Sar Pass Trek, Kasol

duration Duration 5 Night / 6 Days
altitude Maximum Altitude 13,580 ft
visit Best time to visit May - Oct
age Minimum Age 7+
Camp Base Camp Kasol
About the Sar Pass Trek, Kasol

Sar Pass Trek - The Sar Pass sits at an altitude of approx 13,580 ft above sea level in the Kulu district of Himachal Pradesh. The Sar Pass is one of the pleasant treks of India, it offers a variety of flora and fauna, you pass through various live streams and offering a variety of terrain change. The base camp for this trek is Kasol, which is again a popular spot for the crowd who are young at heart. The Kasol is situated near the banks of Parvati river in the Parvati valley.

Also See: Kedarkantha Trek

The trek starts with dense forests and shifts to a total whiteout, you trek to Grahan village on Day 2, crossing the Grahan Nallah and moving over the rocky and steep path. You take a shift from the green lush forest to a less green and to direct a white environment, you walk over the snow on an ascending path. During the trek, you pass through various small meadows which are locally termed as Thatch, you will be passing through the Min - Thatch and the Biskeri - Thatch and is mostly occupied by villagers with their livestock to graze.

Explore the local cuisines served at the different cafes. Kasol is situated at an altitude of 5,184 ft. in the Parvati valley with the river Parvati running along the side. Kasol is a hub to many tours and treks which is often crowded with adventure lovers and to spice to their travel they choose to indulge in the other activities offered at Kasol.

This trek offers a great opportunity for the first-timers trekkers, the balanced offering of terrain and adventure are the major pillars of this trek.

Sar Pass Trek 5D/4N

 

Day 1: Trek to Grahan village:


Altitude: 7,700 ft

Trek: 9 km (5-6 hours)

Meals included: Lunch - Evening Snacks - Dinner

Stay Type: Stay in tents on sharing basis.

  • Reach the requested spot at 10 am, meet the trek representative, and start your trek to Grahan, the trail starts from entering into the lush pine forests.
  • Post Grahan Nallah the route will continue with steep ascent crossing through the steep rocks & forest of Rhododendron.
  • A few hours more of walking you reach the Grahan village, pitch your tents, keep your luggage at the allotted tents and explore the village.
  • Have your hot dinner at the campsite and retire for the day.

 

Day 2: Grahan village to Minthatch:


Altitude: 11,150 ft

Trek: 6 km (5 -6 hours)

Meals included: Breakfast - Lunch - Evening Snacks - Dinner

Stay Type: Stay in tents on sharing basis.

  • Wake up to a great morning and enjoy breakfast with a great view of mountains all around and start your trek to Min Thatch.
  • Few more hours of walking the Min Thatch opens up, locals bring their cattle here to graze. This part of the trek gets denser with lush green forest all around, stay with the group to not get stuck anywhere else.
  • Admire the Chandrakhani stretch and many other peaks visible from the campsite.
  • Have your hot meals at the campsite and retire for the day.

 

Day 3: Min Thatch to Nagaru:


Altitude: 12,450 ft

Trek: 5 km (4 -5 hours)

Meals included: Breakfast - Lunch - Evening Snacks - Dinner

Stay Type: Stay in tents on a sharing basis.

  • Wake up to a chilly morning, pack your luggage and start your steep trek to Nagaru.
  • During the trek enjoy the mesmerizing views of the splendid mountains surrounding the Parvati valley.
  • Once you reach the Nagaru campsite, pitch your tents and be the evening enjoy the view of Manikaran town, it lights up as multiple fireflies sat on a tree.
  • The nights get a little cold so be prepared, have your hot meal, and retire for the day at the campsite.

 

Day 4: Nagaru to Biskeri Thatch via Sar Pass:


Altitude: 13,580 ft

Trek: 6.5 km (7 -8 hours)

Meals included: Breakfast - Lunch - Evening Snacks - Dinner

Stay Type: Stay in tents on a double/triple sharing basis

  • Give a kick start to the morning, have your breakfast and get ready for an adventurous day with a dazzling view of the Tosh valley.
  • After a tiring climb, you reach the top of Sar Pass, enjoy the views of Deo Tibba & Hanuman Tibba peak.
  • After spending enough time at the pass, climb down to Biskeri with many magical streams flowing down to the valley.
  • Reach the campsite and rest, enjoy the hot meal of the day and retire for the day in the respective camps.

 

Day 5: Biskeri Thatch to Kasol via Barshaini:


Drive: 16 km (40 min)

Trek: 5 km (3 -4 hours)

Meals included: Breakfast

  • Wake up to a fresh morning, have your breakfast, and start your trek downhill through the dense forest of pine
  • Cross the bridge and you enter the Barshaini village, board your vehicle and drive back to Kasol.

                                                                       *The trek ends here.*

Air: Take a flight to Kullu or Chandigarh airport and board a bus to reach Kasol and an auto or cab to Kasol campsite.

Road: Volvo & bus transfers are available from Delhi & Chandigarh to Kasol, after reaching Kasol take a cab or an auto to Kasol campsite..

Rail: Take a train to Chandigarh or Delhi railway station and board a bus to Kasol and a cab to Kasol campsite.

