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Rupin Pass

Co-ordinates:31.3535° N, 78.1541° E

Difficulty Level: Moderate- Difficult

Maximum Temperature: 13-18ºC

Minimum Temperature: 0-7ºC

Best time to visit: May – September

Maximum Altitude: 15250 ft.

This is a very interesting trek route as it begins in the tiny village of Dhaula, Uttarakhand and ends in Sangla Valley, Himachal Pradesh. It goes without saying that it’s the perfect trek if you want to experience the magnificence of both the states. The trail is surrounded with thick forests, meadows, streams, waterfalls and ultimately awards you with a spectacular view of Kinner Kailash Range in Himachal.

Duration: 9-10 days

Route: Dhaula – Sewa – Jhaka – Saruwas – Dhanderas – Rupin Pass – Ronti Gad – Sangla

 

Itinerary

Day 1: Dehradun – Dhaula (180km)

alongside the trekking trail. The route is extremely picturesque and you won’t even realise when you have reached. Roam around in Sewa and visit the famous Shiva Temple. Overnight stay at Sewa.

 

Day 2: Dhaula – Sewa (6300 ft, 6 hours)

11km away from Dhaula lies Sewa, a place rife with apricot and apple trees. You will walk through a variety of features like jungles and farms. YDay 1:  Dehradun – Barsu (7450 ft.)

We will drive all the way from Dehradun to Barsu where we stay overnight in homestay or guesthouse. Watch Himalayan peaks from Barsu pond

 

Day 3: Sewa – Jhaka (8,70 ft. , 7 hours)

Today we trek to hanging village of Jhaka which is a challenging climb. This route is gorgeous as it is rich in thick deodar and walnut trees. This is called the hanging village as it seems like its standing vertically on the mountain. Here, we will stay at a homestay that will give you a view of the plunging valley below.

 

Day 4: Jhaka – Saruwas Thatch Camp (11,150 ft. , 5 hours)

Today you will walk through various landscapes such as dense forests, meadows and even snow bridges! You will even have to cross a massive river, a difficult task, but one that comes with its rewards. A meadow will open into a huge field of rhododendrons which is a sight to behold. Overnight stay at Saruwas.

 

Day 5: Saruwas Thatch Camp – Dhanderas Thatch Camp (11,680 ft. , 4 hours)

Today’s trek will offer you a majestic view of Rupin Pass waterfall. You will go on a mild ascent of 500 ft., but the views are spectacular. You can slide down snow-slopes here and enjoy the trail. Overnight stay at Dhanderas Thatch.

 

Day 6:  Dhandera Thatch Camp – Upper Waterfall Camp (13,129 ft., 3 hours)

This is the most challenging phase of the trek as you hike up a massive waterfall. The cliff you will be climbing is the same one from where Rupin river flows down. This is a high altitude area with no treeline, just a frozen landscape covered in snow. Stay the night at the camp.

 

Day 7: Upper Waterfall Camp – Rupin Pass – Ronti Gad (15,200 ft., 11 hours)

We will provide you with snowshoes today and begin an ascent on a steep sheet of snow. This challenging climb will take you to Rupin Pass. Once on the pass, be prepared to be stunned by 360 degree views of mountain ranges. After spending some time at the pass, we will go across the other side to Ronti Gad, a tiny meadow at the edges of the treeline.

 

Day 8: Ronti Gad – Sangla Village  (8800 ft., 12 km)

This is a step descent that will take you to the pristine Sangla Village and offer views of imposing Kinner Kailash Ranges. You’ll see orchards, lush green farms and fields. From Sangla, we will drive till Shimla as the last leg of the trek.

 

 

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