Brief Description

If you are looking for all the best things in one trek, Buran Ghati Trek is for you. Buran Ghati trek starts from Janglik which is approx. 150 km from Shimla. The trail comprises of the dense forest of Oak & Pine trees. The sacred Chandranahan Lake is another attraction of Buran Ghati Trek. The glacial lake remains frozen for the most part of the year. The flowers & herbs are in plenty along the trail. The beauty of numerous glistening streams of water will keep you amazed. The fruit trees are in abundance near Barua village. The fruits grown in this part are apples, pears, apricot & peaches. Buran Pass altitude is 15059 ft. The panoramic view from Buran Pass is one of the best you can get. The trail after the pass is a straight wall where you have to slide for the most part of it. This bit can be technical at times & rope may be required for ascending down the considerably straight face of ice. The trek is recommended for people who have done at least one multi-day Himalayan trek. Stay on this page for more details like Buran Ghati Pass Trek itinerary, temperature chart, FAQs, photos and videos. Scroll to the end to read Buran Ghati Trek blogs.

Why Bikat?

  • Learning Experience: We do not just focus on completing the trek but also help you develop basic trekking skills like:
    • Packing a rucksack
    • Morning Yoga & Evening stretching
    • How to pitch and dismantle a camping tent and properly use a sleeping bag
    • Ascend and Descend on a mountain trail
    • How to ensure camp safety and hygiene
    • Identify trail signs and signals
  • Loyalty Programs: Join Bikat community and enjoy benefits of our vouchers and referral programs.
  • Personalized attention: We have small batch size (max. 15) and we maintain a healthy ratio of 8:1 (Participants: Leader) on all our batches to enable individual focus and monitoring.
  • Best Expedition Leaders: Our leaders are advanced mountaineering course qualified, specially trained in rescue procedures from NIM and certified first-aid responders. Even our local guides are certified first-aid responders.
  • Safety norms: We have mapped every region with an emergency evacuation plan and safety protocols maintaining a zero accident record so far. We carry an extensive first-aid kit including oxygen cylinders and high altitude medicines.
  • Safety equipment: Our trek leaders carry UIAA certified rescue equipment like static rope, ice ax, harness, carabiners, jumar, pulley, short and long slings.

Itinerary

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1 Day 1
Day 1: Shimla to Janglik (9,200 ft) - 150 km Drive
2 Day 2
Day 2: Janglik to Dayara (11000 Feet). 4 Hours approx.
3 Day 3
Day 3: Dayara to Litham (11,800 Feet). 3 Hours approx.
4 Day 4
Day 4: Litham to Chandranahan Lake (13,900 ft) & back to Litham, 4-5 hours
5 Day 5
Day 5: Litham to Dunda ( 13500 Feet ) 5 Hours Approx.
6 Day 6
Day 6: Dunda to River Camp (11,900 Feet) via Buran Ghati (15,050 Feet). 8 Hours Approx.
7 Day 7
Day 7: River Camp to Kharcham/Barua (6,561 ft). Onward to Shimla - 250 km Drive
8 Day 8
Day 8 : Buffer Day

Frequently Asked Questions

Eligibility: Is this trek good for me?

Buran Ghati Trek is made only for experienced trekkers who want to test their limits. The challenges faced in the trek should not be underestimated. You should attempt this trek only If you have already done a trek that climbs to 4700-5000 metres. It is recommended not to opt Buran Ghati trek if you cannot get acclimatized in high altitudes. Besides you need to have a strong physical endurance to complete this trek. On Bikat Scale Buran Ghati Difficulty level is 6. For details on trek difficulty level, please read on Bikat Rating Scale

Eligibility: Experience required

A basic mountaineering course is recommended though not mandatory in case of highly experienced & skilled trekkers. At least 2-3 challenging treks along with 20 – 25 total trekking days in the Himalayas. Medical fitness certificate from CMO of a recognized hospital.

