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Dayara Bugyal Trek, Uttarakhand

The only winter trek in Uttarakhand with the biggest snow expanse

Dayara Bugyal Trek, Uttarakhand



Pickup Point

Dehradun railway station


Tent, Home Stay


Dayara Bugyal trek is the only winter trek with the biggest snow expanse in Uttarakhand. Imagine yourself standing in the middle of a huge meadow at a height of staggering 12,000 ft, that is what this trek really is. This breathtaking alpine meadow with a magnificent canvas of peaks like Bandarpoonch, Mt Jaunli, Mt. Shivling, DKD2, and many more is nothing short of a breathtaking experience for the trekkers.

The trek starts from Raithal, a peaceful village near Uttarkashi. The trail consists of huge green grassland which turns into a white snow carpet in the winters. With a wide range of verdant valleys, shining streams, and blooming flora, Dayara Bugyal trail will keep on amazing you throughout the trek. 

Quick info:
Dayara Bugyal trek distance: 33 km
Dayara Bugyal trek temperature:
Winter- Dec to Feb: 8 to 12 degree in day, 0 to -8 degree at night
Spring- Mar to Apr: 15 to 20 degree in day, 1 to 5 degree at night
Summer- May to June: 15 to 25 degree in day, 5 to 10 degree at night
Autumn- Sept to Nov: 10 to 18 degree in day, 0 to -2 degree at night
Dayara Bugyal trek best time: November to April
Dayara Bugyal trek height: 12,000 ft
Dayara Bugyal trek difficulty level: Easy to moderate

Brief Itinerary

Day 1- Rishikesh to Raithal

  • Distance- 210 km, Time- 7 to 8 hours drive
  • Altitude- 1410 ft to 6000 ft
  • Meals- Dinner
  • Stay- Guest house/hotel

Day 2- Raithal to Gui

  • Trek distance- 4 km
  • Time- 5 hours
  • Altitude- 6000 ft - 9500 ft
  • Meals- Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Stay- Camps

Day 3: Gui to Chilapada

  • Distance- 3 km, Time- 4 to 5 hours
  • Altitude- 9500 ft to 9842 ft
  • Meals- Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Stay- Camps

Day 4: Chilapada to Dayara Top, back to Gui

  • Distance- 11 km, Time- 7 to 8 hours
  • Altitude- 9842 ft to 12100 ft to 9500 ft
  • Meals- Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Stay- Camps

Day 5- Gui to Raithal, return to Rishikesh 

  • Trek distance- 4 km, Time- 2 to 3 hours
  • Drive to Rishikesh from Raithal(distance- 210 km)
  • Altitude- 9500 ft - 6000 ft - 1410 ft
  • Meals- Breakfast

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1Rishikesh to Raithal

  • Get on the Dayara Bugyal trek route from Rishikesh at 7 AM.
  • Get in a shared cab from Rishikesh Laxman Chowk.
  • Stop for breakfast and lunch(self-sponsored) on your way.
  • Reach Raithal by evening and check in to the guest house/hotel.
  • Meet your guide and co-trekkers.
  • Have dinner and retire for the night.

Day 2: Raithal to Gui

  • Wake up and witness the first morning view of your Dayara Bugyal trek.
  • Have your breakfast with a view.
  • Get briefed by your guide and start your trek.
  • The trail is a mix of gradual ascents and patches of deep forests.
  • Get the magnificent sight of Gangotri range on your way.
  • Reach the campsite in the afternoon and have lunch.
  • Get acclimatized in the evening and explore the surroundings.
  • Have dinner and retire for the night.

Day 3: Gui to Chilapada

  • Get up and enjoy your breakfast.
  • Start your trek towards your next campsite through forests and meadows.
  • Reach the campsite and have lunch.
  • Get greeted by lush green valleys and snow peaks.
  • Have dinner and retire early for the night.

Day 4: Chilapada to Dayara Top, back to Gui

  • Get up and have your breakfast to start your ultimate adventure.
  • This is the day on which you will climb the maximum Dayara Bugyal trek height of 12,000 ft.
  • Pass through pine forests and alpine meadows.
  • Reach the top and gaze at the views of peaks like Bandarpoonch, Swargarohini, Srikanth, Gangotri, Draupadi ka Danda, Jaonli, etc.
  • Get to know about all the peaks visible from your guide. 
  • After spending some time at the top, start your journey down to Gui campsite.
  • Have packed lunch on your way down.
  • Reach at the campsite by evening and relax.
  • Have dinner and retire for the night. 

Day 5: Gui to Raithal, return to Rishikesh

  • Get up in the morning and enjoy your breakfast.
  • Start your journey towards Raithal.
  • Reach Raithal and start your journey back to Rishikesh.
  • Reach Rishikesh by evening as your memorable Dayara Bugyal experience comes to an end.

How to reach?

By Air: Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun that is 20km away from the city. Visitors can take a direct flight to Dehradun from Mumbai or Delhi or connecting flights from anywhere in India. Local vehicles can be availed from outside the airport to reach Dehradun by road from that will take around 40-45 mins to reach the city depending upon the traffic.

By Train: Dehradun Junction Railway Station is well-connected to all the major cities. The Dehradun Railway Station is located 1-2 kilometers away from the city centre and should take you only ten minutes, depending on traffic. Visitors can easily find frequent trains from Delhi to Dehradun.

