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.