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Rupin Pass Trek

rupin pass trek
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calendar9 Daysmountains15,250 ft.distance52 Km


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mapsStart : DhaulamapsEnd : Sangla

Add-ons

Transport ( +INR 2500)
Rental Gear :- Gaiters, Shoes, Trekking pole (+INR 0 (Special offer free) )
BackPack Offloading ( +INR 4400)
Zipline ( +INR 0 not avilable/-)

Trek Highlights
  • Rupin Pass is an ideal trek for any adventure.
  • Rupin Pass offer wide range of landscape.
  • Spectacular views of Kinnaur Kailash range.
  • Rupin Pass is a high-altitude trek.
  • The scenery changes with every turn you take.
  • It is also known as skeleton lake with mystical beauty.
  • Fresh and delicious food is provided.
Inclusion/Exclusion
Inclusion in cost during the trek:
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Permit & Camping Charges
  • Trekking Gears
  • Safety Equipment
  • Specialist Trek Leader/Team
Exclusion in cost during the trek:
  • Transport to and from the base camp
  • Anything separated from considerations
Short Itinerary

Day 1: Reach Dhaula

Day 2: Dhaula (5,100 ft) to Sewa (6,300 ft); 6 hours

Day 3: Sewa (6,300 ft) to Jiskun (7,700 ft); 6 hours

Day 4: Jiskun (7,700 ft) to Udaknal (10,100 ft); 5 hours

Day 5: Udaknal (10,100 ft) to Dhanderas thatch (11,700 ft); 5 hours

Day 6: Acclimatization Day

Day 7: Dhanderas thatch (11,700 ft) to Upper Waterfall camp (13,100 ft); 2 – 3 hours

Day 8: Upper Waterfall camp (13,100 ft) to Rupin Pass (15,380 ft) via Rati Pheri, further on to Ronti Gad (13,100 ft); 10-11 hours

Day 9: Ronti Gad (13,100 ft) to Sangla (8,600 ft) Via Sangla Kanda (11,427 ft); 6 hours.

From Sangla, Trekveda arrange a cab to Shimla. The cab leaves at 2.00 pm from Sangla and you reach Shimla at 1.00 am. The fare for 5-6 people is Rs.8,000 per vehicle.

Please note that you will be staying in tents on all days of the trek (3 per tent).

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Rupin Pass Trek

Rupin Pass trek is for all the adventure seekers it has everything from an adventure to fun, though trekking in India is well known to everybody and the treks in India are the dreamy destinations people would love to visit, and when it’s primarily about trekking in Uttarakhand the hub of trekking.

There is no doubt that Trekking to Rupin Pass that is nestled in Uttarakhand is the beautiful trek for the trekkers as it has all the adventure in the lap of Himalayas.

The trek offers the ultimate experience of the mountains ranges, forests, grasslands, and the high elevation adventure; the Rupin Pass trek is the blend of many exotic surroundings and tricky patches with a thrill in each step.

The splendid vistas of Kinnar Kailash range and Baspa Valley along with the snow capped mountains of the Himalayan range, and you will be amazed by the vista that will be so contrasting and will give you the ultimate natural beauty.

Rupin pass Trek is the well-known trek amongst many India’s trekking destinations; it is also the most adventurous trek in India and Uttarakhand Trekking destinations.

The beauty that it consists is thicker and denser forests of pine that looks so creative, and art itself, the Silent beauty seems so soothing and the sharp edges at high altitude, the snow-clad peaks all around seems so mesmerizing.

Rupin Pass Trek altitude is 15,250 Ft., and therefore it's little hard, but at the same time, it is the most spine-tingling trek.

The flabbergasting view of Rupin River nestled at a higher altitude will give you the fantastic view, you will not be connected to civilization, and for a break, it would look amazing, Rupin pass trek package can be a purse from May to September as it is the Rupin pass best time.

Difficulty Level : Rupin Pass Trek

One who has an experience of trekking can do it quite quickly, but it will be a hard trek for the beginners as the pathway has steeped and the descent is not easy, trekker should know some techniques of snow cutting pathways that sometimes become difficult.

The patches with boulder will create hurdles for beginners to trek towards Rupin Pass, and it will become a tiring trek.

Rupin Pass Trek could be the most magnificent and incredible journey for the trekkers amongst all the Uttarakhand Trekking destinations, but again the difficulty is still there as the pathway will not be very accessible for the beginners to walk, and higher altitude of 15,250 Ft. climb can make it an arduous trek for the trekkers.

Is it suitable for children’s?

No, the trek is not favourable for children’s, as the difficulty level is higher than average.

Is it a good option for the first time trekkers /or families?

This Himalayan trek is graded as the as Difficult trek, so it is not a wise choice to take the family to this trek, as the Rupin Pass Trek has tricky patches, but a well-planned Rupin pass itinerary will make it less tiring for the trekkers.

Altitude : Rupin Pass Trek

The altitude of Rupin Pass Trek is 15,250 Ft. one can attain the maximum altitude depends on the subject to his endurance, and other conditions such as a climate, temperature.

The trek will open up the glimpse of the Kinner- Kailash range and Baspa valley, and on the higher altitude, you will be able to admire the beauty in everything.

The things that one has to keep in mind are to take the proper medication with them at the higher altitude, though we provide every possible thing it is always better to keep your medicines.

According to your health as this trek is difficult, Hydration is the most important when you will trek to the higher altitude, so keep your body hydrated while trekking.

Season : Rupin Pass Trek

The best time to visit Rupin Pass Trek is from May to September; the trek to this admirable destination can be planned between these months as the goal glows the most.

