Moderate To Difficult
|Suitable for:||15+ years.|
|Experience:||First timer can apply.|
|Fitness:||cover 5 km of distance in 30 minutes without a stress.|
Why Buran Ghati Is A Must Do Trek
Starting from the quaint mountain village, Janglik, the Buran Ghati trek is unique in it’s own rights. There are many Himalayan treks in India that povides equisite views of some of the most scenic landscapes. This being said, not all sections of the trek are equally beautiful and we humbly accept this fact. However, when it comes to Buran Ghati, it’s as if all the best parts of the Himalayn trails were handpicked and assorted along the Buran Ghati trek. The entire trail is filled with immesaureable beauty making one perfect trek. Never will you feel bored at any single point of the trek, which makes it such a favorite among trekkers and shutterbugs alike.
The Buran Ghati trek has a lotto offer. From dense thickets of Oak and Pine to an abundance of exotic Himalayan flora. Many streams glisten along the lush meadows along with the sacred Candranahan Lake, which remains frozen almost all year round. You will pass by villages that seem untouched by the civilization and give a glimpse into the mountain life. Pass through orchards of apples, peaches, pears and apricots near the Barua village and witness spectacular views of the Buran Pass, all in the same trek!
About The Trek
Buran Ghati trek is the perfect choice for those who are looking for a thrilling experience. Starting from the village of Janglik, an ancient Himalayan village, following an uphill climb towards a dense vegetation of Pine and Oak before the trail opens up into the beautiful Dayara Meadows You will notice many shepherd hutslined along the Dayara Meadows. The trail, all the way to Litham is full of forests and meadows, a delight for all the nature lovers out there.
The trail to Litham unfolds the majestic Dhauladhar Range. This Range is among the ower Himalayan mountain chains and lies in the southern flank above the Knagra Valley. The Dunda campsite on your trail offers both the beauty of the mountains and the adrenaline rush of a thrilling climb. We will also pass through a charming Himalayan village, Barua where you can spot many varities of fruit beaing trees.
This is mostly a moderate level trek with some aspects of a difficult trek as well. The scenery throughout the trail changes continuously and also except a lot of snow in the month of June. Crossing the Barua Pass may be a little strenuous and also requires good maneuvering skills with a steep descent on snow and ice. Having the experience of one or two Himalayan treks prove to be beneficial while on the Buran Ghati Trek.
The Chandranahan Lake is also considered one of the major attractions of the Lake with beautiful alpine scenery all around it, adding to its beauty. The locals consider this lake sacred and to be emanated by the Gods. Stunning scenery, verdant meadows, mountain culture, everything makes Buran Ghati a great Himalayan trekking adventure.
What To Expect At The Trek
Located at an altitude of 15000 ft. Buran Ghati Trek offers a complete Himalayan Trekking experience with mountains, grasslands, forests and alpine lakes. The picturesque views of the Dayara Meadows with the snow-covered mountain in the background will leave you spellbound. With a variety of landscapes it is truly a remarkable trek to experience.
Not only do you get to appreciate the beauty of The Dayara meadows but also an opportunity to visit the glacial lake, Chandranahan. This lake is believed to be the origin point of the Pabbar River.There are a couple of snow slides along the way including the Buran Ghati Pass, which will give you a dose of adrenaline from time to time. This part of the trek is a little technical and may require ropes to ascend down.
The best time to do the trek is during summer and autumn. During summer, the Buran Pass itself becomes a great wall of ice that you can rappel down. The snow starts melting in late June and while there will be some snow close to the Pass, but it may not be enough for you to slide down. During this time, the wildflower also start to bloom and the meadows begin to turn into a bright shade of green.
While autumn is also a great time for the Buran Ghati adventure but then in the month of October, there is no snow to rappel down. However, the natural beauty is quite captivating during the autumn months. As you trail deeper into the forests from the meadows, you will begin to see more hues of fall like yellows, oranges and browns. You may also see small patches of snow. Irrespective of the season, the grandeur of the trek always remains the same.
