Borasu Pass Trek
8 Nights/9 Days
2 to 8 people
The Borasu pass is one of the many passes that cross into Himachal from Uttarakhand. It connects the Tons river valley with Baspa river valley. The pass is open only for a few months before monsoons and then for a month or two before the winter sets in. It is a high but practical traverse into the great Kinnaur Valley, takes 3 to 4 days from Har Ki Dun forest rest house to Chitkul road head in the Baspa Valley. From HarkiDun the trail heads north along the Maninda Gad. Beyond that the ascent eases and the path winds up for 5km through a flower strewn narrow valley. With a glacier trough further right, climb strenuously, for about 4 km to the pass. Descend the rocky slopes and down to the Baspa bed. Cross the river by a bridge and reach the Doaria camp grounds. From Doaria the trek to Chitkul is very easy on the legs. This trek is one of the best ways to experience the Himalayan culture of Garhwal and Kumaon.
Day 01: DEHRADOON TO TALUKA BY ROAD
We start early and drive through the towns of Mussorie, Nainbagh, Damta, Purola and Mori to reach Taluka. Overnight in GMVN guesthouse or in camps near the village.
Day 02: TALUKA TO OSLA (2560 m / 8400 ft)
After an early breakfast we start our 13km trek to OSLA. We pass through the villages of gangad and Seema on the way. Overnight in tents.
Day 03: OSLA - HAR-KI-DUN (3566 m / 11700 ft)
Today we will trek 12 kms to reach Har-Ki-Dun, this will take about 7-8 hrs moving at a leisurely pace so as to enjoy the beauty of the valley. Overnight in tents.
Day 04: HAR KI DUN - MORINDA TAL (4200 m)
Today we trek 6 kms at moderate pace to reach Morinda Tal. The trek is a bit over boulders but with the views of snow covered peaks it is a beautiful walk. Overnight in tents
Day 05: REST DAY
We use this day to cover up on lost time and to enjoy the glacier nearby.
Day 06: MORINDATAL - BARASU PASS (5360 m) - BASE CAMP
Today we trek 8 Kms to reach Barasu Pass. The final ascent o the pas is boulder and scree strewn. We pitch our camp on the other side after crossing over to the other side of the pass. Overnight in tents.
Day 07: CAMP - DOARIA CAMP GROUND (4000 m)
On this day we trek 10 kms to reach Doaria camping grounds. The trek is initially to the Baspa river bed and then crossing it we reach the camping grounds. Overnight in camp.
Day 08: DOARIA - CHITKUL (3430 m)
Today's trek is of 10 kms takes about 8-9 hrs. This is one of the best walks of this trek. It is shady and the gradient gentle. Overnight in Chitkul Village.
Day 09: CHITKUL - KALKA/SHIMLA/CHANDIGARH
Today we drive from Chitkul to Kalka.
- Transport support starting from pickup on day 1 from Dehradoon to drop on day 9 to Shimla/Chandigarh (if you opt for transport with us)
- Guide and cook fees
- Rent for camping equipment
- Forest entry charges
- Porter and mule support to carry camping equiptment. Please note that personal luggage will not be carried by mules and porters.
- All veg meals starting from day 1 dinner to day 9 breakfast. We provide hot breakfast and hot dinner. On trekking days packed lunch will be provided.
- Tented accommodation throughout the trek. Accommodation in guesthouses in Sankri/Taluka and Chitkul.
- Transport to reach Dehradun from hometown and from Shimla/Chandigarh to hometown.
- Personal expenses like tips, medicines, phone calls etc
- Any transport support during the trek apart from what is included above
- Personal porter support will be chargeable at 200 Rs per bag per day.Weight of 1 bag should not increase 12 kgs.
- Any meals during the travel journey to Taluka and back to Shimla/Chandigarh.
- Rent for trekking shoes is Rs 200 per trekking day. The charges are applicable irrespective if the shoes are worn or not during the trek. Availability of shoes need to be confirmed with us.
- Rent for walking stick is Rs 50 per trekking day. The charges are applicable irrespective if the stick is used or not.
- Accommodation in Dehradoon/Shimla/Chandigarh.
Best Season: Jun-Oct
Total Trek Distance: 80 km
Maximum Elevation: 5360m Borasu Pass
Getting from/To: Taluka is connected from Haridwar/Rishikesh and is about 6/7hours by road. Chitkul is connected by road to Shimla and Chandigarh.
- 7+ Days: Full refund (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)
- 7 Day Or Less: No refund
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
We keep our groups small for better over all experience. Typically our group size is between 6 to 10 trekkers. On few long weekends and holidays could see a group size of upto 15.
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Our tented accommodation is provided at twin sharing basis. The tents that we provide are best in class and are professional grade. You can read more about it here: http://www.vango.co.uk/gb/blog/15_vango-halo-300-technical-trekking-tent.html
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We serve delicious Indian vegetarian food and eggs during the trek.
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Ideally trekking shoes/boots with ankle support are needed for any trek in the Himalayan region. Quechua shoes available at Decathlon are a value for money option.
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Yes all published dates are final and departures are guaranteed. Even if that its just you, we will proceed with the trek.
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Toilet tents are set-up at the campsites. These are dry-pit temporary toilets and most hygienic as well as convenient way to answer nature’s call in the wild.
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You will receive good network up to the towns of Mussoorie, Rishikesh. Beyond these network is intermittent and quite weak. Please inform anxious family members in advance that you will be out of coverage area during this trek. There will be no electric charging points anywhere on the trek.