While Gidara Bugyal is one of the easiest and popular trekking destination in Uttarakhand, most people donâ€™t 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.