Rupin Pass

Rupin Pass Trek

 14,500

A High Altitude Thrilling Pass 

Rupin Pass is a high altitude trek at an elevation of 15,380 feet and it starts from Dhaula in Uttarakhand and ends up at Sangla in Himachal Pradesh crossing Uttarakhand near Kinnaur. Hence, this route is also used by shepherds.

On the other hand, the trek offers jaw dropping views of Dhauladhar ranges, Kinner Kailasha and other towering peaks and fascinating scenery at every turn. Therefore, it is a journey full of surprises and thrills.

Rupin Pass is accessible from different routes. One is through village Gosangu, it is the last road head of Himachal, and you can reach there from Shimla via Roru. The other route is from Dhaula in Tons valley which can be reached from Dehradun.

The trail is exhilarating and the climb is thrilling so you need to be properly equipped to do this trek.

Rupin Pass

 

Witness the Dynamic Sceneries

Certainly, the changing trail and jungle walk will amaze you! During the trek witness magnificent views, explore untouched remote region of the Himalayas and gushing Rupin River. Go through dense forests cross small water streams and witness snow glaciers and frozen waterfalls.

The immense beauty of nature will make you fall in love with the Rupin Pass Trek. The climb is thrilling and strenuous but the views are totally rewarding.

Rupin Pass

Explore the spellbinding sights and Kinnauri culture

So, Rupin Pass trek provides an opportunity to explore the meadows, charming hamlets, snow covered mountains, exotic fields and big rivers on a single trek.

In addition, spot Himalayan birds and get to know the Kinnauri culture and lives of the people in close proximity. Moreover, there is a uniquely positioned village “Jhaka village” which is at the extreme edge of a mountain cliff, it looks amazing because of its idyllic setting.

At Sewa is a multi-floored Kinnaur temple which provides glimpses of Kinnauri culture. The carving on its wooden doors are intricate and impressive which shows  Kinnauri architecture.

Rupin Pass

Key Points of Rupin Pass Trek

Level: Challenging Moderate

During the trek 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 kg.

Must read about Rupin Pass Trek

Rupin Pass Trek Fee:

Rs 14500 (Includes GST and all costs of the Trek from Dhaula to Sangla)

Duration: 8 Days

Highest Point: (15,380 feet)

Best Time: May, June, September, October and November

Level : Challenging Moderate

Basecamp: Dhaula

Temperature: Day: (13°C to 18°C) Night: (0°C to 7°C)

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Overview

SHORT ITINERARY

Day 1– Pickup from Dehradun Railway Station and Drive to Dhaula by taxi 

Altitude – 1,554 m/5,100 feet

Distance – 178 km

Time taken – Drive – 7/8 hours

Night stay – Camps

Day 2– Trek from Dhaula  to Sewa 

Altitude – 1,920 m/6,300 feet

Distance – 11 km

Time taken – 6 hours

Night stay – Camps

Day 3– Trek from Sewa to Jhaka

Altitude – 2,346 m/7,700 feet

Distance – 8 km

Time taken – 5 hours

Night stay – Camps

Day 4– Trek from Jhaka to Udaknal 

Altitude – 3,078 m/10,100 feet

Distance – 8 km

Time taken – 5/6 hours

Night stay – Camps

Day 5– Trek from Udaknal  to Dhanderas thatch 

Altitude – 3,566 m/11,700 feet

Distance – 6 km

Time taken – 5 hours

Night stay – Camps

Day 6– Trek from Dhanderas thatch to Upper waterfall camp 

Altitude – 3,992 m/13,100 feet

Distance – 2.5 km

Time taken – 3/4 hours

Night stay – Camps

Day 7– Trek from Upper waterfall camp to Rupin Pass via Rati Pheri to Ronti Gad 

Altitude – Rupin Pass (4687 m/15,380 feet) Ronti Gad (3,992 m/13,100 feet)

Distance – 7.5 km

Time taken – 10/11 hours

Night stay – Camps

Day 8– Trek from Ronti Gad  to Sangla via Sangla Kanda 

Altitude – Sangla Kanda (3482 m/11,427 feet) Sanlga (2621 m/8,600 feet)

Distance – 11.8 km

Time taken – 6/7 hours

 

 

The trek package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this package?Items that are included in the cost of trek price.

