Buran Ghati Trek
Himachal Pradesh | 7D/6N | 15,000 Ft.
May to October
(Janglik to Barua – Above mentioned cost is for a fixed departure)
- Reviews 3934.9/5
- Vacation Style High Altitude Trek
- Activity Level Moderate
- Group Size Medium Group
All about the Buran Ghati Trek.
Region: Himachal Pradesh
Duration: 7 Days, 6 nights
Maximum Altitude: 15,000 ft.
Approximate Trekking km: 26
Trekking experience in Buran Ghati is considered to be an amalgamated cluster of all the thrilling adventures that Himachal is known for. There is a frequent change of views and vistas that make this trek a creaseless patchwork of the best Himalayan Treks. If you are planning to spend this season of summer or fall amidst the natural circumference, then Buran Ghati it is!
Trekking in Buran Ghati means coming across the best sort of scenic variations that will leave you astonished. The hike wanders through mountainous villages, forests, meadows, alpine lakes, and pasture lands.
What better way to start a journey than going back in time with the primitive aura of Buran Ghati base camp? Let your inner venturer experience the serenity and simplicity in the mountainous village of Janglik which is known for its cultural richness. Moving forward, the hike then takes us through dense forests and leaves us enthralled as we move into the Dayara meadows. The scenic meadows and forests of Oak and Pine on the way to Litham will make your trekking experience even more auspicious.
Chandranahan Lake is considered to be one of the major highlights of Buran Ghati Trek. Lying in the altitude of 14,000 feet, Chandranahan Lake is a natural phenomenon formed by melting snow. What makes Chandranahan Lake even more anticipated is its phenomenal alpine zoning and the landscape that lies beyond it. The locals consider the lake to be emanating from the Gods.
Another walloping highlight of the trek is definitely the Buran Ghati Trek Pass. The sudden steep fall of 60-70 degrees down a 1312 ft. ice wall will leave your heart beating at its pinnacle and add a sudden excitement to the otherwise blissful trek.
Followed by the Buran Ghati Trek Pass are various minor snow slides that will reflexively bring out the lost raptures of childlike laughter that your schedule lacked.
• Buran Ghati is the best example of a trek having such an enormous patchwork of such natural variants.
• The large stretch of meadows and the snow-chad mountainous scenery leaves one with the needed vigor.
• The mesmerizing Chandranahan Lake which we come across in Buran Ghati Trek is considered to be the origin of Pabbar River. Trekking in Himachal is incomplete without experiencing these peaceful corners.
• The Buran Ghati Pass and the other smaller snow slides allow the rush of adrenalin from time to time.
Buran Ghati Trek is famous for the kind of completeness it offers in its experience. Every day is filled with a new form of zest and surroundings. Starting from the culturally abundant village of Janglik to the galvanizing pass and snow slides, Buran Ghati Trek provides you with the best of the best.
Here in Trekmunk, we shall assist and help you throughout the trek and aim to provide you with the premium sort of experience in a very level-headed rate of Rs. 13,950. Trekking in Himachal is by all odds incomplete without the inclusion of Trekmunk’s Buran Ghati Pass Trek 2020 package to your checklist.
Come with us on this venture of experiencing the merge of jaw-dropping landscapes and a well-knitted clump of adventures. With the snow-covered mountains in the background and a blanket of flowers blooming in the meadows, Buran Ghati perfectly depicts the diverseness that this trek can offer.
Best Time to visit Buran Ghati Trek
The weather in Buran Ghati is mostly trekker friendly except during heavy snowfall like that which takes place in the month of December. Trekking is mostly prohibited during this time due to excessive snowfall. However, the best time to go for this trek is from the months of May-June and September-October.
How to Reach
Buran Ghati’s base camp lies in Janglik. But for that, we must need to reach Shimla first as it takes us to Janglik.
