Borasu Pass Trek

Crossing over the ancient high Himalayan Pass connecting Kinnaur in Himachal and Jaunsar in Uttrakhand

Borasu Pass Trek Introduction And Details

Key Himalayan Geographical Offerings Of The Borasu Pass Trek

9 Popular Peaks:
Bandarpunch West ( 6316m ), Kalanag ( 6387m ), Swargarohini 1 ( 6252m ), Swargarohini 2 ( 6240m ), Swargarohini 3 ( 6168m ), Swargarohini 4 ( 6000m ), Bandarpoonch East ( 6045m ), Har Ki Dun Peak ( 5620m ), Hata Peak ( 5838m )
1 High Passes:
Borasu Pass ( 5450m )
1 Serene Lakes:
Morinda Tal ( 3797m )
1 Mind-boggling Glaciers:
Zupica Glacier
8 Tranquil Rivers:
Supin , Borasu Gad, Zupica Gad, Baspa, Tons, Har Ki Dun Gad, Moninda Gad, Jaundhar Gad
7 Beautiful Remote Villages:
Sankri, Soud, Taluka, Dhatmir, Gangaad, Osla, Chitkul
1 National Parks Or Forest Reserve:
Govind Pashu Vihar National Park and Sanctuary
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Day 1
D1Dehradoon
Day 1
Purola
Day 1
Mori
Day 2
D2Sankri
Day 2
Taluka
Day 2
Gangaad
Day 3
D3Chillur Gad
Day 3
Osla
Day 3
Halche
Day 4
D4Boslo
Day 4
Har Ki Dun
Day 5
D5Maninda Tal
Day 6
D6Rataa Tho
Day 7
D7Saun Bera
Day 8
D8Lamjunga
Day 8
Borasu Pass
Day 9
D9Bonga
Day 9
Rani Kanda
Day 10
D10Chitkul
Day 11
Shimla

Borasu Pass Trek Daywise Itinerary

Day 1Arrival In Sankri

Overnight In: Sankri (1920m )
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Evening Snacks, Dinner
Cost Of Transport Included: No
Activity: Drive Day

Early morning board your vehicles to take one of the very picturesque Himalayan drive following the Yamuna and the Tons river. You may stop by at Mussurie for having a quick breakfast and at Kempty falls enroute to start with the fun game right away.

After a drive of some 7 hours, you will arrive in Sankri by evening. On reaching, one of our representative will greet you and guide you to your hotel room. Once you are settled and freshened up, we meet over for evening Tea and Snacks. That's where we get introduced with the Team, issue you personal equipments for extra hygiene and safety, and share latest updates for the Har Ki Dun trek in short. 

Our dinner gets ready by that time, and we get ready for a savoury dinner cooked by our expert cook hired locally.

Your trek leader and guide will share the timings for tomorrow.

Day 2From Sankri To Chillur Gad, Via - Taluka , Gangaad ( 10 Kms,5-6 hours )

Day 2
1920 - Sankri
Day 2
1800 - Taluka
Day 2
2400 - Gangaad
Day 2
2500 - Chillur Gad


10Km, 5-6hrs.

Activity: Drive, Trek Day
Overnight In: Chillur Gad (2500m )
Accommodation: Tents
Meals Included: All Meals

Today after breakfast, we start our journey towards Taluka. It will be done on an offload camper. The road is very thrilling and beautiful at the same time. One side of the road is completely exposed to abyss while the other side keep crossing rock fall, landslide zones and small streams which become very difficult at times.

After we reach Taluka, we meet the remaining member of our support crew, mainly the horseman who loads the trek equipment and ration on the mules, while we start the trek with the guide. Its a gentle walk following the gushing Har Ki Dun river.

Day 3From Chillud Gad To Boslo, Via - Osla, Halche ( 12 Kms,5 - 6 hours )

Day 3
2500 - Chillud Gad
Day 3
2800 - Osla
Day 3
2900 - Halche
Day 3
3150 - Boslo


12Km, 5 - 6hrs.

Activity: Trek Day
Overnight In: Boslo (3150m )
Accommodation: Tents
Meals Included: All Meals

Today's walk too follows the Har Ki Dun river till Seema where we cross the suspension bridge to go to the true left of the river. We continue t follow the river up till the Kalkati Dhar. The trek is steep in a few sections today. The Campsite of Kalkati Dhar is very beautiful with the Har Ki Dun peak and the Hata Peak hovering over the beautiful meadow of Kalkati Dhar surrounded by dense jungle all around. The river is down below and can only be heard from here. From the camp of Halche, we could also see the twin peaks of Bandarpoonch.

Day 4From Boslo To Maninda Tal, Via - Har Ki Dun ( 7 Kms,4 - 5 hours )

Day 4
3150 - Boslo
Day 4
3600 - Har Ki Dun
Day 4
3800 - Maninda Tal


7Km, 4 - 5hrs.

