Rupin Pass Trek

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Rupin Pass is a high-altitude trek which starts from Dhaula in Uttarakhand and ends at Sangla. Being a high-altitude trek, of about 15250 feet, Rupin Pass is considered among one of the high range expeditions for trekking in India. 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.

The diversified number of sceneries and sudden variation in trails attract many nature lovers. Rupin Pass trek will surprise you every few hours with the change in its trail and gorgeous beauty of mother nature. The trails at times are very difficult with its steep climbs which suddenly changes to an easy walk.

Rupin Pass is an ideal trek for any adventure seeker as it offers trek to every type of terrain, be it on snow, rocky terrain, along and through the water streams or meadows.

Short Itinerary

Day 1 : Dehradun to Dhaula (235km)

Day 2 : Dhaula 1550m toSewa (1980m). Trek 9km,5-6hrs

Day 3 : Sewa (1980m) to Jakha (2680m)Trek12km, 6-7hrs

Day 4 : Jakha (2680m) to BuransKandi (3259m). Trek 7km, 5-7hrs

Day 5 : Burans Kandi (3259m)to DhandrasThach (3560m)Trek 5km, 3-4hrs

Day 6 : Dhandras thatch (3560M) to Upper Waterfall camp (4054M).

Day 7 : Upper Waterfall Camp (4054M) to Rupin Pass (4650M) to Ronti Gad (4090M)Trek 10km

Day 8 : Ronti Gad (4090M) to Sangla (2682M)Trek 13km, 5-6hrs

Itinerary (Dhaula to Sangla)

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    Day 1 : Dehradun to Dhaula (235km)

    You’ll be required to reach Dehradun early in the morning and get yourself onto avehicle destined towards Mori. A sleepy hamlet, amazingly scenic beautiful village, surrounded by greenish and yellowish paddy fields, Mori is located on the banks of renowned Tons River. Mori is a part of the Tons valley, have a unique culture and history. Retreat for the night in the tents as tomorrow your Rupin pass trek commences.

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    Day 2 : Dhaula 1550m toSewa (1980m). Trek 9km,5-6hrs

    This day, enjoy the trek amidst rhododendron woodlands and fields. Post some hours of walking, you will arrive at Sewa. After a great day, spend the night in tents.

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    Day 3 : Sewa (1980m) to Jakha (2680m)Trek12km, 6-7hrs

    This is an exceptionally scenic day for shutterbugs. As you make your way through some hamlets, get a fine whiff of their local culture and lives. Enjoy the way amidst mixed forests and initial sights of snowy ridges of Dhauladhar range. Arrive at Jakha, the final hamlet of the day that is also the highest in the region. Later in the night, retreat to your tents.

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    Day 4 : Jakha (2680m) to BuransKandi (3259m). Trek 7km, 5-7hrs

    It is a beautiful walk through the blue pine and maple forest. After a while the trail starts to descend to the river. There is a small bridge taking the trail to the true left of the valley. We camp overnight beside the river beside a spot frequented by shepherds.

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    Day 5 : Burans Kandi (3259m)to DhandrasThach (3560m)Trek 5km, 3-4hrs

    You will encounter the first snow bridge upon the river. After snow bridge there will be a heavy ascent for a while.The scenic beauty of Rupin Valley and Rupin river is just mesmerising at this point. From here on, you will encounter lots of snow crossing and at some places snow will be very soft and even it immerses down to your knee level. After few kilometres of snowy adventure, you will reach campsite in Dhandras Thach. This campsite will be having amazing view of Rupin Waterfall and snow-clad peaks.

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    Day 6 : Dhandras thatch (3560M) to Upper Waterfall camp (4054M).

    This is the shortest trek but toughest than the earlier. There will be multiple climbs today that pass through 2 waterfalls. As if the snow will be melting the slippery will be much higher. You need to hike vertically from Lower Waterfall to the Upper waterfall amidst beautiful scenery. This 3 km hike will be the toughest.

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    Day 7 : Upper Waterfall Camp (4054M) to Rupin Pass (4650M) to Ronti Gad (4090M)Trek 10km

    There are excellent views of the hanging glaciers and snow fields on the way to the pass. It is a narrow and steep path through the boulders; in case of snow a rope maybe used. From the pass, one can witness great views of the Kinnaur Kailash range. We descend to the alpine meadows with lots of camping options.

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    Day 8 : Ronti Gad (4090M) to Sangla (2682M)Trek 13km, 5-6hrs

    Today is a beautiful short trek through blue pine, deodar and oak forest overlooking the Sangla valley. It is a steep descent to Sangla, which is a town connected by road to Shimla.

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Food as per menu on the trek(only veg)

Forest Permits/Camping Charges


Tents, Sleeping bags, mats

Safety Equipment

Experienced Trek guide, cook, helpers, & porters for carrying common supplies

Services of a Trek Leader


Transport from Dehradun to Dhaula and Sangla to Shimla

Any Personal expenses

Anything not mentioned in Inclusions

Cancellation Policy

No cancellations will be taken over call or whatsapp msg. Please reply to the email of payment receipt that you have received at the time of booking.

 Free Cancellation upto 60 days before the departure date

 59 Days to 45 days of Departure date. 10% of total Trip cost. (Booking amount is non-refundable)

 44 Days to 30 Days of Departure date. 25% of the total trip cost

 29 Days to 15 Days of Departure date. 50% of the total trip cost.

 15 Days to 8 Days of Departure date. 75% of the total trip cost.

 7 Days to Trip Departure date. 100% of the total trip cost.

 No Show . No refund.

Incase of government orders, harsh weather conditions , protests , landslides or any other unforseen circumstances , we work out the best possible alternate plans or trips/treks. At times even even certain activities are cancelled , the organization provides the best alternate but no refunds are provided.

 If a trek is called off at the last moment due to a natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc.), JustWravel will issue a trek voucher for the full amount and if possible will provide an alternate trek. The voucher can be redeemed upto same amount for the same trek or another trek in the next 365 days from the trek departure date.

 If a trek or trip cannot be completed due to natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc.). No refund would be provided.

 Any extra expense coming due to any natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc.), Will be beared by customer. Company will not be liable.

 Cancellations policy will differ during the peak season and popular places.


Surendra Aggarwal
Surendra Aggarwal

Thanks Justwravel for making my trip memorable, It was my first trek and justwravel made it the best one. Thanks for being very responsive from starting till the trip end.Looking for more adventure with you Cheers Justwravel

sushil bomble
sushil bomble

Hi Justwravel team, I just returned from Rupin Paas trek and I had to tell you how absolutely wonderful it was! First, our guide was outstanding! He was professional, knowledgeable, helpful, and encouraging . Next, the route this trip takes may be long and difficult at times, but it has filled with majestic beauty and this beauty has changes at every turn. The quality of the food was awesome. The accommodation arrangement was also very good . I had specially like to appreciate your second and third day's wooden stay. I will recommend your company to everyone I know and I look forward to taking another trip with you all in the future." --Sushil

Ayush Gulati
Ayush Gulati

The kind of guidance JW team provides is brilliant.. They understand the terrain and provide best solutions..keep up the good work guys

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