Rupin Pass Trek
Explore the New Face of Nature at Every Turn in Rupin Pass Trek
Do you want to experience the most exciting and adventurous trek in India? If yes, then the Rupin Pass is definitely for you. It is a high-altitude trek that begins from Bawta and ends at Sangla.
During the trek, you will be surprised to see breathtaking sceneries every hour that is sure a treat to your eyes. Trek also showcases an appealing surrounding that consists of dense forests, landscapes along other nature offerings that are sure to make your trip memorable.
It is a high-altitude trek of almost 15250 feet due to which this trek comes in the list of high range voyages for Trekking in India.
The high altitude is not only the main reason for the popularity of this trek among the trekkers but the varied number of landscapes, as well as rapid variation in tracks, also entices nature lovers from across the world.
Sometimes, the trails are extremely difficult due to their steep climbs but also quickly change to simple walks. A trek to Pass is definitely an outstanding experience that you will remember throughout your life.
It is a perfect trek for any escapade because this trek offers a hike to every type of land, be it on rock-strewn terrain, snow, and through the watercourses of water or meadowlands.
Your trek will begin from greener & hot landscapes and end towards the coldest areas over the snow. So, get ready to have an unforgettable experience during the Rupin Pass Trek that you will cherish throughout your life.
Reasons why you cannot miss the Rupin Pass Trek
It is important for you to know that the Rupin Pass trek is one of the few treks across the globe where you will get the opportunity to explore multiple routes at quick intervals.
From Rupin Pass, you can witness the birth of two hold rivers Yamuna and Satluj. If you are a nature lover and have a keen interest in exploring adventurous places then this trek is definitely for you.
During the trek, you will pass through rocky terrain, eye-catchy meadows, breathtaking glaciers, beautiful snow bridges, and water streams.
While you reach the end of this trek, you will get stunned by the mesmerizing view of Kailash Peak.
Rupin Pass is located at a height of 15,250 feet i.e., 4,650 mts. The three camps of this trek are above 11,000 feet.
All the trekkers can reach Dehradun from Delhi by an overnight journey. New Delhi Dehradun AC Special is the best train that departs at 11:55 pm from New Delhi and reaches Dehradun by 5:40 am. Once you reach Dehradun railway station, the staff of TrekupIndia will pick you up.
The base camp is Bawta / Jiskun Himachalpardesh
Best Season for Rupin Pass Trek
If you want to enjoy the trek then the 1st week of May to June end and mid-September to October end is the best season.
It is a moderate-difficult trek that requires good physical fitness. This trek is easily completed in 8 days.
The total trekking distance of trek is 45 kilometers.
Temperature in May, June
During the day the temperature is 15° to 20° C, while at night it is 4° to 7° C. Once you reach at highest camp i.e., RatiPheri the temperature during the day is 5° C to 10° C and at night 3° to -2° C.
Temperature in Sept and Oct
At the time of day, the temperature is 13° to 20° C and at night 2° to 7° C. After reaching the highest camp RatiPheri, the temperature reaches to 3° C to 10° C in the day and 3° to 5° C at night.
From early July to mid-September, it’s time for rain. However, by late August and early September, road landslides also start but get repaired in a few days only.
From May in Saruwas Thatch, you will find high snow but gradually the snow starts to decrease from June. In September, there is very little snow.
In the upper region, the winter snowfall starts from the first week of October but also begins to melt in a few days.
Best time for trek
The best time for trekking at Rupin Pass is during the months of May, June,, September and october. During this season, you will experience nature at its best.
The Guide For Trek
A difference in Scenery at each Turn If there's a classic trek of India, it's to become the Rupin Pass. This particular trek is as an orchestra, gathering momentum with surprises in scenery each hour or perhaps so. With every single phase, the trek throws up a brand new vista to determine, a brand new scenery to unfold. Rather unexpectedly also
The predicaments start right from the 1st morning of yours of trekking. When, about twenty minutes to the trail, you notice the Rupin River help make an appearance, fanning away into a broad foundation below you. And it does not stop right here.
From here, the trail takes you via dangling villages then really suddenly, it plunges into a strong pine forest! That is not every thing. The trail subsequently meanders through glacial meadows, glacial valleys, snow bridges, ice areas as well as a huge selection of waterfalls
The sole frequent in this particular trail which will keep blindsiding you with surprises stands out as the Rupin river. The azure waters of the Rupin runs on the trail like to enhance the scenery. Occasionally hurrying, occasionally gliding by.
This culminates in the popular 3 phase drinking water fall of the Rupin in the U shaped glacial valley. If you notice the waterfall from a distance, it seems to be dropping out of the clouds
Then everything concludes with a thrilling flourish in the daring pass climb. Absolutely no question Rupin Pass trek is among the most best treks to do. It's a grand adventure
That said, this's a moderate difficult trek. You deal with nearly ten km each day as well as the surface is rather tough. The climb to Rati Pheri against Upper waterfall as well as the high ascent to Pass with the gully at 15,380 foot demand excellent lung energy. Prepare effectively
The trek starts at a remote village of Bawta / Jiskun and finishes in the village of Sangla ( Himachal Pradesh ). The approach it's a really distinctive trek that it begins in a single condition and finishes in someone else.
