• Moderate ascent till Jiskun then descent till wooden bridge through forest and then zig-zag ascent till Jakha
• Highest and the last village of Rupin pass trek
• Selwan Khad is the last water point
• Tea and maggi shope are on the way
• BSNL network is available
• Hot lunch at camp site
• Stay in home stay
Today you will be crossing the highest and the last village of this trek. Plus the trail will be continuous ascent for 4-5 hours. So embrace all the energy before beginning on the jaunt on the zig-zag mixed trail.
After a moderate ascent till Jiskun there will be a slight descending trail. You can find a wooden bridge between the dense forest. The route magically gets ascending in zig-zag fashion from the bridge. Refill your bottles at Selwan Khad as this is the last water point of today. Do not worry, there are many tea shops on the way for more water. Rest in your peaceful home stay at night.
Waking up at the campsite near Jhaka Village is sheer bliss. The trail is well defined, passes through the field of Jhaka village, enters a forest where trees of fir standing tall depicting centuries old, pristine civilization. A turn in the trail past crossing the forest and landscapes changes itself to snow patches. Follow the snow bridge over Rupin, cross the bridge and a walk on a narrow trail till another wooden bridge.
Half an hour more walk on the boulders and hoping through the streams flowing within the rocky paths along the left of Rupin, you will enter another forest, on which rest the Rhododendron trees of a different colour.
Another walk of a few kilometres and you are at Saruwas Thatch. Relax well and admire the nature’s different shades on the perfect campsite, a serene u shaped valley in the middle of trees, with the sight of Rupin waterfall far away. Following this is the route filled with snow patches on the mountainside. The sacred silver birch trees (Bhoj Trees) will accompany you till the entrance of forests. Move upwards through the forests and you will find yourself at the verge of U shaped valley. The enchanting sights from the lip of the valley, thousands of waterfalls rushing down below you is all a set to hypnotize you for a movement.
Move downward to reach down to the valley though green and yellow meadows, after crossing a series of snow-bridges and you are in the middle of a valley, Dhanderas Thatch.
And get ready to relax and then indulge in some fun activities organized by our to enjoy one of the most admiring and biggest known meadows of Himalayan Range.
Meal: B, L, D
• Altitude: 4,050 m/ 13,300 ft
• Trek: 5 km, 3-4 hrs
• Can refill water from small streams
• Most scenic day of the trek
• Moderate level of ascent, continuously tricky climbing trail around the snow patches
• Avoid getting on the snow patch directly
• Meet the technical team they will give you important tips for the summit day
• Hot lunch at camp site
The altitude from Dhanderas to Upperwater fall camp is about 4000 meters which is enough to make you vulnerable to AMS. We shall take the necessary precautions to keep away from any altitude problems. Our team will also take a short session to teach you the skills of trekking in snow such as sliding on snow, sidestepping and cutting through the snow.
After proper acclimatization, you need to reach the base of Dhanderas, from there trek crossing through many rivulets of Rupin. Make your way to the snow patch of the first waterfall through the marigold flowers. After a steady and care full walk on the rocks along the hill you can now see a trail going in between through the thick snow.
Your learned techniques will come is use as you have to cut your path to another vast snow bridge. This is the last but the ultimate snow bridge offering you the Rupin Water coming just above head and getting down below your feet. A sharp but short climb after crossing the bridge and you are all set to get relaxed and enjoy your campsite.
• Difficult Level of ascent. Longest and most exciting day of the trek
• Steep ascent till the pass and then steep descend
• 200 mtrs of very steep ascent known as Rupin Gully, just before the pass, give pass to porters and guides, let them go ahead
• Leave camp site by 4:30 am
• Carry enough hot water from the camp site, Water sources are limited
• Packed lunch will be given
• Reached Ronti gad late in the evening
Longest trail of Rupin Pass begins with a steep ascent, with a bumper gain in altitude. An hour of climbing, then take left trail and discover totally different and amazing sights from the Rati Pheri campsite.
The only views from Rati Pheri are of the expanse of thick snow stretched all over, making your paths through them is your next exhausting task for the day to reach Rupin Pass Gully. We shall take utmost care here as the snow is very thick and the trails are not clearly defined. At Rupin Pass we will serve you with some refreshment to regain your energy for the next adventurous climb to Rupin Pass.
The trail to Rupin pass is short but very uncertain and has risks of loose stones falling from above. Our team will suggest you walk in line carefully putting your every step forward.
Rupin Pass cut from a hollow shaped region marks the beginning of Dhauladhar Range. A bit of descendant and you are ready to experience the next adventure to slide down the snow to reach Rukti Gad.
Way to Ronti Gad is a gentle walk followed by a sharp descendant. Camping at the coldest yet charming campsite amidst the mountains covered with snow.
Meal: B, L, D
• Will be used as a rest, acclimatization or buffer day
• This day can be used at any camp, depends on trekker's fitness and weather
• In general we use this day at Dandreyash Thatch camp
This day is a very important day of the trek, it greatly increases the chances of summit and this day cannot be ignored. This day can be used in any camp of the trek depending on the conditions at that time. Usually it has been seen that many times trekkers get tired or the weather does not support, due to which it becomes necessary to take a rest of 1 day and due to lack of time, there is a lot of difficulty in completing the trek, at that time this day helps us a lot and saves our planning from getting spoiled.
Meal: B, L, D
• Altitude: 2,650 m/ 8,700 ft
• Trek 8 km, 4-5 hrs
• 9-10 hrs drive to Shimla
• Moderate level of descent, continuously descent till Sangla
• Many water taps on the way
• Reach Sangla 1-2 pm
• Cab leaves from Sangla at 3 pm and reached Shimla by 1 am (please make your hotel booking at Shimla accordingly)
• Drop time: 11:00 PM
Today’s trek will be a downward climb but very arduous as the trail’s altitude drops rapidly. Our team will take another round of bout to make you adaptable to the sharp descendant, climb your way downward with more ease without hurting your foot or knees.
Transport from Shimla to Shimla (Non AC MUV)
Three meals in a day (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner). From dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 7
Accommodation is on Home Stay/Guest house & Camp
Accommodation on Twin sharing in Camp & Dormitory with ground mattress in Home Stay/Guest house.
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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.