Sar Pass Trek

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Sar Pass Trek

The Sar Pass Trek in the Himalayas passes through lush forests of deodar, pine, and rhododendrons. The trek is 48 km long and located at 13,800 ft. This trek is ideal for people who are beginners at trekking and want to see the majestic Himalayan mountains up close. The trek starts from the Himalayan Hamlet ‘Kasol’ and ends at Barshaini, which has picturesque alpine forests and meadows. The trail passes through various terrains like woodland, snow patches, and grasslands. The temperature is moderate, between 22°C / -5°C. On this trek, you enjoy nature’s diversity, such as pine, spruce, deodar, fir, and some medicinal plants like Brahma Kamal and Hatha Panja. If you get lucky, you can see wildlife species like Brown Bears, Himalayan Tahr, and some beautiful bird species like Western Tragopan and Monal Pheasant. Overall, the trek suits adventure seekers and people who want to enjoy varied mountain landscapes.

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Priyanka | Mountain Expert



Born in Gopeshwar, Uttrakhand completed education in Dehradun, and graduated in the technical. After that, Priyanka worked for 1 year in the technical field. However, her passion was to travel so she tried to turn her career in that direction. To fulfill adventure passion, Priyanka did first trek to Kedarkanta, which was a life-changing experience for her. After this Priyanka became curious to explore more, so later she did the BramhaTal Trek, Nag Tibba Trek, and Chopta Tungnath and list goes on. Now she taken this trekking and adventure experience and converted it into a profession. Now she love to advice and guide trekkers. Make sure to get detailed help related to the Himalayan trek from her.

Why You Should Do Sar Pass Trek?

The trek is meant for people who want to trek but are not professionals and want to be as close to snow-covered mountains. While trekking, you can enjoy the hospitality of the locals as you pass through various villages. It is a great experience for people who want to experience mountain life. It is an unforgettable experience to see lush green meadows, a forest, and snow-covered hills. You test your physical and mental endurance as you pass through difficult terrains like ridges and snow-covered trails. You enjoy the scenic view of the river gushing through the rocks, walk on the bridges, and watch the river from close.

Best Time To Do Sar Pass Trek

Sar Pass Trek is best done during Summertime, between mid-April and June, or Autumn, between September and mid-November. As you can see, the panoramic view is because of the clear sky. Changing weather makes you enjoy the different shades of weather, like changing color. In the summer, wildflowers are in full bloom, with the mountains covered in lush green. In winter, you can enjoy snow covering the trail and hills all around.

Day Wise Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Kasol - Grahan Village by Trek

  • Trek Distance: 10 Kms; 
  • Trek Grade:   Gradual – Moderate 
  • Altitude gain: Approx 2123 Ft / 650 Mtrs. 
  • Altitude:  Kasol (5577 ft / 1700 Mtrs.), Garhan Village (7700 ft / 2350 Mtrs.)
  • Time Taken: approx 4-5 Hrs 
  • Overnight stay at Trekking Tents
  • Meal: Lunch & Dinner Only. 

The trek begins in Kasol, Himachal Pradesh. From there, the trail follows the Parvati River, which passes through Grahan Village and is known as Grahan Nalah. The trek from here is easy, as villagers usually take it, and you can enjoy the scenic view. The trek from here is approximately 10 km after you pass through the dense coniferous forests and the aroma of pine trees. You will come to a clearing where you will see grassland, and on the side, you will see local vendors selling tea and snacks. Here the locals also sell rhododendron syrup made from the Buras flower (rhododendron). From there on, it is a steep climb until you reach Grahan Village, where you will camp and have lunch. If you desire, you can explore the village or the surrounding hills. Rest of the evening at leisure.

Day 02: Grahan – Min Thach by trek

  • Trek Distance: 7 Kms;
  • Time Taken: approx 4-5 Hrs 
  • Altitude:   Garhan Village (7700 ft / 2350 Mtrs.); Min Thach (11,155 ft / 3400 m) 
  • Altitude gain: Approx 3455 Ft / 1050 Mtrs. 
  • Trek Grade:  Gradual- Moderate
  • Overnight stay at Trekking Tents 
  • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Only.

Today morning woke up with a hot cup of Himalayan black tea; after that, along with our trek leader, we practiced some light exercises followed by basic yoga and meditation in the calm mountains and enjoyed a delicious breakfast prepared by Trekup India’s high altitude mountain chef. After that, we were on our trail from the Grahan Village trek toward the north. The climb from here is gentle, often taken by the villagers to reach Min Thach. After walking through the meadows, you will come to a dense forest where the treks become a little steeper and more confusing. There will be some clearing in the forest to set up a tent at Min Tach. On reaching Trekup India camo sites, we will be assisted to check into the camps, and rest of the evening at leisure, followed by evening tea and snacks, evening briefing for the next day’s plan, delicious dinner, and a good night’s sleep. 

