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3 Days/2 Nights
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1-2 Guide
Manali

Beas Kund Trek

Beas Kund is a high-altitude glacial lake situated amidst the Pir Panjal range at an altitude of 12,722 ft / approx 3700 mts. This is where the mighty Beas River originates and nourishes the entire Kullu Manali valley in its way before it enters Punjab at Kapurthala and later joins with Sutlej.

Beas kund happens to be one of the most famous treks around Manali and takes one into the rarely populated lush green meadows surrounded by several snow-capped high altitude peaks where one can enjoy a panoramic view of the Seven Sisters, Mt. Hanuman Tibba, Mt. Friendship Peak, Shitidhar peak and Ladakhi peak. Surrounded by vibrant green grasslands and further guarded by these massive peaks, sits the mighty Beas kund in its mesmerizing emerald and aquamarine shades.

Flora and fauna of the region are rare and astonishing with fir and spruce trees at lower parts of the trek to juniper bushes at higher ranges. Monal, the state bird of Himachal can be seen flying in these ranges along with ravens that often get confused with crows.

Legends have it that Rishi Vyas, who wrote the Mahabharata used to bathe in this glacial lake and meditate here. Locals of the valley believe it to have a religious significance hence maintaining the sanctity of the place is of utmost importance.

Best Time To Do Beas Kund Trek:

This trek can be done 7 months of the year, But the best time to do this trek is from the beginning of May to the end of October, Do You know why?

From May to mid-June you can see a huge amount of snow during the trek and from July to September you can see greenery and many species of flowers on the way to the Beas Kund trek Apart from this, the beauty of the region increases as in the end months the precipitation increases and the region becomes outstanding.

Trek in April:

April is the ending month of the Winter in Manali and the starting month of Adventure Trekking, so April is the best time to do the Beas Kund trek, April you will get unexpected snow on the trekking route, and April is the best time if you love to do snow trek.

Trek in May and June:

These two are a blessed month for every trekker, who loves to start the trek from grassland and reach to ice-covered beas kund through the snow, This time! Trekkers get various types of landscape viewing opportunities, Which remain in their memories for a lifetime.

Trek in August:

August month is a very beautiful and romantic month for the Beas Kund trek, on this month you see a variety of flowers on the way to this trek. Little warm and cool weather make this trek more must-do trek in August whether you are friends couple are family

Trek in September:

Beautiful Beas Kund in September is a choice with no regrets, September is the best month If you love to stay in the green mountains of the Himalayas and you can see beautiful snow-capped mountains this month.

Weather And Temperature in Beas Kund Trek:

Weather you know Beas Kund trek is a high altitude trek so the weather remains cool in most of the months here, on this trek you can expect little warm days and cool nights during the trek, so trekkers should prepare themselves according to the weather.

Temperature:

The temperature also changes in the weather accordingly.

During the winter the temperature drops down from 0 degrees Celsius to -9 degrees Celsius.

During the Summer when the sun comes out, it is quite comfortable to trek. The temperature is 6 – 12 degrees Celsius during the day and the nights with a temperature of 0 degrees Celsius to 5 degrees Celsius in summer.

Destination Beas Kund Trek – Trekking in Manali
Short Itinerary
  • Day 01: Drive from Manali to Dhundi and Trek to Bakarthach/Luhali Thach:
  • Day 02: Bakarthach/Luhali Thach to Beas Kund and Back:
  • Day 03: Bakarthach/Luhali Thach to Dhundi then Drive Back to Manali:
Included
  • Comfortable stay in an alpine/dome tent in Bakarthach/Luhali during the trek.
  • Alpine/dome tents on a 3-sharing basis.
  • insulation mats, and Sleeping bags.
  • Fully equipped First-aid kit with oxygen puff.
  • Four times meals a day from day 1 Lunch to day 3 Breakfast (meals during the trek)
  • Trekking permit and forest camping charges.
  • Services of an Expert Trekking Guide.
  • Services of an experienced trekking team, trekking instructor, cooks, and helpers.
  • Transport from Manali to Dhundi and Dhundi to Manali as per itinerary.
  • Certificate of Broza Adventures after completing the Trek.
  • Lifetime memories.
Excluded
  • Transport from Manali to the nearest airport/railway station.
  • Stay and eat in the Manali Hotel.
  • Any emergency.
  • Backpack offloading charges.
  • Personal potter.
  • Personal trekking equipment like trek pants, jackets, ruck-sack, trekking shoes, trekking poles, etc.
  • Insurance for trekkers.
  • Any personal expenses.
  • Anything not mentioned in the includes section.
Backpack Offloading Charges If Yes, we can help to carry the personal luggage of the trekker by paying some charges. Our fees for offloading backpacks are:

  • INR 1200/ per bag before 10 days of trekking date.
  • INR 1600/ per bag after reaching Manali. trekking.

Your luggage should not weigh more than 11 kg. you cannot carry a suitcase or a trolley bag on trekking.

