Why This Trek?

Rupin Pass trek is one of the few treks where you trek from one state to another, the trek starts from Dhaula Village in Uttrakhand and takes you to Sangla Valley in Himachal Pradesh, most of the trek route lies in Himachal Pradesh. The trek takes you to the maximum altitude of 15250 Feet above sea level offers varied terrains and is full of waterfalls and streams that we cris-cross along the way. The terrain varies by the hour suddenly a steep climb will turn into an easy walk and vice a versa. The trek is also famous as it offers multiple terrains, from easy well laid path to rocky terrain full of boulders, rivers, streams snow, low lying hot regions to one of the coldest places that snow bound terrain has to offer. The end of the trek takes you to the ever beautiful Sangla Valley in Himachal Pradesh.

  • DIFFICULTY : Moderate.

  • MAX AlLTITUDE : 15,000 Ft.

  •  BASE CAMP : Dehradun

  • DURATION : 8 Days .

  • BEST SEASON : Pre & Post Monsoon.

TREK FEE PER PERSON

Rs. 13,500

Trek Cost: Rs 13,500 + 9% GST

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Rupin Pass trek is one of the few treks where you trek from one state to another, the trek starts from Dhaula Village in Uttrakhand and takes you to Sangla Valley in Himachal Pradesh, most of the trek route lies in Himachal Pradesh. The trek takes you to the maximum altitude of 15250 Feet above sea level offers varied terrains and is full of waterfalls and streams that we cris-cross along the way. The terrain varies by the hour suddenly a steep climb will turn into an easy walk and vice a versa. The trek is also famous as it offers multiple terrains, from easy well laid path to rocky terrain full of boulders, rivers, streams snow, low lying hot regions to one of the coldest places that snow bound terrain has to offer. The end of the trek takes you to the ever beautiful Sangla Valley in Himachal Pradesh.

Places Covered:  Dehradun – Mori – Dhaula – Sangala

Inclusions:

  • Accommodation in tents during the trek
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner while on Trek
  • Permits
  • First Aid and Medical Kits
  • Certified and experienced Trek Leaders
  • Support Staff Experienced and well versed with the region
  • Local Guides

Exclusions:

  • Any Deviation or Change in Itinerary due to unforeseen circumstances
  • Personal Gear like Trekking poles, Gloves, Jackets, Shoes, Etc.
  • Anything not mentioned in Inclusions
  • Mineral Water, Cold Drinks aerated drinks and alcohol.

Here's a short itinerary of Rupin Pass Trek:

Day 1: Dehradun – Dhaula (8 to 10 Hours).
Day 2: Dhaula – Sewa(7 Km, 6 Hours).
Day 3: Sewa – Jhaka (9 Km, 7 Hours).
Day 4: Jhaka – SaruwasThach (6 Kms, 5 Hours).
Day 5: SaruwasThach – DhanderasThach (5 Km, 4 Hours).
Day 6: DhanderasThach – Upper Waterfall Camp (3 Hours with 2 Hours of Steep Climb).
Day 7: Upper Waterfall – Rupin Pass – Ronti Gad (10 Km, 11 Hours).
Day 8: Ronti Gad – Sangla (12 Km, 6 Hours).

Detailed trek itinerary

Day 1: Dehradun – Dhaula (8 to 10 Hours).

We assemble at Dehradun Railway Station and board our transport which will take us to Dhaula. The drive winds along the rivers and valleys and after crossing small towns of Purola and Mori we reach Dhaula. Overnight at Dhaula.

Day 2: Dhaula – Sewa (7 Km, 6 Hours).

After breakfast we start towards Sewa, our first campsite enroute the beautiful trek, we get to witness some beautiful views of Rupin River as we go ahead the trail. However the trail is long but its relatively easy. The trail ascends among Apple and Apricot Orchards and finally reaches Sewa Campsite. After Dinner Overnight at Sewa Camp Site.

Day 3: Sewa – Jhaka (9 Km, 7 Hours).

After breakfast we head towards Jhaka, the trail ascends today will be one notch up compared to previous day’s trek. As we ascend we soon cross the a wooden bridge which marks the border of Himachal And Uttrakhand, soon we walk along the road headed towards Kwar Village in Himachal and soon after crossing another bridge on the road we take the trail headed towards Jhaka. The trail from here is precarious as its cut out of a sheer cliff, we recommend you to walk carefully and follow your trek leader’s instructions by the word as it’s important for your safety. We reach Jiksun Village and take another one hour’s hike from the Forest to get to Jhaka Village.

Day 4: Jhaka – SaruwasThach (6 Kms, 5 Hours).

