Gidara Bugyal - A Hidden Gem

Gidara Bugyal is a hidden gem situated around 20 kms beyond the famous Dayara Bugyal is yet to be explored. Not many have laid their eyes on this high altitude meadow, its time to set foot on it. While Dayara Bugyal makes an easy weekend trek, Gidara Bugyal is ideal for serious trekkers. 

Most of the trail goes through lush green high altitude meadow booming with flowers by trekking on a gradually ascending but easy trail. Ali Bugyal & Bedni Bugyal are the famous combo meadows mostly frequented by trekkers approaching Roopkund Trek, but Dayara Bugyal - Gidara Bugyal will arguably a put on a better show.

Why Gidara Bugyal Trek?

  • Vast expanse of lush green meadows
  • Virgin meadow blooming with flowers
  • Stunning views of Banderpoonch Peak & Gangotri Ranges.
  • Dreamy campsites everyday
  • No human settlement on the trail except for some shepherd huts & gujjar huts
  • Overlooking a flock of sheep grazing the pasture land is a treat to soul

Season: The best time to do this trek is May End to September End and the region remains unapproachable during winter season due to snow. Keep extra buffer days during monsoon.

Activities in Gidara Bugyal

The soul-stirring Gidara Bugyal is more of a trek route for the adventurous souls than the tourists’ folks. For nature enthusiasts, Gidara Bugyal is filled with myriad of natural sightseeing. The full bloom of myriad flowers covers the entire meadow during the spring season. This heavenly place is enveloped with is peace and serenity that calms one’s body, mind and soul.

Trekking: Gidara Bugyal is slowing gaining recognition among the trekkers for its challenging route and abundant natural beauty with verdant hills covered with pine and oak trees, undulating meadows, gushing streams. 

Camping: Being a vast land of green pastures, Gidara Bugyal is an ideal place to camp and enjoy the beauty of nature. Camping is an amazing experience to have with family and friends when you are surrounded in the lap of nature. 

Photography: The floral meadows of Gidara Bugyal offer an enchanting scenic landscape. Along with imposing mountains, the beautiful Gidara Bugyal is a treat for the professional photographers and shutterbugs.

Staying in Gidara Bugyal

Gidara Bugyal is one of the lesser known high altitude meadows in Uttarakhand. As the gorgeous meadow is situated at the higher elevation, there are no accommodation options at Gidara Bugyal. Trekkers take their own tents and supplies and camp at the meadow itself under the clear night sky. One can also find tents on rent at the last habitable village or town.

Gidara Bugyal Food Guide

For obvious reasons, there are no restaurants or dhabas at Gidara Bugyal.The only food you can have is the one you take with yourself to the trek to Gidara Bugyal. If you are trekking with a group, it is advisable to find a local cook to travel with you so he can prepare meal for you wherever you decide to camp. Also, carry some packaged food with you as a light snack for the route. 

  • Trek to Gidara Bugyal is more challenging than Dayara Bugyal trek.
  • For amateur trekkers, mules and porters easily available for hire if one has difficulty carrying the luggage especially during the peak season. 
  • Having an experienced trekking guide with you is always helpful as the guide would know the route very well and trekkers won’t lose their way and be stranded.

Gidara Bugyal is famous for?

Gidara Bugyal is famous among tourist as Trek.

Gidara Bugyal is recommended destination for Corporates, Couples, Foreigners, Groups, Solo.

Gidara Bugyal is popular destination for following activities/ interests - Meadows, Trekking.

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