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Himachal Pradesh is that part of the country which will never fail to surprise you. If you are backpacker, you would love to backpack in some of the hidden places of the state which would give you the best of the memories.
If you are a tourist and love luxury hotels then the mainstream cities of the city would happily welcome you. And if you are adventure enthusiast then the trekking places and the adventurous small towns would be the most overwhelming place for you.
The state is famous for some amazing treks and you can take the best experience of trekking here. Not only one will come across the most picturesque sights, amazing trails and enjoy the most beautiful campsites but you will have the best memories with you for life.
One such amazing trek of the state is Barun Ghati trek. This one is near Shimla. If you are an avid trekker then you must try out this trek for the most amazing experience.
You have not taken the full advantage of the Himalayas if you have not been on this trek.
So, are you ready to start this trek?
If you love to trek the Himalayas then we are sure that you must be knowing about the Buran Ghati trek. This one is a hidden trek which not a lot of people consider, but those who do, they definitely try this trek.
This one is a hidden one because the beginners do not intend to try this as it is difficult having thrilling pass. It is also very exciting because the trekkers have to rappel down the snow wall at 15000 feet. This is not it, the trekkers would also have to trek down fove snow slides.
The trek trail includes snow mountain, forests, grasslands, village settings, meadows and snow walls. This shows that the trek is a beautiful one with beautiful settings. Even though the trek is not easy, it is only of 8 days which is not very tough for the professional trekkers.
The weather keeps fluctuating and during the nights, it becomes extremely chilly. Camping, hiking all the way to the lake and rapelling are some of the other things that you can enjoy in this thrilling adventurous trek.
The very famous and the ever so gorgeous Barun Ghati trek is located in the Himachal Pradesh region. The base point of this trek is at the Diude or Janglik.
This is not one of the very famous places of the Himachal but the place is well connected with the roadways.
Reaching Diude is by taking a road trip from Shimla to Diude which is of about 10 hours.
The best time to go on this trek is during the months of December to March. The weather is amazing during this season. You will see the most picturesque views during this season.
Day 1 – Report at Diude
Day 2 – Janglik to Dayara
Day 3 – Dayara to Litham
Day 4 – Hiking to Chandranahan Lake
Day 5 – Litham to Dunda
Day 6 – Dunda to Munirang
Day 7- Munirang to Barua
Day 8 – Good Bye Meal Day
On the scale of the difficulty level, this trek ranks to be moderate to difficult. You atleast need to be of 8 years of age to go on this trek. This also makes sure that the beginners must not go on this trek as this will not be ideal for them.
The weather of the Buran Ghati Trek keeps changing from chilly to moderate. The temperature is between 13°C-18°C during the daytime and in between 0°C-7°C during the night time. During the nights it is extremely chilly as the temperature falls down till zero degree.
So, it is extreme chilly during the night and quite pleasing during the day.
The trekkers would be spending the nights in the tents and enjoy the camping time.
The best time to do the Buran Ghati trek is during the months of May, June, September and October. This is ideally a winter trek. The weather is amazing during this time. The views of mountain ranges and landscapes are picturesque during this time as well.
Buran Ghati trek is a trek which not many people are aware of but is actually a wonderful trek. The trek does have some challenging terrains and experiences like rappelling down a snow wall at 15000 feet. Beginners who do not have prior trekking experience generally avoid this trek.However there will be a bunch of trained and experienced trekkers along with you who will help you overcome these challenges and ensure that you have a rather thrilling and fun experience.
This is a trek that will be easy but will test your endurance and patience. If you are a person who is not physically fit and mostly leads a sedentary life, then it is advisable to indulge in some form of physical activity like exercises or sports to make yourself fit for the trek. Legs and calf muscles need to be worked upon especially. People who are not very comfortable with treks at such high altitudes can do some form of yoga as it helps in building mental and physical confidence. Staying mentally confident will also surely help.
You should have basic physical fitness to do this trek.Carrying basic first aid kit with yourself during the trip is also compulsory. Consult your doctor before coming to this trek and ensure that you are medically fit to go for this trek as the trek does have some difficult terrains and climatic conditions. It is also a must to buy raincoats and umbrellas prior to the trip as the trek happens in the monsoons season. Also make sure you have sufficient warm garments for the trip. Carry basic medicines and dry food along with you as well.
A rucksack is which is sturdy and can accommodate a sufficient amount of things is required. It should also be waterproof as this will protect your belongings from getting wet from rains. Make sure the rucksack is not too heavy.
Porters and mules will be present to carry the camping equipment and this is included in the package. Other than this, porters can be hired for carrying your personal belongings.
A good pair of trekking shoes is essential for this trek. There might be portions where you might have to walk through small streams or rocky portions, so a sturdy pair of shoes is a must. These shoes should have good grip that will help you trek through slippery terrains.
A guide is necessary for this trek as a guide is well versed with the route. It will more convenient to hire a guide as you do not have to worry about directions or anything like that. A guide also might know some shortcuts to the destination and can help you save time. A guide is also aware about the local history, flora and fauna and can help you learn more about the place.
This trek falls under the category of moderate to difficult level of difficulty. People above eight years of age can do this trek. Beginners who do not have prior trekking experience generally do not prefer this trek.
The Buran Ghati trek is a challenging trek but can be a good trek which you can do solo as well. The trek has some of the best landscapes, camping sites and experiences. A solo trek like this is also gives an opportunity to meet new people and interact with them.
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