A short distance from Auli is the verdant meadow of Gorson, which is locally called Gorson Bugyal, ‘Bugyal’ being the Garhwali term for meadows. The extensive and lush meadow is an ideal winter trekking destination in Garhwal that enjoys visit of adventurists from around the world. About 3kms from Auli, the Bugyal is situated at an altitude of 3056m above sea level and is surrounded by the oak forests and the hulking high mountain peaks, which further add to the beauty of this small yet a must-visit in Uttarakhand.
Gorson Bugyal makes for a perfect short trek in Uttarakhand. Although preferred to be trekked in the winter season, this meadow is quite the place to make it in the warmer months of the year as well. The surrounding landscape is just so scenic that no one can avoid the place when asked to be witnessed. The best way to trek here is through Auli, it is a one-day trek and is ideal to head out for right in the morning. During the winter season, the snow-laden paths may make a trek up to here a bit challenging but it is totally worth the risk and hardship taken. A short distance of about a kilometer is Chattarkund, which is famed for its sweet water lake, situated amidst the dense forest. Thus, trekkers have the option to witness this naturally scenic place as well.
Camping in Gorson Bugyal is an ideal activity. The soft grass and the breathtaking scenery around make a perfect location for camping in Uttarakhand. Enjoy basking in the sun by day and then sleeping under the sky full of stars by night.
3kms from Auli, Garhwal Region
3057m above sea level
Winter Trekking and Summer Camping
Best Time to Visit:
The best time to visit Gorson Bugyal would be from October to Mid-June. The winter months of December, January and February is ideal for adventurists who are ready to take risk but enjoy the unsurpassed beauty of this place by trekking through the snow. The pleasant months between March and Mid-June offer trekkers are best for camping in Gorson Bugyal. The open-sky and sunny days give the opportunity to witness distant snow-covered lofty mountains. The months of October and November are quite salubrious too, although it starts to get colder in the region, these post monsoon months are ideal for witnessing the lush greenery of the Bugyal.