Rupin and Supin Trek

AVERAGE TEMPERATURE

Summer temperature: (5°C to 15°C)
Winter temperature: (-2°C to -5°C)

DURATION

7 days (Dehradun to Dehradun)

LEVEL

Easy to Moderate

Rupin Supin are two Attractive valleys of Garhwal Himalayas

 

Rupin and Supin valleys are part of Govind Wildlife Sanctuary in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. These are two divine places to explore in one trek, people are unaware of the beauty which this place offers.

 

Walking along Rupin River is a delight

 

On this trek in most of the part you will walk along River Rupin and the trek is through dense forest sections and beautiful meadows. Cross ridges and explore these mesmerizing valleys.

 

Surprises

 

These places hold many surprises for you, the changing landscapes and sceneries will please your mind. It is one of the most beautiful part of Garhwal Himalayas which is not explored much. Know about the local lifestyle of villagers when you cross some quaint Himalayan villages.

PITCH FACILITIES

Duration – 7 days (Dehradun to Dehradun)

 

Best Season – March, April, May, June, July, Aug, Sep and Oct

 

Level – Easy to Moderate

 

Highest Points – (3549 m)

 

Winter Temperature – (-2°C to -5°C)

 

Summer Temperature – (5°C to 15°C)

 

Starting Point – Dehradun

 

 

Short Details for Rupin and Supin Trek

 

 

Day 1: Dehradun to Himari (1554 m) (207 km) (7/8 hours)

 

Day 2: Himari to Sarutal (2000 m) (7 km) (5/6 hours)

 

Day 3: Sarutal to Badang (8 km) (5/6 hours) (2600 m)

 

Day 4: Badang to Vijay Top (3878 m) trek to Pachi Thach (3000 m) (12 km) (5/6 hours)

 

Day 5: Pachi Thach to Bada Thach (2700 m) (5 km) (4/5 hours)

 

Day 6: Bada Thach to Jakhol (9 km) (4/5 hours) and Drive to Sankri (19 km)

 

Day 7: Sankri to Dehradun (210 km) (7/8 hours)

 

Rupin and Supin Trek Details Itinerary

 

Day 01:- Dehradun to Himari (1554 m) (207 km) (7/8 hours)

 

Himari is at an altitude of (1554 m). The drive to Himari camp is one of the most picturesque drives in the Himalayas through Dehradun, Mussoorie, Nainbagh, Damta, Nawgano, Purola, Mori and Netwar. The journey is towards Tons valley.

 

The drive to Himari camp is on beautiful mountain roads and steadily gain altitude as you reach Dhaula. Deep valleys and thick forest accompanies you. This campsite is great for birding and surrounded by beautiful mountains and local villages.

 

Day 02:-Himari to Sarutal (2000 m) (7 km) (5/6 hours)

 

Have breakfast in the morning and then start your trek to the right of River Rupin (1500 m) to Pujali and Bhitri Village. You will come across small fields and many apple orchards.

 

You can see traditional values and local life of the villagers and get to know them more, there are some villages located uphill. Wheat and cultivation of red rice is done here. The trail takes you through dense pine forest and you can have sight of Himachal Mountains and Changsheel valley can be seen from top of the village Bhitri.

 

There is a last village temple and ahead we will setup our camps a kilometre further at a large meadow. Sarutal is amidst the meadows and it gets covered in snow completely during winters. Retire for the night in camps.

 

Day 03:- Sarutal to Badang (8 km) (5/6 hours) (2600 m)

 

Have breakfast and then trek starts, the area is into a bright green land. Badang is a meadow at a high point on the ridge dividing Rupin and Supin valley and then the panorama views are visible from there.

 

Towards the north you can see west peaks of Himachal. Early morning views from there are mesmerising. You can see Swargarohini from here (6,387 m) it is a gigantic mountain with four separate peaks and looks very unique and enchanting.

 

Then the trail moves through fairly dense forest sections as we gradually gain height. The Rupin and Supin flows on the west and can be seen flowing through the valley, now we have to head towards North. Enter into small meadows and streams snakes their way through them on the way, you can take your rest breaks here.

 

Start trekking towards Badang it is a wide meadow and is bright green the setting is picturesque.

 

Day 04:- Badang to Vijay Top (3878 m) trek to Pachi Thach (3000 m) (12 km) (5/6 hours)

 

Today you have to ascenT all way up to Vijay Top which is at an altitude of 3878 m, there will be snow covered trails in winters. As you go further Vijay Top will be visible and the first sight will add a spark to reach there, continue your trek and don’t miss out to witness the beautiful surroundings.

