MIGHTIEST PASSES / Treks to attempt || Himalayas - Part 2

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17th Jul 2021
Photo of MIGHTIEST PASSES / Treks to attempt || Himalayas - Part 2 by Vivek Mehta
Day 1

RUPIN PASS

Location :- Uttarakhand Garhwal

Height :- 4650

Start :-  Dhaula  in Uttarakhand
              Sangla in HP
Connects :- It connects both Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh

Look out for :-
1:- Trails dug out of vertical surface of rocks on one side of mountains carved out of steep dark folds in mountains glaciers and icy slopes.
2:- Superb plethora of rhododendrons spread across green meadows , proves how beautiful nature is and place is worth expeditioning.
3:- Surprisingly , and it's known that ice melting from one side of rupin merge with yamuna and splashed in Bay of Bengal and from the sangla side it melts, merge in stream and goes to Arabian sea.
4:- Feel the thrill at Jhaka , hanging village which is the first camp site across trek.

Photo of MIGHTIEST PASSES / Treks to attempt || Himalayas - Part 2 by Vivek Mehta

SIN LA
Location :- Pithoragarh district - Uttarakhand.

Height :- 5495 m.

Connects :- Bidang in Darma Valley to Jolingkone lake in Yankti Valley.

Look out for :-
1:- Heavy blanket of snow which is USP of Himalayas.
2:- Splendid Adi Kailash is visible from here.
3:- Chance to witness the trade route used by Bhotias in ancient times.
4:- Pithoragarh - Tawaghat - Pangu - Gala - Bundi - Kutti - Jolingkone - Parvati - Bidang - Sinla total comprised of 15 km stretch.

Photo of MIGHTIEST PASSES / Treks to attempt || Himalayas - Part 2 by Vivek Mehta

BORASU PASS

Location :- Border of Uttarakhand

Height :- 5450 m

Start :-  Gangotri Nala pass.

Connects :- Chitkul on HP and OSLA in UK.

Look out for :-
1:- Snowy border , rarely cited , of Himachal and Uttarakhand two different states with a different geographies.
2:- Eastern part comes out from Tons Valley and on northwest Baspa Valley goes all the way down to Jukia River.

Photo of MIGHTIEST PASSES / Treks to attempt || Himalayas - Part 2 by Vivek Mehta