Rupin Pass Trek

8 Days - 7 Nights Dehradun to Sangla
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The Rupin Pass trek is a popular trekking route located in the Indian state of Uttarakhand.  The trek takes you through the Rupin River valley, starting from the village of Dhaula in the Uttarkashi district and ending in the Sangla Valley of Himachal Pradesh.

Rupin Pass Trek is India’s most popular trek Connecting Uttarakhand to Himachal Sangla Village Altitude is 4,650 Meters – 15,260 ft.), which starts from Dhaula camp in Uttarakhand and ends up at Sangla in Himachal Pradesh crossing Uttarakhand near Kinnaur valley, this route is also used by shepherds. There are different magnificent views and sceneries at every km and at every turn it is a journey full of surprises and thrills.

Rupin pass Trek is an Enthralling valley in the Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarkashi district in Uttarakhand & Himachal Pradesh India, this trek come under Govind Wildlife Sanctuary National park. No doubt, the Himalayas have enchanting beauty, bracing climate, and desirable soothing green meadow. So, what else can be better than spending some days here in the serenity

The Rupin Pass Trek is a popular trekking route in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Here are some highlights of the trek:

  1. Scenic Beauty: The trek offers stunning views of the Himalayas, beautiful waterfalls, and lush green valleys. The trek takes you through some of the most scenic landscapes in the Indian Himalayas.
  2. Rupin River: The trek follows the Rupin River, which originates from the Rupin Pass and flows through the valley. The river offers a beautiful backdrop to the trek.
  3. Rupin Waterfall: The trek takes you to the Rupin Waterfall, which is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the region. The waterfall is located at an altitude of 10,000 feet and is surrounded by lush green forests.
  4. Rupin Pass: The trek takes you to the Rupin Pass, which is located at an altitude of 15,250 feet. The pass offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and valleys.
  5. Snowfields: The trek takes you through several snowfields, which are a unique experience for trekkers. The snowfields offer a beautiful contrast to the green valleys and blue skies.
  6. Cultural Experience: The trek takes you through several small villages where you can experience the local culture and traditions of the people living in the region.
  7. Moderate to Difficult Trek: The trek is of moderate to difficult difficulty level and is suitable for experienced trekkers.

Overall, the Rupin Pass Trek is a must-do trek for adventure enthusiasts who want to experience the beauty of the Himalayas and the culture of Uttarakhand.

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A story of Rupin Pass that makes this trek Memorable

The Rupin Pass Trek Pass is a high altitude pass across the Himalayan mountain range in the Indian state of Uttarakhand to Himachal Pradesh. It is situated on a traditional cowboy and hiking trail that starts from Dhaula in Uttarakhand and ends at Sangla in Himachal Pradesh. The path itself is located in most of the uninhabited areas in the Himalayan ranges. In ancient times, people used this route for commuting and trading and also for grazing sheep and goats.

Rupin Pass Trek Campsite is one of the special campsites in the Himalayas today and is surrounded by beautiful snow peaks. The Rupin Pass Valley Trek makes for a spectacular trek in virgin snow, with scenic campsites and surprisingly wide clearings in forests.

Rupin Pass is rated as a moderate-tough trek. You trek an average of 5-6 hours 09 km per day. You have to be well prepared to be able to cover this distance with ease. Terrain is another factor that determines difficulty. The trails are not very well defined in many sections. Climbing and descending on slippery soil, rough and hard snow is a part of the trek. to climb. The steep climb from Upper Falls and Alley to Rupin Pass at 15,260 feet requires very good cardio or lung power. While our Himalayan hikers trek leader and more team help you tackle the difficult slippery sections, you need to be a confident and independent trekker to undertake this trek. Here’s how you can prepare and get fit for the trek.

The Rupin Pass Trek is traditionally undertaken from Dhaula to Sangla because it follows a logical and scenic route through the Rupin River valley and offers a more gradual ascent.

  1. Gradient and Acclimatization: Starting the trek from Dhaula allows for a gradual ascent, which is beneficial for acclimatization. Dhaula is located at a lower elevation compared to Sangla, giving trekkers time to adjust to the altitude as they gradually climb higher. This helps reduce the risk of altitude-related sickness and allows for a more enjoyable and safer trekking experience.
  2. Scenic Beauty: The trek from Dhaula to Sangla takes you through diverse and stunning landscapes. You’ll encounter lush green forests, charming villages, meadows, waterfalls, and snow-covered mountain passes. The Rupin waterfall, in particular, is a magnificent sight along the trail. This direction allows you to witness the changing scenery as you ascend, making the trek more visually rewarding.
  3. Gradual Transition: Starting from Dhaula and ending in Sangla allows for a gradual transition from the Uttarkashi district in Uttarakhand to the Kinnaur district in Himachal Pradesh. It offers an opportunity to experience the cultural and geographical differences between the two regions, as you pass through local villages and interact with the people along the way.
  4. Logistics and Transport: Dhaula is easily accessible by road from Dehradun or Uttarkashi, making it convenient to reach and start the trek. On the other hand, Sangla is well-connected by road and has better transport facilities, allowing for easier travel arrangements after completing the trek.

