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Beas Kund Trek, Manali

Visit the origin of Beas river at an altitude of 12,772 ft in Himachal Pradesh

Beas Kund Trek, Manali

Duration

3 Days/2 Nights

Pickup Point

Manali mall road

Maximum Altitude

12,772 ft

Best time to visit

Summer, Spring, Autumn

Difficulty level

Easy, Moderate

Accomodation

Tent

Overview

The mighty river of Beas originates from Beas Kund situated at an altitude of 12,772 ft in Himachal Pradesh. Sage Vyas was believed to take bath in Beas river at Beas Kund while he meditated and wrote the holy hindu epic Mahabharat. Beas Kund trek is famous for its grasslands and thousand years old alpine lake.

The trek to Beas Kund starts from the heart of Himachal Pradesh Manali. This trek offers you the best picturesque views of your lifetime. While on the trail, walk alongside the beautiful Beas river through the dense forest of oak, fir and walnuts and catch the glimpse of snow peaks like Friendship Peak, Shitidhar, Ladakhi and Hanuman Tibba. From the summit, one is also able to spot Mt Indrasen, Deo Tibba and more peaks from the Pir Panjal range. This trek is suitable for beginners and is a perfect weekend getaway from your mundane lifestyle.

Note- If you are a group of 2 or more people, the trek can be organized anyday.

Quick info:
Beas Kund trek distance: 16 km
Beas Kund trek temperature: 10 to 20 degree
Beas Kund trek best time to visit: May to July and September to October are the best months for the trek.
Beas Kund altitude: 12,772 ft
Beas Kund trek difficulty level: Easy to moderate

Brief Itinerary

Day 1: Drive from Manali to Solang Base Camp and Trek to Dhundi 

  • Drive distance- 15 km, Drive time- 1 hour
  • Trek distance- 8 km, Trek time- 5 to 6 hours trek
  • Altitude- 6,730 ft to  8,156 ft
  • Meals- Lunch and dinner
  • Stay- Camp

Day 2: Trek from Dhundi to Bakarthatch and to Beas Kund and back to Dhundi

  • Trek distance- 12 km, Trek time- 8 to 9 hours trek
  • Altitude-  8,156 ft to 9,465 ft to 12,772 ft and back
  • Meals- Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Stay- Camp

Day 3:  Trek from Dhundi to Solang Valley and drive to Manali

  • Drive distance- 15 km, Drive time- 1 hour
  • Trek distance- 8 km, Trek time- 5 to 6 hours trek
  • Altitude- 8,156 ft to 6,730 ft 
  • Meals- Lunch and dinner
  • Stay- Camp

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Drive from Manali to Solang Base Camp and Trek to Dhundi 

  • In this Beas Kund Manali trek package group will assemble at goStops Manali early in the morning and will be transferred to Solang base camp.
  • Meet your trek guide and after a quick briefing session start your trek to Dhundi Village.
  • The snow-capped mountains are visible throughout the trail as you pass through the dense forests of Oak, Fir and Walnuts.
  • It will be an 8 km trek and will take you 5 to 6 hours to reach.
  • Upon reaching Dhundi, check into the campsite and freshen up.
  • Dhundi is famous for its stunning view of the Hanuman Tibba.
  • Enjoy hot and fresh lunch while treating your eyes with the beautiful view of Hanuman Tibba.
  • Evening is free for leisure, soak into the beautiful views all around and spend some fun time with fellow travelers around the bonfire under star studded sky.
  • Later in the night dinner will be served and overnight in camps.

Day 2: Trek from Dhundi to Bakarthatch and to Beas Kund and back to Dhundi

  • Wakeup to the beautiful view of Hanuman tibba and after scrumptious breakfast start your much awaited trek to Beas Kund via Bakarthatch.
  • Walk through the Lush green meadows filled with the local shepherds alongside the Beas river.
  • Arrive Beas Kund after a 4-5 hour of trek. Beas Kund is known as the source of the Beas river. 
  • Have your packed lunch near the river and enjoy the mystical views of the surrounding at the same time.
  • After spending some time at the Beas Kund start your trek back to Dhundi.
  • Enjoy the soothing scenery of the beautiful snow capped mountains as you descend.
  • Upon reaching the campsite have your dinner and rest for the day in camps under the sky full of stars.

Day 3:  Trek from Dhundi to Solang Valley and drive to Manali

  • Get up in the morning and enjoy your breakfast.
  • Start your journey towards Solang Base Camp.
    Reach Solang and start your journey back to Manali.
  • Reach Manali by evening as your memorable Manali experience comes to an end.

How to reach?

By Air: The nearest airport is at Bhuntar, located approximately 50 kilometres away from Manali. Domestic flights connect Bhuntar with Delhi and Chandigarh. Once at the airport, you can take a taxi to Manali.

By Train: The closest train station to Manali is Ambala Cantt, which is 200 km away. Another option is to get a train to Chandigarh, which is 250 km away. Ambala Cantt is on the Delhi Amritsar route.

