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Buran Ghati Trek - Musical Valley

  • Region : , Himachal Pradesh
  • Duration : 8 Days
  • Distance : 37 km
  • Altitude : 15,000 ft ft.
  • Grade : Moderate - Difficult

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Overview

The Buran Ghati trek is a moderate to difficult level difficulty trek, great for adventure seekers who love the rush of adrenaline. This trek offers an overall trekking experience with trail crossing through mountains, dense frost cover and vast green meadows. The trail of Buran Ghati trek offers the best camping sites with huge meadows and snow capped mountains towering in the background.

The trek will take you through the dense forest of Oak and Pine, extensive green meadows and over the sharp edges of snow clad mountain peaks. The main highlight of the trek is a sacred lake called Chandranahan, located at a height of 13,800 feet above the sea level. So, if you are looking for an adventure filled thrilling trek, Buran Ghati is the perfect location.

On the first day, we will drive 160 Km from Shimla to Janglik which is the base camp for the Buran Ghati Trek. The long drive will take about 10 hours to complete and you will be driving through the scenic mountains of the Himalayas and through the forests of Oak & Pine trees. On our way we will cross Rohru, Chirgaon, Tangnu and Tonglu to finally arrive at Janglik. Overnight stay will be at a guest house

Brief Overview of the Day

  • Driving Distance - 160 Km.
  • Driving Time - 10 Hours.
  • Max Altitude - 9,200 ft.
  • Network - Uptill Rohru
  • Overnight stay at a guest house. 

We will wake up early in the morning and after having breakfast, we start walking on one of the most beautiful treks in the Himalayan Valley. You will cross many wooden houses and wheat fields on the beginning of the trail. After climbing up for about an hour you will be able to get complete views of Diude and other small villages located in the area. 

Soon the trail will enter into a forest of Pine and Oak. The forest trail is easy with a number of small streams along the path, so you can take your time to enjoy the beauty of nature around you. As we keep walking the forest will get thicker and darker and the trail will enter a gradual ascent. We will reach the camping ground for today as we exit the forest cover.

Brief Overview of the Day

  • Trekking Distance - 4 Km.
  • Trekking Time - 5 Hours
  • Max Altitude - 11,150 ft.
  • Overnight stay in camps

Today’s trail is a short hike of 3 Km. and we can spend some time exploring the Dayara meadows and acclimatizing to the high altitude weather. Having breakfast and tea when the first rays of the sun hit the bugyal in the morning makes up for a beautiful experience.

The path to Litham crosses through a dense forest, green meadows and gushing streams. You will come across a forest of Bhoj trees and will be able to spot the snow capped Dhauladhar mountain range. From this location you will be able to get a clear view of our next camping site. We will cross the Chandranahan river to reach Litham.

Brief Overview of the Day

  • Trekking Distance - 3 Km.
  • Trekking Time - 4 Hours
  • Max Altitude - 11,800 ft.
  • Overnight stay at camps

We are scheduled to visit Chandernahan Lake, the trek to the lake is a hike of 3 Km. We will have to start early in the morning because the trail is a difficult steep ascent and will take 3 to 4 hours to climb. The walk, although difficult, is very exciting and satisfying because of the panoramic views. You will find snow over here even if you visit this place in the month of June. The view at the lake will leave you spellbound and you can spend some time near the lake and exploring the area. Soon we will be heading back to our campsite at Litham to spend the night at camps. The trail is a sharp downward descent so walk slowly and watch your steps carefully.

Brief Overview of the Day

  • Trekking Distance - 6 Km.
  • Trekking Time - 7 Hours
  • Max Altitude - 13,800 ft.
  • Night stay at Litham Campsite

To reach Dhunda from Litham we will have to climb up for about 2 hours. Dhunda is located at a high altitude of 13,300 feet. On the trail you will be able to spot the towering mountains of Dhauladhar range covered with snow to your front along with Grasslands towards your left and Rupin Valley to your right side. The trail will enter a sharp ascend and from there you will be able to get your first view of the Buran Valley.

