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Sar Pass Trek is one of the most popular treks in the months of May and June, and you can do it while you’re in Kasol or Parvati valley. So, if you are planning to visit Kasol anytime soon then you might want to take a look at Sar Pass Trek as well.

The Sar Pass Trek starts from the Grahan village, which is surrounded by beautiful Rhododendrons trees. 

We’ll explore Kasol and go onto the other location as well while on the Sar Pass trek. Attaining the altitude of 13,700 ft. may seem a little hard at first but becomes enjoyable as we carry on.

On your way to the Biskeri Ridge, you get to see a small frozen lake given the name Sar, meaning lake. Look out for the 100 ft. long snow slides which are quite a common sight during this trek. 

Next, we will get to trek till Mung Thach and the next 5 to 6-hours, would be the most difficult yet the most enjoyable time you’d be having on the Sar Pass Trek. We’ll pass through the dense forest which resembles those we see in popular movies and tv shows.

Nagaru village is one site among the popular places to visit in Kasol. After we cross the village we be exposed to the spectacular Parvati valley surrounded by the mountains.

The fifth day awaits with the longest trekking round among all the other days. While you’ll be out of breath, its a sure thing that it all be worth it for the snow slide, the Rhododendron forests and the views of the Tosh valley will get etched in your mind. 

A fun fact about the Sar Pass trek, it's a mountain ridge rather than being an actual pass but still, the name suggests otherwise. And  The Parvati river flows alongside it, which makes the experience even more redeeming. 

The sublime feeling of camping at the Biskeri Thach is indescribable.  Pine forests and the majestic mountains are things that be so common to you, that you’ll forget what the world looks like without them.

Now on our way back to Kasol, we’ll go through the Pulga village and the Barshaini village which are two popular stops while on Sar Pass Trek. And you get to be quite close to the Parvati river and this would be the perfect time to get that camera out and take some shots.

To get the best experience of Sar Pass Trek one needs to choose the timing correctly. And the best time to go on Sar Pass trek is during April and May . You will get to enjoy thick snow when you reach the higher altitudes and the weather in Sar Pass is at its best.

For time and again, people say that Sar Pass Trek is one of the most beautiful treks of India. The shift of the scenic view from forests to the meadows to the ice blankets is spectacular. 

When you slide down the slope from Sar Pass you will feel like you are riding a roller coaster. The trek serves best for any adrenaline junkie as it is sure to get a spike in your adrenaline levels.

Take some time off and enjoy your stay in Kasol and do try the Israeli cuisine. Also, mix up with the locals to know more about the place and its culture of Kasol and the history of Sar Pass.

The reasons you need to check out the Sar Pass Trek in 2020 are far more than many but if you still got doubts then let us clear them up while you are on a Sar Pass Trek with us.

Short Itinerary

1st Day: Kasol Arrival | Group Introduction

2nd Day: Trek to Grahan Village (5 Hour Trek)

3rd Day: Grahan to Mung Thach (6 Hour Trek)

4th Day: Mung Thach to Nagaru (4 Hours Trek)

5th Day: Nagaru to Biskeri Thach via Sar Pass (7-8 Hours Trek)

6th Day: Biskeri Thach to Barshaini to Kasol (3 Hours Drive) | Departure From Kasol | End of Tour

Itinerary (Kasol to Kasol)

  • 1

    1st Day : Kasol Arrival | Group Introduction

    • The group will assemble in Kasol.
    • Post-check-in, the group will move forward with the registration procedure and short acclimatization walk to Chalal village. 
    • Later in the evening, orientation will be given in the evening for the 6-day long trek.
    • Dinner will be served followed by some group bonding activities and more.
    • Overnight stay in Kasol.