Buran Ghati makes for a complete trekking experience starting from the culturally rich village of Janglik to the snow slide from the pass. Buran Pass showcases all the diverseness that a trek can offer.
Beautiful Dayara Meadows
This is one of the best parts of the trek and also the most scenic stretch.The Dayara Meadows come into view as you climb uphill from the village of Janglik and cross a dense coniferous. On one side of the meadow is a grassy stretch that climbs up the mountain and the other side simply drops down to the canyon below. On the meadows, you may observe the horses galloping or grazing the pastures, a beautiful sight to behold.
Both villages Janglik and Barua are two major villages that we will pass on our trail. Janglik and Barua are both ancient Himalayan Villages that give you an understanding of the Himalayan culture. Pay close attention to the architecture, typical to the mountain villages. While crossing Barua, you will also see many fruit orchards as well.
Buran Pass And Snow Wall
The Buran Ghati trek is a challenging trek that takes you up to an altitude of 15,000 ft. Until June, the pass itself becomes a wall of ice, giving you an incredible rappelling opportunity. It is because of this, Buran Ghati is becoming more and more popular among trekkers.
Chandranahan Lake is yet another attraction of the trek. The mystical glacial lake is coveted by the locals. The lake remains frozen almost all year round and sitting here you can enjoy the serenity of the atmosphere and appreciate visual treat
Litham campsite is one of the most scenic campsites along your route. It lies in the confluence of two valleys and you can simply sit here, getting mesmerized by the view. One of the most stunning views in the Litham campsite is the gorgeous waterfalls cascading down from the Chandrnahan snout, offering an impressive sight.
Along your trek, you will cross dense coniferous forest covers that have a charm of their own. Walking through birch, maple, pine and Oak trees as the birds chirp and the sounds of nature making its melody, your senses will be soothed completely.
Buran Ghati is a famous trek within the trekking world with end number of mind-boggling sites on the trail. This trek will surely refresh you with different landscapes it has to offer. The thicker and denser forests of Oak and Pine look artistic when you walk through them. The extensive green meadows, the sharp edges at high altitudes, the snow-clad peaks all around, the small streams and brooks, the quaint villages etc are some of the magnificent sights you will come across the journey. One of the highlights of the trek is the Chandranahan lake that is nested at a high altitude. This lake is considered sacred by many locals of the area. The view from both sides of the Buran Pass is thrilling. After spending some time at the lake youll also be taking an acclimatization walk nearby.
If you are going to do this trek in the month f June, youll be getting good amount of snow on the trail which makes the entire setting look different. The last bit of the pass is where you may need some help of the ropes as it is an upward climb where youll need to push yourself. The Dhauladhar range offers you a spectacular view which is a treat to your eyes with some remote peaks popping above each other to give you their glimpse. A panoramic view of the Kinner-Kailash peaks can be seen from the top of the pass. If youre planning for a trek that gives you a thrilling experience then a trek like Buran Ghati should definitely be on your bucket list.
Janglik is our base camp for the Buran Ghati trek and it is at a distance of approximately 160 km from Shimla. From Shimla we will drive past Rohru in a scenic drive, Pabbar River flowing alongside the route. Driving past many quaint Himalayan hamlets, witnessing Himalayan culture and architecture, we will reach the pine covers in Tangnu and further past, we will arrive at Chirgaon. From here, it is mostly a dirt track but the journey is not very long. You will have about two hours of off road travel before you reach a place called Diude. From Diude, it’s a short walk to the base camp, Janglik.
Transportation to Janglik will be arranged at the pick up point in Shimla and we will drive till the closest roadhead to Janglik, called Diude. We will also have our lunch at Diude. Also, keep in mind that the last ATM point is at Rohru, so if you are to withdraw cash, you need to do it from here. Also, the mobile coverage is available till Rohru, after that there is no mobile network. After reaching Janglik, we will check-in a local guest house or sleep in the campsite. Hot Dinner will be provided at the campsite/guesthouse.
