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Vaijayanti Chaturvedi

4.0

If you are either in Haridwar or Gangothri, these treks are fabulous ones to take. The treks are brilliant and cost-effective. They are not too tough or complex too. Also, these treks can be taken over a short time (just one of them) or over a long period of time (together, the two treks). One can work around on how they want to do this trek and pick a package. We took the two together and it was very tiring, but nonetheless well planned and executed.

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Devani Butt

4.0

Dayara and Gidara Bugyal Trek is one of the best trekking expeditions ever. It was really a nice experience. Dayara Bugyal Trek is quite gruesome and tedious, and Gidara Trek is quite thrilling. Together, these two make a killer package of an adventurous trek. I would personally suggest both the treks to be taken together on an extended weekend or a long vacation. The climatic conditions were very supportive when we went. That was a good thing. Also, the trek was well organized. Kudos, to the organizers! I had a nice trip, in short, and I recommend this to you all.

Overview

About the Destinations:

One of the most scenic, appealing and high altitude alpine meadows in Uttarakhand, Dayara Bugyal is truly a paradise for the trekkers. Reaching a towering height of 10,000ft, this picturesque meadow spreads over 28sq. km and is known for its magical beauty.

Adorned by the enchanting beauty of the Himalayan Range, Bhagirathi River, snow clad peaks and some of the evergreen patches of oak, pine and rhododendron forests, this quaint meadow offers one of the most enthralling trekking routes in the world; Dayara and Gidara Bugyal Trek. Amongst all the delights of Dayara Bugyal, Barnala Tal, Bandarpoonch and Gidara Bugyal are some of the major attractions.

Itinerary

  • Day 1 -

    Drive from Dehradun to Barsu (200km)

    Following your arrival in Dehradun, a delightful journey through the scenic terrains and narrow passes will take you further to Barsu. The origin for this enthralling Dayara Bugyal trek, Barsu is a small and quaint hamlet situated along the Gangothri River. Arriving in Barsu, check-in into a guesthouse/campsite; overnight stay in Barsu.

  • Day 2 -

    Trek from Barsu to Dayara Bugyal (3,350m) 7hrs trek

    Today will be the very first day of the Dayara Bugya Trek! Waking up in the morning, enjoy a delicious breakfast and start with the Dayara Bugyal trek. A steady and gradual trek, this part of the hike will take you through scenic meadows, lush forests of silver oaks, deodar and rhododendrons.

    Ascending through Barnala and the alpine meadows for around 7 hours, make it to a flat piece of land; the campsite, from where you can enjoy stunning views of the Himalayan Range. Camps pitched within this vicinity will adorn your overnight stay with picturesque views and lot more.

  • Day 3 -

    Trek from Dayara Bugyal to Patanatuna (3,500m)

    Today's trek will take you through some of the unnamed, yet mesmerising sites. Starting from the Dayara Bugyal campsite, the fascinating trails will take you through Srikanth, Rudregaira, Jaloni, Black Peak, Gangothri-I,II and III, Bandarpunch and Draupadi ka Danda-I and II.

  • Day 4 -

    Trek from Patanatuna – Gidara (3,750m) - Patanatuna

    After having breakfast in the campsite, start with an enthralling trek to Gidara Bugyal, which is amongst the largest as well as scenic vicinities in the Garhwal Himalayas. Be it the sunrise or the setting of the sun, both accounts for spectacular views from Gidara.

    Enjoy some of the stunning moments in Gidara and capture some of the best clicks of your life before descending down to the Patanatuna campsite; overnight stay in Patanatuna.

  • Day 5 -

    Trek from Patanatuna to Barnala

    Today will be devoted towards the downtrek to Barnala. An steady and gradual descend, the entire downtrek will take around 5-6 hours to complete. Upon arrival in Barnala, check-in into a jungle camp; overnight stay in the camp.

  • Day 6 -

    Trek from Barnala to Barsu, Drive from Barsu to Dehradun (200km)

    Start this exciting day with a trek down to Barsu. Within the 2 hours of this trek, enjoy the scenic views all around and make it to Barsu, from where a drive through the narrow and whirly passes will finally take you to Dehradun. Upon arrival in Dehradun, this wonderful Dayara Bugya Trek will come to an end.

Stay

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  • Camps
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  • Homestays
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  • Guesthouses

Meal

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  • Vegetarian Dishes and Eggs
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  • All Meals Included

Activity

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  • Trekking
  • 7
  • Camping
  • 7
  • Sightseeing

Other Inclusions

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  • Trek guides, instructors and their charges
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  • All equipment and their charges
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  • Permits (wherever applicable)
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  • Porter charges during the trekMedical/first-aid kit and oxygen cylinders during the trek

Things To Carry

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  • Warm clothes like windproof jackets, fleece/full sleeve sweater, thermals, woollen cap and socks, mittens and scarf
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  • Comfortable clothes like tee-shirts, trousers or tracks
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  • Raincoat or poncho to avoid rains
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  • Walking stick or trekking pole
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  • Comfortable trekking or hiking shoes
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  • Water bottles
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  • Sunscreen lotion, lip balms, skin ointment and basic medications (or prescribed if any)
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  • Torchlight or flashlights with extra number of cells and bulbs
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  • Personal toiletries and towels

Advisory

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  • Pay heed to the trek guides and instructors in order to enjoy a safe and sound trek
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  • Avoid consumption of alcohol or any other intoxicants during the trek
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  • Do not disturb the local life while trekking
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  • Do not encourage trekking during the nights; this might lead to unforeseen mishaps
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  • Avoid using earphones during the trek; this might hinder your audibility
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  • Avoid using plastic bags and maintain the ecological balance of the destinations
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  • In case, the trek needs to be cancelled, the authorities should be informed beforehand

Cancellation Policy

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  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made 15-30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made within 0-15 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However no refund will be provided for the same.

