Day 01: Dehradun – Dhaula
We start the drive to Dhaula from Dehradun via Mussoorie, damta, Purola, Mori and Netwar. Take rest in evening. Overnight stay.
Day 2 :- Daula – Sewa (7 kms, 6 hrs)
It is an easy, undulating 11 km walk from Dhaula to Sewa. The trail ascends through a few friendly villages, and curves into a gorge. . You will pass through Barley and Potato fields before you enter a dense jungle. There is a river and a number of rivulets towards the end of the trail. You will reach Gosangu in 7 hours. Camp overnight at Sewa.
Day 3 :- Sewa – Jhaka (9 kms, 7 hrs)
Prepare yourself for a hard day’s trek today. The trail comprises multiple steep climbs followed by gentle walks. There is a steep over-hanging trail walk which leads to a river. This long climb is followed by a descending walk through Deodar and Walnut trees upto Jhaka village. Jhaka is a small village, popularly known as the hanging village as it rests on the edge of the mountain side.
overnight at camp.
Day 4 :- Jhaka – Saruwas thatch (6 kms, 5 hrs)
The trail makes its way out of the village through a playground, before entering a dense forest. Today also has a number of surprises in store with varied landscapes springing up unannounced. The trail passes snow bridges, dense forests, and meadows with rivulets swiftly cutting across it. You will reach Saruwas thatch in about 5 hours, covering a distance of 6 km. Camp overnight at Saruwas thatch.
Day 5 :- Saruwas thatch – Dhanderas thatch (5 kms, 4 hrs)
The trail from Saruwas thatch to Dhanderas is one of the best day on the entire trek. It is very diverse in landscapes taking you along a waterfalls, meadows, snow bridges and forests. Silver birches (Bhoj trees) are common on this route. The biggest highlight of the day is the view you get from the edge of the valley close to Dhanderas – thousands of waterfalls cascade down the mountain slopes in front of you to join the Rupin river as it snakes its way through the beautiful green meadow that is dotted with millions of yellow marigolds. An absolutely spectacular view!
After a 5 hours trek, you will reach Dhanderas thatch or the lower waterfall camp. Overnight at camp
Day 6 :- Dhanderas thatch – Upper Waterfall camp
This day is very important for proper acclimatization.
Since the entire walk is mostly on snow and ice, a trekking pole and ice axe will come in handy today. The trail from Dhanderas passes through a number of streams that you need to hop over until you get to the mouth of the waterfall. It will take close to 2 hours to get to the upper waterfall camp. overnighI at camp.
Day 7 :- Upper Waterfall – to Rupin Pass – Ronti Gad (11 km, 11 hrs)
Prepare yourself for a long and gruelling, yet exciting day as you trek for almost 11 hours at a stretch. The trail is mostly on snow fields with steep ascents and all you see for miles and miles is a perfectly white hue. The pass is a saddle on a ridge line cutting its way through and across the Dhauladar range.
Hundreds of little stone cairns line up the ridge line of the Rupin pass. Multi… Read more