Rupin Pass Trek

8 Days & 7 Nights

Starts at INR 15250 Per Person

INR 20000(23% OFF)

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Overview

Destination:

 Uttarakhand

Trip:

Rupin Pass Trek

Duration:

8 Days / 7 Nights

Group Size:

 1 to 10

Grade:

Difficult

Trip type:

Fixed Day Departure

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Reporting Place:

 Dehradun

Start Point:

 Dehradun

End Point:

 Sangla

Best For:

Solo Travelers/Couples/Friends

Best Season:

May/Jun


Short Itinerary

DAY 1:

Dehradun to Duala

DAY 2:

Duala to Sewa

DAY 3:

Sewa to Jhaka

DAY 4:

Jhaka to Saruwas Thatch

DAY 5:

Saruwas Thatch to Dhanderas Thatch

DAY 6:

Dhanderas Thatch to upper waterfall camp

DAY 7:

Upper Waterfall to Rupin pass to Ronti gad

DAY 8:

Ronti Gad to Sangla


Detailed Itinerary

Rupin Pass trek is one such experience that all adventure lovers should indulge in. Located at an altitude of around 15250 feet, the mountain pass is in the beautiful state of Himachal Pradesh.

  • DAY 1

    Dehradun to Duala


    Arrive at Dehradun Railway Station between 6am to 7am.

    You will be greeted by the authorised person of company at Dehradun Railway station and by taxi you will move towads  Dhaula .The journey from Dehradun to Duala takes aroun 10-11 hours .Once you the reach the base camp you will  be served delicious and substantial meal.

  • DAY 2

    Duala to Sewa

    Second day trek from Duala to Sewagaon will be an easy walk on a beautiful trail.The trail inclines upwards and eases out soon witnessing beautiful nature around you.

    You will pass through Rupin river bed as well as Apricot and Apple trees. You will also visit a famous towered temple at Sewa.

    Camp site at Sewa will be along river side of rupin. You will be served with snacks and dinners at the camp site.

  • DAY 3

    Sewa to Jhaka

    Stuff yourself with breakfast as today’s trek will be bit difficult.You will be crossing fields ,getting into deep forests so deep you will feel

    its dusk on white sunny day.

    You will cross a wodden bridge which seperates  Himacahal from Uttrakhand. After 30mins of crossing you will reach Gosangu in Himachal.

    From here onwards please follow the instructions of your trek leader as the trek is very challenging. You will reach Jiksun and another 3.5kms to Jhaka from here.

    You will take approx 1hour to reach Jhaka. Which is a beautiful village known as Hanging village as it is at the edge of the mountains.

  • DAY 4

    Jhaka to Saruwas Thatch
    The trek from Jhaka village is a decent walk through Fir forests changing from greenery to sprinkled white landscapes.Passing through the snow bridge across Rupin you enter Rhondoderon forest and reach Saruwas Thatch witnessing waterfall in frot and lush greems meadows.

  • DAY 5

    Saruwas Thatch to Dhanderas Thatch
    One of the best tracks of Rupin pass.Dhanderas Thatch is one of the most beautiful spectular meadows of Himalayas. We are short of words to describe the beauty of this place and leave upto you to xperience it.

  • DAY 6

    Dhanderas Thatch to upper waterfall camp
    You will be moving about 4000mts so be prepared for some altitude sickness but our team will acclimatize you in two stages . One at your camp and also at 1500 mts above. Today you will learn some trekking techniques in the snow like side stepping,kicking and plunging the snow,way to slide on the snow etc. After a kilometre walk to Dhanderas Thatch base you will arrive at snow patch of waterfall . Please follow your trek leader instructions carefully and strictly After crossing the big boulder you will be ice axe to cut through the snow patches,this will continue until you arrive at big snow bridge,where you witness water fall down and disappearing below the bridge Continue to trek to the other side of Rupin and reach next camp alongside the upper waterfall.

  • DAY 7

    Upper Waterfall to Rupin pass to Ronti gad
    Today will be a long and tiring trek as they are steep climbs and long stretch of snow packs.After trekking for an hour you will reach Camp Site of Rati Pheri where you will take some rest. Again walk for another 1.5 kms and reach Rupin pass gully.Take some rest again to overcome another difficult climb of about 15-20 minutes to reach the top of Rupin pass. From here Dhauladhar range starts and Sangla Kanda town is visible for the first time.Keep trekking towards Rontigad,your next camp side.

  • DAY 8

    Ronti Gad to Sangla
    Start trekking downwards towards Sangla Kanda and reach to the valley of Ronti Gad. Ronti Gad will be at your left and towards right will be Nalgani pass covered with snow. You will witness piece of Mount Kinner Kailash . Your last and final trek to Singla is a wide trail through the pine forests another half an hour descending towards Baspa village You reach toward your last climb of 20 minute from Baspa village bridge to a motorable road of Sangla.