1) Airways: The Jubbarhatti airport is situated at a distance of 22 km from Shimla. Jubbarhati airport allows a good connection to all other cities around India. Hence, reaching Shimla via airways is not an uphill task. There are other airports located around Shimla namely the Chandigarh airport and the Delhi airport which makes traveling to Shimla an easy task.
2) Railways: Kalka is the nearest railway station. A decent number of trains from places like Delhi, Kolkata, etc. are available. One can enjoy the scenic view via toy train which connects Shimla to Kalka which is around 96kms (roughly 7 hours).
3) Roadways: Himachal Road Transport Corporation, as well as private operator’s bus, is available to Shimla from major cities from North India. The distance between Delhi to Shimla is 340kms and buses are available from Kashmiri gate. Fare of the buses will depend upon which bus you choose.
Google maps are always handy if you get lost or you have any confusion about the roads.
After reaching Shimla, it’s almost 9-10 hours of journey to Janglik. First, you need to go to Rohru which is around 115kms and then from Rohru to Chirgaon which is 15kms. From Chirgoan to Tangnu it is 22kms and finally from Tangnu to Janglik is 10kms.
Buran Ghati Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Arrive at Janglik
The base camp of Buran Ghati Trek is Janglik. We start our journey from Shimla which lies 10 hours away from the base camp— Janglik. Though a little long, the drive from Shimla to our base camp is totally worth the distance. It is breathtaking how the roads run alongside a beautiful river and the scenery starts changing itself into something even prettier as time passes by as if to please its visitors.
As we drive from Shimla and pass via Rohu, we witness small villages which beautifully carry their culture and history within the simple architecture of their houses and surroundings. Rohu is the last spot where you will find an ATM and also, after crossing Rohu you will barely find any network in your mobile phones. Tanglu can be reached following a dirt path soon as we cross Chirgoan. Thereafter, the dirt path dips into the river and takes us across to Diude. A little walking is incorporated from Diude to reach Janglik.
Altitude: 9,200 ft.
Travel Time: 9-10 hours
Distance: 160 km
Day 2 : Trek from Janglik to Dayara
The beginning of this trekking journey is indeed the most amusing one. As we walk ahead, we see an atmosphere which seems to be so different from the usual dullness of the urbanized world. Flowers and fields, small colorful houses and gigantic mountains in the background only add up to that finishing touch. As we walk a little more, we come across the most beautiful part of Day 1- a birds eye’s view of Diude and Tonglu and several other small villages that we have crossed. Reaching this point will be like a mini achievement for the day as you would know that you have earned the view that you are savoring.
Soon we will be amidst oak and pine trees alongside which calming streams will flow. With every step, the trek will get a little more substantial and nourishing. As we keep walking, the trees will narrow out and a greener and more spacious sphere will take over. These are the Dayara meadows. A large mass of greenery mostly covered by a blanket of yellow flowers that seems to be nothing less than you living a cinematic moment. The cherry on top of it would be the variation of snow-clad mountains at its background.
Altitude Change: 9,200 ft. to 11,075 ft.
Trekking Time: 5 hours
Trekking distance: 4 km
Difficulty: Moderate ascent
Day 3 : Trek from Dayara to Litham
The meadows have the best kind of mornings. The green grass seems to change their color as the rays of the sun touch them. You will be mesmerized as you see the nature around you wake up and put up for you the best they have to offer. The trial to Litham from the meadows of Dayara takes a dip into the thick forests. As you start wondering if the meadows are over, nature will send you a chain of charming meadows to quench the thirst which was still to be satisfied.
As we move forward, we come across the Gunas Pass and the snow covered Dhuladhar mountains. The demarcation between the greens and whites at this spot is remarkably auspicious. Going further we will come across another forest named Bhoj which has an incredibly beautiful setting after which we can see Litham clearly.
The trial thereafter brings us to the highlight of Buran Ghati Trek which is the Chandranahan stream. Across the Chandranahan stream lays our campsite at Litham. Litham as a campsite is considered to cater the best because of its strategically beautiful location. It allows us to explore the Chandranahan waterfall as well as the lake before we settle for the night.
