Rupin Pass

7 Days

Treknical Details

  • Bawta
  • 15,250 ft
  • Mid April - Mid November
  • Difficult | Level 2
  • 41 km
  • All Meals Included
  • 15
  • 65


Rupin Pass, a gateway to enchanting beauty, invites you to unveil the hidden wonders of the Indian Himalayas through a trek of discovery. Embark on a 7-day journey of sheer bliss, commencing from the idyllic village of Dhaula in Uttarakhand.

Wandering through dense alpine forests, quaint meadows, and remote villages, the trail presents a myriad of landscapes, a kaleidoscope of nature’s artistry. Standing as the pinnacle, the awe-inspiring Rupin Waterfall graces the trek, a towering cascade that enchants every sense.

With each ascent, the scenery undergoes a breathtaking metamorphosis – from luxuriant greens to snow-crowned peaks and glacial valleys. At a majestic altitude of 15,250 feet, the Rupin Pass reveals its splendor, bestowing trekkers with panoramic vistas of Kinnaur and Uttarakhand valleys.

The journey calls for endurance, agility, and an explorer’s spirit, making it a haven for adventure aficionados. Each step is an unveiling of nature’s canvas, evoking a profound sense of wonder.

Along the way, embrace the warmth of local hospitality as you engage with the benevolent villagers. The Rupin Pass trek is an immersive odyssey, rekindling your connection with nature, and etching memories destined to be cherished for a lifetime.

Trek Highlights

  • Arrive in Bawta, immerse yourself in the charming mountain village, and embark on an adventurous trek from Bawta to Jakha through lush greenery
  • Trek to Dandreyash Thatch and witness breathtaking alpine landscapes
  • Experience the beauty of the Upper Waterfall and its cascading wonders
  • Prepare for a challenging day, crossing Rupin Pass with awe-inspiring views
  • Conclude the trek, head to Sangla, and end the journey with a scenic drive to Shimla


Altitude: Bawta – 7,700 ft
Shimla to Bawta: 9 hours (195 km) via taxi

Welcome to Bawta, your gateway to an exhilarating trekking experience.

Immerse yourself in the quaint charm of this mountain village.

Prepare for the upcoming adventure and get acquainted with your fellow trekkers.

Take in the serene surroundings and anticipate the thrilling journey that lies ahead.Rest and rejuvenate, ready to embark on a remarkable trek to Rupin Pass.

Explore local culture and traditions, setting the tone for an unforgettable expedition.

Get a good night’s sleep to kick start the journey to Jakha tomorrow.

Altitude: Jakha – 9,000 ft
Bawta to Jakha: 4 hours (5 km) by trek

Venture on a thrilling trek from Bawta to Jakha, embracing the beauty of the wilderness.

Traverse through dense forests, hearing the symphony of chirping birds and rustling leaves.

Marvel at the enchanting landscapes and panoramic vistas unfolding before your eyes.

Cross quaint wooden bridges over gushing rivers, immersing yourself in the natural splendor.

Interact with friendly locals, getting a glimpse of their unique culture and way of life.

Capture stunning photographs of the Himalayan terrain and preserve memories for a lifetime.

Arrive at the picturesque village of Jakha, where cozy camps await for a well-deserved rest.

Altitude: Dandreyash Thatch – 11,700 ft
Jakha to Dandreyash Thatch : 8 hours (11 km) by trek

Embark on an exhilarating trek from Jakha to Dandreyash Thatch, immersing yourself in nature’s grandeur.

Witness the landscape transform as you ascend, with lush meadows and blooming flowers guiding your way.

Pass by charming shepherd huts and grazing livestock, a glimpse into the region’s pastoral life.

Marvel at the snow-capped peaks and majestic vistas that surround you, a treat for every nature enthusiast.

Experience the thrill of crossing a few wooden bridges and streams that crisscross your path.

Reach Dandreyash Thatch, a serene campsite, surrounded by awe-inspiring mountains and clear skies.

Enjoy a peaceful night’s rest, under the blanket of stars, amidst the tranquility of the Himalayas.

Altitude: Upper Waterfall – 13,300 ft
Dandreyash Thatch to Upper Waterfall: 4 hours (5 km) by trek

Begin your day with a refreshing trek from Dandreyash Thatch to the mesmerizing Upper Waterfall.

Traverse through verdant meadows adorned with colorful wildflowers, a true delight for nature lovers.

Listen to the gushing sounds of the Rupin River accompanying you on this picturesque journey.

Encounter the stunning Upper Waterfall, a magnificent spectacle of cascading water amidst the rugged terrain.

Capture unforgettable moments with your camera as you immerse yourself in the scenic beauty.

Experience the thrill of trekking on narrow trails with breathtaking views of the valley below.

Arrive at the campsite near the waterfall, a tranquil spot to rest and rejuvenate amid the pristine wilderness.

Altitude: Rupin Pass – 15,250 ft
Altitude: Ronti Gad – 12,300 ft
Upper Waterfall to Ronti Gad via Rupin Pass: 11 hours (12 km) by trek

Venture on a thrilling expedition from the Upper Waterfall, ready to conquer the legendary Rupin Pass.