✅ 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

Rupin pass Rainfall Chart
Rainfall Chart of Rupin Pass Trek
Rupin Pass Trek Temperature Chart
Temperature Chart of Rupin Pass Trek
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

❌ 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

NOTE :

Full payment confirms your booking

We serve three meals a day including snacks and soup. A variety of delectable and healthy food is provided which includes; Indian, Chinese and other Western meals. They are nutritious and keeps you fit and healthy on your trek.

  1. Day 1 Pickup from Dehradun Railway Station and Drive to Dhaula by taxi 

    Altitude – 1,554 m/5,100 feet

    Distance – 178 km

    Time taken – Drive – 7/8 hours

    Night stay – Camps

    The vehicle will be arranged from Dehradun railway station and it will leave for Dhaula at 6:30 am.
    Note: The fare is directly payable to the driver (Rs 1100 per person)
    Dhaula is the base camp of Rupin Pass trek. The drive is through picturesque towns and villages like – Mussoorie, Nainbagh, Damta, Nawgao, Purola, Mori and Netwar, along the Tons River.

    Reach the basecamp ”Dhaula” it lies in the Yamuna valley and is situated on the banks of the Tons River. Setup your camps there; relax, have sumptuous food and retire for the night.

  2. Day 2 Trek from Dhaula  to Sewa 

    Altitude – 1,920 m/6,300 feet

    Distance – 11 km

    Time taken – 6 hours

    Night stay – Camps

    Today you will be trekking from Dhaula to Sewa, the initial trek is along the river passing through some quaint villages perched on reaches of Deodar and pine forests. On the way witness the changing landscapes.

    Cattle can be seen at the fields grazing, most of the local villagers here have goats, cows and sheep. And also, most of the locals here own apple and apricot orchards.

    Climb higher and gushing Rupin River appears flowing far below, this river is formed by the melting waters of Rupin Pass which ahead merges with River Yamuna. And the Rhododendrons (Burans) can be seen on the side line up wearing the blossoms of the crimson red flowers. Now, the trail turns steep and after crossing this steep section reach a shop, run by a local.

    Reach Sewa, it is a very clean and beautiful village with apple and plum orchards interspersed with mustard and wheat fields. Few steps ahead is a temple made in Kinnauri style, the carving on the wooden doors are intricate and impressive which shows  Kinnauri architecture. It is believed that Karna lived here and this temple is made by the villagers in his remembrance.

    Walk through a stretch of forest and descend to the campsite on the banks of the Rupin River. Setup the camps here, have food and retire for the night.

  3. Day 3 Trek from Sewa to Jhaka

    Altitude – 2,346 m/7,700 feet

    Distance – 8 km

    Time taken – 5 hours

    Night stay – Camps

    Post breakfast, the initial part of trek is through potato and barley fields. Ahead enter the dense Deodar forest, so dense that it doesn’t allow sunlight to enter.

    Exit this section and now follow the Rupin River, the crystal clear water will energize you on your journey. Today, witness the changing landscapes, trail, and the scenic vistas. It is hard to believe that a trek can have so much variety. Now, the path turns narrow, so climb gradually and catch the sight of cascading waterfall.

    The ascent to  Jiskun village is sharp and steep. It is divided into two parts “Upper Jiskun” and “Lower Jiskun”.

    Go ahead till the last village ”Jhaka’ also known as hanging village because of its unique position. It is the last and highest on the Rupin Pass trek located on the dark fold of the mountains surrounded by high peaks.

    Cross river Rupin and reach your campsite.

    Today was a long trekking day so setup your tents, relax and retire for the night.

  4. Day 4 Trek from Jhaka to Udaknal 

    Altitude – 3,078 m/10,100 feet

    Distance – 8 km

    Time taken – 5/6 hours

    Night stay – Camps

    Today, leave this quaint Himalayan village behind and proceed to your next campsite “Udaknal”. Go through the forest of pines and ahead spot a change; now the pine trees are replaced by Fir trees.

