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RUPINPASS – An Espignant Routine – Tale of 2 BackPackers


Rupin Pass Trek is a must. Rupin Pass Trek is not just a high-altitude two-state trek, but it is also an idyllic paradise for all nature lovers. The trail is awe-inspiring with stunning scenery and abrupt shifts in the path creating an ethereal appeal. Its turquoise water of Rupin are rushing as do the surrounding areas and complete the famous three-stage waterfalls of Rupin. For those who wish to experience a full-on experience of every type of adventure in the Himalayas, try it the hanging villages, the dense forests, the glaciers, the snow-covered peaks, hundreds of waterfalls, or glacial meadows. The Rupin Pass Trek is a pleasure to be swooning for. Although Rupin Pass Trek is a must-see, the Rupin Pass Journey may be delicious, it’s moderately strenuous and requires a high degree of physical fitness, as well as robust cardiovascular and lung systems. So, make sure you’re well-prepared prior to starting the journey. you can also visit Ruinsara lake trek


We left for our base camp Dhaula to begin the trek starting from Dehradun on May 24, 2016. In Dehradun, we got to meet our trek buddies on our first trek. We were 20 in all. Even though the initial meeting started not without a bit of anxiety in our hearts, as the days progressed, we were a wonderful group and became even more friends! After an arduous ride, we arrived at Dhaula.Dhaula is a bizarre place with a canopy of massive trees. Our tents were put on the banks of the clear Rupin river. The remaining day was spent getting to know to our guide as well as the remaining member’s team. Most of us came located in Chennai and Bangalore and some were from Ahmedabad, Pune, Delhi, Surat, and the city of Kolkata.


The next morning, we all together were refreshed and ready to start the trek. Our next camp was in service at a distance of 11 km from Dhaula. We started our climb towards the service. The first day of the trek is always taxing. We barely covered some distance that most of us were gasping. Nevertheless, we soon found a rhythm and went on without any problems. We reached the service by noon and were greeted there with a hot lunch. In service, we stayed at a homestay. Sewa is a small sleepy village and the most important structure of the village seemed to be a temple. The temple was a classic example of Kinnauri architecture. At that time the temple was locked. When asked by the villagers, he said that the idol is common in 12 nearby villages and the idol visits each village every month. Well, that was something unique we heard!


The following day, we began at the service and headed towards Jisakun. First, there was a trek downhill which led all the way towards an elevation of the Rupin River. Here we travel in peace through Uttarakhand through Himachal Pradesh via a small wooden bridge that crosses the Rupin River. This is among the highlights of the morning. Then, we followed an uphill route up to Gosangu. This was where the tough part begins to come in.It is a road ahead and we were required to trek for 6 kilometers on an extremely dusty road. We often see vehicles moving ahead of us! After gasping for an hour on a dusty path, we eventually reached Jiskun village. It was then an upwards route to reach Jiskun. Jiskun.But as we arrived in Jiskun, seeing the town and the house, our fatigue went away. It was a stunning structure constructed of wood and stone that was welcoming us with open arms.


The next day we began our climb again, even though there was a bumpy road to Jhaka village.Jhaka was the final village along the road that leads towards Rupin Pass. During the climb, we ran into several school children who welcomed us with a sweet “Namaste”.Jhaka is also known as the Hanging Village, this village appears to be suspended from the side of a rock. From Jhaka, we were in the forest to the next camp, Udkanal. It was a stunning camp with stunning views of the cliffs.


The route we took the following day was very different from the earlier days. We were on the same route as used by shepherds. We also saw shepherds who had a herd of sheep. There were lots of sheep in the area and I was wondering how they managed to keep the sheep in their flock! At one moment, I thought it was the Santiago of “The Alchemist” searching for new ways and new ways of doing things. We experienced snow for the very first time on that day. We were required to cross the bridge made of the ice bridge. After some hours of walking, we arrived at an area called Buras Kandi. This is the place where the treeline finishes.

There we strolled among the rhododendrons until we arrived at the bottom of the river, which was our sleeping place. Just a few meters ahead of us, we saw Rupin Falls for the first time. It was certainly an experience to take in. We could feel the excitement it had to offer us. We were required to ascend the waterfall! After about an hour of trekking, we arrived at the campsite, Dhanderas Thatch Day. Dhanderas Thatch is the only location on this trek in which you can see grasslands. On viewing the Rupin Falls, the entire place is breathtakingly beautiful.In addition, both sides were enveloped by snowy valleys dotted with waterfalls.We were able to see around 12 waterfalls along our banks. There is a more beautiful campsite than this.



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