Buran Ghati Trek

Buran Ghati Trek

Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
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Buran Ghati Trek Highlights

  • Visit Chandranahan Lake
  • Bonfire night
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Buran Ghati Trek Overview

About Buran Ghati Trek:
Buran Ghati offers trillions of mind-blowing sights waiting to be discovered. At a distance of approximately 6 hours from Shimla lies this offbeat location that you can explore through this eight-day-long trekking trip. 

The trek starts at Guide and goes through Janglik, Dayara, Lytham, Chandranahan Lake, Dhunda, Buran Ghati, and Barua village. This particular package takes care of all your requirements and offers you meals, accommodation in tents and huts, and an array of fun moments during the exciting trek. 

Buran Ghati (altitude 4572m) trek is a classic Sheppard route connecting the Pabbar valley of Shimla to the Baspa valley of Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh. It is still frequented by shepherds and the people of Janglikh village and the surrounding region.

About Buran Ghati Pass:

The other two passes on the same mountain range connecting Sangla Valley to Rohru & Dodra- Kwar in Pabbar Valley are Gunas Pass &  Rupin Pass.  Chandernahan Lake (the source of the Pabbar River) is located about an hour's trek from Lytham Thach. Bruce/Buran village is the starting point of the trek from Sangla Valley in Kinnaur & Janglik village is the endpoint. Jagdish is a beautiful village located in the Pabbar valley of Shimla district.

About Rupin Pass:

Rupin Pass is a high-altitude pass across the Himalayan mountain range in the state of Uttrakhand, India. It lies on a traditional shepherd and hiking route which starts from Dhaula in Uttarakhand and ends in Sangla in Himachal Pradesh. The path itself is located across mostly uninhabited areas in the Himalayan ranges at an elevation of 15,250 ft (4,650M) above sea level. Sarasvati Glacier at Sarasvotri at this pass has been identified by some sources as the origin of paleo-river Sarasvati which turned into icy waters at Netwar, flowing through Paonta Sahib and Adi Badri, Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan, and Gujarat.

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Itinerary For Buran Ghati Trek


Day 1 - Getting to the Diude Base Camp (9,200 ft)


Views Of The Beautiful Pabbar River

  • Start from Shimla at 06:30 AM and take a 6-hour long journey to enjoy the trek to Buran Ghati.
  • Pick up vehicles will be arranged to leave from Shimla.
  • The base camp of this trek is Janglik.
  • Dude is the closest road head to Janglik.
  • From Rohru to Darude, you will get to see the beautiful Pabbar river.
  • Watch the square wheat fields along the river and beautiful Himachali homes. The road climbs alongside pretty villages and mixed forests until it gets to the pine forests around Tonglu.
  • Go through the motorable road at Tikri, just after Chirgaon, it turns left and becomes an absolute dirt track for the rest of the way.
  • It takes two hours along the dirt track to get to Tonglu.
  • At Tonglu, the dirt track drops down to the river, crosses the Pabbar and climbs to Darude in swift switchbacks.
  • Janglik is a short walk from Darude.

Day 2 - Diude/Janglik to Dayara (9,200 ft to 11,075 ft)


The Splendid Views Of Darude, Tonglu And Other Villages

  • Make your way to an ascent into a forest for about 30 minutes followed by a gradual descent for about an hour in the meadows ending with a gradual ascent through a forest.
  • Find streams to refill your water bottles about 1-1.5 hours into the trek.
  • Come out of Darude and witness the beautifully crafted wheat fields lined by charming wooden farmhouses on their edges.
  • Within fifteen minutes, you will leave the last huts of Darude behind your trail.
  • Then start climbing the altitudes rapidly.
  • In an hour, you will come to step on a ledge and then give your eyes the splendid views of Darude, Tonglu and other villages.
  • The ledge under a pine tree is a wonderful place to take a break.
  • Fifteen minutes later, past a clearing on your right, the trail climbs into an oak and pine forest.
  • Follow the steep trail that levels off to a gradual, pleasant climb.
  • Half an hour later, you will escape from the tree line into a vast expanse of meadows climbing into the hills to your left.
  • The trail out of the tree line descends gradually, skirting the top of the pines. The trail is well defined and broad.
  • Almost an hour later, the trail enters another magnificent forest of pine and oak but thicker.
  • Through the forest, the trail climbs gradually before popping out of it again in another half hour.
  • Watch the perfectly landscaped meadows of Dayara in front.
  • Camp at Dayara.

