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Whether you're new to the backcountry hiking, or looking to develop on your wilderness skills, Trip The Himalaya invites you on a trip to celebrate the outdoors with the 9K-UK Summit Series: Dayara Summit at 11,181 ft (3,408m) 

 

 

Your Trip

 

Trip takes the explorers into the nature’s own garden, while raising the awareness about tree community among people, and trail talks on the need for planting and tending of trees. We discuss many ways on how to prevent unintended littering and reduce our plastic pollution on the hillside and remote locations of the Himalaya.

 

 

What We Enjoy on This Trip

 

- Quaint shepherd-villages amidst whispering Deodar forests

- Traversing the zigzag Himalayan ranges in this region

- High altitude, alpine meadows of the village

- Camp amid salubrious and an tranquil environment

- Butterflying & Birding

- Lush Kharsu Oak, Cider & Rhododendron forest.

- The dominating panorama of the Himalayan snow peaks

  • This was an amazing experience! And overcoming my fear of heights was the best part of it! From rocky walks to slippery ones, everything was perfect! Connecting with nature and knowing the real importance of it, makes me realise how careful we have to be at our every step. And I am very thankful that we had perfect people /teachers to guide us and making us believe in ourselves. Also segregating the waste sought me to help my surroundings clean. - Puallu Sharma (Student, Grade 10)

Dayara Bugyal Summit:7K.UK Summit Series

About Dayara Bugyal

The pasture uplands of Uttarakhand’s alpine heights are focal points for many of our splendid treks in the region. These are the Bugyals—fecund grassy uplands secreted away in mountain laps where shepherds take their herds in summer days before the winter snow renders them fallow. Dayara is a relatively lesser known Bugyal, accessible from Uttarkashi by just a short, crisp trek but it is one that pays off magnificent rewards.

 

Dayara in the local tongue refers to a circular plot of land, reflecting the hoop shaped grassy turf of this Bugyal, margined by dark oak and maple woods and beyond the green reaches, a glowing snowline of the Bandarpoonch and other ranges. Along the entire stretch, at different junctures, you can catch glimpses of the Gangotri set of peaks, Srikanth peak, Bandarpoonch, and Black Peak.

 

 

Nature & Wildlife

A rambling walk through the undulated pastures of Dayara will bring you out of the world frames of its green ecosystem, the whispering wilderness of the oak woods, and somewhere far away, a breathless peak view panorama gradually unveiling.

 

 

Summit Series: Dayara Bugyal (4D/3N)

For hundreds of years, shepherds have been taking their flock to graze at Dayara Bugyal. Time and again, they have come back with stories of the abundance of fresh, soft grass and the splendor of the mighty Himalayan mountain peaks cradling the meadows. A high point of the journey comes on the fourth day when we are ascending to 12, 100 ft. from our Dayara campsite to Dayara Top.

 

Join our Trip the Himalaya team of certified outdoor instructors and naturalists for an introduction to being in the forest. Trip includes sessions on tent pitching, staying warm & dry, camp cleanliness, short hikes around forests for flora and fauna identification in the area. In addition, there are trail talks on Himalayan geography, environmental issues affecting this area and a plantation drive.

Mussoorie, Uttarakhand Location & Surroundings Photo Gallery:

Dayara Bugyal Summit:7K.UK Summit Series

Welcome to Dehra Dun/ Mussoorie

 

Drive from old Tehri bus stand in Mullingar, Mussoorie to Raihal (144 kms | 5-6 hrs Drive): Arrival at 12 noon, approx. From road-head Hike 6 kms to Gui Village (Elevation 9000 feet). Arrival at Gui Village campsite, followed by refreshments at 4:00 pm. Time to relax, spend time on the meadows and enjoy the Himalayan views. Dinner will be served between 7pm - 9pm at the campsite. 

