borasu pass trek
8 Days - 7 Night
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borasu pass Trek
Borasu Pass is one of the many passes that link Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh. The Tons River Valley and the Baspa River Valley are linked by it. From Har Ki Dun forest rest house to Chitkul road head in the Baspa Valley, it is a high but practical traverse into the great Kinnaur Valley that takes 3 to 4 days. The trail heads north from Har ki Dun along with the Marinda Gad (river). The ascent becomes easier after that, and the route winds up for about 5 kilometers through a flower-strewn narrow valley. We climb for about 4 kilometers to the pass, passing by a glacier to our right. Then we make our way down the rocky slopes to the Baspa bed. The trek to Chitkul from the camping ground here is relatively straightforward. The Borasu pass is located at a height of 5,450 meters. As a result, it’s ideal for thrill-seekers!
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Day 1: Dehradun to Sankri (1920 m) (210 km) (7/8 hours)
We leave Dehradun early in the morning and arrive in Sankri in the evening. After passing through a checkpoint at Netwar, the final stretch takes us through the Govind Pashu National Park. We sleep in a guest house or a camp at night.
Day 2: Sankri to Taluka to Cheludgad (2700 m) (5/6 hours)
The next day, take a taxi from Sankri to Taluka, which is about a 10-kilometer drive. There is plenty to do once you arrive in Taluka. There are a few shops and forest rest houses where you can spend the night. However, since there is no power in the village, make sure you have a fully charged phone or other electronic devices. The next person on the list is Seema. To be honest, the route isn’t especially well-designed. You’ll pass by the Supin River, which is a lovely spot for photographs. A wooden bridge is also on the way, and it’s the perfect spot for a quick photoshoot. You’ll also pass through the village of Osla, which is like Seema’s twin sister but larger. Finally, the tents would be installed in Chilurgad.
Day 3: Cheludgad to Seematra (3400 m) (7 km) (4/5 hours)
On day three, the hike is 7 kilometers long. It’s a thrilling day because you’ll pass by several bridges and streams, many of which are photo opportunities, including the popular suspension bridge. If you’re lucky, you’ll be able to see the stunning roaring waterfalls as well. The path to Seematra is rich in flora and fauna, and the valley marks the beginning of the woods on the other sides. The valley provides a stunning view of the snow-capped peaks. Visit the Kali Mata Temple while you’re there. Every 15 to 25 minutes, shepherd camps will be a popular sight. The entire day’s hike would take almost 6 hours. The campsite for that night is Seematra.
Day 4: Seematra to Har Ki Dun(3645 m) (7 km) (4/5 hours)
On day four, the hike is again 7 kilometers long. After completing the Har Ki Dun Trek, you will want to stay in this area. Har Ki Dun is well-known all over the world. Har Ki dun Trek attracts visitors from all over the world. Looking at the litigants makes people comfortable.
Enjoy spotting a diverse range of trees and animals in this area, which is abundant in flora and fauna.
Day 5: Har Ki Dun to Ratta Tho(4105 m) (7 km) (4/5 hours)
Since Ratta means red and Tho means stone, the trek begins on Ratta Tho, also known as Lal Patthar. The path is approximately 7 kilometers long and can be completed in no more than 5 hours. While going through Har Ki Dun, one can see the Ganga flows. The lush green meadows await you on the next leg of your journey. At this point, there is a spectacular view of Hata Peak with blue sky in the background. The valley leads to Marinda Tal, a small lake. A stream flowing from the Borasu Glacier feeds the lake. It is surrounded by cliffs and high hills and is constructed on large rocks. Beautiful yellow flowers can be found all over the place. After a long journey, you will arrive at the Ratta Tho campsite. While you wait for the next stop, you can pitch your tents here.
Day 6: Ratta Tho to Upper Lamjunga(4899 m) (8 km) (5 hours)
The crossing of streams in the lower sections of the Borasu Glacier is required here, and the climbing is extremely difficult. The trek is moderate to ensure the trekkers’ safety and comfort. You’ll arrive at Saunbhera, a vast meadow. From here, you can get a good view of the snow-capped peaks. Also in June and July, snow-capped peaks can be seen. However, the snow can be incredibly slick. Lamjung is about a 2-hour drive from here. You will arrive at your destination after going through all of the boulders. This night’s camping spot will be Lamjung.
Day 7: Upper Lamjunga to Borasu Pass (5450 m) and Bonga Camp (4470 m) (11 km) (6/7 hours)
This is the longest and most exhausting day of the journey, and it must be started early in the morning, about 4 a.m. Start your day with a light breakfast to reduce your risk of being sick. To begin climbing, one must first cross moist edges. In the first hour, you can arrive at the Zupica Glacier. You can need to use ropes to proceed, or you can simply glissade down. You’ll arrive at a rugged area with loose boulders after around 3 hours. When you arrive at Bonga Camp, you’ll find streams and snow patches that serve as the benchmark.
