Trek Through Beautifully Landscaped Fecund, Highland Meadows
Explore the lush, green Bugyals-alpine meadows, with flocks of sheep grazing over them and forming a complete work of art
Enjoy panoramic vistas of the Gangotri extension of the Himalayas, with Mt. Bandarpoonch and Mt. Kalnag being omnipresent during the Dayara Bugyal Trek
Climb up to the Bakhariya top-the highest point of Dayara Bugyal, and enjoy immersive views of deep valleys with fading hills, majestic mountain ranges, dense forests, and lush highland meadows
Embark on the forest trail and get up-close and personal with a wide array of biodiversity, including rare, colorful birds
Dehradun is the closest hub for several adventure activities across Uttarakhand and North India. Hence reaching Dehradun should be the foremost requirement before you begin any adventure. The Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest airport to the hub, enjoying regular flights from Delhi NCR as well as Mumbai. Air India, …
Dehradun is the closest hub for several adventure activities across Uttarakhand and North India. Hence reaching Dehradun should be the foremost requirement before you begin any adventure. The Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest airport to the hub, enjoying regular flights from Delhi NCR as well as Mumbai. Air India, Spicejet, Jet Airways, and other eminent aviation companies have regular flights reaching the Jolly Grant, which is just 20 kilometers from the hub. You can hire a taxi or take public transport to reach the hub within 40 to 45 minutes, depending on the traffic. Dehradun enjoys excellent railroad connectivity to metros and other major Indian cities like New Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai, Lucknow, Varanasi, Ujjain, Allahabad, etc. There are regular train services to the Dehradun Railway Station (DDN) with the Jan Shatabdi Express, the Shatabdi Express, the Doon Express, the Dehradun AC Express, and the Amritsar Dehradun Express making their way to the station every week. If you are still unsure, you can take a train from anywhere in India to reach Delhi NCR and then aboard another train to reach the Dehradun Railway Station. The station is located just 1 to 2 kilometers away from the city center. The Dehradun Interstate Bus Terminus (ISBT), situated near Clement Town, enjoys frequent bus service from every significant North-Indian city like New Delhi, Agra, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Mussoorie, etc. You can either avail of the Uttarakhand State Transport buses that are relatively cheap or go with the pricey option of the private bus service and avail Volvos and other deluxe and semi-deluxe buses. The Dehradun ISBT has buses leaving every 15 minutes, and hence it is an excellent bet to travel via road to reach this adventure hub. Furthermore, the Dehradun area has a couple of other crucial interstate bus terminals, like the Mussoorie bus station near the DDN Railway Station and the Delhi Bus Stand near Gandhi Road.
Since Dehradun is a central hub and the starting point of several adventure activities in Uttarakhand and North India, the place multiple accommodation options. Starting from budget hotels, homestays, and backpackers’ hostels, the place features guest houses and exquisite luxury and boutique hotels. Though nearly every accommodation in this tourist-friendly …
Since Dehradun is a central hub and the starting point of several adventure activities in Uttarakhand and North India, the place multiple accommodation options. Starting from budget hotels, homestays, and backpackers’ hostels, the place features guest houses and exquisite luxury and boutique hotels. Though nearly every accommodation in this tourist-friendly hub offers captivating views of the hills, the amenities depend on your accommodation prices. Starting from as low as USD 7 (INR 500) per night, the prices might go up to USD 135 (INR 10,000) and more depending on the range of amenities and add-ons you choose. However, pre-booking via notable websites and booking apps will help you cut down on accommodation costs since it is quite natural for accommodation prices to soar during the peak tourist seasons.
Though everyone emphasizes the beauty of the alpine meadows and fecund grasslands in their Dayara Bugyal Trek review, many stunning aspects compel you to participate in this adventure. It is an easy to moderate trek and hence does not demand immense physical fitness. However, you should be adequately fit and adjusting easily to high-altitude climates. Apart from the usual views of the spectacular Himalayan peaks, you can venture into some of the best campsites. The Dayara campsites are secluded and often enclosed within a forest clearing. The Gui campsite has hidden surprises like a mound and a quaint little pond. There are other picturesque campsites like the Nayata, Barnala, and Chilapada.
The Dayara Bugyal Trek is one of those few Indian Himalayan treks that take place almost around the year. The trek is open for nearly eight months, barring the monsoons. During late December and early January, you get Christmas-y feels with the alpine valleys and pine trees loaded with snow. During late March and early April, the snow starts receding, and the rhododendrons begin to bloom. It marks the onset of the colorful spring across the Bugyal, and you can listen to the chirps of the rare Himalayan birds like the Monal. If you are hiking to the Dayara Bugyal during summers (April to June), expect green pastures dotted with colorful flowers and sheep grazing over the lush meadows. It is the perfect time for families to visit this place. The best time for the Dayara Bugyal Trek is the autumn season, spanning from mid-September to early December. Though the temperatures start dipping, there is no sign of snow, and the clear, blue skies washed clean of the monsoon clouds offer you panoramic mountain views.
The Dayara Bugyal trek distance is approximately 22 kilometers. Since there is no apparent limit to these grasslands, you can consider the trek distance quite more than this. It is a round trail that starts and ends at the Natin village and takes you to an approximate elevation of 3690 meters.
The trek is fitted for beginners and amateurs without any experience in high-altitude mountain expeditions. It could even be planned over a weekend and executed within 5 to 6 days. The Dayara Bugyal Trek itinerary should be sorted ideally to fit all your requirements and even the desire for side-treks. You should have a few days in hand for this easy to moderate trek because mountain climates are prone to drastic changes.
Keeping the elevation in mind, you should do adequate acclimatization, or else you could fall victim to AMS. The terrain is not vicious, and hence it does not require technical expertise. But you should be adequately fit physically and mentally to combat adverse weather conditions and unprecedented hazards that might spring up at higher altitudes.
You might travel alone, in a group or with a reputed travel and tour agency. In each case, you should do personal research of the Dayara Bugyal Trek cost to avoid getting duped. Pack for all eventualities, but pack light. While carrying other essentials, do not forget to bring your identity proof. Carry quick-dry t-shirts and waterproof track pants along with extra pairs of thermal inners. Take waterproof jackets and gloves but avoid wearing multiple pairs of socks to prevent blood circulation problems. Properly fitted and sturdy trekking boots keep your feet warm and prevent frostbites from freezing temperatures. You should carry your personal water bottle and hydration packs to avoid littering the Himalayan regions with disposable plastic.