Beas Kund Trek - Solang Valley (Manali) - Trekking in Himachal Pradesh
One of the most beautiful short trek trail starting a little ahead from Solang Valley in Himachal Pradesh. The magic of Beas Kund Trek begins right at the Solang Valley 15 km away from Manali. This trip is full of gigantic trees with massive trunks as sentries protecting the visitor as they go deeper into the trail like a fairy tale turning into reality with the lovely Beas River tumbling in tiny streams throughout the trek. Solang valley is famous for its ski slopes & Paragliding. Our trek in Beas Kund is full of amazing views of lush green meadows, glaciers and snow-capped mountain peaks. The trail reaches the birthplace of the River Beas via Dhundi – Bakarthach to enter the Beas Kund Glacier. This trekking trail is recommended for both beginners and experienced trekkers as it is an enjoyable and moderate level trek.
Highlights about Beas Kund Trek:
Witness some of the most beautiful scenery of the majestic mountains and the beckoning valleys.
Quality time spent on the white mighty mountain peaks.
The trail on small streams throughout the journey.
Hot spring bath with the beautiful serene surrounding.
Visiting the famous Vashisht Temple.
Time spent on clicking pictures of the enchanting views of the meadows.
Learn about the local culture and their day to day life.
Basic Details about Beas Kund Trek:
The height of Trek: 12,140 feet
Difficulty level: Easy
Age group: 12-45 years
Trek distance: 20.5 Km (one way)
How to Reach Beas Kund Trek in Manali:
Manali is connected to all the states across India. One can travel by road or by Air. Delhi is taken as a reference to Guide our trekkers. So plan accordingly.
Reach Manali by Road:
Manali is connected to Delhi by bus routes. Take an overnight bus from Delhi, and you will reach Manali in 12 - 14 hours. Tickets can be booked online at www.redbus.in or www.hrtc.gov.in
Reach Manali by Air:
Kullu–Manali Airport in Bhuntar, which is 52 km away from Manali, is the nearest airport. Taxi services are available from Airport to Manali, which costs about Rs. 700- Rs1000.
Tip: Since Delhi to Manali is a long journey, most Volvo private buses leave Delhi between 5 pm and 6 pm. The last HRTC bus leaves at 8.30 pm from ISBT Kashmere Gate. Plan your onward journeys only post noon is giving enough buffer for bus delays.
Detailed Beas Kund Trek Itinerary:
Day 1 – Manali to Manali base camp (6732 feet)
Manali is one prominent sightseeing spot in India with places like Hadimba Devi Temple, Tibetan Monastery, Mall road and more. The onwards journey from Manali base camp is at 2 pm from Manali bus stop where our representatives welcome all the travellers and help you all get a ride towards Katerni. Hence all trekkers are requested to reach the first campsite by morning time. This drive is about 8kms, and by max, it takes 40mins to reach the campsite. Once you are there by 3.00 pm to 3.30 pm, overnight stay arrangements are at the campground.
Day 2 - Katerni to Dhundi via Solang (9000 feet)
Drive to Solang valley begins early morning post breakfast. Solang Valley is the starting point of many treks in Himachal Pradesh; it boasts some of the best skiing slopes in India. Our trek in the valley proceeds with gradual ascending from the valley for around 8km alongside the River Beas. The trail follows the river Beas and many times crossing the stream from one side to the other until finally reaching our overnight stay campsite at Dhundi.
Day 3 – Dhundi to Bakarthach (10800 feet)
This days trek is of 5km long towards the boulders and moraines of dying glaciers. As we continue further into the trek, we reach the scenic campsite at the pastures of Bakarthach which is the “Shepherd’s field “high altitude meadow. It’s easy to find flocks of sheep grazing in this ever enchanting meadows for the Gaddis – A hardy nomadic tribe of shepherds. Trekkers can feel their senses tingled with the sun and windswept fields along with the overnight stay in the tent.