     

  • 2

    2nd Day : Trek to Grahan Village (5 Hour Trek)

    • Post breakfast, we'll head towards Grahan village.
    • Midway, the group will stop to rest and eat their packed lunch.
    • During the trek, we'll be enjoying meadow sightseeing and views from the valley.
    • Post-check-in at Grahan, snacks will be served.
    • Finally, dinner will be served followed by a bonfire.
    • Overnight stay in Grahan.
  • 3

    3rd Day : Grahan to Mung Thach (6 Hour Trek)

    • Breakfast will be served in the morning followed by the group moving out for  Mung Thach.
    • We'll have packed lunch midway to our journey towards  Mung Thach.
    • Post-check-in, snacks will be served at the campsite.
    • Finally, the group will take an acclimatization walk in which we can see Nagaru and Sar Top.
    • Dinner will be served in the evening followed by a bonfire.
    • The day will end with stargazing at Mung Thach.
    • Overnight stay in Mung Thach.
  • 4

    4th Day : Mung Thach to Nagaru (4 Hours Trek)

    • Post-breakfast, we'll move out for trekking to Nagaru
    • The trek is short but quite steep and thus, difficult but fulfilling as well.
    • Before reaching our destination, we'll have to rest and eat our packed lunch mid-way through the journey.
    • We'll reach Nagaru in the afternoon.
    • Post-check-in, snacks will be served.
    • The rest of the day is at leisure.
    • Dinner will be served in the evening followed by an overnight stay in Nagaru.
    • *This day will be the coldest of them all in regards to the camping and trekking situation.
  • 5

    5th Day : Nagaru to Biskeri Thach via Sar Pass (7-8 Hours Trek)

    • We'll have to get up early around 3 AM in order to enjoy the sunrise from this point.
    • After that, we'll have breakfast and will head out for Biskeri Thach.
    • Midway, we'll be crossing Sar Pass.
    • On the way to Biskeri Thach, We'll be having packed lunch midway through our journey.
    • Post-check-in at Biskeri Thach, snacks will be served.
    • Finally, we'd enjoy a calming sunset from this point.
    • Dinner will be served in the evening followed by an overnight stay in Biskeri Thach.
  • 6

    6th Day : Biskeri Thach to Barshaini to Kasol (3 Hours Drive) | Departure From Kasol | End of Tour

    • Breakfast will be served in the morning.
    • After which, we'll trek down to Barshaini.
    • Before reaching our destination, we'll be having our packed lunch mid-way through our journey.
    • We'll be reaching Barshaini in the afternoon.
    • Finally, we'll depart for Kasol.
    • The group will disassemble on reaching Kasol in the evening.
    • Tour ends.

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Inclusions

Transporation in Taxi from Barshaini to Kasol.

Bus tickets from Delhi to Delhi (Delhi to Delhi Tour)

Accommodations on sharing basis as per itinerary.

Meal Plan: AP (Breakfast+ Luch + Dinner, starting from Day 1 Breakfast till Day 6 Breakfast)

Trip Lead will be present at all times during the tour.

All required permits

First Aid Kits

Oxygen Cylinders

Infrared Thermometer

Oximeter

Ropes

Micro Spikes

Gaiters

Exclusions

Early check-in at the hotel.

Any additional expenses such as of personal nature.

Additional accommodation/food costs incurred due to any delay travel.

Any lunch and other meals not mentioned in Package Inclusions.

Any Airfare / Rail fare other than what is mentioned in “Inclusions” or any type of transportation from Manali or Srinagar.

Parking and monument entry fees during sightseeing.

Additional Costs due to Flight Cancellations, Landslides, Roadblocks, and other natural calamities.

Any other services not specified above in inclusions.

Cancellation Policy

No cancellations will be taken over the call or WhatsApp message. Please reply to the email of the payment receipt that you have received at the time of booking regarding the cancellation.

Free Cancellation up to 60 days before the departure date (Booking amount is non-refundable)

If you're canceling the trip and opting for a refund within 59 days to 45 days of the Departure Date then only 10% of the total trip cost (calculated after subtracting the booking amount) along with the booking amount (non-refundable) will be charged as a cancellation fee and remaining sum would be refunded.

If you're canceling the trip and opting for a refund within  44 Days to 30 Days of the Departure Date then only 25% of the total trip cost (calculated after subtracting the booking amount) along with the booking amount (non-refundable) will be charged as a cancellation fee and remaining sum would be refunded.

