Beas Kund Trek
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Beas Kund Trek
Beas Kund Trek lies in Manali, Himachal Pradesh, located at 12,772 ft. The total distance the trek would cover is sixteen kilometers. Trekkers who are beginners can trek on this trail, but keep in mind that you will be covering a long distance in less Time. The starting point of the trek is Solang Nallah, also well known for adventure and thrill activities like paragliding and skiing. As you are on this trek, you will be under the shadows of the mountains Shitidhar, Hanuman Tibba, Ladakhi, and Friendship Peaks. In addition, you will see the Pir Panjal Range in the background. Religious mythology refers to Rishi Vayas taking baths in the writer of the great Mahabharata. According to locals, the name is derived from Maharishi’s Vayasa, who spent his Time here.
Day 1: Manali to Dhundi by Road and from Dhundi to Palchhani Thatch by Trek
Day 2: Palchhani Thatch to Lohali by Trek
Day 3: Lohali to Beas Kund and Lady Leg by Trek and Trek to Bakarthatch/ Lohali
Day 4: Bakarthatch/ Lohali to Dhundi by Trek and Dhundi to Manali by road
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Why you Should do Beas Kund Trek
1. Beas Kund Trek is best known for its adventure activities.
Himachal is a well-known destination for adventure activities, and at Beas Kund Trek, you can see people skiing and paragliding.
2. Majestic peaks could be witnessed from Beas Kund Trek.
The peaks you can see are Hanuman Tibba, Shitidhar, Friendship Peak, and Seven Sisters.
3. You will find orchids of Apple and walnut.
On the trail, you will see the Apple and Walnut orchids grown by the locals.
4. The Beas Kund Glacier is the place that gives birth to the Beas River.
You must pass Dhundi and enter Bakarthach to reach Beas Kund Glacier.
5. You can visit the famous Vashisht Temple.
Vashisht Temple is well known for its sulfurous hot water springs. The water is believed to have healing properties, including curing skin diseases.
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Best Time to Do Beas Kund Trek
The most ideal Time to do this trek is around the monsoon season between June and September. During June, you will be able to see snow, and one of the places where you will find snow is Palchhani Thatch. This month is the end of winter, and these places are covered in snow. As July gets closer, the snow starts melting, and you start noticing green meadows hiding between the snow. The ice bed on the lake begins to break as the frozen Beas Kund melts. By August and September, the snow had melted, and you could see flowers blooming.
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Day Wise Detailed Itinerary of Beas Kund Trek
Day 1: Day Wise Detailed Itinerary of Beas Kund Trek
- Stay: overnight stay at the campsite in tents.
- Meal: Lunch and Dinner
- Trek Distance: Manali to Dhundi by Road – 14 km, Dhundi to Palchhani Thatch by Trek – 2 km, Time Taken: Manali to Dhundi by Road – approx. 2 hrs, Dhundi to Palchhani Thatch by Trek – approx. 1 hr.
- Altitude: Manali (6726 ft / 2050 mtr.), Dhundi (9317 ft / 2840 mtr.), Palchhani Thatch (10,134 ft / 3089 mtr.)
- Altitude gain: Manali to Dhundi (2591 ft / 790 mtr.), Dhundi to Palchhani Thatch (817 ft / 249 mtr.)
- Trek Grade: Gradual
Your journey will begin from Manali by road, and you will reach the campsite at Dhundi. From Dhundi, you will begin the trek, a short and easy trail. You will reach the next campsite in one hour. You will find grassland by the trail and forest at some places on the way.
Day 2: Palchhani Thatch to Lohali by Trek
- Stay: overnight stay at the campsite, Meal: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
- Trek Distance: 4 km, Time Taken: approx. 5 hrs.
- Altitude: Palchhani Thatch (10,134 ft / 3089 mtr.), Lohali (11,050 ft / 3368 mtr.)
- Altitude gain: 916 ft / 279 mtr.
- Trek Grade: Gradual to Moderate
After a hot tea and a stomach full of breakfast, you will begin the trek, which will start from Palchhani Thatch. At the beginning of the trek, you will go through Birch, Pine, and some Walnut trees. You will then be crossing a stream, which is also a good source of drinking water. You will then be walking beside Beas River for a while. Soon, the forest will end, and the shrubbery will come into view. After that, you need to cross another stream, beyond which lies the following camping site: Lohali.
Day 3: Lohali to Beas Kund and Lady Leg by Trek and Trek to Bakarthatch/ Lohali
- Stay: overnight stay at the campsite, Meal: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner.
- Trek Distance: 5 km, Time Taken: approx. 8 hrs.
