Borasu Pass Trek
Borasu Pass Trek is for people who love and seek adventure, it is challenging but the views are absolutely worth every effort.
Borasu Pass Trek Fee: Rs. 18000 (Includes GST and all costs of the Trek from Dehradun to Dehradun)
Duration: 8 Days
Highest Points: (16106 feet)
Best Season: May, June, September and October
Summer Temperature: Night (-2°C to -5° C) (Day) (5°C to 15° C)
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Challenging
Group Size Medium Group
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 poonch, 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 a short amount of time. Borasu Pass is a perfect trek for adventure lovers but it’s not suggested for beginners.
Key Points of Kedarkantha 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.
- Winter & Post monsoon or pre-monsoon is the best time. During rains the region is prone to landslides.
- 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 kgs.)
Must read about Borasu Pass Trek
Duration – 8 Days Dehradun to Chitkul
Best Season – May, June, September and October
Level – Difficult
Highest Points – (Borasu Pass Summit – 16106 feet)
Trekking distance (total) – (Total) (67 km) Sankri to Chitkul
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)
Location Chart – Drive- Mussoorie, Nowgaon, Purola, Netwar, Sankri, .Taluka, Seema/ Cheludgad, Har-ki-dun, Rata doo Sauni bheda, upper lamjunga, Jayariya, Borasu Pass and Chitkul.
It is located in the north-eastern part of Uttarakhand starting close to Himachal border, heading east and then south.
Starting point – Dehradun Railway Station
Day 1– Dehradun to Sankri (210 km) (7/8 hours)
Day 2– Sankri to Taluka (11 km) on same day 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 Rata Do (7 km) (4/5 hours) (13471 feet)
Day 6– Rata do/Sauni Bheda to Upper Lamjunga (8 km) (5 hours) (16,076 feet
Day 7– Upper Lamjunga to (Badasu Pass- 16106 feet) (Bonga camp) (11 km) 6/7 hours) (14668 feet)
Day 8– Bonga, Jayariya to Rani kanda to Chitcul (13 km) (6/7 hours) (3,450 m) and then to Shimla by taxi
Transport facility from Dehradun to Chitkul
Forest Permit and entrance fee
Accommodation in Hotel Sankri
Accommodation in tents on twin share basis
All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, coffee, snacks, soup and dinner
(All camping gears)
High quality tents
Separate Toilet tents – Ladies and Gents
Radio Walky Talky for Communication
Good Experience Trek Leader guide and Technical guide
Crampons and Gaiters
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
Booking gets confirmed only after the Full Payment is made.
Meals We Serve
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.
Dehradun to Sankri (7/8 hours)
On first day our vehicle picks you up from Dehradun railway station in the morning at 6:30 am then en routes to Sankri. The drive to Sankri is a picturesque one we go through the Yamuna and Tons valley across the Yamuna Bridge.
We go through some beautiful villages like Nainbagh, Nowgaon, Purola, Jarmola, Mori and Netwar, you can see river flowing on the side of road and it refreshes you if you get tired the way is so beautiful that you won’t feel bored. You can have a glimpse of local life of villagers, small houses people working in fields.
When you reach Sankri you can see a mini market and wooden huts which are very famous they serve delicious food, one thing which you will love about Sankri is the local food. At night your stay and dinner will be in our hotel “Swargarohini”
Sankri to Taluka (11 km) on same day to Cheludgad /Seema (13 km) (2700 m) (4/5 hours)
After having breakfast in Sankri we will leave for Taluka by Taxi, In Taluka is a small village with concrete houses and you can find few shops and hotels. Start your trek and on the way you can see many till Har Ki Dun valley, after crossing a bridge over a stream and follow the trail.
Then trek is through beautiful dense forest you can see the river flowing through the woods below. Continue trekking and you will see a village named Datmir, and then you will reach a green vast meadow which will take you to thick forest, you can notice the streams flowing, the trail becomes steep not in continuity as it becomes levelled but muddy after sometime.
At a point after some hours of trekking you can see Har ki Dun Ganga River flowing through the woods. The trail is through forest and afterwards you will see fields and a shop on the way. We will have lunch in middle of the day. After that follow the trail cross a bridge and again trek through the dense forest when you go higher you can see some snow covered peaks. To reach Seema again you have to cross a bridge. After 1 hour of trekking you reach Seema which is a small village, Osla is a big village on other side of the river. Setup your camps as dinner and overnight stay will be in tents.
Cheludgad to Seematra (7 km) (4/5 hours) (3400 m)
With packed lunch we will start our trek to Seematra (Osla 2559 m). Osla is a big village you can opt. for steep climb of Osla village because this route is a short one, this trail has extremely beautiful views you can also trek along the Karmansha stream. Both meet at the same place.
This is also one of the few treks where one can come across the local lifestyle. The villages on the trail are ancient and seem like from a different civilization, there is Duryodhan’s temple also referred as Lord Someshwar (avatar of lord Shiva)
The trail is through thick dense forest and you can notice fallen trees on the way this place is rich in flora and fauna, you can see different variety of trees and animals live in this region. You can spot flowing streams on the way; you can fill our water bottles from there.
The trek is alongside the river and on the way some meadows will open from where you can have views of mountains, mostly you will be trekking on muddy path.
Reach your campsite setup you tents and dinner and overnight stay will be in tents.
Seematra to Har-ki-dun 7 km) (3/4 hours) (3645 m)
Trail of Har ki Dun further goes to Borasu Pass, today we will reach Har Ki Dun; it will be a steep climb today as we gain altitude (3645m.) We will carry packed lunch with us which we will have in middle of the day.
You have to cross bridges and after coming upwards you can see Seema and a waterfall. You will come across many streams on the way which you will be passing through bridges and grassy fields. Then the trail becomes steep after sometime it becomes plain covered by grass.
