Welcome to Range Climbers – Rupin Pass Trek in Uttarakhand & Himachal (India) – The best Summer and winter trek in the Himalayas Uttarkashi District (Uttarakhand)
Rupin Pass Trek is a classic Summer . The trek provides a great opportunity for trekkers to see the scenic beauty and experience the life of remote villages, Jiskun ,Sewa , Jakha Kinor valley Sangal of Garhwal Himalayas.
If there is a classic trek in Uttarakhand / Himachal border in India, it has to be the Rupin Pass. This trek is like an orchestra, building up momentum with surprises in scenery every hour or so. With every step, the trek throws up a new vista to see, new scenery to unfold. All along, to complement the scenery, the blue waters of the Rupin run along, sometimes rushing, at times gliding by. It culminates in the famous three stage water fall of the Rupin.
Rupin Pass Trek lies in the Govind Wild life Sanctuary and National Park in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhandand Himachal border
The drive to Dhaula Camp (From where the Rupin pass trek starts) is one of the most picturesque drives in the Himalayas through Dehradun , Mussoorie, Nainbag , Damta , Nawgano , Purola, Mori, Netwar, .Dhaula camp along the Tons River, Rupin pass trek is one the easiest treks in the Himalayas to enjoy Valley Kinor – thick snow cover. The Rupin valley trek’s campsite is great for birding and surrounded by beautiful.
Best season to do Rupin Trek – 05 May to 25 June & 15 September to October end
The trek starts from middle of May. It is not possible to do Rupin in the first weeks of May as the snow is too high. First time trekkers to high altitude trekking must target June rather than May to do Rupin. The best season in summer to do Rupin is in June. Monsoon hits the Rupin slope after first week of July.
It is not possible to do the Rupin Pass trek in July, August and early September when the monsoon is vigorous and active. The views are closed. Incessant rain makes the trail slippery and unstable.
Post monsoon from the third week of September the Rupin Pass trail comes alive. Flowers are abundant, the views clear and sharp. From the first week of October the slopes turn a lovely golden brown. It is possible to do the Rupin Pass until the last week of October. The Rupin Pass is usually devoid of snow post monsoon, though snow patches exists. Intermittent snow fall happen in bursts three or four times in October, though the snow doesn’t last for long. It gets very cold in the last half of October. Upper slope temperature can be -10ºC, -08ºC in the night. Harkidun Protection & Mountaineering Association sankri Uttarkashi Uttarakhand
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 rout 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 (4,650Mt) above sea level.
About 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).
We were told to be completely covered all the time to avoid mosquito bite. In the first two camps, due to damp conditions, there bred a type of mosquito whose sting caused huge amount of swelling. As we were going to gain altitude every day (at times 3000 ft in a single day), to avoid Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) we had to get acclimatized naturally: Drink 5-6 litres of water to keep hydrated, go for acclimatization walks after reaching a camp, stay awake throughout the day and absorb the surroundings. Himalayas demand respect and discipline and we were made aware of the adverse consequences in case we didn’t follow. Suddenly the mood in the group became grim. Queries were fired left, right and centre and Achin addressed them convincingly. A delicious dinner also lifted the spirits.
Beautiful Camp site
The Rupin pass trek campsite is great for birding and surrounded by beautiful snow peaks. The Rupin Pass Valley trek makes for a terrific trek in virgin snow, with pretty campsites and astonishingly wide clearings in the forests.
Rupin Pass is rated as a moderate-difficult trek. On an average per day you trek 5-6 hours and 09 km every day. You have to be well prepared to be able to cover this distance with ease. Terrain is another factor which determines difficulty. Trails are not very well defined at several sections. Ascents and descents on slippery mud, scree and hard snow are a part of the trek. The climb too sloppy from Upper water fall and the steep ascent to Rupin Pass through the gully at 15,380 ft require very good cardio or lung power. While our range climbers-trek leader and more team help you tide over tricky slippery sections, you need to be a confident and independent trekker to do this trek. Here’s how you can prepare and get fit for the trek.