Things to Know

Inclusions:
  • Permits and Entrance fees.
  • *TRANSPORTATION COST {PICKUP POINTS TO DROP POINTS} (Dehradun to Dhaula )
  • *Accommodation in tents/GVMN guest house/lodges/dormitory/home stays on share basis during trekking as per itinerary
  • *All vegetarian  nutritious meals meals,{During Trek/Base camp to base camp} Breakfast, Packed Lunch, Tea/Snacks, & Dinner.
  • *All camping gear including tents , sleeping bags, sleeping mattress, liner, Kitchen tent, Dining tent and toilet tent.
  • *First aid box (OUR ON GROUND CREW IS FULLY TRAINED AND EQUIPPED TO HANDLE ANY EMERGENCY; MEDICAL AS WELL AS CLIMATIC)
  • *Good Experience Hindi/ English guide, cooks and porters, mules.
Exclusions:
  • Personal Insurance.
  • Personal toiletry
  • Items Personal Medicine kit
  • Meals during transit. (Dehradun to Dhaula )
  • Charges of mules/porters carrying extra luggage. (Rs 500/per bag/pp/pre booking required )
  • Anything not included under the head “COST INCLUDES”
  • Any cost arising from unforeseen circumstances like bad weather, road blocks, landslides etc.
How to Reach:

By Air :- Jolly Grant Airport is the airport serving Dehradun, located about 48 km from the Haridwar. There is a daily flight from Delhi for Dehradun.

By Train :- 
From Delhi -DDN NZM AC EXPRESS (2205.
From Kolkata- Doon Express (13009)
From Mumbai- Dehradun Express (19019)
From Chennai- Dehardun express (12687)

By Road :- 
By road, Haridwar is well connected with major destinations of the country.

NH72 connects Haridwar to Nahan (125 km) to the north-west, and thereon to Panchkula, Chandigarh and Shimla.

NH 72 terminates at Dehardun, which is at 54km from Haridwar.

Haridwar is located at a distance of 235 km from Delhi.

NH72A links Haridwar to NH58 at Roorkee (35 km) and thereon south to Meerut (170 km) and Delhi (235 km).

There is regular bus service from Delhi for Haridwar from Delhi's ISBT Kashmere Gate


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You need to email NEFT/Transfer/Proof of deposit details at info@internationalyouthclub.org along with Expedition Name, Date of Reporting, Participant’s- Name, Mobile, Email, DOB, City and Gender in order to send youthe confirmation within 48 working hours from our side.


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Refund and Cancellation

We would love to host you, but in case you are unable to travel as planned and need to cancel your booking, do not worry. Our simple cancellation process makes sure you receive a quick confirmation and fast refunds. 

  • Cancellation made before 30 Days – 70% Refund 
  • Cancellation made within 30 to 15 Days – 50% Refund 
  • Cancellation made after within 15 Days – No Refund 
  • Rescheduling dates within the same trek – 20% of trek charges subject to availability 
  • The applicable refund amount will be credited to you within 30 days after trek completion date.

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FAQs

How is Rupin Pass trek weather?
The temperature during the day at Rupin Pass is around range from 13-18ºC and night time temperature becomes 0-7ºC. The trek is from moderate to difficult the weather keeps changing. There will be a good amount of snow during the month of May from Saruwas Thatch. The snow decreases in June and remains moderate during this month. September has little snow. During the first week of October, there will be first winter snow in the upper reaches which usually melts in a few days.

Is Diamox is advisable?
Yes, you can take a Diamox if you have any symptoms of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) which includes a headache, nausea and vomiting. You can also inform your trek leader on this. With Diamox, it is important to hydrate more than usual. Diamox is a diuretic which makes you want to use the toilet more.

How do I get in shape?
Rupin Pass trek is a little difficult trek than the usual. The trek requires a good amount of endurance and stamina. For this, you can start jogging every day and then do cycling for some time. Also, take the stairs without any breaks which will help you to keep fit. Also, start with brisk 10 minutes walk every day and then some physical exercise like stretching. You can also do some yoga every day to regulate your breathing properly. Do three sets of squats, with 8 squats in each set. Apart from this, you can include planks and crunches in your routine.

What is the best time to go on Rupin Pass Trek?
The months of May,June and September are the best time to trek, a slight change in atmospheric pressure or a shift in the winds can bring rainfall or snowfall during the Rupin Pass trek.

