Best Time for Buran Ghati Trek

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The best time for Buran Ghati trek is from May to June. The second season begins in September and lasts till October. Autumn months of September and October are perfect for witnessing flamboyant fall hues. However, you will miss the thrill of rappelling down the famous ice wall of Buran Pass in autumn.  

Do this trek in summer for the thrill of crossing the ice wall and witnessing the lush green landscapes. Autumn is for quieter trails, crisp mountain views and charming autumn shades. 

Here is a comprehensive guide on the best time for Buran Ghati trek, months to avoid, and other factors before embarking on the thrilling cross-over trek. 

Buran Ghati Trek in Summer (May to June) – Experience the Thrilling Ice Wall 

Summer is the best time for Buran Ghati trek to experience the thrill of rappelling down the ice wall. As snow becomes manageable at higher altitudes, Buran Ghati batches start in May end and continue till June. 

Trekkers rappel down the first 100 metres of an almost vertical snow wall of Buran Pass.

Buran Ghati in May

Buran Ghati Trek season begins in May. It is the perfect time to be mesmerised by the snowfields, especially at the higher campsites. May also offers the thrill of rappelling down the Buran Ghati. The entire Buran Ghati in the summer months is an ice wall. Trekkers satiate their adrenaline rush in Buran Ghati trek when they rappel down the 150 m ice wall to cross to the other side of the Pass. 

Buran Ghati in summer is an experience worth living. After a prolonged winter, the forests and the valleys shed the winter snow and come to life, embracing shades of bright green. 

Buran Ghati in June 

Snow-covered campsites of Buran Ghati transform into luxuriant valleys, embracing shades of green in June. Dayara and Litham campsites alter into dreamy meadows as winter snow subsides. The clearings come to life. Wildflowers bloom in pleasing hues, turning these campsites into a riot of colours if you trek to Buran Ghati in June. 

June offers the opportunity to rappel down the ice wall of Buran Ghati and immerse yourself in vibrant trails and the serenity of Chandranahan Lake. Buran Ghati trek season concludes by the end of June.  

Buran Ghati Trek in Monsoon (July to August)

Monsoon arrives in the region in July and lasts till August end. The incessant rain causes roadblocks and landslides, disrupting routine. Avoid Buran Ghati in the monsoon months of July and August. 

Buran Ghati in July and August 

Buran Ghati in July is a no as it rains heavily in the region. There are also cases of landslides. It becomes difficult and dangerous to navigate the trail. At OWLS, we halt the Buran Ghati batches in July and August when it is peak monsoon season. 

Buran Ghati Trek in Autumn (September to November) – Perfect to Enjoy Autumn Hues

The second season of Buran Ghati begins in September and continues till October. Autumn offers glorious trails enwrapped in calming fall tones. A fiery tinge of brown, orange and golden replaces the lush green forest of summer. Meadows on the trail have a calming appearance. 

Buran Ghati welcomes trekkers to a snowy paradise as trail opens after winter snow recedes.

Buran Ghati in September

The ice wall melts in autumn, and the thrill of rappelling down the wall is a miss in September. However, Buran Ghati in September charms you with a soothing environment. Monsoon clouds vanish in September, making way for a clear blue sky. The air is crisp, the mountains glisten when the sun’s rays fall on the snow-capped peaks. 

Buran Ghati in October

October is one of the best months to visit Buran Ghati trek if you love quieter trails. Although the thrill of rappelling down the Buran Ghati is amiss, the grandeur of Buran Ghati trek remains intact. Clear blue skies and snow-capped mountains offer an ideal contrast in the landscape, and fall hues take over. During this season, you can indulge in stargazing at night. 

Buran Ghati in November

November witnesses very few or no trekkers on Buran Ghati trail. Lower regions are accessible, however, it is better to avoid trekking to Buran Ghati in November.

Buran Ghati in Winter (December to March) – Not Recommended 

Buran Ghati is inaccessible in winter. The entire trail receives heavy snowfall and the pass becomes unreachable due to a high volume of snow. As the autumn season concludes in October, the trek remains inaccessible throughout winter. 

Buran Ghati in Spring (March to April)

The trekking route to Buran Ghati opens post-spring. As snow at higher campsites is unmanageable, it is not conducive to attempt Buran Ghati in March and April.

Buran Ghati Trek Highlights 

Every trek has its highs and lows. Some treks boast of scenic campsites but lack the beauty of trails. However, when it comes to Buran Ghati, it is a perfect combination of adventure, picturesque campsites, and breathtaking trails that will leave you in awe throughout the journey. Every step you climb, you will discover something unique and majestic, and Buran Ghati will live up to your expectations every single time. 

If you want an experience combining the beauty of mountains with cultural heritage, adventure, and splendid landscapes, then Buran Ghati is the perfect place for you. This cross-over trek offers the beauty of diverse landscapes. You can indulge in thrilling activities that will give you an adrenaline rush, yet at the same time, the peaceful surroundings of Buran Ghati will soothe your mind.

Buran Ghati starts from a small village of Janglik. Janglik is around an 8-9 hrs drive from the popular hill station, Shimla. It is a challenging trek and takes eight days to complete.  Buran Ghati Trek is around 37 km long. 

The trek starts at 9,415 ft from its base camp, Janglik and climbs to the highest elevation of 15,00ft. when you reach Buran Ghati Pass. 

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