Day 3: Min Thach – Nagaru by Trek

  • Trek Distance: 6 Kms 
  • Time Taken: Approx 4 Hrs 
  • Altitude:   Min Thach (11,155 ft / 3400 m); Nagaru (12467 Ft/ 3800 Mtrs)
  • Altitude gain: Approx 1312 Ft / 400 Mtrs. 
  • Trek Grade:  Gradual- Moderate  
  • Overnight stay at Trekking Tents 
  • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Only.

Wake up to a beautiful Himalayan morning with the natural alarm of birds chirping, and follow the daily routine of exercise, meditation, and warm breakfast to have an idea from Min Thach, Nagaru is not that far, and it can be seen from your current campsite, after passing through the forest, you will climb a rocky ridge to reach Nagaru, enroute you might find snow which makes the trail tricky and risky. You must be cautious; trekkers must know how to cross or walk on snow. The expert Trek leader of Trekup India will help and assist in all manners to successfully walk and cross the snow. Nagaru is a flat area at the top of the hill. It is mesmerizing and rare; you have an amazing view of Min Tach and Garahan Village from the campsite. During the night time, the temperature dips; hence Trekup India recommends and advises all its trekkers to carry appropriate clothing to keep themselves warm and cozy during night chilling nights when in adventure. 

Day 04: Nagaru – Biskeri Thach via Sar Pass by Trek

  • Trek Distance: 14 Kms; Time Taken: approx 7-8 Hrs 
  •  Altitude:   Nagaru (12467 Ft/ 3800 Mtrs); Sar Pass (13780 Ft/ 4200 Mtrs), Biskeri Thach (10991 Ft. / 3350 Mtrs)
  • Altitude gain: Approx 1313 Ft / 400 Mtrs. Altitude Loss: 2789 Ft.850 Mtrs.   
  •  Trek Grade:  Moderate -Difficult 
  • Overnight stay at Trekking Tents
  • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Only.

Wake up for an exciting morning, and we start a bit early as it will be one of the longest but indeed exciting from here on; today, we will be climbing through the ridge line in a southward direction; here, you will find a few steep stretches. There will be snow patches on the way, which will be easy to go through, and beautiful sights to see; you will be climbing another hill that is a little sharper and steeper. Caution must be made, too, while crossing. Once you have surpassed the difficult trek, you will see the beautiful sight of Sar Pass. From the pass, enjoy the breathtaking peeks around Tosh Valley. The final descent from the pass is entertaining as we slide down towards the valley on the snow, be prepared for sliding on snow; however, strictly follow all necessary instructions provided by the Trekup India trek leader. By evening well in time, we reach our campsite at Biskeri; we might get some mobile network here to get in touch with our family and friends you have saved some charge of your phone. Evening at leisure time for complete relaxation after such a long day. 

Day 5: Biskeri Thach – Barshaini

  • Trek Distance: 10 Kms; Time Taken: approx 4-5 Hrs 
  •  Altitude:  Biskeri Thach (10991 Ft. / 3350 Mtrs); Barshaini (7874 /2400 Mtrs)
  • Altitude Loss: 3117 Ft.950 Mtrs.   
  •  Trek Grade:  Easy
  • Overnight stay at Trekking Tents
  • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch Only.

On the final mountain morning, we start with our morning routine and commence on our last day of the trek through the slightly steep trail. You will go across a stream and pass through fenced land. The trail ends at a fenced plot; after crossing land, you will be back on the trail, and from there, the trail will lead into the dense forest, where you will find trails going in all directions, but you must follow the northeast one. After walking through the forest, you must pass through another stream. Crossing the stream is tricky as you must rappel through huge rocks. Then you would have to walk through wooden planks, climb a bit to reach the trail, and then follow the water pipeline to Pulga village, one of the twin villages of Pulag and Tulga village. From Tulga, you must cross the Parvati River to reach Barshaini, which is the endpoint of the trek; from here, we hop into our vehicles and drive to Kasol; from here, you have your further plans and arrangements. 

Food Provided by Us During the Sar Pass 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 Sar Pass Trek

Trekking with us for sar pass 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
  • Radios
  • 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 Sar Pass Trek?

Being an trekking, adventure & travel company, we get many questions from our trekkers and most common question that arises is what to carry or what should we pack for the trek? Sometime it becomes difficult to explain in details and therefore below we have prepared the detailed packing list, helpful for all trekkers coming to the Himalayas. Whenever we go on trek or start packing things one should remember the packing pattern i.e. either you start from head to foot or foot to head, this way there will be rare chance that you will forget the items to pack, so go step by step.

  1. Backpack

Make sure your backpack should be comfortable neither too big nor to small and for a week trek 60-70 liters of backpack should be enough to hold all your belongings. Ensure that your backpack has good hip & Shoulder support and pockets should be accessible quickly.

  1. Daypack

All trekkers should keep in mind that daypack is very important, this will be a great help to you while on trek, also every single day you won’t be carrying you backpack therefore for day excursion , shorter hikers, sightseeing you can carry your stuff in it.

