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Dayara Bugyal Trek

About the Dayara Bugyal Trek:

Unleash your hidden adventure enthusiast and go for a thrilling Dayara Bugyal trek in Uttarkashi. This beautiful trek comes under the must-do treks in the country. You can go for this trek almost throughout the year, be it summer, winter, spring, or autumn. The beautiful views of the majestic Gangotri Mountain Range provide you with some of the most mesmerizing views in the backdrop. The location is peaceful, calm, serene, and ultimately photogenic. The Dayara Bugyal Trek is also believed to be one of the best family treks in Uttarakhand.

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Quick Facts

  • Distance: 29 km
  • Duration: 6 days
  • Maximum altitude: 12,000 ft
  • Difficulty level: Easy to Moderate 
  • Starting point: Dehradun
  • Ending point: Dehradun
  • Best time: Throughout the year

Dayara Bugyal Trek Route: Dehradun ~ Natin Village (Base Camp) ~ Gui ~ Chilpada ~ Dayara Top ~ Nayata Campsite ~ Natin Village ~ Dehradun

The Dayara Bugyal Trek starts from Uttarkashi and is 29 km long. The trek can be completed in 4-6 days, depending on speed and consistency. The difficulty level of the trek is not too hard, and it goes from easy to moderate. You will witness beautiful and mesmerizing views of magical landscapes during the trek. The highest altitude you will be experiencing during Dayara Bugyal Trek is 12,000ft. Although this is a trek that can be done throughout the year, still the winter season receives a huge number of trekkers here. Due to this reason, Dayara Bugyal is a popular winter trek to go to in Uttarkashi.

Dayara Bugyal Trek Distance:

The Dayara Bugyal Trek is 29 km long. You will be trekking at a maximum altitude of 12,000 ft. It is an Easy to Moderate trail perfect for beginners also.

Best Time to Trek Dayara Bugyal:

The Dayara Bugyal is famous trek among people. Round the year trekkers can visit this trail. Still, May to November is the season that sees a huge wave of trekkers in Dayara Bugyal. But, although Dayara Bugyal Trek can be done throughout the year, it is one of the most popular winter treks across the country. People who love skiing make it a point to visit Dayara Bugyal in winter (December to April), as the region receives a huge amount of snowfall.

Dayara Bugyal trek Cost:

Dayara Bugyal Trek from Dehradun6 daysRs 9000 per person

Inclusions

  • Meals 
  • Transportation
  • Transfers
  • Accommodations
  • All permits and entry fees
  • Trekking equipment
  • First aid kits
  • Oxygen cylinder

Exclusions

  • Anything not mentioned under “inclusions”.

Dayara Bugyal Trek Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive in Dehradun – Drive to Natin Village (Base Camp)

Day 1 of the Dayara Bugyal Trek will begin from Dehradun. You will travel to Latin Village from Dehradun (180 km, 7-8 hrs). Natin Village is the base camp of the Dayara Bugyal Trek. It is located at an altitude of 2,250 metres. You need to start your day early at Dehradun, as the drive to Natin would be long. You will witness the Gangotri and Shrikanth Peaks on your way to Natin. Reach the base camp by evening and check in to your hotel/homestay. If you wish to, you can explore the village in the evening OR have dinner and enjoy an overnight stay in your homestay.

Day 2: Trek begins – Natin Village to Gui

Day 2 of your trek will mark the beginning of your trek. You will be trekking from Natin Village to Gui. This will be a 3.5 km trek which would take 4-6 hours to complete. The trail would be easy. Gui is situated at an altitude of 2,900m. You would experience an altitude gain of 650 m at Gui. One thing you need to take care of is to carry a sufficient amount of water with you. There are no water sources at Gui. Reach Gui by afternoon and rest in your camps. The campsite would be beautiful with nature complementing your whole stay. You can also visit the Barnala Tal nearby Gui. Spend a night under the mesmerizing and clear skies of Uttarkashi.

Day 3: Trek toward Chilpada

Day 3 would be trekking towards Chilpada from Gui. Trekkers say that this is the easiest trail of the whole trek. You will be trekking just 3km on this day, which can be completed in 2-3 hrs. Chilpada is situated at an altitude of 3,000m. You will experience a 100 m altitude gain at Chilpada compared to Gui. Trekking through the forests would be an enthralling experience. Reach your Campsite by afternoon and have your lunch there. Take pleasure in witnessing the mesmerizing Shrikanth and Gangotri I, II, and III peaks, Jaonli peak, and Bandarpoonch from Gui. You can also explore the surroundings of your campsite in the evening if you wish to. Have your dinner and spend another night under the soothing skies of Uttarkashi.