Whereas in other months this glorious destination is always wrapped into the blanket of snow that in bulk and this scenario make t hard to trek, even in these months one can behold the snow in abundance. The Destination offers the splendid view.

The landscape is beyond imagination; the gigantic mountains wrapped with snow looks mesmerizing.

Enriched by the glory of nature Trekking in Uttarakhand can be the best experience in all seasons, where this trekking destination Rupin pass is no doubt a delightful one.

Average Temperature : Rupin Pass Trek

During the daytime temperatures will range from 13°C to 18°C and Night: 0°C to 7°C, One should bring enough pair of clothes and better quality trekking boots so that the trekker can be covered thoroughly and does not face any difficulty during the stay at this temperature.

There is a vast difference in the mountain temperature, and when it about the trek to Rupin Pass as it is the higher altitude trek, so it might be possible that one can encounter a little difficulty during acclimatization. It is essential to bring all warm clothes, and that may not even affect the backpack too much, Rupin pass weather will be unexpected a bit, therefore, be ready with the precautions though our team won’t let you feel uncomfortable in any way.

What Makes this Trek Different?

Rupin Pass Trek is settled at an elevation of 15,250 Ft. Rupin Pass Trek is the most beautiful trek that offers the unusual mix of breathtaking adventure and fun.

The entire voyage of Rupin pass doesn't just a mesmerizing experience kind of trek, but it makes one forget all the fear in them and give strength to conquer the difficulties.

Rupin Pass Trek is a sublime trek among others when it's tied in with trekking in Uttarakhand, as Uttarakhand has bunches of goal for trekking and there is no Doubt that each one is thoroughly entrancing, the Himalayas are the shelter for India, like this trekking in India is famous for its adventure.

The most exotic trek that opens up the perspective of Rupin River, Kinner Kailash Range, Blue pine of Baspa Valley, Snow capped mountains and lots of adventure in each step.

Where Rupin Pass in Uttarakhand takes you through the massive mountains and the breathtaking view all through the way it won't keep you quiet by any stretch of the imagination.

Instead, every vista towards Rupin will energize you to achieve the goal. The wellsprings that stream downwards and converge with streams all through the way and the snow applauded mountains, alongside the scene in the entire voyage will treat the eyes of each trekker with the natural gifts.


Trek Itinerary : Rupin Pass Trek

Day 1 : Reach Dhaula

Altitude: 5,100 Ft.

Time taken: 10-11 hrs drive

On the 1st day; your trekking journey towards Rupin pass will start from Dehradun and head towards Dhaula, the weather in the whole journey will not be so cold, and the pleasant sites of hills will treat you better.

Roads till Dhaula is in good condition, and the drive will go smoothly, but for the last few minutes before Dhaula, the streets will be unevenly filled with mud.

The attention-grabbing scenes will be the crystal clear Yamuna river flowing. Besides, the route will pass through the unique village, myth logically which is known for worshipping the Kaurawas.

In this 8 hrs journey, you will be able to witness the valley of meadows of marigold flowers through the day will be little tiring you will have fun alongside well.

After reaching Dhaula, you will take rest and prepare yourself for the next day adventure in your trip of Rupin pass trek.

Day 2 : Dhaula to Sewa

Altitude: 5,100 Ft. to 6,300 Ft.

Time taken: 6 hrs, 11 Km

Trek Gradient: Moderate

Water sources: You can refill your water bottles from the Rupin River.

On your 2nd day, you will be head towards Sewa from Dhaula though the trail will be long as 11 Km but will not be tricky or tiring for you as there will not be the tricky patches instead it will be an easy walk path till Sewa.

You will pass the cattle shelter after you leave the Dhaula village, the path will start the climbing for about 200 m, but around after 10 or 20 min the trail will become easy, and after little more walk, you will witness the different sight of Rupin flowing below.

Rupin pass trek will be so mesmerizing in each step, the scenery of Rupin falling from the peak will be so amazing and treat your eyes, again after beholding the beauty you will trek on an ascending trail through the apple and apricot trees.

Before reaching Sewa, you will reach the road where you can have snacks and tea at the shops along with that enjoy the sights of Rupin flowing making smoothing sounds. You will have a lot to explore in Sewa such as Kinnaur Temple where medals and trophies achieved by the villagers will be hanging outside as they call it a god grace. In Sewa your camp will be between the rocks and the flow of Rupin will treat you the whole night.

Day 3 : Sewa to Jiskun

Altitude: 6,300 Ft. to 7,700 Ft.

Time taken: 5 hrs, 8 Km

Trek Gradient: Difficult

Water sources: Carry sufficient water from Sewa. Water sources are available up to about an hour before you reach Jiskun.

On you 3rd of trekking to Rupin pass trek you will trek to Jiskun from Sewa, the trek will be moderate to difficult on the 3rd day, must listen to your trek leader as he will instruct you better for the day as the route will be tricky, and the moderate walk will be of a few hours after that there will be a steep climb.

Nature will grab your attention where you will pass through the mixed crop field and then will enter to the forest, further walk through the thick forest later you will reach near the bridge which would be so mesmerizing.

After a steep walk, you will reach the Jiskun and will be able to enjoy the sight scene.

Day 4 : Jiskun to Udaknal

Altitude: 7,700 Ft. to 10,100 Ft.

Time taken: 6 hrs, 8 Km

Trek Gradient: Difficult

Water sources: Carry sufficient water. You can refill your water bottles at Jhaka.

On the 4th day of your Rupin Pass trek, you will go through the last village from where the civilization will be over.

The trail on the 4th day will be an ascent of approx. 4 to 5 hrs so keep that in mind to store the energy in your body so that the trek won’t be so tiring for you as the trail will have zig-zag mixed patches.

