From Dehradun we will drive to Sankri via Mussoorie. We will stop for lunch en route. This is an enjoyable drive initially along the Yamuna and towards the latter part along the beautiful Tons river. There are very beautiful pine forest sections along the drive today. Upon reaching Sankri we will check into the scenically located hotel Wild Orchid. Sankri is paradise on earth and we will take an evening stroll in this beautiful hamlet to get our muscles charged for the trek to come. Overnight stay in the hotel
We start the day with a short, scenic & adventurous drive to Taluka, starting point of our trek. The hike today is through beautiful mixed forest sections and along the Supin River. The gradient is moderate throughout with an odd steep patch in between. This region is blessed with a very old & unique culture which thankfully is still preserved. You will get a very up close & personal experience of it today. On the trail you will meet locals from the nearby villages and get to see the special construction style of the local dwellings. We will cross a few villages en route to reach Seema, a small market place. We will camp ahead of Seema in beautiful fields by the riverside. Overnight in tents.
After breakfast we cross over to the other side of the Supin River and negotiate a steep climb to get warmed up for the day's hike to come. It is delightful day where you catch some fabulous views of the Bandarpoonch & Swargarohini peaks and also of meadows and jungles towards the Ruinsara valley. There are interesting forests en route with lots of opportunities to see variety of birds and meadows having wild flowers. Also to make it picture perfect there is an inviting waterfall and many small rivulets/streams. We reach Har-ki-Dun in about 5-7 hrs moving at a leisurely pace and soaking in the beauty of the valley. Reaching our destination Har ki Dun we land in absolute paradise. This open valley has been blessed with so many natural elements that one is pleasantly surprised by its beauty. There is a network of streams, many a meadows carpeted with flowers and big and small mountains spread all over. Overnight in tents.
We wake up early to start the trek to Morinda Tal. Today the trek features a gradual uphill. We follow the trails through lush greenery and feel enchanted by the captivating beauty of the meadows. After ascending gradually for about 2 hours we reach the Morinda Tal. Morinda Taal is a Lake formed by the blockage of river by rocks. On reaching this spot we delight in the beauty of this natural wonder. We continue our trail to Ratta Dung that serves as a basecamp for Borasu Pass. We trek further for 3 to 4 hoursand reach Ratta Dung. We spend the night in tents.
Today we will be trekking to Borasu Pass. The trail will again be gentle and uphill. Starting our hike from Ratta Dung we trek past meadows. After walking across the magic of the meadows, we come across rocky patches. We hike for about 3 hours and reach Borasu Pass.This was an ancient trade route between Har ki Doon & Kinnaur Valley. This pass is located few kilometers from the Tibet border. marked with lush green grasslands, along with rocky patches, this spot possesses beauty of its own. Now we start trekking downhill from Borasu Pass towards Jairi basecamp. After hiking for about 3 hours, the trail changes from rocky patches to meadows and we reach Jairi. Overnight in tents.
Waking up to the beauty of Jairi, today we further start our hike to Rani Kanda. We will hike all the way down for about 4 – 5 hours. The trail characterizes meadows and bushes. We descend slowly and reach Rani Kanda. We relax our nerves and spend overnight in tents.
Starting from Rani Kanda we hike down to Chitkul. We gradually descend, trekking past meadows. After walking through blossoming meadows we further descend into the conifers forests. We trek amidst colorful wild flowers. We get to witness the Beas River flowing down along the trail to Chitkul. We keep on following the well-defined path to Chitkul that snakes through the green valley. During this trail we come across boulders, shepherd’s settlements, bridges, streams and green meadows. After 4 to 5 hours hike, we finally reach Chitkul. We halt for the night.
This day will mark the end of this trip. Boarding a tempo traveler we will head towards Chandigrah. After journeying 9 to 10 hours, we will reach Chandigarh. Our Trip to Borasu Pass Trekends here.