Eligibility: Fitness benchmark

Jog/Run for 5 Kms in 25-30 mins Or Walk continuously for 10 kms (with 3-4 small breaks) on plain terrain (slight incline is better) and
Hold your breath for 40 seconds and
3 sets of Climbing 30 – 40 steps in one stretch and
Push Ups – 10 and
Lunges & Squats – 15 X 2 sets
If you are not meeting these benchmarks, please use the preparation schedule to improve your fitness till you achieve the above benchmarks.

Eligibility: Requisite Skills

How to use an Ice Axe
How to use Climbing boots & Crampons
How to rope up & follow queued climbing/descending
How to self-arrest using an ice axe
Knowledge of Basic First aid

About the Trek: Why should I go for this trek?

Buran Ghati Trek - Himachal

If you are looking for all the best things in one trek, Buran Ghati Trek is for you. The starting point of this trek is Janglik. The trek trail comprises of the dense forest of Oak & Pine trees. The sacred Chandranahan Lake is another attraction of this trek. The glacial lake remains frozen for the most part of the year. The flowers & herbs are in plenty along the trail. The beauty of numerous glistening streams of water will keep you amazed. The fruit trees are in abundance near Barua village. The fruits grown in this part are apples, pears, apricot & peaches. The panoramic view from Buran Pass is one of the best you can get.

Best Season: What are the best months to visit this trek?

The Burna Ghati trek best time is June. It is also possible to do the trek in September and October, but there is difficulty in getting support staff since most people are occupied with apple harvesting in those months.

Packing List: What to pack



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Connectivity: How to Reach the base of the trek & how to go back from the end point?

The base camp for this trek is Janglik, 152 km from Shimla. Once you reach Janglik, you can either opt for transport to Janglik with us, or hire a private taxi. Alternately, you can take a bus from Shimla to Rohru. From Rohru, Chirgaon is about 15 kms and can be reached by a shared vehicle which takes about 1 hour. Further from Chrigaon, Tangnu is about 22 km and takes another hour to reach. Shared vehicles are available, but less frequently. From Tangnu, walk to Janglik on a jeep-able road. It about an hour's walk.
By Air: Shimla is well connected to Delhi and other cities of India by air. Air India runs a daily 7:45 am flight from Delhi to Shimla. You can also fly to Chandigarh or Delhi and take a taxi or bus to Shimla from there.
By Rail: If you are travelling by railways, then Kalka is your station. From Kalka, drive to Shimla which is an hour and a half journey. Buses and private taxis are easily available on this route.
By Road: There are daily overnight buses for Shimla from Delhi from Kashmere Gate ISBT and take about 11 - 12 hours.

Connectivity: What is the cellular network connectivity for this trek?

Airtel has good connectivity up till Janglik. Vodafone and BSNL also have spotty coverage in Janglik. Once we start the trek, you may get Airtel coverage at a hut 2 kms before Dayara and a large boulder in Lithum. Apart from this, you will not get coverage before reaching the roadhead at Barua.

Nearby attraction: What are the nearby attractions that I can explore?

Chanshal: Like the resplendant crown for a noble face the snow cald Chanshal range rises above the Pabbar valley. At 4220 m, the Chanshal pass which opens from May to October is the link to Dodra Kwar. The Chansal area also has some excellent ski slopes.
Hanol Mahasu Temple: Hanol Mahasu temple is situated at an altitude of 1429 m in the village of Hanol, 55 km from Rohru on the eastern bank of the Taons. This temple constructed in Huna style architecture is dedicated to Mahasu. The Hanol temple is said to the originating place of all the deities of the area of Rohru and Jubbal. Tradition recounts that a demon lived here and killed the people, one by one each day. A devotee of Lord Shiva in Mandrath challenged the custom and prayed to Shiva for help. This ardent devotee of the lord- Deolari Devi, a resident of Hanol, was being directed by God. Accordingly, she sent her four sons to Mandrath, where from a field they obtained four Shivlings. The shivlings were given the names of the four young men. Meanwhile the demon was killed by the four sons and the villagers thereafter started worshipping Shiva as Mahasu.
Shikhru Devta Temple: This is a beautiful temple located in the heart of the town, Shikhru Devta is held in high veneration and is the sight of on annual fair which is celebrated during the month of April every year.
Khara Patthar: As the name says Khara Patthar has huge free standing egg shaped boulder. Worn smooth by aeons of erosion this is a wonder of this area. From here the steady descent of the Pabbar valley begins. Khara pathar is a place that gives expression to the phrase of 'time standing still', Kharapathar is a perfect leisure destination in the heart of nature's generous blessings to the area. Lush forests, wide views, excellent walk and hike trails and the charm of apple orchards make this a perfect leisure destination that is easily accessible by a short drive (85 km) from Shimla.

