Borasu Pass Trek
Borasu Pass Trek
(Sankri to Chitkul)
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- Expenses to and from the base camp
Every year lots of trekkers from around the world come for Har Ki Dun trek. It is one of the most beautiful all season treks. However, very few know that if you continue on the same trail further, you can cross into Himachal. The pass which you will be using to do so is known as “Borasu Pass“. It connects Tons Valley in Uttarakhand with Baspa Valley in Himachal. Trek to Barasu Pass offers the true promise of adventure. It is considered a strenuous trek, with pass located at a high altitude of 5360 M. The trek starts from Lovely “Taluka” Village and goes via villages of Gangaad, Dhatmir, Seema and Osla until Har Ki Dun. The trek passes through dense forests consisting of chestnut, walnut, willow and chinar trees. The trek from Osla to Har-ki-doon is through terraced mountain fields, lush green grassy patches, and thick coniferous forests The trail from Har ki Dun to Chitkul (In Himachal) covers all kinds of landscapes that may require the use of some technical equipment too. Being on the border of Indian Himalayas the pass is very close to Tibet. The Borasu Pass trek is meant for experienced trekkers only due to its taxing trail, boulder sections, multiple glacier crossings infested with crevasses, steep ascents and descents. The best months for the Borasu Pass Trek is May, June, Late-September and October. Stay on this page for more information on the Borasu Pass Trek.
Day 1: Arrive in Sankri
Report in Sankri by 3 PM. Sankri is 185 km away from Dehradun. If you opt for transport from us then we will pick you up from Dehradun ISBT by 7am and drive to Sankri. You can also get a shared taxi or public transport for Sankri early in the morning from Dehradun bus stand. It will take 7-9 hours for you to reach Sankri from Dehradun. Night stay in Hotel / Guesthouse
Day 2: Sankri to Taluka (12 Kms by Road ), Taluka to Seema (12 kms trek)
Early morning drive from Sankri to Taluka in a Taxi. Taluka is the starting point of our Borasu Pass Trek. After Breakfast in Taluka, we will Start trekking with packed lunch to Seema (2260m) on an even surface through thick forests of chestnuts, walnuts, willows, chinars and a variety of conifer trees. The trail is adorned with waterfalls. You could either opt for the steep climb of Dhaatmeer village or just trek along the Karmanasha stream. Both the routes meet at Gangaar village. Reach Seema Camps by late afternoon. Overnight stay in tents.
Day 3: Seema (2,200 M) to Har ki Dun (3,510 M) – 14 kms trek, 4-5 hours
The trail from Seema initially continues on the true left of the valley, goes past fields followed by crossing a hanging bridge over river Rupin, to the true right of the valley. The trail now ascends, go past through fields and pastures with huts. The coniferous flora on the opposite side of the valley is awesome and much adorable. The trail climbs to the ridge locally named as Kalkatti Dhar, from where the trail traverses to give you an awesome view of Har Ki Dun. From here initially, the trail climbs gradually and later gets steep in times go past through beautiful meadows to the campsite at Har Ki Dun. The campsite is by the small stream, with peaks of Har Ki Dun and Swargarohini towering above. Overnight in the tents.
Day 4: Har ki Dun (3,510 M) to Ratha Tho (4,200 M) via Morinda Tal (3,800 M) – 6 km, 4-5 hours
Cross the wooden bridge near Har ki Dun Forest Rest House and take the mud trail towards right leading to a lush green valley. Hata peak (just behind forest rest house ) and Swargarohini Peak are prominently seen from here. Continue on the trail which then passes through huge boulders. When the tree line ends, you see a huge valley with a stream coming from Morinda Tal, a glacial lake formed by the streams coming from Borasu Glacier. The valley gets narrower with huge rocks and boulders all around. Following this you will come across a green meadow and a rocky trail with an ascent that takes you to the campsite of Ratha Tho. We camp here for the night.
Day 5: Ratha Tho to Saunbhera – 2 hours
Today is going to be a short trek. The trail takes you through boulders and waters of Borasu Glacier with mesmerizing views of the Borasu Pass and peaks. Crossing streams the trail will take you to a flat meadow thus alternating between meadows and rocky terrain. We will continue walking over scree and thin ice with snow patches between rocky landscapes. Climbing a snowfield following a trek for about 30 mins will take you to the campsite of Saunbhera. This is a huge meadow with streams that flow down to form Marinda Tal. You get to see the Borasu Pass and other splendid peaks from this campsite. We camp here for the night. Spend the rest of the day resting and exploring the surroundings. Overnight in tents.
