Rupin Pass trek is a remote and beautiful trek from Uttarakhand (Dhaula) to Himachal Pradesh (Sangla), over Rupin Pass, following the Rupin River. The alpine meadows in the Govind National Park and the views along the way are outstanding. The trek passes through several villages and shepherd camps in the rupin river valley. Rupin is a tributary of the tons river and meets Supin River at Netwar. This part of the Himalayas is very beautiful and has not been spoilt by development. One can witness the Garhwali culture as well as the kinnauri culture. There is a stark difference between the two and the most prominent indicator is the style of houses.During the early summer months it is highly likely that one may encounter snow leading upto the pass. This makes this trek enthralling.

Trip Highlight
Duration: 8 Days | 7 Nights
Grade: Medium
Elevation:- 4540 mtr
Best Season: May – Oct
Rupin Pass is a remote and beautiful trek from Uttarakhand (Dhaula) to Himachal Pradesh (Sangla), over Rupin Pass, following the Rupin River. The alpine meadows in the Govind National Park and the views along the way are outstanding. The trek passes through several villages and shepherd camps in the rupin river valley. Rupin is a tributary of the tons river and meets Supin River at Netwar. This part of the Himalayas is very beautiful and has not been spoilt by development. One can witness the Garhwali culture as well as the kinnauri culture. There is a stark difference between the two and the most prominent indicator is the style of houses.During the early summer months it is highly likely that one may encounter snow leading upto the pass. This makes this trek enthralling.

Day 01 : DEHRADOON – DHAULA (1580mtr) – 210km (7hrs)
The drive from Dehradoon to Dhaula passes through the towns of mussorie and the villages of nainbagh, damta, naugaon, purola and mori. After mori it is a beautiful drive along the Rupin River through mixed oak and conifer forests. We reach Dhaula by evening. Overnight in camps.

Day 02 : DHAULA (1580m) TO SEWA (2000mtr) – 13KM (7 hrs)

From Dhola you take a dusty road (being cut towards Sewa) for a few kilometers until it ends and you come across a clear well used trail meandering along the valley slopes above the gentle Rupin which flows on a wide river bed below.

After about 6km, you’ll see the trail turn left and climb up towards a clump of houses. The Rupin river also leaves the wide valley and rushes out from the narrow gorge to the left with towering cliffs. At the top of the climb the trail evens out and goes along the mountain side to the periphery of the Sewa village.
Day 03 : SEWA – PUTODHAR (2300mtr) – 8KM (4hrs)
The trail continues along the true right of the valley. The trail is fairly gradual, going past the two large but remote villages of Dodra and Kuar. This region has recently been connected by road from Rohru (Shimla Region). The road is being extended till Jakhu. Cross the bridge below Kuar village and take the path climbing up to the village. This path will join the trail on the true right below Jiskon village. From here the trail steeply climbs to Jiskon, which is located high above the confluence of Rupin and Narkund Khad. Jiskon has a small forest rest house. We camp overnight beside the source of water.

Day 04 : PUTODHAR – JAKHU (2650mtr) – 8KM (4hrs)
Continuing along the path, we descend steeply to a side tributary and a steep climb to Jakhu. There is a forest rest house in the village. We camp overnight on the outskirts of the village.

Day 05 : JAKHU TO RUPIN VALLEY CAMP (WATERFALL) (3450mtr) – 10KM (5hrs)
It is a beautiful walk through the blue pine and maple forest. After a while the trail starts to descend to the river. There is a small bridge taking the trail to the true left of the valley. The forest changes to silver Birch and rhododendron leading to alpine meadows. In season the area looks spectacular with wild flowers and blue poppies. There is an impressive waterfall in the middle of the valley leading up to the pass.

Day 06 : RUPIN VALLEY CAMP – KANDA (3400m) VIA RUPIN PASS (4540mtr) – 9KM (4hrs)
There are excellent views of the hanging glaciers and snow fields on the way to the pass. It is a fairly narrow and steep path through the boulders; in case of snow a rope maybe used. From the pass you have great views of the Kinnaur Kailash range. We descend to the alpine meadows with lots of camping options. Kanda also has a deserted forest rest house.

Day 07 : KANDA – SANGLA (2650mtr) – 9KM (3hrs)
Today is a beautiful short trek through blue pine, deodar and oak forest overlooking the Sangla valley. It is a fairly steep descent to Sangla, which is fairly large settlement and is connected by road to Shimla.

Day 08 : SANGLA – SHIMLA – 200 km (7hrs)
We start the day early so that we have ample time to reach our destination.

Day 01: Dehradun – Dhaula

We start the drive to Dhaula from Dehradun via Mussoorie, damta, Purola, Mori and Netwar. Take rest in evening. Overnight stay.

