Borasu Pass Trek

Borasu Pass Trek

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Borasu Pass Trek Overview

Borasu Pass Trek is situated at a high elevation of 5480 meters and it is stationed on the border of Uttaranchal and Himachal Pradesh. This trek from Chitkul is an eight hour route with flower fields and forests making the journey much more beautiful. The Borasu Pass trek starts from Taluka and continues through the greenery of Kinnaur and Har Ki Dun valley. On this trek you will be overwhelmed by the dense forests and the view of magnificent Himalayan peaks. You will also come across steep narrow ridges, glacier moraine, boulder fields, vertical snow slopes and vast meadows.

Get an essence of the ancient trade route between Himachal and Uttarakhand and is also the pass that connected Tons valley in Uttarakhand to Baspa river valley. This trek will offer you a plethora of distinct landscapes as you continue to ascend. While passing through quaint mountain habitations, like Gangaad, Dhatmir, Osla, you will come across dense forests of willows, chestnuts and chinar trees. The trek is packed with vast fields of snow with solemn glaciers and rivers.

Borasu Pass Trek Itinerary

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Day 5
Day 6
Day 7

Get transferred from Dehradun to Sankri

  • Get transferred from Sankri to Dehradun via bus or taxi.

  • Complete the check-in procedure at Sankri and spend the day relaxing.

  • Overnight stay at Sankri.

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What to pack for your Borasu Pass Trek

Borasu Pass Trek
  • Trekking shoes: Carry sturdy trekking shoes and not sports shoes. Since the slope will be slippery, a pair of shoes with good grip is necessary.

  • Backpack (40-60 liters): A strong backpack with durable straps and a good supporting frame is necessary. Do not forget to carry rain covers for your backpack.

  • Clothes: Carry 3 layers of warm clothes, ideally two sweaters and one padded jacket. Carry 3 trek pants and one of them could be tights which you can wear as an inner layer. Carry full-sleeves, collared t-shirts, which will prevent sunburn on your neck and arms. And lastly, do not forget to carry thermals as they are the ones which will save you from the blistering cold of night.

  • Accessories: Sunglasses, suncap, balaclava, trekking pole, and headlamp.

Essentials

  • Toiletries: sunscreen, lip balm, moisturizer, toilet paper, toothbrush, and toothpaste. Personal medical kit consisting of Avomine, Diamox, Crocin, Combiflam, Gauze, band-aid, cotton, betadine, and ORS.

  • Two water bottles - 1 liter each.

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Know Before you go to Borasu Pass Trek

How to Reach
Important Tips for trekkers

By road: You can take a bus to Dehradun, it is well connected through roadways to other cities of the country. You can also take a private taxi and directly go to Sankri.

By train: The nearest railway station is Dehradun railway station and it is well connected with other cities of the country. You can take a bus or taxi from the railway station to Sankri.

By Air: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun is the nearest airport from Sankri and you can easily get cabs from here to reach Sankri.

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FAQs

Are there horses available for offloading at Borasu Pass trek?

Yes, there are mules and horses available for you to offload your luggage. Offloading your backpacks makes your trip hassle-free but you have to pay a certain amount to avail this service.

Where is the Borasu Pass trek located?

Borasu Pass Trek is in Uttrakhand and it is known as the Last Valley of Uttarakhand. It is located at the border of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, and is the very pass that connects Tons Valley in Uttarakhand and Baspa River.

How difficult is the Borasu Pass trek?

Borasu Pass Trek is definitely not for the faint hearted, it is categorized as a difficult trek. Though skills like climbing are not required for this trek but it demands fitness of the body and high lung capacity.

What is the best time to do the Borasu Pass trek?

The months of June- mid July and mid September to October are the best times to do the Borasu Pass trek. During these months, the weather is calm and pleasant and one can easily complete the trek, as one can catch amazing sights of the valleys.

What is the highest altitude of the Borasu Pass trek?

The highest altitude of the Borasu Pass trek is 5480 meters.