Borasu Pass Trek

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Borasu Pass – Ancient Trade Route

Borasu pass is a pass perched between high mountains in India which divides Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh. It was used as a trade route between Har ki Dun valley and Kinnaur valley. On the other hand the Tibet border lies few kilometres away from this Pass.

The Borasu pass lies at a high altitude of 5,450 m.Therefore, it is great for adventure lovers!

Borasu Pass

About Basecamp “Sankri”

Sankri is the basecamp for more than 20 Himalayan treks. Thus, it always remains busy by the hustle and bustle of trekkers. This small village is truly picturesque because of its idyllic setting and serene aura.

There are quaint wooden houses made of Deodar wood. And, also some hotels and restaurants serving delicious local food. Their specialty is “Red Rice”. So, get to know the villagers and have a glimpse of their lifestyle. It is the best place to explore Himalayan culture and tradition.

From there, get excellent views of lofty Swargarohini and Bandarpoonch! And do not miss their glorifying sunrise and sunset views.

Moreover, the nearest village to Sankri is “Saur”. There is the  presence of Someshwar Devta temple. It is highly worshiped by the villagers.

Therefore, the basecamp will leave you admiring its exquisite beauty.

Great for Adventure Lovers

Borasu Pass

During the trek, pass through grasslands, steep ridges, snow slopes and a glacier. And the trail remain covered in snow during winters.

Certainly, it is for the people who seek adventure! But, Borasu Pass trek is an exhilarating long trek suggested for experienced trekkers.

And, the efforts are totally worth because Borasu Pass offers views of  Bandar pooch, Swargarohini peaks, Kala Nag, Black Peak and Har ki Dun.

Connects Har Ki Dun to Baspa Valley

The Har Ki Dun trail further leads to Borasu Pass in Himachal and connects Har ki Dun Valley to Baspa Valley.On the way come across a variety of wealthy flora and fauna and spot beautiful Himalayan birds and rare species of animals.

Borasu Pass

Key Points of Borasu Pass trek

Level: Difficult (not suggested for beginners)

During the trek, proper conditioning & training of body required

Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperature

Shoes are the single most important equipment.

High Altitude requires proper acclimatization.

Only BSNL networks are there.

Beautiful landscapes so carry good photo gear & Extra battery backup.

Travel light (Bag pack should not be more than 10 kg.)

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Trek Fee: Rs.18,000 Per Person (Includes GST and all costs of the Trek from Dehradun to Chitkul)

temperatureSummer Temperature: (5°C to 15°C) Night (-2°C to -5°C)

altitudeAltitude: (5,450)

Duration: 8 Days

Best Time:May, June, September and October

Level: Difficult

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Overview

SHORT ITINERARY

Day 1– Pickup from Dehradun Railway Station and Drive to Sankri (base camp) by taxi

Altitude – 1,920 m/6,299 ft

Distance – 210 km

Time taken – Drive – 7/8 hours

Night stay – Swargarohini Hotel

Day 2– Drive from Sankri to Taluka and trek to Cheludgad/Seema

Altitude – 2,700 m/8,858 ft

Distance – Drive (11 km) Trek (13 km)

Time taken – 4/5 hours

Night stay – Camps

Day 3– Trek from Cheludgad to Har ki Dun

Altitude – 3,645 m/11,960 ft

Distance – 12 km

Time taken – 6/7 hours

Night stay – Camps

Day 4– Trek from Har Ki Dun to Ratta Dho

Altitude – 4,105 m/13,468 ft

Distance – 7 km

Time taken – 4/5 hours

Night stay – Camps

Day 5– Rest Day

Day 6– Trek from Ratta Dho to Upper Lamjunga

Altitude – 4,899 m/16,073 ft

Distance – 8 km

Time taken – 5/6 hours

Night stay – Camps

Day 7– Trek from Upper Lamjunga to Borasu Pass and (Bonga camp)

Altitude – Borasu Pass (5,450 m/17,880 ft) Bonga camp (4,470 m/14,665 ft)

Distance – 11 km

Time taken – 6/7 hours

Night stay – Camps

Day 8– Trek from Bonga camp to Rani kanda and Chitkul

Altitude – 3,450 m/11,320 ft

Distance – 13 km

Time taken – 6/7 hours

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Borasu Pass Rainfall Chart

Borasu Pass Temperature Chart

The trek package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this package?Items that are included in the cost of trek price.