Brace yourself for an exhilarating ascent through challenging terrains and snow-clad slopes.

Witness the landscape transforming as you ascend higher, with panoramic views of majestic peaks surrounding you.

Immerse yourself in the serenity of the Himalayas, a surreal experience for every trekking enthusiast.

Reach the pinnacle of your journey as you cross the Rupin Pass, an achievement to cherish forever.

Capture breathtaking photographs of the awe-inspiring mountain vistas that surround you.

Descend to the enchanting Ronti Gad, a scenic campsite where you can unwind and relish the triumph of your adventure.

Buffer Day

Embrace the well-deserved rest and acclimatize yourself amidst the breathtaking beauty of Ronti Gad.

Savor the tranquility of this picturesque campsite, surrounded by towering peaks and lush greenery.

Engage in leisurely activities, such as photography, exploring nearby trails, or simply basking in nature’s glory.

Take advantage of this buffer day to adjust to the high altitude and prepare for the remaining adventure.

Immerse yourself in the warm camaraderie of fellow trekkers, sharing stories and laughter by the bonfire.

Marvel at the star-studded sky at night, a spectacle you won’t easily forget.

As you revel in the mountains’ embrace, cherish the memories you’ve made so far, knowing that more adventures await.

Altitude: Sangla – 8,700 ft
Ronti Gad to Sangla: 6 hours (8 km) by trek
Sangla to Shimla: 10 hours (210 km) by taxi

Embark on the final leg of your Rupin Pass trek, leaving behind the enchanting Ronti Gad campsite.

Traverse through diverse terrains, witnessing ever-changing landscapes that leave you in awe.

Descend through quaint villages, where you can experience the local culture and hospitality.

Cross wooden bridges over gushing rivers, adding a touch of adventure to your journey.

Capture last glimpses of the majestic peaks that accompanied you throughout the trek.

Reach the charming town of Sangla, where the Kinnauri traditions and vistas will captivate you.

From Sangla, embark on a scenic drive to Shimla, reminiscing about the unforgettable expedition.


Trek Inclusions

  • Accommodation during the trek includes stay in base camp and tent stay
  • Accommodation on Triple/Quad sharing basis
  • Supporting Team - cooking staff, local guides, porters etc.
  • Supporting Gears for trek- tent, mattress, sleeping bag, toilet tent, crampons/micro spikes, and gaiters (as required)
  • Entry Permit Fee, Forest Fee, Camp Fee, and Guide Fee
  • Best Quality vegetarian food for breakfast, lunch, evening snacks, and dinner
  • Trekking with an experienced, english-speaking, and government-licensed trek guide and assistant trek guide
  • Mountaineering qualified & professional trek leaders
  • Certified First Aid assistance
  • Oxygen Cylinder (All Campsite and Trek leader)All government, local taxes, and service charges
  • INR 300 Travaura Cash
  • 24*7 Chat Assistance
  • Dedicated Customer Care Representative
  • 5% GST
  • Travaura Goodies
  • Your contribution toward nature (We promote sustainable tourism and thus dedicate a part of your trek charge towards amelioration of nature and its resources)v

Trek Exclusions

  • Tips for guide, chef, porter, etc (calculated per person)
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Offloading Charges
  • Local sightseeing and entrance fee, camera fee, etc
  • Extra meals apart from inclusions
  • Any other expenses incurred apart from inclusions
  • All personal, medical, evacuation, and emergency expenses like extra day stay or vehicle charges due to delays, landslides, and evacuation.
  • Any early return travel costs or accommodation except for the days as per the itinerary.
  • Any expenses for medical treatment of injury or accident before, during, or after the trek
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

Packing List

Before heading off on any trek, it is essential to make sure you have all the necessary gear and equipment. This packing list will help make sure you have everything you need for a successful and enjoyable trip.

Hiking pants or trousers
Shorts (for warmer days)
T-shirts (preferably moisture-wicking)
Fleece jacket or pullover
Waterproof and windproof jacket
Warm hat and gloves
Hiking boots (with good ankle support)
Socks (preferably wool or moisture-wicking)
Sandals or comfortable shoes (for when you’re not trekking)

Backpack (with rain cover)‚Äč
Trekking poles
Headlamp or flashlight (with extra batteries)
Sunglasses (with UV protection)
Sunscreen (with high SPF)
Water bottle or hydration system
Personal first aid kit (with basic medications, bandages, and blister pads)
Trekking map or guidebook
Whistle (for emergency situations)
Multi-tool or knife
Plastic bags (for trash and dirty clothes)

Optional Gear:
Camera and spare batteries
Portable charger for electronic devices
Insect repellent
Quick-drying towel
Earplugs (for sleeping)
Buff or scarf (for protection against dust and wind)
Portable water filter or purifier (in case of emergency)

Note: Keep in mind that you will have to carry all of your gear yourself during the trek, so it’s important to pack light and only bring what is necessary. It’s also a good idea to check the weather forecast and trail conditions before you leave to ensure that you have the appropriate gear and clothing for the conditions you will encounter.

Treknical Details

  • Bawta
  • 15,250 ft
  • Mid April - Mid November
  • Difficult | Level 2
  • 41 km
  • All Meals Included
  • 15
  • 65