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Rupin Pass Trek Tour

Package Duration
7 Days / 6 Nights
Destination Covered

  • Day 1 : Shimla 210 Kms, 10-11 Hrs Drive To Baota Village (2300 Mts; 7545 Feet)

    • Kufri

    Description :

    Reporting Place: ISBT Shimla (New Bus Stand) Reporting Time: 05:00 AM
    ISBT Shimla is the perfect place to get assembled. As it is well facilitate with all the facilities required for a short hault. We should leave by 06:00 AM. The first part of the drive is from Shimla to Rohru via Kufri and Theog, road distance till Rohru is 150 kms, it may take 5 - 6 hrs. The road is not well maintained and full with dust, it goes through the famous apple valley of Kotkhai. "Khara Pather" is a low altitude pass with elevation is the highest point of this road which connects Kotkhai valley to Rohru valley. And second part is from Rohru to end point of the road, 130 kms. Chansal is en-route to the second part of the drive, 70 kms from Rohru. And is the highest point of today’s drive with elevation 3500 mts. The view of the Himalayas from the top of Chashal is stunning. In a clear and sunny day one can easily able to see the mountains of Himachal and Uttarakhand. Continue to drive down towards the villages of Dodra and Kwar. Meet the trekking trail at Gosangu. Drive further till road ends below Boata village from the road head short hike to the Homestay.
    Dinner and overnight stay at the Homestay.

    Day 2 : Baota Village 04 Kms, 03 Hour Trek To Jhakha Village (2750 Mts; 9022 Feet)

    Description :

    Wake up comfortably in the morning. Have a breakfast. First day trek is short and easy. Like an introductory trek. Start your trek with following the local trail to the near village of Jiskun. From here one can see the Hanging villages of Jhakha ad Dhara, and also on the opposite side of the valley another trails goes towards the hidden village of "Pandar" from where one can climb to "Nalgan Pass" which is adjacent parallel pass of Rupin. From Jiskun village trek is short but steep and have curvy climb towards the Jhakha village. Reach to your Homestay. Jhakha and Dhara are the two last villages of the valley. After the Lunch trekkers are free to explore the local village ad culture. It takes about half an hour hike to reach Dhara village which is slightly higher in the valley. Each trekker has to be a part of the acclimatisation walk. On the back side of Dhara village there are some good picture spots. By evening come back to Jhakha village for Tea and snacks. Some people consider that by staying in the typical Himachali village is the best way to know about the people and the culture.
    Dinner and overnight stay at the Homestay.

    Day 3 : Jhakha Village 07 Kms, 05-06 Hours Trek To Saruwas Thach (3350 Mts; 10990 Feet

    Description :

    Actually the real trek start from this day only when you leave the civilisation behind with facilities like permanent shelter, electricity, mobile network, etc. From the beginning trail is easy through the forest of Pine and Deodar. First two hours of trek with small up and downs cross the white water of Rupin River. Trail is now getting steep as you are gaining a height with each step. There is one Shepherds hut just in the end of tree line. It can be used as a Pack lunch site. From here the route is easy as compare to earlier. Now the trail is full with Rhododendron bushes. So the name is Burans Kandi (Burans means Rhododendron in local language). Snow shall be start from this point during May-June months. Reach the campsite and enjoy the Grad view of waterfall with a cup a Tea. Evening is free for individual activities near to camp.
    Dinner and overnight camping.

    Day 4 : Saruwas Thach 07 Kms, 05-06 Hrs Trek To Upper Waterfall Camp (4000 Mts; 13123 Feet)

    Description :

    Today’s trek first part is to reach the base of waterfall which is Dadarash Thach, is near and easy (around 4 kms ) next is to climb the waterfall. The climb looks steep and difficult at first but as you start climbing you will see that there is nice curvy trail making the climb easy. The reason why the upper waterfall campsite is considered to be the most beautiful campsite of this trek because view of the downside valley which itself describe the story of the last two days trek. This can be one of the best balcony view which can be seen by the camping site of any trek in Himalayas. It is advisable to gain some more altitude as a part of acclimatisation process. One can also see ridges of the pass which is slightly towards the left side of the valley. Today’s dinner will be served early so that all get enough rest to start their tomorrow’s pass crossing climb.
    Dinner and overnight camping.

    Day 5 : Upper Waterfall Camp 4½ Kms, 04-05 Hrs Climb To Rupin Pass (4650 Mts, 15255 Feet) 04 Kms, 03 Hrs Tr

    Description :

    After an early breakfast get ready yourself mentally and physically to the toughest day of the trek. From the camp we start climbing ridge towards the "Rata Pheri" which is an actual base for this Pass (Rata Pheri means land of red rocks in local language). During the post monsoon season, trekkers normally skip upper waterfall campsite and they camp at "Rata Pheri" so that the pass become easy and short to approach. From waterfall camp to Rata Pheri is around 2.5 kms and 02 hrs trek and from Rata Pheri to Rupin Pass is around 3-4 hrs trek. During May-June months pass is fully covered with the snow which makes is slightly more difficult. But one can negotiate it with holding their feet in the right place. The gradient of the slope keeps on increasing to 70+ degrees. Steepest part is around 100 mts patch which leads towards the top. Advice is to climb slowly with small steps. Trekking poles will provide great help on this day. Once you reach the top give your body some rest. Fill your body with water and food. Now difficult part of the trek has been completed. Sangla side of the pass also stay covered with the snow till Ronti Gad campsite. If the weather permits and the conditions are safe than group can also add fun to their descending by going through a great snow slide from the top of pass. After enjoying the slide from the pass the trail is easy and short towards the campsite. Later enjoy. Hot tea and snacks while sharing your stories of the challenging climb.
    Dinner and overnight camping.

