Dayara Bugyal Trek

Dayara Bugyal Trek

Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
4.5 (233)

Dayara Bugyal Trek Highlights

  • This trek is ideal for the beginner.
  • One of the best winter treks in the Himalayas!
  • Enjoy a panoramic view of the Himalayas.

Dayara Bugyal Trek Overview

About Dayara Bugyal Trek:

During the Dayara Bugyal Trek, you will come across lush green prairies or “ Bugyals” spread across the Himalayas, which are a sight to behold. Out of these, the Dayara Bugyal is especially magnificent, standing tall at a height of 12,000 ft. It is like a tabletop, spread over 28 sq. km. The meadow presents a breathtaking vista both in the winter season - with its promise of an endless expanse of glittering snow, making it a famous winter trek - and in the summer season, with the sunlight reflecting different shades of green as far as the eye can see, and yellow, violet and white flowers bursting in places. The Dayara Bugyal Trek maps the distance from Haridwar to the Himalayas.

The base camp for the Dayara Bugyal trek is at Barsu, perched at an altitude of 7,545 ft, this quaint little hamlet overlooks the green slopes of the valley on one side, and the snowy peaks of the Himalayas on the other. It is located at a distance of about 32 km from Uttarkashi. The trek will take you through dense forests of towering Oak and Pine trees, along the Bhagirathi river, across lush green meadows, and through bubbling streams and rivulets. The Dayara Bugyal Trek is a trek of a relatively easy level of difficulty and can be undertaken even by beginners and first-timers! 

Dayara Bugyal Trek: Quick Facts

Starting & Ending Point: With Transport: Dehradun

Starting & Ending Point: Without Transport: Raithal

Duration: 4 Days 3 Nights

Distance: 14 km (to and fro)

Maximum Altitude: 11,500 ft (3,810 m)

Difficulty Level: Easy To Moderate 

Temperature: Day (6°C to 16°C) and Night: (-6°C to 4°C)

Best Time: Year Round

Nearest Railway Station: Dehradun Railway Station

Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun

Inclusions in Dayara Bugyal Trek:

  • All required permits and requisites for the Dayara Bugyal Trek
  • Professional Trek Leader and Support Team for the entirety of the trek
  • Stay for 3 Nights:  Tent or guesthouse stay on a double/triple sharing basis
  • Meals: Day 1 Dinner to Day 4 Breakfast - Vegetarian Nutritious Food - Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner
  • Transportation if Opted (Dehradun To Dehradun)

How to reach:

➔ As You see above, We have two Dayara Bugyal trek packages, one includes transport from Dehradun to Raithal, and one without it.

➔ If you have chosen the alternative which includes transport, then you simply have to meet us at Dehradun.

➔ To reach Dehradun, you can take a direct flight to the Jolly Grant Airport from Delhi.

➔ You can also take a direct train, or even a bus from Delhi, at your convenience.

➔ Alternatively, you can directly reach the Raithal base camp by taking a direct bus from Dehradun to Raithal.

➔ However, we suggest you join us from Dehradun. The drive from Dehradun to the Dayara Bugyal base camp itself is enough to bedazzle you.

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Itinerary For Dayara Bugyal Trek


Day 1 - Dehradun to Raithal

Total Driving Distance: 185 km
Altitude: 2000 meters
  • Visitors will be picked up around 7:30 am from Dehradun. Dehradun has  good connectivity with Delhi through both Railway and roads.
  • They will meet at Dehradun and drive towards Raithai via Uttarkashi
  • After arriving at the Raithal village, which is a small Hamlet nestled 20m above Uttarkashi, the starting point of the trek. They will stay at the homestay.
  • Then after a quick introduction and briefing session with the representatives visitors will retire for the night.

Day 2 - Raithal to Gui Campsite

Total Trek Distance: 5 km
Altitude: 2898 meters
  • The day starts with a 5km trek from Raithai to Gui.
  • Then visitors will go for an excursion to Gui Campsite from Raithal after breakfast.
  • This 5 km stretch is an easy knot passing through the oak forests.
  • Then upon arrival at Gui campsite, they will have a delicious lunch there.
  • They can go for an acclimatization stroll in the evening.
  • After a walk, there will be beverages and snacks.
  • They will stay overnight at the camps.

Day 3 - Gui Campsite to Dayara Bugyal and back to Gui Campsite.

Total Trek Distance: 4 km
Altitude: 3408 meters

  • It is a 7 km trek to reach the summit for this day.
  • Visitors will hike 3.5 km to Dayara Bugyal from the campsite after having their breakfast.
  • They will rest and have their lunch packed at the Dayara Viewpoint.
  • Then they will start the downhill trek towards Gui campsites from the top.
  • After arriving at the campsite they will have their dinner.

