Dayara Bugyal Trek


Uttarkashi

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Duration
5 Days
Max Altitude
12500 ft
Difficulty
Easy - Moderate
Low Temp
7 to 5 ° C
High Temp
13 to 18 ° C

Overview

Dayara Bugyal trek is one of the most beautiful treks in Uttarakhand with beautiful valleys with streams of water running across high altitude meadows and vivid flora and fauna and is a perfect choice for beginners as the trek route is easy to traverse. The trek starts from Barsu a small village which is also the base camp for the trek. For nature photographers, Dayara Bugyal offers opportunities to capture some amazing pictures as the trek is packed with some amazing grasslands, meadows, beautiful flora and fauna and shepherds grazing cattle. 



  INCLUSIONS:

1.Accommodation costs (camping) sleeping bags, with roll on mattresses and the pantry/ kitchen and toilet facilities.
2.Qualified and experienced trek leaders, Guide, support staff.
3.First-aid treatment/facilities.
4.All meals during the trek (veg and egg).
5.Any of the permit charges, forest entry fee and camping charges.
6.Trekking equipment (tents, sleeping bags, ropes etc.).


  EXCLUSIONS:

1.The trek cost does not include any train fare or air fare charges
2.Stay and food during transit
3.Porters or mules for personal luggage.
4.Transport to and from Dehradun.
5.Any cost other than those that are listed above in the inclusions should be entirely borne by the trekkers.

Brief Itinerary

Day1: Haridwar - Barsu (Drive 210km)

Day2: Barsu - Barnala Bugyal

Day3: Barnala - Dayara Bugyal

Day4: Dayara Bugyal - Bakaria top and back

Day5: Dayara Bugyal - Barsu / Barsu to Haridwar


Itinerary

Day1: Haridwar to Barsu

Drive from Haridwar to Barsu (210km) will take around 6-7 hours along the Bhagirathi river via Rishikesh. Arrive at Barsu which is the start point of the trek. We will camp at Bugyal Sarai and you will have a day to explore the culture and the tradition of villagers living in this part of the world. Basic supplies for the trek can be procured in the village



Day2: Barsu – Barnala Bugyal 4km  

Today we will trek from Barsu to Barnala lake at 2700m which is around 5 km. Lunch will be served en route. The route is covered with a thickly wooded forest of Oak and Rhododendrons. Explore the pristine Barnala Lake surrounded by Oak trees. Camp at Barnala with dinner and bonfire and near the lake.



Day3: Barnala to Dayara Bugyal

Start the day with breakfast and hike towards Dayara Bugyal which will take around 3to4 hours. With steeper trails, the hike leads to Dayara Bugyal, wide stretch of meadows and grazing cattle. Spend the rest of the day relaxing and enjoy walking around the meadows.



Day4: Dayara Bugyal to Bakaria top and back

Today we trek to the point called Bakaria Top for some exquisite 360-degree view of the Bugyal, the Gangotri range of peaks and the Bandarpoonch Peak. We will descend and camp at Dayara Bugyal before sunset.



Day5: Dayara Bugyal to Barsu / Barsu to Haridwar

After an early breakfast, we will trek back to Barsu village and it may only take around 3 to 4hours and from there you can either stay at Barsu for the night and rest or can go back to Haridwar.

Things to carry


Necessities:

  1. Trekking shoes **: Trekking shoes with good grip and ankle support is compulsory for the trek. Please ensure that the trekking shoes are not new and used by the trekker prior to the trek. The trail is slippery and requires you to walk through rocks and boulders so good grip and water resistance shoe is necessary.  Do keep an extra floater in case of rain and for use in camps.
  2. Backpack (50-70 litres) **: A backpack with comfortable straps and a supporting frame is very important as you have to carry it on your own during the trek. Invest in a good backpack that is lightweight and comfortable to carry on long treks. 
  3. Daypack (20 litres): Keep a daypack incase you off load your backpack during the trek for your essential day items.
  4. Torch or Headlamp **: Please bring a torch or headlamp for all treks.
  5. Cutlery: Carry a spoon, mug and a lunch box. We insist on trekkers getting their own cutlery for hygiene reasons and for packed lunch.
  6. Sunglasses **: Invest in a good pair of sunglasses as you are going to be out in the sun for most of day. If you are trekking in snow it will be a mandatory as it protects you from snow blindness.
  7. Two water bottles **: 1 litre each for water during the trek. 


