Rupin Pass Trek

Overview

Being a high altitude trek, of about 15250 feet, Rupin Pass is considered among one of the high range expeditions for Trekking in India. The high altitude in not just sole reason for its popularity among trekkers, the diversified number of sceneries and sudden variation in trails also attracts many nature lovers. You will get surprised at every hour by the number of variety which Mother Nature has to offer you in Rupin Pass Trek. The trails at times are very difficult with its steep climbs which suddenly changes to an easy walks.
Rupin Pass is an ideal trek for any adventure as it offers trek to every type of terrain, be it on snow, rocky terrain, along and through the water streams or meadows. You will start trekking your route from greener and hot landscapes and move towards and through the coldest of areas over the snow as you reach the end.

Trek Fee

₹ 18,999/-

+ 5% GST ( Ends on 30 Nov )

Available Dates

30TH NOVEMBER 2023

30TH NOVEMBER 2023

30TH NOVEMBER 2023

30TH NOVEMBER 2023

Overview

Being a high altitude trek, of about 15250 feet, Rupin Pass is considered among one of the high range expeditions for Trekking in India. The high altitude in not just sole reason for its popularity among trekkers, the diversified number of sceneries and sudden variation in trails also attracts many nature lovers. You will get surprised at every hour by the number of variety which Mother Nature has to offer you in Rupin Pass Trek. The trails at times are very difficult with its steep climbs which suddenly changes to an easy walks.
Rupin Pass is an ideal trek for any adventure as it offers trek to every type of terrain, be it on snow, rocky terrain, along and through the water streams or meadows. You will start trekking your route from greener and hot landscapes and move towards and through the coldest of areas over the snow as you reach the end.

Overview

Being a high altitude trek, of about 15250 feet, Rupin Pass is considered among one of the high range expeditions for Trekking in India. The high altitude in not just sole reason for its popularity among trekkers, the diversified number of sceneries and sudden variation in trails also attracts many nature lovers. You will get surprised at every hour by the number of variety which Mother Nature has to offer you in Rupin Pass Trek. The trails at times are very difficult with its steep climbs which suddenly changes to an easy walks.
Rupin Pass is an ideal trek for any adventure as it offers trek to every type of terrain, be it on snow, rocky terrain, along and through the water streams or meadows. You will start trekking your route from greener and hot landscapes and move towards and through the coldest of areas over the snow as you reach the end.

Trek Fee

₹ 18,999/-

+ 5% GST ( Ends on 30 Nov )

Available Dates

30TH NOVEMBER 2023

30TH NOVEMBER 2023

30TH NOVEMBER 2023

30TH NOVEMBER 2023

Trek Fee

₹ 18,999/-

+ 5% GST ( Ends on 30 Nov )

Available Dates

30TH NOVEMBER 2023

30TH NOVEMBER 2023

30TH NOVEMBER 2023

30TH NOVEMBER 2023

  • Day 1 - Dehradun to Dhaula (220 km drive, approx 10 hrs)
  • Day 2 - Dhaula to Sewa (9km/5-6 hrs)
  • Day 3 - Sewa to Bawta (6km/4-5 hrs)
  • Day 4 - Bawta to Jakha (5km/4 hrs)
  • Day 5 - Jakha to Dandreyash Thatch (11km/8 hrs)
  • Day 6 - Dandreyash Thatch to Upper Waterfall (3.5km/4 hrs)
  • Day 7 - Upper Waterfall to Ronti Gad via Rupin Pass (9km/10 hrs)
  • Day 8 - Ronti Gad to Sangla & Drive to Shimla (12km/8 hrs)

Quick Look

 

Day 1

Dehradun to Dhaula (220 km drive, approx 10 hrs)

  • You will have to reach Dehradun on your own, and from the Dehradun Railway Station transport will be organized to Dhaula. The weather on the route will not be very cold but humid. Yet, the pleasant sights of the hills will keep up your enthusiasm for the more beautiful sight ahead. The roads till Dhaula are in good condition except for the last few kilometers where a narrow uneven patch is filled with mud.
  •  
Meal - Dinner

 

Day 2

Dhaula to Sewa (9km/5-6 hrs)

