- Trek Overview
- Inclusions / Exclusions
Starting in the Pabber Valley, this crossover trek takes you through two of the most beautiful districts in Himachal. While on this trek, you pass through coniferous forests, vast meadows, visit a high altitude lake and finally cross one of the most difficult passes in India. Once across the pass, the trek seems to only get prettier! The trails and the views on this trek are to die for!
P.S. – Given the remoteness of the area, we include the travel to the base camp and back in the trek fee
About the Area:
The Pabber valley, through which this trek runs from is a well preserved secret! This trek takes you through Shimla and Kinnaur districts. These areas are very famous for the quality of Apples they produce. The customs and traditions of the people in this area will surely leave a mark on you.
Chances of Rain/ Hail – Mild to moderate rain can be expected in June. (Though monsoon hits most parts of the country in June, it reaches here properly only after the 15th of June.)
Snow on trail – Less likely
Temperatures: Afternoon up to 25 degrees( First two afternoons can get hot sometimes), Nights around 0 degrees (June) at higher camps
Chances of Rain/Hail – Mild to moderate rain can be expected in September.
Snow on trail – Possible snowfall in October
Temperatures: Afternoon up to 20 degrees and Nights around -10 to -12 degrees (Oct) at higher camps
How are we making your experience better?
- We maintain a ratio of 1 trained staff per 5 trekkers.
- Our trip leaders are certified Wilderness First Responders and are capable of handling medical emergencies in the wilderness.
- Our guides are trained naturalists and love sharing information about the local flora and fauna and also the culture.
In short we provide a complete all-round outdoor experience!
- Day 1 - Drive from Shimla to Janglik (2787 mts)
Overnight stay in homestay.
Drive distance - 160 kms , Drive time - 7 hours
- Day 2 - Trek from Janglik to Dayara (3356 mts)
Overnight stay in tents
Trek Time - 4 hours ; Trek Distance - 4 Kms
- Day 3 - Trek from Dayara to Litham (3200 mts)
Overnight stay in tents
Trek Time - 4 hours ; Trek Distance - 3 Kms
- Day 4 - Excursion to Chandranahan Lake (4212 mts) and back to Litham
Overnight stay in tents
Trek Time - 6 hours ; Trek Distance - 6 kms
- Day 5 - Trek from Litham to Dhunda (4050 mts)
Overnight stay in tents
Trek Time - 5 hours ; Trek Distance - 4 Kms
- Day 6 - Trek from Dhunda to Munirang (3250 mts) via Buran Ghati Pass (4545 mts)
Overnight stay in tents
Trek Time - 10 hours ; Trek Distance - 7 Kms
- Day 7 - Trek from Munirang to Barua (2030 mts)
Trek Time - 4 hours ; Trek Distance - 5 Kms
Drive back to Shimla
Drive time - 8 hours
- Day 8 - Buffer Day (Optional) - This is an optional day only if the weather turns bad. Trekkers are requested to account for this when booking their Flight/Train tickets. It will cost an additional ₹2000/- if we use this day. If we do not use this day you will have one extra day after the trek.
Trip price includes:
- 5% GST
- All accommodation and food from Day 1 (Dinner) to Day 7 (Breakfast).
- Rentals for all common gear provided to you like tent, sleeping bags etc.
- Forest entry permission and camping charges.
- Guide and expertise charges.
- Transport from Shimla to Base village (Janglik) and back
Trip price excludes:
- Meals or drinks purchased by participants during the travel or trek (example biscuits, fruits etc)
- Rentals for personal gear (Refer things to get section – Things to Carry for Long Summer Treks)
- Trek Insurance (Optional)
- Buffer day charges
- Flight/Train/Bus ticket till Shimla
- Backpack offloading charges. You are expected to carry your own backpack. Trekkers unable to do so can opt for a porterage service at 500/day.
On Day 1 we start before 09:00am. We suggest you book your arrival such that you reach Shimla before 09:00am on Day 1. If you're coming via flight, you may want to fly to Chandigarh on the previous day and arrive in Shimla by road (4 to 5 hours) and stay the night in Shimla. Similarly for departure, on the last day we will be reaching Shimla by late evening. If you're booking a flight for your departure you could book a flight from Chandigarh for the next day and stay the night in Shimla or Chandigarh. One could fly into Delhi as well. Delhi to Shimla by road will take you around 8 to 10 hours.
A certified trek leader, a guide, cook & porters will accompany you during the trek
The common perception is that alcohol makes you feel warmer, however it also dehydrates you & dehydration can be fatal while trekking. Hence consumption of alcohol is prohibited. Smoking in camps is not allowed.
We’ve been organizing treks for over four years and have had many female trekkers trek with us. In fact, a lot of them come solo for treks. There has never been a complaint about the atmosphere of a trek, about other trekkers or our professionalism. They have all been kind enough to leave a review.
