Welcome to Indian Treks - To Travel, To Experience & To Learn ...

Rupin Pass Trek

0 Comment

previous arrow
next arrow
Shadow
Slider

Rupin Pass
Rupin Pass trek one of the best challenges to pursue

TEMPERATURE

Day ( 13-18 ºC ) , Night (-13 ºC )

DURATION

7 Night 8 Days
(Dehradun to Sangla)

LEVEL

 Moderate - Difficult
Altitute - 4,650 m (15,250 ft)

BEST SEASON

May, June, Sep, Oct

COST

17,000 ₹
(Include all taxes and Transportion)

Trek Highlights

The scenic Himalayan views, the freshest air and opportunity to test one's own strength makes Rupin Pass trek one of the best challenges to pursue.

The Rupin Pass trek has got it all: hanging villages, terrific forests, glacial meadows, hundreds of waterfalls and an exhilarating pass crossing as a whole Rupin Pass Trek is a complete experiential trek to do.

It lies on a traditional shepherd and hiking route which starts from Dhaula in Uttarakhand and ends in Sangla in Himachal Pradesh.

You will find the lake placed safely between a ridge and valley wall.

Different grassy lands and alpine dense meadows will be punctuating the beauty statement of Goddess to give you a tranquilized feeling.

Rupin Pass trek is a pretty much an isolated trail - a pure delight for souls seeking recluse and want to get up & close with nature. The scenic Himalayan views, the freshest air and opportunity to test one's own strength makes Rupin Pass trek one of the best challenges to pursue.

This Trek is one of the classic high altitude pass across the Himalayan mountain range trek in India. The trek lies on the traditional shepherd route starting from Dhaula in Uttarakhand to single in Himachal Pradesh. Trek is full of new vista scenery to unfold as the path itself is located across the uninhabited areas of the Himalayan range. The way of the Rupin Pass trek is through trails dig of rock faces, and wooden bridges cut through deep dark folds in the mountain. The Rupin Pass trek has got it all: hanging villages, terrific forests, glacial meadows, hundreds of waterfalls and an exhilarating pass crossing as a whole Rupin Pass Trek is a complete experiential trek to do.





It has so many twists and turns in its plot that it will leave most experienced of trekkers wanting more.. Rupin Pass is a high altitude pass across the Himalaya mountain range in state of Himachal Pradesh, India. It lies on a traditional shepherd and hiking route which starts from Dhaula in Uttarakhand and ends in Sangla in Himachal Pradesh. Rupin Pass trek consists of trails dug out of rock faces and wooden bridges, cut through deep dark folds in the mountain, glaciers and icy slopes, and over snow fields. Along the way there are white Rhododendrons and expanse of green meadows. The path itself is located across mostly uninhabited areas in the Himalayan ranges at an elevation of 15,250 ft (4,650M) above sea level.

If you are a mountain person, you are going to love the trek. Rupin pass trek will let you find many exciting and lesser explored snow mountains and snow bridges. Play in the clean snow and rest there for a shorter while to enjoy the heavenly view. People who have completed this trek describe their “walk on the snow bridges” as the USP of this trek.





Forests – while on this trek, you will get to see diversified views and scenic beauty as you move further. The trek runs through the woods of fir, Rhododendron & Oak that looks quite mesmerizing and new and you will almost have the feeling of being on a movie set as you will get to see those beautiful, thin, and tall trees located in proximity to each other.

Geographical Information:

Temperature: Day ( 13-18 ºC ) , Night (-13 ºC )

Trekking Distance:  57km

Maximum Altitude: 15,250 ft

Level: Moderate - Difficult 

Starting and Ending Point: ( Dehradun to Sangla )

Railway Station: Dehradun is the nearest Railway Station

Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun

Best Season: May, June, September, October

Day 1: Dehradun to Dhaula

On the first day of your journey, you don’t have to trek but ride your way on vehicle to Dhaula.