Altitude Change: 11,075 ft. To 11,737 ft.
Trekking Time: 3 hours
Trekking distance: 3 km
Difficulty: Easy gradual ascent and thereafter descent
Day 4 : Excursion to Chandranahan lake
Chandranahan Lake gives you the best of scenic views that you require after days of exploration. Even though the part of the trek may seem to be a little uphill, trust me, it is all worth it at the end of the day. Chandranahan is surrounded by mountains on every side which more or less resembles a little child being protected by his mother. This day in your Buran Ghati Trekking comes with a cluster of adventures. We retrace our footsteps back in order to reach Chandranahan from Litham campsite following the upstream trail towards the snout of the waterfall; as from the snout, the lake is merely an hour away.
This walk takes us to a view so beautiful that you may just forget that something even more phenomenal could lie beyond it. This is the time when we reach the nose of the waterfall. Walk-in a foot sure manner and all you must do from time to time is look around and take back with you the most splendid vista of all times.
There are numeral things to notice in Chandranahan Lake. We shall give you enough time to savor the big and small details that we lack in our day to day life. That’s what trekking is all about–achieving one step at a time and making memories while doing so. After a long day, the only thing we need to keep in mind is to return to Lithum by lunchtime as it is a steep way back.
Altitude Change: 11,737 ft. to 13,900 ft. to 11,737 ft.
Trekking Time: 6 – 7 hours
Trekking distance: 3 km
Difficulty: Difficult, steep ascent and thereafter descent
Day 5 : Trek from Lithan to Dhunda Trek from Litham to Dhunda
Today we start our trek with an enormous climb of 13,000 ft. which will take around two hours to complete. From this point, we will be able to see the Gunas Pass which will be resting over the mountains that are snow-chad. The Dhuladhar Range can be seen towering over the trails. This makes it an amalgam of grey mountains, white snow and the green grasslands of Litham. Every climb that you have had all this time will seem to pay off as you see wonders of nature all around you from Litham on your left to Rupin Valley to your right. This place gives you the first view of Buran Ghati. You can spend quality time there and capture the moment of accomplishment.
Dhunda is just two hours away from the pass. Buran Ghati Pass has been the most awaited part of the entire trekking experience. Hence, we shall have to start climbing and take the shepherd trail that leads to the pass.
You’ll want to freeze the moment, but you must keep walking. The climb to Dhunda is marked well. About an hour into the climb, you reach the ridge top Dhubda, bringing much, much clearer views of the next day’s adventure. Buran Ghati looks phenomenal from up here. Dhunda might even be the prettiest campsite of the Buran Ghati trek, with its stellar alpine views that whet your excitement for the next day’s journey. Not to mention the sublime view of the star-studded night skies that watch over the Dhunda campsite! Retire to your tents for a good night’s sleep before kickstarting the most anticipated day of the trek.
Altitude Change: 11,737 ft. to 13,365 ft.
Trekking Time: 4 – 5 hours
Trekking distance: 3 km
Difficulty: Mixture of both gradual and steep descent
Day 6 : Trek from Dhunda to Munirang (River Camp) via Buran Ghati
Buran Ghati Pass- the most-awaited and nerve-racking.
The most exciting, challenging and nerve-racking day of the trek. Begin early in the morning for the River Camp. The snow is almost all melted in September, so crossing the pass isn’t very difficult. The trail goes is strewn with several boulders near the base of the Buran Ghati pass, from where the pass is an hour’s climb, almost entirely on snow. Now comes the best part – the seemingly lethal descent down to the other side. The climb down is extremely steep, and cannot be attempted without a rope. An ice-axe might really come in handy here. The first 100 meters is the real challenge, following which you can choose to slide down the smaller, gentler slopes.