Activity: Trek Day
Overnight In: Maninda Tal (3800m )
Accommodation: Tents
Meals Included: All Meals

Today we climb gently to Har Ki Dun following a very beautiful trek, passing by a few waterfalls and lovely openings in the forest. Har Ki Dun is indeed a beautiful place surrounded by beautiful snow-clad peaks and a stream silently flowing down right in the middle of the campsite. After spending some time here, we move forward to yet another beautiful campsite of Maninda Tal.

Day 5From Maninda Tal To Rataa Tho ( 4 Kms,4 - 5 hours )

Day 5
3800 - Maninda Tal
Day 5
4000 - Rataa Tho


4Km, 4 - 5hrs.

Activity: Trek Day
Overnight In: Rataa Tho (4000m )
Accommodation: Tents
Meals Included: All Meals

Todays day doubles up as a reserved day incase weather plays foul or due to any other unplanned event. We can skip over this day. It is here to help us acclimatize well and we utilize it well to explore the Jaundhar Glacier region in the morning. You will be taken aback by the sheer beauty of the landscape here. We return before lunch, and a little rest after lunch, we shift our camp ti Rataa Tho sleeping little beyond 4000 meters today. Its the most important day for the success of this trek.

Day 6From Rataa Tho To Saun Bera

Day 6
4000 - Rataa Tho
Day 6
4540 - Saun Bera


3 - 4hrs.

Activity: Trek Day
Overnight In: Saun Bera (4540m )
Accommodation: Tents
Meals Included: All Meals

From here the trek changes its feel and starts to offer its challenges firstly in getting steeper, and the terain changes to that of a typical glacial moraine filled with boulders and scree zones. An effort of some 4 hours brings us to the camp site of Sawan Bedha

Day 7From Saun Bera To Lamjunga

Day 7
4540 - Saun Bera
Day 7
4870 - Lamjunga


4 - 5hrs.

Activity: Trek Day
Overnight In: Lamjunga (4870m )
Accommodation: Tents
Meals Included: All Meals

As a penultimate day before the Pass Crossing day, this day serves as the last chocolate bar before hitting the trail leading to the summit of the pass. A short day at an altitude above 4500 meters. It makes sense to make it shorter. The terrain gives no relief though.

Day 8From Lamjunga To Bonga , Via - Borasu Pass

Day 8
4870 - Lamjunga
Day 8
5450 - Borasu Pass
Day 8
4480 - Bonga


8 - 9hrs.

Activity: Trek Day
Overnight In: Bonga (4480m )
Accommodation: Tents
Meals Included: All Meals

The toughest day of the trek. An effort of some 3 hours over steep terrain of snow over scree zone takes us to the summit of the pass. From here, you can see back your trail and start imagining your past days and the effort you put to reach till here. However, things are not complete yet. There is a tactful descend to negotiate which still maintains the difficulty of the trek. A campsite exists just after descending down the pass, but it is advisable to reach the welcoming meadows of Bonga and rest out the night.

Day 9From Bonga To Chitkul, Via - Rani Kanda

Day 9
4480 - Bonga
Day 9
3950 - Rani Kanda
Day 9
3490 - Chitkul


6 - 7hrs.

Activity: Trek Day
Overnight In: Chitkul (3490m )
Accommodation: Homestay/ Hotel
Meals Included: All Meals

Having past the most difficult day of the trek this feels like a relaxing day as the trail slowly starts to show the signs of nearing generous terrains and civilization.

Day 10From Chitkul To Shimla

Day 10
3490 - Chitkul
Day 10
2250 - Shimla


5 - 6hrs.

Activity: Trek Day
Overnight In: Shimla (2250m )
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

We leave for Shimla today in the morning and then onwards to Chandigarh or Delhi

Why Should You Do The Borasu Pass Trek

  • The Borasu Pass lies on the border of Himachal Pradesh and Uttrakhand and it served as the ancient trade route and Gateway Of Cultural Exchanges between Kinnaur, Tibet and Jaunsar.
  • The altitude of Borasu Pass, also known as Barasu Pass, is above 5400 meters and is a very high altitude pass crossing trek in the Himalayas.
  • The terrain of this trek goes through a dense forest of tall coniferous trees, which transforms into alpine grasslands, scree zones, glacial moraines and then the crevassed glaciers on both sides. It definitely makes an engaging and strenuous trek all the way to Chitkul starting from the beautiful hamlet of Sankri. 
  • Zupica glaciers is a contributary water source of the Baspa river, which originates from the Baspa Bamak higher up on the same valley.
  • The hospitality of both the valleys that the Borasu Pass connects is awesome and most welcoming for a traveller. The people here are strong, hardy but always with a smile on their face.
  • Both of the valleys of Sankri and Kinnaur have their unique dialect and cuisines. The food they cook is unique, tasty and very organic.
  • On this trek, we pass by the campsite of the very popular Har Ki Dun and Kalkati Dhar. Both these campsites are wonderful place to be in and very photogenic.
  • The Swargarohini massif looks gigantic from the camp of Har Ki Dun and on the excursion to the Jaundhar Glacier viewpoint. It is a massif of 6 peaks, 4 of which are visible from Sankri.
  • From the campsite of Halche, before reaching Kalkati Dhar, we can even see the twin peaks of Bandarpoonch and Kalanag. Both demonstrate epic Himalayan glory.
  • Maninda Tal is a small lake formed by the blocked water of the Borasu Gad. It is very serene, but what makes it a highly revered place is the surrounding mountains, meadows and valleys. It is very beautiful and camping here makes it really worth it.

