Area:- Garhwal Himalayas
Trip Duration:- 4 nights / 5days
Trip Grade:- moderate
Highest Point:- 3657 mts (Bakaria Top)
Highest Camping Point:- 3400 mts
Best Time To Go:- April to June – September to November
Description:-Dayara Bugyal Situated 215 km between 30 degree north latitude and 78 degree east longitude at height of 3500. Dayara Bugyal would fall within the two most beautiful high altitude meadows in Garhwal Himalayas. It is not difficult to see why. For hundred of years shepherds from far have been taking their flock to graze at Dayara. They have come back with stories of the abundance of grass and splendor of the mighty Himalayan mountain peaks cradling the meadows. They described the place with such intensity that soon word about Dayara Bugyal reached explorers.
When the explorers got back from their treks to Dayara Bugyal, they came back profoundly affected. The meadows were exactly as the shepherds had described them – but only more beautiful. The mountains they talked about were the Jhon lee, Sudrashan, Rudrgera, Gangotri range, Black peak and Banderpoonch. They discovered clear water bodies strewn across the green meadows – in whose reflection the peaks looked even more beautiful. Flowers sprung up around streams and brooks that ran across the meadows. Every year Villagers celebrate a unique butter festival is know as “Andhuri”, which is held in the month of August. This festival is associated with the villagers moving to higher altitudes for pasture. It is celebrated to express the gratitude to mother earth, for giving a sage and comfortable stay on the bugyal and also for the hope of getting more fodder the next year.
Day01-Drive Rishikesh to Barsu 215 kms 7/8hrs 2250 mts)
Depart 7:00 am for Barsu which is a day long journey 7-8 hour drive, stopping broken up with sightseeing Tehri Lake, and Vishwanath Temple at Uttrakashi. The drive to Barsu from Chinyali soud is along with Bhagirathi river. Barsu is a small village about 42 kms from Uttarkashi and it is 12 kms left from on the way to Gangotri.. Barsu is the base camp for Dayara Bugyal trek, Overnight stay at Camp in Barsu/ guest house.
Day 01: Rishikesh Depart for Uttarkashi 165 Km approx 5-6 hrs altitude (356-1158 mts) Guest will depart after break fast and lunch will serve enroot.
Small town and Historical Places to see on the way to Destination.
First: Narendra nagar:-59th king of Tehri state Maharaja Narendra Saha built palace here in 1910, also known for Ananda in the Himalays a world renowned destination Spa.
Second Agarakhal: A small town Known for ginger cultivation, restaurant and small shops. People stay at Agarakhal for breakfast and lunch during their journey from long distant villages of Garhwal Himalayas.
Third: Chamba: a town situated at junction of road connecting Mussoori, Rishikesh and New Tehri. Also known for a brave solder Gabber Singh Negi, who was in the British Indian Army during World War I and a recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth.
Fourth: Rampur:- A perfect place to view a beautiful 45 km Tehri lake. Tehri also known for Asia’s second largest and world’s number one highest rock fills Dam, and was the state of Maharaja (King’s) Garhwal.
Fifth: Uttrakashi:-.is situated on the banks of river Bhagirathi, and district headquarters of Uttrakashi. It has oldest temple of lord Shiva which known as Vishwanath, Every evening pilgrims attend the evening Ceremony (Arti) at sunset which also performed in this temple. Is is home to a number of ashrams, temples and the world fames mountaineering institute (Nehru Institute of Mountaineering).
Sixth-Barsu:- A small village about 42 kms from Uttarkashi and it is 12 kms left from on the way to Gangotri.. Barsu is the base camp for Dayara Bugyal trek, Overnight stay at Camp/guest house in Barsu.
Day02– Trek Barsu to Dayara Bugyal 7 kms (2245 -3100 mts, 6/7 hrs)
After breakfast with pack lunch we head for Dayara bugyal trek, which is 7 kms uphill trek. We go through the Barsu Village saying good morning to Villager we continue trek to our destination. On the way we see the great himalayas peaks such as Srikanth, Rudregaira, Gangotri I, II & III, Jaonli, Draupadi ka Danda I & II, Black peak, and Bandarpunch. As we end the ascend at Dayara, the vast meadow unfolds in front of us. The meadow is like a table top as you set foot on the meadow the sight of the mighty Himalayas surrounds you. And many other unnamed peaks are visible from Dayara Bugyal meadow. Thrilled but tired enough to hit the sacks immediately. Overnight camp at Dayara.
Day03– Trek Dayara Bugyal to Bakaria Top (3657 mts) and back to Dayara Bugyal
After breakfast we trek to bakriaya approx 4 kms. Bakriya top which 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.
Day04– Trek Dayara Bugyal to raithal (2400 9 km 5-6 hrs)
After break fast we begin our descent to Raithal Village Approx 9 kms. We walk through the vast stretches of the alpine meadows and the sub alpine forests. Raithal is a small village where can be see cultures, traditional hoses. Over night stay at tent or guest house.
Day 05- Drive Barsu to Rishikesh.
After breakfast we drive back to Rishikesh with the sweet memories of the trip. Upon arrival in Rishikesh trip ends.