Dayara Bugyal

6 Days

Treknical Details

  • Rishikesh
  • 12,100 ft
  • Mid April - Mid November
  • Moderate | Level 3
  • 22.5 km
  • All Meals Included
  • 10
  • 65


From the scenic village of Barsu in Uttarakhand, the journey takes root. Across 4 to 5 days, the path winds through lush forests, charming hamlets, and vibrant rhododendron trails, guiding you to a destination that feels like a realm of fantasy – Dayra Bugyal, an alpine meadow cradled at high altitudes.

Dayra Bugyal stands as a masterpiece of nature with its sprawling meadows, adorned in a mesmerizing burst of wildflowers that bloom in the arms of spring. Against this backdrop, the snow-capped peaks of Bandarpoonch and Black Peak command attention, creating a scene that might be mistaken for a painting – a sanctuary for those who find solace in the embrace of the wild.

As the sun sets, the experience of camping under a star-studded sky at the Bugyal holds a thrill like no other. Wrapped in serene silence, you’ll be captivated by the allure of the mighty Himalayas. Dayra Bugyal beckons with a trekking adventure that is unparalleled, leaving behind cherished memories of unspoiled beauty and boundless exhilaration.

Trek Highlights

  • Begin your journey from Rishikesh to Natin Village, immersing in the scenic beauty
  • Trek from Natin to Gui, witnessing picturesque landscapes and charming villages
  • Embark on an adventurous trek from Gui to Chilapada, surrounded by nature's splendor
  • Reach the enchanting Dayara Top and continue trekking to Nayata, a day filled with breathtaking vistas
  • Trek from Nayata back to Natin Village, savoring the memories of the remarkable trail


Altitude: Natin Village – 7,400 ft
Rishikesh to Natin Village: 7 hours (200 km) by taxi

Begin your thrilling Dayara Bugyal trek by arriving in Rishikesh, a serene town nestled amidst the foothills of the Himalayas.

From here, embark on a scenic drive to Natin Village, the starting point of your adventure. Marvel at the breathtaking landscapes of lush greenery and glistening rivers as you journey to the heart of the Garhwal region.

Take in the tranquil surroundings, and get ready to immerse yourself in the charm of this picturesque village. Prepare for the exciting trek ahead, where nature’s wonders await at every step.

Get a good night’s rest, as the real exploration of the enchanting Dayara Bugyal begins tomorrow.

Altitude: Gui – 9,500 ft
Natin to Gui: 5 hours (3.5 km) by trek

Wake up to the crisp mountain air and start your exhilarating trek from Natin Village to Gui.

The trail takes you through dense forests of oak and rhododendron, providing a refreshing start to your day.

As you ascend, be captivated by the stunning vistas of snow-capped peaks and rolling meadows, which seem to unfold like a beautiful painting.

Keep an eye out for the diverse flora and fauna that call this region home.

Gui, a serene hamlet, welcomes you with its warm hospitality and rustic charm. Immerse yourself in the serenity of the surroundings, and savor the taste of local delicacies prepared with love by the villagers.

Rest well in preparation for the upcoming adventures that await you on this remarkable journey through Dayara Bugyal.

Altitude: Chilapada – 9,800 ft
Gui to Chilapada: 2 hours (3 km) by trek

Embrace on an enchanting journey as you leave Gui behind and set foot on the trail to Chilapada.

The path meanders through dense forests, revealing nature’s wonders at every turn.

Admire the vibrant hues of wildflowers dotting the landscape, and listen to the melodious symphony of birds echoing through the woods.

As you gain altitude, the views become even more breathtaking, with panoramic vistas of towering peaks and lush valleys.

Chilapada, a picturesque meadow adorned with a carpet of green grass, welcomes you with open arms.

Relax and rejuvenate amidst the tranquil ambiance of this pristine meadow.

Capture the surreal beauty of the surroundings in your memories and your camera, for moments like these are rare and unforgettable.

As the sun sets, watch the sky transform into a canvas of colors, bidding you a mesmerizing goodnight.

Tomorrow holds more adventures as you continue your exploration of Dayara Bugyal.

Altitude: Dayara Top – 12,100 ft
Altitude: Nayata – 9,200 ft
Chilpada to Dayara Top: 6 hours (5 km) by trek
Dayara Top to Nayata: 4 hours (6 km) by trek

Rise with excitement as you prepare for an exhilarating day ahead.

Leaving Chilpada behind, your journey takes you to the stunning Dayara Bugyal.

The ascent to Dayara Top treats you to panoramic views of snow-capped peaks and lush valleys that stretch as far as the eye can see.

The vast expanse of the bugyal (meadow) is a sight to behold, and you’ll be captivated by its serene beauty.

Take in the pure mountain air and revel in the sense of accomplishment as you reach the summit.

The adventure continues as you descend towards Nayata, a charming village nestled amidst nature’s splendor.

Experience the warm hospitality of the locals and immerse yourself in their culture. Relax and relish the wholesome meals that fuel your trekking spirit.

The night sky in Nayata is a celestial wonder, offering a perfect backdrop for stargazing and reflection on the day’s incredible journey.

Rest well, for tomorrow, you’ll head back to Natin Village, cherishing the memories of Dayara Bugyal forever.

