Buran Ghati Trek

Walking through the lush green Buran Ghati and Crossing over the Barua Pass to enter into Kinnaur from the Pabbar Valley

Buran Ghati Trek Introduction And Details

Key Himalayan Geographical Offerings Of The Buran Ghati Trek

3 High Passes:
Buran Pass ( 4540m ), Gunas Pass ( 4927m ), Sharangchu Pass ( 4728m )
1 Serene Lakes:
Chandranahan Lake ( 3975m )
1 Tranquil Rivers:
Pabbar River
2 Beautiful Remote Villages:
Janglik, Barua
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Day 1
D1Shimla
Day 1
Rohru
Day 1
Chirgaon
Day 2
D2Janglik
Day 3
D3Dayara Thatch
Day 4
D4Litham Thatch
Day 4
Litham Thatch
Day 4
Chandranahan Lake
Day 5
D5Litham Thatch
Day 6
D6Dunda
Day 6
Buran Pass
Day 7
D7Munirang
Day 7
Barua
Day 8
Shimla

Buran Ghati Trek Daywise Itinerary

Day 1Arrival In Shimla. Drive From Shimla To Janglik, Via - Rohru, Chirgaon ( 125 Kms,8 - 9 hours )

Activity: Drive Day
Overnight In: Janglik (2700m )
Accommodation: Homestay / Tents
Meals Included: Evening Snacks, Dinner
Cost Of Transport Included: YES

We will pick you up from Shimla, from the old Bus Stand and then drive towards Janglik via Rohri and Chirgaon

Day 2From Janglik To Dayara Thatch

Day 2
2750 - Janglik
Day 2
3465 - Dayara Thatch


5hrs.

Activity: Trek Day
Overnight In: Dayara Thatch (3465m )
Accommodation: Tents
Meals Included: All Meals

Today we start our trek after morning breakfast. A beautiful trek through the high rising conifers and small openings in the thick and thin forest, following up the Pabbar river. You cross a few shepherd's huts on the way. Dayara is a beautiful expanse of loft green meadows in the valley encircled sparsely by conifers. The flock of sheep grazing around with their shepherds and humps of mountains rising high on both sides make it a picturesque location. Early in the season pre-monsoon, snow can add a different element of beauty to the sight. It makes a perfect campsite. We spend the rest of the day exploring the site and soaking in the view, through our eyes and camera. Do have conversations with the shepherds you meet. It will enlighten you a lot on their perspective of the world.

Day 3From Dayara Thatch To Litham Thatch

Day 3
3465 - Dayara Thatch
Day 3
3600 - Litham Thatch


3hrs.

Activity: Trek Day
Overnight In: Litham Thatch (3600m )
Accommodation: Tents
Meals Included: All Meals

A short day today but a beautiful one. We start lazily and would like to reach our next campsite for lunch. We follow the Pabbar river with a constant view of the mighty Gunas pass ahead of us. A gentle traverse on the grassy mountain with mixed climb on the meadow through occasional forests and multiple stream crossing  brings us to the Litham thatch. 

Enjoy the rest of the day. This will be our campsite for the 2 nights and plays a very important role in the better acclimatization for successful crossing of the Barua Pass. 

Day 4

Acclimatization Day


Explore Chandranahan LakeNearby.

Day 4
3600 - Litham Thatch
Day 4
3600 - Litham Thatch
Day 4
4025 - Chandranahan Lake
Day 4
3600 - Litham Thatch


5 - 6hrs.

Activity: Trek, Explore Day
Overnight In: Litham Thatch (3600m )
Accommodation: Tents
Meals Included: All Meals

Morning, we start our trek to explore the other valley on our left towards Chandranahan lake. Chandranahan is a lake system fed by glacier and underground spring water. Its a very pious place for the locals and legend has it that the local God of Rohru - Shikru Devta is supposed to have taken birth here. As per the rule, we are not supposed to venture closer to the lake with shoes or slippers, or anything leather.

The stream originating from the lake is a tributary of the Pabbar and also named Chandranahan nala. The trek up is a good one and early in May can have good amount of snow cover. Otherwise, its a walk up on a moderately rough terrain with occasional flat meadows, requiring to cross streams multiple times. Snow covers the lake, but if open, you can see upto 3 lakes, which are not too big or deep either. 

We return back to Litham for the day.

Day 5From Litham Thatch To Dunda

Day 5
3600 - Litham Thatch
Day 5
4100 - Dunda


5hrs.

Activity: Trek Day
Overnight In: Dunda (4100m )
Accommodation: Tents
Meals Included: All Meals

The penultimate day before the crossing of the pass tomorrow. The trek climbs up moderately to the base of the Buran pass where the two passes - Buran and Gunas pass offers you a tempting challenge to undertake. Behind your back, the view of the entire valley is a beauty !!  To your right on the other side of the mountain divide runs the Rupin valley and the trek to the Rupin Pass.

Early may can be difficult depending on the amount of snow. Its better to bank on the experience of the local guides on location to camp for the day so that pass crossing becomes easier and successful the next day.

Day 6

Pass Crossing Day


Cross Buran Pass And Reach Munirang

Day 6
4100 - Dunda
Day 6
4550 - Buran Pass
Day 6
3625 - Munirang


6 - 7hrs.

Activity: Trek Day
Overnight In: Munirang (3625m )
Accommodation: Tents
Meals Included: All Meals

Finally we have brought ourselves to the closest to our objective and today we face the challenge. All our previous days were meant to acclimatize ourselves to the maximum capacity and get in sync with the mountains. Today we tackle the steep climb to the top of the Buran Pass.