Given the sharp descent, you lose considerable altitude, nearly 3,000 ft., quite rapidly. Two hours later, the snow line ends and the trail dips down to clusters of juniper and some lovely shrubs. A sprawling blanket of greenery rests on the entire valley, beyond which you can see tall, towering mountain ranges dominating the skyline. An hour’s descent and a stream-crossing later, the River camp greets you, right by the first few huts.
Altitude Change: 13,365 ft. To 11,800 ft. via 15,000 ft.
Trekking Time: 9 – 10 hours
Trekking distance: 7 km
Difficulty: Difficult, steep ascent followed by descent
Day 7 : Trek from Munirang (River Camp) to Barua Village and Drive to Shimla
The trail to Barua village entails stunning diversity of vegetation, coupled with stark changes in scenery. Follow the widest of the trails tailing the Barua Khud, as it meanders through beautiful mixed forests. Within 2 hours you reach a makeshift bridge guided by the lovely junipers that mark the way. Once on the other side, treat your eyes to a criss-cross of lovely floral purples. Soon, you come across the first of apple orchards. Multiple apple and other orchards greet you as you reach Barua. From Barua, you’ll be driven back to Shimla, where you can expect to reach by 10:30 PM. This ends your trek. The cab cost is not included in the package prices.
Altitude Change: 11,800 ft. to 6,700 ft.
Trekking Time: 6 hours
Trekking distance: 5 km
Difficulty: Easy gradual descent
The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
- Accommodation: All accommodation on the trek will be on twin sharing basis in Tents or Homestays.
- Trek Leader and Guides: A team of an experienced and certified Trek Leader, as well as a professional guide, will accompany you for the trek.
- Services of a Professional Trekking Team: A team of an experienced Cook, Camp Staff, Porters/Mules will accompany you for all the arrangements on the trek.
- Meals: All Meals on the Trek are included. We will serve Vegetarian Indian food on the trek which will be cooked by our high altitude chefs. It will be a five meal plan including Morning Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks and Dinner. You will be provided with clean mountain water from the streams to drink. You can carry water purification tablets if you deem necessary but we advise otherwise.
- Trekking and Safety Equipment: All the camping equipment such as Tents, Sleeping bags, Toilet Tents, Dining Tent, Mattresses, and other things will be provided by us and we guarantee the quality. Safety Equipment including Medical kit, Oxygen Cylinder, Oximeter, Crampons & Gaiters(if required) will be provided by us. We recommend you to bring your own sleeping bags if possible.
- Permits and Forest Camping Charges: Only for Indian Clients, All the applicable trekking permits, Camping Charges, Forest Entry Fee etc will be paid by us. Foreigners have to pay these charges if not mentioned.
- A Life Changing Experience: We assure you that by trekking in the Himalayas you will have a life changing experience and we will do everything we can to provide you with the best services and make your venture in the wild an unforgettable one.
- GST and Other Taxes: The goods and services tax is not included in the price mentioned with the trek. They will be charged once you add the trek in your cart. They are subjected to change according to government rules of India.
- Transportation to Janglik Village: Transportation from Shimla to Janglik village and Barua to Shimla are not included in the package. It will be in a Bolero/ Sumo Cab. Food or any other expenses during this transportation is not included.
- Accommodation and Food in Shimla: Food and stay in Shimla are not included in the package. You can book your hotels or homestays in Srinagar, we can recommend a few good options.
- Flights and Transportation: Flights or other means of transport is not included in the package. Transportation from home to Shimla and vice versa is not included in the package. We can arrange a cab for you according to your requirements but you will be liable to pay for the same. Any expenses occurred during the journey are not included in the package cost.
- Personal Trekking Equipment: Your Rucksack, personal clothing, shoes, trek poles, and other personal trekking gear is not included in this package. You have to bring your own gear according to that weather and difficulty of the trek.
- Portage of Personal Bags(Offloading): We highly advise you to carry your own burden (your rucksack) but due to any reason if you wish to not carry your rucksack, we can arrange for a porter/mule to carry it. For this service, you will be charged over and above the trek cost. The charges for offloading vary with every trek.