Day 3 - Dayara to Litham (11,000 ft to 11,737 ft)


The trail from Dayara to Lytham

  • Today's trek starts with a gentle ascent for about 15 minutes followed by a stream crossing.
  • Ascend through a pine forest and meadows for about an hour followed by a gentle descent through a silver birch forest and meadows.
  • You will not require a refill today if you carry 2 litres of water from Dayara.
  • Find streams on the trail.
  • The trail from Dayara to Lytham will show you some of the dense forests, wide green meadows, gushing streams, and brooks as you cover an altitude of 737 feet in 3 hours.
  • The trail goes through the meadows towards the Gunas Pass. A gently ascending trail enters another clump of pine forest fifteen minutes out of the Dayara campsite.
  • Then you get to a stream that needs to leap over.
  • Across the stream, the trail climbs out of the forest and rounds a wide curve to regain the views of the snow-capped mountains of the Dhauladhar range and Gunas Pass.
  • Behind the pine forest, you will see the snow-lined cliffs. Half an hour later the trail will come to a forest full of silver birch. The forest is old and the silver birches gnarled with age.
  • Descending gently through the forest leads to another perennial stream in the fold of the mountain.
  • Refresh here and climb out of the fold to your first clear view of Lytham.
  • Across the meadows, the trail dips to the Chandranathan stream that you need to cross before throwing down your backpacks at the Lytham campsite.
  • Enjoy the views of the snout of the Chandranathan waterfall, beyond which is the Chandernahan lake.
  • In front are the towering snow-clad mountains that hide Buran Ghati but set the heart fluttering in anticipation of a great adventure ahead.
  • On the right are the snow patched cliffs that hide the Rupin valley.
  • Stay overnight at Lytham campsite
  • And Bonfire night will be there.

Day 4 - Excursion to Chandranahan lake (11,737 ft to 13,900 ft and back)


Visiting The Chandranahan lake

  • Duration: 6-7 hours
  • Trek gradient: Difficult
  • The Chandranahan lake is a glacial tarn that is perennially fed by snow flanks of mountains that surround it. 
  • Cross the stream that you get just before the Lytham campsite.
  • Continue upstream on the shepherd’s trail to a ridge top. 
  • Walk towards the snout of the waterfall from where the stream emerges.
  • It takes about an hour and a half to get to the snout of the waterfall, marked by beautifully placed stone cairns.
  • The journey to the lake takes a difficult turn the moment you get to the flat at the snout of the waterfall.
  • In late June, the valley floor has good amounts of snow but nothing that is difficult to walk on.
  • There are tiny waterfalls that turn into brooks that trickle down to the lake from all sides.
  • Spend time taking in the sights of the setting before heading back to Lytham the way you came.
  • It is a steep desLythamrom the lake to Lytham. You must start early in the Lytham to be back at Lytham at lunch.

Day 5 - Litham to Dhunda (11,737 ft to 13,365 ft)


Enjoy The Awesome Views Of Buran Ghati

  • Duration: 4-5 hours
  • Trek gradient: Moderate
  • Buran Ghati is a trek that can be easy or difficult depending on where you camp for the passing assault.
  • Dhunda at 13,300 ft is a perfect and short two-hour climb to the pass.
  • The Dhauladhar range looms over the trail with the Gunas pass sitting pretty on top of the snowy flanks of the grey mountains.
  • It is a monochrome setting of grey and white in front, with the green grassland of Lytham Lytham to the left, and cliffs of the bordering Rupin valley to the right.
  • The Pabbar is no longer a gently descending stream. Later the trail takes a sharper ascent.
  • Continue up the left bank until the trail gets into a U shaped gorge like valley and you get the first view of the Buran Ghati on your left.
  • Start the climb to Dhunda by well-marked shepherds’ trail that leads in the general direction of the pass. An hour of climb, you will reach ridge top of Dhunda.
  • Get the awesome views of Buran Ghati and the trail that leads to it.
  • The camp is the snow-capped zone. Snow-capped mountains flank the campsite on all sides.

