Dayara Bugyal trek from Raithal

Dayara Bugyal trek from Raithal

Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
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Dayara Bugyal trek from Raithal Highlights

  • Scenic Beauty: Dayara Bugyal is known for its stunning meadows surrounded by snow-capped peaks. The trek offers breathtaking views of the Garhwal Himalayas, making it a paradise for nature lovers and photographers.
  • High Altitude: Dayara Bugyal is one of the most accessible high-altitude meadows in India, situated at an elevation of around 11,000 feet. The trek provides an opportunity to experience the high-altitude terrain without extremely strenuous climbs.
  • Vibrant Flora: During the trek, you'll encounter diverse alpine flora and lush greenery. The meadows are adorned with a carpet of wildflowers, making it a visually captivating journey.
  • Rich Cultural Experience: The trail starts from Raithal, a picturesque Garhwali village. It offers a chance to interact with the friendly locals and experience the traditional culture of the region.
  • Peaceful Solitude: Dayara Bugyal is relatively less crowded compared to some other popular treks, providing trekkers with a serene and peaceful environment to connect with nature.

Dayara Bugyal trek from Raithal Overview

Nestled in the Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand, the Dayara Bugyal trek is a magical journey for nature lovers and adventure seekers. The trek begins from the serene village of Raithal and leads you to the enchanting high-altitude meadows of Dayara Bugyal. It's a relatively easy trek, making it perfect for beginners. As you ascend through dense forests, you'll be greeted by vast grasslands where shepherds graze their cattle. The panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks, including Bandarpoonch and Bhagirathi, are awe-inspiring. With blooming wildflowers and a tranquil atmosphere, Dayara Bugyal is a slice of paradise for trekkers.


Quick Facts 

➔ Start point: Raithal

➔ End Point: Raithal

➔ Duration: 4 Days and 3 nights

➔ Total Distance: 17 km 



  • Stay: Accommodation for two or three people (guest house, home stay, or camp)
  • Meal: Meals on the journey (Veg)
  • Trekking gear: Sleeping bag, mattress, tent (for double/triple sharing), kitchen & dining tent, toilet tent, utensils, and crampon (if necessary).
  • Permit: All required permits and entry fees
  • Medical help: Medical first-aid kits
  • Guide: Trek leader, guide, and support staff who are mountaineering qualified and professional.


How to reach 

By Air 

➔ The nearest airport to Raithal, the base for the Dayara Bugyal trek, is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun, approximately 200 kilometers away. 

➔ Upon reaching Dehradun by air, you can hire a taxi or use public transportation to reach Raithal. The journey takes around 6-7 hours, offering scenic views of the Himalayan foothills.

By Road

➔ To reach Dayara Bugyal trek from Raithal by road, you can take a taxi or drive from Dehradun, which is about 195 kilometers away. 

➔ The journey typically takes 6-7 hours. The route goes through hilly terrain and offers picturesque views of the Garhwal Himalayas.

By Train

➔ There is no direct train connection to Raithal, the starting point for the Dayara Bugyal trek. The nearest major railway station is Dehradun Railway Station, which is approximately 180 kilometers away. 

➔ From Dehradun, you would need to continue your journey to Raithal by road using taxis or buses.

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Itinerary For Dayara Bugyal trek from Raithal


Day 1 - Dehradun to Raithal


  • Your Dayara Bugyal trek adventure begins as you depart from Dehradun at 7 AM. You'll hop into a shared cab from Dehradun railway station. 
  • Along the way, you'll make stops for breakfast and lunch (expenses covered by you). By evening, you'll arrive in Raithal, where you'll check in to your guest house or hotel. This is when you'll meet your guide and fellow trekkers. 
  • After a satisfying dinner, it's time to rest for the night.

Day 2 - Raithal to Gui


  • As the sun rises, you'll be greeted by the splendid morning views of the Dayara Bugyal trek. Enjoy a hearty breakfast with this breathtaking backdrop. 
  • Your guide will brief you, and the trek begins. The trail offers a mix of gradual ascents and stretches through dense forests. 
  • On your journey, you'll be rewarded with magnificent vistas of the Gangotri range. By afternoon, you'll reach the campsite. 
  • Take time to acclimatize and explore the surroundings. Cap off the day with a well-deserved dinner and a good night's rest.

Day 3 - Trek to Dayara Top, back to Gui


  • Get an early start with breakfast, as this is the day for your grand adventure. You'll ascend to the maximum Dayara Bugyal trek height of 12,000 ft. Pass through enchanting pine forests and alpine meadows. 
  • At the summit, marvel at the panoramic views of peaks like Bandarpoonch, Swargarohini, Srikanth, Gangotri, Draupadi ka Danda, Jaonli, and more. 
  • Your guide will help you identify these majestic peaks. After spending quality time at the top, begin your descent towards the Gui campsite. 
  • Enjoy a packed lunch on your way down. By evening, you'll be back at the campsite, ready for a relaxing night.