The weather on the route will not be very cold though humid, but the pleasant sights of the hills will keep up your enthusiasm for the more beautiful sight ahead. The roads till Dhaula are in good condition except the last few kilometers where a narrow uneven patch is filled with mud.

On your route, you will able the see the clean water of Yamuna river flowing, pass through a unique village, myth logically known for the worshipping of Kaurawas there. The charming among the villages is Mori, at tons valley meadows of marigold flowers are stretched.

After your 8 hour ride, Indian Treks team will serve you with delicious meal to regain your energy.

Day 2: Dhaula to Sewa

Though your today’s trail is as long as 11 kms, yet it will not be very tiring for you, as the whole trek is an easy walks on undulating paths till Sewa.

Pass a cattle shelter after exiting the Dhaula village, the trail starts climbing for about 200 mts. after 20 minutes it becomes easy again, a little further walk and your will have another different sight of Rupin following below into its bed.

Another scenery of Rupin falling from a high cliff, awaits you after a turn, then again trekking on an ascending trail through the apple and apricot trees, you will reach a road just before Sewa, you can have tea and snacks at the shop available there and enjoy the sights of Rupin flowing making soothing sounds.

Explore the famous Kinnaur Temple at Sewa, where medals and trophies achieved by villagers are hanging outside the temple.

You will get a bit disappointed at Sewa as the sights are not as pleasing as earlier. Nevertheless, you can either choose to camp at the campsite outside Sewa, or at the Village only.

Indian Treks Team will prefer you to camp at a place outside Sewa near Rupin River, where your camp will be plotted at sand, big rocks surrounds giving you a complete beach like feel.



Day 3: Sewa to Jhaka

Today’s trek being a bit difficult, you need to stretch your body well to get use to of the ups and down of the trek. Indian Treks team will instruct you for the day as the area enroute is prone to landslide and frequent variance in the trail is an addition to the difficulty level.

Your trek starts from mixed crop field and suddenly enters into a forest. A bit further walk after crossing through the thick forest you will reach near a wooden bridge which separates the two states. The bridge is known as ‘No man’s Place’ as it does not belong to any state.

You will reach Gosangu after half an hour walk passing the bridge. From there you will take the roads heading to kwar, you next change in trail comes after passing the wooden and iron bridge on the road. Taking the left trail which connects to Jiksun village, heading your way up on the trail to Jiksun is an utter thrills as the trails is routed on the extreme edge of the cliff.

From this point Indian Treks team will take you completely under their guidance to ensure your safety while trekking on the narrow trail which is very uncertain. From Jiksun village it is another 1 hour climb to Jhaka village through the forest with mixed plantation of Deodar and Walnut.



Day 4: Jhaka to Saruwas Thatch

Waking up at the campsite near Jhaka Village is a sheer bliss, the sights hanging from the edges of the mountain are breathtaking.

Indian Treks Team will guide you for trekking along the rivulets of Rupin and to pass safely across the water streams which you will encounter many times on the trail to Saruwas Thatch.

The trail is well defined, passes through the field of Jhaka village, enters a forests where trees of fir standing tall depicting centuries old, pristine civilization. A turn in the trail past crossing the forest and landscapes changes itself to snow patches. Follow the snow bridge over Rupin, cross the bridge and a walk on a narrow trail till another wooden bridge.

Half an hour more walk on the boulders and hoping through the streams flowing within the rocky paths along the left of Rupin, you will enter another forest, on which rest the Rhododendron trees of different colour.

Another walk of few kilometes and you are at your next campsite Saruwas Thatch. Relax yourself well and and admire the nature’s different shades on the perfect campsite, a serene u shaped valley in the middle of trees, with the sight of Rupin water fall far away.

Day 5: Saruwas Thatch to Dhanderas Thatch

Get yourself ready for the whole lot of nature’s surprises on the trails from Saruwas Thatch to Dhanderas Thatch.