After breakfast we head towards SaruwasThach, the trek today is interesting as it takes us through streams, forests, snowy patches, rhododendron forests & boulders. This mix of terrain is one of the most exciting part of the trek. Centuries old Pine Forests are a sight to be seen, soon we approach SaruwasThach. A beautiful “U” Shaped Valley with the Rupin Waterfall as a setting at the background of this campsite makes it all the more special. After dinner overnight at SaruwasThach Camp Site.

Day 5: DhanderasThach (5 Km, 4 Hours).

Today will again be a mix of varied terrains and we will be camping at one of the Largest Known Meadow in the entire Himalayan range DhanderasThach. The trail takes us through a forest lined with Silver Birch Trees and then to oak and pine forest soon we will be crossing Rivers, climbing boulders, with hundreds of waterfalls making the trek more mesmerising and enchanting. After 4 Hours of trek we soon will find ourselves in another “U” Shaped valley which seems endless. We camp at DhanderasThach Camp Site. After dinner overnight at Camp Site.

Day 6: DhanderasThach – Upper Waterfall Camp (3 Hours with 2 Hours of Steep Climb).

Today’s trek will mostly be snow trek, we will train you on how to trek on the snow. Some basic skills will be instructed so it becomes easier for you to trek on Snow, the trail will ascend to 4000 Meters some 1500 Meters above the DhanderaThach. The trek will take you through snow and snow bridge. Crossing rivulets and finally a steep climb to take us Upper Waterfall Campsite.

Day 7: Upper Waterfall – Rupin Pass – Ronti Gad (10 Km, 11 Hours).

After breakfast we begin our final assault to climb up to the 15250 Feet high Rupin Pass, the trail will take us through thick snow cover as we ascend we soon will encounter loose rocks and undefined trails with some breath taking views of the Himalayas. As we reach the top we witness endless snows in all sides one of the most beautiful scenes that the mighty Himalayas can offer. After spending sometime at the top we head down towards Ronti Gad, if you choose you can even slide down to save time and energy. Overnight at Ronti Gad Campsite.

Day 8: Ronti Gad – Sangla (12 Km, 6 Hours).

Last day of trek begins with a small ascent and a sharp decent thereafter, after breakfast we head towards Sangla, as we descent we are treated with splendid views of Mt. KinnerKailash (Winter Abode of Lord Shiva) and the entire KinnerKailash Range in Greater Himalayas, after few hours we will reach the lake of Sangla Kanda, a short break here and we descend through blue pine forest to reach the Baspa River and another small ascent marks the end of the trek. From Sangla one can plan to stay overnight or leave straight away in Cab or Buses which regularly ply from here towards Shimla.

Fitness requirements for Rupin Pass Trek:

Basic fitness is a must for all trekkers (First timers as well as experienced) the effects of High Altitude can be experienced from 7000 Feet above sea level. As we gain altitude the atmosphere thins and availability of Oxygen in the air drops.  However a gradual ascent along with proper precautions makes it easier for human body to acclimatize to High Altitude.

Rupin Pass is at an approximate height of 15250 Feet AMSL it is a difficult trek and prior trekking experience is recommended for this trek.

 Experience: Prior Trekking experience is recommended.

Fitness required for Rupin Pass Trek: The trail is more or less laid out path, with steep ascents and descents, snow trekking, river crossing and lot of variation in the trail makes it difficult trek, with availability of water is more or less frequent. But not to face last minute upsets we advise to keep certain things in mind. We plan our itineraries in a way that our trekkers will have to walk 8 to 9 Kms and approximately 6 to 8 Hours a day. Which means approximately 1.5 Kms in an hour. However given the terrain and the altitude it’s considered to be equivalent of 3 Km in 1 hours in Plains.

If you can run or cover 3 Km in 1 Hour you are fairly fit for the trek, however we have a 3 week schedule that can be followed to prepare your body for the trek:

Training Schedule:

Stretch your arms and legs following some basic stretching exercises before your training every day.

A Month Before The Trek: The curriculum should follow a 10 Minute Brisk walk, 10 Minutes Jog and 10 Minutes Brisk walk to end the session. Follow this for a week

3 Weeks Before the Trek: We go one notch up and start 5 Minutes Brisk walk, 15 to 20 Minutes of Jog and  Minutes of easy walk to end the session. Follow this for one week.

2 Weeks Before the Trek: Repeat the schedule followed in the previous week

1 Week Before the Trek: Brisk Walk for 5 Minutes and 25 Minutes of Jog, after the Jog cool down your body. Follow this regime till the beginning of the trek.

