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Buran Ghati Trek
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  • From : Shimla
  • Destination: Himachal Pradesh
  • Duration : 7 Nights 8 Days
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Buran Ghati is a direct route from the Pabbar valley to the Sangla valley of Himachal Pradesh and involves crossing of the 4725 meters high Buran Pass. It is a medium difficult trek that can be done anywhere between May-June and September-October. It is considered to be a mashup of all the other treks because of the diversity in terrain. It is also one of the least traversed trail.



Duration: 8 days

Grade: Moderate

Minimum group size: 8

Maximum group Size: 15

Maximum Altitude: 4725 meters

Best Season for the trip: June to October


Day 01: Shimla - Narkanda

Day 02: Narkanda – Bura Village

Day 03: Bura Village – Bura Kanda

Day 04: Bura Kanda – Pass Base Camp

Day 05: Pass Base Camp - Litham

Day 06: Litham - Dayara

Day 07: Dayara – Janglik Village

Day 08: Janglik village – Shimla


Day 01: Shimla – Narkanda

Reception at Shimla and the trip starts from Shimla. We drive from the beautiful city of Shimla to Narkanda via Kufri. Dinner and overnight stay in Guest House.

Day 02: Narkanda – Bura Village

The trek starts from Narkanda and we trek up to Bura Village. The trail changes surprisingly and on the way we can find orchards. The trail is very beautiful. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.

Day 03: Bura Village – Bura Kanda

Today we trek from Bura Village to the pastures of Bura Kanda. The forests change from pine and deodar to fir and birch forests. Bura Kanda gives a magnificent view of the Kinner Kailash Range towering over the Baspa Valley. Dinner and overnight stay in Bura Kanda.

Day 04: Bura Kanda – Pass Base Camp

We trek from the meadows of Bura Kanda o the base camp of the Buran pass, which is also known as the Burando. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.

Day 05: Pass Base Camp – Litham

Today we trek from the base camp to Litham via the Buran Pass which is at an altitude of 4725 meters. This pass was an easy route from Pabbar to the Baspa valley in olden days. Dinner and overnight stay in tents in Litham.

Day 06: Litham – Dayara

Today we descend down from Litham to Dayara. The trek is moderate and the landscape is very beautiful. Dinner and overnight stay in tents in Dayara.

Day 07: Dayara – Janglik Village

Trek down from Dayara to the village of Janglik. Dinner and overnight stay in the village homestay/ tents.

Day 08: Janglik village – Shimla

Today we drive from Janglik to Shimla which is a drive of around 5 hours. 


1. The Buran Pass is at a height of 4725 meters (15500 feet) above sea level.

2. The Buran Pass is also known as the Burando.

3. The Buran Pass is also the easiest way between the Pabbar valley and the Baspa Valley.

4. It is one of the routes that has been in use during the ancient times.

Do's and Dont's


• Things to Carry:

  • Backpack 40 - 60 Liters (Only carry the things required for trek)
  • Hiking/Trekking pants/trousers and shirts (Avoid using jeans and wear comfortable clothings)
  • Good ankle-length hiking shoes. Make sure your shoes are not new as they cause shoe bites easily 
  • Flash light with extra batteries (These will be required at night when you need guidance to walk along the camp site)
  • Sunglasses and Caps.
  • Hiking poles (optional) (This depends on your fitness level)
  • Sunscreen  (Get a high SPF sunscreen as sun burns are common phenomenon at high altitudes)
  • Camera (optional)
  • Water bottle
  • Warm jacket/pullover (Make sure they are water resistant)
  • Warm gloves
  • Warm socks (at least 3 pairs)
  • Raincoat
  • Prescribed medication (if any)
  • Personal Medication If Any 
  • Back Pack Cover 


• Do not litter the Himalayas during your stay there.

Services Provided:

  1. All arrangements for overnight stays during the trip.
  2. All food expenses
  3. Food will usually consist of morning breakfast, lunch, evening high tea and dinner.
  4. All food will be vegetarian.
  5. Special trained certified guides trained for emergency situations.
  6. Local guides and workers with in-depth knowledge about the local area.
  7. It will be a cultural and traditional experience as all stays will be mostly in villages.
  8. One luggage per person will be transported by us.
  9. Inner line permits and arrangements en route will be arranged by the operator.
  10. All stays and lodging on twin sharing basis shall be provided.
  11. Medical fitness requirement:

Services not included

  1. Any kind of personal expenses.
  2. Camera fees or any other costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances and situations beyond our control


Sonu Negi

Sonu hails from Charang in Himachal Pradesh. He is curently based out of Reckong Peo. He and his team has been in this business for over 10 years and they provide a number of treks, and expeditions and jeep safaris. He is recognised by the government of Himachal to undertake these activities.

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