While Gidara Bugyal is one of the easiest and popular trekking destination in Uttarakhand, most people donāt know that there is another gem hidden 14 km beyond Dayara Bugyal, the scenic Gidara Bugyal. You can reach this lush green high altitude meadow by trekking on a gradually ascending but easy trail. The combination of Dayara Bugyal with Gidara Bugyal showcases the best of widespread alpine meadows. Surya Top, situated at a height of 3950m offers great view of the upper Himalayan peaks such as Bandarpoonch (6350m), Dropdi Ka Danda (6420m), Srikanth.
Day 01 : Drive Rishikesh to Raithal (2286m) via Uttarkashi; 223 km, 7 hour drive.
Day 02 : Trek Raithal to Dayara (3383m) via Ghuyin (2536m); 7-8 Km, 5 hour.
Day 03 : Trek Dayara Bugyal to Patanatuna (3,500m) via Siyari Bugyal; 7 km, 4 hour.
Day 04 : Trek Patanatuna to Gidara Bugyal (3,750m) and back; 10 km, 6 hour.
Day 05 : Trek Patanatuna (3500m) to Barnala Tal; 9 km, 5 hour.
Day 06 : Trek Barnala Tal to Barsu (2256m) and Drive to Rishikesh; 3 km trek, 7 hour drive.