List of Things to Carry for the Trek:

Backpack (Min 55 Ltrs)
Trekking Shoes
2 Pairs of Quick Dry Tees and Track Pants
3 Pair of Socks
One Heavy Jacket
Floaters or Sandals
Full Sleeve Sweater or Fleece Jacket
Sun Cap
One Scarf
Lip Balm
Headlamp or torch with fresh pair of batteries
Personal Toilet Kit and toilet paper
Light towel
Cold Cream & Sun Screen (SPF 40+)
Gloves
Trekking Pole
Water Bottle 1 Lt
Personal Medicine Kit
Dark Sunglasses
Poncho, Rain Coat or Umbrella any one is must
CAMERA with huge memory card and fully charged with extra batteries !

FAQ

What is Rupin Pass Trek?

Rupin Pass lies in the State of Himachal Pradesh, the trek starts from Uttrakhand and ends at Sangla in Kinnaur District of Himachal, the trek is rated as difficult owing to varying terrain and its remoteness. The Maximum altitude attained during this 8 day trek is 15,250 Feet AMSL. This trek requires prior trekking experience and demands very good fitness level. It’s one of the best treks for nature lovers and adventure seekers.

When is the best time to go for theRupin PassTrek?

Months of May, June pre monsoon & September, October Post Monsoon are the best time to do Rupin Pass Trek.

How difficult is theRupin PassTrek?

Good physical fitness is must for all treks, however for this trek you need to be in good shape, doing regular walks and jogging for 25 Minutes every day is recommended, please check the fitness section for more information on the same, Rupin Pass is considered to be a High Altitude and a difficult trek.

What are the temperatures during the Rupin PassTrek?

The day time temperatures are pleasant and can be upto 20 Degrees however in mornings and evenings single digit temperatures can be expected and it might drop below zero in the nights.

How much we have to Trek Each day?

The itineraries are designed in a way that we cover 9 to 10 Kms in a day or walk for about 6 to 7 Hours is the average time taken by a trekker to cover this distance, enabling us to reach the camp site by lunch time.

What Medicines should I carry for the trek?

 

Tablets:
Digene – 10 tablets
Crocin – 5 tablets
Avil 25mg – 4 tablets
Disprin – 10 tablets
Norflox – 10 tablets
Diamox – 10 tablets

Avomine – 4 tablets
Combiflam – 5 tablets
Below is a list of basic medicines you should carry for a high altitude trek.
Cotton – 1 small roll
Band aid – 10 stripsGauze cloth – 1 small role
Betadine cream
Leukoplast – 1 small roll
Crepe bandage – 3 to 5 meters
Moov spray

ORS – 5 packets

Is Diamox advisable?

Diamox is a medicine which is helps in acclimatization, but it also has certain side effects not recommended to people allergic to Sulpha Class of medicines, we advise otherwise and instruct all trekkers to consult a physician before taking any such medicine.

Who will lead and who all will go with us?

All our treks are accompanied by certified and experienced Trek leaders, following the principal of sustainable tourism we source our local teams from neighbouring villages who also are familiar with the region, along with the trek leader our support staff consists of Cooks, Helpers, Mules and Local Guides, the size of the team depends on the group size.

How Big are the trekking groups?

Our Group size seldom crosses 15 Pax, we ensure that we keep the group sizes below the said number as it’s the best way to enjoy the trek and have better team bonding among the trekkers.

What is the minimum number of trekkers required for Fixed Departures?

If you have booked on a date of one of our fixed departure. We ensure that the trek goes on even if there is only one person who has booked a trek. Our fixed departures are our promise to our customers and taking a loss in fulfilling the same is something  we are willing to bare to ensure customer satisfaction.

I am the Only Girl on the trek, is it Safe?

Mountains are safer in these terms compared to Plains, people are always helpful and respectful. However we try and maintain a ratio of 2:1 on all treks and its ensured solo female trekkers either share tents with other solo female trekkers or are provided a separate tent.

What things we need to carry for the trek?

Kindly refer to things to carry section for more information.

Can I offload my backpack on a mule/porter. What are the charges for the same?

We recommend to carry what is needed while on the trek and leave excess stuff behind, in case you want to offload your bags we provide that option to all trekkers, the charges for the same are Rs 250/- Per Bag Per Day with a weight limit of 9 Kgs or Less.

Which type of Shoes should I Buy?

Good trekking shoes are recommended for all treks, read more at “How to Buy Trekking Shoes”

How Many Trekkers will be in One Tent?

Tents provided are 3+1 which comfortably accommodates 2-3 trekkers.

What level of fitness is expected from the trekkers?