It's a moderate difficult trek (more on this forward on this page) which must be attempted solely by knowledgeable trekkers.
What you should Look out for
Lower waterfall campsite
The Lower waterfall campsite is likely the most exquisite Himalayas is offering. Snuggled in the bottom part of an ideal "U" shaped glacial valley - it is on the foundation of a rich green meadow. With the perspective of yours in the bottom part of the meadow, snow patched cliffs tower on every 3 sides.
In face, the Rupin cascades down out of the snow Dhauladhar range for more than 21000 ft to create the popular Rupin waterfall. Spending 2 days at this particular campsite is a deluxe.
The Thrilling Adventrous pass crossing
The Rupin gully is a half tubing cut from the mountain side. When you initially view it coming from the trail, the sight of the near vertical climb is sufficient to generate your cardiovascular stop. (A sentiment actually the staff members of ours as well as Trek Leaders attest to - despite having accomplished the trek multiple times).
The climb is of 200 metres, on a high snow flank through narrow rocky boundaries of the mountain. As obtaining foothold in this particular surface is tough, the staff members of ours will cuts measures for you in the challenging ice. As you ascend, positioning the feet of yours on the measures - you uncover the voices echo as well as journey sharply on gully. This particular climb is as thrilling as it gets
The grasslands on the Kinnaur
From the snowline after the pass, the trail descends sharply through limitless meadows which extends all of the right way to Sangla Kanda. The Ronti Gad campsite is amid the grasslands. Towering, ice capped mountains lean with the campsite along with a bountiful stream moves on the camp.
This's a present following the very long pass morning! The meadows of Sangla Kanda are awe inspiring, particularly in it is environment. The clear notched advantage of the Kinnaur Kailash assortment, all more than 20,000 foot, disregarding the meadows of Sangla Kanda is sufficient making you come to a halt in amazement.
|Trekking distance:||40 Km|
|Maximum altitude:||4650 mtr|
|Nearest airport:||Jubbarhati Shimla|
|Nearest railway station:||Shimla|
|Mode of transport from Shimla:||By taxi from Shimla to Bawta|
|Best Time for Treks:||May-June,Set-Oct|
Day Wise Detailed Itinary
Day 1: Shimla to Bwata
- Altitude: 7,700 feet
- The drive is about 205km that will take almost 10 hours
- All the trekkers will be picked up from Shimla old bus stand at 06:00 am in a four-wheeler like travller or any other vehicle's
- Only dinner is included, not the breakfast and lunch
- Night stay will be organized in the Home Stay, Guest House
- Last Network till Chanshal Pass
- Last ATM Rorhu
This will be the first day of your journey and instead of trekking, first, you will reach Bawta by vehicle. On the way, the weather is going to be very cold but also humid at the same time.
Get ready to experience breathtaking views of nature and hills that will definitely leave you stunned. If you are a nature lover then don’t forget to keep your camera ready because the scenic views are hard to explain in words.
You will be travellin to Bawta through Rorhu. Rohru can be described as a town on the river Pabbar. It is located approximately 110km from Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. You cross the Chaaisheel valley while traveling towards Rupin Pass basecamp - Bawta.
Instead of travelling from Dehradun - Dhaula as per the traditional Rupin Pass trek itinerary, In the past, the road through Chainsheel Valley was horrible. It's now much better. We prefer driving from Shimla to Bawta. It is a beautiful and pleasant way to start the trek.
The road from Rorhu splits in two routes, The first road leads to Janglik which is the base camp for Buran ghati trek, while the second goes to Bawta base cammp od rupin pass. The drive will be through the beautiful and scenic Chainsheel Valley, this the road that leads to Bawta base camp.
You will be served lip-smacking meals that will surely regain your strength, after a long 8 - 10 hours journey.
DAY 2: BAWTA TO JAKHA
- Altitude: 8,700 ft
- It is a 5km trek with a difficult level of ascent and steep climb
- Within 04 hours, you will reach Jakha from Bawta
- Hot lunch at the campsite and tea & Maggi stalls are available on the way
- Moderate climb till Jiskun and then descent till wooden bridge and zig-zag trail till Jakha
- Selwan Khad is the last water point
- Night in a homestay or tents
Get up early in the morning and witness the mesmerizing sunrise from the mountains. On day 2, you will be crossing the highest and last village of this outstanding Rupin Pass trek.
The trail is going to be a continuous ascent for almost 4-5 hours because you will be trekking 05km. So, recharge yourself with a healthy breakfast to begin your trek on the zig-zag mixed track.
