Package Name: Rupin Pass Trek
Price: Rs 13, 500
Day: 8 Day
Night: 7 Night
Starting Month: Apr
End Month: Oct
Rupin Pass trek is one such experience that all adventure lovers should indulge in. Located at an altitude of around 15250 feet, the mountain pass is in the beautiful state of Himachal Pradesh. The trek is fairly undulating, but it will allow you to be pleasantly surprised by the change in scenery at every other corner. The state itself is known for its pristine natural beauty and the trek to Rupin Pass will take you among some of the best landscapes here. Meandering rivers, dense forests and snow-clad mountain ranges make for a perfect feast for the eyes.
The Rupin Pass trekking tour starts at Dhaula in the state of Uttarakhand. From here, head to the Sewa village where you will come across a Kinnauri-style temple. The ethnicity of the inhabiting tribe is symbolised by this captivatingly beautiful temple. Cross a few more charming villages, such as Putodhar and Jakhu, to reach the Rupin Valley camp. Capture a few shots of the scenic waterfall positioned here. Further, proceed towards the village of Kanda before the ultimate climb to the pass begins. The views of hanging glaciers and the Kinnaur Kailash Mountain Range from the summit will be more than enough to mesmerise you.
The last phase of the Rupin Pass trekking experience starts when you head towards Sangla. Pay attention to every scenic detail of the lushness surrounding you, so that you can forever cherish this memory. A trekking trip such as this will stay with you for a long period of time. Plan the trip to breathe in the fresh scent of mountain air, infused with sweetness of apples and apricots. A million more reasons including the chance to witness the nature in an absolute un-spoilt form will compel you to take up the challenge of this thrilling vacation.
Day 00: Arrival in Dehradun | Dehradun to Dhaula
Upon arrival in Dehradun by a train from Delhi, you can choose between driving to Dhaula and taking a bus from Dehradun to Naitwar. Upon reaching here, take a shared Jeep ride to the village of Dhaula. On arrival in the village, enjoy an overnight stay at the campsite.
Day 01: Dhaula to Sewa (13 km/approx. 7 hours)
The adventurous Rupin pass trek starts today from a site, located a little outside Dhaula. Along the trail, you will encounter a few human settlements, and after sometime the pristine Rupin River will be visible flowing through a gorge about 500 feet below. The trek continues as you walk along the left side of the valley and pass through fragrant apple and apricot trees.
Carry on with the walk till you reach a shop, selling refreshments, on the way. Relish a steaming cup of tea, complemented with some light snacks, here. This break will refresh you enough to continue the Rupin pass trekking tour further. Today’s excursion ends at Sewa – a village, which a little uphill from the floor of the Rupin River. Upon reaching Sewa, you will come across a small temple that reflects the exquisite Kinnauri traditions and beliefs. Stay on the trail until you hear the rippling sounds of the stream.
Post hiking for sometime along the gushing rivulet, come across a bridge, which acts as a passage between the states of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. Cross the bridge to reach the bank of the river, and set up tents here for an overnight stay.
Day 02: Sewa to Putodhar (2300 metres)
In the morning, walk along the same trail along the right side of the valley. Continue the trek to Rupin Pass on a relatively unhurried pace, and pass the two large yet faraway villages of Dodra and Kwar. Walk on the bridge, across a river, and then take the track leading up to the village. Climb up to Kwar and reach the rapidly ascending trail, which will take you to the village of Jiksun. The trail heads along the right bank of the river, as you tackle the demanding climb to Jiksun. Located near the conflux of the Rupin and Narkund Khad rivulets, this village is your camping destination for the night.
Day 03: Putodhar to Jakhu (8 km/approx. 4 hours)
Resume the Rupin Pass trekking venture by descending along the trail that becomes more demanding and steep as it leads towards a tributary of the main river. Here, you chance upon a sharp climb that will have to be accomplished to reach the Jakhu village. Later, travel to the outskirts of the village for an overnight stay.
Day 04: Jakhu to Rupin Valley Camp (Waterfall) (11 km/approx. 5 hours)
In the morning, continue the trek to Rupin Pass by walking through picturesque and thick maple and blue pine forests. After strolling for a while, you will eventually start to descend towards a river. Cross the bridge to reach the left side of the valley from the right side. Maple forests now give way to those of silver birch and rhododendrons, and finally to alpine meadows. In the blooming seasons, the vivid colours of the wild flowers and blue poppies come alive and turn the meadow into something enchantingly beautiful. While walking along the trail, you will also stumble across a scenic waterfall. Thereafter, transfer to the campsite for an overnight stay.
