Borasu Pass frontside
|Elevation||5,450 m (17,881 ft)|
|Location||Himachal Pradesh, Kinnaur district|
|Range||Western Garhwal-Himachal Himalaya Range|
Borasu Pass or Bara-su (el. 5,450 m or 17,880 ft) is a high mountain pass in the Himalaya Mountains of Himachal Pradesh 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. on the Himachal (Kinnaur valley) side and Osla village on the Uttarakhand side of 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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