3 Days 2 Nights
About Bunbuni Pass with Kheerganga Trek:
Trekking to Buni Buni pass, which is a day’s distance from Kheerganga is where real trekking around Kheerganga begins. You leave behind the crowded pilgrim’s trail to enter a dense oak forest. A brown carpet of leaves lines the forest floor. There is no one trekking there except you.
Almost everyone who considers travelling their passion knows about the Kheerganga trek but no one cares about the paradise right next to it, Bunbuni Pass(10,987ft). The views you get on this trek are so much better than from its neighbour, Kheerganga. You walk into the oak forest, secluded from any signs of civilization, and suddenly the forest opens to stunning view of snow-capped mountains. If you want to do just the Bunbuni Pass trek you can do it in two days. If you want to do both Kheerganga and Bunbuni Pass trek, it is doable in 3 days.
Kheerganga trek is the most recommended one among all the treks in Parvati valley and takes you through some amazing scenery. It needs neither too much time nor any prior trekking experience which makes it perfect for any beginner trekker or a backpacker.
Trekking in Kheerganga seems to be the first Himalayan experience for many. Everyone is captivated by the swaying pine trees, the bubbling Parvati river, and the shaded trek to the hot springs at Kheerganga.
Bunbuni Pass with Kheerganga Trek Quick Facts:
Start/End Point: Barshaini
Start Time/End Time of Trip: 10:30 AM (Day 1) and around 3:00 PM (Day 3)
Duration: 3 Days 2 Nights
Trek Height: 10,987 ft.
Trek Distance: 26 KM (Both Side)
Trekking Gradient: Moderate
Bunbuni Pass with Kheerganga Trek Policies:
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Day time temperatures will range from 20-25ºC and night time temperature will range from 11-15ºC during Bunbuni Pass with Kheerganga Trek.
If you're trekking here in April or May, you can expect to see some snow. You will not find snow here if you're trekking in October.
If it starts raining while you’re trekking, we will continue on the trail as planned. Your poncho should protect you from the rain. Carry a backpack cover for extra protection from rain for your belongings. When it rains at the campsite, we usually get together in the dining tent and play games. The tents that you will be staying in, the dining tent, kitchen and toilet tents are all water proof, so you will stay dry inside.
We will arrange pick - up vehicles/shared cabs from Bhuntar to Barshaini at 7.00 am. Bhuntar falls on the Delhi-Manali road before Kullu. If you're traveling by bus, you can ask the driver to drop you off here. Transportation from Bhuntar to Barshaini can be arranged on extra cost.
This is a trek that is best done in spring or early summer or autumn. Rains and snow make it inaccessible in other months.
Yes, being an easy-moderate trek, Kheerganga Buni Buni Pass is good for first timers. However, you still need to be physically fit to enjoy the trek.
Rasol Pass and Grahan Pass Trek are good weekend trek options that you could consider as alternatives. These are easily accessible from Delhi.
Yes, you can take your child on the Kheerganga Buni Buni Pass trek. The minimum age requirement for this trek is 8 years. You can bring children along if they’re at least 8 and physically fit.
For your day’s trek, two litres of water should be enough. There are also a couple of streams on each day's trail. You can refill your water bottles from these.
You will receive networks on Airtel and Idea till Barshaini, after which it will be intermittent. Make sure you inform anxious family members about limited connectivity on the trek. There will be no electricity charging points anywhere on the trek.
You don’t need special snow shoes. A good trekking shoe is sufficient for the trek. We recommend the Forclaz 500 or 600 from Decathlon. Of these, the Forclaz 600 is more water resistant. When there is snow, we provide micro spikes and gaiters.
Alcohol is dangerous in extreme cold, especially on high altitudes. Contrary to what people believe, alcohol does not make you warmer. Instead it opens your pores making your body colder. Moreover, it dehydrates you very quickly.
At high altitudes, temperatures are sure to dip into negative at nights.. For these extreme cold temperatures, you need to keep the rule of 3 in mind. The rule of 3 usually takes care of cold that dip to -10°C. It is a simple formula of wearing 3 layers of woolen, inners and lower wear.
Follow this guide:
Wear one thermal and two T-shirts, three layers of woolens (two sweaters and a jacket). For your lowers wear a thermal inner with two layers of track suit. If you are prone to more cold, just add a layer.
The temperatures dip only late in the evening and early mornings. During the day if the sun is out, then you may even be trekking in your T-shirts. Make sure you use your thermal wear only at night and not while trekking.
A woolen cap/balaclava and gloves are a must.