What is the level of fitness expected from the participants?
The fitter you are the more you'll take away from the experience. Take as much time as you can for cardio exercise and strength training, including core strength. This will make it far easier for you to trek and explore the terrain with your guide. Moreover, exercises aid in acclimatization for the trip. Experience of walking for long distances with heavy weights (at least 15 Kg) will be a useful preparation.

I am a first timer. Can I go for trek Rupin Pass?
This is not a trek recommended for first timers. If you are confident enough and physically fit, you may still consider. Recommended good treks for first timers are Hampta Pass Trek and Kuari Pass Trek.

What are the clothing and equipments which I should carry at my end?
Make sure to carry warm and comfortable clothing as temperature can drop, pack good quality trekking shoes, slippers and extra pair of socks. It’s advisable to carry sunscreen lotion or any other skin moisturisers as the sun at the top can be harsh. Water bottles and energy bars/snacks are advisable. A Flashlight (with spare batteries) will help once the sun goes down and it’s always smart to carry insect repellent and emergency medical kit.

Which type of shoes should I carry?
Good quality and sturdy trekking shoes that cover your ankles. Refrain from using sport shoes for your own safety and the trails are uneven and tricky hence requiring good grip trekking shoes. If you are buying new shoes for your trek, please remember to use them for at least a month before you commence your holiday.

How much weight will I have to carry? Will porters be provided?
A 60 Ltr backpack is advisable to carry but amount of weight to be carried depends on your requirements and capacity. Porters and mules will be available but at an extra cost.

What kind of food will be provided during this trek? What about safe drinking water?
You will be served Indian vegetarian food and during this trek. Himalayan water is considered a clean and mineral water but to be on the safe side you will get boiled water with chlorine tablets.

Can we have alcohol if it's really cold during the trek?
One of the best things to keep your body warm while out on a trek is to have a rum or brandy. NO, IT IS A MYTH. No alcohol gives you body warmth. In fact contrary to this alcohol makes your body turn cold, internally. Alcohol consumption during trek can lead to AMS that is Acute Mountain sickness and Hypothermia. Both these can prove to be fatal when on a trek as lengthy as Rupin pass. So strictly avoid ALCOHOL.

How to reach Dhauala?
Dhauala is located in Uttrakhand. It is base camp for Rupin pass trek. The nearest airport is Jolly Grant airport, Dehradun, Uttrakhand. Nearest rail head is Dehradun Utrakhand. There are two buses that leave early morning 5:30 AM from railway station, you have to get down at Naitwar and can look for shared taxi from there to Dhauala. You can also hire a cab from Naitwar, it costs around 800 to 1000 rupees to book a cab. It’s a 40 mins drive from Naitwar.

Will there be mobile connectivity on Rupin Pass Trek?
When you pick Rupin pass trek. It’s a 52 km adventurous trek that starts from Dhauala and ends in Sangla. The mobile connectivity on this trek is very fluctuating as you are in extreme interiors of the Himalayas. In Dhaula you have a full range of your cell phones but with each passing altitude, the network stick on your cell phone will start to dip. You will have no network from 2nd day onwards if you are lucky enough you may get BSNL networks but that is also monetary. In Sangla again you will see human civilization you will find your telecom networks.

Will there be snow on this trek?
Rupin pass is famous for its crystal clear snow. Right from you Dhauala you will find snow as you trek up to Rupin pass. The highest altitude that you will get on your trek on Rupin pass is 15.250 ft. from the sea level. If you love snow you will find the purest and crystal clear snow on the top of Rupin pass. Carry your snow boots together for this adventure and memorable trek.

How many kilometers will we cover in each day?
This is the highly subjective question. It depends to for how many days you have designed this trek and with which group you are planning to go. It generally takes 8 days for the trek to complete. The trek is 52 Km from Dhauala the base for Rupin pass trek. Initially, for first two days, you can expect to cover 7 -9 Km than 3rd to the 6th-day average distance covered will be 6-8 Km and on last two days it's 70-12 Km.

How many days does this trek require?
Rupin pass spread over 57 Km distance is one of trekkers paradise but it is classified in difficult treks to do by all its parameters. Rupin pass trek starts in Uttrakhand and ends in Himachal Pradesh. Thus the minimum time for this trek is 8 days. Justification to that is on average not more than 7 Km trek can be done. But do remember it’s like heaven paradise from Dhauala to Sangla. The 8 days journey will be incorporated in your minds for your life.

What will we see during this trek?
Rupin pass has all the surprises packages for its trekkers who come to explore nature in its most pure form. Right from sunrise and sunsets and snow beds of the crystal clear snow to waterfall views, hanging village. The village is actually hanging off the cliff view of Kinner Kailash, snow bridges, Lush forest, and highly visited Kennaur temple. It is called Kennaur temple because of its cultural of Kinnauri culture.



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