Buran Ghati is situated in the Pabbar Valley in the region of Himachal Pradesh. It is considered the mother trek of all the treks combined in the Himalayan region. If you want to taste the adventure of mountains, grasslands, forests, snow peaks and quaint villages, altogether, you should book your trek to Buran Ghati right away. This is a customized trek for thrill-seekers to test their adrenaline rush and the photographers who want to capture the tiniest bit of splendid nature.
The views of the Buran Ghati trails are simply unmatched and will refresh you with multiple stunning landscapes, a long stretch of Pine and Oak, widespread green meadows, snow-clad peaks, a glacial lake, a small gushing stream, Polaroid-perfect villages and the magnificent Chandranahan lake, nestled at a high altitude, is one of the highlights of this trek. This glacial lake is the major highlight of this trek which is considered sacred by the locals in this area and remains frozen for most of the year.
From the summit of the pass, you can see a panoramic view of the Kinner-Kailash peaks. Buran Ghati is a great trek for those looking for a thrilling experience.
Difficulty level: Moderate to Difficult
Best Time: Apr-Jun
Duration: 7 Days
Accommodation Type: Tents/Home Stay
Max Altitude: 15,000 ft
Trekking distance: 39 km approx
Buran Ghati is easy to moderate to difficult level trek. You need to be physically and mentally prepared for the trek and should stick to a proper fitness routine before coming on the trek. Read more – Fitness preparation for Himalayan trek.
The temperature at Janglik basecamp in the daytime is pleasant between 10 to 15 degrees Celsius and at night it goes down to 0 to -5 Degree Celsius. During the trek, the day temperature will be 5 to 10 degrees and at night it goes down up to -10 degrees.
At Janglik trekkers will have to share the room on a triple and quad basis in a homestay. The dormitory will also be there. For the rest of the days, stay will be in tents, you will be provided 3-person tents on a twin-sharing basis and 4-person tents on a triple-sharing basis. Female trekkers will share a room/tent with female trekkers only. Solo female trekkers will be provided with a separate tent.
Meals start from day 1 dinner to day 6 Dinner. On Day 7, early departure after tea. During the trek, you will be provided healthy hot meals which include breakfast, lunch, evening tea and snacks, hot soup, and dinner with daily different desserts. Hot drinking water will be provided daily at the campsite.
The lowest altitude will be 9, 200 ft at Janglik and the highest at 15,000 ft at Buran Ghati Pass.
We have fixed departures from Shimla. The pickup will be at 6:30 am from Shimla Old Bus Stand.
By Air – Jubbarhatti Airport is 22km away from Shimla this airport is well connected to various cities. Another major nearby airport is Chandigarh airport from there you can hire a cab to reach Shimla.
By Rail – You can take the train from New Delhi to Kalka it will take approximately 4 hours. After reaching Kalka you can hire a cab to Shimla it will take about 1 hour to reach there.
By Road – Several bus services run from Delhi to Shimla every day, you can take a luxury air-conditioned bus from ISBT to Shimla. The journey is of about 11 hours
The key to staying comfortable while on an active trip is layering. To get maximum comfort with minimum weight, you need versatile layers that mix and match to create the right amount of insulation, ventilation, and weather protection. This gear list has been created to help you choose the proper equipment. Try to bring only what is necessary; this will help you and the field staff.
? Thermals – Tops and Bottoms
? Day Pack (20L-30L) and Rucksack 50-60L
? Bag Rain Cover
? Fleece pants
? Woollen gloves and woollen cap
? Fleece/Wool Jacket or Sweater
? Headlamp with Fresh Batteries
? Hiking Pants (Warm, Convertible, Quick-Dry, Lightweight)
? Woollen Socks (4-5 pairs)
? Insulated Jacket
? Long Sleeve Shirts (Synthetic, Lightweight)
? Sport Sunglasses and Sun cap
? Trekking shoes
? Sun Block and Lip Balm
? Water Bottles
Our campsites are pitched near water sources. For your day’s trek, two liters of water should be enough. You will find water sources on the trek to refill your water bottles. Your trek leader will brief you about these before starting the day’s trek.
During the trek, toilet tents will be set up along each campsite. A toilet tent will have a deep pit, where one can answer nature’s call. There will be a mound of soil and a shovel to cover it up. These are dry toilets, where you’ll have to use toilet paper. This is the most hygienic and convenient way to answer nature’s call in the wild. Please use plain toilet paper and refrain from using wet wipes since these are not biodegradable.
If it starts raining while you’re trekking, we will continue on the trail as planned. Your poncho should protect you from the rain. Carry a backpack cover for extra protection from rain for your belongings.
Alcohol is dangerous in extreme cold, especially at high altitudes. Contrary to what people believe, alcohol does not make you warmer. Instead, it opens your pores, making your body colder. Moreover, it dehydrates you very quickly. Hence consumption of alcohol is absolutely prohibited on all Nomad Adventures treks. Anyone found with alcohol is quickly removed from the trek. Smoking, similarly, is not allowed on Nomad Adventures treks.
No, but there are shops on the base camp from where you can rent shoes, jackets and trek poles, headlights etc.
You don’t need special snowshoes. A good waterproof trekking shoe is sufficient for the trek. When there is snow, we provide micro spikes and gaiters.
A trekking pole gives you stability and balance and helps reduce fatigue.
The minimum age limit is 8 years. However, minors aged between 8 to 17 should be accompanied by their parents and guardians.
Buran Ghati is a moderate to difficult level trek and it requires trekkers to be physically fit. The minimum age eligibility is 8+ years. As a parent or guardian, if you feel that your child can adapt to the conditions of the mountains and would be able to walk every day as required, then certainly, yes!. Please follow the fitness regime before coming on the trek.
The last electricity charging point and mobile network point would be in Shimla. You’ll get only the Bsnl/Airtel network over there. However, come prepared for the possibility of power cuts. It is good to carry your power banks and extra batteries for your camera.
Nomad Adventures team consisting of a qualified Trek leader, trek guides, porters and cooks will be with you throughout the trek.
No, Female Trekkers share Room/Tent with female co-trekkers and the same applies to others.
All high-altitude treks come with their share of risks. We pay utmost importance to the safety of trekkers. While we do our bit to ensure a trekker is safe, we also expect any trekker who is enrolling with us to know what could go wrong, and if it does, how to tackle it.
No, because you will not return to the base camp of Janglik. Your trek ends at Barua village. So we do not have the facility at the base camp for extra luggage. Nomad Adventures is not responsible for loss or damage to any belongings.
Minimum 6 people and the maximum 20 we take in one batch. We need a minimum of 6 people to run a fixed departure but for the customized trip group size doesn’t matter.
No, but in case you are having so please consult your doctor because there are lots of myths about Diamox.
If you want to offload your rucksack, you will have to inform us in advance so that the necessary arrangements are made. You will be charged per day for offloading your rucksack. If you decide on the spot then the charges are higher than usual.