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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.
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!
The original document of identity proof - driver’s license, Aadhar card, the passport will be fine. It is very important to have your identity proof with yourself while on a journey
The cancellation charges are as under:
● Cancellations prior to 30 days from the start of the trek – Full Refund ..
● Cancellations prior to 29-15 days from the start of the trek – 80% Refund or Trek Voucher worth paid amount (Trek Voucher is valid 12 months).
● Cancellation prior to 7-14 days from the start of the trek -- 50% refund or Trek Voucher worth paid amount (Trek Voucher is valid 12 months).
● Cancellation prior to 7 days from the start of the trek -- no refund
● Drinking and smoking during the trek are strictly prohibited. If found flouting the rules, your participation on the trek will be canceled with immediate effect.
● Route changes, postponement, delay, or finishing the trek a day earlier: Under some extraordinary circumstance, your trek may end a day earlier or start a day later. This may become necessary due to inclement weather, snow and ice conditions, political restrictions, or any other cause. In the event of a change, postponement or delay, participants have no right to refund of the trek (in whole or in part) or other compensation for any injury, loss or damage. Trek fee is not charged broken down in terms of days but is a composite fee for the whole trek.
You are likely to find snow on this trail in December, January and February. Sometimes, you can get lucky and find snow well into March. In April most of the snow on the trail and around it has melted.
Since you will be starting and returning to the guest house at Lohajung, it is possible for you to leave some luggage behind, if required. However, make sure you do not leave any valuables - Northern Himalayas is not responsible for loss or damage to any belongings.
Having more footprint through porters or mules on any trek route isn’t good for the ecosystem . This is why we do not encourage offloading. A trekker carries his/her own backpack in the true spirit of trekking.
But if — due to a medical condition — you are unable to carry your own backpack, you may offload your backpack.
The cost of offloading on the Brahmatal trek is Rs 1,200 per bag ( 60L) for the trek.
Dehradun is your best bet to make last-minute cash withdrawals.
We advise you to carry around Rs 4-5k in cash for rental gear and personal expenses en-route to the basecamp. If you are planning to visit other attractions after the trek, we advise you to carry more.
If you’re an Northern Himalayas trekker, there is no major need for cash as once you arrive at the base camp. All meals, accommodations, permits, and related expenses are taken care of by us.
The guest house at Barsu will have attached toilets.
During the trek, toilet tents will be set up along each campsite. There will be 2 to 3 of these toilet tents depending on the size of the group. A toilet tent will have a deep pit, where one can answer nature’s call. There will be a mound of soil and a shovel to cover it up. These are dry toilets, where you’ll have to use toilet paper. This is the most hygienic and convenient way to answer nature’s call in the wild.
Please use plain toilet paper and refrain from using wet wipes since these are not biodegradable.
Dayara Bugyal is a 4 day trek. The stay on Day 1 at Barsu, will be in a guest house, where you will share rooms with fellow trekkers. Stay on all other days of the trek in tents. Each tent accommodates 3,4 trekkers. Sufficient number of toilet tents will be set up for the convenience of trekkers.
No. Alcohol and smoking is not allowed while on trek. it is totally misconception that it will keep you warm. your body need to acclimatize properly and for that eat properly and drink enough water, these things will keep you warm.
We allow minimum 7 years kid in this trek and maximum depends on trekker's fitness.
(December — February). December brings in the snow. Along with it comes the winter chill. sometime in base camp the temperatures goes below zero.
During the day when the sun is out, it is quite comfortable to trek. The temperature is a balmy 8 — 12 °C. If you are on snow, then the snow reflects, which makes it quite warm sometimes!
At the higher camp, temperatures could fall below -7 or -8 °C in the night. As long as you are inside your tent and in your layers, it is absolutely fine.
On your early morning summit climb, expect to start in temperatures well below zero. The day will get progressively warmer as the sun touches the ground, even though you may be on snow. Be prepared to shed off your layers as you climb.
(Mid September — Mid October). Autumn is generally like Spring, but a few degrees colder. Nights can be nippy at slightly below zero at the highest camp. As you move towards late November, it is perceptibly colder. Higher camps are 2-3 degrees below zero. Though, at the lower camps the temperature will hang slightly above zero.
While trekking in autumn, day temperatures are pleasant at around 13 – 18 °C, but any rain or slight drizzle brings down temperature rapidly to around 8 – 12 °C. You need to keep a pullover handy with you always.
(Mid March — Mid April): The winter is receding but hasn’t totally left yet. The snow is still in patches on the ground. On the upper slopes, especially above 10,000 feet it is still snow bound.
Expect cold nights at your higher camp . Temperature during the night can drop to around zero but generally will over around 1-5 °C.
The day temperatures are usually very pleasant on the trek at an average of 15 – 20 °C. If the sun goes behind the clouds and there is a bout of rain, then the temperature can fall to around 10 degrees.