Buran Ghati Pass Trek
Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
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  • Trip introduction

    An under-rated and little-known trek in Himachal Pradesh, the Buran Ghati pass trek offers the stark contrast of green meadows and white snowfields. You'll approach this mountain pass on a steeply inclined trail of moderately intense difficulty with one particular stretch requiring you to climb down an ice wall using a rope. But the constant company of snow-clad mountain peaks rising above you more than compensate for the effort. Another feature of the trek is the visit to Chandranahan Lake, a sacred body of water at 13,800 feet with water from the melting glaciers.

    Destination

    The trail to Buran Ghati pass offers views of unparalleled beauty with carefully crafted scenery of thick forests, grazing fields, snow-capped peaks and small river brooks scattered all around you. Apart from being physically fit and healthy, the trail leads you up to an altitude of over 15,000 feet, without requiring any technical or mountaineering skills. The mountain pass is located alongside the Rupin pass and offers spectacular views of the Dhauladhar and Kinner Kailash ranges.

    Destination highlights

    • Go on a little-known, off-beat trek in Himachal Pradesh.
    • Trek through dense oak woods and sprawling snowfields.
    • Get spectacular views of snow-capped mountain peaks.
    • Use an ice-axe and rope to climb down an ice wall.
    • Visit the high-altitude, scenic Chandranahan lake.

    Fine print

    Rules on the trip

    Travellers are required to follow instructions of the trek leader during the Buran Ghati Pass trek.

    Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.

    If you wish to interact with the local natives at villages during the trek, please consult your trek leader before approaching them.

    Consumption of alcohol, drugs or tobacco products like cigarettes is strictly prohibited during the Buran Ghati Pass trek.

    Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made more than 24 days before departure of the Buran Ghati Pass trek: 95% refund.

    For cancellations made 14-24 days before departure of the Buran Ghati Pass trek: 70% refund.

    For cancellations made 10-13 days before departure of the Buran Ghati Pass trek: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 10 days before departure of the Buran Ghati Pass trek: no refund.

    In case of no show: no refund.

    All refunds will be paid after deducting a transaction fee of INR 200 per person. This fee is charged by The Great Next.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    The tour operator reserves the right to alter or cancel the itinerary of the Buran Ghati Pass trek to ensure maximum safety of travellers and staff. High altitude treks may face unpredictable weather conditions that may change the mentioned itinerary. Any costs arising due to such a change in the itinerary are borne by the traveller.

    The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of the travellers and shall not be held responsible for any mishap, accident or loss of life and property during the Buran Ghati Pass trek.

    Trip details

    Pick up point
    Shimla bus stand at 6:30 hrs
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    Drop off point
    Shimla bus stand at 23:00 hrs
    Mode of transport
    Tata Sumo or similar vehicle
    Start point
    Janglik
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    End point
    Barua
    Time of departure
    06:30 AM
    Time of return
    11:00 PM

    Activity Details

    Total trekking time
    39 hrs
    Total distance covered
    26 kms
    Start point elevation
    9200 feet
    Maximum elevation
    15000 feet
    Minimum elevation
    9200 feet
    Average per day distance
    3.7 kms
  • Day 1 of the Buran Ghati Pass Trek: Shimla to Janglik

    Meet your trek leader at the Shimla bus stand at 6:30 hrs. You'll board a Tata Sumo and settle in for a long drive to the village of Janglik, start point of the Buran Ghati trek. The scenic drive will take you through oak and pine forests on highways and dirt roads. Overnight in a home-stay or tents at Janglik.

    Day 2 of the Buran Ghati Pass Trek: Janglik to Dayara Thatch

    The trek begins on a narrow route overlooking well-crafted wheat fields with wooden houses of the local natives. The moderate ascent through dense forests and meadows will take you to Dayara by late afternoon. In the evening, before the sun goes down, you'll head out for a short acclimatization hike to a nearby hillock. Overnight in tents at Dayara Thatch.

    Day 3 of the Buran Ghati Pass Trek: Dayara Thatch to Litham

    The day's trail will take you alongside gushing river streams and waterfalls, great spots to take some rest during the trek. A special feature of the day is the Chandranahan waterfall where you can take a dip and refresh yourself. The easy trek ends with a short descent just before you reach Litham. Overnight in tents at Litham.

    Day 4 of the Buran Ghati Pass Trek: Day trek to Chandranahan Lake

    The day's trek begins early with a steep ascent to visit the Chandranahan Lake. The difficult trail will lead you uphill for a height gain of about 2,000 feet before you reach the lake. Spend some time on the banks of the lake, taking in views of the small, glacier-fed, water body. Descend to the Litham campsite by evening. Overnight in tents at Litham.

    Day 5 of the Buran Ghati Pass Trek: Litham to Dhunda

    Climb from Litham to Dhunda on a gradually inclining trail of moderate intensity. From Dhunda, you can get views of the Dhauladhar range looming above you with the Buran Ghati Pass, your destination for tomorrow's trek, in the distance. Set up camp at Dhunda with snow peaked mountains on all sides. Overnight in tents at Dhunda.

    Day 6 of the Buran Ghati Pass Trek: Dhunda to Munirang via Buran Ghati pass

    The longest trek of the entire trip, today's trail will take you to Munirang via the Buran Ghati pass. After a short and difficult climb on snow-laden trails, you'll reach the Buran Ghati pass, where you'll rest and celebrate the moment. The descent from here is quite tricky and may require the use of a rope and an ice axe. Overnight in tents at Munirang.

    Day 7 of the Buran Ghati Pass Trek: Munirang to Shimla

    Today, you'll end the Buran Ghati pass trek over an easy and gradual descent and a height loss of about 5,200 feet. The views of dense forests, river streams and small bushes on the trail to the Barua village offer many photo opportunities. After trekking to Barua, you'll board a private vehicle from the village for a drive back to Shimla. You'll reach the hill-station by 23:00 hrs. Your Buran Ghati pass trek ends here.