    Descent through the forest and look at the snow bridge present below, this bridge catches the complete attention because of  its unique style. It is across the Rupin River and the trail lies on the other side, it is a narrow path made by shepherds.

    Take this trail and trek along the left bank of Rupin. Come across a bridge which is made of wood and a grassland is visible ahead. It is a very famous and beautiful camping spot. Cross this section and hike through a rocky zone. Ahead, cross a stream and step into a forest.

    Udaknal is a small grassland and your campsite for today, cattle graze here. Setup your tents and after having delicious meal retire for the night.

  5. Day 5 Trek from Udaknal  to Dhanderas thatch 

    Altitude – 3,566 m/11,700 feet

    Distance – 6 km

    Time taken – 5 hours

    Night stay – Camps

    As soon as you step out of the grassland, enter a dense forest and ascend gradually. Witness many mini waterfalls on the way catching your attention. Further, the colorful flowers can be seen blooming together with Rhododendrons lined up on the side making the terrain picturesque.

    Continue trekking and notice an island amid the forests and spot Rupin waterfall from a distance which merges with Rupin River. Now, the trail is leveled and the walk is through the lavish meadows. Snow patches can be seen all over these meadows. From here, cross a snow bridge and reach the bank of River Rupin.

    Crossing the snow bridge is tough because of its steep slope but once you have crossed it; the path becomes leveled. Now, the meadows and wildflowers welcome you, walk further and reach “Dhanderas Thach”.

    It is the most beautiful meadow on this trek, snow covered walls can be seen on both the sides. Nearby are many flowing streams and waterfalls.

    Pitch your tents here, have healthy diet and relax in tents.

  6. Day 6 Trek from Dhanderas thatch to Upper waterfall camp 

    Altitude – 3,992 m/13,100 feet

    Distance – 2.5 km

    Time taken – 3/4 hours

    Night stay – Camps

    As you start your trek towards “Upper Waterfall” the yellow flowers of “Marigold” bloom in plethora. Carry ice axe and other equipment because you will be needing them. First reach Lower waterfall by cutting ice with help of your ice axe. It is a hard climb because of snow frozen over slopes and the path remains totally covered in snow.

    Reach lower waterfall, and spot a snow bridge over Rupin. Spot marvelous lower and Upper waterfall cascading like glittering diamonds amid the snow. Cross  ice slopes and traverse steep sections.

    Reach the upper waterfall camp and encounter miles and miles of snow, gushing river, glaciers, exotic ice bridges and majestic peaks all around. The campsite is totally mesmerizing.

    Setup your camps here, relax and after having food retire for the night.

  7. Day 7 Trek from Upper waterfall camp to Rupin Pass via Rati Pheri to Ronti Gad 

    Altitude – Rupin Pass (4687 m/15,380 feet) Ronti Gad (3,992 m/13,100 feet)

    Distance – 7.5 km

    Time taken – 10/11 hours

    Night stay – Camps

    Rupin Pass is at an altitude of 15,380 feet and the trail is exhilarating. Today, you will be needing proper trekking equipment to climb the pass successfully.

    Start your trek early because it is going to be the longest and challenging day of your trek.

    Climb to Rati Pheri is a steep ascent. Reach there an hour, take a short break and get ready to cross steep ice slopes. Witness the extraordinary changes in the scenery. Now, trek through fields totally covered in snow and relish the first sight of Rupin Pass.

    It looks beyond reach! The ascent to this pass starts and it is going to be thrilling. Walk through the rocky area, there are loose rocks on the way and stones can fall from above so you need to be careful and follow the instructions of your guide.

    Climb individually, so that no one faces any difficulty, this steep ascent may tire you but standing on the summit will fulfill your hearts. Move on towards Rupin Pass gully, the climb is short but challenging because of scree slopes.

    Reach the top and the first thing you will see is the colorful flags flowing with the wind and delicious view of Dhauladhar Range with high Himalayan mountains.

