Rupin Pass Trek
Rupin Pass is one of the most beautiful treks in the Indian Himalayas. Every day is perfect postcard with a lot of surprises. The Rupin Pass waterfall gives you stunning views from 13,000ft leaving the trekkers awestruck. The scenery changes everyday and this is why the trek tops the chart in everyone,s bucket list.
You start the trek from a tranquil village Dhaula in Uttarakhand and the trek in Sangla valley of Kinnaur. The trek takes through the serene villages of Sewa known for its Shiva Temple then Jhakha (also known as the hanging villages) because it is located at the edge of a cliff. The trekkers and adventurers will be astonished to see the ever changing landscapes from verdant meadows with wildflowers, dense jungles thundering waterfalls to the thrilling pass cross, The Rupin Pass.
The best time to do the trek is May to June and September. The trek also shows you the cultural difference between the two states Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh.
Heaven Riders India offers you an opportunity to conquer Rupin Pass trek. Trip starts from Dehradun and ends at ‘Sangla’.
- SHEPHERDS CROSSOVER FROM UTTARAKHAND TO SANGLA, HIMACHAL PRADESH
- AMAZING AND SERENE THREE STORY WATERFALL
- INCREDIBLE CHANGING ALPINE LANDSCAPES
- AMAZING CAMPSITES AND TYPICAL HIMALAYAN VILLAGES
- PICTURESQUE VERDANT MEADOWS OF KINNAUR
Day 1: Dehradun to Dhaula (Drive 200 km)
• Altitude:- Dhaula 5,200 ft
• Meeting Point ISBT Dehradun, 6am
• 10 hour drive to Dhaula from Dehradun
• arrive Dhaula, Tea & snacks, meet the team
• enjoy the evening, followed by dinner
The team will welcome you by 6 am at ISBT Dehradun and get ready to board for Dhaula. It is a tranquil village in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. There are a dozen of homes in this small himalayan village adorned with lush woods and mountain slopes. Take a stroll around and spend the night in the local home stay in Dhaula. We will begin the trek next morning with yummy breakfast.
Day 2: Dhaula to Sewa (Trek 9 km)
• Altitude:- 5,200ft to 6,300ft
• 9Km, 6-7 hr trek, greet kids
• initially moderate trail, short climbs & drops
• Enough water on the way, refill from Rupin river
• experience the rich culture of himalayan village
Today you will be starting the trek early morning. The trail from Dhaula to Sewa is pretty easy except some climbs and drops where you will find lot of apricot trees and dense jungle.
Small water streams will pass by which give the trekkers some kind of refreshment. Refill your water bottles from Rupin river. Local kids greets you with 'Namastey'.
Once you reach Sewa, you will find an ancient Shiva temple at the heart of the village that opens once every 12 years to welcome the locals visiting God. Do visit the temple, this temple is looks like Kinnaur style architecture and return.
Soup & dinner would be served.
Day 3: Sewa to Jiskun (Trek 8km)
• Altitude: - 6,300ft to Jiskun 8,700ft
• 8 km, 6-7 hr trek
• Carry sufficient water from Sewa, refill at Jakha
• initial 3hr easy, 2hr challenging ascent to Jiskun
• several stream crossings on trail
The trek to the village Jiskun is not an easy one, but somewhere between moderate to challenging. The climb is rewarding. It is a surprising trail blessed with potato and barley fields. Eventually you will find yourself amidst the dense jungle with deodar and walnut trees.
Today you will be crossing several streams and you will be welcomed by a Iron bridge that flows over Rupin river. The trail to Jiskun is a challenging one after crossing a stream. Overnight in home stay with followed by dinner.
Day 4: Jiskun to Buraskandi (Trek 10 km)
• Altitude: - 8,700ft to 11,500ft
• 10 Km, 7 hr trek
• carry sufficient water, Refill from Rupin
• Jakha is highest & last village on trek
• initially steep ascent, gradual-easy walk
Today we will be trekking through deep gorge, dense forests , meadows and wooden bridges and forests. Hanging village of Jhakha will be seen, and Jhakha can be spotted through forests located high up on a mountain.
