Rupin Pass Trek

Rupin Pass Trek

starting from Rs.20000

Trip Highlight
Duration: 7 Days | 6 Nights
Trekking Days: 6 Days
Best Season: May – Oct
Level: Medium
Total Distance: 61 km
Maximum Elevation: Rupin Pass – 4540m
 The higher areas and the nights can be cold, day temperatures are pleasant during the season.
Restrictions: None
Getting from/To: The nearest town is Mussoorie and is an 8-hour drive from Netwar. The trek can be done from either side. If finishing at Sangla, the drive to Shimla is about 8 hours.
Equipment: None for walking

It is a remote and beautiful trek from Uttarakhand (Dhaula) to Himachal Pradesh (Sangla), following the Rupin River. The alpine meadows in the Govind National Park and the views along the way are outstanding. The trek passes through several villages and shepherd camps in the Rupin river valley. Rupin is a tributary of the Tons river and meets Supin River at Netwar. This part of the Himalayas is very beautiful and has not been spoilt by development. One can witness the Garhwali culture as well as the Kinnauri culture. There is a stark difference between the two and the most prominent indicator is the style of houses. During the early summer months, it is highly likely that one may encounter snow leading up-to the pass. This makes this trek enthralling.

Day 01: Dehradun to Dhaula (1580m) 210km (7h)
The drive from Dehradun to Dhaula passes through the towns of Mussoorie and the villages of Nainbagh, Damta, Naugaon, Purola and Mori. After Mori, it is a beautiful drive along the Rupin River through mixed oak and connifer forests. We reach Dhaula by evening. Overnight in camps.

Day 02: Dhaula (1580m) to Sewa (2000m) to Aaligad (7 h)
This is the first day of our trek. Initially the trail is on the true left of the valley. It crosses over to the true right at Dola, where the dirt road ends. The trail follows the true right of the valley climbing up gradually. Pisa and Khana villages are seen across the river. The trail climbs up high above the river to Danti Dhar. The trail passes through beautiful rhododendron forest. Sewa has a beautiful Hindu temple and lies on the border of the two states. We camp a little after the village on the banks of the river at a site known as Aaligad.

Day 03: Aaligad to Jakha (2300m) (4-5h)
The trail continues along the true right of the valley. The trail is fairly gradual, going past the two large but remote villages of Dodra and Kuar. This region has recently been connected by road from Rohru (Shimla Region). The road is being extended till Jakha. Cross the bridge below Kuar village and take the path climbing up to the village. This path will join the trail on the true right below Jiskun village. From here the trail steeply climbs to Jiskun, which is located high above the confluence of Rupin and Narkund Khad. Jiskun has a small forest rest house. Continuing along the path, we descend steeply to a side tributary and a steep climb to Jakha.

Day 04: Jakha (2650m) to Burans Kandi – (5-6h)
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.

Day 05: Burans Kandi to upper Waterfall (3450m) – (6-7h)
The forest changes to silver Birch and rhododendron leading to alpine meadows. In season, the area looks spectacular with wild flowers and blue poppies. There is an impressive waterfall in the middle of the valley leading up to the pass.

Day 06: Upper Waterfall camp (3450m) to Rupin Pass (4690m) via Rata Peri, further on to Ronti Gad (3990 m); (10-11 h)
There are excellent views of the hanging glaciers and snow fields on the way to the pass. It is a fairly 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.

Day 07: Ronti Gad to Kanda to Sangla (2650m) – (6-7h)
Today is a beautiful short trek through blue pine, deodar and oak forest overlooking the Sangla valley. It is a fairly steep descent to Sangla, which is a town connected by road to Shimla.


  • Transport support on day 1 from Dehradun to Dhaula.
  • Guide and cook fees
  • Rent for camping equipment
  • Forest entry charges
  • Porter and mule support to carry camping equiptment. Please note that personal luggage will not be carried by mules and porters.
  • All veg meals starting from day 1 dinner to day 7 breakfast. We provide hot breakfast and hot dinner. On trekking days packed lunch will be provided.
  • Camping accommodation throughout the trek.


  • Drop at Shimla/Chandigarh on day 8 will be on request.
  • Transport to reach Dehradun from hometown and from Shimla/Chandigarh.
  • Personal expenses like tips, medicines, phone calls etc
  • Any transport support during the trek apart from what is included above
  • Personal porter support will be chargeable at Rs 250 per bag per day.Weight of 1 bag should not increase 12 kgs.
  • Any meals during the travel journey to Dhaula and back from Sangla to Shimla/Chandigarh.
  • Rent for trekking shoes is Rs 200 per trekking day. The charges are applicable irrespective if the shoes are worn or not during the trek. Availability of shoes needs to be confirmed with us.
  • Rent for the walking stick is Rs 50 per trekking day. The charges are applicable irrespective if the stick is used or not.
  • Accommodation in Dehradun, Sangla, Shimla and Chandigarh. The guesthouse can be arranged in Sangla on request.


  • Waterproof Rucksack
  • Comfortable Trekking Boots
  • One Raincoat
  • Windproof Jacket
  • Thermal inner wear
  • 2-3 T-shirt/Shirt
  • 2 Trouser/Jeans
  • Tourch
  • Trekking Pole
  • Woollen Gloves
  • Sun Glasses
  • Thermal Inner-wears
  • Warm Fleece
  • Woolen Cap
  • Woolen Socks & Regular Socks
  • Water Bottle
  • Towel
  • Torch
  • Camera & Phone if you like (with full/Extra Batteries)
  • Identity Cards
  • Slippers
  • Specific Medication Medicine
  • Personal Toiletries

The higher areas and the nights can be cold; day temperatures are pleasant during the season.


Fix Dep. Cost
Rs. 19,900/- per Person

Includes: Transport from Dehradun to Dhaula and only stay in Sangla (excluding food in Sangla)

Personal Luggage Bag250/- per 12kg. Bag Per Day

Maximum 12 Trekker