There will be a moderate ascent till Jiskun then it will be a slight descending trail, moving forward into the dense forest you can find a wooden bridge there.

The route gets ascending in zig-zag from the bridge; you can also refill your bottles at the river the last water point of the 4th day.

Later after reaching Udaknal rest in your tent and admire the beauty around.

Day 5 : Udaknal to Dhanderas Thatch, lower water fall camp

Altitude: 10,100 Ft. to 11,700 Ft.

Time taken: 5 hrs, 6 Km

Trek Gradient: Easy-moderate

Water sources: Carry sufficient water. You can refill water bottles from the river.

On your 5th day of the trek, you will move towards Dandreyash Thatch from Udaknal camp site, crossing the fields of Jhaka village, a thick forest of fir tresses standing tall and the pristine civilization.

After crossing the forest of Udaknal, you witness the changes in the landscape as the land start changing into the snow patches on the ground and the snow bridge over Rupin.

Later on, after few Kilometers walk you will reach at Thatch admire the beauty of Mother Nature, the U shaped valley, silver birch trees will treat you and later move downward, you will reach to Dandreyash Thatch.

Campsite for 5th day, relax and treat you with the beauty of the Himalayan range.

Day 6 : Acclimatization day at Dhanderas Thatch

Day 7 : Dhanderas thatch to Upper Waterfall camp

Altitude: 11,700 Ft. to 13,100 Ft.

Time taken: 3 hrs

Trek Gradient: Moderate

Water sources: Carry sufficient water. You can refill your water bottles at streams.

The 7th day will head towards Upper waterfall from Dandreyash, it has an altitude of 13,100 Ft. and there are chances that AMS can be caused, so it would be better to take all the precautions.

Though the team leader will let you know all about how to manage the situation.

You will cross the way through many little streams of Rupin; you will make your way through the marigold flowers to the snow patches of the forest waterfall.

Later you have to walk carefully on the rocks along the hills, and you will now witness the trail is going in between through the thick snow.

You will come across the last bridge offering you the Rupin water, and there will be a short climb from here to the campsite, so after reaching enjoy and last to the day.

Day 8 : Upper Waterfall camp to Rupin Pass via Rati Pheri

Altitude: 13,100 Ft. to 15,380 Ft. to 13,100 Ft.

Time taken: 10-11 hrs

Trek Gradient: Difficult

Water sources: Carry sufficient water from the camp before starting.

On the 8th day, the trek will be long and exciting at the same time, and it will be a steep climb and full of adventure alongside. Make sure to start your day early on the 8th day as it will be the longest day with lots of experience and you will need a lot of energy as well. You will be head towards Rati Pheri by walking steeply along with snow patches on the way after an hour climb you will see the ground of Rati Pheri, and you can take a halt and take a proper rest there along with that admire the beauty of the Rati Pheri.

You will be able to witness the Dhauladar range, and till you reach the Rupin Pass, you will see the alpine fields all the way.

There is no plain way towards Rupin pass, though it would be an arduous trek of an hour and a half eventually, you will behold the admirable beauty.

Later you will be able to catch views of the Sanglah side of the mountain, the green open mountain will be a contrast of the snow and alpine behind you, and the Mother Nature will look fabulous.

Day 9 : Ronti Gad to Sangla Via Sangla Kanda

Altitude: 13,100 Ft. to 8,600 Ft via 11,427 Ft.

Time taken: 6 hrs

Trek Gradient: Moderate – difficult

Water sources: Carry sufficient water bottles.

On your 9th day, you will head towards Sangla from Ronti Gad via Sangla Kanda, the descent to Sangla will be arduous so it would be better to make up the mind accordingly during descent.

You witness the Kinner Kailash range and the blue pines of the Baspa Valley in your way.

You can start your day late but very much, the descent on the 9th day will make you lose the heights fast, and the weather will start warming near Sangla.

Later in descending, you will reach Sangla Kanda, in between the way you will come across many trails that will lead towards different paths.

After an hour the trail will leave the Ronti Gad valley behind, and you will see the meadows and later you will be able to see the sign of civilization in the village and the weather will become warmer now.

The sharp descent may feel so tiring, but eventually, you will reach your way by conquering the difficult, and that is how it will be over the Rupin pass trek visit.

Why Rupin Pass Trek

Rupin Pass trek is one of the ideal treks for you to do this time. Move for the trek to the Rupin, and it is one of the perfect treks of 15,250 Ft. to encounter amongst other treks in India.

The Rupin Pass trek trail opens up much magnificence of the mighty Himalayas.

You will clear your path through Pine forest, going by thick forest, snow patches, Rhododendron, and U shaped valley.

The individuals who are fond of adventure can get everything from thrill to fun, Rupin River will be mesmerizing, you will be impressed from Uttarakhand trekking, you will be able to witness the Kinner Kailash range and Baspa Valley.

At that point, you will appreciate the trek of Rupin pass the high elevation trek, and it is u shaped valley with mountains and many shepherd camps making for perfect sight.

In the first step, you will get it that every trekking in Uttarakhand is the most magnificent one, in the lap of the Himalayas the pride of Mother Nature can be witnessed beautifully, the sky that feels so near, and the vast mountains that looks so mesmerizing.

Though the pathway will be tricky, then that is what adventure is all about.

The Rupin River and the small stream throughout way will be so amazing, and the flow of the crystal clear water will make your heart glow beautifully.

In this journey ofRupin pass trek, you will forget the hustle bustle of the city and will get lost into the overwhelming beauty of Mother Nature.

This whole trek that starts from Uttarakhand will let you know how glowing, and a diamond-like trek it is.

