Dayara Bugyal in winters: A photo blog with drone images

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When deciding on a destination, I usually choose a theme and try to capture the basic essence of the trip. The biggest goal of winter trip to India during early January of 2019 was trekking in the Himalayas. Because of the strength it requires and my age, I chose a light trekking trail. The secondary objective was to see the Taj Mahal, the crystal of love made by Shah Jahan.

I’m not a mountaineering enthusiast, but I love hiking and walking. I was fascinated by the beauty of Mt. Halla during winter back in Korea. I observe the unique mountains of various countries while watching travel channels. Then, when I heard from my Indian colleague that he visits to the Himalayas every year, I readily grabbed the opportunity.  I personally made a travel plan and made a group of company colleagues. So in Singapore, three Koreans, including me signed with our 7 colleagues in Rohde&Schwarz India division team for an adventure vacation.

The Himalayas are spread across four countries. Nepal, Bhutan, India and China. Usually trekking through Nepal is most common and very well known. may be that is the reason that few foreigners going to the Himalayas which lies in India. In fact our trekking guide said we are the first Koreans that he has seen on Dayara Bugyal trek in his 17 years on mountains.

Initially we got cloudy weather and it snowed on the first day itself. After snowing we got clear weather and enjoyed the lovely trail and mountain vistas. As they say “A picture is worth a thousand words” let me share a few of our journey with you 😎 .

Day 1: Dehradun to Raithal via Uttarkashi

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Bhagirathi river on our way
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A pause during our minibus journey from Dehradun to Raithal
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Uttarkashi market to buy any last minute items
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Zigzag road from Bhatwari to Raithal
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Drone view of basecamp Raithal village

Day 2: Trekking to Goi

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Morning time Raithal
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Beautiful morning for posing a photo at Raithal
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Drone capture: Farming fields around Raithal covered with snow
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beautiful forest walk on snow
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Beautiful forest walk on snow
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Tea time
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Goi camp
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Drone capture: Fresh snow covered campsite

Day 3: Trekking to Dayara Bugyal, towards top and back to campsite

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Comfortable snow walk
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Comfortable snow hike
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Shepherd huts and monsoon shelters
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Aerial view
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Breathtaking view from Dayara Bugyal
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Heavy snow towards Dayara top
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Happy winter expedition with colleagues
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Me and my drone 🙂
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Probably first Koreans on Dayara Bugyal 😎
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Drone capture from Dayara
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Difficult hike on snow to Dayara top, until we decided to return

Day 4: Trek to Barnala

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Today we will hike to Barnala
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a temple on our way
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Descending to treeline
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Drone view inside jungle
Barnala ahead
And the other side
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Reaching Barnala camp
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Camp view from drone
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Sunset time
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Inside kitchen

Day 5: Trek to Barsu and then return to Dehradun

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Today is our last day on trail
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Breakfast time
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We met grazers on our way back
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Forest walk to Barsu
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Barsu lake

P.S.: All photos are shared by Yongsuk Hur and Anomit Roy.

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Yongsuk Hur
Yongsuk Hur
Currently living in Singapore. I am interested in coffee, travel and photography.

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