Rupin Pass trek in Uttarakhand, India

About Rupin Pass

Located in the Garhwal region, on the borders of Uttarakhand and Himachal, Rupin Pass is a beautiful high altitude Himalayan pass. It's a relatively unknown location so you'll have the landscape mostly to yourself. If you're looking for an adventure away from the crowds, in a virgin Himalayan paradise, this one is for you.

About Rupin Pass Trek

This trek moves from Dhaula in Uttarakhand into the state of Himachal Pradesh so you can expect lots of variety in terms of landscape, nature and culture. The trek is a blend of medium to easy gradients with some steep climbs, and depending on the Rupin Pass weather, it can be quite challenging sometimes. Since this is a high altitude trek with a steep ascent to Rupin Pass at 15,380 feet, it is recommended for those who have prior high altitude trekking experience. However, well prepared and fit newbies have successfully completed the trek to Rupin Pass. The highlight of this trek is scaling the Rupin Pass. After just a few days of trekking, you can expect a thrilling gully climb and unforgettable snow slides.

The Rupin pass trek is one of the least explored routes in one of the most beautiful regions of the country. You'll leave behind connectivity, motorable roads and civilization for that perfect mountain experience. The trek has lots to offer – quaint Himalayan villages, towering cliffs, dark and dense forests. You'll walk along the banks of the icy blue Rupin river, through pine-scented forests, and across rock-hewn ridges to meet and interact with locals and get a glimpse into their daily lives. You will see cultural landmarks and temples and the landscape on both sides of the pass is spectacular, studded with waterfalls, lush green meadows, snow-capped mountains and big rivers.

You'll get to camp in beautiful grassy meadows, in comfortable tents and warm sleeping bags. On rest days your guide and porters will set up camp and cook you a hearty meal under the stars while you explore the valley and soak in the feel of the alpine forests.

Best season to visit

The Rupin Pass is best navigated in September to November when the valley bursts to life under clear blue skies. The mist disappears and days are bright and sunny. Sunrises and sunsets are spectacular with the fringe of mountain peaks creating a perfect heaven. But if it’s the snow that compels you, then visit in April-May. During these months, the Rupin valley is covered in fluffy blanket of snow, waterfalls are silenced and the valley is peacefully frozen in time.

Rupin pass temperature

Temperatures here range from about 14 to 22 °C to 0 to 8 °C and from 12 to 20 °C to - 4 to 5 °C depending on the season.

Rupin pass treks cost about INR 16,000 to 30,000, depending on the number of days and facilities provided. One just has to glance at some Rupin Pass trek blogs as testament to how exhilarating, adrenaline pumping and fulfilling the trek really is.

Top Rupin Pass treks

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Trek to Rupin Pass
Dehradun, Uttarakhand
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This is a great trek for people with experience as well as for beginners looking to stretch themselves. One day will be slightly difficult as it involves crossing the pass, which involves some amount of exertion. On this trek you move from one state (Uttarakhand) to the other (Himachal), so you can expect lots of variety in terms of landscape, nature and culture. The highlight of this trek is scaling the Rupin Pass, a beautiful high altitude Himalayan pass. Usually, this is a not a very difficult pass to negotiate but at times, depending upon the snow conditions it can pose quite a challenge. You will stay at beautiful campsites and enjoy some peaceful exploring on rest days.
    Inclusions
  • Transport to and from start point and end point as per the itinerary
  • 2 guides for 15 trekkers
  • Accommodation in twin sharing tents while camping
  • Accommodation in a hotel/guesthouse on double occupancy in the city
  • High quality camping equipment
  • Meals as specified
  • Porter/mule charges for carrying camping equipment and rations
  • Personal porter/mule for your bag
  • Forest entry charges, permits and camping fee
  • First- aid kit
  • Service tax
    Exclusions
  • Any meals/services not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Any charges for video cameras, still cameras, etc.
  • Alcohol, soft drinks, beverages, etc.
  • Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.
  • Insurance
  • Jain food can be arranged on special notice
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6
Rupin-Supin Trek
Dehradun, Uttarakhand
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This is one of the least explored routes in one of the most beautiful regions of the country. You'll leave behind connectivity, motorable roads and civilization, all in search of that perfect spot. You'll walk along the banks of the icy blue Rupin river, through pine-scented forests, and across rock-hewn ridges. For a trek with this blend of medium to easy gradients, there are some stunning views of peaks and valleys. You'll also get to camp in grassy meadows, meeting friendly shepherds and their flocks along the way.

IMPORTANT: A minimum group size of 4 pax is required to make a booking.
    Inclusions
  • Transport support throughout the trek starting from Dehradun Experienced mountain guide and cook
  • Camping arrangements (tents, sleeping bag, camping mattresses, camping stool/chair, mess tents, first aid)
  • Forest entry charges payable at the forest check post
  • Tent accommodation throughout the trek
  • Veg. meals from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 6 (Note: Breakfast and dinner will be hot while lunch will be packed)
  • Porter/mule for carrying camping equipment and ration Note: Personal luggage will not be carried by the porters)
    Exclusions
  • Transport from hometown to Dehradun and back
  • Accommodation in Dehradun Any meals while travelling to Sankri and back to Dehradun
  • Guesthouse accommodation anywhere
  • Any tips, laundry, phone calls, medicines, personal expenses or any other meal or drinks
  • Personal porter support will be chargeable at Rs. 200 per bag per day.
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Trek to Rupin Pass
Dehradun, Uttarakhand
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The Rupin Pass trek extends from Dhaula in Uttarakhand to Sangla in Himachal Pradesh. You'll walk through forests that are fragrant with the pine needles crushed under your feet, and into the higher reaches where patches of snow cover the rocky ground. You'll pass tinkling streams that are replaced by frozen waterfalls as you go higher.

The Rupin Pass trek is rated as a moderately difficult trek, mostly due to the length of the trek, and the altitude of almost 16,000 feet. You're likely to get some snow in May and June, and then again in October onwards.
    Inclusions
  • Accommodation on triple sharing basis
  • Meals on trek
  • Any trekking or safety gear, if needed
  • Sleeping bags, mattresses
  • Toilet tents
  • Kitchen and dining tents
  • All permits if needed
  • First aid medical kits
  • Qualified and experienced staff
  • Porters/mules to carry common equipment
  • Transport from Dehradun to Dhula and return Sangla to Shimla
    Exclusions
  • Personal expenses
  • Food during transit
  • Insurance
  • Mules/porter for personal backpack (can be arranged for an additional cost of 450/- per day)
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