Trek to Dayara Bugyal and Surya Top
Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
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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.

    Fine print

    Rules on the 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.

    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.

    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.

    Trip details

    Pick up point
    Dehradun
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    Drop off point
    Dehradun
    Mode of transport
    SUV or Tempo Traveller
    Start point
    Dehradun
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    End point
    Dehradun
    Time of departure
    07:00 AM
    Time of return
    02:00 PM

    Activity Details

    Total trekking time
    18 hrs
    Total distance covered
    20 kms
    Start point elevation
    10000 feet
    Maximum elevation
    13400 feet
    Minimum elevation
    6889 feet
    Average per day distance
    6 kms
  • 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.
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    Day 2 of the Dayara Bugyal trek: Barsu to Dayara Bugyal

    Post breakfast, you'll start the trek to Dayara Bugyal from Barsu. The trail passes through beautiful dense oak and rhododendron forests before reaching the meadows at Barnala. From these meadows, you'll have a steep climb to get to Dayara Bugyal. At an elevation of 10,000 feet above sea level, this meadow offers a magnificent panoramic view of the Himalayas. You'll stay overnight here in camps.
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    Day 3 of the Dayara Bugyal trek: Bakriya Top and Syari Bugyal

    Bakriya top is the highest point of the Dayara Bugyal meadow, which offers an exciting view of the Himalayas, and the meadows and valleys around it. You'll ascend the meadows to get to the Bakriya top, where you'll spend a considerable amount of time to soak in the beauty of this place. From here you'll trek on the green-carpeted meadows towards Syari Bugyal with continuous and spectacular views of the Himalayas. Retire for the night at the beautiful campsite. Spend the night in tents.
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    Day 4 of the Dayara Bugyal trek: Trek to Surya top

    From Syari Bugyal campsite, start ascending to the Surya top after your breakfast. The Surya top summit offers a 360-degree view of the Himalayas, along with views of prominent peaks such as Banderpoonch and Gangotri. After spending some time at the top, you'll return to the campsite for lunch and then descend towards Barsu. You'll spend the night at a lodge in Barsu.
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    Day 5 of the Dayara Bugyal trek: Drive to Dehradun

    You'll eat a good breakfast and then board vehicles to take you back to Dehradun. You should reach Dehradun by 14:00 hrs, which will be last stop for the trip. Your Dayara Bugyal trek ends here.
    /Himalayas Trekking Snow Trek Uttarakhand Adventure Dayara Bugyal Dehradun Trekking Trek to Dayara Bugyal

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    Dehradun
    End point
    Barsu
    Day start time
    07:00 AM

    Day 2 - Milestone

    Start point
    Barsu
    End point
    Dayara Bugyal
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    4 kms
    Trekking time
    5 hrs

    Day 3 - Milestone

    Start point
    Dayara Bugyal
    End point
    Syari Bugyal
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    8 kms
    Trekking time
    6 hrs

    Day 4 - Milestone

    Start point
    Syari Bugyal
    End point
    Barsu
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    4 kms
    Trekking time
    6 hrs

    Day 5 - Milestone

    Start point
    Barsu
    End point
    Dehradun
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
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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
      What not to Wear
    • Expensive watches, jewellery and electronic items
    • Suitcases, trolleys or any other hard luggage

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

    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.

    /Himalayas Trekking Adventure Snow Trek Uttarakhand Dayara Bugyal Spend the day looking at the mountains.

    Day 2 of the Dayara Bugyal trek: Barsu to Dayara Bugyal

    You'll spend the night in twin-sharing tents. The supplier provides mattresses, fresh sleeping bags, and a hot water bottle to everyone at night. There are also toilet tents with portable toilet seats and a mess tent in which you can eat your meals.

    /Himalayas Trekking Adventure Snow Trek Uttarakhand Dayara Bugyal Stay in sturdy tents in the lap of nature.

    Day 3 of the Dayara Bugyal trek: Bakriya Top and Syari Bugyal

    You'll spend the night in tents tonight, at Syari Bugyal. This is a beautiful campsite, and you'll love the views from here. It's also your last night of camping for this trip, so do enjoy the mountain views as much as possible.

    /Himalayas Trekking Adventure Snow Trek Uttarakhand Dayara Bugyal Wake up to misty mornings in cosy tents.

    Day 4 of the Dayara Bugyal trek: Trek to Surya top

    Tonight you'll return to Barsu, to a warm lodge with beds and hot baths.

    /Himalayas Trekking Adventure Snow Trek Uttarakhand Dayara Bugyal Spend days crossing sprawling meadows like these.

    Day 5 of the Dayara Bugyal trek: Drive to Dehradun

    After you eat a delicious breakfast, you'll check out of the lodge and be driven back to Dehradun. You'll reach by around 14:00 hrs, and the trip ends here.

    /Himalayas Trekking Adventure Snow Trek Uttarakhand Dayara Bugyal Say goodbye to the mountains and the meadows!

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