Skiing At Dayara-Bugyal

Bugyal in the local language means "high altitude meadow". The road to Dayara Bugyal branches off near Bhatwari, a place on Uttarkashi - Gangotri Road, which is about 28 kms. from Uttarkashi.

Dayara-Bugyal - Getting Ready for Skiing, Uttranchal Vehicles can go up to the village of Barsu, from where one has to trek a distance of about 8 km to reach Dayara. The other route is via village Raithal, 10 kms. from Bhatwari, from where one has to trek about 6 km to Dayara Bugyal. Situated at an elevation of about 3048 m, this vast meadow is second to none in natural beauty.

During winter it provides excellent ski slopes over an area of 28 sq. km Dayara bugyal affords a panoramic view of the breathtakingly beautiful Himalayas. There is a small lake in the area that provides an excellent camping site.

From this spot one can trek down through dense forests to Dodi-Tal, which is about 32 km away.


Accommodation at Bhatwari.
Some villagers' huts may also be used, for accommodation purposes.

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