1. Shirts / T-shirts –2/3, Jeans / Trekking Pant-2/3

2. Windproof jacket of decent quality (no flimsy wind cheaters please!) preferably with a hood

3. Warm and thick Fleece / Full-sleeve Woollen sweater

4. Thermal inner wear (upper & lower), Scarf/muffler (optional)

5. Woollen cap, Woollen gloves, Woollen socks & regular socks (3-4 pairs)

6. Comfortable Trekking/Hiking shoes (Waterproof shoes with a thick sole are recommended)

7. Lightweight floaters/sandals/slippers

8. Raincoat / Poncho, Small quick dry towel

9. Water bottle (sturdy ones, no empty Bisleri bottles!!)

10. Cap / Hat to keep the strong sun away from your face

11. Sun glasses (polarized/UV Protected), Walking stick / Trekking pole

12. Sunscreen Lotion, Lip Balm, Torch / Flashlight (with extra batteries)

13. Medicines, if requiring any specific medication

14. Personal toiletries

15. Hand Sanitizer

16. Extra face masks

Inclusions:


1. All stays from Day 1 to Day 4 in tents on a sharing basis.

2. All meals included from Day 1 Lunch to Day 5 breakfast. Vegetarian meals will be served throughout the trek.

3. Skilled local staff who have ample knowledge of the route

4. Kitchen, dining and toilet tents will be used during the trek.

5. Cooks/Helper for carrying common equipment like rations/tents/utensils/groceries.

6. Transportation on Day 5 from Barshaini to Kasol.

7. All trek essentials included–

(i) Accommodation - tents, sleeping bags, sleeping mats etc.

(ii) Safety equipment - microspikes, gaiters as per requirements and basic first aid kit with a portable oxygen cylinder.

(iii) Permit - forest and camping fee included.

 

Exclusions:

 

1. The above trek charges does not include the GST charges (5%).

2. Personal essentials -

(i) Equipment - Gumboots, trekking poles etc.

(ii) Insurance - Personal and travel insurances.

(iii) Beverage - Mineral water bottles/bottled or canned beverages.

(iv) Snacks - Chocolate, dry fruits, protein or nutrition bar.

(v) Entertainment - Camera or drone fees.

3. In case if your trek remains incomplete or uninitiated because of "force majeure" or by personal choice after you arrive at the starting point, you will not be able to get refund, reschedule or replace any services that remain unutilized by you.

4. Any additional cost incurred due to changes in Government Guidelines related to travel/trek/COVID-19 will be borne by the Guest.

5. Anything which is not included in Inclusion.

  1. If cancellations are made within 2 days prior to the start of the trek, 100% advance will be charged as cancellation fee.
  2. If cancellations are made between 3-7 days prior to the start of the trek, EITHER 75% of total package amount will be returned to the guest (25% of total package amount will be charged as cancellation fee) OR whole advance amount can be adjusted against any trek within next 6 months.
  3. If cancellations are made prior to 7 days from the start of the trek, 100% of the total advance will be refunded.
  4. If you book the trek by paying 25% of the booking amount and fail to make the 100% payment before 25 days from date of travel. In this case, your booking will get cancelled automatically and can only be reconfirmed once you make the full payment, depending on the availability of slots.
  5. In case if your trek remains incomplete or uninitiated because of "force majeure" or by personal choice after you arrive at the starting point, you will not be able to get refund, reschedule or replace any services that remain unutilized by you.
  6. Cancellations are strictly subjected to cancellation policies mentioned on the website & are irrespective of the date of booking.
  7. The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days.

Q1. How many trekkers will be there in one group at the Sar Pass Trek?

Answer: The usual no. of trekkers in a group is 15-20 pax.

 

Q2. Is Sar Pass Trek safe for female solo travelers?

Answer: Yes, the Sar Pass trek is totally safe for solo travelers.

 

Q3. Which type of shoes should I buy for Sar Pass Trek?

Answer: We recommend you buy trekking shoes for the Sar Pass trek, for eg. Quechua Trek 100.

 

Q4. What is the difficulty level of Sar Pass Trek?

Answer: The Sar Pass trek is considered an easy to moderate trek.

 

Q5. What is the best time to go for Sar Pass Trekking?

Answer: The best time for the Sar Pass trek is from April to June.

 

Q6. Is Diamox advisable at Sar Pass Trek?

Answer: No Diamox is not advised for the Sar Pass trek but if the requirement arises a person can consume it.

 

Q7. Can we do Sar pass trek any time of the year?

Answer: No, the Sar Pass trek is only open from April to June and Sept to Nov.

 

Q8. Can we do a Sar pass trek in the Winters?

Answer: Yes, the Sar Pass trek is done in the early winter months, post nov. you can opt for the Sar Pass circuit trek.

 

Q9. What are washroom/toilet facilities like on the trek?

Answer: Toilet tents are used during the Sar Pass trek.

 

Q10. Where is Sar Pass located?

Answer: The Sar Pass is situated at an altitude of 13,580 ft. in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh.

 

Q11. What should I carry for the Sar Pass trek?

Answer: A proper list of things to carry is listed on our website under the Sar Pass trek page.

 

Q12. How long is the Sar Pass trek?

Answer: The approx. trekking km on the Sar Pass trek is 32 km, which is divided into 4 days of trekking.

 

Q13. What level of fitness is expected from trekkers for the Sar Pass Trek?

Answer: A moderate level of fitness is required for the Sar Pass trek, a person should be able to run for 3 km in 20 minutes.

 

Q14. Can I have liquor or smoke while we're on the Sar Pass Trek?

Answer: No, liquor or smoke is strictly prohibited on the Sar Pass trek.

 

Q15. What is the height of Sar Pass Trek?

Answer: The Sar Pass trek is situated at an altitude of 13,580 ft. from sea level.

 

Q16. How can I reach Sar Pass from Delhi?

Answer: You can take an evening bus from Delhi to Kasol and start your trek as per the updated itinerary.

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