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Rupin Pass 2022 - Best Himalayan Trek - Picuki Pro
October 3, 2023


This article is just for those nature-loving and adrenaline junkies who are just looking for another day of adventure. Rupin pass trek is a high-altitude trek and is considered a difficult one to do. The trek starts from Dhaula Uttarakhand to Sangla village in Himachal Pradesh. Most of the trekking that is above 79 percent is located in Himachal itself.

The trek is famous among adventure seekers not just for its high altitude which is around 15350ft at maximum, but also for the terrain which never fails to fascinate us with its beauty and difficulty.

It is considered as difficult and is 7 days with approximately 47km. It is best suited for covering every type of trek such as in the snow, rocky terrain, meadows, water streams, and more. You are going to start from the hot and green environment to the coldest regions of Himachal at the very end.

Best time to visit:

The best sought-out time to embark on this path is from May to June or late August to the end of October.

Who can participate:

There is indeed an age limit of 15-55 yrs. for opting for this trek. It is advised that one has experience in high altitude trekking earlier and is also physically fit enough to cover a 6 km walk in 30 minutes. Can hold their breath for at least 45 seconds, can carry a bag of at least 16 kg, and has a normal BMI (Body Mass Index). If the person opting for this trek doesn’t satisfy these conditions, they need to start training to make themselves ready for the trek.

The 7day itinerary is hand-stitched just for you!

Day 1: Let’s start easy!

The first day of the Rupin pass trek is quite beautiful and an easy one with a slight ascending trek, it starts from “Dhaula” and ends at the beautiful Kinnaur temple of Sewa where the villagers hang their trophies and medals and that’s where you camp at the end of the day. While crossing Dhaula do remember to feel blessed being able to witness such a beauty of nature and embrace that orchid and apricot fragrance coming from the valley.

Altitude – 5000ft to 6150ft

Distance – 11km

Time – 6 hours

2nd day: Let’s increase the level!

The second day of the Rupin pass trek is a moderate-level trek. Do some stretching, yoga, and meditation before leaving, and also feed yourself lightly because you’re going to need that energy! The trek starts from Sewa and ends at Jhaka. The terrain is considered challenging for its varying ascends and descends as well as the vegetation. Along the terrain, you will pass the “no man’s place” bridge which is named so because it doesn’t belong to any state. Then crossing villages like gosangu, kwar and jiskun we finally reach Jhaka where you can pray at the ancient temple and rest your body for the next day.

Altitude: 6150ft to 8,700ft

Distance: 9 km

Time: 9 hours

3rd day: Let’s take it easy for today!

The third day of the Rupin pass trek is considered easy as it is pretty well laid out from Jhaka to Saruwas Thatch although beware of the river streams while crossing. This trek is one of the most memorable treks of Rupin pass. Once you reach Saruwas Thatch take a rest and that is the campsite for the 3rd day but remember to enjoy the view of the upper waterfall and lower waterfall simultaneously. A constant reminder to remember to rest your body for the proper amount because of the next days about to come.  

Altitude: 8700ft to 11150ft

Distance: 6 km

Time: 5 hours

4th day: Saruwas thatch to Dhanderas thatch

Let’s continue on that easy and laid-out path for the 4th day. Welcome to the most beautiful and scenic trek of the Rupin pass, enjoy the beauty of nature and then reach the lower waterfall, and then camp out there while gazing at the clear beautiful sky.

Altitude: 11150ft to 11860ft

Distance: 5 km

Time: 4 hours

5th day: Lower to upper

Now, this is where things start to become rough. The trek is quite steep ahead. This day is just there for the trekker to adapt to the environment and learn how to slide on the snow and properly climb in snow. You are going past one of the most magnificent snow bridges in the Rupin pass trek and after some time call it a day and then rest properly because things are going to get wild!

Altitude: 11860ft to 13120ft

Distance: 2 km

Time: 3 hours

6th day: Trickiest one is always up the sleeve

Now, this is where you need to get serious. The trek ahead is a steep climb. There is an immense risk of falling stones from above. Trekkers are ordered to report any sites of AMS. The trek is ranging from the upper waterfall to Ronti Gad. Once you reach there it is an easy slide after that it is just rest from that immense amount of stress.

Altitude: 13120ft to 15250ft

Distance: 10 km

Time: 11 hours

7th day: Raise your morale, it’s the last day!

The trek is quite steep because you are going to lose altitude quite quickly so travel safely. The trek starts from Ronti Gad to Sangla kanda. Once you reach the final destination you are out and about. One can take a taxi directly to Shimla. Remember all the memories from the trek and share it with friends.

Altitude: 1340ft to 8800ft

Distance: 12 km

Time: 6 hours

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