Rupin and Supin valley Trek

Overview

Trekking in Garhwal Region and exploring the remote valleys of Uttarakhand will be one of the best trekking experiences for you. The Rupin Supin Trek is surely as fun as the name. Located in the north-west corner of Uttarakhand and on the border with Himachal Pradesh, the Valleys are some of the most scenic and beautiful ones. Trekking along the Rupin River within the boundaries of Govind Pashu National Park will be a memorable experience for you. Rupin Supin is a lesser known and remote area in the Garhwal Himalayas and you will get a chance to traverse the two valleys in a spectacular trek over high ridges, overlooking the mighty Himalayan peaks mainly the Kinnaur Kailash Range. The trek to Rupin Supin will surprise you at every step and every turn you take, be it the surreal landscapes, the snow-capped mountains or the remote valleys of Garhwal and Kinnaur.

The Rupin Supin Trek starts at Bheetri in Uttarakhand. From there we will head to Kurla Thaach from where you will cross few forests to reach Rikatik Odi. It is the connection point of Rupin and Supin Valleys, so take a few moments and admire the splendid views of the valley from here. Cross a few more Himalayan villages to get to the Supin Valley leaving the Rupin valley behind. Enjoy the warmth of home stays and then finally head back to Dehradun before stopping at Sankri for a night.

The Himalayan vistas on this trek will surely mesmerise you and leave you in awe. Go for the Rupin Supin Trek adventure to take in the beauty of the Himalayas and to breathe in the fresh mountain air!

Total distance 235 km – 9/10 Hours journey

Mode of journey – By taxi

Altitude – Khanyasni camp – 1878 Meter

Night stay – Our Campsite – on twin share basis

Available Network on the Trek BSNL & Vodafone

Solo Traveller Meet Community organizes transport for trekkers from Dehradun Railway Station in the morning which will leave for Khanyasni camp around 6:00 am to 7:00 am.

Dehradun is the capital of Uttarakhand and one of the most beautiful places in India. The main attraction of this place is Rajpur road go through it and get a glimpse of Dehradun’s beauty. Reach Mussoorie after an hour which is also known as “Queen of Hills”. People visit it heavily during vacations with their family and friends.

Further you will cross the small markets of Nainbagh, Damta and Naugaon. Reach Purola around 1:30 pm and take a break there for lunch. After having lunch proceed to Sankri via Jarmola. From there the back of Kedarkantha is visible. Go through the picturesque zig zag road amid pine forest of Jarmola.

Reach Mori and after 1 hour you will come across a check post Naitwar, reaching the Khanyasni camp site you will enjoy the tea or snacks.

Total distance 08 km – 4/5 Hours journey

 Mode of journey – On foot

Altitude Sarutal camp – 2000 Meter

Night Stay – Our Campsite – on twin share basis

Post breakfast start your trek by following the right of river Rupin (1500 m) to Pujali and Bitri village. There are many apple orchards and fields at Bitri which lies at an altitude of 2000 m.

You can see traditional values and local life of the villagers. Wheat and cultivation of red rice is done here. Now, the trail takes you through dense pine forest from where Himachal Mountains will be visible and also Changsheel valley can be seen from the top of Bitri village.

We will setup our camps a kilometer further at a wide meadow “Sarutal”. After setting up the camps and having food retire for the night.

Trek Distance  08 km – 5/6 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot

Altitude – Badang camp – 2600 Meter

Night Stay – Our Camp site – on twin share basis

Have breakfast at the camp and then start you trek towards Badang camp . A high ridge divides the valley of Rupin and Supin valley which gives panorama views of the mountains.

Towards the north you can see peaks of Himachal with amusing views of a unique mountain with 4 peaks Swargarohini. Go through dense forest sections and gradually gain height. Rupin and Supin River are visible on the meandering course, you will come across streams on the way where you can take breaks.

Badang is a green wide meadow and a great camping spot. Setup your camps and retire for the night.

Trek Distance 12 km – 5/6 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot

Altitude – Vijay top – 3800 Meter

Night Stay – Camp site – on twin share basis

After breakfast start your trek to Pachi thach via Vijay Top which is at a height of 3800 meter The climb to the top is steep with some spell binding views of snow covered mountains and magnificent views of Vishkhopri, Obra valley and Khimloga Pass. Enjoy the panorama views there and then start the descent to Pachi Thach.

After a restful night, Day 3 begins with determination. This is the big day. We are expected to do 12 kms. The climb to Vijay Top, at close to 3800 meter is the highlight. The landscape is pretty much the same with streams, trees and meadows. Flowers of every color imaginable dot the landscape. We get to see some towering peaks in the distance. Clouds and mist roll in and out and the sun remains hidden behind the dark clouds. We reach Vijay Top and the stunning vista makes it all worth it. A total of 3.5 hours has been spent.

Descending trek is through thick forest and there is dense vegetation. Reach the campsite and explore it. After setting up the camps retire for the night.

We pick you up from your hotel for 3.5 hour driving North East; the bus ride will take you over the Red River and through the country side of our second biggest delta to reach Halong Bay. You would be first dropped off at the harbor of Halong’s embark on cruise, welcome drinks & check in your room. Your lunch, at the boat’s restaurant, is would be served with fresh local seafood, but vegetable menu is always available at your request.

Trek Distance  07 km – 4/5 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot

Altitude – Sankri – 1920 Meter

Night Stay – at Hotel – on twin share basis

Today after breakfast trek start, It was our last 7 km trek down to the base camp at Sankri village. Leave the campsite of pachi Thach, follow the trail and you will see many farms on the way, ahead is a village named Fhitari and Dhara. There is a big temple of Lord Someshwar at right of Supin River which is worshiped by the villagers.

Jakhol is the entrance to Supin valley, it is a biggest village. Spend some time there with villagers has a glimpse of their local lifestyle and how they work to earn their living, after that leave for Sankri by a taxi.

Overnight stay and dinner in hotel.

Total distance 210 km – 8/9 Hours journey

Mode of journey – by taxi

Today – It is your last breakfast on this trek with Alpin Hikes Team. The certificates will be given and after some beautiful photos we will bid you all a goodbye from Sankri.

Inclusions :-

  1. Transport: Dehradun to Sankri and Return.
  2. Meals while on trek (Veg. + Egg).
  3. All necessary entry fees and permits.
  4. Accommodation:- Guest house, Home stay, camping during Trek.
  5. Mountaineering qualified & professional trek Leader, guide, cook and Support staff.
  6. First aid medical kits, stretcher and oxygen cylinder.

7.Trek equipments: Sleeping bag, mattress, tent (twin sharing), kitchen & dinning tent, toilet tent, utensils and crampon (if required).

8. Porters/mules to carry central equipment.

Exclusions :-

  1. Any kind of personal expenses.
  2. Food during the transit.
  3. Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
  4. Insurance.
  5. Any kind of emergency evacuation charges.

6. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head

Things to carry on trek

  • Mandatory Documents |Please carry the documents given below
  1. Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, Driving License, Voters ID, etc,
  2. Passport and Visa important to foreigners
  3. Medical Certificate (First part should be filled by the Doctor and Second part by the Trekker)
  4. Declaration Certificates

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.

  • Before 45 days full refund
  • 45 to 30 days 20% deducted
  • 30 to 15 days 50% deducted
  • 15 to 0 days No refund

Note: –  Many trekkers commit the same mistake of carrying unnecessary items on a trek which only makes the backpack heavy. It is important to know the right items to carry.

It differs from season to season if you are trekking in summers then carry less layers of warm clothing and if you are trekking in winters carry enough layers to protect yourself against chilly cold.

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