Overview

Rupin Pass is a high altitude (4650M) mountain pass located across the Rupin river. The diversity that nature has to offer is seen on this trek, a towering waterfall on one side, a beautiful meadow full of palms, yellow flowers and maple trees on the other, a fir forest, alphine meadows,snow clad mountains and numerous waterfalls cascading the valley accompanied by Rupin River. Its not easy hike, one has to cross the various obstacles like dusty track, wooden bridges, glaciers, icy slopes, snow bridges and soft snow fields, but this is the best part in this trek. This trek takes you through some untouched places in Garhwal & Kinnaur Valley where one can witness the Garhwali culture as well as the kinnauri culture. This trek offers a panoramic view of the Kinner Kailash & other Himalayan peaks.

Region

Garhwal

Total Trekking

52 Kms.

Grade

Difficult

Altitude

15,250 Ft/4648 Mt

Days/Night

8 Days

Minimum Age

12 Years

Temperature

May — June
  (15C to 20C and night 7C to2C)
Sept — Oct
  (15C to 10C and night 5C to -5C).

Best Season

Pre Monsoon Season:— May to June end
Post monsoon Season:— September 2nd week to Nov first week.

Itineary

Day 1 — Dehradun - Dhaula (5,5000 ft) (Drive/210 km) (8 - Hours)

  • Today, you will assemble at Dehradun Railway Station by 700 AM. Drive Dehraun to Dhaula. This is a little picturesque hamlet that rests on the banks of lovely Tons River. Once at Mori, proceed in the vehicle amidst pine woodland by the Tons River to arrive at Netwar. Here, you can pay your respects at Pokhu Devta, an ancient place of worship. It displays a stunning and distinct architecture of the locale. Later on proceed to Dhaula hamlet. Positioned by Rupin Gad, this is where your trekking activity will begin. Retreat for the night in the tents as tomorrow your Rupin pass trek commences.

Day 2 — Dhaula (5,500 ft) - Sewa (6,300 ft) (9 Km Trek 3 to 4 hours)

  • This day, enjoy the trek amidst rhododendron woodlands and fields. Post some hours of walking, you will arrive at Sewa. After a great day, spend the night in tents.

Day 3 — Sewa (6,300 ft) – Bawta (6,888 ft ) (6 Km Trek 4 to 5 Hours)

  • Today we will trek to Bawata , a challenging but rewarding climb. The final section is through beautiful deodar & walnut trees. Rising up from a deep gorge, Jhaka can be spotted through the forest perched high up on a neighbouring mountain. The Hanging Village gets its name from the way it seems to vertically climb the mountain itself, with your homestay balcony jutting right over the edge of the cliffs.

    Wooden bridge on the way, which is the border of Uttarakhand and Himanchal Pradesh

Day 4 — Bawta (6,888 ft ) – Jakha (8,700 ft) ( 5 Km Trek 6 to 7 Hours)

  • This day, brace yourself for an engaging route. As you make your way through some hamlets, get a fine whiff of their local culture and lives. Enjoy the way amidst mixed forests and initial sights of snowy ridges of Dhauladhar range. Arrive at Jakha, the final hamlet of the day that is also the highest in the region. Later in the night, retreat to your tents.

Day 5 — Jakha (8,700 ft) - Dandreyash Thach (11,680 ft) (11 Km Trek 8 to 6 Hours)

  • Today, you will be trekking to the dewy and charming meadows at Suruwas Thach. At first, traverse by the river and then climb amidst a jungle stretch to arrive at Rupin Valley's entrance. At this place, you can enjoy the initial sight of Rupin waterfall. The salubrious environs make the camp area a delightful one. Spend the night in tents.

Day 6 — Dandreyash Thach (11,680 ft) - Upper Waterfall Camp (13,120 ft) (4 Km trek 4 to 5 hours)

  • Today, wallow in the marvels you will come by. First, you will ascend a pictorial meadow. At this place go trigger happy and unwind for a bit. Post this, you will engage in a steep trek amidst likely snow stretches till you arrive at the upper waterfall camping area that can be considered the best across the globe. Spend the night in tents.
    AMS Zone starts here. Follow link for details AMS

Day 7 — Upper Waterfall Camp (13,120 ft) - Rupin Pass (15,124 ft) - Ronti Gad (13,420 ft) (9 Km Trek 8-9 Hours)

  • Begin early this day. Expect some challenges as you would have to ascend snowfields as well as a rocky path to arrive at the pass. Based on the situation, you might have to make use of ropes in some of the stretches. Conducive to snow, the ascend might take you around 4-6 hours. After a long day, retire for the night in tents.