Day 4 - Gui to Raithal, return to Dehradun


  • Start your day with breakfast and begin your journey back to Raithal. From there, it's time to head back to Dehradun. 
  • By evening, your memorable Dayara Bugyal experience comes to a close as you arrive in Dehradun.
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Dayara Bugyal trek from Raithal Reviews


Sangeeta Jain

Unforgettable Himalayan Experience

The Dayara Bugyal trek with BanBanjara was unforgettable. The pristine meadows, serene campsites, and experienced guides made it a truly remarkable Himalayan adventure.


Ramesh Yadav

A Trek to Remember

I booked the Dayara Bugyal trek with BanBanjara, and it exceeded all expectations. The breathtaking views, delicious food, and knowledgeable guides made it a trek to remember.


Anjali Mehta

Nature's Beauty Unveiled

Dayara Bugyal trek with BanBanjara was an opportunity to witness nature's beauty in its purest form. The trek offers mesmerizing landscapes, and the guides made it informative and enjoyable.


Ajay Saini

Perfect for Beginners

If you're new to trekking, the Dayara Bugyal trek with BanBanjara is an excellent choice. The gradual ascents and stunning scenery make it perfect for beginners.


Kavita Choudhary

Starlit Nights at Gui Campsite

The starlit nights at Gui campsite were a highlight of the trek. It felt like sleeping under a blanket of stars. BanBanjara's arrangements and hospitality added to the magic.


Manoj Verma

Cultural Insights

The trek with BanBanjara wasn't just about the landscape. We got insights into the local culture and traditions, making it an enriching experience.


Reena Gupta

Wildlife Encounters

Although not a wildlife-focused trek, we were lucky to spot some Himalayan wildlife. Thanks to the guides for pointing out these rare sightings.


Pradeep Singh

Mouthwatering Local Cuisine

The local Garhwali cuisine served during the trek was mouthwatering. Aloo Ke Gutke and Mandua Ki Roti were my favorites. Kudos to the chefs!


Sunita Meena

Stargazing Paradise

Gui campsite is a stargazing paradise. The clear skies and BanBanjara's arrangements for stargazing made it a unique experience.


Rajesh Sharma

Surprising Landscape Changes

What amazed me most was how the landscape transformed from dense forests to vast meadows. It was surprising and unforgettable. Thanks to BanBanjara for this exceptional trek.

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Dayara Bugyal trek from Raithal FAQs

Can I witness a sunrise or sunset during the Dayara Bugyal trek?

Yes, the trek offers excellent opportunities to witness breathtaking sunrises and sunsets. The open meadows provide unobstructed views of the sky, making it a memorable experience.

What's the significance of Dayara Bugyal in local folklore?

Dayara Bugyal holds cultural and mythological significance in the region. Many local legends and stories are associated with the meadows. Your guide can share these fascinating tales during the trek.

Are there any chances to spot wildlife during the trek?

While it's not a wildlife-specific trek, the forested sections may offer glimpses of Himalayan birds, small mammals, and butterflies. Nature enthusiasts will find these encounters delightful.

Can I try stargazing during the nights at Gui campsite?

Yes, Gui campsite, with its remote location and clear skies, is an excellent spot for stargazing. It's a chance to observe the night sky in a pollution-free environment.

What are some unique local foods I can try during the trek?

You may have the opportunity to taste local Garhwali cuisine. Don't miss the chance to savor traditional dishes like Aloo Ke Gutke and Mandua Ki Roti. These are a treat for your taste buds.

Is there a particular ritual or tradition observed by the locals at Dayara Bugyal?

The local shepherds and villagers have traditional practices related to the meadows. These practices are tied to their livelihoods and the preservation of the Bugyal. You can learn about these customs during the trek.

How do I make the most of photography during the trek?

The meadows and mountain landscapes provide excellent photo opportunities. It's advisable to carry spare camera batteries and memory cards, as the scenic beauty may tempt you to take numerous photos.

Can I interact with the local shepherds and learn about their way of life?

Yes, you can have interactions with the shepherds and understand their nomadic lifestyle. It's a chance to learn about their herding practices and how they coexist with nature.

What's the most unexpected or surprising aspect of the Dayara Bugyal trek that trekkers often experience?

Trekkers often find it surprising how the landscape changes from lush forests to vast alpine meadows within a short distance. The transition is awe-inspiring and unique to this trek.

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  • Any cancellation made 20 days prior to the date of departure, would levy a 30% of total tour cost as cancellation charges.
  • Any cancellation made within 7-20 days prior to the date of departure, would levy a 60% of total tour cost as cancellation charges.
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