  • Though today’s trail is as long as 9 km, yet it will not be very tiring for you, as the whole trek is an easy walk on undulating paths till Sewa. Pass a cattle shelter after exiting the Dhaula village, the trail starts climbing for about 200 meters. After 20 minutes it becomes easy again, a little further walk and you will have another different sight of Rupin flowing below into its bed. You will reach a road just before Sewa, you can have tea and snacks at the shop available there and enjoy the sights of Rupin flowing making soothing sounds. Explore the famous Kinnaur Temple at Sewa, where medals and trophies achieved by villagers are hanging outside the temple. Stay in camps.
  •  
Meal - Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

 

Day 3

Sewa to Bawta (6km/4-5 hrs)

  • Today's trek increases grade wise from moderate to difficult slowly. Our team will instruct you for the day as the area en route is prone to landslide and frequent variance in the trail is an addition to the difficulty level. After 3 hours of the moderate walk, there will be a steep ascent of 1 hour. A change so sudden and different that you need to look back just to check your bearings. For the first time on the trek you actually trek on the river and not alongside it.
Meal - Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

 

Day 4

Bawta to Jakha (5km/4 hrs)

  • Today you will be crossing the highest and the last village of this trek. Plus the trail will be continuous ascent for 4-5 hours. So embrace all the energy before beginning on the jaunt on the zigzag mixed trail. The entry to the forest is again so sudden that it is almost like someone has opened up a gate to let you in. The towering blue pines, each more than few centuries old, take you through pristine and untouched surroundings. You can find a wooden bridge between the dense forest. The route magically gets ascending in zig-zag fashion from the bridge. Refill your bottles at Selwan Khad as this is the last water point of today. Do not worry, there are many tea shops on the way for more water. Rest in your peaceful tents at night.
Meal - Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

 

Day 5

Jakha to Dandreyash Thatch (11km/8 hrs)

  • Waking up at the campsite near Jhaka Village is sheer bliss. The trail is well defined, passes through the field of Jhaka village, enters a forest where trees of fir standing tall depicting centuries old, pristine civilization. The ascent is steep. The Rupin next to you and on your left climbs along rapidly in a series of mini waterfalls. The climb isn’t for long. Ten minutes later it evens out to leave you speechless. You are surrounded by thousands of Rhododendrons in full bloom. Move downward to reach down to the valley though green and yellow meadows, after crossing a series of snow-bridges and you are in the middle of a valley, Dhanderas Thatch. Post lunch we have a full day for exploration and photography. With the tents settled and diner served it’s a wrap for the day.
Meal - Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

 

Day 6

Dandreyash Thatch to Upper Waterfall (3.5km/4 hrs)

  • From Dhanderas Thatch the altitude gain for the Rupin pass crossing is almost 2,500 ft. It is considerable and it is almost certain that many will suffer from altitude sickness. It makes better sense to climb up about 1,500 ft to the top of the waterfall, allow your body to feel the effects of the altitude. Acclimatized somewhat, your body is better prepared for the gruelling climb to the Rupin pass the next day. Unlike most days, start your day at leisure. Let strength come back to your limbs. After breakfast, prepare for the climb to the top of the waterfall. It is about a kilometer to the base of the waterfall from Dhanderas Thatch. On the way you’ll get plenty of streams to hop and jump over and the wild display of yellow marigolds. Sometimes, the marigolds are laid out in a carpet and you just want to lie down on them.
  •  
Meal - Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

 

Day 8

Upper Waterfall to Ronti Gad via Rupin Pass (9km/10 hrs)

  • Start your day even before sun up. Make sure you are out of the camp by 5:00 am. Carry breakfast with you. You’ll need the energy boost for your brief halt at the top of the pass. Steep climb to the pass followed by a sharp descent. This is the longest day of your trek and the most gruelling – and perhaps the most exciting too. It has enough adventure in store to haunt your memories for a long time. The slow walk over the undulating snow fields is endless. The snow makes the going difficult. At times you are going to slip and slide a few meters. At times your foot is going to sink in up to the thighs. But never is it going to get so difficult that it scares the life out of you. The scenery is singularly white. The trail to Rupin pass is short but very uncertain and has risks of loose stones falling from above. Our team will suggest you walk in line carefully putting your every step forward. A bit of descendant and you are ready to experience the next adventure to slide down the snow to reach Rukti Gad. Way to Ronti Gad is a gentle walk followed by a sharp descendant. Camping at the coldest yet charming campsite amidst the mountains covered with snow.
  •  
Meal - Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
Day 8