If you're canceling the trip and opting for a refund within 29 Days to 15 Days of the Departure Date then only 50% of the total trip cost (calculated after subtracting the booking amount) along with the booking amount (non-refundable) will be charged as a cancellation fee and remaining sum would be refunded.

If you're canceling the trip and opting for a refund within15 Days to 8 Days of the Departure Date then only 75% of the total trip cost (calculated after subtracting the booking amount) along with the booking amount (non-refundable) will be charged as a cancellation fee and remaining sum would be refunded.

If you're canceling the trip and opting for a refund within 7 Days from the Departure Date then 100% of the total trip cost (calculated after subtracting the booking amount) along with the booking amount (non-refundable) will be charged as a cancellation fee and remaining sum would be refunded.

You are not applicable for a refund if you fail to show up on the day of departure under the given timeline that has been provided to you beforehand. 

There would be no refund provided in case there occur some problems due to government orders, harsh weather conditions, protests, landslides, or any other unforeseen circumstances. On the occasion of any such happenings, we have a backup plan ready most of the time and we'll be moving onto that. There are times when we would have to cancel some activities mentioned in the itinerary but it's only due to the reason that we would be bound by a circumstance that is not in our control.

If a trek is called off at the last moment due to a natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh, etc.) then the participants would be provided with a travel voucher for the same amount that can be used within 365 days of the issuance date for any package worth the same amount.

If a trek/trip has to be aborted midway due to a natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh, etc.). In that case, no refund would be provided.

JustWravel will not bear any extra expense due to any natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh, etc.).

Cancellations policy differs for popular destinations and also during peak season, kindly confirm with your operator once.

Things To Pack

Rucksack (40 Liters+)

Daypack

Backpack Rain Cover

Suncap

Woolen Cap

Mufflers/Neck Warmer

Polarised Sunglasses

Inner Thermals (2 pairs)

Comfortable Pants (Trek Pants)

Fleece Jacket

Warm Jacket

Down Jacket/Main Jacket

Poncho

Gloves

Socks (2 Woolen/2 Cotton)

Undergarments

Sandals

Trekking Shoes (Forclaz 100/Arpenaz 100 or better)

Towels

First Aid Kit

Personal Medication

Head Torch

Water Bottle

Power Bank

Mobile Charger/Travel Charger

Hand Sanitizer

Toiletries

Tissue Roll

Cold Cream

Lip Guard

Sunscreen Lotion(SPF 40+)

Documents – ID(Driver’s License, AADHAR Card, Voter ID:: Passport and Visa copy for Foreign Nationals)

FAQs

The temprature of Sar Pass in May goes around 13 to 17 degrees in the day time and 0 to 7 degrees in the night time.

 

It depends on the difficulty level of the trek. The minimum age for eligibility is 14 years.

 

If it starts raining slowly while trekking then we will continue our trek as per the plan. Your poncho will keep you dry. In case if it is raining heavily then we will try to find any shelter and wait for the rain to stop or slow. If it rains at the campsite then there would not be any problem because all our living tents, kitchen tents, and toilet tents are waterproof. You will stay dry inside.

 

No, but our trek leaders are certified in the Wildlife First Aid course and they always carry a first aid kit and oxygen cylinders on high altitude treks.

 

Well, it totally depends from person to person. Usually, there are no side effects of Diamox but if you are having any prior medical conditions then it is better to consult your doctor.

Our itinerary is designed in a way that we take sufficient time to get acclimatized. In case if you are having a problem on the trek then tell your trek leader about your condition as soon as possible.

 

Yes, it is advisable that you carry your own medication on the trek.

 

Himalayan water is considered the purest water and safe to drink. But for safety purposes, we sometimes boil the water and then use it for drinking and cooking.

In case you find any clean water on the trek, always fill your water where the water is running not where the water is stable or is in rest.

 

Yes, you can give suggestions. We will look into that and if we find it feasible then we will apply it.

 

Yes, we can customize any trip/trek as per your needs and as per the feasibility.

