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Max Altitude

15,000 FT

Grade

Moderate To Difficult

Duration

7 Days

Trekking KM.

42 KM

Suitable for:15+ years.
Experience:First timer can apply.
Fitness:cover 5 km of distance in 30 minutes without a stress.

15,500 /Person

  • +5% GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Janglik to Barua village
  • Rs 245 Insurance (Mandatory) | Rs 2,500 Transportation (Optional)

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Overview

Trek Info


  • Trail TypeA cross over trail through passes.
  • Rail HeadKalka is the nearest railhead to Shimla
  • AirportJubbarhatti airport, which is 22 km away from Shimla
  • Base CampJanglik
  • Best Season
    • Summer Treks (Mid Apr - Jun)
    • Autumn Treks (Sep - Mid Nov)
  • SnowRound the year except monsoon and post monsoon
  • Services fromJanglik to Barua Village
  • MealsMeals while on trek & at Hotel/Guesthouse (Veg)
  • StayCamping (Twin sharing) & Hotel/Guesthouse


  • Region - Himachal Pradesh
  • Duration - 7 Days
  • Grade - Moderate To Difficult
  • Max Altitude - 15000 Ft.
  • Approx Trekking Km - 42 Kms.

Why Buran Ghati Is A Must-Do Trek?

Starting from the quaint mountain village, Janglik, the Buran Ghati trek is unique in its own rights. There are many Himalayan treks in India that provide exquisite views of some of the most scenic landscapes. But when it comes to Buran Ghati, it’s as if all the best parts of the Himalayan trails were handpicked and assorted along the trail. Never will you feel bored at any point of the trek, which makes it such a favourite among trekkers and shutterbugs alike.

The Buran Ghati trek has a lot to offer. From dense thickets of Oak and Pine to an abundance of exotic Himalayan flora. Many streams glisten along the lush meadows in addition to the sacred Candranahan Lake, which remains frozen almost all year round. You will pass by villages that seem untouched by 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

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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, the trail follows an uphill climb towards a dense vegetation of Pine and Oak before opening up into the beautiful Dayara Meadows. You will notice many shepherd huts lined 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 lower Himalayan mountain chains and lies in the southern flank above the Kangra 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 varieties of fruit-bearing 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 manoeuvring skills with a steep descent on snow and ice. Having  the experience of one or two Himalayan treks proves to be beneficial while on the Buran Ghati Trek.

The Chandranahan Lake is also considered one of the major attractions of the trek with beautiful alpine scenery all around it. 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.

Not only do you get to appreciate the beauty of The Dayara meadows but you also have 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 wildflowers 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 diversity that a trek can offer.

Major Attractions

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 forest. 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.

The Villages

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

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 the natural beauty.

Litham Campsite

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.

Forest Cover

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 make their 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 the 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 on the journey. One of the highlights of the trek is Chandranahan Lake which 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 a 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 with 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 a 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 be on your bucket list.

Who can participate

    • Age; 15 years.
    • Experience of any high altitude trek, at least 1 treks of 4,000m/13,100ft.
    • The climber must be fit and have sufficient stamina to cover 5 km of distance in 30 minutes without a stress.
    • The climber should be able to carry a 12-16 kg backpack.

     

    Health Awareness

    • Pulse rate at rest must be in between (60 to 90 beats per minute)
    • Blood Pressure Reading must be in between (DIASTOLIC 75 – 85, SYSTOLIC 100 - 130 mm Hg)
    • Respiratory rate at rest must be in between (12 to 20 breaths per minute)
    • Should not have Liver and kidney issues
    • Should not have Diabetes Mellitus, Bronchial Asthma, Epilepsy, Heart problems, Hypertension etc
    • No pacemaker implant
    • People with the Sinus issues please contact to trek coordinator before booking the trek
    • If your BMI is not normal, Please contact our Trek coordinator before Trek booking.

