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Trip Overview

Start –  Dehradun

Finish – Dehradun 

Destination – Dayara Bugyal, 7.5 km trek from Barsu village

Highest Point – Bakaria Top 12,645 feet

Theme – Trekking

Duration – 4 Nights 5 days

Category – #trekking  #adventure #camping 

Style – #original  #diy #fixeddeparture

Trip Summary

“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity”

John Muir

Dayara is one of the most beautiful meadows located in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. The trek starts from Barsu, a small Garhwali village around 40 kms from Uttarkashi district. There is a well defined trail in the woods as soon as you cross Barsu village. Deodars, Rhododendrons, and wild flowers offers a picturesque sight. Although during winters, the whole trek is full of snow and sometimes it becomes difficult to identify the true trail to Bugyal in winters. Adventure enthusiasts come to Dayara in winters for skiing and snow trekking. The highest point on this trek is Bakaria top(12,500 ft) and therefore it is advisable to trek till Bugyal on 1st day and to Bakaria top the 2nd day. Barnala lake and Bugyal offer numerous camping sites for pitching the tents.

This trek will definitely quench the souls of adrenaline seekers.

Why you will love this trip?

  • Transportation, accommodation and meals  included.
  • Widespread lush green meadows.
  • Low altitude lake with beautiful setting.
  • Panoramic view of Himalayan Range.
  • Amazing campsites on every day of the trek.   
  • Small Group Size – Freedom to Explore more.
  • Professional and certified guides with experienced cooks.

Is this trip right for you?

  • This trip is mostly suitable for seasonal  trekkers who have an experience of trekking upto 12-13k feets.
  • The trip involves steep ascents of trekking. It is recommended to prepare for strength and endurance  at least one month before a trek.
  • Try to pack accordingly and try to make your luggage as light as you can. There will be porters, but it is recommended that you carry your own backpack.
  • Keep the clothes considering the weather.
  • Before taking any adventure activity, please mention if you are pregnant, have heart related disease.


Reach Dehradun early morning by taking overnight volvo/train from New Delhi. We start our day 1 from Dehradun after having morning tea at a cab stand. Enroute Barsu, we stop at various locations to have breakfast and lunch. By evening, we reach Barsu village. We do the  final checking of our backpacks and other important equipment required for the trek. We will brief the trek details and other important information with the participants of the trek over a bonfire.

After dinner, stay at the camp/ guest house.

The distance between Barsu to Barnala lake is around 4 km.

The trek starts from Barsu, a small Garhwali village around 40 kms from Uttarkashi district. There is a well defined trail in the woods as soon as you cross Barsu village. Deodars, Rhododendrons, and wild flowers offer a picturesque sight. Although during winters, the whole trek is full of snow and sometimes it becomes difficult to identify the true trail to Bugyal in winters. Adventure enthusiasts come to Dayara in winters for skiing and snow trekking. Around Barnala lake, there is a suitable campsite where we pitch our tents. After pitching the tents, you will be served tea and refreshments. A perfect campsite to catch bewildering himalayan peaks such as Gantotri, Draupadi ka danda,etc in your camera and memories as well. Later, after having dinner, time to sleep and wait for the next adventure.

After having our breakfast, we start the day on the trek to reach Dayara Bugyal. Get a magnificent view of the Bandarpoonch peak (6316m) on this trail and soon approach the campsite. Upon reaching the campsite at  Dayara Bugyal, we pitch our tents and take some rest and have our lunch. After having adequate rest, hike on the trail leading to Bakaria/Siyari Top. The trail goes through meadows and is mostly gradual all the way to the top (3810m). Back to camp in the late evening. We will share our travel stories over a bonfire. Overnight Camp Dayara Bugyal.

We will trek back all the way to Barsu village. Upon trekking down to Barsu, one can try sliding on a snow trail. Upon reaching Barsu, we will have refreshments, a session over a bonfire about the experience of the dayara bugyal trek. After dinner, stay at the camp.

After breakfast, drive back to Dehradun to catch a flight/ train back home. End of the Trip.

Kindly Note – If you have more days for holidays, You can choose a different destination trip, starting from Barsu/ Dehradun.

Check our trips or call us to know the trips starting around Dehradun/ Barsu.



Breakfast - 4 Breakfast (2 in Barsu and 2 while at the trek).
Dinner - 2 Dinner (2 in Barsu and 2 while at the trek).
Lunch - 3 Lunch (on the trek).
Bonfire - Daily.

Transport - Dehradun - Barsu - Dehradun

Sedan cab - 2 to 3 people
Suv cab - 4-5 people
Tempo traveler - 8 people


2 nights in a camp in Barsu.
2 nights in alpine style camp during the trek.

Add on activities

1. Trekking to Dayara bugyal and Bakaria Top.
2. All camp gears , mattresses, sleeping bag, etc.
3. An experienced guide and cook.
4. GST

Add on activities (Chargeable)

1. Single sharing camp while on the trek


1. Meals not mentioned in inclusions.
2. Transport that is not mentioned in inclusions.
3. Any porter charges.
4. Any entry fees to Monuments / Wildlife region / Trek.
5. Any expense of personal nature packaged drinking water / phone calls / laundry / camera, etc.
6. Any kind of travel insurance.
7. Costs arising due to force majeure.
8. Anything which is not mentioned in the inclusions.

Essential Trip Information

Why you will love this trip? What weather you can expect during the trip? What are the best months to visit? What to pack and what not to?

