Rupin Pass Trek

Lush green valley, wide open snowfield, Colorful flowers, Gushing rivers & waterfalls, Shepherds and more surprises each day

Rupin Pass Trek Introduction And Details

Key Himalayan Geographical Offerings Of The Rupin Pass Trek

1 High Passes:
Rupin Pass ( 4650m )
1 Serene Lakes:
Rata Feri Lake ( 4532m )
3 Tranquil Rivers:
Rupin, Baspa, Tons
2 Beautiful Remote Villages:
Jhakha, Jiskun
1 National Parks Or Forest Reserve:
Govind Pashu Vihar National Park and Sanctuary
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Day 1
Rohru
Day 2
D2Chirgaon
Day 2
Chanshal Pass
Day 2
Gosangu
Day 3
D3Jiskun
Day 3
Jhakha
Day 4
D4Buras Kandi
Day 4
Saruwas Thatch
Day 5
D5Dhanteras Thatch
Day 6
D6Dhanteras Thatch
Day 6
Upper Waterfall
Day 6
Rata Feri
Day 6
Rata Feri Lake
Day 7
D7Rata Feri
Day 7
Rupin Pass
Day 7
Rontigad
Day 8
D8Kanda Sangla
Day 9
Sangla

Rupin Pass Trek Daywise Itinerary

Day 1Arrival In Chirgaon

Overnight In: Chirgaon (1780m )
Accommodation: Hotel /Homestay
Meals Included: Evening Snacks, Dinner, Hot drinks
Cost Of Transport Included: No
Activity: Drive Day

There are many buses from Shimla which makes it very convenient and cheaper to reach Rohru. From Rohru, you get many shared jeeps and buses to Chirgaon. You also get direct buses from Shimla to Chirgaon. We expect you to reach Chirgaon by evening. Alternatively, if you need us to arrange cabs to pick you from your hotel in Shimla, we can do that arrangements. A 6 - 7 seater SUV charges between 5500 to 6500 from Shimla to Chirgaon.

Day 2From Chirgaon To Jiskun, Via - Chanshal Pass, Gosangu ( 13 Kms,8 hours )

Day 2
1780 - Chirgaon
Day 2
3800 - Chanshal Pass
Day 2
1950 - Gosangu
Day 2
2380 - Jiskun


13Km, 8hrs.

Activity: Drive, Trek Day
Overnight In: Jiskun (2380m )
Accommodation: Tents
Meals Included: All Meals

We board the car early in the morning and start our journey to Gosangu, from where we start our trek for the day. The drive is very scenic and thrilling at the same time. The trek that we do helps us get accustomed to trekking and acclimatize better. We end the day with a good steep climb over the switchbacks to reach Bawta, where we camp for the day.

Day 3From Jiskun To Buras Kandi, Via - Jhakha ( 10 Kms,4 - 5 hours )

Day 3
2380 - Jiskun
Day 3
2750 - Jhakha
Day 3
3200 - Buras Kandi


10Km, 4 - 5hrs.

Activity: Trek Day
Overnight In: Buras Kandi (3200m )
Accommodation: Tents
Meals Included: All Meals

Today we do a full day trek and initially, its an easy trail till the river bridge after which steep switchbacks start for Jhakha. After we reach Jhakha, we rest for some time and then again start our trek. The trail is overall flattish with occasional ups and downs.

After some time, we enter the woody pine forest and come across a sharp descent which brings us down to touch the water of the gushing Rupin river for the first time. We spend some good time here. From here, our campsite is an hour's walk through beautiful open forest and bushes, with the Rupin river flowing down with its own music

  • day3 photo - a different view of rupin valley
  • day3 photo - the rupin valley
  • day3 photo - approaching saruwas thatch

Day 4From Buras Kandi To Dhanteras Thatch, Via - Saruwas Thatch ( 5 Kms,3 hours )

Day 4
3200 - Buras Kandi
Day 4
3350 - Saruwas Thatch
Day 4
3620 - Dhanteras Thatch


5Km, 3hrs.

Activity: Trek Day
Overnight In: Dhanteras Thatch (3620m )
Accommodation: Tents
Meals Included: All Meals

Our trail for the day climbs up gradually to the beautiful meadow of Dhanteras Thatch. We may chose to walk on the left of the river, or right or on top of it, depending on which month you are trekking. During May, you trek on top of the river is hidden beneath thick and solid snow cover. It's an easy day today and time flies as we reach hour of trek we reach our campsite for the day - a grand meadow called the Dhanteras Thatch. It is famous for it waterfall views. During late June, early July when the snow melts, lots of waterfalls are created which are seen from this campsite and has a all round view. From here is also visible the mighty, 2 stage waterfall of the Rupin river.