While trekking, you will reach the new wooden bridge where you will end up wondering how beautiful a path like this is built from the rock face. With the trail terrain and the surroundings varying quickly, your trek to Jhaka is going to be fascinating and enjoyable at the same time.
Along with the zig-zag trail, you will gradually trek through the mixed dense forest. As you walk inside the village of Jhaka, you will find that villagers consider animals to be holy due to which they avoid eating meat.
You can refill your water bottle at Selwan Khad because this is the last water point of day 4. At night, you will be staying in tents at Jakha from where you can witness nature at its best.
Day 3: Jakha to Dandreyash Thatch ( Lower water fall )
- Altitude: 11,680 ft
- It is an 11km long trek that will take 8 hours.
- Long walk but easy and most walk is along the river so you will enjoy
- Bottles can be filled from the river
- snow bridges and wildflowers
- Delicious packed lunch will be provided
- Stay in a tent at night
Waking up at the campsite in Jakha is definitely a real ecstasy because the morning views are beyond your expectations. This means your day is going to start with a beautiful ambiance.
On the 5th day, you will walk out of the campsite and trek for 11kms within 08 hours. You will be carrying lunch for the day. The track to Dhandreyash Thatch will pass through the field but will ultimately lead you to an amazing mountain forest.
As you walk through the forest trail, take a turn to the section of the trek which is covered with snow patches, giving an attractive view of nature. You will come across a snow bridge that further takes you over river Rupin.
The narrow track from here will soon lead you to another attractive wooden bridge. By now, the river, the surroundings as well as the terrain will give you a great sense of adventure and excitement.
The moment you cross streams, you will start walking on rocky ground and rocks with the river on your left side. In this way, you will enter into another dense forestry of Rhododendron where you will find Rhododendron trees of different colors.
After trekking for a few kilometers more, you will reach Saurwas Thatch. Relax here and get indulged in the different beautiful shades of nature. You will also get a stunning view of a tranquil U-shaped valley in the middle of trees along with the Rupin waterfall.
Further in this route only, you will find the snow patches on the mountainside. The sacred silver cane trees also known as Bhoj Trees will escort you to the entry of woodlands.
As you move upwards through the forests, you will finally reach the edge of a U-shaped valley from where you can witness the breathtaking views of nature that are sure to leave you stunned and also enthrall you for a few seconds.
Now, through the gorgeous and yellow meadows, we will be moving downward to reach down the valley. After crossing a series of snow-bridges, you will reach the middle of Dhanderas Thatch valley.
After reaching here, you will relax and involve in some exciting fun activities organized by us. You will also get the opportunity to relish and admire the biggest known pastures of the Himalayan Range i.e., Dhanderas Thatch.
Day 4: Acclimatization, rest, buffer day at Dandreyash Thatch ( Lower water fall )
DAY 5: DANDREYASH THATCH TO UPPER WATERFAL
- Altitude: 13,120 ft.
- It is a picturesque day of the trek with 3.5km, 305 hours
- You can refill your bottle from small streams
- Moderate level of ascent along with complicated climbing trail around the snow patches
- Do not get on the snow patch directly
- Hot lunch at the campsite
As you will start your trek towards the ‘Upper Waterfall’, the yellow flowers of ‘Marigold’ bloom in overabundance which is sure a treat to your eyes. We will provide you technical equipment and inform you about all the essential precautions beforehand to save you from altitude problems.
We will also conduct a small session to teach you all the skills required for trekking in the snow like sidestepping, sliding on snow, and cutting through the snow. First, you will reach the lower waterfall by cutting ice using an ice axe.
Once you reach the lower waterfall, you will find a stunning snow bridge over the Rupin river and to reach here you have to pass several climbs. After reaching this bridge, you will find an interesting surrounding that will not only boost up your energy but also astound you at the same time.
Although there is a steep climb but once you reach the upper waterfall camp located at an altitude of 13,100 ft., you will find that it is worth your efforts. Don’t forget to have a look at things visible from this camp, stand amid the bizarre beauty, and get ready to have a blissful feeling of fulfillment.
After reaching this place, you will get enough confidence and strength to trek further for the Rupin Pass on the next day. Although day 6 will be adventurous but the next day is going to be even more thrilling and full of excitement.
After crossing the bridge, you are all set to relax and enjoy yourself at your campsite & have dinner.
Day 6: Upper Waterfall to Ronti Gad, Cross Rupin Pass
- Altitude: 13, 420 ft
- It is a 9km trek and most exciting day where you will pass through a tough level of ascent
- Till the pass, there is a steep ascent and then steep descend
- You will take almost 10 hours trekking
- By 04:30 am, leave the camp and carry your hot water from camp as water sources are limited
- Packed lunch will be provided
- In the late evening, we will be reaching Ronti gad
On day 6, you need to wake up early in the morning as it is going to be a long trekking day. You will be served breakfast and then start the trekking. Rupin Pass is at a height of 4,650 meters and the track really exciting that you will definitely enjoy.