Witness the unusual perspectives of the Himalayan range; get an opportunity to absorb the astounding magnificence of the place as you proceed with your trek.

When you achieve the summit, you will get a 360-degree perspective which is exceptionally captivating.

You head out for one of the energizing treks in the Himalayas. Known for its thrill till the top, this trek is considered as a difficult trek by some as you have to get acclimatized to the climate.

Amid your trek, you will run over some dangerous way as you approach the summit. You will begin this energizing trek from Uttarakhand Dhaula, and as you take the trek, you will get to see verdant valleys alongside.

Rupin Pass Trek: Essentials

Trekking at Rupin Pass, no doubt, is one of the most thrilling adventure one could ever have in his/her life. With an elegance of nature and unmatchable experience of the pristine mountain ranges, trekking stands out among all the adventures across the world, but nothing comes free, there are certain aspects of the trekking which one needs to consider while he/she is making up his/her mind for trekking. Here’s a list of some basic requirements which one would need during his/her camp trekking. Let’s pay some heed to these requirements for trekking.

Trekveda Pretrip-Checklist

Trek Essentials to Carry with Yourself.

Things You Can’t Afford Missing on Rupin Pass Trek

1. A Sturdy Backpack

A high-quality backpack with an ease of carrying facility with durable and stern straps is one of the important things that you’d need during the entire trekking. The easier it’s to carry, the more fun you can have during your trek.

2. A Pair of Trekking Shoes

Your regular sports shoes can be a mess during the trek and one of the most regretting things that might take away the joy of trekking. To prevent yourself from slippery patches through the streams, a pair of trekking shoes with good grip would do a great work for you and reciprocate your experience of trekking to the manifolds.


Clothing

Clothing is one of the most important aspects of trekking but that doesn’t imply the “what if situation”, hence carry the clothes that you’d need normally. Carrying more and more clothes will only add the weight, thus the problems. Once on the trek, you’d not generally need to change the clothes every now and then, provided if you maintain your hygiene properly.

Three warm layers: On high altitude treks Rupin Pass, temperature after the sunset drops to the considerable degrees. So, during these campsites, you might need an additional layer along with the padded jacket coupled up with a fleece and a warmer.

Three trek pants: Please don’t go for jeans/ denim for the substitute for the trek pants since they are not comforting to your stay at the campsites. Wear one pair and carry the remaining two.

Three collared Shirts: It’s advised to wear full sleeved shirts instead of the t-shirts in order to prevent ourselves from the sunburn. Carrying a dry-fit t-shirt or two can be a wise idea if you’re trekking during the rainy season. Regardless of the cold weather, trekkers’ bodies tend to sweat and to prevent yourself from falling ill, you’re advised to change your clothes at campsites.

Warmers: Warmers or thermals can be used on personal choice depending upon the physical and weather conditions.


Accessories

Sun glasses: Sun Glasses will help to protect you from snow blindness, you should carry one on High altitude trek.

Sun cap: The sun feels brighter and nearer at high altitude treks like Rupin Pass. Used sun caps to save your neck and face from sun Burns, Especially if you are trekking at the end of the day.

Headlamp/LED burn: Mandatory for each trek.

Synthetic hand gloves: Bring one set of Woolen and one Waterproof hand gloves to save your hands from cold.

Socks (2 sets): Carry 2 pair of sports socks and a pair of woollen socks as they’d spare you from the dripping temperature at night.

Trekking pole: Having a trekking pole in your hand during the trek is your own choice, although at times it may bother you as an unnecessary article but at times it proves out most handy during the submit as it curbs your effort of straight inclinations of the high altitudes which often turns out tiring.


Other Essentials to Carry

An Additional Pack: This is one of the best practices you can do on one-day submits or treks where you need to get back to your campsite by the end of the day. Here you can pack your essentials like a water bottle, medical aids and snacks. This keeps you away from carrying the unnecessary weight.

Toiletries: Be wise while choosing your cosmetic needs and daily use products. Refrain from using the non-biodegradable products, if you do so then make sure that you leave residue on the mountains. Always carry a zip bag to put such piece of stuff after use. Sanitary napkins also needs to be treated in the same manner.

Indispensable Water Bottles: To keep your body hydrated during the trek, you are advised to carry your own water bottles during the treks since leaving plastic and its product is not advised on the mountains since they are not suitable for the environment of the altitudes.

Plastic Bags: To keep everything organized, you should compartmentalize the stuff into plastic zip bags and also carry a few in spare for wet clothes and other by-products.


Mandatory Personal Medical Kit

Diamox – 10 tablets (to prevent AMS)

Dexamethasone – 1 strip

Nifedipine – 5 tablets


Mandatory Documentation

There are certain rules and laws that you need to follow while going for the treks, however, Trekveda takes care of all such kind paper works which are inclusive in the package. Certain registration fees and document verification along with some permissions are required in order to protect the nature and its evergreen heritage for future. In addition to this, if you need to avail a guide, you can also hire a guide with some bucks and a nominal paperwork.

Please carry the documents mentioned below. Documents two and three need to be downloaded (PDF), filled in, signed and handed over to the trek leader at the base camp.

  • 1 passport size photos and an original + copy of government photo ID document – required for Sanctuary registration and TIMS (Trekker’s Information Management System)
  • Medical Certificate (first part to be filled by a doctor and second part by the trekker)
  • Disclaimer form (to be filled by the trekker)

Measures Taken by Trekveda to Ensure the Security of Trekkers

Trekking on Rupin Pass is a different kind of adventure where you required to be physically and mentally prepared for the best and worse, at the same time. While high altitudes treks making it tough to breathe, the beauty of those pristine mountains leaves you speechless so that you forget to breathe for a moment or two. In addition to the physical and mental preparation, there is a certain aspect of the health that is needed to be considered on the first hand when you make up your mind about the trekking at Rupin Pass.

