If you are looking for all the best things in one trek, Buran Ghati is for you. The starting point of this trek is Janglik. The trek trail comprises of dense forest of Oak & Pine trees. The sacred Chandranahan Lake is another attraction of this trek. The glacial lake remains frozen for 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. The trail after the pass is a straight wall where you have to slide for 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. one should be physically & mentally fit.
|2||Difficulty Level||Easy to Moderate|
|3||Maximum Altitude||4578 metres|
|5||Food||Nutritious food suited for trekking / 3 meals a day.|
|6||Trek Starts From||Janglik|
|7||Trek Ends In||Kharcham|
|8||Totak Trek Distance||Around 50 km|
|10||Nearby Attractions||One can visit an ancient temple of Hatkoti, situated between Jubbal and Rohru. One can also extend its trip by visiting beautiful villages of Kinnaur, Chitkul and Kalpa.|
|11||Mobile Connectivity||Airtel networks will be available at Janglik but further from it there will be no signals on the trek or at any camp.|
|12||Best Time To Visit||The best time to trek is in the months of April-May and September-November. It is advised to do this trek in the months of April-May. In the post monsoon season, the apple harvesting begins and due to this there is a shortage of labor. So you will hardly find a vehicle to reach Janglik and if you find it then they will charge you a hefty amount and the roads are also very bad in condition. So if you are going by your own then pre monsoon seasons are prefered and if you are going with any organization then make sure that they provide you the pick and drop service to and from Janglik.|
|13||How To Reach Shimla By Air?||The nearest airport is Shimla Airport at Jubbarhatti which is 23 km away from the main city. Currently there are no regular commercial flights available. One can take the option of Chandigarh Airport which is the nearest major airport. Chandigarh is 120 km away from Shimla and it is a 4 hour drive. From chandigarh, either you can take a bus or hire a taxi to reach Shimla.|
|14||How To Reach Shimla By Rail?||The nearest raliway station is Kalka which is well connected to all the major cities. To reach Shimla, you can take a bus or hire a taxi from Kalka. The journey takes around 2 hours to reach Shimla. The taxi costs you around Rs. 1800/-|
|15||How To Reach Shimla By Road?||Shimla is well connected by road. Shimla is around 380 km from Delhi and it takes around 8-9 hours to reach there. Frequent buses and taxis are available from Delhi.|
|16||How To Reach Janglik From Shimla?||You can hire a private taxi to reach Janglik that costs you around Rs. 2000/-. You can also choose to take a shared taxi but remember there is no shared taxi which goes till Janglik. You have to divide your journey into four parts. Take a taxi/jeep from Shimla to Rohru, then from Rohru to Chirgaon and then from Chirgaon to Tonglu/Damvari. Tonglu/Damvari will be your last drop point and from there Janglik is around 1 hour walk. For jeeps, sometimes you have to wait and this wait could be long. It is advised to keep a buffer day for this journey and try to start your journey early morning at 5 AM. In the morning, you will have an option to take a press vehicle to reach Rohru.|
|17||How To Reach Shimla From Kharcham?||There are less vehicles which go directly to Shimla. From Kharcham take a jeep to Sangla, which is 17 km from there or Reckong Peo and then take a vehicle to reach Shimla.|
Our pickup will from Shimla. Report at Shimla bus stand at 9 AM. We drive along Pabbar River through the mixed forest. Villages with beautiful Himachal homes & step fields of wheat adorn the sides of the road. From Chirgaon the road condition is bad. The road crosses the Pabbad river at Tonglu & then climbs to Janglik.
We cross through the village homes. Within half an hours we are past the village. The trail is steep initially. After you have climbed considerably halt to get a good view of the valley. Spot Janglik, Tonglu & other nearby villages from here. The trail 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 forest a couple of times till we finally arrive at our destination for the day. Overnight camping.
Get up early to catch the view of golden rays of sun falling on the grass in the meadow. Enjoy the view with a hot cup of tea. Todays trail majorly constitutes of forests,meadows & gushing stream of water. We walk thorough the meadown toward the Gunas Pass. After we cross a steam, the view of the Dhauladhar range is captivating. A few minutes alter we enter forest of Bhoj trees (Silver Birch). After a while we come across another stream. Cross it & get your first view of Litham. We are walking in a meadow again. Across the meadow we cross the Chandranahan Stream and arrive at our campsite for the day. Litham is a beautiful campsite. Notice the Chandranahan waterfalls beyond which lies the Chandranahan Lake. Buran Ghati lies behind the mountain in front of us. Get ready for a great adventure starting tomorrow.
Continue north-east along the Pabbar River which originates from the slopes of the Buran Ghati. Pass through Khubrini Thach and leaving the tree line behind climb steeply through boulders to enter Dunda Thach, located at the foot of the pass.
In post monsoon season the climb to the pass is easier due to lesser or no snow. From Dunda camp walk on the ridge through the boulders. From the base of the 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 pass is a steep drop. Use of rope is highly recommended here. The steep drop gives way to a snow field from where it is easy to slide down. Decent is fast & we lose altitude quickly. We descend down to a stream that we hop through. Across the stream in our campsite for the day.
The trail is well marled from river campsite. Take the lower trail decending into the valley. The trail passes through grasslands & forest of pine trees. Arrive at kahrcham by the afternoon. You deserve to spend some easy time after an arduous trek. The campsite itself is very beautiful. Enjoy the evening around the campsite.
We leave post breakfast and drive to Shimla. Trip ends in Shimla.
*We advise that you keep one buffer day in your Itinerary. Weather can be unpredictable in mountains & delay can become unavoidable in some circumstances. You can use the buffer day to explore around Shimla and take an overnight Volvo bus the next day.