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Rupin Pass Trek

Max Altitude

15,350 FT

Grade

Difficult

Duration

7 Days

Trekking KM.

41 KM

Suitable for:15+ years.
Experience:First timer can apply, previous trekking experience is more appreciated.
Fitness:Cover 6 km of distance in 30 minutes without a stress.

18,300 /Person

  • +5% GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Shimla to Shimla | included transport
  • Rs 14,800 Trek Cost & Rs 3,500 Transportation (All included in the cost)

Overview

Trek Info


  • Trail TypeA cross over trail through passes.
  • Rail HeadKalka is the nearest railhead to Shimla
  • AirportJubbarhatti airport, which is 22 km away from Shimla
  • Base CampBawta
  • Best Season
    • Summer Treks (April, May, June)
    • Autumn Treks (September, October, November)
  • SnowMore snow in May and June
  • Services fromShimla to Shimla | Included Transport
  • MealsMeals while on trek & at Hotel/Guesthouse (Veg & Eggs)
  • StayCamping (Twin sharing) & Home Stay (Dormitory)


  • Region - Himachal Pradesh
  • Duration - 7 Days
  • Grade - Difficult
  • Max Altitude - 15350 Ft.
  • Approx Trekking Km - 41 Kms.

Rupin Pass is a high altitude trek which starts from Dhaula in Uttarakhand and ends at Sangla. Majorly you will do Trekking in Himachal as 80% of the trek route is there itself.

Being a high altitude trek, of about 15250 feet, Rupin Pass is considered among one of the high range expeditions for Trekking in India. The high altitude in not just sole reason for its popularity among trekkers, the diversified number of sceneries and sudden variation in trails also attracts many nature lovers.

You will get surprised at every hour by the number of variety which mother nature has to offer you in Rupin Pass Trek. The trails at times are very difficult with its steep climbs which suddenly changes to an easy walks.

Rupin Pass is an ideal trek for any adventure as it offers trek to every type of terrain, be it on snow, rocky terrain, along and through the water streams or meadows. You will start trekking your route from greener and hot landscapes and move towards and through the coldest of areas over the snow as you reach to the end.

Surprises on the trek

Waterfalls views: You will encounter many waterfalls and stream though the trek. The best of the sights you will face at Rupin Valley which is of thousands of waterfalls flowing down through such a height that it appears as they are falling straight from the sky.

Jhaka Village, A Hanging Village: it is a unique positioned village at the utmost edge of the mountain making it appear to hanging through the cliff.

Snow Bridges: The feeling of walking on the snow bridges you come across is another enhancement to the variety of the treks. You will come across numerous snow bridges on the trek.

Lush Forests: The trek at various places also passes through the forests of fir, Rhododendron amp Oak. The entrance and exit to the forests are again so sudden that you will feel that it is a movie setup around you.

Kinnaur Temple: It is a two storey temple of Kinnauri culture at Sewa which is very different from its surrounding.

Views of Kinner Kailash: You will get mesmerized by the views of lofty Kailash Peak while you reach towards the end of Rupin Pass trek.

Get engaged with TTH Team to make the best of this adventurous journey, we will ensure that no essential task to be left out while taking care of your safety on the suddenly variably trek.

Who can participate

    • Age; 15 years.
    • Experience of any high altitude trek, at least 1 treks of 5,000m/16,400ft.
    • The climber must be fit and have sufficient stamina to cover 6 km of distance in 30 minutes without a stress.
    • The climber should be able to carry a 12-16 kg backpack.

     

    Note:-

    • Heart problem, Very High blood pressure, Asthma, and Epilepsy cannot be reconciled on these missions. The climber must not have the conditions mentioned above.
    • Junior trekkers (below 15 years) should have a company of parent/guardian.
    • Trekkers between 15 to 18 years can come solo with the disclaimer form signed by parent/guardian.

Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival at Bawta
    • Altitude: 2,350m/ 7,700 feet
    • Drive: 195km, 8-9 hr

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Day 2 : Bawta to Jakha
    • Altitude 2,750m/ 9,000ft
    • Trek 5 km, 4 hrs
    • Altitude Gain: 400m/1,300ft
    • Difficult level of ascent, steep climb
    • Moderate ascent till Jiskun then descent till wooden bridge through forest and then zig-zag ascent till Jakha
    • Highest and the last village of Rupin pass trek
    • Selwan Khad is the last water point
    • Tea and maggi shops are on the way
    • BSNL network is available
    • Hot lunch at camp site
    • Stay in home stay

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 home stay at night.