 

After selecting the trip/trek, you can book by clicking on the book now button or you can contact us and we will guide you in the booking.

 

It totally depends on group dynamics. If there is a couple, we can give them a separate tent or if there are an odd number of people, then there would be triple sharing.

 

It depends on the tour. If it is a trek then you will be staying in dome tents or if it is a road trip the accommodation can be in a hotel/alpine tent/dome tent/homestay.

 

During the treks, separate toilet tents will be set up on each campsite.

 

We provide nutritious and healthy food during the treks. We always serve Indian vegetarian food and eggs.

 

Yes, we will provide sleeping bags and mattresses during the trek. Our sleeping bags can withstand temperatures as low as -10 degrees.

 

We always recommend that you carry your rucksack during the trek because it helps in maintaining your body posture. In case if you cannot, then we can provide you a mule/porter to carry your rucksack. You will have to tell us at least 1 week before the trek. The charges for offloading would be INR 300 per person per day.

 

Shoes are your lifeline on the trek. It is highly advisable to buy trekking shoes of a good and known brand. You can consider companies like Quechua, Columbia, etc. Waterproof shoes with ankle support will work well.

 

Differs from person to person. If you think that it would help you maintaining balance while trekking then does bring the pole. Some people think that the trekking pole disturbs the walking rhythm. So it’s up to you.

 

Usually, we take a maximum of 15-18 people in one group. We believe bigger groups have less fun and less coordination so that’s why we prefer smaller groups.

We need at least 6 people to operate our fixed departure treks.

 

All our treks are led by professional trek leaders who are certified, mountaineers. Apart from them, there will be one local guide, cook, helper, porters, and other staff.

All our trips are led by professional trip coordinators who have good experience in leading groups.

 

Yes definitely it is, the safety of girls is most important for us. All our guides and other staff are carefully chosen for trips/treks. They are honest and reliable but we also advise you to take care of your personal belongings.

 

Once you confirm the trip/trek and done with the booking, we will send you the packing list according to the trip/trek.

 

We hire taxis such as Innova, Tempo Traveller, Bolero, Tata Sumo, etc. from our vendors.

 

Moderately cold during day time and very cold at night

 

Sar Pass is better for beginners, as it covers much more than Just the trek and it's a complete journey in itself.

 

Moderately cold during day time and very cold at night.

 

You have to follow the route given below in order to reach Sar Pass:

Kasol- Grahan- Mung Thatch- Naguru- Sar Pass- Biskeri Thatch- Barsheini

 

The price for Sar Pass Trek is 9500 +5% GST per person, in triple occupancy, in a booking made from Kasol to Kasol.

 

Yes! You can go to Sar Pass in the month of June.

 

No! You cannot go to Sar Pass in the month of March due to heavy snowfall.

 

Yes! You can go to Sar Pass in the month of July but you have to a little careful as this is the time of rainy season and chances of slipping becomes higher due to trek becoming wet.

 

You'll have to cover a total of 48 kilometers starting from Kasol to the end point, which is Sar Pass.

 

You can call or Whatsapp us and our sales representatives and they will make it  a hassle free process for you or you can book the package from visiting the link given below.

justwravel.com/package/Sar-Pass-Trek

 

You can check the JustWravel Blog and if you're looking for a informative piece on the same then visit the link below.

https://www.justwravel.com/blog/sarpass-trek-remember/

 

You can call or Whatsapp us and our sales representatives and they will make it  a hassle free process for you or you can book the package from visiting the link given below.

justwravel.com/package/Sar-Pass-Trek

 

4200 m/ 13,816 feet is the current altitude of Sar Pass Trek.

 

The temprature of Sar Pass in May goes around 13 to 17 degrees in the day time and 0 to 7 degrees in the night time.

 

The height of Sar Pass is 13816 feet.

 

May to October is considerd to be the best time for visiting Sar Pass Trek. During these months the conditions are more than suitable for travelling.

 

Sar Pass is better as compared to the Chanderkhani due to the reason that it has more earlier trailer, it's comfortable for beginners and well! The amazing beauty of the location is also one of the primary reason.

