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Rupin Pass Trek: An Enchanting Experience! - Uttaranchal

8D/7N of trek passing villages, witnessing local life, and places unspoilt by development

Starts from 16800

This is a remote and beautiful trek of medium intensity starting from Dhaula in Uttarakhand, passing through Sangla in Himachal Pradesh over the enchanting Rupin Pass following the enchanting Rupin River.

This is a 8 day trek passing through several scenic villages, shepherd camps, and the alpine meadows in Govind National Park with mesmerizing views. Rupin is a tributary of the tons river and meets Supin River at Netwar. Untouched by development, this is an extremely beautiful location to trek and observe Garhwal and Kinnauri culture. The style of housing differentiates between both these cultures very prominently. You may encounter snow leading up to the pass in the early summer months further making it an exciting trek and great experience!

Trip Highlight

  • Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Trekking Days: 6 Days
  • Best Season: May - Oct
  • Level: Medium
  • Total Distance: 63 km
  • Maximum Elevation: Rupin Pass - 4540m
  • Weather: The higher areas and the nights can be cold, day temperatures are pleasant during the season.
  • Restrictions: None
  • Getting from/to: The nearest town is Mussoorie, and is an 8-hour drive from Netwar. The trek can be done from either side. If finishing at Sangla, the drive to Shimla is about 8 hours.
  • Equipment: None for walking

Inclusions

  • Guide and cook fees
  • Rent for camping equipment
  • Forest entry charges
  • Porter and mule support to carry camping equipment. Please note that personal luggage will not be carried by mules and porters
  • All veg meals starting from day 1 dinner to day 8 breakfasts. We provide hot breakfast and hot dinner. On trekking days packed lunch will be provided
  • Camping accommodation throughout the trek. Guesthouse will only be provided in Sangla
  • Transport Cost (Dehradun –Sangla)

Exclusions

  • Transport to reach Dehradun from hometown and from Shimla/Chandigarh
  • Personal expenses like tips, medicines, phone calls etc
  • Any transport support during the trek apart from what is included above
  • Personal porter support will be chargeable at 200 Rs per bag per day. Weight of 1 bag should not increase 12 kgs
  • Any meals during the travel journey to Dhaula and back from Sangla to Shimla/Chandigarh
  • Rent for trekking shoes is Rs 200 per trekking day. The charges are applicable irrespective if the shoes are worn or not during the trek. Availability of shoes needs to be confirmed with us
  • Rent for walking stick is Rs 50 per trekking day. The charges are applicable irrespective if the stick is used or not
  • Accommodation in Dehradoon or in Shimla/Chandigarh
  • Anything not mentioned under inclusions

Package Itinerary

  • Day 1
  • Dehradoon to Dhaula (1580m) - 210km (7hrs)
  • The drive from Dehradoon to Dhaula passes through the towns of mussorie and the villages of nainbagh, damta, naugaon, purola and mori
  • After mori it is a beautiful drive along the Rupin River through mixed oak and conifer forests
  • Reach Dhaula by evening
  • Overnight in camps
  • Day 2
  • Dhaula (1580m) TO Sewa (2000m) - 13Km (7 hrs)
  • Initially the trail is on the true left of the valley
  • It crosses over to the true right at Dola, where the dirt road ends
  • The trail follows the true right of the valley climbing up gradually
  • Pisa and Khana villages are seen across the river
  • The trail climbs up high above the river to Danti Dhar
  • The trail passes through beautiful rhodendron forest
  • Sewa has a beautiful Hindu temple and lies on the border of the two states
  • Camp a little after the village on the banks of the river
  • Day 3
  • Sewa To Putodhar (2300m) - 8Km (4hrs)
  • The trail continues along the true right of the valley
  • The trail is fairly gradual, going past the two large but remote villages of Dodra and Kuar
  • This region has recently been connected by road from Rohru (Shimla Region). The road is being extended till Jakhu
  • Cross the bridge below Kuar village and take the path climbing up to the village
  • This path will join the trail on the true right below Jiskon village
  • From here the trail steeply climbs to Jiskon, which is located high above the confluence of Rupin and Narkund Khad. Jiskon has a small forest rest house
  • Camp overnight beside the source of water
  • Day 4
  • Putodhar To Jakhu (2650m) - 8Km (4hrs)
  • Continuing along the path, descend steeply to a side tributary and a steep climb to Jakhu
  • There is a forest rest house in the village
  • Camp overnight on the outskirts of the village
  • Day 5
  • Jakhu to Rupin Valley Camp (Waterfall) (3450m) - 11Km (5hrs)
  • It is a beautiful walk through the blue pine and maple forest
  • After a while the trail starts to descend to the river
  • There is a small bridge taking the trail to the true left of the valley
  • The forest changes to silver Birch and rhododendron leading to alpine meadows
  • In season the area looks spectacular with wild flowers and blue poppies
  • There is an impressive waterfall in the middle of the valley leading up to the pass
  • Day 6
  • Rupin Valley Camp (3400m) Via Rupin Pass (4540m) - 8Km (4hrs)
  • There are excellent views of the hanging glaciers and snow fields on the way to the pass
  • It is a fairly narrow and steep path through the boulders; in case of snow a rope maybe used
  • Descend to the alpine meadows with lots of camping options
  • Kanda also has a deserted forest rest house
  • Day 7
  • Kanda to Sangla (2650m) - 9Km (3hrs)
  • Today is a beautiful short trek through blue pine, deodar and oak forest overlooking the Sangla valley
  • It is a fairly steep descent to Sangla, which is fairly large settlement and is connected by road to Shimla
  • Day 8
  • Sangla to Shimla/Chandigarh 200km (7hrs)
  • Start the day early to reach our destination

Date, Price & Misc.

  • Dep. Date from Dehradun On Request

Instructions

  • Waterproof Rucksack
  • Comfortable Trekking Boots
  • One Raincoat
  • Windproof Jacket
  • Thermal inner wear
  • 2-3 T-shirt/Shirt
  • Torch
  • Trekking Pole
  • Woolen Gloves
  • Sun Glasses
  • Thermal Inner-wears
  • Warm Fleece
  • Woolen Cap
  • Woolen Socks & Regular Socks
  • Water Bottle
  • Towel
  • Torch
  • Camera & Phone if you like (with full/Extra Batteries)
  • Identity Cards
  • Slippers
  • Specific Medication Medicine
  • Personal Toiletries

 Weather
The pass and the nights can be cold, day temperatures are pleasant during the season

Ideal Train Timings:

 

Train No

Train Name

Delhi Departure

Dehradoon Arrival

12205

NANDA DEVI EXP

23:50

05:40

 

Train No

Train Name

Dehradoon Departure

Delhi Arrival

12206

NANDA DEVI EXP

23:30

05:25

 

 

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