Pick you up from Dehradun Railway Station and Drive to Dhaula camp – Trek lies in the Govind Wild life Sanctuary and National Park in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. The drive to Dhaula (From where the Rupin pass trek starts) is one of the most picturesque drives in the Himalayas through Mussoorie, Barkot, Purola, Mori, Netwar, .Dhaula camp along the Tons River Rupin and Rupin pass valley trek is one the easiest treks in the Himalayas to enjoy thick snow
Altitude for this trek
Level: The trek experience and moderate.
Rupin Pass Trek valley is classified Trek .We are going about (1700 ft) in altitude per day.
Dehradun -( 730Mt)
Dhaula Camp 01 – (5,250 fit)
Sewa Village Camp site – (6,350fit)
Jiskon camp (7789fi)
Udaknal (10,100 fit)
Dhanderas thatch (11,700 fit)
Upper Waterfall camp (13,140 fit)
Ronti Gad (13,180 f0t)
Sangla Kanda (11,497 fit)
Getting to the Dhaula base camp
Take an overnight train to Dehradun from Delhi. New Delhi-Dehradun A/C special train from New Delhi station is the best option. The train reaches Dehradun at 5.40 am. If you Meet to our office member and drive to Dhaula base camp .
Range Climbers are there to arrange your transportation from Dehradun-Railway station to sankri and back. The transport is in Bolero, Innova , Xylo Tampo traveller , 5, 6 or 10 People sharing a taxi Costs that will be paid to taxi driver directly!
Note: – Per Person one way costs Rs. 11,00/- Rupees one thousand one hundred only
Location Chart : Drive route – Dehradun, Mussorie, Nowgaon, Purola, Netwar, Dhaula, Sewa, jiskon, Jakha Suruwas thach, Dhanderas thatch Upper Waterfall camp, Ronti Gad, Sangla Road head, Shimal.
It is located in the northeastern part of uttarakhand close to the Himachal border, heading east and then south.
Started point – Pick up from Dehradun Railway Station and I.S.B.T or airport.
Rupin Pass is a high altitude trek which starts from Dhaula in Uttarakhand and ends at Sangla. … Rupin Pass is an ideal trek for any adventure as it offers trek to every type of terrain, be it on snow, rocky terrain, along and through the water streams or meadows.
Pick up from Dehradun Railway Station to Dhaula.
• Drive 207km – 8 Hrs, 5,100 ft.
Breakfast and lunch on the way
• Breakfast at Camptifall around – 8:30am.
• Lunch at Purola around – 1:30pm.
Our Dhaula first camp site altitude (5,100 fit) is the base for the Rupin Pass trek. The drive to Dhaula Camp (From where the Rupin pass trek starts) is one of the most picturesque drives in the Himalayas through Dehradun , Mussoorie, Nainbag , Damta , Nawgano , Purola, Mori, Netwar, .Dhaula camp along the Tons River Rupin pass trek is one the easiest treks in the Himalayas to enjoy Valley .Kinor thick snow cover. The Rupin valley trek campsite is great for birding and surrounded by beautiful.
The drive to Dhaula camp is on beautiful mountain roads and steadily gain altitude as you reach Dhaula. Deep valleys and thick forest cover keep you company. There beautiful Rupin river You will have to reach Dehradun on your own, and from the Dehradun Railway Station transport will be organized to you Dhaula at an additional cost. It is approximately a 8/9 hr drive.
• Distance – 10kms. Route via Sewa (2000mt – 12kms covering in 6hrs) Overnight stay in tents
With packed lunch, trek level climbs with short gental walk in-between Easy Day; Follow trail on true right of Rupin River. Go past at Sewa village and camp at Gosangu. of the trek you start from Dhaula and go to Sewa. It’s approximately 11 km. On the way to Sewa you come across this beautiful temple built in Kinnauri style, From here one route goes across Rupin to kitwari and takes call on this direction depending on ground conditions. Kinnaur Temple: It is a two storey temple of Kinnauri culture at Sewa which is very different from its surrounding.