 

It is an easy to moderate climb, reach Vijay Top and you can see the panorama views, relish the sights of Swargarohini – (I) (II) (III) (6300 m), Bandar poonch peak (6316 m) and Black peak (6387 m) all together. Rupin & Supin valley, Baraadsar range, Kanasar Lake, Phulara ridge, Bali Pass and Sarutal.

 

Descent to Pachi Thach through a thick forest, it is your campsite for today. Setup your camps there and retire for the night.

 

Day 05:- Pachi Thach to Bada Thach (2700 m) (5 km) (4/5 hours)

 

Start the trek through dense forest, en route the mountain views will please you. Ahead are villages, forest clearings and wide meadows. Reach Bada Thach your campsite for today from here get heart-warming views of Black Peak, Bandarpoonch and Swargarohini.

 

Towards west side see the peaks which are present around Kinnaur. Supin valley has got beautiful campsites and Bada Thach is one of them. Pitch your tents here and comfortably sleep in tents.

 

Day 06:- Bada Thach to Jakhol (9 km) (4/5 hours) and Drive to Sankri (19 km)

 

Bid adieu to this beautiful campsite and start the trek towards Jakhol. En route are many farms and ahead lies Fithari and Dhara village. There is a temple of Someshwar Devta to the right River Supin, worshipped by the villagers.

 

Jakhol is a small village and end point of this trek. Drive is towards Sankri, reach there and arrangements will be made in a hotel.

 

Day 07:- Sankri to Dehradun (210 km) (7/8 hours)

 

Post breakfast leave for Dehradun early to reach there on time.

ATM Point and Mobile Connectivity: –

 

ATM POINT – Purola is the last ATM point.

 

Mobile Connectivity

 

Your device will receive signals at Purola, ahead the connectivity is not good. There will be no networks on the trek so finish all your important work and calls before starting of the trek.

 

INFORMATION

There would be many questions in your mind. Don’t worry you can get your answers here.

 

About Rupin Supin

– Rupin and Supin valleys are part of Govind Wildlife Sanctuary in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand.
– It is one of the most beautiful part of Garhwal Himalayas which is not explored much.
– These places hold many surprises for you, the changing landscapes and sceneries will please your mind.

 

Highlights of this Trek

On this trek in most of the part you will walk along River Rupin and the trek is through dense forest sections and beautiful meadows. Cross ridges and explore these mesmerising valleys in one trek.

 

What is the best time to go on this trek?

March, April, May, June, July, Aug, Sep and Oct

 

Is this trek for Beginners?

Yes, this is a great trek for beginners.

 

Altitude Covered Per Day

– Himari (1554 m)
– Sarutal (2000 m)
– Badang (2600 m)
– Vijay Top (3878 m)
– Pachi Thach (3000 m)
– Bada Thach (2700 m)

 

These points should not be avoided

– Proper conditioning and training of body required
– Proper gear and clothing for sub-zero temperatures
– Sturdy hiking shoes are important
– High altitude requires proper acclimatization
– Intermittent or no signals
– Carry travel light
– Weather is unpredicted so the itinerary is flexible

The most common question asked is “What things to carry on a Trek?”

 

First of all trekkers must bring the documents mentioned below –

  1. Government ID proof, carry original and a photocopy of any of these – (Driving License, Adhar Card, Pan Card, Voter Id etc.)
  2. Medical certificate by a doctor
  3. Risk certificates

 

Foremost Requirements

  • Strongly built Trekking Shoes
  • Backpack (50 to 60 liters)

 

To reduce your expenses HPMA offer trekking items on rent at nominal prices. Make a special renting request before the trek to get trek gear on rent.

 

Things you can get on Rent

  • Trekking shoes
  • Backpacks
  • Hiking Pole
  • Poncho

 

Clothes to Carry On A Trek

 

Carry clothes according to the season. In winters there is chilly cold and in summers the temperature remains cold. (Day and Night temperature varies)

 

-Jacket

 

Take at least 2 jackets with you, it should be warm enough to protect you against chilly cold.

 

-Trekking Pants

 

You should have 2 – 3 trek pants on a week long trek and take more for longer treks.

 

-Thermals

 

At night the temperature lowers and to keep yourself warm and sleep comfortably wear thermals.

 

-Warm clothes

 

Keep enough woolen layers and fleece according to the season.

 

-T- shirts

 

To avoid sunburns always carry full sleeved t shirts which dries easily and covers neck and arms properly.

 

-Poncho/Raincoat

 

They are useful during rain and snowfall.

 

Necessary Items

  • Water Bottle
  • Gloves (Waterproof and woolen)
  • Cap
  • Socks (Regular and woolen
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking Pole
  • Torch
  • Toiletry Items

(Toilet paper, Sunscreen, Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Moisturizer, Lip balm, Face Wash, Sanitizer etc.)