Witness the Dynamic sceneries of Rupin Pass

The changing trails and jungle walk would be relieving, this place will give you magnificent views, many unexplored places andview of beautiful Rupin River.

You will go through dense forests to snow glaciers from small water streams to frozen waterfalls and here you can find immense variety of nature which will make you admire and fall in love with it.

Rupin pass trek is a bit difficult but the views are extremely mesmerizing and beautiful.

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Explore the spellbinding sights and Kinnauri and Dodra Kwar culture in Rupin Pass

You will see meadows, charming hamlets, snow-covered mountains, exotic fields and big rivers so much of variety in a single trek, and this trek gives you a chance to explore the unexplored places. This place has many species of birds and animals you can have a glance of local culture and lives of the people living there, there is a uniquely positioned village “Jhaka village” which is at the extreme edge of mountain cliff, which offers you a beautiful scenery. There is a multi-floored Kinnaur temple where you can have a glimpse of Kinnauri culture.

Why choose Rupin Pass Trek?

Before heading towards the itinerary, it is really essential to perceive the reason behind choosing Rupin pass trek.

See firstly, the trekking distance is a total of by taxi 195 Km and on foot 64 km which is to be covered into 8 days. Dehradun to via Dhaula Sewa, jakha to Sangla

Rupin pass trek is a high-altitude mountain trek Altitudes is 4650 Meters

The Starting trail is moderate as compare to other treks this is difficult trek. So this trek is not for beginners

Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperatures?

You got to see so many heavenly bodies at one place like the panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges, you can see pine forests, different variety of flora and fauna surpassing through bona fide Garhwali and himachali , Kinnauri heritage and culture.

I think Do spare time in Interaction with our local’s team, and you will get to know about some of the ancient tales of Indian mythology and our local cultures, these is good ideas for trekkers

Beautiful landscapes so carry proper photo gear & Extra battery backup.

The backpack should not exceed 10 to 12 kg only

Rupin Pass safe for me ?

Rupin Pass Trek is a safe trek if you are going with a good trekking team which you must know before booking yourself, It is important for you to know that the bow trekking organization with which we are going is right or not,

And if possible, trek with local trekking organization, you can do the same help all the time. then your trek can be very good and memorable

The minimum age required to trek Rupin Pass is 15 years and maximum 55 years. The rest depends on your fitness.

How difficult is the Rupin Pass trek?

The Rupin Pass trek is considered to be a moderately difficult trek, requiring a good level of fitness and prior trekking experience. Here are some factors that contribute to its difficulty:

  1. Terrain: The trek involves a variety of terrains, including steep ascents, descents, rocky trails, river crossings, and sections with snow and ice, especially during the early and late seasons. The terrain can be challenging, requiring trekking poles and careful footing.
  2. Altitude: The highest point of the Rupin Pass trek is the Rupin Pass itself, which stands at an altitude of approximately 4,650 meters (15,256 feet). The trek involves gaining significant altitude over a few days, which can cause altitude-related challenges. Acclimatization is crucial, and it’s important to be aware of the symptoms of altitude sickness and take necessary precautions.
  3. Weather Conditions: The weather conditions on the Rupin Pass trek can be unpredictable and harsh, especially during the winter and monsoon seasons. Snow, rain, and extreme cold can add to the difficulty of the trek. It’s important to be prepared for varying weather conditions and carry appropriate clothing and gear.
  4. Long Duration: The Rupin Pass trek usually takes around 8-9 days to complete, covering a distance of approximately 52 kilometers. Trekking for multiple days consecutively, carrying a backpack with all the necessary supplies, and dealing with the physical demands of the trail can be physically and mentally challenging.
  5. Remote Location: The trek takes place in a relatively remote and isolated region. Facilities and amenities are limited along the trail, and trekkers need to be self-sufficient in terms of food, water, and camping equipment. It’s important to plan and pack accordingly.

Rupin PassWhat should you keep in mind for the Rupin Pass trek?

Rupin Pass trek   is as good as it is said, you also need to be prepared., Rupin Pass trek   is a   moderate or Difficult trek which starts from Dhaula Camp  and ends after trek  Sangla Village

So what are the special things to keep in mind before coming on this trek?