This is one of the best campsite of this trek and we miss no chance to feel and capture its beauty.

  • day4 photo - rupin waterfall
  • day4 photo - camp of dhanteras thatch
  • day4 photo - enroute upper waterfall camp towards rupin pass
  • day4 photo - rupin valley from upper waterfall camp
  • day4 photo - the gush of rupin river

Day 5

Rest / Acclimatization Day


Day 5
3620 - Dhanteras Thatch
Day 5
3620 - Dhanteras Thatch


2Km, 3hrs.

Activity: Rest Day Day
Overnight In: Dhanteras Thatch (3620m )
Accommodation: Tents
Meals Included: All Meals
Rest day. Enjoy thr waterfalls and a vast playground of fresh meadows

Day 6From Dhanteras Thatch To Rata Feri, Via - Upper Waterfall . Excursion to Rata Feri Lake ( 6 Kms,5 hours )

Day 6
3620 - Dhanteras Thatch
Day 6
4070 - Upper Waterfall
Day 6
4300 - Rata Feri
Day 6
4500 - Rata Feri Lake
Day 6
4300 - Rata Feri


6Km, 5hrs.

Activity: Trek Day
Overnight In: Rata Feri (4300m )
Accommodation: Tents
Meals Included: All Meals

A flat walk on the Dhanteras Thatch brings us to the base of the climb where the waterfall hits the ground. We take to the right of the waterfall and start to climb up by the side of it. Soon, we are on top of the second waterfall. We take some rest here and appreciate the beauty of the Rupin valley. From here, most of our trail can be seen. 

We then start to climb further up. A little flat walk and then we traverse to the left of the first waterfall which looks quite dangerous, and so it is. People have paid prices for being careless here. Another hour of a steep climb from here brings us above the famous and thrilling Rupin Waterfall. The gush of the Waterfall remains a memory ever after. After some good rest, we climb a little more and camp in a secluded area in the beautiful campsite of Rata Feri.

After lunch, we go on an excursion or acclimatization walk and exploration to a Lake nearby.
  • day6 photo - shine of fresh hard snow

Day 7

Pass Crossing Day


Cross Rupin Pass And Reach Kanda Sangla via Rontigad ( 8 Kms,6 hours )

Day 7
4300 - Rata Feri
Day 7
4650 - Rupin Pass
Day 7
4000 - Rontigad
Day 7
3365 - Kanda Sangla


8Km, 6hrs.

Activity: Trek Day
Overnight In: Kanda Sangla (3365m )
Accommodation: Tents
Meals Included: All meals
Today is the most important day of our trek. We start early and after some motivated push at altitude above 4300 meters, we bring ourselves to the base of the pass. Having camped at Rata Feri the previous night eases our pass crossing effort today. We are well acclimatized and need to walk lesser in the cold. We reach the base of the Rupin Pass in about 30 minutes. Here we take some rest, grasp some breath, consume some energy and then hit the most interesting, tiring and challenging stretch of our trek. The L-shaped steep climb of the Rupin Gully.

Sheer determination, mental stamina and physical effort brings us to the top of the pass, where we offer prayers to the mighty gods of the valley. The feeling of achievement makes us forget all the pain we went through as we celebrate our success. We distribute the offerings made to the god amongst us and then start the long descent.

Initial difficult stretch which eases out very soon as we head towards Ronti Gad. We follow the Baspa river and after some distance, at the confluence of 2 rivers.

We head down on a small trekking trail and marks of civilization already reflects on our eyes and mind. An hour and half of descend brings us to Kanda Sangla, marked by a small pond.Mobile networks are available here ( BSNL, Vodafone and Airtel ).

  • day7 photo - the real face of rupin pass
  • day7 photo - the mighty climb to rupin pass
  • day7 photo - rupin pass summit
  • day7 photo - ronti gan campsite

Day 8From Kanda Sangla To Sangla ( 7 Kms,2 hours )

Activity: Trek Day
Accommodation: None
Meals Included: Breakfast
Cost Of Transport Included: NO

Today we end our trek. A beautiful and life-changing journey comes to an end. With that months of careful planning ends as well. A couple of hour more of trek remains which brings us closer to civilizations. The beautiful valley of Sangla and Gushing Baspa river is a fascinating sight.

Once in Sangla, we end our trek and freshen up. Our trek ends by 11AM, so we have enough time in hand to explore Sangla or travel down to Shimla. We can leave the same day in the afternoon or take up a hotel for the night. Sangla is a tourist destination and you can find all basic necessaries here. You can also choose to visit Chitkul from here which is just an hour away from Sangla

There is a direct bus to Shimla and Chandigarh from Sangla around 5 in the evening for those who want a cheap mode of transportation. Cab can be booked to Shimla or Kalka railway station.

