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When i went to Manali last year, with my college friends, i visited various places, especially "Beas kund" which is the birth place of the river Beas. ...
I went to "Beas kund" with my parents in the month of january. well, Beas kund trek is one of the most beautiful short trek in the entire place of Hima...
Location - Old Manali
Start Point/End Point: Trek start from Old Manali and ends at Solang Valley
Start Time/End Time: The trek start at 10:00 AM on day 1 and ends around 02:00 PM on day 3.
About Beas Kund:
Beas Kund is a high altitude thousand-year-old alpine lake that sits royally amidst the mountains of Himachal Pradesh at an altitude of 3,810 meters. This taint less beauty is the origin of Beas River, which is believed to be the water body where Sage Vyas use to take bath while he meditated and wrote Hindu epic Mahabharata.
About the Beas Kund Trek:
Lush green grasslands flourish below the summits of the three biggest mountains around Manali and hidden in these grasslands is the emerald lake. The contrasting sight of this serene water body nestled in between jagged mountain peaks of Pir Panjal range adds to the beauty of the lake and that makes it an amazingly picturesque travel destination and an even better summer trek, to rewind and rejuvenate amidst nature. Your camping experience at the campsite of Bakarthach, under the star-studded sky, will be an experience worth remembering.
Trekking distance: 16 km
Maximum Altitude:12,772 ft
Difficulty Level: Easy To Moderate
Electricity: There will be no electricity at the campsite on the trek.
ATM: Manali is the last point where you will get ATM.
How to reach?
You have to report at the camps at Old Manali which is also the starting point of the trek and it is around 12 km from Mall Road of Manali. Many local means of transport and private cabs are available from Mall Road to reach Old Manali.
Meet your guide at 10:00AM at Old Manali in camps.
The guide will take you to Jogni Water Fall Hike which will take around 1.5 Hour. Reach camp and enjoy Rappelling, river crossing.
At evening, you will be served with tea and snacks, followed by a singing and dancing session around the Bonfire.
Dinner and overnight in the riverside camp
Early morning after breakfast, reach Solang Valley with the help of public or private transport.
After reaching Solang Valley start trekking to Dhundi. pass the enchanting valley of Solang, From here, you will walk to the campsite.
Dhundi is a scenic spot with the Beas River filled with boulders flowing and forested hills lining its banks.
The trek is around 8 km long with a soft, gradual incline. The sight of Hanuman Tibba in the distance is enchanting on its own!
Trek through towering fir trees and dense oak and walnut forests.
Enjoy the fresh forest fragrance and the silence pervading the woods, except for the occasional bird and the sound of your footsteps.
Begin Beas Kund trek, and in its first leg, trek to Bakartach.a gradual and long climb through the mountains to this picturesque camping site.
This is the longest, toughest and the most important section of the Beas Kund trekking as it will take you near the origin of the river and then back to Dhundi.
As you reach a little higher from the starting point, amazing views start appearing.
The place has a heap of boulders. Velvety slopes will be seen from here, and below them, fir and spruce trees will be easily distinguishable. From here, you will also be able to see where the tree line ends, and grasslands take over.
Resume your hike and after a while reach another viewpoint. You will be able to see grassy mountain slopes with sparse shrubs. with the glacier along with the river emerging from it. Beyond the glaciers, barren mountains will be visible.
Here you will notice that even shrubs are getting smaller and scantier. The mountains surrounding this spot have certain landslide marks, which are full of rocks.
On looking at the slopes, then you will realise that beyond a certain height, the grass has disappeared, and only barren and sharp cliffs remain. At the highest reaches of the slopes, some amount of snow will be visible as well.
After walking for about four hours you will reach Beas Kund is a small alpine lake, where the waters seem bright blue.
The numerous small streams together making up the main river will be clearly distinguishable to you.
You may also find vibrant purple wildflowers growing on the grasslands around the pond.
Take pictures, relax by the lake and explore the area more. Post this picturesque extravaganza, hike down and return to Dhundi.
You will absolutely love camping by the river, and listening to the sound of the water splashing on the rocks.
Begin the final stretch of your excursion by hiking downhill to Solang Valley. Here you may board a bus or hire a sharing taxis subject to availability on your own. After the trek you can go for paragliding, cable car ride, rock climbing, rappelling and other adventure sports on your own.
