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Description

Beas Kund Trek is a trek to high altitude glacial lake which is situated at an altitude of 3600 meters above the sea level. The trek to Beas Kund is one of the most popular and beautiful treks in Himachal Pradesh. The trek starts from and ends at a small village, Dundhi which is located near Solang Nala in Manali

The difficulty level of the Beas Kund trek is moderate and is suitable for people who have done at least one trek before and beginners as well. The trek offers amazing views of glaciers, valleys, lush green meadows and snowcapped peaks such as Shitidhar, Friendship peak, Deo Tibba, Indrasan, Hanuman Tibba, etc.

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Beas Kund has always been a popular and famous option amongst trekkers in Manali. This is no doubt, due to the fact that it takes you right to the base of the river that flows throughout the town.

The holy lake is the source of River Beas.In fact, you’ll witness the very same river while entering Manali. The high altitude alpine lake is located at an altitude of 3,700 meters. 

Another reason trekkers love this opportunity is the setting. I mean, who would want to miss out on lush, green grasslands and an emerald lake?

The grasslands are right below the summits of the biggest mountains around the town.

The Beas Kund Trip will allow you to lazily watch goats grazing and pluck mushrooms and strawberries along your way.

The beauty of the place increases due to the contrast between the water body and the jagged peaks of the mountains of the Pir Panjal range.

The emerald kund breaks off or branches off into smaller streams and tumbling waterfalls. These converge into the raging Beas river. 

The itinerary of the Beas Kund Trek begins at a popular destination for skiing and paragliding - Manali. After this, the scenic meadows of Bakarthach and Dhundi will be a part of the trail.

Along with this, famous places to visit in the Beas Kund Trek are Friendship Peak, Seven Sisters, Shitidhar, and Hanuman Tibba. These peaks will accompany you on the trek.

As you advance towards Beas Kund, you’ll also get the chance to encounter the Beas Kund Glacier.

The history of Beas Kund is associated with a legend. It is said that the man who wrote the Mahabharata, Rishi Vyas, took daily baths in this lake. 

Due to this, it is possible that the name has been derived from Vyas (the sage) and Kund (a lake). 

A feature that draws everyone in is the combination of snowy mountains above and green grasslands below. 

Due to its short duration and easy difficulty level, this trek is possible for beginners as well. This is why tourism of Beas Kund has been growing popular recently.

Despite this, preparation is advised for anyone planning to join this trek. The climb from 8,000 ft to 12,000 ft is no easy task.

Best time to visit Beas Kund? The ideal time to visit and travel would be between Mid-May and October. The weather of Beas Kund during this time is extremely pleasant, which makes the trek easier to complete.

What’s the best way to reach Beas Kund? Well, If you wish to travel through an aircraft, then the nearest airport is at Bhuntar town as it is about 50km away from Manali. 

Indian airlines have regular flights flying to the airport. 

For an international airport, the nearest one to Manali is available at Chandigarh.

If you wish to travel by rail, the nearest railway station is Jogindar Nagar. This is 166km away from Manali. From here onward, you can book private taxis or cabs to go to Manali.

If you want to travel by road, then there are regular buses that go to Manali from various North Indian cities like Shimla, Chandigarh, Delhi, Dharamsala, and more.

The reasons you need to check the Beas Kund Trek in 2020 are far more than many. But, if you still have doubts then let us clear them up while you are on the Beas Kund Trek with JustWravel.

 

Short Itinerary

Day 1 : Manali – Dundhi – Bakarthatch  (13 kms walking and uphill  - time – 6-8 hrs)

Day 2 : Bakarthach – Beas Kund – Bakarthach (6kms trek - time – 4-5 hrs)

Day 3 : Bakarthach to Manali

Itinerary (Manali to Manali)

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    Day 1 : Manali – Dundhi – Bakarthatch  (13 kms walking and uphill  - time – 6-8 hrs)

    The Beas Kund trek starts from a village called Dhundhi which is a 21 km drive from Manali. After arriving there, we will start our trek to Bakarthatch, which is 13 km from Dhundhi. The initial trek is through green meadows and ridges. We will setup our camps at Bakarthatch.

    After having lunch, we will go on an acclimatization walk so that no one will get affected from high altitude. Enjoy the majestic views of snowcapped peaks such as Hanuman Tibba, Deo Tibba and Indrasan.

    Dinner and Overnight stay in dome tents. 

  • 2

    Day 2 : Bakarthach – Beas Kund – Bakarthach (6kms trek - time – 4-5 hrs)

    Wake up early and after breakfast depart for final destination, which is Beas Kund. The trek to Beas Kund consists of walking over moraine to the lake of Beas Kund. Beas Kund is a tiny lake situated at a height of 3600 meters and it is also called as the birth place of River Beas.

    The place also works as a base camp for peaks such as Shitidhar, Friendship peak etc.  After reaching Beas Kund, enjoy the heavenly views and then return back to Bakarthatch camp.  

    Dinner and overnight stay at camps. 

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    Day 3 : Bakarthach to Manali

    Wake up, have your breakfast and start your trek to Dundhi. This will be your last day of trek. After reaching Dundhi, Drive back to Manali.

    Arrive at Manali.

    End of Beas Kund Trek.

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Inclusions

Accommodation: Stay is included from day 1 to Day 3 – you will be staying at guest house and camps on all days of trekking.

Meals: All Meals from day 1 Lunch to day 3 breakfast are included. We provide simple nutritious vegetarian food on all days of the trek.

Camping Charges: All trekking permits and forest camping charges are included.

Support Staff: Trek Leader and Local Guide.

