Rupin Pass Trekking

An Overview

Rupin Pass is a high altitude pass in the state of Himachal Pradesh, India. This pass connects Sangla to Rohru and further to Uttarakhand state. The trek from Sangla commences from a village near the Baspa river and leads towards Sangla Kanda. Few people live in Sangla Kanda with their cattle and they usually go throughout the valley for grazing purposes. There is a lake in Sangla Kanda and the view of high lofty peaks of Kinner Kailash range from Sangla Kanda is truly mesmerizing. From Sangla Kanda, further trek through the meadows will take us to Ronti Gad, our second day camp with lofty mountain peaks in front.In between Sangla Kanda and Ronti Gad, there is a trail which stretches towards Nalgan Pass which further leads to Dodra Kwar, Shimla. Further, 3 hours journey from Ronti Gad will take us to the beautiful Rupin Pass. On a sunny bright day, one can witness the ranges of Rohru and further the lofty Peaks of Uttarakhand from Rupin Pass. Rupin Pass trek consists of trails dug out of rock faces and wooden bridges, cut through deep dark folds in the mountain, glaciers and icy slopes, and over snowfields. Along the way, there are white Rhododendrons and expanse of green meadows. Rupin Pass trek is a mixture of variable terrains ranging from beautiful meadows to snow trails to small boulders trails towards the top. Rupin Pass trek is full of adrenaline rush and surely an adventure of a lifetime.

Shimla-Sangla-Sangla Kanda-Ronti Gad-Rupin Pass-Sangla Kanda- Shimla

4,650m /15,250 feet

Trek Length

4 Nights/5 Days

Difficulty Level


Best Season

Mid-April to Mid-October

Rupin Pass Trek Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival in Shimla. Briefing about the trek and about the locations. Dinner, night stay in Shimla.
Day 2
After an early breakfast, drive from Shimla to Sangla. Trek from Sangla to Sangla Kanda (3-4 hours). Briefing about the place and about the peaks visible from Sangla Kanda. Bonfire, dinner, night stay in tents at Sangla Kanda.
Day 3
After breakfast, trek from Sangla Kanda towards Ronti Gad (4-5 Hours). Briefing of passes visible en route Ronti Gad. After reaching Ronti Gad, briefing about the place. Dinner and night stay in tents at Ronti Gad.
Day 4
After breakfast, the last ascend towards Rupin Pass (2-3 hours). After reaching the pass, briefing about the other side visible from the pass. Briefing about the ranges and peaks visible. After spending about 30-45 minutes, descend back towards Sangla Kanda. Bonfire, dinner, night stay in Sangla Kanda.
Day 5
After breakfast, descend down towards Sangla village and then further drive back to Shimla. At Shimla, we part ways to meet soon for another trekking adventure. (Night stay in Shimla would be arranged if required by you)

Heavy Group Discounts Available.

Accommodation, activities, and meals included in the trip. Contact us for Detailed Itinerary. We can customize the Itinerary according to Your needs. The number of Days and sightseeing to Kalpa, Nako, Shimla, Kalpa, Sangla, Chitkul, Kinner Kailash, Yulla Kanda etc. and other nearby places can be added to the trek at an additional cost. Sightseeing to these places can be arranged depending on the road conditions during that time.