Trekveda, by efforts of its team, leaves no stone unturned to provide you with the best trekking experience while ensuring your safety as its priority. Here are some vital aspects that Trekveda includes in its checklist to ensure the safety of its trekkers.

Criteria for Fitness Analysis

Trekking at Rupin Pass demands endurance and fitness and those who suffer any kind of physical or physiological ailments are advised not to go for high altitude treks in the beginning. To get assurance about the trekker’s fitness, we comply with certain aspects of the being fit such as BMI (Body Mass Index) along with the fitness proof since we can’t put the trekkers into the risk.

Monitoring the health is one thing that is conducted regularly during the Rupin Pass by the trek leaders which includes the monitoring of your blood pressure, oxygen level and pulse rate. Details of your health during the trek is maintained in the health card on the regular basis. Health card can be collected from the trek leader at the end of the trek.

Medical Kit for High Range Trekking

An ideal medical kit that’s developed for the trekking on Rupin Pass has Blood Pressure Monitor/checker, Stature, Oxygen checker and Oxygen Cylinder coupled up with certain must have medicines, in case of medical emergency:

  • Diamox
  • Dexamethasone
  • Nifidipine
  • Asthalin Inhaler
  • Syringes

Trekking Equipment for Rupin Pass Trek

Trekveda provides you all the necessary equipment for trekking at Rupin Pass from tents to ropes. In addition to that, our trek leaders also ensure the safety by various safeguards they take from time to time for your safety. Microspikes are provided to attach to your shoes which help you to keep the traction on the snow and make it easier to climb. An additional gaiter is provided to cover the snows which prevent the entering of snow into the shoes. Customized tents are provided to the trekkers which ensure the warmth and temperature 10 degrees higher than the outside coupled up with high-quality sleeping bags which can endure the temperature up to 15 degree Celsius below the freezing point.

Nutrition and Hydration

Trekveda, keep all your nutritional and hydration requirements on its checklist, our trek leaders will guide you to keep your body hydrated on the high altitudes Rupin Pass as de-hydration can attract to the severe medical emergencies while trekking.

We provide the highly nutritious meal to energize your body for the trek, however before certain long trails we ensure your nutritional requirements to be fulfilled with some high energy snacks or packaged lunch.

Make sure you keep up with your hydration and nutritional part as this can lead to some fatal consequences for your health.

In case of any symptoms you feel during the trek, don’t ignore or avoid them, immediately inform the trek leader.


What Trekveda has to offer in case of medical emergency like AMS, HAPE or HACE?

In case of medical emergencies, Trek leaders bear the responsibility to get you back to your wellbeing with their training and techniques. Suspecting any physiological disturbance in your body, immediately report to your trek leader as they are trained to face such problems.

Problems like Acute Mountain Sickness can prove fatal at Rupin Pass if not taken into consideration seriously on time. If you face any of the symptoms such as a persistent headache, fatigue or weakness, nausea, dizziness, loss of appetite, difficulty in sleeping, you shouldn’t let it go or treat it by your own either just inform your trek leader.

Acute mountain sickness is one of the most common yet the fatal problem trekkers face due to a number of reasons, if the problem continues to persist, then you’re advised to come down to the base camp and then to visit the doctor immediately.

People with AMS are treated with a number of medicines such Diamox, Nifedipine etc. coupled up with methods like Triple One Test- where one disprin is given with a litre of water along with the rest for an hour.

While AMS is most common at the high altitudes yet it can’t be risked taken casually as it leads to severe fatal conditions like HAPE (High Altitude Pulmonary Edema) or HACE (High Altitude Cerebral Edema) which, if not treated on time can lead to a number of serious chronic disorders. These conditions need to not to comply with AMS, they can occur without AMS.

It’s suggested to take every single illness into the consideration while you’re on the trek.

However, Trekveda is capable of handling all the medical emergencies with its trained professionals yet there are several things that you need to consider, especially the intake of medicines and the knowledge about their advantages and side-effects. Don’t take medicine yourself if you’re trekking through us, always seek help from the trek leaders, they are trained for such purposes, while in case of being a solo trekker, you should know about the medicines.

Keeping yourself hydrated and nutritionally fulfilled curbs the chances of AMS.


Risk and Response

Difficult treks are more adventurous than easy ones. But going on some High-altitude trek like Chadar without calculating its risk is utter stupidity. Safety of our trekkers is on our highest priority list and we do everything to ensure the safe and enjoyable trek.

But:

Sometimes Due to some unfavourable conditions, Trekkers have to face some problems.

So, here we are talking about some risk involve while trekking and their appropriate response.

People always respond as they have learned. Here you will learn to respond on treks while facing unreliable situations. We listed some “What If situation” and their answers best on years on trekking experience we have.

Risk: Altitude

On high altitude trek, there is a risk of Acute mountain sicknesses like Nausea, Headache and general discomfort. It will not affect everyone but sometimes the new trekker will face HAPE and HACE, which is a part of AMS.

Response: If you feel any of symptoms of AMS or any other discomfort, Inform your trek leader As soon as possible. All the trek leader is trained, they will give you proper measure to ensure your safety on the trek. All the campsite has Oxygen mask, Stretcher and fully equip the first Kid to address the situation like this.

Risk: Weather

Weather is unpredictable in mountains, no one can predict about the weather situation you will face while trekking. So, we always begin trek in favourable trekking conditions.

