RUPIN PASS TREK
Rupin Pass Trek consists of trails dug out of rock faces & wooden bridges cut through deep dark folds in the mountain, glaciers & icy slopes & over snow fields.
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Activity Level Tough
Group Size Medium Group
OVERVIEW: Rupin Pass is a high altitude pass across the Himalaya mountain range in state of Himachal Pradesh, India. It lies on a traditional shepherd and hiking route which starts from Dhaula in Uttarakhand and ends in Sangla in Himachal Pradesh. The path itself is located across mostly uninhabited areas in the Himalayan ranges at an elevation of 15,250ft (4,650M) above sea level.
The Program Highlights of:
Trek Facts :
Best Season: September To October
Trip Type: Trekking
Batch Size: 10 Persons
Trip Duration: 06 Nights / 07 Days
Trip Grade: Difficult
- Transport: From Dhaula hotel to trekking point and Return.
- Meals while on trek (Veg./Non-veg).
- All necessary entry fees and permits.
- Accommodation in Manali camp/hotel on Double and Triple sharing basis with meals-fixed menu.
- Camp stay during Trek.
- Solar lights and fire in the dinning and socializing room, common toilet facility, Bucket water for washing etc.
- Qualified & mountaineering certified trek Leader, Guide and Support staff.
- Emergency Backup: First aid medical kits, stretcher and oxygen cylinder.
- Trek equipment and gear. (Sleeping Bag/Inner/Mattress Tents/Kitchen tent/dinning tent).
- Transport from your destination and back by train/flight/bus.
- Personal expenses like mineral water, laundry, tip etc.
- Local sightseeing apart from the trek itinerary.
- Food during the Transit.
- GST@ 5.0%.
Arrival Day (Base Camp - Dhaula)
Arrive and transfer to Hotel and over night stay at Hotel.
Dhaula - Sewa (11 Km)
The trail ascends through a few friendly villages, and curves into a gorge. Look for apple and apricot trees along the trail. You will also pass through Barley and Potato fields before you enter a dense jungle. There is a river and a number of rivulets towards the end of the trail. You will reach Gosangu in 6 hrs. Camp over night at Gosangu.
Sewa - Jhaka (6 Hrs., 9 Km)
The trail comprises multiple steep climbs followed by gentle walks. There is a steep over—hanging trail walk which leads to a river. This long climb is followed by a descending walk through Deodar and Walnut trees up to Jhaka village. Jhaka is a small village, popularly known as the hanging village as it rests on the edge of the mountain side. Camp over night at Jhaka.
Jhaka - Saruwas Thatch (hrs., 6 Km)
The trail makes its way out of the village through a playground, before entering a dense fir forest. The trail passes snow bridges, dense forests, and meadows with rivulets swiftly cutting across it. Camp over night at Saruwas thatch.
Saruwas Thatch - Dhanderas Thatch (6 Hrs., 9 Km)
The trail from Saruwas thatch to Dhanderas is one of the best days on the entire trek. It is very diverse. In landscapes taking you along a gorge, waterfalls, meadows, forests, snow bridges and forests.Silver birches (Bhoj trees) are common on this route. Collect a few bhoj patras (leaves) as souvenirs to take back home with you. The legend goes that the epic Ramayana was written on them. After 5 hrs. trek, you will reach Dhanderas thatch. Camp for the night in this beautiful seeing.
Dhanderas Thatch - Rupin Pass - Ronti Gad (11 Hrs.)
Prepare yourself for a long and grueling, yet exciting day as you trek for almost 11 hrs. at a stretch. The trail is mostly on snow fields with steep ascents and all you see for miles and miles is a perfectly white hue. Hundreds of little stone cairns line up the ridge line of the Rupin pass. Multicolor prayer flags flutter in the high winds of the pass. On your way down from the pass, it is a sharp descent to the snowline and then to the meadows of Ronti Gad. You will reach Ronti Gad camp by evening. Dive into your sleeping bags early for a well deserved rest.
Ronti Gad - Sangla (6 Hrs.)
The trail from Ronti gad to Sangla is a steep descent through diverse landscapes every few minutes. You will see spectacular mountain views of the Kinner Kailiash ranges while descending. As you near civilization, the trail cuts across step farms and fruit orchards. And the tour ends here.
- Back pack & rain cover (50 - 60 ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps
- Day pack + rain cover 20 - 30 ltr (If hire a mule or porter)
- At least one Walking stick
- Torch with spare cells
- Writing material
- 1 hydration pack and 1 bottle of one liter
- Carry at least one thermos flask
- Snacks Energy bars, dry fruits, electralors
- Personal Medical Kit Consult your doctor
- T-shirt 2 Full sleeves (Non-cotton)
- Fleece T-shirts 1 No.
- Fleece jacket 1 No. (Alternative: a woollen sweater)
- Down feather / Hollofil jacket 1 No.
- Wind & waterproof (jacket & pant) 1 Pair
- Thermal inners (upper and lower) 1 Pair
- Trek pants 2 Synthetic (avoid shorts, fitting denims, capris)
- Poncho 1 No.
- Sunscreen cream and Hand sanitizer
- Moisturiser Antibacterial powder
- Toilet Paper & wipes
- Toothbrush and toothpaste
- Lip balm
- Floaters/flip-flops 1 Pair (Optional)
- Cotton socks 5 pairs
- Woollen socks 3 pairs
- Waterproof gloves 1 Pair
- Fleece/woollen gloves 1 Pair
- Quick dry towel
- Sun cap 1 No. (One that covers the neck as well)
- Woolen cap 1 No.
- Neck-gaiters 1 No.
- Sunglasses Dark with side cover, it should be U/V protected.
- People who wear spectacles-
(A)- Use contact lenses.
(B)- Photo chromatic glasses.
- Trekking shoes 1 Pair (Waterproof, high ankle with good grip)
- Itinerary is subject to change due to enough accumulation/ volume of snow on the trek at higher camps and other natural calamities & circumstances. In this condition, optional routes itinerary will be given/followed at the happening point.
- In case of changes in routes and properties, company will accept no liability but make arrangements for substitution of equal measure.
- In case of accident, illness, injury or miss happening, Company will accept no liability or its staff wholly or partially, responsible for the same.
- In case of Loss or Damage of equipment’s issued participant has to pay the cost for the same.
Please note that this is an outdoor and adventure trip and to enjoy such trips, one requires being reasonably fit both physically and mentally, along with a previous experience of outdoors. On the other side the trips are carried out in some of the most amazing and extraordinary locations and in very special times such as winter and at the same time they do provide a bit of challenge to our endurance, fitness and our ability to cope with some adverse conditions. Though we will provide the best equipment and manpower, and do our best to leave no stone unturned. But still before taking up this trip we want to make very clear that nothing is certain in trips like this. Such as bad weather and cold and other logistical uncertainties such as power cut and water supply cut etc. Though we will try to do our best to provide water by buckets and lights by solar batteries etc. but still before signing up one should be experienced enough to carry himself or herself in outdoor conditions and well aware of these uncertainties and hence cooperate if any such situation arises due to the reasons beyond human control.
As the services to be provided are booked several months in advance, cancellation of such services are marked for a particular departure results in the Company losing money depending upon the time of cancellation to the Supplier. Therefore any cancellation of tour / services booked will attract cancellation charges as specified by the company.
30 days before departure date - 25% of tour cost
29-14 days before departure date - 50% of tour cost
13-7 days before departure date - 60% of tour cost
6-2 days before departure date - 75% of tour cost
48 hours prior to tour departure - 100% of tour cost