 

Yes! You can but you'll be faced with a lot of difficulties along the way starting from planning, itinerary, stay, accommodation and more. So, it's always preferred to go with someone.

 

Sar Pass is a beginner friendly trek and it's good for first timers as well.

 

You need to buy a good pair of trekking shoes in order to go through the Sar Pass Trek. 

 

The Sar Pass is located in Parvati Valley of Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh

 

In order to visit Sar Pass from Delhi, you have to take the route mentioned below.

Delhi - Kasol - Grahan- Mung Thatch- Naguru- Sar Pass- Biskeri Thatch- Barsheini - Kasol - Delhi

 

The temprature range in Sar Pass during the month of June is -13 to 17 degrees in the  day time and  0 to 7 degrees in the night time.

 

You'll get moderately cold weather in the day and extremely cold weather by the night time.

 

Yes! In order to reach Sar Pass, your first checkpoint is Kasol only.

 

1st Day: Kasol Arrival | Group Introduction

2nd Day: Trek to Grahan Village (5 Hour Trek)

3rd Day: Grahan to Mung Thach (6 Hour Trek)

4th Day: Mung Thach to Nagaru (4 Hours Trek)

5th Day: Nagaru to Biskeri Thach via Sar Pass (7-8 Hours Trek)

6th Day: Biskeri Thach to Barshaini to Kasol (3 Hours Drive) | Departure From Kasol | End of Tour

 

When you'll book a package with JustWravel, we'll mail you the list or you can check by visiting the link mentioned here. 

Link: https://www.justwravel.com/package/Sar-Pass-Trek

 

Starting from Kasol, we have to cover 48 Kilometers to reach Sar Pass.

 

Yes! There are high chances that Sar Pass receives snow in May.

 

In order to book Sar Pass you have to visit https://www.justwravel.com/package/Sar-Pass-Trek and then from there you have to follow the booking process. If you want, you can call our handlers and they will take it from there.

 

You can do Sar Pass without any agency but you'll face a lot of difficulties in doing the expedition alone. So, it's always preferred that you go with proper guidance which is usually best find with those who regularly takes a tour of the places, such as agencies providing the trek.

 

You have to be ready with the packing list that we'll send you and maintain a basic fitness level for starting out on the Sar Pass Trek.

 

In order to reach Sar Pass, you need to visit the Kullu district in Himachal Pradesh. In Kullu, there's a popular town by the name of Kasol, you'll have to reach there and then start out for Sar Pass Trek. So, that's how to reach Sar Pass Trek.

 

You order to reach Sar Pass, you need to visit the Kullu district in Himachal Pradesh. In Kullu, there's a popular town by the name of Kasol, you'll have to reach there and then start out for Sar Pass Trek.

 

No! Sar Pass gets closed during winters as the roads are closed due to heavy snowfall and it becomes risky to visit the pass.

 

Sar Pass Trek does comes into the category of easy treks that are conducted in India.

 

Yes! It is totally worth doing a Sar Pass Trek due to it's location, snow, trails, and everything that it has to offer.

 

Yes, there are high chances of snow at Sar Pass in June.

 


Sar pass Trek Details

Located in the Kullu region of Himachal Pradesh, the Sar Pass has been a favourite destination for trekkers. The trek is the perfect choice for the ones who love high mountains and lots of snow.

Sar Pass Trek is ideal for both beginners and experienced trekkers. It is something you can take up without any prior experience. It’s perfect for beginners and useful for the ones who want to experience all kinds of terrains.

You will come across thick pine forests, alpine meadows, charming villages, snow-capped mountains and stunning landscapes. All these distinct terrains are the best locations for a good trekking experience.

Sar Pass Trek would be a good first choice for a first-timer. It can be rough in the beginning, but a good balance between physical and mental strength will do the job.

Not only is it easy but also gives you splendid views. The total trek distance comes to about 48 km and is close to a height of 14,000 ft where you will see views of the majestic mountains of the Parvati Valley from the pass.