Response: All the trek leaders are mountaineers, they are the best person to decide if it’s safe to trek further or not. The decision of trek leader will final in bad weather condition.

Risk: Injuries

Treks are not straight as roads do. Your route will be zigzag or up or down. Small Injuries like bruises or leg Sprain are common but serious injuries like major cuts or fracture is rare.

Response: We only work with certified Wilderness as trek leaders. They are trained to handle emergencies and can treat small injuries easily. If any trek member faces serious injuries then they will be taken to the nearest hospital available at that time.

Risk: Lack of Communication Device

We sometimes face network problems in Big cities, Facing the same issue on treks is undustable Still, we do our best to connect you with your loved ones.

Response: We use walkie-talkies and sometimes runner to communicate between the campsite and Basecamp. You guardian can send a message on base camp and the base manager will convey your message towards you.

Rupin Pass Trek Route

The Dehradun station is one of the principle stations in the area and it is an old station. It has great availability to numerous spots and these incorporate Lucknow, Delhi, and Howrah. Tickets from Delhi to Dehradun via train cost around Rs. 150 for an inferior sleeper ticket and Rs. 400 for a third A/C sleeper ticket.

Via Train

There are 19 different trains available between Delhi to Dehradun.

Nanda Devi, Jan Shatabdi, mussoorie express and Dehradun express are the best options among them.

By Bus

Normal transports employ from Kashmiri gate Delhi to Dehradun.

Via Flight

You can get a flight between new Delhi to Jolly Grant.

Distance between the Jolly Grant to Dehradun is 28 Km.

It will take half hour drive to reach Dehradun.

Other transportation

Would recommend you to take just government transports from Kashmiri gate Delhi. Private transports handle from outside ISBT and they are not confiding in value.

Shared Taxis or comparable vehicles will get you from Dehradun Railway Station at 6:00am.

Pre-Trek Preparations

Rupin Pass trek is a difficult trek which is suitable for experts. Who have at least physical and mental conditioning for doing the difficult trek.

Trekking at Rupin Pass trek, for its ever-lasting memories and experience, demands just a few things which involve physical endurance with physiological wellness. Not just the one who’s physically fit would do the magic in trekking but one also needs to be mentally fit as well in order to cope up with the adversities one might have to face during the treks such natural calamities, rains or other unforeseen conditions.

To keep up with such requirements of trekking here are a few things you can do to get yourself physically fit.

Getting to the Rupin Pass trek without proper preparation is something you should never do.


Cardiovascular Exercise

Cardiovascular exercise is one of the most sought-after methods which provides not just the physical endurance but also the strength to withstand any unavoidable circumstances sternly. Trekking at Rupin Pass demands the high endurance which you can develop in a month or two where you need to begin with the jogging or running (only if you could do). This practice needs to be combined with the speed and distance targets. You need to keep on increasing both with the time.

Begin with the small chunks of the targets and gradually increase for the bigger one. For instance,

Begin with a target of completing a distance of 5km in 45 minutes and then gradually increase it to 7 km in the same time and remain stick to this practice until you are able to cover 10 km in 80-90 minutes without fail, at a stretch.


Strength Building Exercise

Another vital area of improvement, you need to work upon. Before you head to the Rupin Pass, you need to have the physical strength in order to carry backpacks on the uneven terrains. Considering everything under the sun, you ought to prepare yourself for the core strength. A strength would be making you suffer less than others who don’t prepare before it.


Flexibility

Flexibility in the body is what the trekking demands the most. Carrying the backpacks without flexibility can prove out to be fatal. More the muscles relaxed, easier would be your trekking experience. Carrying a backpack, however light in weight can bring you the unnecessary pain which may spoil your entire trek.


Concentration

To pacify yourself or any other companion, yoga and meditation are the keys. These practices not only give you the mental peace but also provide you with a placid inner conscience which is extremely important in order to withstand the cons during the Rupin Pass.

This also improves your decision-making ability in the stressful situations, during the trek.


Fitness routine overview

  • Try to cover 5 KM in 45 minutes, When you start preparing.
  • Slowly increase your distance to 7 KM at the same time (35 Minutes). After some time you will get the stamina to run longer. Continue this until you can reach 10 KM in 50-60 Minute, Then stick to Routine till Trek date.
  • If you are older than 45 years and prefer to walk then Jogging. Then Work on completing 10 KM in 90 Minutes. If Jogging in fine for you then try to cover 5 KM in 40 Minutes, gradually increase you Jogging distance in the same duration.
  • Cycling is fine too for increasing stamina. If you are the one who prefers cycling over Jogging then your target should be to cover 22 KM in 60 minutes.

All the above said exercises will help you stay in good condition to enjoy the trek.

What you need to know about the trek expense

The trek expense of Rs. 16800.00 + 5% GST takes care of all expenses of the trek from Dhaula to Sangla.

Here is what the trek fee includes:

  • Accommodation – Stay is included from Day 1 to the last day of the trek. You will be staying in the guest houses of the respective locations & camping on remaining days of the trek.
  • Meals – All meals from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast till last day of the trek are included. We provide simple, nutritious vegetarian food on all days of the trek.
  • Camping Charges – All trekking permits and forest camping charges are included.
  • Trekking Equipment – You will stay in high-quality tents and sleeping bags in all the camps. Our high-altitude sleeping bags can withstand temperatures as low as -10 ºC. We provide ice axes, roped, microspikes, gaiters etc. as required.
  • Safety Equipment – First aid, medical kit, oxygen cylinders, stretchers etc. will be available at all campsites to deal with emergencies.
  • Services of an expert Trek Leader – All our trek leaders are qualified in basic / advanced mountaineering courses.
  • Services of an expert Trek Team – The mountain staff on this trek consists of well-trained guides, cooks, helpers and porters.