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    Shimla
    End point
    Janglik
    Day start time
    06:30 AM

    Day 2 - Milestone

    Start point
    Janglik
    End point
    Dayara Thatch
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    6 kms
    Trekking time
    7 hrs

    Day 3 - Milestone

    Start point
    Dayara Thatch
    End point
    Litham
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    3 kms
    Trekking time
    4 hrs

    Day 4 - Milestone

    Start point
    Litham
    End point
    Litham
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    6 kms
    Trekking time
    7 hrs

    Day 5 - Milestone

    Start point
    Litham
    End point
    Dhunda
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    4 kms
    Trekking time
    6 hrs

    Day 6 - Milestone

    Start point
    Dhunda
    End point
    Munirang
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    7 kms
    Trekking time
    11 hrs

    Day 7 - Milestone

    Start point
    Munirang
    End point
    Shimla
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    5 kms
    Trekking time
    5 hrs
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  • Includes / Excludes

      Includes
    • Travel arrangements between Shimla to Janglik and Barua to Shimla in a private SUV or similar vehicle
    • Accommodation in tents and home-stay for 6 nights on a twin-sharing basis
    • All equipment required for camping: tents, sleeping bag, mattress
    • Common kitchen/dining tent and washroom tent
    • All vegetarian meals from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 7
    • Services of experienced trek leader and support staff
    • Services of porters/mules to carry common camping equipment and gear
    • Technical and safety gear required for the trek, if any (including crampons)
    • First aid kit (including stretcher and oxygen cylinder)
    • All government permits and charges
    • All applicable taxes
      Excludes
    • Travel arrangements between your home city and Shimla
    • Services of porters/mules to carry personal luggage (arranged at an additional cost of INR 2,200 per bag of maximum 11 kgs; if booked in advance)
    • Accommodation and meals in Shimla
    • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.
    • Personal expenses such as gratuity tips to staff, additional meals or beverages etc.
    • Adventure travel insurance
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

      What to Wear
    • Full-sleeved non-cotton t-shirts
    • Fleece t-shirt
    • Fleece jacket or woollen sweater
    • Thermal inners (upper and lower)
    • Wind and waterproof jacket
    • Downfeather or hollofil jacket
    • Raincoat or poncho
    • Sun cap/hat
    • Balaclava or neck gaiter
    • Woollen and cotton socks
    • Trekking shoes and flip flops
    • Waterproof gloves
      What not to Wear
    • Expensive gadgets or jewellery
    • Hard luggage such as trolley, suitcases etc.

    Equipment / Gear

      We Provide
    • All equipment required for camping: tents, sleeping bag, mattress
    • Common kitchen/dining tent and washroom tent
    • Technical and safety gear required for the trek, if any (including crampons)
    • First aid kit (including stretcher and oxygen cylinder)
      You need to get
    • Backpack (with rain cover)
    • Trekking pole/walking stick
    • Torch/flashlight (with extra batteries)
    • Insect repellent
    • Water bottles
    • Dry snacks (energy bars, dry fruits etc.)
    • Cold cream
    • Toilet paper and wet wipes
    • Lightweight towels and napkins

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit for this trip.
  • Day 1 of the Buran Ghati Pass Trek: Shimla to Janglik

    Overnight in a home-stay or tents at Janglik.

    Report to the Shimla bus stand by 6:30 hrs and travel to Janglik. The vehicle used for this transport will be a Tata Sumo or similar private vehicle. You'll be accommodated either in a home-stay or in tents at Janglik. Today's meal package includes dinner only.

    Day 2 of the Buran Ghati Pass Trek: Janglik to Dayara Thatch

    Overnight in tents at Dayara Thatch.

    Trek from Janglik to Dayara Thatch. You'll be accommodated in tents at Dayara Thatch. A comfortable sleeping bag and mattress is issued for a restful night's sleep. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Day 3 of the Buran Ghati Pass Trek: Dayara Thatch to Litham

    Overnight in tents at Litham.

    Trek from Dayara Thatch to Litham. You'll be accommodated in tents at Litham. All camping locations will include a common kitchen/dining tent to prepare and serve meals and a dry-pit style washroom tent. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Day 4 of the Buran Ghati Pass Trek: Day trek to Chandranahan Lake

    Overnight in tents at Litham.

    Go on a day trek to Chandranahan Lake. Throughout the trip, you'll be accompanied by an experienced trek leader and a support staff of guides, helpers, cooks and porters. You'll be accommodated in the same tents at Litham. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Day 5 of the Buran Ghati Pass Trek: Litham to Dhunda

    Overnight in tents at Dhunda.

    Trek from Litham to Dhunda. The porters and mules will carry the common camping equipment and gear required during the trek. Their services for carrying your personal luggage can be availed at an extra cost. You'll be accommodated in tents at Dhunda. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Day 6 of the Buran Ghati Pass Trek: Dhunda to Munirang via Buran Ghati pass

    Overnight in tents at Munirang.

    Trek from Dhunda to Munirang via the Buran Ghati pass. Any technical equipment or safety gear required for the trek, such as crampons, ice axe and ropes, will be carried by the trek leader, who will have a short briefing on how to use them, if required. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Day 7 of the Buran Ghati Pass Trek: Munirang to Shimla

    Your trip ends by 23:00 hrs.

    Trek from Munirang to Barua and travel from Barua to Shimla is a private vehicle. You'll reach Shimla by 23:00 hrs and are advised to make accommodation arrangements in Shimla accordingly. Today's meal package includes breakfast only.

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