In order to ensure safe trek, make sure to carry all the necessary trekking equipment with yourself.
Start climbing to Rati Pheri which is a steep ascent and after reaching there don’t forget to take a break for almost 10-15 minutes because the extraordinary changes in nature are a great delight because you will get to discover so much of nature in just a single trek.
Trek through the field which is covered in snow and get ready to have the first spectacular sight of Rupin Pass. You might think that it is beyond reach but trekking to pass is really thrilling and something that is beyond your expectations.
Get ready to walk through the rocky area, you will also find loose rocks on the way and even the stones can fall from above, so be careful and follow all the instructions of the guide strictly.
It is better to climb individually so that you do not face any kind of difficulty. This steep ascent might make you feel tired but standing on the summit will definitely uplift your mood.
The first thing that you will see after reaching the top is colorful flags flowing with the wind along with a wonderful view of the Dhauladhar Range. After spending some amazing time on the summit, start planning your descent.
Descending is really fun and slides down in eagerness and reaches the flattened track that will further lead to the pastures of Ronti Gad. Remember these pastures are quite different from the ones that you have witnessed earlier during the trek.
Ronti Gad is a big meadow because it is the sight of snow-covered mountains as well as meadows thriving in that looks captivating. Since this day will be quite long and hectic, so after having dinner you will rest in tents.
Day 7: Ronti Gad to Sangla & Back to Shimla
- Altitude: 8,800
- Last day of trekking, you will trek for 12km
- Till Sangla, moderate level of descent
- Several water points on the way
- You will reach Sangla by 1-2 pm in the afternoon
- cab will leave from Sangla at 3 pm and reach Shimla by 1 am in the night
- Drive back to Shimla (9-10 hours)
- Make your bookings for a hotel in Shimla accordingly
Today is the last day of the trek which will be a downward climb but you need to be careful as the height of the trail drops quickly. Although our team will teach you again to adapt to these sharp descendants in order to climb your way downward in an easy way without hurting yourself but you need to be careful.
You need to know that the trail will start with a mild climb but turn into an easy walk as you head towards the Ronti Gad valley. After coming across 1500ft in height, you will exit the narrow gorge and witness astounding sights of Mt. Kinner Kailash that are mind-blowing.
From here you won’t be able to see the views of pass at all. Get ready to trek through the pine forest and you will also reach a village where you can witness beautiful orchards of apple as well as wooden houses.
Though there are several trails for Sangla from Sangla Kanda but it is better to choose the track that passes through the forest of Blue Pines. The ending trail is wide and also perfectly defined but descendants quickly to Sangla.
A half an hour of sharp descend is following by a short climb that takes you directly to Sangla via Baspa village. This will mark the end of your trek journey.
With a private vehicle, it is easy to reach Shimla from Sangla which is almost 09 hours drive. Before arriving in Shimla, make sure to get your bookings done in the hotel beforehand to avoid last minute mess.
Day 1: Shimla to Bawta (Drive 205 Km)
Day2: Bawta to Jakha
Day3: Jakha to Dandreyash Thatch
Day 4: Acclimatization, rest, buffer day at Dandreyash Thatch
Day5: Dandreyash Thatch to Upper Waterfall
Day6: Upper Waterfall to Ronti Gad, cross Rupin Pass
Day7: Ronti Gad to Sangla & Back to Shimla
Trek Cost Inclusion
1. Transport charges from Shimla to Bawta
2. All the needed entry fees along with permits
3. First aid medical kits, oxygen cylinder as well as stretcher
4. Meals during the trek (Only veg food)
5. During the trek, charges of accommodation in the guest house, homestay, and camping
6. Porters/mules in order to carry vital equipment
7. Hiking skilled and proficient trek leader, cook, guide, and support staff
8. Trekup India staff insurance
9. All the trek equipment will be included like a sleeping bag, kitchen & dining tent, utensils, mattress, tent, toilet tent, and crampon (if needed).
1. Transport charges from Sangla to Shimla
2. The food at the time of transit
3. All kinds of personal expenditures
4. Anything that we have not mentioned beforehand
5. Mules or porter to carry private baggage
It is always better for the trekkers to get their bookings done for the trek almost two months before to avoid any kind of problems. In case of an event of cancellation of trek/adventure activity services due to any kind of inevitable cause, you need to inform us in writing.
You need to know that cancellation charges will become effective from the date on which we receive in writing. Our cancellation charges are mentioned below:
- If you inform us before 30 days then we will return 90% cost of the trek/escapade program.
- In case, informed between 21 to 30 days then 50% Trek/adventure/tour/travel/hotel program will be returned.
- But if you inform us in less than 20 days then no refund will be initiated.
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Rupin Pass Trek: Plan Your Travel
We are delighted to welcome you on the Rupin Pass Trek. It is a great buffet of some of our most popular treks. It is an amazing trek, but you must make sure your travel plans are in order.
