Duration: 7 Days | 6 Nights
Elevation: 4500 mtr
Best season: May-oct
Buran Ghati The Shimla district in Himachal is not known for treks but, if one speaks to locals and checks out the geology of the place then, it is a very convenient place for small and medium treks. One such trek is the Buran Ghati pass – A medium difficulty trek which can be undertaken between May-June and Sept-Oct. It is a direct route from Pabbar valley (Shimla district) into Sangla valley (Kinnaur District) of Himachal Pradesh and involves crossing of a 4578m high Buran Ghati or Barua Pass. Dhanwari, near Rohru in Shimla district, is the convenient road head and can be approached from Shimla via Theog and Jubbal. An ancient temple of Hatkoti between Jubbal and Rohru is an added attraction and has a tourist rest house. The trek ends in Kharcham which is a located at the junction of the Baspa and Satluj rivers, and is connected by road to Shimla. One can rest another day to visit the beautiful Kinnauri villages like Chitkul and Kalpa.
Day 01: SHIMLA TO DHANWARI VIA ROHRU & JANGLIKH (2800m) – 210km (7hrs by car)
We drive from Shimla to Rohru via Theog and Jubbal. The drive is very scenic after Theog. Dhanwari is small village after Rohru. From Dhanwari, located on the right bank of the Pabbar River, the trail follows the river upstream through oak forests past Ambot and Diwedi villages to reach Janglikh. It has about 30 houses and small temple.
Day 02: JANGLIKH TO LITHUM THACH (3200m) 7h trek
A level walk initially through the fields and then through dense pine forests. Ascend gradually to Golku thach and then strenuously to Sambir Thach. Onwards the trail descends and ascends several times, fords a few streams, passes through several grazing grounds before arriving at Lithum Thach.
Day 03: LITHUM THACH TO DUNDA THACH (3400m) 5h trek
Continue north-east along the Pabbar River which originates from the slopes of the Buran Ghati. Pass through Khubrini Thach and leaving the tree line behind climb steeply through boulders to enter Dunda Thach, located at the foot of the pass.
Day 04: REST DAY BEFORE THE PASS
Today we can rest at our campsite or go for a short excursion to Chandranahan Lake. This will also help us acclimatize to the high altitude.
Day 05: DUNDA THACH TO BURAN GHATAI TO MALDI THACH (3500m) 8h trek
At first the path rises gently, then steeply to reach the junction of two trails. We take the one going north towards Buran Ghati. A panoramic view of the Kinner-Kailash peaks can be seen from the top of the pass. The trail then descends very steeply over a glacier, passes along Susrang lake, follows the Barua khad to arrive at Maldi Thach.
Day 06: MAKDI THACH TO KHARCHAM (1899m) 6h trek
Continue descending along the Barua gad, entering the wooded area then descend to Barua village in another 2 hours. Kharcham is short walk of 2hours from Sapni village.
Day 07: KHARCHAM TO SHIMLA â€“ 200km (7hrs by car)
We leave post breakfast and drive to Shimla.