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Beas Kund Trek: Discovering the Serenity of the Himalayas
The Beas Kund Trek is one of the most sought-after trekking destinations in the Indian Himalayas. It is a perfect getaway to experience the tranquility of the mountains. The trek offers a breathtaking view of the snow-capped peaks, lush green meadows, glistening streams, and an experience of the rich flora and fauna.
Beas Kund, a captivating glacial lake, is not only a visual treat for nature lovers but also a treasure trove of historical and cultural riches.
Embark on an unforgettable journey as we explore the mythical origins, spiritual significance and pristine beauty of Beas Kund.The trek is relatively easy and is suitable for all age groups.
Discover all the information you need to plan and prepare for your Beas Kund adventure in this comprehensive guide.
Elevation: The trek starts from Solang Valley, which is located at an altitude of 8,500 ft. The highest point on the trek is Beas Kund, which is located at an altitude of 12,772 ft.
Duration: The trek can be completed in 3 to 4 days, depending on the trekker’s pace and fitness level.
Best Time to Visit: The best time to undertake this trek is from mid-May to mid-October. During this time, the weather remains favorable and the skies are usually clear, providing an unobstructed view of the surrounding mountains.
Difficulty Level: The Beas Kund Trek is a moderate level trek, suitable for beginners and experienced trekkers. The trail is well-defined and not too steep, making it an ideal choice for those who want to experience trekking in the Himalayas for the first time.
Route: The trek starts from Solang Valley and passes through stunning landscapes such as Dhundi, Bakarthach, and Beas Kund. The trail takes you through dense forests, gushing streams, and snow-clad mountains.
Weather: The weather in the Himalayas is unpredictable, and it is advisable to carry warm clothes and raincoats. The temperature during the day ranges from 10°C to 15°C and drops to 0°C to 5°C at night.
Inclusions: The trek package includes food, accommodation in tents, experienced trek guides, and porters to carry the luggage.
Highlights of the Beas Kund Trek
- Explore the source of the Beas River, one of the most prominent rivers in North India.
- Experience the breathtaking beauty of the Kullu Valley in Himachal Pradesh, nestled amidst snow-capped mountains.
- Discover the ancient Hindu legends surrounding Sage Vyas and the composition of the Mahabharata.
- Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and traditions of the region by participating in local festivals and visiting ancient temples.
- Connect with nature and rejuvenate your body, mind, and spirit as you trek through diverse landscapes, from lush meadows and dense forests to rugged mountain terrain.
Natural Beauty and Landscape
Beas Kund is located in the heart of the Dhauladhar mountain range and is surrounded by some of the most awe-inspiring landscapes. The trek takes you through dense pine forests, which give way to alpine meadows and eventually, the rocky terrain leading to Beas Kund. Along the way, you come across several gurgling streams, cascading waterfalls, and towering peaks that offer a mesmerizing view.
As you climb higher, you encounter the snowline, which adds to the charm of the trek. The view of the snow-clad mountains against the blue sky is simply breathtaking. The Beas Kund lake, nestled amidst the towering peaks, is a sight to behold. The crystal clear water of the lake reflects the surrounding mountains, making it a photographer’s paradise.
Beas Kund holds a special place in Hindu mythology. According to legend, it was at this very spot that Sage Vyas, the author of the Mahabharata, meditated and took a dip in the lake to wash away his sins. The lake is believed to be the source of the Beas River, which is revered by the locals.
The trek to Beas Kund is not just about physical exertion but also offers a chance to connect with nature and spirituality. The tranquil surroundings of the lake make it an ideal spot for meditation and introspection.
Skiing and Other Activities
Apart from trekking, Beas Kund is also known for skiing. The snow-clad peaks and the pristine landscape offer an ideal setting for skiing enthusiasts. The ski season in the region starts in December and continues till March.
Other activities that you can indulge in include camping, photography, and birdwatching. The region is home to several rare bird species, including the Himalayan monal and the koklass pheasant.
Community Engagement and Ecotourism
As we explore the wonders of Beas Kund, we also recognize the importance of preserving its natural beauty and supporting the local communities. Our Community Engagement and Ecotourism section highlights the various initiatives we undertake, such as:
- Partnering with local guides and businesses to promote responsible tourism.
- Organizing clean-up drives and promoting Leave No Trace principles.
Are you ready to embark on the adventure of a lifetime? Click here to book your Beas Kund trek and experience the unparalleled beauty, history, and spirituality of this sacred destination.
Manali - Embracing the Charm of a Vibrant Hill Station
- Arrive at Manali, the picturesque starting point of your Beas Kund adventure
- Check-in to your hotel and acclimatize to the altitude
- Immerse yourself in the bustling local markets of Mall Road and Old Manali
- Discover the rich heritage of Hadimba Devi Temple, Manu Temple, and Vashisht Temple
- Unwind and relax by the soothing banks of the Beas River
- Overnight stay at the hotel
Solang Valley & Dhundi - Venturing into the Enchanted Wilderness
- Relish a hearty breakfast at the hotel
- Drive through the adrenaline-pumping Solang Valley, famous for its adventure sports
- Reach Dhundi, the starting point of the trek
- Embark on an invigorating trek from Dhundi to Bakarthatch
- Distance: 14 km
- Trek duration: 6-7 hours
- Altitude gain: 2,300 m
- Wander through enchanting forests, vibrant rhododendron trees, and serene meadows
- Encounter diverse Himalayan birds and wildlife amidst breathtaking vistas
- Set up camp at Bakarthatch and gather around a cozy bonfire
- Dinner and overnight stay at the camp
Beas Kund - Unveiling the Crown Jewel of the Himalayas
- Savor a delicious breakfast at the camp
- Trek from Bakarthatch to Beas Kund, the sacred glacial lake
- Distance: 6 km
- Trek duration: 4-5 hours
- Altitude gain: 600 m
- Traverse moraines and glacial remnants to reach the pristine Beas Kund
- Stand in awe of the surrounding mountains, such as Hanuman Tibba and Friendship Peak
- Retrace your steps to Bakarthatch
- Distance: 6 km
- Trek duration: 3-4 hours
- Altitude loss: 600 m
- Share a warm dinner beneath the dazzling night sky
- Overnight stay at the camp
Farewell to the Mountains - A Heartfelt Goodbye to Dhundi and Manali
- Breakfast at the camp
- Trek from Bakarthatch to Dhundi, cherishing your final moments in the mountains
- Distance: 14 km
- Trek duration: 5-6 hours
- Altitude loss: 2,300 m
- Drive back to Manali through the picturesque Solang Valley, reminiscing about your unforgettable experiences
- Check-in to your hotel in Manali (if needed) or embark on your onward journey
- Treasure the memories of the Beas Kund Trek, a life-changing adventure
Note: This itinerary is subject to change depending on weather conditions, trekker’s fitness levels, and other unforeseen circumstances. Always ensure you have a buffer day or two in case of any delays or emergencies. The 4-day itinerary might be more demanding physically, so make sure you’re well-prepared and in good shape.
- If a cancellation is made 30 days before to the scheduled departure date, a cancellation fee of 25.0% of the tour cost will be assessed.
- If a cancellation is made between 15 and 30 days prior to the departure date, a cancellation fee of 50.0% of the total tour cost will be assessed.
- If a cancellation is made between 0 and 15 days prior to the departure date, the full cost of the tour will be charged.
- The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking
- In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.