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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!
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