The temperature during the trek varies from 0 degrees to -20 degrees, depending greatly on night or day. Even minute factors like being under the shade or in direct sunlight can significantly impact your body temperature for this exciting trek.

It is one of the most popular treks in the Shivalik mountain ranges. This trek is a challenge for trekkers. Since the height is around 14,000 above sea level, it is one of the high altitude treks in Himachal Pradesh.  


Significance of Sar Pass


Firstly, the Sar Pass Trek offers you a great trekking experience as a fellow traveller. With the trail passing through pine forests and mountains, the experience you build will be helpful and memorable.

The trek also allows you to witness the Himalayas in the form of green trees and white snow, all in Kasol. This trek is gaining popularity due to these exalting mountains by the adventure-seekers of the region. 
The quaint village of Kasol is another speciality of the trek. It’s a base camp for the trek perched at the height of 1580m in Parvati Valley. Kasol is also a popular tourist destination and often called the "Mini Israel of Himalayas."

Surrounded by lush greenery, Deodar tree forests, Pinewood forests and Rhododendrons, it’s also perfect for nature enthusiasts and photographers. The beautiful verdant landscape against the majestic Himalayan peaks topped with snow etched with a crown of clouds is the perfect picture you need.

Another speciality of Kasol is the famous destination near it. Manikaran and Barshaini. Manikaran is the place where two religions Hinduism and Sikhism come together where Barshaini is famous as the base village for Kheerganga and Tosh trekking.


Interesting Facts About Sar Pass


The meaning of Sar is ‘lake’ in the local dialect. While trekking across the path from Tila Lotni to Biskeri Ridge, one has to pass by a small, usually frozen lake. Hence the name Sar Pass Trek.

The village of Kasol used to only be a bus stop until the ’90s. It later transformed into a hub for backpackers in 2014. A large number of travellers from around the world came to Kasol to experience the picturesque hills and pleasant climate.

The majority of Kasol is populated with foreigners with a high influence from Israel. The local food habit is also influenced by Israeli culture. The recent flow of Israeli tourists has boosted business for restaurants, hotels and shops.

It is believed that Shiva meditated in the Parvati Valley for 3,000 years. He sat there in the form of an ash-smeared sanyasi. After several seasons, he looked at the untouched landscape in front of him and named it after his partner, Parvati.

Legends also say that Kasol was the place where Kartikeya, the younger son of Shiva and Parvati, meditated for 1,000 years. When he was here, they would meet him often and Parvati would make kheer for them. It is said that the greyish colour of the Parvati river is caused by it.

It is also popularly believed that the villagers of Malana are descendants of deported Greek soldiers of Alexander The Great. Some traces of their existence still root back to Hindu mythology. 


The villagers believe in their God, Jamlu Rishi. It is said that the sage from the Puranas inhabited the land back in the day and laid the foundation of democracy which is still a fully functional parliamentary system today.

The pine forests on the trail of the trek are often called fairy forests. As the location is quite popular with hippies, a few years ago, they claimed to have spotted a bunch of fairies after days of partying.

Because of the complex tradition and the excellent altitude variations, Kullu houses an immense variety of species. The deodar, pine, spruce, and fir trees from the Kullu hills belong to the conifer species.

Several medicinal plants like Hath Panja, Brahma Kamal grow tremendously in the valley. Animals like the Himalayan brown bear and the Himalayan Tahr are also found in the valleys. Some of the striking bird species found in the area are the Western Tragopan and the Monal pheasant.


Summary of Sar Pass Trek


It’s safe to say that the Sar Pass Trek is bound to excite the beginner, charm the seasonal trekker and bring out the adventure expert. You will get to see the captivating vistas of Kasol, the green forests of Grahan, sun-soaked campsites of Nagra, bewitching views of the valley and the mystic Sar pass.

The summer months are usually the best time to go for the trek. This is when the wildflowers are in full bloom and the slopes of the mountains are covered in lush greenery.

Depending on the seasons, the trek itinerary varies to accommodate changes. The weather is unpredictable, hence each trekker will have a unique experience.  Irrespective of the itinerary, you will surely enjoy this Sar Pass trek!

 

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