About Buran Ghati Trek
The Buran Ghati trek is a popular trekking route in the Himachal Pradesh region of India. Here are some general details about the Buran Ghati trek:
The trek is situated in the Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh, India.
The base camp for the Buran Ghati trek is often set in a village called Janglik, which is accessible from Shimla.
The trek typically takes around 7 to 8 days to complete, including the ascent and descent.
The Buran Ghati trek is considered a moderately difficult trek. It involves challenging terrains, river crossings, and snow patches, especially during certain seasons.
The maximum altitude reached during the trek is around 15,000 feet (approximately 4,572 meters).
The trek is known for its scenic beauty, with landscapes ranging from lush green meadows to snow-covered trails.
Buran Ghati Pass is a key highlight, offering panoramic views of the surrounding peaks.
The trek takes you through dense forests, beautiful meadows, and remote villages.
The trek usually involves a specific itinerary that includes acclimatization days and camping at different locations along the route.
Best Time to Trek:
The ideal trekking season for Buran Ghati is usually from late June to early October, when the weather is relatively stable.
Shimla to Janglik (2,800m/7,900ft) 160km, 8-9hrs Drive
The drive from Shimla to Janglik is long but scenic. Settle in at the base camp at homestay,The base camp of the Janglik is a beautiful small Village altitude of 2804 Meters. There are small shops and some homestays, Witness unique wooden houses made of Deodar wood. and undergo a thorough briefing and registration to be completed by every member.
Janglik (2,800 m) to Dayara Thatch (3,370 m) 8km 5-6 hrs Trek
Today we will be crossing through the village homes for half an hour Initial trail is a bit steep, then enters the forest and turns gradual. Walking under the shade of trees after a steep climb is a welcome change. The views along the trail are captivating. The trail enters & comes out of the forest a couple of times till we finally arrive Dayara Thatch. Overnight stay at camp.
Dayara Thatch (3370m) to Litham (3,578m) 6km 4-5 hrs
We begin the trek with a gradual ascent through forests, meadows & streams, towards the Gunas Pass. After crossing the stream, one gets amazing views of the Dhauladhar range. Then entering the forests of Silver Birch, we come across another stream and get first view of Litham. After walking through the meadows we cross the Chandranahan Stream and arrive at our campsite, Litham, which is a beautiful campsite. Overnight stay at camp.
Litham (3578m) to Chandranahan Lake (4030m) and back to Litham 8km 6 hrs
Today is a acclimatization day where we will be heading to Chandranahan lake. Chandranahan Lake is a glacial lake by snow melts of mountains that surround it. Small but beautiful lake, is an exciting experience and extremely fulfilling to explore it. Continuing upstream on the trail to the top of the ridge, we walk towards the snout of the waterfall. Relax some time at the lake and click some good pictures we turn back to the campsite.
Litham to Dunda (4025m) 4km 3-4 hrs
Today is a short day and we will be leaving the Tree Line behind and will be entering the adventurous boulder zone along the Pabbar River which originates from the slopes of the Buran Ghati. We will cross Khubrini Thach and enter Dunda Thach, located at the foot of the Buran Ghati pass.
Dunda to Manerang (3338 M) via Buran Ghati Pass (4575 M) 8 kms, 10 hrs
From Dunda camp we will be walking on the ridge through the boulders. From the base of the Buran pass, the climb to the top takes about one hour. Take halt at the pass & absorb the mesmerizing view. The path on the other side of the Buran pass is a steep downhill. Our Trek Leader will guide the entire team to rappel down using rope. Then enters a snow field from where it is easy to slide down. Decent is fast & we lose altitude quickly. Overnight stay at camp.
Buffer day (Note:- Buffer day is kept mainly for the weather issues. So the buffer day is generally used if it rains too heavily. Otherwise the buffer day is not utilized, depending upon the weather conditions and trail conditions, decision is to be made by the Trek Leader).
Manerang to Barua (2510 M) then drive to Shimla, Trek :- 6 km. 2-3 hrs and drive 250 km.
Descend down the valley ,the trail is well marked from river campsite. The trail passes through grasslands & forest of pine trees. Arrive at Kahrcham by the afternoon and board your vehicles for the return journey. The vehicles will drop you in Shimla. The Buran Ghati trek ends here. Take only sweet Himalayan Memories, leave only footprints.
Cost of transportation from Shimla to Shimla
Cost of Fooding while on trek (Morning and evening Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner- meals will be provided. Breakfast-Roti, Sabji/Maggi, etc., Lunch/Dinner-Rice/Roti, Sabji, Dal, Achar, etc.).(Day 1:- Evening Tea to Day 8:- Breakfast)
Technical Camping equipments:- Tents(sharing basis), Sleeping Bag, Mattress, Utensils, Microspikes, Technical climbing equipments
Guide,Support staff,cook, Supporting crew.
Cost of Permit fees.
"What not included"
Cost of Personal expenses.
Cost of emergency due to bad weather conditions.
Cost of personal porter for offloading
Meals during transit i.e. meals while on road or travelling will not be provided. Only breakfast will be provided in Last day (Day 8)
Anything which is not mentioned in the inclusion.
Cost of stay in Shimla
To book your trek, you need to pay 30% of the trek fees as advance. Rest 70% to be paid in cash when you reach the basecamp, to be collected by the team leader.
One can pay the amount online(Net Banking, GPay, UPI ID).
Details to be shared on request.
30 days before the trek date, full refund of the paid amount
15 days before the trek date, 50% refund of the paid amount.
Cancellation less than 15days to the start date of the trek, no refund possible
In case Himalayan Passion cancels the trek or trip, full refund will be paid.
One has option to send another person on their behalf.
One has option to adjust the paid amount on any other trek, if a person cannot join the trek he/she paid for.