About Rupin Pass Trek
- Region: Uttarakhand and Himachal
- Trek Duration: 08 Days
- Trek Difficulty: Difficult
- Max Altitude: 15,250 Ft.
- Approx Trekking Km:- 52 Kms.
- Best time to do: September to October
Starting from Dhaula and ending at Sangla, the Rupin Pass Trek shows many beautiful pictures in this whole journey. In every next step, you will get a surprise, and hence your excitement level will keep increasing. It is one of the most classic treks in India and comes up with several features.
There is a number of ridges you need to pass and with every passing ridge, you will see a great picture of mountains, some snowy and some green, birds chirping looks like they are talking to each other, green meadows which look more luxurious than any branded car, natural water flowing through streams is enough to capture your attention. To sum up, Rupin Pass is a combination of and everything that a person needs to feel relax and peaceful.
Your trek will start from Dhaula and from there itself you will see several villages around you which depict a complete traditional picture. You will see people with benign nature and they will always pave the way for you in case of any need. Doesn't matter how far you will come across but you will always feel like the trek is far from over, and this shows that the place has never-ending beauty.
The trek is the most beautiful one but you may also find it difficult to pass. Therefore it is very important for you all to have a strong grip while walking through the trek. While trekking, you will find dense forests of pine trees, various flora and fauna, several beautiful colorful flowers blooming, Enchanting weather, and many more. A lot of part of this trek lies in the Himachal region. As it is one of the highest ascents, you need to be cautious all the time. This 8-day long trek will give a huge number of memories that you can cherish for a lifetime.
Rupin Pass Trek is not only seen as a trek but as a great adventure too. People fond of adventure or trekking are heartily welcome. We provide the best facilities in the Rupin Pass Trek package. We have a great experience of conducting similar treks efficiently and hence you can rely on us without any doubt.
Before you come here have a look at some places you will cross during Rupin Pass Trek: Kinnaur Temple, Jhaka Village(hanging village), Kinner Kailash, Lush green forests and snow-capped mountains all around, and many more.
- DAY 1: Dehrdun to Sankri
- Altitude: 6,400 feet
- Distance: 220 km (drive)
- Time: About 10 hours
- You may face network issues in the village.
- DAY 2: Sankri to Dhaula (Drive) and then trek to Sewa
- Altitude: 5,500 ft to 6,300 ft.
- Distance: 26 km-drive; 9 km trek
- Time: 1 hour-drive; 5 hours- trek
- Grade of Trek: Moderate
- Available network: BSNL
- DAY 3: Sewa to Batwa
- Altitude:: 6,300 ft to 6,888 ft
- Distance: 6 km trek
- Time: 4 hours
- Grade of Trek: Moderate
- DAY 4: Bawta to Jakha
- Altitude: 6,888 ft to 8,700 ft
- Distance: 5 km trek
- Time: 4 hours
- Grade of Trek: Difficult
- DAY 5: Jakha to Dandreyash Thatch
- Altitude: 8,700 ft to 11,680 ft
- Distance: 11 km trek
- Time: 8 hours
- Grade of Trek: Easy & long
- DAY 6: Dandreyash Thatch to Upper Waterfall
- Altitude: 11,680 ft to 13,120 ft
- Distance: 3.5 km trek
- Time: 3.5 hours
- DAY 7: Upper Waterfall to Ronti Gad, by crossing Rupin Pass
- Altitude: 13,120 ft to 13,420 ft
- Distance: 9 km trek
- Time: 10 hours
- Grade of Trek: Difficult
- DAY 8: Ronti gad to Sangla & then Drive to Shimla
- Altitude: 13,420 ft to 8,800 ft
- Distance: 12 km trek
- Time: 8 hours and 9-10 hours drive
Day 1: Dehradun to Sankri (6,400 feet)
On your first day, your target will be to arrive at Sankri from Dehradun. Sankri is about 220 km away from Dehradun. It will take approx 9-10 hours to reach Sankri. As you will move forward you will see various beautiful scenes of nature. Amazing sights of hills and forests will make you fall in love with the place. Though the distance is so far amidst nature you will not even realize that you have reached the destination.
