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A view from Sukhi Top, showing the ridge between Sian Garh and Jallandhri Garh, with a lone glacier emanating from the Lamkhaga side of the valley.
A Bugyal is a high altitude alpine grass lands, or meadows, in Uttarakhand, India. At elevations ranging between 3300 metres and 4000 metres, these alpine meadows remain snow covered in winter. In the summer, the meadows burst into a multitude of beautiful flowers and grass. The basins of Nanda Devi, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Bandarpunch have extensive bugyals. Bugyals have very fragile ecosystems. The Bugyals and the sky around with their every changing hue can show you new scenery at every season of the year. The trek starts from the tiny village of Barsu tucked away on the Haridwar -- Gangotri road 32 kms away the town of UttarKashi.