Beas Kund Trek Overview

The most popular trek of Manali, the Beas Kund trek rewards you with breathtaking views of the magnificent lake of Beas river. Located at a distance of 13 kilometers above Manali, the Himalayan trek is a beginner-friendly short trek that will lead you to the enchanting lake. The trek lets you witness the source of the river Beas Kund residing in Kullu Valley, and many other streams and waterfalls. This classical summer trek follows the path of lush green grasslands on the tall mountains of Solang valley. Along with the Bhagirathi river, the trail will lead you through deep pine and oak tree woods, lush green meadows, and sparkling streams. As you trek higher, you will move through the enchanting meadows of Bakartach and Dhundi. The captivating views of mountains such as Shitidhar, Friendship Peak, Seven Sister’s lap, and Mount Hanuman Tibba are visible from such heights. Once you reach the altitude of 3892 meters, you will witness the emerald lake out of which River Beas emerges. The lake rests between the mountain peaks of Pir Panjal Range as it branches off into streams and waterfalls. The breathtaking view of the source of the river Beas is the ultimate goal of the trek where you will be clicking picturesque photographs of mother nature’s masterpiece.

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  • Embark on this thrilling Beas Kund Trek, that lets you conquer the maximum altitude of 12,772 ft

  • Catch the glimpses of the beautiful Beas river, nestled in between the tall mountain peaks of Pir Panjal

  • This trekking experience offers the summit views of the biggest mountains around Manali

  • Traverse through the big grasslands of Bakarthach and Dhundhi and absorb the best of nature!

  • Walk on the trails of ancient deodar trees, that creates a dense coniferous forest for you to explore

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Must Know Before You Go
  • Climatic conditions in the high altitudes vary from the plains; take adequate time to get acclimatized to high altitudes.
  • The management reserves all the right to modify the trek during any emergencies or natural calamities.
  • Pay heed to the trek guides and instructors in order to enjoy a safe and sound trek.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol or any other intoxicants during the trek.
  • The trek takes place through an eco-friendly zone; do not encourage littering the local sites or campsites. Travellers littering may be fined.
  • Water is very precious, so conservation is appreciated.
  • Do not encourage trekking during the night unless it is a part of the itinerary and a guide is with you; this might lead to unforeseen mishaps.
  • Avoid using earphones during the trek; this might hinder your audibility.
  • Avoid using plastic bags and maintain the ecological balance of the destinations.
  • In case, the trek needs to be cancelled, the authorities should be informed beforehand.
  • Guidelines issued by the State-Government is to be followed. Social distancing to be maintained. Frequent hand sanitisation and use of mask recommended.
  • Professional guide(s) are available to ensure high safety and more information and personal attention which are necessary to appreciate a trek.
  • Neat and clean vehicle for the journey with experienced driver especially for hilly terrains available.
  • Camping is very basic in nature. One must not expect luxuries. Electricity may be available only at a few locations.
  • Mobile & laptop charging points may/may not be available on campsites at a common point.
  • Carry dry snacks/food from home (you will save a lot of money). Carry water bottles with you, so that you can refill.
  • Keep your luggage minimum; the more you carry, the more you hassle.
  • Consult a physician before undertaking the Beas Kund trek. Carry basic medications and a first-aid kit during the trek.
  • It is recommended to carry enough warm clothes and the right kind of shoes for the Beas Kund trek.
  • Any personal expenses, items of personal nature, meals not mentioned, etc. will not be in part of the Beas kund trek package.
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Quick Facts of Beas Kund Trek

Quick Facts of Beas Kund Trek

Maximum Altitude: 12,772 ft or 3892 meters

Temperature: 5 degrees Celsius to 16 degrees Celsius

Trek Distance: 16 kilometers

Trek Duration: 4 Days and 3 Nights

Terrain Type: Green grasslands, pines, and oak trees

Trek Difficulty Level: Level 1 easy to moderate

Starting Point of the Trek: Manali- Solang Valley

Finishing Point of the Trek: Solang Valley

Nearest Railway Station: Joginder Nagar railway station

Nearest Airport: Kullu Airport in Bhuntar

Beas Kund Trek Base Camp: Solang Valley

Snow Season: This place witnesses snowfall during summers around mid-June to mid-July

Best Season: Summers Season: From mid-May to mid-July and Autumn Season: From mid-August to September

Beas Kund Trek Itinerary

Itinerary at a glance

Day 1 - Arrival in Manali

Day 2 - Solang to Jaralu Thach via Dhundi

Day 3 - Dhundi- Beas Kund - Dhundi

Day 4 - Dhundi to Solang Valley

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Day 1

Arrival in Manali

  • Arrive in Manali and reach directly to the pre-booked campsite via a taxi/cab or any other available transport.