Ronti Gad to Sangla & Drive to Shimla (12km/8 hrs)

  • Today’s trek will be a downward climb but very arduous as the trail’s altitude drops rapidly. Our team will take another round of bout to make you adaptable to the sharp descendant, climb your way downward with more ease without hurting your foot or knees. For the first time you get to view the Kinner Kailash range and the blue pines of the Baspa valley. From this point, you can view your next halt i.e. Lake of Sangla Kanda with small villages settled near it. Relax at the village; enjoy the sights of the Sangla Kanda Lake. The final trail is wide and clearly defined but descendants rapidly to Sangla, after 30 mins you will reach Baspa Village and 20 mins last climb and you are at the end of the trekking journey, Sangla. Get into cabs for road journey to Shimla.
  •  
Meal - Breakfast,Lunch
  • All Veg meals as indicated above in the itinerary
  • Tented accommodation on triple sharing basis
  • Guest House in Dhaula on sharing basis
  • Morning and Evening tea with light snacks during the trek
  • All necessary fees and permits
  • Trekking equipment (tents, sleeping bags, ice axes, ropes, Gaiters, Crampons etc.)
  • Medical First Aid Kit
  • Services of an expert trek leader
  • Services of an expert trek team (guides, cooks, helpers, porters/mules)
  • Transport for Dehradun to Dhaula and Sangla to Shimla
  • All permits of the trek.
  • Backpack Offloading charges
  • Personal expenses of any kind
  • Any expenses for optional activities
  • Travel insurance
  • Anything apart from the inclusions
  • Trekking Shoes
  • Backpack(40-60 litres)
  • Daypack(10 litres)
  • Plastic Bags
  • Personal medication Kit
  • Two warm layers
  • Two trek pants
  • Two collared t-shirts
  • Thermals
  • Jackets
  • Dark Sunglasses
  • Cap
  • Power Bank
  • Toiletries
  • Water bottles
  • Rain covers /
  • Umbrella
  • Fitness: A high altitude trek in the Himalayas requires considerable fitness. Your body needs to train itself to process more work with lower levels of oxygen. Therefore, on treks, cardiovascular training is critically important. You need to be able to jog a distance of 4 km in 40 mins before the start of the trek. Unable to do so can make your trek difficult. In addition, preparation of trek needs to include strength and flexibility training. Registering for the trek is an understanding that you will undertake the mandated fitness training.
  • Backpack carrying: Tripsaa expects all trekkers to carry their own backpacks. All common gear will be carried by the support team. If for some reason a trekker is unable to carry his or her backpack, he/she can offload the same by paying an additional charge before they start the trek. No suitcases/trolleys will be allowed.
  • Drop out during trek: If for any reason a participant has to drop out from the trek on any day then Tripsaa will help the trekker to reach the nearest road head. A support staff will accompany the participant to the nearest road head.
  • Non-liability: Tripsaa is not responsible for any loss/damage of your gears/ equipment or other belongings on the trek.
  • Payment: You may make this payment by Cash, Cheque, Online, DD or NEFT. Once you done the payment kindly provide us the payment detail through an email. (Go through payment procedure also.)
  • Payment procedure: To confirm your registration you need to pay at least 30% of trek fee as an advance and the balance payment has to be cleared before your pickup.
  • Cancellation: If the trek is called off at the last moment due to a natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rains, earthquake, landslides, strike etc), Tripsaa will issue a trek voucher for the full amount. The voucher can be redeemed for the same trek or another trek in the next one year.

    The cancellation charges are as under:

    • Cancellations prior before 30 days from the start of the trek – Full Refund.
    • Cancellations prior to 29-15 days from the start of the trek – 80% Refund or Trek Voucher worth paid amount (Trek Voucher is valid 12 Months).
    • Cancellation prior to 7-14 days from the start of the trek -- 50% refund or Trek Voucher worth paid amount (Trek Voucher is valid 12 Months).
    • Cancellation prior to 7 days from the start of the trek -- no refund or Trek Voucher worth paid amount (Trek Voucher is valid 12 Months).
  • Drinking and smoking during the trek are strictly prohibited. If found flouting the rules, your participation on the trek will be canceled with immediate effect.
  • Route changes, postponement, delay or finishing the trek a day earlier: Under some extraordinary circumstance, your trek may end a day earlier or start a day later. This may become necessary due to inclement weather, snow and ice conditions, political restrictions or any other cause. In the event of a change, postponement or delay, participants have no right to refund of the trek (in whole or in part) or other compensation for any injury, loss or damage. Trek fee is not charged broken down in terms of days but is a composite fee for the whole trek.
  • Carry a valid govt. issued I'd. (Original and photocopy both)

