Sar Pass Trek Overview

One of the most recommended treks for beginners, the Sar Pass trek is a heaven for people who love to be amidst snow and mountains. This beautiful trek will take you through lush green forests, meadows, beautiful small villages, and the most beautiful snow-covered mountains. This will help first-time trekkers to experience all kinds of terrain and be prepared for their next adventure. The Sar pass trek gets its name from a beautiful small frozen lake where the trekkers will pass to reach their destination.

Located in the Parvati valley, the trek starts from Kasol for five days where trekkers also get a chance to explore the Himalayan vegetation. You can go through many streams, riverlets and witness the spectacular panoramic view of the Himalayas. Trekkers will also pass many small villages where they can get an opportunity to interact with them and learn more about the Himalayan culture. The campsites of the trek are also some of the most beautiful places where expeditioners can get a chance to experience a beautiful sunset and sunrise before heading out for their next day.

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  • Sar Pass trek (13850 ft) hosts a beautiful trail along the changing scenes of the turbulent Parvati River, gushing waterfalls, endless forests, crisp green meadows, and so much more

  • Visit Mini Israel of India, the Grahan Village, a 200 years old beautiful small hidden gem in the Parvati Valley

  • Experience walking over a carpet of glittering fresh white snow as you take in the breathtaking views of the Parvati Valley

  • To ensure a worry free trek much efforts are put in for your safety and proper sanitization of all equipment

  • Enjoy freshly prepared Himachali cuisine while enjoying the majestic view of the Himalayas

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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.
  • 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.
  • Avoid using plastic bags and maintain the ecological balance of the destinations.
  • Guidelines issued by the State-Government is to be followed. Social distancing to be maintained. Frequent hand sanitisation and use of mask recommended.
  • The exact location will be shared with you post-booking.
  • Neat and clean vehicle for the journey with experienced driver especially for hilly terrains available.
  • Carry dry snacks/food from home (you will save a lot of money). Carry water bottles with you, so that you can refill.
  • Avoid using earphones during the trek; this might hinder your audibility.
  • In case, the trek needs to be cancelled, the authorities should be informed beforehand.
  • All the activities depend upon the weather.
  • Mobile & laptop charging points may/may not be available on campsites at a common point.
  • Keep your luggage minimum; the more you carry, the more you hassle.
  • Pay heed to the trek leader and guide in order to enjoy a safe and sound trek.
  • Professional Treak Leaders are available to ensure high safety and more information and personal attention which are necessary to appreciate a trek.
  • Camping is very basic in nature. One must not expect luxuries. Electricity will not be available at any campsite.
  • It is recommended to carry enough warm clothes and the right kind of shoes for the Sar Pass trekking.
  • Any personal expenses, items of personal nature, meals not mentioned, etc. will not be in part of the Sar Pass trek package.
  • Itineraries are based on information available at the time of planning and are subject to change. "Thrillophilia'' reserves the right to change expedition dates, people or itineraries as conditions warrant If a trip must be delayed or the itinerary changed due to bad weather, road conditions, transportation delays, government intervention, airline schedules, sickness, or other contingency for which Thrilllophilia or its agents cannot make provision, the cost of delays and/or other changes are the responsibility of the participant. Thrillophilia reserves the right to decline, or accept, any individual as a trip member for any reason whatsoever.
  • Liability for change in itinerary due to reasons beyond our control like a change in flight and train schedule, cancellation of flights/1trains, political disturbances, natural phenomenon, roadblocks, etc. will not be accommodated in the package cost. No bill will be reimbursed for any missed service/facility.
  • During a trip, in case the roads are blocked due to landslides or a reason that is beyond control, Thrillophilia will rearrange the itinerary for the travellers real-time, however, the cost of alternative accommodation will be borne by the customer as the hotels pre-booked execute their cancellation policies and are nonrefundable.
  • Because of any reason natural or personal, if the Trek or a particular activity is not completed, no refund will be processed.
  • The difference in the cost shall be borne by the client in case of any amendment in the package due to change in the number of guests, hotel change, itinerary change, etc.
  • If in case any traveller wants to or decides to leave the trip in the middle, all the expenses from that point onwards will be borne by the traveller. Neither the operator nor Thrillophilia will be held responsible for such decisions or for any refund.
  • The refund or compensation is also not issued if for any reason you have to come down from the trek. The trek leader may send you down from the trek, owing to reasons like lack of fitness, AMS, blood pressure, turn-around-time, health issues, or if you are found smoking/ drinking, or breaking the rules of the trek. refund or compensation are issued only when the whole trek is cancelled or called off on behalf of Thrillophilia.
  • At Thrillophilia, we almost never call off or cancel our treks. But in the rare event we might have to call off or cancel a trek due to any unforeseen natural catastrophes like continuous rain or snow, thunderstorms, snowstorms, landslides, floods, earthquakes, or any other natural calamity or other issues like local riots, curfews, pandemics, lockdowns, government orders, or any such situations that might prevent a safe trekking experience. In such cases, Thrillophilia will issue a Credit note summing up to the same amount as your trek fee that can be redeemed on any of the treks over a period of the next year.
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Quick Facts of Sar Pass Trek

