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Beas Kund

Beas Kund

Beas Kund – 3660 MTS.

Duration : 04 Days
Season : Mid April to November
Region : Kullu - Manali
Grade : Moderate
Maximum altitude : 3660 Mts

One of the most popular and beautiful trek of Kullu valley takes us to the origin of river Beas , a small glacier lake situated at an altitude of 3690 mts. The trail runs along the Beas river most of the times and passes through a cool herbs laden area and small rivulets. The high peaks of the region dominate the horizon. Camping in the beautiful meadows surrounded with the rhododendrons and birch trees makes the trip unforgettable.

The Itinerary(04 Days)

Day 01: NAGGAR/MANALI (2050 Mts.)

Arrive at base camp, Naggar 20 Kms short of Manali. Acclimatization and preparation for the trek.

Day 02: NAGGAR – SOLANG – BAKERTHACH (3350 Mts.)

From Naggar we drive to Dhundhi via Solang valley which is a take-off point of Beaskund trek. The walk is amidst forest of oak, fir and walnuts. The walk through these forests leads one to Dhundhi. Enroute we get a glimpse of Deo Tibba 6001 Mts. and Indrasan peak 6220 mtrs. There is a magnificent view of spectacular Hanuman Tibba 5990 Mts. The climb to Bakerthatch is a gentle ascent crossing a small stream near Palchani Thatch and further crossing on a wooden bridge over river Beas. From here the gentle ascent starts to Bakerthatch which is also the base camp of Mountaineering courses of Mountaineering Institute, Manali. We usually do an overnight camp at Bakerthatch.

Day 03: BAKERTHATCH – BEASKUND (3660 Mts.) AND BACK TO BAKERTHACH (3350 Mts.) 6/7 hrs.

After breakfast we gradually climb to the base of Bhoj Patra and then negotiating a little traverse a steep ascend of 50 meter towards the line of terminal moraine of Beas kund glacier. The walk is over uneven/ loose boulders, rocks which lead to a camping ground of Beas kund and later we discover the tiny lake of Beas Kund which is believed to be the source of river Beas. Beas kund is also a base camp for the wonderful peaks of Shitidhar, Ladakhi, Manali, Friendship and Hanuman Tibba peaks. A good trekker can climb these peaks by leaving Beas Kund at early hours in the morning. The peaks above 6000m are Makerbeh and Shikhar Beh. Lahaul valley region lies to the north of Beas Kund. It is just behind the great wall of these mountains. To the west lies Kangra and lower region of Himalaya also known as Dhauladhar range. Visiting around the lake we retrace back to Bakerthach.

Day 04: BAKERTHATCH – DHUNDI –MANALI 4/5 Hrs.

Descend down to Dhundi and from Dhundi drive back to Manali. Programme concludes.