Buran Ghati Trek - Crossing Barua Pass

Buran Ghati - Barua Pass Trek

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

Details Of The Buran Ghati Trek

Rs. 17650/-
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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 Pre-Booking Information

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

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.
  • 📅 Duration: 6 nights, 5 Trek Days, Chirgaon to Barua
  • 🔼 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: Chirgaon
  • 🚩 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 Chirgaon
  • 📶 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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Buran Ghati Trek Package - Daywise Detailed Itinerary

Day 1Arrival In Chirgaon ( 125 Kms,8 - 9 hours )

Drive Day

Brief Details Of The Day:

There are many buses from Shimla which makes it very convenient and cheaper to reach Rohru. From Rohru, you get many shared jeeps and buses to Chirgaon. You also get direct buses from Shimla to Chirgaon. We expect you to reach Chirgaon by evening.

Day 2From Chirgaon To Dayara Thatch, Via - Janglik

Trek Day

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

Today we start our day by taking the wonderful drive from Chirgaon to Janglik. Ut takes about an hour from where 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 a few shepherd's huts on the way. 

Dayara is a beautiful expanse of loft green meadow 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  a conversation with the shepherds you meet. It will enlighten you a lot on their perspective of the world.

Day 3From Dayara Thatch To Litham Thatch

Trek Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
  • Dayara Thatch: 3465 meters / 11366 feet
  • Litham Thatch: 3600 meters / 11808 feet
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. 

Day 4Rest / Acclimatization / Local Exploration Day. Excursion to Chandranahan Lake

Rest Day

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

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

Trek Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
  • Litham Thatch: 3600 meters / 11808 feet
  • Dunda: 4100 meters / 13448 feet
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.

Day 6Pass Crossing Day. From Dunda To Munirang , Via - Buran Pass

Pass Crossing Day

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

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

Trek, Drive Day

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

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.

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  • Day 1


    Arrival Day
    From Shimla (2205m ) To Chirgaon (1780m ), Via - Rohru (1560m ) . 8 - 9 Hrs. 125 Kms
    Overnight In: Chirgaon (1780m )
    Accommodation: Homestay / Tents
    Meals Included: Evening Snacks, Dinner
    Cost Of Transport Included: NO
  • Day 2


    From Chirgaon (1780m ) To Dayara Thatch (3465m ), Via - Janglik (2750m ) . 5 Hrs.
    Overnight In: Dayara Thatch (3465m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 3


    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


    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.
    Overnight In: Shimla (2205m )
    Accommodation: None
    Meals Included: Breakfast
    Cost Of Transport Included: NO
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+ Package Cost Inclusions


  • Duration: 7 Days / 6 nights of trek cost from Chirgaon to Barua
  • Accommodation In Base Village (Chirgaon ): 1 night in a homestay in Chirgaon 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 Chirgaon on Day 1 till Lunch in Barua on Day 7. 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
  • Transfers: One-way transfer from  Chirgaon to Janglik before starting the trek.
  • 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): Rs 765
  • -20 degrees Down Jackets: Rs. 765
  • Windproof/Waterproof Jackets: Rs. 383
  • Windproof/Waterproof pants: Rs. 383
  • Headlamps: 153

+ Package Cost Exclusions

What's Not Included

  • Baggage Offload: Can be booked at an extra cost of Rs. 1800 per bag not weighing more than 10 Kgs, for entire 6 days of the trek
  • Food purchased outside our fixed menu
  • Travel Insurance
  • Anything out of the Inclusions list
  • Personal Trekking Gears ( like shoes, down jackets, waterproof trek pants, sunglasses, waterproof gloves, etc)
  • Any kind of transportation from Shimla or Barua. We can arrange on request or you can book by yourself as an addon service after booking the trek.

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