Buran Ghati Trek:

Upcoming Buran Ghati trek starting on 12th June 2022 morning from Shimla as per itinerary (8 days, Shimla to Shimla).

Buran Ghati trek is a very pretty and scenic trail connecting Pabbar river valley to Baspa valley. Location Wise the trail lies in the south-eastern flank of Himachal Pradesh, within upper reaches of Shimla and Kinnaur district. Not only the beauty of the valley and the expanse of breathtaking Dayara meadows but the trail also gives an opportunity to visit the glacial Chandranahan lake. Crossing the Buran pass (also referred to as Barua Pass) needs some maneuvering, a steep descent on ice and snow at 15000 ft. Ancient forests, apple orchards, old world villages of Janglik and Barua only add more to this delightful trail.


Day 0: Arrive Chandigarh and reach Shimla 110 Km, 4/5 hours. Hotel/Lodge. Accommodation on your own.
Day 1: Drive to Janglik ((9,200 ft) – 150 Km – 8 to 10 hours. Homestay/lodge.
Day 2: Trek from Janglik to Dayara Thatch (11,000 ft)- 4/5 hours. Camp.
Day 3: Trek from Dayara Thatch to Litham (11,800 ft) – 3/4 hours. Camp.
Day 4: Litham to Chandranahan Lake (13,900 ft) & back to Litham, 5/6 hours ( 3+3 Km?). Camp.
Day 5: Trek from Litham to Dhunda (13,300 ft) – 4/5 hours. Camp.
Day 6: Trek from Dhunda to Munirang (River camp/11,800 ft) via Buran Ghati Pass (15,000 ft) – 9/10 hours. Camp.
Day 7: Trek from River Camp to Barua village (6,600 ft) – 4/5 hours (5 Km?) – reach by 1 pm. Trek ends here. Now take a car from Barua to Shimla via Karcham and Rampur – 185 Km – 7/8 hours. You should reach Shimla late in the evening, around 10/11 pm. Pre book your accommodation.
Day 8: Mandatory Buffer day for trek. In case if you don’t use it during the trek, you can spend the day in or around Shimla.
Day 9: Drive from Shimla to Chandigarh – 110 Km – 4/5 hours or any other place as suitable.

Important Note:

  • You need to reach Shimla on Day 0, i.e. a day prior to the Tour Starting Date as published/listed on the website. Stay @ Shimla that night.
  • Shimla to Shimla in 8 days, including a buffer day. Usually Chandigarh to Chandigarh duration will be 10 days. Delhi is another 250 Km from Chandigarh, 5/6 hours by busses.
  • Transportation costs from Shimla to trek base Janglik and return from trek end point Barua to Shimla are NOT INCLUDED in the TREK FEE. Either you can reach independently or we can arrange a cab which is usually shared by other trek members. You pay directly to the driver/transporter, sharing equally.

Buran Ghati trek – Altitude and Distance profile graph:

Below is a graphical representation of the altitude and distance of major points on Buran Ghati trek trail.

When it is best to visit Buran Ghati?

As all high altitude treks in the Himalayas (apart from few trans Himalayan treks), Buran Ghati trek also can be done best in two seasons. One being in summer before monsoon and the later being post monsoon in autumn/fall.

Summer (May/June): Starting from mid May to end of June. Because of the residual snow of winter expect moderate to heavy snow above 4000 m/13000 ft during this time. Due to the snow, steep descent from the pass to Barua side may require basic use of rope and ice axe to anchor. Its fun to rappel on this gradient.

Post monsoon/Autumn (Sep/Oct): Traditionally this is the best window for any high altitude pass on the Himalayas. After monsoon the weather becomes clear and haze free. September is typically greener and you will get the meadows (called Thatch in local language) at their best. From October the grass will turn into golden and it will become colder. Also there will be chance of fresh snowfall on high altitude above 14000 ft during October.

Access to Buran Ghati trek base (Janglik):

Based upon your request we will arrange a pick up and drop from Shimla to Janglik. This will be shared equally by the team members on actual basis. A Tata Sumo/similar vehicle charges ₹ 7500 one way. You pay directly to the driver/transporter. This can accommodate  5/6 people. Aprroximately ₹ 3000 per person, Shimla to Janglik and return, when shared with the other trekkers. This is NOT included in the TREK FEE.

Return from Barua (trek end point) to Shimla/Chandigarh/Delhi:

Buran Ghati trek ends at Barua vilalge near to Karcham in Kinnaur. You should reach here on Day 7 around 1 pm. (or Day 8, if the buffer day is utlised).  Usally we arrange a car which takes 9/10 hours to reach Shimla, i.e. you reach late, around 10/11 pm.

In case we don’t use the reserve day during the trek, you have an additional day in Shimla. Its nice to relax a day around this hill city after your trek.

From Shimla you may take a bus to Chandigarh, which usually takes around 4 to 5 hours. From Chandigarh you can catch a direct flight back or via Delhi (another 5/6 hours journey on road, 250 Km).

If you have more holidays, it may be a nice idea to explore Sangla, Chitkul etc on Baspa River or to nearby Kalpa.

Click here to view the List of Things to carry in Buran Ghati trek

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Why treks with HT?

Highest Point4575 m/15000 ft
Trail Length35 Km
Expertise:10 years on ground experience
Support staff:Qualified local & office staff
Group size:Small groups up to 15
Insurance:Travel insured trek and tour itinerary
Easy Bookings:25% Booking Deposit

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