Kuppar Bugyal Trek

  • Kupper Bugyal Trek

Description

Kuppar Bugyal Trek a Hidden Trek in the Pabbar Valley

The Kuppar Bugyal Trek lies in the Pabbar valley of Himachal Pradesh at an altitude of 3200 m.

The trek starts from Khadapatthar which lies 70 km away from the picturesque town of Shimla.

Beginners and Family trek in the Himalayas

It is an easy trek for beginners and families; if you are looking for a Himalayan trek to start with or you want to explore the rich vegetation and witness scenic views then Kuppar Bugyal is the best trek for you and your family.

Astounding Trail of Kuppar Bugyal Trek

Go through areas highly rich in vegetation, the forests have abundant trees of Cedar, Deodar, Pines and Rhododendrons. The greenery accompany you throughout your journey.

On the way come across the source of Giri Ganga River, it originates below the Kuppar Bugyal (meadow).

Kuppar top offers great views of Pabbar valley and high Himalayan peaks.

Key Points of Kuppar Bugyal Trek

Level: Easy

Proper conditioning & training of body required

Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperature?

Shoes are the single most important equipment.

High Altitude requires proper acclimatization.

Beautiful landscapes so carry good photo gear & Extra battery backup.

Travel light

The backpack should not exceed 10 kgs.

Must Read about Kuppar Bugyal Trek

Duration – 3 Days (Shimla to Shimla)

Best Time – Throughout the year

Level – Easy

Highest point – 3200 m

Weather – Nights are cold and day temperature is pleasant during the season.

Winter temperature – Day (-2°C to -5°C) Night (-5°C to -10°C)

Summer temperature Day (20°C to 30°C) Night (5°C to 10°C)

Starting point – Shimla

Short Itinerary of Kuppar Bugyal Trek

Day 1 – Kharapathar to Giri Ganga

Day 2 – Giri Ganga to Kuppar Bugyal

Day 3 – Kuppar Bugyal to Khada Patthar

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Day 1 : Drive from Shimla (2 hours) to Khadapatthar to Giri Ganga (2 hours

After a two hour drive reach Khadapatthar. It is the starting point of Kuppar Bugyal trek. Have breakfast en route.

Start the trek to Giri Ganga temple and reach there in two hours. In the evening explore the area and retire for the night.

2

Day 2 : Giri Ganga to Kuppar Bugyal (3/4 hours)

Post breakfast, climb gradually towards the Kuppar Bugyal, the ascent is steep and reaching the campsite will take around 3/4 hours.

Pass through thick forests of Deodar, Coniferous and Rhododendrons some rivulets. If lucky, you may witness some Himalayan animals.

Reach the Kuppar top and get mesmerized by wide meadow and views offered. It is a perfect place to camp. Have lunch, relax and do not miss to see the setting sun.

3

Day 3 : Kuppar Bugyal to Kharapathar

Post breakfast, start descending to Kharapathar. Reach there and leave for Shimla.

Things to carry on trek

Mandatory Documents

Please carry the documents given below

Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, Driving License, Voters ID, etc,
Passport and Visa important to foreigners
Medical Certificate (First part should be filled by the Doctor and Second part by the Trekker)
Declaration Certificates

Note: –  Many trekkers commit the same mistake of carrying unnecessary items on a trek which only makes the backpack heavy. It is important to know the right items to carry.
It differs from season to season if you are trekking in summers then carry less layers of warm clothing and if you are trekking in winters carry enough layers to protect yourself against chilly cold.

Necessary Items for trekkers

carry on a trek

Backpack (50 to 60 liters)
A strongly built backpack with good support is compulsory for a trek. (Rain cover is important)

Sturdy Trekking Shoes
The shoes should be strong enough with good support. The people ask if sports shoes would be comfortable but it is good to bring the right trekking shoes.

The Clothes You Should Bring On a Trek
Avoid keeping extra clothes because it only makes you backpack heavy.

Trek Pants – The jeans are never suitable for a trek so you need at least 2-3 trek pants for treks carry more for longer treks.

Jacket – Jackets are very important to carry on a trek it protects you against the chilly weather. So carry 2 jackets on a week long trek.

Layers of warm Clothing 
Carry warm woolen layers or fleece. Carry more layers during winter season (at least 2 to 3) and less during summer.

Thermals – The Temperature decreases at night so you might be need thermals for Night.

T- Shirts – Bring those t shirts which dry fast.

Poncho –They are needed if you are trekking on a Rainy day to keep you dry.

Hiking Pole

Water Bottle 2

Cap or Balaclava

Sunglasses

Slippers

Woolen and Waterproof Gloves

Socks (Woolen and Regular)

Sunscreen

Torch head light

Personal Toiletry Items –  (toothpaste, toothbrush, toilet paper, sanitizer etc.)

Carry Personal Medical Kit

Personal Medical Kit (Carry minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)

Medical Kit

Diamox – (Prevents altitude sickness)

Digene – (It cures discomfort in stomach, acidity)

Crocin Advance – (Cures fever and headache)

Aspirin/Combiflam – (Pain reliever)

Disprin – (Cures headache)

Avomine – (Prevents motion sickness)

Avil – (It treat allergies)

Norflox TZ & Lomofen – (Prevents Diarrhoea)

Ranitidine – (Reduces the amount of acid in stomach)

Volini/Moov spray – (For sprains)

Betadine/Savlon – (Antiseptic cream)

ORS

Band aid

Cotton

Stretchable/Elastic bandage

Gauze

Note:- Use medicines only when prescribed by the doctor. In case you face any problem during your trek, discuss and take advice from the Professional guide.

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What is Included In This Trek?

Forest Permit and entrance fee

Accommodation in tents on twin share basis

All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, coffee, snacks, soup and dinner

(All camping gears)

High quality tents

Sleeping bags

Mattress

Liner

Pillow

Separate Toilet tents – Ladies and Gents

Dining Tent

Dining Table

Porters

Helper

Mules

Kitchen team

Radio Walkie Talkie for Communication

Good Experience Trek Leader guide and Technical guide

Medical Kit

Oxygen Cylinders

Crampons and Gaiters

What is Not Include In This Trek?

Transport Facility

Personal Insurance

Medical Certificate

Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit

On first day En Route to base camp the Breakfast and Lunch are Not Included

Last Day En Route Lunch and Dinner are Not Included

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