Take the Rupin pass trek trail that starts at the village and heads up the valley to Sewa Village . . the trail starts to climb sharply, around 300 meters outside the sewa village – a gentle reminder of more such climbs to come. . below into a wide river bed. Friendly villages kids !!
• Distance – 12km. Route via Jiskun village (2500Mt)
Overnight stay in tents
Trail Follow on river side and then gradually up to reach Jiskon village perched at a height almost over confluence of rupin and Narayani Gaad. Proceed ahead till Jakha till the route crosses the Rupin and the retracing trail to Narayani.
Over night stay in camp
It is walk to Jakha, the highest and the last village on the Rupin pass trek. The trail out of Jiskun village descends rapidly through a forest of deodars and walnut until it reaches an enchanting dark fold in the mountain. The fold’s upper reaches are dark and beyond human touch. Tough Day-River Crossings: After trekking to the confluence. Catch the True Right bank of Narayani Gaad. Proceed North-East till flat grounds of Suriwas in Gradually rising trail. Cross at least 4 tributary Nalas Camp. Sight the remains of an old wooden bridge, almost hidden in the foliage. Below, at eye level, cross the new wooden bridge and crane your neck up to an eerie trail cut out of the rock face. So out of place and strange, you need moments to fathom how this was built and who made them.
Over night stay in camp
Break camp early to proceed beyond the major confluence up North. Keep to True right bank and catch the Spur due north leading to. Dhabderas Thach Climb the side to Base camp as ground levels out near the pass base. the Rupin thunders on. On the opposite bank, huge snow patches cover the gullies that once were part of glaciers feeding the river
Over night stay in camp
Have a good day for you The acclimatization climb to the top of the waterfall will help you immensely for a super successful climb to the Rupin pass. 15,380 ft After breakfast, prepare for the climb to the top of the waterfall.
Rupin Pass trek valley that has been your companion for the last six days is lost to view, and the alpine Dhauladar range takes its place to your right and across the valley. It is now snow fields and alpine country till you get to the Rupin pass. This is a good time to put on your Micro Crampon and gaiters if you are carrying them. And enjoying to beautiful life with Range Climbers team & groups
Over night stay in camp
Steep climb to the pass followed by a sharp descent. This is the longest day of your trek and the most grueling – and perhaps the most exciting too. It has enough adventure in store to haunt your memories for a long time. 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 rout 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
The trail out of the campsite is a shepherd’s trail that heads to the valley below. After days you will come across shepherds tending to their flocks. The Rupin Pass is usually devoid of snow post monsoon, though snow patches exists. Intermittent snow fall happen in bursts three or four times in October, though the snow doesn’t last for long. It gets very cold in the last half of October.Multiple trails join your path and some go away from it. If you come to two trails that look alike and you want to make a choice, it doesn’t matter. All of them lead to Sangla Kanda. Only, avoid the trails that head down to the river.
Revisiting the Experience
Now that Rupin pass was done, we were more relaxed. People shared ghost stories in the night and later got so scared that up to 6 people slept in one tent. Looking at the tent in the morning, it seemed it had its own horror story to narrate! Being our last morning together, trek leaders gathered us for the final briefing session to share our trek experience. It was interesting how each one of us had a different take away from it. Having stayed together for 7 days, recollecting the big and small episodes was quite moving!
Running towards Sangla
Now we geared up for our last stop, Sangla from where we would part in different directions. We saw the picturesque Kinnaur Kailash on the way. Our recent trekking experience came handy and we were running down the mountains in good speed. Still, covering 12Kms took quite a lot of time. In the end, we crossed the bridge over thumping Baspa river waters and reached Sangla.