Why we love the Gidara Bugyal trek - A Tribute Film By Indiahikes

Why we love the Gidara Bugyal trek - A Tribute Film By Indiahikes

Category Thursday Trek Talk

By Swathi Chatrapathy

Yesterday, my colleague told me something that surprised me. She said, "When I talk to trekkers about Gidara Bugyal, they immediately shy away and ask about Rupin Pass or Buran Ghati instead." 

"Since Gidara Bugyal is a fairly new trek, without much footfall, trekkers don't understand why they must go there," she added. 

I thought to myself, what a big mistake trekkers are making -- missing out on a chance to experience Gidara Bugyal when they can have the meadows all to themselves. 

Having trekked through the Gidara Meadows in 2021, I can confidently say that they are the most magnificent meadows I have ever seen. In my opinion, they are even more beautiful than Dayara, Ali Bedni Bugyal, and the Kashmiri meadows. 

However, I don't want you to hear it from me. 

I want you to see for yourself. 

We made this video to celebrate Gidara Bugyal and show trekkers a hidden gem of a trek in Uttarakhand. It has some fantastic visuals of what to expect on the trek. 

The video also has the most experienced trekkers at Indiahikes, including the founders, taking you through the trek.

Click on the image to view the Video

Given the high altitude of this trek (14,000+ ft), we open it up only in June. And we take smaller and fewer groups. 

With steep climbs, stream crossings, and a stunning 3 km ridge walk above the meadows, this trek has all the adventure of a 14,000 ft trek. It can melt the hardest trekker's heart. 

If you love trekking, don't miss out on this one. Find all the details here.

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PS: Many trekkers mistake this to be a very challenging trek. But we have eased out the itinerary and campsites to make the trek a notch easier. Even if you are a beginner, you can do this trek with good fitness. 

Swathi Chatrapathy

Chief Editor

About the author

Swathi Chatrapathy heads the digital content team at Indiahikes. She is also the face behind India's popular trekking video channel, Trek With Swathi. Unknown to many, Swathi also writes a weekly column at Indiahikes which has more than 100,000 followers.

A TEDx speaker and a frequent guest at other events, Swathi is a much sought after resource for her expertise in digital content.

Before joining Indiahikes, Swathi worked as a reporter and sub-editor at a daily newspaper. She holds a Masters's in Digital Journalism and continues to contribute to publications. Trekking, to her, is a sport that liberates the mind more than anything else. Through trekking, Swathi hopes to bring about a profound impact on a person's mind, body and spirit.