Day 6 - Dhunda to River camp via Buran Ghati (13,365 ft to 11,800 ft via Buran Ghati)


Mesmerizing Views of The Valley

  • Duration: 9-10 hours
  • Trek gradient: Difficult
  • Follow the ridge and hop over boulders towards the base of the pass. From the ground, it is one hour-long climb to the top, mostly on snow.
  • Buran Ghati is at exactly 15,000 ft and offers a thrilling upgrade.
  • It is a narrow ledge on the top. The drop on the other side is sharp and steep.
  • Without the rope, the descent can be risky even with an ice axe.
  • Getting down to the snowfield first snowfield about 100 metres below the pass is your first objective.
  • After that, it is a series of descents over smaller ledges that you can slide down.
  • Descending on the Buran Ghati trek is quick, and very soon you lose all the altitude that you have gained.
  • It takes about 2 hours to get to the end of the snow line.
  • You also lose about 3,000 ft in size.
  • Out of the snow line, the descent takes you down a ridge with junipers and lovely flower crested shrubs.
  • The view of the valley in front is lush green as far as the eye can see.
  • Beyond, a long rantowers mountains tower over the setting.
  • Descend for another hour to get to a stream that needs to be hopped over.
  • Across the stream, the first farmers’ huts appear. You camp here for the night.

Day 7 - River camp to Barua village (11,800 ft to 6,700 ft)

River Camp

Last Day Of The Tour

  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Trek gradient: Easy
  • The descent to the Barua village is remarkable for the variety in vegetation and diversity.
  • Take the path that follows the Barua Khud.
  • Stick to the trail that is broadest and most used.
  • The trail descends rapidly through the high altitude pines, giving way to a mix of other trees.
  • An hour and a half later the trail descends to a large gushing stream meeting the Barua Khud.
  • A makeshift bridge lined with junipers and mud is the only way across.
  • Climbing out of the stream, the trail is greeted with more diverse vegetation.
  • An hour later, the first apple orchards and signs of civilization await the trekkers.
  • Then the trail enters Barua village through an arch.
  • It is a long descent through the village as the trail meanders and descends through.
  • Once at the heart of the village, the descent is more rapid.
  • In half an hour the trail pops out on to the road bridge over the Barua Khud.
  • Transport will be arranged to leave from Barua to Shimla at 1:00 PM, and you will reach Shimla at around 2:00 AM.
  • If you wish to set out on your own, you can wait to get a vehicle to Karcham, which is a junction 3 km ahead or you could walk it. Karcham is a junction where roads from Rekong Peo and Sangla meet.
  • The big hydel project by the Jaypee group also starts at Karcham.
  • From Karcham either take a vehicle to Sangla, 17 km away, or Reckong Peo for more connectivity to Shimla.

Day 8 - Buffer day


  • It's a Buffer day.
  • Rest at Shimla for the night, and you are free to explore Shimla the next day and take a Volvo bus to Delhi in the evening.
  • The tour concludes today.
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Things to Carry

Hand gloves
Essential toiletries
UV Protected Sunglasses (Advisable)
Lightweight trekking pants
Trekking pole
Casual clothes
Trekking Shoes
Head Torch
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Water bottle
Thermal inners
Medical kit
ID Proof
Power bank
Extra batteries
Lip balm
Personal medications (if any)
Dry Fruits and Chocolates
Hiking Shoes
Fleece jackets
Quick Drying Towel
Warm clothes
Woollen cap

Location Details about Buran Ghati Trek

Starting Point

Janglik Village

End Point

Janglik Village

Buran Ghati Trek Reviews


Lalramnunpuii Punte


It is one of the most beautiful treks and lots of people came to visit that place and click lots of pictures there. the guide was also a nice person. Highly recommended.


