BORASU PASS TREK

BORASU PASS TREK

Duration: 06 days

Activity Level: Difficult

Season: Jun, Sep – Oct

Region: Uttarakhand to Himachal Pradesh

Altitude: 17,224 ft.

28,000.00

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Description

SKETCH ITINERARY

DAY 01: DEHRADUN – SANKRI (DRIVE 7 HRS 190 KM)

DAY 02: SANKRI (1920M) – SEEMA (2560M) VIA TALUKA (1800M) (DRIVE: 1 HR | HIKE: 5 – 6 HRS 14 KM)

DAY 03: SEEMA – OSLA – HAR KI DUN (3510M) (HIKE: 4 – 5 HRS 10 KM)

DAY 04: HAR KI DUN – RATHA DHO (4200M) (HIKE: 4 – 5 HRS 5 KM)

DAY 05: RATHA DHO – BORASU PASS BASE CAMP (UPPER LAMJUNG) (4900M) (HIKE: 3 – 4 HRS 4 KM)

DAY 06: BORASU PASS BASE CAMP (UPPER LAMJUNG) – BUNGA (4000M) VIA BORASU PASS (5360M) (HIKE: 7-8 HRS 8 KM)

DAY 07: BUNGA – CHITKUL (3430M) (HIKE: 8 HRS 15 KM)

DESCRIPTION

Considered as a strenuous trek it takes you as high as 5450 meters. A trek which starts with the lovely local and cultural exposure from the near and far by villages of Sankri, Sour, Taluka, Dhatmir, Gangad, Pawani, Seema and Osla untill Har Ki Dun, this trek then turns left from the Har Ki Dun platue to take you to the Alpine Meadows and Morinda Lake.

From Morinda Lake and beyond, the Borasu Pass trek slowly starts showing its true sign of being one of the very special and difficult treks in the Western Himalayas. The terrain reveals itself in form of glacial moraine with lots of laiden boulders and scree zone. Climbing up steep to the camp of Lamjunga from Sawani Bheda and then to the top of the pass offering spectacular views of the surrounding valleys and peaks of Kinnaur and Har ki Dun. It then takes you down to the wide Zupica Glacier. It takes a while before the terrain eases out and you reach the meadows of Bunga and Rani Kanda and then to the flavoured village of Chitkul where the lovely trek ends

Itinerary

DAY 01: DEHRADUN – SANKRI (DRIVE 7 HRS 190 KM)

We start early from Dehradun and reach the village Sankri by evening. The final stretch is through the Govind Pashu Vihar National Park & Sanctuary after we cross a check post at Netwar. We rest at night in a Wild Orchid.

DAY 02: SANKRI (1920M) – SEEMA (2560M) VIA TALUKA (1800M) (DRIVE: 1 HR | HIKE: 5 – 6 HRS 14 KM)

Post breakfast we are transported from Sankri to Taluka. The drive is a bit bumpy. The trek commences from Taluka on a stony path. With the river Supin gushing through rapids beside us, under the shade of chir pine, deodar cedar, oak and other deciduous species. At altitudes over about 2,600 m (8,500 ft), common species include conifers such as blue pine, silver fir, spruce, yew, and deciduous species such as oak, maple, walnut, horse chestnut, hazel and rhododendron, the walk is quite pleasant. Often the passing villagers greet us on the way.

The path crosses over a few streams which merge with Supin. After a few hours of walk the village of Gangad can be seen towards the left, across the river. We continue our hike and after about an hour’s walk, the quaint village of Osla unfolds itself. Seema is a tiny settlement opposite to the river from Osla. We set camp here or stay in a hut with a local family in the village.

DAY 03: SEEMA – OSLA – HAR KI DUN (3510M) (HIKE: 4 – 5 HRS 10 KM)

From Osla the trail gradually rises higher and passes through bushes of flowers like orchids, fleece flowers and sunflowers. Juniper: Juniperus communis, Juniperus indica, Juniperus squamata, Juniperus recurva, Juniperus excelsa subsp. polycarpos The ascending path climbs high above the confluence of Supin river and the river from Ruinsara valley. After traversing higher up along the left side of the river, we camp at a very panoramic spot in Har ki Dun, located at the junction of two valleys – one originating from Jaundhar glacier and the other from beyond Hata glacier.

DAY 04: HAR KI DUN – RATHA DHO (4200M) (HIKE: 4 – 5 HRS 5 KM)

Today we trek at moderate pace to reach Ratha Dho. On the wasy, we pass by Morinda Lake, a small lake. A part of the trek is a bit over boulders but with the views of snow covered peaks and wide valleys, it is a beautiful walk.

DAY 05: RATHA DHO – BORASU PASS BASE CAMP (UPPER LAMJUNG) (4900M) (HIKE: 3 – 4 HRS 4 KM)

On this day, we walk higher up. The path is over boulders and quite often snow covered. The campsite at upper Lamjunga is also on snow mostly. From here one gets a beautiful view of the valley behind.

DAY 06: BORASU PASS BASE CAMP (UPPER LAMJUNG) – BUNGA (4000M) VIA BORASU PASS (5360M) (HIKE: 7-8 HRS 8 KM)

We start before sunrise for this day’s trek. As we keep moving higher up, the views open up behind us. After crossing two glaciers and a final ascent over boulders, the cradle shaped Borasu pass lies before us. We descend towards the Himachal side of the pass into a large glacier usually glissading over the initial slope. The trek further is along a tributary of Baspa river. We may find shepherds near the campsite.