Trekking Equipment: you will be staying in high quality tents and sleeping bags in all the camps. We provide high altitude sleeping bags which can stand temperatures as low as - 10 deg c. We also provide ropes, micro spikes, gaiters etc. As required.

Safety Equipment: First aid, medical kit, oxygen cylinders, Stretchers etc. will be available at all campsites to deal with emergencies. 

Exclusions

Any expenses for optional activities or tickets, unless quoted in Inclusions.

Insurance, Items of personal nature like porterage, tips, laundry etc

Any Entry Fees

Any additional expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances like cancellation / roadblocks/landslides/ strike or any other natural causes out of human control or any emergency evacuation expenses.

Anything not mentioned in Inclusions

Any Kind of Expense for Loss / Misplaced / Theft of personal belongings.

Cancellation Policy

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

 Free Cancellation upto 45 days before the departure date

 44 Days to 30 days of Departure date. 10% of total Trip cost along with the booking amount will be charged as cancellation fee.

 29 Days to 20 Days of Departure date. 25% of the total trip cost along with the booking amount will be charged as a cancellation fee.

 19 Days to 10 Days of Departure date. 50% of the total trip cost along with the booking amount will be charged as a cancellation fee.

 10 Days to 6 Days of Departure date. 75% of the total trip cost will be charged as cancellation fee.

 6 Days to Trip Departure date. 100% of the total trip cost will be charged as a cancellation fee.

 No Show . No refund.

Incase of government orders, harsh weather conditions , protests , landslides or any other unforseen circumstances , we work out the best possible alternate plans or trips/treks. At times even even certain activities are cancelled , the organization provides the best alternate but no refunds are provided.

 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.), JustWravel will issue a trek voucher for the full amount and if possible will provide an alternate trek. The voucher can be redeemed upto same amount for the same trek or another trek in the next 365 days from the trek departure date.

 If a trek or trip cannot be completed due to natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc.). No refund would be provided.

 Any extra expense coming due to any natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc.), Will be beared by customer. Company will not be liable.

 Cancellations policy will differ during the peak season and popular places.

Things To Pack

Down Jacket (Main jacket)

Raincoat/ Poncho

Inner Layer

Tshirt or Fleece

Trek Pant

Extra pair of Socks

Trekking/ Hiking Shoes (Forclaz 100 and above or Arpenaz 100. Checkout in Decathlon stores)

Woolen Cap

Rucksack (At least 40L)

Mufflers/ Neck Warmer

Extra pair of Clothes

Undergarments

Slippers

Power Bank

Sunscreen Lotion

Sunglasses

Torch

Water Bottle

Tissue Roll

Hand Sanitizer

Personal Toiletries

Medicines

First Aid Kit

*Add extra thermal layers and sweater during the winter season

FAQs

Q. What will be the group size for Beas Kund Trek?

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.

Q. Who all will go along with us on the Beas Kund trek?

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.

Q. I am the only girl in the group, is it safe to travel/trek solo?

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.

Q. What are the things that we need to carry on Beas Kund Trek?

Once you confirm the trek and are done with the booking, we will send you the packing list according to the trek and current weather.

Q. What type of ground transportation will be used on the trek?

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

Q. I cannot carry my rucksack/bag on the trek, can I offload it?

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.

Q. Which shoes should I buy?

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

Q. What are the washroom/toilet facilities like on the trek?

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

Q. What will be the type of accommodation for Beas Kund Trek?

On Beas Kund trek we will be staying in dome tents.

Q. Will you provide sleeping bags and mattresses?

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

Q. How many trekkers will be in one tent?

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.

Q. How can I book Beas Kund Trek with you?

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

Q. What type of food is served during the Beas Kund trek?

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

Q. How to get safe drinking water on the trek?

Himalayan water is considered the purest water and safe to drink. But for safety purpose, 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.

Q. Can we change the itinerary?

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

Q. Can you customize the Beas Kund trek?

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

Q. Will the doctor accompany us on the trek?

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

Q. Do you prefer I should bring some medicines with me?

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

Q. Diamox is advisable or not?

Well, it totally depends on 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 problem on the trek then tell your trek leader about your condition as soon as possible.

Q. Can I take my child along on this trek? What is the age limit?

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

Q. What will we do if it rains?

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.

Q. Why is the trekking pole necessary?

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

Reviews

Harsh Singh Saole
Harsh Singh Saole

This was our first trip with justwravels we went to beaskund and the trip was amazing. All the things were well managed and the food was delicious too. We enjoyed alot at the trek. thanx for organising such a wonderful trek. Thanxxx alot justwravel

Gaurav Gupta
Gaurav Gupta

Amazing experience. Friendly lead members. Everything as per itenary and sometimes even more if you desire ...

Monika Kad
Monika Kad

We booked a trek with Manu on a very short notice from Delhi to Beas Valley. I was first-timer among the 3 of us for trekking. We took a Volvo bus and reached Manali. We freshened up and were picked up by 3 great guides, first was a guide second was a cook and the third was a helper. We reached Beas, and started the trek to our surprise i was not able to walk the trek, and after a lot of contemplation, we decided to abort the trek. The three great people with us Trilok, Kunjlal and Navin felt very bad on our situation and guided us to Hamta trek, which was much easier one. You wouldn't believe how nicely we were looked after and our spirits lifted up. The three days were a total divine experience. The food that was offered was delicious and healthy, the display of everything was amazing in the middle of nowhere, they arranged for everything with utmost care, during trek they would pack us food on our return we were provided with fresh and hot food. I thank JUSTWRAVEL and the whole team for giving us memories for a life time. I recommend all to go for Trekking at least once and experience total bliss, giving the crowded places a pass. I thank Trilok, Kunjlal and Navin for being so gentle, kind and considerate.

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