On your left you can see a river flowing until you reach Har Ki Dun. You can take rest breaks, the trail from muddy changes to rocky, covered by rocks and again becomes muddy which climbs and levels up.
Continue your trek after sometime you will reach a meadow from where you will get majestic views of snow covered mountains, as we climb high you can see lush green valleys and views of Kala Nag and Bandarpooch.
The trail is not leveled it climbs up and down Seema is still visible from far away, you will see shepherds hut. You will come across huge meadows which looks beautiful after the climb of ups and downs you can see the Har Ki Dun valley at a distance.
The trail is through thick dense forest after half an hour you will reach Har ki Dun valley, Har Ki Dun Ganga flows through the valley which looks divine. Har Ki Dun valley has the most mesmerizing views. The views of mountain peaks are enchanting and the valley is surrounded by mountains and the river makes it more beautiful. The beautiful Swargarohini stands tall overlooking this Valley of God.
Setup your tents, dinner and overnight stay in tents.
Har ki dun to Rata Do (7 km) (4/5 hours) (13471 feet)
Ratta Tho is also known as Lal Patthar. Today’s trek is not difficult. 7kms trek which will take 4 to 5 hours’. Follow the trail on which the Har Ki Dun Ganga flows on right.
You have to climb the valley the trail is muddy and not leveled, you can see peaks from here and the climb is steep when you finish this steep climb you will see a vast meadow in front of you on the other side of river; all green in summers and becomes white because of snow in winters looks alluring.
A stream comes from Maninda Tal, the trail is through tree ine and then valley starts, the trail gets narrower as you ascend further and becomes rocky. Maninda Lake will be visible after some time, which looks unique, take pictures and relish the beauty of nature.After sometime you will see a picturesque place, green beautiful meadow covered by alluring greenery which looks even more beautiful with yellow and white flowers.
After gradual climb you reach Rattha tho (Lal Patthar). Campsite is before Borasu Glacier, a field with yellowish grass and flowers. It is very windy as it is just before the glacier and at height.
Setup your camps here and dinner and overnight stay in tents.
Rata do/Sauni Bheda to Upper Lamjunga (7 km) (5 hours) (16,076 feet)
Today is a 7 km trek. The trail is steep and throughout the trail Borasu Pass and peaks will be visible all along. The trail is muddy, continue your trek on muddy trail, and walk on the right of the river. Follow the trail and the trail is through grassy meadows then you will come across a stream, you have to cross the stream and continue your trek on the flat meadow
After sometime the trail becomes rocky and you have to balance and walk carefully on that trail; you will be walking there for 5-10 minutes till you reach another grassy meadow. The trail is rocky and grassy somewhere along several small streams all formed by the waters of Borasu Glacier. You have to cross ridge to reach there. Start climbing the ridge you will see big rocks, it will take 45 minutes or may take 1 hour to cross that ridge 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 magnificent views of Borasu pass and Borasu peak both are visible from there. Now, start you ascent to Upper Lamjunga it will take around hours’ to reach there, the climb is steep over a ridge Lamjunga campsite is not far away now and within an hour you will reach the Lamjunga campsite.
This place is all covered by mountains which are totally covered by snow and this place is covered by snow too even in the end of june the green valleys are also visible from here.You can see Borasu glacier and Borasu Pass from here. Clear up the snow to setup your tents. Overnight stay and dinner in tents.
Upper Lamjunga to (Borasu Pass- 16106 feet) (Bonga Camp) (11 km) (6/7 hours) (14668 feet)
Reaching Lamjunga from Borasu pass is about 11 km, it is a long day trek and you need to start early today so have your breakfast in camps and start your trek. Borasu Pass and Borasu glacier both are visible head towards the Pass you can see big rocks on the way, and you you have to pass between them. The trail gets steeper, you may get tired but then it gets levelled.
Snow is thick so you need ice ace to cut the snow and move further, you have to cross ridges now. Reach the left ridge and start your climb it may take some hours as it isn’t an easy one and covered by rocks. When you go further you can see rocks there indicating towards pass, after three hours you will reach Borasu Pass. When you reach the pass you can encounter snow all over see the White Mountains peaks, fields and glacier.
Now, plan your descend and it’s not easy you will be needing ice axe to slide down the steep snow and it becomes levelled. After sometime of descending you can see frozen waterfalls, then the thick ice gets thin and you have to walk on that, you will come across some big rocks follow that trail.
Ascend starts now you will be crossing a ridge now then the 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 beautiful as you can see green meadows, crystal clear streams and snowy mountains, all these together makes it a little heaven on earth. Rest here, have your dinner here and overnight stay in tents.
- Bonga, Jayariya to Rani Kanda and then to Chitkul Village (13 km) (6/7 hours) (3,450). On same day to Shimla.
Today is the last day of your trek, in the starting you can see loose rocks and mud on the way, take the trail which follows the stream, after that cross the stream and walk on the rocky terrain. You will several streams on the way.
Further, trail is easy and flat and there you will see rocks kept together by shepherds as their settlement and a clear stream flowing 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 dense forest, at the end of the forest trail to Rani Kanda on the other side will be visible and you can see Beas River flowing there. Continue your descends 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 and you will see a stream which you have to cross then Chitkul village will be visible from there. There are alluring green meadows which are really good for camping.
On same day you will leave for Shimla by taxi.
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:-
Sankri is the last point where you will receive mobile network. Only BSNL and Vodafone, so ensure you finish your important telephone calls here. Inform anxious family members about poor connectivity during the trek. Dehradun city is also where you will find the last ATM in case you need to withdraw money before starting the trek Journey.
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.
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.
- 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)