Region :- Uttarakhand
Duration :- 7 Days
Grade :- Easy To Moderate
Max Altitude :- 5600, Ft.
Approx Trekking Km :-  210 Kms.


Chaainsheel Bugyal is a high altitude valley at a height of 11700 feet in Uttarkashi district. Chaainsheel Bugyal lies on the border of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh. This place is not known much by the trekkers and Uttarakhand Tourism declared it as “Trek of the Year” in 2017.

One of the least explored destinations, Chaainsheel valley has a number of surprising meadows and mesmerizing scenic views, it is a heaven in itself.

Chaainsheel Bugyal Trek lies at the Altitude of 11750 feet. The trek starts from Himari base camp which is the base camp of more than five treks

This trek come under Govind Wildlife Sanctuary National park in Uttarkashi district Uttarakhand . No doubt, the Himalayas have enchanting beauty, bracing climate and desirable soothing green meadow. So, what else can be better than spending some days here in the serenity?

Chaainsheel Bugyal Valley hides exciting surprises

This is one of the destinations which is least explored, Chaainsheel valley has a number of surprising meadows and mesmerizing scenic views and it is less interrupted by the trekkers so this place can be compared to heaven or you can say it is heaven in itself. You will come across many breathtaking and captivating places in this valley.

The trail is through villages where you will get to see the culture and lifestyle of people living in the mountains. The lush green meadows are desired by the trekkers and here are number of lakes present in this area, one thing which makes this trek amazing is camping in the middle of meadows, serene and refreshing climate and crystal clear views of Garhwal Himalayas in front. Walk along the Rupin River and Estari gad

While trekking along the Rupin River, the trail will take you through dense pine forest across ridges. In addition, the trails made it familiar with other famous treks.

Chaainsheel Bugyal Trek Great for Beginners

Beginners and experienced trekkers both can go for this trek as this varies from easy to moderate. This is a trek with inherent beauty which is at full bloom in the month of June.

So, the best time to do the trek is 1st week of May to last week of November because in pre-monsoon the trail remains covered in snow and the climb gets tough.

Dynamic Sceneries of Chaainsheel Bugyal , Explore Two Valleys in One Trek

Moreover, you will get surprises on every bend of the trail. Hence, you will be delighted by the beauty of Himalayas and God’s creation. Perhaps, exploring the two valleys in a single trek passing.

Why to choose Chaainsheel Bugyal Trek?

Before heading towards the itinerary, it is really essential to perceive the reason behind choosing Chaainsheel Bugyal trek.

See firstly, the trekking distance is a total of by taxi 420 Km and on foot 32 km which is to be covered into 8 days. Dehradun to via Mussoorie, Estari gad, Akhoti Thach, Gujjar hat, Chaainsheel Bugyal

Chaainsheel trek is a low altitude mountain trek Altitudes is 11750 feet

The Starting trail is moderate as compare to other treks this is easy and moderate trek. So this is best option for first time trekkers, family, School

Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperature?

You got to see so many heavenly bodies at one place like the panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges, you can see pine forests, different variety of flora and fauna surpassing through bona fide Garhwali heritage and culture.

I think Do spare time in Interaction with our local’s team, and you will get to know about some of the ancient tales of Indian mythology and our local cultures, this is good ideas for trekkers

Beautiful landscapes so carry proper photo gear & Extra battery backup.

The backpack should not exceed 12 kg only


The altitude we are going to cover in Chaainsheel Bugyal

Dehradun – 478 Meters

Himari camp – 5100 feet

Akhoti Thach – 8350 feet

Gujar hat – 9750 feet

Chaainsheel Bugyal – 11750 feet

Key Points Chaainsheel Bugyal trek

Duration: – 6 Nights 7 Days

Base camp: – Himari camp

Summer Temperature:- Day 5°C to 15°C) Night 5° C to 10° C

Chaainsheel Bugyal Altitude – 11750 feet

Best Time – May, June, September, October, November

Trek Level: – Moderate

Trek distance: – On foot 49 Km – By taxi 420 km

Group Size: – minimum 5 people maximum 15 people

Short Itinerary Chaainsheel Bugyal Trek

Day 1:Pickup to you from Dehradun railway station drive to Himari camp (210 km) (8/9 Hours) (5100 feet)