     

    Government Employees {SCL}

    Government Employees can avail the benefit of Special Casual Leave (SCL) when you join us for a trekking expedition. As per the rules of the Pay Commission, Special Casual Leave can be availed  for up to 30 days in a calendar year for trekking/mountaineering expeditions through a registered organization. Trek The Himalayas is a registered adventure tour operator by Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) and Ministry Of Tourism (MOT) 
    Trekkers have to apply for leave at least 20 days before trek departure date.

     

    Note

    • Junior trekkers (below 15 years) should have a company of parent/guardian.
    • Trekkers between 15 to 18 years can come solo with the disclaimer form signed by parent/guardian.
    • Medical & Disclaimer Form (Mandatory Documents)    Click here

Itinerary

Day 1 : Shimla to Janglik
    • Altitude:- 2,800m/9,200ft
    • Drive Distance: 160 km (9-11 hrs approx.)
    • Pick-up:- Shimla Old Bus Stand at 6.30 am
    • Transportation is not included in the cost
    • Phone Network:- Rohru
    • Breakfast and lunch excluded, dinner included
    • Shimla - Rohru: 115 Km Rohru to Chirgaon: 15 km Chirgaon to Tangnu: 20 Tonglu to Janglik: 10km

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 Janglik.

 

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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.

 

Day 2 : Janglik to Dayara Thatch
    • Altitude:- 3,400m/11,150ft
    • Altitude Gain:- 600m/1,950ft
    • Trek Distance: 7 km to 8 km (5 - 6 hrs approx.)
    • Grade: Moderate ascent
    • Water sources available on the way.
    • Lunch and snacks offered at campsite
    • You will cross few shepherds hut on the way
    • Trek though pine, Oak, deodar forest and meadows
    • In the evening climb some hillock for better acclimatization
    • Stay in tent (twin sharing)

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 from acclimatization walks, hot dinner will be served at the campsite, after which we will retire in our camps.

 

Day 3 : Dayara Thatch to Litham
    • Altitude:- 3,500m/11,500ft.
    • Altitude Gain:- 200m/ 650ft.
    • Trek Distance: 5 km to 6 km ( 3 - 4 hrs approx).
    • Grade:- Easy gradual ascent and then descent.
    • Major Attraction: Silver Birch trees and Chandrnahan waterfall, sights of Dhauladhar Range.
    • Water sources available on the way.
    • Hot lunch provided at campsite.
    • Stay in tents (Twin sharing).

Starting the day early, exploring the Dayara Meadows after breakfast and hot tea we begin our journey onward to Litham. In the morning rays of the sun, the meadows are simply captivating. You can soak in the morning freshness in the meadows and soothe your senses, leaving all worries behind. Photographers can capture some beautiful pictures 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.

 

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The entire trail is full of forest covers and meadows as well as 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.

 

Day 4 : Acclimatization day, visit to Chandranahan Lake
    • Altitude:- 4,023m/13,200ft.
    • Trek Distance: 4 km each side (6 - 7 hrs approx).
    • Grade:- Difficult, Steep ascent and descent.
    • Star early in the morning.
    • Chandranahan is a group of 7 lakes and we will see 3 of them.
    • Water sources available on the way.
    • Hot lunch provided at 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 Chandranahan 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 an 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 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, youll be starting early in the morning so that you reach Litham by lunch.

 

Day 5 : Litham to Dhunda
    • Altitude:- 4,000m/13,100ft.
    • Altitude gain:- 400m/ 1300ft.
    • Trek Distance: 4 km to 5 km( 3 - 4 hrs approx).
    • Grade: Moderate with a mix of gradual and steep ascents.
    • Water sources along the way.
    • Hot lunch provided at campsite.
    • Pass is visible from the camp site.
    • Trail is well marked by the shepherds.
    • Stay in tents (Twin sharing).

To reach Dunda from Litham its 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 of the Buran Ghati Pass. From here its only a two-hour climb to the Pass.

 

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The trail takes a sharp ascent 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 the 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.