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Things to do during this trip – 

  1. Trek to Dayara Bugyal
  2. Camping in the wild.
  3. Visit to Kashi Vishwanath temple in Uttarkashi.
  4. Taking a dip into river Bhagirathi in Uttarkashi.

Best time to go –

  • Mid of March to June 1st week, Mid of September to 1st week of December – This is the best window to carry on the trek. The trails are free of snow . The flora is blooming. Clear campsites to pitch the tents. Vast meadows are a treat to the eyes.
  • December to March –  You can see the snow just after trekking 1-2 kms from Barsu. After 2 kms, the whole trail is full of snow ranging from 1-3 ft deep. Best time to go on snow trekking or skiing. 
  • Mid June to Mid September  –  heavy rainfall and roads are also blocked due to landslides. Not advisable to trek as it is difficult to trek on slippery slopes at higher heights.

Weather –

  • April to June, September to November – mornings and evenings are cool, day temperature are pleasant, nights are very cold
  • December  to March   – Full of snow, days are cold, nights are sub zero temperature.
  • July and August – Heavy rainfall, local landslides, not advisable to trek.

Other places nearby which can be done in one day  –

  • Gangotri temple – Temple can be reached by foot. Morning and evening arti’s are spectacular.
  • Harsil – An Apple orchard village. Also famous for shooting of bollywood films.
  • Dharali – 7 lakes trek can be done in a day.


What you need to bring will vary according to the trip style you have chosen, the places you are visiting and when you are traveling. Generally speaking, we recommend you pack as lightly as possible and make sure that you are able to carry and lift your own luggage, and walk with it for short distances or up or down a flight of stairs. Our travelers usually find the smaller their luggage is, the more they enjoy the trip without having to worry about carrying heavy bags! Aim to keep your main luggage under 15kg.

You’ll also need a day pack/bag to carry water, camera, swimming suit, hiking shoes and jacket etc. when you’re exploring during the day.

Below we have listed the essentials for this trip:


Due to the diversity and breadth of our trips, our ultimate packing list should be used as a guide only and is not intended to be a complete packing list to suit every trip.

What you bring will vary according to the trip style you’ve chosen, the places you’re visiting and the time of year and the weather when you’re traveling. Please check the Essential Trip Information of your chosen trip, which will detail any specific requirements for your trip and is tailored to suit your needs. It will also cover the type and size of luggage that can be taken, as for some trips there may be certain weight (ie. for trips with included flights) or size (ie. for trips using safari vehicles) restrictions for your luggage. Some packing guides for some of our most popular destinations are also listed at the bottom of this page.

If you have any questions about what to pack, please get in touch with our customer service team.

Travel documents

  • Passport/ country specific id card
  • Visas if required
  • Travel insurance policy if taken
  • 24 hr emergency travel insurance contact and policy number
  • Flight/ train/bus  e-tickets 
  • Your travel itinerary
  • Photocopies of important documents
  • A print out of your trip’s Essential Trip Information
  • Spare passport photos
  • Youth/student/seniors cards for travel discounts
  • International driving licence if needed
  • Diving licence if needed
  • Cash/credit cards
  • 2500 INR contingency fund in cash
  • Money belt or pouch


On the vast majority of our trips you are expected to carry your own luggage. Most travellers use a small, wheeled suitcase although the type of luggage most suitable will vary depending on your trip and destination. Please refer to the packing section of your Essential Trip Information for any specific luggage requirements. You will also need a daypack/bag to use during the day.

  • Main luggage
  • Daypack
  • Padlocks & keys

Personal items

  • First aid kit
  • Personal medication/prescriptions
  • Glasses & sunglasses
  • Contact lenses and solution
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip balm
  • Insect repellent
  • Antihistamine/insect bite cream
  • Antibacterial gel/wipes
  • Motion sickness tablets
  • Travel vaccination certificates
  • Aspirin and/or paracetamol
  • Rehydration powder
  • Anti-diarrhoea pills
  • Toiletries
  • sanitary pads
  • Travel hair dryer
  • Shaving equipment
  • Small travel towel
  • Small sewing kit and safety pins
  • Consult your doctor for detailed advice on any medications

Travel accessories

  • Electrical adapter 
  • Camera and equipment
  • Spare batteries/charger
  • Phone
  • Portable games/playing cards
  • Something to read
  • Water bottle
  • Pen/paper/diary
  • Travel pillow
  • Cloth/reusable shopping bags
  • Torch/flashlight
  • Water purification method
  • Photos or postcards of your home country/family/pets to share with locals
  • Binoculars
  • DVT socks


Please check your Essential Trip Information for details on appropriate clothing for your itinerary and destination. On some trips access to laundries may be limited so you may need to plan to hand wash your own clothes while on trip. For longer trips we recommend you choose clothing that is easy to wash and fast drying.

  • Sun hat
  • Windproof jacket
  • Long-/short-sleeved shirts
  • Jeans/trousers/shorts/skirts
  • Socks/underwear
  • Flip-flops
  • Sleepwear

Cold weather

  • Thermal underwear or base layers
  • Warm hat
  • Gloves
  • Hand warmers  
  • Waterproof boots
  • Warm socks
  • Scarf


  • Swimwear
  • Beach towel
  • Reef shoes
  • Reef-safe sunscreen

Wet weather

  • Raincoat/waterproof jacket
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof bags for rain protection
  • Waterproof trousers

Walking or hiking

  • Walking/trekking shoes
  • Trekking/leech socks
  • Hiking poles/walking sticks


  • Inner sleep sheet
  • Travel pillow
  • Camping mattress
  • Sleeping bag
  • Head torch/lamp