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Duration: 11 Night / 12 Days
Destinations: Uttarakhand

The Rupin Pass trek is like an edge-of-the-seat Hollywood thriller. So sudden are the changes in scenery that it makes you always walk a little further just to see if there is another surprise round the corner. What's intriguing is why many hikers don't do this trail. Yet, it is one of the best treks you will ever do in your life.

Picture this: A turn here and a towering waterfall, a turn there a meadow full of yellow marigolds, another turn: a fir forest. Look down and a snow bridge to cross, look up -- a hanging village, scan the horizon and hundreds of water falls cascading down a glacial valley, look across and an icy blue river gently floating by. Squish your toes and rivulets dance, twirl and gurgle underfoot.

Eerie trails dug out of rock faces, trails that look down a precipice, trails over swaying wooden bridges, trails through deep dark folds in the mountain, trails that cut through millions of white Rhododendrons, trails over lush expanse of green meadows, trails on glaciers and icy slopes, trails over vast snow fields, trails through an echoing gully - it just doesn't stop. The Rupin Pass trek has got it all. Your trek starts at Dhaula, a sleepy hamlet of a dozen homes and the last road head of Uttarakhand. Dhaula overlooks the Rupin curving down a stony gorge in the river - the sound deafening. In the evening step down to the cable drawn sway bridge and catch a wall of mist hanging over the gushing Rupin. The stillness of the mist in contrast to the rush of the river right under is the start of the many surprises in store.

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Day 01: Rishikesh to Dehradun to Mussorrie:
On arrival met at the station and transfer to Mussorrie. Evening free to explore the Mussorrie. Overnight Hotel.

Day 02: Mussorrie:
Day at leisure to explore the mussorrie. Overnight Hotel.

Day 03: Mussorrie to Mori:
Drive from Mussorrie to Mori(130 km, 5-6 hrs). Mori is a quaint village by the river Tons and has beautiful pine forest all around. Overnight Hotel.

Day 04: Mori to Dhula to Sewa:
We drive 40 km from our camp to reach Dhula (road head). Our trek starts from here, we will trek about 8 km in about 4 hrs time. Overnight Tent.

Day 05: Sewa to Jiskon:
Today after Sewa we continue trek to Jiskon. The trail and surroundings is extremely picturesque. Overnight Tent.

Day 06: Jiskon to Jakha:
After breakfast we will trek to Jakha, which is 08 km from Jiskon. Overnight Tent.

Day 07: Jakha to Saruwas Thach:
Today's trek is of 8 km and we will take about 5 - 6 hrs to reach Saruwas thach camping ground, moving at a leisurely pace so as to enjoy the beauty of the place. Overnight Tent.

Day 08 : Saruwas Thach to Nuru (3600 M) Via Rupin Pass:
Early morning we set out towards Rupin pass. From the pass enjoy fantastic views of the Kinnaur Kailash range. From here we will descend to the grazing grounds at Nuru. To reach here we would have trekked for about 6 hrs covering 12 km. Overnight Tent.

Day 09 : Nuru to Sangla:
We will trek 12 km (3-4 hrs) to reach Sangla. From the road head we will drive up to camp, this drive will take about half an hour. Overnight Camp.

Day 10 : Sangla:
Free day in Sangla to explore the surrounding areas. You can visit the nearby villages. Overnight Camp.

Day 11: Sangla to Shimla:
After breakfast drive to Shimla (237 km, 10 hrs). Upon arrival check into hotel. Overnight Hotel.

Day 12 : Shimla to Rishikesh:
Morning after breakfast drive back to Rishikesh.Trip End.

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