  1. Footwear
  • Trekking shoes: Preferably water proof, ankle support.
  • Walking / Hiking sandals: This can be used off trek i.e. in the morning and evening hours, basically to get your feet rest from heavy boots, sometime used for crossing streams and rivers, it’s more comfortable and safe than crossing barefoot or wetting your boots.
  • Sneakers (Optional): For normal driving days or can use  around the camp
  • Socks (3-4 Pairs) – Make sure to choose material wisely, it should be quick drying, warm and comfortable.
  1. Clothing’s
  • Hiking / trekking jacket: Carry good quality layer jackets
  • Hiking pants: Check some kind of long nylon blend, light and quick drying pants. Warm covers ups like fleece-lined tracksuit pants or ski pant.
  • Undergarments as per your habitual requirement
  • T-Shirts and Shorts (3-4 Warm comfortable)
  • Ordinary Shirt / T-shirt – Just in case everything gets wet this will help for roaming around.
  • Long Sleeve shirt – can be used as a base layer on colder days
  • Socks – at least 4-5 pairs
  • Leggings – Can be used specially chilling morning and evening , to keep your body warm
  • Thermals – get 2 pairs of thermals, this will be great need a body to keep it warm.
  • Buff / Balaclava – This is a must to carry to cover your neck and this item is an ideal solution to keep your neck / throat warm.
  • Beanie Cap- Very helpful item for colder and windy days should carry 1, also sometime when its freezing cold you can use it a night as well.
  • Hiking Hat- this will basically help during the day time specially from the sun rays, make sure it has a strip so that wind does not below is far from your headJ..
  • Gloves – 01 pair will be enough to keep your hand warm and nice.
  1. Rain wears
  • Rain Coat and Pant – Carry a pair of it to protect you from the rain OR
  • Rain Poncho – during long rains, the waterproof jackets starts leaking but poncho does get work in keeping you dry, so choose accordingly.
  • Rain covers: Some small water proof to cover your backpack and daypack as well for your gadgets.
  1. Gadgets and Electronic
  • Trekking Poles
  • Mobile phone
  • Camera
  • Spare batteries for phone and camera, powerbank
  • Light weight flash light or headlight
  • Waterproof bag made up of plastic for camera
  • Music system / Bluetooth
  • Plug/converter for electrical items
  • Sunglasses
  • 1 liter water bottle
  • Journal with pen would be good idea to keep your notes.
  • Some book of your interest for ideal time
  • Get into habit of keeping Map and guide book of the region.
  1. 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
  • Shampoo
  • Lip-gloss/salve
  • Sanitary pads/tampons (For female traveler)
  • Bio gradable Soap
  • Nail clipper
  • Your other personal items that you use on daily basis
  1. Personal First aid Kit and Energy – below are some common medicine 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 small cut
  • Cotton and elastic bandages and sterile gauze pad for larger wounds
  • Latex gloves used when its 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.

9.Compulsory Documents to Carry

These are files needed to be submitted at Forest Department before ypur trek. With no of these, you will not be permitted to trek .Original and photocopy of government photo identity card. Carry Id’s like adhaar, voter id, etc.

Important note: You can book rent gears, what you can rent & buy from us and what you need to get from your home town, make your bagpack easy not heavy.

Click the link: https://rent.trekupindia.com/

Now you are all set for your Adventure trip with Trekup India!!

Trek Cost Inclusion

Stay: 4 Nights tented accommodation at respective campsites of Trekup India on sharing basis

Meals: Trekup India provided cooked meals during the trek starting with Dinner on Day 01 to Lunch on day 05 (Meals are simple, nutritious and vegetarian and non-repeated meals)

Transport: Barshaini to Kasol on sharing jeeps  

Trek Equipment’s:  Sleeping bag, Sleeping tents, Kitchen tent, Dining tent, Toilet Tents.

Amenities: All utensils, sleeping mattress (Black form mats), Crampons, 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 trek equipment’s, ration and vegetables.

Trek Cost Exclusion

GST 5% (it is Mandatory)

Any kind of insurance (Trekup India recommends each trekker to get insurance)

Any Meals / accommodation beside the itinerary or no mentioned in the program

Any Bus / Airfare to/from trek start / end point

Personal Medical expenses, do carry your own person medication

Any personal services such as Laundry, phone call, liquors, mineral water etc.

Any still / video camera fee

Any Entrance fee Monuments, Monasteries, Museums, Temples – Pay direct 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 kind of emergency evacuation charges

Any services that is not mentioned in cost inclusion section

How To Reach Kasol?


Trek Route

Day 01: Kasol - Grahan Village by Trek

Day 02: Grahan – Min Thach by trek

Day 3: Min Thach – Nagaru by Trek

Day 04: Nagaru – Biskeri Thach via Sar Pass by Trek

Day 5: Biskeri Thach – Barshaini

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