The wildest landscaped wilderness in our country
Not many people know, but Dayara has some of our country’s best rolling meadows. It’s so big, wide and undulating, that you don’t have anything to do with what’s next. The walk unfolds one by one. Dayara Bugyal trek is filled with suspense as opposed to the Ali-Bedni Tour, where you can see the entire alpine meadow in an area.
Each fold shows another experience. You sometimes meet abandoned shepherd chhaani huts, sometimes with a stunning view. You’re welcomed. You guess on the Dayara Bugyal trek.
It’s so rare to see Dayara in such a large canvas.
Mt Banderpoonch and Black peak, which overlook Dayara, is rare. What is rarer. The only reason why anyone has to make this trip is to see the mountains only come out of Dayara’s meadows.
But these mountains are not the only ones. In a full sweep, some of the other great mountains of the Gharwal Himalayas are panoramic from left to right.
I like the Dayara Bugyal Trek
Much before we started Indiahikes, I heard of Dayara Bugyal – from now on I’m almost 13-14 years old.
All of this was folklore, but my imagination was tangled. On these meadows, I longed for one day.
We wanted to explore Dayara Bugyal in addition to other great hiking trips very early in the beginning of Indiahikes. We had to see our own meadows because in 2010 we explored the meadows!
We didn’t much talk about it at that time in our blogs and articles, and we kept our treasure for ourselves, thinking that our country didn’t mature enough to enjoy the wonders of the high grasslands. Frankly, trekkers were obsessed at that time by trekking in high altitude.
In the knees, Dayara made me weak. It didn’t take two ways. If you had to see something wonderful, possibly a lifetime experience, you would be one of them walking on the Dayara meadows. Also, I found out that there was a lot going on without the meadows for the trek.
I recall that I went to the meadows early in the evening. Over hill mounds the golden green grass has ondulated. All round, it was only meadows. Fluffy white sheep in the nooks of the meadows grassed peacefully.
Mt Bandarpoonch stood above the prairies like a guardian angel, with its shimmering snowy flanks. It was ubiquitous. Everywhere followed me the large Mt. Kalanag mountain.
When they jut out of the meadows, they always hear how beautifully mountain views are. But it takes you by the scruff of the neck on Dayara Bugyal. Because the whole stretch of Gangotri’s larger Himalayas lay behind me in the direction I climbed up.
The vastness of the meadows
How huge the meadows were, I was taken aback. Anywhere, I wasn’t able to find an end. Oddness got me better. Where the meadows ended, I really had to know.
The 2nd and 3rd hillocks I climbed. The only thing I saw was an infinite view of the meadows. I have crossed my way to the highest place of the meadows, Bakhariya. There were many hills.
Halfway up, I went up to a hill-top ridge. I could see the large deep valley many thousands of feet under me from the summit of the hilltop. The deep valley on one side of the hills had fades and the big mountains on the other side. Mt Bandarpoonch was at the front. And these endless green rolling meadows tapestries were just below me.
The foresty trail and the biodiversity
I walked to Dayara from several routes — how shady the trail is, what strikes me. The trail is in good shape with beautiful forest cover, right from the base camp until you break out of the forests into the wetlands. There is high biodiversity. That’s why many bird calls are going to be heard. Don’t miss the forest while we’re talking about the meadows.
in the clearings I really liked the camps
Whether that’s Gui, Chilapada, Nayata, or Barnala. I think I could fall in love with these camps, surrounded by forest and grassy clearings, with commanding mountain tops.
They are isolated, there is plenty of space in which they can stretch their legs, walk around and have a look at the forests. I have done a lot of trekking and I have loved a lot of camps, but I think it has some better campsites if you ask me about Dayara.