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A trek to be remembered till the end of times, The place was breathtaking with the mesmerizing views... LOVE IT.

Buran Ghati Trek Overview

Buran Ghati offers trillions of mind-blowing sights waiting to be discovered. At a distance of approximately 6 hours from Shimla lies this offbeat location that you can explore through this eight-day long trekking trip. 

The thicker and denser forests of oak and pines, the extensive green meadows, the sharp edges at high altitudes, the snow-clad peaks all around, the small streams and brooks, and the quaint villages are some of the magnificent sights you will come across this journey. The trails range from easy to challenging levels.

The trek starts at Guide and goes through Janglik, Dayara, Lytham, Chandranahan lake, Dhunda, Buran Ghati and Barua village. This particular package takes care of all your requiremnets and offers you meals, accommodation in tents and huts, and an array of fun moments during the exciting trek. 
As a part of daily hygiene protocol, proper care of hygiene and sanitation is maintained all through to ensure the utmost care and personal safety of the guests.

Buran Ghati Trek Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Getting to the Diude Base Camp (9,200 ft)

    Start from Shimla at 06:30 AM and take a 6-hour long journey to enjoy the trek to Buran Ghati.

    Pick up vehicles will be arranged to leave from Shimla.

    The base camp of this trek is Janglik.

    Diude is the closest road head to Janglik.

    From Rohru to Diude, you will get to see the beautiful Pabbar river.

    Watch the square wheat fields along the river and beautiful Himachali homes. The road climbs along side pretty villages and mixed forests until it gets to the pine forests around Tonglu.

    Go through the motorable road at Tikri, just after Chirgaon, it turns left and becomes an absolute dirt track for the rest of the way.

    It takes two hours along the dirt track to get to Tonglu.

    At Tonglu, the dirt track drops down to the river, crosses the Pabbar and climbs to Diude in swift switchbacks.

    Janglik is a short walk from Diude.

  • Day 2 - Diude/Janglik to Dayara (9,200 ft to 11,075 ft)

    Duration: 5 hours

    Trek gradient: Moderate. Around 75 minutes of ascent followed by a 15-minute flat walk.

    Make your way to an ascent into a forest for about 30 minutes followed by a gradual descent for about an hour in the meadows ending with a gradual ascent through a forest.

    Find streams to refill your water bottles about 1-1.5 hours into the trek.

    Come out of Diude and witness the beautifully crafted wheat fields lined by charming wooden farmhouses on their edges.

    Within fifteen minutes, you will leave the last huts of Diude behind your trail.

    Then start climbing the altitudes rapidly.

    In an hour, you will come to step on a ledge and then give your eyes the splendid views of Diude, Tonglu and other villages.

    The ledge under a pine tree is a wonderful place to take a break.

    Fifteen minutes later, past a clearing on your right, the trail climbs into an oak and pine forest.

    Follow the steep trail that levels off to a gradual, pleasant climb.

    Half an hour later, you will escape from the tree line into a vast expanse of meadows climbing into the hills to your left.

    The trail out of the tree line descends gradually, skirting the top of the pines. The trail is well defined and broad.

    Almost an hour later, the trail enters another magnificent forest of pine and oak but thicker.

    Through the forest, the trail climbs gradually before popping out of it again in another half hour.

    Watch the perfectly landscaped meadows of Dayara in front.

    Camp at Dayara.

  • Day 3 - Dayara to Litham (11,000 ft to 11,737 ft)

    Duration: 3 hours

    Trek gradient: Easy

    Today's trek starts with a gentle ascent for about 15 minutes followed by a stream crossing.

    Ascend through a pine forest and meadows for about an hour followed by a gentle descent through a silver birch forest and meadows.

    You will not require a refill today if you carry 2 litres of water from Dayara.

    Find streams on the trail.

    The trail from Dayara to Litham will show you some of the dense forests, wide green meadows, gushing streams, and brooks as you cover an altitude of 737 feet in 3 hours.

    The trail goes through the meadows towards the Gunas Pass.

    A gently ascending trail enters another clump of pine forest fifteen minutes out of the Dayara campsite.

    Then you get to a stream that needs to be leapt over.

    Across the stream, the trail climbs out of the forest and rounds a wide curve to regain the views of the snow-capped mountains of the Dhauladhar range and Gunas Pass.

    Behind the pine forest, you will see the snow-lined cliffs.

    Half an hour later the trail will come to a forest full of silver birch. The forest is old and the silver birches gnarled with age.

    Descending gently through the forest leads to another perennial stream in the fold of the mountain.

    Refresh here and climb out of the fold to your first clear view of Litham.

    Across the meadows, the trail dips to the Chandranahan stream that you need to cross before throwing down your backpacks at the Litham campsite.

    Enjoy the views of the snout of the Chandranahan waterfall, beyond which is the Chandranahan lake.

    In front are the towering snow-clad mountains that hide Buran Ghati but set the heart fluttering in anticipation of a great adventure ahead.

    On the right are the snow patched cliffs that hide the Rupin valley.

    Stay overnight at Litham campsite.