Day 4 - Gui Campsite to Raithal then Travel to Dehradun

Total Trek Distance: 5 km
Altitude: 2898 meters
Total Driving Distance: 230 km

  • They will descend back to Raithal village from the Gui campsite after having breakfast.
  • Then, a 235 km drive back to Dehradun from Raithal village via Uttarkashi.
  • Visitors will get their lunch and evening snacks at the roadside inns.
  • They are expected to arrive around 7:30 PM to 8:00 PM at Dehradun. Where the journey concludes.
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Things to Carry

Medical kit
ID Proof
Ready to eat food
Thermal inners
Hand gloves
Lip balm
Essential toiletries
Fleece jackets
UV Protected Sunglasses (Advisable)
Warm clothes
Woollen cap
Trekking Shoes
Led torch (with extra batteries)
Reusable plastic bags

Location Details about Dayara Bugyal Trek

Starting Point

Raithal Village

End Point

Raithal village

Dayara Bugyal Trek Reviews


Navneet Kaushik


Dayara Bugyal Trek is full of greenery, and walking on it. Feel awesome. And its beauty attracts us. Thank you Banbanjara for making over the days happy.




It is a very easy and beautiful trek in Uttrakhand. and over team leader was also a fantastic person. they took care of everything over needed. Thank you Banbanjara for being nice and perfect trip.




If you first hear about the height you gonna achieve in this trek, you might get a bit nervous. but don't worry about it. the team of Banbanjara took care of everything. and they are present every time with you Thank you...................!!!!!!!!!!




Camps under the sky in green all around you is a dream that I already had and finally, I lived it.




Camps under the sky in green all around you is a dream that I already had and finally, I lived it.




The first time I did this trek, it was around 2 years ago if I remember correctly. Even after 2 years, the trails are almost the same, the feel was also the same, Cool.




The first time I did this trek, it was around 2 years ago if I remember correctly. Even after 2 years, the trails are almost the same, the feel was also the same, Cool.


Anuj Ranka


Most of our group members hesitated as I was about to book this trek. But once the trek started, they seemed much more excited than I was. Nice, wonderful, amazing, astounding, beautiful.


Anusha Khandelwal


The only reason I can never say 'no' to the Dayara Bugyal trek is because of its scenic beauty. Short and easy, we completed within the allocated time of 5 days.




If you are a beginner I would suggest you go to Dayara Bugyal, the trek is easy throughout…It's beautiful, amazing, and just the best place in all possible ways to spend some time in peace!

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Dayara Bugyal Trek FAQs

I am a first-timer, Is the Dayara Bugyal Trek a good trek for me?

The Dayara Bugyal trek strikes an ideal balance between thrilling and easy going. Even children can accompany you on this trek. However, children below 16 must be accompanied by parental supervision.

What is the best time for the Dayara Bugyal Trek?

You can undertake the Dayara Bugyal Trek any time of the year. If you visit early in the season, i.e. from May to July, the meadows of Dayara Bugyal are covered in a beautiful violet, yellow and white coloured wild flowered, on a blanket of green. August-end to mid-October is also good months for post-monsoon flora. December to February, i.e. during Winters, this destination is covered in thick blankets of snow ideal for skiers.

Do I have to exercise for the Dayara Bugyal trek?

Trekking is a physical activity and that means that to truly enjoy the journey, you must achieve a certain level of fitness. For the Dayara Bugyal trek, we recommend that you start following a fitness regime at least a month before embarking on the trek. Target completing 5 km in a period of less than 35 minutes.

Can I smoke or consume alcohol during the Dayara Bugyal Trek?

Alcohol and smoking are strictly prohibited during this adventure. Anyone found indulging in either will be expelled immediately without a refund. The locals believe the place to be sacred and get offended if they observe anyone drinking or smoking.

Confirmation Policy

  • Upon booking, the traveller will receive a confirmation voucher via email, within 24 hours.
  • In the special cases of slots not being available, feasible alternatives will be provided to the customer, in regards to the customer’s preference. In such cases, a new voucher would be sent via email, consisting of the new travel details.
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Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellation made 25 days before the date of departure, would levy 15% of the total tour cost as cancellation charges.
  • Any cancellation made within 15-25 days before the date of departure, would levy a 25% of total tour cost as cancellation charges.
  • Any cancellation made within 7-15 days before the date of departure, would levy 50% of the total tour cost as cancellation charges.
  • Any cancellation made within 0-7 days before the date of departure, would levy 100% of the total tour cost as cancellation charges.
  • Due to any restrictions such as sudden government policies or regulations, health hazards, medical emergencies, or unprecedented weather conditions, activities and tours may be nonoperational and be canceled. In cases such as these, operators will attempt to cater to the traveler as an alternate, which is feasible in nature. However, any refund would not be catered.
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Refund Policy

  • Any refund applicable will be processed within 7 business days.
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  • Carry minimum weight and take care of your own baggage.
  • Do not litter 
  • Do not wander off on your own at any point during the trek. 
  • Alcohol and smoking are not allowed. 
  • The decision of the trek leader will be final and binding. 
  • Delays may occur due to weather conditions 
  • Any person with health conditions like Asthma, etc is advised not to go for this expedition. However, if they so decide, it is at their own risk. 
  • Please ensure that you are carrying any medicines that have been prescribed to you. 
  • To avoid frostbite, ensure that you are wearing sturdy, well-fitted winter boots. 
  • If you opt for a homestay, treat the hosts with respect and communicate with them comfortably!
  • Go for a medical check-up before embarking on this trek.
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