The Himalayan region of Uttarakhand is home to the alpine-type grassland. It can be found at the foothills of the mountains at elevations between 3,300 and 4,000 m. In spring, flat meadows and slopes are covered with green or seasonal alpine vegetation. This grassland is the preferred pasture of tribal herders. These grasslands are known as Bugyal in Uttarakhand’s local language.
Bugyals in Uttarakhand one of India’s most beautiful and unique places to explore and connect with nature is a must-see. In winter, the Bugyals are covered in snow and springtime brings out their beautiful alpine vegetation and green glasses.
Here is a list of some of the Popular Bugyals in Uttarakhand.
Dayara Bugyal in Uttarakhand is a great option if you’re looking for a weekend trek. Dayara Bugyal Trek takes you through open terrain and dense forests at different points and ends at vast green meadows. Dayara Bugyal begins from Barsu village. Trekkers often trek through Raithal in order to see the stunning scenery of both its routes.
Ali Bedni Bugyal
Ali Bedni Buggyal’s beautiful winding meadows are some of the most stunning alpine meadows found in Uttarakhand. You will travel through lush meadows, dense coniferous forests, and steep hills to reach Bedni Bugyal or Ali Bugyal. The Bedni Kund of Bedni Bugyal is a sacred place for the locals. It is located in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, at the border of Garhwal (Kumaon) and Uttarakhand (Garhwal).
Rohini Bugyal, a tranquil meadow, is hidden in the dense forest of Chopta Valley. Rohini Bugyal, a perfect spot for camping on the trek to Chandrashila peak via Deoria Tal is ideal.
Rohini Bugyal offers spectacular views of the Garhwal Himalayas, including Chaukhamba, Chaukhamba, and Neelkanth.
Panwali Bugyal is located between Gangotri & Kedarnath. Its elevation ranges from 9,000 to 13,000 feet. These grasslands can be accessed from both sides of the old pilgrimage route that runs from Gangotri to Kedarnath. For those who are following the Gangotri route, Mala is 2 km away from Bhatwari. Triyuginarayan is the starting point for those traveling from the opposite side.
Chansheel Bugyal in Uttarakhand is an obscure destination, at 3,600m above sea level. It has been long ignored by trekkers.
The lush green meadows of Chaishel Valley, Uttarkashi district, are located on the border between Uttarakhand Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh. They offer uninterrupted views of the magnificent Himalayan peaks Bandarpunch and Kalnag.
Dev Kyara Bugyal
Dev Kyara Bugyal offers a trekking expedition through the Himalayan green meadows. This trek takes 7-10 days and requires moderate experience. The elevation of Dev Kyara Trek can be found at 3745 meters. Dev Kyara Peak is magnificent in summer as well as winter.
It is one of the most beautiful valleys in the Western Himalayas. You will be surrounded by alpine meadows and moraine ridges as well as glacier valleys, dense forests, ancient Himalayan villages, and dense deodar forest. These stunning valleys in the Himalayas will charm your soul and make your trip worth it.
Gidara Bugyal can be found approximately 20 km from Dayara Bugyal. Because of the distance, the number of trekkers who visit this high grassland is less. Dayara Bugyal is a great weekend trek. Gidara Bugyal, however, is ideal for serious trekkers.
The trail winds through lush green meadows, covered in flowers. It is easy to trek uphill.
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Gursan Bugyal (Gorso Bugyal), is located at an elevation of 3056m, 3 km from Auli. It is surrounded by oak trees and coniferous forests.
You can also travel from Gursan Bugyal to Chhatarkund which is only 1 km from Gurso Bugyal. Chattarkund, which is located in the middle of a dense forest, is known for its fresh water.