  • Day 4 - Excursion to Chandranahan lake (11,737 ft to 13,900 ft and back)

    Duration: 6-7 hours

    Trek gradient: Difficult

    The Chandranahan lake is a glacial tarn that is perennially fed by snow flanks of mountains that surround it.

    Cross the stream that you get just before the Litham campsite.

    Continue upstream on the shepherd’s trail to a ridge top.

    Walk towards the snout of the waterfall from where the stream emerges.

    It takes about an hour and a half to get to the snout of the waterfall, marked by beautifully placed stone cairns.

    The journey to the lake takes a difficult turn the moment you get to the flat at the snout of the waterfall.

    In late June, the valley floor has good amounts of snow but nothing that is difficult to walk on.

    There are tiny waterfalls that turn into brooks that trickle down to the lake from all sides.

    Spend time taking in the sights of the setting before heading back to Litham the way you came.

    It is a steep descent from the lake to Litham. You must start early in the morning to be back at Litham at lunch.

  • Day 5 - Litham to Dhunda (11,737 ft to 13,365 ft)

    Duration: 4-5 hours

    Trek gradient: Moderate

    Buran Ghati is a trek that can be easy or difficult depending on where you camp for the pass assault.

    Dhunda at 13,300 ft is a perfect and short two hour climb to the pass.

    The Dhauladhar range looms over the trail with the Gunas pass sitting pretty on top of the snowy flanks of the grey mountains.

    It is a monochrome setting of grey and white in front, with the green grasslands of Litham to the left, and cliffs of the bordering Rupin valley to the right.

    The Pabbar is no longer a gently descending stream. Later the trail takes a sharper ascent.

    Continue up the left bank until the trail gets into a U shaped gorge like valley and you get the first view of the Buran Ghati on your left.

    Start the climb to Dhunda by following the well marked shepherds’ trail that leads in the general direction of the pass.

    An hour of climb, you will reach ridge top of Dhunda.

    Get the awesome views of Buran Ghati and the trail that leads to it.

    The camp is in an alpine zone. Snow capped mountains flank the campsite on all sides.

  • Day 6 - Dhunda to River camp via Buran Ghati (13,365 ft to 11,800 ft via Buran Ghati)

    Duration: 9-10 hours

    Trek gradient: Difficult

    Follow the ridge and hop over boulders towards the base of the pass.

    From the base it is an hour long climb to the top, mostly on snow.

    Buran Ghati is at exactly 15,000 ft and offers a thrilling climb.

    It is a narrow ledge on the top.

    The drop on the other side is sharp and steep.

    Without the rope, the descent can be risky even with an ice axe.

    Getting down to the first snow field about 100 metres below the pass is your first objective.

    Thereafter it is a series of descents over smaller ledges that you can slide down.

    Descending on the Buran Ghati trek is quick and very soon you lose all the altitude that you have gained.

    It takes about 2 hours to get to the end of the snow line.

    You also lose about 3,000 ft in altitude.

    Out of the snow line, the descent takes you down a ridge with junipers and lovely flower crested shrubs.

    The view of the valley in front is lush green as far as the eye can see.

    Beyond, a long range of mountains tower over the setting.

    Descend for another hour to get to a stream that needs to be hopped over.

    Across the stream the first farmers’ huts appear. You camp here for the night.

  • Day 7 - River camp to Barua village (11,800 ft to 6,700 ft)

    Duration: 6 hours

    Trek gradient: Easy

    The descent to the Barua village is remarkable for the variety in vegetation and diversity.

    Take the path that follows the Barua Khud.

    Stick to the trail that is broadest and most used.

    The trail descends rapidly through the high altitude pines, giving way to a mix of other trees.

    An hour and a half later the trail descends to a large gushing stream meeting the Barua Khud.

    A makeshift bridge lined with junipers and mud is the only way across.

    Climbing out of the stream, the trail is greeted with more diverse vegetation.

    An hour later the first apple orchards and signs of civilization await the trekkers.

    Then the trail enters Barua village through an arch.

    It is a long descent through the village as the trail meanders and descends through.

    Once at the heart of the village, the descent is more rapid.

    In half an hour the trail pops out on to the road bridge over the Barua Khud.

    Transport will be arranged to leave from Barua to Shimla at 1:00 PM and you will reach Shimla at around 2:00 AM.

    If you wish to set out on your own, you can wait to get a vehicle to Karcham, which is a junction 3 km ahead or you could simply walk it. Karcham is a junction where roads from Rekong Peo

    and Sangla meet.

    The big hydel project by the Jaypee group also starts at Karcham.

    From Karcham either take a vehicle to Sangla, 17 km away, or to Reckong Peo for more connectivity to Shimla.

  • Day 8 - Buffer day

    Rest at Shimla for the night and you are free to explore Shimla the next day and take a Volvo bus to Delhi in the evening.

    The tour concludes today.

