Overview

Region: Manali 

 Total Duration – 3 Nights / 4 Days

 Maximum Altitude – 3700 mtrs / 12800 ft.

 Grade – Easy

 Best Season – May  to October

 Accommodation – Hotel/Guesthouse in Manali ; Organized Campsite

 Food – On trek – All meals included

 Distance – 30 KM.

 

Beas Kund Trek

The Beas Kund trek is one of the most popular treks in Manali which takes one to the origin of the river Beas at an altitude of 3700 mts. and to many of the ancient glaciers located around it. Mythology has it that Beas Rishi meditated here and wrote the epic Mahabharata. Beas kund is a magical place, which is surrounded by the peak of Hanuman Tibba, Ladakhi peak, Manali peak, Muker beh, Sheti Dhar peak and the well known Friendship Peak. There are cascading waterfalls on the way and crystal-clear lake called as Beas Kund. The route to Beas Kund starts near Solang nallah. The trail to Beas kund from Solang Nallah is approximately 15 kms long. A jeep road goes up to Dhundi from Solang Nallah where the SASE, Manali, has a study unit. Route to Beas Kund is three days average trek, that will take us through snow fields (in winter) moraines, meadows, over boulders and glaciers. 

Bakar thatch is a highland meadow and it takes a leisurely walk of 2-3 hours to reach. The route passes through coniferous trees to alpine pastures. The trail is moderate with few climbs in between. As we reach at Bakar thach one could see snow capped peaks, rocky mountains, glaciers and moraines. Bakar thach is the base for all the expeditions and trekking done in this mountain range. The next stop on this trek is Beas Kund a holy lake located in the lap of massive mountain ranges. As we had started, after two hours of gradual trek, the trail goes uphill for a short distance on moraines, and then traverses over a glacier field to the Beas Kund. Beas kund is a serene lake with spiritual beliefs concerned to it. It is a holy place for the locals and is kept clean by every visitors. Legend has it that if someone pollutes the place the weather changes dramatically and sometimes costs the lives of people. After all the lake is holy and polluting around it could be an act of foolishness. At Beas kund spend some quality time in the tranquility of pure Nature. Then trail back same way to the camp at Bakar Thach. Next morning trail down to the road head at Dhundi. 


 

3 Nights 4 Days Available on request Himachal Pradesh
Strength Level
Easy
Highlights

Fix Departure tariff 6,299/- excluding GST of 5%


Rates are excluding GST of 5%

Note that the cost would vary for customized group according to their requirements.

Things To Pack:-

  • Trekking Shoes: You need good trekking shoes with good grip & ankle support. Do not carry sport shoes.
  • Clothing: You need to have warm clothes with three-layer jackets, fleece or down feather jacket. Carry 1 or 2 full sleeves t-shirt. For lowers carry cotton pants suitable for trek. Do no carry jeans or shorts for trekking.
  • Thermals: Carry top and bottom thermals.
  • Socks: Carry 2 - 3 pair of sports socks along with woolen socks to be worn at night.
  • Headlamp/Led Torch are mandatory
  • Sunglasses: To protect from sunlight in snow you require UV rays protected sunglasses.
  • Woolen Cap and Gloves are also necessary as the climate will be cold. Carry waterproof gloves as they get wet in snow.
  • Lunchbox & Water bottle: Every participant should carry lunch box and water bottle of their own.
  • Raincoat/Ponchos: At high altitudes, snowfall and rain are quite common and it’s mandatory to carry a poncho so that one doesn’t get wet.
  • Mandatory Documents:
    a)Registration Form
    b)Medical Certificate (signed by a registered MBBS doctor)
    c)NOC form (by trekker)

 

Itinerary

Trek Schedule: 

Day 1:  Reporting Manali. (2050m)

Reporting – Acclimatization – Orientation & Briefing of the trek – Trek Preparation & window shopping

(Sufficient time would be given for visiting market and nearby places)

Day 2: Drive Manali to Solang Valley/ Trek to Bakar Thach (3242m) (6-8 hrs) (approx. 13-14 kms.)

After a healthy breakfast, we will move to the Solang Valley via vehicle.  From Solang Valley our trek will start to Bakar Thach. On the route we will cross the Dhundi Village, the Last village in Solang Valley, a place where Beas river meets it’s first tributary coming from Beas kund and Rohtang Pass. The last place to stock up with a few essentials before heading to the mountains. Metal road ends here. After Dhundi our trek starts from the coniferous tree line to the high altitude pasture . Rhododendron shrub are abundant and River Beas is crossed over a snow bridge . The trail is moderately gradient and needs no special efforts. Bakar Thach is base for every expeditions, trekking's done in this region and it is also the base for courses of mountaineering institute Manali (ABHIMAS) . Bakar Thach is a perfect place to see high mountain ranges, Glaciers and moraines. Night halt at Bakkar Thach.

Day 3: Bakar Thatch  – Beas Kund (3700m.)- Bakar Thach (6-7 hrs) Approx 10-11 kms.

Today start climbing towards Beas Kund. The trail goes through moraines then moderates till Beas Kund. En route one has to cross a stream flowing down from Hanuman Tibba Glacier. The landscape in the surrounding of Beas kund is vast open valley with snow capped and rocky mountains. Beas  Kund is a serene lake from which River Beas originates. The lake isn't great in its dimensions but great with importance among Hindu inhabitants of the valley, who used to visit and worship on occasions. The lake is holy and polluting around it is prohibited. Spend some  peaceful time at the Lake then return back to our camp in Bakar Thatch.

