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
🏔Altitude: 9,200 ft. 🏠 Stay: Tented accommodation 🚗 Drive: 160 km (09-11 hrs drive). ⌚ Pick up time: 06:30 am from Shimla bus stand 📶 Network: All networks available. The first base camp of Buran Ghati is Janglik which is 160 km away from Shimla and takes about 9 to 11 hours to journey. Pabbar river would be running alongside your route, which will make the drive more beautiful/ Last ATM point would be at Rohru, make sure you have withdrawn the necessary cash. Once you cross the river, the scenery changes drastically to the wheat fields dotted with tiny Himachali homes laid down close to each other mixed with the dense forests.
🏔 Altitude: 2,800m/9,200ft to 3,400m/11,150ft. 🚶♂️ Trek: Moderate ascent. ⛺ Stay: Tents. 🍱 Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner After having breakfast, we will start our trek to Dayara Thatch( the most beautiful first day of any trek that you will walk on). The trail will open up to the pine forests where you can rest a bit and admire the beauty of nature. After walking through the oak and pine trees and you will find a trail peeking into a vast expanse of green meadows. Next, the route will now open up to the vast lush Dayara meadows which will be your camping site for the night.
🏔 Altitude: 3,400m/11,150ft to 3,600m/11,800ft. 🚶♂️ Trek: 3Km. Trek time: 3-4 hours. ⛺ Stay: Tents. 🍱 Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner Wake up early to catch the glimpse of the golden hour and explore the beauty of the Dayara campsite. Make sure you soak in as much beauty of Dayara meadows as you can. After breakfast, we will start our journey from Dayara to Litham. The trail will take you through dense forests, wide green meadows, gushing streams, and little brooks.
Altitude: 3,600m/11,800ft to 4,200m/13,800ft. Distance covered:3Km back and forth. Trek time: 6-7 hours. Stay type: Tents at the same campsite. The attraction of the day is Chandranahan Lake. Water availability: You can refill your bottles at Chandranahan Lakes. Trail description: Difficult steep ascent and descent past the waterfall
Altitude: 4,200m/13,800ft to 4,000m/13,100ft. Distance covered: 4Km. Trek time: 5-6 hours. Stay type: Tents at the campsite. The attraction of the day: Pristine views of the Dauladhar range. Water availability: Refill your bottles along the stream trails.
Altitude: 4,000m/13,100ft to 3,600m/11,800ft via 4600m/15,000ft. Distance covered: 7Km. Trek time: 10-11 hours. Stay type: Tents at the campsite. The attraction of Day: Burhan pass and the snowline descents. Water availability: Carry enough water from Dhunda itself as there are no water sources on this trail.
Altitude:3,600,m/11,800ft to 2,000m/6,600ft. Distance covered: 5Km. Trek time: 4-5 hours. Stay type: Tents at the campsite. The attraction of Day: Barua Kund village. Water availability: Refill the bottles at the river camp and streams along the way. Trail description: Moderate ascent of 4 hours followed by a difficult steep ascent. As you reach the Barua village, locals are going to invite you with hot teas. Once you reach the grand temple on your left, finish the trail within the next half an hour towards a road bridge where the Nomad Adventures vehicle will be waiting for you.