The Rupin pass trail will surely surprise you as you will walk through wildflowers carpeted with rhododendron all around. The walk through the endless meadows of Dhanteras Thatch of this trail will level up your adrenaline rush.
The thundering river awaits, the climb gets steeper. You have to cross the river carefully. Overnight camp stay at Buraskandi.
Day 5: Buraskandi to UWF Upper Water Fall (Trek 5 hr)
• Altitude: - 11,500ft to 13,200 ft
• 4 Km, 4 hr trek
• carry sufficient water, Refill at streams
• Moderate continuous climb, ascend slowly
• acclimatize walk, work high sleep low, drink liquids
Today you will get to witness the infamous high altitude Rupin Pass. It will be a challenging day, so we will start the trek after early breakfast. The trail will give you a good dose of adrenaline rush as you will be coming across snow slopes, cliffs, massive waterfalls. Entering into the
upper waterfall campsite is like entering into a new world.
Get your cameras ready to take scintillating snaps of the lower waterfall. You will feel elated because the Upper waterfall campsite is waiting for you at the top. The trekkers will leave the treeline far below and the landscapes turn into frozen landscapes embellished with black snow capped mountains all around.
Enjoy the evening with tea & hot snacks. Dinner will be served. Stay in camps.
Day 6: Upper Waterfall to Ronti Gad via Rupin Pass 15,200ft
• Altitude: 13,200ft - 15,200ft - 13,300ft
• 10 Km, 10-11 hr trek
• start early morning
• carry sufficient water, Refill completely
• Steep climb till Rupin Pass, steep descent down
The most challenging day is today, crossing Rupin Pass. Climbing the pass will not be cakewalk, it needs mountaineering skills. Be careful while climbing the Pass, icy climb to the saddle shaped Rupin Pass.
Once you reach the top, you will feel so elated. Relax and take pictures of astonishing himalayan views.
Witness the 360-degrees of the mountain ranges and on the other side the Kinner Kailash range and many more. After crossing the pass, there is a steep descent followed by jaw
dropping meadows of Ronti Gad.
On arrival Tea & snacks would be served. Camp stay at Ronti Gad, followed by hot dinner.
Day 7: Ronti Gad to Sangla (Trek 6 hours)
• Altitude: 13,300ft to 8,776ft
• 12 Km, 6 hr trek
• carry sufficient water, Refill at villages
• moderate-steep descend till Sangla
The trek from Ronti gad to Sangla is a steep descent. The photographers will enjoy the beauty of the Kinnaur ranges and keeping themselves busy with their camera. Slowly, you
will find yourself heading towards civilization as we pass through green pastures of land, fields of grazing lands, village farms and orchards and old stone houses. In the
afternoon, our team will give you refreshments after a tiring journey.
We will reach Sangla in 6-7 hours and will drop you to the Sangla town. You can book your tickets for your return journey and plan the schedule according to your convenience.
You can eat at Sangla bus stand, and last bus to Shimla leaves at 5pm in the evening or you can stay there at you own cost and spend a night at Sangla.
Note: Please spare a buffer day in case we stuck in bad weather conditions or some other. Buffer day not in the package. Pay on the Spot.
- Accommodation during Trek in camps/rooms on shared basis.
- Healthy & nutritious meals while on trek (starting from Day 1 Dinner to Day 7 breakfast).
- Morning & Evening Tea with Cookies, Maggie/Soup in the evening.
- Pick Point ISBT Dehradun on day 1, Drop at Sangla on day 7.
- Camping Equipment like Tents, Sleeping Bag, Mattress, Kitchen & Dining equipment etc.
- All necessary Forest, Camping, Trekking Permits & Entry Fees.
- Basic First Aid Medical Kit with Oximeter & Portable Oxygen.
- Mountaineering Course Certified & Expert Trek leader & Support Staff (Local Guide, Cook, Porter, Mule & Helper).
- Transportation as per itinerary (Dehradun to Dhaula on day 1).
- & followed by full power fun.
- Any Services not mentioned in the inclusions.
