It is one of the most beautiful all season trek. However, very few know that if you continue on the same trail further, you can cross into Himachal. The pass which you will be using to do so is known as “Borasu Pass“. It connects Tons Valley in Uttrakhand with Baspa Valley in Himachal. Trek to Barasu Pass offers true promise of adventure. It is considered a strenuous trek, with pass located at a high altitude of 5250 M.
The trek starts from Lovely “Taluka” Vilage and goes via villages of Gangaad,Dhatmir,Seema and Osla until Har Ki Dun. The trek passes through dense forests consisting of chestnut, walnut, willow and chinar trees. The trek from Osla to Har-ki-doon is through terraced mountain fields, lush green grassy patches and thick coniferous forests The trail from Har ki Dun to Chitkul (In Himachal) covers all kinds of landscapes that may require the use of some technical equipment too.
The trek is situated close to Tibet and lies on the Border of Indian Himalayan states of Uttrakhand and Himachal. The pass is open only for a very short period before and after Monsoon.
Trekking : The trek route to Borasu Pass Trek and involves easy grade trekking. The enthralling treks take some through enchanting meadows, hushed hamlets, and conifers and oak forests. In winter, the trekking route is covered in snow.
Camping : Camping is an amazing experience to have with family and friends when you are surrounded in the lap of nature.
Photography : The 360 degree panorama one witnesses form the Borasu Pass summit is one of the reasons to make Borasu Pass Trek one of the best spot to capture mountains.
Range : Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand
Days : 8N / 9D
Base Camp : Taluka
Grade : Medium
Distance : Approx 80 km
Max Altitude : 52500M
Package : Rs 20,000 per person
Borasu Pass (5300Mt) is a high mountain pass that is located on the border of Uttaranchal and Himachal Pradesh along the border with Tibet. It was an ancient trade route between Har-ki-Doon valley and Kinnaur valley. It is no longer used by the locals and is an escapade for trekkers and mountaineers.
The trek starts from Taluka and passes through the lush green Har-ki-Dun valley. Har-ki-dun is a hanging valley in the Garhwal Himalayas, surrounded by magnificent Himalayan peaks and dense forests flocked with colourful birds and wild life. The trek starts by following the boisterous Har-ki-Dun ends with the colossal Baspa River. One can stay in the Forest Rest House in leisure or camp near Har-ki-Dun Ganga. Also, one can camp near the beautiful glacial lake at Manida lake a few km from Har-ki-Dun The trail passes through glacier moraine, steep narrow ridges, sheer vertical snow slopes and boulder fields. All in all, it is a nerve-wracking trek – a stunning mix of backwoods and vast meadows, packed with spurting rivers and widespread glaciers, with a view of snow-capped peaks and massive boulders. Cloaked in mystery, and located at an altitude of 3566m, this almost untouched land is situated in the westernmost part of the Himalayas. A challenge to the adventurers, Har-ki-Dun is supposed to have shared part of its history with the Pandavas.
Borasu Pass and Har Ki Dun peak, it is one of the most beautiful valleys in the Western Himalayas. A delight for trekkers, both in summer and winter, this valley is accessible through Govind National Park – known for its rich variety of flora and fauna. The trail through alpine meadows, moraine ridges, glacier basins, pine forests and ancient villages, gives you spectacular valley views and a chance to experience the wonderful slow-paced local lifestyle. This is the only valley from where one can see Swargarohini – I, II, III, (6300mt) Bandarpoonch and Blackpeak (6387mt), all together. One can also see the Ruinsara Lake (3400 mt) peaks from here.
Day 1 : Arrive in Sankri.
Day 2 : Sankri- Taluka (12 Kms by Road ), Taluka- Seema (12 kms trek).
Day 3 : Seema-Har ki Dun (14 kms trek).
Day 4 : Harkidun to Moninda Tal (5-6 kms).
Day 5 : Rest Day.
Day 6 : Moninda Taal – Borasu Pass –Camp 1.
Day 7 : Camp 1 – Doaria Camp Ground.
Day 8 : Doaria Camp - Chitkul.
Day 9 : Chitkul - Kalka/Shimla/Chandigarh.
Day 1 : Arrive in Sankri.
Report in Sankri by 5 PM. Sankri is 185 Kms away from Dehradun. You can get a shared taxi or public transport for Sankri early in the morning from Dehradun bus stand. It will take 7-9 hours for you to reach Sankri from Dehradun. Night stay in Hotel / Guest house.
Day 2 : Sankri- Taluka, Taluka- Seema.
Early morning drive from Sankri to Taluka in a Taxi .Taluka is the starting point of our trek.After Breakfast in Taluka, we will Start trekking with packed lunch to Seema (2260m)on an even surface through thick forests of chestnuts, walnuts, willows, chinars and a variety of conifer trees, with a few waterfalls on the way.You could either opt for the steep climb of Dhaatmeer village, or just trek along the Karmanasha stream. Both the routes meet at Gangaar village.Reach Seema Camps by late afternoon.Overnight stay in tents.
Day 3 : Seema-Har ki Dun (14 kms trek).
The trail from Seema initially continues on the true left of the valley, goes past fields followed by crossing a anging bridge over river Rupin, to the true right of the valley. The trail now ascends, go past through fields and pastures with huts. The coniferous flora on the opposite side of the valley is awesome and much adorable. The trail climbs to the ridge locally named as Kalkatti Dhar, from where the trail traverses to give you awesome view of Har Ki Dun. From here initially the trail climbs gradually and later gets steep in times go past through beautiful meadows to the campsite at Har Ki Dun. The campsite is by the small stream, with peaks of Har Ki Dun and Swargarohini towering above. Overnight in the tents.
Hire a cab from Delhi to Dehradun, which takes around 4 hours. NH-72A from Chhutmalpur to Dehradun is the best route you may take. The cost of cab ranges from INR 9 to INR 97 per kilometre, depending upon the type of car. Ideal for families and groups.
Take a direct bus from Delhi to Dehradun, which takes around 6 hours. Deluxe, Volvo, semi-deluxe and ordinary Uttarakhand State buses depart every hour from ISBT, Kashmere Gate in New Delhi. There is also an overnight deluxe A/C service run by Uttarakhand Tourism. Dehradun ISBT bus stand is located about 5 km from the centre of the city. Ideal for backpackers and single travellers.
Take a direct Jan Shatabdi train from Delhi NDLS station to Dehradun railway station that takes around 6 hours. Dehradun railway station is located in the city centre. Train is the most comfortable and cost effective mode to travel to Dehradun from Delhi. Ideal for groups and families.