The Rupin Pass Trek is a spine chilling experience and a fulfilling holiday destination for trekkers to explore the unknown region – situated at an altitude of 15100 ft in the Himalayan mountain range of Himachal Pradesh with lush green valleys all around. Though graded as difficult, the trek just hypnotizes trekkers and presents variants in the form of cascading streams, flourishing meadows, snow covered peaks, beautiful small villages and flowing rivers. Pay respects to the Pokhu Devata, and pass through the Rhododendron forests, fields and meadows. Enjoy the beautiful view of the Kinner Kailash range that is surrounded by Sangla valley. During the trail, trekkers cross exotic snowfields which urge them to explore much deeper. The challenging ascents and descents on the slippery muddy trails and hard snow surfaces are the most difficult parts of the trek. Views of waterfalls and the Jhaka village on the mountain edges are most unique atop mountain. One can explore the vivid biodiversity of the region and see the different species of animals and birds. As always, interacting with the locals helps to understand the regional culture and lifestyle.
About Rupin Pass Trek:
The trail passes through some of the unique / unexplored areas of the region. Trekkers pass through Mori, a beautiful little village that rests amidst the backdrop of the flowing Tons River which is the largest tributary of Yamuna. Passing through the small and quaint villages trekkers get a chance to witness the local culture and tradition. The waterfalls, hanging valley at Jhaka village, snow bridges and the forests of Fir and Rhododendrons presents a unique experience. The passage and exit through the woodlands, are so sudden that trekkers feel as if something dramatic is happening around. Get mesmerized by the gigantic peaks of Kailash as trekkers gradually reach to complete the Rupin pass trek.
The magnificent two story temple of Kinnauri culture at Sewa, is altogether different from similar surrounding structures. Trekkers cover a total distance of 52 Kms in total.
Highlights of Rupin Pass Trek:
- See the beautiful streams and enjoy the beauty of the waterfalls, flowing from a height and appearing to fall from the sky!.
- Enjoy camping near the gushing water and clear night sky, under the beauty of the stars. Also enjoy a small bonfire with friends.
- Trek through the most alpine and dense forests of Oak, Rhododendrons and Fir.
- See the rare flora and fauna of the region.
- Enjoy the majestic view of the Kailash peak that mesmerizes trekkers.
- Meet the locals and learn about their culture and tradition.
Facts About Trek To Rupin Pass:
|Region||Garhwal Region, Uttarakhand|
|Starting Point||Dehradun – Uttarakhand|
|Ending Point||Shimla – Himachal Pradesh|
|Duration||8 Days 7 Nights|
|Ideal Time||The best time to visit this region between March-May as the temperature is warm and pleasant with clear and sunny skies. June- September receives heavy rainfall and is not a good time to visit.|
|Temperature||The day temperature is between 13*C- 18*C and in the nights it drops to -7*C.|
|Level||Difficult. This trek requires high physical stamina and endurance. Suggested to undergo regular aerobic training exercises, toning and cardio vascular programs before this trek. Most importantly, trekkers should be free of ailments.|
|Total Distance||52 Kms|
|Maximum Elevation||The trek starts with a minimum elevation of 8500 ft at the Dhauladar ranges and reaches a maximum elevation of 15250 ft at the Sangla pass.|
|Weather||The best time to visit this place is in summer as the temperature is warm and pleasant and ranges between 20*C-25*C. In winter the temperature drops to -5*C with heavy snowfall. Post monsoon the region is prone to landslides and is not recommended for visits.|
|Communication||There is connectivity till Dhaula, and Jiskun. After trekkers reach Sangla the mobile connectivity is completely lost. Sometimes, the mobile connectivity may fluctuate. In case of emergency there are lot of landlines, PCO and satellite communication.|
|ATM Point||The last ATM point is at Purola before the trek starts.|