Rupin Pass trek  is one such trek, which you can do this  trek May to Last week of October, this is very safe trek in Uttarakhand Himalayas

Summer Season

  1. Summer trek to Rupin Pass trek is very special, the view and the temperature are all favorable to you
  2. For summer trek, you have to bring only normal clothes, so that your trek can be good, there is no need for hot clothes, but in hiking it is also necessary to bring all the equipment which is necessary for you.
  3. It is necessary to have 3 pairs of clothes from trekking, especially the poncho, you will have to bring every season
  4. In the summer season, the temperature is always normal, so there is no need for hot clothes.
  5. Morning evening and nights are cold in Rupin pass trek, so it is necessary to carry some warm clothes, good jacket, warm thermal, this will help you and stay comfortably in the high altitude camp

 Monsoon Season

  1. If you don’t do the Rupin Pass trek in monsoon, it would be better if there is a trek here in the monsoon season but the view will be very useful.
  2. . Before going on Rupin Pass trek, it will be easy for you to take information related to each season.
  3. Trekkers need to know about these, you can ask us anytime like, Rupin Pass trek route, trek map, temperature, weather condition, difficulty level, trek starting point, end point, transport, view of the trek, best time to visit, How to reach Rupin pass trek, Rupin Pass distance etc, Trek Location, keep this information before going

Winter  Season

  1. Rupin pass is not in winter trek , the right time to do this trek is from 1st week of May to last week of October
  2. It snows around 6 to 8 feet in the winter season and it can be very risky to go here
  3. We have special treks for you for winters that are safe and beautiful

Such as – Kedarkantha Trek, Harkidoon Trek, Dayara Bugyal Trek, Kuari Pass Trek, Brahmatal Trek, Dodital Trek, Vijay Top Trek, Nag Tibba Trek and many more.

The altitude we are going to cover in Rupin Pass Trek

Day 1: Dhaula to Sewa (1,900 m) – The trek starts from Dhaula and goes through dense forests, hanging bridges, and small villages to reach Sewa, which is at an altitude of 1,900 meters.

Day 2: Sewa to Jiskun (2,700 m) – The trail goes through a beautiful mix of forests, meadows, and streams, and reaches Jiskun, which is at an altitude of 2,700 meters.

Day 3: Jiskun to Udaknal (2,700 m) – The trail goes through the Rupin river and its tributaries, and reaches Udaknal, which is at an altitude of 2,700 meters.

Day 4: Udaknal to Dhanderas Thatch (3,400 m) – The trail goes through the dense forest and reaches Dhanderas Thatch, which is a beautiful meadow located at an altitude of 3,400 meters.

Day 5: Dhanderas Thatch to Upper Waterfall Camp (4,000 m) – The trail goes through the stunning landscapes of the Himalayas and reaches the Upper Waterfall Camp, which is at an altitude of 4,000 meters.

Day 6: Upper Waterfall Camp to Rupin Pass (4,650 m) to Ronti Gad (3,800 m) – The trail goes through steep ascents and descents to reach the Rupin Pass, which is at an altitude of 4,650 meters. The trail then descends to reach Ronti Gad, which is at an altitude of 3,800 meters.

Day 7: Ronti Gad to Sangla (2,700 m) – The trail goes through a steep descent and reaches Sangla, which is at an altitude of 2,700 meters.

Key Points Rupin Pass Trek

Duration: – 7 Nights 8 Days from Dehradun to Sangla Village

Base camp: – Dhaula camp

Summer Temperature:- Day 5°C to 12°C) Night – 2° C to – 5° C

Rupin pass Altitude: – 4650 Meters

Best Time: – May, June, September, October

Trek Level: – Moderate or Difficult

Trek distance: – On foot 62 Km – By taxi 209 km

Group Size: – minimum 5 people maximum 15 people

Short Itinerary Rupin pass Trek

Day 1: Pickup to you from Dehradun railway station and drive to Dhaula camp (195 km) (8/9 Hours) (5,100) feet) overnight stay Camp

Day 2: Trek from Dhaula camp to Sewa village (08 km) (5/6 Hours) (6,300 feet) overnight stay at Camp

Day 3: Trek from Sewa village to Jiskun / Jhaka village (09 km) (5/6 Hours) (7,700 feet) overnight stay at Camp

Day 4: Trek from Jhaka village to Udaknal camp (10 km) (6/7 Hours) (10,100 feet) overnight stay Camp

Day 5: Trek from Udaknal camp to Dhandaras thatch camp (8 km) (4/5 Hours) (11,700 feet) hours) overnight stay Camp

Day 6: Trek from Dhandaras thatch to Upper waterfall camp (4 km) (2/3 Hours) ((13,100 feet) overnight stay Camp

Day 7:  Trek from Upper waterfall camp to Rupin Pass summit (15,260 feet) via Rati Pheri and Ronti Gad (13,100 feet) (13 Km) (10-11-hours) overnight stay Camp

Day 8: Trek Ronti Gad camp to Sangla road head (11 km) (5/6 Hours) (8,600 feet) via Sangla Kanda

Rupin Pass Route Map

Best Time to Do Rupin Pass Trek 

Rupin Pass is a very beautiful and an uphill trek in the Himalayas, The Rupin Pass Trek is great for those people who have a great passion for mountaineering and consider it a special purpose in their life.

We are the local people who are doing this trek for years, we have every experience related to this trek.