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Rated : 4.0
When i went to Manali last year, with my college friends, i visited various places, especially "Beas kund" which is the birth place of the river Beas. It was really good experience for us. we can say that "Beas kund" is an absolute delight for adventure seekers.
Rated : 4.0
I went to "Beas kund" with my parents in the month of january. well, Beas kund trek is one of the most beautiful short trek in the entire place of Himachal pradesh.
Rated : 5.0
Beas kund is perfect place for nature lovers, so if you wanna have some peaceful time in the lap of nature away from the city crowd than this is what you must go for, like I did. Thanks to my organizers who made this possible. Manali has been my dream place always. Would love to go again!!!
Rated : 5.0
I along with 6 others went to beas kund trek. The whole trip was awesome and trekking from manali to all the way to beas kund was majestic and full of adventure. Our guide Sonu thakur was very good.Intial trek from manali to solang valley is easy and trekfrom solang valley to Dhundi is also easy. The real trek starts from Dhundi to Beas Kund where we trekked through rivers,snow and mountains and believe me it was difficult. Travelling through moraines and making way to the beas kund through the mountains rock was thrilling and dangerous, but to reach the beas kund was so satisfying. We were out of breath,water and energy but still it was awesome.
Rated : 5.0
I went to Manali several times but this time I booked this beas-kund trek From Thrillophilia and it went amazing, I was with my family ( 2 A, 2 C) and we completed it. initially on first day it was a bit difficult as we had a night travelling but from day 2 we enjoyed fully. the food was good and the guides we had are great. Recommended from our side and must do .
Rated : 4.0
We did this trek last week and it was brilliant experience. We were 3 but had a group tour so we enjoyed it nicely. This was well managed and memorable trip. fully satisfied with the camping and the food. Recommended to go with the group.
Rated : 5.0
In starting we were hesitating about this trekking but after few hours it became interesting and we start feeling the adventure vibe. The shlong valley looks very beautiful, must take your best cameras with you and try to carry less weights.
Rated : 4.0
It was our first time and my friend book this for me to, it was a whole lot of experience, we visited many place In this trek like Jogni Water Fall, Hanuman Tibba and so on, ad they all were so beautiful like we just get refreshed till nest time we come here.
Rated : 5.0
It was a nice trek and with complete safety, we did this from Thrillophilia and were perfect. The stay was comfortable and the food they delivered is warm and freshly prepared. A big RECOMMENDATION for this.
Rated : 5.0
great guys. wow realy. greatly
Beas Kund is a thousand-year-old alpine lake nestling proudly amidst the hilly mountain ranges of Himachal Pradesh. Tucked at an altitude of around 3810 meters featuring a taintless beauty and lush green grasslands. The water body here holds spiritual significance. It is believed that Sage Vyas used to bath here while writing the Hindu epic – Mahabharata. The contrasting sight of this pious water body encircled all over by jagged mountain ranges transforming it to a picturesque travel destination. This place is an excellent pick for all those to rewind and rejuvenates themselves in the lap of Mother Nature.
Beas Kund weather remains cool in most of the months. The temperature drops down to 0 degrees in the winter but the summers are quite comforting with a temperature range of 10 degrees to 18-degree celsius. The precipitation is not much high that makes the air humidity-free and apt for trekking.
Your Beas Kund trek will last for around 4 days and 3 nights. To make you feel back at home, you will be first accommodated in Swiss tents on day 1. You can avail of the Swiss stay facility either on a twin or triple or quad sharing basis. Your selection for the same will depend on the size of your group. All the Swiss Tents have attached bathrooms. Also, there are dome tent facilities available on a twin or triple or quad sharing basis. You will be accommodated in Dome tents on days 2 and 3 of your trekking adventure.
Beas Kund Height is 3,700 meter above the ground. From this point, you can take a look at the bountiful peaks and soothe your soul with the vistas it offers. To reach out to the peak you will need about 3 to 4 hours depending upon your speed of trekking.
Your Beas Kund trekking adventure would start with the adventurous fun with rappelling and river crossing water sports on day 1 of your trekking adventure itself. Then you will be trekking to gain access to the campsite situated at 12772 feet high in easily accessible parts. On day 4 of your trekking adventure, be ready to treat yourself with several activities such as cable car ride, rappelling, paragliding, and rock climbing, etc.
