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Tucked away in the vicinity of Garhwal in Uttarkhand is a land of great landscapes and sceneries. With the best that Mother Nature has to offer, this blessed region is often believed to be home to angels and fairies. With mountains that seem to touch the skies and forests so dense that sunrays stay hidden, trekking in this land is offers a magical experience of Himalayan trekking!
If you are one that enjoys nothing more than natural beauty, Dayara Bugyal trekking has been tailor-made for you. From dense forests of oaks and rhododendrons to peaks that are visible across the skyline, there is always scenery to marvel at. During the course of this trek, you will drive along the holy Ganga River, trek through forests and exotic flora and fauna and indulge in some bird-watching. Skiing is rather popular in this side of the mountains on account of heavy snowfall.
Altitude: 12956 ft
Temperature Range: -5 and 20 degrees Celsius.
Total Trekking Distance: 27 km
Ganga and Bhagirathi Rivers, Garhwal Mountains
Today, we begin our journey on a relaxed and comfortable note! After a sumptuous breakfast, embark on a long drive from Haridwar to Barsu, via Uttarkashi. This drive will enthral you with stunning views. Drive along the holy River Ganga and follow the meanders of the Bhagirathi River as you steadily gain altitude. You will be able to enjoy magnificent views of the Garhwal Mountains, as they seem to touch the beautiful skyline.
6km Trek, Oak & Rhododendron Forests, Draupadi ka Daanda
Today’s trek begins with a walk through the lush green oak and rhododendron forests. Raw and untouched, these forests are dense and abundant in the most exotic of flora and fauna. You will be visually delighted and spiritually recharged with this natural therapy. Rare openings in the forest will give you delightful views of the skyline. Enjoy spectacular views of the Draupadi ka Daanda mountain peaks; relax and unwind in tents overnight.
7km Trek, Scenic Meadows
Today is going to be a visual treat for as far your eyes can see, there is only beautiful scenery to fill your vision! Gently sloping meadows randomly lined with trees extend right up to the end of your horizon. These slopes are a delight during the winters when skiing is extremely popular. Snow at Dayara can accumulate well up to a depth of 4ft in the peak season. Remnants of the same are visible till the month of May, making this spot popular as a tourist and ski destination. After your trek, an overnight camp will help you regain your strength.
Streams, Bird Watching
Spend a relaxed day exploring Bugyal today! Walk around this magnificent place at your own pace, enjoy sights of beautiful streams and green landscapes. You may even be fortunate to get a glimpse of rare birds such as the Lammergaier and the Griffon. On account of its height, you may find it a little challenging to breathe, however, if you do walk at a comfortable pace it is unlikely you will face too much trouble! Unwind and let nature heal you as you camp overnight!
9km Trek, Alpine meadows
Today, we will begin our journey back after being completely rejuvenated amidst nature in her purest form. A descent trail through alpine meadows dotted with pretty rivulets will simply delight nature lovers and adventurers alike. The campsite will be right amidst scenic grassland that also has dwarf rhododendrons as an added advantage.
5 km Trek, Forest, Camping
The last leg of your journey will be a downward trek from Pichikya to Barsu. Amounting to about 5km from Pichikya, arrive in Barsu and get settled in a rest-house or a tent.
Trek ends here
Today morning, after having breakfast in Barsu, you will be driven back to Haridwar. On arrival in Haridwar, the delightful trekking to Dayara Buygal will come to an end.
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