Rupin Pass is a high altitude pass across the Himalayan mountain range in state of Himachal Pradesh, India. It lies on a traditional shepherd and hiking route which starts from Dodra Kwar Villages located in Upper Shimla region and ends in Sangla in Himachal Pradesh. The path itself is located across mostly uninhabited areas in the Himalayan ranges at an elevation of 15,250 ft (4,650M) above sea level. Rupin Pass trek consists of trails dug out of rock faces and wooden bridges, cut through deep dark folds in the mountain, glaciers and icy slopes, and over snow fields. Along the way there are white Rhododendrons and expanse of green meadows. The first camp is Jhaka village, the hanging village and the last stop for replenishing stocks and a look at the civilization. Traveling the Rupin Pass is a moderate – difficult level of climbing. The trails follow the Rupin river all the way to the top (Upper waterfall camp). Rupin pass is unique in a way that the ice melting on the one side of the pass forms the Rupin river that merges with Yamuna and eventually flows into the Bay of Bengal while the snow melting on the Sangla side of the pass merges into a stream the eventually flow into Sutlaj and hence flows into the Arabian sea. Rupin Pass is an ideal trek for any adventure as it offers trek to every type of terrain, be it on snow, rocky terrain, along and through the water streams or meadows. You will start trekking your route from greener and hot landscapes and move towards and through the coldest of areas over the snow as you reach to the end.
Name – Rupin Pass Trek
Duration – 07 nights/08 days
Maximum Altitude – 15,250 ft
Grade – Moderate – Difficult
Trek Starting Point – Bhauta Village, Dodra Kwar, Himachal Pradesh
Trek Ending Point – Sangla, Himachal Pradesh
Walking distance – 54 kms
Pickup & Drop – Shimla
Important Links –
- Essentials for the trek.
- Fitness & Preparation for the trek.
- Risks and Precautions.
- Upcoming Fixed Departure Dates.
Day wise Itinerary:-
Day 01 – Shimla – Larot (Approx 140 kms, 8 hrs)
Gather at Shimla at Pre defined place to boared the pre booked cab and start your journey at 08:00 am. En-route you will see places like Kufri, Fagu, Theog and Kharapathar. After Rohru we will enter at Pabbar valley. Today we stay at larot village in camps.
Day 02 – Larot – Bhauta (60 kms drive & 2 kms trek)
Start your journey after breakfast. We will drive through Chansal pass. Take some halt at Chansal pass to enjoy the beautiful views. Proceed to Bhauta. Stay at bhauta village at homestay.
Day 03:- Bhauta – Jiskoon – Jakha(Approx 5 kms walk;4-5 hrs)
Post breakfast start the trek till 08:00 am. Cross through the village, beautiful way towards the Jakha village. Enroute take stops to admire the beautiful valley. Reach Jakha till afternoon. After rest hot lunch will be served. Evening acclimatize walk for the near village. Bonfire, Dinner and Overnight stay at Jakha village .
Day 04 – Jakha to Lower waterfall Camps(10-12 kms, Approx 8 hrs )
Today we will start early by 07:00 am. We will take breakfast and packed lunch and moved towards Dhanderas Thach campsite also known as lower waterfall camp site. You will leave the village and enters the forest. As you cross the forest you will walk along the Rupin river to reach the lower waterfall campsite. Enroute you take lunch. Evening snacks and tea will be served as you reach camps. Dinner and overnight stay at camps.
Day 05 – Dhanderas Thatch to Upper Waterfall Camp(3-4 hrs)
Start the trek early today. Very scenic and challenging trek today. The altitude from Dhanderas to Upperwater fall camp is about 4000 mts. Make your way to the snow patch of first waterfall though the marigold flowers. A Steady and care full walk on the rocks along the hill your can now see a trail going in between through the thick snow. Reach the campsite. Evening snacks and Dinner will be served. Dinner and Overnight stay at Campsite.
Day 06: Upper water fall – Rupin Pass – Ronti Gad
Today we start early in the morning till 05:30 am. Post breakfast start your trek. Today we have to cover very long distance. Rupin Pass cut from a hollow shaped region marks the beginning of Dhauladhar Range. A bit of descendant and you are ready to experience the next adventure to slide down the snow to reach Rukti Gad. Way to Ronti Gad is a gentle walk followed by a sharp descendant. Camping at the coldest yet charming campsite amidst the mountains covered with snow.
Day 07: Ronti Gad to Sangla Via Sangla Kanda
Today’s trek will be a downward climb but very challenging. The trail starts with a mild climb and then a gentle walk heading to Ronti Gad valley. After losing an altitude of about 1500 ft in height you will exit the narrow valley and opens yourself up to astounding views of Mt. Kinner Kailash. Now Rupin Pass is totally out of your view.From this point you can view your next halt I.e. Lake of Sangla Kanda with small villages settled near it. Relax at the village, enjoy the sights of the Sangla Kanda Lake.Reach sangla till evening. Stay will be arranged at homestay. Dinner and Overnight stay at Sangla.
Day 08: Sangla – Shimla
After the breakfast checkout the homestay and start your journey to Shimla by cab. Drop at Shimla.
Trek Ends with Life time memories”
- Transportation from Shimla to Bhauta Village and from Sangla to Shimla by cab(Trek/camper/Bolero).
- Home stay at Bhauta village and Sangla. Rest accommodation in camps.
- Meals:- Breakfast, Packed Lunch, Evening Snacks, Tea, Dinner. Major Meals starting from Dinner at Bhauta on first day and breakfast at last day in Sangla.
- Trek Guide, Cook, helpers and porters for carrying camping equipments, ration and common supplies.
- Accommodation: – Camps on triple sharing basis, sleeping bags mattress.
- A trek Manager from Shimla till Shimla.
- Basic Medical kit/First Aid Kit along with Oxygen Cylinder.
- 5%GST Charges
- Any kind of personal expenses.
- Food during the transit.
- Mules or porter to carry personal backpack.
- Anything not specifically mentioned under the head
- Any kind of emergency evacuation charges
- Normally HTH expect to carry your personal luggage on your own, if you wish to offload your backpack, you can give it to Mule/porter.
- Charges of offloading backpack can directly pay at village on arrival.
- The backpack cannot weigh more than 11 kgs. Backpack should have waterproof cover.
- Suitcases/strolleys/ bags will not be allowed.