Borasu Pass Trek

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Description

Borasu Pass Trek – Ancient Trade Route in the Himalayans

Borasu pass trek 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 kilometers away from this pass.

The Borasu pass lies at a high altitude of 5,450 Meters .

Therefore; it is great for adventure lovers!

Borasu Pass Camping

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

When there were no road resources, our ancestor going from Gangar, Pawani, Osla Village, Harkidun, Ratado, or Lamjunga reached Chitkul.

In 2-3 days they were cover this distance.

Also, Borasu Pass is one of the famous Trek. People come from abroad for one of the most ancient Trek.

In Olden times people used to graze Sheep and goat in this Trek route. In 1968, this Trek was also made as a Route Trek.

The Credit goes for this route Trek to Local resident.

Har Ki Dun and borasu pass Trek is an Enthralling valley in the Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarkashi district in Uttarakhand India, this trek come under Govind Wildlife Sanctuary National park.

No doubt, the Himalayas have enchanting beauty, bracing climate and desirable soothing green meadow.

So, what else can be better than spending some days here in the serenity after trek Kinnaur valley chitkul

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  Bandarpoonch, 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.

Like, mountain goat, ibex, barasinga, black bear, etc most

Borasu Pass Trackers

Best Time to do this trek

So, the best time to do the trek is 1st week of May to last week of October because in pre-monsoon the trail remains covered in snow and the climb gets tough.

We are the local team in Uttarakhand so we have more experienced team Himalayan Hikers  working this trek for 28 years

WHY CHOOSE BORASU PASS TREK?

Before heading towards the itinerary, it is really essential to perceive the reason behind choosing Bali pass trek.

See firstly, the trekking distance is a total of by taxi  221 Km and on foot 64 km which is to be covered into 8 days. . Dehradun to via Har Ki Dun To Chitkul market

Borasu pass trek  is a high altitude mountain trek Altitudes is 5450 Meters

The Starting trail is moderate as compared to other treks this is a difficult trek. So this trek is not for beginners

Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperature?

In addition, You got to see so many heavenly bodies at one place like the panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges, meadows, one of the beautiful Har Ki Dun treks on the way beautiful manida lake, pine forests, different variety of flora and fauna surpassing through bona fide Garhwali heritage and culture.

I think Do spare time in Interaction with our local’s team, and you will get to know about some of the ancient tales of Indian mythology and our local cultures, this is good ideas for trekkers

And, in summers, the Borasu pass trek turns totally different and amusing because of meadows, wildflowers and woods blooming in different colures.

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

The backpack should not exceed 10 to 12 kg only

Borasu Pass Base

About Base camp Sankri

Sankri is the base camp for the Borasu pass trek but also for 25 + Himalayan treks.

Thus, it always remains busy by the hustle and bustle of trekkers. This small and pretty market is truly picturesque because of its idyllic setting and serene aura.

There are beautiful wooden houses made of Deodar wood. And temple And, also some hotels and restaurants serving delicious local food. Their speciality is “Red Rice” Rajma, Mandwa, jangora, gopka, Bethu, kali, marsa many foods.

So, get to know the villagers and have a glimpse of their lifestyle. It is the best place to explore the Himalayan culture and tradition.

You will also have some excellent views of lofty Swargarohini Peaks and Bandarpunch. And yes, do not miss their glorifying sunrise and sunset views.

Moreover, the nearest village to Sankri is “Saur”.  The temple of Someshwar Devta there is highly worshipped by the villagers.

Therefore, the base camp will leave you admiring with its exquisite beauty.

Altitude we are going to cover

Sankri – 1920 Meters

Cheludgad camp –  2600 Meters

Har Ki Dun Camp – 3645 Meters

Rata Dho camp – 4105 meters

Upper Lamjunga Camp – 4899 Meters

Borasu Pass Summit – 5,450 Meters or  17,880 feet

Rani kanda – 3420 Meters

Getting to Himalayan Hikers Base Camp Office at Sankri

Option 01 – Direct flight Available – Banglore to Dehradun

Kolkata to Dehradun

Mumbai to Dehradun

Pune to Dehradun

Dehli to Dehradun

Option 02 – Take the night train from Delhi to Dehradun.

(Special A/C train from New Delhi would be best)

However You can reach Dehradun Railway Station around 5:00 am to 7:00 am, vehicles will be arranged and there you can meet our office member.

Note:- Himalayan Hikers arrange vehicles for you from Dehradun Railway Station Pickup and Drop Tempo 

Also, Transport costs per person one way Rs. 1100/- Extra pay to directly your taxi driver

ATM Point & Mobile connectivity

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

(If you want to withdraw money then do it in Dehradun.)

Mobile Connectivity: There will be no networks during the trek, in Purola your device will receive the networks and at Sankri only Vodafone and BSNL signals are there but you cannot rely on the connectivity because the signal strength is not good.

So make sure you finish all your important work and calls before starting of the trek.