Waking up to a beautiful valley view at Janglik, we will have a delicious breakfast with warm tea before we begin our journey ahead. Today is the most scenic day of the trek as you climb uphill, all the way to the Dayara Meadows. While it is a beautiful climb from Janglik to Dayara Thatch, with many picturesque vistas but you also gain altitude very rapidly.
We will ascend until we arrive at a forest cover of Oak and Pine. After walking for about 30 minutes through the forest cover, you will gradually begin to descend through the forest. As you come out of Janglik, you will see beautiful wheat fields lined by mud huts on the edges of the fields and soon we will leave these mud houses behind and begin climbing uphill.
After about an hour of trekking, you will step on to a ledge from where you can see spectacular views of Janglik, Tonglu and other surrounding villages. The ledge is beautifully set beneath pine cover. We will rest here for a while, admiring the view and enjoying some refreshments. From here, the trail goes through a clearing and again ascends up into a forest. The trail is steep at the beginning but soon turns into a gradual ascend. About 30 minutes later, you will get out of the tree line and step into a vast expanse in front of you. We will turn left and climb uphill slowly getting out of the tree line.the trail here is broad and well-defined.
After about an hour, we will enter another coniferous forest cover. The trail here ascends gradually and soon we will trail out of the forest again and into the lush green meadows of Dayara, surrounded by snow-clad mountains on all sides. Our campsite for the night. In the evening, we will climb small hillocks nearby for better acclimatization as there is a rapid altitude gain. After we come back fr5om acclimatization walks, hot dinner will be served at the campsite, after which we will retire in our camps.
Starting the day early, exploring the Dayara Meadows after breakfast and the hot tea and begin our journey onward to Litham. In the morning rays of the sun, the meadows is simply captivating. You can soak in the morning freshness in the meadows and soothe your sense, leaving all worries behind. Photographers can capture some beautiful picture of the morning rays of the sun in the vast meadows.
The trek from Dayara Thatch to Litham starts with a gentle ascent and the trail will take you through forest covers, meadows and streams. We will walk for about 15 minutes, gently ascending to a point where we will come across a stream. Ascending through forest covers of Oak and Pine, followed by a beautiful meadow we will begin descending through a silver birch forest cover and again through some lush meadows.
The entire trail is full of forest covers and meadows as well as come gushing streams, ample opportunities to refill your water bottles. Crossing the meadows we will trek towards the Guna Pass. a gentle ascent takes you to another forest cover and completely out of the Dayara campsite. We will cross a stream post which the trail climbs out of the thickets, with the Dhauladhar Range and Guna Pass coming into view.
Soon, we will come inside another forest of the Silver Birch trees. The silver birches are very old and you can see these ancient structures gnarled and majestic standing the test of time. Descending from the forest, you will come across another stream and the first clear views of Litham.
From the meadows, the trail begins to descend down to the Chandranahan stream, crossing the stream, we will arrive at our Litham campsite. From here you can observe the beautiful Chandranhan waterfall flowing from the Chandranahn snout, beyond this lies the Chandranahan Lake. We will stay the night at Litham campsite.
Today’s day is for acclimatization as we make our way to Chandranahan Lake and back to the Litham campsite. After having tea and breakfast, we will head out towards the Chandranahan Lake. It is a 6 km trek from Litham to Chandranahan Lake and back and you will get a lot of opportunities to click some stunning pictures.
The glacial lake of Chandranahn is fed by the mountains surrounding it. To reach the lake, we will cross the stream just before the Litham campsite and continue walking in a upstream direction until we reach the top of the ridge. From here, walk towards the snout of the waterfall. This is where the lake emerges. The walk to the snout takes about an hour and a half and the lake site is marked by stone cairns.
Many small waterfalls cascade down to the lake from all its sides. You can spend some time here, absorbing the serenity and clicking some beautiful pictures. We will then head back to Litham in the same way that we came. We will have lunch at Litham and spend the rest of the day here and stay the night at camps.
You will also get good amount of snow in the month of June. As you reach the lake you will notice that the lake is a bit smaller in size and is fed by the snowfields around it. You can spend some time around the lake and click pictures of the panoramic view it has to offer before heading to Litham again. It will be a steep descent to Litham, therefore, you'll be starting early in the morning so that you reach Litham by lunch.
