7-day Rupin Pass Trek
Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
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  • Trip introduction

    The Rupin Pass trek takes you on a moderately-challenging, 7-day adventure in the alpine meadows of Himachal Pradesh. In the initial stretch of the trek, as you approach the Rupin Valley, you'll begin hiking through dense forests of rhododendron, past gushing waterfalls and river streams. You'll explore quaint hillside villages, untouched by the urban lifestyle. In the final stretch of the trek, you'll begin gaining altitude to reach the Rupin Pass, climbing over steep sections with sprawling fields of hard snow. From the top, you'll get mesmerizing views of the Rupin Valley, rewarding your effort with panoramic views of Himachali mountains.

    Destination

    The Rupin Pass, beginning from Dhaula in Uttarakhand, takes you alongside the Rupin River with magnificent views of the brown mountain cliffs on either side of the river. Following the upstream course of the Rupin River, you'll cross the Rupin Pass and end the trek at Sangla in Himachal Pradesh. This entire valley, located in remote corners of Himachali mountains, has retained the traditional Garwahli and Kinnauri cultures of local natives. Shepherds from hilltop villages in the area have often used the meadows as grazing fields for flocks of sheep and goats.

    Destination highlights

    • Climb up to an altitude of over 15,000 feet to reach Rupin Pass.
    • Hike alongside roaring waterfalls and the gushing Rupin River.
    • Trek over hard snowfields and glaciers.
    • Embark on a moderately-challenging, 7-day trekking adventure.
    • Get gorgeous views of the Rupin Valley.

    Fine print

    Rules on the trip

    Travellers are required to follow instructions of the trek leader during the Rupin Pass trek.

    Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.

    If you wish to interact with the local natives at villages during the trek, please consult your trek leader before approaching them.

    Consumption of alcohol, drugs or tobacco products like cigarettes is strictly prohibited during the Rupin Pass trek.

    Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made more than 30 days before departure of the Rupin Pass trek: 100% refund.

    For cancellations made between 15-30 days of the departure of the Rupin Pass trek: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 15 days before departure of the Rupin Pass trek: no refund.

    In case of no show: no refund.

    All refunds will be paid after deducting a transaction fee of INR 200 per person. This fee is charged by The Great Next.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    High altitude treks may face unpredictable weather conditions that may require forced changes in the itinerary. The tour operator reserves the right to alter or cancel the itinerary of the Rupin Pass trek to ensure maximum safety of travellers and staff. Any costs arising due to such a change in the itinerary are borne by the traveller.

    The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of the travellers and shall not be held responsible for any mishap, accident or loss of life and property during the Rupin Pass trek.

    Trip details

    Pick up point
    Dehradun
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    Drop off point
    Sangla
    Mode of transport
    SUV or Tempo traveller
    Start point
    Dhaula
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    End point
    Sangla
    Time of departure
    09:00 AM
    Time of return
    03:00 PM

    Activity Details

    Total trekking time
    42 hrs
    Total distance covered
    60 kms
    Start point elevation
    5183 feet
    Maximum elevation
    15387 feet
    Minimum elevation
    5183 feet
    Average per day distance
    10 kms
  • Day 1 of the Rupin Pass trek: Dehradun to Dhaula

    Report to Dehradun by early morning and board a private vehicle to reach Dhaula. You'll meet your fellow trekkers, your trek leader and travel past hillside villages like Purola and Mori and hill stations like Mussoorie. The road runs through gorgeous oak and conifer forests, alongside the Rupin River. Overnight in tents at Dhaula.

    Day 2 of the Rupin Pass trek: Dhaula to Aaligad

    On your first day of the trek, you'll begin by trekking in the valley towards today's destination of Aaligad, with views of hilltop villages like Pisa and Khana above you. Making your way along the river, through rain-fed forests of rhododendron trees, you'll arrive at Sewa. Here, you can visit a quaint temple on the state borders of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh. Resume trekking and arrive at Aaligad, located by the river. Overnight in tents at Aaligad.
    /Trekking Rupin Pass Himalayas Himachal Pradesh Adventure Activity Sports Plush alpine greenery on the way from Dhaula to Sewa.

