarkashi.

    Board the Shatabadi train from the New Delhi railway station to Haridwar railway station, travel from Haridwar to Uttarkashi in a private vehicle. You'll be accommodated at the Kuflon Basics guesthouse, located 11 kms from Uttarkashi.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Delhi

    Uttarkashi

    02:00 AM

    Food

    Dinner

    Veg
    Day 2 of the Dayara Bugyal trek: Uttarkashi to Barnala Bugyal
    Day 3 of the Dayara Bugyal trek: Barnala Bugyal to Dayara Bugyal
    Day 4 of the Dayara Bugyal trek: Day trek to Bakaria Top
    Day 5 of the Dayara Bugyal trek: Dayara Bugyal to Uttarkashi
    Day 6 of the Dayara Bugyal trek: Uttarkashi to Delhi
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made more than 45 days prior to departure of the Dayara Bugyal trek: 100% refund, minus a cancellation charge of INR 5,000 per person.

    For cancellations made 45-30 days prior to departure of the Dayara Bugyal trek: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 30 days prior to departure of the Dayara Bugyal trek: no refund.

    In case of no show: no refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting a transaction fee of INR 200 per person. This fee is charged by The Great Next.

    Rules on trip

    Consumption of alcohol, drugs and tobacco products like cigarettes is strictly prohibited during the Dayara Bugyal trek.

    Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.

    Travellers are required to follow instructions of the trek leader during the Dayara Bugyal trek.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Travellers are required to bring their own sleeping bag for use during overnight stay in tents.

    While accommodation in tents and guesthouses is offered on twin-sharing basis, there may be an additional charge in case the fixed departure does not have enough travellers to share your tent or room. In this case, you'll be forced to upgrade accommodation on single-occupancy with an additional charge of INR 4,200.

    The tour operator reserves the right to cancel or alter the itinerary of the Dayara Bugyal trek to maximize the safety of travellers as well as staff. Travellers will be required bear any additional costs arising due to such a change in itinerary.

    The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of the travellers and shall not be held responsible for any mishap, accident or loss of life during the Dayara Bugyal trek.
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    • Trekking Dayara Bugyal Uttarakhand Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Dayara Bugyal Uttarakhand Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Dayara Bugyal Uttarakhand Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Dayara Bugyal Uttarakhand Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Dayara Bugyal Uttarakhand Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Dayara Bugyal Uttarakhand Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Dayara Bugyal Uttarakhand Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Dayara Bugyal Uttarakhand Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Dayara Bugyal Uttarakhand Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Dayara Bugyal Uttarakhand Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Dayara Bugyal Uttarakhand Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Dayara Bugyal Uttarakhand Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Dayara Bugyal Uttarakhand Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Dayara Bugyal Uttarakhand Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Dayara Bugyal Uttarakhand Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Dayara Bugyal Uttarakhand Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Dayara Bugyal Uttarakhand Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Dayara Bugyal Uttarakhand Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Dayara Bugyal Uttarakhand Adventure Travel The Great Next
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Travel arrangements between Delhi and Haridwar in 2/3 tier coach train

    • Travel arrangements between Haridwar and Uttarkashi in a private vehicle
    • Accommodation in guesthouses/tents for five nights on a twin-sharing basis
    • All equipment required for camping: tents, common kitchen/dining and washroom tents
    • All meals from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 6
    • Services of experienced trek leader and support crew
    • Services of porters/mules to carry personal luggage up to 15 kgs
    • All government permits and entry fees
    • Technical and safety gear required for the trek, if any
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Travel arrangements between home city and Delhi

    • Upgrade accommodation in hotels and tents to single-occupancy (pay additional INR 6,820 per person)
    • Forced accommodation in single-occupancy due to lack of participants (pay additional INR 4,200 per person)
    • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.
    • Personal expenses such as alcohol or beverages etc.
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Full-sleeved t-shirts/shirts
    • Full-length track pants
    • Trekking shoes
    • Sweater and thermal wear
    • Down jacket
    • Monkey cap, socks and gloves
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery or gadgets
    • Hard luggage such as suitcases, trolley bags etc.

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • All equipment required for camping: tents, kitchen/dining tent, washroom tent
    • Technical and safety gear required for the trek, if any

    You need to get

    • Rucksack (with rain cover)
    • Sleeping bag
    • Govt-issued ID card
    • Water bottle
    • Toilet paper
    • Trekking poles and knee cap (optional)
    • Torch (extra batteries)
    • Sunscreen lotion and cold cream
    • Dry snacks (biscuits, energy bars etc.)
    • Insect repellent
    • Personal toiletries

    Medical Kit

    • Specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.