Day 3 : Jakha to Dandreyash Thatch
    • Altitude 3,550m/ 11,700ft
    • Trek:11 km , 8 hrs
    • Altitude Gain:800m/ 2,700ft
    • Easy but long walk
    • Most of the walk is along with the river
    • Can refill water bottles from the river
    • Enjoy the snow bridges and wild flowers
    • Trail surrounded by Silver birches (Bhoj trees), Rhododendrons (white, pink, purple)
    • Packed lunch will be given
    • Stay in tent

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.

Day 4 : Dandreyash Thatch to Upper Waterfall
    • Altitude: 4050m/ 13,300 ft
    • Trek:5 km ,3-4 hrs
    • Can refill water from small streams
    • Most scenic day of the trek
    • Moderate level of ascent, continuously tricky climbing trail around the snow patches
    • Avoid getting on the snow patch directly
    • Meet the technical team they will give you important tips for the summit day
    • Hot lunch at camp site

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.

Day 5 : Upper Waterfall to Ronti Gad, cross Rupin Pass
    • Altitude: Rupin Pass 4,700m/ 15,350ft; Ronti Gad 3,750m/ 12,300ft
    • Trek: 12 km, 10-11 hrs
    • Altitude Gain : 650m/ 2,050ft
    • Altitude Loss: 950m/ 3,050ft
    • Difficult Level of ascent. Longest and most exciting day of the trek
    • Steep ascent till the pass and then steep descend
    • 200 mtrs of very steep ascent known as Rupin Gully, just before the pass, give pass to porters and guides, let them go ahead
    • Leave camp site by 4:30 am
    • Carry enough hot water from the camp site, Water sources are limited
    • Packed lunch will be given
    • Reached Ronti gad late in the evening

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.

Day 6 : Rest / Acclimatization / Buffer day
    • Will be used as a rest, acclimatization or buffer day
    • This day can be used at any camp, depends on trekker’s fitness and weather
    • In general we use this day at Dandreyash Thatch camp

This day is a very important day of the trek, it greatly increases the chances of summit and this day cannot be ignored. This day can be used in any camp of the trek depending on the conditions at that time. Usually it has been seen that many times trekkers get tired or the weather does not support, due to which it becomes necessary to take a rest of 1 day and due to lack of time, there is a lot of difficulty in completing the trek, at that time this day helps us a lot and saves our planning from getting spoiled.

Day 7 : Ronti gad to Sangla & Drive to Shimla
    • Altitude:2,650m/ 8,700 ft
    • Trek: 8 km, 4-5 hrs
    • 9-10hrs drive to Shimla
    • Moderate level of descent, continuously descent till Sangla
    • Many water taps on the way
    • Reach Sangla 1-2 pm
    • Cab leaves from Sangla at 3 pm and reached Shimla by 1 am (please make your hotel booking at Shimla accordingly)

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.

How To Reach

  • Pick Up Place
  • Drop Place
  • Note

First of all everyone has to reach Shimla

Options

1 Take an overnight bust to Shimla, and then take a cab to the pickup point.

We always recommend to go for the govt. Buses over the private ones outside the bus station as based on the experience we have found that there are very high chances of delay involved with private buses. Also, govt. Buses are always more reliable. Whichever bus you choose, just make sure to reach Shimla at least by 05:30 am positively.

2 Take a Train to Kalka and drive to Shimla, one can take the pleasure of toy train,  if coming by Train then come one day early.

3 Take flight to Shimla airport (Jubbarhatti airport) (22 km, 50 min), if coming by flight then come one day early.

After that TTH will take care of your further travel plan.

  • TTH’s Tata Sumo, Tempo Traveller or similar vehicles will pick-up you.
  • Pick-up is included in the cost of the trek.
  • If you wish to upgrade the transport service, please contact the Trek Coordinator.

Trekkers will be dropped at Shimla Bus station in between 10:00 to 11:00 pm, please make your hotel and further booking at Shimla accordingly.

