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​Trek To Beas Kund

 

Trekking is an activity which does not just test your physical and mental strength and endurance; it also brings you in touch with the very source of humanity. – Mother Nature. It helps you come closer to the natural way of living, the way life was initially planned to be and lets you witness the creation of all life form on earth.  A trek in the Himalayan state of Himachal Pradesh in India lets you witness the source of a very important river which feeds the mountains and the plains of north India – the Beas.

 

Beas Kund is situated close to the very famous hill station – Manali, in the north Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. The trek commences from the very famous Solang Nalla valley, and meanders through the tourist valley of Solang in the higher hills. This is where it snows torrentially every year, and a lot of snow sports such as skiing can be enjoyed. Post transcending through the lengths of the Solang Valley, the trek progresses on to a remote but extremely picturesque place in the hills called Dhundi   , before entering the real glacier of Beas.  Another remote region you would traverse during the trek is called Bakarthach. Both Bakarthach and Dhundi are known for spectacular views of the approaching glacier, as well as the meadows which ornate this heaven in the hills.

 

The actual sight of the source of the river Beas is basically a beautiful lake, which is fed with water from the nearby glacial ice through streams. This lake is a beautiful blue spot on the land and is an unforgettable sight to look at. As the trek does not transcend beyond 3200 meters above sea level, it is deemed to be suitable for trekkers of all ages and with all levels of prior-trekking experience.

 

ITINERARY

 

>>> : Start from Mumbai by Paschim Express.

 

>>> :  Reach Chandigarh by 5.00 Pm. Travel from Chandigarh to Manali by Local vehicles. Overnight journey to Manali. 


DAY ONE (1) : Report at Manali Base Camp and acclimatization hike. 
Reach base camp at Manali (08.00 am) Freshen-up and breakfast. Have introduction and briefing session. Equipment distribution followed by lunch. Proceed for the acclimatization trek to Jogini Waterfall. Evening refreshment with the group discussion. Overnight Stay.

 

DAY TWO (2) : Burwa to Bakarthach (10,800 ft)
Today 7 km long trek takes us over loosely held boulders and moraines with Beautiful Ice Bridges/Glaciers at places. We continue up to a scenic camp site at the pastures of Bakarthach which is a high-altitude meadow and literally means ‘shepherd’s field’. These enchanting meadows are very popular pastures for the Gaddis – a hardy nomadic tribe of shepherds, and it’s easy to find flocks of sheep grazing peacefully in this pastoral idyll. These sun and wind swept meadows will be a feast for your senses. Overnight stay in tents.

 

DAY THREE (3) : Bakarthach – Beas Kund (11,600 ft) – Bakarthach 
An early start to the day and a short climb up the ridge through Bhoj Patra will get us to Beas Kund. Bhoj Patra gets its name from the fact that the area has a lot of Bhoj Patra (birch) trees. We will spend time here at the glacial tarn of Beas Kund – the source of one of the major rivers of north India. The legend is that Sage Vyas, the author of the great epic Mahabharata, meditated here. After a full day of excursion in the Beas Kund plateau, we will come back to Bakarthach in the evening.

 

DAY FOUR (4) : Bakarthach – Solang – Manali
After breakfast we start our return trek to Burwa, we will take the same route through Dhundi. On getting down, we’ll board the vehicle waiting for us from Solang, which will get us to Burwa. Post Lunch, Vote of Thanks and Prize Distribution, end of the trek. Overnight travel to Chandigarh by HPTDC Buses

 

Note: one can either catch a bus back home the same day or spend some more time in Manali and explore the town and nearby places.

 

>>> : Proceed back to Mumbai 

 

 

Cost per person (INR)
Rs.5500
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Date From 1st May, 15 to 31st Aug, 19
Where Dhauladhar Range of Himalaya
Duration 3 Nights / 4 Days
Difficulty Easy
Capacity 25 Seats
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