- Altitude: Lohali (11,050 ft / 3368 mtr.), Beas Kund (12,772 ft / 3893 mtr.), Lady Leg (12,795 ft / 3900 mtr.), Bakarthatch (10,826 ft / 3300 mtr.)
- Altitude difference: Lohali to Beas Kund (1722 ft / 525 mtr.), Beas Kund to Lady Leg (23 ft / 7 mtr.), Lady Leg to Bakarthatch (1969 ft / 600 mtr.)
- Trek Grade: Moderate to Difficult
Begin your day with a delicious breakfast prepared by Trekup India Cook. You will begin the trek by climbing up the hill from Lohali. As you start walking up, you will see the sight of a hill laid out with meadows, and upon that clearing lies Beas Kund. The campsite you will reach next is Lady Leg, the highest point from which you can look at Beas Kund. You can also see the peaks of Pir Panjal and Dhauladhar Range along with Shitidhar, Friendship Peak, Hanuman Tibba, Ladakhi, and Deo Tibba.
Day 4: Riyali Thatch to Saghor (also known as Kalihani Pass Base) by Trek
- Stay – Overnight stay at the campsite.
- Meal – Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Distance – 9 km
- Time Taken – approx. 11 hrs
- Altitude – Riyali Thatch (11,965 ft / 3647 mtr), Saghor (13,123 ft / 4000 mtr)
- Altitude Difference –1158 ft / 353 mtr
- Trek Grade – Moderate to Difficult
Today’s trek will be difficult, as the trekker begins the trek from Riyali Thatch, and it will be a downhill climb. As the trekkers walk ahead, they first reach the snow bridge over a stream from Kalihani Glacier. From the snow bridge onwards, the trail would be uphill till they reach the ridge, and the trekkers would start seeing dense green grasslands, which will be followed by bushes and varied colored flowers that are dotted against the hill. Further on the trail, the trekker would start seeing juniper trees, which lie below the ridge, and from there, the trail becomes zig-zag. Soon, the trekker would reach Saghor campsite, also Kalihani Pass basecamp. After a tiring day, the trekker would sleep at night with majestic views of Indrasan peaks and Deo Tibba.
Food Provided by Us During Trek
We provide only Indian vegetarian food and mainly your meal is going to contain Indian bread, vegetable, lentils and Rice along with delicious dessert. During your trek, we will serve three meals a day including breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In the evening, you will also be served tea & snacks and lip-smacking soup before dinner. If it will be a long day of trekking, you will be given a packed snack.
After doing a lot of research on the nutritional requirements for the trekkers, we prepare the menu. Before putting all the meals together, we also consider altitude gained and weather.
The meal served by us while trek is perfectly balanced with the right amounts of calories, carbohydrates, vitamins, protein, fiber, and minerals. You need to know that all our cooks have great expertise in cooking and have undergone thorough training. So, get ready to enjoy delectable and lip-smacking dishes during your trek. You will be served with lemon tea in the tent in order to start your day with a refreshed feeling. Before leaving the campsite for trekking, you will be given a hot finger-licking breakfast like upma, Aallu Prantha, Besan Chilla, Poha, Daliya, Corn flakes, Maggie, along with tea or coffee.
In case, your trek will be longer one then we also offer some fresh local fruits such as apples and even healthy drinks like Frootie or Maaza. In the afternoon, you will be served simple & healthy lunch, while at around 04:00 pm, you will be given tea and a light evening breakfast. After you reach your campsite at night, you will be served a hot and delightful dinner. After reading this, you must have got the idea about the food provided by us on trek, you don’t need to worry about food. Many trekkers trek with us again and again because of the food we provide. Thus, we will definitely give you unforgettable experiences.
Safety During Bara Bhangal Trek
Trekking with us for Beas Kund Trek is completely safe because we have a team of trek leaders who are qualified in Wilderness first-aid and also have complete information about the high-altitude glitches. During Trek, we carry a complete first-aid kit that contains all the important medicines. Before trekking with us, you need to ensure that you are medically fit for the trek and if you are able to judge yourself then it is better to take advice from a professional. For us, your medical fitness is very important than anything else.
Know About Us:- You need to know that our company Trekup India has been in the field of Adventure Tourism for the last 23 years. Right from our inception, we have been involved in providing treks, voyage & hiking programs as well as high altitude expedition rafting.
We keep on organizing treks in Uttarakhand, Kashmir, Sikkim and Himachal, while being a part of the trekking community, we feature more than 75 Himalayan documented treks. Apart from other outdoor activities, our company also organizes trips for schools, colleges, and family.
We ensure complete technical safety in the mountain
Our company has a vast team of more than 100 guides, as well as trainers in order, serve in the mountain treks. One of the best things about our team is that all the members are trained professionally from Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, Indian mountaineering foundation Delhi as well as Hanifle Center Outdoor Education Mussoorie.