Day 4: Trek to Nayata via Dayara Top

Day 4 will be for finally reaching the Dayara Top. Start your trek early in the morning; Chilpada to Dayara Top would be a 5 km trek (5-6 hr). Dayara Top is located at an altitude of 3,700 m. Carry sufficient water with you on the day’s trek, as you won’t find many drinking water sources on the trails. Reach Dayara Top by afternoon, accommodate the campsite provided and have your lunch. The Bandarpoonch Peak is visible from here, and you will be stunned by the astonishing views of Dodital and various other ranges. The trek has an easy-moderate trekking trail. After spending some time at the Dayara Top, we will trek toward the Nayata Campsite. Dayara Top to Nayata Campsite is a 6 km trek (3-4 hr). The trekking trail leading you to Nayata would be a beautiful one. Reach the Nayata Camp by the end of the day and spend your night at the Campsite.

Day 5: Back to Natin Village – Nayata to Natin

Day 5 would be trekking back to Natin Village from Nayata Campsite. Natin Village is just 5 km from Nayata, and you can reach there in 3 hrs. You will be experiencing an altitude loss of 550 m, and the trail will be easy. Reach the base camp by afternoon and spend the rest of your day in Natin. Explore the village, and enjoy an overnight stay at the gorgeous Natin village.

Day 6: Departure Day – Head Back to Dehradun

Day 6 will mark an end to your journey. You will be travelling back to Dehradun from the base camp at Natin. Leave Natin early in the morning and reach Dehradun in a 6-7 hr drive. Leave for your home from Dehradun with loads of unforgettable memories.

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Important Things to Know before planning a trek to the Dayara Bugyal:

  • Decide after your research which season suits you the best for trekking Dayara Bugyal.
  • Take special measures if you are planning to trek with your family.
  • Do not try trekking to Dayara Bugyal if you suffer from any respiratory illness, as the high altitude can cause many problems.
  • Always go through a proper full-body check-up before going on any trek.
  • Pack your clothes according to the weather.
  • Carry at least a single walking stick with you during the trek and more if you are doing a family trek.
  • Get to know about the minimum age for trekking before planning your trek to Dayara Bugyal.
  • Carry a sufficient amount of water throughout the trek, as very few drinking water sources are on the way.

Things to Carry:

  • Carry essential clothes appropriate for the weather you are trekking in.
  • Carry all the mentioned ID Proofs (Orignal and Photocopy). They are essential for certain permits and legal purposes.
  • Trek with the best trekking shoes you are most comfortable in.
  • Carry an extra pair of socks, trek pants, batteries, headlamps, poles, cutlery, sunglasses, suncap, and other essential items.
  • Always make your first aid kit and keep it handy during the trek.
  • A 40-60 liter backpack is a must for every trekker.

FAQs about Dayara Bugyal Trek:

The Dayara Bugyal Trek is 29 km long. This famous trek of Uttarkashi is 4-6 days long. The difficulty level of this trek is moderate. You can also go for the Dayara Bugyal trek if you are a beginner.

Yes, you can do the Dayara Bugyal trek in January. The trails are laden with heavy snow. The Dayara Bugyal is a popular winter trek. The Dayara Bugyal trek in January should be on your bucket list if you love skiing.

You will trek at the highest altitude of 12,000 ft on the Dayara Bugyal Trek. The altitude gain and loss play a major part in the whole trek. You will be trekking between 2,250 to 3,700 meters throughout the trek.

Yes, you can go to the Dayara Bugyal trek solo. It is a good summer trek for solo trekkers. Avoid going on this trek solo during winter, as the temperature can also go down to -10 degrees. And it is good that somebody accompanies you during this harsh winter trek.

To reach Dayara Bugyal, one needs to reach Dehradun first. The journey of Dayara Bugyal starts at Dehradun. Reach the Natin Base Camp from Dehradun, then to Gui from there, then Chilpada, and finally to Dayara Top.

Dehradun and Dayara Bugyal are situated at a distance of 192 km (approx) from each other. You can cover most of this distance by easily driving and the rest by trekking on the easy trails.

If you plan to go for Dayara Bugyal Trek from Delhi, you must reach Dehradun first. You can travel to Dehradun by various modes: air, road, or by train. After reaching Dehradun, you can easily start your trekking journey towards Dayara top.

There is no best time for the Dayara Bugyal Trek. You can go for this trek throughout the year, be it summer, winter, spring, or autumn season. Avoid going here during the monsoon season, as it is not safe.

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