**    MANDATORY  DO NOT FORGET


Clothes and Other accessories


  1. Warm jacket and Sweater (couple of them if you feel more susceptible to cold) 
  2. Thermals: Carry thermals to keep yourself warm in the camp.Trek pants (2)  for daily use during the trek which are light and comfortable.
  3. Collared Shirts (3-4) Full sleeves and quick dry so that it prevents sunburn on the arms and neck area. 
  4. Poncho: Poncho is very important when you are trekking in monsoon season to protect you from the rain. You can rent one from us @ INR 50 per day.
  5. Cap: To protect your hair and face from the scorching sun carry a cap.
  6.  Synthetic gloves for your hands as it will protect your hands from water, snow and keep you dry and warm.
  7. Socks (2 pair) + Wollen socks(2 pair)  for keep you warm in the camps.
  8. Trekking pole: You should carry your own trekking poles for the steep uphills and downhills. You can carry them or rent one from us @ INR 50 per day
  9. Toiletries: Sunscreen **, moisturiser, lip balm, toilet paper, toothbrush, toothpaste, hand sanitiser, wet wipes and tissues. 
  10. Plastic covers: While packing, use plastic bags to compartmentalise things and carry few extra plastic bags for wet clothes and to bring back your non biodegradable material back. Mountains are the source of water and life on this planet. Please try and keep it clean and healthy.




Mandatory Personal Medical Kit 


  1. Diamox – 5 tablets (to prevent AMS)
  2. Hyoscine (3 tablets)
  3. Amlodipine 5mg (5 tablet) With doctors prescription only
  4. Avomine – 2 tablets (motion sickness)
  5. Crocin – 3 tablets (fever)
  6. Avil 25mg – 2 tablets (allergies)
  7. Disprin – 3 tablets (headache)
  8. Norflox TZ & Lomofen– 3 tablets each (diarrhea)
  9. Digene – 5 tablets (acidity)
  10. Crepe bandage – 3 to 5 meters
  11. Gauze – 1 small roll
  12. Band-aid – 5 strips
  13. Cotton – 1 small roll
  14. ORS – 105packets
  15. Betadine or any antiseptic cream
  16. Moov spray (aches, & sprains) 



How to prepare

How to prepare for an easy trek?


  • There is nothing more fulfilling than enjoying the nature's untouched beauty in the mountains. We are gifted with abilities to achieve any daunting tasks such as swimming and running. Just like these, trekking is an amazing experience for all. Challenging yourself to enjoy nature's gifts has always been a traveller's dream. Though trekking is an enthralling journey, it must be well prepared to enjoy it to the fullest.
    A common question is 'how challenging is a trek'? It depends on various factors like weather, challenges faced during the trek, and most importantly, your endurance level. It is possible to have a beautiful hiking as long as you are physically and mentally prepared for it. Whether you are planning for an easy, moderate, or a difficult trek, a pre-training is the must.
    If you are a beginner, you will be thrilled with the surprises that trekking offers throughout your journey. Besides mental endurance, an easy trek requires strength training and should be taken seriously.


    Cardiovascular exercises

  • Week

    Exercise

    Distance

    Duration

    Frequency

    1

    Running

    3 kilometres

    Within 30 minutes

    Run at least 3 days in a week

    2

    Running

    3 kilometres

    Within 30 minutes

    Run at least 3 days in a week

    3

    Running

    4 kilometres

    Within 30 minutes

    Run at least 3 days in a week

    4

    Running

    4 kilometres

    Within 30 minutes

    Run at least 3 days in a week







    Flexibility exercises


    Week

    Exercise

    Sets

    Duration

    Frequency

    1

    Squats, Sit Ups & Crunches

    2 sets of 10 counts each

    Less than 15 seconds for each set

    Each exercise once  in a week

    2

    Squats, Sit Ups & Crunches

    2 sets of 10 counts each

    Less than 15 seconds for each set

    Each exercise twice  in a week

    3

    Squats, Sit Ups & Crunches

    2 sets of 20 counts each

    Less than 30 seconds for each set

    Each exercise twice  in a week

    4

    Squats, Sit Ups & Crunches

    2 sets of 20 counts each

    Less than 30 seconds for each set

    Each exercise twice  in a week


    Breathing exercises


    Week

    Exercise

    Counts

    Duration

    Frequency

    1

    Abdominal Breathing

    10 counts

    Each count - Inhale for 3 seconds; exhale for 7 seconds.

