You can reach Dehradun by flight or road. Dehradun is also connected by rail to Delhi, Mussoorie, Mumbai, Varanasi, Lucknow, and Kolkata.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.