DAY 4: Bakar Thach –Solang Valley- Manali. (5–6hrs) Approx. 13–14 kms

We will Trek back to Dhundi via same trail. From Dhundi we will reach to Manali by Road. Your Adventurous trip ends here. Go back to your home with unlimited memories.


 

 

Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • Local transport during Trek.
  • Highly Advanced and qualified Guide from Himalaya Destination.
  • Skilled Local Guide who has ample knowledge of the route.
  • Vegetarian meals on the trek (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
  • Cooks/Helper and other requisite staff.
  • Porters/mules for carrying common equipments (like rations/tents/utensils)
  • Equipment’s – Tents on sharing basis / Sleeping bags / Sleeping Mattress/ Sleeping bag Inner
  • While on trek all meals will be provided. Meals will be freshly prepared and will be a mix of Indian, Chinese & Continental.
  • Basic First aid Kit with portal oxygen.
  • Forest Permits and camping charges.

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Personal Porters for carrying trekker’s backpacks
  • Personal trekking equipments – like trekking poles or sleeping bag liners
  • Personal insurance or cost of emergency evacuation
  • Purchases of personal natures (like mineral water bottles/bottled or canned beverages/chocolates/dry fruits etc)
  • Food to/from the trail head.
FAQs
Beas Kund lies in the interiors of Manali valley and takes one to the origin of river Beas. The beautiful lake trek starts from the last road head at Dhundi passing the prime destination Solang in Manali. The route takes one through lush green valley’s, dense forests to vast alpine meadows.
Yes, anyone with good physical fitness can do easily this trek. There is no need of any prior experience.
This trek starts from the month of May- October. The trek done in pre and post monsoon seasons offers clear views and sunny days.
This trek is easy to moderate level of trekking. Doing some exercises regularly for half an hour would bring enough strength and stamina to do this trek. This trek covers 23 km. in 3 days, which is not that much for one with good physical fitness. On this trek only the last patch consists of moraines and ice fields and a stream to cross beside it the trail is gentle.
Trekking needs precise packing of things like Day pack (15ltrs)Dry fit shirts (4) Trousers(42pairs) Fleece jackets(2)Feather jackets(1)Down feather(1)Balaclava (1)Fleece gloves(2pair)woolen socks (2pair) warm socks(2pair)water bottle(1) pee bottle(1)Lip balm Vaseline, Torch+extra batteries, water purifiers(Chlorine tablets)sunscreen lotion, Cold cream, Thermals (top and bottom 1pair)Sandals(1pair) wind proof jacket, poncho, UV protected sunglasses, toiletries, underwear(2)head torch, Bag covers, anti bacterial powder, trekking pole. The things mentioned can be opted as per requirements of an individual.
The decent trekking shoes with waterproof, good gripping soles will be perfect for this trek. Avoid bringing sports shoes because it will not grip on extreme terrains. You have to buy any trekking shoe a week before to get comfortable with the fittings and not getting any kind of blisters or sores while on the trek. Buy high ankle shoes that will help trekking on the slants. Buy one size larger than your regular size so you will feel comfortable after wearing multiple socks during the cold.
Nutritious vegetarian food is provided during the trek. You will be having breakfast, lunch evening snacks and dinner. Vegetarian food is easy to digest and is healthy at high altitudes. In addition to it coffee and hot drinks soups will also be served.
Yes, you can carry medicines. It is good to carry some basic medicines to avoid chances of sickness on high altitude trekking. For this we have list of some medicines written below: Crepe bandage (3-5 m), Band aid (10 strips), cotton (1 roll), ORS (4-5pk), Volini spray, providine, Crocin tablets, Avomine, Combiflam, Disprin, Digene, Spasimonil, Diamox, Electoral.
The only network which will work is BSNL. The network will be inconsistent after the final roadhead at Dhundi. One could find network at some points at Dhundi and Bakarthach. But if you have to make any urgent calls make them before leaving for the trek.
We will trek about 7-10 km. each day, which will take 3-4 hours to complete the distance between each campsites. We will reach the camps mostly in the afternoon.
Yes, we always ensure girls safety and integrity to our prime responsibilities. If there is a single girl in the group, then she will be provided single tent or if there are many girls then they could sleep under one tent sharing it with other girls.
Yes, you can hire a porter or a mule to offload backpack. But you have to intimate us 10-15 days before the trek. We will arrange porter or mule accordingly and it will cost you 1000/-rupees per day and weight should not exceed above 12 kg’s.
The group will be lead by the professional instructors, guides and local staff. These people are well qualified and have ample knowledge and experience to ensure safety and security of the group at high altitude situations. The staff is cooperative and helpful whenever needed. So be humble and respectful to the staff, and then one will enjoy the trek in decent manner.
In any case of any emergency our staff is skilled and trained for such situations held at high altitude. Our team has a wealth of experience dealing with high altitude sicknesses and urgent situations. We carry first aid kit and oxygen cylinders with us and in any emergency we rescue the trekker till the road head. After reaching road any additional cost of evacuation is borne by the trekker. All and all it is trekkers responsibility to get a certified medical fitness document before coming for the trek, which certifies that the trekker is fit for the trek.
You will be provided toilet tents set up at each campsites. The toilet tents are eco friendly with a deep pit, where one can answer nature’s call. There will be a heap of mud to cover your organic waste. But remind of using only toilet paper; avoid using non degradable wet wipes.
Above 15 years anyone can take part in this trip. Adults ageing above 60 years have to bring medical certificate certified from a CMO of recognized hospital.
No, alcohol is strictly not allowed during the trek, if someone is found drunk or with alcohol He/she would be immediately expelled from the trek.
Yes you can rent shoes, jackets from us. Shoes will cost you 200/-, jacket 300/- per day.
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