Diversity in landscape on your way from forests to snow bridges, waterfalls to gorge, meadows to rocky terrain will make your today’s journey packed with all sorts of adventure.

Embark with an even walk on the route filled with snow patches on mountain side the sacred silver birch trees (Bhoj Trees) will accompany you till the entrance of forests, move upwards through the forests and you will find yourself at the verge of U shaped valley. The enchanting sights form the lip of the valley, of thousands waterfalls rushing down below you is all a set to hypnotize you for a movement.

Move downward to reach down to the valley though green and yellow meadows, you will come across the next snow bridge, cross the bridge, you are now at left of the Rupin, walk over the big rock along the edge and you will find Rupin running into its bed. Climb another snow bridge which is biggest of all, you see from there. Again a final climb passing the fascinating sceneries and you are in the middle of a valley, Dhanderas Thatch.

And get ready to relax and then indulge in some fun activities organized by Indian Treks Team to enjoy one of the most admiring and biggest known meadows of Himalayan Range.



Day 6: Dhanderas Thatch to Upper Waterfall camp

The altitude from Dhanderas to Upperwater fall camp is about 4000 mts., is enough to make you vulnerable to AMS, as it will not be possible for you to get acclimatized through the altitude in one go.

Indian Treks Team will arrangements for your acclimatization at two levels one at Dhanderas Thatch and next will be at top of water fall which is approx 1500 mts above.

Indian Treks team will also take a short session to teach you the skills of trekking in snow such as sliding on snow, side steeping and cutting though the snow.

After proper acclimatization you need to reach the base of Dhanderas, from there trek crossing through many rivulets of Rupin, make your way to the snow patch of first waterfall though the marigold flowers. A Steady and care full walk on the rocks along the hill your can now see a trail going in between through the thick snow.

Your learned techniques will come is use as you have to cut your path to another vast snow bridge. This is the last but the Ultimate snow bridge offering you the Rupin Water coming just above head and getting down below your feet.

A sharp but short climb after crossing the bridge you are all set to get relaxed and enjoy your campsite.



Day 7: Upper water fall to Rupin Pass to Ronti Gad


Longest trail of Rupin Pass begin with a steep ascendant, with bumper gain in altitude, an hour of climbing, take left trail and discover a total different and amazing sights from the Rati Pheri campsite.

The only views from Rati Pheri are of the expanse of thick snow stretched all over, making your paths through them is your next exhausting task for the day to reach Rupin Pass Gully.

Indian Treks team will take utmost care here as the snow is very thick and the trails are not clearly defined. At Rupin Pass Indian Trek Team will serve you with some refreshment to regain your energy for the next adventurous climb to Rupin Pass. The trail to Rupin pass is short but very uncertain and has risks of loose stones falling from above. Indian Treks Team suggests you to walk in line carefully putting your every step forward.

Rupin Pass cut from a hollow shaped region marks the beginning of Dhauladhar Range. A bit of descendant and you are ready to experience the next adventure to slide down the snow to reach Rukti Gad.

Way to Ronti Gad is a gentle walk followed by a sharp descendant. Camping at the coldest yet charming campsite amidst the mountains covered with snow.





Day 8: Ronti Gad to Sangla Via Sangla Kanda.

Over Night drive to Shimla.

Today’s trek will be a downward climb but very arduous as the trail’s altitude drops rapidly.

Indian Treks Team will take another round of bout to make you adaptable to the sharp descendant, climb your way downward with more ease without hurting your foot or knees.

The trail starts with a mild climb and then a gentle walk heading to Ronti Gad valley. After losing an altitude of about 1500 ft in height you will exit the narrow valley and opens yourself up to astounding views of Mt. Kinner Kailash. Now Rupin Pass is totally out of your view.

From this point you can view your next halt I.e. Lake of Sangla Kanda with small villages settled near it. Relax at the village, enjoy the sights of the Sangla Kanda Lake.

