Borasu Pass Trek

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Borasu Pass Trek is for people who love and seek adventure, it is challenging but the views are absolutely worth every effort. it is a pass in high mountains of Uttarakhand in India which divides Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh.

 

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 Season: May, June, September and October

Level: Difficult

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

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Why This Trek?

This Pass divides Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh

Borasu Pass is a pass in high mountains of Uttarakhand in India which divides Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh. Tibet border is few kilometres away from this Pass. It was a trade route between Har ki Dun valley and Kinnaur valley. Altitude of this pass is 5,450 m which makes it an adventurous one.

Great for Adventure Lovers

Trail of the pass is through grasslands, steep ridges, snow slopes and a glacier, it is all covered by snow during winters and looks adorable, people who seek and love adventure can choose this trek as this is long and a hard one but is absolutely worth because of the enthralling views of Bandar pooch, Swargarohini peaks, Kala Nag, Black Peak and glance of Har ki Dun.

Connects Har Ki Dun to Baspa Valley

Same trail of Har ki Dun takes to Borasu Pass in Himachal and connects Har ki Dun valley to Baspa Valley on the way you will notice the variety of flora and fauna. This is not an easy trek and is open for short amount of time. Borasu Pass is a perfect trek for adventure lovers but it’s not suggested for beginners.

Key Points of Borasu Pass trek

  • Level is Difficult (not suggested for beginners)
  • 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

Duration – 8 Days Dehradun to Chitkul

Best Season – May, June, September and October

Level – Difficult

Highest Point – (Borasu Pass Summit – 17880 feet)

Trekking distance (total) – (Total) (67 km)

Weather – Base nights are cold and day temperature is cold during the season

Summer temperature – Night (-2°C to -5° C) (Day) (5°C to 15° C)

Starting point – Dehradun

SHORT ITINERARY

Day 1– Dehradun to Sankri (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 Seematra (7 km) (4/5 hours) (3400 m)

Day 4– Seematra to Har-ki-dun (7 km) (3/4 hours) (3645 m)

Day 5– Har ki dun to Ratta Tho (7 km) (4/5 hours) (4105 feet)

Day 6– Ratta Tho/ Sauni Bheda to Upper Lamjunga (8 km) (5 hours) (4899 m)

Day 7– Upper Lamjunga to Borasu Pass (4909 m) (Bonga camp) (11 km) 6/7 hours) (4470 m)

Day 8– Bonga Jayariya to Rani kanda and Chitkul (13 km) (6/7 hours) (3,450 m) Drive to Shimla

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 Chitkul
✅ Forest Permit and entrance fee
✅ Accommodation in tents on twin share basis
✅ 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.

  1. Day 1 Dehradun to Sankri (210 km) (7/8 hours)

    On first day our vehicle picks you up from Dehradun railway station in the morning at 6:30 am then leave for Sankri. The drive is a picturesque one through the Yamuna and Tons valley across the Yamuna Bridge.

    You also go through some beautiful villages like Nainbagh, Nowgaon, Purola, Jarmola, Mori and Netwar. Have a glimpse of local life of villagers, see their beautiful small houses and people working in fields.

    Reach Sankri, this village has a mini market and wooden huts which are very famous for serving delicious food, one thing which you will absolutely love about Sankri is the local food.

    At night your stay and dinner will be in our hotel “Swargarohini”.

  2. Day 2 Sankri to Taluka (11 km) and trek to Cheludgad /Seema (13 km) (2700 m) (4/5 hours)

    Post breakfast from Sankri 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 here and on the way you can have views of magnificent snow clad mountains, cross a bridge over a stream and follow the trail.

    Now go through beautiful dense forest and a river is visible flowing through the woods below. Continue trekking and you will see a village named Datmir, ahead reach a green vast meadow which will take you to the thick forest section. The trail changes to the mixture of steep and levelled path after some time it turns muddy.

    After some hours of trekking you can see Har ki Dun Ganga River flowing through the woods. From here again go through the forest and afterwards you will come across green fields and a shop on the way.

    Cross a bridge and higher you will be welcomed by the views of some snow covered peaks. To reach Seema cross one more bridge. After 1 hour of hike, you reach Seema, it is a small village and Osla is a big one located on other side of the river.

    Setup your camps and overnight stay will be in tents.

     

  3. Day 3 Cheludgad to Seematra (7 km) (4/5 hours) (3400 m)

    Start your trek to Seematra, packed lunch will be provided. Osla is bigger one and you can opt. for steep climb of Osla village because the route is a shorter one. The trail has extremely beautiful views you can also trek along the Karmansha stream, both the routes take you to the same place.  

    This is also one of those few treks where one can come across the local lifestyle. The villages on the trail are ancient and has some stories behind them, there is Duryodhan’s temple which is worshiped by the villagers.

    The trail takes you through dense forest and you can notice fallen trees on the way. This place is highly rich in flora and fauna and you can spot different variety of trees and animals living in this region. There are many flowing streams on the way; if you need you can fill your water bottles from there, the water is clear and is safe to drink.  

     Now, the trek is alongside the river and on the way some meadows will open from where you can have delicious mountain views, ahead you will be mostly trekking on muddy path.

