Rupin Pass Trek
Uttarakhand to Himachal Pradesh | 8 D/7N | 15,250 Ft.
May – June and September – October
(Above mentioned cost is for a fixed departure)
- Reviews 1 Review4.9/5
- Vacation Style High Altitude Trek
- Activity Level Difficult
- Group Size Small Group
All about the Rupin Pass Trek.
Trekking in India is mostly popular all over the world for its diversified terrains, high altitudes and abundant variety of terrains; and amongst all the treks that this nation has to offer, Rupin-Pass surpasses all the other. The trek is famous for th change of scenery at every turn and the famous three stage waterfall on the rupin. In the higher reaches the trek passes through superb snow fields. The pass crossing through an echoing snow filled gully is an adrenaline high. This trek has got it all; snowy cascades, verdant meadows, charming hamlets, glistering rivers, terrific forests, hundreds of water falls and a gushing pass crossing.
Rupin Pass Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Drive from Dehradun to Dhaula
We will pick you up from Dehradun railway station and drive to our base camp in Dhaula which is at 5500 feet above sea level. This will be a 8 hour drive to our base camp.
Day 2 : Trek from Dhaula to Sewa
We will trek from Daula to Sewa (6300 feet), this strech of trek will be 11 kms, however it is very easy and we shall be able to cover it in 5-6 hours. Overnight stay at Sewa village.
Day 3 : Trek from Sewa to Jhaka
This day we trek from Sewa to Jhaka (8700 feet), this route is prone to landslides and there are lots of ups and down during this patch. Thus we need to be very careful. This stretch is about 9 Kms and takes about 7 hours to be completed.
Day 4 : Trek from Jhaka to Saruwas Thatch
We will trek this day from Jhaka Village to our camp site in Saruwas Thatch, which is about 10500 feet above the sea level. During this trek we will be passing through the fields of Jhaka and will have to cross the streams of Rupin River multiple times. We will stay at Saruwas Thatch overnight. This stretch of the trek is 6 kms and usually takes about 5 hours.
Day 5 : Trek to Dhanderas Thatch
On this day we will trek from Saruwas Thatch to Dhanderas Thatch which is also known as the lower waterfall situated at 11680 feet above the sea level. This stretch of the trek is 5 kms and usually takes about 4 hours to be completed.
Day 6 : Trek from Lower Water fall to Upper Waterfall Camp
We will have a steep climb on this day to the upper waterfall camp site at 13120 feet above sea level. This usually takes about 3 hours. However this ascent is very steep and we have to be very careful during this stretch.
Day 7 : Trek via Rupin Pass to Ronti Gad
This will be the longest trail of the Rupin pass. It starts with a steep ascent and then gaining altitude very quickly, we will reach Rupin Pass at about 15250 feet above sea level. To reach Ronti Gad we will have a steep descent to about 13420 kms. This stretch is about 10 Kms and takes approximately 10 hours to cover it. There will be thick ice all around, and it is advisable that trekkers follow the instructions of the trek leaders thoroughly. Overnight stay will at Ronti Gad amidst the snow covered mountains.
Day 8 : Reach Sangla and Depart
We will descent to Sangla at about 8800 feet during this phase of the trek, which is about 12 kms long and usually takes about 6 hours to be completed. You can hire vehicles to reach Shimla from here.
The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
- Accommodation: All accommodation on the trek will be on twin sharing basis in Tents or Homestays. Any accommodation in a hotel/guest house/hostel (if mentioned in the itinerary and not mentioned in exclusions) will be in a 2-3 star accommodation unless mentioned otherwise.
- Trek Leader and Guides: A team of an experienced and certified Trek Leader, as well as a professional guide, will accompany you for the trek.
- Services of a Professional Trekking Team: A team of an experienced Cook, Camp Staff, Porters/Mules will accompany you for all the arrangements on the trek.
- Meals: All Meals on the Trek are included. We will serve Vegetarian Indian food on the trek which will be cooked by our high altitude chefs. It will be a five meal plan including Morning Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks and Dinner. You will be provided with clean mountain water from the streams to drink. You can carry water purification tablets if you deem necessary but we advise otherwise.
- Trekking and Safety Equipment: All the camping equipment such as Tents, Sleeping bags, Toilet Tents, Dining Tent, Mattresses, and other things will be provided by us and we guarantee the quality. Safety Equipment including Medical kit, Oxygen Cylinder, Oximeter, Crampons & Gaiters(if required) will be provided by us. We recommend you to bring your own sleeping bags if possible.
- Permits and Forest Camping Charges: Only for Indian Clients, All the applicable trekking permits, Camping Charges, Forest Entry Fee etc will be paid by us. Foreigners have to pay these charges if not mentioned.
- A Life Changing Experience: We assure you that by trekking in the Himalayas you will have a life changing experience and we will do everything we can to provide you with the best services and make your venture in the wild an unforgettable one.
- GST and Other Taxes: The goods and services tax is not included in the price mentioned with the trek. They will be charged once you add the trek in your cart. They are subjected to change according to government rules of India.
- Accommodation and Food in Dehradun: Food and stay in Dehradun are not included in the package. You can book your hotels or homestays in Dehradun, we can recommend a few good options.
- Flights and Transportation: Flights or other means of transport is not included in the package. Transportation to and fro Dehradun from home city or Shimla to home city and travel expenses from Dehradun to Dhaula and Sangla to Shimla is not included in the package. We can arrange a cab for you according to your requirements but you will be liable to pay for the same. Any expenses occurred during the journey are not included in the package cost.
- Personal Trekking Equipment: Your Rucksack, personal clothing, shoes, trek poles, and other personal trekking gear is not included in this package. You have to bring your own gear according to that weather and difficulty of the trek.
- Portage of Personal Bags(Offloading): We highly advise you to carry your own burden (your rucksack) but due to any reason if you wish to not carry your rucksack, we can arrange for a porter/mule to carry it. For this service, you will be charged over and above the trek cost. The charges for offloading vary with every trek.
- Travel Insurance: Travel Insurance is not included in this package. We recommend you to have travel insurance before opting for such adventures.
- Personal Expenses: Any personal expenses incurred (laundry, Bottled Water, Beverages, snacks, orders tea houses or dhabas, Tips for guides etc) are not included in the package.
- Emergency Expenses: Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as accidents, bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control are not included in the package.
- Anything not mentioned in Inclusions of the package.
FAQs and Reviews
Who is this Trek meant for?
This trek is considered to be one of the difficult one’s. It is not for beginners. It requires proper fitness, proper acclimatization and a strong heart. It is truly a summit worth climbing for but you need proper preparation and judgement to reach the top.
What things are needed to be carried?
Rucksack, high ankle trekking shoes, one fleece jacket, one down feather / hollofil jacket, 3 pairs of quick dry T-shirts and trek pants, 5-6 pairs of socks, balaclava, a daypack, sunscreen SPF 50+, scarf, towel, lip balm, headlamp / torch, 2 water bottles of 1 litre, and personal medicines. For a complete checklist, download the checklist from the footer.