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  • Trip introduction

    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.

    Destination

    If you’re an adventure junkie, the Rupin Pass Trek is meant for you. You'll be trekking through wide vistas of mountain landscape, through dense forests, along steep and narrow trails along the edges of slopes, over snow bridges, and under frozen waterfalls. You'll even visit Jhaka, a village that hangs on the edge of a cliff! During the Rupin Pass trek, there are a couple of sections that involve some steep climbs, especially on Day 6 and 7, when you ascend at least 1500-2000 feet in a day's trek. In addition to this, you'll also have a day where you get to use ice-axes!

    Destination highlights

    Trek through orchards, forests, and rocky terrain on your Rupin Pass trek | Experience snow during the pre-monsoon season | Take in splendid scenic views | Earn bragging rights for an 8 day trek to over 15,000 feet

    Activity Details

    8500

    15250

    5500

    51 kms

    43 hrs

    9 kms

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of Rupin Pass trek: Dehradun to Dhaula

    You'll be picked up at 06:00 hrs in the morning, at Dehradun Railway Station. It's a long drive of about 10 hours, but you'll be passing scenic spots like Mussoorie as well as charming, small villages en route. You'll reach Dhaula by late evening, where a hot meal awaits you. Overnight in tents.

    Overnight at Dhaula campsite

    You'll arrive late to your first campsite, and will only have time for a hot meal. You'll be provided with tents (on triple sharing basis), sleeping bags and mattresses for this first night on the Rupin Pass trek. In addition, you'll also have access to shower tents, toilet tents, and a kitchen/dining tent. Today's package includes only dinner.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Dehradun

    Dhaula

    06:00 AM

    Food

    Dinner

    Veg
    Day 2 of Rupin Pass trek: Dhaula to Sewa
    Day 3 of Rupin Pass trek: Sewa to Jhaka
    Day 4 of Rupin Pass trek: Jhaka to Saurwas Thatch
    Day 5 of Rupin Pass trek: Saruwas Thatch to Dhanderas Thatch
    Day 6 of Rupin Pass trek: Dhanderas Thatch to Upper Waterfall camp
    Day 7 of Rupin Pass trek: Upper waterfall to Rupin Pass to Ronti Gad
    Day 8 of Rupin Pass trek: Ronti Gad to Sangla via Sangla Kanda
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  • Cancellation policy

    The cancellation policy is as follows:

    For any cancellations made 24 days or more prior to the departure of the Rupin Pass trek: 95% of the total trip cost will be refunded minus any transaction charges, or you can use this amount to book any other trek with the same operator within a year.

    For cancellations made between 14-24 days before the departure of the Rupin Pass trek: 70% of the total trip cost will be refunded minus any transaction charges, or you can use this amount to book the same trek with any other batch of the same operator within a year.

    For any cancellations made between 10-14 days before the departure of the Rupin Pass trek: 50% of the total trip cost will be refunded minus any transaction charges, or you can use this amount for the same trek in the same season.

    For cancellations made less than 10 days before the departure of the Rupin Pass trek: No refund but you can transfer the same trek to a friend.

    Rules on trip

    Participants must adhere to the instructions of the trip leader/guide at all times during the Rupin Pass trek.

    Consumption of alcoholic beverages/drugs is not permitted while trekking.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Trek the Himalayas reserves the right to change/cancel the plans for the Rupin Pass trek without prior notice if deemed necessary. No arguments or refunds will be entertained.

    Any event cost for the Rupin Pass trek is exclusive of any kind of insurances or medical coverage/benefits.

    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 the operator.

    The operator holds the right to change/cancel the policies, without prior notice.
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    • Rupin Pass Trek Uttarakhand Trekking Snow Adventure Summer Camping
    • Rupin Pass Trek Uttarakhand Trekking Snow Adventure Summer Camping
    • Rupin Pass Trek Uttarakhand Trekking Snow Adventure Summer Camping
    • Rupin Pass Trek Uttarakhand Trekking Snow Adventure Summer Camping
    • Rupin Pass Trek Uttarakhand Trekking Snow Adventure Summer Camping
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Travel arrangements from Dehradun to Dhaula and from Sangla to Shimla in a Tata Sumo or similar vehicle

    • Accommodation in tents for 5 nights on a twin-sharing basis and in a home-stay for 2 nights on a multi-sharing basis
    • All equipment required for camping: tent, sleeping bag, mattress
    • Common kitchen/dining tent and washroom tent
    • All meals from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 8
    • Services of experienced trek leader and support staff
    • Services of porters/mules to carry common camping gear and equipment
    • Technical and safety gear required for the trek, if any
    • All government permits and charges
    • First aid kit (including oxygen cylinder)
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Travel arrangements from your home city to Dehradun and from Shimla to your home city

    • Services of porters/mules to carry personal luggage (arranged at an additional cost of INR 3,500 per bag of maximum 11 kgs; if booked in advance)
    • Accommodation and meals in Dehradun and Shimla
    • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.
    • Personal expenses such as gratuity tips to staff, additional meals or beverages etc.
    • Adventure travel insurance
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • 2 synthetic trekking pants
    • 2 full-sleeve t-shirts
    • 1 fleece T-shirt
    • 1 fleece jacket
    • 1 down feather jacket
    • 1 wind or waterproof jacket and pants
    • 2 pairs of thermal inners
    • 1 poncho
    • 1 sun cap
    • 1 woolen cap
    • 1 balaclava
    • 1 neck-gaiter
    • A pair of sunglasses
    • 1 pair of trekking shoes
    • 1 pair of slippers (optional)
    • 4 pairs of cotton socks
    • 2 pairs of woolen socks (only for the night, in the tent)
    • Not to wear - Sandals and floaters
    • Expensive jewelry and gadgets

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Tent
    • Sleeping bags
    • Sleeping mattress
    • Kitchen and dining tent
    • Toilet tent
    • Camping and cooking gear
    • Technical and safety gear, as required

    You need to get

    • Backpack with rain cover
    • Walking stick
    • Head torch
    • Water bottle (2 bottles of 1 ltr each)
    • Snacks like energy bars, dried fruit
    • Sunscreen
    • Moisturizer
    • Lip balm
    • Toilet paper and wipes

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.