Day 2:Trek from Himari camp to via Estari gad to Akhoti Thach (12 km) (6/7 Hours) (8350 feet)

Day 3:Trek from Akhoti Thach to Gujar hat camp (04 km) (3/4 Hours) (9750 feet)

Day 4:Trek from Gujar hat to Chaainsheel Bugyal (06 km) (4/5 Hours) (11750 feet) Explore around Chaainsheel Bugyal

Day 5:Trek from Chaainsheel Bugyal to Akhoti Thach – (10 km) (5/6 Hours) (8350 feet)

Day 6:- Trek from Akhoti Thach to Himari champ (12km) (5/6 Hours) (5100 feet)


Day 7:- Drive from Himari camp to Dehradun by taxi (210 km) (8/9 Hours)

Brief Itinerary

Day 1 : Pickup to you from Dehradun railway station drive to Himari camp

Total distance – 210 km – 8/9 Hours journey

 Mode of journey – By taxi

 Altitude – Himari camp – 5100 feet

 Night stay – Camp – on twin share basis

Himalayan Hikers organizes transport for trekkers from Dehradun Railway Station in the morning which will leave for Khanyasni camp around 6:00 am to 7:00 am.

Dehradun is the capital of Uttarakhand and one of the most beautiful places in India. The main attraction of this place is Rajpur road go through it and get a glimpse of Dehradun’s beauty. Reach Mussoorie after an hour which is also known as “Queen of Hills”. People visit it heavily during vacations with their family and friends.

After half an hour, stop at kempty fall. Have breakfast there and witness people from different parts of the world. The break will be of maximum 1 hour. Ahead the peaks are visible and further you will come close to holy Yamuna River. If you want, then take a short break of 20 minutes and enjoy being around it.

Further you will cross the small markets of Nainbagh, Damta and Naugaon. Reach Purola around 1:30 pm and take a break there for lunch. After having lunch proceed to Sankri via Jarmola. From there the back of Kedarkantha is visible. Go through the picturesque zig zag road amid pine forest of Jarmola.

Reach Mori and after 1 hour you will come across a check post Naitwar, reaching the Himari camp site you will enjoy the tea or snacks.


Day 2 : Trek from Himari camp to via Estari gad to Akhoti Thach

 Total distance – 12 km – 6/7 Hours journey

 Mode of journey – On foot

 Altitude Akhoti Thach – 8350 feet

 Night Stay – our Camp – on twin share basis

Have your breakfast at your camp Himari camp and it is going to be a long day so with packed lunch leave for Akhoti Thach. The trail is not tough, start your trek with a gentle walk and there are some easy ascents further.

The trail takes you through dark forests of pine trees, trek under the shadow of these trees, keep following the trail you will come across streams on the way where you can refill your water bottles. Keep following the trail which is on right of Estari Gad River. When you continue walking on that trail you will reach a village named “Hadwari”.

Walk through a forest here you can spot variety of birds and animals, keep walking and a meadow will unfold in front of you that is Akhoti Thach , this would surprise you this campsite is beautiful, camp here in middle of the meadow. Relax here dinner and overnight stay in tents.


Day 3 :Trek from Akhoti Thach to Gujar hat camp

 Trek Distance – 04 km – 3/4 Hours journey

 Mode of journey – On foot

 Altitude – Gujar hat camp – 9750 feet

 Night Stay – our Camp – on twin share basis

Have breakfast at the camp and then start you trek towards Gujar hat camp.

Towards the north you can see peaks of Himachal with amusing views of a unique mountain. You will come across streams on the way where you can take breaks. Enjoy the forest trek.

Today only you can see pine tree and more others species – reach camp enjoy the hot lunch at camp site


Day 4 : Trek from Gujar hat to Chaainsheel Bugyal -Explore around Chaainsheel Bugyal

 Trek Distance – 06 km – 4/5 Hours journey

 Mode of journey – On foot

 Altitude – Chaainsheel Bugyal – 11750 feet

 Night Stay – Camp site – on twin share basis

Leave from Gujar hat to Chaainsheel Bugyal (11750 feet), today you will be leaving forest behind and further you will find wide meadows with fascinating views of Garhwal Himalayas.

