Region: Kullu Valley.
Duration: 3 Days.
Season: May to June & September to November.
Group Size: 15 Persons.
Maximum Altitude: 3650m.
Accommodations: 2 Nights In Camp.
Activities: 3 Days Hiking.
Meals: 2 Breakfasts / 3 Pack-Lunch / 2 Dinners.
Trip Begin: Manali.
Trip End: Manali.
This is the most popular trek in the Kullu valley. This trek is a superb introduction to trekking in the Himalaya. Beas Kund is a holy lake where Rishi Vyas (author of the great Hindu epic – Mahabharata) took his daily bath. River Beas originates from here. Beas Kund Trek is a short trek in Himachal Pradesh near Manali and one most famous trek in Manali trekking circuit is trek to the source of the Beas River is Beas Kund Trek. Beas Kund trek is short trek but it is full of stunning views of glaciers and snow clad peaks. Solang Nalla base camp is 13 km from Manali and 1 hour drive, a popular place for tourists for ski slopes, Para gliding etc. Dhundhi camp gives first glimpse of Mt. Hanuman Tibba and Seven Sisters. Walking under shadows of high mountains of Pir Panjal Range, this trek does not require you to have high altitude experience.
HOW TO REACH MANALI
HOW TO REACH MANALI
The nearest airport serving this beautiful hill station is situated at Bhuntar. Known as Kullu Manali Airport, it is at a distance of approximately 60 from Manali.
The road instead since there are some spellbinding picturesque views en route to be enjoyed. The destination has a good connectivity by road with cities like Delhi, Ambala, Chandigarh and Shimla serving as pivotal points. A number of bus services including private services like the very comfortable Volvo ply frequently from Delhi to Manali.
The closest railway station is Chandigarh (315 km) or Pathankot (290 km). You can make your travel bookings till either of these two cities and then take a prepaid bus or a cab till Manali.
- One of the easy/short treks around Manali which shows you the panoramic views of the Pir Panjal range.
- This Trek brings you closer to glaciers, glacial lakes, Moraines and towering peaks.
- Tracing a river to its source is enthralling as it makes you trod on unusual landscapes.
- You can experience beautiful picturesque landscapes, comprising of magnificent mountains, forests, grasslands and beckoning valleys.
DAY 01 - DRIVE FROM MANALI 2050M TO DHUNDI 2800M AND TREK TO BAKARTHACH 3300M (5 KM, 3 TO 4 HOURS).
Drive from Manali to Dhundi is 25 km and it takes 1 hour. We start our trek from Dhundi. And follow the trail along the river Beas. We cross the stream several times and walk through forests of oak, fir and walnuts. Enroute, we get glimpses of many known peaks of Dhauladhar and Pirpanjhal Ranges including Seven sisters, Hanuman Tibba, Shitidhaar and Friendship peak., Through boulders and narrow streams of a dying glacier, we reach our campsite at Bakarthatch, that means ‘shepherd’s field’. There we set up an overnight base. You can explore in and around the campsite, look at flocks of sheep grazing peacefully.
: Pack Lunch & Dinner.
DAY 02 - TREK FROM BAKARTHACH 3300M TO BEAS KUND LAKE 3650M AND BACK TO BAKARTHACH 3300M (4 KM, 6 TO 7 HOURS).
We start early today. After a short climb up the ridge through Bhoj Patr, we will reach Beas Kund. We will see the serene glacial lake of Beas Kund that is the origin of the mighty river Beas.Beas Kund is also the base camp for surrounded peaks like Friendship, Ladakhi, and Shitidhar and one highly technical pyramid-shaped peak, Hanuman Tibba. Later we return to camp at Bakarthatch.
: Breakfast, Pack Lunch & Dinner.
DAY 03 - TREK FROM BAKARTHATCH 3300M TO DHUNDI/ SOLANG VALLEY & DRIVE TO MANALI 2050M (5 KM, 4 HOURS).
