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.
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.
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).
Embark in this exciting trekking expedition in Rupin Pass and get a chance to explore the beauty of this region.
Climb through the steep rocks and pass the form of a saddle on a ridge with multiple colour prayer flags and stone cairns and the meadows of Ronti Gad.
Witness the amazing view of the dense forest and meadows while trekking to Saruwas, 5 kms which will take around 4-5 hours.
Enjoy trekking over snow and then crossing the streams till you reach the Upper waterfall camp.
Region :- Uttarakhand to Himanchal
Duration :- 8 Days
Grade :- Difficult
Max Altitude :- 15,250 Ft.
Approx Trekking Km :- 52 Kms.
Day 1 -Arrival at Dhaula
Arrive in Dhaula, a hamlet in Uttarkashi by late afternoon on your own.
Day 2 -Dhaula 1555 M to Sewa 1920 M
Trek for an easy 11 kms trek from Dhaula to Sewa with apple and apricot trees in abundance on the trail.
The initial walk is through farms till you enter the dense jungle.
Pass through the richness of number of streams.
Camp overnight at Gosangu.
Day 3 -Sewa 1920 M to Jhaka 2652 M
Today you trek to the Hanging Village of Jhaka.
The trail is not easy today.
There are multiple sections of steep climb with some flat sections in between for respite.
Pass through beautiful deodar & walnut tree.
Reach the hanging village as its located on the edge of a mountain.
Overnight camp at Jhaka.
Day 4 -Jhaka 2652 M to Saruwas thatch 3125 M
Trek from dense forests,meadows to steams of water to beautiful snow bridges.
The proximate distance to Saruwas thatch is 5kms which will take about 4-5 hours.
camp at Saruwas thatch.
Day 5 -Saruwas thatch 3125 M to Dhanderas thatch 3560 M
Enjoy the spectacular views as the previous day the trail comprise of dense forests,meadows & number of rivulets.
The most stunning view is from a point close of Dhanderas.
Witness the sight of the hundreds of waterfalls cascading down the mountain slopes to meet Rupin river is a sight which can leave you thrilled.
Overnight camp at Dhanderas which is also known as lower waterfall camp.
Day 6 -Dhanderas thatch 3560 M to Upper Waterfall camp 4054 M
Trek through the snow and cross a number of streams.
Move from Dhanderas to Upper waterfall camp.
Day 7 -Upper Waterfall Camp 4054 M to Rupin Pass 4649 M to Ronti Gad 4090 M
Break camps early in the morning to have more time at hand.
Climb through the steep rocks and then the form of a saddle on a ridge.
On the way you will find stone cairns & multi color prayer flags.
After crossing the pass there is a steep decent up to the meadows of Ronti Gad.
Day 8 -Ronti Gad 4090 M to Sangla 2682 M
Descent to the steep steps andd witness the spectacular views of Kinner Kailash Ranges
After 4 hours of trek civilization closes in as pass through the village farms & orchards.
Reach Sangla in 5-6 hours. The trip ends here.
You can stay in Sangla or depart on the same day.
Accommodation in a tent
All Meals Included
Food as per menu on the trek
Forest Permits/Camping Charges,if any
Tents, Sleeping bags, mats
Trek guide, cook, helpers, & porters for carrying common supplies
Services of a Trek Leader
Things To Carry
First aid kit
Transportation can be given at an extra cost of Rs 1250 will be a given in a Tata Sumo or similar vehicle on sharing basis only in the front or middle row.
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