Here are some tips to help you plan your trip.
Day zero (the day before Trek Day 1): Book your Flight to Chandigarh and Delhi.Take a bus from Chandigarh to shimla, if you are in Chandigarh. Book an overnight bus from Delhi to Shimla
Day 1: Shimla to Bawta / Jiskun by drive. Arrive at Bawta / Jiskun approximately 10 to 11 hours away from Shimla (201 kms). We organize transportation from Old Shimla Bus Stand at 5.30 am and then to Bawta / Jiskun. The cost is around 12,000 for a Trax Cruiser and around Rs. 15,000 per Tempo Traveller. For TrekupbIndia Trekkers its included in trek fee
Day2: Bawta to Jakha
Day3: Jakha to Dandreyash Thatch
Day 4: Acclimatization, rest, buffer day at Dandreyash Thatch
Day5: Dandreyash Thatch to Upper Waterfall
Day6: Upper Waterfall to Ronti Gad, cross Rupin Pass
Day7: Ronti Gad to Sangla & Back to Shimla
- The trek price include transport from Shimla to Bawta / Jiskun only you have to pay by yourself on return from Sangla to Shimla, TrekupIndia will arrange Cab for you only, cab will be on sharing basis or you can also return through bus also, Returing through us is most economical option below we have mentioned all details about return transportation options.
- The trek price does not include food during transport from Shimla to Bawta and return.
Sangla - Shimla - Delhi via road
Option 1. Sangla to Shimla by cab , then on to Delhi via bus
Rupin Pass trek ends at Sangla about 1pm on the seventh day. Sangla is a tiny tourist village located in Himachal. From Sangla we will organize a taxi ride to Shimla. The cost for cabs is approximately Rs. 9000 for an SUV which 5-6 trekkers could take home. You can choose departing for Shimla early, around 2.00 pm and returning at 1.00 am the next morning.
If you would prefer not travel at night, then stay over at Sangla and depart around 6.00 am the next morning. You should arrive at Shimla in the afternoon around 4.00 evening.
Buses begin at 5 am at the Shimla Old bus stop. There are buses departing in Shimla and heading to Delhi each 15 minute interval. Shimla to Delhi is between 10 and 12 hours via bus.
Take your flight from Delhi with the journey of 12 hours in your mind.
Option 2. Sangla - Shimla - Delhi bus
There are two local buses running from Sangla to Shimla -
5.30 pm - you could go back the following evening after you complete the trek. You should get to Shimla at 6.00 am the next morning.
6.30 am - take the bus later in the day to reach Shimla later in the evening.
Tip: Tips: Taking a bus from Sangla to Shimla is the most cost-effective option.
Buses begin at 5am at the Shimla Old bus stop. There are buses departing in Shimla and heading to Delhi at every fifteen minutes. Shimla to Delhi takes between 10 and 12 hours by bus.
Important points to be aware of:
- When you are getting to Bawta / Jiskun it is recommended to arrive earlier and then stay in Shimla (Day Zero). Have a restful night in preparation for your journey the following or next day.
- After you have returned from the trek, don't book any train tickets or flight on the 7th day departing from Shimla, Kalka, Chandigarh or Delhi.Your return ticket should be purchased on the day 9 - 10.The journey starts from Sangla via road on Day 7 to Shimla and the price is about Rs.9,900 for an SUV with 5-6 trekkers could take part in.Between Sangla towards Kalka the cab should cost you about Rs. Rs 11,000 to an SUV.About 5-6 people could share the ride.From Sangla towards Chandigarh the cab should cost about Rs.13,500 to rent an SUV, which five to six trekkers can share.
Mode Of Transportation
The Jubbarhatti Airport is located 22 kilometers from Shimla. It has excellent connections to other cities via air. You can also access other nearby airports like Chandigarh Airport or Delhi Airport.
By rail :-
By Rail Kalka is the nearest station and connects the city to different parts of the country via rail. You can get trains from cities such as Delhi and Calcutta. You can also take the toy train from Kalka station. Or hire private taxis to explore the beautiful city of Kalka.
By roads, Shimla can be connected to cities such as Chandigarh and Delhi, Dehradun, Kalka, and Dehradun. To reach the hill station, you can hire taxis or state buses. Regular bus services are available from nearby cities like Kullu (235km), Manali (228 km), Delhi (390 km), Ambala (154 km) . Luxury buses and cabs can be taken from the capital of India for a comfortable ride.
Busses From Delhi to Simla:-
Get on the bus from the ISBT Kashmiri Gate (Delhi) to the Old Shimla Bus Stand or it is also known in the form of Victory Tunnel (ask the bus conductor for specific directions on this). It's a 10- to 11-hour bus ride between Delhi up to Shimla. Avoid buses that go to Shimla ISBT in Tutikandi. The pick-up point is from Old Shimla Bus Stand. The distance from the Tutikandi ISBT to the Old bus stop is approximately 5 kilometers. Taxis can cost you by 300-500 rupees for the early morning departure.
