Region: Parvati Valley
- Total Duration – 5 Nights / 6 Days
- Maximum Altitude – 4182 m/ 13800 ft
- Grade – Moderate.
- Best Season – May to October
- Accommodation – Hotel/Guesthouse; Organized Campsite
- Food – On trek – All meals included
- Distance – 48 km.
Things to Pack:
Rucksack, cotton clothes, good trekking shoes, a warm jacket, Gloves, warmer, woolen or monkey cap covering head and ears, UV rays protected sunglasses, rain jacket, extra socks, water bottle, torch, cold cream, sunscreen, toilet soap, towel, Walking Stick medicines that you usually use.
Rates are excluding GST of 5%
Note that the cost would vary for customized group according to their requirements
Sar pass is one of the most popular trails in the Pir Punjal range. Sar, in local dialect, means a lake. The Sar Pass is in Parvati Valley of Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh. Sar valley overlooks the beautiful Parvati valley abundant in natural treasure. The valley is surrounded by snow clad mountains, perennial streams, waterfalls, and lush green forests. It is the seventh heaven for any adventurous traveler and nature lovers. It is recommended that Kasol be made the base camp for this trek. It is a lovely place, with its temperate climate and beautiful, elegant pine forests.
The first camp is at Zirmi is surrounded by snow-white mountains. It resembles much the beauty of molten gold in the first and last beams of sunlight. It is truly breath taking to watch the sunset or sunrise from this point. The serene meadows on the way are a sight to see. The second camp is at tila lotni. It is as picturesque as its predecessors. The ascent after Zirmi is steep and strenous. Slow and steady pace of walking is advisable as it assures good acclimatization. Further up is Tilalotni, which is the last camp before reaching Sar pass. After a long and arduous trek, the sight that Sar pass offers seems like an illusion in it’s beauty and spirit. The descent down till Manikaran through Biskeri and Bhandak Thach is exciting. Best Time to visit is April to June
Sar Pass is a moderately challenging trek in the Parvati Valley of Himachal Pradesh. Situated at an altitude of 14000 ft, it can be considered as a great introduction to high altitude trekking. This trek is also very popular amongst Indian trekkers. However, not all of us enjoy trekking with 40-50 strangers, amid all the noise and ruckus that is inevitable when such a large number of people camp together. Trekking, after all, is about the joy of solitude and silence, as much as it is about forming everlasting friendships. If you are interested in doing this trek, minus the fanfare of fixed departures, you can book with one of the local operators in the Great Wide Open Adventure Travel Network and cross the Sar Pass, with just your own friends for company. The trail is accessible between April to October every year.
What is included in the tour
- Transport required in the trek
- Highly advanced & certified mountaineering guide from Himalaya Destination
- Skilled 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/)
- Equipments – Tents on sharing basis / Sleeping bags / Sleeping Mats
- Basic First aid Kit.
- 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.
Fix Departure tariff 7,500/- excluding GST of 5%
Tariff For Customized Group Per Person
8,500/- (above 15 Participant)
9,000/- (11 – 15 Participants)
9,500/- (7 – 10 Participants)
11,500/- (4 – 6 Participants)
16,000/- (2 – 3 Participants)
Day 1 : Reporting to Base Camp @ Manikaran
10: 30 AM. - Report to base camp.
11:00 AM - Briefing
Trek Preparation & window shopping
After lunch you can go to Manikaran or nearby market places Kasol for shopping needed equipments and other materials.(Sufficient time would be given for visiting market and nearby places)
Day 2 : Manikaran -Shila village - Zirmi (2960m/8960ft; 6 hrs) (approx. 8-9kms)
6:00 AM - All the team members need to wake up.
7:30 AM - Breakfast
8:15 AM - Luggage deposit
8:30 AM - Move to Shila village from Manikaran by taxi. It will take approximately 30 minutes to reach the village.
We will start trekking from Shila village to Zirmi. There are 2 routes to Sarpass but the one via Shila vilage is challenging and beautiful. This 8-9 km trek will take you to 8960 ft. A more comfortable and scenic beauty, this camp is heaven for photographers. You can find many water source near the camp.
Day 3 Zirmi - Tila lotni (10896ft/ 3400 m)(6 to 7 hrs) Approx 7- 8 kms
Timings will be same as Day 2.As you climb little higher to Tila lotni to 10896 ft , you might face little altitude sickness. But we have all the facilities including the first aid kit , portal oxygen, oxymeter and pulsemeter. In between we will find many local shops selling maggi and tea. Today is little uphill from zirmi.
Day 4 Tila lotni - sar pass (13800 ft/ 4182 m) - Bishkeri Thach (12000 ft / 3600m)( 9 – 10hrs) Approx 13 – 14 kms
We will leave little early to pass the frozen lake which is at the peak. After having breakfast at 6 AM, we will move towards the final destination. With the smaller team , it will be much more fun and you can enjoy the beautiful sarpass. These are the moments you will cherish for long. You feel like coming to Sar pass again to experience the heavenly atmosphere. Temperature might be below zero, but it will not stop you from enjoying. After spending useful time , we will climb down to our next camp, Bhishkari. You can experience ice sliding here. The guides will be there to motivate you and you will enjoy this difficult track.
Day 05: Bishkeri – Bhandhak Thach (3000m. / 8900ft; 5 – 6hrs)
Again climbing down is an opportunity for ice sliding. Bhandak thach is the last camp of the trek. This green region is treat to watch. Now you have reached the peak and climbed down, you can roam around to have the last glimpse of the surrounding.
Day 06: Bhandak Thach – Barshaini (2400m/7980 ft; 3 to 4 hrs) Approx 5-6 kms - Manikaran. (Via vehicle)
We will climb down to reach Barshani, where our vehicle will be waiting for us. Then we will reach Manikaran which is the most famous hot spring you can find in Kulu - Manali region. It is also one of the sacred place for Hindus and Sikhs.
After reading through the itineraries, We are sure you want to join the family of Himalayan destination by joining this trek. Good luck !!!