 

Day 6 : Dhunda to Munirang (River camp) via Buran Ghati Pass
    • Munirang Campsite Altitude:- 3,400m/11,100ft.
    • Buran Ghatti Pass:- 4,550m/15,000ft.
    • Altitude loss:- 400m/ 1,300ft.
    • Trek Distance: 8 km (10 - 11 hrs approx).
    • Grade: Difficult with steep ascent and descent, (Always be with Trek leader and other support staff).
    • Carry 2 litres of water from the campsite.
    • Lunch provided on the way, evening snacks at the campsite.
    • Another side valley is full of junipers and crested shrubs.
    • Camp nearby the river and farmers hut.
    • Stay in Camp by the River and farmer’s hut.

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.

 

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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 a forest covered with junipers with 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.

 

Day 7 : Munirang (River camp) to Barua village, Drive to Shimla
    • Altitude:- 2,300m/7,700ft.
    • Altitude Loss:- 1,600m/ 5,200ft
    • Trek Distance: 5 km to 6 km( 2 - 3 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. (Transportation is not included in the cost)
    • 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. After 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.

 

How To Reach

  • Pick Up Place
  • Drop Place
  • Note

First of all everyone has to reach Shimla

Kindly note:- Transportation Amount is not included in the trek cost.

Meeting Place : Shimla old bus stand, Time : 6:00 AM

After that TTH will take care of your further travel plan.

It is advisable to reach Shimla a day before to avoid any kind of delays.

Options 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.

 

  • TTH’s Tata Sumo or similar vehicles will pick-up you from Shimla Old Bus Stand at 6.00 am.
  • Pick-up is excluded in the cost of the trek.
  • You will reach Janglik by 4:30 pm
  • Food from Shimla to Janglik is not included in the trek cost
  • If you wish to upgrade the transport service, please contact the Trek Coordinator.

Trekkers will be dropped at Shimla old Bus station in between 10:00 to 11:00 pm, please make your hotel and further booking at Shimla accordingly.

Cost Terms

  • Inclusions
  • Exclusions
  • Note
  • Tour Fee
  • Cancellation Policy

1.    Accommodation :
       •    Homestay (dormitory with ground mattress) 
       •    Camping: Twin-sharing basis
2.    Meals while on trek (Veg.)
       •    All meals from Day 1 Dinner to Day 7 breakfast 
3.    Drinking water while on trek (Tape/Mountain water).
4.    Trek equipment: Sleeping bag, mattress, kitchen & dining tent, utensils,         tent, micro spikes, gaiters (if required).
5.    All necessary permits, camping fees, and entry fees.
6.    Safety equipment: First aid medical kit, stretcher, and portable oxygen cylinder.
7.    Qualified & experienced trek Leader, Guide, and Support staff. 
8.    Porters/mules to carry central equipment.
9.  Trek insurance (For Indian Trekkers Only).

 

1. Any kind of personal expenses.
2. Transportation
3. Food during the transit.
4. Any kind of emergency evacuation charge, hospitalization fee, etc.
5. Mule or porter to carry personal luggage.
6. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head.

Things can be provided on demand and availability (participant has to pay extra for these things)

1- Satellite phone/setphone - is a type of mobile phone that connects via radio links via satellites orbiting the Earth instead of terrestrial cell sites like cellphones. Therefore, they can operate in most geographic locations on the Earth's surface.

2- Gamow/PAC HAPO Bag (Portable Hyperbaric Bag) - is a unique, portable hyperbaric chamber for the treatment of acute mountain sickness (AMS), also known as altitude sickness.

3- AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) - are portable life-saving devices designed to treat people experiencing sudden cardiac arrest, a medical condition in which the heart stops beating suddenly and unexpectedly

Insurance is mandatory and can be obtained through TTH or other providers. Non-Indian rates are slightly higher, trek coordinator will share the balance payment link after booking. If you choose not to book through us, we will refund your insurance fee; email us immediately after booking for the refund.

 

Normally TTH expects to carry your luggage on your own, if you wish to offload your backpack, you can give it to Porter.
Charges for an offloading backpack for the 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 kg. The backpack should have a waterproof cover. Suitcases/trolleys/ bags will not be allowed.