    After spending some time on the summit, plan your descent. It is towards the Sangla side. Enjoy sliding down the three stretches of snow slopes. However, the walk to Ronti Gad is long and tiring one.

    Ronti Gad is a paradise of meadows flanking the River. These meadows are different from the one’s which you addressed earlier. Today was a tough day, have salubrious food and have a good tight sleep in your tents.

  8. Day 8 Trek from Ronti Gad  to Sangla via Sangla Kanda 

    Altitude – Sangla Kanda (3482 m/11,427 feet) Sanlga (2621 m/8,600 feet)

    Distance – 11.8 km

    Time taken – 6/7 hours

    The descent from Ronti Gad to Sangla is steep. Many trails lead to Sangla, go through the trail frequently used by shepherds which passes through a valley. Come across Sangla Kanda Lake on the way. At some distance there lies a village which is accessible through a forest.

    The changing sceneries and majestic views of “Kinner Kailash” will blow your mind. Trek through the blue pine forest and you will reach a village, there you can see apple orchards and some wooden houses.

    Further reach Sangla, a pretty little town in Himachal Pradesh and from there leave to Shimla.

    Note: We will arrange vehicles but the fare is directly payable to the driver.

Things to Take

Mandatory Documents

Please carry the documents given below

  • Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, driving license, voters ID, etc.)
  • Medical Certificate (first part to be filled by a doctor and second part by the trekker)
  • Risk Certificates

Trekkers must bring :

  • Strongly built hiking shoes, if you do not own a pair you can rent it from Sankri.
  • Sandals or slippers to wear in campsite
  • Thick woollen socks, it will keep your feet warm
  • Daily wear socks
  • Thermals are very important
  • 1 shirt, it should be long sleeved
  • Shirts and pants for campsite, should be warm
  • 1 raincoat or poncho
  • Jacket
  • Thick gloves
  • Trek pants
  • Cap and Balaclava (or a scarf)
  • Sun glasses
  • Sun tan lotion
  • Lip balm
  • Water bottle
  • Headlamp
  • Personal toiletry items

ATM Point & Mobile connectivity:-

ATM POINT: Withdraw money before your journey, Purola is the last point where you will find ATM

Mobile Connectivity

The mobile networks are available at Jiskun and Dhaula but after reaching Sangla, no networks would be available. So make sure you finish all your important work and calls before starting of the trek.

We Have a Money Saving Announcement for all the Trekkers.
Now You Can Get Your Trek Gear on Rent by Spending Less

Trekking demands a good investment and this extremely expensive activity is the passion of many, so we have a great announcement to make which will be a great relief to your pockets. Now get your Trek Gear on Rent and all you have to do is make a special renting request while booking your trek. That’s it! We have kept it simple for you.

Rent Equipment

Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kitPersonal Insurance

We carry first aid kits but it’s necessary to carry a personal medical kit.

 

(Carry minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)

 

– Diamox – (prevents altitude sickness)

– Digene – (it cures discomfort in stomach, acidity)

– Crocin Advance – (cures fever and headache)

– Aspirin/Combiflam – (Pain reliever)

– Disprin/Saradon – (cures headache)

– Avomine – (prevents motion sickness)

– Avil – (it treat allergies)

– Norflox TZ & Lomofrn – (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 in your trek, take advice from Professional guide before taking any medicine.

– Drinking water is necessary during your trek, keep 1 litre of water bottle filled and drink it on proper interval of time, it is very important while hiking.

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Cancellation Policy?It is wise to make your booking at least two months in advance. In the event of cancellation of trek/adventure activity services due to any avoidable / unavoidable reasons we must be notified of the same in writing. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive advice in writing, and cancellation charges would be as follows
- Cancellation up to 30 Days: You will get Refund of 90 Precent of Trek/adventure program cost.
- Cancellation between 21 to 30 days– You will get refund of 50 Precent of Trek/Adventure/Tour/Travel/Hotel program cost.
- Cancellation in less than 20 days – No refund
Note:-The cost is for minimum 5 people. But, if the group size decreases, then by increasing trek cost we can organize a customized package.