The right time to do this trek is from 5th May to the last of June and then from the last of August to the last month of October.

specially in the months of May and June, snow is found in abundance here, which makes your trek very memorable and also a little difficult. So this trek should not be considered too easy

Rupin Pass trek in May or June 

Rupin Pass Trek Month in May and June gives a slightly different experience to Trekkers because in May you start getting snow after Jhaka Village.

The Rupin Pass trek starts from Dhaula and its end point is Sangal Village.

Rupin pass trek starts from Dhaula in Uttarakhand which comes in the Rupin range and ends this trek ends at Sangla village which comes in Himachal Pradesh

In May and June, you get a combination of both greenery and snow, which makes the trek very spectacular. The weather in May and June is quite good and trek friendly, which makes trekking a lot of fun.

During the day the temperature of Rupin Pass is around ( 5°C to 10 °C  and during the night the temperature comes down to -1 °C  to -5 °C  which is not bad.

Views and treks in Rupin Pass provide a lot of peace to the mind during the day, while you wake up from one wake to another, Rupin Pass can always be one of the most close treks in your heart.

You will never consider yourself boring in Rupin Pass Trek, this trek can give you nothing but joy, You will get to see the culture and beauty of two beautiful states in this trek which will always keep you connected towards the mountain.

Rupin Pass trek in September or October

Rupin pass is a little different in the months of September and October, this is because you will not find snow here in these months.

But the beauty of the trek will not be lacking, the trek and nature adorn themselves with time and in different colors. Month of September and October are very good days to trek, at this time total greenery and at the end of October sometimes you can get to see live snow fall.

During the day the temperature of Rupin Pass is around Day time  8°C to 18 °C  and during the night the temperature comes down to 5 °C  to – 1 °C  which is very confirmable,

At this time the weather here will be very good for you , At this time it is even safe to trek here and there is no rain.

How to Dehradun for Reach Rupin Pass Trek

Rupin Pass trek is located in the state of Uttarakhand, India. The nearest major town to the trek is Dehradun, which is well connected to other major cities in India by air, train, and bus.

By Air: The nearest airport to Dehradun is the Jolly Grant Airport, which is located around 30 km from Dehradun. You can take a direct flight from Delhi to Jolly Grant Airport, and then take a taxi or bus to reach Dehradun.

By Train: Dehradun is well connected by rail to major cities in India such as Delhi, Mumbai, and Kolkata. The Dehradun railway station is located in the heart of the city, and you can take a taxi or bus from the railway station to reach your destination.

By Road: Dehradun is well connected by road to major cities in India. You can take a bus or hire a taxi from Delhi, Haridwar, or Rishikesh to reach Dehradun. From Dehradun, you can hire a taxi or take a bus to reach the starting point of the Rupin Pass trek, which is usually the village of Dhaula or Sewa.

there are several trains available from Delhi to Dehradun. Some of the popular trains are:

  1. New Delhi – Dehradun Shatabdi Express (Train No. 12017/12018)
  2. Dehradun Express (Train No. 12687/12688)
  3. Mussoorie Express (Train No. 14041/14042)
  4. Nanda Devi Express (Train No. 12401/12402)
  5. Jan Shatabdi Express (Train No. 12055/12056)

The travel time for these trains ranges from 5 to 7 hours, depending on the train and the class of travel. It is advisable to book your tickets in advance, especially during peak tourist season or holidays, to avoid last-minute rush and inconvenience.

buses available from Delhi to Dehradun. Both government-run and private bus operators provide regular bus services between the two cities. The buses generally run overnight and take around 6 to 8 hours to reach Dehradun from Delhi, depending on the traffic conditions and the type of bus.

The main bus terminals in Delhi for Dehradun-bound buses are:

  1. Kashmere Gate ISBT
  2. Anand Vihar ISBT

You can check the bus schedules and book tickets online through various travel websites or at the bus terminals. It is advisable to book your tickets in advance, especially during peak tourist season or holidays, to avoid last-minute rush and inconvenience.

What do we do for safety in Rupin Pass trek?

First of all, the safety of trekkers is much more for us, if you see in the trek, then there are all the risks, which I do not think about.

Himalayan Hikers worry more about you that no one should ever have any problem in the trek.

What should we and you keep more safety in the trek

  1. Whenever you are going for any trek, it is very important that you go completely fit and ready.
  2. The trek is difficult, if you make your feet and your mind calm and strong, you will find the trek very easy.
  3. While trekking, keep in mind that you are walking on the right route or not always with your guide.
  4. Most people look somewhere and where they are walking, this can cause twitching in your legs, which can ruin your entire trek.
  5. It is important to ask your doctor if you have any medical problems
  6. I should always keep my medical kit with me, it is very important.
  7. Himalayan Hikers always keep a medical kit with them, such as oxygen cylinders, and medicine to be given in an emergency on the trek
  8. If any trekkers have any more problems, then they are brought back to the base camp by laying them in the stretcher.
  9. Our camp in Rupin pass trek is around 6000ft to 13000 ft where you can not have any problem of oxygen
  10. In case of any medical problem, the help of your guide or well-informed trekkers should be taken
  11. If there are major health problems in Rupin pass trek, then Nearest Hospital is in Mori which is about 45 Kms away from Rupin pass trek . and Main hospital is in Dehradun 234 Kms away
  12. Remember that when we go on any trek, we go from low altitude to high altitude, it does not cause much problem on us.
  13. Our camps also move forward day by day and our bodies also work with the altitudes that are safe for trekkers
  14. Along with the trek we keep getting acclimatization