You will see various villages during the journey like Mori, which is famous for green meadows all around with colorful flowers blooming. Roads to the Sankri are almost in good condition but somewhere you may find difficulty inroads. You will have your lunch on the way. As and when you will reach Sankri, your mobile phones might not be able to get a network. So, you may talk to your family before reaching Sankri. Stay overnight in a hotel in Sankri.
Day 2: Sankri to Dhaula (Drive) and then trek to Sewa (5,500 ft to 6,300 ft)
Your day two will be to Dhaula and then to Sewa. You will move Dhaula from Sankri by drive. And then from Dhaula to Sewa, you will trek for about 5 hours. This is your first trek out of the Rupin Pass Trek. The trek is an easy walk so you will not feel much tired. The trek will be full of amazing sights. When you will move from Dhaula you will climb for 200 meters and then there is an easy walk. As you will move towards Sewa, you will get to see various sights of Rupin Pass. In your trek, you will see various apple and apricot trees. The view is completely enchanting and you will love it for sure. There are small shops in the way you may enjoy tea there.
Finally, after reaching Sewa, you will see the famous Kinnaur Temple. You may explore the temple. You will see traditional touch in everything present here. You will camp over there between the mountains and will enjoy the most.
Day 3: Sewa to Bawta (6,300 ft to 6,888 ft)
On your third day, you will trek to Bawta from Sewa. The distance is 6 km which will take about 4 hours. As this is your second trek of the journey, this is of quite a moderate grade. During your whole trek, the team will always instruct you about how to approach the moderate to difficult trek. But you will always need to be careful and maintain unity among the teammates. In this trek also you will see various amazing sights of nature one after the other. You will see crop fields, dense forests, meadows, small villages, water streams, and many more.
Soon you will be crossing a dense forest which will lead you to a wooden bridge that separates or you may say which connects the two states. The name of the bridge is 'No man's Place'. The bridge has such a name because it does belong to either of the states.
After some time you will reach Bawta and will reside there in tents overnight.
Day 4: Bawta to Jakha (6,888 ft to 8,700 ft)
Your fourth day's goal is to reach Jakha which is 5 km away from Bawta. You will trek for four hours. After completing this trek you might feel much tired as you need to cross the highest as well as the final village of the trek. Without any doubt, you need to be well-prepared for this trek.
The trek is zig-zag, somewhere descent and somewhere ascent, but you will enjoy it the most. There you will come across several water streams, so make sure to fill your water bottles.
Overall, this trail will surely make you happier and feel stronger. After reaching Jakha, you will reside in your respective tents. You will have a great sleep after this trek.
Day 5: Jakha to Dandreyash Thatch (8,700 ft to 11,680 ft)
Your fifth day will be a trek to Dandreyash Thatch. It is 11 km away. This day's trek is slightly longer so you need to wake up early. Also, you will get to see an amazing sunrise. You will go through various passes and forests. As you will move forward you will pass forests and snow-covered landscapes. You will a snow bridge and after crossing this bridge you will see a narrow trail following which you will reach another wooden bridge.
After walking for some time you will soon enter another forest which will be full of Rhododendron trees. Soon you will reach Saruwas Thatch where you can relax and explore. From here you will see a valley surrounded by trees and a Rupin Waterfall. The valley is beautifully designed by the nature. After moving forward you will see snow-covered mountains making the place more amazing.
After the descent trail, you will reach the valley, Dhanderas Thatch. After reaching there, you can explore the place and can play games. This is the best time to enjoy yourself up to the hilt. Make sure to make new friends and enjoy yourself with them.
Day 6: Dandreyash Thatch to Upper Waterfall (11,680 ft to 13,120 ft)
Your sixth day will be a trek to Upper Waterfall. It will be a 3.5 km trek. As you will have to reach a little bit higher in this trek, you must be careful at every moment to avoid any difficulty due to altitude. Team members will always help you whenever needed. You may experience sliding on snow, sidestepping during this part of the trek. Hence, it will prove to be a great adventure for you.