Packing List: How should I pack my rucksack?

Packing List: How should I select my trekking shoe?

Mandatory documents: What are the mandatory documents required for the trek?

Medical Certificate (Soft Copy to be sent to us & original to be carried) is the mandatory document required for the trek.

Age limit: What is the minimum & maximum age limit?

The minimum age limit is 12 years and the maximum age limit is 60 years.

Accommodation type: What will be the accommodation type in this trek?

The trekkers will stay at a homestay/guest house.

Equipment and facilities: Are there any washroom/toilet facilities on the trek?

We setup dry pit separate tents for every batch of 7 participants.

Equipment and facilities: What kind of tents and sleeping bags will be provided to us?

We use four sesaons tents and sleeping bags of rating -15 to -25 degree celcius.

Equipment and facilities: If we trek in snow, what equipment will you provide?

We provide microspikes and gaiters

Weather conditions: What will the temperatures be like during this trek?

On Buran Ghati Trek Temperature falls down upto -5 degree Celsius. For more details follow Buarn Ghati Temperature Chart

Weather conditions: When will there be snow on this trek?

Yes, there will be snow on the trek

Miscellaneous : Is the trekking pole necessary?

Yes, it is necessary since the descent is steep.

Miscellaneous : Is it safe for a solo woman traveller to trek in Fixed departures?

Yes, it is completely safe for women travellers.

Transport: What time will you drop us at the end point on last day of the trek?

The drop point will be Shimla.

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I did Buran Ghati in June 2018. I have done several treks in the past few months and Buran Ghati is one of the most beautiful treks that I have been to. The itinerary is carefully designed for all level of trekkers and you reach almost every campsite by afternoon thus get plenty of time to relax in the evening and enjoy the place. The trek is a mixture of everything. The amazing Dyara Bugyal and the high altitude lake that revolves around the mysterious local stories and not to miss, the 400 m tall snow wall at pass crossing. Each and every campsite is extremely beautiful and very unique. I would recommend this trek to everyone not for its challenges but for the immense beauty and isolated valleys that Buran Ghati offers.

Terms & Conditions

What's Included

  • Food as per menu on the trek
  • Forest Permits/Camping Charges, if any (upto the amount charged for Indian nationals)
  • Tents, Sleeping bags, Sleeping mats
  • Safety Equipment includes static rescue rope, seat harness, carabiners, pulleys
  • Trek guide, cook, helpers, and porters for carrying common supplies
  • Mountaineering course certified Trek Leader with Wilderness Emergency Responder & Rescue. course from NIM Uttarkashi

What's not Included

  • Portage of personal bags during the trek
  • Cost of any kind of Travel Insurance.
  • Any Expense of personal nature.
  • Any Expense not specified in the inclusions list.
  • Meals during road journeys

Cancellation Policy

Cash Refund
  • Cancellations up to 30 days prior to departure date - 5% deduction
  • Between 30 days to 15 days prior to departure - 50% deduction
  • Less than 15 days of departure - No Cash Refund
Voucher Refund
  • Cancellations up to 5 days prior to departure date - No deduction
  • Cencellations within 5 days prior to departure - No Refund
*Cash refund is applicable only in case of bookings made without using any promotional offer code or vouchers.
*Please note that this is only a brief of cancellation terms. For finer details please refer Detailed Cancellation Policy

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