Embark On This High-Altitude Trek And Encounter Spectacular Sceneries
Embark on this high-altitude trail and enjoy gorgeous views of the fabled Kailash Peak
Experience high-altitude waterfalls cascading down with a tremendous rush, as if they are plunging from the sky!
Encounter the geographical wonder of the Jhaka village that apparently hangs out through a mountain cliff!
Set out on the Rupin Pass trek, crossing colorful rhododendron forests and fields
Witness the enormous biodiversity of the rare Himalayan flora and fauna
Continue your trail across high-altitude bridges covered in snow, offering a bountiful of natural delights
Enjoy the best of both worlds- commencing the trek from Dhaula, Uttarakhand, and concluding it in Sangla, Himachal Pradesh.
Observe the mighty Rupin river, fanning out across a wide valley and introducing picturesque beauty that will make you go click-click in no time!
Dehradun is the closest hub for several adventure activities across Uttarakhand and North India. Hence reaching Dehradun should be the foremost requirement before you begin any adventure. The Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest airport to the hub, enjoying regular flights from Delhi NCR as well as Mumbai. Air India, …
Dehradun is the closest hub for several adventure activities across Uttarakhand and North India. Hence reaching Dehradun should be the foremost requirement before you begin any adventure. The Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest airport to the hub, enjoying regular flights from Delhi NCR as well as Mumbai. Air India, Spicejet, Jet Airways, and other eminent aviation companies have regular flights reaching the Jolly Grant, which is just 20 kilometers from the hub. You can hire a taxi or take public transport to reach the hub within 40 to 45 minutes, depending on the traffic. Dehradun enjoys excellent railroad connectivity to metros and other major Indian cities like New Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai, Lucknow, Varanasi, Ujjain, Allahabad, etc. There are regular train services to the Dehradun Railway Station (DDN) with the Jan Shatabdi Express, the Shatabdi Express, the Doon Express, the Dehradun AC Express, and the Amritsar Dehradun Express making their way to the station every week. If you are still unsure, you can take a train from anywhere in India to reach Delhi NCR and then aboard another train to reach the Dehradun Railway Station. The station is located just 1 to 2 kilometers away from the city center. The Dehradun Interstate Bus Terminus (ISBT), situated near Clement Town, enjoys frequent bus service from every significant North-Indian city like New Delhi, Agra, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Mussoorie, etc. You can either avail of the Uttarakhand State Transport buses that are relatively cheap or go with the pricey option of the private bus service and avail Volvos and other deluxe and semi-deluxe buses. The Dehradun ISBT has buses leaving every 15 minutes, and hence it is an excellent bet to travel via road to reach this adventure hub. Furthermore, the Dehradun area has a couple of other crucial interstate bus terminals, like the Mussoorie bus station near the DDN Railway Station and the Delhi Bus Stand near Gandhi Road.
Since Dehradun is a central hub and the starting point of several adventure activities in Uttarakhand and North India, the place multiple accommodation options. Starting from budget hotels, homestays, and backpackers’ hostels, the place features guest houses and exquisite luxury and boutique hotels. Though nearly every accommodation in this tourist-friendly …
Since Dehradun is a central hub and the starting point of several adventure activities in Uttarakhand and North India, the place multiple accommodation options. Starting from budget hotels, homestays, and backpackers’ hostels, the place features guest houses and exquisite luxury and boutique hotels. Though nearly every accommodation in this tourist-friendly hub offers captivating views of the hills, the amenities depend on your accommodation prices. Starting from as low as USD 7 (INR 500) per night, the prices might go up to USD 135 (INR 10,000) and more depending on the range of amenities and add-ons you choose. However, pre-booking via notable websites and booking apps will help you cut down on accommodation costs since it is quite natural for accommodation prices to soar during the peak tourist seasons.
Though the Rupin Pass Trek is a challenging trek, the things that lie ahead will convince you to embark on this journey. Especially the drastic change of scenery that you encounter at every interval during the trek- the mighty Rupin river, hanging villages across the trail, a deep plunge into thick pine forests, a meandering trail across glacial meadows, and valleys, countless waterfalls, snowfields, and bridges and a lot more. A bountiful natural asset awaits you in the Rupin Pass Trek. Besides, the three-staged waterfall of the Rupin river, culminating in a unique U-shaped glacial valley, is a sight to behold! The challenging terrain with sharp ascents and descents also makes it one of the favorite treks for seasoned campaigners and experienced trekkers.
The best time for Rupin Pass Trek coincides with all other high-altitude expeditions- spring/summer and post-monsoon/autumn. If you are embarking on the trek during summer (mid-May to end-June), you will get to experience considerable snow on the trails. Along with snow bridges, unending snowfields, you will also appreciate the beauty of the gullies replete with snow. However, do not expect stable weather conditions. Due to the 4660 meters altitude, even during the summer season, it gets chilly after sundown, and the nights are frigid. From mid-September to end-October, the trails become gorgeous. There is no snow, exposing the rugged landscape and the colorful forests and golden meadows in October. The weather is stable, with clear, blue skies offering you crisp views and instigating you to turn into a shutterbug! If you are traveling with a well-known tour and travel agency that promise a host of offerings, try checking the Rupin Pass Trek cost in advance to avoid paying excess due to amenities you don’t even require.
Since the Rupin Pass Trek is a challenging trek and is not advisable for beginners and amateur trekkers, you should put in enormous amounts of hard work to prepare for this trek. Apart from the 4660-meter elevation, the trek distance is approximately 52 kilometers that you need to cover within 7 to 8 days. You can create custom workout sessions where you take weekly hikes across undulating terrain with your daypacks on your back. Alternatively, you can go the traditional way of increasing your cardiovascular endurance by swimming, jogging, running, cycling, etc., on most days of the week. Strength conditioning is also essential. Preparing mentally for this challenging trek is also a challenge. Try restorative therapies like yoga and meditation to improve clarity and make real-time decisions once you face any unprecedented danger on the trail.
Now comes the list of essentials that you need to carry along with you while participating in this high-altitude expedition. Your warm clothes should comprise thermal inners, quick-dry, full-sleeved t-shirts, insulation layers formed of fleece jackets, woolen sweaters, and a heavy, waterproof down jacket. Your hiking pants should also be quick-dry and synthetic. Try carrying extra pairs of socks, underwear, a windcheater, and a raincoat or poncho to cover your back during the unpredictable Himalayan weather.
The headgear should include suncaps, woollen caps, balaclava, gaiters, and sunglasses. Always carry synthetic as well as woollen gloves. You need to be aware of the treacherous and hazardous terrain. Thus, always take high-ankle, well-made, sturdy hiking boots, along with superior quality walking sticks or poles. Carry a waterproof backpack (50 to 60 liters) along with a daypack of 20 liters if you consider offloading. Rain covers are a must-have during this trek. LED torches and headlamps with spare batteries, extra batteries and memory cards for your camera, and power banks should be your necessary electronics.
The latest gear list includes your essential toiletries like biodegradable soaps, excess toilet paper, wet wipes, hand sanitizers, moisturizers, lip balm, sunscreen, etc. Try carrying your own hydration packs or water bottles to avoid littering the beautiful Himalayas with disposable plastic bottles. You should also keep your personal medicines and a first-aid kit handy.