    Reach your campsite setup your tents, have food and retire for the night.  

  4. Day 4 Reach your campsite setup your tents, have food and retire for the night.

    Trail of Har ki Dun further lead to Borasu Pass, today our destination is Har Ki Dun; it will be a steep climb today and we will gain altitude. Packed lunch will be provided and have it in middle of the day.

    Start the trek and cross bridges, after coming upwards Seema and a waterfall will be visible. You will come across many streams on the way which you will be passing through bridges and grassy fields. Then the trail becomes steep and further you will be hiking on the plain terrain.

    Until you reach Har Ki Dun a river on the left will remain in sight. Take rest breaks and then continue hiking. The trail from muddy changes to rocky, covered by rocks and again becomes muddy which climbs and levels up. After sometime a meadow unfolds and majestic views of snow covered mountains will surprise you, as we climb high you can see lush green valleys and views of Kala Nag and Bandarpooch.

    The trail is not levelled, it climbs up and down Seema is still visible far away. Come across huge meadows which looks mesmerising after the climb of ups and downs Har Ki Dun valley can be seen at a distance. Now the trail takes you through thick forest and after half an hour you can reach Har ki Dun valley. Har Ki Dun Ganga flows through the valley which looks divine. The views from this beauteous valley are mesmerizing.

    The other mountain peaks look enchanting and the valley is surrounded by mountains and the river adds beauty to it. The beautiful Swargarohini stands tall overlooking this Valley of Gods.

     Setup your tents have dinner and retire for the night.

     

  5. Day 5 Har Ki Dun to Ratta Tho (7 km) (4/5 hours) (4105 m)

    Ratta Tho is also known as Lal Patthar. Today’s trek is not difficult but is 7 km which you can cover 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 you will see vast meadow in front on the other side of river. This place remains all green in summers and becomes white because of snow in winters.

    When the valley starts, the trail gets narrower and Maninda Lake will come into sight after few minutes. Ahead you will reach a picturesque green meadow with many colourful wildflowers. After a gradual climb, reach Rattha tho (Lal Patthar).

    Campsite is before Borasu Glacier, a field with yellowish grass and colourful 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.

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

    When the valley starts, the trail gets narrower and Maninda Lake will come into sight after few minutes. Ahead you will reach a picturesque green meadow with many colourful wildflowers. After a gradual climb, reach Rattha tho (Lal Patthar).

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

    Setup your camps here and retire early for the night.

  6. Day 6 Ratta Tho/ 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 trail is muddy, continue your trek on it and walk on the right of the river. 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 waters of Borasu Glacier. You have to cross a ridge to reach there. Start climbing the ridge and cross it in 45 minutes or 1 hour and reach flat land full of small rocks.

    After flat land the climb gets steeper. Once you reach a meadow used for camping by shepherds from there you can have some 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, this place 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 Upper Lamjunga to Borasu Pass (4909 m) (Bonga camp) (11 km) 6/7 hours) (4470 m)

    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 them.

    Use your ice axe to cut the thick snow and move further, you have to cross steep ridges now. Reach the left ridge and start your climb, it may take some hours as it isn’t an easy one and all covered by rocks. Go further and the rocks there indicate towards pass, after three hours you will 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 shining together look mind boggling. Now, plan your descent and it is going to be difficult, you will be needing ice axe to slide down the steep snow and then it becomes levelled.

    After sometime of descending you can see frozen waterfalls and the ascent starts now, you will be crossing and Bonga campsite will be visible. Continue walking and after crossing a stream you will come to a green meadow which is our campsite from where Bonga peak is visible. This campsite is extremely beautiful with green meadows, crystal clear streams and snowy mountains, they all together makes it a little heaven on earth.

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

  8. Day 8 Bonga Jayariya to Rani kanda and Chitkul (13 km) (6/7 hours) (3,450 m) Drive to Shimla

    Today is the last day of your 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. You will come across several streams on the way.

    Further, the trail becomes levelled and there you will see the rocks kept together by shepherds as their settlement. A clear stream flows in between of a meadow, continue walking and you will come across colourful wild flowers blooming together and some vegetables which are used by shepherds.

    Trek through the dense forest, at the end of the forest trail, Rani Kanda on with the Beas River flowing there 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 which and reach Chitkul village. There are wooden houses and grassy fields, talk to the villagers and know about their lifestyle.

    From Chitkul vehicles will be arranged for you, then leave for 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?- It is good to make your booking two months prior in advance. In the event of cancellation of any trek/adventure activity due to any reasons, it is compulsory to notify us in writing. Cancellation charges will only be effective from the date we receive your request in writing.
- If the trek is cancelled by us due to any reason (heavy snowfall, rainfall, natural disaster etc.) then the refund would not be initiated but you can go on the same trek another year.
The cancellation charges are as follows –
(No bank charges deducted will be Refundable)
- Up to 30 Days – 90 precent cost is Refundable
- Between 21 to 30 Days – 50 precent cost is Refundable
- Less than 20 Days – No Refund
(Refunds are initiated in 7-8 business days)