The campsite at Dhunda is one of the most beautiful on the entire trek. From there you will get a clear view of the Buran Ghati and we will be camping surrounded by huge snow covered mountains.

Brief Overview of the Day

  • Trekking Distance - 4 Km.
  • Trekking Time - 6 Hours
  • Max Altitude - 13,300 ft.
  • Overnight stay at tents.

We will wake up in the morning for a long day in front of us. Today we will hike for about 10 hours to Munirang River Camp via Buran Ghati Pass. The trail is both ascending and descending but it is easier to cover this trek in September when there is no snow. The trail is difficult as you will find yourself walking over boulders and crossing narrow ledges. The Buran Ghati is located at an altitude of 15,000 feet. 

Descending down from the valley is the next challenging task and you need to be very careful and follow the instructions of your trek leader. Overnight stay at Munirang River Camp.

Brief Overview of the Day

  • Trekking Distance - 7 Km
  • Trekking Time - 11 Hours
  • Max Altitude - 15,000 ft. 
  • Overnight stay in camps

Today is the last day of the Buran Ghati Trek and we will be trekking down to Barua Village which is well known for its flaura. The trek offers a mesmerizing experience even when you are climbing down. As we keep descending you will see a large stream and we will cross it to the other side. You will also see many apricot and peach trees on the way. 

At the end of the trail you will spot apple orchards and signs of cultivation signifying that we are close to our destination. The trail to the village is a rapid descent and a vehicle will be waiting there for you to take you back to Shimla.

You are expected to arrive in Shimla late at night, so make your reservations / plans accordingly.

Brief Overview of the Day

  • Trekking Distance - 5 Km.
  • Trekking Time - 4 Hours
  • Driving Distance - 228 Km
  • Driving Time - 7 Hours

By Air :-

Located at a distance of 22 km away from Shimla, the Jubbarhatti airport is well connected to various other cities by air. The other nearby airports such as Chandigarh Airport and Delhi airport can be accessed easily.

By Rail :-

By Rail The nearest station is Kalka which connects the city with different parts of the country by rail line. There are quite a good number of trains from the cities like Delhi and Calcutta. From Kalka station, one can take the pleasure of toy train as well as can hire private cabs to explore the beauty of this

By Road :-

Shimla is well connected with the cities like Chandigarh, Delhi, Dehradun and Kalka through roadways. You can hire taxis as well as state buses to reach the hill station from these cities. There are even regular bus services from the nearby places to Shimla such as Kullu (235 km), Manali (280 km), Delhi (370 km) and Ambala (154 km). From the capital of India, one can even take luxury buses and cabs which will provide a comfortable journey.

THE CRAZY MOUNTAINEERS s Tata Sumo or similar vehicles will pick-up you from Shimla Old Bus Stand at 6.30 am.

Pick-up is included in the cost of the trek

You will reach Janglik by 4:30 pm

Food from Shimla to Janglik is not included in the trek cost

Inclusions :-

  1. Accommodation. (Home stay, Camping)
  2. Meals while on trek (Veg.+ Egg)
  3. Trek equipments: Sleeping bag, mattress, tent (twin sharing), kitchen & dining tent, toilet tent, utensils and crampon (if required)
  4. All necessary permits and entry fees.
  5. First aid medical kits, stretcher and oxygen cylinder.
  6. Mountaineering qualified & professional trek Leader, guide and Support staff
  7. Mules to carry the central luggage

Exclusions :-

  1. Any kind of personal expenses.
  2. Food during the transit.
  3. Insurance.
  4. Mules or porters to carry personal luggage.
  5. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head.
  6. Any kind of emergency evacuation charges.

