Category: Easy trek
Area: Garhwal (Uttaranchal)
Season: May to June, Sept to Nov.
Surya To, one of the mountain Top is situated at 4200m amidst Himalayan mountain which offers 360 degree view of Himalaya including Bandarpoonch (6350 mtrs high), Dropdikadanda (6420 mtrs), Srikanth,and this trek gives the opportunity to experience a little bit of everything one expect to see in Himalayan mountains. One can see a village life of people of Barsu and agoda, forest of Deodar, Oak and Rhododeron, a high Himalayan meadow dyara and finally a view of Himalayan peaks from Surya top. It is an easy trek with one or two moderate days to see Himalayas and enjoy nature in short time you have. Himalayan black bear, Musk dear, Leopard are found in abundance with Monal pheasant, eagles and rich variety of butterflies and flowers.
DAY 01: RISHIKESH TO UTTARKASHI/BARSU
Starting from Rishikesh, drive by car to Uttarkashi 6-7 hours to village Barsu (2250m high). Arrive Camp Bugyal Sarai for the lunch time or lunch on the way. In the afternoon visit to the village to see the local culture. Overnight in camp.
DAY 02: BARSU TO DYARA BUGYAL
Early morning breakfast and pack up for the trek. From Bugyal Sarai, we trek to Dyara bugyal (3150 mtrs high) about six hours through jungle with amazing view of Himalaya around. Camp overnight in tents at Dyara.
DAY 03: DYARA BUGYAL TO SYARI BUGYAL AND TO THE SURYA TOP
From Dyara we trek to Syari Bugyal (2950m high) approx 5 hrs. Today we walk on the ridge of the mountain all the way to Syari bugyal and camp below Lambi Dhar. The ridge walk offers some of great view of Himalaya. After Lunch, we start trek to Surya top which takes an hour and offer 360 degree view of Himalaya including Bandarpoonch (6350 mtrs high), Dropdikadanda (6420 mtrs high), Jaonli (6600 mtrs high), Srikanth and many other peaks. After Spending some time at the top, we head back to our camp at Syari Bugyal for overnight Stay.
DAY 04: SYARI BUGYAL TO BARSU
After breakfast, we start our day and start heading back to Barsu. The trail takes us through mix forest of Deodar pine and rhododendron to Barsu where we stay in Camp Bugyal Sarai for an overnight(6-7 hours).
DAY 05: BARSU TO RISHIKESH
After Breakfast, we board our awaiting vehicles and drive back to Rishikesh. We will have lunch on the way. Trip finishes at the arrival at Rishikesh.