Borasu pass trek – Sangla valley to Har ki dun Uttrakhand

Last updated on November 18th, 2019 at 10:34 am

Borasu Pass is a high altitude[5450 m] crossover from Chitkul in Baspa valley to Har-ki -Dun, Uttarakhand. It connects the Indian states of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh. Locals of Sankri and Osla village pronounce it as Barasu pass.

Climbing the glacier below Borasu pass
Taking a breather.. En route pass base camp | Borasu pass trek
Pass base camp | Borasu pass trek
Beauty of Morinda Taal. Har ki dun valley Uttrakhand | Borasu pass trek
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Borasu Pass trek

The itinerary covers the famous Har-ki-Dun valley and we witness the beautiful glacial lakes of Morinda Taal and Zhukia Glacier. The route for this trek passes through a glacier, narrow ridges, vertical show slopes, meadows, and boulders. Overall a very adventurous experience not to mention the unforgettable views of the mountains.

Our fixed departures for 2019 is scheduled for June 20th. We can arrange customized trek if the dates are not suiting your plan.

Region::Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand
Duration:11 Days
Grade:Moderate to Tough
Maximum Altitude:5450m
Best Time To Trek:May to September

Borasu Pass Trek Cost:

The Cost estimation is based on number of factors like the group size, pick-up place(Chandigarh/Shimla) and number of add-ons needed(like backpack offloading, accomodation before and after the trek & drop off point(Dehradun/Uttarkashi). Drop an email and avail group offers & early bird discounts.

Highlights: Bandarpunch (6316m), Swargarohini (6252m), Hata Peak, Borasu pass (5450m), Morinda Taal (3650m), Zukia Glacier, Supin River, Zukia river, Chitkul village, Osla village, Baspa valley, and Govind Pashu Vihar National Park

Itinerary:

  • Day #1: Chandigarh – Narkanda
  • Day #2: Narkanda – Chitkul
  • Day #3: Chitkul – Ranikanda
  • Day #4: Ranikanda – Bonga Camp
  • Day #5: Bonga Camp – Pass Base Camp (Snow Camping)
  • Day #6: Base Camp – Shona Bheda
  • Day #7: Shona Bheda – Morinda Taal
  • Day #8: Morinda Taal – Har ki dun
  • Day #9: Har ki dun – Osla
  • Day #10: Osla – Sankri
  • Day #11: Sankri – Dehradun / Chandigarh

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Chandigarh to Narkanda ( altitude 2700 meters )

Start the day from Chandigarh and drive via Shimla and Kufri to Narkanda. Narkanda is a small town in Himachal Pradesh known for Hatu top and adventure sports like skiing. Enjoy the evening there and have dinner and stay in cozy hotels.

Day 2: Narkanda to Chitkul ( altitude 3400 meters )

Drive to Chitkul via Rampur Bushahr and Jeori to Chitkul. Chitkul is the last village in Himachal Pradesh on the border of Tibet in the beautiful valley of Baspa.  Visit Chitkul Mata Mandir and fort. Dinner and overnight stay in camps by the river.

Day 3: Chitkul to Ranikanda ( altitude 3600 meters )

Today we start from Chitkul and trek to Rani Kanda. The gradient is gentle and the walk on Road built by BRO is very pleasant. Dinner and overnight stay in tents in Rani Kanda.

Day 4: Ranikanda to Bonga Camp ( altitude 4000 meters )

Have breakfast and start trekking towards the Bonga base camp of the Borasu Pass. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.

Day 5: Bonga to Pass base camp ( altitude 4800 meters )

Wake up early and have breakfast and start trekking early towards Pass Base Camp. Walk through Zukia Glacier.  Glacier slope is quite steep and the climb is strenuous. Camping over the Zukia Glacier.

Day 6: Base Camp – Shona Bheda ( altitude 4300 meters )

Have breakfast and start trekking early towards Borasu Pass. The final part of the trek is difficult. We cross the pass and reach over to the other side of the pass to Shonabira camp. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.

Day 7: Shona Bhera – Morinda Taal ( 3650 meters )

Start the day with breakfast and trek at a moderate pace to reach Morinda Tal which is a very beautiful lake. We pitch our tents by the lake and stay for the night there.

Day 8: Morinda Taal – Har ki dun ( altitude 3400 meters )

Today we descend from Morinda Tal to Har-ki-Dun. The walk is moderate to easy and the views of the snow-covered peaks make it worth the effort. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.

Day 9: Har ki dun – Osla- Seema ( altitude 2600 meters )

Have breakfast and begin the moderate trek to Osla. The view along the trail is breathtaking. We can see a number of famous and unnamed peaks. Dinner and overnight stay in camps.

Day 10: Osla – Sankri  ( altitude 2400 meters )

Today we trek from Osla to Taluka and then drive to Sankri. On the way, we cross the Gangad Village through dense forest. All this along the Tons river and the Supin river. Dinner and overnight stay in camps.

Day 11: Sankri – Dehradun / Chandigarh

Drive from Sankri to Dehradun which can take around 7 hours and conclude the trip.

Inclusions

  • All arrangements for overnight stays during the trip.
  • All meals
  • Food will usually consist of morning breakfast, lunch, evening high tea and dinner.
  • All food will be vegetarian.
  • Special trained certified guides trained for emergency situations.
  • Local guides and workers with in-depth knowledge about the local area.
  • One luggage per person will be transported by us.
  • Inner line permits and arrangements en route will be arranged by us.
  • All stays and lodging on a twin sharing basis shall be provided.

Exclusions

  • Any kind of personal expenses.
  • Camera fees or any other costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances and situations     beyond our control

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