Day 2 :- Daula – Sewa (7 kms, 6 hrs)

It is an easy, undulating 11 km walk from Dhaula to Sewa. The trail ascends through a few friendly villages, and curves into a gorge. . You will  pass through Barley and Potato fields before you enter a dense jungle. There is a river and a number of rivulets towards the end of the trail. You will reach Gosangu in 7 hours. Camp overnight at Sewa.

Day 3 :- Sewa – Jhaka (9 kms, 7 hrs)

Prepare yourself for a hard day’s trek today. The trail comprises multiple steep climbs followed by gentle walks. There is a steep over-hanging trail walk which leads to a river. This long climb is followed by a descending walk through Deodar and Walnut trees upto Jhaka village. Jhaka is a small village, popularly known as the hanging village as it rests on the edge of the mountain side.
overnight at camp.

Day 4 :- Jhaka – Saruwas thatch (6 kms, 5 hrs)

The trail makes its way out of the village through a playground, before entering a dense forest. Today also has a number of surprises in store with varied landscapes springing up unannounced. The trail passes snow bridges, dense forests, and meadows with rivulets swiftly cutting across it. You will reach Saruwas thatch in about 5 hours, covering a distance of 6 km. Camp overnight at Saruwas thatch.

Day 5 :- Saruwas thatch – Dhanderas thatch (5 kms, 4 hrs)

The trail from Saruwas thatch to Dhanderas is one of the best day on the entire trek. It is very diverse in landscapes taking you along a  waterfalls, meadows, snow bridges and forests. Silver birches (Bhoj trees) are common on this route. The biggest highlight of the day is the view you get from the edge of the valley close to Dhanderas – thousands of waterfalls cascade down the mountain slopes in front of you to join the Rupin river as it snakes its way through the beautiful green meadow that is dotted with millions of yellow marigolds. An absolutely spectacular view!
After a 5 hours trek, you will reach Dhanderas thatch or the lower waterfall camp. Overnight at camp

Day 6 :- Dhanderas thatch – Upper Waterfall camp

This day is very important for proper acclimatization.
Since the entire walk is mostly on snow and ice, a trekking pole and ice axe will come in handy today. The trail from Dhanderas passes through a number of streams that you need to hop over until you get to the mouth of the waterfall. It will take close to 2 hours to get to the upper waterfall camp. overnighI at camp.

Day 7 :- Upper Waterfall – to Rupin Pass – Ronti Gad (11 km, 11 hrs)

Prepare yourself for a long and gruelling, yet exciting day as you trek for almost 11 hours at a stretch. The trail is mostly on snow fields with steep ascents and all you see for miles and miles is a perfectly white hue. The pass is a saddle on a ridge line cutting its way through and across the Dhauladar range.
Hundreds of little stone cairns line up the ridge line of the Rupin pass. Multi… Read more

Basic Gear
• Backpack (40- 60 Litre) with comfortable shoulder straps, rain cover is essential.
• Comfortable Trekking Shoes
• One Pancho/ rain coat
• Windproof Jacket Thermal inner wear
• 2-3 T-shirt with full sleeves
• One fleece Jacket
• Day Pack (20 – 30 Litre)
• Trekking Pole
• Woollen Gloves (Two Pairs)
• Two Trek Pants
• Thermal Inner-wears
• Feather Jacket
• Woolen Cap
• Woolen Socks (Two Pairs)
• SunGlassesTowel
• TorchCamera & Phone (with full/Extra Batteries)
• Water Bottle
• Slippers
• Personal Medical Kit
• Sun Cap

Personal Utilities
• Sun Screen Cream
• Anti bacterial Powder
• Lip Bam
• Hand Sanitizer.
• Tooth Brush And Tooth Past
• Toilet Paper

Include :-

• Camping
• Service of experienced and well trained .
• Service of Cook and Helper during trekking
• Trekking Equipments
• All meals on Trek ( Veg.)
• Forest Entry
• First Aid Kit
Exclude :-

• Insurance
• Transport Charge
• Food during transit
• Porter/Mule charges for your personal bag
• Any kind of personal expenses
• Anything apart from the inclusions
Cancellation:-

• Cancellation prior to 30 days from the start of the Trek – 95% refund
• Cancellation between 30 days to 15 days to the start of the Trek – 50% refund
• Cancellation less than 15 days to the start of the Trek – No refund

Tour Reviews

4.00 based on 1 review
September 18, 2018

its was a really nice trek I feel like I reached in heaven, everyone must visit once in a life time.
well, special thank my tour guide the way he entertain us

thanks a ton ………………….!!

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