By Road: Roads connect Manali to different places including Delhi, Chandigarh, Dehradun and Ambala. There are several private buses as well that connect the hill station with different part of the state.

Things to Carry

  • Rucksack (Min 55 Ltrs with rain cover)
  • Trekking Shoes, Floaters or Sandals
  • Quick Dry Tees
  • Track Pants
  • Cotton socks
  • Pair of woolen socks
  • Rain jacket or Poncho 
  • 1 Full Sleeves Sweater or Fleece Jacket,1 Heavy Jacket, 1 Pair of Thermal
  • Quick-dry towel
  • Windproof Jacket
  • Woolen Cap
  • Gloves
  • Sun Cap
  • Scarf
  • Lip Balm
  • Cold Cream & SunScreen (SPF 40+)
  • Packed food
  • Water Bottle 1 
  • Powerbank
  • Headlamp or torch with fresh pair of batteries
  • Personal Toiletries 
  • Personal Basic Medical Kit
  • Sunglasses
  • People who use spectacles (Use Photochromic glasses instead of contact lenses)
  • Trekking Pole
  • Extra Polythene

Inclusion

Beas Kund trek package includes:

  • Camping in tents on twin/triple sharing basis
  • Sleeping bags and sleeping mats
  • Nutritious food - All meals during the trek, Lunch on Day 1 to Lunch on Day 3 (the usual menu is veg, eggs/canned meat can be provided on special request)
  • Experienced & professional trek leader/guides, first aid
  • Services of a cook and support staff
  • Porters or mules to carry common luggage
  • Facility to keep you extra luggage at the base camp
  • Forest entry permits and camping charges, if any
  • Transport from Manali to Solang

Exclusion

Beas Kund trek package excludes:

  • Personal essentials
  • Equipment - Gumboots, trekking poles, etc.
  • Insurance - Personal and travel insurances.
  • Beverage - Mineral water bottles/bottled or canned beverages
  • Snacks - Chocolate, dry fruits, protein or nutrition bar.
  • Entertainment - Camera or drone fees.
  • Transportation - The charges of transportation on day 1 and 6 are to be borne and shared between the trekkers.
  • In case if your trek remains incomplete or uninitiated because of "force majeure" or by personal choice after you arrive at the starting point, you will not be able to get a refund, reschedule or replace any services that remain unutilized by you.
  • Any additional cost incurred due to changes in Government Guidelines related to travel/trek/COVID-19 will be borne by the trekkers.
  • Loading and unloading of personnel luggage.
  • Anything that is not mentioned in inclusions.
  • Any king of emergency evacuation charges.

Advisory

  1. Rent gear: You can reduce the hassle of buying gear like trek pants, jackets, shoes and rent them for the trek at an additional cost.

  2. Guests must be vaccinated with both doses of Covid vaccine.

  3. The organization reserves the rights to modify the trek during any emergencies or natural calamities.

  4. In unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, the trek may get canceled or altered. In such cases, the operator will try to provide with an alternate option. However, a cash refund will not be applicable in this situation.

Cancellation Policy

  • If cancellation is made 30 days before the date of travel, 25% of the total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees

  • If cancellation is made 15 to 30 days before the date of travel, 50% of the total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees

  • If cancellation is made 0 to 15 days before the date of travel, 100% of the total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.

Frequently Asked Questions

The maximum altitude that you’ll climb during this trek is 12,772 ft. You’ll be able to witness the view of multiple snow peaks from the top.
All the members of support staff are certified in wilderness first aid and are trained for all concerns related to high altitude. The staff will be carrying a first aid kit to ensure the maximum safety of the trekkers.
This trek starts from Solang Base Camp and one has to cover the total distance of 16 km to complete this trek. You will also be accompanied by guides who will keep guiding and motivating you throughout the journey.
Absolutely. The safety of girls is of foremost importance to us. We always create a friendly environment for everyone on the trek. All our guides and other support crew are carefully chosen for your trips who are very experienced and reliable.
Beas Kund altitude is 12,700 ft. Expect it to be very cold even in summer. In May, June, and July, the temperatures could drop to around 1-2 degrees at night and lower if there is snow. In September and October, there won’t be snow, but the temperatures could drop to 3-4 degrees post sundown.
The best suited shoes for this trek route are the ones that are breathable and light in weight. Also, ankle support is a very important thing to take care of while buying the perfect pair of shoes. You can go for brands like- Decathlon, Wildcraft, Quechua, etc. In the winters, you’ll require gators or gumboots which you can rent from the base village
Beas Kund is a 4-day trek. Accommodation will be in tents on all the days – each tent will be shared by two trekkers.
Veg Nutritious food is provided during the trek on all days. Eggs/canned meat can be provided on special request.
In the month of June you are likely to find snow. However, this depends on the amount of snowfall that happens in the preceding winter. Throughout the year Beas Kund weather is bit cold.
The trek is led by professional trek leaders who have completed basic and advanced mountaineering courses. There will be one guide who leads the group and another guide who will be walking at the end of the group making sure of the safety of the whole group.

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