Agniprava Malik

Wonderful Experience

The location was really very beautiful to see and the weather was also good on that day and the stay was memorable. Amazing trek, thank you Banbanjara for making the trip memorable.


Ajit Jain

Good experience

Last weekend I and my friends decided to visit that place and we booked the tickets from the site of Banbanjara. They give us the best price and amazing facilities also. Very beautiful place.


Himanshu Saluja


The viewpoints are mind-blowing and the mountains are covered with lush greenery and the valleys are deep and the guide was helpful and supportive. Highly recommended.


Sachin Naik

Wonderful Place

Perfect for nature lovers, they can enjoy nature with their lover once and the best time to visit that place is in the monsoon and the way of trekking was nice. You should visit it once.


Nitish Sharma

Awesome trip

The camping site was really amazing and me and my college friends enjoyed lots of activities there and the food was delicious and the beautiful views. Thank you Banbanjara for making the trip memorable.


Tamojit Ganguly


Buran Ghati Trek is one of the most beautiful treks in the whole of Shimla and the sightseen's are awesome to view and the guide was also a helpful person. You should visit it once.


Parth Ranpariya

Wonderful Experience

It was my first trek and trust me it was a really memorable trip. The guide was also nice and the weather was also nice, viewpoints are awesome. Awesome trip.


Nita Sharma

Good experience

An adventure trek perfect for beginners, enjoyed the whole trip and the guide was also a nice person and the weather was cool, with unforgettable movements. Great recommendation.


Rishabh Sethia


Overall the trek was really amazing and the viewpoints were really very beautiful to see we clicked lots of pictures at them and the guide was also a nice person. Memorable trip.

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Buran Ghati Trek FAQs

Is Buran Ghati trek in Manali?

No, the Buran Ghati trek has its presence near the Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand border with an altitude of 15,000 feet. This trekking spot is very close to Shimla and is located in the Pabbar Valley.

What is the best time to visit Buran Ghati trek?

The best time for Buran Ghati trek is between May and June and Mid-September and mid-October. The months between May and June is the time of summer and it is the best time to see the snow.

What is the difficulty level of Buran Ghati trek?

The difficulty level of the Buran Ghati trek is moderate. Therefore, any fit beginner can complete the trek under the guidance of an instructor. With the training of a minimum of one and a half month, you will find the trek easier.

Confirmation Policy

  • Upon booking, the traveller will receive a confirmation voucher via email, within 24 hours.
  • In the special cases of slots not being available, feasible alternatives will be provided to the customer, in regards to the customer’s preference. In such cases, a new voucher would be sent via email, consisting of the new travel details.
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Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellation made 25 days before the date of departure, would levy 15% of the total tour cost as cancellation charges.
  • Any cancellation made within 15-25 days before the date of departure, would levy a 25% of total tour cost as cancellation charges.
  • Any cancellation made within 7-15 days before the date of departure, would levy 50% of the total tour cost as cancellation charges.
  • Any cancellation made within 0-7 days before the date of departure, would levy 100% of the total tour cost as cancellation charges.
  • Due to any restrictions such as sudden government policies or regulations, health hazards, medical emergencies, or unprecedented weather conditions, activities and tours may be nonoperational and be canceled. In cases such as these, operators will attempt to cater to the traveler as an alternate, which is feasible in nature. However, any refund would not be catered.
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Refund Policy

  • Any refund applicable will be processed within 7 business days.
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  • Carry minimum weight. 
  • Do not litter. 
  • Alcohol and smoking are not allowed. 
  • The decision of the trek leader will be final and binding. 
  • Delays may occur due to weather conditions 
  • Any person with health conditions like Asthma etc. is advised not to go for this expedition. However, if they so decide, it is at their own risk. 
  • Do not wander off on your own.
  • Please take care of your baggage.
  • Please keep yourself hydrated throughout the trek and fuel yourself with some energy bars, protein bars, or any snacks to maintain your energy level.
  • Involve yourself in some physical activities like jumping, running, and stretching, as it increases the stamina and strength of the body.
  • People with any physical ailments are advised not to come on the trek.
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