The trek to Beas Kund is one of the most beautiful short trek in Himachal Pradesh. From Solang Nallah, the route winds through the famous Solang Valley. Solang valley is famous for its ski slopes & Para gliding. On this trek you will see amazing views of lush green meadows,glaciers and snow-capped mountain peaks. The trail goes via Dhundi and Bakarthach to enter the Beas Kund glacier, the birthplace of the River Beas.This is an enjoyable and Moderate level trek. It is recommended for both beginners as well as experienced.
|2||Difficulty Level||Easy to Moderate|
|3||Maximum altitude||3700 M|
|4||Total Trekking Distance||16 Kms ( Approx.)|
|6||Food||Nutritious food suited for trekking / 3 meals a day|
|7||Trip Begins from||Manali|
|8||Trip ends in||Manali|
|9||What is included||Meals during the trek (Day 1 Lunch till Day 3 Breakfast)
Forest Permits/Camping Charges , if any (Upto the amount charged for Indian nationals)
Tents, Sleeping bags, mats
Trek guide, cook, helpers.
Porters or mules for carrying common luggage
Services of a Trek Leader
Transportation from Manali to Manali
|10||What is not included||Meals during road journeys
Cost of any kind of travel insurance
Any expense of personal nature
Any expense not specified in the inclusion list.
|11||Max. Group Size||15|
|12||What to Carry||Click for the List|
|13||How to Reach Manali||You can check availability & book seats in Volvo or Ordinary buses between Delhi & Manali on Himachal Roadways' Website
alternatively you can also book this travel with us. In case you wish to do so please select this option while booking.
|14||Expected Temperature Range||In Winters : 10 to 15 degree during the day. 0 to 5 degree during the night.
In Summers : 20 to 25 degree during the day. 5 to 10 degree during the night.
Report at Manali Govt. Bus Stand at 8 AM. Please arrive in Manali a day before as most of the buses run late on this route and do not arrive before 8 AM. You will be picked from Manali bus stand. From Manali a short drive of 12 kms to Solang Nala takes us our starting point. From here, we start walking to Dhundi. The entire route after Solang nala offers spectacular views of snowcapped mountains. From Solang Nala the route is through forest of oak, fir and walnuts. This is a level walk of 8 kms along the right bank of river Beas. The peaks visible enroute are Deo Tibba 6001 mtrs and Indrasan peak 6220 mtrs. From Dhundi we trek for 5 kms to Bakrathatch (3270m). It would be a lush trail with great Himalayan peaks like 7 sisters always visible on one side.
After breaking camps early we climb gently to Beas Kund . The route is through boulders and rocks in summers & through snow in winters . After a trek of 4-5 hours we will see the beautiful lake of Beas Kund . This lake is believed to be the source of River Beas. Beas kund is also the base camp for summit peaks like Friendship, Ladakhi & Shitidhar. After spending some time clicking pictures & having some food here, we head back to our camp in Bakkarthatch.
This trek is ideal for both beginners and experienced trekkers. For a novice, it is a great start to enter the world of trekking. It can get a bit rigorous for the first timers. Therefore, it is recommended to the first timers to maintain a good physical stamina and read extensively. Any experienced trekker would love to go on this weekend trek for the love of its views and trekking.
This trek is apt for the first-timers. Those coming for the first time should prepare and read extensively about the trek. A basic knowledge of how to use a sleeping bag, toilet tents, sleeping tents, and mountain mannerisms will come in handy.
Here is your checklist for this trek. Make sure you pack all these items for a comfortable trekking experience.
The base camp for the Beas Kund Trek is Solang Nallah in the beautiful Solang Valley. It is a short drive of 13 km from Manali to Solang Valley. The road from Manali to Solang Nala is lined with apple and pine trees. There are private taxis running between Manali and Solang Valley that cost you anything between INR 2500 to 4000 depending upon the season.
Manali is well connected to Delhi with all kinds of transport (except direct train) and can easily be reached by road or air.
The road distance from Delhi to Manali is 536 km. There are overnight HRTC buses and Volvos available from ISBT Kashmere Gate, Delhi for Manali. It is a 14-hour journey by bus. You can book your bus tickets online through hrtchp.com or any other bus services available. You can also hire a private taxi or an outstation cab from Delhi.
To reach by train, take a direct train from Delhi to Pathankot. Some of the trains that run on this route are Delhi-Pathankot Express, Jammu Tawi Express, Delhi-Dhauladhar Express. You can then take a bus from Pathankot to Manali. Or you can take a connecting train to Joginder Nagar from Pathankot which is the nearest station to Manali. There are buses running frequently between Joginder Nagar and Manali.
The nearest airport is Bhuntar airport which is located 50 km from Manali. There are taxis available at the airport which will take you to Manali. You can also take local buses that keep running from Bhuntar to Manali at a regular frequency. Buses are decent and very cheap compared to a taxi that can cost you around INR 2000-5000 depending upon the season.
Manali is the gateway to Solang Valley where you can participate in adventure activities like paragliding, and zorbing in the summer months when the snow melts. Visit the ancient Hadimba Devi Temple which has an interesting mythological tale associated with it. Walk through the charming lanes of Old Manali. Visit the bazaar to buy some souvenirs. Jogini Fall and Vashisht Temple are other famous attractions in Manali. You can also visit Rohtang pass while you are in Manali.
No mobile connections are available at Beas Kund. Though Airtel and BSNL may have coverage at some points on the trek. Bakkarthatch & Dhundi have decent coverage of BSNL. One can expect full reception till Solang Valley.
Beas Kund Trek - 2014
"I woke up very fresh next morning as I had a good sleep. No sleeping pill can give you a sleep like fatigue can. Inside the tent I was searching for my brush – the first thing I wish to see in morning is my brush. The moment I came out, I forgot to brush my teeth and was tossing with wide eyes. The feel was damn good. It was not raining but it seemed as if it rained throughout the night. The chirping of birds, babbling of water, clean air, liberty to think senseless and no hurry to go for work...Click to Read More"
Beas Kund Trek - 2016
"The route was through green grass ground and also partly through forest. The river crossing experience was really unforgettable. The bridge made from wooden stick and planks to cross the river reminded us that now we are really far away from any man made things and everywhere everything seemed to be so natural and untouched.The snowy patches which were throughout visible from previous trek route now seemed to be very near to us...Click to read more"
Beas Kund Trek - 2016
"And then we marked our presence at Beas Kund. The green and clean pond was silent, and sitting by its side, we cherished watching the clouds decoratinng the mountains and sky. We had our packed lunch and swiftly moved back to Bakar thatch for our tents. The most challenging river crossing had turned stormy due to bucketing cats and dogs...Click to read more"