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
Duration: 3 days/2 nights
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:
Day01:: Manali-Solang Valley – Dhundi
Meet our representative at Solang then start trekking to Dhundi to on the first day itself. You will first pass the enchanting valley of Solang, which is a popular holiday destination in India. From here, you will walk to the campsite. Dhundi is a scenic spot with the Beas River filled with boulders flowing through here, and forested hills lining its banks. In the distance, you will be able to see the peak of Hanuman Tibba. You now begin your Beas Kund trek, and in its first leg, trek to Dhundi. It is a gradual and long climb through the mountains to this picturesque camping site. You will absolutely love camping by the river, and listening to the sound of the water splashing on the rocks.
Day 02: Dhundi – Beas Kund – Dhundi
This is the longest, toughest and the most important section of the Beas Kund trekking as it will take you near the origin of the river and then back to Dhundi. Just as you reach a little higher from the starting point, amazing views start appearing. The place has a heap of boulders, and makes an excellent photography spot. Velvety slopes will be seen from here, and below them, fir and spruce trees will be easily distinguishable. From here, you will also be able to see where the tree line ends, and grasslands take over.
After admiring the views, resume your hike, and after a while, you will reach another viewpoint. From here, you will be able to see grassy mountain slopes with sparse shrubs. In the distance, you will see the glacier along with the river emerging from it. Beyond the glaciers, barren mountains will be visible. Continue your Beas Kund trekking tour and arrive at yet another bewitching spot. By now, you would have reached way beyond the point where trees stop growing. Here you will notice that even shrubs are getting smaller and scantier. The mountains surrounding this spot have certain landslide marks, which are full of rocks. If you look carefully at the slopes, then you will realise that beyond a certain height, the grass has also disappeared altogether, and only barren and sharp cliffs remain. At the highest reaches of the slopes, some amount of snow will be visible as well.
After walking for about four hours today on your Beas Kund trek package, you will finally reach your destination. Beas Kund is a small alpine lake, where the waters seem bright blue. The numerous small streams together making up the main river will be clearly distinguishable to you. Some arise from the nearby glaciers while others have their origin in the pond itself. You may also find vibrant purple wildflowers growing on the grasslands around the pond. Take pictures, relax by the lake and explore the area more. Post this picturesque extravaganza, hike down and return to Bakartach.
Day 03: Dhundi to Solang Valley and Departure
Begin the final stretch of your excursion by hiking downhill to Solang Valley.Once you reach Solang you are free to Depart.
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 Meals from Manali to Manali (VEG) Lunch on day 1 till Lunch on day 3
- 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
- Toilet Tents
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”
Unforeseen handling costs due to weather disturbance, landslides, political unrest.
Personal expenses towards tips, telephone calls, laundry, beverages etc
- 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)