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ABOUT RUPIN PASS TREK

Description by (H.P.M.A) Best season to do Rupin - 15 May to 15 June & 15 September to Last October The trek starts from middle of May. It is not possible to do Rupin in the first weeks of May as the snow is too high. First time trekkers to high altitude trekking must target June rather than May to do Rupin. The best season in summer to do Rupin is in June. Monsoon hits the Rupin slope after first week of July.

It is not possible to do the Rupin Pass trek in July, August and early September when the monsoon is vigorous and active. The views are closed. Incessant rain makes the trail slippery and unstable.

Post monsoon from the third week of September the Rupin Pass trail comes alive. Flowers are abundant, the views clear and sharp. From the first week of October the slopes turn a lovely golden brown. It is possible to do the Rupin Pass until the last week of October. The Rupin Pass is usually devoid of snow post monsoon, though snow patches exists. Intermittent snow fall happen in bursts three or four times in October, though the snow doesn't last for long. It gets very cold in the last half of October. Upper slope temperature can be -10ºC, -08ºC in the night. Harkidun Protection & Mountaineering Association sankri Uttarkashi Uttarakhand

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 rout which starts from Dhaula in Uttarakhand and ends in Sangla in Himachal Pradesh. The path itself is located across mostly uninhabited areas in the Himalayan ranges at an elevation of 15,250 ft (4,650M) above sea level

About 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 snow fields. Along the way there are white Rhododendrons and expanse of green meadows.

There are different trails that access the Rupin Pass. One of them starts at the sleepy village of Gosangu which is the last road head of Himachal Pradesh. Generally, trekkers and adventurers travel to Gosangu by road from Shimla via Rohru. The alternate route to Rupin Pass starts from Naitwar, which is accessible from Dehradhun via Dhaula. From either of the two road heads, the first camp is Jhaka, the hanging village and the last stop for replenishing stocks and a look at the civilization. Traveling the Rupin Pass is a moderate - difficult level of climbing. The trails follow the Rupin river all the way to the top (Upper waterfall camp).