Day 8 — Ronti Gad (13,420 ft) - Sangla (8,800 ft) – Simla (12 Km Trek 7 to 8 Hours)

  • This day, expect a long and strenuous climb downwards to Sangla. The trail though is a rewarding one with some spectacular views. Accompanying you is the vision of Kinner Kailash range along with the hamlets of Sangla valley that dot the region. Later on, you will be greeted by Baspa River that meanders in the valley. When at Sangla,

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Reviews for Rupin Pass

Rupin Pass Overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 based on 34 reviews.

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“Nice food and beautiful campsites. Amazing behaviour of staff. This was a great experience.

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“Beautiful locations,food,people and organizers.. Wonderful experience for my stressed out routine...summit experience was too good. Thank you team UTT

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“Co-operation and support level from entire team is just amazing throughout the trek..never expected a quality food at such a high altitude..overall its superb experience with UTT

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5 5 1
“Great team with proper arrangements for the complete trek. Even in such difficult conditions, they served us simple yet delicious meals. The sweetest gesture was probably the cake they baked for us on successfully completing the trek. In short, great experience!

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5 5 1
“The trip was amazing!! It was a wonderful experience… The landscapes were so beautiful. Tour Guide pradeep and naresh were so helpful. I was able to complete the trip because of them. They went out of their way to help us… I will say they were the best tour guides and knowledgeable too. From a safety point of view they had all the safety equipment and medical facility. thanku Team UTT

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Departure Dates

  14-Sep-2019 — 21-Sep-2019
  21-Sep-2019 — 28-Sep-2019
  28-Sep-2019 — 05-Oct-2019
Day 1:- Dehradun to Dhaula (220 km drive /10 hours, Altitude 5,500 ft)
Day 2:- Dhaula to Sewa (9 km Trek, 4hrs to 5 hrs, Altitude 6,300 ft )
Day 3:- Sewa to Bawta (6 km trek, 3 hrs to 4 hrs, Altitude 6,888 ft)
Day 4:- Bawta to Jakha (5 km trek, 4 hrs to 5 hrs, Altitude 8,700 ft )
Day 5:- Jakha to Dandreyash Thatch (11 km trek, 7 hrs to 8 hrs, Altitude 11,680 ft)
Day 6:- Dandreyash Thatch to Upper Waterfall (3.5 km trek, 3 hrs to 4 hrs, Altitude 13,120 ft )
Day 7:- Upper Waterfall to Rupin Pass to Ronti gad (9 km Trek, 9 hrs to 10 hrs, Altitude 13,420 ft)
Day 8:- Ronti gad to Sangla (12 km trek, 8 hrs to 9 hrs, Altitude 8,800 ft)

Reporting Information

Reporting Time
6.30 am To 7.30 am At Dehradun Railway Station
On Last Day
Sangla at 3 pm and reached Shimla by 1 am (please book your hotel booking at Shimla accordingly)

Surprises on the trek

Waterfalls views:

You will encounter many waterfalls and stream though the trek. The best of the sights you will face at Rupin Valley which is of thousands of waterfalls flowing down through such a height that it appears as they are falling straight from the sky.

Jhaka Village, A Hanging Village:

it is a unique positioned village at the utmost edge of the mountain making it appear to hanging through the cliff.

Snow Bridges:

The feeling of walking on the snow bridges you come across is another enhancement to the variety of the treks. You will come across numerous snow bridges on the trek.

Lush Forests:

The trek at various places also passes through the forests of fir, Rhododendron & Oak. The entrance and exit to the forests are again so sudden that you will feel that it is a movie setup around you.

Kinnaur Temple:

It is a two storey temple of Kinnauri culture at Sewa which is very different from its surrounding.

Views of Kinner Kailash:

You will get mesmerized by the views of lofty Kailash Peak while you reach towards the end of Rupin Pass trek.

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RUPIN PASS SUMMIT JUNE 2019 

Trek Notes

People with below conditions are not allowed:
  • People suffering from Bronchitis, Asthma, TB, Epilepsy(got faints)
  • High blood pressure or higher BMI.
Chilren should meet below requirements
  • Below 8 years are not allowed
Please note: If you had any medical history, please let us know.

ATM & Mobile Connectivity

ATM

Dehradun is first Atm point, Purola has the last ATM point before your trek begins, if you need to withdraw money

 It is advisable to withdraw money from Dehradun which has a number of ATMs once you start the journey.

Mobile Connectivity

Only BSNL Mobile network is available at Dhaula, Sewa, Bawta , Jiskun and sangla

 

Make sure you complete all your important calls and let your family members know about this connectivity issue before you start the trek.

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