There are many trails going to Sangla from Sangla Kanda, take the trail which passes through the forest of Blue Pines. The final trail is wide and clearly defined but descendants rapidly to Sangla, after 30 mins you will reach Baspa Village and 20 mins last climb and you are at the end of the trek journey, Sangla, you can hire any vehicle from the road of Sangla to Shimla.

Packing Refuge Based Keep it simple and minimal “A heavy pack is a pack filled with anxiety.” Freud.Keeping your pack weight to a minimum is the key to a successful trek. We recommend people joining any of our treks where you will be sleeping in gites (hostels) or refuges be equipped with the following:

 

Technical equipment Comfortable walking boots or shoes (3 or 4 season)

Walking poles (definitely two) Clothing suggestions

Fleece Waterproof jacket (or big plastic poncho)

Waterproof over trousers

Lightweight puffer jacket for evening comfort in the higher refuges

Warm gloves and hat (for early starts)

Sun hat or peaked cap

Sunglasses

One pair shorts

One pair lightweight walking trousers

Two T-shirts

Good quality walking socks

Other essential items

40 – 60 litre Rucksack

Light weight towel

Waterproof ruck sack cover or waterproof bags to keep your things dry

Sun block for face and lips (Factor 50)

Personal First Aid kit (plasters, Compeed for blisters, paracetamol)

Roll of toilet paper

Water bottle or Platypus type hydration system – 1.5 to 2 litres

Penknife

Head torch for use in refuges

Survival blanket (light foil blanket to keep injured people warm).

Optional items Change of clothing to include:

underwear, tracksuit bottoms, dry shirt, spare socks (think of things that you can wear to both dinner and bed so you don’t need to change)

Camera Paperback novel (light!)

Snack bars/dried fruit/chocolate

Waterproof map case

Ear plugs (there will inevitably be snorers in the refuge)

Buff – good for blocking out light and noise while sleeping, keeping your neck warm, holding your hair etc.

Additional items for Independent Groups

Compass, Altimeter, GPS or Mobile phone with GPS

Day 1: Dehradun to Dhaula

Day 2: Dhaula to Sewa

Day 3: Sewa to Jhaka

Day 4: Jhaka to Saruwas Thatch

Day 5: Saruwas Thatch to Dhanderas Thatch

Day 6: Dhanderas Thatch to Upper Waterfall camp

Day 7: Upper water fall to Rupin Pass to Ronti Gad

Day 8: Ronti Gad to Sangla Via Sangla Kanda.

INCLUDED

Food as per menu on the trek.

Forest Camping charges

Safety Equipment

Hiking Equipment

Trek guide,

cook,

helpers

mules for carrying common luggage

Transportation if Specified in Itinerary

Food as per menu on the trek.

Forest Camping charges

Safety Equipment

Hiking Equipment

Trek guide,

cook,

helpers

mules for carrying common luggage

Transportation if Specified in Itinerary

ACTIVITIES

Trekking

Camping

NOT INCLUDED

Meals during road Journey

Any kind of Insurance

Any expense of personal Nature

Any expense not specified in the inclusion

list Carriage of personal laggage during the trek

Our Reviews

0
0.0 rating
0 out of 5 stars (based on 0 reviews)
Excellent0%
Very good0%
Average0%
Poor0%
Terrible0%

13 SEP -20 SEP (OPEN)

27 SEP - 4 OCT (OPEN)

11 OCT - 18 OCT (OPEN)

25 OCT - 1 NOV (OPEN)

8 NOV - 15 NOV (OPEN)

22 NOV - 29 NOV (OPEN)

5 DEC - 12 DEC (OPEN)

19 DEC - 26 DEC (OPEN)

Cancellation Policy

If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees. If cancellations are made 15-30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees. If cancellations are made within 0-15 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.

Quick Enquiry Form

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

WhatsApp chat
BOOK YOUR TREK

Please Use the Form below to Get in touch with us

X
Book Your Trek