✅ Transport facility from Dehradun to Sankri
✅ Forest Permit and entrance fee
✅ Accommodation in tents on twin share basis
✅ Accommodation in Hotel Sankri
✅ All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, coffee, snacks, soup and dinner
✅ (All camping gears)
✅ High quality tents
✅ Sleeping bags
✅ Mattress
✅ Liner
✅ Pillow
✅ Separate Toilet tents – Ladies and Gents
✅ Dining Tent
✅ Dining Table
✅ Porters
✅ Helper
✅ Mules
✅ Kitchen team
✅ Radio Walkie Talkie for Communication
✅ Good Experience Trek Leader guide and Technical guide
✅ Medical Kit
✅ Oxygen Cylinders
✅ Crampons and Gaiters

What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

❌ Personal Insurance
❌Medical Certificate
❌Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit
❌On first day En Route to base camp the Breakfast and Lunch are Not Included
❌Last Day En Route Lunch and Dinner are Not Included

NOTE :

Full payment confirms your booking

We serve three meals a day including snacks and soup. A variety of delectable and healthy food is provided which includes; Indian, Chinese and other Western meals. They are nutritious and keeps you fit and healthy on your trek.

Borasu Pass FAQ’s

Vehicle will be arranged from Dehradun Railway Station and the departure time is 6:30 am.

On Day 1 at Sankri in hotel “Swargarohini” and rest of the days in tents.

We provide tents on twin share basis and 3 people can also accommodate.

We provide a variety of healthy and delicious food. Check the food menu here – Food Menu

Best time to do Borasu Pass trek is May, June, September and October.

Snow is there from the month of December to April. Light snowfall may occur before December.

The tents are waterproof and if it rains while trekking then use rain cover for your backpack and poncho will keep you dry.

No, Borasu Pass is a difficult level trek and not at all suitable for children and beginners. It is only for experienced and skilled trekkers.

Yes, you can rent jackets, trekking shoes, hiking pole and backpacks

If for some reason you are unable to carry your backpack then you can offload it. Applicable charges are Rs 300 per Backpack for per day.

Purola is the last point where you will find ATM and ahead your device may receive BSNL and Vodafone signals at Sankri but the signal strength is intermittent.

At Swargarohini hotel in Sankri there are concrete washrooms and during the trek we set up separate toilet tents for ladies and gents. There will be a deep pit, use it and cover it with help of a shovel. (Use toilet paper instead of wet wipes).

Borasu Pass is a difficult trek and involves various risks. It is only safe if you are an experienced and skilled trekker. The beginners should strictly avoid it.

- Sankri (1,920 m/6,299 ft)

- Cheludgad/Seema (2,700 m/8,858 ft)

- Har ki Dun (3,645 m/11,960 ft)

- Ratta Dho (4,105 m/13,468 ft)

- Upper Lamjunga (4,899 m/16,073 ft)

- Borasu Pass (5,450 m/17,880 ft)

  1. Day 1 Pickup from Dehradun Railway Station and Drive to Sankri (base camp) by taxi 

    Altitude – 1,920 m/6,299 ft

    Distance – 210 km

    Time taken – Drive – 7/8 hours

    Night stay – Swargarohini Hotel

    The journey starts from Dehradun and passes through some beautiful places like Mussoorie, Damta, Naogaon, Netwar and Purola.

    Enter Govind Wildlife Sanctuary of Uttarkashi and ahead get glimpses of picturesque snow covered mountains and Baraadsar range welcoming you.

    Reach Sankri, it is the basecamp of Borasu Pass and 20 more Himalayan treks. There are few houses and a mini market with some hotels and wooden huts. This small village bustles with the presence of trekkers and attracts tourist every year.

    Today, your arrangements will be made in Swargarohini hotel.

  2. Day 2 Drive from Sankri to Taluka and trek to Cheludgad/Seema

    Altitude – 2,700 m/8,858 ft

    Distance – Drive (11 km) Trek (13 km)

    Time taken – 4/5 hours

    Night stay – Camps

    Post breakfast, we will drive towards Taluka. It is a small village with concrete houses and you can easily find few shops and hotels there. Trek starts from Taluka and the sight of magnificent snow clad mountains accompany you all along the way.

    Go ahead, cross a bridge over a stream and follow the trail. Pass through dense forest and a river is visible flowing through the woods below. Continue trekking and a village named Datmir comes into sight.

    Ahead lies a lavish green meadow, which further leads to the forest section. The trail changes to the mixture of steep and leveled path and afterwards to muddy.

    After some hours of trekking, Har ki Dun Ganga River can be seen flowing through the woods. Now, again cross the forest section and reach the green fields and a shop on the way.

    From here, cross a bridge and a little higher you are welcomed by the surpassing views of towering peaks. To reach Seema cross one more bridge. And, after 1 hour of hike reach Seema.

    It is a small village and Osla is the bigger one, located on other side of the river. Today, setup your camps here and retire for the night.

  3. Day 3 Trek from Cheludgad to Har ki Dun

    Altitude – 3,645 m/11,960 ft

    Distance – 12 km

    Time taken – 6/7 hours

    Night stay – Camps

    Start your trek to Har Ki Dun via Seematra. Pass through big village of Osla by crossing a steep climb, this route is a shorter one. Trek along the Karmansha stream and get great views of the mountains peaks visible.