 

Special Offers

Make a single payment and trek the number of times you want.

If you book a trek with Trek The Himalayas and are unable to complete the same or you have completed that trek and want to do it again, you can repeat it multiple times without paying the cost of the trek.

 

Terms and conditions

  • This offer is non-transferable.
  • This offer is valid for Trek The Himalayas limited fixed departures.
  • This offer is valid for 5 years from the date of booking.
  • This offer is not valid if the participant has received a cash refund or voucher at the time of cancellation.
  • Participants don’t have to pay for the trek cost but have to pay for transportation and trek permit costs.

The fee can be paid by online transfer/Check deposit/Cash deposit/Demand draft. Instruction for
payment will be forwarded along with your confirmation email. When your transfer is done, please
e-mail us a confirmation mail with your transfer details so we can follow up on your reservation efficiently.
 

Cancellation terms:

For the cancellation of services due to any avoidable/unavoidable reasons, Trek The Himalayas must be notified of the same in writing at [email protected]  At the time we receive your written cancellation, refunds based on the total fare are as follows.

Cancellations prior to 25 days from the start of the Trip

Refund options

  • 5% deduction of trek fee
  • 100% cash voucher for any trip till one year

Cancellation between 24 days and 15 days to the start of the Trip

Refund options

  • 30% deduction of trek fee
  • 100% cash voucher for same trip till one year
  • 85% cash voucher for any trip till one year

Cancellation between 14 days and 10 days to the start of the Trip

Refund options

  • Book the same trek, in the same season, with any other batch
  • 50% deduction of trek fee
  • 80% cash voucher for same trip till one year
  • 70% cash voucher for any trip till one year

Cancellation less than 9 days to the start of the trek

Refund options

  • Transfer your trek (same trek, same batch) to your friend
  • No cash refund
  • 20% cash voucher for the same trip till one year
  • 10% cash voucher for any trip till one year

 

In the unlikely event that TTH cancels a trek prior to the scheduled departure date:

While it is extremely rare for TTH to cancel a trek, we understand that unforeseen circumstances or natural disasters may occasionally require us to do so before the scheduled departure. These circumstances could include continuous rain or snow, thunderstorms, snowstorms, landslides, floods, earthquakes, or any other natural calamity that poses a risk to the safety of our trekkers. Additionally, unforeseeable events such as local riots, curfews, pandemics, lockdowns, government orders, or any similar situations that compromise the safety of the trekking experience may also necessitate a cancellation.

In the event of such a cancellation, TTH will provide you with a voucher equivalent to the amount you paid for the trek. This voucher can be redeemed for any of our treks within the next year, allowing you to still enjoy an adventure with us at a later date.

Note

  • The issuance of a voucher is not applicable in situations where you are required to descend from the trek for any reason. The trek leader may make the decision to send you down from the trek due to factors such as insufficient fitness level, symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), high blood pressure, exceeding the designated turn-around-time, health concerns, or if you are found smoking, drinking, or violating the rules set for the trek. In such cases, the provision of a voucher does not apply.

 

In the rare event that TTH shifts a trek:

We would like to emphasize that weather conditions in high-altitude areas are highly unpredictable and can undergo sudden changes at any time, irrespective of the day. Additionally, circumstances beyond our control, such as natural disasters, political unrest, pandemics, and lockdowns, may impact the feasibility of conducting a trek. In cases where we are unable to proceed with an event due to such circumstances that are beyond our direct control, we will make every effort to provide you with an alternative trek that is safer and more suitable.

In such situations, we will issue a voucher to offset the cost difference between the originally scheduled trek and the alternative trek. This voucher can be redeemed at any time within one year from the date of issue. Please note that a refund fee or reimbursement of the cost difference is not applicable in these cases.

