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Rupin pass

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₹17000

Overview

Rupin Pass is a popular trekking destination located in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It offers a thrilling and picturesque experience for adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. The Rupin Pass trek takes you through diverse landscapes, including dense forests, gushing waterfalls, charming meadows, and towering snow-capped peaks. It usually spans over 8-10 days, covering a distance of approximately 52 kilometers (32 miles). The trek begins at Dhaula, a small village in the Uttarakhand region, and gradually ascends through serene forests of oak, pine, and rhododendron. As you gain altitude, you'll witness breathtaking views of the Rupin River, cascading down the valleys. One of the highlights of the Rupin Pass trek is the exhilarating climb to the pass itself, which stands at an elevation of around 4,650 meters (15,250 feet). The final stretch involves traversing through steep snowfields, boulders, and moraines, making it a challenging but immensely rewarding experience.

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Short Itinerary

Day 1: Dhaula to Sewa

Day 2: Sewa to Jhaka (Jiskun)

Day 3: Jhaka to Saruwas Thatch

Day 4: Saruwas Thatch to Dhanderas Thatch

Day 5: Dhanderas Thatch to Upper Waterfall Camp

Day 6: Upper Waterfall Camp to Rupin Pass to Ronti Gad

Day 7: Ronti Gad to Sangla Village

Day 8: Sangla Village to Shimla/Dehradun

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Dhaula to Sewa

  • Start your trek from the village of Dhaula, which is situated at an altitude of approximately 1,950 meters (6,400 feet).
  • Trek alongside the Rupin River, passing through charming villages and terraced fields.
  • After a few hours of trekking, reach Sewa, a small village known for its wooden houses and warm hospitality.
  • Set up camp in Sewa and rest for the night.

Day 2: Sewa to Jhaka (Jiskun)

  • Leave Sewa and continue trekking towards Jhaka, also known as Jiskun.
  • The trail gradually ascends through forests, offering glimpses of stunning waterfalls along the way.
  • Jhaka is a beautiful village situated at an altitude of approximately 2,600 meters (8,530 feet).
  • Camp overnight in Jhaka and enjoy the serene

    surroundings.

Day 3: Jhaka to Saruwas Thatch

  • Begin the day’s trek towards Saruwas Thatch, a picturesque meadow surrounded by towering mountains.
  • Trek through dense forests, crossing a few wooden bridges and streams.
  • As you ascend, the landscape transforms, and you enter the alpine region.
  • Reach Saruwas Thatch, located at an elevation of around 3,150 meters (10,330 feet), and set up camp for the night.

Day 4: Saruwas Thatch to Dhanderas Thatch

  • Embark on a scenic trek from Saruwas Thatch to Dhanderas Thatch.
  • The trail takes you through a steep climb, offering panoramic views of the surrounding valleys and peaks.
  • Dhanderas Thatch is a vast meadow dotted with colorful flowers, and it serves as an ideal camping spot.
  • Set up camp in Dhanderas Thatch and enjoy the stunning sunset views.

Day 5: Dhanderas Thatch to Upper Waterfall Camp

  • Continue your ascent towards the Upper Waterfall Camp.
  • Trek through rocky terrain and negotiate a few challenging sections.
  • Witness the majestic Rupin Waterfall, cascading down from a great height.
  • Camp near the waterfall, surrounded by the beauty of the mountains.

Day 6: Upper Waterfall Camp to Rupin Pass to Ronti Gad

  • This is the most challenging and exhilarating day of the trek.
  • Begin the ascent towards Rupin Pass, located at an altitude of approximately 4,650 meters (15,256 feet).
  • The climb involves traversing through steep slopes, boulders, and snowfields, requiring careful navigation.
  • Reach the top of Rupin Pass, where you are rewarded with awe-inspiring views of snow-clad peaks and the Rupin Valley.
  • Descend towards Ronti Gad, camping at a lower altitude to rest and recover.

Day 7: Ronti Gad to Sangla Village

  • Resume the trek from Ronti Gad and descend through the beautiful Sangla Valley.
  • Pass through remote villages and witness the traditional way of life in the region.
  • Reach Sangla Village, which marks the end of the trek.
  • Celebrate the completion of the Rupin Pass trek and soak in the stunning surroundings.

Day 8: Sangla Village to Shimla/Dehradun

  • Bid farewell to the mountains and arrange transportation from Sangla Village to Shimla or Dehradun.
  • Reflect on the incredible journey and carry back memories of the breathtaking landscapes and challenging adventure.

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