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Buran Ghati - Barua Pass Trek

- Popular Names: Buran GhatiBarua Pass

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Buran Ghati - Barua Pass Trek

- Popular Names: Buran GhatiBarua Pass

A Himalayan High Experience
  • Duration: 7 Days, Shimla to Shimla
  • Highest Altitude: 4550m
  • Grade: Moderate + ( learn more )
  • Best Time: May June Sep Oct
  • Terrain: Meadows, Snow, Forest
  • Activity Type: Trek
  • Trail Type: Same Exit Entry Point
  • Starts At: Janglik
  • Ends At: Barua
  • Region: India - Himachal
  • Country: India
  • Nearest Airport: Jubbarhatti Airport, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
  • Nearest Rail Head: Kalka, Himachal Pradesh
Introduction To The Buran Ghati - Barua Pass Trek
- Popular Names: Buran GhatiBarua Pass
A pass is very important geographical term for any place in the Himalayas. It links 2 valleys separated by mountains and connects them physically allowing exchanges in form of culture, emotions, stories and happiness !!

Barua Pass served similarly connecting the village of Barua with that of Pabbar valley. This trek takes you through tall standing forests, the lush green alpine meadows of Dayara and Litham thatch, a serene looking Chandranahan lake, before bringing you to the high altitude terrain of a Himalayan Pass. The Pabbar river gushes down below playing a constant music until your objective of crossing the pass comes nearer and your focus changes. The thrill of crossing any Himalayan pass is incomparable, although not difficult as compared to other passes in the Himalayas. Descending down the pass offers a good challenge in form of its steepness and hard snowy terrain. Post that, this trek again enters the greens of Monirang and then to the village of Barua.

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Passes At Glance: Buran Pass ( 4540m )

Rivers At Glance: Pabbar River

Villages At Glance: Janglik, Barua

  • The lush green meadows of Dayara and Litham Thatch
  • The serenity around Chandranahan lake
  • The experience of crossing the Buran Pass
  • The villages of Janglik and Barua

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1From Shimla To Janglik

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Start your day early morning. If you are in smaller group, target the press vehicles which leaves around 5 in the morning to deliver newspaper. You can reach Rohru easily and conviniently. It will be a long drive to reach Janglik, but the thrilling roads and views of Himachal keeps you engaged before you reach Janglik, a beautiful village amidst the greens. We take the full advantage of trekking in a  smaller group and chose to stay in the local homestay. That gives us the priceless experience to live the rich local culture and make ourselves a part of it right from the go. Do visit the local typically constructed temple in Janglik.

Accommodation: Homestay / Tents
Meals: Evening Snacks, Dinner

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Day 2From Janglik To Dayara Thatch

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Today we start our trek and as we walk towards our next destination, we are gifted by the pleasures of greens, but in varied shades. A typical Himalayan trek through the high rising conifers and small openings in the thick and thin forest, following up the Pabbar river. You cross few shepherd's hut on the way. 

Dayara is a beautiful expanse of loft green meadow in the valley encircled sparsely by conifers. The flock of sheeps grazing around with their shepherds and humps of mountains rising high on both the 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  a conversation with the shepherds you meet. It will enlighten you a lot on their perspective of the world.

Accommodation: Tents
Meals: All Meals

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Day 3From Dayara Thatch To Litham Thatch

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  • Dayara Thatch: 3465 meters / 11435 feets
  • Litham Thatch: 3600 meters / 11880 feets
  • Approximate Time: 3 hours
  • Day's Activity: Trek
Brief Details Of The Day:

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. 

Accommodation: Tents
Meals: All Meals

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Day 4Rest / Acclimatization / Local Exploration Day

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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.

Accommodation: Tents
Meals: All Meals

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Day 5From Litham Thatch To Dunda

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  • Litham Thatch: 3600 meters / 11880 feets
  • Dunda: 4100 meters / 13530 feets
  • Approximate Time: 5 hours
  • Day's Activity: Trek
Brief Details Of The Day:

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.