Today we descend to Solang Nallah by the same route that was used for coming up. From Solang Nallah, we drive back to Manali. You will be dropped at the Manali bus stand late in the evening.
: Breakfast, Pack Lunch.
What is included in the tour
- The services of an educated Himalayan Yeti Adventure representative or escort / guide, well versed with native flora/fauna, topography & culture during the entire trek program.
- During the trek, all camping logistics and mules / porters/ to carry luggage. Participants will be required to carry only their day sacks with their daily essentials etc.
- Camping on twin sharing basis in 2-man tents, with foam mattresses, sleeping bags and kitchen tent, toilet tent etc.
- One Cook and camp helper/s with all necessary kitchen items, utensils etc.
- All transportation as per the itinerary, inclusive of transfers to the roadhead before the trek and transfer from the roadhead to Manali, after the conclusion of the trek.
- Boiled drinking water during the trek and warm water for personal ablutions in the morning.
- All meals during the trek program.
- Wildlife / environmental Permits and Levies, wherever required.
- All camping charges.
- Trek Briefing / debriefing & guides charges.
- Charges for following the global ‘Leave No Trace’ protocol.
- Insurance of the trekking staff
- Good medical / first aid kit with Oxygen Cylinders.
What is NOT included in the tour
- Any accidental, travel or medical insurance. It is advisable for the participants to get themselves comprehensively insured before the tour.
- Any expenses of a personal nature.
- Any and all evacuation charges (medical or otherwise), or hospitalization or physicians consultation charges. Your own insurance policy should also, ideally, cover this.
Insulated, waterproof boots are best. They have thick soles, rubber/leather uppers and insulation. Flip Flops/ Crocs.
Wool or synthetic socks with wicking liners promote warm, dry feet. (this item is to be bought by the clients themselves)
Layer your clothing so it can be adjusted to your activity level and the weather. Avoid cotton.
Base layer: Synthetics and wool retain warmth even when wet. Wear long underwears (top and bottem) that wicks away moisture, insulates well and dries quickly. Choose from microlight, lightweight or midweight versions based on the temperature and your activity level. A zippered top lets you adjust body heat as you stop and go. (this item is to be bought by the clients themselves, easily available in Decathlon Stores)
Upper Insulating layer: Polyester fleece makes a good insulating mid-layer since it retains heat when wet and breathes as you exercise.
Outer layer: A waterproof, breathable shell jacket and pants keep you dry and fend off wind.
Down feather jacket: - Can be used while relaxing or walking outside in the camp area.
Hat, Gloves and Accessories.
Keep your head and hands covered to prevent loss of body heat and to protect from sunburn.
A wool or synthetic hat, headband or balaclava retains heat; a wide-brimmed hat or a ball cap can shade your eyes on sunny days.
Sunglasses and sunscreen will protect you from burning UV rays which are especially intense when reflected off of snow.
COTTON SCARF good for dust and to protect neck from sunburn ,WATER BOTTLE, HYDRATION BAG.
Head Lamp & spare batteries.
CAMERA dustproof cover and spare batteries and memory card, GOPRO IS JUST GREAT.
MONEY BELT or secure portion of bag.
PERSONAL TOILETRIES including lip cream, hand wash (alcohol-based), sunscreen and TOWEL.
PENKNIFE , JOURNAL, SKETCH PAD, PLAYING CARDS, BOOK, READING LIGHT, SEWING KIT, etc.
Small PADLOCK for stored bag.
Trekking Day Bag upto 65 to 85 Ltr.
If you cancel 15 days before the trip begins Himalayan Yeti Adventure will retain 20% of the trip cost.
If you cancel 7 days before the trip begins, Himalayan Yeti Adventure will retain 30% of the trip cost.
If you cancel less than 7 days before the trip begins, or, are not present when the trip begins, there will be no-refund
No refund will be payable to any client who voluntarily leaves a trip en-route.