The Village of Gui

 

Breakfast will be served between 7am - 9am at the campsite. Start 9am - 10am Hiking up Gui Village to Dayara Bugyal (Elevation 10500 feet | 4 kms | 3-4 hrs). Hot lunch served on arrival at Dayara Bugyal. 01 pm approx. Time to relax, spend time on the meadows and enjoy the mighty Bandarpunch views. Refreshments at 4:00 pm. Camp under the stars at Dayara Bugyal (TTH Camp Meadow). Dinner will be served between 7pm - 9pm at the campsite.

Camping in Dayara Bugyal

 

Breakfast will be served between 7am - 9am at the campsite. Start 9am - 10am Hiking up for Dayara Bugyal Top (Elevation 12000 feet | 2.5 kms | 1 hr, one-way). Descend back for hot lunch at the Camp Meadow. Arrival at 2:00 pm, approx. Time to relax, spend time on the meadows and enjoy the Himalayan views. Refreshments at 4:00 pm. Camp under the stars at Dayara Bugyal (TTH Camp Meadow). Dinner will be served between 7pm - 9pm at the campsite. 

 

Dayara - Mussoorie

 

Breakfast will be served between 6:30am - 7:30am at the campsite. Start at 8am from Dayara Bugyal to Barsu Village (9 kms | 4 hrs). Packed lunch for the road-head. Reach the road-head and drive back to Mussoorie. Arrival at road-head 12 noon approx. Trip Ends

 

9K.UK Summit Series: Dayara Summit (4D/3N)

When explorers reach our Dayara Bugyal campsite, they find the meadows exactly as the shepherds described – only, more beautiful. The multiple trails that we explore are even more rewarding, with splendid mountain views and clear water bodies strewn across the meadows.

Rs. 7,916/- (Plus 5% GST) Per Person for 4 Day and 3-Nights camping trip.

This cost does Not Include train/air fare, local transport (cabs/coaches/etc), any unspecified meals, bottled water, or any other expenses not mentioned in the programme.

 

Note: Groups range from min 9 to 25 pax per batch. We limit people to small size group per batch in order to make the trip experience more effective. 

ACTIVITY: Trekking, Hiking, Camping & Instructions on Camplife, Knowledge on Outdoor Living Skills and Basic Principles of LNT© Ethics/ Campfire. 

 

ACCOMMODATION: Boarding and lodging in single/double/triple occupancy accommodation in Tents and Homestay with provision of clean toilet tents.

 

MEALS: A lot of emphasis is given to nutritional needs and a menu of vegetarian dishes is prepared accordingly. Non-Veg menu can be provided on request. Refreshments will be served throughout. Provision of kitchen tents at both campsites.

 

EXPERT INSTRUCTORS and certified outdoors faculty.

 

SAFE-SECURE stay and transport during the trip

 

FOREST permits for hikes, and camping destination/park fees and Gratuities 

 

OUTDOOR GEAR: Backpack: Sturdy 60 ltrs (with a plastic or waterproof lining), Sleeping bag and a Sleeping pad, Trekking stick, Gaiters. If required, liners bags for sleeping bags & backpacks, cup, bowl & spoon, will be provided. 

 

CAMPING GEAR: High quality trekking equipments like Tents, stoves, fuel & fuel bottles, cooking utensils, rations, trail food, trowels, water purification, first aid kits, etc will be provided, depending on type of trip.

 

CONTENT: Nature/outdoor/adventure based knowledge sessions, films, music and literature.

 

BACKCOUNTRY EMERGENCY: Our instructors are certified by Aerie Backcountry in Wilderness First Responder and Wilderness First Aid. We also have Medical Support from Landour Community Hospital (LCH). 

 

 

Please Note: 

 

a). Personal Trekking Gear can also be provided on hire from our Outfitting Store in Mussoorie.

 

b). You are welcome to bring and use Your Own Gear as well.

 

c). All gear is Washed and Properly Checked before issue.

 

d). In case of Damage or Loss of any gear, the students/ explorers shall be liable to pay for the cost.

 

e). Some of the above mentioned gear may not be required for your chosen itinerary, therefore those items will not be issued to the students/ explorers.

