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About the Destination:

Located at a height of 10,000-12,000ft, Dayara Bugyal is included in the bracket of some of the most breathtaking places located in Uttaranchal. According to popular belief, and as the villagers insist, Bugyals are supposed to give shelter to fairies and angels and so as Dayara Bugyal.

Picturesque and vast, it is amongst the most popular and sought after trekking destinations in Uttarakhand. In order to witness and enjoy the mesmeric beauty of Dayara Bugyal, one has to take the Winter Kuari Pass trek. Winter is the most preferred time to take this trek as the entire region showcases a magical view and offers ample of opportunities to skiers.


  • Day 1 -

    Drive from Haridwar to Joshimath (298km)

    Day details After arriving in Haridwar, get introduced to the magical beauty of the Garhwal Himalayas and continue with a pleasant drive to Joshimath. The route from Haridwar to Joshimath passes through Rudraprayag Karmprayag, Nandprayag and Devprayag; lunch will be provided in the way. By evening, you would arrive at Joshimath. On reaching Joshimath, check-in into a hotel, where you can relish dinner and spend overnight.

  • Day 2 -

    Drive from Joshimath to Auli, Trek from Auli to Chitrakhana (3310mt)

    After having breakfast in the hotel, you will be driven through the scenic trails of Joshimath. Enjoy the stunning views all of the captivating meadows and the Nanda Devi Peak along the journey till you reach Auli.

    Arriving in Auli, get prepared for an enthralling trek to Chitrakhana that would take around 6-7 hours to complete. During the trek, you would cross the well-known Bugyals of Gorson and catch the glimpses of the Nanda Devi Sanctuary and the holy Ganges. Up on reaching Chitrakhana, munch on a freshly prepared dinner and retire for the day in camps.

  • Day 3 -

      Trek from Chitrakhana to Tali Top

    Today morning, embark on the Winter Kuari Pass trek through the lush vegetation, vibrant rhododendron forests and other exotic flowers to reach Tali Top. In addition to all the scenic delights, you can also have astounding views of the Mt Nanda Devi and Mt Doonagir. Arriving at Tali Top, get settled in a campsite located at its apex; overnight stay in the camp.

  • Day 4 -

    Exploration of Bakaria Top

    Waking up today morning, go for an excursion of the Bakira Top and explore all the corners of the picturesque Bugyal. Surrounded by scenic peaks, lush greeneries and other natural marvels, hiking here might be a bit difficult due to the dearth of oxygen. Make no hurry and walk steadily to overcome this and moreover you have the entire day with you! The vicinity is also home to several endangered and exotic birds; Lammergaier and Griffon are the most popular species here. Exploring the Bugyal, return back to the campsite and call it the end of the day.

  • Day 5 -

    Trek from Tali Top – Kuari Pass – Tali Top

    After having breakfast in the camp, embark on a day long trek to the cativating Kuari Pass. Though you can expect easier gradient in the beginning, the trails might get moderate as you advance towards the pass. Up on reaching khullar, there would be a gradual ascent through snow regions towards the zenith of Kuari Pass; you may feel some jet wind here. Spend delightful moments at the pass and adore its mesmeric beauty till it’s time to trek back to the Tali Top campsite; overnight stay in the camp.

  • Day 6 -

    Trek from Tali Top to Auli, Drive from Auli to Joshimath

    Today will be the last day of Kuari Pass trekking! On this day, you will be trekking back to Joshimath via Auli. While passing through Gurson, enjoy the fascinating views of the Nanda Devi Sanctuary situated near Rishi Ganga. Once you start getting the green pastures on the way, you will be in Auli, from where pre-booked cars will drive you to Joshimath. If you wish, you can also opt for a short sightseeing tour and utilise the day; overnight stay in Joshimath.

  • Day 7 -

    Drive from Joshimath to Haridwar

    After a relishing breakfast in Joshimath, you will be driven towards Haridwar. With your arrival in the pious city, this enthralling Winter Kuari Pass trekking tour will come to an end.


  • Lodges
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  • Camps


  • All Meals Included
  • 7
  • Vegetarian Only


  • Trekking
  • 7
  • Camping

Other Inclusions

  • Oxygen cylinders and first aid kit
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  • Permits and entry fees (wherever applicable)
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  • Local and experienced guides, supporting staff and helpers


  • To and fro transportation from Haridwar

Things To Carry

  • Warm clothes, jackets, raincoats, fleece jackets and thermals
  • 7
  • Hand gloves, trekking poles, trekking shoes and extra pair of socks
  • 7
  • Water bottles, energy bars and energy drinks
  • 7
  • Caps/hats, sunglasses and towels
  • 7
  • Personal toiletries and medications (if any)
  • 7
  • Backpack with waterproof linings


  • In case the trek gets cancelled due to any natural calamity, you can retake it next year without any extra charge.
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  • In case, you want porters to carry your baggage, you have inform the authority beforehand. Porters can be arranged at an extra cost of Rs.250/per day per bag.
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  • Climatic conditions in the high altitudes vary from the plains; take adequate time to get acclimatized to high altitudes.
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  • Pay heed to the trek leader or instructor in order to enjoy a safe and sound trekking experience.
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  • Do not consume alcohol or any other intoxicants during the trek.
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  • Avoid trekking during the nights.
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  • Before undertaking the trek, consult a physician.
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  • Carry basic medications and a first-aid kit during the trek.
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  • The trek takes place through eco-friendly zone; do not encourage littering the local sites or campsites.
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  • Image Credit:<a target="_blank" href="">Rick McCharles</a>

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