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    • Day 1 - Dehradun to Dhaula (220 km drive, approx 10 hrs)
    • Day 2 - Dhaula to Sewa (9km/5-6 hrs)
    • Day 3 - Sewa to Bawta (6km/4-5 hrs)
    • Day 4 - Bawta to Jakha (5km/4 hrs)
    • Day 5 - Jakha to Dandreyash Thatch (11km/8 hrs)
    • Day 6 - Dandreyash Thatch to Upper Waterfall (3.5km/4 hrs)
    • Day 7 - Upper Waterfall to Ronti Gad via Rupin Pass (9km/10 hrs)
    • Day 8 - Ronti Gad to Sangla & Drive to Shimla (12km/8 hrs)

    Quick Look

     

    Day 1

    Dehradun to Dhaula (220 km drive, approx 10 hrs)

    • You will have to reach Dehradun on your own, and from the Dehradun Railway Station transport will be organized to Dhaula. The weather on the route will not be very cold but humid. Yet, the pleasant sights of the hills will keep up your enthusiasm for the more beautiful sight ahead. The roads till Dhaula are in good condition except for the last few kilometers where a narrow uneven patch is filled with mud.
    •  
    Meal - Dinner

     

    Day 2

    Dhaula to Sewa (9km/5-6 hrs)

    • Though today’s trail is as long as 9 km, yet it will not be very tiring for you, as the whole trek is an easy walk on undulating paths till Sewa. Pass a cattle shelter after exiting the Dhaula village, the trail starts climbing for about 200 meters. After 20 minutes it becomes easy again, a little further walk and you will have another different sight of Rupin flowing below into its bed. You will reach a road just before Sewa, you can have tea and snacks at the shop available there and enjoy the sights of Rupin flowing making soothing sounds. Explore the famous Kinnaur Temple at Sewa, where medals and trophies achieved by villagers are hanging outside the temple. Stay in camps.
    •  
    Meal - Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

     

    Day 3

    Sewa to Bawta (6km/4-5 hrs)

    • Today's trek increases grade wise from moderate to difficult slowly. Our team will instruct you for the day as the area en route is prone to landslide and frequent variance in the trail is an addition to the difficulty level. After 3 hours of the moderate walk, there will be a steep ascent of 1 hour. A change so sudden and different that you need to look back just to check your bearings. For the first time on the trek you actually trek on the river and not alongside it.
    Meal - Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

     

    Day 4

    Bawta to Jakha (5km/4 hrs)

    • Today you will be crossing the highest and the last village of this trek. Plus the trail will be continuous ascent for 4-5 hours. So embrace all the energy before beginning on the jaunt on the zigzag mixed trail. The entry to the forest is again so sudden that it is almost like someone has opened up a gate to let you in. The towering blue pines, each more than few centuries old, take you through pristine and untouched surroundings. You can find a wooden bridge between the dense forest. The route magically gets ascending in zig-zag fashion from the bridge. Refill your bottles at Selwan Khad as this is the last water point of today. Do not worry, there are many tea shops on the way for more water. Rest in your peaceful tents at night.
    Meal - Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

     

    Day 5

    Jakha to Dandreyash Thatch (11km/8 hrs)

    • Waking up at the campsite near Jhaka Village is sheer bliss. The trail is well defined, passes through the field of Jhaka village, enters a forest where trees of fir standing tall depicting centuries old, pristine civilization. The ascent is steep. The Rupin next to you and on your left climbs along rapidly in a series of mini waterfalls. The climb isn’t for long. Ten minutes later it evens out to leave you speechless. You are surrounded by thousands of Rhododendrons in full bloom. Move downward to reach down to the valley though green and yellow meadows, after crossing a series of snow-bridges and you are in the middle of a valley, Dhanderas Thatch. Post lunch we have a full day for exploration and photography. With the tents settled and diner served it’s a wrap for the day.
    Meal - Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

