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The Buran Ghati trek is a must-do for any adventure enthusiast. It’s a trek that has everything – breathtaking views, crossings over snow bridges and running water streams, and an exciting rappelling descent down the Buran Pass.
The trek begins by ascending through the beautiful alpine meadows, where you’ll see thousands of tiny flowers blooming beneath your feet. As you make your way up the valley, you’ll come across snow bridges and streams that you’ll need to cross. You’ll visit the beautiful Chandranahan Lake.
But the highlight of the trek is undoubtedly the rappelling descent down the Buran Ghati Pass at 15,000 ft. This is a truly exhilarating experience that you’ll never forget.
Distance: 148 km
Time: 8 hours
Altitude: 2,804 m (9,200 ft.)
The drive to the base village of Buran Ghati is an adventure in itself and is simply beautiful, as you follow the picturesque Pabbar River deeper into the Pabbar Valley. The air is crisp and fresh, and the scenery is simply majestic. As you move deeper into the Himalayas, you will be awestruck by the natural beauty all around you.
It is an amazing journey that will take you through the beautiful mountains of Himachal Pradesh. The roads are curvy and twist through the villages, giving you a glimpse of traditional life in the region. The journey can be a bit bumpy after Chirgaon, but it is well worth it to see the amazing landscapes along the way. It will take around 8 hours to reach Janglik, but you will be able to experience so much beauty and culture along the way.
After a long and tiring journey, you will finally reach Janglik. Janglik is the base camp for the Buran Ghati Trek. You will be welcomed with a warm dinner and briefed by your trek leader about the upcoming trek. You rest for the night and look forward to the amazing journey ahead.
The Buran Ghati trek is going to be full of adventure, stunning views, and beautiful memories.
Distance: 6.5 km
Time: 5 hours
Altitude: 3,370 m (11,056 ft)
As we wake up, the excitement will be palpable in the air. You will be getting ready to embark on a trek that would take you through some of the most pristine and beautiful landscapes in the world.
After a healthy breakfast, we will set out, and within minutes, we will leave the hustle and bustle of civilization behind. The trail will snake through quaint villages, where people go about their daily lives. We will pass by temples, homes, fields and forests.
The trek will be a gradual ascent, and it will take us around 4-5 hours to reach the first campsite – Dayara Thatch. As we make our way up, we will be treated to stunning views of the valley below. The snow-capped Himalayas in the backdrop is sure to take your breath away.
The trail gently winds its way up as you leave the village behind. The ascent is gradual, and the forest is there to accompany you all the way. You’ll cross through the woods several times before arriving at your campsite for the night.
As we trek further up the mountains, we’ll come across picturesque clearings in which we can take short breaks and hydrate ourselves. Be sure to take in the views and breathe in the fresh Himalayan air!
Dayara Thatch is a beautiful meadow where you can find breathtaking views of horses grazing in the wild. During peak season, it’s full of colourful little flowers beneath your feet. If you’re a nature photography enthusiast, this is the place for you.
Distance: 3.5 km
Time: 2 hours
Altitude: 3,570 m (11,713 ft)
After a peaceful night’s sleep, we awaken slowly to the sound of the forest and the mountains around us. We take a few deep breaths and begin our yoga practice, letting the fresh air and beauty of nature wash away any stress or worries. As we move through our poses, we notice the sun starting to peek over the mountains, casting a beautiful pink and orange glow across the sky.
The trek starts with a gradual ascent through the forests, crossing streams and sometimes walking on wooden bridges over them. If you’re visiting during the pre-monsoon season, you might even have to cross snow-bridges instead of streams!
The trek is easy and short, so we take our time enjoying the views and listening to the sounds of nature. We cross the Chandranahan stream and finally reach our destination: a beautiful meadow with a stunning view of the mountains.
After crossing the Chandranahan valley, you will be able to spot your tents and your campsite for the next couple of days. The Chandaranahan waterfall will be clearly visible from your spot, so take some time to explore the area and enjoy the view. The Litham campsite is also a great place to play games and bond with your trek mates. Snacks, dinner, and rest are all here tonight.