Cost Terms

  • Inclusions
  • Exclusions
  • Note
  • Tour Fee
  • Cancellation Policy

1.    Accommodation: Home stay (dormitory with ground mattress) and Camping (twin sharing basis).
2.    Transport from Shimla to Shimla (NON AC MUV). 
3.    Meals while on trek (Veg.)
4.    Trek equipment : Sleeping Bag, Tent, Mattress, Kitchen & Dining Tent, Toilet Tent, micro spikes (if required) and cooking utensils.
5.    Trekking Permits and Camping charges.
6.    Safety equipment: First aid medical kit and portable oxygen cylinder.
7.    Qualified & experienced trek Leader, Guide, Cook and Support staff.
8.    Porters/mules to carry central equipment.

1.    Any kind of personal expenses.
2.    Food during the transit.
3.    Insurance
4.    Mules or porter to carry personal backpack.
5.    Anything not specifically mentioned under the head.

Normally TTH expect to carry your personal luggage on your own, if you wish to offload your backpack, you can give it to Mule/porter.
Charges of offloading backpack:-
INR 2000/- if you make an online payment, 10 days in advance
INR 2200/- if you inform us after reaching Base Camp
The backpack cannot weigh more than 11 kgs. Backpack should have waterproof cover. Suitcases/strolleys/ bags will not be allowed.

Special Offers

Make a single payment and trek the number of times you want.

If you book a trek with Trek The Himalayas and are unable to complete the same or you have successfully completed that trek and want to do it again, you can repeat it multiple times without paying the cost of the trek.

Terms and conditions

  • This offer is a non-transferable.
  • This offer is valid for Trek The Himalayas limited fixed departures.
  • This offer is valid for 5 years from the date of booking.
  • This offer is not valid if the participant has received a cash refund or voucher at the time of cancellation.
  • Participants don’t have to pay for the trek cost but have to pay for the transport cost.

In case of emergency: Safety of our trekkers is of prime importance to us. Our Trek Leaders are well trained to tackle medical emergencies, especially arising due to altitude. In more intense situations, the trekker will be shifted on a stretcher to the nearest medical centre at the earliest. The expenses at the medical centre, if any, are to be borne by the participant. To book a Trek/ adventure program please use our online booking form or, alternatively, you can call us on the given for confirmation of tour you have to wire a deposit and initial deposit.

The fee can be paid by online transfer/Check deposit/Cash deposit/Demand draft. Instruction for
payment will be forwarded along with your confirmation email. When your transfer is done, please
e-mail us a confirmation mail with your transfer details, so that we can follow up your reservation efficiently.

Cancellation terms:

 

For the cancellation of services due to any avoidable/unavoidable reasons, Trek The Himalayas must be notified of the same in writing at info@trekthehimalayas.com  At the time we receive your written cancellation, refunds based on the total fare are as follows.

 

Cancellations prior to 25 days from the start of the Trip

Refund options

  • 5% deduction of trek fee
  • 100% cash voucher for any trip till one year

 

Cancellation between 24 days and 15 days to the start of the Trip

Refund options

  • 30% deduction of trek fee
  • 100% cash voucher for same trip till one year
  • 85% cash voucher for any trip till one year

 

Cancellation between 14 days and 10 days to the start of the Trip

Refund options

  • Book the same trek, in the same season, with any other batch
  • 50% deduction of trek fee
  • 80% cash voucher for same trip till one year
  • 70% cash voucher for any trip till one year

 

Cancellation less than 9 days to the start of the trek

Refund options

  • Transfer your trek (same trek, same batch) to your friend
  • No cash refund
  • 20% cash voucher for the same trip till one year
  • 10% cash voucher for any trip till one year

 

 

If by a rare consequence TTH calls off/cancels a trek:

At TTH, we almost never call off or cancel our treks. But in the rare event that we do call off or cancel a trek due to any unforeseen circumstances or natural catastrophes like continuous rain or snow, thunderstorms, snowstorms, landslides, floods, earthquakes, or any other natural calamity that prevents us from carrying out a trek in a safe manner, unforeseeable circumstances like local riots, curfews, pandemics, lockdowns, government orders, or any such situations that prevents a safe trekking experience, TTH will issue a voucher summing up to the same amount as your trek fee. The voucher can be redeemed on any of the treks over a period of the next year.

 

Note

  • If the entirety of your group fails to reach or cross the pickup point, or abandons the trek, due to any unforeseen circumstances like snowfall or heavy rainfall, landslide, and such, in such a case the voucher will not be issued. You can, however, choose to repeat the trek with us.

