Duration : 09 Nights / 10 Days
Places Covered : Delhi - Rishikesh - Uttarkashi - Barnala Tal - Dayara - Gidara - Barsu - Uttarkashi - Rishikesh - Delhi
Best Time to Visit : May to October
Nature of Trek : Moderate to hard
At 3,084 meters this alpine meadow became a ski slope of 28 sq.kms in the water, in the summer, however, you can get to it by driving 32 kms to Utarkash, on the Uttarkashi - Gangotri highway, to a place called Bhatwari. Here you have the option of either taking the trekking route to the left which leads you for 10 kms to Raithal and then a further trek of 06 kms to the Bugyal or you can drive a short distance beyond Bhatwari and then take the trekking route to the left for 12 kms to Barsu and then 08 kms more to the Bugyal. There’s an interesting temple to Divine Snake,Sheshnag, on the Raithal route.
The trek from Bhatwari via Raithal to the Bugyal is 16 kms and from Bhatwari via Barsu to Dayara is 20 kms.Bugyal in the local language means “High Altitude Meadow”. Dayara Bugyal is one of the most beautiful places in Uttaranchal.Situated at an elevation ranging from 10,000-12,000 ft. This vast meadow is second to none in natural beauty in Uttaranchal. During winter it provides excellent & one of the best ski slopes in India spread over an area of 28 sqkms.The view of Himalayas from here is breathtaking. There is a small lake (Barnala Tal) in the area, and to camp by its side is a memorable event.
DAY 01 : ARRIVE DELHI
Upon arrival in Delhi you are met and transferred to your pre-booked hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 02 : DELHI - RISHIKESH (230 KMS, 07 HRS)
After having breakfast in the morning, proceed towards Rishikesh. Upon arrival check into your pre-booked hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 03 : RISHIKESH - UTTARKASHI (145 KMS, 5 HRS)
After an early break fast drive to Uttarkashi. Upon arrival check into your pre-booked hotel. Overnight at Hotel
DAY 04 : UTTARKASHI - BARNALA TAL(6500 ALT)
After an early breakfast in the morning today we drive to Barsu. Upon Arrival start trekking upto Barnala Tal by coverning 03 kms carrying own packed lunch along with tea with snacks, cookies etc. Overnight at Tents.
DAY 05: BARNALA TAL - DAYARA (9000-10,000 ALT) (08 KMS TREK)
After fininshing with an early breakfast, start trekking upto Dayara by covering 08 kms trek. Lunch at camp at Dayara (Altitude 9000-10,000). Evening tea with cookies. Overnight at Camps.
DAY 06 : DAYARA - GIDARA - DAYARA
After an early breakfast trek back to Gidara.Trek to Gidara (12,000-13,000) carrying own packed lunch alongwith, later trek back to Dayara (07 kms). Evening tea with snacks and cookies. Overnight at Daryara camp.
DAY 07: DAYARA - BARSU - UTTARKASHI
After finishing with an early breakfast we trek down towards Barsu carrying packed lunch along with. Upon arrival at Barsu drive back to Uttarakashi. Trek back to Barsu (11 kms). Evening tea with snack and cookies. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 08 : UTTARKASHI - RISHIKESH(145 KMS, 05 HRS)
After breakfast today we drive back to Rishikesh .Upon arrival,check in to the hotel.Evening free at leisure.Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 09 : RISHIKESH - DELHI (230 KMS, 07 HRS)
Today after breakfast, we drive back to Delhi.Upon arrival in Delhi, departure transfer to the International airport to board flight for onwards journey.