Trek With Local Team Himalayan Hikers 

Himalayan Hikers is a well-known trekking company in India that offers various trekking and adventure activities in the Himalayan region. Here are some reasons why you may choose Himalayan Hikers for Rupin Pass trek:

  1. Experienced and Professional Team: Himalayan Hikers has a team of experienced and professional trek leaders and support staff who are well-versed with the Rupin Pass trek. They are trained in first aid and emergency response techniques to ensure your safety during the trek.
  2. High-Quality Services: The company provides high-quality services such as comfortable accommodation, nutritious food, and well-maintained trekking equipment to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable trekking experience.
  3. Small Group Size: Himalayan Hikers keeps the group size small to ensure personal attention and safety. The small group size also allows for a better interaction between the trekkers and the team.
  4. Flexible Itinerary: The company offers a flexible itinerary that can be customized according to your preferences and requirements. This allows you to have a personalized trekking experience.
  5. Environmental and Social Responsibility: Himalayan Hikers is committed to environmental and social responsibility. They follow responsible trekking practices such as carrying all the waste generated during the trek, using eco-friendly products and supporting the local community.

Overall, choosing Himalayan Hikers for the Rupin Pass trek can ensure a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable trekking experience in the Himalayas.

How to get fit for Rupin Pass trek?

Getting fit for the Rupin Pass trek requires a combination of cardiovascular endurance, strength training, and hiking-specific exercises. Here are some tips to help you prepare physically for the trek:

  1. Cardiovascular Fitness: Since the Rupin Pass trek involves long hours of walking and ascending, it’s important to focus on improving your cardiovascular endurance. Engage in activities such as running, jogging, cycling, swimming, or brisk walking to increase your stamina and lung capacity. Aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate to intense cardio exercise on most days of the week.
  2. Leg Strength: Building leg strength is essential for tackling the steep ascents and descents on the trek. Incorporate exercises like squats, lunges, step-ups, calf raises, and stair climbing into your workout routine. These exercises target your quadriceps, hamstrings, calves, and glutes, which are heavily engaged during trekking.
  3. Core Strength: A strong core helps with stability and balance while navigating challenging terrains. Include exercises such as planks, crunches, Russian twists, and mountain climbers to strengthen your abdominal and lower back muscles.
  4. Endurance Hiking: Gradually increase your hiking endurance by going on regular hikes or long walks. Start with shorter distances and gradually increase the duration and difficulty of your hikes. This will help condition your muscles and joints for the demands of the trek.
  5. Interval Training: Incorporate interval training into your workouts to simulate the varied intensity of the trek. Alternate between high-intensity exercises (e.g., sprinting, jumping jacks) and low-intensity exercises (e.g., walking, jogging) to improve your overall fitness and prepare your body for the challenges of the trek.
  6. Flexibility and Stretching: Maintain flexibility by incorporating stretching exercises into your routine. Focus on stretching your leg muscles, hips, back, and shoulders to improve your range of motion and prevent injuries. Yoga or Pilates can also help improve flexibility and balance.
  7. Pack Training: As you get closer to the trek, simulate the weight of your backpack by gradually adding weight to your hikes or workouts. Start with a lighter load and progressively increase the weight to prepare your body for carrying the backpack during the trek.


Day 1: Pick up to you from Dehradun railway station drive to Dhaula camp

Total distance 209 km – 8/9 Hours journey

Mode of journey – By taxi

Altitude Dhaula base camp – 5,100 feet

Night stay – Our Camp site – on twin share basis

Himalayan Hikers organizes transport for trekkers from Dehradun Railway Station in the morning, which leaves for Dhaula camp around 6:00 am to 7:00 am.

Dehradun is the capital of Uttarakhand and one of the most beautiful places in India. The main attraction of this place is Rajpur road go through it and get a glimpse of Dehradun beauty. Reach Mussoorie after an hour, which is also known as “Queen of Hills.” People visit it slowly during vacations with their family and friends.

After half an hour, stop at kempty fall. Have breakfast there and witness people from different parts of the world — And a break of almost 1 hour. Ahead the peaks are visible, and further, you come close to the holy Yamuna River. If you want, then take a short break of 20 minutes and enjoy being around it.

Further, you also cross the small markets of Nainbagh, Damta, and Naugaon. Reach Purola around 1:30 and take a break there for lunch. After having lunch proceed to Sankri via Jarmola. From there, the back of Kedarkantha is visible. Go through the picturesque zig-zag road amid the pine forest of Jarmola.