To reach Dunda from Litham it's a 2 hrs climb and you will arrive at an elevation of 13000 ft. from here, you can witness the magnificent Dhauladhar Range. Dunda at 13000 ft offers the perfect setting for the summit to the Buran Ghati Pass. From here its only a two hour climb to the Pass.
The trail takes a sharp acsent as you continue along the banks of the Pabbar River, which is now a gushing stream. Soon you will arrive at a U-shaped gorge and get your first views of the Buran Ghati Pass. Take a moment to relish sight before moving onward.
The climb to Dunda follows a well-defined trail and after about an hour’s climb you will arrive at the Dunda Ridge with spectacular views of Buran Ghati. The campsite is surrounded by snow-clad mountains on all sides. This is just the perfect alpine campsite with snowy mountains on all sides.
Today is the most strenuous trekking day and you will have to trek for about 10 to 11 hrs through both ascending and descending routes. From the Dunda campsite follow the ridge and you will have to cross some boulders as you move towards the base of the Pass. Once you reach the base, it will take an hour of uphill climbing to make it to the top of the Pass. The trail is mostly covered in snow and the top touches an altitude of 15000 ft.
Once you reach the top, enjoy the enthralling views and while descending, it can be pretty risky to climb down without using ropes. It’s a very narrow ledge with steep drops on both sides. Follow your trek leaders’ instructions while descending.
Sliding down the ice walls, makes the descent very quick. In about 2 hrs, you will get out of the snow line, losing as much as 3000 ft. out of the snow line, you will now descend through forest covers of junipers with the views of a lush valley in front of you. Descend another hour and you will reach a stream that you need to cross and across the stream is our Riverside campsite where we will retreat for the night.
Altitude Loss:- 1,600m/ 5,200ft
Trek Distance: 5 km ( 4 - 5 hrs approx.).
Grade: Easy with gradual descent. Well-marked trail, crossing through mix forest.
Carry 2 litres of water from campsite, only 3 water sources on the way.
Reach Barua Village by 12:00 Pm.
Lunch at Barua Village(not included in the cost).
Leave for Shimla by 1:00 PM, Reach Shimla between 10:00 PM to 11:00 PM.
Make your hotel bookings at Shimla accordingly.
Today we will begin our descent towards Barua village, the last leg of our journey. Along the path, you will see many different vegetation and diverse natural scenery. From Munirang, take the path that follows towards the Barua Khud. the trail is quite broad and well-defined here.
We will descend quickly through pine covers and other coniferous trees. About an hour and a half of descending, you will reach a gushing stream that meets the Barua Khud with a makeshift bridge across the stream.
Once you climb across the bridge, you will come across another forest cover and about an hour into walking, you will see your first apple orchards and some signs of civilization. The trail soon enters the Barua Village following a long descent into the village. From the heart of the village, the descent is even more rapid, with a meandering route. In another half an hour, the road will open to Barua Khud Road. The pickup here is scheduled at 1:00 PM and you will reach Shimla by 10:00 - 11:00 PM. You are recommended to make your hotel bookings accordingly.
First of all everyone has to reach Shimla
1 Take an overnight bust to Shimla, and then take a cab to the pickup point.
We always recommend to go for the govt. Buses over the private ones outside the bus station as based on the experience we have found that there are very high chances of delay involved with private buses. Also, govt. Buses are always more reliable. Whichever bus you choose, just make sure to reach Shimla at least by 05:30 am positively.
2 Take a Train to Kalka and drive to Shimla, one can take the pleasure of toy train, if coming by Train then come one day early.
3 Take flight to Shimla airport (Jubbarhatti airport) (22 km, 50 min), if coming by flight then come one day early.
After that TTH will take care of your further travel plan.
Trekkers will be dropped at Shimla Bus station in between 10:00 to 11:00 pm, please make your hotel and further booking at Shimla accordingly.
