SELF-DISCOVERY “DAYARA BUGYAL TREK”
Dayara Bugyal would fall within the two most beautiful high altitude meadows in Garwhal Himalayas. In the winter season the alpine meadows remain snow covered. During summer months, the Bugyals presents a riot of beautiful flowers and grass. Enjoy the tranquility in self-discovery “Dayara Bugyal Trek”.
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Vacation Style Holiday TypeCamping, Trekking
Activity Level Moderate
Group Size Medium Group
Bugyals are alpine pasture lands, or meadows, in higher elevation range between 3,300 metres (10,800ft) and 4,000 metres (13,000ft) of the Himalayas in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, where they are called "nature’s own gardens". The topography of the terrain is either flat or sloped. The surface of these Bugyals is covered with natural green grass and seasonal flowers.
Best Season: June To October
Trip Type: Trekking
Trekking distance: 29 kms approx.
Type of accommodation: Tents/ Camp
Food:Breakfast/ dinner, Nutritious food for trekking
Temperature: -4°C (Min.)- 25 °C(Max.), days are relatively warmer
Trek Route: Well defined trail
- 05 Night’s accommodation on twin sharing basis
- Accommodation. (Guest house, Home stay, Camping)
- Meals while on trek (Himalayan Veg food )
- Trek equipments (Sleeping bag, mattress, Kitchen & dinning tent, crampon, utensils, tent)
- All necessary permits and entry fees.
- First aid medical kits, stretcher and oxygen cylinder.
- Mountaineering qualified & professional trek Leader, Locals and Support staff.
- Any kind of personal expenses or optional tours/ extra meals ordered. Anything not specifically mentioned under the prices include
- Tips, Insurance, Laundry, Phone Calls any kind of drinks [Mineral, Aerated] Optional activities like Rafting.
Haridwar to Barsu (7545 ft) 220kms, 6-7 hrs drive
We leave at dawn break and drive to Barsu which is a day long journey. We pass through the towns of Rishikesh, Chamba and Uttarkashi. Barsu is a small village about 32 kms from Uttarkashi and is on the way to Gangothri. The drive to Barsu from Uttarkashi is along with Bhagirathi river. Barsu is the base camp for Dayara Bugyal trek, Over night stay at Barsu in a guest house.
Barsu to Dayara via Barnala (8530 ft) 8-9 Km, 6-7 hrs trek
The trek to Dayara is 9 Kms and is a normal step ascend till Barnala. We pass through the beautiful landscape of laced of Rhododendrons, forest cover of Silver Oaks, Deodar. Barnala is a place from where the famed meadow of Dayara starts. The miles of green undulating meadows stretching as far as your eye can see is a beautiful sight. The trail to the high alpine meadow Dayara Bugyal, is through the Barnala meadows. The landscape is picturesque and the dense forests lend a sneak peak of the greater Himalayas. As you end the ascend at Dayara, the vast meadow unfolds in front of you. The meadow is like a table top as you set foot on the meadow the sight of the mighty Himalayas surrounds you. Srikanth, Rudregaira, Gangotri I, II & III, Jaonli, Draupadi ka Danda I & II, Black peak, Bandarpunch and many other unnamed peaks are visible from Dayara Bugyal meadow. Over night stay in camps.
Dayara Bugyal to Bakaria Top (12000 ft)3 Km 2½-3 hrs, back to dayara Bugyal
Bakaria Top is the highest point of Dayara Bugyal, it’s a steep ascent to Bakaria top. Dayara Bugyal is divided into many small bugyals and Bakaria top is one of them. We start trek along the meadows and gain altitude gradually till we reach Bakaria Top. The views from the top take your breath away. Snow-capped mountains, Valley deep below, towns as far as Uttarkashi can be seen from the top. It offers a 360 degree panoramic view of the entire greater Himalayas. We descend back to Dayara to camp for the night.
Dayara Bugyal to Pichkiya (7873ft) 8 Km, 6-7 hrs trek
We begin our descent to Pichkiya. The trail takes around 6 to 7 hrs with a few ascends in between. We walk through the vast stretches of the alpine meadows and the sub alpine forests and small spiralling rivulets. Pichkiya campsite is a small grassland situated in between the alpine forests. The inner dry valleys, dwarf rhododendrons grow along with patches of grasslands near the campsite.
Pichikya (7873ft) to Barsu (7545ft) 4½ Km, 3-4 hrs trek
We descend down to Barsu along a well marked trail through the thick forests. The village of Barsu and the adjoining settlements can be sighted half way down the trail. We reach Barsu by afternoon and camp for the night.
Barsu (7545ft) to Haridwar whole day drive
We drive back to Haridwar. Self-discovery Dayara Bugyal Trek ends here.