Therefore, we never believe in compromising on the quality as well as services offered to our valuable customers.
For Us, Your Safety Is the Top Priority
At Trekup India, you will find a team with local knowledge and fluency in English as well as Hindi. This helps in ensuring that you have an amazing trek and not only this, we also pay attention to your health as well as safety because this is something we cannot ignore. All the team leaders involved in trekking have already undergone several professional courses in First Aid, Portable Altitude Chamber Training, CPR, Environmental Awareness Training as well as Advanced Wilderness Emergency Medicine.
We also carry a complete first aid medical kit not only on the trek but on each and every trip which is organized by us. Apart from the medical kit, we carry a portable altitude chamber and medical oxygen for all kinds of high-altitude treks . Our company has great expertise in organizing all sorts of group adventure holidays for family groups, school & college groups as well as friend groups. When it comes to travel options, we have a wide range that suits different fitness levels as well as traveling styles.
Therefore, no matter who big the group size, we pay personal attention to each and every member present in the group.
How We Ensure That Your Trek Is Safe with Us
Right from our establishment, we at Trekup India, are continuously involved in introducing new safety practices into Indian trekking in order to ensure the safety of voyagers. For walking on snow, Trekpp India introduced Microspikes and also made emergency bottled oxygen mandatory for all kinds of treks. In order to test pulse as well as oxygen saturation levels, pulse oxymeters are used. As a safety communication device, we at TrekupIndia introduced radio.
Though we have noticed that most of the organizations organizing treks do not follow these systems but with time several competing companies are adopting these practices and organizing great and safe treks.
Explore our New Safety Protocols
In order to ensure a perfect Trek, we have introduced some new safety checks that will assure more safety for our trekkers.
Our On-trek safety checks includes:
- Daily oxygen saturation along with pulse readings
- Stretchers team appointed on every trek
- Trained mountain staff and full safety
- Additional oxygen cylinders
- Special medical kit for high altitude treks
- Microspikes on all types of snow treks
- Experienced Trek leaders as well as safety
- Technical team on all snowy slopes
What should you pack for the Bara Bhangal Trek
Beas Kund Trek is an high altitude trek. The trekking gear you have to have for this particular trek differs from normal treks. Thus read this whole segment.
There is an important question that the trekker who is doing trek asks, like what all things to carry while trekking. Below we have provided the details on everything you should carry; an easy way to remember is by Head to foot or foot to head. We have prepared from Head to foot.
- Head Lamps – If there are treks which you might do at night and even when camping for the night. Headlamps help a lot.
- Hats or Cap – Beanie Cap will protect you from winds and sometimes freezing temperatures for the night. Hats protect you from the sun during the day and also ensure they have a strap so the hat doesn’t blow from the wind.
- Sunglasses – if you want to carry sunglasses, you will need specific sunglasses for trekking. The glasses should protect from UV rays, fit your face perfectly so it doesn’t fall while you climb, jump, or cross an obstacle, and be according to the weather conditions of the place; the glass should be made to fit different weather conditions.
- Buff / Balaclava – You must carry this to protect your mouth or neck from extreme temperatures and keep it warm.
- T-shirt / Long sleeve shirt – you should carry at least 4 to 5 T–shirts, so if one gets wet or dirty, you can wear another. Long sleeve shirts help to protect from sun UV rays.
- Hiking / Trekking Jacket – down jackets (-5 to-10 C) or three-layer jackets.
- Thermals – at least two pairs of thermals help keep the body warm during cold weather.
- Undergarments – you can carry them according to your habitual and hygiene requirements.
- Gloves – 1 pair of gloves will keep your hand warm and nice.
- Shorts / Legging / Pants – Bring 3 to 4 warm, comfortable shorts. Leggings can be used specifically in the chilling morning and evening to keep your body warm and act as dry. You can carry some nylon blend and light and quick-drying pants. Warm covers ups like fleece-lined tracksuit pants or ski pants.
- Socks – you should at least carry 3 to 4 pairs.
- Footwear – Trekking shoes which are waterproof and have ankle support. Walking / Hiking sandals which can be used off the trek, i.e., in the morning and evening hours, basically to get your feet rest from heavy boots, sometimes used for crossing streams and rivers, it’s more comfortable and safer than crossing barefoot or wetting your boots. Sneakers (Optional) can be worn for normal driving days or used around the camp.
- Rain Wears – you can carry a raincoat, rain jacket, and pants. During long rains, the waterproof jackets start leaking, but the poncho does get work in keeping you dry, so choose accordingly. Rain covers, small waterproof to cover your backpack and a daypack for your gadgets.
