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If there is a poll on the topic which is the most beautiful trek in Indian Himalayas then Rupin Pass Trek is definitely going to be one of the top entries. While you are on Rupin Pass trail, every day is packed with surprises. The three-stage Rupin waterfall at a height of 11,500 ft is one of the best sights which leaves trekkers awestruck. The scenery changes with every turn you take on this trek. You start from Dhaula, a quaint village in Uttarakhand and end this trek in the beautiful Sangla Valley, Himachal Pradesh. At an altitude of 15,129 ft, it is a moderate plus level trek. The trek takes you through the traditional villages of Sewa famous for its Shiva Temple and Jhaka, known as the hanging village due to its location at the edge of a cliff. Taking you across ever-changing landscapes from vibrant meadows dotted with wildflowers to dense jungles, waterfalls to an exhilarating pass cross, the Rupin Pass Trek shows you the distinction of the two states and its culture. The best time to do Rupin Pass is May - June, and September - October.

  • Assemble in Dehradun by 7:00 am and board your vehicles for Dhaula
  • Dhaula is a quaint village in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand
  • The homestay cabin is tucked into the lush woods on a gradual mountain slope overlooking the Rupin river below
  • Spend the night in one of the local guest houses in Dhaula
  • The Rupin Pass Trek begins from Dhaula the next morning after steaming-hot cups of chai and breakfast
  • An easy 11 km trek from Dhaula to Sewa with apple and apricot trees in abundance on the trail
  • The initial walk is through farms until you enter the dense jungle
  • The richness of the number of streams in the last leg of the trail is refreshing
  • As you reach Sewa, the crowned jewel of the village is an ancient Shiva temple that opens once every 12 years to welcome a local visiting God
  • Camp overnight at Sewa village
  • Trek to the Hanging Village of Jhaka, a challenging but rewarding climb
  • The final section is through beautiful deodar and walnut trees
  • Rising up from a deep gorge, Jhaka can be spotted through the forest perched high up on a neighbouring mountain
  • The Hanging Village gets its name from the way it seems to vertically climb the mountain itself, with your homestay balcony jutting right over the edge of the cliffs
  • Overnight stay in a homestay in Jiskun
  • Your ascent today brings many surprises with it
  • Dense forests, meadows and wooden bridges dot the way
  • The river is your companion today, and a thundering river waits for you to carefully cross it overhead on a log bridge
  • As you approach Saruwas Thatch, your climb levels off into a meadow tucked beneath the mountains, painted in purple rhododendrons all around
  • The proximate distance to Saruwas thatch is 5 km which will take about 4-5 hours
  • Overnight camping at Saruwas Thatch
  • This day brings you your first glimpse of the infamous high-altitude Rupin Pass waterfall, and it is well worth it
  • Only a 500 ft ascent today for acclimatisation purposes, the day’s hike is gentle but stunning, tempting all who walk the trail to take a quick detour and slide (or glissade, as us trekking nerds say) down the snow slopes for a dose of adrenaline
  • Overnight camp at Dhanderas Thatch, where the Rupin waterfall you will climb tomorrow can be heard thundering above you
  • Get your cameras ready- today’s hike is straight up the side of that massive waterfall you’ve inched a little closer to each day
  • Trek straight up the same cliff that the mighty Rupin River cascades down from just a few feet away
  • Upper waterfall campsite is waiting for you at the top, and it’s like entering a new world
  • You’ve left the treeline far below, and the landscape turns to a frozen landscape blanketed in deep untouched snow with jagged black mountains all around
  • Today is what you’ve been waiting for- and you’re going to have to work for it
  • We will break camps early in the morning to have more time
  • Your newfound skills on the snow will be put to the test (depending on the season), and you will use our snowshoes to traverse the steep, icy climb to the saddle-shaped Rupin Pass itself
  • The summit is worth the icy climb, revealing a 360-degree view of multiple mountain ranges, connected by the pass, which is adorned with prayer flags
  • The steep descent down the other side brings you to Ronti Gad camp tucked into a meadow just above the treeline
  • What goes up must come down- like on most treks, the last day’s trail is a steep descent
  • The spectacular views of Kinner Kailash Ranges will keep the photographer in you busy
  • Slowly but steadily, we glance our first view of civilisation far below as we pass through old stone house ruins, fields of grazing chupas and village farms and orchards
  • We will reach Sangla in 5-6 hours. After reaching Sangla, we will board our vehicles for the return journey to Shimla
  • We will reach Shimla late at night, so make your hotel reservations accordingly
Hotel Details
  • Camp stay
  • Local guest house in Dhaula
  • Accommodation
  • Food as per menu on the trek (Starting Dinner on Day 1 till Packed Lunch on Day 8)
  • Exhaustive first aid kit including oxygen cylinder
  • Forest permits/camping charges, if any (up to the amount charged for Indian nationals)
  • Dome tents - on twin sharing basis, Sleeping bags, mats
  • Micro-spikes, Gaiters, Helmets, if required
  • Trek guide, cook, helpers, and porters for carrying common supplies
  • Mountaineering course certified trek leader with first aid certification along with special rescue course from NIM, Uttarkashi
  • Portage of personal bags during the trek
  • Cost of any kind of travel insurance
  • Any expense of personal nature
  • Any expense not specified in the inclusions list

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