Before reaching the campsite you will have to walk along the hills and through snow covered paths. You will also see various marigold flowers which give a mesmerizing look to the sight.
Soon you will discover a snow bridge that will be short but sharp. After crossing this snow bridge, you will reach your campsite. Stay in tents and enjoy the sleep.
Day 7: Upper Waterfall to Ronti Gad, by crossing Rupin Pass (13,120 ft to 13,420 ft)
You will head towards Ronti Gad on your seventh day. It is a 9 km trek and the level of trek is difficult. In this way, you will discover completely different sights of the place. The path is covered with snow and that too a thick one so you must walk carefully. You may feel exhausted during the trek as it is difficult but amazing too. You will be given refreshments amid the trek to boost your energy level.
Your way to Rupin Pass is short in distance but is risky too. The stones of the hills are loose and have the chance of falling down so you need to move carefully. Soon after crossing Rupin Pass, your next adventure will start which will take you to Ronti Gad. The way to Ronti Gad is an easy walk. It will be your campsite for the day. This campsite is the coldest so you need to wear your warm clothes. Enjoy your time in the most refreshing campsite and have a healthy sleep.
Day 8: Ronti gad to Sangla & then Drive to Shimla (13,420 ft to 8,800 ft)
On this day you will move to Sangla and then drive to Shimla. This day's trial will be down but still, you need to be careful.
Your trek will start with a mild climb which will soon turn to an easy walk. Soon after walking for some time, you will find yourself between the beautiful views of Mt. Kinner Kailash.
From this point, you can have a sight of the Lake of Sangla Kanda. You will also see various small villages. You can take a rest in the village and can explore the place. pathYou will then move ahead to Sangla by the path covered with Blue Pines. After crossing the trail, you will reach Baspa Village and soon you will be at the end of the trail. From Sangla, you will drive to Shimla.
How to Reach Rupin Pass Trek?
There is a various mode to reach Rupin Pass Trek:
One of the best means is to come by flight. You can take a flight from Delhi to Dehradun’s Jolly Grant Airport. From the airport, you need to reach the railway station of Dehradun, your pick-up point.
Trains are always easy to catch. Trains regularly run from Delhi to Dehradun. This will be easy as it will drop you at the Railway station itself, your pick-up point.
Buses are also available all the time from Delhi to Dehradun. Your bus stop will be at ISBT, Dehradun. From ISBT, you have to reach Railway Station.
1. Accommodation. (Guest house, Home stay, Camping)
2. Meals while on trek (Veg.+ Egg)
3. Trek equipments: Sleeping bag, mattress, tent (twin sharing), kitchen & dinning tent, toilet tent, utensils and crampon (if required)
4. All necessary permits and entry fees.
5. First aid medical kits, stretcher and oxygen cylinder.
6. Mountaineering qualified & professional trek Leader, guide and Support staff.
7. Transport from Dehradun to Sankri and return (According to itinerary)
8. Mules to carry the central luggage
1. Any kind of personal expenses.
2. Food during the transit.
4. Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
5. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head.
6. Any kind of emergency evacuation charges.
Normally Trip on Himalaya expect to carry your personal luggage on your own, if you wish to offload your backpack, you can give it to Mule.
Charges of offloading backpack:-
INR 1200/- if you make an online payment, 10 days in advance
INR 1500/- if you inform us after reaching Sankri
The backpack cannot weigh more than 11 kgs. Backpack should have waterproof cover. Suitcases/strolleys/ bags will not be allowed.
To book Kedarkantha Trek/ adventure program please use our online booking form or, alternatively, you can call us on the given for confirmation of tour you have to wire a deposit and initial deposit.
Paying the Trek/ Adventure activity fee:
The fee can be paid by online transfer/check deposit/ demand draft. Instruction for payment will be forwarded along with your confirmation email. When your transfer is done, please e-mail us a confirmation mail with your transfer details, so that we can follow up your reservation efficiently.
