Duration – 9 Days (Dehradun to Shimla)
Best Season - April to June, September, october
Level – Difficult
Winter temperatures - Borasu Pass Trek– 3°C to – 5° C – And Base Camp Borasu Pass Trek / -5°C to -8°C - winter December to Jan
Summer temperatures – Borasu Pass base +5° C to +20° C
You'll need to bring or rent
- Trekking Shoes
- Suitable Clothing
Region :- Uttarakhand to Himachal
Duration :- 8 Days
Grade :- Difficult
Max Altitude :- 17,800 Ft.
Approx Trekking Km :- 64 Kms.
Borasu pass QVERVIEW
Borasu pass was an old trekking route from the Tons river valley to the Yamuna river valley. It continues to attract trekkers during the monsoon season when the snow melts and the pass is approachable from both sides.The pass is more approachable from the Har-ki-Dun valley as the gradient is small and gives good time for the trekkers to acclimatize to the altitude. The trek starts from Sankri and passes through the Govind National Park, which is famous for its wildflowers. It also gives one an opportunity to visit the sacred lake at Ruinsara on the way and to explore the less travelled path over Yamunotri pass to Yamunotri temple.
The meadows near the lake are an ideal place to rest and explore the nearby peaks and passes. Another highlight of this trek is that it gives one the experience of camping above 4,000 m. The area is surrounded by Banderpoonch range and some of the famous peaks are Kalanag, Banderpoonch West and Ruinsara. This region was made popular by Jack Gibson, a teacher at the Doon school in the late 1940s. The surrounding peaks and glaciers in the Swargarohini Range and Banderpoonch range are a mountaineer's delight.
Borasu pass is a breathtaking high altitude pass at 5000 mts offering amphitheatre views of Kala Nag, Banderpoonch & Swargarohini peaks. The trek to Borasu pass offers mesmerizing Himalayan views that take one through verdant meadows, lush green valleys, isolated and peculiar Jaunsari hamlets and deserted terrains to reach Borasu pass.
Wooden architecture of Jaunsar villages, surreal Ruinsara Lake and a visit to Yamunotri Temple makes Borasu pass a must do high altitude trek.
- A high altitude pass meant for all the trekkers who want to upgrade to expeditions.
- Variation in scenery considering the fact that it starts in Sankri & ends at Janki Chatti.
- A visit to Yamunotri Temple, source of Yamuna River.
- Jaunsar Villages are a beautiful mystery.
- Gets you up, close & personal with lofty Kala Nag, Banderpooch & Swargarohini Peaks.
Region: Borasu pass located in Uttarkashi district and comes under Govind Ballabh Pant Wildlife Sanctuary.
Season: Borasu pass can be approached from Mid May to June End and early September to October Mid. The weather will be unpredictable during monsoon season and during winters the region will be exposed to heaps of snow.
- Day 1 - Dehradun to Sankri drive
- Day 2 - Sankri (1,920 m) to Seema (2,560 m) via Taluka (1,800 m)
- Day 3 - Seema/Osla to Har ki Dun (3,510 m)
- Day 4 - Har ki Dun to Ratha Tho (4,200 m)
- Day 5- Ratha Tho to Borasu pass base camp (Upper Lamjung) (4,900 m)
- Day 6 - Borasu pass base camp (Upper Lamjung) to Bonga (4,000 m) via Borasu pass (5,360 m)
- Day 7- Bonga to Chitkul (3,430 m)
Day 1: Dehradun to Sankri drive
We start early from Dehradun and reach the village Sankri by evening. The final stretch is through the Govind Pashu National Park after we cross a check post at Netwar. We rest at night in a guest house or in camps.
Day 2: Sankri (1,920 m) to Seema (2,560 m) via Taluka (1,800 m)
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 walnut, pine and other trees, 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 to Har ki Dun (3,510 m)
From Osla the trail gradually rises higher and passes through bushes of flowers like orchids, fleece flowers and sunflowers. 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 Harkidun to Moninda Tal (5-6 kms)Har ki Dun to Ratha Tho (4,200 m)
Today we trek at moderate pace to reach Ratha Tho. On the wasy, we pass by Morinda Tal, 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 Tho to Borasu pass base camp (Upper Lamjung) (4,900 m)
On this day, we walk higher up. The path is over boulders and quite often snow covered. The campsite at upper Lamjung is also on snow mostly. From here one gets a beautiful view of the valley behind.
Day 06 Borasu pass base camp (Upper Lamjung) to Bonga (4,000 m) via Borasu pass (5,360 m)
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 Camp 1 – Bonga to Chitkul (3,430 m)
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.
1. Transport: Dehradun to Sankri and Return.
2. Meals while on trek (Veg. + Egg).
3. All necessary entry fees and permits.
4. Accommodation:- Guesthouse, Homestay, camping during Trek.
5. Mountaineering qualified & professional trek Leader, guide, cook and Support staff.
6. First aid medical kits.
7. Trek equipment: Sleeping bag, mattress, tent (twin / Triple sharing), kitchen & dinning tent, toilet tent, utensils and crampon (if required).
8. Porters/mules to carry central equipment.
1. Any kind of personal expenses.
2. Food during the transit.
3. Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
5. Any kind of emergency evacuation charges
6. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head.
Note: Normally YAATRY INDIA (yaatry.com) expect to carry your personal luggage on your own, if you wish to offload your backpack, you can give it to Mule.
Charges of offloading backpack:-
INR 1800/- if you make an online payment, 10 days in advance
INR 2100/- if you inform us after reaching Sankri
The backpack cannot weigh more than 11 kgs. Backpack should have waterproof cover. Suitcases/strolleys/ bags will not be allowed.
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