Rupin Pass Trek 2018, Garhwal

Perched at a high altitude Rupin Pass trek is another most sought off trek which is a must do for you. Make your vacation special as you head out to this beautiful trek. This trek will take you through some of the unknown parts which are waiting for you to explore. The Pass is perched at 4600m in the surreal Himalayan mountain range of Himachal Pradesh. The trek holds some of the majestic views of the region with the snow-capped mountains and the verdant valleys. Your trek can be difficult at times but once you witness the beauty of the place you will just fall in love with it.Throughout, you will be greeted with stunning scenery such as cascades, verdant meadows, snow-kissed mountains, charming hamlets and big rivers. For starting trek you will first pay your homage at the Pokhu Devta, an ancient place of worship. Pass through the rhododendron woodlands, fields and ascending pictorial meadows

Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights.
Best time to Trek: May (last week) to June (end), September (mid) to October (end)

Rupin Pass trek Highlights:

  • Get a chance to witness the many waterfalls and stream through the trek. Feast your eyes as you see the thousands of waterfalls flowing down through such a height that it appears as they are falling straight from the sky.
  • Enjoy camping near the cascading water and the clean night sky under the billions of stars. Also, enjoy a small bonfire with your friends.
  • Trek through some of the most alpine and forests of fir, Rhododendron and Oak.
  • Get a chance to witness the rare flora and fauna of this region as you continue your trek.
  • Feast your eyes at the majestic view of the Kailash Peak right in front of you.
  • And also meet the local people here and share a cup of tea while you learn about their culture.

    Day 1 - Dehradun - Mori (1100m) - Dhaula (1800m) (Drive/195 km) (7 -8 Hours)

  • Today, you will assemble at Dehradun Railway Station by 700 AM. Hop on to a vehicle and drive to Mori. This is a little picturesque hamlet that rests on the banks of lovely Tons River. Once at Mori, proceed in the vehicle amidst pine woodland by the Tons River to arrive at Netwar. Here, you can pay your respects at Pokhu Devta, an ancient place of worship. It displays a stunning and distinct architecture of the locale. Later on proceed to Dhaula hamlet. Positioned by Rupin Gad, this is where your trekking activity will begin. Retreat for the night in the tents as tomorrow your Rupin pass trek commences.

  • Day 2 - Dhaula (1800m) - Sewa (2100m) (Trek/3-4 hours)

  • This day, enjoy the trek amidst rhododendron woodlands and fields. Post some hours of walking, you will arrive at Sewa. After a great day, spend the night in tents.

  • Day 3 - Sewa (2100m) - Jakha (2700m) (Trek/6-7 Hours)

  • This day, brace yourself for an engaging route. As you make your way through some hamlets, get a fine whiff of their local culture and lives. Enjoy the way amidst mixed forests and initial sights of snowy ridges of Dhauladhar range. Arrive at Jakha, the final hamlet of the day that is also the highest in the region. Later in the night, retreat to your tents.

  • Day 4 - Jakha (2700m) - Suruwas Thach (3250m) (Trek/5-6 Hours)

  • Today, you will be trekking to the dewy and charming meadows at Suruwas Thach. At first, traverse by the river and then climb amidst a jungle stretch to arrive at Rupin Valley's entrance. At this place, you can enjoy the initial sight of Rupin waterfall. The salubrious environs make the camp area a delightful one. Spend the night in tents.

  • Day 5 - Suruwas Thach (3250m) - Waterfall Camp (3950m) (trek/6-7 hours)

  • Today, wallow in the marvels you will come by. First, you will ascend a pictorial meadow. At this place go trigger happy and unwind for a bit. Post this, you will engage in a steep trek amidst likely snow stretches till you arrive at the upper waterfall camping area that can be considered the best across the globe. Spend the night in tents.
  • Day 6 - Waterfall Camp (3950m) - Rupin Pass (4610m) - Ronti Gad (4000m) (Trek/8-9 Hours)

  • Begin early this day. Expect some challenges as you would have to ascend snowfields as well as a rocky path to arrive at the pass. Based on the situation, you might have to make use of ropes in some of the stretches. Conducive to snow, the ascend might take you around 4-6 hours.
    Once over here, you can enjoy sweeping views of the mighty Himalayas. Witness summits of Kinner Kailash range and those near to Charang La. Unwind for a bit and then begin the descent. Trek for a couple hours and arrive at Ronti Gad pastures. After a long day, retire for the night in tents.
  • Day 7 - Ronti Gad (4000m) - Sangla (2700m) (Trek/5-6 Hours)

  • This day, expect a long and strenuous climb downwards to Sangla. The trail though is a rewarding one with some spectacular views. Accompanying you is the vision of Kinner Kailash range along with the hamlets of Sangla valley that dot the region. Later on, you will be greeted by Baspa River that meanders in the valley. When at Sangla, dash off for a piping hot masala tea. After a great day, you will retire for the night in tents.
  • Day 8 - Sangla - Shimla (Drive/ 6 hours)

  • Dig into breakfast early today and hop on to the vehicle to be transferred to Shimla. Enjoy the lovely drive. Arrive at Shimla by afternoon and continue to your destination. This marks the end of the Rupin Pass trekking tour.