Things To Carry On This Trek:
  • Good quality Trekking Shoes with good grip and ankle support.
  • Poncho/raincoat At high altitudes, snowfall and rain are quite common and it’s mandatory to carry a poncho.
  • You need to carry warm clothes with single layer feather/fiber warm jacket, fleece or down feather jacket. Carry 2 full-sleeved t-shirt. For lower and cotton pants suitable for trekking. Do not carry jeans or shorts for trekking.
  • 3 pairs of woolen socks
  • Thermals: Carry top and bottom thermals.
  • Sunglasses To protect from UV rays and sunlight in snow.
  • Headlamps/touch

Details

Beas Kund is a high-altitude glacial lake situated amidst the Pir Panjal range at an altitude of 12,722 ft / approx 3700 mts. This is where the mighty Beas River originates and nourishes the entire Kullu Manali valley in its way before it enters Punjab at Kapurthala and later joins with Sutlej.

  • Altitude: 2050m/6730 ft. to 3270m/10,720 ft.
  • Drive: Manali to Dhundi: 22 km (1-1.5 hours)
  • Trek distance: 4.5 km.
  • Trek time: 3-4 hours
  • Trail type: rocky, well marked by yellow arrows.
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Water source: fewer water sources, so it is recommended to carry at least 2 liters of water per person.
GAIN IN ALTITUDE: Manali is located at an altitude of 2050m/6730 ft, which will be our starting point from where we drive along the scenic Beas river to Dhundi, covering a distance of 22kms and reaching an altitude of 2840m/9320 ft. This is where the trek begins to Bakarthach, situated at an altitude of 3270m/10,720 ft. Therefore, the altitude gained on the first day will be approximately 1220m (3990ft). Today we start from Manali after breakfast and drive to Dhundi. The trek begins here. On reaching the hydro project after hiking on the newly constructed dusty road for about 400m, we cross the Beas River over a bridge or the glacier in case the bridge hasn't been set up yet, depending on which time of the year the trek takes place. On the other side of the river is a small (10 min) climb through the shrubs that leads us to Palchani Thach, which is a flat area often used for camping. The ascent from Palchani thach is gradual and takes one through grasslands and shrubs. The walking trail is easy and wide enough for another half an hour to 45 minutes. Now the trail gets slightly steep and rocky until one reaches the top of the ridge in the north direction. After reaching the top of the ridge, the view gets very picturesque with a panoramic view of the surrounding peaks, gushing through the moraine-covered glacier as well as overhanging glaciers on the peaks in the southwest direction. We are now almost over the tree line, where only scanty shrubs and grasslands can be seen. Bakarthach camps, which is our home for tonight, can be seen from a distance. From here, the trail is more or less flat, crossing over 2 small streams until we reach the first base camp in about 25-30 mins. Reach basecamp, enjoy tea and snacks, and rest through the evening. Enjoy a delicious dinner under the cover of a million stars, where one can even spot the Milky Way and shooting stars if it's a clear night.
  • Altitude: 3270m/10,720 ft to 3690m/12772 ft.
  • Trek distance: 12 km fro.
  • Trek time: 7 to 8 hours
  • Trail type: moraine with a steep ascent
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Water source: 4-5 water sources spread evenly throughout the trek, so carrying 1 liter of water per person would be enough.
The trek begins post breakfast. Each person must carry their water bottles and rain cover along with refreshments and packed lunch provided at the camp in a small daypack (small bag). The initial 30 mins is an easy hike through a mix of boulders and flat ground until the base of the hill where a small stream intersects with the trail, after which the climb gets steep and narrow for the next 45 mins-1 hour until we reach the ridge. At the ridge, we enter the moraine area (a moraine is a deposition of loosely packed rocks and boulders that are carried by the glacier underneath and left back as the glacier melts). One needs to be very careful and alert while crossing this area as the rocks might be a bit unstable. This continues for about 600-700 mts, after which we are led to a narrow mountain path leading to a huge flat plateau facing two magnificent waterfalls. The one on the right falls into the Beas Kund, while the one on the left joins Beas later in its course. We continue hiking through the flat ground directed straight toward the small waterfall on the right and reach Beas Kund in another hour. Enjoy the serenity while maintaining the sanctity of the place. We return through the same trail that was taken while ascending. Reach the base camp to enjoy a cup of hot, refreshing tea and snacks. Rest and relax through the evening, followed by dinner and sleep at the base camp.
  • Altitude: 3270m/10,720ft to 2050m/6730ft
  • Drive: Dhundi to Manali: 22 km (1-1.5 hours)
  • Trek distance: 4.5 km.
  • Trek time: 2–2.5 hours
  • Trail type: rocky, well marked by yellow arrows.
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Water source: there are 2 water sources in the first stretch of the descent, so carry at least a 1-liter water bottle.
We started our descent back after breakfast. Since we follow the same route that was taken to reach Bakarthach, it makes it even more familiar and easier. Descending takes less time and is easier as compared to ascending. However, one should be careful enough to not slip/slide down. After reaching Dhundi, board the cabs and drive back to Manali. Farewell, our journey ends here. With full of lifetime sweet memories of the Beas Kund trek with team Broza Adventures Please note:- as we mentioned our reporting time in Manali is 10:00 in Ram Bagh near Mall Road, so we prefer all participants to reach Manali one day before starting the trek So that there is no delay in the trek and there is no inconvenience to other participants.

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