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Buran Ghati - Barua Pass Trek

- Popular Names: Buran GhatiBarua Pass

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
  • Mobile Network: BSNL near start and end points
  • Internet Option: No
  • Temperatures:
  • Is Cloak Room Available: No
  • Generic Food Menu:
Fixed Departure Price
( per head cost)
INR 16500

From INR To 14,200
(for Indians)
From USD To 203
(for Foreigners)

7 Days, Shimla to Shimla

Is On Dynamic Pricing. Trek cost decreases with increased participation.

Price adjusts automatically and decreases continuously as more people join the batch. It is not just dependent on your team size, but overall team size. Hence passing on the group discount benefit to all. Check out the Dates and Booking Page to find the Current Trek Fee which will again get lower with more people joining the batch. Actual cost applicable will be known later. You can now book the slot by just paying the booking amount.

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+ 5% Government Taxes Extra
GST Number: 19AADCH8833L1Z1

Our Batch Size:
25 - 30  2 - 15

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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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We believe that a smaller group gives you the best of the Himalayan Experience and specialize in organizing customized groups for the Buran Ghati - Barua Pass Trek. Do get in touch with us if you want us to arrange this trek for you.

You can use the link - Customized Plan For Buran Ghati - Barua Pass Trek to drop us an email with your specific requirements and service required. We will get back to you with the detailed plan and quotation as per the group size and service requested.

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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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Brief Details Of The Day:

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

Photos From The Day:

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Day 2From Janglik To Dayara Thatch

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Brief Details Of The Day:

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

Photos From The Day:

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Day 3From Dayara Thatch To Litham Thatch

Quick Information:
  • 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

Photos From The Day:

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Day 4Rest / Acclimatization / Local Exploration Day

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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.

Accommodation: Tents
Meals: All Meals

Photos From The Day:

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Day 5From Litham Thatch To Dunda

Quick Information:
  • 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

Photos From The Day:

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Day 6From Dunda To Munirang , Via - Buran Pass

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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

Accommodation: Tents
Meals: All Meals

Photos From The Day:

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Day 7From Munirang To Shimla, Via - Barua

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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.

Accommodation: None
Meals: Breakfast

Photos From The Day:

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Fixed Departure Dates For The Buran Ghati - Barua Pass Trek

Is On Dynamic Pricing. Trek cost decreases with increased participation.

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Cost Inclusions

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN PRICE

  • 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.

Cost Exclusions

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • 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.
Important Information
DYNAMIC PRICING: Our pricing system is Dynamic and the price is not fixed. Rather, it is based on the 'actual' team size which joins the trek with you and passes on the group discount benefit to all the members, irrespective of your own group which might be a Solo Trekking Member or a group of 2 or 3. We consider it a TEAM right away from the Booking process itself. The cost is initially on the higher side and as the team size increases with more participants, the price per head comes down. You pay as per the team size you trek with. Bigger the team, Lesser the trek fee. Our minimum team size is 2 and maximum is 15 members.

 

Booking Of Trek And Payment Of Trek Fee: We initially charge just the booking amount to keep your slots booked. The final price shall be known later as the team builds till the closing date for a batch. Balance amount needs to be paid 1 month before the trek start date as per Actual Trek Fee applicable ( as per the group size at the time of team finalization). Any difference amount, if any, will be either charged or refunded at the time of joining the trek, but before start of the trek. Your invoice will detail all the historical changes made on the invoice amount as per bookings and cancellations, and you can see the changes online. Everything is managed through online automated systems and integrated payment gateways facilitating numerous modes of payments - from credit cards to upi. We facilitate International payments through PayPal, TransferWise and various other Wire Transfers.

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On Any Of Our Treks, We Atleast Provide:

  • Sleeping Dome Tents (3 0r 2 person ),
  • Thick Waterproof Foam Mattress,
  • Subzero Sleeping Bags with fluffy and warm fleece sleeping bag liners, ( Down feather sleeping bag liners of extreme and premium treks ),
  • Toilet tent with seat,
  • Kitchen Tents,
  • Dining Tents with seating stools and serving table,
  • Washing area and sack bins to collect waste.
  • On few of the extreme treks, we provide hot water bags and expedition down jackets as well.

Safety And Preparedness:

We are headed by owners who are Search And Rescue Certified by UIAA and Indian Mountaineering Foundation, apart from being Basic and Advanced Mountaineering certified students of Mountaineering aspiring and practicing within their work itself, to become successful Climbers and Expedition Leaders themselves. Each one of them bring lots of on-field experience in the Himalayas to Himalayan High. Being sincere students of the same sport itself, we understand and believe-in, the importance of safety on such adventures in the remote corners of the Himalayas.

Standard Safety Gears that we always carry or provide on our treks are:

 

On Summit treks above 6000 meters or treacherous treks in raw terrain:

  • helmet,
  • walking ice axe,
  • ascendors and descenders,
  • harness and locking carabiners,
  • climbing boot, crampons and gaiters.
  • climbing rope and anchoring devices

On Moderate to Strenous Snow Treks:

  • Gaiters
  • Ice Traction Mini Crampons
  • Rope, wherever required

 

Techniques, Medical Safety And Other Safety Measures: We teach snow technique and self arrest a fall on snow slopes in base camps. Medically, all of our groups are equipped with Oxygen cylinders, pulse oxymeter to monitor individual blood oxygen saturation and pulse rate. We carry High Altitude Medical Kit accompanied by a experienced and capable leader. We use wireless sets and available mobile signals for efficient communication and coordination. Safety Gaiters and Ice Traction crampons are always provided which has many times proved to boost confidence of an amature trekker or has saved experienced trekker from a casual slip and fall. Most importantly, we trek in Small Groups increasing safety and success on summits as well. Infact, our summit success ratio over 6000 meter peaks is envied by many. Everything is a result of a well planed, safe trek. From food to sleep-comfort to safety.

Finally, In all of our treks , we pay attention to and breed the culture of Positive Attitude. We teach, to motivate and boost, the intrinsic sense of adventure inherent in a human being - be it for survival, adaptation with the unknown environment with excellence, possessing the heart that cares for the Ecology, and a Mind that likes winning over the challenges - Be it Life, or the Mountains.. In that process, we too learn constantly, bettering Himalayan High day by day... We believe that any Himalayan trek is not worth if it does not make you a better and harder human being.

Altitude Specific Meal Plan We Serve On Our Treks:

  • Morning Tea: Black ginger - lemon tea with honey or as desired
  • Breakfast: oats porridge, milk cornflakes, bread, chapatti with vegetable, boiled eggs, omelets, upma, etc
  • Fruits: Seasonal. Banana, oranges, apples, etc
  • Lunch: Rice, dal, seasonal vegetables, papad, pickle, salad, etc
  • Evening Snacks: Pakoda, Popcorns, noodles, poha, etc with coffee or tea
  • Soup: Packet soup like tomato, mushroom, mixed veg, etc
  • Dinner: Rice, roti, dal, seasonal vegetables, papad, pickle, salad, etc
  • Hot Drinks: Bournvita or hot chocolate, mint tea or ginger tea

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.
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.
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