    At least once in a week

    2

    Abdominal Breathing

    20 counts

    Each count - Inhale for 3 seconds; exhale for 7 seconds.

    At least once in a week

    3

    Abdominal Breathing

    30 counts

    Each count - Inhale for 3 seconds; exhale for 7 seconds.

    At least once in a week

    4

    Abdominal Breathing

    40 counts

    Each count - Inhale for 3 seconds; exhale for 7 seconds.

    At least once in a week


    Easy treks require a certain amount of preparation and cannot be taken lightly. Follow these exercise schedules to make sure you are fit for the trek. The easiest way to know your fitness level is to check whether you can run 4 kilometres within 30 minutes at the end of fourth week. By following the flexibility and breathing exercises, you can walk through different terrains and while maintaining your stamina level. The more you are fit, the more you will enjoy your trek.


    Check your BMI to know your overall level of body  fitness.  

How to reach

ByAir:-

Daily flights from Delhi to Dehradun (Jolly Grand Airport) which is around 50kms from Haridwar



ByTrain:-

An excellent rail network connects Haridwar to other important cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Varanasi,

Chennai, and Kolkata.



FROM DELHI -DDN NZM AC EXPRESS (12205) ARRIVAL AT 4 AM HARIDWAR JN

FROM DELHI- MUSSOORIE EXPRESS (14041) ARRIVAL AT6AM HARIDWAR JN

FROM MUMBAI- DEHRADUN EXPRESS (19019) ARRIVAL AT 3.20 PM HARIDWAR JN

FROM CHENNAI- DEHRADUN EXPRESS (12687) ARRIVAL AT 3.15 AM HARIDWAR JN

FAQ

1. What is the style of accommodation in this trek?

Dayara Bugyal is a 6 day trek. You will be staying in tents on all days of the trek. Each tent accommodates 3 trekkers. Sufficient number of toilet tents will be set up for the convenience of trekkers



2. Will you provide us with tents and sleeping bags?

Yes, Indiahikes trekkers will be provided with tents and high altitude sleeping bags that can withstand temperatures as low as -10 ºC.


3. Which are the best seasons for the Dayara Bugyal trek?

Spring, autumn and winter are the best times to do the Dayara Bugyal trek



4. When will there be snow on this trek?

You are likely to find snow in patches on this trail in April. Sometimes, you can get lucky and see fresh snow fall in December.


5. At what time should we reach Dehradun?

It is advisable to reach Dehradun railway station by 6.30 am. Indiahikes pick up is lined up at that time. You can take the Nandadevi Express from New Delhi Railway station at 11.50 pm. It reaches Dehradun by 5.40 am.

The cost of the pick up is not included in the trek fee. This amounts to Rs.5,500 per vehicle and is to be paid directly to the driver



6. What will we do if it rains?

If it starts raining while you’re trekking, we will continue on the trail as planned. Your poncho should protect you from the rain. Carry a backpack cover for extra protection from rain for your belongings. When it rains at the campsite, we usually get together in the dining tent and play games. The tents that you will be staying in, the dining tent, kitchen and toilet tents are all water proof, so you will stay dry inside.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations prior to 30 days from the start of the trek

You can either transfer the same trek to any of your friends/family or get a voucher for the

same amount and register for any of our treks in future (validity 1 year) Or Get a refund of 90%

(If the trek amount varies, the balance needs to be paid by the trekker)



Cancellation between 30 days and 15 days to the start of the trek

You can either choose to go for any other trek or other batches for the same trek depending on

availability Or Get a refund of 75%



Cancellation between 15 days and 10 days to the start of the trek

You can choose to go on the same trek with other batches in the same season Or Get a refund

of 50%



Cancellation less than 10 days to the start of the trek

You can transfer your trek to your friend/family (same trek) No cash refund.

Trek Fee Per Person

₹6800

GST 5% is applicable on the fee.

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Addons
  • Transportation Charge - ₹1700 ( Dehradun - Uttarkashi )
  • Porter Charge - ₹1050
  • Transport from Dehradun to Uttakashi and back will cost you INR 1700 in a shared cab. This is optional and if you wish to avail this please select this option while booking.
    Get a discount of 10% and more if you come in a group. Group size should be 5 and more.
    You can book this trek by paying INR 2000 advance now. Click BOOK NOW and proceed to payment.Then select the option to pay the advance amount on the booking page. You will receive a conformation mail therafter. Rest of the payment to be made 2 days prior to the trek.
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