Stay

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  • Accommodation in high-quality and comfortable tents during the tour

Meal

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  • All meals are included in this package
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  • Vegetarian only

Activity

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  • Trekking
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  • Camping

Other Inclusions

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  • Trekking permits and forest camping charges
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  • High-end trekking equipment (tents, sleeping bags, ice axes, ropes, etc.)
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  • Safety equipment (first aid, medical kit, oxygen cylinders, stretcher, etc.)
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  • Services of an expert trek leader (qualified in basic/advanced mountaineering courses)
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  • Services of an expert trek team (guides, cooks, helpers, porters/mules)

Things To Carry

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  • Thrillophilia voucher (can present mobile voucher)
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  • Valid ID proof for each member
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  • Personal toiletries and medication (if any)
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  • Warm and comfortable clothes
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  • Jackets or sweatshirts
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  • Trekking shoes
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  • Trekking poles
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  • Water bottles, backpack, energy bars/snacks, etc.
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  • Mosquito & insect repellent
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  • Sunscreen lotion
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  • Sunglasses
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  • Binoculars
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  • Camera
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  • Cap or hat
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  • Flashlight (with spare batteries)

Advisory

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  • Guidelines issued by the State-Government is to be followed.
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  • Social distancing to be maintained.
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  • Frequent hand sanitisation and use of mask recommended.
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  • To ensure utmost hygiene, the place is daily cleaned and sanitized.
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  • Please provide a valid ID at the time of check-in.
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  • The exact location will be shared with you post-booking.
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  • Avoid uncomfortable clothing during the activities (like sarees, etc.).
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  • Carrying jewellery or other valuables is not advisable.
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  • Consumption of alcohol or any other intoxicating products is strictly prohibited during this activity.

Tour Type

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  • This is a group tour

Buran Ghati Trek: Cancellation Policy

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  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made 15-30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made within 0-15 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain trips or activities may get cancelled. In such cases operator will try their best to provide an alternate feasible. However a cash refund will not be applicable for the same.
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  • Cancellations are strictly subjected to cancellation policies mentioned on the website & are irrespective of the date of booking.

Buran Ghati Trek: Refund Policy

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  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days
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  • All applicable refunds will be done in traveller's thrillophilia wallet as Thrillcash

Buran Ghati Trek: Booking Confirmation Policy

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  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking
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  • In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
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  • Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking before confirmation and a full refund will be processed.

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    People Also Ask About Buran Ghati Trek

    1. Is Buran Ghati trek in Manali?

      No, the Buran Ghati trek has its presence near the Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand border with an altitude of 15,000 feet. This trekking spot is very close to Shimla and is located in the Pabbar Valley.

    2. What is the best time to visit Buran Ghati trek?

      The best time for Buran Ghati trek is between May and June and Mid-September and mid-October. The months between May and June is the time of summer and it is the best time to see the snow.

    3. What is the difficulty level of Buran Ghati trek?

      The difficulty level of Buran Ghati trek is moderate. Therefore, any fit beginner can complete the trek under the guidance of an instructor. With the training of a minimum of one and a half month, you will find the trek easier.

    4. How to reach the location for Buran Ghati trek?

      The Buran Ghati trek distance is around 150 km from Shimla and can be reached through rail, road and flight.
      - By Flight: The nearest airport to Buran Ghati is the Jubbarhatti airport in Shimla. On reaching the airport, you can easily get private taxis or cab to the Buran Ghati. You can also take direct buses from Shimla.
      - By Rail: The railway station that is closest to the Buran Ghati is the Kalka, Himachal Pradesh. The railway station is very well connected to the major railway stations like Delhi and Chandigarh.
      - By Road: The buses are a very popular road transport option to reach the Buran Ghati. There are direct buses from Shimla where you can use government buses, AC buses and Volvo buses. You can easily get Volvo buses which leave at the fixed departure time. Alternatively, you can also take the local buses which run at a gap of every half an hour.

    5. How much time will it take to cover Buran Ghati trek?

      The complete Buran Ghati trek package is for 8 days and 7 nights. During this time, you will witness dense forests, snow-capped peaks, green meadows, small streams and much more

    6. What type of accommodation will be provided?

      The accommodation provided during your trek is in huts and tents.

    7. What things will be required on Buran Ghati trek?

      During your Buran Ghati trek, you should carry the following with you:
      - Comfortable footwear and Comfortable clothes: To make your trekking experience comfortable. You should also carry jackets and sweatshirt to keep yourself warm during the trek.
      - Sunscreen and Sunglasses: To protect your skin from sunburn and the heat Torchlight: Required to help you provide enough lighting during your trek. You should also carry some additional batteries.
      - Personal medicine kit: If there is any personal medicine or prescription, you advised to carry that along with you.
      - Water bottle: Would be required to quench your thirst during your Buran Ghati trek.
      - Caps and hats: To protect your head from dust and heat.
      - Trekking poles: To guide you and give a good grip during your Buran Ghati trek.
      - Trekking shoes: To provide you with a firm grip and make your movement easy during the trek.
      - Backpack bags: To carry all your items during your trek

    8. What type of meals will be included in Buran Ghati trek package?

      The meals included in Buran Ghati trek package are completely vegetarian. All the meals are included during the trip.

    9. Will I be provided with a guide for Buran Ghati trek?

      Yes, you will be provided with a guide for Buran Ghati trek. The guide will instruct you throughout the trip. The instructions will make your trip safer and easier. Therefore, you should carefully listen to the instructions provided by the guide.

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