Day 05: Rupin Valley Camp to Kanda via Rupin Pass (8 km/approx. 4 hours)
En route Rupin Pass, you will be treated to spellbinding views of glaciers and snowfields. The Rupin Pass trekking tour now becomes a bit more challenging as you move along a trail, less in width and having a high angle of ascent. Continue to make progress on the expedition while passing through perilous boulders. For your safety, take the support of a rope if these have snow. On reaching the summit of the pass, enjoy the spectacular views of the Kinnaur Kailash Range of the Himalayas. Finally, descend towards alpine meadows to set up camps for an overnight stay.
Day 06: Kanda to Sangla
This stage of the Rubin Pass trekking expedition will be delightful as you will tread through lush forests of deodar and oak trees. All the while, continue enjoying enthralling views of the Sangla Valley. Descending towards Sangla, the trail grows steeper, so walk downhill carefully and maintain a comfortable pace. Hike downhill for around one and a half hour and experience an elevation decline of more than 1500 feet. Thereafter, the track from the narrow valley of Ronti Gad skews to the left towards another valley, giving views of the Rukti Gad rivulet.
The magnificent view of an imposing mountain range, standing at about 20000 feet in height, will take you by awe. Way beneath that, notice the first mark of civilisation in the form of the village of Sangla Kanda. The sight of a human settlement after this long a trek will fill you with a refreshed vigour. Channel the energy to hike for another one and a half hour to reach the village. On arrival in Sangla Kanda, transfer to campsite for an overnight stay.
Day 07: Sangla to Shimla/Chandigarh
The Rupin Pass trek comes to an end upon reaching Sangla. Having reached here, you will find that the town has excellent links to other cities. Either stay in Sangla in any of the numerous accommodation options offered in the form of hotels, and bed and breakfasts; or travel to Shimla or Chandigarh by road.
Rupin Pass Trek
Price (Per Person): ` 13,500
Duration: 7 Days
Duration: 07 Nights/ 08 Days
Region: Rupin Valley, Himachal Pradesh
Grade: Moderate – Difficult
Maximum Altitude: 15250 Feet
Best Time to go: April – June, September, October
21st May, 2016
4th June, 2016
1. Certified Mountaineering Guide and Instructors
2. Cook, Helper, Porter , Mules
3. Accommodation in Tents on Sharing basis
4. Imported Sleeping bags , Mattress and liners
5. All meals from Day 1 Dinner to Day 7 lunch (Breakfast , lunch , Dinner, Snacks, Refreshment)
6. Kitchen Tents and all Kitchen items
7. Toilet Tent
9. First aid kit
10. Safety Equipment
1. Expenses that are personnel in nature
2. Transportation for Dehradun to Dhaula and Sangla to Chandigarh
3. Transport cost from Haridwar to Dhaula and Sangla to Shimla
4. Expenses arising due to Emergency/ Evacuation/ Unforseen conditions beyond our control
5. Personal medication
6. Food while travelling in Volvo
7. Anything not mentioned in Inclusions
8. 3.625% Government Service Tax
30 days or more before date of departure: 25% of total cost
29 – 20 days before date of departure: 50% of total cost
19 daysor less before date of departure: 100% of total cost
Important: The booking stands liable to be cancelled if 100% payment is not receivedless than 20 days before date of departure.
Cancellation charges per person
30 days or more before departure: 25% of total cost
29 – 20 days before departure: 50% of total cost
Less than 19 days before departure: 100% of total cost
If we change or cancel your holiday
We do plan the arrangements in advance. It is unlikely that we will have to make any changes to your travel arrangements.
Occasionally, we may have to make changes and we reserve the right to do so at any time. If there are any changes, we will advise you of them at the earliest possible date.
We also reserve the right under any circumstances to cancel your travel arrangements by assigning reasons to you.
If we are unable to provide the booked travel arrangements due to reasons beyond our control (e.g. bad weather):We shall first try to offer alternative dates for the tour if the tour hasn’t already commenced. If the alternate arrangement does not suit you, we will refund the amount in full.
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