  • Other Benefits (On Arrival)
    Description :
    Rupin Pass Is Considered To Be The Absolute Thrilling High Altitude Trek In The Vicinity Of The Himachal Pradesh Himalayas. This Pass Lies In The Eastern Part Of The Himachal Pradesh State Which Connects Rupin Valley Of Shimla District To The Sangla Valley Of Kinnour District. From The Ages During The Summers This Trails Is Commonly Used By The Shepherds And The Local People To Graze Their Cattle. Hundreds Of Waterfalls And Streams Join Together And Give Birth To The Rupin River. This Is The Reason Why The Water Of Rupin River Is Clean And Clear. In Himalayas, Most Of The Rivers Originate From The Glaciers Or A High Altitude Lake Which Allows Rocks And Soil To Flow With The River. Landscape Changes Dramatically Each Day Of The Trek. First Forest And Villages Of The Valley Than Open Meadows Of Saruwas And Dandarash Thach, To Waterfall Climb And The Final Rupin Pass Climb. While The Descending Towards The Sangla Valley Is Also A Stunning Day Of Trek With High Mountains Of Kinnour Range In Front. Regarding The Views This Trek Is The Master Piece Of The Himalayas. The Beauty Of The Valley Itself Describes The Story Of Earlier Days Trek. Later View Of The Mountain From The Top Of Rupin Pass Gives A Perfect Reward For The Tough And Difficult Climb. Descending Trail Towards The Sangla Valley Is Decent And Easy, It'S Not A Steep Descend.
    Mostly Trekkers Start Their Trek From The Uttarakhand Side Dhaula And Few Start From Opposite Side Sangla. But The Real Taste Of This Trek Comes From The Shimla. With This Itinerary One Can Able To Escape Early Two Days Of The Trek Which Are Long And Hot. Also A Campsite Of Dhaula And Sewa Village Are Located In The Low Altitudes Of Rupin Valley And Does Not Have Any Factor Which Can Be Associated With An Ideal Camping Place. During The Hot Days Of May And June Mosquitoes And Flies Are Common; Scorpios And Snakes Are Also Spotted Many Times In Camping Sites. Road From Shimla Meets The Trail At Gosangu And Goes Straight Around 4 Kms Towards Boata Village (Road Is Still Under Construction). Chashal Is A Bonus Rewards For This Trek Itinerary. With The Altitude Of 3500 Mts From The Sea Level Is An Ideal Place To Get Acclimatised A Body Before Starting The Trek. To Make The Itinerary More Feasible Transportation Is Included In The Package From Shimla To Baota Village Road Head And From Chitkul To Shimla Also. Chitkul (3450 Mts) Is Another Bonus Added To This Itinerary. Chitkul Is The Last Habitat Village Of The Valley, Near The India And China Border. After The Trek Ends At Sangla We Transfer The Trekkers To Chitkul Village Which Is 25 Kms And 01 Hour Drive. The Valley Is Extremely Beautiful. It Always Feels Embarrassing For Most Of The Trekkers That They Did Not Able To See This Famous Destination After Being So Close To It. This Night Can Act As A Buffer Day As Well If By Any Chance, If Group Not Able To Cross The Pass On The Actual Date Due To Reason Like Bad Weather Etc During The Trek. So Group Can Camp One More Extra Night In The Slope Without Disturbing The Boarding Plans.

    Trek Facts
    Grade: Hard (Check Link For Details)
    Best Season: Mid May - June End; September - October
    Region: Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
    Nearest Airport: Chandigarh (Although Shimla Also Have An Airport But Flight Are Irregular)
    Nearest Railway Station: Unesco World Heritage Toy Train Connects Kalka To Shimla.
    Trek Type: Pass Crossing Trek
    Trek Starting Point: Baota Village
    Trek End Point: Sangla (Kinnaur)
    Duration: 06 Nights / 07 Days
    Total Night Camping: 03 Nights
    Maximum Altitude Gained: (4650 Meters, 15255 Feet)
    Highest Altitude Camp: Upper Waterfall Camp (4000 Meters; 13123 Feet)
    Toughest Day Of The Trek: Day 05 Pass Crossing Day
    Total Kilometer Trek: 35
    Mules Or Porters: Porters
    Mobile Network Availability: Network Available At Boata, Jhakha & Sangla
    Shimla - Baota Village (2300 Mts; 7545 Feet) - Jhakha Village (2750 Mts; 9022 Feet) - Saruwas Thach (3350 Mts; 10990 Feet) - Upper Waterfall Camp (4000 Mts; 13123 Feet) - Rupin Pass (4650 Mts, 15255 Feet) - Ronti Gad (3500 Mts; 11490 Feet) - Sangla (2700 Mts; 8860 Feet) - Chitkul (3450 Mts, 11350 Feet) - Shimla
    Package Excludes :
    • Breakfast is not included on Day 01 at Shimla and any meals during the sector drives as we are only providing you transportation on respective days.
    • Any offloading of the backpack is not included during the trek.
    • Any kind of personal expenses.
    • Insurance. (Traveling or Personal).
    • Any other services which are not mentioned in the above Inclusions.

  • Rate card
    Shimla, Rs. 15,000/- Per Person

Contact Detail

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Address :- Manali & Banjar, Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India - 175131
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