It starts from Uttarakhand and ends in Himachal Pradesh, witness the dynamic sceneries and explore the Kinnauri culture. There are different magnificent views and sceneries at every km and at every turn. it is a journey full of surprises.
Rupin Pass Trek Fee:
Rs 14500 (Includes GST and all costs of the Trek from Dhaula to Sangla)
Duration: 8 Days
Highest Point: (4600 m)
Best Season: May, June, September, October and November
Level: Challenging Moderate
Summer Temperature: (3°C to 5°C) (Day time 5°C to 15°C)
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A high altitude trek
Rupin pass is a high altitude trek (4,600 m), which starts from Dhaula in Uttarakhand and ends up at Sangla in Himachal Pradesh crossing Uttarakhand near Kinnaur, this route is also used by shepherds. There are different magnificent views and sceneries at every km and at every turn it is a journey full of surprises and thrills.
Rupin Pass is accessible from different routes. One is village Gosangu, it is the Himachal Pradesh’s last road head, and you can reach there from Shimla through Roru. The other route is from Dhaula which can be reached from Dehradun.
Witness the Dynamic sceneries
The changing trails and jungle walk would be relieving, this place will give you magnificent views, many unexplored places and view of beautiful Rupin River. You will go through dense forests to snow glaciers from small water streams to frozen waterfalls and here you can find immense variety of nature which will make you admire and fall in love with it. Rupin pass trek is a bit difficult but the views are extremely mesmerizing and beautiful.
Explore the spellbinding sights and Kinnauri culture
You will see meadows, charming hamlets, snow covered mountains, exotic fields and big rivers so much of variety in a single trek, and this trek gives you a chance to explore the unexplored places. This place has many species of birds and animals you can have a glance of local culture and lives of the people living there, there is a uniquely positioned village “Jhaka village” which is at the extreme edge of mountain cliff, which offers you a beautiful scenery. There is a multi-floored Kinnaur temple where you can have a glimpse of Kinnauri culture.
Key Points of Rupin Pass Trek
- Level: Challenging Moderate
- 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.
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Duration – 8 Days
Best Season – May, June, September, October and November
Level – Challenging Moderate
Highest Point – (4600 m)
Trekking distance (total) – (56 km)
Weather – Nights are cold and day temperature is pleasant during the season
Summer temperature –(3°C to 5°C) (Day time 5°C to 15°C)
Starting point – Dehradun
Day 1– Dehradun to Dhaula (5,100 m)
Day 2– Dhaula (5,100 feet) to Sewa (6,300 feet) (6 hours)
Day 3– Sewa (6,300 feet) to Jiskun (7,700 feet) (6 hours)
Day 4– Jhaka (7,700 feet) to Udaknal (10,100 feet) (5 hours)
Day 5– Udaknal (10,100 feet) to Dhanderas thatch (11,700 feet) (5 hours)
Day 6– Dhanderas thatch (11,700 feet) to Upper waterfall camp (13,100 feet) (2 – 3 hours)
Day 7– Upper waterfall camp (13,100 feet) to Rupin Pass (15,380 feet) via Rati Pheri and Ronti Gad (13,100 feet) (10-11 hours)
Day 8– Ronti Gad (13,100 feet) to Sangla (8,600 feet) via Sangla Kanda (11,427 feet) (6 hours)
✅ 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
✅ Separate Toilet tents – Ladies and Gents
✅ Dining Tent
✅ Dining Table
✅ Kitchen team
✅ Radio Walkie Talkie for Communication
✅ Good Experience Trek Leader guide and Technical guide
✅ Medical Kit
✅ Oxygen Cylinders
✅ Crampons and Gaiters
❌ Personal Insurance
❌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
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.
Dehradun to Dhaula (207 km) (7/8 hours) (5,100 feet)
We can arrange vehicle 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 this trek. The drive is through beautiful places like Mussoorie, Nainbagh, Damta, Nawgao, Purola, Mori, Netwar and along the Tons River. Dhaula lies at an altitude of 5,100 feet, gain altitude steadily.
Setup your camps have sumptuous food and retire for the night.
Dhaula (5,100 feet) to Sewa (6,300 feet) (6 hours)
Today you will be trekking to Sewa, it is a small Himalayan village and the trail to reach there is an ascending one. On the way you will come across multiple streams. Trek further and witness the changing sceneries which are a real bliss on this trek.
Cattles can be seen in the fields grazing, most of the villagers here have goats, cows and sheep, and locals also here own apple and apricot orchards. While you are hiking you can hear the sound of gushing Rupin River which flows below, this river is formed by the melting waters of Rupin Pass which ahead merges with Yamuna.
Now, the trail gets steep point after crossing this section you will reach a shop which is run by a local. Few steps ahead there is a temple made in Kinnauri style, you can get an idea about Kinnaur culture after watching the work done on it. It is said that Karna lived here and this temple is made by the villagers in his remembrance.
Setup the camps here at this picturesque place, enjoy your night here at Sewa village, have your food and retire for the night.
Sewa (6,300 feet) to Jhaka (7,700 feet) (6 hours)
While trekking from Sewa to Jhaka, you will see green fields, from here trek through the dark thick forest, so dark that it doesn’t allow sunlight to enter. Exit this section and now walk along the riverside, the crystal clear water will energize you if you get tired.
