This moderate trek starts from the picturesque village of Barsu in Uttarkashi. Barsu serves as the base for the Dayara Bugyal trek along with offering grand views of some 6000m plus peaks like Jaunli (6618m), Srikanth (6133m) as well as Draupadi Ka Danda I & II (5643m & 5770m). A little into the trek you can also spot the Gangotri Massif (I, II & III). Dayara Bugyal has been popularly called the most beautiful meadow in India giving stiff competition to Bedni Bugyal. For thousands of years Gujjars have come to these meadows to graze their cattle and bask in the magnificence of such Beauty. Nestled between great Himalayan peaks like Bandarpunch (6316m) & White Peak (6102m) this is perhaps one of the most beautiful meadows to trek to in India.
- Day 1: Delhi – Haridwar – Kuflon (1550 M)
Arrive at Haridwar by the morning Shatabdi train. Alternatively you can fly in to the Jolly Grant Airport. Board waiting vehicles to be driven straight to Kuflon Basics, 11 kms from Uttarkashi in the valley of the Assi Ganga. (6-7 hr drive).
- Day 2: Kuflon – Barnala Bugyal (2500 M)
After breakfast, we start our trek to Dayara Bugyal. The climb is a moderate one with intermittent ascents. We cross a dilapidated gujjar hut right after the forest clearing, then a short climb to theBarnala Meadows. We camp here.
- Day 3: Barnala Bugyal – Dayara Bugyal (3350 M)
We start again for Dayara. Get a magnificent view of the Bandarpoonch peak (6316m) on this trail and soon approach campsite. Overnight Camp Dayara Bugyal. We start again for Dayara. Get a magnificent view of the Bandarpoonch peak (6316m) on this trail and soon approach campsite. Overnight Camp Dayara Bugyal.
- Day 4: Dayara – Bakaria Top – Dayara (3350 M)
We leave after an early meal and walk on the trail leading to Bakaria/Siyari Top. The trail goes through meadows and is mostly gradual all the way to the top (3810m). Back to camp in the late afternoon.
- Day 5: Dayara Bugyal – Kuflon (1550 M)
We walk back all the way to the road head at Barsu where our vehicles await us to take us to the relative comforts of Kuflon.
- Day 6: Kuflon – Haridwar
Drive back(6hrs) to Haridwar to board the evening Shatabdi to reach Delhi by 10:45 pm.
- Travel from Delhi and back by road / rail (by non-AC / 2 or 3 tier AC coach)
- All arrangements for staying and camping while on trip
- Accommodation on twin sharing basis in tents / hotel
- All meals as mentioned in itinerary & safe drinking water
- All trekking arrangements with India’s most experienced guiding team, camp staff and cooks
- Porterage upto 15kg/person
- Peak fee / sanctuary fee / royalty / permits where applicable
- Sleeping bag
- Flights not included in the above-mentioned cost
- Any transfers or meals outside of itinerary
- Bottled water
- Items of personal clothing
- Expenses of any personal nature (laundry / phone calls / alcohol / cigarettes / insurance / camera fee / etc.)
- Any expense incurred due to force of nature such as landslides, bad weather or reasons beyond our control
- Tips & gratuities (we recommend 5-10% of your trip cost- to be distributed among the team) – personal choice
- Travel & cancellation insurance
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