Rupin Pass Trek

11 Days
  • 15,255 ft
  • 52 km
  • Moderate
  • Summer - May to June / Autumn - September to October
  • Able to run 5 km in under 38 mins before your trek.
  • Dehradun Railway station
  • Tata Sumo/Mahindra Bolero
  • Comfortable Camping tents with sleeping bags and mats/Guest house/Home stay
  • All meals during the trek
  • 10
  • 60

About Rupin Pass Trek

The Rupin Pass Trek is a mesmerizing adventure in the Indian Himalayas, offering stunning landscapes, challenging terrain, and a glimpse into the rich history and religious significance of the region. Spanning approximately 52 kilometres, this trek takes you through diverse terrain, including dense forests, lush meadows, sparkling rivers, and rugged mountain passes.

Historically, the region has served as a significant trade route connecting the ancient villages of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. The trek offers glimpses of the local culture and traditional Himalayan way of life, as you pass through remote villages and interact with friendly locals.

Religiously, the region holds importance for Hindu devotees, as it is believed to be the birthplace of the river Rupin. The trek offers opportunities to visit ancient temples and shrines that are revered by the locals.

The highlight of the trek is reaching the Rupin Pass, standing at an elevation of 4,650 meters (15,256 feet), which rewards you with breathtaking panoramic views of snow-capped peaks, including Kinnaur Kailash. It is a challenging yet rewarding trek that provides a memorable experience for adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers alike.

Rupin Pass Trekking Tours Highlights

  • A chance to explore tourist’s attraction of Mussoorie- Kempty Falls, Naugaon, Damta and Purola.
  • Rupin Waterfall: Witness the majestic Rupin Waterfall, cascading down from a height of over 100 meters.
  • The trek takes you to the two beautiful hill stations of India- Mussoorie and Shimla, which multiplies the thrill and adventure quotient.
  • Rich flora and fauna: Encounter a variety of plant and animal species along the trek.
  • Hanging village of Jhaka: Explore the unique village perched on the edge of a cliff.
  • Shepherds' huts and meadows: Witness the serene beauty of high-altitude meadows and traditional shepherd huts.
  • Rupin River: Follow the course of the Rupin River, crossing its sparkling streams and bridges.
  • Challenging terrain: Test your trekking skills with steep ascents, rocky trails, and snowy patches.

Rupin Pass Trek (Detailed Itinerary)

In the morning, catch the 6:50 am AC train going towards Dehradun from New Delhi Railway Station. Reach Dehradun at 12:40 pm. Check-in to a hotel. In the evening, relax and enjoy the city of Dehradun. Night stay at the hotel.

Post breakfast, drive to Mori through Kempty Falls, Naugaon, Damta and Purola. Check-in to a hotel. Night stay at hotel.

Drive till Dhola, the starting point of our trek. Will start the trek and continue till Sevah. Set up camp there for night stay.

Trek towards Jaskin. The trail will gift you with scenic vistas of green alpine meadows, waterfalls, ice-covered peaks and so on. Upon arrival, set up the camp for night stay.

An 8 km trek will take us to Jakha. Overnight stay in tents.

The trek for today is also 8 km long but it will take 5/6 hours. We will reach Saruwas Thach at a leisurely pace so that the amazing beauty of the surroundings can be properly relished. Night stay in tents.

Early morning trek towards Rupin Pass. Reaching the pass will reward us with the brilliant views of Kinnaur Kailash Range. Climbing down the pass, we will head towards the pastures of Nuru. The 12 km trail will get completed in about 6 hours. Night stay in tents.

Today we will trek for 12 km to reach Sangla after spending 3/4 hours. After reaching the roadhead, will take a half an hour drive up to the campsite. Night stay in tents.

Drive to Shimla. The route will offer wonderful views of mountains and vigorously flowing Satluj River. Arrive by late evening. Check-in to a hotel and stay for the night.

Take sightseeing of Shimla and by night take AC Volvo for Delhi by 22:00 hrs. Overnight journey.

Arrival at Delhi by 22:45 hrs

Physical Fitness

Who can participate

1. Age; 10 years.
2. First timer can apply; previous trekking experience is more appreciated.
3. The climber must be fit and have sufficient stamina to cover 5 km of distance in 30 minutes without stress.
4.  The climber should be able to carry a 10-15 kg backpack.

Health Awareness

1 Pulse rate at rest must be between (60 to 90 beats per minute)
2. Blood Pressure Reading must be in between (DIASTOLIC 75 – 85, SYSTOLIC 100 – 130 mm Hg)
3. The respiratory rate at rest must be between (12 to 20 breaths per minute)
4. Should not have Liver and kidney issues
5. Should not have Diabetes Mellitus, Bronchial Asthma, Epilepsy, Heart problems, Very High blood pressure, etc
6.No pacemaker implant
7. People with Sinus issues please contact to trek coordinator before booking the trek
8. If your BMI is not normal, Please contact our Trek coordinator before Trek booking.


1. Junior trekkers (below 15 years) should have the company of a parent/guardian.
2. Trekkers between 15 to 18 years can come solo with the disclaimer form signed by a parent/guardian.