Here is what the trek fee excludes:

  • Transport to and from the base camp – Trekveda will offer the taxi services from and to the base camp.
  • Food during transit to and from the base camp – The trek fee does not include meals purchased during the journey to and from the basecamp.
  • Backpack offloading charges - If you wish to offload your backpack, there will be an additional charge of Rs. 4400 + 5% GST. The backpack cannot weigh more than 9 kgs. Suitcases/strollers/duffel bags will not be allowed. Please note that charges will vary for last minute offloading in case you decide to offload your bag after reaching the basecamp (Rs. 4800 + 5% GST). Online offloading in advance is possible up to two days prior to the trek start date.
  • Stay at hill station on the last day.
  • Personal expenses of any kind.
  • Anything apart from inclusions.
  • Buffer day – It is mandatory to have this extra day as any bad weather or rain will delay your pass crossing. If buffer day is utilized, you will need to pay Rs. 2,000 + 5% GST. This amount is to be handed over to your trek leader.

Terms and Conditions

  1. Cancellation: In case of trek cancellation due to any natural hazard or any other reason (like rain, strike etc.) Trekveda will undertake the whole responsibility of the amount as per its refund policy. Trekveda will provide its clients with a voucher which can be redeemed for any trek in the next one year.

    Or if you wish to call off the trek voluntarily at the last moment, in this case the mail requests at cancel@trekveda.com or contact at +91 7078701964 will be entertained.

    While making a cancellation request, kindly brief the reason in the mail. Cancellation charges will vary as per the request period, which is as follows

    • Prior cancellation 40 days from the start of the trek is 90% refundable.
    • Cancellation between 40 to 20 days from the start of the trek is 45% refundable.
    • Cancellation between 20 to 10 days from the start of the trek is 10% refundable.
    • Cancellation within 10 days from the start of the trek is non-refundable.

    Please Note: In case of refund, there will be a deduction of 4% (bank charges) from the total fee you have paid. Also, if you have opted for a trek insurance, the amount will not be refunded.

    Note:

    1. Change of trek batch is dependent on the availability of seats in the batch.
    2. In case of transferring a trek to a friend, he/she should satisfy all the mandatory requirements put forward by Trekveda.
    3. Trekveda holds the right to change/cancel the policies, without prior notice.
    4. The cancellation policy will be same whether you are cancelling your trek just after booking the trek.
  2. The trek fee includes all costs of the trek from the start at the base camp to the end.
  3. Emergency during trek: In case of medical emergency, the trekker will be taken care at the primary stage since we don’t accompany the doctors during the trek, however our trek leaders are trained for the first-aid treatment. Post the first-aid Trekveda will take the liability to send down the trekker to the nearest basecamp or road head.
  4. Fitness: Before you head to plan a Chadar trek, your body fitness needs to be maintained for the high-altitude Himalayan treks since level of oxygen is considerably low at high ranges, thus proper cardiovascular training is a vital component of pre-trek preparation.
  5. Non-liability: Trekveda is not responsible for any loss/damage of your gears/equipment or other belongings on the trek.
  6. Payment: Payment for the trek can be done online through credit/debit card or net banking. Cheque/draft or cash is not accepted.
  7. Drinking and Smoking during the trek is strictly prohibited. If found flouting the rules, your participation on the trek will be cancelled with immediate effect.

The temperature of Rupin Pass trek in winters remains 0°C to -7 in the night.

While on summer the temperature remains from 18 °C to 13 °C.

So it’s usually cold there throughout the year. Hence in order to get yourself not bothered with the temperature all you need is to keep yourself tuned up with the changing temperate. However our trek leaders are the trained professionals who would let you know about the precautions, but packing woolen cloth accordingly is your responsibility.

There is no specific reason for its name but Rupin Pass is a high altitude pass across the Himalaya mountain range in state of Himachal Pradesh, India. It lies on a traditional shepherd and hiking route which starts from Dhaula in Uttarakhand and ends in Sangla in Himachal Pradesh.

Rupin pass is famous for its crystal clear snow.

The Rupin Pass height varies with every phase you pass as your approach the Rupin Pass trek, you will acclaim a height of around 15,250 feet.

Yes, we will provide you the tents and Sleeping bags.

Bring Poncho (Rain cover) for your backpack and your own. We will continue on the trail as planned. In the camp sites you will stay under the camps and play games. All the camps are water proof so you will remain dry.

No, these are not available for the rent. You need to carry or purchase them before you head for the trekking. Raincoats and backpacks are a few of the most important things you’d need during the trek provided you are trekking in the rainy seasons.

Trekveda makes it's basecamp at Dhaula.

Our basecamp would be at Dhaula.

Post your arrival at Dehradun and you will be travel in a cab from here to Dhaula with fellow Trekkers. Planning a trip as per the comfort would make your trek easier and you’d not be exhausted before the real thrill.

Your accommodation at Dhaula in the beginning and the end at the guest houses where you’d be sharing the rooms with the fellow Trekkers. Food and stay cost is included in your trekking package in Guesthouse. The stay on the other days will be in the tents which will be provided by the Trekveda. Each tent will be shared by three fellow trekkers however special arrangements can be made on request. A separate tent will be assigned as the toilet room at each campsite. Any additional baggage (without valuables) can be left behind at the Dhaula.

Yes, you can take your child on Rupin Pass trek, but the age limit is above 18.

Certified and experience trek leader, assistant trek leader, Certified guides, High altitude porter, co-guide, cook, assistant cook, mules, mule’s men.

