Destination

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Duration
5 Days/4 Nights
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Tour Type
Escorted Tour
Snow Cimbing
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Tour Guide
1-2 Guide
India, Manali, Spiti

Sar Pass Trek

The Sar Pass is located 14,000 feet above sea level. It is one of Himachal Pradesh’s simpler treks. For this Trek in Himachal, no prior experience is necessary. The Sar Pass walk begins in Kasol and concludes in the Kullu valley at Barshaini.

A 48 km Trek leads to Sar Pass in Himachal Pradesh. The trekking routes pass through pine forests, snow-covered mountains, stunning meadows, and some of the most breathtaking scenery. The Sar Pass hike allows you to discover the Himalayas’ untamed and unusual flora. A sight to be noticed is pink rhododendrons painting the paths at numerous locations

One of the best hikes for novice hikers is the Sar Pass trip. Sar is the native word for lake. Because hikers must pass via a glacier lake, this journey is called Sar Pass. The Sar Pass hike is located in Himachal Pradesh’s Parvati valley. Trekkers can experience a variety of landscapes along the Sar Pass trekking trail, including woods, adorable villages, meadows, and snow-capped mountains.

You can take in the beautiful vistas of the stunning snow-capped peaks on the Sar Pass hike. The journey to Sar officially begins in Kasol, a town renowned for its lovely evergreen forest and mountain streams. The Sar Pass walk is rated as simple to moderate in difficulty.

This walk is appropriate for families, school groups, and beginners. This Trek is simple to complete the first time.

Best Time To Visit Sar Pass Trek

May through October are ideal for the Sar Pass walk because the skies are clear, and you can enjoy a breathtaking panoramic vista. The weather is erratic from October through December, and the paths will be heavily snowed. Therefore, the walk is typically not organized by companies at this time.

Destination Sar Pass Trek – Trekking Near Kasol
Short Itinerary
  • Day 00: Arrival in Kasol
  • Day 01: Kasol to Grahan village
  • Day 02: Grahan to Min Thach
  • Day 03: Min Thach to Nagaru
  • Day 04: Nagaru – Sar Pass – Bishkeri
  • Day 05: Bishkeri to Barshaini to Manikaran/Kasol
Included
  • From Day 1 to Day 4, all stays will be in shared tents.
  • All meals are provided from Day 1 Lunch through Day 5 Breakfast. All of Trek’s meals will be vegetarian.
  • Knowledgeable local workers who are skilled and familiar with the route.
  • While on the Trek, restrooms, dining, and kitchen tents will be used.
  • Cooks and helpers for lugging supplies like food, tents, utensils, and groceries
  • Transportation from Barshaini to Kasol on Day 5
  • All hike necessities are provided
  • Accommodations: sleeping bags, mats, tents, etc.
  • Safety gear includes a portable oxygen cylinder, micro spikes, gaiters, and a basic first aid kit.
  • Permit with camping and forest fees included.
Excluded
  • Stay in Kasol.
  • The GST taxes (5%) are not included in the Trek as mentioned above costs.
  • Requirements for oneself
  • Gear, such as trekking poles and gumboots
  • nsurance – Personal and travel insurance
  • Beverages: Mineral water bottles and other bottled or tinned drinks
  • Snacks: protein or nutrition bars, chocolate, dry fruits, or dry fruit.
  • Amusement – Camera or drone fees
  • decisio Once you reach the beginning point of your Trek, you will not be eligible for a refund, rescheduling, or replacement for any services that you have not used due to “force majeure” or personal decision.
  • The guest will be responsible for paying any additional expenses brought on by modifications to government guidelines for travel, expeditions, or COVID-19.
  • Anything that needs to be listed as being included.
Things To Be Carried For Sar Pass Trek
  • Jeans / trekking pants /2/3, Shirts / T-shirts /2/3
  • A decent-quality windproof jacket (no flimsy windcheaters, please!) preferred to have a hood
  • A wool sweater with full sleeves and a warm fleece.
  • Thermal inner clothing (upper and lower), a scarf, and a muffler (optional)
  • Wool socks, a wool cap, wool gloves, and ordinary socks (3-4 pairs)
  • Comfy hiking or trekking shoes (Waterproof shoes with a thick sole are recommended)
  • Lightweight slippers, sandals, and floaties
  • Use a Poncho or raincoat small towel to dry quickly
  • A strong water bottle (no empty Bisleri bottles, please).
  • Cap or hat to shield your face from the harsh sun
  • Polarized/UV-protective sunglasses, a trekking pole and a walking stick
  • A torch or flashlight, lip balm, and sunscreen lotion (with extra batteries)
  • Medication, if a specific prescription is needed
  • Personal care products
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • face masks

Details

The Sar Pass is located 14,000 feet above sea level. It is one of Himachal Pradesh's simpler treks. For this Trek in Himachal, no prior experience is necessary. The Sar Pass walk begins in Kasol and concludes in the Kullu valley at Barshaini.

