50 km km
Shimla (Bus Stand)
Shimla (Bus Stand)
Himalayas have been the subject of great wonder and amazement for centuries, and continue to lure nature and adventure seekers day after day. Trekking in the Himalayas is one of the most popular adventure sports, not just in India, but also the world. Being the highest mountain ranges, Himalayas attract thousands of trekking and climbing enthusiasts from the world over.
One of the most sought after Himalayan Treks is the Rupin Pass Trek. A moderate to difficult level trek, it starts in Dhaula, Uttarakhand and ends in Sangla, Himachal Pradesh, and most of the trekking occurs in Himachal Pradesh. Rupin is a favorite among seasoned trekkers as it offers enough challenges in the form of its varied and tough terrain, be it snowy or rocky, in addition to steep and slippery climbs. The average walk per day is anything between 5 to 6 hours that requires a certain level of fitness. With the maximum altitude reaching 15,380 feet, this trek also proves to be a test for one’s lungs.
Rupin Pass in terms of landscape, gradient and altitude, offers a wide range. Not a very well known trek, it certainly is one of the most beautiful being full of streams, waterfall, river, mountain views, snows, beautiful meadows full of flowers etc. A trekking trip such as this will stay with you for a long period of time. Plan the trip to breathe in the fresh scent of mountain air, infused with sweet.
But the tough terrain and high altitude aren’t the only reasons for this trek being on every trekker’s wish list. It offers some of the most stunning vistas that one could imagine. You cross many a waterfalls, streams, hanging villages, snow bridges, thick forests, while walking along the effervescent Rupin River throughout the trail.
|04 May – 11 May||Closing|
|11 May – 18 May||Closing|
|18 May – 25 May||Closing|
|25 May – 01 June||Open|
|01 June – 08 June||Closing|
|08 June – 15 June||Open|
|15 June – 22 June||Open|
|22 June – 29 June||Open|
– Transport Shimla to Shimla
– Trek and Camping for 07N / 08D.
– All Meals while on trek (Veg.)
– Services of Trek Leader, Local Guide, Cook, Helpers.
– Mules / Porters for carrying equipment.
– Camping Equipment – tent, sleeping bag, mattress, toilet tent.
– Forest and Local permits.
– Any service not mentioned above.
– Meals while transportation.
– Tips & Gratitude.
– Portage of personal gears.
Note: Crazy Peaks expects you to carry your personal luggage on your own, if you don’t want to carry your backpack so you can give it to porter, but you have to inform us in advance and have to pay Rs. 500/- extra per day per bag.
Applicable on the total tour cost and not the advance amount.
Cancellation up to 30 Days: 90% of Trek/adventure program cost will be refunded.
Between 21 – 30 Days: 60% of Trek/adventure program cost will be refunded.
Between 20 – 11 Days: 30% of Trek/adventure program cost will be refunded.
Less than 10 Days: No refund.
Up to 10 Days:- 30% of Trek/adventure program cost will be charged.
Less than 10 Days:- No rescheduling allowed.
Any additional costs due to weather / unforeseen situations, will have to be borne by the traveler.
Our team reserves the right to change the plan in case there is danger involved for the group or whenever the trek leader deem it necessary.
Final word of the trek leaders will have to followed by all the members.
No show and trek changes/cancellation due to bad weather or natural calamity will be non-refundable.
Getting Wet and Falling Sick.
Slipping and Falling down.
Carry Rain-Protection gear to stay dry and comfortable.
Wear Strong Shoes with Good Grip.
Wear Goggles while trekking in daylight. Wear photo-chromatic lenses if you wear spectacles.
Delayed help in case of emergency or getting lost.
Follow the instructions given by the Trek Leader and Guide.
Walk with the group and keep a watch on your group members.
Acute Mountain Sickness (happens due the lower partial pressure of Oxygen at altitudes above 8,000 feet)
Symptoms – headache, muscle aches, insomnia, nausea and vomiting, irritability, loss of appetite, swelling of the hands, feet, and face; rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath with physical exertion, coughing, chest congestion, inability to walk or lack of balance.
Gradually attain height.
Keep yourself hydrated. Drink lots of water, at least 2-3 liters a day. Drink a lot of water/juice/tea etc.
Abstain from alcohol and smoking.
Eat high caloric food.
Acclimatize for a day or two before you start a high altitude trek. Take plenty of fluids and try to avoid unnecessary physical exertion.
If you’re going to an unknown terrain, they can attack you. Be Careful.
Don’t go anywhere alone, especially after dark.
Keep your eyes and ears open and try to stay in a group.
Purchase necessary Heath insurances that will cover up the cost of treatment.
Follow the instructions given by the Trek Leader.