 

(Avoid using wet wipes and sanitary napkins during your trek because they are not biodegradable and cause harm to the environment. If you use them in mountains make sure you bring them back with you.)

 

Medical Kit is Mandatory

 

(Use medicines only after prescribed by the doctor) (In case if any problem arises during the trek follow the instructions given by your trek leader because they are certified in First Aid Mountaineering courses.)

 

Carry These Medicines in Your Medical Kit

 

  • Avomine for treating motion sickness
  • Diamox for treating altitude sickness
  • Avil to treat allergies
  • Saradon to cure headache
  • Combiflam to relieve pain
  • Crocin for treating fever and headache
  • Digene to cure acidity
  • Norflox TZ and Lomofen to prevent Diarrhoea
  • Betadine (Antiseptic cream)
  • ORS
  • Moov/Volini spray for treating sprains
  • Band aid
  • Elastic bandage
  • Gauze

Har Ki Dun Protection and Mountaineering Association is Making Your Trek Safe

 

WE CARE FOR YOUR SAFETY AND IT IS OUR PRIORITY

 

  • We have a team of more than 80+ guides to serve in the mountains and they are professionally trained from Nehru Institute of Mountaineering (NIM) Uttarkashi, Hanifle Centre; Mussoorie and Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) Delhi. We also have Kitchen staff to serve in the mountains and supporting staff goes along to manage the activities.
  • The trek leaders are certified in courses of Mountaineering. On every high altitude trek we carry oxygen cylinders and First Aid kits. We take proper care of everything and make sure you feel safe and comfortable with us.
  • Getting to high altitude can be a problem to some people, the risks are enormous but we minimize them by providing best quality equipment which are changed on regular basis.
  • We do every possible thing to make your treks safe because if you trust and choose us then it becomes our responsibility to make your safety our top most priority. The risk factor can never be abolished but it can be reduced and if you have a heart of mountaineer then this “risk factor” is the real pleasure and we can help you overcome every risk successfully without fear by taking proper care of your safety.

 

 

PACKAGE INCLUDED AND NOT

  • Transport from Dehradun to DehradunYES
  • Forest Permit and entrance fee YES
  • Accommodation in HotelYES
  • Accommodation in tents on twin share basis during trekking YES
  • All meals, Breakfast, Day Pack, Lunch, Pack Lunch, Tea, Coffee, Sneaks, Soup, Dinner YES
  • All camping gear including YES
  • Separate Tent, High qualityYES
  • Liner, Pillow, Separate Toilet tents, Dining Tent, ChairYES
  • Dining tableYES
  • your uploadingYES
  • Guide, Porters, cook, HelperYES
  • Mules, Kitchen teamYES
  • Good Experience local Trek Leader guideYES
  • Walkie Talkie, for contact each other’s YES
  • Gaiters YES
  • Micro crampons YES
  • Hiking PoleYES
  • Personal Toiletry ItemsNO
  • Personal Medical KitNO
  • Medical Certificate NO

Note: – Cost of this trek depends on the group size.

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Short Itinerary

 

Day 1:- Dehradun to Himari (1554 m) (207 km) (7/8 hours)

 

Day 2:- Himari to Sarutal (2000 m) (7 km) (5/6 hours)

 

Day 3:- Sarutal to Badang (8 km) (5/6 hours) (2600 m)

 

Day 4:- Badang to Vijay Top (3878 m) trek to Pachi Thach (3000 m) (12 km) (5/6 hours)

 

Day 5:- Pachi Thach to Bada Thach (2700 m) (5 km) (4/5 hours)

 

Day 6:- Bada Thach to Jakhol (9 km) (4/5 hours) and Drive to Sankri (19 km)

 

Day 7:- Sankri to Dehradun (210 km) (7/8 hours)

 

A KIND REQUEST TO ALL THE TREKKERS

 

This board by Forest Department is the appeal for trekkers to only go with local tour operators.

“Most of the people seek adventure and choose this great adventure sport Trekking, but the common mistake committed by the people is wrong choice of a company which further lead to accidents. Now, as you can see the board by Forest Department, they had made an appeal to go with the local tour operators on any trek of your choice because adventure is risky and to reduce these risks no other company can help you like the locals”.

Cancellation Policy

 

It is wise to make your booking at least two months in advance. In the event of cancellation of trek/adventure activity services due to any avoidable / unavoidable reasons we must be notified of the same in writing. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive advice in writing, and cancellation charges would be as follows.

 

Up to 30 Days: 90% cost is refundable

Between 21–30 Days: 50% cost is refundable

Less than 20 – No Refund

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