Note - Find a bus that departs Delhi about 9.00 pm.
We advice you to use HRTC and Himachal Tourism buses. They typically operate according to schedule.
Things To Carry for the Rupin Pass Trek?
Rupin Pass Trek is an high altitude trek. The trekking gear you have to have for this particular trek differs from normal treks. Thus read this whole segment.
Trek Essentials: You can’t do the trek without these.
1. Trekking Shoes
Rupin pass needs sturdy trekking shoes that can withstand snow and have good grip.
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A backpack 50-60 litres is required for a trek such as Rupin pass. Your backpack should have good hip support, shoulder support, and pockets should be accessiable quickly .
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Layering is the best way to protect yourself in the mountains. Layers provide maximum protection against all the elements. Layers are also great for protecting against the elements, especially when it changes rapidly in the mountains.
Base Layer: 3 - T-shirts
Carry 2 T-shirt, and wear 1. Wear full-sleeve, dry-fit T-shirts, preferably with collars. These will protect your neck and arms from sunburn. UV radiations can quickly burn you, especially in the high altitudes of the trek.
Dry-fit T-shirts dry quickly, dry quickly, and are quick drying in the event of rain. Collared T-shirts work better than those with rounded necks.Cotton or Synthetic?We Indians love cotton. It makes sense to wear cotton down in the plains, where the heat can reach 40 degrees Celsius. It takes a while to dry once it is wet. Synthetic is the best choice for mountains where temperatures are cooler. They are quick to wick sweat and dry quickly. They can smell fast so make sure to have a roll-on deodorant. Expert Tip: If you're more prone to colds, you can carry a pair of thermal inners. From the past experiences of ours, using 2 T shirts over other helps to prevent from cold.
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5. Insulation Layers in Winter.
The Rupin Pass Trek can be done in winter. You will need at minimum 5 layers of warm clothing if you are going between December and March.
You will require1 - inner thermals, 2 - light fleece, 1 - light sweater, and 1 padded jacket. Don't buy your grandma's sweaters. They can be very heavy. You want fleece jackets and sweaters that fold easily.
A padded jacket is the best choice for your outer layer. Water resistant materials are not necessary. You do need an outer jacket with a padded lining that keeps out the cold and wind. Make sure your padded jacket includes a hood.
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6. Two - Trek Pants
This trek requires at least one pair of trekking pants and a maximum of two. One pair of pants should be worn and one additional for when it rains/snows. Trek pants with zip-off thighs at the thighs make them ideal for trekking. You should also choose quick-drying pants over cotton. Even in colder climates, they dry quickly.
TRack pants or trekking pants?Track pants can be used as a backup or double as thermal bottoms. Track pants aren't trek pants so they shouldn't be your main outerwear. They should be used as an emergency backup.
Compalsoury Accessories, without these you will not be equipped to perform the trek or not able to do Trek
These accessories are necessary to carry. These accessories are mandatory for anyone who travels to Rupin pass. Trekkers tend to delay borrowing or purchasing accessories. We recommend the opposite. These accessories should be gathered first.
Sunglasses are required to prevent snowblindness. Expect to be walking on snowy stretches during a winter trek such as Rupin pass. Snow blindness can be caused by a small amount of direct sunlight (around a half-hour's exposure). Because fallen snow acts like thousands upon thousands of mirrors, reflecting direct UV rays. You will need sunglasses that provide UV protection.
If the trekking day is sunny and bright (on meadows, open sections), you should wear sunglasses. You must not remove your sunglasses from a snowy section until it is fully crossed.
In case you use spectacles: You can buy oversized sunglasses for your glasses, which you can wear over your regular glasses (buy at Decathlon). Photochromic lenses are also available if you find this cumbersome.
Contact lens users: Contact lenses can be worn on the trek if you have them. The lens solution won't freeze. It will not be a problem to change your lens inside your tent. You will only need enough cleaning solution to clean your fingers. Your contact lenses can be covered with sunglasses.
Suncaps are mandatory. A sun cap is mandatory for trekking. It can cause headaches, sunstrokes, rapid dehydration, and a drop in performance.
Important Information: The Golden rule of the mountains is to always cover your head. A sun cap is a protective layer that protects you from the sun's harsh rays during the day. It also works well with naked UV rays. Sun caps keep your body's temperature in check. The reverse is true in the morning/evening. Your head quickly loses body heat. The woolen cap stops heat from escaping your head.
You will be handling snow quite a lot on a trek like Rupin pass. To grip things or hold onto snow, gloves are essential. The gloves should also keep you warm. You should get synthetic gloves with waterproofing on the exterior and a padded interior. Wear a tight-fitting fleece glove in your synthetic hand glove if you have difficulty obtaining the combination (not likely). This trek requires hand gloves.Rent Hand Gloves right here....