    The trail takes you through dense forests and rich variety of flora and fauna. There are multiple flowing streams on the way; you can refill your water bottles from there, the water is clear and safe to drink.
    Now, walk along the river and come across lavish and get mesmerized by the delicious mountain views. After crossing the muddy path reach Seematra.

    Halt there for a while and head to Har Ki Dun, the climb is steep and the altitude is gained steadily. Ahead cross bridges and get a glance of a waterfall. Pass streams over bridges and further cross lush grasslands.

    Now, the trail changes to rocky and afterwards gets leveled. Ahead a meadow unfolds and offers majestic views of snow covered will peaks, aesthetic valleys and lofty Kala Nag and Bandarpooch.

    Go higher and witness Har Ki Dun valley at a distance. Now the trail takes you through thick forest, cross this section and reach Har ki Dun valley.

    The divine Har Ki Dun Ganga can be seen flowing through the valley with enchanting mountain views of Swargarohini, Black Peak and Bandarpoonch.

    Setup your tents nearby, have dinner and retire for the night.

  4. Day 4 Trek from Har Ki Dun to Ratta Dho

    Altitude – 4,105 m/13,468 ft

    Distance – 7 km

    Time taken – 4/5 hours

    Night stay – Camps

    Ratta Dho is also known as Lal Patthar. Today’s trek is not difficult but is 7 km long which you can be covered in 4 to 5 hours’. Follow the trail on which the Har Ki Dun Ganga flows on right.

    You have to climb the valley through muddy trail, cross this section and witness a vast meadow present in front on the other side of river. This place remains all green in summers and becomes white due to snow in winters.

    Ahead, the trail gets narrower and Maninda Lake will come into sight after few minutes. Further, reach a picturesque green meadow blooming with colorful wildflowers. After a gradual climb, reach your campsite Rattha Dho (Lal Patthar).

    Campsite lies before Borasu Glacier, a field with yellowish grass and colorful flowers. It is very windy because of its height and being ahead of the glacier

    Set up your camps here and retire early for the night.

  5. Day 5 Rest Day

    Today is rest and acclimatization day. Go on short walks then relax for the day.

  6. Day 6 Trek from Ratta Dho to Upper Lamjunga

    Altitude – 4,899 m/16,073 ft

    Distance – 8 km

    Time taken – 5/6 hours

    Night stay – Camps

    Leave the campsite and head towards Upper Lamjunga. The trail is steep and throughout the trail views of Borasu Pass and peaks will accompany you.

    The path is muddy, continue your trek on it and walk along the river’s right. Follow the trail through grassy meadows and come across a stream, cross it and continue your trek on the flat meadow.

    Further the trail becomes rocky and you have to balance and walk carefully on it; you will be walking there for 5-10 minutes till you reach another grassy meadow. The trail is rocky and grassy along several small streams all formed by the melting waters of Borasu Glacier. Cross a ridge to reach there.

    Start climbing the ridge and traverse it in 45 minutes or 1 hour and reach the flat land full of small rocks. After flat land the climb gets steeper. Once you reach the meadow used for camping by shepherds, from there enjoy the magnificent views of Borasu Pass and Borasu Peak both.

    Now, start you ascent to Upper Lamjunga and the climb is steep over a ridge.
    Lamjunga campsite is not far away now and within an hour you can reach there. This place is all surrounded by snow covered mountains and it remains covered in snow even in the end of June. You can see Borasu Glacier and Borasu Pass from here. Clear up the snow to setup your tents. Overnight stay and dinner in camps.

  7. Day 7 Trek from Upper Lamjunga to Borasu Pass and (Bonga camp) 

    Altitude – Borasu Pass (5,450 m/17,880 ft) Bonga camp (4,470 m/14,665 ft)

    Distance – 11 km

    Time taken – 6/7 hours

    Night stay – Camps

    Reaching Borasu Pass from Upper Lamjunga is about 11 km, it is a long day trek and you need to start early today. Have your breakfast and start soon. Head towards the Pass, both of the Pass and Glacier are visible. There are big rocks on the way, and you have to pass through this section.

    Use your ice axe to cut the thick snow and move further. Now, cross steep ridges and reach the left ridge and start ascending, it may take some hours as the climb is tough. Go further and the rocks there indicate towards pass, after three hours you can reach Borasu Pass.

    Reach there and encounter snow all over the White Mountain peaks, fields and glacier. Bandar pooch, Swargarohini peaks, Kala Nag, Black Peak and glance of Har ki Dun they all shine together and look mind boggling.

    Now, plan your descent and it is going to be difficult and steep, you will be needing ice axe to slide down the steep snow and ahead it becomes leveled.

