Rupin Pass (Sangla) Trek

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

Difficulty Level:  Moderate

Altitude: 4,650m (15,250 feet)

Trek Length: 18km (one-way)

Duration:  4 Nights/ 5 Days

Batch Size– 9

Price inclusive of  Camping, Transport, Food & GST.

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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.

Rupin Pass Map



  • Rupin Pass is a gateway for shepherds from Kinnaur to Rohru and further to Uttarakhand.
  • From Rupin Pass, a further trek to its east will lead to Gonsa lake and Gonsha pass which further leads the journey towards Chandernahan Lakes in Rohru.
  • From Sangla Kanda, there are 4 Passes which are accessible namely; Rupin Pass, Ghanas Pass, Nalgan Pass and Shankar Pass.
  • Sangla Valley is one of the most beautiful valley of Himachal Pradesh with mesmerizing beauty of nature all around to explore.


Day 1 (14 June)- Arrival in Shimla and drive towards Sangla in the night.

Shimla: Shimla, Once the summer capital of British India is now the capital of Himachal Pradesh and is located in the Himalayan foothills. It’s known for the handicraft shops that line The Mall, a pedestrian avenue, as well as the Lakkar Bazaar, a market specializing in wooden toys and crafts.

Day 2 (15 June)- Reach Sangla and after breakfast, start trekking from Sangla to Sangla Kanda (3-4 hours). Briefing about the place and about the peaks visible from Sangla Kanda. Bonfire, dinner, and night stay in tents at Sangla Kanda.

Rupin Pass (Sangla) Trek

Day 3 (16 June)- After breakfast, start trekking 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 (17 June)- 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, and night stay in Sangla Kanda.

Rupin Pass: Rupin Pass is a high altitude pass in Sangla Valley of Himachal Pradesh connecting Kinnaur to Rohru and further to Uttarakhand state. Rupin Pass is a mixture of variable terrains including meadows, snow trails, small boulders towards the top.

Rupin Pass (Sangla) Trek

Day 5 (18 June) – 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)


Stay – Tents (sharing basis); Sleeping bags and carry mats.

Meals- Vegetarian Nutritious and Tasty Meals during the Trek and Evening Tea.

  1. Breakfast on Day 3, 4 and 5
  2. Lunch on Day 3 and 4
  3. Dinner on Day 2, 3 and 4

Qualified and experienced trek leaders and cook.

Transport from Shimla and back to Shimla.

First-Aid Kit.

Other Guidance

  • Climbers are reminded that there is a 15kg limit on personal luggage for all climbs.
  • Cameras, whether video or film, needed to be protected against the severe cold either in a warm pouch or the interior pockets of your clothing. Do not keep your camera in your backpack at higher elevations.
  • We do not provide donkeys or porters to carry luggage.
  • No insurance is provided during the trek.
  • When between camps, please carry your daily personal rubbish to the next camp.
  • Remember – “Take nothing but photographs, leave nothing but footprints”. So, keep the mountains clean and green.
  • Aspirins and Paracetamols are highly recommended for headaches and because they also thin the blood that will help improving circulation & oxygen delivery to the body.  Strong painkillers are not recommended as they can suppress respiration.
  • Personal expense of any kind will not be entertained.

Personal Equipment Required:

  •  A good sturdy pair of shoes and a backpack with plastic or water-proof lining.
  • Comfortable, lightweight clothing.
  • Sunglasses or goggles.
  • Woolen hat for warmth.
  • Pocket knife.
  • Torch.
  • Scarf or bandana.
  • Lip balm.
  • Ear plugs. (Optional)
  • Spare contact lenses or glasses.
  • Thermal innerwear.
  • Extra polythene bags.
  • A whistle.
  • Reading materials, Games, Cards. (Optional)
  • Towel especially lightweight quick-dry type.
  • Track pants with more pockets. Carry around 2 pants. Avoid jeans.
  • Waterproof jackets and gloves.
  • A raincoat since the weather can be unpredictable sometimes. (Optional)
  • Identification proof like Passport, Driving license, Aadhar card etc.
  • 1 Passport size photograph.


  • Cancellation of booking of tour 31 days or more before the date of Departure will result in 20% deduction in the cost of the tour.
  • Cancellation of booking of tour 21-30 days before the date of Departure will result in 40% deduction of the cost of the tour.
  • Cancellation of booking of tour 11-20 days before the date of Departure will result in 60% deduction of the cost of the tour.
  • Cancellation of booking of tour 6-10 days before the date of Departure will result in 80% deduction of the cost of the tour.
  • Cancellation of booking of tour 1-5 days before the date of Departure will result in 100% deduction of the cost of the tour.
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2 reviews for Rupin Pass (Sangla) Trek

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    A kind of trek which should be on the list. My friends n me travelled with them n it was a wonderful experience. Especially the food was amazing and most importantly the vibe was so good.
    Thnx trekatribe for a wonderful experience.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5


    Excellent team and positive vibes,truly an unforgettable experience, a must go for all trek enthusiasts. Cheers✌️

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