- Backpack – Make sure your backpack should be comfortable, neither too big nor too small, and for a week’s trek, 60-70 litres of the backpack should be enough to hold all your belongings. Ensure your backpack has good hip & Shoulder support, and pockets should be accessible quickly.
- Daypack – All trekkers should keep in mind that a daypack is very important; this will be a great help to you while on the trek, also every single day, you won’t be carrying your backpack; therefore, for day excursions, shorter hikers, sightseeing, you can carry your stuff in it.
Personal First Aid Kit
Below are some common medicines generally required/used during your adventure trip; however, please consult your doctors prior.
- Antiseptic towel or water syringe (to clean the wound)
- Butterfly bandage for a small cut
- Cotton and elastic bandages and sterile gauze pad for larger wounds
- Latex gloves are used when the wound bleeds.
- Medicine for Diarrhea (Upset stomach)
- Medicine for cold, flue/fever headache
- Some pain killers
- ORS pouches
- Quick pain relief spray (External use)
- Any personal medicine prescribed by your doctor
- Dimox / Similar for high altitude sickness
- Bug Repellent
- Carry some nutria/energy bars and drinks (non-alcoholic)
- Note: Kindly consult your doctor before purchasing or taking any medicine.
Gadgets and Other Items
- Trekking Poles
- Mobile phone
- Spare batteries for phone and camera, power bank
- Light weight flashlight or headlight
- Waterproof bag made up of plastic for the camera.
- Music system / Bluetooth
- Plug/converter for electrical items
- 1-litre water bottle
- A journal with a pen would be a good idea to keep your notes.
- Some book of your interest for the ideal time
- Get into the habit of keeping a Map and guidebook of the region.
Hygiene & Personal toiletry
- Sunscreen with UV protection
- 1 or 2 small quick-drying towels
- Toilet paper/tissues/wet wipes
- Toothbrush/toothpaste/ mouth freshener
- Deodorant / Talcum powder
- Sanitary pads/tampons (For female travellers)
- Bio gradable Soap
- Nail clipper
- Your other personal items that you use daily.
Compulsory Documents to Carry
These files must be submitted to the Forest Department before your trek. With none of these, you will not be permitted to trek. Original and photocopy of government photo identity card. Carry Ids like Aadhaar, voter id, etc.
Trek Cost Exclusion
- Stay 3 Nights of tented accommodation at respective campsites of Trekup India on a sharing basis.
- Meals: Trekup India provided cooked meals during the trek, starting with Dinner on Day 01 to Lunch on Day 04. (Meals are simple, nutritious, vegetarian, and non-repeated meals.)
- Transport: Manali to Dhundi and then back on sharing jeeps
- Trek Equipment: Sleeping bag, Sleeping tents, Kitchen tent, Dining tent, Toilet Tents.
- Amenities: All utensils, sleeping mattresses (Black foam mats), Crampons, and Gaiters for snow.
- Health & Safety: First Aid Box, Oxygen Cylinders, Stretchers, Oxi meters, BP Machines, health.
- Permits: Forest Permits and Camping Permission Fee
- Trek Crew: High Altitude Chef, Helpers, Trek Leader & Guides, and other support team.
- Potters & Mules: Potters and Mules to carry all trekking equipment, ration, and vegetables.
Trek Cost Exclusion
- GST 5% (it is Mandatory)
- Any insurance (Trekup India recommends each trekker to get insurance)
- Any Meals/accommodation besides the itinerary or not mentioned in the program.
- Any Bus / Airfare to/from trek start/end point
- Personal Medical expenses do carry your medication.
- Any personal services such as Laundry, phone calls, liquors, mineral water, etc.
- Any still / video camera fee
- Any Entrance fee Monuments, Monasteries, Museums, Temples – Pay directly on the spot.
- Mules or porter charges to carry private baggage (Offload Charges for bag 500 per day, per bag. Note: Bag weight should not be more than 10 kg.
- Any emergency evacuation charges
- Any services that are not mentioned in the cost inclusion section.
How To Reach Manali?
Bhuntar Airport, Kullu, is the nearest airport to Manali by flight and is located almost 50 km away from Manali and 11 km from Kullu. However, if you plan to reach Manali by flight, it is better to come one day in advance.
If you want to reach Manali from Delhi by train, you can catch the train from New Delhi Railway Station to Jogindernagar Railway Station, 5 hours away from Manali. You can check the railway chart and book accordingly; booking in advance is better.
From Delhi, you can find a regular bus service to Manali. ISBT Kashmere Gate is the central bus station in Delhi, from where you will find both AC and non-AC buses for Manali. There are two different routes that you can take from Delhi, Chandigarh, Dehradun, and Ambala.
However, taking government buses from Kashmere Gate ISBT is always better. The bus will drop you at Manali, and then we will send our staff to pick you up from Manali Bus Stand.