When you leave from Gujar hat you can find snow patches on the way and on the meadows too, it makes them look more beautiful. When you enter the alluring meadows you will see Bandarpoonch glacier, River Ganga and Yamuna Rivers shed their water in it. You will get enthralling views of Swargarohini Peak, slopes of Thola Sheer and Black Peak. You start getting their views from Day 3 till the end of the trek.

Today all day you will be walking over a ridge and you will get panorama views from there of snow covered peaks. After this walk over the ridge you will reach Chaainsheel Bugyal which is captivating and captures everybody’s attention the moment you reach there with beautiful views and blooming beauty. Setup your camps there tomorrow will be your rest day so you can explore this place tomorrow today you can just and relish the beauty and enjoy food and night stay in tents.

Exploration Day Chaainsheel Bugyal

Today is your exploration day and you will be having enough time to explore this campsite which is at a height of 11,700 feet with great panorama views of Himalayan Peaks and snow.

Chaainsheel Bugyal is at full bloom in the month of June, you can see variety of colorful blooming flowers and soothing greenery. These high altitude meadows are desired by the trekkers; soothing greenery and invigorating climate has energy in its aura which relaxes one’s mind and gives peace. Explore this area capture moments in your lenses and roam to collect and write moments in your adventure diary.

Watching sunrise and sunset from here is a bliss when the sun reflects its light on the peaks the color changes to orange and golden which you can’t take your eyes off. At night stars cover up the sky and watching uncountable stars from a place with inherent beauty in it makes it really special. Cherish these moments as not everybody gets the chance to witness the extraordinary. Go back to your camps, have your meals and overnight stay there


Day 5 : Trek from Chaainsheel Bugyal to Akhoti Thach

 Trek Distance – 10 km – 5/6 Hours journey

 Mode of journey – On foot

 Altitude –Akhoti Thach – 8350 feet

 Night Stay – our Camp – on twin share basis

Don’t miss out sunrise from here, , this is only valley from where you can have a glimpse of elevated peaks like, Bandarpoonch Peak -6300 Meters), Black peak -6387 Meters , Kalanag, Ruinsara lake – 3500 Meters , Bali Pass 4950 Meters , and Swargarohini – I, II, and III – 6300 Meters Many others peaks ! Kedarkantha (3800 meter) Har Ki Dun (3645 Meter) Rupin pass (4685 meter).

Wake up early to witness the view, today is your last day in Chaainsheel Bugyal so have proper look at each and everything so that nothing gets missed. Enjoy your first hot cup of tea watching snow covered mountains, have your breakfast and then bid goodbye to this place.

Leave for Akhoti Thach which was your campsite for Day 3 now you will enter forest before reaching this area, birding is very famous, as varieties of birds and animals are present there. It is descend till Akhoti Thach which isn’t very tough there are some portions of route which becomes tough but they can be cleared without fear if you walk carefully.

Reach your campsite Akhoti Thach, setup your camps there enjoy your meals and overnight stay in tents under the sky full of uncountable stars.


Day 6 : Trek from Akhoti Thach to Himari

 Trek Distance –12 km – 5/6 Hours journey

 Mode of journey – On foot

 Altitude – Himari camp – 5100 feet

 Night Stay – our Camp – on twin/three share basis

Today is the last day of your trek which is from Akhoti Thach to Himari camp, you will reach there in 4-5 hours. Retrace your steps and come back to the campsite of Dhaula where you were at Day 1. Meals and overnight stay in tents.


Day 7 : Drive from Himari camp to Dehradun by taxi

 Trek Distance –210 km – 8/9 Hours journey

 Mode of journey – By taxi

Have your breakfast this is last day breakfast with team Himalayan hikers at Himari camp and
leave for Dehradun, leave early so that you can reach on time.


Day 1: Departure

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Day 10: Return