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Barsu Dayara Bugyal Trek

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Weather : Temperature in winter can dip to -7 ⁰C in winter, especially in the Dayara campsite. The campsites are mostly open and quite windy.

Getting From/To : Barsu is connected from Dehradun and is about 6/7hours by road.


Total Distance : 15 km 

Maximum Elevation : 3048m Dayara Bugyal

Day 01 : Dehradun to Barsu to Barnala Tal (2,200m), 6 hours' drive: 182 km  2-3 hours' trek: 5 km

We drive through the towns of Chamba, Uttarkashi, Bhatwari to reach Barsu. A number of temples and ashrams are situated in Uttarkashi. The famous Nehru Institute of Mountaineering is also based here. The road to Barsu diverges from near Bhatwari. The final 30 km is an uphill drive. Barsu is a quaint little village with a reservoir and a GMVN guesthouse. This village is a birder's paradise with many ground birds easily sighted. It is very easy to spot a black eagle on this trek.

We follow the trail past the reservoir and after the village enter a forest. Trees like oak, rhododendron, walnut and maple are most common here. One can find walnuts lying on the trail during autumn. In spring the red rhododendrons provide a colorful touch to the forest hues. We pitch tents about 5 km above Barsu village near Barnala Tal and spent the night here. There is a vast meadow at Barnala and one can enjoy the views of Himalayan peaks as well.

Day 02 : Barnala Tal to Dayara Bugyal (3,050 m), 1 hour hike to Dayara Bugyal: 2.5 km 2-3 hours' exploration: 3-4 km


We start post breakfast. Once you clear the tree line the walk becomes very rewarding with unending views of the snow-clad peaks. We reach Dayara Bugyal and pitch our tents. We spend the afternoon exploring the area and can hike up to Bakariya top for a panoramic view of the meadows. We can also explore the nearby Gidara Bugyal and walk on the ridge connecting Dayara to Assi Ganga valley.

Day 03 : Dayara Bugyal to Barsu and drive back to Dehradun, 3 to 4 hours' hike : 7.5 km 6 hours' drive: 182 km

We trek downhill back to Barsu and leave in a vehicle for Dehradun. We reach Dehradun early evening.


Trek Essentials :


  • Comfortable Trekking Boots
  • One Raincoat/ Waterproof jackets and pants
  • Windproof Jacket
  • 2-3 T-shirt/Shirt
  • 2 Trouser/pants
  • Torch
  • Woolen Gloves
  • Thermal Inner-wears
  • Warm Fleece
  • Woolen Cap
  • Woolen Socks & Regular Socks
  • Water Bottle
  • Towel
  • Camera & Phone if you like (with full/Extra Batteries)
  • Identity Cards
  • Slippers
  • Specific Medication Medicine
  • Personal Toiletries


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Where Barsu, Uttarakhand
Duration 3 Days | 2 Nights
Difficulty Easy
Capacity 12 Seats
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30th Jun, 2019
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