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  • Trip introduction

    An under-rated and little-known trek in Himachal Pradesh, the Buran Ghati pass trek offers the stark contrast of green meadows and white snowfields. You'll approach this mountain pass on a steeply inclined trail of moderately intense difficulty with one particular stretch requiring you to climb down an ice wall using a rope. But the constant company of snow-clad mountain peaks rising above you more than compensate for the effort. Another feature of the trek is the visit to Chandranahan Lake, a sacred body of water at 13,800 feet with water from the melting glaciers.

    Destination

    The trail to Buran Ghati pass offers views of unparalleled beauty with carefully crafted scenery of thick forests, grazing fields, snow-capped peaks and small river brooks scattered all around you. Apart from being physically fit and healthy, the trail leads you up to an altitude of over 15,000 feet, without requiring any technical or mountaineering skills. The mountain pass is located alongside the Rupin pass and offers spectacular views of the Dhauladhar and Kinner Kailash ranges.

    Destination highlights

    Go on a little-known, off-beat trek in Himachal Pradesh. | Trek through dense oak woods and sprawling snowfields. | Get spectacular views of snow-capped mountain peaks. | Use an ice-axe and rope to climb down an ice wall. | Visit the high-altitude, scenic Chandranahan lake.

    Activity Details

    9200

    15000

    9200

    26 kms

    39 hrs

    3.7 kms

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the Buran Ghati Pass Trek: Shimla to Janglik

    Meet your trek leader at the Shimla bus stand at 6:30 hrs. You'll board a Tata Sumo and settle in for a long drive to the village of Janglik, start point of the Buran Ghati trek. The scenic drive will take you through oak and pine forests on highways and dirt roads. Overnight in a home-stay or tents at Janglik.

    Overnight in a home-stay or tents at Janglik.

    Report to the Shimla bus stand by 6:30 hrs and travel to Janglik. The vehicle used for this transport will be a Tata Sumo or similar private vehicle. You'll be accommodated either in a home-stay or in tents at Janglik. Today's meal package includes dinner only.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Shimla

    Janglik

    06:30 AM

    Food

    Dinner

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    Day 2 of the Buran Ghati Pass Trek: Janglik to Dayara Thatch
    Day 3 of the Buran Ghati Pass Trek: Dayara Thatch to Litham
    Day 4 of the Buran Ghati Pass Trek: Day trek to Chandranahan Lake
    Day 5 of the Buran Ghati Pass Trek: Litham to Dhunda
    Day 6 of the Buran Ghati Pass Trek: Dhunda to Munirang via Buran Ghati pass
    Day 7 of the Buran Ghati Pass Trek: Munirang to Shimla
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made more than 24 days before departure of the Buran Ghati Pass trek: 95% refund.

    For cancellations made 14-24 days before departure of the Buran Ghati Pass trek: 70% refund.

    For cancellations made 10-13 days before departure of the Buran Ghati Pass trek: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 10 days before departure of the Buran Ghati Pass trek: no refund.

    In case of no show: no refund.

    All refunds will be paid after deducting a transaction fee of INR 200 per person. This fee is charged by The Great Next.

    Rules on trip

    Travellers are required to follow instructions of the trek leader during the Buran Ghati Pass trek.

    Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.

    If you wish to interact with the local natives at villages during the trek, please consult your trek leader before approaching them.

    Consumption of alcohol, drugs or tobacco products like cigarettes is strictly prohibited during the Buran Ghati Pass trek.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    The tour operator reserves the right to alter or cancel the itinerary of the Buran Ghati Pass trek to ensure maximum safety of travellers and staff. High altitude treks may face unpredictable weather conditions that may change the mentioned itinerary. Any costs arising due to such a change in the itinerary are borne by the traveller.

    The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of the travellers and shall not be held responsible for any mishap, accident or loss of life and property during the Buran Ghati Pass trek.
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  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Travel arrangements between Shimla to Janglik and Barua to Shimla in a private SUV or similar vehicle

    • Accommodation in tents and home-stay for 6 nights on a twin-sharing basis
    • All equipment required for camping: tents, sleeping bag, mattress
    • Common kitchen/dining tent and washroom tent
    • All vegetarian meals from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 7
    • Services of experienced trek leader and support staff
    • Services of porters/mules to carry common camping equipment and gear
    • Technical and safety gear required for the trek, if any (including crampons)
    • First aid kit (including stretcher and oxygen cylinder)
    • All government permits and charges
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Travel arrangements between your home city and Shimla

    • Services of porters/mules to carry personal luggage (arranged at an additional cost of INR 2,200 per bag of maximum 11 kgs; if booked in advance)
    • Accommodation and meals in Shimla
    • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.
    • Personal expenses such as gratuity tips to staff, additional meals or beverages etc.
    • Adventure travel insurance
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Full-sleeved non-cotton t-shirts
    • Fleece t-shirt
    • Fleece jacket or woollen sweater
    • Thermal inners (upper and lower)
    • Wind and waterproof jacket
    • Downfeather or hollofil jacket
    • Raincoat or poncho
    • Sun cap/hat
    • Balaclava or neck gaiter
    • Woollen and cotton socks
    • Trekking shoes and flip flops
    • Waterproof gloves
    • Not to wear - Expensive gadgets or jewellery
    • Hard luggage such as trolley, suitcases etc.

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • All equipment required for camping: tents, sleeping bag, mattress
    • Common kitchen/dining tent and washroom tent
    • Technical and safety gear required for the trek, if any (including crampons)
    • First aid kit (including stretcher and oxygen cylinder)

    You need to get

    • Backpack (with rain cover)
    • Trekking pole/walking stick
    • Torch/flashlight (with extra batteries)
    • Insect repellent
    • Water bottles
    • Dry snacks (energy bars, dry fruits etc.)
    • Cold cream
    • Toilet paper and wet wipes
    • Lightweight towels and napkins

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit for this trip.