- Travel Insurance: Travel Insurance is not included in this package. We recommend you to have travel insurance before opting for such adventures.
- Personal Expenses: Any personal expenses incurred (laundry, Bottled Water, Beverages, snacks, orders tea houses or dhabas, Tips for guides etc) are not included in the package.
- Emergency Expenses: Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as accidents, bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control are not included in the package.
- Anything not mentioned in Inclusions of the package.
FAQs and Reviews
What is the best time for this trek?
Buran Ghati is best for trekking from the months of June to October as the snow cover almost melts down, and you can experience some breathtaking green view in the trails. But the roads which lead to Janglik are in very bad conditions during the rainy season. Moreover, during December too, most of the sites are called to be closed because of the excessive snowfall. Thus it’s very difficult to trek. Also during the apple harvesting seasons, the roads would bring a lot of traffic from trucks. The most preferable time where the weather is pleasant and also there are no other obstacles will during May-June and September-October.
What things to carry on this trek?
Buran Ghati Trekking can be tricky at times. Carrying the necessities is a must for a comfortable trekking experience. Many times, people tend to forget those very things that will come in handy due to the excitement of participating in the trek. Here are some of the key items listed down below in order to make your trekking experience smooth and irritation less. • High-ankle professional trekking shoes. • Chocolates or energy bars • Glucose • Sunscreen, sun blocks, lip balms and moisturizers • Torchlight • Personal medicine kit (if needed). • Water bottle • Trekking jackets and sweatshirts • Trekking poles • Trekking shoes • Backpack bags • Some Dry Fruits • Multipurpose toolset • Lighter • Hand sanitizer • Carry comfortable and warm clothes which include hats and caps to cover your head from sunlight as well as to keep your head warm and also hand gloves
How to reach Janglik?
Buran Ghati’s base camp lies in Janglik. But for that, we need to reach Shimla first as we lay down our way to Janglik. These are the various ways to reach Shimla: 1) Airways: The Jubbarhatti airport is situated at a distance of 22 kms from Shimla. Jubbarhati airport allows a good connection to all other cities around India. Hence, reaching Shimla via airways is not an uphill task. There are other airports located around Shimla namely the Chandigarh airport and the Delhi airport which makes traveling to Shimla an easy task. 2) Railways: Kalka is the nearest railway station. A decent number of trains from places like Delhi, Kolkata, etc. are available. One can enjoy the scenic view via toy train which connects Shimla to Kalka which is around 96kms (roughly 7 hours). 3) Roadways: Himachal Road Transport Corporation, as well as private operator’s bu, is available to Shimla from major cities from North India. The distance between Delhi to Shimla is 340kms and buses are available from the Kashmiri gate. Fare of the buses will depend upon which bus you choose. Google maps are always handy if you get lost or you have any confusion about the roads. After reaching Shimla, it\'s almost 9-10 hours of journey to Janglik. First, you need to go to Rohru which is around 115kms and then from Rohru to Chirgaon which is 15kms. From Chirgoan to Tangnu it is 22kms and finally from Tangnu to Janglik is 10kms. You can either take a bus or hire a private car from Shimla to reach Janglik.
How to book this trek?
Buran Ghati Trek can be booked by going to the official website of Trekmunk and then searching for Buran Ghati Trek. You will find an option called “Book Now”. All you need to do is click on that option and fill in whatever information is asked from you. In case of any queries, you can always call or mail us. We will be happy to help you book your trek and guide you through the whole process.
How much fitness is required for this trek?
n Buran Ghati Trek the difficulty level is from moderate to difficult, a minimum fitness is required for you to participate in this particular trek. We recommend you to do these basic exercises in order to prepare your body and mind for the trek: Stairs climbing, Jogging, Sit-ups, Push-ups, Pull-ups, Squats. In order to avoid blackouts and fainting, try these few exercises. Start adding them up into your schedule at least a week before the trek starts.
What will the temperature like on this trek?
