Rupin Pass Trek

Trek LocationArea: Garhwal Himalayas

Trek DurationDuration: 11 Days (5 days travel/6 days trekking)

Trek SeasonBest Season: Mid May - Mid October

Trek GradeGrade:

On these treks one is not required to trek for more than 5/6 hrs a day. Also the terrain is not too difficult. These treks are normally a week or so long. For these treks prior trekking experience is not necessary. Very rarely on these treks would one camp at altitudes higher than 3800m. These treks are great for first timers or for veterans wanting to go on a trail which is relatively less demanding.

AltitudeAltitude: 4650 mts

Trekking DistanceTotal Trekking: 64 K.M

About Rupin Pass Trek

If you are looking for an adventure through a trek route, this is the ideal route for you. Here the adventure that you will face is not like those, you have heard from the trekkers. Here Nature Goddess is like a Hollywood actress, changing her dresses, in every turns. You will find twelve such turns and every time, you will stand, bewildered thinking whether you are viewing them or dreaming. The changes in the scene are so rapid and so miraculous that it is beyond the imagination of the best artist of the world. This is a high altitude pass, with numerous thrills. Here Nature will seem to be playing hide and seek. At the turns you will find her in such a dress, that you will feel whether that is the same nature or different. Mountain tops, with snows kissing their heads, wide rivers with powerful stream-force and cascading meadows will fill all the corners of your heart with different still and moving images, which you can see after you go back from the hills.

Rupin Pass Trek

There are altogether twelve stunts for you. It's not a stunt that you often see from the bikers. When Mother Nature shows her beauty, all the top beauties of universe just stare at her – speechless and tranquilized in absolute solace. The first stare will be at Rupin. The beauty will be falling just beside you to the white bed. Awesome looks will remind you of the panoramic beauty of the dancers of heaven. Get to the temple of Sewa. It is the surprise number two for you. You will find the Kinnaur temple, similar in appearance to a watch tower. Menders on the bed of River Rupin will surprise you for the third time. It is the border of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

In the next turn, there is a man-made surprise for you. You will find Jhaka, a hanging village from the mountain. Pine trees with 100 feet heights will be the next surprise, followed by Udukanal, the sixth one. The next turn is a pleasant surprise to see the Rupin waterfall, dropping directly from the clouds. Then is the turn to see some snow works. The snow bridges over the ridges will take your attention, now here and then there. The next view is a net, a network of hundred rivers getting to Rupin to fill it with water. The final view is the Kinner Kailash. It is really an amazing one. Start your trek with homage for Pokhu Devta. Get to the woods after that. You will ascend slowly and the meadows will show you their art gallery before you. After certain time, you will feel that you were a relative of them for a long time. That is the reason; they are showing so much faith on you to show their family albums.

Local stories will not end in the alley region. You will find endless mythological scripts here, some of which are epical too. You will just enjoy those words in the lovely trip.

Rupin Pass Trekking Tours Highlights

  • A chance to explore tourist's attraction of Mussoorie- Kempty Falls, Naugaon, Damta and Purola.
  • Add to your record, the scaling of high mountain pass, Rupin Pass (15250 feet)
  • Savour the brilliant view of Kinnaur Kailash Range, which can be seen throughout the journey.
  • The trek takes you to the two beautiful hill stations of India- Mussoorie and Shimla, which multiplies the thrill and adventure quotient.

Best Time to Visit

Best time to travel to Rupin Pass Trek is in summers (May – June) and Post Monsoon (September – October).

In Summer: The weather of Rupin Pass Trek remains salubrious and pleasing during summers. The Himalayas are distinctly visible and the cool breeze adds charm to the vacation. Carry woolens with you.

Post Monsoon: Serenity and solitude are at its best during post monsoon at Rupin Pass Trek. The region is blessed with snowfall during winters and the accommodation options also remain few. But you can see the best of Rupin Pass Trek during post monsoon as it looks like Heaven on earth.

Where is the Rupin Pass?

Rupin, a high altitude mountain pass, is a part of the traditional shepherd and hiking route, which starts from Dhaula in Uttarakhand and ends in Sangla in Himachal Pradesh. The mountain pass is located at an altitude of 15,250 ft (4,650M), Rupin pass and can be reached by trekking for by trekking for six days from Dhola.

How to Reach?

Airport: Nearest Airport is Dehradun town to the trek base Dhaula which is connected by Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Lucknow.

By Train: Dehradun Train Station is nearest railway station which is connected major town of India.

By Road: Dhaula can be reached easily from Dehradun, Mussoorie, Haridwar and Rishikesh.

Rupin Pass Trek (Detailed Itinerary)

Day 01: Delhi - Dehradun - Mussoorie

In the morning, catch the 6:50 am AC train going towards Dehradun from New Delhi Railway Station. Reach Dehradun at 12:40 pm. Check-in to a hotel. In the evening, relax and enjoy the city of Dehradun. Night stay at the hotel.

Day 02: Mussoorie - Mori

Post breakfast, drive to Mori through Kempty Falls, Naugaon, Damta and Purola. Check-in to a hotel. Night stay at hotel.

Day 03: Mori - Dhola - Sevah (2000 mts/6560 ft/40 kms/2 hrs) 8 kms trek/4 hrs

Drive till Dhola, the starting point of our trek. Will start the trek and continue till Sevah. Set up camp there for night stay.

Day 04: Sevah - Jaskin (2320 mts/76096 ft)

Trek towards Jaskin. The trail will gift you with scenic vistas of green alpine meadows, waterfalls, ice-covered peaks and so on. Upon arrival, set up the camp for night stay.

Day 05: Jaskin - Jakha (2650 mts/8692 ft)

An 8 km trek will take us to Jakha. Overnight stay in tents.