Note:

  • Change of trek batch is dependent on the availability of seats in the batch
  • In case of transferring a trek to a friend, he/she should satisfy all the mandatory requirements put forward by TTH
  • TTH holds the right to change/cancel the policies, without prior notice
  • Cash refund is applicable only in case of bookings made without using any promotional offer code or vouchers

Cash Voucher Terms:

  1. This is a non-transferable voucher
  2. The voucher cannot be merged with any other offer of Trek The Himalayas
  3. The voucher is valid for Trek booked directly with Trek The Himalayas in India
  4. To avail the voucher please use your register phone number or e-mail id
  5. All the other Terms of booking a trek with Trek The Himalayas are applicable to the voucher
  6. Trek The Himalayas holds rights to add/remove any of the Terms and Conditions without prior notice

Itineraries are based on information available at the time of planning and are subject to change. "Trek The Himalayas" reserves the right to change expedition dates, people or itineraries as conditions warrant. If a trip must be delayed or the itinerary changed due to bad weather, road conditions, transportation delays, government intervention, airline schedules, sickness, or other contingency for which TTH or its agents cannot make provision, the cost of delays and/or other changes are the responsibility of the participant. TTH reserves the right to decline, or accept, any individual as a trip member for any reason whatsoever.

Trek Essential

  • Basic Gear
  • Clothes
  • Personal Utilities
  • Head Gears
  • Foot Gears
Back pack & rain cover(50 - 60 ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps
Day pack + rain cover20 - 30 ltr (If hire a mule or porter)
Walking stickAdvisable (At least one)
Water bottle/Hydration pack2 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 KitConsult your doctor
SnacksEnergy bars, dry fruits, electral/ors
T-shirts4 Full sleeves (Non-cotton)
Fleece T-shirts1 Nos.
Fleece jacket1 Nos. (Alternative: a woollen sweater)
Down feather / Hollofil jacket1 Nos.
Wind & waterproof (jacket & pant)1 Pair
Thermal inners (upper and lower)1 Pair
Trek pants3 Synthetic (avoid shorts, fitting denims, capris)
Waterproof gloves1 Pair
Fleece/woolen gloves1 Pair
Poncho1 Nos.
Sunscreen creamMoisturiser
Hand sanitizerAntibacterial powder
Toothbrush and toothpasteLip balm / Chapstick
Toilet Paper & wipesQuick dry towel
Head torch1 Nos. (Avoid Hand torch)
Sun cap1 Nos. (One that covers the neck as well)
Woolen cap1 Nos.
Balaclava1 Nos. (Optional)
Neck-gaiters2 Nos.
Sunglasses Dark with side cover, it should be U/V protected, People who wear spectacles- (A)- Use contact lenses. (B)- Photo chromatic glasses.
Trekking shoes1 Pair (Waterproof, high ankle with good grip)
Floaters/flip-flops1 Pair
Cotton socks6 pairs
Woollen socks1 pairs
Gaiters1 Pair (TTH will Provide)

Fitness

Fitness regime for:

Moderate To Difficult

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24.22

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BMI Range Category
Less than 16.5 Serverely Underweight
16.5 - 18.5 Underweight
18.5 - 25 Normal
25 - 30 Overweight

  • If your BMI is normal, you can plan your fitness regime as mentioned.
  • If your BMI is not normal, consult your trusted physician before you plan your fitness regime.
  • If you're suffering from any chronic illnesses consult a medical practitioner.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the starting point of the Buran Ghati Trek?

The starting point of Buran Ghati Trek is the Himalayan hamlet of Janglik.

What is the altitude of the Buran Ghati Trek?

The altitude of the Buran Ghati Trek is 15,000 ft.

How difficult is the Buran Ghati trek?

Buran Ghati Trek is a moderate-difficult grade trek.

What is the best time to do the Buran Ghati trek?

The best time to do the Buran Ghati Trek is during the summer months of May to June and the post-monsoon months of September to October. During these months, the weather is generally clear, with warm days and cool nights, making it ideal for trekking.

What are the accommodation options on the Buran Ghati trek?

We stay in Home stay (dormitory with ground mattress on Day 1, it is separate for male and female) and for remaining days camping (twin sharing basis).

What is the duration of the Buran Ghati trek?

Buran Ghati trek is a 7-day long trek.

What kind of food will be provided during the Buran Ghati trek?

