Drive to Solang Nala & trek to Bakrathatch
Distance: 13 kms
Duration: 4-5 hours
Report at Manali Govt. Bus Stand at 8 AM, from where we will pick you. Please arrive in Manali a day before as most of the buses run late on this route and do not arrive before 8 AM. From Manali, a short drive of 12 km to Solang Nallah will take us to our starting point for Beas Kund Trek. From here, we trek for 8 km along the bank of Beas River and reach Dhundi, the trail is through the forests of oak, fir, and walnuts. Snowcapped mountains never go out of your sight and offer a spectacular view. After trekking for another 5 km we reach our campsite Bakrathatch (3270m). The peaks visible en route are Deo Tibba Peak (6,001 meters) and Indrasan peak (6,220 meters). The 7 sisters are in the background as well.
Trek from Bakrathatch to Beas Kund & Back
Distance: 6 kms
Duration: 1 hour
After breaking camps early in the morning, we trek to Beas Kund. The route is through boulders and rocks in summers and through the snow in winters. After trekking for 4-5 hours, we will reach the beautiful Beas Kund. This lake is the origin of River Beas. Beas Kund is also the base camp for 3 trekkable peaks like Friendship, Ladakhi, and Shitidhar and one highly technical pyramid-shaped peak, Hanuman Tibba. After spending some time clicking pictures and having some food here, we head back to our camp in Bakkarthatch.
Trek from Bakkarthatch to Solang Nala & Drive to Manali
Distance: 13 kms
Duration: 4-5 hour
Today we descend to Solang Nallah by the same route that was used for coming up. From Solang Nallah, we drive back to Manali. You will be dropped at the Manali bus stand late in the evening.
Beas Kund Trek is a level 2 adventure on the Bikat Rating Scale.
Since it is a beginner’s trek, you need no special prior experience. Although any high-altitude trek requires a certain level of stamina and physical endurance.
we will send you a progression chart to help you comfortably get out of your comfort zone in order to level up and ultimately reach your highest potential in the big, bad world of outdoor adventure.
This is a list of essential items for individuals doing the trek with Bikat Adventures. This list contains only those items which the participants are required to bring with them. The list excludes those items which are provided by Bikat Adventures on the trek. We have divided the items into five categories. All the items in the list are essential except for those marked as optional.
Our batch sizes are capped at 15 for smaller treks with the trek leader and trekker ratio of 1:8. This ratio, in our years of experience, has proven to deliver the best trekking experience for individuals as well as groups. Capping the size of the group ensures individual attention to each trekker so that no signs of distress or need during the trek go unnoticed. It also helps to form a more cohesive cohort with better group energy which helps define the rhythm and pace of days on the trek. As you go higher up on the BRS scale, since the stakes are higher, expeditions have an even smaller group size with the ratio of expedition leader to climber set at 1:2.
We follow a rigorous regime of hiring and training our experts in the field. Each trek leader is a certified mountaineer with years of experience in the field. In addition to their qualification, they also go through practical and situational training to tackle any and all kinds of sudden conditions that may present themselves on the ground. Being unpredictable is the core nature of the mountains but being ready for any circumstance as best as possible is a controllable asset that we try to nurture. Our field experts are also trained in basic medicine and first-aid response. Watch: Forerunners - The Making of A Trek Leader At Bikat Adventures
Since Bikat Adventures is a learning-based organization, we help you climb up the ladder of difficulty within the sphere of outdoor adventure systematically. Our on-ground training modules are designed to handhold you through the upskilling process so that you are ready to take on bigger challenges.
All the gear used on our treks and expeditions is tried and tested, maintained for good quality, and is overall top-notch in quality and condition. We are continually looking to obtain the best of everything there is in the market so as to ensure optimum safety.
Along with the staff you see on-ground, we have a team of superheroes working in the background to give you the best experience possible. Our background team also comprises local staff from each area who know the region best. Having local support helps with studying the area, pre-planning, execution, and in receiving timely support in case of emergencies in these remote locations.
Our on-field staff is in constant contact with our teams based in primary locations so as to eliminate any avoidable delay in reaching additional help and support when required. We try to use the best tools for communication available, including satellite phones, in regions where they are not restricted.
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