Shimla district in Himachal Pradesh is an unexplored trekking destination with easy to moderate difficulties. One such trek is a Buran Pass Trek which served as a pastoral way between Pabbar Valley (Shimla district) to Sangla Valley (Kinnaur district), which involves crossing of Buran Ghati (15500 ft climb).
This trek is blend of lush green deodar and pine forests. View of watershed, waterfalls, meadows and lakes add to the beauty of this trek. So you can call it a buffet of all the great Himalayan trek. Janglikh near Chirgaon in Shimla district has convenient road head and can be approached from Shimla via Narkanda or Khadapathar. The trek ends in Burwa village which is a road head destination. One can rest another day to visit the beautiful Kinnauri villages like Chitkul and Sangla.
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive by 7:15 AM for a prompt departure at 7:30 AM.|
|RETURN TIME||Approximately 6:30 PM.|
|WEAR||Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.|
DAY 1- SHIMLA TO JANGLIKH(2500MTRS)
On arrival at Shimla you will be met by our representative at bus stand and transfer you to Janglikh. Drive through the beautiful valley, en-route Khadapathar or via Narkanda and Rohru.
- The journey to Janglikh will take 8-9 hours.
- After briefing, camp overnight at Janglikh village.
- The day ends with the bonfire, dinner.
DAY 2 - JANGLIKH TO DAYARA THACH
- Start leisurely.
- One can explore the village. The village is pure heritage and full of photographers delight.
- After breakfast trek towards Dayara Thach.
- The trek winds through the thick forests, beautiful meadows and grassy land ascents.
- It’s a moderate trek, takes around 4-5 hours to reach Dayara Thach.
- Dinner and night stay at beautiful meadow Dayara Thach.
DAY 3--DAYARA THACH TO LITHAM THACH
- Start your day exploring the Dayara meadows.
- This trek promises you thick forest cover, fast gushing streams, meadows and an altitude of 737 feet within 3 hours.
- Through the Gunas Pass, snow clad Dhaulandhar range, Silver Birch leads you to the first clear view of Litham.
- Cross the Chandranahan stream to reach our Litham campsite. Relax with the best spot on the camp to enjoy the rest of the evening in the laps of nature.
- Three sided view of Litham makes it all the more picturesque. Chandranahan Waterfalls on your left followed by Chandranahan Lake and the snow clad mountains.
DAY 4 - CHANDRANAHAN LAKE EXCURSION
- Chandranahan Lake constitutes of glacier tarn perennial snow flanks from its surrounding mountains.
- Take the shepherds trail to reach to top of the waterfall.
- Chandranahan Lake take another 1 hours time to reach from the waterfalls.
- This lake promises you the view of a nestled bowl like glacial amphitheatre. Enjoy the snow and beautiful stone cairns before descending to Litham.
DAY 5 - LITHAM TO NALABANSH
- A 4 hours trek from Litham Thach to Nalabansh at 13,000 feet.
- Pass through the Rupin valley cliffs on the right. While descending the valley, you get the first view of Buran Ghati and gunas waterfall.
- A bit more than an hours climb will lead you to Nalabansh.
- Relax at the campsite, dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 6 - NALABANSH TO MUNIRANG VIA BURAN GHATI
- With thrilling climb mostly on the snow at 15,000 feet, will be the most adventurous thing you would have ever done.
- Two hours descent in the snowline.
- Through the flowing stream on the other side is the way to your campsite for overnight stay.
- Dinner and night stay at beautiful Munirang.
MUNIRANG TO BARUA VILLAGE
- Most diversified trek one can witness specially while descending.
- More descent leads you to gushing streams and apple orchids making your trek to Barua Khud all the more mesmerizing.
- Spend time with enthusiastic villagers longing to hear your stories.
- Follow the trail to Karcham or take a vehicle.
- Reach Sangla or Reckong Peo for better road connection to Shimla.