RupinPass  Trek is rated difficult given the terrain and remoteness of the region. For This trek prior trekking experience is recommended and one has to be in good shape and have a good fitness level to be able to complete the trek, Rupin Pass is one of the high altitude difficult trek in the Himalayas.

What is there in food menu during the trek?

Vegetarian meals are provided all three times during the trek, Vegetarian food is recommended as it is easy to digest vegetarian food in high altitudes, we provide Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Snacks and Dinner.

Is Water of Trek Safe?

The water found in Himalayan streams is generally safe to drink, and you have plenty of them when you are trekking Himalayas, your trek leaders/local guides know where to fill your water bottles, in case you are still unsure about drinking the water we recommend you carry your own purifying pills.

Can we change the itinerary?

Our operations/treks take us to remote regions with more or less zero connectivity and extreme conditions, right next to harshest elements that nature can throw at us. There are possibilities of unforeseen circumstances which may forces us to change the itinerary. In such cases your trek leader will inform you about the change in plan and best available options similar to existing itinerary. In these events Renok Adventures LLP reserves right to change the itinerary which can be due to various different factors.  Any additional cost which is incurred due to these changes will be borne by the trekkers and the same will be communicated to the trekkers beforehand.

What Type of Vehicles are used for Transportation?

Depending on the group size the transport vehicles are determined and can be anything from a Sumo, Xylo or similar vehicles and in certain case tempo travellers.

What do we do if we encounter a medical emergency?

We have certified and experienced trek leaders who have loads of experience in dealing with illness at high altitude. Our teams are experienced in handling such situations. However we carry a basic medical kit along with oxygen cylinders with us for situations of emergency and our first objective is to rescue the trekker to the road head and the cost for the same is to be incurred by the trekker. In addition to this it’s a trekkers responsibility to get our medical fitness certificate filled and duly attested by a certified physician indicating that you are medically fit for the trek.

Can you customize Rupin Pass Trek?

Yes you have an option of always customizing the trek, the cost for the same is decided as per the number of pax in your personal group, trek style and region where the trek will be conducted.

What if the trek is cancelled last minute due to ‘force majeure’?

In such events we provide you an alternate trek option of similar value depending upon weather conditions if the trek is cancelled due to ‘force majeure’. As all our arrangements are prepaid and pre planed.  In case of non-completion of trek for any reason whatsoever, there will be no refund for any unutilized services.

What is your Cancellation Policy
Up to 24 Days :- 95% of Trek/Tour cost will be refunded.
Between 14-24 Day :- 70% of Trek/Tour cost will be refunded.
Between 14-08 Days :- 50% of Trek/Tour cost will be refunded.
Less than 7 Days :- No refund

 

What is your Rescheduling  Policy ?
We will reschedule your trek without any extra charge if this is conveyed to us in writing ateast 1 month before the trek starting date.
Between 07-24 Days before start of the trek :- 30% of Trek/Tour cost  will be charged for rescheduling.
Less than 7 days:- 100% of Trek/Tour cost  will be charged for rescheduling.

Getting to Rupin Pass:

The trek starts from Dhaula Village in the district of Uttarkashi in Uttrakhand:

Dehradun:

One can easily reach Dehradun by overnight buses which ply from New Delhi and other northern states. Among the options trains are also available. From Dehradun you can opt for Buses or Shared cabs which leave early morning, if you wish you can opt for the transportation that is organized by us.

How to reach Dehradun (Bus)

Haridwar being a Capital of the state of Uttrakhand has regular Volvo/Deluxe Bus service plying from Delhi, these buses leave from Cashemere Gate ISBT in New Delhi and are operated by both Govt. and Private Operators, the journey is around 8 to 10 Hours.

How to reach Dehradun (Air)

Jolly Grant is the nearest airport to Deharadun, which is connected by air from Delhi. Please check the availability of the same with online Air Ticket Selling Companies like Make My Trip, Go Ibibo etc.

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Here’s a short itinerary of Rupin Pass Trek:

Day 1: Dehradun – Dhaula (8 to 10 Hours).
Day 2: Dhaula – Sewa(7 Km, 6 Hours).
Day 3: Sewa – Jhaka (9 Km, 7 Hours).
Day 4: Jhaka – SaruwasThach (6 Kms, 5 Hours).
Day 5: SaruwasThach – DhanderasThach (5 Km, 4 Hours).
Day 6: DhanderasThach – Upper Waterfall Camp (3 Hours with 2 Hours of Steep Climb).
Day 7: Upper Waterfall – Rupin Pass – Ronti Gad (10 Km, 11 Hours).
Day 8: Ronti Gad – Sangla (12 Km, 6 Hours).

Facilities

Accommodation
Meals
Permits
First Aid
Guide & Support
Experienced Leader