Day 8: Bonga to Chitkul via Rani Kanda and Drive to Shimla (3450 m) (13 Km) (6/7 hours)
Today is when we say goodbye to each other & complete our Borapasu Pass Trek. Continue rambling to see deep wildflowers and fruits used by the local shepherds. Trek through dense forest to the end of the isolated trail, where Rani Kanda and the Beas River can be found and seen. One can rest here for a while before heading to Chitkul. Finally, we drive back to Shimla.
Frequently asked question
- Footwear: The trekking boots which must be waterproof and snow proof, normal boots, floaters, and woolen socks.
- Backpack: (50 ltr), Daypack (20-30 ltr), Duffel bag.
- Clothes: Jacket and trousers that are both waterproof and breathable. Jacket (synthetic or down feather fleece), synthetic insulated trousers, poncho, sweatshirt, inner thermal (upper & lower), fleece, t-shirts, cotton trekking pants, shorts
- Season wise Clothes:
- Hand and head protection includes liner gloves, bandannas, sun hats, woollen caps, and face masks, among other things.
- Accessories: Sunglasses/goggles, anti-glare lenses, water bottle, hydra bag, and headlamp with spare bulb and extra batteries are all recommended.
- Trekking Gears: Toolkit for an emergency. Sunscreen, a toiletry pack, water purification pills, Ziploc packs, ear plugs, first-aid kit, and the necessary medications are all recommended.
- Camping Equipment: Sleeping bags of lining (extreme -5 to +5 Celsius if you have one), trekking sticks, and so on.
- Warm top/light micro fleece pullover/full sleeve T shirt – 2/3
- Water resistant/repellent trekking pants with an inner lining for added warmth- 2 High-quality windproof/water-resistant outer shell (jacket) with a proper hood
- Thick Fleece / Full-sleeve Woollen Jumper, Down Jacket with at least 600 fill capacity Innerwear with a thermal component (upper and lower)
- Woolen hat, inner fleece gloves, and outer water-resistant gloves
- 4–5 pairs of thick woollen socks and standard socks, scarf/muffler (optional)
- Waterproof Trekking/Hiking shoes with a thick heel and high ankles that are comfortable to wear. Sneakers/sport shoes are ideal for camp.
- Poncho or raincoat. A small, light-weight towel
- A hydration pack and an insulated water bottle (optional)
- Sunglasses with UV cover and the potential to cut light, as well as a cap or floppy hat to shield the strong sun off your skin (important when traversing through snow)
- Trekking pole or sturdy walking stick Lip Balm, Sunscreen Lotion
- Flashlight / torch (with extra batteries) Medications, if any special prescription is needed Toiletries for personal use
- Carry a rain cover over your luggage • Day pack/small bag that you can carry on your back all day to keep your essentials in
- Keep a few poly bags or plastic containers in your bag to place your things in if you need to in case of heavy weather.
Personal Medical Kit (MANDATORY FOR ALL)
- 10 Diamox tablets (to prevent AMS)
- Nifedipine – 5 pills Dexamethasone – one strip
- 6 tablets of Crocin (fever)
- 4 tablets of avomine (motion sickness) 4 capsules of Avil 25mg (allergies)
- 4 tablets of Combiflam (Pain killer)
- 6 tablets each of Norflox TZ and Lomofen (diarrhea) 10 tablets of Digene (acidity)
- 10 Omez/Rantadine capsules (antacids) 3 to 5 metres of crepe bandage
- 1 tiny roll of gauze 10 strips of bandage 1 small roll of cotton 10 packets of ORS
- Moov spray Betadine or other antiseptic cream (aches, & sprains)
- If you're vulnerable to knee injuries, you should wear a knee cap. Powder with antifungal properties
- Cancellation: If a trek is cancelled at the last minute due to a natural disaster or unforeseeable circumstances (such as floods, earthquakes, landslides, attack, or bandh), Discoveryhike will have a trek voucher for the full number. The voucher can be used for the same or a different trek over the next year.
- In case you wish to cancel the trek, then please be aware of these things:
- Cancellations made within 30 days of the trek's launch date will include a complete refund.
- If you cancel within 30 and 20 days before the hike, you will get a 50% refund.
- There will be no refund if you cancel less than 20 days before the trek begins.
- Please keep in mind that if you get a refund, there will be a reduction of 4% (Cancellation charges) from the overall amount you pay. In addition, if you purchased trek insurance, you would not get a refund.
- Discoveryhike assumes no responsibility for any malfunction or injury to your clothes, supplies, or other belongings while on the trek. The trek fee covers all expenses associated with the trek from start to finish.