    After sometime of descending witness frozen waterfalls and the ascent starts now, crosst it and get a glance of Bonga campsite.

    Continue walking and after crossing a stream come across a green meadow, this is the campsite for today and from here beautiful Bonga peak is visible.

    This campsite is extremely beautiful with green meadows around, crystal clear streams and view of snowy mountains, they all together make a picturesque sight.

    Rest here, have your dinner and enjoy relaxing in tents.

  8. Day 8 Trek from Bonga camp to Rani kanda and Chitkul 

    Altitude – 3,450 m/11,320 ft

    Distance – 13 km

    Time taken – 6/7 hours

    Today is the last day of Borasu Pass trek, the initial trail is full of loose rocks and mud.

    Take the trail which follows the stream, cross it and walk on the rocky terrain and further across several streams on the way.

    Ahead, the trail becomes leveled and there are rocks kept together by shepherds as their settlement. Here, a clear stream flows in between of a meadow. Continue walking and witness abundant wild flowers and vegetables which are used by shepherds.

    Trek through the dense forest, at the end of the forest trail, Rani Kanda with the Beas River can be seen. Continue your descents and reach Rani Kanda.

    Rest here for some-time and leave for Chitkul village, the trail is flat and well defined, you have to cross bridges to go further, continue your trek, cross a stream and reach Chitkul village.

    There are wooden houses and grassy fields, talk to the villagers and know about their lifestyle.

    From Chitkul village, vehicles will be arranged for you to reach Shimla

Things to Take

Mandatory Documents

Please carry the documents given below

  • Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, driving license, voters ID, etc.)
  • Medical Certificate (first part to be filled by a doctor and second part by the trekker
  • Risk Certificates

Trekkers must bring :

  • Strongly built hiking shoes, if you do not own a pair you can rent it from Sankri.
  • Sandals or slippers to wear in campsite
  • Thick woollen socks, it will keep your feet warm
  • Daily wear socks
  • Thermals are very important
  • 1 shirt, it should be long sleeved
  • Shirts and pants for campsite, should be warm
  • 1 raincoat or poncho
  • Jacket
  • Thick gloves
  • Trek pants
  • Cap and Balaclava (or a scarf)
  • Sun glasses
  • Sun tan lotion
  • Lip balm
  • Water bottle
  • Headlamp
  • Personal toiletry items

ATM Point & Mobile connectivity:-

Withdraw money before your journey, Purola is the last point where you will find ATM

There are no networks during the trek, in Purola all the networks are available and in Sankri only Vodafone and BSNL signals are there but the connectivity isn’t good. So make sure you finish all your important work and calls before starting of the trek

We Have a Money Saving Announcement for all the Trekkers.
Now You Can Get Your Trek Gear on Rent by Spending Less

Trekking demands a good investment and this extremely expensive activity is the passion of many, so we have a great announcement to make which will be a great relief to your pockets. Now get your Trek Gear on Rent and all you have to do is make a special renting request while booking your trek. That’s it! We have kept it simple for you.

Rent Equipment

Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kitPersonal Insurance

We carry first aid kits but it’s necessary to carry a personal medical kit.

 

(Carry minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)

 

– Diamox – (prevents altitude sickness)

– Digene – (it cures discomfort in stomach, acidity)

– Crocin Advance – (cures fever and headache)

– Aspirin/Combiflam – (Pain reliever)

– Disprin/Saradon – (cures headache)

– Avomine – (prevents motion sickness)

– Avil – (it treat allergies)

– Norflox TZ & Lomofrn – (prevents Diarrhoea)

– Ranitidine – (reduces the amount of acid in stomach)

– Volini/Moov spray – (for sprains)

– Betadine/Savlon – (Antiseptic cream)

– ORS

– Band aid

– Cotton

– Stretchable/elastic bandage

– Gauze

 

Note-

 

– Use medicines only when prescribed by the doctor in case you face any problem in your trek, take advice from Professional guide before taking any medicine.

– Drinking water is necessary during your trek, keep 1 litre of water bottle filled and drink it on proper interval of time, it is very important while hiking.

20 May to 27 May 2019 (Open)
23 May to 30 May 2019 (Open)

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Cancellation Policy?

- Make your booking one or two months prior in advance. If you cancel the trek due to any reason, it is mandatory to notify us. Cancellation charges will only be effective from the date we get your request to cancel the trek.

- If the trek gets cancelled from our side due to natural disaster,rainfall, heavy snowfall or any other reason then the refund will not be initiated but we will arrange another trek.

The cancellation charges are as follows –

(Bank charges deducted are not Refundable)

  • Up to 30 Days – 90% cost is Refundable
  • Between 21 to 30 Days – 50% cost is Refundable
  • Less than 20 Days – No Refund

(Refund is initiated within 7-8 business days)