Buran Ghati Trek has an average temperature of: daytime 13 degrees to 18 degrees. Night time: 0 degree to -7 degree Celsius. We recommend you to carry woolen caps and sun caps for day time and night time respectively. Also, warm clothing is definitely to be added to your baggage. Try to carry comfortable clothing that caters to the kind of weather there. You must check the kind of weather that Buran Ghati has according to the months you choose for your trek. The temperature of Buran Ghati rises and falls according to the time of the year.
When will there be snow on this trek? Can it be done in snow?
In Buran Ghati from December to April, there is excessive snowfall. Otherwise Buran Ghati has just the right amount of snow that looks just perfect for trekking in this site. Keeping this in mind sometimes trekking is shut down in order to avoid any accidents from occurring from the months of December to April. Hence, you are recommended to place an inquiry according to your trekking dates and likings so that we can guide you through this.
Is this a good trek for first timers?
Buran Ghati Trek can be a little difficult for first timers. But yes if you think you are physically and most importantly mentally fit for the trek than of course, you can. It might be a little exhausted if you are a first-timer. Hence, in order to avoid any health problems from occurring during the trek, please follow the schedule for a month before you sign up for the trek: Stairs climbing, Jogging, Sit-ups, Push-ups, Pull-ups, Squats. Make sure that you bring along with you some glucose that you can consume during the trek in order to make sure that your body remains vitalized.
Who will be with us on the trek?
In Buran Ghati Trek, a team of experienced and certified trek leaders, as well as a professional guide will accompany you for the trek. A team of experienced cook, camp staff and porters/mules will accompany you for all the arrangements on the trek. Trekmunk makes sure that you have your best experience in trekking with our crew. Along with that, there will be a group of 15-16 people who will be going for the same trek as you.
What are the interesting places to visit if I have time before or after the trek?
As you proceed for Buran Ghati trek you will have to come across Shimla. Our trekking company is going to pick you up from this very place. Well, all of us are very much aware of the beauty that resides in Shimla. Some of the places that you can explore before or after your trek include Mall Road, Dorje Drak Monastery, Rashtrapati Niwas, Jakhu Hills, The Ridge, Annandale, Shimla State Museum etc.
Which type of shoes should I buy for this trek?
For Buran Ghati trek, you can visit shops like decathlon or even order online from websites like Amazon, Flipkart etc. There you will find some good shoes which are comfortable for this trek and for your future treks also. Some shoe names are given below for your convenience: 1) Adidas Men’s Ax2 Mid Dagsorg, 2) QUECHUA by Decathlon (men/women), 3) Add-gear Thermoplastic Elastomer and Steel Studs Anti-skid Ice shoe Spikes Gripper, 4) Adidas men’s Xaphan Multipurpose training shoe, 5) Blinder Black Hiking and trekking boot etc.
Can I take my child along on this trek? What is the minimum and maximum age limit?
Buran Ghati trek is for people who have some trekking experience before and have a good fitness. Minimum age for this trek is 12 years. It’s a 1628ft climb to Dunda, so it is very challenging and requires good amount of fitness. Therefore, bringing you child is not a very good idea unless he/she has had an earlier trekking experience and is physically and mentally capable of taking the difficulties that come along with the trek. Hence, consider your child’s health conditions and his/her mental as well as physical patience before bringing them to this trek as we do not want them to fall ill on the way.
When it gets really cold, can I consume alcohol?
In Buran Ghati Trek, smoking and drinking is absolutely prohibited. Smoking and drinking in these kinds of treks makes your body incapable of completing the trek. You might start feeling nausea and have breathing problems if you incur alcohol consumption or smoking while you do this trek. The idea is to take along with you as much goodness as the natural surroundings have to offer. Treks are more like retreats for your body. If you think that you can’t take the chills, just add on some extra jackets into your luggage and wear thermal wear beneath.
Do we get mobile network on the trek?