Once you get to Kasol, book a hotel, a homestay, or camping. You can stroll around, go shopping, make trip preparations, or even go to Manikaran.
  • Altitude: 1,700 m to 2,350 m
  • Trek Distance: 10 km
  • Time Taken:4-5 hours

We will begin the trip from Kasol after a quick breakfast. The walk passes through waterfalls, streams, and dense, beautiful forests. The trail is easy at first, but soon it will encounter difficulties, including a rocky, steep road and a crossing of the Grahan Nallah. The trail gets steep as we move closer to the Grahan Settlement, and we can see the village.

The Rhododendron trees encircle the campsite in Grahan, which is close to the hamlet. The settlement of Grahan is hundreds of years old. Near the camp are charming traditional homes where one can spend lovely evenings and capture locals on camera.

  • Altitude:2,350 m to 3,400 m
  • Trek Distance:7 km
  • Time Taken:4-5 hours

After breakfast, we will continue our 7-hour trip from Grahan to Min Thach (our next campsite). The residents typically transport their animals to higher pastures along the trail to Min Thach. The route has various plants and animals, including birds, insects, etc. The trail gets steeper and enters the trees as we climb higher.

A meadow-like area of land is accessible from the forest's trail. The flat rocks surround the mound on which the Min Thach is situated. This camp has beautiful sunrises and sunsets.

  • Altitude:3,400 m to 3,800 m
  • Trek Distance:8 km
  • Time Taken:4-6 hours

We will continue our hike to Nagaru after an early breakfast. The route to Nagaru is moderately challenging and time-consuming as it ascends through pastoral woodlands to snow-covered meadows. As you climb higher, the air gets thinner, and you may experience mild symptoms of altitude sickness, such as headache and lightheadedness. Do as instructed by your trek leader or guide, and continue to drink enough fluids to prevent AMS.

Heights. Due to the blustery winds, it is the coldest campsite of the entire walk. At night, the temperature might fall below zero. One would enjoy breathtaking views of majestic mountains across the Parvati Valley once they arrived at the Nagaru campground. At this lovely campsite, take in the sunset's colorful painting of the sky and the starry night.

  • Altitude:3800-4200-3350 meters above sea level
  • Trek Distance:14 km
  • Time Taken:6-8 hours

The longest and most important day of the Sar Pass Trek is today. We will begin our uphill, snow-covered walk after an early-morning breakfast. The trail is easy after ascending the Nagaru Ridge. A breathtaking view of Parvati valley's lovely meadows and soaring hills may be had by climbing higher to the pass. When you reach the summit of the Sar Pass, you can enjoy the delight of seeing the trail below and the impressive snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas. One might take their picnic lunch and spend some time at the Sar Pass snapping pictures.

The most excellent part of this walk is a terrific slope that is perfect for sliding after the pass and takes one a kilometer far in a matter of minutes. After that, continue your hike till you reach Bishkeri Thach by descending on softer slopes through rhododendron woods. The lush green meadows, wildflowers, and variety of birds at Bishkeri can re-energize your body and mind after a long, exhausting day. You will spend the night at the Bishkeri campground.

  • Altitude:3,350 m to 2,400 m
  • Trek Distance:10 km
  • Time Taken:4-5 hours

are both uphill and downhill sections of the path from Bishkeri to Barshaini. On this route, one must take each sloped step with caution. Once more, moving slowly and steadily will make it easier to approach the road ahead. The trail will pass by numerous small creeks. You will arrive at Pulga village after a few hours of beautiful jungle trekking. After that, take a short walk to Tulga village. To get to Barshaini, cross the Parvati River and then continue climbing for a while. You can take a taxi or a bus from Barshaini to Manikaran/Kasol.

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