 

  • The voucher is also not issued if for any reason you have to come down from the trek. The trek leader may send you down from the trek, owing to reasons like lack of fitness, AMS, blood pressure, turn-around-time, health issues, or if you are found smoking/ drinking, or breaking the rules of the trek. Vouchers are issued only when the whole trek is cancelled or called off on behalf of TTH.

 

 

In the rare event that TTH shifts a trek:

As we mention always, weather conditions at high altitudes are extremely unpredictable and can change at any time of any day. Also, situations like natural calamities or political unrest, pandemics and lockdowns, etc are out of our control and if an event cannot run under any such circumstances that we do not directly have control over then we will try to give you an alternative trek, which means your trek will be shifted from one trek to another, which will be safer and more favourable.

In these cases, a voucher is issued to mitigate the difference in cost between the two treks. You can redeem the voucher at any time over a period of one year from the date of issue. A refund fee or refund of the difference is not applicable.

 

 

Note:

  • Change of trek batch is dependent on the availability of seats in the batch
  • In case of transferring a trek to a friend, he/she should satisfy all the mandatory requirements put forward by TTH
  • TTH holds the right to change/cancel the policies, without prior notice
  • Cash refund is applicable only in case of bookings made without using any promotional offer code or vouchers

 

Cash Voucher Terms:

  • This is a non-transferable voucher
  • The voucher cannot be merged with any other offer of Trek The Himalayas
  • The voucher is valid for Trek booked directly with Trek The Himalayas in India
  • To avail the voucher please use your register phone number or e-mail id
  • All the other Terms of booking a trek with Trek The Himalayas are applicable to the voucher
  • Trek The Himalayas holds rights to add/remove any of the Terms and Conditions without prior notice

 

 

Itineraries are based on information available at the time of planning and are subject to change. "Trek The Himalayas" reserves the right to change expedition dates, people or itineraries as conditions warrant. If a trip must be delayed or the itinerary changed due to bad weather, road conditions, transportation delays, government intervention, airline schedules, sickness, or other contingency for which TTH or its agents cannot make provision, the cost of delays and/or other changes are the responsibility of the participant. TTH reserves the right to decline, or accept, any individual as a trip member for any reason whatsoever.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trek Essential

  • Basic Gear
  • Clothes
  • Personal Utilities
  • Head Gears
  • Foot Gears
Back pack & rain cover(50 - 60 ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps
Day pack + rain cover20 - 30 ltr (If hire a mule or porter)
Walking stickAdvisable (At least one)
Water bottle/Hydration pack2 bottles of one liter each, People who use hydration pack 1 hydration pack and 1 bottle of one liter, Carry at least one thermos flask.
Personal Medical KitConsult your doctor
SnacksEnergy bars, dry fruits, electral/ors
T-shirts4 Full sleeves (Non-cotton)
Fleece T-shirts1 Nos.
Fleece jacket1 Nos. (Alternative: a woollen sweater)
Down feather / Hollofil jacket1 Nos.
Wind & waterproof (jacket & pant)1 Pair
Thermal inners (upper and lower)1 Pair
Trek pants3 Synthetic (avoid shorts, fitting denims, capris)
Waterproof gloves1 Pair
Fleece/woolen gloves1 Pair
Poncho1 Nos.
Sunscreen creamMoisturiser
Hand sanitizerAntibacterial powder
Toothbrush and toothpasteLip balm / Chapstick
Toilet Paper & wipesQuick dry towel
Head torch1 Nos. (Avoid Hand torch)
Sun cap1 Nos. (One that covers the neck as well)
Woolen cap1 Nos.
Balaclava1 Nos. (Optional)
Neck-gaiters2 Nos.
Sunglasses Dark with side cover, it should be U/V protected, People who wear spectacles- (A)- Use contact lenses. (B)- Photo chromatic glasses.
Trekking shoes1 Pair (Waterproof, high ankle with good grip)
Floaters/flip-flops1 Pair
Cotton socks6 pairs
Woollen socks1 pairs
Gaiters1 Pair (TTH will Provide)

Fitness

Fitness regime for:

Difficult

Calculate Your BMI :


Your BMI value is

24.22

Congratulations, your body is in good conditions!

BMI Range Category
Less than 16.5 Serverely Underweight
16.5 - 18.5 Underweight
18.5 - 25 Normal
25 - 30 Overweight

  • If your BMI is normal, you can plan your fitness regime as mentioned.
  • If your BMI is not normal, consult your trusted physician before you plan your fitness regime.
  • If you're suffering from any chronic illnesses consult a medical practitioner.

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