     

    Day 6

    Dandreyash Thatch to Upper Waterfall (3.5km/4 hrs)

    • From Dhanderas Thatch the altitude gain for the Rupin pass crossing is almost 2,500 ft. It is considerable and it is almost certain that many will suffer from altitude sickness. It makes better sense to climb up about 1,500 ft to the top of the waterfall, allow your body to feel the effects of the altitude. Acclimatized somewhat, your body is better prepared for the gruelling climb to the Rupin pass the next day. Unlike most days, start your day at leisure. Let strength come back to your limbs. After breakfast, prepare for the climb to the top of the waterfall. It is about a kilometer to the base of the waterfall from Dhanderas Thatch. On the way you’ll get plenty of streams to hop and jump over and the wild display of yellow marigolds. Sometimes, the marigolds are laid out in a carpet and you just want to lie down on them.
    •  
    Meal - Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

     

    Day 8

    Upper Waterfall to Ronti Gad via Rupin Pass (9km/10 hrs)

    • Start your day even before sun up. Make sure you are out of the camp by 5:00 am. Carry breakfast with you. You’ll need the energy boost for your brief halt at the top of the pass. Steep climb to the pass followed by a sharp descent. This is the longest day of your trek and the most gruelling – and perhaps the most exciting too. It has enough adventure in store to haunt your memories for a long time. The slow walk over the undulating snow fields is endless. The snow makes the going difficult. At times you are going to slip and slide a few meters. At times your foot is going to sink in up to the thighs. But never is it going to get so difficult that it scares the life out of you. The scenery is singularly white. The trail to Rupin pass is short but very uncertain and has risks of loose stones falling from above. Our team will suggest you walk in line carefully putting your every step forward. A bit of descendant and you are ready to experience the next adventure to slide down the snow to reach Rukti Gad. Way to Ronti Gad is a gentle walk followed by a sharp descendant. Camping at the coldest yet charming campsite amidst the mountains covered with snow.
    •  
    Meal - Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    Day 8

    Ronti Gad to Sangla & Drive to Shimla (12km/8 hrs)

    • Today’s trek will be a downward climb but very arduous as the trail’s altitude drops rapidly. Our team will take another round of bout to make you adaptable to the sharp descendant, climb your way downward with more ease without hurting your foot or knees. For the first time you get to view the Kinner Kailash range and the blue pines of the Baspa valley. From this point, you can view your next halt i.e. Lake of Sangla Kanda with small villages settled near it. Relax at the village; enjoy the sights of the Sangla Kanda Lake. The final trail is wide and clearly defined but descendants rapidly to Sangla, after 30 mins you will reach Baspa Village and 20 mins last climb and you are at the end of the trekking journey, Sangla. Get into cabs for road journey to Shimla.
    •  
    Meal - Breakfast,Lunch
    • All Veg meals as indicated above in the itinerary
    • Tented accommodation on triple sharing basis
    • Guest House in Dhaula on sharing basis
    • Morning and Evening tea with light snacks during the trek
    • All necessary fees and permits
    • Trekking equipment (tents, sleeping bags, ice axes, ropes, Gaiters, Crampons etc.)
    • Medical First Aid Kit
    • Services of an expert trek leader
    • Services of an expert trek team (guides, cooks, helpers, porters/mules)
    • Transport for Dehradun to Dhaula and Sangla to Shimla
    • All permits of the trek.
    • Backpack Offloading charges
    • Personal expenses of any kind
    • Any expenses for optional activities
    • Travel insurance
    • Anything apart from the inclusions
    • Trekking Shoes
    • Backpack(40-60 litres)
    • Daypack(10 litres)
    • Plastic Bags
    • Personal medication Kit
    • Two warm layers
    • Two trek pants
    • Two collared t-shirts
    • Thermals
    • Jackets
    • Dark Sunglasses
    • Cap
    • Power Bank
    • Toiletries
    • Water bottles
    • Rain covers /
    • Umbrella
    • Fitness: A high altitude trek in the Himalayas requires considerable fitness. Your body needs to train itself to process more work with lower levels of oxygen. Therefore, on treks, cardiovascular training is critically important. You need to be able to jog a distance of 4 km in 40 mins before the start of the trek. Unable to do so can make your trek difficult. In addition, preparation of trek needs to include strength and flexibility training. Registering for the trek is an understanding that you will undertake the mandated fitness training.
    • Backpack carrying: Tripsaa expects all trekkers to carry their own backpacks. All common gear will be carried by the support team. If for some reason a trekker is unable to carry his or her backpack, he/she can offload the same by paying an additional charge before they start the trek. No suitcases/trolleys will be allowed.
    • Drop out during trek: If for any reason a participant has to drop out from the trek on any day then Tripsaa will help the trekker to reach the nearest road head. A support staff will accompany the participant to the nearest road head.
    • Non-liability: Tripsaa is not responsible for any loss/damage of your gears/ equipment or other belongings on the trek.
    • Payment: You may make this payment by Cash, Cheque, Online, DD or NEFT. Once you done the payment kindly provide us the payment detail through an email. (Go through payment procedure also.)
    • Payment procedure: To confirm your registration you need to pay at least 30% of trek fee as an advance and the balance payment has to be cleared before your pickup.
    • Cancellation: If the trek is called off at the last moment due to a natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rains, earthquake, landslides, strike etc), Tripsaa will issue a trek voucher for the full amount. The voucher can be redeemed for the same trek or another trek in the next one year.

