Important Guidelines During Coronavirus
  • All tourists coming to Uttarakhand have to register themselves on the Smart City Web Portal ( http://smartcitydehradun.uk.gov.in/ ) prior to their travel.
  • Always carry a Hand sanitizer, Face mask, Hand gloves and practice social distancing. Avoid touching your face, nose, eyes and mouth as much as possible.
  • People aged above 60 years, pregnant women and children younger than 12 years old have been advised to stay home.
  • Participants will have to adhere to strict health protocols, including temperature checks, wearing a mask at all times and maintaining social distance.

Hospitality Precautions

  • All our Hotels/Homestays follow the highest standards of hygiene and cleanliness.
  • All supplies and materials used for cooking are sanitised before being admitted into restaurant premises.
  • All materials provided by us for trekking use are sanitised thoroughly.
  • Our vehicles are disinfected after each use and before a trip begins.
  • Hotel and Vehicle accommodations are dependent on groups and individuals. Individual trekkers may request for separate rooms*. (*Prices may vary.)
Overview

Rupin Pass (4,650m) is a high-altitude pass and has been a traditional shepherd trail that connects Garhwal of Uttarakhand to Kinnaur of Himachal Pradesh. The actual trek starts from Dhaula in Uttarakhand and crosses over to Himachal Pradesh at 15,350ft finally ending at Sangla.  It is a high pass that can be crossed only from June to October depending on the weather conditions. This trek is considered as moderately difficult and beginners should surely do basic physical preparation before attempting this trek. Water streams and rivers add more charm to each place you visit, this entire valley has commendable attractions created by the Himalayan Mountains. Even when it's not sunny, the mist will add a bit to the mysterious and magical feeling of the place. The main highlight is the climb, frozen waterfalls and ice slide after the pass and one can easily complete the climb in slow and steady pace. On the trail you can experience snow during June- July season, once the rain starts then snow starts melting but the greenery during September October is really mesmerizing.


How to Reach:

By Air :

Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun, Airport is just 25 km from the main city. There are daily flights from Mumbai, Bangalore and Delhi to Dehradun

By Train :

Take the night train from Delhi to reach Dehradun

  • Nandadevi Express - Train no: 12205 (Departure 11:50pm; Arrival - 5:40am)
  • Dehradun Express - Train no: 12687 (Departure - 9:10pm; Arrival - 5:00am)

By Bus:

  • There are frequent regular buses from Delhi ISBT Kashmere Gate.
  • We would suggest you take only government buses from ISBT Kashmere Gate.
  • Usually, buses drop you at Dehradun ISBT. From there you can catch auto which will take 15/20 mins to Dehradun Railway Station.
  • Tata Sumo or similar vehicles will pick you up from Dehradun Railway Station at 6:00 am to 6.30am.
7 Nights 8 Days Available on request
Trek Details
  • Region: Uttarakhand to Himachal
  • Gradient: Difficult.
  • Max Altitude: 15250 ft.
  • Distance: Approx. 52 km.
  • Base Camp: Dhaula.
  • Duration: 8 Days.
  • Best Season: Mid May-June – Sep-Oct
  • Day time temperature 10-15°C Night time -2 to -10°C
  • Meeting Point: Haridwar Railway Station
  • End Point: Sangla (Shimla)
Itinerary

Day 1 Dehradun to Dhaula, Altitude 5,500 ft, Distance220 km Drive  - approx. 8/9 hour

Reporting at Dehradun railway station at 6.30am, you are expected to reach Dehradun the previous night. The drive from Dehradun to Dhaula Village will take 8/9 hrs, and  it will take you via Kempty falls - Naugaon – Damta – Purola – Mori, Dhaula village is the starting point of the trek. We will arrange the vehicle ( sumo or similar type) at Dehradun railway station and the cost will be shared among all participants, which you can directly pay to the driver once you reach Dhaula. Overnight stay in homestay/tents.

Day 2 Dhaula to Sewa, Altitude 6,300 ft, Distance: 9 km trek 5/6 hrs

Today we start our trek after breakfast. The entire walk is moderate level and you will be going through beautiful jungle with Oak and Conifer forest, the lush green landscape all around the valley. The local villages in each of these regions bring an occasion of looking upon and appreciating different cultures, religion and practices. After 5 hrs of walking, you will reach the camp SewaVillage, after reaching the camp you can explore the famous Kinnaur Temple near sewa village. Overnight stay in homestay/tents.