A steadily increasing intensity of climb up on snow takes us to the top. We reach in about 2 hours to the top. Rest and feel the place where you have trekked yourself to..  its amazing.

We start to descend the pass to the other side. Its steep and here comes the expertise of your trekking skills and the guide. We use our safety ice traction crampons, ice axes and rope to descend down the pass. Its a quick descend all the way down to the greens of Munirang

Day 7From Munirang To Shimla, Via - Barua

Activity: Trek, Drive Day
Accommodation: None
Meals Included: Breakfast
Cost Of Transport Included: YES

Today we end our beautiful trek. We start early as we are to reach Shimla. It takes about 3 hours of descend to get us to Barua Village and the roadhead. From here, we drive to Shimla.

Why Should You Do The Buran Ghati Trek

  • The Barua / Brua Pass has a very important significance in shaping the present-day prosperity of the Pabbar Valley. It was used as a trade route between the people of Baspa Valley and that of the Pabbar Valley.
  • The trade exchange with Kinnaur, which, being a part of the ancient Silk Route, helped flourish the society of the Pabbar Valley which is home to very hard-working people who have mastered the art of living right in the middle of the dense jungle from ancient times.
  • Janglik the base village of this trek is the last village in the Pabbar Valley and is in close proximity to the Jaunsar region of Uttrakhand and has easy access to Shimla via Rohru. This fact has a good impression on the mixed cultural beliefs and rituals of people of this place.
  • The Pabbar river is a very important river of Himachal Pradesh and is the lifeline of this region. It originates from the melting glaciers of the high passes of this valley, namely Barua Pass, Gunas Pass, Shathal Pass and Sharangchu Pass. It meets the Tons river near Tuini and further drains its water into the Yamuna river and Bay of Bengal.
  • This region is bestowed by many high altitude lakes. One of those is Chandranahan Lake, which is considered very pious by the locals. 
  • The lush green meadows of Dayara and Litham Thatch is a treat to the eyes, especially after the snow recedes or immediately after the monsoons. It is the growing ground for loads of wild tiny colourful flowers.
  • This region is home to many wild animals including the dreaded Leopard and Himalayan Black Bears.
  • The experience of crossing the Buran Pass is very thrilling, especially crossing over and descending on the other side negotiating the snow slab.
  • This region is geographically very significant to note that the rivers on this side of the Pass drain their water to the Bay Of Bengal, while on the other side of the pass drains its water to the Arabian sea.
  • We start the trek from Chirgaon to make it easy for the first day of travel to Janglik, which is very costly and time consuming if not well-timed. Whereas, reaching Chorgaon has direct buses from Shimla and Rohru, making it a lot easier to reach our base and without the requirement of hiring a private car.

Buran Ghati Trek - Elaborate Description

Buran Ghati Trek

Buran Ghati Trek Package Cost Details

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  • Day 1

    Drive

    Arrival Day
    Arrive In Janglik (2700m )
    Overnight In: Janglik (2700m )
    Accommodation: Homestay / Tents
    Meals Included: Evening Snacks, Dinner
    Cost Of Transport Included: YES
  • Day 2

    Trek

    From Janglik (2750m ) To Dayara Thatch (3465m ) . 5 Hrs.
    Overnight In: Dayara Thatch (3465m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 3

    Trek

    From Dayara Thatch (3465m ) To Litham Thatch (3600m ) . 3 Hrs.
    Overnight In: Litham Thatch (3600m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 4

    Rest / Acclimatization / Local Exploration Day

    Overnight In: Litham Thatch (3600m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 5

    Trek

    From Litham Thatch (3600m ) To Dunda (4100m ) . 5 Hrs.
    Overnight In: Dunda (4100m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 6

    Pass Crossing Day.

    From Dunda (4100m ) To Munirang (3625m ), Via - Buran Pass (4550m ) . 6 - 7 Hrs.
    Overnight In: Munirang (3625m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 7

    Trek, Drive

    Departure Day
    From Munirang (3625m ) To Shimla (2205m ), Via - Barua (2007m ) . 3 Hrs.
    Accommodation: None
    Meals Included: Breakfast
    Cost Of Transport Included: YES
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Buran Ghati Trek Quick Informations

  • 📅 Duration: 7 days, 6 nights Shimla to Shimla
  • 🔼 Highest Altitude: 4550m
  • 🛑 Grade: Moderate + ( know trek grades )
  • 👍 Best Time: May June Sep Oct
  • 🌄 Terrain: Meadows, Snow, Forest
  • 🏃 Activity Type: Trek
  • 🔄 Trail Type: Different Entry Exit Point
  • 🚩 Starts From: Janglik
  • 🚩 Ends In: Barua
  • 🌏 Region: India - Himachal
  • 🎌 Country: India
  • 🛪 Nearest Airport: Jubbarhatti Airport, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
  • 🚉 Nearest Rail Head: Kalka, Himachal Pradesh
  • 🙏 Travel Guide: Where and How To Reach Janglik
  • 📶 Mobile Network: 3G Airtel in Chirgaon, Janglik and BSNL. Airtel from Munirang and Barua Village
  • 🌐 Internet Option: No
  • 🌞 Temperatures: -2 tp 14 degrees
  • 🔒 Is Cloak Room Available: No
  • 🍵 Generic Food Menu: Garhwali, Himachali, Nepali, Indian

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