What's Covered and What's Not

The Cost Includes

  • 1. Pick-up or Drop-off service from Rishikesh to Joshimath (in our own vehicle)
  • 2. Food all along the trip (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and a cup of coffee or tea)
  • 3. Trek equipment (Sleeping bag, mattress, Kitchen & dining tent, crampon, utensils, tent)
  • 4. Accommodations during the trip in the lodge with a family environment
  • 5. First Aid Medical Kit(Your guide will carry the Medical Kit but we also advise you to bring yourself for your own use, as far as possible)
  • 6. All the required permits and paperwork and entry fees
  • 7. Dedicated customer support team is available 24/7 to assist clients with any issues or concerns that they may have during the Tour.

The Cost Excludes

  • 1. Porter/Mule charges for carrying personal luggage.
  • 2. Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
  • 3. Food during transit.
  • 4. Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, roadblocks, bad weather, etc.
  • 5. Alcohol, soft drinks, beverages, etc.
  • 6. Your travel and medical insurance
  • 7. Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
  • 8. Airfare or train tickets to reach the starting point of the tour

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the duration of the Rupin Pass Trek?

The trek usually takes around 7-8 days to complete.

What is the difficulty level of the Rupin Pass Trek?

The trek is considered to be moderately challenging.

What is the best time to do the Rupin Pass Trek?

The best time is during summer (May to June) and autumn (September to October).

Is prior trekking experience necessary for the Rupin Pass Trek?

Prior trekking experience is recommended, especially for high-altitude treks.

Are there any age restrictions for the Rupin Pass Trek?

There are no specific age restrictions, but participants should have a reasonable level of fitness and stamina.

Is camping allowed during the Rupin Pass Trek?

Yes, camping is a part of the trekking experience, and there are designated campsites along the trail.

Is drinking water easily available during the Rupin Pass Trek?

Drinking water can be sourced from streams and springs, but it is recommended to carry water purification methods.

Is there mobile network connectivity along the trek route?

Mobile network connectivity is limited or unavailable for most parts of the trek.

Are there any medical facilities available along the trek route?

Basic medical facilities are limited, so it’s advisable to carry a first aid kit and any necessary personal medications.

Are there any wildlife sightings during the Rupin Pass Trek?

It is possible to spot some wildlife, such as Himalayan birds and occasionally mountain goats, along the trek.

Is it safe to trek solo on the Rupin Pass Trek?

While solo trekking is possible, it is recommended to trek with a guide or a group for safety reasons.

What should be included in the packing list for the Rupin Pass Trek?

Essential items include trekking boots, warm clothing, a sleeping bag, a backpack, a water bottle, sunscreen, and a first aid kit.

Are there any emergency evacuation options during the trek?

In case of emergencies, arrangements can be made for evacuation from nearby villages or towns.

Is there electricity available along the trek route?

Electricity is limited or unavailable along most parts of the trek route.

Can the Rupin Pass Trek be done during monsoon season?

It is not recommended to trek during the monsoon season (July to August) due to heavy rainfall and increased risks.


Trek Policies and Guidelines

Why trekkers should take Trek  Insurance?

If someone falls or gets hurt during a trek, the appropriate course of action would depend on the severity of the injury and the location of the trek.

Note: – dbtrekker will not pay for any trekker’s rescue or medical expenses on trekking

All this cost will have to be paid by Trekkers or by whom you have got insurance done.

But we will do every measure to give safety or comfort to our trekkers, Himalayan Hikers team will help by calling the rescue team for trekkers and taking them to the main road head hospital

Guideline for Trekkers 

If the injury is minor, such as a cut or scrape, the trek can usually continue with basic first aid treatment. The injured person should clean and bandage the wound and take any necessary pain relief medication. If the injury is more serious, such as a sprain or broken bone, the trek may need to be paused, and the injured person may need to be evacuated to receive medical attention.
The responsibility for paying for any costs associated with a trekker’s injury or accident will depend on a number of factors, such as the terms of the trekking company’s insurance policy and the specific circumstances surrounding the incident. In some cases, the trekker may be responsible for their own medical expenses, while in others, the trekking company or insurance policy may cover some or all of the costs.
It’s important to carefully read and understand the terms and conditions of any trekking company or insurance policy you’re considering and to ask questions if anything is unclear. Additionally, taking steps to minimize the risk of injury, such as following safety guidelines and being prepared with appropriate gear and supplies, can help reduce the likelihood of needing to pay for medical expenses.

However, in general, it is important to have travel insurance that includes coverage for medical expenses and emergency evacuation in case of injury or illness during the trek. This is especially important when trekking in remote areas like the Himalayas. It is the responsibility of the trekker to ensure that they have adequate insurance coverage and to be aware of the risks involved in trekking at high altitudes

Refund & Cancellation Policy

Here is the Cancellation Policy of dbtrekker

Make your booking one or two months prior in advance. If you cancel the trek due to any reason, it is mandatory to notify us. Cancellation charges will only be effective from the date we get your request to cancel the trek.

If the trek gets canceled from our side due to any reason (heavy snowfall, rainfall, natural disaster, etc.) then the refund will not be initiated but we will arrange another trek.

The cancellation charges are as follows –(Bank charges deducted are not Refundable)

Up to 30 Days – 90% cost is Refundable

Between 21 to 30 Days – 50% cost is Refundable

Less than 20 Days – No Refund

(Refund is initiated within 7-8 business days)

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  • 15,255 ft
  • 52 km
  • Moderate
  • Summer - May to June / Autumn - September to October
  • Able to run 5 km in under 38 mins before your trek.
  • Dehradun Railway station
  • Tata Sumo/Mahindra Bolero
  • Comfortable Camping tents with sleeping bags and mats/Guest house/Home stay
  • All meals during the trek
  • 10
  • 60