Reach Mori, and after 1 hour, you come across a check post Naitwar, reaching the Dhaula campsite you enjoy the tea or snacks.


Day 2 : Trek from Dhaula camp to Sewa village

Total distance 08 km – 5/6 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot

Altitude Sewa village – 6,300 feet

Night Stay – Our Campsite – on twin share basis

Today you will  be trekking to Sewa village; it is a small Himalayan village, and the trail to reach there is an ascending one. On the way, you come across multiple streams. Trek further and witness the changing sceneries, which are a real bliss on this trek.

Cattles can be seen in the fields grazing, most of the villagers here have goats, cows and sheep, and locals also here own apple and apricot orchards.

While you are hiking, you can hear the sound of the gushing Rupin River, which feels peace of mind. Tous flows below, this river formed by the melting waters of the Rupin Pass Summit, which ahead merges with Toms River and Supin River.
According to the Mythological fact, the Rupin River and Supin River are sisters.

Now, the trail gets the steep point after crossing this section. You reach a shop which is run by a local. A few steps ahead, there is a temple made in Kinnauri style, you can get an idea about Kinnaur culture after watching the work done on it.

It is said that Karna lived here, and the villagers in his remembrance make the temple.

Setup the camps here at this picturesque place, enjoy your night here at Sewa village, have your food and retire for the night.


Day 3 : Trek from Sewa village to Jiskun / Jhaka village

Trek Distance – 09 Km – 5/6 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot

Altitude Jhaka village – 7,700 feet

Night Stay – Our Camp site – on twin share basis

While trekking from Sewa to Jhaka, you see green fields, from here trek through the thick dark forest, so dark that it doesn’t allow sunlight to enter. Exit this section and now walk along the riverside, the crystal clear water energize you if you get tired.

It is one of the best experiences of your life.

On the trek, you will every time see the changing landscapes, trail, and incredible views. It is hard to believe that a place can have so much variety. Now, the path turns narrow, and you have to climb gradually.

After you cross the steep climb, you witness a mesmerizing waterfall that it would refresh you by its purity.

Walk on the narrow trail after crossing the forest area, cross the steep ascent with snow-covered views of snow-covered mountains. Further lies Jiskun village. It is a beautiful village divided into two parts “Upper Jiskun” and “Lower Jiskun.”

Go ahead till the last village Jhaka till crossing river Rupin and reach your campsite for the day. Today was a long trek, so set up your tents and settle for the day.


Day 4 : Trek from Jhaka village to Udaknal camp

Trek Distance – 10 Km – 6/7 Hours journey

Mode of journey – on foot

Altitude Udaknal camp – 10,100 feet

Night Stay – Campsite – on twin share basis

After having breakfast, leave this quaint Himalayan village behind and proceed towards your next campsite, “Udaknal.” Go through the forest of pines, and ahead, you can spot a change instead of pines trees. There will be Fir trees.
A descent through the forest and look at the snow bridge present below, this bridge catches the complete attention.

By the way, it’s built. It is across Rupin, and the trail lies on the other side, it is a narrow path made by shepherds for their use.

Take this trail and trek along the left bank of Rupin and come across a bridge that made of wood and grassland is visible ahead, it is a famous camping spot. Cross this section and hike through a rocky zone, and the trail changes now cross a stream and step in a forest.

Udaknal is a small grassland and your campsite for today, cattle’s graze here. Set up your tents and after having a meal retire for the night.


Day 5 : Trek from Udaknal camp to Dhandaras thatch camp

Trek Distance 08 km – 4/5 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot

Altitude Dhandaras camp – 11,700 feet

Night Stay – on twin share basis

As soon as you step out of the grassland you enter a forest, the ascent is gradual through this forest, it is a short one, and you can see many mini waterfalls on the way. Further, the trail turns beautiful with many colorful flowers blooming together, and it remains covered by Rhododendrons with different colored flowers.

Continue the trek and notice an island amidst the forests covered by lush green grass, and you can also see Rupin pass waterfall from a distance that merges with the Rupin River.
Now, the trail leveled, and the walk is through meadows.

Snow patches can be seen all over these meadows. After crossing a snow bridge, you reach the bank of River Rupin.
Crossing the snow bridge is fierce as the slope is steep, but once you have crossed it, the path becomes level.

Now, the meadows and wildflowers welcome you, walk through these meadows, and higher lies “Dhandaras Thach.”

The most beautiful meadow on this trek, snow-covered walls, can be seen on both sides. Many flowing streams and waterfalls are around this place. Place your tents at this unique place, have a healthy diet, and relax in tents.


Day 6 : Trek from Dhandaras thatch to Upper waterfall

Trek Distance 4 km – 2/3 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot

Altitude Upper waterfall camp – 13,100 feet

Night Stay – on twin share basis

As you start your trek towards “Upper Waterfall,” the yellow flowers of “Marigold” bloom in plethora, today Himalayan Hikers provide to you technical equipment like spikes and gaiters carry ice axe and other equipment because you will need them.

