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Rupin Pass Trek

Himachal Pradesh,Himachal Pradesh
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The Rupin Pass trek is a thrilling high-altitude trekking route located in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, near the border with Uttarakhand.

Trek Info

Trail Type : A cross over trail through passes

Rail Head : Kalka is the nearest rail head to Shimla and from Dehradun its Dehradun Railwaystation

Airport :Jubbarhatti airport which is 22Km away

Base Camp :Jiskun

Best Season :May, June and Sep, Oct

Service From :Jiskun to Sangla

Meals :Veg

Stay :Hotel/Homestay/Camping

Region :Himachal

Duration :7 Days

Grade :Moderate

Maximum Altitude :15350 Ft

Approx Trekking KM :43 Km

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(Himachal Pradesh To Himachal Pradesh)
Day :1 Drive from Shimla to Jiskun (7,630 ft)
    Drive distance: 185 km | Drive Duration: 7 hours | Location of Himalayan Daredevils basecamp: Jiskun
Day :2 Trek from Jiskun to Jakha Trek Distance: 4 km | Trek Duration: 4 hours | Altitude gain: 7,630 ft to 8,755 ft
    A lovely trek through remote, traditional villages of Himachal. The Rupin pass trekking is a challenging one. Expect an hour’s descent followed by an hour’s steep ascent.
Day :3 Trek from Jakha to Saruwas Thatch. Trek Distance: 7.10 km | Trek duration: 5-6 hours | Altitude gain: 8755 ft to 10,770 ft
    The day's trek starts off in a magnificent fir forest, one of the best forest sections on any trek. Further, the trail descends down into the valley, snaking on the banks of the Rupin River. Look out for beautiful dwarf rhododendrons after Udaknal, just as you approach the meadows of Saruwas Thatch.
Day :4 Trek from Saruwas Thatch to Dhanderas Thatch. Trek Distance: 3 km | Trek Duration: approx. 2 hours | Altitude gain: 10,770 ft to 11,700 ft
    The shortest and perhaps the prettiest day of the Rupin pass trek, as you walk through small meadows, which are flower beds in summer, and beautifully colourful in autumn. The day's trek culminates at the iconic Dhanderas Thatch or Lower Waterfall campsite, where you camp at the base of the roaring 1,500 ft Rupin Waterfall.
Day :5 Trek from Dhanderas Thatch to Upper Waterfall. Trek Distance: 2.4 km | Trek Duration: 2-3 hours | Altitude gain: 11,700 ft to 13,275 ft
    A quick and continuous ascent of the 1,500 ft Rupin Waterfall. In summer, expect to cross the waterfall on a snow bridge. In autumn, the trail is on rocky, and sometimes slippery terrain.
Day :6 Pass-crossing day: Upper Waterfall camp to Rupin Pass, further on to Ronti Gad. Trek Distance: 7.4 km | Trek Duration: 9-10 hours | Altitude gain and loss: 13,275 ft to 15,279 ft to 13,005 ft
    The most adventurous day of your trek. You start from the Upper Waterfall Camp at around 3 am to make it to Rupin Pass by 7 or 8 am. The day's climb is hard, with steep ascents, through snowfields of rocky beds to the pass. The climb to the pass through the Rupin Gully is an iconic one. The descent and long walk to Rontigad is a true test of your endurance.
Day :7 Trek from Ronti Gad to Sangla. Drive to Shimla Trek Distance: 11.9 km | Trek Duration: 6 hours | Altitude loss: 13,005 ft to 8,660 ft | Drop off point: Shimla Old Bus stand.
    The day's trek involves a steep descent all the way to Sangla, where your trek ends. Despite being the last day, this is one of the most picturesque days as you trek through the lush grasslands of Sangla. The trek ends at the River Baspa, which marks the beginning of civilization after your 7-day trek.


1. Meals while on trek (Veg).

2. All necessary entry fees and permits.

3. Accommodation:- Guest house, Home stay, camping during Trek.

4. Mountaineering qualified & professional trek Leader, guide, cook and Support staff.

5. First aid medical kits, stretcher and oxygen cylinder.

6.Trek equipment: Sleeping bag, mattress, tent (twin sharing), kitchen & dinning tent, toilet tent, utensils and crampon (if required)

7. Staff Insurance.

8. Porters/mules to carry central equipment.

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1. Any kind of personal expenses.

2. Food during the transit.

3. Mules or porters to carry personal luggage.

4. Transport (Non Ac) (Note: cab or tempo traveller can be provided for additional cost) Shimla to Shimla 3000Rs

5. Insurance.

6. Any kind of emergency evacuation charges

7. 5% GST

8.Any expense incurred or loss cost by reasons beyond our control such as bad weather, natural calamities (landslides, floods), flight delays/rescheduling/ cancellations, any accidents/medical evacuations, riots/strikes/war/pandemics etc.

9. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head.

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What to carry

Shoes and backpack

  • Trekking shoes with ankle support
  • Backpack with rain cover

Warm Layers and Clothes

  • Warm layers (PaddedJacket)
    - 3 layers if you're trekking in spring, summer and monsoon (1 woollen sweater, 1 fleece, 1 padded jacket)
    - 4 layers if you're trekking in autumn (1 woollen sweater, 2 fleece, 1 padded jacket)
    - 5 layers if you're trekking in winter (1 pair of thermals, 1 woollen sweater, 2 fleece, 1 padded jacket)
  • 3 Collared T-shirts (Wear one, carry two)
  • 2 quick-dry trek pants (Wear one, carry one)


  • Sunglasses
  • Sun cap with flaps
  • Waterproof gloves
  • Balaclava
  • Woollen socks (3 pairs)
  • Headlamp
  • Trekking pole
  • Rain jacket + pants / poncho


  • Sunscreen
  • Moisturiser
  • Light towel
  • Lip balm or vaseline
  • Toilet paper
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Reusable plastic covers (for used clothes)
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How to reach

Step 1: Take a Flight from New Delhi to reach Chandigarh

You can travel from New Delhi to Chandigarh by booking a flight. The total flight time between New Delhi & Chandigarh is around 0 h 50 m.

Step 2: Take a Bus from Chandigarh to reach Shimla

Travelling in a bus is one of the ways to reach Shimla from Chandigarh. The total journey between Chandigarh & Shimla takes around 3 h 9 m in a bus.

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Ques: 1 How should I prepare myself for Rupin Pass trek?

Ans: 1 This trek has a difficulty level of medium to hard. The terrain is variable - with slippery roads, muddy grounds, and snowy trails. For somebody who has a desk job, or does not indulge in routine physical activities, this can be a difficult trail. Also, start with brisk 10 minutes walk every day and then some physical exercise like stretching. You can also do some yoga every day to regulate your breathing properly. Do three sets of squats, with 8 squats in each set. Apart from this, you can include planks and crunches in your routine. Those who have a medical condition should consult with their physician to ensure they are medically fit to go trekking at such a high altitude.

Ques: 2 Whers does the Rupin Pass trek starts?

Ans: 2 The Rupin Pass Trek typically starts from Dhaula in Uttarakhand. However, it is often associated with Sangla or Shimla in Himachal Pradesh because trekkers often visit these places either while reaching Dhaula or after completing the trek at Sangla, which can be the end-point of the trek.

Ques: 3 Can beginners attempt the Rupin Pass trek?

Ans: 3 Rupin Pass Trek is considered to be of moderate to difficult level and it is generally recommended for trekkers who have some prior trekking experience. Beginners with good physical fitness, mental preparation, and proper guidance can attempt the trek, but they should be aware of the challenges involved.

Ques: 4 What is the best time to do Rupin Pass trek?

Ans: 4 The best time to go for the Rupin Pass Trek is during the pre-monsoon months of May and June, or post-monsoon months of September and October, when the weather is relatively stable and the views are clear.

Ques: 5 What is Rupin Pass ?

Ans: 5 Rupin Pass is a high altitude pass across the Himalayas in the state of Himachal Pradesh, India. It's a popular destination among trekkers for its scenic beauty, snow-covered trails, and the thrilling experience of crossing a mountain pass at an elevation of about 15,250 feet.

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Cancellation policy

Life is unpredictable and we understand sometimes you have to cancel or change your trip dates and it is our endeavour to make it as easy possible for you. However, please understand we plan everything including guide fees, permits, accommodation and ration in advance. Therefore any cancellation means inconvenience and certain losses to the people involved in various stages of programme. Keeping that in mind, our cancellation charges are as below-

Cancellation prior to 30 days from start of the event: Get monetary refund with 15% of cancellation charges on trek fee.

Cancellation between 30 days and 15 days to the start of event: 50% on trek fee is non refundable and the remaining 50 % will be given as cash voucher which is valid for 1 year.

Cancellation less than 15 days to the start of event: No refund.

Please note cancellation will be only accepted by email.

Note: The Himalayan Daredevils reserves the right to cancel a programme before departure in the event of logistical problems arriving due to natural calamities, strikes, wars on any other circumstances that makes the event inadvisable. In this case, we will refund 50% of the event fees.

Itinerary changes & trip delays:

We plan itineraries based on the information at the time of planning and in rare circumstances, there are subject to change. In the event that the itinerary is changes or delayed due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather conditions, transportation delays, government intervention, landslides etc. We will always aim to give you the best experience possible. However The Himalayan Daredevils are not be held responsible for the cost of delay or changes.

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September 2024October 2024

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