Har Ki Dun Camp

Key Points Borasu Pass trek

Duration: –   7 Nights 8 Days

Base camp: – Sankri

Summer Temperature:-  Day  5°C  to 12°C)   Night – 2° C to 5° C

Borasu pass Altitude: – 5450 Meters

Best Time: – May, June, September, October

Trek Level: – Difficult

Trek distance: – On foot 67 Km – By taxi 221 km

Group Size: – minimum of 5 people maximum of 15 people

Short Itinerary Borasu pass Trek

Day 1- Pick up to you from Dehradun railway station – Drive to Sankri Market – 210 Km (8/9 Hours (1920 Meters)

Day 2 – Trek from Sankri to taluka by taxi – 11 km same day trek to Cheludgad camp (12 km) (4/5 Hours) (2600 Meters )

Day 3 – Trek from Cheludgad camp  to Bhasla camp Har Ki Dun (13 km) (6/7 Hours)  (3645 Meters )

Day 4 – Trek from Har Ki Dun to Ratta Dho camp via Manida Lake  (08 km) (4/5 Hours) (4105 Meters)

Day 5-  Trek from Ratta Dho to Upper Lamjunga camp (09 km) (5/6 Hours) (4899 Meters)

Day 6- Rest Day for Acclimatization for  next day hike

Day 7- Trek from Upper lamjunga to Borasu pass summit (5450 Meters) down to bonga camp  (13 km) (7/8 Hours) (4470 Meters )

Day 8-  Bonga camp to via rani kanda to Chitkul market (12 Km) (5/6 Hours)  (3450 Meters)

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

Total distance 210 – – 8/9 Hours journey

Mode of journey – By taxi

Altitude Sankri base camp – 1920 meters

Night stay – Our Swargarohini Hotel – on a twin share basis

Himalayan Hikers organizes transport for trekkers from Dehradun Railway Station in the morning which will leave for Sankri around 6:00 am to 7:00 am.

Dehradun is the capital of Uttarakhand and one of the most beautiful places in India. The main attraction of this place is Rajpur road go through it and get a glimpse of Dehradun’s beauty.

Reach Mussoorie after an hour which is also known as “Queen of Hills”. People visit it heavily during vacations with their family and friends.

After half an hour, stop at kempty fall. Have breakfast there and witness people from different parts of the world. The break will be of a maximum of 1 hour.

Ahead the peaks are visible and further you will come close to holy Yamuna River. If you want, then take a short break of 20 minutes and enjoy being around it.

Further, you will cross the small markets of Nainbagh, Damta, and Naugaon. Reach Purola around 1:30 pm and take a break there for lunch.

After having lunch proceed to Sankri via Jarmola. From there the back of Kedarkantha is visible. Go through the picturesque zig-zag road amid the pine forest of Jarmola.

Reach Mori and after 1 hour you will come across a check post. They will ask for Aadhar cards and some other details. Ahead lies Sankri, enjoy the drive and the wait is soon going to be over. Reach trekkers paradise and the main market of Sankri.

Go to hotel Swargarohini, freshen up and enjoy evening snacks in the open terrace with great views. You will be provided with some details after which you can go for an evening walk but be at the hotel for dinner.

Enjoy delicious dinner and spend a comfortable night in the mountains.

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Day 2 : Trek from Sankri to Taluka by taxi – 11 km same day trek to Cheludgad camp!

Total distance 23 km – 4/5 Hours journey

Mode of the journey – On foot – 12 km – By taxi 11 km

Altitude Cheludgad camp – 2600 Meters

Night Stay – Our Campsite – on a twin share basis

After breakfast, ready to all trekkers we will drive towards Taluka on the way beautiful forest many species of tree, Taluka 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 Supin river on the way is visible flowing through the woods below. Continue trekking and a village named Dhatmir comes into right 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 afterward to muddy.
After some hours of trekking, Supin 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 Cheludgad campsite today, set up your camps here and retire for the night. Enjoying the first camping night here.

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Day 3 : Trek from Cheludgad camp to Har Ki Dun Camp

Trek Distance – 13 Km – 6/7 Hours journey /p>

Mode of the journey – On foot – 13 km

Altitude – Har Ki Dun camp – 3645 Meters

Night Stay – Our Campsite – on a twin share basis

Waiting for you this beautiful Morning you feel that peace is all around. You will be getting ready for the Har Ki Dun.

1.5 Km distance from our campsite, you will cross the Supin River. From here you can see the Osla Village, which is the last village in this area.

There is a hard climb of about 800 meters. This route is used to reach the main route. After that, you will go through the beautiful straight path.

After resting 10-15 minutes in Kalkati Dhaar, flat grasslands will be visible throughout the route. You will not even know that When you reached Har Ki dun.

After going on the Har Ki Dun Trek you feel like staying at this place.

Har Ki dun is known globally. People come from abroad to visit Har Ki dun Trek. People become happy by looking at the litigants.

This place is highly rich in flora and fauna, so enjoy spotting a different variety of trees and animals in this region.

Ahead cross bridges, come upwards and a waterfall comes into sight. Come across many streams on the way which you will be crossing with the help of boulders.

