Borasu Pass Trek | Sankri to Chitkul

Borasu Pass Trek - Sankri to Chitkul

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

Details Of The Borasu Pass Trek

Rs. 42000/-
+5% GST PER HEAD
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Batch Size:
25 - 40 <12
Extra cost of Rs. 3000 applicable for foreigners for higher permit cost and other specific arrangements. International Trekkers need to go through manual invoicing upon remittance of the partial booking fees using PayPal, Transferwise, Western Union or Direct Wire Transfer. Remaining trek fees can be paid upon arrival in India and meeting our trek leader

Above cost is assumed for 4-5 people team. Actual Cost is subject to the actual team size joining the trek and requested customizations. Higher team size will lower the cost while lower team size will significantly increase the cost. Assummed Inclusions can be read on Cost Inclusions

Must Read - Important Trek Pre-Booking Information

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

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.
  • 📅 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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Borasu Pass Trek Package - Daywise Detailed Itinerary

Day 1Arrival In Sankri

Drive Day

Brief Details Of The 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 )

Drive, Trek Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
Brief Details Of The Day:

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 Kalkati Dhaar , Via - Osla, Halche ( 12 Kms,5 - 6 hours )

Trek Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
Brief Details Of The Day:

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 Kalkati Dhaar To Maninda Tal, Via - Har Ki Dun ( 7 Kms,4 - 5 hours )

Trek Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
Brief Details Of The Day:

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 . Excursion to Jaundhar Glacier View Point ( 4 Kms,4 - 5 hours )

Trek Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
Brief Details Of The Day:

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 Sauni Bera

Trek Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
Brief Details Of The Day:

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 Upper Lamjunga

Trek Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
Brief Details Of The Day:

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

Trek Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
Brief Details Of The Day:

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

Trek Day

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Brief Details Of The Day:

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

Trek Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
Brief Details Of The Day:

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

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We had started our treks from October 2020 and since then we have served many trekkers without any problems related to covid. Thanks to our safety protocol and SOW.

Covid Negative RT-PCR Test Report or Vaccination Certificate Is Mandatory To Trek With Us.

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  • Day 1

    Drive

    Arrival Day
    From Dehradoon (445m ) To Sankri (1920m ), Via - Purola (1550m ), Mori (1150m ). 8 - 9 Hrs.
    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 Kalkati Dhaar (3200m ), Via - Osla (2800m ), Halche (2900m ). 5 - 6 Hrs. 12 Kms
    Overnight In: Kalkati Dhaar (3200m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 4

    Trek

    From Kalkati Dhaar (3200m ) 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 ) . Excursion to Jaundhar Glacier View Point (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 Sauni Bera (4540m ) . 3 - 4 Hrs.
    Overnight In: Sauni Bera (4540m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 7

    Trek

    From Saun Bera (4540m ) To Upper Lamjunga (4870m ) . 4 - 5 Hrs.
    Overnight In: Upper 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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WHAT'S INCLUDED IN PRICE

  • Duration: 10 Days / 9 nights of the trek cost from Sankri to Chitkul
  • Accommodation In Base Village (Sankri): 1 night in Himalayan High managed homestay in Sankri with emphasis on local organic food and cultural exposure.
  • Accommodation On Trek: Spacious, sturdy and High-Quality Dome Tents will be provided on twin sharing basis.
  • Sleeping In Tents: Thick Waterproof Mattress complemented with Sub Zero Sleeping bags supported with Warm Fleece Sleeping Bag Inners For Extra Hygiene and Warmth will be provided by us
  • Dining On Trek: We will provide Dining and Kitchen Tents with camping stools and table for extra hygiene and comfort.
  • Toilet On Treks: Dry eco-toilet will be set up with a toilet tent and toilet seat.
  • Meals: All meals starting Evening Tea in Sankri on Day 1 till Breakfast in Chitkul on Day 10 morning. 3 meals (B,L,D) suited for high altitude with evening snacks, soup, hot drinks and extra energizers/juice for summit days
  • Trail Safety: Gaiters, Anti Slip Crampons and Ice Axe depending upon snow conditions.
  • Communication: For efficient management of the trek, the team will be communicating with each other and trek base with the help of long-range wireless sets.
  • Medical Safety: Oxygen cylinder, Pulse Oximeter, Thermal temperature scanner and  Emergency Medical Kit accompanied with a trek leader knowledgeable on high altitude medicine and physiology
  • Trek Leader and Guide: Experienced and Well Equipped English/ Hindi Speaking Trek Leader maintaining guide to trekker ratio of 1:6. That is 1 guide for every 6 trekkers.
  • Local Support Staffs: Expert and Knowledgeable local guide with cooks, helpers, porters, mules, etc
  • Permits: All required forest entry permits and camping fees as per the rules of Govind Vihar National Park
  • Transfers: One-way transfers from Sankri to Taluka in 4X4 offroader for the trekking team and support crew.
  • Max Team Size: Small group of not more than 15 members. You can make any batch a private batch by paying a little extra over the base trek fees.
  • Personal Trek Equipments: 9 sets of essential trek gears for complimentary use. ( read below)

 

 

9 Personal Trekking Equipment For Free Use:
(No Rent will be charged. Refundable security amount of Rs. 1000 need to be deposited )

  • Gaiters to protect snow from getting into your shoe (to be returned after use )
  • Microspikes / Ice Tracktion Crampons to grip well on slippery and hard snow on the trek (to be returned after use )
  • Poncho to protect you from snowfall (to be returned after use )
  • Trek Pole to protect you from falling and balancing on the trek (to be returned after use )
  • Rucksack to pack your trekking gears (to be returned after use )
  • Fleece Inner Gloves (to increase layering in your hand )
  • Neck Warmer: ( to protect your throat )
  • Waterproof Gloves: ( to protect your hands)
  • Fleece Sleeping Bag Inner to ensure personal sleeping hygiene.  (to be taken home )

 

 

Equipment Available On Rent At Extra Cost

  • High Ankle Waterproof Trekking Shoes (Quechua): 
  • -20 degrees Down Jackets: 
  • Windproof/Waterproof Jackets: 
  • Windproof/Waterproof pants: 
  • Headlamps: 

+ Package Cost Exclusions

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED 

  • BAGGAGE OFFLOAD: ( optional at extra cost at Rs. 450 per day)
  • TRANSPORT Ex Dehraoon: Can be arranged on request
  • TRANSPORT Ex Chitkul: Can be arranged on request
  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • Personal Purchases
  • Food Purchased Outside Our Menu
  • Personal Gears
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusion list

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