  • Explore different mystical temples of Manali such as Hadimba Devi Temple, Manu Temple, and Vashist Temple.

  • Grab the tastiest snack at cafes around Mall Road.

  • Return to camp or the booked hotel for dinner and stay overnight.

What to Pack for Beas Kund Trek?

What to Pack for Beas Kund Trek?
  • Although Beas Kund Trek is a summer trek at such high altitudes, there can be low temperatures with patches of snow. So, carry warm clothes with you to protect yourself.

  • Carry sunglasses and sunscreen.

  • In case of an emergency, carry rainwear.

  • Trekking shoes that are appropriate for any terrain.

  • A backpack of 50-60 liters is required.

  • Toiletry like Toothbrushes, toothpaste, soaps, tissues, moisturizer, cold coral, sanitizer, and anti-fungal cream. Medicine kit

  • Carry a leakproof lunch box, mug, spoon, and disposable plates with you.

  • Carry Water bottles, snacks such as biscuits, protein bars, glucose-based chocolates, cup noodles, dry fruits, and quick energy bites.

  • Plastic covers to keep your used clothes separate from your new clothes and food.

  • Carry chargers, power banks, and a magnetic compass to ensure proper communication and navigation.

Know Before You Go to Beas Kund Trek

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Tips for Beas Kund Trek
  • Make sure to train for 5 km in 35 minutes before the trek, as it is suitable for beginners to intermediate-level trekkers.

  • Visit a doctor before the trek to assess your fitness level and other required checkups.

  • Avoid trekking during the monsoon season because rain can make you uncomfortable.

  • The Beas Kund trek package requires you to bring documents such as ID proof and a fitness medical certificate from a practicing doctor.

  • Keep cash on you because there are no ATMs or UPI machines beyond Manali.

  • After Manali, there would be no mobile phone network. As a result, you should notify your family and close friends ahead of time.

  • You must follow the guidelines issued by the state.

  • Follow the instructions of the trek guide carefully.

  • Don’t trek during the night.

  • Practice ventilation techniques as atmospheric pressure drop at such high altitudes, resulting in reduced oxygen inhalation.

  • Don’t use earphones as they will hinder your audibility.

  • The sudden drop in oxygen levels can cause headaches, hypoxic conditions, vomiting, and a variety of other health issues.

  • Carry medications and take the necessary precautions to avoid these.

  • Carry dry snacks and food from home to save your money.

  • Don’t litter at the campsites as the Beas Kund Trek is eco-friendly.

  • Cover your head as cold waves strike your head and face, lowering your body temperature.

  • Climbing too quickly will tire you out and may result in an accident.

  • Have 7-9 hours of sleep on the days of your trek because moving restlessly will impede your journey and make you uncomfortable.

  • Carry a 50-60 liter backpack to store all of your essentials.

  • Trekking poles can cut your energy consumption by 30-40% by increasing your speed and decreasing your trekking time.

General Trivia About Beas Kund Trek

General Trivia About Beas Kund Trek
  • Beas Kund River is considered sacred because it holds the utmost importance in Hindu religious beliefs.

  • The other name for Beas Kund is ‘Vyas Kund’- meaning a lake for sage.

  • It is said that the writer of Mahabharata, Rishi Vyas would take bath and meditate in this lake, almost every day.

  • Legend says once Rishi Vashisht fell into this lake but the river refused to take his life. Impressed by the river’s generosity, the sage started to live on the shore of Beas Kund.

Why to Go for Beas Kund Trek?

You should experience Beas Kund Himalayan Trek because it is a summer trek that will make you witness Beas Kund lake. Moreover, it is a short and beginner-friendly trek with an easy to moderate rating. At an altitude of 3892 meters, Beas Kund lake is an enchanting sight as lush grasslands and purple wildflowers surround it. Besides, the beautiful sight of the lake is relevant scientifically and holds religious significance. Beas Kund Lake is the source of the Beas Kund River, other streams, and waterfalls. It lies between jagged peaks of the Pir Panjal range and is considered sacred in Kullu and nearby places.

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FAQ's of Beas Kund Trek

How Difficult is the Beas Kund trek?

    Beas Kund Trek is a beginner-moderate level 1 trek, suitable for fit beginners. First-timers are happy to trek through the mountains of Manali as you are required to ascend and descend a total distance of 22 kilometers. The trek starts from the Solang Valley, where you gain an altitude of 9317 ft. The endpoint of the trek is 12,772 ft high, making you gain an altitude of 4616 ft over 4 days. Most of the trail goes over the green grassland with a slight inclination in the path but is easy to go. Some ascends or descends are steep as you will cross by small streams and sometimes over patches of snow. As it ranges from easy to moderate levels, you must be fit enough and train yourself to cover 5 kilometers in 35 minutes.

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