09 Days

Dayara Bugyal & Surya Top Trek

Bugyal in the local language means “High Altitude Meadow”. Dayara Bugyal is one of the most beautiful places in Uttaranchal.Situated at an elevation ranging from 3100m-3900m. This vast meadow is second to none in natural beauty in Uttranchal. During winter it provides excellent & one of the best ski slopes in India spread over an area of 28 sqkms. We can see very good mountain range of Gangotri group and Banderpunch massif.
The road to Dayara Bugyal branches off near Bhatwari a place on Uttarkashi Gangotri road about 35 kms. From Uttarkashi. Vehicles can go up to the village of Barsu from where one has to trek a distance of about 14. kms to reach Dayara.

  • Area: Uttarakhand Chamoli Garhwal India
  • Trip Duration: 09 Days
  • Trekking Duration: 07 Days
  • Trekking Grade: Moderate+
  • Max. Altitude: 4200 mts.
  • Best Time:March - June and September - November.

Detailed Itinerary:

1st Day

Day 01: Rishikesh - Uttarkashi - Barsu (205 kms. 7/8 hrs. drive)

Arrival at Haridwar railway station by Mussoorie exp. Transfer to Rishikesh for fresh n up. After breakfast we will drive to Barsu via Uttarkashi. Overnight stay at Hotel/ Tents.

2nd Day

Day 02: Barsu to Barnala Bugyal (3/4 hrs trek)

Trek to Barnala Bugyal after breakfast after an arduous climb through dense forest of Oak and Rhododendron. Occasional clearings in these virgin forests present beautiful glades, abundant in a wide variety of wild flowers. Mountains such as Draupadi Ka Daanda are constantly visible from these clearings. The "Chhanis" -summer shelters for cattle grazers are usually located in such areas - (The word "Alms" in southern Germany is used for similar places) , and it is not uncommon to have a small pond nearby - used by the cattle and wildlife alike, as a water hole!. This is the first day of our trek. Overnight stay in tents.

3rd Day

Day 03: Barnala - Dayara Bugyal 3300m ( 4/5hrs trek)

Morning after breakfast Start Trek Up to Dayara. 08 kms Trek from Barsu with packed Lunch. And on arrival evening tea with cookies. Overnight stay in tents.

4th Day

Dayara - Dayara Top 3900m - Dayara (5/6hrs. return)

Morning after breakfast trek to Darya Top ) with packed lunch. It gives you a close up view of peaks like- Bandar Punch, Kalanag, Draupdi ka Danda, Gangotri I, II, III and Srikantha. Return to Dayara and on arrival evening tea with cookies. Overnight stay in tents.

5th Day

Day 05: Dayara-Devkund- Syanri Bugyal 3700m. (4/5hrs trek)

After breakfast, we start trek to Syanri Bugyal. This walk offer 360 degree view of Himalaya including Bandarpunch (6350 mtrs), Dropdikadanda (6420 mtrs), Jaonli (6600 mtrs), Srikanth, Gangotri I, II, III and many other peaks. It is best day of our walk on entire trek. Overnight in Tents.

6th Day

Day 06: Day to Surya Top 4200m, (5/6hrs. trek Return)

Surya top is known for its grand views of Banderpunch massif and more peaks towards Himachal. We can also see Gangotri range to its best on east side. Monsoon and pre-monsoon season is full of Himalayan flowers. Back and over night tents.

7th Day

Day 07: Syanri Bugyal - Goyee (6 /7hrs trek)

After early breakfast we start our return and down hill trek with best Himalayan. The days is one of the most beautifull in the entire trek. The place Goyee is the summer home of the people of Raithal village. On arrival tea coffee and overnight in tents.

8th Day

Day 08: Goyee – Raithal – Uttarkashi (2 hrs trek and 1 hrs drive)

Morning after breakfast downhill trek to Raithal Village and Drive to Uttarkashi, evening visit to Vishwanath Temple for Aarti, overnight in Hotel.

9th Day

Uttarkashi to Rishikesh / Dehradun air-port / Haridwar Train Station. (6/7 hrs Drive)

After Breakfast return drive to Rishikesh, Lunch en-route, either stay in Rishikesh or Depart to your onward journey by train or flight, if staying in Rishikesh so one can go Rafting next Morning for 16 km down the Ganges, after Lunch departure to Train Station or airport for next journey.
End Trip