    Day 3 of the Rupin Pass trek: Aaligad to Jakha

    The day's trail to Jakha takes to past several remote villages in the mountains such as Dodra, Kuar and Jiksun. Over a gradually ascending trail, with intermittent sections of difficult inclines, you'll arrive at Jakha by late afternoon. En route, you'll get to see the confluence of the Rupin and Narkand rivers. Overnight in tents at Jakha.
    /Trekking Rupin Pass Himalayas Himachal Pradesh Adventure Activity Sports Tents pitched at a scenic campsite.

    Day 4 of the Rupin Pass trek: Jakha to Burans Kandi

    The day's trek begins over a narrow section of the trail passing through dense forests of blue pine and maple trees. Soon, you'll return to the familiar views of the Rupin River. Crossing a makeshift bridge across the river, you'll arrive at the riverside grazing fields of Burans Kandi that are often frequented by local shepherds. Overnight in tents at Burans Kandi.
    /Trekking Rupin Pass Himalayas Himachal Pradesh Adventure Activity Sports Crossing a narrow bridge over the gushing river in the valley.

    Day 5 of the Rupin Pass trek: Burans Kandi to Upper Waterfall

    Get some of the best views of the Rupin Valley as you proceed ahead over a moderately challenging route. Through changing, mixed forests of silver birch and rhododendron, you'll trek to the Upper Waterfall campsite. You'll encounter sections of sprawling snowfields and meadows that come alive with gorgeous wild flowers like blue poppies. Overnight in tents at Upper Waterfall.
    /Trekking Rupin Pass Himalayas Himachal Pradesh Adventure Activity Sports White-washed, snow covered terrain on the Rupin Pass trek.

    Day 6 of the Rupin Pass trek: Upper Waterfall to Ronti Gad via Rupin Pass

    Begin early in the morning to complete the day's trek, the longest of the entire trip, on time. Today, you'll finally climb the Rupin Pass and spend the night at Ronti Gad on the other side of the pass. The temperatures begin to drop lower as you scale higher altitudes and navigate through acres of thick, hard snow. The narrow and steep path through the boulders, where you may need to use a rope in case of heavy snow, leads you to the Rupin Pass where spectacular view of the Kinnaur Kailash range await. Descend to the alpine meadows of Ronti Gad. Overnight in tents at Ronti Gad.
    /Trekking Rupin Pass Himalayas Himachal Pradesh Adventure Activity Sports White-washed, snow covered terrain at Rupin Pass.

    Day 7 of the Rupin Pass trek: Ronti Gad to Sangla

    On the last day of the Rupin Pass trek, you'll descend through strikingly beautiful blue pine, deodar and oak forests in the Sangla Valley. The valley is internationally famous for its colourful apple orchards. Arrive at Sangla by late afternoon. Your trip ends here.
    /Trekking Rupin Pass Himalayas Himachal Pradesh Adventure Activity Sports Sprawling green meadows on the Rupin Pass trek.

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    Dehradun
    End point
    Dhaula
    Day start time
    09:00 AM

    Day 2 - Milestone

    Start point
    Dhaula
    End point
    Aaligad
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    14 kms
    Trekking time
    7 hrs

    Day 3 - Milestone

    Start point
    Aaligad
    End point
    Jakha
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    9 kms
    Trekking time
    5 hrs

    Day 4 - Milestone

    Start point
    Jakha
    End point
    Burans Kandi
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    7 kms
    Trekking time
    6 hrs

    Day 5 - Milestone

    Start point
    Burans Kandi
    End point
    Upper Waterfall
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    8 kms
    Trekking time
    6 hrs

    Day 6 - Milestone

    Start point
    Upper Waterfall
    End point
    Ronti Gad
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    10 kms
    Trekking time
    11 hrs

    Day 7 - Milestone

    Start point
    Ronti Gad
    End point
    Sangla
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    12 kms
    Trekking time
    7 hrs
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  • Includes / Excludes