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Maximum altitude: 13,580 ft

Duration: 5 days

Trekking distance: 48 kms

Trail type: Easy to Moderate

Rail head: Chandigarh Railway Station

Airport: Bhuntar Airport, 31 km away

Snow Season: April and May

Service from: Kasol

Base camp: Kasol

Best season: Mid-April to June

Region: Parvati Valley of Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh

Who can participate: Beginners or First timers can participate in the trek

Short Itinerary for Sar Pass Trek

Day 1: The trek starts from Kasol where you will be headed to the Grahan Village

Day 2: Head to Min Thach from Grahan.

Day 3: Min Thach to Nagaru.

Day 4: Nagaru to Sar Pass and then Bishkeri

Day 5: Bishkeri to Barshaini and then back to Kasol

Sar Pass Trek Detailed Itinerary

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Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
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Kasol to Grahan village

Altitude: 2350 metres

Distance: 8 km trek

Duration: 4-5 hours

  • The Sar Pass trek starts from Kasol and you have to head left towards Grahan Nallah.

  • This 8 km trek will last 4-5 hours and you will be following the Grahan Nalah route.

  • This is one of the most frequently used trails by the villagers and localities and trekkers will pass the beautiful pine forests before the trail becomes uphill.

  • This trail is known to be surrounded by some beautiful Rhododendrons trees.

  • Trekkers will have a steep climb for an hour and then reach Grahan village which is the last village of this trek.

  • Grahan is located on the top of the hill and trekkers will camp here at night.

Know Before You Go to Sar Pass Trek

Important Tips for Sar Pass Trek
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Trekking Essentials
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  • One of the most important tips for trekkers is to avoid sports shoes and opt for shoes or boots which are recommended for trekking. They are advised to use their shoes before the trek to avoid shoe bites or blisters.

  • Always carry synthetic quick-dry pants which are lightweight. You can wear these pants in layers at night when the temperature drops and avoid packing jeans or shorts.

  • Always carry full-sleeved t-shirts and lightweight sweaters. These will help prevent sunburn on your arms and neck.

  • If you are sensitive to cold, do not forget to carry a thermal inner.

  • If you wear spectacles, you can either wear contact lenses or photo chromatic glasses. You can also wear big sunglasses on top of your spectacles if either of them is not possible.

  • Always carry your own cutlery as this helps in keeping things hygienic.

  • Carry your government-issued original or photocopy of your identity cards with you.

  • Do not forget to carry your personal medical kit with first aid bands, cotton, gauze, antiseptic cream, pain relief spray, and also crocin.

General Trivia About Sar Pass Trek

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  • Located in the Kullu region of Himachal Pradesh, the word "Sar" comes from a neighborhood tongue, which means a lake.

  • The Kanwar wildlife sanctuary situated in the Parvati valley is home to the Sar pass and trekkers can get a chance to spot some rare and exotic species here.

  • Trekkers can also spot colorful birds such as the White-cheeked Tit and the Cheer Pheasant among 200 species of birds.

  • Along with the beautiful scenic route, trekkers can also get a chance to observe many villagers and their unique customs on their way.

  • Another beautiful part of the trek is the Rhododendrons trees you can find in the forest which will take your breath away.

  • Trekkers can have an incredible experience of camping in the clear night sky illuminated by stars.

Why to Go for Sar Pass Trek?

One of the most beautiful treks in India, the Sar Pass trek is very popular among beginners who are trying to dive into the culture of trekking. One of the best parts about this trek is the fact that even a beginner can enjoy the beautiful scenic route. The trek will take you through quaint villagers and will also give you a chance to observe and learn more about their village life. You will go through beautiful pine forests, a frozen lake, and the most beautiful snow-covered mountains. The trek is a haven for people who would love to capture these moments. The sunset and sunrise at the campsites is absolutely breathtaking.

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FAQ's of Sar Pass Trek

How difficult is the Sar Pass trek?

    The Sar Pass trek is one of the best choices if you are a beginner and want to start your journey in trekking. The difficulty level of the trek is easy to moderate. The trek level might be moderate to first-timers as the trail has all kinds of terrain from the forest, uphill, meadows, and mountains. This will also help beginners to sharpen their trekking skills. The trail perches at an altitude of 14000 ft. which is considered to be easy if one is looking at starting high-altitude trekking.

    Called a decent trekking site, Sar pass trek is a 5-day trek that gives plenty of time for trekkers to acclimatize while climbing higher. The treks most of the days are just 5-6 hours except for the 4th day of the trek where you will need to trek for 6-8 hours. However, beginners are advised to train for a couple of weeks before the trek just to get to the basic level of fitness.The scenic route and the majestic mountains are known to uplift the spirits of the trekkers making it easy for you to go on the trek.

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