According to the hill people, Dayara Bugyal is one of the most beautiful grasslands in our country. In the Dayara Meadows, rolling carpets of grass seem to spread far and wide. Anyone can be blown away by the medicinal plants and velvet grasses spread in the lap of the Himalayas. The best season to trek Dayara Bugyal is from May to November. It attracts tourist people in winter as it receives snowfall in this season. Bugyal is the sector between the snow line and the tree line.
The Journey/itinerary Of Dayara Bugyal Trek
To reach Dayara Bugyal trek, Firstly you arrive at Dehradun. After that, you can easily travel by bus and reach Dehradun to Uttarkashi Raithal. The full-day schedule is as follows :
Day 1: Drive from Dehradun to Raithal:
To reach Raithal from Dehradun, It will take 8 to 9 hours to cover the 184 km distance. A river also runs with this journey named as Bhagirathi river. The music of this river touches and attracts the heart of the tourists and this view is also very beautiful. Once you reach Uttarkashi, you have to head towards Batwari, after that, you will be stunned to see the view entering Raithal, especially the peak of Jaunli.
Day 2: Raithal to Gui:
Raithal has an elevation of 7,400 ft above sea level and you will climb from 7,400 ft to 9,500 ft. This trek will take you around 5 to 6 hours to cover this distance depending on your fitness level. If you need water in the middle of the trek from Raithal to Gui, then definitely keep sufficient water with you because you will not get water anywhere in the middle of this route. In the middle of the trek, you will also get to see all the beautiful views like the hills of Gangotri and the Shrikhand Mahadev peak. The higher you go, the scene becomes more clear. After this, you will be covered with dense forest. And the Gui campsite is located in a small space. During the night you will see the clear stars and enjoy this wonderful camping trip.
Day 3: From Gui to Barnala:
This trek will take around 4 to 5 hours, and you will climb to a height of 11,100 feet. It is a route through dense forest. After reaching Barnala, you will get to see some igloo-shaped forest department structures. The view will be from one side only but will be very spectacular. You can also visit Barnala Grasslands and see a small lake with a Nag-devta temple. Reaching the temple is difficult walking but the view is such that you will be stunned to see. Try to reach the time around sunset. Because the surrounding ranges and mountain peaks elucidate the colors of the sunset, the view will be more beautiful than you can imagine.
Day 4: From Barnala to Up top and back to Gui:
In this trek, you will cover to a maximum altitude of 12,057 feet and return to 9,500 feet. You will go through an open field of grass before reaching the top. In winter, you will find snow instead of grass and it will take you about 5-6 hours to cover this distance. After the Barnala meadow, you will go through a dense forest and a stone path which will come in the middle of the way. While doing the trek, you will come across two places, Bhandar Poonch and Kala Nag. In the summer season, in the beginning, you will see a lot of flowers in the meadow, and in the winter months, you will be greeted by snow, which will be scattered throughout the view enjoy this beautiful place before heading downstairs from this place.
Day 5: From Gui to Raithal:
To trek back from Gui to Raithal, will take you 4 hours to reach. It takes only half the time while descend.
Day 6: Drive back to Dehradun:
You can go back to your home by doing this wonderful trek with an exploration of the vast side of nature.
In winter this carpet of grass is covered with a white sheet of snow. From here the big mountains – Mount Bandarpunch, Mount Black Peak, Mount Joni, Mount Shrikant, Mount Draupadi’s stick, and many more are visible. A large number of people from all over the country and the world go on this trek in winter. Due to their diversity, complexity, and beauty, these Bugyals have always been the center of attraction for lovers of strolling. Nature lovers from all over the world come to visit these sloping plains of velvety grass spread for miles.