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Shimla To Kinnaur Trek Over Buran Ghati Pass

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Embark on a trekking expedition through the Pebbar valley. The experience takes you through pristine tall standing forests and breathtaking alpine meadows of Dayara. En route, you will see the serene looking Chandranahan lake and have a panoramic view of Kinner-Kailash peaks. Also, experience the Stunning green Sangla valley, the heritage, and lifestyle of the local villagers.

What to expect?



11 Nights/12 Days

  • 12th century historic Jubbal State.
  • Most beautiful Pabbar Valley known as 'Apple Valley'
  • Pagoda style temples of Kinnaur
  • Cross thick forests, beautiful meadows and grassy land ascents
  • Chandranahan Lake (seven glacial ponds - the source of Pabbar River)
  • View Kinner-Kailash peaks from the top of the pass
  • Traditional heritage and lifestyle of the villagers
  • Stunning green Sangla valley
  • Shimla - the summer capital of British India
  • Shimla Railway line built by the British, a UNESCO World heritage site


Day 1: Arrive in Chandigarh & transfer to Shimla. Drive 120kms/ 03 hrs.

Day 2: Transfer to Rohru & drive to Janglikh village (2800 M). The thrilling roads and views of Himachalkeeps you engaged before you reach Janglik, a beautiful village amidst the greens.

Day 3: Trek to Dyara Thach (3600 M) 6kms/ 04 hrs. A stunning alpine meadow in the valley encircled sparsely by conifers. Shepherds grazing their flock of sheep around and humps of mountains rising high on both the sides make it a picturesque location.

Day 4: Trek to Litham Thach (3500M) trek 6kms/ 4 hrs is a gentle traverse on the grassy mountain with mixed climb on the meadow through occasional forests and multiple stream.

Day 5: Day trek to Chandranahan Lake 05 hrs. The lake is a spotless lake with breathtaking sweeping views located at 4,000M, covered by snow for almost 8 months in a year. Locals consider the lake holy.

Day 6: Trek to Dunda Thach (3500 M.) Trek 09 hrs- The day before the crossing of the Buran pass. The trek climbs up moderately to the base of the Buran pass where the two passes - Buran and Gunas pass are accessed.

Day 7: Trek over the Buran Ghati to Monerang Thach (3500 t.) Trek 08 hrs - It is a short two hour climb to the pass and the setting is extraordinary. Sharp, steep descent on the other side for 100 meters followed by a series of short descents for about 2 hours to the camp.

Day 8: Trek to Barua village (1899 mt.) & drive to Sangla trek 5 hrs - remarkable variety in vegetation and diversity. Lovely purple shrubs, apricot, peaches, apple trees greet you.

Day 9: Day visit to Chitkul- most scenic settlement in the Sangla Valley. It is the last inhabited village near the Indo-China border. The Indian road ends here. During winters, the place mostly remains covered with the snow.

Day 10: Drive Sangla to Shimla (224kms/ 9hrs).

Day 11: Explore Shimla - the summer capital of British India for over 75 years. Strung out along a 12km ridge, with steep forested hillsides falling away in all directions, the Himachal capital is a good appetite-whetter for the awe-inspiring mountain tracts.

Day 12: Transfer to Chandigarh (113kms/ 4 hrs)

What is included?


  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis in unique and experiential 4/5 star hotels/ lodges
  • All meals as specified in the itinerary
  • All transfers and transportation
  • Trekking on full board basis
  • 10 Kgs baggage allowance while on the trek
  • Services of accompanying trip leader while on the trek (qualified mountaineering instructor)
  • Services of expert local guides
  • Trekking fees
  • Camping fees

Is this experience for me?

  • Not recommended for small children
  • Not recommended for pregnant women

What do I need to bring?


  • Approximately 50 - 60 liters personal rucksack/ duffel bag
  • Approximately 25 liters small knapsack to carry essentials (like water bottle, rain protection, electrol powder, medicines, torch, Sun glasses, Wind-proof cheater, camera and accessories etc) We recommend to invest in LifeStraw water bottles which are perfect for converting any kind of available water into potable safe water. It removes bacteria, protozoa, and it incorporates a carbon capsule that reduces chlorine, bad taste and odor.
  • Plate, spoon, mug
  • Personal sleeping bag (Can be provided on request)
  • Carry mattress for camping (Can be provided on request)
  • Pairs of clothing (cotton shirts/T-shirts, cotton pants)
  • Full sleeve sweater/ fleece jacket -1
  • Hollofil fiber filled Jacket -1
  • Water-proof wind cheater
  • Woolen Cap / Hat
  • Strong walking boots with hard rubber soles (If possible Vibram)
  • Floaters/ sandals with back strap
  • Pairs of cotton socks
  • Hand gloves
  • Water bottle
  • Poly bags 10 kgs x 5 no. for packing things for rain protection
  • Flashlight/ Head Lamp (with extra cells)
  • Personal Rain protection - Water proof sheet/ poncho
  • Plastic cord (for packing)
  • Dark Sun glasses (not blue)
  • Light towel, personal medicines, toilet kit, toilet paper roll, writing material, cold cream
  • Mosquito repellent, thread, needle, safety pins, buttons, rubber bands, peppermints, small knife
  • Salt, sugar, lime juice, glucose powder etc.
  • Dry ration like toffees, chocolates, namkeen, dry fruits etc.
  • Sun block factor 70
  • Personal medication/ first aid kit
  • Camera with extra batteries and memory card
  • Altimeter / Thermometer

Additional information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
    • Cancellation Policy: For a full refund, please cancel at least 1 week in advance of the start of the experience.
    • Quality Assurance: Travelade only works with selected local partners we trust to provide high quality service.

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