Rupin pass trek at the altitude of almost 15200ft starting from Dhaula in Uttarakhand and ends at Sangla in Himachal Pradesh is the only trek offering adventure of two beautiful cities. This 55 km trek will keep on surprising with every step you take. The trek is moderate to difficult and is suitable for experienced trekkers offering variety of terrains be it snowy, rocky or plain. Along your trek you will come across hundreds of waterfalls and they will appear as if falling straight from the sky. You walk along the serene blue water of rupin river. The unique Jhaka village also know as The Hanging village. Lush green forest of pak and pine trees. Kinnaur temple and the mesmerizing views of kinner kailash. This is and ideal trek for all the nature lovers as it is where the two river Yamuna and Satluj originates. It is accessible through out the year but the best time to visit it is said to start from April and continues till september, if one wants to cross those snow bridges you can also visit it in winter season. This beautiful trek with ethereal waterfalls , serene meadows, breathtaking glaciers and and beautiful snow and water streams is a must for all the trek out there who have that thirst for exploring adventure.
Day 1: Dehradun to Dhaula 210 Kms
Day 2: Dhaula to Sewa (8 Kms walking)
Day 3: Sewa To Bawta (Jiskun) Himanchal Pradesh 11 Kms
Day 4: Bawta (Jiskun) To Jakha 8 Kms
Day 5: Jakha To Dandreyash Thatch 10 Kms
Day 6: Dandreyash Thatch To Upper Watterfall (2.5 Kms Walking)
Day 7: Upper Water Fall To Ronti Gad Cross Rupin Pass 10 Kms
Day 8: Ronti Gad To Sangla (Town) 7.5 Kms
Also checkout the Advisory Below-
1. Smoking and drinking are not recommended.
2. Follow the trek instructor or guide in order to enjoy a safe trekking experience.
3. No intoxication in any means during the trek.
4. Avoid trekking in nights without the conscience of trek guide
5 .carry all the personal medications to be safe in the trek.
6. All the trek takes place through eco friendly zones ,so do not encourage littering the local sites or camp sites or on the trek route.
On the first day of your journey, you don’t have to trek but ride your way to Dhaula. The weather on the route will not be very cold but humid. Yet, the pleasant sights of the hills will keep up your enthusiasm for the more beautiful sight ahead. The roads till Dhaula are in good condition except for the last few kilometers where a narrow uneven patch is filled with mud.
On your route, you will able the see the clean water of Yamuna river flowing, pass through a unique village, myth logically known for the worshipping of Kaurawas there. The charming among the villages is Mori, the valley of meadows of marigold flowers. After your 8 hour ride, our team will serve you with a delicious meal to regain your energy.
Though today’s trail is as long as 8 km, yet it will not be very tiring for you, as the whole trek is an easy walk on undulating paths till Sewa. Pass a cattle shelter after exiting the Dhaula village, the trail starts climbing for about 200 meters. after 20 minutes it becomes easy again, a little further walk and you will have another different sight of Rupin flowing below into its bed. Another scenery of Rupin falling from a high cliff, awaits you after a turn, then again trekking on an ascending trail through the apple and apricot trees, you will reach a road just before Sewa, you can have tea and snacks at the shop available there and enjoy the sights of Rupin flowing making soothing sounds. Explore the famous Kinnaur Temple at Sewa, where medals and trophies achieved by villagers are hanging outside the temple. You will get a bit disappointed at Sewa as the sights are not as pleasing as earlier. Nevertheless, you can either choose to camp at the campsite outside Sewa, or at the Village only. You will be camping between rocks that will definitely give a feel of staying on the beach.
Today's trek increases gradewise from moderate to difficult slowly. Our team will instruct you for the day as the area en route is prone to landslide and frequent variance in the trail is an addition to the difficulty level. After 3 hours of the moderate walk, there will be a steep ascent of 1 hour.
After Raj Gad trail is steep ascent till Bawta. Enjoy the walking in the lovely shades of Deodar and Walnut trees. You will be resting in tents after the long walk.
Today you will be crossing the highest and the last village of this trek. Plus the trail will be continuous ascent for 4-5 hours. So embrace all the energy before beginning on the jaunt on the zig-zag mixed trail.
After a moderate ascent till Jiskun there will be a slight descending trail. You can find a wooden bridge between the dense forest. The route magically gets ascending in zig-zag fashion from the bridge. Refill your bottles at Selwan Khad as this is the last water point of today. Do not worry, there are many tea shops on the way for more water. Rest in your peaceful tents at night.
Waking up at the campsite near Jhaka Village is sheer bliss. The trail is well defined, passes through the field of Jhaka village, enters a forest where trees of fir standing tall depicting centuries old, pristine civilization. A turn in the trail past crossing the forest and landscapes changes itself to snow patches. Follow the snow bridge over Rupin, cross the bridge and a walk on a narrow trail till another wooden bridge.
Half an hour more walk on the boulders and hoping through the streams flowing within the rocky paths along the left of Rupin, you will enter another forest, on which rest the Rhododendron trees of a different colour.
Another walk of a few kilometres and you are at Saruwas Thatch. Relax well and admire the nature’s different shades on the perfect campsite, a serene u shaped valley in the middle of trees, with the sight of Rupin waterfall far away. Following this is the route filled with snow patches on the mountainside. The sacred silver birch trees (Bhoj Trees) will accompany you till the entrance of forests. Move upwards through the forests and you will find yourself at the verge of U shaped valley. The enchanting sights from the lip of the valley, thousands of waterfalls rushing down below you is all a set to hypnotize you for a movement.