Vehicle Used : Tempo Traveller / Innova / Bolero / Tata Sumo / Local Jeeps
We believe that roughing it out necessarily doesn’t mean sleeping in smelly sleeping bags, compromising on safety by using low quality equipment and having unappetising meals. We focus on your safety, basic comforts and the environment while camping. Keeping this is mind, the following equipment is provided on the trek
The following equipment is provided on the trek :
|Windproof, Water resistant Warm jacket (with hood)||250|
Down jacket (for additional warmth)
|Lightweight & Warm Fleece pullover||75|
|Waterproof Trekking boots||300|
|Rucksack (60 ltrs)||150|
|Warm high-length woollen socks||50|
*Cost in INR per day
* Irrespective of when a trip is booked, the above condition will hold true
In the initial days of the pre monsoon season (Apr-Jun) there will be snow along the trail which generally melts by end April. Days are going to be sunny and warm (14-22 °C) while the night temperature at the highest campsite would be in the range of 0-8 °C. In the post monsoon season (Sep-Nov) there is possibility of snow towards the end of the season, which also melts very fast. The days are sunny with temperatures hovering around (12-20 °C) and the evenings start getting cold with the onset of October and nights are comparatively colder (-2 to 8 °C).
Please keep in mind that the above information is not exact and does not account for sudden changes. Whatever the temperatures and conditions rest assured we will be prepared to handle it with ease as we use equipment of very high specifications.
Mountain/adventure travel requires one to be adequately equipped with the right kind of personal gear. Since one is travelling in the wilderness there will be hardly any opportunity to buy anything once you hit the trail so we urge you to carefully pack everything into your bags. Also please keep in mind you can rent out or purchase equipment from our Gear Store, if required.
…LOADS OF ENTHUSIASM!! AND A PLEDGE TO LEAVE NO TRACE
Carry your stuff in a duffel bag, soft shoulder bag or a rucksack. Avoid suitcases, trolleys or any other hard luggage. As you will be walking long distances carrying a rucksack, avoid bringing unnecessary items on the trek. Please avoid carrying expensive watches, jewellery and electronic items on the trek
Note : In case you are planning to put your bag on a mule or taking a porter please get a duffel bag or rucksack and keep it in mind that there is a possibility that the bag at times might brush against a rock or a tree and get slightly damaged so don't get very expensive bags. Also in case of damage we shall not be held accountable.
We are mountain lovers and have pledged to bring no harm to them in our pursuit of running organised wilderness travel in the Himalayas and seek your assistance too in this regard. We are more than convinced that one can have more fun on a trip if we go about it in a way that no harm is caused to the ecology. In this regard we have a set of guidelines that we adhere to based on the tenets of ‘Leave No Trace’ & ‘Tread Light’ policies. These guidelines are very simple and emphasise on travelling in small groups, better planning, understanding impact of camping, proper waste disposal, respecting local cultures, sensitivity towards wildlife and so on. We have a complete section on our trekking code in the ‘GIO trekking Manual’. This manual will be couriered to you once you confirm a trip with us.
This is one of the most important aspects of travelling in the high Himalayas and cannot be ignored or set aside. Acclimatisation basically means our body adjusting to lower levels of oxygen (rarefied air) & reduced air pressure as me move up. In case one does not acclimatise properly there are chances of the person facing extreme discomfort and this can be fatal in extreme cases. While there is no set route to getting properly acclimatised there are a general precautions and steps that one can take to initiate good acclimatisation. Our trekking guides will assist you with these steps and also once you book a trip with us the ‘GIO Trekking Manual’ which will cover this aspect extensively will be couriered to you. This is sure to help you enjoy the trek in very good shape.
Most important thing is to select the right trek keeping in mind your experience or inexperience, health, objectives & ability. Our senior team people can assist you with this, so when contacting us do mention if you need guidance on this front also refer to our trek grading system mentioned below. Once the right trek is selected comes your preparation. Once you have booked a trip with us we will courier the ‘GIO Trekking Manual’ to you which will have a complete practice drill explained in details..
We have broadly classified our treks as below:
Easy These treks are 3 to 5 days long and involve walking for about 3/4 hrs daily. The trail on such treks is well defined but not always flat. These are great for families and first timers
Moderate On these treks one is not required to trek for more than 5/6 hrs a day. Also the terrain is not too difficult. These treks are normally a week or so long. For these treks prior trekking experience is not necessary. Very rarely on these treks would one camp at altitudes higher than 3800m. These treks are great for first timers or for veterans wanting to go on a trail which is relatively less demanding
Moderate+ These are moderate treks with mostly one difficult day. These trails are fine for fit beginners also.