Borasu Pass Trek Package Cost Details

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  • Day 1

    Drive

    Arrival Day
    Arrive In Sankri (1920m )
    Overnight In: Sankri (1920m )
    Accommodation: Hotel
    Meals Included: Evening Snacks, Dinner
    Cost Of Transport Included: NO
  • Day 2

    Drive, Trek

    From Sankri (1920m ) To Chillur Gad (2500m ), Via - Taluka (1800m ), Gangaad (2400m ). 5-6 Hrs. 10 Kms
    Overnight In: Chillur Gad (2500m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 3

    Trek

    From Chillud Gad (2500m ) To Boslo (3150m ), Via - Osla (2800m ), Halche (2900m ). 5 - 6 Hrs. 12 Kms
    Overnight In: Boslo (3150m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 4

    Trek

    From Boslo (3150m ) To Maninda Tal (3800m ), Via - Har Ki Dun (3600m ) . 4 - 5 Hrs. 7 Kms
    Overnight In: Maninda Tal (3800m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 5

    Trek

    From Maninda Tal (3800m ) To Rataa Tho (4000m ) . 4 - 5 Hrs. 4 Kms
    Overnight In: Rataa Tho (4000m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 6

    Trek

    From Rataa Tho (4000m ) To Saun Bera (4540m ) . 3 - 4 Hrs.
    Overnight In: Saun Bera (4540m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 7

    Trek

    From Saun Bera (4540m ) To Lamjunga (4870m ) . 4 - 5 Hrs.
    Overnight In: Lamjunga (4870m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 8

    Trek

    From Lamjunga (4870m ) To Bonga (4480m ), Via - Borasu Pass (5450m ) . 8 - 9 Hrs.
    Overnight In: Bonga (4480m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 9

    Trek

    From Bonga (4480m ) To Chitkul (3490m ), Via - Rani Kanda (3950m ) . 6 - 7 Hrs.
    Overnight In: Chitkul (3490m )
    Accommodation: Homestay/ Hotel
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 10

    Trek

    From Chitkul (3490m ) To Shimla (2250m ) . 5 - 6 Hrs.
    Overnight In: Shimla (2250m )
    Accommodation: Hotel
    Meals Included: Breakfast
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Rules Of Cancellation: 

If cancellation is done:

  1. Up to 30 days or more before the trek start date  - Full Refund of the total paid amount
  2. Between 30 days to 20 days before the trek start date - 50% refund of the invoiced amount. 30% of the invoice amount will be charged as the cancellation penalty.
  3. Between 20 days to 0 days before the trek start date - No refund. Free rescheduling or transfer of slot is allowed.
  4. Transfer Of Seat to Different Batch/ Trek: No Loss Of Money, valid up to 1 year from Invoice date. It can be availed up to 15 days before Trek Start Date by sending an email.
  5. Transfer of Seat to Friend/ Family: No Loss Of Money, valid up to 1 year from Invoice date. It can be availed up to 5 days before Trek Start Date by sending an email.
  6. Validity: This rule is only applicable for treks between 4000 to 6000 meters and graded as Challenging or Challenging+

 

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Borasu Pass Trek Quick Informations

  • 📅 Duration: 10 Days, 9 Nights, Sankri to Chitkul
  • 🔼 Highest Altitude: 5450m
  • 🛑 Grade: Strenuous ( know trek grades )
  • 👍 Best Time: Mid May, June, Sep, Mid Oct
  • 🌄 Terrain: meadows, moraine, scree, glacier
  • 🏃 Activity Type: Trek
  • 🔄 Trail Type: Different Entry Exit Point
  • 🚩 Starts From: Sankri
  • 🚩 Ends In: Chitkul
  • 🌏 Region: India - Uttrakhand
  • 🎌 Country: India
  • 🛪 Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun, Uttrakhand
  • 🚉 Nearest Rail Head: Dehradun, Uttrakhand
  • 🙏 Travel Guide: Where and How To Reach Sankri
  • 📶 Mobile Network: BSNL signals in Sankri. Rare unguaranteed BSNL signals while on trek and pass top
  • 🌐 Internet Option: No
  • 🌞 Temperatures: Campsites are cold and night temperature goes below 0 on higher camps.
  • 🔒 Is Cloak Room Available: No
  • 🍵 Generic Food Menu: Indian, Neplese

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