Accommodation: Tents
Meals: All Meals

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Day 6From Dunda To Munirang , Via - Buran Pass

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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

Accommodation: Tents
Meals: All Meals

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Day 7From Munirang To Shimla, Via - Barua

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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 there, we can either go to Sangla, Chitkul or back to Shimla. Karcham is about 2 kilometers from Barua and from there you can get vehicles for further travel.

Accommodation: None
Meals: Breakfast

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Fixed Departure Price
( per head cost)

INR 16500

INR 14,200 | USD 209

DYNAMIC PRICING: Our pricing system is based on the 'actual' team size which joins the trek and is not fixed. It is dynamic and adjusts according to the group size. The cost is more for smaller group size, whereas bigger group size gets a lower price. The price listed above is the maximum price applicable for a group size between 5 - 9 trekkers. It is not limited to the group size in which you register, but the actual group size on the ground, joining the trek. To book, you pay 50% of the trek fees initially. The remaining amount is to be paid 1 month before the trek start date. Excess amount, if any collected will be refunded. This helps us pass the group discount benefit to all the trek participants equally.
INTERNATIONAL GUESTS: Trek cost for foreigners is slightly higher than the cost for our Indian guests, mainly due to higher permit fee applicable for admission to National Parks or protected forest areas. Sometimes, it may be higher due to local crew wages and other specific arrangements we make to ensure a safe, comfortable and enriching travel experience in India. However, we absolutely DO NOT 'hyper-charge' our International guests ever and at the same time, ensure that we meet all the standards for highly qualified trek leaders and guides, safety, medical preparation, evacuation strategy, rescue arrangements, eco-sensitive travel, high value knowledge sharing about the area and customs of the locals.
Extra Cost Applicable For International Guests:

INR 1000 | USD 15 Per Head

PRIVATE GROUPS: We love to trek in smaller private groups as we believe that it gives the best ambience to experience the Himalayan spirituality, serenity, solitude and rawness. Small private groups are also eco friendly, safe, easy to manage and more caring towards each other. Most importantly, private groups are more focused towards their objective, specially for difficult treks above 6000 meters. They can be customized to suit your needs. On the other hand, they cost little more due to more dedicated resources. We specialize in arranging customized private groups catering to your specific needs. Contact us to request a private group for your team.
Extra Cost Applicable For Private Groups:

INR 5000 | USD 74 Per Head

5% Government Taxes Extra
GST Number: 19AADCH8833L1Z1

Our Batch Size:
25 - 30  2 - 15


  • 1 Medical Expert + Technical Trek Leader.
  • 1 Dedicated Pre-Trek Orientation Expert
  • 1 Dedicated Pre-Trek Coordinator
  • 1 Local Route Guide.
  • 1 Assistant Route Guide ( for group size between 8 - 15 ).
  • 1 Cook + Required Kitchen Helpers.
  • Required Camp Helpers.
  • Required Evacuation Helpers.
  • All camping equipment including Dining and Toilet Tents.
  • Sleeping bags with fleece liners for warmth and hygiene.
  • All meals on Treks suited for high altitude.
  • 3 meals, i.e BLD with morning and evening teas, evening snacks, dessert and hot drinks after dinner
  • All safety trek gears as required.
  • High Altitude Medical kit with oxygen cylinders.
  • All permits required for trek.
  • All staff, their wage, transfers to and from home and meals.


  • BAGGAGE OFFLOAD: ( optional at extra cost )
  • TRANSPORT Ex Shimla and Barua: Can be arranged on request to be paid on actuals and shared by the group ( 6000 - 7000 Rs. one way fare )
  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • Personal Purchases
  • Food Purchased Outside Our Menu
  • Personal Gears
  • Bottled water and other drinks.
  • Anything else not mentioned in inclusion list.

Fixed Departure Dates For The Buran Ghati - Barua Pass Trek

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* price might be subject to minimum group size of 5

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