Beas Kund is a high altitude glacial lake 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.
The difficulty level of this trek is moderate and is suitable for people who have done atleast 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.
Manali – Dundhi – Bakarthatch (13 kms walking and uphill - time – 6-8 hrs)
Bakarthach – Beas Kund – Bakarthach (6kms trek - time – 4-5 hrs)
Bakarthach to Manali
The 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.
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.
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 and Trip ends.
Transport from Manali to Dhundi Village and return
Trek Guide , porters /mules , cook, helpers.
Tents , Sleeping Bags Mattress.
All meals during the trek
Forest Permits / Tourist Permits / Camping Permits if any .
Everyday use utensils including lunch boxes , plates , mugs etc .
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.
Q. What will be the group size?
Usually, we take maximum 12-15 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 tours/treks.
Q. Who all will go along with us on the trip/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.
All our trips are led by professional trip coordinators who have a good experience in leading groups.
Q. I am the only girl in the group, is it safe to travel/trek solo?
Yes definitely it is, 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 the trek/trip?
Once you confirm the trip/trek and done with the booking, we will send you the packing list according to the trip/trek.
Q. What type of ground transportation will be used on the trip?
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 of a good and known brand. You can consider companies like Quechua, Columbia, etc. A waterproof shoes with ankle support will work good.
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?
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 the accommodation can be in hotel/alpine tent/dome tent/home stay.
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 degree.
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 odd number of people, then there would be triple sharing.
Q. How can I book a trek/trip with you?
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 booking.
Q. What type of food is served during the 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 trip/trek?
Yes, we can customize any trip/trek as per your needs and as per the feasibility.
Q. Will 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. 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?
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 trekking pole disturbs the walking rhythm. So it’s upto you.