By Road: Dehradun is well connected by roads to all major cities and towns like Delhi, Haridwar, and Rishikesh. It's situated at a 6 hours drive from Delhi.

Things to Carry

  • Rucksack (Min 55 Ltrs with rain cover)
  • Trekking Shoes, Floaters or Sandals
  • Quick Dry Tees
  • Track Pants
  • Cotton socks
  • Pair of woolen socks
  • Rain jacket or Poncho 
  • 1 Full Sleeves Sweater or Fleece Jacket,1 Heavy Jacket, 1 Pair of Thermal
  • Quick-dry towel
  • Windproof Jacket
  • Woolen Cap
  • Gloves
  • Sun Cap
  • Scarf
  • Lip Balm
  • Cold Cream & SunScreen (SPF 40+)
  • Packed food
  • Water Bottle 1 
  • Powerbank
  • Headlamp or torch with fresh pair of batteries
  • Personal Toiletries 
  • Personal Basic Medical Kit
  • Sunglasses
  • People who use spectacles (Use Photochromic glasses instead of contact lenses)
  • Trekking Pole
  • Extra Polythene


Dayara Bugyal trek package includes:

  • Accommodation on double/triple sharing (Guest house, Home stay, Camps)
  • Meals while on trek (Veg)
  • Trek equipments: Sleeping bag, mattress, tent (double/triple sharing), kitchen & dining tent, toilet tent, utensils and crampon (if required)
  • All necessary permits and entry fees
  • First aid medical kits
  • Mountaineering qualified & professional trek leader, guide and support staff.


The Dayara Bugyal trek package excludes:

  • Personal essentials
  • Equipment: Gumboots,trekking poles,etc
  • Insurance: Personal and travel insurances
  • Beverage: Mineral water bottles, bottled or canned beverages
  • Snacks: Chocolates, dry fruits, protein, or nutrition bars
  • Entertainment: Camera or drone fees
  • Transportation: The charges of transportation on days 1 and 5 are to be borne and shared between the trekkers
  • In case your trek remains incomplete or uninitiated because of "force majeure" or due to personal reasons after you arrive at the starting point, you will not be able to get a refund, reschedule or replace any services that remain unutilized by you
  • Any additional cost incurred due to changes in Government Guidelines related to travel/trek/COVID-19 will be borne by the trekkers
  • Loading and unloading of personnel luggage
  • Any kind of emergency evacuation charges


  1. Rent gear: You can reduce the hassle of buying gear like trek pants, jackets, shoes and rent them for the trek at an additional cost.

  2. RT-PCR negative certification: This is mandatory for goSTOPS treks. Without it, you will not be allowed to join us. You are exempted only if you’ve taken two doses of vaccine or were infected with COVID-19 in the last three months. 

Cancellation Policy

  • If cancellation are made 30 days before the date of travel then 25.0% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees

  • If cancellation are made 15 days to 30 days before the date of travel then 50.0% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees

  • If cancellation are made 0 days to 15 days before the date of travel then 100.0% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees

  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days.

Frequently Asked Questions

The difficulty level of Dayara Bugyal is easy to moderate. The average Dayara Bugyal trek distance is 4-5 km per day which takes around 5 hours to complete. You will also be accompanied by two guides who will keep guiding and motivating you throughout the journey.
Dayara Bugyal offers different temperatures in each season. Winter- Dec to Feb: 8 to 12 degree in day, 0 to -8 degree at night Spring- Mar to Apr: 15 to 20 degree in day, 1 to 5 degree at night Summer- May to June: 15 to 25 degree in day, 5 to 10 degree at night Autumn- Sept to Nov: 10 to 18 degree in day, 0 to -2 degree at night
Absolutely. Dayara Bugyal is famous for its winter experience. It offers meadows which look like a huge canvas of snow. Also, this trek welcomes less trekkers in winters as compared to other snow treks which makes it an offbeat experience. The temperature in the winter varies from 8 to 12 degrees in daytime and 0 to -8 degrees at night.
The maximum altitude that you’ll climb during this trek is 12,000 ft. You’ll be able to witness the view of multiple snow peaks from the top.
Dayara Bugyal trek best time is from the month of October to March. You’ll be able to experience 3 types of weather at Dayara Bugyal during these months and have a unique experience every time.
All the members of support staff are certified in wilderness first aid and are trained for all concerns related to high altitude. The staff will be carrying a first aid kit to ensure the maximum safety of the trekkers.
The trek is led by professional trek leaders who have completed basic and advanced mountaineering courses. There will be one guide who leads the group and another guide who will be walking at the end of the group making sure of the safety of the whole group.
The best suited shoes for the Dayara Bugyal trek route are the ones that are breathable and light in weight. Also, ankle support is a very important thing to take care of while buying the perfect pair of shoes. You can go for brands like- Decathlon, Wildcraft, Quechua, etc. In the winters, you’ll require gators or gumboots which you can rent from the base village.
Absolutely. The safety of girls is of foremost importance to us. We always create a friendly environment for everyone on the trek. All our guides and other support crew are carefully chosen for your trips who are very experienced and reliable.
No. Female trekkers share tents with female co-trekkers. If you are the only girl on the trek, you get a separate tent for yourself during your trek.