• Region - Uttarakhand
  • Base Camp - Dhaula
  • Duration 9 Days
  • Altitute 4610m
  • Stay Rooms/Tents
  • Difficulty Vigorous
Rupin Pass Trek

Rupin Pass trek is a great for avid trekkers as well as for beginners looking to stretch themselves. It has just one slightly difficult day, the day you cross the pass where one would need to exert a bit more than the other days. On the Rupin Pass trek you move from one state (Uttarakhand) to the other (Himachal) it is no wonder that there is lots of variety on offer. One gets to appreciate the different landscapes and culture of the Rupin valley towards Uttarakhand and Sangla valley in Himachal.

Trek to Rupin Pass has a special flavour The trail has sections which take you through remote villages giving you a wonderful experience of looking at a completely different way of life. Also you get enough opportunities to interact with locals and shepherds who move around on the endless meadows along the trail.

The highlight of this trek would surely be scaling the Rupin Pass, a beautiful high altitude Himalayan pass at 4600m. Usually this is a not a very difficult pass to negotiate but at times, depending upon the snow conditions it can pose quite a challenge. The landscape on both sides of the pass is spectacular and star studded with waterfalls, lush green meadows, snow-capped mountains, quaint villages and big rivers. Basically it has something to offer to everyone walking the trail. Something you are guaranteed to enjoy on the trek to Rupin Pass is the camping experience with campsites that are wonderfully located with great views all around.

Alike other treks, even for the Rupin Trek - GIO Adventures assists you with professionally qualified expert guides. Our guides will run a small course on climbing techniques to get you to know more about the sport and get comfortable with it.

Sketch Itinanery

Day 01: Dehradun - Mori (1100m) - Dhaula (1800m) (Drive / 195 Kms) (7 - 8 Hrs)

Day 02: Dhaula (1800m) - Sewa (2100m) (Trek / 3 - 4 Hrs)

Day 03: Sewa (2100m) - Jakha (2700m) (Trek / 6 - 7 Hrs)

Day 04: Jakha (2700m) - Suruwas Thach (3250m) (Trek / 5 - 6 Hrs)

Day 05: Suruwas Thach (3250m) - Waterfall Camp (3950m) (Trek / 6 - 7 Hrs)

Day 06: Waterfall Camp Rest Day

Day 07: Waterfall Camp (3950m) - Rupin Pass (4610m) - Ronti Gad (4000m) (Trek / 8 - 9 Hrs)

Day 08: Ronti Gad (4000m) - Sangla (2700m) (Trek / 5 - 6 Hrs)

Day 09: Sangla - Shimla (Drive / 6 Hrs)

Detail itinenary

All group members to meet at Dehradun railway station at 7:00 a.m. and from here we will board a vehicle and be driven up to Mori, a small and extremely scenic village settled on the banks of the beautiful Tons river. The drive today is quite interesting. After Mori we continue to drive through a pine forest along the Tons river to reach Netwar where we visit the ancient temple of Pokhu Devta. The architecture of the temple is very unique and typical of the region. From here we drive further to reach the village at Dhaula, which is situated by the Rupin gad. This is the start point of the trek Overnight in tents.

From Dhaula the walk is mostly through rhododendron forest and fields. After a few hours of hiking we will reach our destination for the day, Sewa. Overnight in tents.

Today the trail is quite interesting. We will get the opportunity to get a close look at the local culture and the way of life of the people living here as we pass by a few villages. We pass through mixed forests and also get our first views of the snow-capped ridges of the Dhauladhar range. The village at Jakha is the last village on the trail and also the highest in the area. Overnight in tents.

Our destination for the day is the beautiful meadows at Suruwas Thach. We will initially walk along the river before climbing through a forest section to reach the entrance of the Rupin Valley. We will also get the first view of the Rupin waterfall from here. The meadows at Suruwas Thach are very refreshing and ideal for camping. Overnight in tents.

This stage of the trek is full of wonders; you will relish each step you walk. Initial climb will take us to a picture perfect meadow. We spend some time here taking pictures and a short rest. From it’s a steep walk through rock cliff and possible snow patches until we reach the upper waterfall campsite, surely one of the finest meadows in this part of the world. Overnight in tents.

Today you give your body some rest and relax in the beautiful environs. This rest day will ensure that you have a fully charged battery when you set out for the pass next day. Also for the restless kind, there is a possibility to do some exploration close to the campsite. Overnight in tents.

We start early today. It’s a challenging stage requiring one to climb up snowfields and one rocky gully to the pass. Depending upon conditions we might need to rope up in a few patches. The climb in the Rupin pass trek route will take about 4-6 hours depending upon the snow conditions. From the pass we you are rewarded with a fine panorama of the Himalayas. We get to see the peaks of Kinner Kailash range and the ones close to Charang La. Having rested our bodies and feasted on some great sights it’s time to descend. We walk for a couple of hours to reach the pastures at Ronti Gad. Welcome to the meadows of Kinnaur! Overnight in tents.

It’s a long descent down to Sangla. Your knees are surely going to complain at the end of it. But one is again rewarded with some fantastic sights along the way. The Kinner Kailash range makes its presence felt very evidently while the villages of the Sangla valley spread all over create a nice picture. We are towards the end welcomed by the Baspa river into its valley. First thing you look out for on reaching Sangla - is a place to sit and a cup of hot masala tea. Overnight in a hotel/camp.

After an early breakfast get into the waiting vehicle and drive towards Shimla. It’s a beautiful drive for the day. Reach Shimla towards afternoon and proceed towards your onward destination. Trip ends here.

Price Info

Accommodation on sharing basis as per the package taken

  • Day 1: Overnight in Tents (Dhaula)
  • Day 2: Overnight in Tents (Sewa)
  • Day 3: Overnight in Tents (Jakha)
  • Day 4: Overnight in Tents (Suruwas Thach)
  • Day 5: Overnight in Tents (Waterfall Camp)
  • Day 6: Overnight in Tents (Waterfall Camp)
  • Day 7: Overnight in Tents (Ronti Gad)
  • Day 8: Overnight in Hotel / Camp (Shimla)

Good Quality Of Camping Arrangements

  • Good quality of alpine tents
  • Fresh and clean Sleeping bags of very good quality
  • Comfortable camping mattresses
  • Mess Tent
  • There will be 2 toilet tents (Separate for Gents and Ladies) having portable toilet seats
  • First Aid / Medical kit


  • Day 1: Dinner
  • Day 2: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 3: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 7: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 8: Breakfast
  • Professional guide(s) to ensure high safety and more information and personal attention which are necessary to appreciate a trek. All our guides are professionally trained and have many years of relevant experience in guiding treks.
  • Porter / Mule charges for carrying camping equipment & rations
  • Forest entry charges, permits & camping fee
  • First aid kit
  • Accommodation in any other location not mention above
  • Porter/mule charges to carry your personal bag
  • Any meals/services not mentioned above
  • Any charges for video cameras, still cameras, etc.
  • Alcohol, soft drinks, beverages, etc.
  • Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.
  • Insurance
  • 5% GST
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