Altitude: Natin Village – 7,400 ft.Nayata to Natin Village: 3 hours (5 km) by trek As the sun rises over Nayata, it marks the beginning of your homeward trek. Bid farewell to the friendly villagers and the enchanting landscapes that have become your temporary home. The journey back to Natin Village is a delightful descent through lush forests and meadows adorned with vibrant wildflowers.The trail winds through serene paths, offering occasional glimpses of distant peaks and glistening streams. Take moments to absorb the tranquility and marvel at the untouched beauty surrounding you. The trek allows you to savor the last views of Dayara Bugyal, leaving an indelible mark on your heart.As you return to Natin Village, the memories of the trek resonate within you. Relish the achievements of the past days and cherish the bonds forged with fellow trekkers. With a sense of fulfillment, rest for the night, knowing that your adventure is coming to an end, but the spirit of Dayara Bugyal will stay alive in your soul.

Natin to Rishikesh: 7 hours (240 km) by taxi As your Dayara Bugyal adventure comes to a close, it’s time to bid farewell to the scenic mountains and return to the bustling city life. The descent from Natin Village begins early in the morning, allowing you to relish the remaining moments in the lap of nature.The trail meanders through dense forests and quaint villages, offering picturesque views of the Himalayan foothills. Listen to the symphony of birdsong and feel the crisp mountain breeze on your face one last time. The trek down is a mix of nostalgia and contentment as you carry with you the memories of the breathtaking landscapes and warm encounters.Arriving back in Rishikesh, the spiritual town by the Ganges, you’ll feel a sense of rejuvenation and accomplishment. Take a moment to reflect on the journey, the challenges you conquered, and the unforgettable experiences that will stay with you forever.As you say your goodbyes to the mountains, the realization dawns that you have embarked on an incredible trek of a lifetime—one that has touched your soul and left you yearning for more mountain escapades. With a heart full of gratitude, you depart from Rishikesh, cherishing the memories and ready to embrace the next adventure that awaits.


Trek Inclusions

  • Accommodation during the trek includes stay in base camp and tent stay
  • Accommodation on Triple/Quad sharing basis
  • Supporting Team - cooking staff, local guides, porters etc.
  • Supporting Gears for trek- tent, mattress, sleeping bag, toilet tent, crampons/micro spikes, and gaiters (as required)
  • Entry Permit Fee, Forest Fee, Camp Fee, and Guide Fee
  • Best Quality vegetarian food for breakfast, lunch, evening snacks, and dinner
  • Trekking with an experienced, english-speaking, and government-licensed trek guide and assistant trek guide
  • Mountaineering qualified & professional trek leaders
  • Certified First Aid assistance
  • Oxygen Cylinder (All Campsite and Trek leader)All government, local taxes, and service charges
  • INR 300 Travaura Cash
  • 24*7 Chat Assistance
  • Dedicated Customer Care Representative
  • 5% GST
  • Travaura Goodies
  • Your contribution toward nature (We promote sustainable tourism and thus dedicate a part of your trek charge towards amelioration of nature and its resources)v

Trek Exclusions

  • Tips for guide, chef, porter, etc (calculated per person)
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Offloading Charges
  • Local sightseeing and entrance fee, camera fee, etc
  • Extra meals apart from inclusions
  • Any other expenses incurred apart from inclusions
  • All personal, medical, evacuation, and emergency expenses like extra day stay or vehicle charges due to delays, landslides, and evacuation.
  • Any early return travel costs or accommodation except for the days as per the itinerary.
  • Any expenses for medical treatment of injury or accident before, during, or after the trek
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

Packing List

Before heading off on any trek, it is essential to make sure you have all the necessary gear and equipment. This packing list will help make sure you have everything you need for a successful and enjoyable trip.

Hiking pants or trousers
Shorts (for warmer days)
T-shirts (preferably moisture-wicking)
Fleece jacket or pullover
Waterproof and windproof jacket
Warm hat and gloves
Hiking boots (with good ankle support)
Socks (preferably wool or moisture-wicking)
Sandals or comfortable shoes (for when you’re not trekking)

Backpack (with rain cover)​
Trekking poles
Headlamp or flashlight (with extra batteries)
Sunglasses (with UV protection)
Sunscreen (with high SPF)
Water bottle or hydration system
Personal first aid kit (with basic medications, bandages, and blister pads)
Trekking map or guidebook
Whistle (for emergency situations)
Multi-tool or knife
Plastic bags (for trash and dirty clothes)

Optional Gear:
Camera and spare batteries
Portable charger for electronic devices
Insect repellent
Quick-drying towel
Earplugs (for sleeping)
Buff or scarf (for protection against dust and wind)
Portable water filter or purifier (in case of emergency)

Note: Keep in mind that you will have to carry all of your gear yourself during the trek, so it’s important to pack light and only bring what is necessary. It’s also a good idea to check the weather forecast and trail conditions before you leave to ensure that you have the appropriate gear and clothing for the conditions you will encounter.

Treknical Details

  • Rishikesh
  • 12,100 ft
  • Mid April - Mid November
  • Moderate | Level 3
  • 22.5 km
  • All Meals Included
  • 10
  • 65