DAY 07: BUNGA – CHITKUL (3430M) (HIKE: 8 HRS 15 KM)

Today’s trek takes about 8 h. This is an easy walk through flower fields and forests. Overnight in Chitkul Village. The trek ends here. One can get public or private transport from Chitkul or Sangla to Shimla.

PRICE INFO

PRICE INCLUSION

  • Accommodation: All accommodation on the trek will be on twin sharing basis in Tents or Homestays. Any accommodation in a hotel/guest house /hostel (if mentioned in the itinerary and not mentioned in exclusions) will be in a 2-3 star accommodation unless mentioned otherwise.
  • Outdoors Enthusiasts Trek Leader and Guides: A team of an Himalayan Experienced and certified Mountaineer as well as a professional guide, will accompany you for the trek.
  • Services of a Professional Outdoors Team: A team of an Experienced High Altitude Cook, Camp Staff, Porters / Mules will accompany you for all the arrangements on the trek.
  • Meals: All Meals on the Trek are included. We will serve Vegetarian Indian And Western food on the trek which will be cooked by our high altitude chefs. It will be a five meal plan including Morning Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks and Dinner. You will be provided with clean mountain water from the streams to drink. You can carry water purification tablets if you deem necessary but we advise otherwise.
  • Trekking and Safety Equipment: All the camping equipment 4 Season Northface, Vango,Blackdiamond Tents, Sleeping bags, Toilet Tents, Dining Tent, Mattresses, and other things will be provided by us and we guarantee the quality. Safety Equipment including Climbing ropes Medical kit, Oxygen Cylinder, Oximeter, Crampons & Gaiters(if required) will be provided by us. We recommend you to bring your own sleeping bags if possible.
  • Permits and Forest Camping Charges: Only for Indian Clients, All the applicable trekking permits, Camping Charges, Forest Entry Fee etc will be paid by us. Foreigners have to pay these charges if not mentioned.
  • A Life-Changing Experience: We Assure you that by Exploring in the Himalayas you will have a life changing experience and we can provide to you with the best services and make your venture in the wild an unforgettable one.

PRICE EXCLUSION

  • GST and Other Taxes: The goods and services tax is not included in the price mentioned with the trek. They will be charged once you add the trek in your cart. They are subjected to change according to government rules of India.
  • Accommodation and Food in Dehradun / Haridwar / Rishikesh Food and stay in Dehradun are not included in the package. You can book your hotels or homestays in Dehradun/ Haridwar/ Rishikesh we can recommend a few good options.
  • Flights and Transportation: Flights or other means of transport is not included in the package. Transportation from home to Dehradun and vice versa and Travel expenses from Dehradun /Haridwar/Rishikesh to Joshimath And Joshimath To Dehradun /Haridwar/Rishikesh is not included in the package. We can arrange a cab for you according to your requirements but you will be liable to pay for the same. Any expenses occurred during the journey are not included in the package cost.
  • Personal Trekking Equipment: Your Rucksack, personal clothing, shoes, trek poles, and other personal trekking gear is not included in this package. You have to bring your own gear according to that weather and difficulty of the trek.
  • Portage of Personal Bags (Offloading): We highly advise you to carry your own burden (your rucksack) but due to any reason if you wish to not carry your rucksack, we can arrange for a porter/mule to carry it. For this service, you will be charged over and above the trek cost. The charges for offloading vary with every trek.
  • Travel Insurance: Travel Insurance is not included in this package. We recommend you to have travel insurance before opting for such adventures.
  • Personal Expenses: Any personal expenses incurred (laundry, Bottled Water, Beverages, Snacks, orders Tea houses or Boarding house, Tips for Guides etc) are not included in the package.
  • Emergency Expenses: Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as accidents, bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control are not included in the package.
  • Anything not mentioned in Inclusions of the package.

PAYMENT TERMS & CONDITIONS

  • All payments for the trips, transfers, gears, porterage, etc. should be made in full before the trip starts.
  • Cancellation Policy
  • In the event that you need to cancel your booking due to any avoidable or unavoidable circumstances:
    • We must be notified of the same in writing. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive the request in writing.
    • Payment for this trip will not be adjusted towards any future trip(s)
  • Cancellation charges will be as follows
    • >40 Days: Full refund (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)
    • 25-40 Days: 70% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)
    • 25-30 Days: 50% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)
    • <20 Days: No refund
  • Please Note
    • Written cancellation will be accepted on working days (only). Any cancellation sent on a Sunday or any National Holiday(s), will be considered on the next official working day.
    • In the event of any cancellation(s) after trip commencement, there will be no refunds and any costs incurred due to this cancellation will be borne by you.

* Irrespective of when a trip is booked, the above condition will hold true

LIST OF ESSENTIALS

  • T-shirts
  • Trekking Pants
  • Windproof jacket of decent quality (no flimsy wind cheaters please!) preferably with a hood
  • Warm Fleece
  • Thermal inner wear
  • Woollen cap
  • Woollen gloves
  • muffler
  • Hiking shoes
  • Lightweight floaters/sandals/slippers
  • Poncho
  • Water bottle
  • Cap / Hat
  • Sun Glasses
  • Trekking pole
  • Torch

DISCLAIMER

GoclimbUp takes utmost care to ensure safety of its clients. However, in the case of any unforeseen mishaps,GoclimbUp LLP. will not be liable for any injuries caused or for loss of life. All participants would be required to sign an Disclaimer Form before the start of the program, without which they would not be allowed to take part in the trip/program/activities.

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