Borasu Pass Trek
Ancient Trade Route
Borasu Pass is a pass perched between high mountains in India which divides Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh. It was used 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.
Therefore, the altitude of Borasu pass is 5,450 m and it is great for adventure lovers.
Great for Adventure Lovers
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.
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.)
Must read about Borasu Pass Trek
Borasu Pass Trek Fee:
Rs 18000 (Includes GST and all costs of the Trek from Dehradun to Chitkul)
Duration: 8 Days
Highest Point: (5,450 m)
Best Time: May, June, September and October
Summer Temperature: Day (5°C to 15° C) Night (-2°C to -5° C)
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- Vacation Style Holiday Type
- Activity Level
- Group Size Medium Group
Day 1– Dehradun to Sankri (1920 m) (210 km) (7/8 hours)
Day 2– Sankri to Taluka (11 km) and trek to Cheludgad /Seema (13 km) (2700 m) (4/5 hours)
Day 3– Cheludgad to Har Ki Dun (3645 m) (14 km) (6/7 hours)
Day 4– Har Ki Dun to Ratta Dho (4105 feet) (7 km) (4/5 hours)
Day 5– Rest Day
Day 6– Ratta Dho/ Sauni Bheda to Upper Lamjunga (4899 m) (8 km) (5 hours)
Day 7– Upper Lamjunga to Borasu Pass (4909 m) and (Bonga camp) (4470 m) (11 km) 6/7 hours)
Day 8– Bonga camp to Rani kanda and Chitkul (3,450 m) (13 km) (6/7 hours) Drive to Shimla
First Group of Borasu Pass Trek 2019 || Click here to Watch our Trekkers Experience in Borasu Pass
✅ 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
✅ Separate Toilet tents – Ladies and Gents
✅ Dining Tent
✅ Dining Table
✅ Kitchen team
✅ Radio Walkie Talkie for Communication
✅ Good Experience Trek Leader guide and Technical guide
✅ Medical Kit
✅ Oxygen Cylinders
✅ Crampons and Gaiters
❌ Personal Insurance
❌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
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.
- Day 1 Dehradun to Sankri (1920 m) (210 km) (7/8 hours)
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.
- Day 2 Sankri to Taluka (11 km) and trek to Cheludgad /Seema (13 km) (2700 m) (4/5 hours)
Now, 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 you will see a village named Datmir.
Ahead lies a green vast meadow, which will lead to the forest section. The trail changes to the mixture of steep and levelled path and afterwards it turns muddy.
After some hours of trekking you can see Har ki Dun Ganga River flowing through the woods. 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 views 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 a bigger one, located on other side of the river.
Setup your camps here and retire for the night.
- Day 3 Cheludgad to Har Ki Dun (3645 m) (14 km) (6/7 hours)
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.
- Day 4 Har Ki Dun to Ratta Dho (4105 feet) (7 km) (4/5 hours)
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.
- Day 5 Rest Day
Today is rest and acclimatization day. Go on short walks then relax for the day.
- Day 6 Ratta Dho/Sauni Bheda to Upper Lamjunga (8 km) (5 hours) (4899 m)
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.
- Day 7 Upper Lamjunga to Borasu Pass (4909 m) and (Bonga camp) (4470 m) (11 km) 6/7 hours)
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.
- Day 8 Bonga camp to Rani kanda and Chitkul (3,450 m) (13 km) (6/7 hours) Drive to Shimla
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
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
- Thick gloves
- Trek pants
- Cap and Balaclava (or a scarf)
- Sun glasses
- Sun tan lotion
- Lip balm
- Water bottle
- 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
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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)
– Band aid
– Stretchable/elastic bandage
– 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.
- Cancellation up to 30 Days: You will get Refund of 90 Precent of Trek/adventure program cost.
- Cancellation between 21 to 30 days– You will get refund of 50 Precent of Trek/Adventure/Tour/Travel/Hotel program cost.
- Cancellation in less than 20 days – No refund