The start-point for Rupin Pass trek


By Latika Payak

Jiskun (7,700 ft) is the base for the Rupin Pass trek. High above the confluence of Nargani and Rupin, Jiskun is a village in two parts — lower Jiskun is now called Bawta. Jiskun is a good place to replenish your supplies if you are running short. There are local stores where you can stock up on your rice, wheat, sugar, spices and vegetables.

When you start Rupin Pass from Jiskun, you’re already at a terrific vantage point. The view of the Rupin Valley, bedecked with layers of pine trees, and the turquoise waters of the Rupin river meandering in between is stunning! 

Latika Payak

Senior Content Writer

About the author

Latika is a Senior Content Writer and one of the rare team members who has seen Indiahikes from its initial days. She was among the first few to begin creating content at Indiahikes, documenting treks around Maharasthra, interviewing trekkers and writing their stories.

Latika started trekking after joining Indiahikes and has trekked to Roopkund, Hampta Pass, Kedarkantha, Dayara Bugyal, Tarsar Marsar, and Har Ki Dun.

With a strong background in print media and have worked with several publications. Latika is always hunting for great stories hidden in the folds of the mountains. Horror stories from ancient routes and villages of the Himalayas are her favourite.

She is presently working on bringing out news from the remote trekking regions of our country.