Buran Ghati will take you from Shimla through Rohru Village. That’s the last place you will find the internet in. Moreover, that’s the last stop where you must withdraw cash if need be. Thereafter, there is very little chance of you getting any ATM or mobile network. Hence, it will be better if you do the needful before you cross Rohu so that you face no troubles on the way to Buran Ghati.
Are smoking and drinking allowed on this trek?
Buran Ghati may bring you to a mood of drinking a can of beer or two and enjoying the view with your friends. However, we tend to forget the fact that drinking in such situations when you are in an unknown place surrounded by mountains and steep cliffs may lead to unwanted accidents too. Hence, to ensure our trekkers safety and security, it is purely prohibited to consume any kind of intoxicating substance or even smoke anything of that sort. Moreover, it’s a moderate to difficult kind of trek; hence, it may cause health issues at such high altitude.
Is Diamox advisable?
Buran Ghati trek takes us to an altitude of 15,000 ft. Diamox is a medication that is taken to avoid mountain sickness which is caused when you are in a height above 8,000 ft. Hence, Diamox is advisable in order to avoid any kind of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). However, you may still consult your doctor before the trek.
How big are the groups?
For Buran Ghati Trek, Trekmunk clubs trekkers into groups of 15-16 people depending on the kind of rush that is there for that particular trek at the given time. As they say, “Too many people spoil the broth.” Smaller groups are more fun than huge groups that go unruly midway. Moreover, small groups of 15-16 people make interaction among your co-trekkers easier and nicer. By the end, when it’s time to return back home, you shall cherish the memories and friends with whom you shared the most adventurous 6-7 days of your life.
Is it safe for female solo travellers to go in a fixed departure group with Trekmunk?
Yes, Buran Ghati is definitely safe for solo female travelers to plan a trek with Trekmunk and go in a fixed departure group. We prioritize the need for security and hence all the expert trekkers and other crew will make sure that you have a great journey with no complications coming your way. We in Trekmunk not only aim to take you to your destination but make your experience of trekking the most beautiful. Hence, while you take steps to reach the site, we will in disguise make your trek a safe and trouble-free one. There were many solo female trekkers who have had an awesome experience trekking with us. For further assurance, you may as well check our website for reviews.
How many trekkers will be in one tent?
In Buran Ghati Trek, you will generally find 2 people sharing one single tent. In situations of need, we may also accommodate 3 people but that case comes really rare. We shall make sure that your stay in tents is trouble-free and friendly. You may sometimes choose your tent mate. In case you want someone of the same gender to share your tent, even that is possible. We in Trekmunk make sure that the environment among the trekkers remains healthy and friendly. You may find a tent mate who might just end up becoming your best buddy!
Can we customize this trek?
Yes, Buran Ghati Trek can be customized according to you as Trekmunk aims to provide to you the most premium kind of trekking experience. You can customize your menu, your itinerary and even the day you wish to start the trek as well. All these things will be made according to you in a tailor-made batch which is just for you and/or your friends and family.
What is AMS? How to prevent it?
AMS is altitude sickness, also known as Acute Mountain Sickness. It mainly occurs because of physical distress from difficulty adjusting to lower oxygen pressure at high altitudes. Prevention: 1) Climb slowly. Your body needs about two or three days of slowly going higher in order to adjust to the changes. 2) Eat carbohydrates. 3) Avoid alcohol. 4) Relax and take it easy. 5) Drink water frequently. 6) Medication. 7) Some beforehand physical exercise can also prevent AMS.
How difficult is the trek?
Buran Ghati Trek is considered to be from easy to moderate. Hence, a minimum fitness is expected. There is the Buran Ghati Pass and other steep slides that one has to cross. Hence, it is expected of you to be physically and mentally tough and foot strong while as you sign up for this trek. Buran Ghati trek is like an amalgamation of different relief sites. You will find serene easy meadows and all of a sudden you will be at the nose of a steep slope. Therefore, we consider it to get somewhat difficult at times.
What type of food is served during the trek?
