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  • Trip introduction

    This Dayara Bugyal trek is filled with wonderful landscapes and gorgeous views. You'll walk through green meadows with endless views of soft sunrays lighting up the Himalayan peaks around you. You'll climb up through India’s most beautiful high-altitude meadows, surrounded by towering Himalayan peaks, stopping to camp in scenic locations at every stop. The meadows are filled with lush green grass, dotted with charming brooks and mountain wildflowers, with clear skies above. From November onwards, the slopes are covered with a blanket of snow, turning into a paradise for snow trekking and skiing. This trek to Dayara Bugyal is mostly comfortable, except for a few steep sections.

    Destination

    The Dayara Bugyal trek is one of the most rewarding adventures you can go on. You’ll never want to come back! The trek begins at Barsu, taking you through oak and pine forests, up to an altitude of more than 10,000 feet above sea level. You’ll visit the famous alpine lake near Barnala Bugyal, and you’ll see famous peaks like Kala Nag, Bandar Poonch, the Gangotri Massif I and II, and many more.

    Destination highlights

    Trek through some of the most beautiful alpine meadows on the Dayara Bugyal trek. | Camp under the stars, with views of towering peaks all around. | Live outdoors amidst streams, mountains, meadows and forests for a few days.

    Activity Details

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    13400

    6889

    20 kms

    18 hrs

    6 kms

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the Dayara Bugyal trek: Dehradun to Barsu

    After gathering at Dehradun, you'll set out on a beautiful drive through quaint villages and along the river Bhagirathi to reach the town of Uttarkashi. After another hour’s ride from Uttarkashi, you'll reach the start point of the Dayara Bugyal trek, Barsu village. At Barsu, you'll check into a guesthouse/lodge, relax, and take a short acclimatization hike. Overnight in lodge.

    You'll spend the night in a clean, cosy guesthouse or lodge in Barsu. Make sure you charge your phones, camera and any batteries tonight because you'll be camping in the wild for the next two nights.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Dehradun

    Barsu

    07:00 AM

    Food

    Dinner

    Veg
    Day 2 of the Dayara Bugyal trek: Barsu to Dayara Bugyal
    Day 3 of the Dayara Bugyal trek: Bakriya Top and Syari Bugyal
    Day 4 of the Dayara Bugyal trek: Trek to Surya top
    Day 5 of the Dayara Bugyal trek: Drive to Dehradun
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made 45 days or more before the departure of the Dayara Bugyal trek: Full refund (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.) minus any transaction charges.

    For cancellations made 30-45 days before the departure of the Dayara Bugyal trek: 75% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.) minus any transaction charges.

    For cancellations made 15-30 days before the departure of the Dayara Bugyal trek: 50% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.) minus any transaction charges.

    For cancellations made 0-15 days before the departure of the Dayara Bugyal trek: No refund.

    No show: No refund.

    Payment for this Dayara Bugyal trek will not be adjusted towards any future trips.

    Rules on trip

    The operator has a set of guidelines for the Dayara Bugyal trek that must be adhered to based on the tenets of ‘Leave No Trace’ & ‘Tread Light’ policies. These guidelines are very simple and emphasise on travelling in small groups, better planning, understanding impact of camping, proper waste disposal, respecting local cultures, sensitivity towards wildlife and so on.

    Participants must adhere to the instructions of the team leader on this trek to Dayara Bugyal.

    Smoking, consumption of alcohol, narcotic drugs etc. is strictly prohibited during the Dayara Bugyal trek.

    While on the Dayara Bugyal trek, participants must follow a proper waste disposal system.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    The operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of its clients during the Dayara Bugyal trek. However in the case of any unforeseen mishaps, the operator will not be liable for any injuries caused or for loss of life.

    If due to bad weather, sickness, natural calamity or any other personal reasons, the itinerary of this trip is changed, the extra charges for accommodation, transport, etc, will be borne by the guests. The same will be applicable if a guest decides to change the itinerary due to personal reasons, injury, or bad health.

    Participants will be required to fill up an indemnity form before embarking on the trek to Dayara Bugyal. You are requested to inform the operator if you're suffering from any major ailment and submit your health certificate.

    All fixed departure trips will be run according to a fixed schedule and standard services. In case of individual requirements, the operator may not be able to entertain the request or may have to charge additional amounts. Please be aware of this fact.
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  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Twin-sharing rooms in guest-house/lodge in Barsu for two nights

    • Accommodation in alpine tents on twin-sharing basis for 2 nights
    • Clean sleeping bags and sleeping mattresses
    • Separate toilet tents for men and women
    • Kitchen/dining tent
    • All meals from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 5
    • Porter/mules for camping equipment
    • Forest entry fees, camping permits
    • 2 guides for 15 trekkers
    • First Aid kit
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Transport from Dehradun-Barsu-Dehradun (can be arranged for INR 2730 per person)

    • Porter/mule for personal bags (can be arranged for INR 1100 per person)
    • Any meals/services not mentioned in the inclusions
    • Any charges for video cameras, still cameras, etc.
    • Alcohol, soft drinks, beverages, etc.
    • Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
    • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, roadblocks, bad weather, etc.
    • Insurance

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • 2-3 shirts / t-shirts
    • Warm shirt or t-shirt
    • Light micro fleece pullover
    • 2 trekking pants (water resistant/repellent and with inner lining for extra warmth)
    • Windproof/water resistant jacket of good quality with a proper hood
    • Down jacket with min 600 fill power rating
    • Thick, full-sleeve fleece/woolen sweater
    • Thermal inner wear (upper and lower)
    • Woolen cap (balaclava)
    • Inner fleece gloves
    • Outer waterproof gloves
    • One pair thick woolen socks and 4-5 pairs of regular socks
    • Scarf/muffler (optional)
    • Comfortable waterproof trekking/hiking shoes (thick sole and ankle support recommended)
    • Camp shoes (sneakers/sport shoes)
    • Gaiters
    • Not to wear - Expensive watches, jewellery and electronic items
    • Suitcases, trolleys or any other hard luggage

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • 3/4 season alpine camping tents
    • Mattresses
    • Fresh clean sleeping bags
    • Hot water bottles at night (during the trek)
    • Camping stools
    • Mess tent
    • Toilet tents with portable toilet seats
    • First-aid kit

    You need to get

    • Raincoat / poncho
    • Rucksack
    • Small light weight towel
    • Insulated water bottle and hydration pack (optional)
    • Cap / floppy hat
    • Sunglasses with UV protection and ability to cut the glare (important when traversing through snow)
    • Sturdy walking stick / trekking pole
    • Sunscreen lotion
    • Lip balm
    • Torch / flashlight (with extra batteries)
    • Personal medicines
    • Personal toiletries
    • Day pack/small bag, which you will carry on your back every day and keep your essentials in
    • Rain covers for your bags
    • Few poly bags or waterproof bags which can be used to put your belongings in case of heavy rain
    • Camera with fully charged batteries (optional)

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.