Best Season: June to July and September to November
Rupin Pass Shimla
Region: Himachal Pradesh
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Rupin Pass is a high altitude pass across the Himalaya mountain range in state of
Himachal Pradesh, India. It lies on a traditional shepherd and hiking route which
starts from Dhaula in Uttarakhand 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.
The 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.
There are different trails that access the Rupin Pass. One of them starts at the sleepy
village of Gosangu which is the last road head of Himachal Pradesh. Generally,
trekkers and adventurers travel to Gosangu by road from Shimla via Rohru. The
alternate route to Rupin Pass starts from Naitwar, which is accessible from
Dehradhun via Dhaula. From either of the two road heads, the first camp is Jhaka,
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).
What to expect on the way:
Oak and Pine forests
Secluded villages along the river valleys
Wild flowers including Brahma Kamal and Rhododendron
View of Kinnar Kailash
Day Wise Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival at Shimla. Departure to Sangla. (225 km , 2700 mtrs).
Day 2: Jiskun (7,700 ft) to Jhaka ( 8,700 ft , 6-7kms trek).
Day 3: Jhaka (8,700 ft) to Dhanderas Thatch (11,550 ft, 9-10 kms trek).
Day 4: Dhanderas Thatch (11,550 ft) to Upper Waterfall (13,150 ft ,kms trek, 4-5 kms
Day 5: Upper Waterfall (13,150 ft) to Ruppin Pass (15,250 ft) and to Ronti Gad
(13,150 ft 8-9 kms).
Day 6: Ronti Gad ( 13,150 ft) to Sangla (8,600 ft ,10-11 kms trek) Departure to
Camps (Sharing Camp , Home Stay).
Qualified and experienced trek Leader, Guide and Support staff to help trekkers.
All meals during the trek (Breakfast, Packed lunch and dinner, only veg).
Trekking Permits/Forest Fees.
Trek equipment’s: Tent, Mattress, Sleeping Bag, Dining and Kitchen Tent, Toilet Tent, cooking. utensils and Crampons(if required).
First aid medical kits and oxygen cylinder.
Guide Allowances, Food and Stay.
Potters (Potters will be only for trekking equipments).
Potters Allowances, Food and Stay.
Kitchen Staff Allowances, Food and Stay.
Cook Allowances, Food and Stay.
Food / Meal in haridwar and during transportation
All other facilities which are not included in the package
Potters for your Personal Luggage
Extra Meals like lunch during the journey by cab and stay at hotels, lunch will be provided only during the trek.
Personal Expenses like: Water Bottles, Laundry, Phone Calls etc.
Anything not specifically mentioned under the head price includes.
Maximum height to gain is 15,250 ft above the sea level
The itinerary may be changed on weather conditions
Trek can be cancelled on weather conditions
This is a tough trek so don’t take it lightly as a picnic, Adventure or holidays
Get prepared mentally and physically for this Tough Terrain
Strictly prohibited of smoke and drink during the Trek
If the Number of days increases due to any reason road block, Strikes, Govt. Ban etc extra charges Rs 2000/- will be charged per day.
There will be no provision of stay at last day of the trek (Sangla).
“The Himalayan Nomadian Tribe” has a team of Professional Trekkers and Local peoples.
Things to Bring during the trek
Back pack and rain cover (50-60 ltrs)
Water bottle(2 bottle/1litre)
Personal Medical Kit (Consult your doctor)
Neck - Gaiters
1 pair of thermal
2 pair of trek suit
1 Pair of Hand Gloves
4 Pairs of Warm Socks
2 Pair of Woolen Sweater
1 Pair of heavy Warm and wind proof Jacket
1 Good Pair of trekking Shoe (water proof,high ankle with good grip)
1 Pair of rain Suit
1 Pair of sun Glasses
1 Pair of monkey Cap
Toilet Papers and wipes
Day temperature in the sun is pleasant and windy but nights are cold. The temperature at night with rain and snow can really go down; sometimes below zero so you must be well prepared.
Services provided during the trek accommodation in 2 and tents (high altitude alpine tents of good quality), heavy foam pad matters, sleeping bags, breakfast/tea, all meals, services of experienced guide and cook, camping and technical equipment, utensils, adequate medical kit, transportation during the trek.
A good body fitness is necessary to enjoy the high altitude and trek to the
fullest. Following can help you prepare for the trek.