      The cancellation charges are as under:

      • Cancellations prior before 30 days from the start of the trek – Full Refund.
      • Cancellations prior to 29-15 days from the start of the trek – 80% Refund or Trek Voucher worth paid amount (Trek Voucher is valid 12 Months).
      • Cancellation prior to 7-14 days from the start of the trek -- 50% refund or Trek Voucher worth paid amount (Trek Voucher is valid 12 Months).
      • Cancellation prior to 7 days from the start of the trek -- no refund or Trek Voucher worth paid amount (Trek Voucher is valid 12 Months).
    • Drinking and smoking during the trek are strictly prohibited. If found flouting the rules, your participation on the trek will be canceled with immediate effect.
    • Route changes, postponement, delay or finishing the trek a day earlier: Under some extraordinary circumstance, your trek may end a day earlier or start a day later. This may become necessary due to inclement weather, snow and ice conditions, political restrictions or any other cause. In the event of a change, postponement or delay, participants have no right to refund of the trek (in whole or in part) or other compensation for any injury, loss or damage. Trek fee is not charged broken down in terms of days but is a composite fee for the whole trek.
    • Carry a valid govt. issued I'd. (Original and photocopy both)
    • Day 1 - Dehradun to Dhaula (220 km drive, approx 10 hrs)
    • Day 2 - Dhaula to Sewa (9km/5-6 hrs)
    • Day 3 - Sewa to Bawta (6km/4-5 hrs)
    • Day 4 - Bawta to Jakha (5km/4 hrs)
    • Day 5 - Jakha to Dandreyash Thatch (11km/8 hrs)
    • Day 6 - Dandreyash Thatch to Upper Waterfall (3.5km/4 hrs)
    • Day 7 - Upper Waterfall to Ronti Gad via Rupin Pass (9km/10 hrs)
    • Day 8 - Ronti Gad to Sangla & Drive to Shimla (12km/8 hrs)

    Quick Look

     

    Day 1

    Dehradun to Dhaula (220 km drive, approx 10 hrs)

    • You will have to reach Dehradun on your own, and from the Dehradun Railway Station transport will be organized to Dhaula. The weather on the route will not be very cold but humid. Yet, the pleasant sights of the hills will keep up your enthusiasm for the more beautiful sight ahead. The roads till Dhaula are in good condition except for the last few kilometers where a narrow uneven patch is filled with mud.
    •  
    Meal - Dinner

     

    Day 2

    Dhaula to Sewa (9km/5-6 hrs)

    • Though today’s trail is as long as 9 km, yet it will not be very tiring for you, as the whole trek is an easy walk on undulating paths till Sewa. Pass a cattle shelter after exiting the Dhaula village, the trail starts climbing for about 200 meters. After 20 minutes it becomes easy again, a little further walk and you will have another different sight of Rupin flowing below into its bed. You will reach a road just before Sewa, you can have tea and snacks at the shop available there and enjoy the sights of Rupin flowing making soothing sounds. Explore the famous Kinnaur Temple at Sewa, where medals and trophies achieved by villagers are hanging outside the temple. Stay in camps.
    •  
    Meal - Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