Day 3   Sevah to Jakha, Altitude 8696 ft, Distance: 12km, 6/7 hrs

Today is a physically demanding day because Jakha is at quite an altitude, so we start early after having breakfast. Carry sufficient water because water point will come after two hrs of walk. The trail initially starts with few gradual ascends and descends through lush green thick forests, last 3 hrs walk is a crucial one as the path is moderately difficult. We will reach the camp around 2/3pm. Relax for some time, in the evening we will go for acclimatisation walk around Jakha village, it is a blissful campsite. Overnight stay in tents.

Day 4 Jakha to Saruwas Thach, Altitude 11316 ft, Distance: 8 km, 5/6 hrs

Next, camp to Saruwas thach which is a very beautiful and scenic location. The trail now is along the right bank of the river going upstream. The walk is surrounded by Bhoj Trees (silver birches) and Rhododendrons trees. On the way you stop for lunch break nearby water source. Again we start following the same trail and now the path will be steep at few sections. You will be reaching camp in the afternoon around 2 pm, explore the surrounding camp. Overnight stay in tents.

Day 5 Saruwas Thach to Dhandras thach, Altitude 11680 ft, Distance: 6 km, 4/5 hrs

Day start after having breakfast. You can fill up your water bottles for your next journey. Today's trail is well defined, it is a gradual walk till the camp. You can enjoy the beauty throughout the trail, one can see the green, rocky and serene landscape.  You will be treated every day with unmatched beauty, valleys, waterfalls, cliffs and mesmerising meadows etc throughout the trek. You reach camp afternoon and evening you will go for acclimatisation walk with our trek leader. Overnight stay in tents.

Day 6 Dhandras Thach to Upper waterfall camp, Altitude 13300 ft, Distance: 4 km, 4/5 hrs

Today your next camp is Upper waterfall camp, which is most beautiful campsite in this trek. On the way there are water streams available so you can your refill your water bottles here. Today's trek is short but it is steep at a few sections, you will be crossing a few snow patches which are quite tricky but our trek leaders will help you to cross this part. The camp at the base of the upper waterfall is a stunning location. Hot lunch will be waiting at upper waterfall camp. Overnight stay in tents.

Day 7 Upper waterfall camp to RUPIN PASS - Rounti Gad, Altitude 15250 ft, Distance: 12 km, 8/9 hrs

Today is a crucial day of the trek, as you know that the route is a long one and it has difficult level ascends, you start early morning after having breakfast. Carry enough water for this long journey. The terrain is ever changing filled with surprises around every corner. From the camp start, steep ascends till the Rupin pass. Most of the participants feel the last steep ascend to the pass could likely be the most challenging part of the trek, but anyone can complete this climb at a slow and steady pace. Important is to regulate the breathing steadily and do not rush your way up. Jut be strong in your heart and it's not that tough once you've made up your mind. The highlights of the trek are few spots of climbing on frozen waterfalls and ice slide after the pass. You start descending towards Ronti Gad, for some time path is slippery, be careful and follow the person who walks in front of you. Late evening you will reach Ronti gad camp. Overnight stay in tents.

Day 8 Rounti Gad to Sangla kandi – Drive Shimla, Altitude 8800 ft, Distance: 12km, 7/8 hrs

Last day of the trek and it will take 7/8 hrs to reach Sangla kandi. This route is completely downwards till Sangla. On the way there are many water sources are available you can fill up your water bottles any time. The descent is equally long and tiring through pine, silver birches forest, you descend towards Baspa river valley. The height loss is rapid till you reach Sangla Kandi, This is a meadow and has a small lake. From here motorable road start. We will help you arrange the vehicle drive to Shimla and cost will be shared by participants. Book your hotel at Shimla in advance.
Thanks for a great teamwork! Trip ends here with Lifetime memories!!!