Buran Ghati Trek is the difficult kind. Hence, it is our responsibility to provide you the most nourishing food that makes your adventure with us the best kind you ever had. Trekmunk will provide you with six meals per day which will give you all the energy that you require for this trek. The food will mostly be veg as non-veg food contains a high amount of protein which will be difficult for your body to break down in such situations. The six meals that will be provided will include breakfast, lunch, evening snacks, dinner and bedtime milk. We shall provide you with the best trip-food that you have ever tasted. All you have to do is enjoy the trek and the scenic beauty of Buran Ghati.
Will backpacks, raincoats and other equipment be available for rent?
Buran Ghati trek requires items that can facilitate your trekking experience. Without them you might find some inconvenience on the way. However, the only things that we can provide you on rest are ponchos and trekking poles. Other necessary things need to be carried by you for a smooth and trouble-free experience. Check our website for more information on what you should be carrying for the trek. We have provided you with a checklist of all the necessary items that you must add in your baggage before you leave for Buran Ghati Trek.
What are the washroom/toilet facilities like in the trek?
Buran Ghati Trek’s washroom/toilet facilities are quite simple. We use tent washrooms and toilets as we proceed for the trek. These tents are put up a little far from the campsite. This is to ensure proper privacy and cleanliness as we do our business. For the toilets, we dig holes right into the soil and after we are done, we cover them up with soil again. You will be provided with water and you are recommended to carry a tissue role in order to ensure personal cleanliness.
How to get safe drinking water on the trek?
Buran Ghati Trek passes through a lot of villages that have clear streams and waterfalls. As they are natural and away from the contamination of the city, they are considered to be clean and drinkable. However, in order to ensure full safety towards health related issues, you can carry chlorine tablets that you will get from any medical store. Use those tablets to purify the water and be sure of its purity. Some people carry sealed water bottles which is completely not advisable because it just adds onto an unnecessary load which you will have to carry through the trek.
Is the trekking pole necessary?
Buran Ghati Trek is a moderate to difficult kind of trek. Hence it is expected of you to carry things like trekking pole for your own convenience. There comes times when you have to cross streams and steep slides. Hence trekking pole is going to help a big deal. Moreover, climbing with such huge baggage may exert a lot of pressure on your knees and you might face severe pain. In order to prevent that, you must carry a trekking pole that will not only help you through your journey but also decrease the load that is going to fall on your knees because of the load.
What kind of tents and sleeping bags are provided to us on the trek?
Buran Ghati Trek is going to be full of adventures and jaw dropping surroundings no doubt. But we in Trekmunk also acknowledge the importance of good sleep at the end of each day’s expedition. We don’t wish to keep you all shivery and cold when you finally return to your campsites. Hence, for that reason, we are using 3 men coleman, husky and vango tents which are 5000 mm waterproof. The sleeping bags that we are providing are custom A shape Columbia sleeping bags which are exclusively made for expeditions. Comfort is our priority!
Can I leave travelling clothes in basecamp behind and collect them after the Trek?
Yes, definitely. In Trekmunk we do have cloakrooms and well-defined campsites. You can always leave you things back in the cloakroom in the basecamp and get them back when you return. Your things will be kept with full security and safety.
Can we expect rain during the trek? What do we do if it starts raining as we trek?
Since rain is a natural phenomenon, we can’t really assure you that there won’t be any rain during the trek. Hence, we request all our trekkers to carry waterproof baggage and rain coats in order to ensure that there is no problem of your things getting wet. Moreover, if you plan your trip during the rainy season, it is going to be obvious for you to face rain on your way. Having a raincoat handy will get you through this.
Is there a doctor going on this trek with us?
In Buran Ghati Trek there are no doctors going with us. However, you don’t need to worry about the medical needs as we have got trekking experts who will be coming with us on the trek to get us through any medical emergency that gets on the way. Our trekking experts are experienced and can handle almost every kind of medical issue. Your oxygen levels will be checked daily as we are also going to have oxygen cylinders with us in the trek.