1. Accommodation (Camping)
2. Meals while on trek (Veg. + Egg)
3. Trek equipments: Sleeping bag, mattress, tent (twin sharing), kitchen & dinning tent, toilet tent, utensils and crampon (if required)
4. All necessary permits and entry fees
5. First aid medical kits and oxygen cylinder.
6. Mountaineering qualified & professional trek Leader, guide and Support staff
7. Transport from Shimla to Janglik and return Buran Villag to Shimla (As per the itinerary)
8.TTH Staff insurance
9.Porters to carry the central luggage
1. Accommodation and meals in Shimla.
2. Any kind of personal expenses.
3. Food during the transit.
5. Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
6. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head “Price Includes”.
Normally TTH expect to carry your personal luggage on your own, if you wish to offload your backpack, you can give it to Porter.
Charges of offloading backpack for entire trek:-
Charges of offloading backpack:-
INR 2200/- if you make an online payment, 10 days in advance
INR 2500/- if you inform us after reaching Shimla
The backpack cannot weigh more than 11 kgs. Backpack should have waterproof cover. Suitcases/strolleys/ bags will not be allowed.
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At TTH, we almost never call off or cancel our treks. But in the rare event that we do call off or cancel a trek due to any unforeseen circumstances or natural catastrophes like continuous rain or snow, thunderstorms, snowstorms, landslides, floods, earthquakes, or any other natural calamity that prevents us from carrying out a trek in a safe manner, unforeseeable circumstances like local riots, curfews, pandemics, lockdowns, government orders, or any such situations that prevents a safe trekking experience, TTH will issue a voucher summing up to the same amount as your trek fee. The voucher can be redeemed on any of the treks over a period of the next year.
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As we mention always, weather conditions at high altitudes are extremely unpredictable and can change at any time of any day. Also, situations like natural calamities or political unrest, pandemics and lockdowns, etc are out of our control and if an event cannot run under any such circumstances that we do not directly have control over then we will try to give you an alternative trek, which means your trek will be shifted from one trek to another, which will be safer and more favourable.
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|Back pack & rain cover||(50 - 60 ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps|
|Day pack + rain cover||20 - 30 ltr (If hire a mule or porter)|
|Walking stick||Advisable (At least one)|
|Water bottle/Hydration pack||2 bottles of one liter each, People who use hydration pack 1 hydration pack and 1 bottle of one liter, Carry at least one thermos flask.|
|Personal Medical Kit||Consult your doctor|
|Snacks||Energy bars, dry fruits, electral/ors|
|T-shirts||4 Full sleeves (Non-cotton)|
|Fleece T-shirts||1 Nos.|
|Fleece jacket||1 Nos. (Alternative: a woollen sweater)|
|Down feather / Hollofil jacket||1 Nos.|
|Wind & waterproof (jacket & pant)||1 Pair|
|Thermal inners (upper and lower)||1 Pair|
|Trek pants||3 Synthetic (avoid shorts, fitting denims, capris)|
|Waterproof gloves||1 Pair|
|Fleece/woolen gloves||1 Pair|
|Hand sanitizer||Antibacterial powder|
|Toothbrush and toothpaste||Lip balm / Chapstick|
|Toilet Paper & wipes||Quick dry towel|
|Head torch||1 Nos. (Avoid Hand torch)|
|Sun cap||1 Nos. (One that covers the neck as well)|
|Woolen cap||1 Nos.|
|Balaclava||1 Nos. (Optional)|
|Sunglasses||Dark with side cover, it should be U/V protected, People who wear spectacles- (A)- Use contact lenses. (B)- Photo chromatic glasses.|
|Trekking shoes||1 Pair (Waterproof, high ankle with good grip)|
|Cotton socks||6 pairs|
|Woollen socks||1 pairs|
|Gaiters||1 Pair (TTH will Provide)|
Fitness regime for:
|Moderate To Difficult|
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|Less than 16.5||Serverely Underweight|
|16.5 - 18.5||Underweight|
|18.5 - 25||Normal|
|25 - 30||Overweight|
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