First, reach the Lower waterfall by cutting ice with the help of an ice axe.
When you reach the lower waterfall, a snow bridge will become visible over Rupin, and you have to pass many climbs to reach there.

But, once you reach there, the exotic surroundings amaze you and boost up the energy to go higher.

The steep climb starts, which is worth your efforts, reach the upper waterfall camp, which is at the height of (13,100 feet). Have a glance of things visible from there, stand amidst the inexplicable beauty, and have a joyous feeling of satisfaction.

It gives you enough strength and confidence to climb Rupin Pass tomorrow. A meadow is there where you set your camps today. Today was an adventurous day, and tomorrow’s day will be a thrilling one, so have your food and get in your tents.


Day 7 : Trek from Upper waterfall camp to Rupin Pass (15,260 feet) via Rati Pheri and Ronti Gad camp

Trek Distance 13 km – 8/9 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot

Altitude Ronti gad camp – 13,100 feet

Night Stay –Our campsite on twin share basis.

Today we have to wake up early in the morning because it will be going a big day for us. Have some excellent and hygienic breakfast.
Start your trek early, and it is going to be the longest day of your trek.

Rupin Pass is at an altitude of 4,650 meters, and the trail is exhilarating. Today you need proper trekking equipment to climb the pass successfully.

Please take your guide and helpers help. Without their help, we can’t do this trek.

Climb to Rati Pheri, which is a steep ascent, reach there in 1 hour, and take a break here for 10-15 minutes. And then start hiking. Witness the extraordinary changes in the scenery, and it is a real delight and bliss to explore so much variety on a single trek.

Now, trek through fields, covered in snow, and from here have the first glimpse of Rupin Pass.

It looks beyond reach, the climb to this pass starts, and it is going to be thrilling. Walk through the rocky area, there are loose rocks on the way, and stones can fall from above, so you need to be careful and follow the instructions of the guide.

Climb individually so that no one of you faces any difficulty. This steep ascent may tire you but stand on the summit fulfill your hearts.

Reach the top, and the first thing you see is colorful flags flowing with the wind with a lovely view of Dhauladhar Range.

After spending some time on the summit, plan your descent. Descending is fun, slide down in excitement and reach leveled trail, which leads to the meadows of Ronti Gad.

These meadows are different from the ones which you addressed earlier, and this is a big meadow, the view of snow-covered mountains and meadows blooming in greenery looks entrancing. Today was a tough day, have salubrious food, and have a good tight sleep in tents.


Day 8: Trek from Ronti Gad to Sangla market (8,600 feet) via Sangla Kanda (11,427 feet)

Distance – 11 Km – 5/6 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot

Our Service End Here

Many trails lead to Sangla, go through a path frequently used by shepherds through a valley, and you see Sangla Kanda Lake on the way. At some distance, there lies a village that is accessible through a forest.

The changing sceneries and majestic views of “Kinner Kailash” are mind-blowing. Trek through the pine forest, and you reach a village; there you can see orchards of apple and wooden houses.

Further, reach Sangla and from there leave for Shimla.

Things to carry on trek

Mandatory Documents

Please carry the documents given below

Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, Driving License, Voters ID, etc,
Passport and Visa important to foreigners
Medical Certificate (First part should be filled by the Doctor and Second part by the Trekker)
Declaration Certificates

Note: –  Many trekkers commit the same mistake of carrying unnecessary items on a trek which only makes the backpack heavy. It is important to know the right items to carry.
It differs from season to season if you are trekking in summers then carry less layers of warm clothing and if you are trekking in winters carry enough layers to protect yourself against chilly cold.

Necessary Items for trekkers

carry on a trek

Backpack (50 to 60 liters)
A strongly built backpack with good support is compulsory for a trek. (Rain cover is important)

Sturdy Trekking Shoes
The shoes should be strong enough with good support. The people ask if sports shoes would be comfortable but it is good to bring the right trekking shoes.

The Clothes You Should Bring On a Trek
Avoid keeping extra clothes because it only makes you backpack heavy.

Trek Pants – The jeans are never suitable for a trek so you need at least 2-3 trek pants for treks carry more for longer treks.

Jacket – Jackets are very important to carry on a trek it protects you against the chilly weather. So carry 2 jackets on a week long trek.

Layers of warm Clothing 
Carry warm woolen layers or fleece. Carry more layers during winter season (at least 2 to 3) and less during summer.

Thermals – The Temperature decreases at night so you might be need thermals for Night.

T- Shirts – Bring those t shirts which dry fast.

Poncho –They are needed if you are trekking on a Rainy day to keep you dry.

Hiking Pole

Water Bottle 2

Cap or Balaclava



Woolen and Waterproof Gloves

Socks (Woolen and Regular)


Torch head light

Personal Toiletry Items –  (toothpaste, toothbrush, toilet paper, sanitizer etc.)