Vigorous On these treks one can be required to trek continuously for more than a week through remote areas and at times trekking for more than 7 hrs a day. On most of these treks one has to cross passes or areas which are snow covered and involve camping at altitude of more than 4000m. Fit people with some kind of hiking experience & a spirit of adventure can contemplate going on these trails.
Strenuous These treks apart from having continuous trekking stretches are at places technical and might require assistance from trip leader/guide and other staff people. All these treks have rest days in between. Also all of them involve crossing passes or areas having altitude of more than 4500m. First timers are discouraged from walking such routes.
Expedition Style These involve long walks at high altitudes at times around 6000m. Camping can also be well over the snow line and on glaciers at times. Safety ropes, ice axes and crampons might be required on these treks. These treks are not technically very difficult but are considerably challenging. Previous vigorous/strenuous trekking experience is required.
Great Indian Outdoors (P) Ltd. takes utmost care to ensure safety of its clients. However in the case of any unforeseen mishaps, Great Indian Outdoors (P) Ltd. will not be liable for any injuries caused or for loss of life. All disputes rising due to the above are subject to the jurisdiction of the courts in New Delhi/Delhi only. All participants would be required to sign an Indemnity Form before the start of the program, without which they would not be allowed to take part in the trip/program/activities.
8 Days | Jun & Sep - Oct | Strenuous | Max Alt: Jairi (4500m)
Day 01: Dehradun - Sankri(2000m) (Drive / 6 - 7 hrs)
Day 02: Sankri(2000m) - Taluka - Seema (2560m) (Drive 40 mins) (Trek / 5 - 6 hrs)
Day 03: Seema(2560m) - Har - ki - dun(3566m) (Trek / 5 - 7 hrs)
Day 04: Har - ki - dun(3566m) - Morinda Taal - Ratta Dung (4200m) (Trek / 5 - 6 hrs)
Day 05: Ratta Dung(4200m) - Borasu Pass (5250m) - Jairi (4500m) (Trek / 6 - 7 hrs)
Day 06: Jairi (4500m) - Rani Kanda (3950m) (Trek / 4 - 5 hrs)
Day 07: Ranikanda(3950m) - Chitkul(3450m) (Trek / 4 - 5 hrs)
Day 08: Chitkul(3450m) - Chandigarh (Drive / 9 - 10 hrs)
Borasu Trek is an ultimate trek for adventure lovers who yearn for a unique trekking experience. A passage that connects Tons and Baspa River, Borasu Pass offers beautiful sights worth witnessing. It also serves as a connecting passage between the majestic Himalayas of Himachal Pradesh and that of Uttarakhand. For a close an enigmatic encounter with the Himalayas, this trek is the one you must head on to. Trek the fascinating trails of Borasu Pass and discover the ancient trade route between Har Ki Dun and Kinnaur Valley. Uncover the breathtaking landscapes featuring a perfect blend of alpine flowers, snow covered fields and lush green meadows.
Borasu Pass being one of the high mountains passes is used as an escapade for countless mountaineers and trekkers. Overall it is a difficult trek, characterizing easy to medium hike until Har ki dun valley. This trek starts from Sankri and ends in the pristine village of Chitkul. Trekking beyond Har ki Dun we take the trail towards Morinda Taal and Ratta Dung. From a medium climb to a hard rocky bolder, the trail features a gradual uphill until the pass. As we trek further the trail takes a downhill course towards Jairi basecamp till Ranikanda. Further walking past meadows, wild flowers and conifers we come across the sparkling Beas River. Continuing the downhill hike, taking a well-defined path to Chitkul, we ramble past boulders, shepherds settlements, bridges and streams etc. After covering this captivating trail, the trek finally ends at the quaint village of Chitkul.
This trek is a must to do trek for experienced trekkers. Except for monsoon season, one can head on to this trek in the months of June, September & October. The Borasu Pass trail serves as a window to some of the most enchanting views of nature. This less traveled trail brings the adventure freaks in close quarters with the wilderness. If you wish to witness the stunning mix of vast meadows, gurgling rivers and rocky terrain, the Borasu Pass Trekking trails are great to hike.