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Why to go somewhere else, when our India is so beautiful… RUPIN PASS PHOTO BLOG

Life Time experience…
8 days… rivers, forests, villages, waterfalls, mountains, greenery, snow falls, snow trek, lake,
15,250 ft summit, snow slides, temperature up to 5-10 degree. What else to ask more from mother nature. RUPIN PASS will offer us all the gifts from mother nature.
My interest for trekking started from the mesmerizing trekking stories shared by friends. After long analysis and planning, I selected Rupin Pass over Roopkund, because of the everyday surprises it has on offer. It was my first trek and I always go for the best 🙂 We went with June 3-10 batch.
Preparation:
Got all required items from Decathlon and some from Amazon.
Tips: Invest in good quality gears like Shoes,gloves and Jackets especially.
Did jogging and exercises as per ‘’Trek The Himalayas’’ preparation chart.
Boarded flight from Bangalore with my friend Anoop. Flied for the first time and couldn’t have done it at a better cause. We stayed in Dehradun for the day as the reaching time of flight was 9 am. One day rest before trek always helps to give our body enough rest.
Next day morning at 6.30 am we reached Dehradun railway station and TTH vehicles (Tata Sump/Scorpio)were waiting for us. After a scenic journey of around 6-7 hours giving beautiful views of Rupin river, we reached Daula Base Camp.

View of Rupin River During Journey


 
Our camp site was near to the Rupin river.
Rupin river was just mesmerizing. We washed ourfaces, handsand the water was super chilled 🙂

 

Photoshoot at Rupin River 😛




Day 1: Dhaula (5,500 ft) to Sewa (6,300 ft)
Distance to be covered: 8-9 KM

Rest time

Sewa Temple


 
Stay was at tents. Make sure to cover yourself fully, as small insects might trouble you and it can be dangerous at times.

Evening we went for an Acclamatization Walk to the Village

Pine Forests




With Cute Kids from the Village


View of a Village House


 
Day 2: Sewa (6,300 ft) to Bawta(6,888 ft)
Distance to be covered: 8-10 KM
 




Resting at the Favorite spot for most of the trekkers.


First Sight of Snow



Village House Roof made with stones


 
Day 3: Bawta(6,888 ft) to Jhaka(8,700 ft)
Distance to be covered: 5-6 KM
– Comparatively easier day.
– The view and terrain was nice through the pine forests andthe beauty of Rupin river.



Best Refreshment


 
We took some rest in between, had some Mountain maggi from a Shop. Took pics with our Guides with their traditional Topi.

With our Trek Guides in their Traditional CapWe continued though nice routes, with rocks on one side and greenery on the other.

We reached Jhakha by afternoon. Jhakha is known as the hanging village as it’s located on the edge of a mountain.

Homestay


Had a chat with the home stay owner. He was very friendly and explained about the people from the village who are working outside after studies.

Home stay Owner


By evening, we went for an acclimatization walk to the temple which was situated on a higher place. Temple had very nice architecture. We took some pics with the Kids over there.

At the temple, with the village kids


Cute Kids smiling for the pic



Day 4: Jhaka(8,700 ft) to Dhanderas Thatch(11,680 ft)
Distance to be covered: 12-14 KM

We reached the rupin river again and continued with steep climbs

Crossing Rupin river





Continuing the journey, we crossed the Snow Bridges

Going forward, the view changed to awesome sceneries




 
Day 5:Dhanderas Thatch (11,680 ft) to Upper Waterfall Camp (13,120 ft)
Distance to be covered: 5-6 KM


Further, we got much nearer views of the Waterfalls, which refreshed all our minds

With my trek mate Anoop


 
Once we reached the top, we could see the previous day’s camp as small dots in the valley.

After that, we were welcomed with the Snowww views…


Green Land, turned to white overnight 
 
Day 7: Upper Waterfall Camp (13,120 ft) to Rupin Pass (15,250 ft) to Ronti Gadh (13,420 ft).
Distance to be covered: 14-16 KM


There You go…RUPIN PASS!!!

Group of Sheep continuing their Trek after summit climb



 

Snow Slide


 

  
Day 8: Ronti Gadh (13,420 ft) to Sangla (8,800 ft)
Distance to be covered: 5-6 KM

Mount Kinner Kailash



 
Lake on the way

 
53 KMs with a bag weight of 12-13 kg, just one mantra, keep drinking water for more Oxygen.
Was an awesome feeling to finish the trek without even a single medication. I was confused about having Diamox tablets, but because of the confidence the TTH trek leaders gave me, I changed my mind and decided to do the trek naturally.
Tip: reduce the bag weight as much u can, 6-7 is recommended. As the bag/dresses get wet in rain, the bag weight increases and it will make your trek more difficult.
Our Trek leader Devji recollected one famous line “JAL HI JEEVAN HEIN”, ie “Water is Life” and explained that water has all the minerals required for our body. I realized the importance of water during the trek and I decided to drink more and more water after coming to my Bangalore life.
Big thanks to our Trek Leaders Devji and Sudhanshu Ji for motivating us and taking care of us, thus helping everyone to complete the Trek. Thanks to the full Trek the Himalayas team, for taking care of us and organizing everything to perfection. The food provided was good and tasty.
 
Thanks to all the prayers, Thank god
 
TO ACHIEVE OR EXPERIENCE SOMETHING SPECIAL, WE NEED TO COME OUT OF OUR COMFORT ZONE. WHEN WE DO THAT, WE WILL BE GIFTED WITH THE BEST MOMENTS IN LIFE

Written By:-

Rajesh V R