OVERVIEWA beautiful trek with experiences of glaciers, boulders, meadows, river crossings and great views of snow clad mountains. Beas kund is a small glacial lake set in a large basin with high snow clad mountains all around it making it a huge amphi-theatre of nature.
The lake is considered as one of the main sources of Beas river. It is also said that Vyas rishi had performed meditation in this place, thus it is considered as a holy lake according to Hindu mythology.
The trek is based from Manali in Himachal Pradesh. Manali is a beautiful hill station, well connected and having good infrastructure as well as a great shopping experience. The road head from where the trek starts is a place called Dhundhi near Solang.
This is a partially do-it-yourself style outdoor trip and guests are required to trek with backpacks/rucksack with their personal luggage. All the camping gear and rations is transferred by our team of porters.
Day 1: Manali to Solang drive ( 12 kms ), trek to Palchani thach
Day 2: Trek Palchani thach to Beas kund, DIY style camping
Day 3: Explore Beas kund area, DIY style camping
Day 4: Trek Beas kund to Palchani thach overnight camp
Day 5: Trek Palchani thach to Solang, drive to Manali ( 12 kms )
Price IncludesTransfers from Manali to Dhundhi/Solang and back to Manali, camping gear, kitchen and mess facilities on the trek, all rations, logistics for the trek, guidance, permissions and safety standby support.
Price ExcludesDelhi-Manali-Delhi bus fare, any hotel stay/meals at Manali before and/or after trek, expenses of personal nature, insurance of any kind, alcoholic drinks, anything not mentioned explicitly in the above program.
Booking / Cancellation policy- Full payment is required to confirm a booking.
- 75 % refund if cancellation happens 30 days prior to departure
- 50 % refund if cancellation happens 15 days prior to departure
- No refund for any cancellation/no show in the last 15 days prior to departure
ITINERARYDay 01: Pickup from Manali, drive to Solang ( 12 kms ). Initial part of the walk today would be on a metalled road till Dhundhi. After Dhundhi the trail carries on besides the Pagal Naala ( one of the main tributaries of Beas ). Today we camp at Palchani thach meadow.
Day 02: Trek from Palchani thach to Beaskund basin. The trek would gradually ascend till Bakarthach after which it would climb sharply to cross a ridge to enter into the Beaskund basin where we camp besides a stream.
Day 03: Explore the Beaskund area, the lake is a short hike from the camp. Remaining day at leisure. Overnight camp.
Day 04: Early morning we pack our tents and start our walk back towards Palchani thach. Overnight camp.
Day 05: Trek from Palchani thach to Solang, thereafter a short drive to Manali.
NOTE: This trip is planned as a partially do-it-yourself adventure. Discuss with us in advance if you need clarifications on this.
TRAVEL ADVISORYPACKING LIST
Personal torch, appropriate comfortable and rugged footwear for the trek, fleece body warmers, windproof jacket and lower, warm headgear, UV protection sunglasses, gloves, warm socks, suitable backpack/rucksack to carry all personal luggage, water bottle, camera etc.
- Minimum age for participation is 12 years.
- This is an outdoor adventure trip in Himalayas with limited access to medical facilities.
- Weather disruptions may at times result in discomfort or unplanned adjustments.
- Overnight travel by AC Volvo Delhi to Manali and Manali to Delhi.
- Bus bookings can be organized by us if needed.