On the trek you will every time see the changing landscapes, trail, and the views. It is hard to believe that a place can have so much variety. Now, the path turns narrow and you have to climb gradually. After you cross the steep climb you will witness a mesmerising waterfall that it would refresh you by its purity.
Walk on the narrow trail after crossing the forest area, cross the steep ascent with snow covered views of snow covered mountains. Further lies Jiskun, it is a village which is divided into two parts “Upper Jiskun” and “Lower Jiskun”.
Go ahead till the last village Jakha till, cross river Rupin and reach your campsite for the day, today was a long trek so setup your tents and settle for the day.
Jhaka (7,700 feet) to Udaknal (10,100 feet) (5 hours)
Today leave this quaint Himalayan village behind and proceed towards your next campsite “Udaknal”. Go through the forest of pines and ahead you can spot a change instead of pines there will be Fir trees.
Descent through the forest and look at the snow bridge present below, this bridge catches the complete attention by the way it’s built. It is across Rupin and the trail lies on the other side, it is a narrow path made by shepherds for their use.
Take this trail and trek along the left bank of Rupin and come across a bridge which is made of wood and a grassland is visible ahead, it is a famous camping spot. Cross this section and hike through a rocky zone, the trail changes now cross a stream and step in a forest.
Udaknal is a small grassland and your campsite for today, cattles graze here. Setup your tents and after having meal retire for the night.
Udaknal (10,100 feet) to Dhanderas thatch (11,700 feet) (5 hours)
As soon as you step out of the grassland you will enter a forest, the ascent is gradual through this forest, it is a short one and you can see many mini waterfalls on the way. Further, the trail turns beautiful with many colourful flowers blooming together and it remains covered by Rhododendrons with different coloured flowers.
Continue the trek and notice an island amidst the forests covered by lush green grass and you can also see Rupin waterfall from a distance which merges with Rupin River. Now, the trail is levelled and the walk is through meadows. Snow patches can be seen all over these meadows, after crossing a snow bridge you will reach bank of River Rupin.
Crossing the snow bridge is tough as the slope is steep, but once you have crossed it; the path becomes levelled. Now, the meadows and wildflowers welcome you, walk through these meadows and higher lies “Dhanderas Thach”.
The most beautiful meadow on this trek, snow covered walls can be seen on both the sides. Many flowing streams and waterfalls are around this place. Place your tents at this unique place, have healthy diet and relax in tents.
Dhanderas thatch (11,700 feet) to Upper waterfall camp (13,100 feet) (2-3 hours)
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 the help of ice axe.
When you reach lower waterfall, you a snow bridge will be visible over Rupin and you have to pass many climbs to reach there. But, once you reach there, the exotic surroundings will amaze you and boost up the energy to go higher.
The steep climb starts which is worth your efforts, reach the upper waterfall camp which is at a height of (13,100 feet). Have a glance of things visible from there, stand amidst the inexplicable beauty and have joyous feeling of satisfaction.
It will give you enough strength and confidence to climb Rupin Pass tomorrow. A meadow is there where you will set your camps today. Today was an adventurous day and tomorrow’s day will be a thrilling one so have your food and get in your tents.
Upper waterfall camp (13,100 feet) to Rupin Pass (15,380 feet) via Rati Pheri and Ronti Gad (13,100 feet) (10-11 hours)
Rupin Pass is at an altitude of 4,600 meters and the trail is exhilarating. Today you will be needing proper trekking equipment to climb the pass successfully. Start your trek early, it is going to be the longest day of your trek.
Climb to Rati Pheri which is a steep ascent, reach there in 1 hour, take a break here for some time and then start hiking. Witness the extraordinary changes in the scenery, it is a real delight and bliss to explore so much variety on a single trek. Now, trek through fields, covered in snow and from here have first glimpse of Rupin Pass.
It looks beyond reach, the climb 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 guide.
Climb individually so that no one of you faces any difficulty, this steep ascent may tire you but standing on the summit will fulfil your hearts.
Reach the top and the first thing you will see is colourful flags flowing with the wind with the delicious view of Dhauladhar Range. After spending some time on the summit plan your descent. Descending is fun, slide down in excitement and reach leveled trail which lead to the meadows of Ronti Gad.
These meadows are different from the one’s which you addressed earlier, the view of snow covered mountains and meadows blooming in greenery looks entrancing. Today was a tough day, have salubrious food and have a good tight sleep in tents.
Ronti Gad (13,100 feet) to Sangla (8,600 feet) via Sangla Kanda (11,427 feet) (6 hours)
Many trails lead to Sangla, go through a trail frequently used by shepherds through a valley and you will see 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 pine forest and you will reach a village, there you can see orchards of apple and wooden houses.
Further reach Sangla and from there leave for Shimla.
Note: We will arrange vehicles but the fare is directly payable to the driver.
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
- Thick gloves
- Trek pants
- Cap and Balaclava (or a scarf)
- Sun glasses
- Sun tan lotion
- Lip balm
- Water bottle
- Personal toiletry items
ATM Point & Mobile connectivity:-
ATM POINT: Withdraw money before your journey, Purola is the last point where you will find ATM
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.
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.
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)
– Band aid
– Stretchable/elastic bandage
– 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.
- 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