Day 6: Saunbhera to Borasu Pass Base Camp (Upper Lamjung) (4,900 M) – 3 to 4 hours
Today’s trek will be a short one as well. Leaving behind Saunbhera the trail takes you over scree with huge boulders and loose rocks. After an hour negotiating scree and moraines, you will reach the campsite of Upper Lamjung which is also the Borasu Pass Base Camp. The campsite area is quite limited but gives you the best view of the Borasu Pass. Lamjunga in local language means “Long Moustache” as the ridges below the pass give the appearance of a long moustache. Following a climb over a steep ridge, you will reach the Upper Lamjunga campsite where we will camp for the night. The campsite is between the Borasu Pass and the Borasu Glacier. Overnight in tents.
Day 7: Borasu Pass Base Camp (Upper Lamjung) (4,900 M) to Bonga (4,000 M) via Borasu Pass (5,360 M) – 12 kms, 7 to 8 hours
We start as early as possible with the first rays of sun shining on the surrounding peaks. Looking behind en route to the pass gives you beautiful views of the Borasu Glacier, Saunbhera campsite, green valleys and zig-zag streams. The trail takes you between boulders on a gradual snow slope that becomes steep eventually. The next 45 mins you will trek on a trail alternating between as steep slope and a plain snowfield. From this point onwards we might have to rope up or cut steps on the ice as the trail becomes steep with some loose rocks here and there. Three hours from the campsite is when you will reach the pass. The view from the pass is mindblowing with snow peaks, vertical snow slopes and the massive Zupica glacier which we will have to cross. We will have to rope up in order to descent from the pass to the other side. The trail takes you over the Zupica Glacier moraine followed by crossing of the Zupica Glacier over thin ice and crevasses for the next 30-45 mins. After ascending a steep scree slope you will have to walk over a ridge to reach the campsite of Bonga. Overnight in tents.
Day 8: Bonga (4,000 M) to Chitkul (3,430 M) – 14 km, 8-9 hours
Today’s trek is a long one of 14km that takes you on an initial trail of loose scree and rocks parallel to a stream with snow covered slopes on the other side of the stream. After a couple of hours of gradual descend the trail flattens taking you to a green meadow. For the next couple of hours the trail alternates between a flat terrain and boulders. After a few hours the trail takes you through a dense forest and further down to a meadow before reaching the ITBP camp. This is one of the best walks of this trek. Walk is under the shade with a gentle gradient with a flat trail for the next 3 hours taking you to Chitkul. Overnight in Chitkul Village. Borasu Pass Trek ends here. You may plan your return on the next day.
Day 9: Departure from Chitkul
This day is not included in the fee. In case you book your transportation from Chitkul to Shimla with us, the taxi will pick you up from the guest house in the morning. The drive to Shimla will be for 10-12 hours. Expect to reach Shimla by evening.
Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun is the nearest airport from Sankri but it is about 200 kms far from base camp. After your landing at Dehradun, you can travel the further journey with your trekking company by road.
Like the airport, Dehradun is also the closest metal road to this trek. Further distance will have to be covered by the road to reach Bhradsar lake.
After reaching Dehradun, you can catch a direct bus to Sankri from Massoorie bus stand which is just adjacent to the Dehradun railway station but before 8 am. However, you can also book the taxi to Sankri village or you can contact your trekking company to assist you.
• Backpack & Rain Cover (40-60 Litres)
• Trekking Shoes
• Trekking Pole
• LED Torch
• Bring a tiffin box
• One Water Bottle (one litre)
• Basic Medications (or prescribed if any)
• Trekking Jacket
• Three (Five in winter) Warm Layers
• Two trek pants (one Wear and one carry)
• Two collared t-shirts
• Sunscreeen Lotion (SPF 50/70)
• Lip Balm (SPF 30)
• Sun cap
• Synthetic hand gloves
• Two pair of Socks
• Daypack (20 litres), if you opt to offload your backpack
• Plastic cover (for wet clothes)
Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Passport, Aadhaar Card, Driving license or voters ID)
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(Sankri to Chitkul)
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ATM POINT AND MOBILE CONNECTIVITY
Purola has the last ATM point before you reach Sankri (Basecamp) if you need to withdraw money.
Purola is the last place before you reach Sankri (Basecamp) where you’re likely to get a stable mobile signal and at Mori, you’re likely to get Jio Network only. This is about 2 hours before Sankri, the base camp. Finish all your important phone calls here and inform anxious family members about limited phone connectivity.
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