Surya Top-Dayra Bugyal Trek In Garhwal Himalaya

Red Chilli Adventures
  • 6 days
  • Easy
  • 4.9
  • Hilly

Surya Top-Dayra Bugyal Trek In Garhwal Himalaya By Red Chilli Adventures


Here is a trek which is not only easy to do but also offers an amalgamation of everything a Himalyan trek has to offer. Surya Top, situated at a height of 4200m offers great view of the upper Himalayan peaks such as Bandarpoonch (6350m), Dropdikadanda (6420m), Srikanth. The trek also offers an opportunity to experience firsthand the life style of the people of the village of Barsu and Agoda. You also get to walk through lush Deodar, Oak and Rhododendron forests as well as a high Himalayan meadow- Dyara before finally reaching the summit of Surya Top. What more! You can also catch a Himalayan black bear, musk dear or even a leopard while on your up through the forests. Worry not, these animals are more or less used to trekkers and are of no danger. If you have a knowledge and fondness for birds and/or wild flowers then this TRIP with its rich variety of Monal pheasant, eagles, butterflies etc is an idle trip for you.


  • Day 1:

    As for most Garhwal treks, our starting point is at Rishikesh from where a drive (via Uttarkashi) of 6-7 hours brings us to village Basru (2250m). Here we pitch our tents at Bugyal Sarai for lunch. The afternoon is yours to explore the nearby village and understand and observe the culture of these self sufficient villagers. Overnight at camp.

  • Day 2:

    Packing for a trek can take quite a bit of time so we start our day early, finish breakfast and get ready to trek up! The schedule is as such that today we trek from Bugyal Sarai to Dayara Bugyal(3150 m) which is a walk of about six hours with a good view of the Himalayas all around. Thrilled but tired enough to hit the sacks immediately we camp overnight at Dayara.

  • Day 3:

    This is an interesting day of trekking. The entire 5 hours from Darya Bugyal to Syari Bugyal is spent walking on the ridge of the mountain. It is a thrilling experience to actually walk with hundreds of meters of cliff below you! However, our guides are prepared to take care of you lest any danger prevails and you have not a thing to worry about. Exhilarated with the slight adventure, we camp below Syari Bugyal for the night.

  • Day 4:

    Early the next day, we finish breakfast and start our trek to Surya Top, which is a summit offering an almost 360 degree view of the Himalayas with prominent peaks such as Bandarpoonch (6350 m), Dropdikadanda (6420 m), Jaonli (6600 m), Srikanth, Gangotri I,II,III etc. clearly visible. Our guides will be able to point out accurately the name of the peaks for you and you can store away the memory in your cameras. This is perhaps the best walk of the entire trek. From Surya top, we walk back on the ridge and divert to our camping at Kornkutta.

  • Day 5:

    The walk is through a nice oak, cedar and rhododendron forest and finally a pretty much downhill walk to the AGODA village. We camp for the night just below the said village, which consists of 20 to 30 houses, double-storied, slate roofed and each with a stone courtyard.

  • Day 6:

    It is now just a 2 and half hours walk down to the awaiting vehicles which will take us back to Rishikesh.


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