Rupin and Supin Traverse

Description : This is an ideal beginners trek and is takes you through mountain villages, which are seldom visited. The trek starts at Bitri village in the Rupin valley. The chief objective is to cross the high ridge separating the Rupin and Supin valley. The initial part of the trek takes you through a thick forest. On Day 3, the forest disappears and you start walking through meadows. After a steady climb, you reach Vijay Top (3700 M), the high point on the ridge separating Rupin and Supin valleys. It’s nothing short of panoramic, commanding stunning view in all directions. Towards east you get to see Swaragrohini, Banderpunch and Kalanag soaring into the sky. Toward the north is the ridge leading upto Baraadsar Lake and towards the west, you can see the peaks around Kinnaur. The trail descends further into the Supin valley which offers some amazing campsites. As you descend down to the valley floor, you pass through Khasla, the highest campsite in the Supin valley followed soon by reaching Phitari. The trek ends in Jakhol from where you drive back to Netwar and onwards to Mussoorie.

Grade : Easy

Best Month : April, May, June, September and October.

Highlights : A beginners trek with an opportunity to pass through some pretty villages in both the Rupin and Supin valleys as well as get some amazing views from Vijay Top.

Trekking Days : 5

Region : Western Garhwal, Uttarakhand

Maximum Height : 3700m at Vijay Top

 
The Rupin Supin traverse starts from the Rupin valley and on day 1 the trail moves through 3 quiet mountain villages. The trail keeps ascending gradually towards Bitri village which is the day 1 camp. The day 1 campsite is just beyond Bitri village in a large clearing offering wide views.
In the initial part of day 2 we encounter some forest sections as the trail progresses to the a point where we cross into the Supin valley. On day 3 the trail leads to Vijay Top ( 3700m )  the highest point on the Rupin/ Supin traverse. Vijay Top gives the opportunity of amazing views including Swargarohini towards the east.
Descending into the scenic Supin valley. A view towards the head of the Supin Valley. As you decent further you come across various villages in the Supin valley as well.
The final camp on the confluence of the Supin and Obra river near Jakhol.