We provide highly nutritious food during the trek. No, it’s generally not advised to carry your own food during the trek but you can carry nuts and dry fruits if required.

The best season to see the snow on Rupin Pass trek is the January and February where you can see a lot of snow-clad you can also witness the fresh snowfall at heights if the climate is favorable but if you’re planning to see the snow at large then the Last week of January and first week of February is best.

There would be a separate tent for the toilet at each campsite. However, there would be no facility to bath during the treks and you need to change the clothes at definite intervals in order to keep up with the hygiene. Maintaining hygiene is extremely necessary during the trek as this may lead to the several fatal problems such as AMS, HAPE and HACE.

Trekking pole is one of the key components as well as companion during the trek. It helps you in balancing through the sloppy treks and slippery streams. Carrying a trekking pole may sound irritating but it’s of major use at the high altitudes.

No, Alcohol and smoking is strictly prohibited during the trek under any circumstances. Dizziness and other issues may arise due to alcohol, which may attract number of fatal outcomes that would not be good for your health and would affect the trek experience as well.

Mobile network on this trek will be until Basecamp which is Dhaula. After that, there is no network coverage.

You need to do at least 3 layers. Wearing a warmer along with the jacket would protect you from the cold.

Yes, we ensure safety of trekker by providing require medicine and regular health checkup. In addition to this, our trek leaders are the trained professionals which are made to defy all the odds during the trek.

The distance of each day would vary as per the campsite location, however, there’s a rough figure of 4-9 Km you need to cover each day during the trek.

Rupin Pass trek is considered as easy to Moderate trek which can be done by anyone, who is fit to trek.

We provide 6 meals a day. Breakfast, Lunch, dinner, Brunch, evening snacks and supper. The meals will be nutritious in nature and would give you energy for the trek.

Your basecamp Dhaula will be your starting point and ending point will be the same. You will get this details while booking of every trek respectively.

Trekking Shoes, trekking poles, water bottle, sun glasses, poncho, poncho for back packs, Tiffin (Don’t use silver foil).

The sloppy ice treks on Rupin Pass trek make it difficult to walk. You can’t risk taking the preparation for physical strength prior to trek for granted as it may cost you losing your best trek experience.

You can book this trek via either ways i.e., directly through our websites or you can mail us your queries and dates for the trek. However booking directly through the website will grant you an added advantage of getting all the information about the trek in detail while on mail your knowledge about the trek will be confined to your level of query about the trek. In addition to this, you can also explore other treks of your choice where you’d love to trek later.

Yes, Trekking shoes is must for this trek. The trekking shoes give you the needful grip while climbing or crossing the water streams. However on the snow, we would provide you with detachable spikes which will help you to stiffen your grip on the icy slopes during the trek. You need to return these micro spikes attached to your shoes to the trek leaders at the end of the trek at the basecamp or prior to that.

We provide you with the vegetarian food that’s full of nutrition that would fulfil all your energy requirements during the trek. We avoid serving junk during the trek as it may lead to gastro-intestinal issues in the trekkers.

Yes, please bring these documents.

Parental disclaimer, Medical disclaimer and identity proof (Aadhaar card, Voter ID card, driving license etc.)

No, But certified trek leader will look after your health. Our trek leaders are professionally trained to fight against any medical complications at the primary level.

Yes, you can but we shall not liable be for any of your costly equipment. However, carrying your belongings along with you sounds wiser as you don’t know what demand may arise during the trek and if you don’t want to drag the additional weight while trekking you may opt either of the one. You can opt for offloading which will be charged accordingly.

A batch or group generally consists of 15-18 people. However, there might be the change in numbers as per the availability and due to other reasons.

If you want to offload your backpack, you will have to make a request for offloading a few days before the trek through an email so that arrangement can be made in advance. You will be charged per day for offloading of your backpack. In case you decide to offload on the spot, you may have to pay a higher price than usual.

No, there is no acclimatization day on this trek.

The minimum age limit for this trek is 8 years old.

However certain implications are considered by our professionals before accepting the trekkers of age above 50 such as their physical strength and stamina coupled up with any medical condition that may become fatal during the course of trek.

Yes, But you need to be physically fit to trek and have stamina to trek 4-9 Km a day.

Yes, a separate tent will work as toilet. However you’re advised to maintain the hygiene by using the biodegradable disposable toiletries and keeping the sanitary napkins and other stuffs in separate zipped bags.

No, due to number of unavoidable circumstances we do not arrange any facilities for bathing.

It depends on the trek location and your network providers. However, at some treks, it possible to connect to the people while others are left abandoned by the telecom companies.

No, we don’t entertain such facilities. Only the essential gears are provided to the trekkers during the trek by Trekveda, rest they have to purchase all the needful equipment on their own.

But you can get trekking Shoes and other equipment on rent directly from the marking in Dhaula or Sankari.

Returning to the home with the mystical memories would probably be the best feeling after the trek. Your Trek will end at Dhaula in our guest house, to return you will take a cab from Dhaula to Dehradun.

Water source is natural streams, rivers and water springs in the mountains and it is safe to drink.

Yes, trekking pole is necessary for high altitude treks. Trekking poles provide an additional edge while climbing and support you as an aided limb.

A tent will be shared among the maximum of three people, however a number may vary as per demand or the availability of the treks.

Yes, keeping the privacy as the priority we keep the accommodation for both genders separated. Special cases may be taken into the consideration.

Sudden showers are normal, bring a light rain coat or poncho. This will help you to keep you and your belongings dry which is most important at the higher altitudes.

The total expenses of the trek will be 13,999 INR per person. In addition to that, an addition of 5 percent of the GST will be levied on the total cost.


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