Distance: 6 km
Time: 4 hours
Altitude: 4,240 m (13,910 ft)
The Chandranahan Lake is fed by the snow melting off the massive mountains that surround it – a sight to see in itself. The clear, glacial water is icy cold and refreshing. The Chandarnahan Lake Trek is very popular for trekkers. Some trekkers choose to complete the Buran Ghati trek, and some come especially for Chandranahan Lake.
The trek up to this beautiful lake is quite steep. As a result, you gain a lot of altitude in a small amount of time and distance. You will have to cross the Chandranahan stream again, and follow the trail deeper into the Chandranahan valley. The trail will take you towards the snout of the waterfall. The waterfall is a beautiful sight, and it’s definitely worth the trek up to see it.
As we reach the lake, we will spend some time there, taking in the pristine beauty of our surroundings. Acclimatizing to the high altitude and listening to local stories narrated by our guide, we will be back at the campsite for a hot lunch.
What a perfect way to spend an afternoon!
Distance: 5.5 km
Time: 3 hours
Altitude: 4,100 m (13,450 ft)
The trek from the tree line to Dunda is a difficult one, as you must cross boulders and scree-laden trails. However, the view of the valley is worth the effort, and Dunda is the perfect place to rest before crossing the Buran Ghati Pass.
Make sure to stick with your guide, trek leader, and trek mates as you cross the streams that flow along the way. Once you reach Dunda, take in the beauty of your surroundings and prepare for the journey ahead.
A gradual walk from Litham will take you to the campsite in just three hours, and once you’re there, you’ll be given a demo and proper training on how to use your technical equipment. You’ll then be ready for the exciting ascent to the summit of the Buran Ghati trek.
Make sure you have a hearty lunch because you’ll be starting your trek at 3 in the night. Dinner will be early so that you can get a good night’s sleep before the challenge of the climb awaits you.
Distance: 9 km
Time: 7 hours
Altitude: 4,572 m (15,000 ft)
Today is the most important and exciting day of the trek – the day you cross the Buran Ghati pass!
We will be starting the climb at around 4 in the morning, so you’ll need to wake up early, have early breakfast, and get ready with all your technical equipment to start the climb. The climb is initially steep but becomes gradual as you move up the slope and closer to the pass.
Once you reach the Buran Ghati pass, take in the amazing views on the other side, and take a peek at the route you have to descend. You’ll see that it seems like an almost vertical wall!
Your guide and trek leader will be safely lowering each of you down from the pass one by one. Remember the safety training given the previous evening. Have patience, and don’t forget to wear a wind-cheater. You’ll need it at the top of the Buran Ghati Pass to stay warm among the gusts of cold winds.
Once you have safely descended, you will find yourself on a large flat ground from where we will start descending towards our campsite for the night. If there’s enough snow, we will be sliding down most of the way until we reach the campsite. The descent is fast and we will camp for the night next to the river.
Distance: 4 km (Trek) & 230 km (Drive)
Time: 1.5 hours & 7 hours
Altitude: 2,276 m (7,467 ft)
Today is the last day of the Buran Ghati trek, and it will be an emotional one as you’ll be parting ways with your guide, trek leader, and trek mates. We will be descending down the valley. The trail is wide, and well-marked till Barua. It passes through small meadows and forests.
Once you reach Barua, bid adieu to your guide, staff, leaders, and board your vehicles. Your vehicles will drop you at Shimla, and that’ll be the end of your Buran Ghati trek.
We keep a buffer day in our pass-crossing treks or long treks because of the many hurdles we might face. For example, bad weather (heavy snowfall, or rain). Therefore, it becomes risky to cross the Buran Ghati pass or to carry on trekking.
However, it must be a unanimous decision to use the buffer day. All the participants will be required to pay 1,500/- INR if the group decides to use the buffer day. The amount will be collected by your trek leader in cash.
The best time and season to do the Buran Ghati Trek is in pre-monsoon or post-monsoon seasons. You can either attempt in the May-June season or the September-October season.
All participants are expected to be confident that they are physically and mentally fit and able to complete the itinerary of their chosen event as defined in the itinerary.
Any minors between 10 and 17 years of age must accompany their parent or guardian who assumes full responsibility for them to participate in the adventure activity or event. Unaccompanied, underage minors will not be allowed to participate in the adventure activity.
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