Banjaracamps
Rupin Pass Trek
Rupin Pass Trek
Duration 9 nights 10 days
Best Time May-October

Rupin pass is one of the most fantastic treks in this region. The trek begins from the lovely valley of Sangla in Himachal Pradesh and moves onto Uttarakhand via Rupin pass. In terms of landscape, gradient and altitude, it offers a wide range. Not a very well known trek, it certainly is one of the most beautiful being full of streams, waterfall, river, mountain views, snows, beautiful meadows full of flowers etc.

    Chandigarh- Thanedhar- 196 KMS  - 06 hrs

    Day 1: Chandigarh- Thanedhar- 196 KMS - 06 hrs

    Reach Chandigarh at 0350 hrs by Kalka mail. Get off and drive to Thanedar. Stop en route at Shimla for breakfast and freshen up. Carry onto Thanedar. Check into Banjara retreat around 1100 hrs. After lunch, hike to Hatu peak. Evening around a bonfire. Night stay in retreat.

    Thanedhar- Sangla- 156 Kms – 6.5 hrs

    Day 2: Thanedhar- Sangla- 156 Kms – 6.5 hrs

    Wake up early in the morning. After breakfast, drive to Sangla. Reach Sangla early n the evening. Check in and hike up to Batseri village after freshening up. Evening around a bonfire. Night stay in camp.

    Sangla- Acclimatization walk- 4.5 kms

    Day 3: Sangla- Acclimatization walk- 4.5 kms

    Drive to Chitkul village (the last border village on Tibet side) and hike up to Nagasthi (the last border outpost). This is a 1.5 kms long walk in high altitude. The gradient is gentle, almost flat and is by a stream. Back to camp by late afternoon. Rest of the day at leisure. Evening around a bonfire.

    Sangla (2700m) - Sangla meadows (3600m) - 4-5 hrs

    Day 4: Sangla (2700m) - Sangla meadows (3600m) - 4-5 hrs

    Drive to Sangla bazar from the camp 8kms/20 minutes. Walk through Sangla village to the bridge over Baspa river. Start walking up towards Sangla meadows. Sangl meadows has a small ice water lake and offers tremendous views of the Kinner Kailash range. Lunch by the lake side. Walk back to Sangla bazar and take the car to the camp. Total height gained is about 2500 feet. Sangla meadow is a perfect place to see the Kinner Kailash massif in its full glory. The locals have their fields in the Sangla meadows (or Sangla Kanda as they call it). As going up and down every day is inconvenient, so lot of people have made their temporary huts here called 'Dogri'. Night stay in tents.

    Sangla meadows- Base of Rupin pass (about 3500m) - 4-5 hrs

    Day 5: Sangla meadows- Base of Rupin pass (about 3500m) - 4-5 hrs

    After Breakfast hike towards base of Rupin pass. When it starts to get cold in the valley, the shepherds often take their sheep and goat herds across Rupin Pass (visible in the distance) to the meadows near Dehra Dun. Night stay in alpine tents.

    Base of Rupin pass- Rupin pass (4750m) – Dandrash (3450M) – 6-7 hrs

    Day 6: Base of Rupin pass- Rupin pass (4750m) – Dandrash (3450M) – 6-7 hrs

    This is a tough day on the trek with steep uphill and downhill climbs. There would be snow at the pass.

    Dandrash- Jiskool (2320M)- 5-6 hrs

    Day 7: Dandrash- Jiskool (2320M)- 5-6 hrs

    This is a lovely hike through meadows and then we hit the valley. We walk past a waterfall and cross a cross a river.

    Jiskool- Sewa (2040M)- 4-5 hrs

    Day 8: Jiskool- Sewa (2040M)- 4-5 hrs

    From here on, it is a gradual downhill walk most of the way. Visit some old Himachaly villages on the way.

    Sewa- Dhula (1560M)- Mussoorie- 03 hrs walk and 06 hrs drive

    Day 9: Sewa- Dhula (1560M)- Mussoorie- 03 hrs walk and 06 hrs drive

    Last day on teh trek, we reach Dhula where vehicles will be waiting to carry us on to Mussoorie. Settle into your rooms in Mussoorie. Rest of the evening at leisure.

    Morning Jan Shatabdi from Dehradun back to Delhi and connecting flights/ trains out

    Day 10: Morning Jan Shatabdi from Dehradun back to Delhi and connecting flights/ trains out

    Leave early in the morning from Mussoorie and drive to Dehradun to catch Jan Shatabdi back to Delhi

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