Rupin Pass Trek report - May 2015

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Rupin Pass Trek report - May 2015

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Originally Posted by Rainbow21 View Post Your pictures are very enchanting... I am new in trekking.. Can you please guide me how you managed to charge your camera batteries during this long trek? Any tips....
Its simple. Just carry extra fully-charged batteries and keep it warm.
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#17 Mar 2nd, 2016, 18:53
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Hi Joydeep,

Just wanted to check how reliable is the guide george Neggi? how are the services and equipments etc? wanted to know if i can prefer them over IndiaHikes or TTH?
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George neggi is a nice person. He takes care of needs of trekkers. He will provide necessary equipments for the trek. Call him and clearly discuss everything beforehand.
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Originally Posted by Joydeep316 View Post Day 10: In the morning we realized we had all the time of the world to get ready! We never got out until the sunlight hit our tent, and took a lot of time to pack our rucksacks for the last time. The awesome weather with bright sunshine set a perfect stage to bid us adieu from the mountains. It took us around four hours to reach Sangla by following a well laid path through small villages. Finally we crossed beautiful Baspa river through a bridge to enter the small town on the lap of Baspa river and beautiful Sangla valley at 8000 feet above the sea. We all, including our guide and porters, celebrated the successful completion of the trek in a restaurant. After making the final payment, we bid them goodbye and waited there until the bus to Shimla arrived at 5pm leaving the unforgettable, challenging and scenic trail of Rupin Pass behind with loads and loads of memories for a lifetime.

Important Contacts:
Dehradoon Hill Roadways bus stand: 0135-2623435, 08476007535
Doon Taxi Owners’ Association: 0135-2627877
Nar Singh: 09459992099, George Neggi (son of Nar Singh): 09459990909


A herd of sheep


Beautiful morning at Ronti Gad


Sangla town on the bank of Baspa river
Thank you Joydeep that was very informative. It will be grateful if you can share details of how much the guide would charge and what all will that include. Also can you advice me on doing this trek in either the month of SEP/OCT/NOV. Thanks in advance
#20 May 9th, 2016, 15:39
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H every one,
I am planning to do Rupin Pass around mid june this year. But I am getting information that due to very less snowfall this year , rupin pass would be void of snow in that time.Does anyone has idea about this?
#21 May 19th, 2016, 15:47
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Hi Joydeep,

Can I please ask you if we will be able to get a bus in the evening from Sangla to Shimla? Also, what are the bus timings? I'm assuming the bus to Shimla goes via Rampur.
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Originally Posted by Him_Wanderer View Post Hi Joydeep,

Can I please ask you if we will be able to get a bus in the evening from Sangla to Shimla? Also, what are the bus timings? I'm assuming the bus to Shimla goes via Rampur.
Yes you'll get a bus to go to Shimla. It starts its journey from Chitkul at 4pm, reaches Sangla at 5pm and goes to Shimla at around 3:30am in the next morning. It continues its onward journey and finally terminates to its destination at Chandigarh at 9:30am. Quite a long route!
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@Prithvi Yesudas: The best way to know about current rates is to directly get in touch with the guide. Rates are changed every year. Rupin Pass can be done in Sep, but there will likely be no snow even on the pass, without of which the trek loses its charm. If snowfall starts at the upper reaches of the pass from Oct, the route gets closed. And forget about getting there in Nov.
#24 May 26th, 2016, 17:39
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Originally Posted by Joydeep316 View Post Yes you'll get a bus to go to Shimla. It starts its journey from Chitkul at 4pm, reaches Sangla at 5pm and goes to Shimla at around 3:30am in the next morning. It continues its onward journey and finally terminates to its destination at Chandigarh at 9:30am. Quite a long route!
Thanks a lot Joydeep. I'm commencing my rupin trek this week and therefore asked you about the evening bus service from Sangla to Shimla. I think i'll benefit more from your first hand experience - when we reach Sangla at the end of Rupin pass trek, do we need to go anyplace particular to catch the evening bus to Shimla?
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Fitstly I apologize for the late reply. By the time I am typing this, you are probably halfway through the trek! Sangla is a pretty small town and there's no problem at all to find the bus stop. Your guide will lead you there as that's the end point of the trek. Best of luck for the trek and don't forget to post a TR here with pics
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Originally Posted by Joydeep316 View Post Fitstly I apologize for the late reply. By the time I am typing this, you are probably halfway through the trek! Sangla is a pretty small town and there's no problem at all to find the bus stop. Your guide will lead you there as that's the end point of the trek. Best of luck for the trek and don't forget to post a TR here with pics
Hi Joydeep, thank you so much for your valuable info. I'm now back after my exhilarating and mesmerizing trek to Rupin Pass. As you rightly mentioned, we got the bus from Sangla around 5.30pm. I'll write a trek-log+Photos at the earliest (currently swamped with office work, as you can imagine). Thanks again.
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Hello Guys,
I need your help before attending Rupin pass:
1. Is this good time to visit Rupin pass in mid September - 2016?
2. How's amount of rain in this season, i dont want to be wet all over my trekking days.
3. How about amount of snow on summit / pass?
4. Would be good to have basic idea about whether in this time.
I know trekking organization tries to glorify each trek route and its season to fill the batch so blogs are full of pros for each trek, each season.
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Very nice TR. It looks amazing. Great pics.
I am going there in September.
I wanted to ask if the guide is necessary?
I mean we are two guys, with little bit of experience (never camped on a high altitude trek). We have tent, sleeping bags etc.
And getting a stove and cooking pot is cheaper than getting a guide and cook.
#29 Jul 13th, 2018, 13:22
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Originally Posted by Srijansri View Post Very nice TR. It looks amazing. Great pics.
I am going there in September.
I wanted to ask if the guide is necessary?
I mean we are two guys, with little bit of experience (never camped on a high altitude trek). We have tent, sleeping bags etc.
And getting a stove and cooking pot is cheaper than getting a guide and cook.
Guide is very much necessary in this route as the trail is not laid. You'll have to make your own way in some of the high altitude area where guide will show you the path.

As you don't have high altitude trek experience, I suggest you to hire a guide and talk with him about the details.

I am not sure if Rupin pass is doable/enjoyable in September, because the snow at the top of the pass would not be there, and without it the beauty is reduced to much extent. Also, the monsoon rain can be a hazard at that time.
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Originally Posted by Srijansri View Post Very nice TR. It looks amazing. Great pics.
I am going there in September.
I wanted to ask if the guide is necessary?
I mean we are two guys, with little bit of experience (never camped on a high altitude trek). We have tent, sleeping bags etc.
And getting a stove and cooking pot is cheaper than getting a guide and cook.
We are 2 friends going to Rupin from September 15, If you want you can join.

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