Day 4 – Bakarthach to Beas Kund and back to Bakarthach (12140 feet)
Beas Kund is through the short climb up the ridge of Bhoj Patra. We start the day early with the climb up the hill through the Bhoj Patra. One can notice a lot of birch trees for which the local name is Bhoj Patra. Once we reach the source of the major river of North India, we are free to spend time at the glacial tarn of the Beas Kund. On day’s completion with the excursion of the Beas Kund plateau, our return journey begins. We will get back to Bakarthach in the evening.
Day 5 – Bakarthach to Manali via Solang (6732 feet)
Our return trek to Solang begins post breakfast in the same route through Dhundi. Once we reach Solang, we all will board the vehicle pre-booked for all of us towards Manali. This marks the end of our Beas Kund trek.
The FAQ on Beas Kund Trek:
1. When is the best time recommended for the trek?
Best time to go for Beas Kund Trek is from June to October.
2. How difficult is the Beas Kund Trek?
Beas Kund Trek in comparison is easy to moderate difficulty with other high altitude treks.
3. How much distance do we have to trek each day?
On average, we cover roughly 6-7kms between our camping stations.
4. What will happen if a trek is extended?
Beyond our controllable reasons when the trek is extended, then additional charges tend to be applied.
5. Who will be our lead guide person?
Lead guide person is certified & experienced personnel. These guides are locally sourced and have other team members including local guides, cook, helpers, and porters.
6. Is this trek safe for girls?
Trek is planned with a male: female ratio. As an organizer, we make sure that their tents are shared only with other female trekkers.
7. Many people in a tent?
Our tents are all three-person tents.
8. What is the level of fitness expected from the trekkers?
Good physical and mental fitness is expected to complete the Trek. Beas Kund Trek is ideal for beginners to familiarize themselves with similar high altitude treks.
9. Typical Food menu during a trek?
Wholesome and nutritious breakfast, lunch and evening snacks are served. We believe and serve only vegetarian food as it is easy to digest and preferable in high altitudes.
10. What if we encounter a medical emergency?
We are trained to manage emergencies in high altitudes. Our lead guide is professionals and experienced. Our team do carry emergency first aid kits and oxygen cylinder.
What is included in the tour
- All breakfasts, lunches and dinners from Manali to Manali (VEG)
- Transport from Manali-Manali base camp & Manali base camp-Solang & Solang-Manali
- All accommodation from Manali to Manali
- All camping equipment’s
- Medical Kit
- Professional Trek Leaders (Experienced Guide/Staff)
- All forests permits
What is NOT included in the tour
- Travel insurance and other emergencies
- Last Day Dinner is not included
- Mules (A Hybrid Animal) to carry personal luggage
- Last Day accommodation is not included
- Bottled beverages
- Photography accessories like cameras, etc.
- Anything that not mention in “inclusions”
- 1 Pair of Thermal
- 3 Pair of Socks + 1 Pair of woolen socks
- 2 Pair of Hand Gloves (Water Proof & Fleece material)
- Sun Cap
- Woolen Cap
- Neck Warmer (Scarf/Buff)
- 2 Quick Dry Full Sleeves (T-Shirt)
- 1 Full sleeves Fleece
- 1 Wind Proof Jacket (windcheater/Heavy Jacket)
- 2 Track Pants (No Cotton or Jeans)
- Sun Glass
- Sunscreen, Lip balm, Moisturizer.
- Trek Pole
- Trekking Shoes (No Sports shoes or Woodland shoes)
- Poncho (The Gear used to protect from Rain)
- Day pack (Small one)
- BackPack 60 liters (+ Rain cover)
- 2 Water Bottles
- Toilet Paper & Wet Wipes
- Hand Sanitizer
- Antibacterial Powder
- Tooth Brush
- Quick Dry Towel
Medicines to carry
- Crocin (1Strip)
- Disprin (1 Strip)
- Lomotil (1 Strip)
- Digene (1Strip)
- Band-Aid - Qty 5
- Neusphorine Powder
- Betadine Tube
- Vomistop/Avomine (Motion Sickness Tablet)