|Height of the Trek:||16,000 Feet|
|Vacation Style:||16-45 Years of Age|
Rupin Pass is a high altitude pass across the Himalaya mountain range in state of Himachal Pradesh, India. It lies on a traditional shepherd and hiking route which starts from Dhaula in Uttarakhand and ends in Sangla in Himachal Pradesh. The path itself is located across mostly uninhabited areas in the Himalayan ranges above sea level. Rupin Pass trek consists of trails dug out of rock faces and wooden bridges, cut through deep dark folds in the mountain, glaciers and icy slopes, and over snow fields. Along the way there are white Rhododendrons and expanse of green meadows. .
1. All breakfasts, lunches and dinners from Lohajung to Lohajung (VEG)
2. Transport from Kathgodam-Lohajung & Lohajung-Kathgodam
3.All accommodation from Lohajung to Lohajung.
4. All campaign equipments Medical Kit.
5. Professional Trek Leaders (Experienced Guide/Staff) All forests permits
4. Qualified & experienced trek Leader, Guide and Support staff
6. Morning evening Tea served with light snacks..
4. Surface Transfer from Haridwar – Govindghat– Haridwar by Qualis / Sumo
/ Bolero/ Max / Tempo Traveller depends on the number of trekkers.
1.Any meal during transit..
2.Valley Permit fees
3.Porter/Mule for carrying personal luggage.
4.Packaged water bottles or any other beverages.
5.Anything not mentioned in above inclusions..
6.Cost Escalation due to "Force Majeure" and evacuation charges..
7.Unscheduled stay due to landslide.
Jolly Grant airport is located 25 kilometers from the city, serving to Dehradun. Daily flight from Delhi to Dehradun.
Take the train from Delhi to Dehradun overnight • Nanda Devi Express(12205):- Departure:- 23:50; Arrival:- 05:40 • Dehradun Express(12687):- Departure:- 21:10; Arrival:- 05:00
Regular bus service is available from Delhi (ISBT Kashmere Gate) to Dehradun. We suggest that you take only government buses from the ISBT Kashmere Gate. Private buses run from outside ISBT Kashmere Gate and they are not trustable. Usually, the buses left you in the Dehradun ISBT. From there you have to come to Dehradun railway station via Ola/Uber Cab/Auto Rickshaw/Shared Three Wheeler. There is no direct bus to Dhuala run by the Uttrakhand Government, so you have to share a cab
Assemble at the Dehradun Railway station by 6.30 AM.Our journey begins as soon as we hit the road from Dehradhun. A long, yet enjoyable drive, whereby, we proceed to Kempty Falls, near Mussoorie, to enjoy a hearty breakfast. While our journey recommences, you will appreciate the company and the lovely views of the serpentine river Tons. Smell the fresh air whilst appreciating the leaves of the numerous pine trees swaying in the breeze as we pass by Purola. Driving by a place called Mori, nearing closer to Sankri, you will get a glimpse of the river Tons joining a glacial stream to become the river Supin. Before we reach Sankri, the last 22kms passes through the Govind National Park where one may be lucky enough to spot some wildlife. So keep your eyes peeled! As we approach Sankri at approximately 6 pm, you will be able to glimpse this quaint and quiet village which is now a hive of activity due to the trekking season.
The beginning of the Rupin Pass trek starts with an easy day. It takes about 5-6 hours from Dhaula to Sewa. You will cross the Rupin and walking on an undulating trail through the forests. The invisible singing birds lost in the trees will ardent company through the walk. The pebbled path has pine cones of different sizes strewn all over. The winding road leads you through small hamlets dotted with apple and apricot trees and village kids scamper about with their alluring smiles. As you reach Sewa, you will come to the history of the most renowned Lost Shiva temple. After a splendid day, spend the night in tents.
Today the trail is not easy. The initial climb will be steep and it progressively gets steeper with intermittent descents. It takes about 7-8 hours to reach the hanging village of Jhaka, a challenging but rewarding climb. You will walk on a narrow trail by the side of the mountains trying to keep as close to it as possible often casting a glance at the deep gorge on the other side. Soon the meandering trail brings you to the village of Jiskun. The highest and the last village on Rupin Pass trek is Jhaka which is very pretty and picturesque. It could be easily renamed hanging village with almost every house appearing to hang out from the mountains. Later in the night, retreat to your tents.
The day’s walk is possibly one of the best you’ll ever do. What’s astonishing about Saruwas thatch is the sight of the Rupin gushing out of a gorge just ahead and to your left. Start off with a steep ascent which slowly leads into the wide valley. This trail takes about 5 hours to reach Saruwas Thatch. There are Bhoj Trees on the way – the leaves of which were used by our ancient sages to record the history of those times. After a while, a narrow trail ascends through the mountains and leads to you campsite through a lush green patch dotted with rocks. There is a sudden burst of color as flowers bloom on the sides through the rhododendron trees. Relax well and admire nature’s different shades on the perfect campsite.
Today brings you lots of nature surprises on the trail from Saruwas Thatch to Dhanderas Thatch which takes about 3-4 hours to reach there. The trail ahead from the campsite will be rocky. Enjoy the gentle undulating walk to the first hurdle of your trek: a snow bridge over the thundering Rupin. Abruptly, it opens out to a wide expansive valley with waterfalls trickling and thundering down from all side and you will walk on a green carpet adorn with blue, purple, green, yellow and white flowers. Unwind at Dhanderas Thatch and get ready to participate in some amusing activities.
This will be the shortest walk in the entire stretch and the most important day of your trek which takes about 3-4 hours to reach Upper Water Fall. You will climb the waterfall, gingerly stepping on a glacier and a snow bridge lest it gives away. The fluffy white clouds held the mountain tops in the tight embrace; it is the kind of natural romance you want to get in the hall. For the first time, you see a view of what it is actually like at the top of the waterfall. It is quite the opposite of what you expected, keeping to the tradition of surprises of the Rupin trail. Dangle your legs over as you watch the Rupin crash down to the valley below and enjoy your day.
Today is the longest day of the Rupin Pass Trek with a steep ascendant and the most grueling – and perhaps the most exciting too. It takes about 9-10 hours to reach the next campsite i.e. Ronti Gad. Get up early morning and make sure you are out of the camp by 05:00 AM. An hour of climbing, you will discover different and amazing sights from the Rati Pheri. The only views from the Rati Pheri are of the vast expanse of snow stretched all over, making your paths through them is your next exhausting task for the day to reach thrilling adventurous climb the Rupin Pass Gully. The Summit is revealing a 360° degree view of hundreds of little stone cairns, connected by the pass, which is adorned with Buddhist prayer flags and after a while at the sprawling Rupin Valley you will descend to the Ronti Gad- another green paradise on earth. After a splendid day, you will retire for the night in tents.
The descending path from Ronti Gad to Sangla will be quite gentle except for the small pebbles and rocks that make it tougher. With the river (a tributary of Baspa) on the right and vast meadows ahead; it will be a pleasant trail. You can see Sangla Valley from a distance and it so appears that you are walking straight into Kinnaur Kailash range. After about 3½ hours, you will be in Sangla Valley walking into a pretty town blessed by the Baspa River and snowy peaks around. You are at the end of the Rupin Pass trek journey, Sangla. At the bus stand, there are restaurants where you can eat and good places to stay. The last bus for Shimla leaves at 05:00 PM and gets to Shimla at 03:00 AM the following day. Transport will be arranged at an additional cost from Sangla to Shimla at 02:00 PM.