All meals are included starting from day 1 dinner till day 7 breakfast. At TTH, we provide wholesome and nutritious meals during the trek. The food is vegetarian and include a variety of dishes such as rice, dal, vegetables, chapati, paratha, pasta, noodles, and soup. We also offer snacks such as biscuits, namkeen, and dry fruits during the trek. Special dietary requirements such as vegan, gluten-free, or Jain food can also be arranged if informed in advance.

Is it necessary to have prior trekking experience to do the Buran Ghati trek?

Yes, prior trekking experience is necessary for Buran Ghati Trek.

What kind of physical fitness is required for the Buran Ghati trek?

Buran Ghati Trek is a moderate to difficult level trek and as such you need a good deal of physical fitness for the trek.

Will you provide us with tents and sleeping bags?

Yes, we will provide sleeping, tent, mattress. It is among the central equipment.

What is pick up and drop point? (If opt for TTH transport).

Pickup/ Drop Point: Shimla Old Bus Stand
Reporting Time: 6:00 AM on trek date // Drop Time: 10 PM to 11 PM.
Note: It is advisable to come one day in advance.

Whom should I call once I reach in Pick up pint in Shimla? (If opt for TTH transport).

We always share driver details and vehicle number 1 days prior the trek date, so you can call him on your arrival if you’re having problem with finding vehicle.

How do we reach to basecamp and get back after the trek? (If opt for TTH transport).

We use Force Cruiser (shared by 8 people) to travel from Shimla to Janglik and Sumo/Bolero or equivalent (shared by 6 people) from Barua to Shimla. We arrange vehicle depending on availability and final batch size.

Is there an option to offload my backpack on this trek?

Yes, Offloading facility is available. You should book it in advance and pay us Rs.2200/- per bag for all trekking days or book it after reaching there, and for that you need to pay Rs.2500/- per bag for all trekking days. Bag weight should not more than 10 kgs.

What kind of toilet facility you are providing us?

Toilet tents would be there. Basically we use dry toilet which is one of the best way to answer nature call in forest. Dry toilet means, we dig a pita and keep mud and shovel so once you are done with your business you can cover it up using mud. It is most hygienic way. You should carry toiletries as we mention in essential

Is there mobile network on this trek?

Last network point is Rohru (en route to Janglik) after that no network.No network while trekking.

Are there any electricity charging points on this trek?

There isn’t any charging point on trek. Janglik is the only place where you can charge your mobile phone and camera after that you need to rely on your power bank or batteries.

What kind of shoes we should buy for this trek?

You should buy shoes which has these three features –Good grip, Ankle Support and water proof. Generally, we advise Quechua Trek 100, MH 500 and MH 100.

Is Trekking pole necessary?

Yes, it is necessary. It is additional support which helps you reduce tiredness and give you strength and balance.

How do I manage the negative temperatures on the trek at higher camps? Do I need special jackets?

Layer Up From Head To Toe
Eat Full Meals, never sleep empty stomach
You can keep warmee (if you’re more susceptible to cold).
Use sleeping bag in right way and don’t leave free space in sleeping bag.

For upper body
– Thermal layer
– T-shirt (full-sleeves)
– Fleece T-shirt (for extreme colds)
– Fleece layer
– Thick Jacket/Down Jacket
– Waterproof or Windproof layer (outermost layer, when it is snowing or raining)
For Lower Body
– Thermal layer
– Hiking pants (normal) or Winter hiking pants

Based on how warm you feel you can skip any of the above layers. Your outer later should be windproof since it is windy at high altitude.
The idea behind layering is that the more insulation you have the less cold you feel, and instead of wearing a very thick jacket if you wear multiple layers, your body will be better insulated against the cold.

Do you provide crampon/micro spikes and gaiters?

We provide micro spikes and gaiters, if required.

What documents need to carry on trek?

Mandatory documents: 2 xerox of ID having address (addhar card/driving license), 2 Passport size photographs, hard copy Medical form signed & sealed by doctor, disclaimer form sign by trekker and high altitude insurance

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