DAYRA BUGYAL TREK ( THE FAIRIES MEDOW)
This trek features enchanting mountain top meadows. Plus Alpine forests of oak, rhododendron, bhojpatra, (the famous “paper tree”), juniper, and the stately deodar. The famous Dayara bugyals (Alpine meadows) with their spectacular views of the snow capped high Himalayas, Vistas of dramatic peaks – Bandar Punchh, Black peak etc. Hardy bakriwale (mountain headers) with their flocks of sheep & goats, frequent sightings of families of lithe & lively langoor (like a black-faced monkey) swinging through the tree canopy high above.
DURATION – 8 Days
COST OF THE TRIP – Rs. 10,500/- Per Person (Sharing Basis) + 9% GST
DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION – Haridwar To Haridwar
DAY 01 : Kathgodam to Lohajung (2130m) Drive/250 kms/8-9 hrs
The trip will start from Kathgidam Railway Station with a morning pick up at 7.00 AM. We will drive from Kathgodam to Lohajung, with the rivers Ganga and Alaknanda keeping us company till we turn right for the Pinder valley and along with beautiful Kumaon mountains via Almora and Kausani. Overnight stay in tents.
DAY 02 : Lohajung (2130m) – Didana (2550m) Trek/5-6 hrs
The first day of the trek will introduce you to a mixed forest with diverse birds, playful streams which will give you the ‘Himalayan bite,’ the sting you get from cold streams and the village life of those living in this terrain. The 5 hour trek will take you downhill and then uphill, before we reach the campsite above Didana village where we will spend the night in tents.
DAY 03 : Didana (2550m) – Ali bugyal (3150m) Trek/6-7 hrs
A steady ascent through thick oak forests will bring us to the alpine grazing meadows, called Ali bugyal. It is the ideal place to take a break and let the vastness of the meadow, the clear sky and the enchanting view of the Trishul peak consume you with peace and happiness. Here, the stunning views of the Garhwal Himalayas ranges appears as ahead to you. Arrive at the finest camping site of Himalayas. Overnight stay in tants.
DAY 04 : Ali Bugyal (3150m) – Ghora Lotani (3650m) Trek/4-5 hrs
Today’s trek is easy compare to the last day. We will trek to Ghora Lotani passing Bedni Bugyal with grazing pastures, unending open views and the view of the Trishul and Nanda Ghunti peaks. After Few hours of walk you will be on the other side of range and the view is fantastic from here. Arriving at Ghora Lotani, which also a beautiful campsite as Ali Bugyal in this Roopkund trek. Overnight stay in tents.
DAY 05 : Ghora Lotani (3650m) – Bhagubasa (4100m) Trek/5-6 hrs
The trek begins with climbing the meadow slopes, up to the ridges to the Kaluvinayak shrine which will reveal to us the most memorable views of the Neelkanth, Chaukhambha and Hathi peaks. The remaining part of the trek and snow will depend on the season we go in. A bit of rocky terrain for a short distance will kead us to the desolated campsite at Bhugubasa, where we will experience slight breathing difficulty but we will get used to it soon. Overnight in tents.
DAY 06: Bhagubasa (4100m) – Roopkund & Jurangali (5029m) – Bednibugyal (3350m) Trek/8-9 hrs
If you have been looking forward to adventure, this day is going to be full of it as it will test your stamina and will give you tricky challenges to overcome. An early start will ensure that we reach the lake in around 3 hours. The guides will help you during tricky sections and there is a possibility that there are steep climbs and the trail is covered in a 9-10 month old snow. We will climb through rock gardens, moraine and snow patches before we reach the mysterious lake. If there isn’t too much snow around the lake, you will get to see the human bones and skeletons. Roopkund is in a crater like formation in the mountains and the view is spectacular. It is worth all the hardwork that got us there! One has the option of climbing up a short distance onto the Jurangali, about 20 minutes from the lake and after clicking many victory pictures, we will go back to our campsite at Bedni Bugyal where we will stay overnight, in tents.
DAY 07 : Bednibugyal (3350m) – Wan (2550m) Trek/4-5 hrs
Today’s trek will seem like a cakewalk compared to what we did yesterday and you will enjoy the trek back to Wan as you walk through Pine, Rhododendron and Oak jungles. On reaching Wan, we will visit the village temple and rest. Overnight in Tents.
DAY 08 : (RETURN) Wan – Kathgodam (Drive/4 hrs)
INCLUDED / NOT INCLUDED & CANCELLATION POLICY
|Accommodation during the trek (camping)|
|All meals – vegetarian|
|Trekking permits and forest camping charges|
|Services of an expert trek leader (Qualified in Basic/Advanced Mountaineering Courses)|
|Trekking equipment (Hiking Pole, Crampons, Gaiters, Tents, Sleeping Bags, Mattresses, Ice Axes, Ropes, etc.)|
|Safety equipment (First Aid, Medical Kit, Oxygen Cylinders, Stretcher, etc.)|
|Services of an expert trek team (Guides, Cooks, Helpers, Porters/Mules)|
|Transport from your city to Kathgodam and Return|
|Food during transit to and from the base camp|
|Backpack offloading charges|
|Personal expenses of any kind|
|Anything apart from the inclusions|
|5% GST(Service Tax)|