Carry Personal Medical Kit

Personal Medical Kit (Carry minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)

Medical Kit

Diamox – (Prevents altitude sickness)

Digene – (It cures discomfort in stomach, acidity)

Crocin Advance – (Cures fever and headache)

Aspirin/Combiflam – (Pain reliever)

Disprin – (Cures headache)

Avomine – (Prevents motion sickness)

Avil – (It treat allergies)

Norflox TZ & Lomofen – (Prevents Diarrhoea)

Ranitidine – (Reduces the amount of acid in stomach)

Volini/Moov spray – (For sprains)

Betadine/Savlon – (Antiseptic cream)


Band aid


Stretchable/Elastic bandage


Note:- Use medicines only when prescribed by the doctor. In case you face any problem during your trek, discuss and take advice from the Professional guide.

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  1. Rupin pass trek we do in small group, Small group is always safe and good, our own experience is that special care can always be taken for trekkers in small group
  2. We need to have minimum 5 people for Rupin pass trek
  3. Groups of up to 15 people are safe in Rupin Pass Trek
  4. We always tell Trekkers that you can feel yourself very comfortable with your own group
  5. One thing should always be kept in mind that in high altitude treks, only a small group should always be taken so that you can experience peace and joy.
  6. In small groups, always the group can be supervised very well

What is Included in this Trek?

Transport Facility from Dehradun to Dhaula

Forest Permit and entrance fee

Accommodation in tents on twin share basis

All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, coffee, snacks, soup and dinner

(All camping gears)

High quality tents

Sleeping bags




Separate Toilet tents – Ladies and Gents

Dining Tent

Dining Table




Kitchen team

Radio Walkie Talkie for Communication

Good Experience Trek Leader guide and Technical guide

Medical Kit

Oxygen Cylinders

Crampons and Gaiters

What is not Included in this Trek?

Personal Insurance

Medical Certificate

Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit

On first day En Route to base camp the Breakfast and Lunch are Not Included

Last Day En Route Lunch and Dinner are Not Included

Reviews (8)

8 reviews for Rupin Pass Trek

  1. Santosh Shah

    We had done Bali pass trek with HH in October 2019 and this year Rupin pass was my second trek with Himalayan hikers, the Both treks experience was good hence our expectations were high.
    Stay in Tent and Sankri Swargarohini hotel was good however the food was good all times . and good service. our guide best boths treks all Himalayan Hikers team local rupin and sankri range , best equipment, he quality of food was so so nice that all the people enjoyed it like a family.

    All the best Team H.H

  2. Rahul Singh

    The Himalayan Hikers is the best trekking organization in dehradun uttarakhand india , provide to all best services and hospitality , good and
    Clean and tidy quality equipment, food and local guide – all safety etc thanks again team himalayan hikers

  3. Abhishek Thapliyal

    Travel from dehradoon and to shimla is included(taxi) in the cost?

  4. manish chamoli

    Trekking in the Himalayas had been on my bucket list for quite some time. After some research, we booked ‘Rupin Pass’ trek with the Himalayan hikers group for the 18th June batch. 2017 It is an 8-day trek starting from Dehradun and ending at Shimla. In between, we need to trek/hike for around 70-80 Km (including the everyday acclimatization walks) through narrow trails with mighty Himalayas on one side and meandering Rupin river on the other to reach the summit at 15, 250 feet. Thanks you HH

  5. Sakshar Sarkar

    Sakshar Sarkar group from Kalkata Rupin Pass 2nd batch 2017

    housands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity…
    90k footsteps, 200+ narrow snow trails, a hanging village, snow-bridges, woods, following a river from plain to its source glacier, climb besides couple of big waterfalls, 10+ sq-km vast snow desert, Multiple almost vertical climbs.. finally leads to 15650 feet – Rupin Pass..
    Last but not d least.. Thanks a lot to Team HH for organizing it so well and for the tremendous support.. Kuldeep Chainsingh Rawat… Himalayan hikers

  6. Himanshu

    Excellent job by himalayanhikers team that ensured we had one of our best trekking experience on this trek. They did an excellent job in planning the route, excellent coordination over logistics. Amazin n hot food served on all days. Guides and porters were full of enthusiasm, respect and ensured safety of our group during the entire journey. This is a very special trek in terms of scenery and i would recommend every avid trekker to go on Rupin Pass trek with himalayanhikers only.

  7. manju nath

    Prerna Bhatia

    I have done 4 treks with them and all I want to say is they keep their promises good work…. Great experience ✌

  8. neeta godambe

    I went on the Rupin Pass trek along with 5 friends. The trek was perfectly planned to give us great trekking experience – everything was handled in a superb manner. The logistics from meals, transport, camping were arranged and handled superbly.
    The team was always helpful, they are awesome people who know their stuff
    Thanks to himalayan hikers team

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