If you are planning for trekking at that time you need a check-list which you can follow at the time of bag pack
- Complete Research: The first step is the most important one as 100 things can go wrong during your trip and you have to be ready to handle each and every situation. So make a complete research like if you have to carry cutlery or not, type of stay and many other things.
- Test your fitness: In a journey there are many points where you feel sick so much. Be always prepared for every situation during trekking. You always have to prepared for freezing cold, acute mountain sickness. There are some place where there is shortage of oxygen at such a great heights will test your limit, time to prove how fit you are. You need lot of energy at the time of trekking. If you will feel now you can’t handle all the things. Need not to think like this be mentally prepared. Also I would recommend you to do some stamina building activities.
- Number of days: Take some extra days, as you can’t trust on weather as any time you can face landslides, heavy rainfall, uncertain climate change and you have to stay there only without any option. So take some extra days also, don’t forget to have day off at some place to celebrate your success, Cheer up as its dream that comes true.
- Documents you must carry: Before going there you need to carry following documents like one photo ID- card.
- Clothes and accessories: As the weather can change any time you need to carry warm clothes and the following things
- Saddle bags/ Magnetic tank bag/ Luggage carrier
- Wind-cheaters, Jackets and pullovers
- Flashlight with extra batteries
- Shoes with good grip, extra pair of socks,
- Sunglasses, caps or hats, sunscreen lotion and insect repellents
- Personal toiletries
- Water bottles etc
- First aid
- Bagpack and Daypack with comfortable straps and rain covers.
- Water bottles and high energy packaged food.
- Flashlight and headtorch.
- High ankle trekking shoes.
- Ropes and sticks.
- Wind and Water proof jackets and pants.
- Woolen sweaters.
- Thermal inners.
- Cotton tshirts.
- Trek pants.
- Woolen caps and mufflers.
- Woolen and cotton socks.
- Waterproof and woolen gloves.
- Soap and washes
- Sunscreen cream and Moisturizer
- Antibacterial powder
- Toothbrush and toothpaste
- Toilet Paper & wipes
- Quick dry towel
MEDICAL KIT :
- Medicines like Paracetamol, Aspirin, Ciplox, Nimesulide, Citrizine, Benocide etc. (consult a doctor)
- Ointment like Moov or Volini.
- Anti-rash creams like betnove.
DON’T FOR TREK
- Don’t take valuable articles with you.
- Don’t leave your garbage at camp site, take back all that you carry.
- Don’t play music on your mobile, this disturbs Jungle silence.
- Don’t take any shortcuts since that may cause you & others lot of trouble.
- Don’t take alcoholic drinks, this can cause serious accident.
- Don’t smoke, this too can cause Jungle fires as well as animals will run away due to strong smell.
- Don’t wear flashy clothes, put one which matches natural colors.
DO’S FOR TREK
- Study the location map and collect information from senior members or internet about the place.
- Be a good team member, listen to what trek leader says.
- Maintain discipline.
- Observe for pugmarks.
- Itinerary is subject to change due to enough accumulation/ volume of snow on the trek at higher camps and other natural calamities & circumstances. In this condition, optional routes itinerary will be given/followed at the happening point.
- In case of changes in routes and properties, company will accept no liability but make arrangements for substitution of equal measure.
- In case of accident, illness, injury or miss happening, Company will accept no liability or its staff wholly or partially, responsible for the same.
- In case of Loss or Damage of equipment’s issued participant has to pay the cost for the same.
Please note that this is an outdoor and adventure trip and to enjoy such trips, one requires being reasonably fit both physically and mentally, along with a previous experience of outdoors. On the other side the trips are carried out in some of the most amazing and extraordinary locations and in very special times such as winter and at the same time they do provide a bit of challenge to our endurance, fitness and our ability to cope with some adverse conditions. Though we will provide the best equipment and manpower, and do our best to leave no stone unturned. But still before taking up this trip we want to make very clear that nothing is certain in trips like this. Such as bad weather and cold and other logistical uncertainties such as power cut and water supply cut etc. Though we will try to do our best to provide water by buckets and lights by solar batteries etc. but still before signing up one should be experienced enough to carry himself or herself in outdoor conditions and well aware of these uncertainties and hence cooperate if any such situation arises due to the reasons beyond human control.
As the services to be provided are booked several months in advance, cancellation of such services are marked for a particular departure results in the Company losing money depending upon the time of cancellation to the Supplier. Therefore any cancellation of tour / services booked will attract cancellation charges as specified by the company.
30 days before departure date - 25% of tour cost
29-14 days before departure date - 50% of tour cost
13-7 days before departure date - 60% of tour cost
6-2 days before departure date - 75% of tour cost
48 hours prior to tour departure - 100% of tour cost