4D/3N Pack List - Summit Series: Dayara Bugyal :

Ideal Pack List to Trip the Himalaya:  

Mentioned below is a broad list of basic items we recommend all students/ explorers should carry. You can always create your own pack-list based on your personal needs and medical requirements. Also mentioned below are the inclusions of the trip. 

 

IDEALLY BRING: 

 

Sun hat: Cotton/Nylon

Sunglasses: Preferably with an Anchor

Sun protection Lotion 

Water bottle: 2 Bottles of 1 litre capacity. Please insure that they do not leak. Hydration pack (optional)

Wrist watch: Is a must for trips

Headlamp/ flashlight: Preferably a headlamp as it leaves your hands free to work. Please bring extra batteries

Rain wear: Rain Poncho, Rain Pants & Rain Jackets

Toilet articles: Toothbrush, toothpaste, items of personal hygiene, etc

Pocket knife: Optional, fixed blade or locking preferred

Personal medications: If any, please also carry your doctor’s prescription and fill out our Medical History form. 

Lip balm/ chapstick or Moisturiser             

Camera/ Phone: Optional

Any other personal gear: Please note you will be carrying all your gear by yourself

Stationary: Notebook and pen/pencils 

 

IDEALLY WEAR: 

 

Comfortable and Athletic clothing (rain proof/ wind-proof)

Wool gloves: 1 Pair

Warm Jacket: 1 Jacket (woollen/ fleece)

Warm shirts & pants: 1 Pair (synthetic or waterproof track pants)

Thermal Inner-wear: Bottom & Top 

Hiking pants: 1 Pair

Hiking shirt preferably with a Long sleeve

Underwear: 3/4 Changes

Woollen/ Nylon socks: 2/3 Pairs

Hiking shoes: 1 Pair (High-ankle waterproof trekking shoes with good grip)

Slippers/ Sandals: For wearing in camp. Footwear should be closed toed. (No flip-flops)

Travel in small groups. Respect local cultures and the heritage.

 

Please be sure to dispose your waste responsibly and leave no trace on the hillside, during or after camping. Be sensitive towards wildlife and nature.

 

General precautions for a proper acclimatization. We advice those suffering from an ailment or heart disease, Diabetes, Breathing problems, High altitude sickness or is Pregnant Not to participate in this trek.

Accommodation and other stay options in the area:

Deolsari Camp, at Forest Rest House (Mussoorie Forest Division)

Nature at FRH : Surrounded by beautiful Deodar, Rhododendron & Oak forests, camping facility, wildlife (leopard, barking deer, Sloth bear, Martin, Chir & Kalij pheasant), short treks, Nag Tibba (17kms), Ghudiappa view point (7kms).

Dayara Bugyal Summit:7K.UK Summit Series

Frequently asked questions by our clients on:

What Should I Wear? 

 

Hiking Boots:  A mid or high boot will protect you ankle from unnatural twists and sprain on uneven terrain. Tough, chiseled Vibram soles made for trail hiking will grab onto rock and slippery surfaces and will hold up against lots of abuse over time much better than regular running shoes or sneakers

 

Quick-dry or soft-shell outdoor pants: Jeans, which are made out of cotton, absorb humidity and water and stay very wet which, if the water or air is cold,  can lead to hypothermia. They also do not insulate as well as synthetic fiber pants do.

 

Waterproof outer layer of pants and jacket: A breathable but completely waterproof pants and jacket combo will ensure that your under layers stay dry from rain and release moisture from sweat.

 

Wool socks: Like jeans, cotton socks retain moisture and adjust to the temperature of the atmosphere while wool socks keep you warm and dry even in heavy rain or after stepping in a puddle.

 

You said that I have to wear hiking boots. What if I have sneakers that I love to hike in?

In the winter, we recommend wearing hiking boots because they will keep your feet warm and dry. In the summer, many of our trails can be hiked in sneakers if you’re confident in your ability. Be aware that sneakers do not have the same tread or ankle support as a hiking boot. Simply put, boots are safer.

I want to “bring a friend” but we want to sign up separately, how do we do this? 

You can each sign up for the trip via our website. Just select the “bring a bud” discount while registering, and enter your friends name in the “comments” box.

