Awana Bugyal, Harsil Valley

It is the constant endeavor of Experience The Himalayas to discover new trails and trekking destinations. There’s a beautiful meadow that we could see from miles below from the village of Purali near Harsil. We thought it would be a beautiful camping destinations for our guests. A little prodding with the elders of the village and we came to know that they even had a name for this alpine meadow, Awana Bugyal. We, thus, set out with a small team in order to perform a recce of the trail leading to the bugyal or meadow.

What we discovered, filled our hearts with awe. The trail passes through beautiful forests with streams emerging here and there. The meadow stands at an altitude of 3483 m and one can go higher up to an altitude of 4400m.

The trek starts from the village Jhala which is just 5km away from Harsil . Our GPS told us that the meadow is about 14km from Jhala. The meadow offers stunning views and you would feel as though you were on top of the world.

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Overview

Awana Bugyal is a beautiful trek in Harsil Valley of Uttarakhand.

Harsil Valley is about 70km from Uttarkashi and 200 km from Dehradun. The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun. The nearest railway station is Dehradun station.

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival at Jhala in Harsil Valley (2500m)

Guests arrive today at the Himalayan village of Jhala in Harsil Valley. Overnight will be in a hotel.

Day 2
Trek 9km to Awana Base (3483m)

The first couple of km is along the Bhagirathi river. Then there’s a steep climb of 3km along deodar and pine forests. After a gradual descent of 2km, the last 2km is again a steep ascent which will bring us to our camp site for the trek.

Day 3
Trek 5km to Awana and back (4400m)

Today we will trek to the meadows of Awana. From there, we will trek to Khaliyani top. One can see the peaks of Kala Nag, Shrikhand and Bandarpoonch. After exploring the meadows, we will return to our campsite at Awana Base.

Day 4
Trek back to Harsil

Today we trace our steps back to Jhala and then drive to the beautiful village Harsil. Overnight in a hotel.

Day 5
Breakfast and end of service

Wake up and have breakfast. Then leave for your onward or return journey.

INR 12500 +5% GST Extra

Inclusions

  • 1) Accommodation in a hotel for 2 nights at Harsil/Jhala
  • 2) 2 nights accommodation in tents at Awana Base on a twin sharing basis.
  • 3) All meals during the trek.
  • 4) Trek equipment (Tents, sleeping bags, mattresses)
  • 5) Kitchen tent, dining tent
  • 6) Toilet tent
  • 7) First Aid kit with oxygen cylinder
  • 8) Services of a guide, porters to carry common trek equipment, cook and kitchen staff.
  • 9) Permission fees.

Exclusions

  • 1) Porters for personal luggage. Can be arranged at an additional cost of INR 2500 per 15kg
  • 2) Transport to Jhala/Harsil. Can be arranged at an additional cost. Please reach out to us if you need the same.
  • 3) Insurance
  • 4) Tips
  • 5) Any other expenses of a personal nature.
  • 6) 5%GST

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How to reach Harsil?

The nearest railway station is at Dehradun and the nearest airport is at Jolly Grant in Dehradun. Dehradun is well connected to major Indian cities by both rail and air.
One has to hire a cab to reach to Harsil/Jhala which is about 200km from Dehradun.

What is the max altitude of the trek?

You will reach a maximum altitude of 4400m.

Do I need to have prior trekking experience?

It is not mandatory to have a prior trekking experience. However, one must be fit enough to undertake the trek. Regular exercise and walking is recommended for at least a month before embarking on the trek.

Essential Information

  • Nearest railway station is Dehradun Railway station. The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport. From Dehradun, one has to hire a vehicle to reach Harsil Valley. Alternatively, ETH can arrange transport at an additional cost. Please reach out to us for the same.
  • 4400m
  • Min 6 and Max 15. Group sizes of less than 6 members can be arranged at an additional cost.
  • 5
  • Moderate