Move downward to reach down to the valley though green and yellow meadows, after crossing a series of snow-bridges and you are in the middle of a valley, Dhanderas Thatch.
And get ready to relax and then indulge in some fun activities organized by our to enjoy one of the most admiring and biggest known meadows of Himalayan Range.
Though today’s trail is as long as 10 km, yet it will not be very tiring for you, as the whole trek is an easy walk on undulating paths till Sewa.
Pass a cattle shelter after exiting the Dhaula village, the trail starts climbing for about 200 meters. after 20 minutes it becomes easy again, a little further walk and you will have another different sight of Rupin flowing below into its bed.
Another scenery of Rupin falling from a high cliff, awaits you after a turn, then again trekking on an ascending trail through the apple and apricot trees, you will reach a road just before Sewa, you can have tea and snacks at the shop available there and enjoy the sights of Rupin flowing making soothing sounds.
Explore the famous Kinnaur Temple at Sewa, where medals and trophies achieved by villagers are hanging outside the temple. You will get a bit disappointed at Sewa as the sights are not as pleasing as earlier. Nevertheless, you can either choose to camp at the campsite outside Sewa, or at the Village only. You will be camping between rocks that will definitely give a feel of staying on the beach.
The altitude from Dhanderas to Upperwater fall camp is about 4000 meters which is enough to make you vulnerable to AMS. We shall take the necessary precautions to keep away from any altitude problems. Our team will also take a short session to teach you the skills of trekking in snow such as sliding on snow, sidestepping and cutting through the snow.
After proper acclimatization, you need to reach the base of Dhanderas, from there trek crossing through many rivulets of Rupin. Make your way to the snow patch of the first waterfall through the marigold flowers. After a steady and care full walk on the rocks along the hill you can now see a trail going in between through the thick snow.
Your learned techniques will come is use as you have to cut your path to another vast snow bridge. This is the last but the ultimate snow bridge offering you the Rupin Water coming just above head and getting down below your feet. A sharp but short climb after crossing the bridge and you are all set to get relaxed and enjoy your campsite.
Longest trail of Rupin Pass begins with a steep ascent, with a bumper gain in altitude. An hour of climbing, then take left trail and discover totally different and amazing sights from the Rati Pheri campsite.
The only views from Rati Pheri are of the expanse of thick snow stretched all over, making your paths through them is your next exhausting task for the day to reach Rupin Pass Gully. We shall take utmost care here as the snow is very thick and the trails are not clearly defined. At Rupin Pass we will serve you with some refreshment to regain your energy for the next adventurous climb to Rupin Pass.
The trail to Rupin pass is short but very uncertain and has risks of loose stones falling from above. Our team will suggest you walk in line carefully putting your every step forward.
Rupin Pass cut from a hollow shaped region marks the beginning of Dhauladhar Range. A bit of descendant and you are ready to experience the next adventure to slide down the snow to reach Rukti Gad.
Way to Ronti Gad is a gentle walk followed by a sharp descendant. Camping at the coldest yet charming campsite amidst the mountains covered with snow.
Today’s trek will be a downward climb but very arduous as the trail’s altitude drops rapidly. Our team will take another round of bout to make you adaptable to the sharp descendant, climb your way downward with more ease without hurting your foot or knees.
The trail starts with a mild climb and then a gentle walk heading to Ronti Gad valley. After losing an altitude of about 1500 ft in height you will exit the narrow valley and opens yourself up to astounding views of Mt. Kinner Kailash. Now Rupin Pass is totally out of your view.
From this point, you can view your next halt i.e. Lake of Sangla Kanda with small villages settled near it. Relax at the village, enjoy the sights of the Sangla Kanda Lake.
There are many trails going to Sangla from Sangla Kanda, take the trail which passes through the forest of Blue Pines. The final trail is wide and clearly defined but descendants rapidly to Sangla, after 30 mins you will reach Baspa Village and 20 mins last climb and you are at the end of the trekking journey, Sangla, you can hire any vehicle from the road of Sangla to Shimla.
- Accommodation. (Guest house, Home stay, Camping)
- Meals while on trek (Veg.+ Egg)
- Trek equipments: Sleeping bag, mattress, tent (twin sharing), kitchen & dinning tent, toilet tent, utensils and crampon (if required)
- All necessary permits and entry fees.
- First aid medical kits, stretcher and oxygen cylinder.
- Mountaineering qualified & professional trek Leader, guide and Support staff.
- Transport from Dehradun to Sankri and retorn (According to itinerary)
- Mules to carry the central luggage
- Meals during road journeys.
- Any personal expenses.
- Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
- Anything apart from inclusions.
Trekking Shoes (Waterproof, Ankle support)
Rucksack with raincover (40-60 litre)
Daybag/Daypack (10-20 litre)
Jacket : (Windproof, Down jacket, Fleece jacket)
Hand Gloves (Waterproof/Woolen/Fleece)
Trek Pole/Walking Stick
Trek Pants (Windproof/Waterproof)
3 T-Shirts (Collar/Full Sleeves/Rapid dry)
Socks (3 pairs)
2 water bottle (each 1 litre)
Lunch Box / Tiffin
Hat or sun protection Cap
Head Lamp / Hand torch
Sunglasses (UV protected)
Toilet Paper roll
Sun Screen (SPF 40-60)
Personal Basic Medical kit
**Microspikes/Crampon and Gaiters Included in package
**Personal ID card (original with photocopy)
**Rent available at Sankri Basecamp
**All items above available at sankri market.