• Trip introduction

    This trek to the Borasu Pass gives you a little bit of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, with some of the prettiest landscapes of both. You'll see a differece in the flora and fauna of both, and will start in Uttarakhand and end in Himachal Pradesh. Because you're walking along the Har Ki Dun trail, you can expect gorgeous wildflowers and rugged mountains.

    This is a challenging trek because you'll be trekking long distances every day, but it's suitable for fit first-timers who don't mind the walking. There are some rocky sections and boulders that require you to scramble over, which is always a fun activity.


    The Borasu Pass stands tall at 17,585 feet, and used to be a trade route between the valleys of Har Ki Dun and Kinnaur at one time. It takes you through a number of beautiful villages, rivers, streams, and into lush forests of walnut and pine trees, as well as meadows filled with orchids and wildflowers. You'll also see the impressive confluence of the Tons and Baspa river on the Borasu Pass trek.

    Destination highlights

    Take on the challenge of a long trek between two states. | Spend days trekking through the peaceful Har Ki Dun valley. | Camp beside lakes, in meadows, and in lush forests.

    Activity Details




    59 kms

    34 hrs

    12 kms

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the Borasu Pass trek: Dehradun to Sankri village

    You'll be picked up at about 07:00 hrs in the morning from Dehradun, and will have a long drive to Sankri. The drive takes you through the beautiful towns of Mussorie and the villages of Nainbagh, Damta, Naugaon, Purola, Mori and Netwar. We enter Govind National Park after Netwar and the final 20 kms of the drive are through the forest. Enjoy a delicious dinner and spend the night in Sankri in a guesthouse.

    Overnight in guesthouse.

    You'll drive all day and arrive in Sankri by evening. You should head out to pick up any last minute essentials today if required. You'll be spending the night in Sankri village in a guesthouse, in twin-sharing rooms. Today's package includes a delicious vegetarian dinner. It's advisable to carry extra dry snacks, in case you get hungry during transit.

    Day 1 Milestone



    07:00 AM



    Day 2 of the Borasu Pass trek: Sankri to Osla village via Taluka
    Day 3 of the Borasu Pass trek: Osla village to Har-ki-Dun
    Day 4 of the Borasu Pass trek: Har-ki-Dun to Ratha Tho
    Day 5 of the Borasu Pass trek: Borasu Pass Day
    Day 6 of the Borasu Pass trek: Trek to Chitkul village
    Day 7 of the Borasu Pass trek: Drive to Shimla
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made 0-15 days before the start of the Borasu Pass trek: No refund.

    For cancellations made 15-30 days before the start of the Borasu Pass trek: 50% of the trek cost will be refunded.

    For cancellations made 30 days or more before the start of the Borasu Pass trek: Full refund minus any costs for booking already made by the operator.

    No show: No refund.

    No refunds will be made for any inclusions unused by the customer.

    Rules on trip

    Participants must handle the equipment provided to them with care.

    The trip leader's decision is final.

    Participants must respect local culture and should not litter or deface natural structures/monuments.

    Consumption of alcohol and drugs is not allowed on the Borasu Pass trek.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Participants will be required to sign an indemity form before the Borasu Pass trek.

    The operator and the guides take all necessary precautions, to minimise the risk and avoid any accidents and ensure safe participation in the Borasu Pass trek, and are not responsible for any mishaps that may occur while participating in it.
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    • Borasu Pass Trek Himalayas Uttarakhand Trekking India The Great Next
    • Borasu Pass Trek Himalayas Uttarakhand Trekking India The Great Next
    • Borasu Pass Trek Himalayas Uttarakhand Trekking India The Great Next
    • Borasu Pass Trek Himalayas Uttarakhand Trekking India The Great Next
    • Borasu Pass Trek Himalayas Uttarakhand Trekking India The Great Next
  • Includes / Excludes


    • Transport from Dehradun-Taluka and Chitkul-Shimla in private vehicle

    • Accommodation in Sankri guesthouse on twin-sharing basis
    • Accommodation in tents for 5 nights on twin sharing basis
    • Sleeping bags
    • Sleeping mats
    • Toilet tent
    • Kitchen and dining tent
    • Camp stools or chairs
    • All meals from dinner on Day 1 to lunch on Day 6 (veg)
    • Guide and crew charges
    • Forest entry charges
    • Porter and mule to carry camping equipment
    • All applicable taxes


    • Accomodation on last day of trek in Chitkul (will cost you about INR 1200 per person, per night)

    • Dinner and breakfast in Chitkul
    • Any accommodation in Dehradun or Shimla
    • Any meals or snacks during transport
    • Any transport not mentioned in inclusions
    • Personal expenses like tips, medicines, phone calls etc
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions
    • Porter/mule to carry personal luggage (can be arranged at an additional cost of INR 300 per day, per bag of maximum 12 kgs)

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Comfortable trekking shoes
    • Raincoat
    • Windproof jacket
    • Long sleeved tees
    • Trekking trousers
    • Woollen gloves
    • Thermal inner wear
    • Woollen hat
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery or watches
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Sandals
    • Hard luggage or suitcases

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Transport by private vehicle as per itinerary
    • Tents
    • Clean sleeping bags
    • Sleeping mats
    • Camping stools/chairs
    • Kitchen and dining tent
    • Toilet tents
    • Technical equipment required for the trek, if any

    You need to get

    • Waterproof rucksack
    • Day pack with rain cover
    • Headlamp or flashlight
    • Water bottle
    • Light towel
    • Camera
    • Extra batteries
    • Identity card
    • Personal toiletries
    • Sunscreen
    • Lip balm
    • Moisturiser
    • Trekking shoes
    • Floaters or sandals for post-trekking hours
    • Wet wipes
    • Sunglasses
    • Cap
    • Woollen hat
    • Woollen gloves
    • Wind- and waterproof jacket
    • Warm fleece jacket or sweater
    • Thermal innerwear
    • Quick-dry long sleeved tees
    • Trekking pants
    • Woollen socks for the night
    • Cotton socks for trekking

    Medical Kit

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