Beas Kund Trek
An ideal trek for long weekends, the Beas Kund trek takes you into a whimsical land of gorgeous valleys, lush green meadows, towering snow capped peaks, and of course, to the birthplace of the River Beas.
Altitude12,100 ft. Approx.
Best Time to VisitMid May - Mid October
The trek takes you through some of the most stunning landscapes that you won't believe exist at such a close vicinity of Manali. You will cross the Solang Valley, a popular skiing spot, the mesmerizing meadows of Dhundhi, and one of the most beautiful campsites at Bakarthatch.
The heavenly high altitude alpine lake of the Beas Kund is a visual treat to say the least. The sight of the serene lake nestled between those towering rugged peaks has the power to leave you simply awe struck and spell bounded.
Legends believe this is the lake where Sage Vyas, the author of Mahabharat, used to take his daily bath. So just sit at the shores of the lake, and let the beauty of nature sway you away its ethereal charm and sheer magic.
- No of Days - 3 days / 2 nights
- Trek Grade - Easy to Moderate
- Max Altitude - 12,100 ft approx
- Starting Point : Manali
- End Point : Manali
- Best Time to Visit : Mid May - Mid October
Drive to Solang Nala ==> Trek to Bakarthatch (10,330 ft) via Dhundi [14 kms]
We assemble at a pre informed spot in Manali in the morning. The entire group gets to know each other, and the trek leader briefs you on the trek details. You then board a veichle and drive 12kms, towards the starting point of the trek, Solang Nala.
The actual trek begins now. It's an easy level walk passing through dense forests of oak, fir ad walnut. The 8 km walk to Dhundi provides some stunning views of snow clad mountains, the most prominent being Indrasan and Deo Tibba. Dhundi happens to be the last village in the Solang Valley, and the place where Beas meets its first tributary. A great place to stretch your car and refill your bottles.
Your tryst with the majestic peaks continue even after you leave behind Dhundi on your way towards Bakarthatch. The sight of the 7 Sister's Peak will constantly accompany you through the enamoring lush green trail, crossing beautiful meadows of Bhoj Patra (Birch trees) to the Bakarthatch campsite. Bakarthatch itself is a serene high altitude vast grassland sprinkled with castles let loose by the shepherds to graze during summers and monsoons.
Bakarthatch to Beas Kund (11,975 ft) and return
The longest and the most important day of the trek. The day is long but the gorgeous views all along provide a healing touch to the tired legs and the aching back. As you go further from the camp, you will see the tree line gradually receding, making way for lush grasslands.
A moderate trek into the lap of wilderness brings you to a simply stunning viewpoint. From here, you will be able to see an entire canvas of ethereal natural beauty in all its glory. Grassy mountain slopes, the glacier along with the river emerging from it, and sublime barren mountains standing firm behind them. It can't get any better than this.
The further you go, the dramatic change in the landscape will be even more prominent, as now even the grass disappears to, and only barren and rocky terrain remains. Some amount of snow will be visible on the higher reaches of the peaks.
And finally, after about a 4 hour trek, you reach the shores of the legendary Beas Kund. The bright blue alpine lake is the epitome of serenity. The gentle ripples on the tranquil waters and the blooming wildflowers on the shores are a visual treat and a picturesque extravaganza.
Relax by the lake and explore the ethereal surroundings before we begin the hike down to the Bakathatch campsite.
Bakarthatch to Solang Nala ==> Drive from Solang Nala to Manali
We talk the same route to return to Solang Nala via Dhundi, where the veichles will be waiting to take us back to Manali.
Accomodation in Tents
- Camping tents (triple sharing basis), Sleeping Bags, Carry Mats
- Nutritious and healthy vegetarian food. (Starting with lunch on First Day and ending with breakfast on Last Day).
- Support staff for Guidance in the trek
- Mules to carry luggage. (Weight limit - 10kg per person)
- Transportation cost from Delhi to Manali and return.
- Hotel Accommodation in Manali.
- Food at Manali.
- Local sightseeing expense in Manali
- Personal expense of any kind
- Anything not mentioned in Inclusions.
Total Package Costs Rs. 4,999 /-*
Things to Carry
- Backpack 35-40L
- Small Day Pack upto 20L (To carry camera, water, jacket and similar useful items)
- Trekking Pole
- Ankle length waterproof trekking shoes
- Trekking Pants
- T Shirts (Full sleeves and half sleeves)
- Warm Jacket / 2 Pullover
- Thermals (If you are susceptible to feeling cold
- Cap (1 suncap and 1 woolen)
- Sunscreen Lotion (Above SPF 50)
- 2 Water Bottles (1 litre each)
- Flash Light with extra batteries
- Toiletries (Moisturiser, Light towel, Lip Balm, Toilet Paper, Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Hand Sanitizer)
- Basic Medical Kit (Crocin, Avomine, Combiflam, Disprin, Avil, Norflox, Digene, Crepe Bandage, Band Aid, Cotton, ORS, Moov Spray, Betadine or any antiseptic creme)
Terms & Conditions:Cancellation Policy:
- Cancellations prior to 30 days from the start of the trek - 50% refund
- Cancellations between 30 days and 20 days to the start of the trek - 25% refund
- Cancellations less than 20 days to the start of the trek - No refund
If a trek is canceled at the last moment due to unforeseen circumstances / govt. restrictions / weather conditions (like landslides, rain, earthquake, strikes, bandhs, etc), 'The Offbeat Soul' will issue a trek voucher for the full amount. The voucher can be redeemed for the same trek or another trek in the next one year.
Cancellations requests are entertained only on mail.
The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days
Though maximum efforts are made to ensure the safety of the trekkers, 'The Offbeat Soul' will not be responsible for any injuries, both physical or mental, caused directly or indirectly in the trekking activities.
All participants are requested to download the 'Risk Form' and get it along with them on their respective treks.
It is understood that while registering yourself for any trek, you are well aware of the all the risks involved in high altitude trekking. You have taken efforts to understand what AMS (Acute Mountain sickness' is, and you are in a good state to manage your altitude related emergencies.
When you register for the trek, it is presumed that you are in a perfect physical and mental condition to undertake the rigours of a high altitude trek with low oxygen levels. We assume that you are able to jog a distance of 5 kms in 30 minutes.
The Offbeat Soul has the right to ask a trekker to discontinue the trek at any point if he/she does not meet our expected fitness requirement. In this case, the trekker will be accompanied by our staff back till the base camp.
Last minute changes / Delays
It may happen under some extreme circumstances, that there may be some last minute changes in the planned itinerary. The trek may start a day later or end a day earlier due to volatile climatic conditions, political restrictions, or any other reason. In such cases, The Offbeat Soul is not liable to refund the trek, either fully or partly. The participant cannot ask for compensation for any injury, loss or damage due to such changes.
- Drinking and Smoking are strictly prohibited during the trek. You will be disqualified from the trek with immediate effect if found flouting the rules.
- The Offbeat Soul is not responsible for any loss or damage of your belongings or equipment on the trek.
- Any damage to the equipments by the participant, other than the normal wear and tear, will be billed to you. Our decision on such matters will be final and binding.