GENERAL DETAILS

Grade: 3/10
Max Altitude: 3690 m
Approx Trekking Km: 16 Km
Temperature in Summers: 20 to 25C day and falls to 5 to 7C at night
Temperature in Winters: 10 to 15C day and nearly 0 to 7C at night

Specialty: high-altitude alpine glacial lake, Camp near the base of high Himalayan peaks covered with snow

Beas Kund one of the most beautiful short treks near Manali in Himachal Pradesh. It is a three day trek to the origin of the river Beas, which is at an altitude of 3810 meter above sea level. The trek goes through the beautiful Solang valley which lies between Solang village and Beas Kund. It feels an achievement to trek from Solang valley to reach source of massive Beas River. One gets a chance to experience the sight of a magnificent thousand year old glacier.

Itinerary

Day 1: Manali to Solang Nalla-Dhundhi- Bhakar Thach (21 km drive from Manali to Dhundi and 4.5 km trek to Bhakar Tatch(4-5 Hrs)

The pick-up would be arranged from the Manali mall road at 1000 am. It would be crossing the roaring river on the way to Bhakartach. Bhakartach is a lush green camping site amidst the Solang Valley.
Trek would start at around 11:30 and would be a 4.5 km moderate climb to the first day camping site at Bhakartach.

Day 2: Bhakartach to Beas Kund and back to Bhakartach (7 km /7-8 Hrs)

Second day starts with worm up exercise and starching .After breakfast our trek will start. Entire trail is rocky and through the huge boulders and moderate climb to the source of the mighty Beas River. Source is also known as Beas Kund.
Today’ camping site would be same as previous day. A clear water stream and a waterfall would be our companion. The area is surrounded by Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal range making it one of the most beautiful meadow.

Day 3: Bhakartach to Dhundi (4.5 km/3hrs) and 21 km drive back to Manali (1.5 Hrs)

Day starts with worm up exercise and starching. After breakfast, trek starts around 1000 and same trail of 4.5 km would be followed on the way back from Bhakartach to Dhundi.
It would be an easy day as we descend the entire route starting with boulders, followed by green meadows along the river Beas.
From Dhundi, it would take one hour drive back to Manali via Solang which would be in pre-arranged cabs.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation (Camping)
  • Meals while on trek
  • Trek equipments
  • Permits
  • First aid medical kits and oxygen cylinder
  • Qualified & experienced trek Leader, Guide and Support staff and High Altitude Chef
  • Transport from Manali - Dhundi -Manali

Exclusions

  • Accommodation and meals in Manali.(1 st day Breakfast day and last day lunch )
  • Any kind of personal expenses
  • Food during the transit
  • Insurance
  • Mules or porter to carry personal luggage
  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.
  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the head “Price Includes”

If you are beginner kindly offload your backpack, because trekking with heavy backpack in mountains is not an easy task especially when you are carrying around 8-10 kg uphill.

If you wish to offload your backpack, you can give it to Mule/porter. Charges of offloading backpack 300per Day. Inform us in advance so that we can arrange.
The backpack cannot weigh more than 11 kg. Backpack should have waterproof cover.

How to Reach Manali:-

By Air:-

Bhuntar, which is 52 km away from Manali, is the nearest airport. Taxi services are available from Bhuntar to Manali. Bhuntar is well connected to Delhi by air.Kindly check online for other informations.

By Road:-

Manali is well connected to Delhi. 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.
Like the onward journey, buses leave from Manali to Delhi between 4 and 6 p.m. Your tentative arrival at Delhi may be anywhere between 6 and 10 am. Plan your onward journeys only post noon giving enough buffer for bus delays.

What to take:-

Trekking shoes: There will be several slippery patches on the trail, and you will need trekking shoes with good grip. Sports shoes will not be comfortable enough.

Backpack (50-60 liter): A backpack with sturdy straps and a supporting frame. Rain cover for backpack is essential.

Two warm layers: At the campsites, especially the higher ones, the temperature after sundown will drop to around 2-6 degrees. You will need at least three warm layers (two lights layers such as fleece and woolen and one padded jacket) for this trek.

Two trek pants: One pair of pants should suffice for this trek. But you can carry one spare pair in case the first one gets wet. Wear one pair and carry one pair.

Two collared t-shirts: Carry light, full sleeved t-shirts that prevent sun burns on the neck and arms. Again, wear one and carry one.

Thermals (Optional): Those who are more susceptible to cold can carry thermals to wear at night.

Accessories:-

  • Sunglasses: Sunglasses are to prevent snow blindness. There might be snow closer to the lake, so carry a pair of sunglasses.
  • Sun cap: The sun is more
  • Hand gloves: One pair of fleece or woolen hand gloves. One pair of water proof/resistant, wind proof gloves.
  • Balaclava: You may use woolen scarves instead as well.
  • Socks (3-4 pairs): You can take a pair of woolen socks for the day one at night and one as backup.
  • Headlamp/LED torch: Mandatory
  • Trekking pole: It will you a lot while ascending as well as descending.
  • Daypack (20 liter): If you are offloading your backpack, you will need a smaller backpack to carry water, medical kit and some light snacks.
  • Toiletries (Sunscreen, moisturizer, light towel, lip balm, toilet paper, toothbrush, toothpaste)
  • Two water bottles: 1 liter each
  • Plastic covers: While packing, use plastic bags to compartmentalize things and carry few extra plastic bags for wet clothes.

Mandatory Personal Medical Kit:-

  • Diamox – 10 tablets (to prevent AMS)
  • Crocin – 6 tablets (fever)
  • Avomine – 4 tablets (motion sickness)
  • Avil 25mg – 4 tablets (allergies)
  • Combiflam – 4 tablets (Pain killer)
  • Disprin – 6 tablets (headache)
  • Norflox TZ & Lomofen – 6 tablets each (diarrhea)
  • Digene – 10 tablets (acidity)
  • Crepe bandage – 3 to 5 meters
  • Gauze – 1 small roll
  • Band aid – 10 strips
  • Cotton – 1 small roll
  • ORS – 10 packets
  • Betadine or any antiseptic cream
  • Moov spray (aches, & sprains)