Note:

  • Two photos with ID proof original is required for Inner Line Permit.​
  • Itinerary can be changed, in case of snow, rainfall and landslides.​
  • On day 8 you will reach Shimla between 9.00 to 10.00pm. Make your plan accordingly.​
  • Foreign National there is an additional permission charges, different amount should be paid by the participant on spot.
Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • Activity: Trekking, Camping, sightseeing etc
  • Tented Accommodation 
  • All meals while on trek (Veg)
  • Permits (Foreign national need to pay extra on spot)
  • Basic First aid medical kits
  • Qualified and experienced Trek Leader (2), support staff, Helpers
  • Camping Tents, Kitchen tents, Dining Tent and Sleeping bags and Carry mats.
  • Local route guide

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Meals during transit
  • Mineral Water or soft drinks
  • Transportation of any kind (but can be shared between trekkers)
  • Mules or porter to carry personal luggage
  • Cost Escalation due to natural reason.
  • Unscheduled stay due to a landslide.
  • Insurance
 
 
 
 
Things to carry
  • Ruck Sack : Compulsory to carry strong and steady rucksack, Between 55 to 60 Litre
  • Ruck sack cover : Protect your things from quick rain or snowfall
  • Day Pack : Optional, carry only if you are planning to offload your bigger bag. If you are offloading your bigger backpack then you have to carry your personal valuable things, water bottles, pack lunch, raincoat/poncho etc.
  • Trekking Shoes: Good quality rubber soul shoes with ankle support is advisable. Please make sure that shoes are well use before trek. Note: Sports shoes are not recommended but you can carry as additional back up shoes.
  • T-shirts: As per your need, carry at least one quick dry type, avoid too bright/dark colours T-shirts. Cotton T-shirts avoid especially while walking. Full sleeves T-shirts are recommended.
  • Track Pants: As per your need, one synthetic quick dry type track pant is highly recommended.
  • Warm Jacket: Highly recommended, one thick fleece jacket/ Down feather jacket is must to carry. You can use this when you cool down at camp.
  • Windproof Jacket/ Windcheater: We advised to carry, it is resisting wind chill/snowfall and quick burst of light rain.
  • Thermal Wear: You can use this once you reach at campsite. Thermal keep your body warm especially during harsh winter temperatures.
  • Towel: One medium size light weight towel quick dry type
  • Raincoat/ Poncho: Raincoat/ ponchos is a water-resistance to protect the body from rain.
  • Woollen Cap / Balaclava: Mandatory to carry woollen cap or balaclava to protect from cold.
  • Sun cap / Hat: To protect you from direct sunlight
  • Undergarments: As per your need.
  • Socks: Hiking socks has ability wick moisture and keep feet dry. Full length socks are advisable.
  • Hand Gloves: Compulsory to carry, few gloves are constructed of water resistant or waterproof material that keep your fingers dry.
  • Walking stick / Trekking pole: Trekking pole provide useful literal stability on rough terrain and give balance while descending also reduce pressure on knee.
  • Water Bottle/ Hydration pack: Compulsory to carry, please do not carry packaged drinking water bottles.
  • Sunglasses: Compulsory to carry. It is protecting from snow blindness. Person who use spectacle need to carry custom make powered sunglasses.
  • Head Torch / Torch: It is mandatory to carry with extra batteries. Head torch is advisable to keep your hands free while walking.
  • Sunscreen Lotion: Optional, advisable to carry sunscreen lotion (SPF 50+ and more)
  • Chapstick/ Cold cream: Optional, As per your need
  • Toilet Kit Must to carry, Personal toilet kit (toilet paper)
  • Sandals / Slippers: Optional, to walk around camp
  • Small Lunch Box & Tea mug: Compulsory, sometimes we give pack lunch so you can carry pack lunch items in it (one small leak proof lunch box is the best one), also carry one tea mug/glass
  • Dry Fruits / Energy Bars: We provide healthy adequate food on trip. Some do feel very less energetic compare to others, so you carry energy bars, dry fruits etc.
  • Repairs Kit: Must, one small repair kit which includes safety pins, needle, thread and string
  • Personal Medical Kit: Must to carry small basic first aid. If you are taking any specific medicine from your doctor please inform us in advance. There will be a basic first kit will be available throughout the trek. Our Instructor has done a first aid course.
  • Camera: Optional, to capture your lifetime memories.
Number of Days
5 to 10
Difficulty Level
Advanced
Activities
Trekking, Camping