4. Woollen Cap or Balaclava.
These should cover your head. You lose the most heat in the cold mountains from your head and not your hands, feet, or other parts of your body. Protecting your head is important, especially in the evenings when the sun sets. Your woollen cap should be worn at all times, including early mornings and late evenings.
A woollen cap that covers your ears can protect your sensitive ears. Balaclavas are a modernized version of the woolen cap. The balaclava covers your ears, neck, and other parts of your face. A woolen cap that covers only your head will not be sufficient, such as a woolen cap, will require a neck warmer or scarf.Buy Wollen Cap right here....
5. Socks (3 sets).
You should also have three to four pairs each of socks for sports. You get warmth and cushioning from sports socks. The mantra here is to wear synthetic socks, or at the very least a synthetic blend. Cotton socks absorb sweat and water. These socks are difficult to dry.
Woollen socks are warm and cozy in the winter. Two sports socks are sufficient if you can't get woolen socks.
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6. Head Torch / Head Lamp
Many trekkers don't know if they should get a torch or a headlamp. A headlamp is essential because it allows you to use your hands for other activities. You'll need to use your hands for the Rupin Pass Trek, including washing dishes, setting up tents, and holding your trekking poles.
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7. Trekking Pole / Trekking Stick
You can balance and stability with trekking poles. You can reduce your energy use by up to 40%. There are steep ascents, and descents on the Rupin Pass Trek. A pair of trekking sticks can make the difference between a pleasant and strenuous trek. India uses a single trekking stick. Two trekking poles will give you more stability and balance. You can also walk faster with them.
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Weather can quickly change on a trek. In a matter of seconds, a bright sunny day can quickly turn into a torrential downpour. To combat this, you will need a poncho and a rain jacket. A poncho, a large rain cover that covers your arms and heads, is what you need. Because it covers you and part of your backpack, it is very effective. It is very light and weighs almost nothing.
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9. Rain cover for your Backpack .
Backpacks can save your life. Your backpack will hold all of your dry clothes and warm gear. Your backpack should be kept dry at all times. Most backpacks have rain-covers built in. If your backpack does not come with a rain-cover, you can either buy one or make a large sheet of plastic to fit the dimensions of your backpack. The plastic sheet can be wrapped around the backpack and held in place by a string or elastic.
10. Daypack (20-30 ltrs, optional).
Some trekkers choose to load their bags onto a mule or potores while on the Rupin Pass Trek. Although we don't encourage it, if you do choose to offload, then a daypack is required. You will need to carry water bottles, rainwear and emergency medicines. The campsites are the only place you can find your main backpack, which contains most of your equipment.
One day backpack is a small version of backpack which is generally of 20 - 30 ltr capability.
Additional necessary Trek Essentials
1. A toilet kit.
Try keeping the toilet kit light. Have only the basic things-- toothbrush, a roll on deodorant, lip balm, a little moisturiser, toilet roll, tiny detergent along with toothpaste. You will not able to bath on the trek, therefore do not overload on shampoos and soaps.
Quick Information: Carry miniature sized products. You won't have greater than that. When you are travelling in a team, share 1 toothpaste for all.
Stay away from getting big toilet rolls. Probably The smallest size roll is much more than sufficient for a trek as Rupin Pass Trek.
For females: If you're more likely to have the Periodes of yours on the trek day of yours, do not care about it. You are able to utilize the pads of yours, tampons or maybe menstrual cups on the trek. There'll be toilet tents in which you are able to change. Be sure you have ziplock bags to take back the menstrual waste of yours. Do not leave behind any misuse in the mountains
Will be provided by us like your plates and mugs etc.
3. Two one litre plastic bottles or even a two litre hydration pack:
Rupin Pass Trek has many hiking days. You have to take two 1 litre water plastic bottles to help keep yourself hydrated. Carry light-weight thermos, it will help to assists you to save water that is warm on an extremely cool morning or even for late nights.
4. Presonal medi kit
Carry the medications with you, readily available at most occasions. Do not take any kind of medication unless you have consulted your trek leader.
1. Dolo 650 (5 tablet computers): This is paracetamol. It assists to take on high temperature, slight discomfort.
2. Avomine (4 tablet computers): Carry this specifically if you are prone to nausea. Pop one fifty per cent hr before the beginning of your roadway trek.
3.Combiflam (5 tablets): if you have pain in your legs, it will help you to get instant relief from pain. It also contains paracetamol.
4.Digene:If you think your food is undigested then you can take this med. Aslo tell your trek leader about it.
5.ORS (6 packs): Consume a pack of ORS water at least once a day, usually mid-day when you are in the middle of your trek.
6. Knee Brace (optional): Carry this if you are prone to knee injury or have recognized problems of knee discomfort.
Our trek leaders bring a high Altitude medical set with them which likewise contain Life-Saving Drugs, in emergency situations TrekupIndia Trek Leaders will handel the situation as our trek leaders are well trained for mountains. Before taking these medicines by yourself first tell your trek leaders about it.