- Any Insurance, Airfare/Train-fare/Volvo Ticket, cost of Hospitalization, Emergency Evacuation, Rescue charges, off-loading, personal porter, mule charges etc.
- Any expenses arising due to Bad Weather, Road Blockage, or any other reason beyond our control to be borne by YOU/TOURIST on the spot.
- Any expenses personal in nature like Tip, Mineral Water and snacks/Meals not mentioned in the inclusions.
Things To Carry/Essentials
- Wind & Waterproof Jacket.
- Fleece-2, Trek Pant -2, Swetshirt-2, Collared Full Sleeve T-shirt-2, Warm nightwear set for night.
- Warmers/Thermal-1 pair (Top & Lower).
- Woolen Cap, Neck-Warmer, Waterproof Gloves, Woolen Socks-2, Trekking Socks-7, Sun Cap, Early-Dry Towel.
- Poncho/Rain Suit (Mandatory).
- Waterproof Trekking Shoes with Good Grip (Mandatory).
- Cold Cream, Sunscreen Lotion, Lip Balm/ Lip Guard, Personal Toilet Kit and Toilet Paper.
- Personal Medicines.
- Water bottle – 2 (Mandatory).
- Goggles, Trekking Pole - 1 (Mandatory).
- Inhalers (if any suffer from asthma).
- Tiffin Box (for packed Lunch).
- Backpack 45 Ltrs.
- and most important the Adventure Spirit.
- Cancellations up to 30 days prior to departure date - 10% deduction (payment gateway & bank charges).
- Between 30 days to 10 days prior to departure - 50% deduction.
- Less than 10 days of departure - No Refund.
- In partial payment system, Booking amount is Non-Refundable in any case.
Why Choose Hri
- Secure Bookings: We works with safe & secure bookings gateway. Don't worry about your credentials. Our expert team will help you to book your next Himalayan experience.
- Safety: We breath in the term ‘Safety’ as this our utmost priority. Suitable environment for Solo Woman Travelers/Trekkers so don't no worry in that case. We have tremendous trek leaders where all of them are well-trained professionals & certified with mountaineering courses (Basic and Advance as well). They know the safety protocols like the back of their hand. Also our support staff is well-behaved & they respect all.
- Smaller Batches: We at HRI believe in the concept of Small batches' that improves quality & focus. Maximum 15 numbers of group strength that helps trek leader to get connect all members.
- Itinerary: Our team of experts crafted all the itineraries very carefully so all the members can acclimatize properly & refined from our experience of leading hundreds of trekkers.
- Equipment: While organizing trekking in Himalayas HRI uses high quality equipment as per the standards. From tents to sleeping bags to ropes & other technical equipment like rope, micro spikes, gaiter etc. everything is tested and certified. HRI trek leaders always carry portable Oxygen & Basic First-Aid Medical Kit, Oximeter with them.
- Clean Trails: We at HRI, strong believers in the Leave No Trace policy and encourage our all members to don't throw garbage & plastic rapers during our expeditions. Also our aim is to improve welfare of local people and Keep Trails clean & green. We respect nature and working on it simultaneously.
Health & Fitness
- Walking is a great exercise that gives great shape to your legs and your body. It helps in burning calories and cut down excess weight and strengthens the heart.
- Jogging is effective in increasing human lifespan and makes your lungs stronger. It is an aerobic activity that requires a lot of oxygen. This is a great exercise for fighting obesity and staying healthy.
- Squats are the best form of functional exercises to improve stability. They also strengthen your legs, thighs, hips and hamstring.
- 3 Sets each of Pull-ups, Push-Ups, Sprints, Mountain Climber, & 60 Seconds Plank.
- Another great cardio vascular exercise is pushing your body upstairs after stairs. This is regarded as the best exercise for increasing strength and power.
- & finally don't forget to give treat to your body with some Yoga and Meditation in the end.
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I'm the solo female traveler, is it safe?
Is Diamox advisable and I should bring some medicines with me?
Yes personal medicines are advisable during any trekking expedition weather organizers carrying it or not.