The month of March is one of the best months to visit Beas Kund trek as the temperature ranges between 2.9 degrees Celsius to -5.7 degrees Celsius. Apart from this, the precipitation is 99 mm that makes the weather just perfect for trekking. One must ensure that they carry sleeping bags and enough woolens with themselves as the temperature drops at night
Tracing the beautiful Beas Kund in the month of September is a choice with no regrets as the temperature ranges between 5-degree Celsius to 15 degrees Celsius and precipitation is about 75 mm. If you wish to stay away from heaps of snow and scorching sun, then this is the best time for you.
The month of January is considered as one of the best months to visit Beas Kund trek as the temperature ranges between -11 degrees Celsius to -3 degrees Celsius and is a delight for the snow lovers. Apart from this, the precipitation is 71 mm that makes the weather just perfect for trekking as it is not humid at all. Make sure that you wear enough woollens as the temperature bar is on a constant drop in this month.
Yes, you can travel solo to Beas Kund Trek as the route is defined and is not much difficult. Apart from this, the basic medication facilities are available for all that ensures the safety of the individual and there are no cases of avalanches or accidents reported till now.
The best time to visit Beas Kund is from Mid-May to Mid October as the weather is quite comforting temperature ranges between 5 degrees Celsius to 16 degrees celsius. Apart from this, the beauty of the region increases as in the end months the precipitation increases and the region becomes greener.
Speaking of the difficulty levels of the Beas Kund trek, it is moderate and even a beginner can do it. The trek route is not that long and can be completed in 3-4 hours only that makes it a great choice for the first-timers. In the beginning, the path is quite easy but the final ascend is a little arduous but is a doable one.
Beas Kund Trek distance is about 7 km two way and it takes 3-4 hours to hike up to the peaks. On reaching the top point, that is 3,700 meters above the ground you can glance at the bountiful displays of nature.
One must ensure that they keep themselves hydrated on the trek and are moderately fit as the trek distance is 7 km and ascend is not that difficult.
Yes, Beas Kund Trek most good for first timers as it is a small trek and the terrain is an easy one. Apart from this, all the safety measures are taken by the guides and they will make your experience even more wonderful and safe.
For the trek, suitable shoes are sports shoes as they are comfortable and make tracing the terrain an easy task. Apart from this, you can wear running shoes as they offer great grip and saves your foot from the bone-chilling breeze. If you are traveling in the peak winter months, them make sure that you wear boots as the route is all snow-covered.
For the Beas Kund trek, you need not carry a lot of things all you need is comfortable footwear, a warm set of clothes, and a camera to capture amazing memories of the trek. Along with this, you can keep a basic medication kit with yourself.
One must ensure that they carry the medication for the trek that you might need considering your health. Apart from that, one should carry a stomach ache, acidity, vomiting and headache medicines. Also, if you face problems with higher altitude then Diamox is the solution for you as it helps in reducing the density of blood that gives more oxygen supply to the body.
Yes, the trek is safe for girls as there are checkpoints and the safety of every individual is ensured by the guides. Whether you are planning a group trip or solo it is safe in both forms.
Beas Kund is situated in the Dhauladhar range of himalayas and said to be the original source of Beas River. It is located at an elevation of 12,140 ft above sea level in Kullu district.
The trek organizers will take care of the cleanliness and hygiene of the place. You will be given tents with attached washrooms.
However, it is recommended that you carry your toilet kit and toilet roll and other sanitary product
Carry a 60l backpack and extra warm clothing.
Keep thermal inner wears, a fleece jacket, gloves,1 track pants, woolen cap, 3 pairs of socks, waterproof hiking shoes, quick dry towel and a few t-shirts. Apart from clothes, carry a sunscreen, sunglasses and sun hat to protect yourself from harmful rays of sun.
Keep a torch, power bank, sanitizers and toilet roll, chocolates and snacks, moisturizer and lip balm and other basic necessities
Yes, there will be porters who will transfer your luggage from one place to another.
Beas kund is approximately 17 km away from Manali. You can hire a taxi from Manali and a short drive (12 km) to Solang Nallah will take you to the starting point of Beas kund trek. From this point, you will trek your way up to the highest point.
Beas river is said to originate from Beas kund. The beas river starts from the himalayas and originates from Rohtang la.
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