Compulsory Documents to Carry.
These are files needed to be submitted at Forest Department before ypur trek. With no of these, you will not be permitted to trek .
Original and photocopy of government photo identity card. Carry Id's like adhaar, voter id, etc.
Food Provided by Us During the Rupin pass Trek
We provide only Indian vegetarian food and mainly your meal is going to contain Indian bread, vegetable, lentils and Rice along with delicious dessert. During your trek, we will serve three meals a day including breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
In the evening, you will also be served tea & snacks and lip-smacking soup before dinner. If it will be a long day of trekking, you will be given a packed snack.
After doing a lot of research on the nutritional requirements for the trekkers, we prepare the menu. Before putting all the meals together, we also consider altitude gained and weather.
The meal served by us while trek is perfectly balanced with the right amounts of calories, carbohydrates, vitamins, protein, fiber, and minerals. You need to know that all our cooks have great expertise in cooking and have undergone thorough training. So, get ready to enjoy delectable and lip-smacking dishes during your trek.
You will be served with lemon tea in the tent in order to start your day with a refreshed feeling. Before leaving the campsite for trekking, you will be given a hot finger-licking breakfast like upma, egg bhurji, Maggie, omelet along with tea or coffee.
In case, your trek will be longer one then we also offer some fresh local fruits such as apples and even healthy drinks like Frootie or Maaza. In the afternoon, you will be served simple & healthy lunch, while at around 04:00 pm, you will be given tea and a light evening breakfast.
After you reach your campsite at night, you will be served a hot and delightful dinner. After reading this, you must have got the idea that with us, you don’t need to worry about food. Thus, we will definitely give you unforgettable experiences.
Safety During Rupin Pass Trek
Trekking with us for Rupin pass is completely safe because we have a team of trek leaders who are qualified in Wilderness first-aid and also have complete information about the high-altitude glitches.
During Trek, we carry a complete first-aid kit that contains all the important medicines. Before trekking with us, you need to ensure that you are medically fit for the trek and if you are able to judge yourself then it is better to take advice from a professional.
For us, your medical fitness is very important than anything else.
Know About Us:- You need to know that our company TrekUp India has been in the field of Adventure Tourism for the last 23 years. Right from our inception, we have been involved in providing treks, voyage & hiking programs as well as high altitude expedition rafting.
We keep on organizing treks in Uttarakhand and Himachal, while being a part of the trekking community, we feature more than 75 Himalayan documented treks. Apart from other outdoor activities, our company also organizes trips for schools, colleges, and family.
We ensure complete technical safety in the mountain
Our company has a vast team of more than 100 guides, as well as trainers in order, serve in the mountain treks.
One of the best things about our team is that all the members are trained professionally from Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, Indian mountaineering foundation Delhi as well as Hanifle Center Outdoor Education Mussoorie.
Therefore, we never believe in compromising on the quality as well as services offered to our valuable customers.
For Us, Your Safety Is the Top Urgency
At Trekup India, you will find a team with local knowledge and fluency in English as well as Hindi. This helps in ensuring that you have an amazing trek and not only this, we also pay attention to your health as well as safety because this is something we cannot ignore.
All the team leaders involved in trekking have already undergone several professional courses in First Aid, Portable Altitude Chamber Training, CPR, Environmental Awareness Training as well as Advanced Wilderness Emergency Medicine.
We also carry a complete first aid medical kit not only on the trek but on each and every trip which is organized by us. Apart from the medical kit, we carry a portable altitude chamber and medical oxygen for all kinds of high-altitude treks .
Our company has great expertise in organizing all sorts of group adventure holidays for family groups, school & college groups as well as friend groups. When it comes to travel options, we have a wide range that suits different fitness levels as well as traveling styles.
Therefore, no matter who big the group size, we pay personal attention to each and every member present in the group.
How We Ensure That Your Trek Is Safe with Us
Right from our establishment, we at TrekUp India, are continuously involved in introducing new safety practices into Indian trekking in order to ensure the safety of voyagers.
For walking on snow, TrekUp India introduced Microspikes and also made emergency bottled oxygen mandatory for all kinds of treks.
In order to test pulse as well as oxygen saturation levels, pulse oxymeters are used. As a safety communication device, we at TrekupIndia introduced radio.
Though we have noticed that most of the organizations organizing treks do not follow these systems but with time several competing companies are adopting these practices and organizing great and safe treks.
Explore our New Safety Protocols
In order to ensure a perfect Trek, we have introduced some new safety checks that will assure more safety for our trekkers. Our On-trek safety checks include:
- Daily oxygen saturation along with pulse readings
- Stretchers team appointed on every trek
- Trained mountain staff and full safety
- Additional oxygen cylinders
- Special medical kit for high altitude treks
- Microspikes on all types of snow treks
- Experienced Trek leaders as well as safety
- Technical team on all snowy slopes