Refund Policy

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  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days

Confirmation Policy

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  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking
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  • In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
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  • Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking and a full refund will be processed.

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    Story by Vaijayanti Chaturvedi

     Rated : 4.0

    If you are either in Haridwar or Gangothri, these treks are fabulous ones to take. The treks are brilliant and cost-effective. They are not too tough or complex too. Also, these treks can be taken over a short time (just one of them) or over a long period of time (together, the two treks). One can work around on how they want to do this trek and pick a package. We took the two together and it was very tiring, but nonetheless well planned and executed.

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    Story by Devani Butt

     Rated : 4.0

    Dayara and Gidara Bugyal Trek is one of the best trekking expeditions ever. It was really a nice experience. Dayara Bugyal Trek is quite gruesome and tedious, and Gidara Trek is quite thrilling. Together, these two make a killer package of an adventurous trek. I would personally suggest both the treks to be taken together on an extended weekend or a long vacation. The climatic conditions were very supportive when we went. That was a good thing. Also, the trek was well organized. Kudos, to the organizers! I had a nice trip, in short, and I recommend this to you all.

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    Story by Akshita Khatri

     Rated : 4.0

    WOW! I have no words to tell how much this trip was nice and interesting. I had a really great time. I want to take more of such treks often. I loved this trekking experience. It was inexpensive too plus the trek guides were really helpful and made our trek experience very smooth safe and adventurous.

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    Story by Annapurna Bhattathiri

     Rated : 4.0

    Blankets of snow and amazing landscapes made this trek amazing. We enjoyed the trek and captured each and every moment. its a long tiring trek but the enthusiasm of the fellow trekkers and the scenic beauty were my source of inspiration to complete this trek.Had a great time!

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    Story by Sharmila Ahuja

     Rated : 5.0

    Amazzzzing is one word! Fabulous views of wilderness that compare to any in Switzerland at 12000+ft in our own Garhwal mountains.Off the beaten track to Barasu the jump pt.past it magic happens. Had an amazing time.Great trek and awesome guides, really cool stuff to try out!!

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    Story by Hiranya Shukla

     Rated : 5.0

    Bugyal Trek was indeed a refreshing experience. We actually made our way through thickets of snow. Got to meet a lot of great people. Amazing experience.

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    Story by Vinay Dubashi

     Rated : 5.0

    so refreshing and adventurous. an icing on the cake was the scenic beauty, himalayas and the snow over them...totally rejuvenating....

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    Story by Agastya Mahajan

     Rated : 4.0

    I always dreamt of walking on knee-deep snow and guess what, this trek was a dream come true, thanks to all my friends who gifted me this trek and as per planning the trek was planned on my birthday. Thought we couldn't go up to Dayara because of heavy snow, The trek up to Barnala was more than what I imagined, more than I loved !!

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    Story by Hiranya Tandon

     Rated : 4.0

    Spending almost a week on the picturesque snow clad mountains was an amazing experience. Apart from the exciting and beautiful trekking trails, the camping sites were beyond breathtaking, set in such a way that everyone could enjoy the view of the Himalayas. This was a magical trek the alpine pastures and blankets of snow just added to the beauty.

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    Story by Kumuda Shah

     Rated : 4.0

    Bugyal trek is an amazing trekking expedition, Lovely place. Loved trekking through snow - amazing experience. Never in my life I have seen so much snow and making your way through snow blanket was an incredible experience.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    1. What is the best time to go?

      You can visit the Dayara and Gidara Bugyal trek any time of the year, best seasons include May to July, August end to mid October and December to February. During Winters November onwards this destination boass thick blankets of snow ideal for skiers.

    2. What is the level of fitness expected from the participants?

      Optimum level of fitness is always required in any trek so that you can enjoy your trek. Prepare yourself physically and mentally and go for easier treks before you embark on this one.

    3. What clothes and equipment should I carry?

      Make sure to carry warm and comfortable clothing as temperature can drop, pack good quality trekking shoes, slippers and extra pair of socks. It’s advisable to carry sunscreen lotion or any other skin moisturisers as the sun at the top can be harsh. Water bottles and energy bars/snacks are advisable. A Flashlight (with spare batteries) will help once the sun goes down and it’s always smart to carry insect repellent and emergency medical kit.

    4. Which type of shoes should I carry?

      Good quality and sturdy trekking shoes that cover your ankles. Refrain from usong sport shoes for your own safety and the trails are uneven and tricky hence requiring good grip trekking shoes. If you are buying new shoes for your trek, please remember to use them for at least a month before you commence your holiday.

    5. How much weight will I have to carry? Will porters be provided?

      A 60 Ltr backpack is advisable to carry but amount of weight to be carried depends on your requirements and capacity. Porters and mules will be available and costs are included in the trek package.

    6. What kind of food will be provided during this trek? What about safe drinking water?

      You will be served Indian vegetarian food and eggs during this trek. Himalayan water is considered a clean and mineral water but to be on the safe side you will get boiled water with chlorine tablets.

    7. Can I have liquor or smoke while we're on the trek?

      No, consumption of these substances are strictly prohibited.

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