Walk on the defined trail.
Things to Get:
1. Backpack (55 – 65 L) with sturdy and comfortable shoulder straps and supporting frame. Add-on poncho can be considered to keep it dry.
2. Trekking shoes. Ensure the shoes are well broken in before the trek. Shoes should have good grip, ankle support and waterproofing.
3. 2 x waterproof track-pants. Track-pants are light. Plus when things get cold you can wear one over the other. DO NOT bring Jeans, Shorts, Capris, etc.
4. 3 x cotton t-shirts – full sleeves preferred.
5. 1 x Fleece jacket; a woolen sweater would be an alternative.
6. 1 x Wind-proof jacket. 7. 1 pair x thermal inner.
8. 2 pairs x sports socks and 1 pair x woolen socks.
9. Woolen monkey cap / balaclava that covers the ear.
10. 1 pair x woolen gloves and 1 pair of synthetic gloves (water proof).
11. Sun Cap and Sun-glasses which cover your eyes well.
12. People who wear spectacles, choose one of these: a) Use contact lenses. b) Photo-chromatic glasses c) If either of the above is not possible, wear your spectacles and carry a big sunglass that can be worn over your spectacles.
13. Towel (Thin, quick drying type).
14. Cold cream and sun screen lotion (SPF 40+) and one Lip-balm.
15. 2 x Water bottles (1 L each).
16. Torch with extra set of cells (head lamps preferable).
17. Personal toilet kit (minimal) and toilet paper.
18. Although we carry first-aid kit, we recommend you carrying a personal medicine kit. If you are travelling with friends, you can share one amongst 2-3 people. Contents:
f) Crepe bandage
g) Band aid
j) Betadine cream
k) Moov / similar spray
l) Dettol / Savlon.
19. Camera, memory-cards, batteries etc. (carry enough spare batteries. Electricity is not available during trek)
20. Slippers / sandals (for walking around campsite, you can share this with tent mates).
22. Some trekkers feel loss of energy more than others. While there is adequate food provided on the trek, carry dry fruit combinations as light snacks. Glucon-D can help in instant energy and considered good in AMS as well (not proven).
23. Gaiters (Mandatory for snow treks)
24. While packing, use plastic bags to compartmentalize things and carry few extra plastic bags for wet clothes.
25. ADVENTURE SPIRIT.
IMPORTANT: NEVER LEAVE ANY PLASTIC OUT IN THE NATURE. Plastic is only for use. If you’ve spare plastic bag, free hands and some will, we’d recommend you collecting non-biodegradable waste from the trail and bringing back as much as possible. We all can do our bit for the Mother Nature.
Along with the above list, please ensure you also carry the following documents:
a.) An identification card (like driving license, voters ID card etc), along with a photocopy.
b.) A passport size photo.
c.) A medical and disclaimer certificate. The documents are mandatory. Without them you will not be allowed to trek.
For any trek physical fitness is a must. Make sure you start to train yourself a few weeks from the commencement of the trek. Starting from brisk walking one should be able to run comfortably for 4-5 kms. in 30 minutes ensures that you are ready to take on the harsh conditions of a high altitude trek. If you are just fit, you will still be able to do the same trek, but the difficulties you face will be harder. So it is best to be 100% fit for you to enjoy the trek without worries.
Services/Equipment’s provided by us on the Trek:
1. Member Tents and Sleeping Bags.
2. Kitchen set-up and toilet tents.
3. Cooking utensils.
4. Services of professional trek leaders, guides and support staff.
5. Food (Veg.) while on trek.
6. Forest permits.
7. Camping charges.
8. First-Aid Kit and Oxygen Cylinder with our team.
9. Mules/porters to carry the above mentioned luggage.
10. Happy Lifetime Memories.
Our group size is minimum 6 people and maximum 15 people with mix of men and women.
A 60 Ltr backpack is advisable to carry but amount of weight to be carried depends on your requirements and capacity. Porters and mules will be available but at an extra cost.
We will be served Indian vegetarian food and during this trek.
Good quality and sturdy trekking shoes that cover your ankles. Refrain from using sport shoes for your own safety and the trails are uneven and tricky hence requiring good grip trekking shoes.
Rupin Pass trek is a little difficult trek than the usual. The trek requires a good amount of endurance and stamina. For this, you can start jogging every day and then do cycling for some time. Also, take the stairs without any breaks which will help you to keep fit.
There are 2 seasons for the Rupin pass.
Pre-monsoon – June to mid-July. This time the pass has lot of snow. Upper waterfall camp onwards the snow line starts.
Post-monsoon – mid Sept to Oct end. This time the snow has melted and the pass is devoid of snow mostly. But the beauty is the greenery and flowers on the trail.