Note : Normally THE CRAZY MOUNTAINEERSexpect 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 1200/- if you make an online payment, 10 days in advance

INR 1500/- if you inform us after reaching Sankri

The backpack cannot weigh more than 11 kgs. Backpack should have a waterproof cover. Suitcases/strolleys/ bags will not be allowed.

Basics Gear
Back pack & rain cover (50 - 60 ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps
Day pack + rain cover 20 - 30 ltr (If hire a mule or porter)
Walking stick Advisable (At least one)
Head torch 1 Nos.
Water bottle/Hydration pack 2 bottles of one litre each
  People who use hydration pack
  1 hydration pack and 1 bottle of one liter
  Carry at least one thermos flask
Snacks Energy bars, dry fruits, electral/ors
Personal Medical Kit Consult your doctor
Be comfy at Buran Ghati Trek 
T-shirts 2 Full sleeves (Non-cotton)
Fleece T-shirts 1 Nos.
Fleece jacket 1 Nos. (Alternative: a woollen sweater)
Down feather / Hollofil jacket 1 Nos.
Wind & waterproof (jacket & pant) 1 Pair
Thermal inners (upper and lower) 1 Pair
Trek pants 2 Synthetic (avoid shorts, fitting denims, capris)
Poncho 1 Nos.
Think about your head
Sun cap 1 Nos. (One that covers the neck as well)
Woolen cap 1 Nos.
Balaclava 1 Nos.
Neck-gaiters 1 Nos.
Sunglasses Dark with side cover, it should be U/V protected.
        People who wear spectacles- 
  (A)- Use contact lenses. (Not for Chadar trek)
  (B)- Photo chromatic glasses. 
Mind your step
Trekking shoes 1 Pair (Waterproof, high ankle with good grip)
Floaters/flip-flops 1 Pair (Optional)
Cotton socks 5 pairs
Woollen socks 3 pairs
Gaiters 1 Pair (The Crazy Mountaineers team will notify you if required)
Keep these handy
Waterproof gloves 1 Pair
Fleece/woollen gloves 1 Pair
Personal Utilities
Sunscreen cream Hand sanitizer
Moisturiser Antibacterial powder
Toilet Paper & wipes Toothbrush and toothpaste
Lip balm Quick dry towe
In the event of cancellation of trek/adventure activity services due to any avoidable / unavoidable reasons we must be notified of the same in writing. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive advice in writing, and cancellation charges would be as follows: -

Cancellations prior to 24 days from the start of the trek

Book any other trek till one year or get 95% refund (Note: If the trek charges are more, the balance needs to be paid by the trekker)

Cancellation between 24 days and 14 days to the start of the trek

Choose to go for the same trek, with any other batch, till year or get 70% refund

Cancellation between 14 days and 10 days to the start of the trek

Choose to go on the same trek, in the same season, with any other batch or get 50% refund.

Cancellation less than 10 days to the start of the trek

Transfer your trek (same trek, same batch) to your friend. No cash refund.

Note:-

  1. Change of trek batch is dependent on the availability of seats in the batch.
  2. In case of transferring a trek to a friend, he/she should satisfy all the mandatory requirements put forward by THE CRAZY MOUNTAINEERS.
  3. THE CRAZY MOUNTAINEERS holds the right to change/cancel the policies, without prior notice.

Q1. Is Buran Ghati trek safe?

A1. Buran Ghati is considered as a moderate difficulty trek and if done with a team of professional trekkers it's a very safe trek.

Q2. Maximum altitude of Buran Ghati trek?

A2. The maximum altitude of this trek is 15,000 ft. above the sea level.

Q3. What is the exit point of buran Ghati trek?

A3. The trek will end at barua village from where we will be driving back to Shimla

Q4. How long is the Buran Ghati trek?

A4. While on Buran Ghati Trek, you will have to cover 37 Km from the point you start walking.

Q5. Will there be any mobile phone network on the trek?

A5. Mobile connections will not be available so make sure to finish all your important calls when you arrive at Shimla.

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