Dayara Bugyal is one of the vast grasslands in India which covers an area of about 28 kilometers at an altitude of 3,408 m. Thus, Dayara Bugyal offers a plethora of magnificence during every season making it an ideal trek for beginners. ‘Bugyal’ in the local dialect means high altitude meadow or pasture lands. ‘Nature’s own garden’ as one may describe it, is nestled between the Deodar, Pine, Oak and Rhododendron forest. It is home to the rich wildlife that includes wild fox, porcupine, wild boar and many more. Birds like Himalayan Monal, Vulture, Snow Pigeon, Robin and Rosefinch are also easily sighted here. It is a perfect summer trek to witness the green meadows with the backdrop of the mighty Himalayas. These lush green meadows are developed into snow-white ski slopes during the winter season. Thus, in the winter season it is frequented by adventure lovers to take pleasure in Nordic as well as Alpine skiing.
Day 1. Dehradun to Barsu
Drive : 186 KM
We start our drive from Dehradun to Barsu early in the morning. The drive is visually appealing as the route is a mix of changing mountain terrain and the colours of holy river Bhagirathi as we go deeper into the valley. Our drive ends as we reach village Barsu. Barsu is a tranquil village which is frequented by trekkers as it is the base-camp of Dayara Bugyal trek. The locals are devotees of Nag Devta and the village has a temple dedicated to Nag Devta. The day ends with a relaxing dinner and an overnight stay in a homestay.
Barsu to Barnala Tal
Trek : 4 KM
The trek starts early in the morning after breakfast. The village perishes behind the forest trail as we ascend ahead of Barsu on the well-marked trail. The trail goes through an oak & rhododendron forest which finally leads us to a small patch of ameadow. The meadow is home to the beautiful Barnala Tal which is a natural high altitude lake and the holy Nag Devta Temple at one corner of the lake. The day ends as we set up tents for an
Barnala Tal to Dayara Top
and back to Barnala Tal
Trek: 4 KM
The trek starts through the forest trail in the morning. As we ascend leaving the forest trail behind we are greeted with some shepherd huts called Chani in the local dialect. As we pass the huts the meadow, Dayara Bugyal welcomes us with thebackdrop of the snow capped Himalayan peaks. The lush green expanse of 28 square kilometers has streams and rivers that originate in this alpine meadow. The majestic Himalayan peaks, including Srikanth, Gangotri, Draupadi ka Danda, Jaonli, Bandarpunch and Swargarohini are visible from the meadow. We enjoy our time at Dayara top and after relaxing we trek back to Barnala Tal, our campsite for the night.
Barnala Tal to Barsu and
Drive to Dehradun
Trek: 9 KM Drive: 186 KM
The trek starts early in the morning as we descend from Barana Tal to village Barsu. The local community in Barsu is involved in agriculture but over the recent years Barsu has seen a surge in tourism. Thus, a number of guesthouses for tourists have come up bringing in employment. The locals also work as guides, cooks and porters.The day ends as we drive from Barsu to Dehra Dun filled with the memories of the beautiful Dayara Bugyal.
1. Transport support from Dehradun to Dehradun (Only for participants who have opted Dehradun to Dehradun package)
2. All vegetarian meals starting from dinner on day 1
to breakfast on the last day
3. Tented accommodation throughout the trek on a triple sharing basis
4. Professional guide, cook and support staff
5. Rent for camping equipment Clean sleeping bags and mats
Good quality ¾ or 4 season ‘A’ shaped or dome tents
Kitchen tents, common tents, toilet tents
6. Forest entry charges for Indian nationals
7. Porter and mule support to carry camping equipments
1. Personal expenses like tips, personal medicines, phone calls etc.
2. Any transport support during the trek apart from what is included above
3. Any cost or services not mentioned in the Inclusions
4. Accommodation in Dehradun
5. Cost arising due to unforeseen incidents like bad weather, medical evacuation, road blocks etc
6. Porter/mule charges to carry personal luggage can be arranged at an additional cost of INR 300 per day (1 soft bag per person < 12 kg)
THINGS TO CARRY
Backpack Trekking Shoes Trekking Pole LED Torch
One Water Bottle (one litre ) Lunch Box
Basic Medications (or prescribed if any)
Trekking Jacket Warm Layers Two trek pants
Full sleeve dry-fit T-shirts Thermals (1 pair)
Sunscreeen Lotion (SPF 50/70) Lip Balm (SPF 30)
Synthetic hand gloves Woolen Cap
Three pair of Socks Raincoat/Poncho is a must
Daypack (Recommended), for summit Day
Plastic cover (for wet clothes in winters and rainy season)
Mandatory Documents Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Passport, Aadhaar Card, Driving license or voters ID)
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