     

    Day 3

    Sewa to Bawta (6km/4-5 hrs)

    • Today's trek increases grade wise from moderate to difficult slowly. Our team will instruct you for the day as the area en route is prone to landslide and frequent variance in the trail is an addition to the difficulty level. After 3 hours of the moderate walk, there will be a steep ascent of 1 hour. A change so sudden and different that you need to look back just to check your bearings. For the first time on the trek you actually trek on the river and not alongside it.
    Meal - Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

     

    Day 4

    Bawta to Jakha (5km/4 hrs)

    • Today you will be crossing the highest and the last village of this trek. Plus the trail will be continuous ascent for 4-5 hours. So embrace all the energy before beginning on the jaunt on the zigzag mixed trail. The entry to the forest is again so sudden that it is almost like someone has opened up a gate to let you in. The towering blue pines, each more than few centuries old, take you through pristine and untouched surroundings. You can find a wooden bridge between the dense forest. The route magically gets ascending in zig-zag fashion from the bridge. Refill your bottles at Selwan Khad as this is the last water point of today. Do not worry, there are many tea shops on the way for more water. Rest in your peaceful tents at night.
    Meal - Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

     

    Day 5

    Jakha to Dandreyash Thatch (11km/8 hrs)

    • Waking up at the campsite near Jhaka Village is sheer bliss. The trail is well defined, passes through the field of Jhaka village, enters a forest where trees of fir standing tall depicting centuries old, pristine civilization. The ascent is steep. The Rupin next to you and on your left climbs along rapidly in a series of mini waterfalls. The climb isn’t for long. Ten minutes later it evens out to leave you speechless. You are surrounded by thousands of Rhododendrons in full bloom. Move downward to reach down to the valley though green and yellow meadows, after crossing a series of snow-bridges and you are in the middle of a valley, Dhanderas Thatch. Post lunch we have a full day for exploration and photography. With the tents settled and diner served it’s a wrap for the day.
    Meal - Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

     

    Day 6

    Dandreyash Thatch to Upper Waterfall (3.5km/4 hrs)

    • From Dhanderas Thatch the altitude gain for the Rupin pass crossing is almost 2,500 ft. It is considerable and it is almost certain that many will suffer from altitude sickness. It makes better sense to climb up about 1,500 ft to the top of the waterfall, allow your body to feel the effects of the altitude. Acclimatized somewhat, your body is better prepared for the gruelling climb to the Rupin pass the next day. Unlike most days, start your day at leisure. Let strength come back to your limbs. After breakfast, prepare for the climb to the top of the waterfall. It is about a kilometer to the base of the waterfall from Dhanderas Thatch. On the way you’ll get plenty of streams to hop and jump over and the wild display of yellow marigolds. Sometimes, the marigolds are laid out in a carpet and you just want to lie down on them.
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    Meal - Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

     

    Day 8

    Upper Waterfall to Ronti Gad via Rupin Pass (9km/10 hrs)

    • Start your day even before sun up. Make sure you are out of the camp by 5:00 am. Carry breakfast with you. You’ll need the energy boost for your brief halt at the top of the pass. Steep climb to the pass followed by a sharp descent. This is the longest day of your trek and the most gruelling – and perhaps the most exciting too. It has enough adventure in store to haunt your memories for a long time. The slow walk over the undulating snow fields is endless. The snow makes the going difficult. At times you are going to slip and slide a few meters. At times your foot is going to sink in up to the thighs. But never is it going to get so difficult that it scares the life out of you. The scenery is singularly white. The trail to Rupin pass is short but very uncertain and has risks of loose stones falling from above. Our team will suggest you walk in line carefully putting your every step forward. A bit of descendant and you are ready to experience the next adventure to slide down the snow to reach Rukti Gad. Way to Ronti Gad is a gentle walk followed by a sharp descendant. Camping at the coldest yet charming campsite amidst the mountains covered with snow.
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    Meal - Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    Day 8

    Ronti Gad to Sangla & Drive to Shimla (12km/8 hrs)