You will be sleeping in twos or threes in your tents in sleeping bags. The sleeping bags are snug and comfortable. If you are used to sleeping on a pillow, do carry an inflatable pillow or any small cushion that could provide you pillow-like comfort to sleep.
In all the camps where the accommodation is in guest houses/home stays, there will be proper toilets. On the day of camping, we will have toilet tents, the standard, most hygienic way of answering nature’s call. A deep pit will be dug in the ground and once you’re done, you will have to use a shovel & throw in some dirt from a mound of dirt kept nearby. These will be dry toilets with no water hence please carry tissue roll for the toilet tent (refrain from using wet wipes as they are not bio degradable), for the rest of the days, you can carry rolls as per your convenience.
On day 1 and day 8 you may get bathing facilities at the home stay. Through the rest of the trek, there are no bathing facilities at campsites.
Tents do not have charging stations.
1. Good Sturdy Backpack: Prefer a trekking pack over a backpacking one. The size of the backpack depends upon the participant. Normally for a 7-9 day trek a 50-60 litre pack should suffice. 2. Shoes: Any Waterproof trek (not hike) shoe would be ideal. 3. Socks: 3 pair cottons and 3 pairs of woolens. 4. Trek pants (Ideally Water Resistant): Get two quick dry summer trek pants .On summit climb or a major altitude gain day you can replace one dry fit trek pant with Shell trekking pants. If you don’t have a trek pants you can replace it with Gym Track pants. 5. T shirt/Base layer: Get 3 T shirts/trekking base layer on the trek, one of which should be thick and full sleeve. Avoid cotton and prefer dry fit. 6. Fleece/ Sweater/Good quality Hoodie: Get 1 fleece jacket or sweater . Fleece is preferred over sweater or hoodie as it is lightweight and easy to carry. Sweaters and Jackets can be heavier than Fleece for the warmth they offer. 7. Down/ Padded Jacket – Down/Padded jacket (Upto -5 degrees ). If you don’t want to get a padded/Down jacket, get two fleece. Cotton track pants for camp – These are specifically for cold evenings at the campsite.This can be ignored if you are comfortable wearing your trekking pants in the camp. 8. Thermals : 1 pair. We wear thermals only upon reaching the campsite not while trekking. 9. Windproof Jacket: All rain proof can be used as Wind proofs. Required as an additional layer during trekking in windy conditions. Avoid if you have a rain proof jacket. 10. Rainwear: Option A – Rain set – One Waterproof jacket (3000 mm waterproofing), Rain proof pants and Bag cover Option two – Poncho that covers your body and bag completely. We ideally recommend Option 1 as poncho makes trekking difficult. 11. Woolen Cap/ Balaclava: (1) To cover your ears, head and neck.Get one woolen cap and one neck warmer or balaclava. 12. Neck Warmer/ Scarf (1): For evenings. Avoid if you are comfortable using a Balaclava. 13. Gloves: 2 gloves out of which 1 can be water proof and one woollen. The waterproof one has to ideally be padded and a size larger than you normally use. This is so that you can wear both your gloves together if required. 14. Suncap – 1 15. Sunglasses – 1 16. Toiletries – Also include sunscreen, moisturizer and lip-cream 17. Headlamp/Torch -1. Preferably headlamp. 18. Two water bottles (1 litre each) – One can be a thermos Flask. One can also get a hydration pack. 19. Camp shoes/Flip flops for camp Plastic covers for inside the backpack to keep your clothes dry 20. Daypack – Required if you have a summit days climb. Preferably one that can be compressed. 21. Documents: 2 passport sized photograph, Address and Photo proof (Driving License or Aadhaar card), Doctor’s Medical certificate saying that you are fit for the trek. We reserve the right to not take you on the trek if you fail to produce this. 22. Trekking pole
Meals will be provided by us. However you may carry snack items to much on like dry fruits, biscuits, chocolates, protein bars, or nuts.
Yes, you are ideally expected to carry your backpack. But you do have an option of offloading your bags on a mule for an additional cost. The cost will be 500/ per day per bag. One is expected to inform us about offloading 1 week prior to the trek
6-8 kms slow jog OR 25 kms cycling. Pace is not important, consistency is important (non-stop jogging/running/cycling);;;Squats 35-40 x 3, Lunges 35-40 x 3, Calf raises 35-40 x 3;;;;;;;;;;;Climbing stairs 25-30 floors with bagpack
In case of cancellation If you cancel – – 60 days before the trip: we can process a complete refund minus minimum processing charges. – between 30-45 days before the trip: you will be refunded 50% of the trek fee. – within 30 days before trek starts: No refund. – and your spot is replaced in a full batch: we will process a complete refund after canceling minute operational charges. (For fixed departures only);;;;; Covid cancellation policy- 15 days before the start date of the trek – 100% refund or Wandering Boots Adventures voucher. 7 days before the start date of the trek – 50% refund or Wandering Boots Adventure voucher.