 

Can I pay a deposit to reserve my spot?

For our day trips you do need to pay in full to reserve your spot. For our multi-day trips you may be able to set up a custom payment plan. Please email us on hello@tripthehimalaya.com, Or call the us at 7300-686-293 & 7300-686-293 for options according to trip.

 

Does Trip The Himalaya offer a discount for students or teachers?

Yes, as of March 1, 2018, students and teachers are eligible to receive 10% off of TTH day trips. This discount applies to trips with availability as of 12:00 noon the day before the trip. To check availability or register, contact us at hello@tripthehimalaya.com. You must have a current student ID or school email address or proof that you are a teacher. You will need to show your student ID or proof of occupation to your guide on the day of the trip.

4 Seater cab rental option including tolls, insurance and fuel: Rs. 3500/- per vehicle, per day Or Rs. 1500/- per vehicle, One way. 

 

Transfers cost between Dehra Dun railway station to Mussoorie, one-way ranges between Rs. 1600/- to Rs. 2500/- to Rs. 6000/- for a 4 seater,  8-9 seater & 13 seater vehicle respectively. 

 

The passenger vans/mini-coaches we use, hold between to 13-18 pax. Mini bus holds 27 pax, SUV/MUV hold up to 7 pax and all smaller cabs up to 4 pax. We do not over load vehicles with even one extra passenger.  

 

We use Maruti Dzire, Toyota Innova, Mahindra Xylo, Mahindra Scorpio, or similar vehicles.  The transport tariff includes all driver charges, fuel, parking, toll and taxes.

 

No local jeeps or similar vehicles are used except for TTH staff where we require short transfers from between camps to the trek points. 

Where do I go to the bathroom? 

The majority of the trails we hike on do not have established bathrooms. In short, nature is your bathroom.

 

The cabs got stuck in traffic! Something came up and I couldn’t make it! Can I get a trip credit? 

This one is going to sting. We would have loved to see you out on the trip with us, but if you can’t come we need at least one week’s advanced notice in order to be able to give you a trip credit. There are no exceptions.

 

Should I tip my guide? 

Our guides are the best you’ll find anywhere. If you had a great day with us, a tip is always appreciated.

Are we going hiking even though it’s raining and windy? 

We do hike in the rain, snow, wind and any other weather conditions that nature decides to throw at us. After all, we’re going on adventures! If the weather is unsafe for any reason, the trip will be changed or postponed. You will be notified the week of your trip if there are changes due to weather.

 

Will we still be going snowshoeing if there’s no snow in the forecast? 

If we schedule a snowshoeing trip, we make every effort to select a trail that has adequate snow for a great trip. If this is not possible we will change the trip to a winter hike.

I’m signing up by myself. Will there be other solo travellers on the trip?

One of the great reasons to go on our trips is you don’t have to depend on unreliable friends. Many people sign up solo and within minutes on the trip, find themselves making friends.

 

I have a child who loves the outdoors, can I bring him with? 

At this point, most of our public trips are for 18+ only. That being said, we can run private trips for any ages.

 

What type of person goes on a Trip the Himalaya programme?

Ages generally range from early twenties through fifties, though there are definitely people of all ages on our trips. We find that there’s a pretty even split between male and female on our trips. The common thread we find is an adventurous spirit and love for the outdoors.

Please Read our:

Travel in small groups. Respect local cultures and the heritage.

 

Please be sure to dispose your waste responsibly and leave no trace on the hillside, during or after camping. Be sensitive towards wildlife and nature.

 

General precautions for a proper acclimatization. We advice those suffering from an ailment or heart disease, Diabetes, Breathing problems, High altitude sickness or is Pregnant Not to participate in this trek.

The client receives a confirmation via email within 24 hours of successful booking. The customer may choose to cancel their booking and a full refund will be processed. 

 

If Cancellations are made - 

 

30 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of booking value will be charged as Cancellation fees. 

 

15-30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.

 

0-15 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.

The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days

 

In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases we will try our best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However no refund will be provided for the same.