Day 06: Jakha - Saruwas Thach (3450 mts/11316 ft)

The trek for today is also 8 km long but it will take 5/6 hours. We will reach Saruwas Thach at a leisurely pace so that the amazing beauty of the surroundings can be properly relished. Night stay in tents.

Day 07: Saruwas Thach - Nuru (3600 mts/11808 ft) via Rupin Pass (4625 mts/15170 ft)

Early morning trek towards Rupin Pass. Reaching the pass will reward us with the brilliant views of Kinnaur Kailash Range. Climbing down the pass, we will head towards the pastures of Nuru. The 12 km trail will get completed in about 6 hours. Night stay in tents.

Day 08: Nuru - Sangla (2654 mts/8706 ft)

Today we will trek for 12 km to reach Sangla after spending 3/4 hours. After reaching the roadhead, will take a half an hour drive up to the campsite. Night stay in tents.

Day 09: Sangla - Shimla (260 kms/ 8-9 hrs)

Drive to Shimla. The route will offer wonderful views of mountains and vigorously flowing Satluj River. Arrive by late evening. Check-in to a hotel and stay for the night.

Day 10: Shimla - Delhi (360 kms/8 hrs)

Take sightseeing of Shimla and by night take AC Volvo for Delhi by 22:00 hrs. Overnight journey.

Day 11: Arrive Delhi

Arrival at Delhi by 22:45 hrs.

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Things to Carry for Rupin Pass Trek

Things to Carry while Trekking
  • Windproof jacket
  • Warm and thick Fleece / Full-sleeve
  • Woolen sweater
  • Thermal inner wear (upper & lower)
  • Woolen cap, Woolen gloves
  • Woolen socks and regular socks (3-4 pairs)
  • Scarf/muffler (optional)
  • Comfortable Trekking/Hiking shoes
  • Lightweight floaters/sandals/slippers
  • Raincoat / Poncho
  • Small light weight towel
  • Sturdy Water bottle
  • Cap / Hat
  • Sun glasses
  • Walking stick / Trekking pole
  • Sunscreen Lotion
  • Lip Balm
  • Torch / Flashlight (with extra batteries)
  • Personal medications
  • Personal toiletries

Booking Terms and Conditions:

Please read the booking terms as set out with your agreement with Tour My India Pvt. Ltd. A Noida based Tour operator herein called TMI. For More Click Here...

When to book Rupin Pass Trek?

You should book Rupin Pass Trek well in advance (at least 4 month prior) advance so that you get ample amount of time to prepare well for the trek.

Who will carry my backpack?

There will be pony/porter that will carry your backpack while on trek; you only need to carry your small knapsack.

What will be the weight of the backpack?

Once you book your trek with us we will give you a list of things to carry and the total weight should not cross 12 Kgs.

Where to meet you?

Our pick up point for Rupin Pass Trek is New Delhi train station at platform no. 16. We will send you the train ticket and you can board train from there to Haridwar. At Haridwar our guide will pick you from train station and then from there your tour will start.

How we run the trek?

We always have an experience trekking guide who leads the trek.

What is the batch size?

Our group size is minimum 4 people and maximum 12 people with mix of men and women.

What is minimum age required for Rupin Pass Trek?

Rupin Pass Trek is a challenging trek with a maximum altitude of 15250ft (4650m) minimum age required is 18 years.

What will be the minimum temperature during Rupin Pass Trek?

In the month of May & June the temperature during the trek can go as low as 2 Degree Celsius during the night and September – Mid October also in minus by night and morning which will further decrease the temperature.

How long we trek during Rupin Pass Trek?

We plan our treks in such a way that after 6-8 hours of trekking we reach next camp in between 14:00 – 15:00 hrs time and normally trek a distance of 10-15 Kms a day.

What will happen if a trek is extended because of landslides or any other reasons?

Additional hotel stay and food charges may apply in case the trip extends due to unavoidable reasons.

Can I take the Diamox?

Diamox is indeed very helpful, but it's advisable to consult the doctor first.

Is it safe for girls to go on a trek?

Yes, it is a safe trek for girls.

What kind of shoes will be required?

Different shoes are suitable for different kinds of treks, depending on the weather, trail condition as well as duration of the trek. For warm and dry terrains, you can choose low-ankle hiking shoes. Trek boots are best for the rugged and cold condition. Trekking on the glaciers and extensive snow, on the other hand, will require trek boots with crampon-ready features. Any footwear brand that provides ankle support and comes with crampon-ready features is considered as the best for trekking.

What kind of food is served during the trek?

While trekking, we serve vegetarian food rich in protein, carbohydrates and highly nutritious. Sometimes, we surprise our trekkers with tasty treats like pakora, local food, etc.

Is it safe to drink water from the stream?

Yes, it's completely safe for drinking and even for cooking, but, to be on the safer side we always carry filters and chlorine tablets

Which vehicle do we use for transportations?

Vehicles like Mahindra Bolero, Tata Sumo, Scorpio, Max, and Tempo Traveller are suitable for a ride on damaged Himalayan roads.

Are your fixed departures dates are fixed?

We guarantee that even if that there will one trekker we will go on that date.

How do you deal with the emergency situation?

Trekking on high Himalayan altitudes is always a rewarding experience. However, it is important that you should keep your safety in mind. Emergencies, like illness, AMS, storms, missteps, landslides and even avalanches, are rare but can happen anytime during the trekking, so be prepared for any random goof-ups. To deal with any emergencies your guides, who are an expert mountaineers will be there for your rescue. Your tour guide will always carry a first aid kit to deal with any medical emergencies. In the case of some rescue operation, extra charges will be borne by the trekkers.

How to book the trek?

Register for the trek and we will send you the details about the booking procedure.

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