Why Should You Do The Rupin Pass Trek

  • Surprises on every corner and turns.
  • Snow and lots of it during May June season.
  • The hanging village of Jhakha and its people.
  • The pious valley of Gods - Rupin Valley. The┬átop of Rupin pass not only gives you a sense of accomplishment, hbut also a grand view of surrounding peaks and the Baspa Valley.
  • Sangla, a lovely scenic place where you end your trek. Chitkul is just an hour drive from Sangla.

Rupin Pass Trek - Elaborate Description

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** click on the DayNumber to read detailed itinerary for the day

  • Day 1

    Drive

    Arrival Day
    Arrive In Chirgaon (1780m )
    Overnight In: Chirgaon (1780m )
    Accommodation: Hotel /Homestay
    Meals Included: Evening Snacks, Dinner, Hot drinks
    Cost Of Transport Included: NO
  • Day 2

    Drive, Trek

    From Chirgaon (1780m ) To Jiskun (2380m ), Via - Chanshal Pass (3800m ), Gosangu (1950m ). 8 Hrs. 13 Kms
    Overnight In: Jiskun (2380m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 3

    Trek

    From Jiskun (2380m ) To Buras Kandi (3200m ), Via - Jhakha (2750m ) . 4 - 5 Hrs. 10 Kms
    Overnight In: Buras Kandi (3200m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 4

    Trek

    From Buras Kandi (3200m ) To Dhanteras Thatch (3620m ), Via - Saruwas Thatch (3350m ) . 3 Hrs. 5 Kms
    Overnight In: Dhanteras Thatch (3620m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 5

    Rest / Acclimatization / Local Exploration Day

    Overnight In: Dhanteras Thatch (3620m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 6

    Trek

    From Dhanteras Thatch (3620m ) To Rata Feri (4300m ), Via - Upper Waterfall (4070m ) . Excursion to Rata Feri Lake (4500m ). 5 Hrs. 6 Kms
    Overnight In: Rata Feri (4300m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 7

    Pass Crossing Day.

    From Rata Feri (4300m ) To Kanda Sangla (3365m ), Via - Rupin Pass (4650m ), Rontigad (4000m ). 6 Hrs. 8 Kms
    Overnight In: Kanda Sangla (3365m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All meals
  • Day 8

    Trek

    Departure Day
    From Kanda Sangla (3365m ) To Sangla (2670m ) . 2 Hrs. 7 Kms
    Accommodation: None
    Meals Included: Breakfast
    Cost Of Transport Included: NO
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  1. Up to 30 days or more before the trek start date  - Full Refund of the total paid amount
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Rupin Pass Trek Quick Informations

  • 📅 Duration: 8 Days, 8 nights, Chirgaon to Sangla
  • 🔼 Highest Altitude: 4650m
  • 🛑 Grade: Moderate + ( know trek grades )
  • 👍 Best Time: May June, July, Sep Oct
  • 🌄 Terrain: Meadows, forest , snow field
  • 🏃 Activity Type: Trek
  • 🔄 Trail Type: Different Entry Exit Point
  • 🚩 Starts From: Chirgaon
  • 🚩 Ends In: Sangla
  • 🌏 Region: India - Himachal
  • 🎌 Country: India
  • 🛪 Nearest Airport: Jubbarhatti Airport, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
  • 🚉 Nearest Rail Head: Kalka, Himachal Pradesh
  • 🙏 Travel Guide: Where and How To Reach Chirgaon
  • 📶 Mobile Network: BSNL till Jakha. After Jakha, you get network after crossing Rupin Pass at Kanda Sangla - BSNL and Vodafone
  • 🌐 Internet Option: 2G, wherever there is network. Good network from Kanda Sangla
  • 🌞 Temperatures: -5 to 18 degrees Celsius
  • 🔒 Is Cloak Room Available: No
  • 🍵 Generic Food Menu: Indian, Kinnauri, Nepali

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Covid Negative RT-PCR Test Report or Vaccination Certificate Is Mandatory To Trek With Us.

All our permanent staffs are fully vaccinated and we hire vaccinated local resources only to ensure everyone's safety.

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Rupin Pass Trek Frequently Asked Questions

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How Is The Covid19 Situation In Rupin Pass Trek?

Currently this trek is open as far as Covid19 lockdown is concerned. However, it's monsoons now and not an ideal time to do this trek. Starting from mid of September till the mid of October will be good time to do this trek in 2021

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Can Novice Trekkers Do The Rupin Pass Trek?

A beginner who is fit and loves nature can do this trek under the guidance of an experienced team. Bringing a well hydrated body used to exercises and long walks is a preliminary requirement of this trek.

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