Then the trail becomes steep and further gets leveled. A Supin river on the left will remain in sight until you reach Har Ki Dun campsite enjoy the moon night here

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Day 4 : Trek from Har Ki dun camp to Ratta Dho Camp

Trek Distance – 08 km – 4/5 Hours journey

Mode of journey – on foot – 08 km

Altitude – Ruinsara lake camp – 4105 Meters

Night Stay – Campsite – on twin share basis

Today after breakfast start trek Ratta Dho is also known as Lal Patthar. Today’s trek is not difficult but is 8 km long which you can be covered in 4 to 5 hours’. Follow the trail on which the Har Ki Dun Rivers flows on right.

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

Ahead, the trail gets narrower and Manida 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).

The 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.

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Day 5 : Trek from Ratta Dho camp to Upper Lamjunga camp

Trek Distance – 09 km – 5/6 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot – 09 km

Altitude – Upper Lamjunga camp – 4899 Meters

Night Stay – on twin share basis

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

The path is beautiful, 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 5-15 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 your 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 at the end of June.

You can see Borasu Glacier and Borasu Pass from here. Clear up the snow to set up your tents. Overnight stay and dinner in camps.

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Day 6 : Rest Day for acclimatization upper Lamjunga camp :-

Waiting for this beautiful Morning. Today you can get up late in the morning at 7:30 – 8:00 A.M, you need rest. Because tomorrow is going to be your big day, so you need Yoga and Meditation. As usual, you will get tea or hot breakfast. After having breakfast you have to plan tomorrow’s trek with Himalayan Hikers guide and team.

You can also do explore near the campsite so that you get ready for the next day Trek

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Day 7 : Trek from Upper Lamjunga camp to Borasu pass summit (5450 Meters) descends to down path bonga camp

Trek Distance 13 km – 7/8 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot – 13 km

Altitude – Borasu pass – 5450 Meters

Night Stay – on twin share basis

Today descends to is a long day trek and you need to start early morning. Have your breakfast and start soon. Reaching Borasu Pass from Upper Lamjunga is about 13 km Head towards the borasu 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 the pass, after three hours you can reach Borasu Pass summit.

Reach there and encounter snow all over the White Mountain peaks, fields and glacier. Snow-covered mountains captivate everyone!

Now, Plan your descent and it is going to be difficult and steep, you will be needing ice axe, Rope, and with your guide, porters help to slide down the steep snow and ahead it becomes level. After some time of descending witness, frozen waterfalls and the ascent starts now, crosst it and get a glance at 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.

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Day 8: Trek from bonga camp to Chitkul Village this is the last village

Distance – 11 km – 6 /7 Hours journey

Mode of journey – on foot

Altitude – Chitkul Village – 3450 Meters

Today last breakfast with team Himalayan Hikers – Bonga camp Today is the last day of Borasu Pass trek, the initial trail is full of loose rocks and beautiful view.

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

Therefore, 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 wildflowers 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.
Finally, there are wooden houses and grassy fields very friendly people, talk to the villagers and know about their lifestyle.

Things to carry on trek

Mandatory Documents

Please carry the documents given below

Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, Driving License, Voters ID, etc,
Passport and Visa important to foreigners
Medical Certificate (First part should be filled by the Doctor and Second part by the Trekker)
Declaration Certificates

Note: –  Many trekkers commit the same mistake of carrying unnecessary items on a trek which only makes the backpack heavy. It is important to know the right items to carry.
It differs from season to season if you are trekking in summers then carry less layers of warm clothing and if you are trekking in winters carry enough layers to protect yourself against chilly cold.

Necessary Items for trekkers

carry on a trek

Backpack (50 to 60 liters)
A strongly built backpack with good support is compulsory for a trek. (Rain cover is important)

Sturdy Trekking Shoes
The shoes should be strong enough with good support. The people ask if sports shoes would be comfortable but it is good to bring the right trekking shoes.

The Clothes You Should Bring On a Trek
Avoid keeping extra clothes because it only makes you backpack heavy.

Trek Pants – The jeans are never suitable for a trek so you need at least 2-3 trek pants for treks carry more for longer treks.

Jacket – Jackets are very important to carry on a trek it protects you against the chilly weather. So carry 2 jackets on a week long trek.

Layers of warm Clothing 
Carry warm woolen layers or fleece. Carry more layers during winter season (at least 2 to 3) and less during summer.

Thermals – The Temperature decreases at night so you might be need thermals for Night.

T- Shirts – Bring those t shirts which dry fast.

Poncho –They are needed if you are trekking on a Rainy day to keep you dry.

Hiking Pole

Water Bottle 2

Cap or Balaclava

Sunglasses

Slippers

Woolen and Waterproof Gloves

Socks (Woolen and Regular)

Sunscreen

Torch head light

Personal Toiletry Items –  (toothpaste, toothbrush, toilet paper, sanitizer etc.)

Carry Personal Medical Kit

Personal Medical Kit (Carry minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)

Medical Kit

Diamox – (Prevents altitude sickness)

Digene – (It cures discomfort in stomach, acidity)

Crocin Advance – (Cures fever and headache)

Aspirin/Combiflam – (Pain reliever)

Disprin – (Cures headache)

Avomine – (Prevents motion sickness)

Avil – (It treat allergies)

Norflox TZ & Lomofen – (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 during your trek, discuss and take advice from the Professional guide.

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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

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