Buran Ghati trek

Last updated on November 18th, 2019 at 10:38 am

Buran Ghati (altitude 4572m) trek is a classic Sheppard route connecting Pabbar valley of Shimla to Baspa valley of Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh. It is still frequented by sheppards and the locals.

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Buran Ghati Pass Trek

The other two passes on the same mountain range connecting Sangla valley to Rohru & Dodra- Kwar in Pabbar valley are Gunas pass &  Rupin pass.  Chandernahan lake ( the source of Pabbar river) is located about one hour trek from Litham Thach.  Brua/Buran village is the start point of the trek from Sangla valley in Kinnaur & Janglikh village is the endpoint. Jaglikh is a beautiful village located in Pabbar valley of Himachal Pradesh.

Region::Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand
Duration:8 Days
Grade:Moderate
Maximum Altitude:4725m
Best Time To Trek:May to September & early October.
Trek Distance:Around 20Kms

Buran Ghati Trek Itinerary:

  • Day #1: Shimla – Narkanda
  • Day #2: Narkanda – Brua Village
  • Day #3: Brua village – Brua Kanda
  • Day #4: Brua Kanda – Pass Base Camp
  • Day #5: Pass Base Camp – Litham
  • Day #6: Litham – Dayara
  • Day #7: Dayara – Janglik Village
Shephard's camp near Dayara meadows
Shepherd’s camp near Dayara meadows

Day 08: Janglik village – Shimla

Note: The days of the itinerary will be increased/decreased depending upon the group’s or an individual’s request.

Buran Ghati 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/Shimla). Drop an email and avail group offers & early bird discounts.

A Brief Log Of The History of Burang Ghati Shepherd’s Route

Janglikh has witnessed its prosperous times in history also. In times when there was no road to Kinnaur; when people had to walk over high passes in order to reach Kinnaur, the trek through Pabbar valley was most frequented by both locals and European travelers.

Travel of Europeans gave access to rare cash and employment to villagers of Tungu, Romai and Janglikh while local travelers which included mostly Kinnauras gave wealth to these villages through barter. Old people of Janglikh and Tungnu-Romai still talks about the time when Kinnauras (people of Brua, Sapni etc) were so poor that their main cereal was Buckwheat while Janglikh people had the luxury of eating rice and wheat. Brua and Sapni people used to shop in Janglikh and Tungnu villages.

However, with the subsequent floods in Andhra khad , Pabbar and damage to the British infrastructures as well as easier access to Kinnaur through the construction of road, these villages fell out of favor and dipped in seclusion. But as they say, history repeats itself; Sun is once again beginning to shine on the economic prospect of these villages.

There are two legends on how Janglikh village was named so. Some holds that it is named after the village deity “Jakh-Jakhoh”. According to the second legend, this village was infested by the attacks of wild animals and the village could be accessed only after walking through miles and miles of dense forest. The village location shaped the villagers into a fearless tribe who were at home in the forest among raids of the wildlife.

Thus, outsiders started calling these villagers “Junglee or Junglee log” and the village Janglikh. Finally, ‘Janglikh’ got corrupted to Janglikh. The village still has a dense Jungle around and is subject to occasional raids by wildlife.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Depart from Shimla to Narkanda about 65 km from Shimla and surrounded by the Shivalik Range that span a large part of Himachal Pradesh. Narkanda is a popular ski resort during winters. Overnight at Narkanda

Day 02: Narkanda – Brua Village

On Day two head towards Brua Village, a sub-locality under Sangla town.
The trek starts from Brua village. The trail changes surprisingly and on the way witness the orchards fields welcoming you for the overwhelming trek. The trail is very beautiful. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.

Day 03: Brua Village – Buran Kanda

Have fresh breakfast, Start early from Brua village to the pastures of Buran Kanda. The forests change from pine and deodar to high altitude fir and birch forests. Buran Kanda gives a magnificent view of the Kinner Kailash Range towering over the Baspa Valley. Dinner and overnight stay in Bura Kanda.

Day 04: Brua/Buran Kanda – Buran Pass Base Camp

On Day 04 Cross the meadows of Bura Kanda and reach the base camp of the Buran pass, which is also known as the Burando. Dinner and overnight stay in tents. Camp under the magnificence of million stars.

Day 05: Pass Base Camp – Litham

Day 05 includes crossing Litham at an altitude of 4725 m. An Ancient route, English travelers during British rule and the Shepard from the villages often preferred this cooler route to Kinnaur to the arduous travel through the hot Sutlej valley.
Overnight Stay at Litham

Day 06: Litham – Dayara Thach

Camping on the infinite meadows - Dayara | Buran Ghati
Camping on the infinite meadows – Dayara

Today descend down from Litham to Dayara. The trek is moderate and the landscape is pretty enough to overshadow the tiring journey. Get overwhelmed by the seamless green meadows waiting for you roll down your body. Overnight Tented accommodation in Dayara.

Day 07: Dayara – Janglik Village

Buran ghati trek : Cattles grazing on the meadows - Dayara
Cattle grazing on the meadows – Dayara
Shepherd's hut near Dayara meadows
Shepherd’s hut near Dayara meadows

Trek down from Dayara to the village of Janglikh. Dinner and overnight stay in the village homestay/ tents.

Day 08: Janglikh village – Shimla

Barley fields of the Janglikh locals
Barley fields of the Janglikh locals
Taking a breather in Janglikh village
Taking a breather in Janglikh village

Drive back from Janglik to Shimla which takes around 5 hours.

Cost Includes

  • All arrangements for overnight stays during the trip.
  • Camping & Climbing gear.
  • All food expenses
  • 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( if required ) and arrangements en route will be arranged by the operator.
  • All stays and lodging on twin sharing basis shall be provided.

Excludes

  • 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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