Dayara boasts some of our country’s greatest rolling meadows, which few people are aware of.It’s so big, broad and undulating that you don’t get anything ready for what’s next. The walk unfolds one by one. Dayara Bugyal Trek is full of suspense, unlike Ali-Bedni Trek, where you can watch the whole mountain meadow in a stretch. Another sensation is revealed by each fold. You occasionally find abandoned shepherd’s cottages in chhani, sometimes astonishing views welcome you. You continue to guess at Dayara Bugyal Trek.
It is a rare thing to see Dayara on such a large canvas.
Mt Bandarpoonch and Black Peak are nearly 21 000 feet above Dayara. What is less common is the glimpse of Dayara. The only reason why everyone should make this journey is to see these mountains erupting out of the Dayara meadows.
However, these mountains are not the only ones. A broad vista with a sweeping view from right to left includes some of Garhwal Himalayan’s other famous mountains – Mt Srikanth, Draupadi Ka Danda, Mt Jaunli.
All this was legend, yet I was breathless. On those fields I yearned for a day to tread.
We intended to explore Dayara Bugyal in addition to other treks early in the beginning of the Indiahikes. For us, we had to visit the meadows because in 2010 we explored the meadows.
In our blogs and articles we hadn’t said much about this and kept this small gem for ourselves, thinking we weren’t enough to appreciate the beauty of high-altitude grasslands in our nation. Frankly, hikers had been captivated by high altitude climbs at that time.
In my knees Dayara made me weak. It didn’t have two ways. If you had to witness anything wonderful, maybe lifelife, then one of them would be to tread on the Dayara meadows. I found out there was much going without the meadows even for the trip.
The large mountains over the Dayara wetlands
I recall when I went to explore the meadows at the beginning of the evening. Over hillock mounds the bright green grass has ondulated. Everywhere it was only grasslands. White sheep fleeing in the crannies of the meadows grazed in peace in tiny groupings.
Mount Bandarpoonch loomed above the wetlands like a guardian angel, with its shiny white sides. It was ubiquitous. Everywhere followed me the large massif with Mt Kalanag.
When they jot out of the meadows, you always know how amazing mountain views are. But it takes you by the throat of the neck on Dayara Bugyal. Because the whole stretch of larger Himalayas of the Gangotri expansion was behind me in the direction I had gone up.
I don’t believe I’ve been stunned, I can say. It was much more so. I must have been sitting on a rocky outcrop to stay in what I saw. I believe people’s perspectives have all been incorrect. Only the meadows are spoken about. The stunner is the Dayara mountain vista.
The Weight of the Wilderness
How wide the meadows were, I was taken aback. Anywhere I couldn’t find an end. I grew better with curiosity. Where the meadows stopped, I absolutely had to know.
The 2nd and the 3rd hill I climbed. The only thing I saw was an unending panorama of the wilderness. The highest point in the meadows, I crossed my way towards Bakhariya. There were many hills.
I hiked halfway up to a ridge leading to a high hill. I saw the large deep valley several thousands of feet under me from the pinnacle of the hill top. The deep valley with the wavering slopes was on one side, while the enormous mountain ranges were on the other. Mt Bandarpoonch was at the front. And these infinite green, rolling wadding carpets were under me.
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The journey of forests and biodiversity
I went to Dayara from several roads – how gloomy the trail is striking to me. The path is in nice shade and has a lovely wood cover right from the base camp to break the woods in the meadows. There’s a high level of biodiversity. That’s why you’re going to hear several bird sounds. Don’t miss the forest while we’re talking about the meadows. Dayara Bugyal Trek is one of Bird Watching’s best Himalayan hikes.
I like the campers in the woods.
Whether it’s Gui, Chilapada, Nayata or Barnala. I believe I may be in love with those campgrounds, surrounded by wood yet with grassy clearings and with a magnificent view of the mountains.
They are alone, they have enough room to spread their legs, and wander around, and gaze on the trees, yet in a corner you can just take in the scenery. I did a lot of trekking and enjoyed a lot of camps, but I think if you ask me a question about Dayara, there are some good campsites.