      Includes
    • Travel arrangements from Dehradun to Dhaula on day 1
    • Accommodation in tents for 6 nights on a twin-sharing basis
    • All equipment required for camping: tents, sleeping bag, mattress
    • Common kitchen/dining and washroom tents
    • All vegetarian meals from dinner on day 1 to lunch on day 7
    • Services of an experienced trek leader and support staff
    • Services of porters/mules to carry common camping equipment
    • All government permits and charges
    • Technical and safety gear required during the trek, if any
    • All applicable taxes
      Excludes
    • Travel arrangements from your home city to Dehradun, from Sangla to your home city
    • Services of porters/mules to carry personal luggage (arranged at additional cost of INR 300 per day, per bag not exceeding 12 kgs)
    • Costs due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.
    • Personal expenses such as extra meals or beverages etc.
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

      What to Wear
    • Waterproof trekking shoes
    • Raincoat or poncho
    • Windcheater and fleece jacket
    • Synthetic trekking pants
    • Quick dry t-shirts/shirts
    • Woollen gloves
    • Monkey cap/hat and socks
      What not to Wear
    • Expensive gadgets or jewellery

    Equipment / Gear

      We Provide
    • All equipment required for camping: tents, sleeping bag, mattress
    • Common kitchen/dining and washroom tents
    • Technical and safety gear required during the trek, if any
      You need to get
    • Rucksack (with rain cover)
    • Torch/headlamp
    • Trekking pole (optional)
    • UV protected sunglasses
    • Water bottles
    • Light towels
    • Govt-issued ID card
    • Insect repellent
    • Dry snacks (protein bars, electral etc.)
    • Personal toiletries

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit for this trip.
  • Day 1 of the Rupin Pass trek: Dehradun to Dhaula

    Overnight in tents at Dhaula.

    Arrive at Dehradun and travel from Dehradun to Dhaula in a private vehicle. Depending on batch size, you'll most likely travel in an SUV for smaller group sizes or a Tempo Traveller for larger group sizes. You'll be accommodated in tents at Dhaula. Today's meal package includes dinner only.

    Day 2 of the Rupin Pass trek: Dhaula to Aaligad

    Overnight in tents at Aaligad.

    Trek from Dhaula to Aaligad. You'll be accommodated in tents at Aaligad. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner only. All meals served will be prepared by a support staff of cooks and will only include vegetarian items.

    Day 3 of the Rupin Pass trek: Aaligad to Jakha

    Overnight in tents at Jakha.

    Trek from Aaligad to Jakha. You'll be accommodated in tents at Jakha. You'll be given a sleeping bag to ensure a restful night's sleep. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner only.

    Day 4 of the Rupin Pass trek: Jakha to Burans Kandi

    Overnight in tents at Burans Kandi.

    Trek from Jakha to Burans Kandi. You'll be accommodated in tents at Burans Kandi. The campsite will be equipped with a common kitchen/dining tent to serve and prepare meals. You'll also have access to a common, dry-fit style washroom tent. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner only.

    Day 5 of the Rupin Pass trek: Burans Kandi to Upper Waterfall

    Overnight in tents at Upper Waterfall.

    Trek from Burnas Kandi to Upper Waterfall. Throughout the trek, you'll be accompanied by an experienced trek leader and a support staff of helpers, cooks and porters. You'll be accommodated in tents at Upper Waterfall. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner only.

    Day 6 of the Rupin Pass trek: Upper Waterfall to Ronti Gad via Rupin Pass

    Overnight in tents at Ronti Gad.

    Trek from Upper Waterfall to Ronti Gad via Rupin Pass. Any technical or safety equipment required, such as a rope, will be provided to you by the trek leader. You'll be accommodated in tents at Upper Waterfall. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner only.

    Day 7 of the Rupin Pass trek: Ronti Gad to Sangla

    Your trip ends by late afternoon.

    Trek from Ronti Gad to Sangla. Today's meal package includes breakfast and lunch only. From Sangla, you'll have access to private or public transport options to travel to your next destination. Your trip ends here.

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