Barasu Pass or Bara-su is a high mountain pass in the Himalaya Mountains of Uttarakhand in the India. The pass is located on the border of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh near the border with Tibet. It was an ancient trade route between Har Ki Doon valley and Kinnaur valley.Barasu Pass lies at an altitude of 5,450 metres and divides Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. This pass has all the adventure hidden, in ancient times it was trade route between Kinnaur and Har Ki Dun valley.Barasu Pass connects Har Ki Dun to Baspa valley..
The Barasu Pass lies on the border of Himachal Pradesh and Uttrakhand and it served as the ancient trade route and Gateway Of Cultural Exchanges between Kinnaur, Tibet and Jaunsar.The altitude of Barasu Pass, also known as Barasu Pass, is above 5450 meters and is a very high altitude pass crossing trek in the Himalayas.The terrain of this trek goes through a dense forest of tall coniferous trees, which transforms into alpine grasslands, scree zones, glacial moraines and then the crevassed glaciers on both sides. It definitely makes an engaging and strenuous trek all the way to Chitkul starting from the beautiful hamlet of Sankri.
Located in unexplored regions of western Himalayas ahead of beautiful Har-Ki-Doon valley, Barasu Pass trek starts from Uttarakhand and ends in Himachal Pqradesh at Chitkul, the last Indian village. With the trek offering many challenges, this trek is suitable for experienced Himalayan trekkers. Barasu Pass trek is a treat for adventure enthusiasts as this trek offers you some breathtaking views of pine forests, rivers, mountains, meadows and high Himalayan pass.
Barasu Pass is one of the many passes that cross into Himachal from Uttarakhand. It connects the Tons river valley with Baspa river valley. It is a high but practical traverse into the great Kinnaur Valley and takes 3 to 4 days from Har Ki Dun forest rest house to Chitkul road head in the Baspa Valley. From Har ki Dun the trail heads North along the Marinda Gad(river). Beyond that the ascent eases and the path winds up for about 5 km through a flower strewn narrow valley. With a glacier further right, we climb strenuously, for about 4 km to the pass. Then we descend the rocky slopes and down to the Baspa bed. From the camping ground here, the trek to Chitkul is very easy. This trek is one of the best ways to experience the Himalayan cultures of Garhwal and Kinnaur..