    • Today’s trek will be a downward climb but very arduous as the trail’s altitude drops rapidly. Our team will take another round of bout to make you adaptable to the sharp descendant, climb your way downward with more ease without hurting your foot or knees. For the first time you get to view the Kinner Kailash range and the blue pines of the Baspa valley. From this point, you can view your next halt i.e. Lake of Sangla Kanda with small villages settled near it. Relax at the village; enjoy the sights of the Sangla Kanda Lake. The final trail is wide and clearly defined but descendants rapidly to Sangla, after 30 mins you will reach Baspa Village and 20 mins last climb and you are at the end of the trekking journey, Sangla. Get into cabs for road journey to Shimla.
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    Meal - Breakfast,Lunch
    • All Veg meals as indicated above in the itinerary
    • Tented accommodation on triple sharing basis
    • Guest House in Dhaula on sharing basis
    • Morning and Evening tea with light snacks during the trek
    • All necessary fees and permits
    • Trekking equipment (tents, sleeping bags, ice axes, ropes, Gaiters, Crampons etc.)
    • Medical First Aid Kit
    • Services of an expert trek leader
    • Services of an expert trek team (guides, cooks, helpers, porters/mules)
    • Transport for Dehradun to Dhaula and Sangla to Shimla
    • All permits of the trek.
    • Backpack Offloading charges
    • Personal expenses of any kind
    • Any expenses for optional activities
    • Travel insurance
    • Anything apart from the inclusions
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    • Trekking Shoes
    • Backpack(40-60 litres)
    • Daypack(10 litres)
    • Plastic Bags
    • Personal medication Kit
    • Two warm layers
    • Two trek pants
    • Two collared t-shirts
    • Thermals
    • Jackets
    • Dark Sunglasses
    • Cap
    • Power Bank
    • Toiletries
    • Water bottles
    • Rain covers /
    • Umbrella
    • Fitness: A high altitude trek in the Himalayas requires considerable fitness. Your body needs to train itself to process more work with lower levels of oxygen. Therefore, on treks, cardiovascular training is critically important. You need to be able to jog a distance of 4 km in 40 mins before the start of the trek. Unable to do so can make your trek difficult. In addition, preparation of trek needs to include strength and flexibility training. Registering for the trek is an understanding that you will undertake the mandated fitness training.
    • Backpack carrying: Tripsaa expects all trekkers to carry their own backpacks. All common gear will be carried by the support team. If for some reason a trekker is unable to carry his or her backpack, he/she can offload the same by paying an additional charge before they start the trek. No suitcases/trolleys will be allowed.
    • Drop out during trek: If for any reason a participant has to drop out from the trek on any day then Tripsaa will help the trekker to reach the nearest road head. A support staff will accompany the participant to the nearest road head.
    • Non-liability: Tripsaa is not responsible for any loss/damage of your gears/ equipment or other belongings on the trek.
    • Payment: You may make this payment by Cash, Cheque, Online, DD or NEFT. Once you done the payment kindly provide us the payment detail through an email. (Go through payment procedure also.)
    • Payment procedure: To confirm your registration you need to pay at least 30% of trek fee as an advance and the balance payment has to be cleared before your pickup.
    • Cancellation: If the trek is called off at the last moment due to a natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rains, earthquake, landslides, strike etc), Tripsaa will issue a trek voucher for the full amount. The voucher can be redeemed for the same trek or another trek in the next one year.

      The cancellation charges are as under:

      • Cancellations prior before 30 days from the start of the trek – Full Refund.
      • Cancellations prior to 29-15 days from the start of the trek – 80% Refund or Trek Voucher worth paid amount (Trek Voucher is valid 12 Months).
      • Cancellation prior to 7-14 days from the start of the trek -- 50% refund or Trek Voucher worth paid amount (Trek Voucher is valid 12 Months).
      • Cancellation prior to 7 days from the start of the trek -- no refund or Trek Voucher worth paid amount (Trek Voucher is valid 12 Months).
    • Drinking and smoking during the trek are strictly prohibited. If found flouting the rules, your participation on the trek will be canceled with immediate effect.
    • Route changes, postponement, delay or finishing the trek a day earlier: Under some extraordinary circumstance, your trek may end a day earlier or start a day later. This may become necessary due to inclement weather, snow and ice conditions, political restrictions or any other cause. In the event of a change, postponement or delay, participants have no right to refund of the trek (in whole or in part) or other compensation for any injury, loss or damage. Trek fee is not charged broken down in terms of days but is a composite fee for the whole trek.
    • Carry a valid govt. issued I'd. (Original and photocopy both)

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