Borasu Pass

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Borasu Pass
Borasu Pass frontside
Elevation 5,450 m (17,881 ft)[1]
Location Uttrakhand, Har ki doon valley
Range Western Garhwal-Himachal Himalaya Range
Coordinates 31°14′00″N 78°29′00″E / 31.23333°N 78.48333°E / 31.23333; 78.48333Coordinates: 31°14′00″N 78°29′00″E / 31.23333°N 78.48333°E / 31.23333; 78.48333
View from Lamjoonga
Borasu Pass from Rathado campsite

Borasu Pass or Bara-su (el. 5,450 m or 17,880 ft)[1] is a high mountain pass in the Himalaya Mountains of Uttrakhand 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.


Borasu Pass divides Uttarakhand from Himachal Pradesh. The pass is located only a few kilometers from the Tibet border. The east part of the Borasu area comes out from Tons valley and the north-west part is merged with Baspa valley. Its north-west range comes down on Jhukia Glacier. The nearest village, Chitkul, is 20.3 km (12.6 mi)away from the pass.[2] on the Himachal (Kinnaur valley) side and Osla village on the Uttarakhand side of the pass.

Approach to the pass is marked by grasslands. Mountains Bandar Poonch, Black Peak or Kala-nag, Swargarohini and Har ki Dun may be observed from the pass.


In summer, temperatures range from 0 °C (32 °F) to more lower. After November, the temperature falls down to several degree lower from 0 °C (32 °F). Precipitation in Baspa Valley is low in scale. Comparatively in the side of Tons valley rainfall is often common. Generally, snowfall is received after October.

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