When to Book:
It is wise to make your booking at least two months in advance. However, if you want a good deal on your domestic/international flight, we recommend organising your trip at least five months in advance. (Please contact us if you require a late booking)
Terms for Cancellation & Refund:
Customer is suppose to make a full payment in advance for the confirm bookings.
If in case a confirmed booking needs to be cancel than below are the refund policies
1. Prior 30 days of the confirmed date, 50% of the total amount would be refunded
2. Prior 25 days of the confirmed date, 40% of the total amount would be refunded
3. Prior 20 days of the confirmed date, 30% of the total amount would be refunded
4. Prior 15 days of the confirmed date, 20% of the total amount would be refunded
5. Prior 10 days of the confirmed date, 10% of the total amount would be refunded
Note: After the said time the Trip on Himalaya would not be entertaining any cancelation and no amount would be refunded whatsoever.
1. Ruck sack bag with rain cover. Qty -1
2. Day Pack Bag - Recommended for treks with summit day
3. Head Torch with spare Batteries. Qty -1
4. U V protection sunglasses. Qty -1
5. Water Bottles: 2 bottles of 1 liter each
1. Non-skid, deep treaded, high-ankle trekking shoes Qty -1
2. Pair of light weight Slipper/Sandals Qty -1
1. Quick Dry Warm lower or Track Pants. Qty - 2
2. Full sleeves T-shirts/ Sweatshirts. 1 for every 2 days of trekking
3. Pair of thick woolen socks. 1 pair for every two days of trekking
4. Thermal Body warmer Upper & Lower. Qty-1
5. Undergarments. Qty - 1 for every day of trekking
6. Warm jacket closed at wrist & neck .Qty-1
7. Full sleeves sweater. Qty -1
8. Rain wear ( Jacket & Pants ) . Qty-1
9. Pair of waterproof, warm gloves. Qty-1
10. Woolen cap. Qty-1
11. Sun shielding Hat. Qty -1
1. Personal toiletries kit (Small Towel, Toilet paper, paper soap, Bar soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, cold cream etc.)
2. Sun screen lotion small pack . Qty -1
3. Lip Balm small pack. Qty-1
1. Small size, Light weight & Leak proof lunch box. Qty-1
2. Plate. Qty- 1
4. Tea/Coffee (plastic) Mug.Qty-1
1. Camera (Optional)
2. Carry your medicines in plenty in case you have any specific ailment. Consult your doctor before joining the trek.
3. Dry fruits, Nuts, Chocolate bars (Optional)
Fitness For Trekking
Tips to get fit for Trekking
Experiencing trek is almost everyone's passion or dream. But before starting or planning for a hike, you must be aware of the during and post-trek pain of your body. It is essential to be strong enough to enjoy your whole trek without any disruption of body ache. One book or decide several months before going on a hike, so you have a significant amount of time exercising your body and training it to become flexible for the trek.
Following are some advantages of training yourself before trek:
- It fosters aerobic fitness.
- It improves blood circulation and breathing functions as well.
- It makes the heart strong, preventing it from any problem.
- It helps in toning legs.
- Muscles get build-up which is very beneficial.
Therefore, one must do practice to gain all these benefits. It is not only for the trek but for lifetime fitness also.
Let's have a look at some factors which must be kept in mind to practice before trek:
Importance of Stretching
It helps the body become flexible and allows you to move your body in any direction you want quickly. It helps make the joints such as shoulders, elbows, hips and knees stronger to prevent any mishappening. It provides much relaxation to your body and relieves the pain. And if you are going on a trek, it is essential to practice stretching way before your hike. It will help you in moving to the higher altitudes region more efficiently.
Sleep like baby
It is always said that one must sleep like a baby. It means sleep without any worries. This makes you have an adequate amount of sleep which is a significant factor in daily life. So, practice it daily and also before your trek. Try to make yourself comfortable to sleep at higher altitudes.
Good Shoes-Good Trek
It is so evident that one has to walk and only walk while Trekking, so it is far more essential to have a good pair of trekking/hiking shoes. Practice walking by wearing your boots before the trek to make yourself used to them. You may opt for an option to keep an extra pair in your bag while trek to help yourself in the opposite condition.