Sar Pass Trek

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Sar Pass is a perfect trek for beginners. It’s apt for those who want to experience all kinds of terrain. Forests, meadows, quaint villages, or snow-covered mountains, this trail offers a gamut of experiences to trekkers. 

The Sarpass trek starts from Kasol, which is a haven for backpackers from around the globe, and attracts large weekend crowds; many of which are the city youth, eager for a slice of the bohemian lifestyle. To cater to the tourists, the shops are well-stocked with both, necessities and luxuries.

Short Itinerary

Day 1 : Reaching Kasol.

Day 2 : Trek to Grahan village (4-5 hours)

Day 3 : Grahan to Mung Thach (5-6 hours)

Day 4 : Mung Thach to Nagaru (4 hours)

Day 5 : Nagaru to Biskeri Thach via Sar Pass (7-8 hours)

Day 6 : Biskeri Thach to Barshaini and drive back to Kasol base camp ( 4-5 hours). Departure from Kasol.

Itinerary (Kasol to Kasol)

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    Day 1 : Reaching Kasol.

    Check in to camp at Kasol,  All the participants will undergo through registration procedure after breakfast and freshening up. Post lunch acclimatization walk to Chalal village. Orientation will be given in the evening.

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    Day 2 : Trek to Grahan village (4-5 hours)

    Trek will commence at 7 am from Kasol to Grahan. The trek starts from the centre of Kasol and keeps to the true left of the Grahan nalah. The trail is easy and frequently used by locals.The trail goes through lovely pine forests. The ascend is gentle and easy. One can effortlessly cover much distance in a couple of hours. After Grahan nalah the trail becomes rocky and climbing uphill, away from the right bank of the river. Buras (Rhododendrons) grows in the forest here. After a steep climb of about an hour, one reaches the village of Grahan, situated at the top. Overnight stay in tents at Grahan.

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    Day 3 : Grahan to Mung Thach (5-6 hours)

    In the morning we climb towards the north of camping ground at Grahan. Villagers can be seen using this path for Mung Thach. After walking for a while, one can see Mung Thach, Nagaru, and Sar Top on the mountain to the right. The trail also becomes steeper and leads into the woods. The slope becomes steeper and the path is confusing in some places. After crossing the forest we arrive to Mung Thach. Overnight in tents at Mung Thach

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    Day 4 : Mung Thach to Nagaru (4 hours)

    Trek from Mung Thach to Nagaru is a short but difficult part. The slope falls steeply to the valley. After crossing steep slope for a couple of hours, one finally reaches Nagaru campsite. Facing north, one can see magnificent mountains across the Parvati valley. Night is very cold due to the chilling wind. It is advisable to sleep early to avoid cold and the next day involves an early start.

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    Day 5 : Nagaru to Biskeri Thach via Sar Pass (7-8 hours)

    Next day we have to make an early start, as the climb is steep through the snow. Sar pass and the elevated peaks of the Tosh valley are now visible.

    As one reaches the top, the view is exhilarating. After that the slide is the most fun and completely safe as long as some precautions are taken. The slide takes one as far as a kilometre to a gentler slope of the valley. Valley arrives after walking for an hour from Sar Pass. We will then continue the trek through some dense rhododendron bushes towards Biskeri Thach campsite. Overnight stay in tents at Biskeri Thach.

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    Day 6 : Biskeri Thach to Barshaini and drive back to Kasol base camp ( 4-5 hours). Departure from Kasol.

    Biskeri presents a sublime view of the pine forests, the majestic mountains and the lovely grasslands. From Biskeri we will descend towards Pulga village. The descend is easy and takes around 4-5 hours to reach Pulga. From Pulga we will continue to descend to cross Parvati river and then climb to reach village Barshaini. Bus ride to Kasol base camp and departure.

Inclusions

Accommodation

Meals

Camping charges

Gaiters

Expert trek Leaders

Expert Trek Support Team

Exclusions

Transportation from Bhuntar ti Kasol and back

Anything not mentioned in inclusions

Cancellation Policy

Booking amount is non-refundable.

No refund of total trip amount will be provided on cancellation, 10 days prior to departure date.

50% of total trip amount can be refunded on cancellation between 11-20 days prior to scheduled departure date.

90% of total trip amount can be refunded on cancellation between 21-90 days prior to scheduled departure date.

100% of total trip amount can be refunded on cancellation, 90+ days prior to scheduled departure date.

For Cancellations/ Refund Request , kindly reply to the confirmation mail and get in touch with the Team. All cancellations will be considered only after the mail has been received.

Additional Information on Sar pass Trek

Sar in local dialect means lake, Sar Pass is a beautiful lake which mostly remains frozen located in the glorious mountains of Parvati Valley located at an elevation of 13,850 feet. Sar Pass trek is one of the easiest treks for beginners. The trek takes the adventurers through dense forests, Greenlands and meadows, remote and friendly villages and majestic mountains. Sar Pass is the perfect trek trail to kickstart your trekking expeditions.

PLACES TO VISIT DURING THE SAR PASS TREK:

KASOL:

Kasol is a beautiful village which has gained massive popularity over the years is situated in the Parvati Valley along the banks of the Parvati River at an elevation of 11,580 feet, it is also known as “ Mini Israel” or the “Hippie Town”. Kasol is majorly influenced by Israely culture. Kasol is known for its scenic beauty,picturesque mountains,trekking trails, pine trees, waterfalls, flea market,cafes and delicious food.

GRAHAN:

Grahan is a quaint village located in Parvati Valley at an elevation of 7,700 feet above the sea level at a distance of 14km from Kasol. The only way to reach this pristine village through trekking. Grahan is surrounded by dense forest, mountains and pine trees. There are two trails after reaching halfway and crossing the second bridge on the trek trail to Grahan and they are marked by red arrows one of them is steep and short and the other is long , easy and beautiful, The best time to go to Grahan is during the months of summer and its best to do the trek during the day time as nights might not be too safe to trek.

MUNG THACH:

Thach means meadow in Himachali.Mung Thach is beautiful meadow located at a distance of 7 km from Grahan in Parvati Valley. It is a campsite for stop over between the trek to Sar Pass.

NAGRA:

Nagra is located in Parvati Valley at an altitude of 3,787 mts above the sea level at a distance of 10 km from Mung Thach It is an offbeat destination known for its campsites,trekking trains, mountains and adventure activities.

BISKERI THACH:

Biskeri Thach is a green meadow located at a distance of 15 km from  Sar Pass in Parvati Valley, Himachal Pradesh.

BARSHANI:

Barshani is the last motorable place of Parvati Valley at 14 km distance from Manikaran. Barshani is a 12km down hill trek from Biskeri Thatch. Barshani marks the trek of various famous treks like Kalga,Pulga,Tulga and Kheerganga. One can hike or take a taxi from Barshani for visiting Tosh. Even though this village is very small it has various accommodations and eateries.

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