Beas Kund Trek

duration Duration 4 Days / 3 Nights
altitude Maximum Altitude 12,772 ft
visit Best time to visit April to October
age Minimum Age 8+
Camp Base Camp Manali
Camp Accommodation type Tents
Beas Kund Trek

Haven’t the idea of glaciers always fascinated you? Don’t you secretly desire to witness the astonishing source of a sparkling river? Wouldn’t walking over the glacier be exhilarating to experience?


Beas Kund is famously named after the sage Vyas (Beas River in Hindi). Several say that the holy sage used to bathe and meditate near this river attaching a huge sense of importance to it. But what is more surprising about the river and its source, is the unimaginable natural beauty surrounding it. Imagine walking at the foothills of the three highest peaks around Manali covered with lush green grasslands and meadows.


The specialty of Beas Kund trekking is obviously the astounding glacier, but one of the other surprises it offers you is the spectacular landscape of vast open fields flourishing with absolute greenish meadows. Several narrow lanes of Beas Kund river (also sometimes called river Beas) slicing through the fields and giving it a touch of sparkling.


The trek starts with large boulders and rocks which are kind of difficult to walk on, many times you will have to balance on a single rock to find a way through the trail. But as you move forward with the trek, the terrain gradually starts molding into a comfortable field blooming with colorful plants and viridescent meadows. Most refreshing about the trek is the continuous companionship of the Beas river till the first camping site - Dhundhi.


Only after you cross the Beas river, you will enter a dense forest of oak and pine. Trailing through them, you will reach the Dhundhi campsite. Dhundhi is also a large clearing in the middle of the valley with grasslands bushing the entire area. Nothing is more dazzling than camping right in the middle of the meadows and living deep in nature.


The magnanimity of the landscape is so gigantic that you seem to be like an ant in the world of natural beasts. But Dhundhi brings in the first wave of astonishment and satisfaction, both at the same time. The reason why the Beas Kund river trek is very ideal in nature is that it doesn’t take more than four days to trek to such an out of the word experience. You can have a perfect day out in Manali and later choose to trek to Beas Kund.


The most startling experience of the entire trek comes when you trek from Dhundhi to the dazing source of the Beas river - The glacier. Please be cautious that the route from Dhundhi to the source of the river is quite difficult yet adventurous too. You will pass through patches of open barren fields and rocky terrain. The terrain where you will have to walk over the boulders and large rocks is a thrilling but sensitive area of the trek. As the glacier stretches and retracts over time, most of the part goes under the rocks, therefore making the area unpredictable. Funnily, many trekkers have also named that place a 120-hour movie scene, because if by chance you step on the wrong stone, you might get stuck similar to that movie.


But don't worry at all, we have super trained and experienced guides for you. They will properly guide you through the way and ensure perfect safety too. The area where the glacier sits silently is unnerving and stupefying. A large frozen pond sitting at such a high with massive mountains protecting it from all the sides makes you realize that nature is indeed living. To experience and observe such a landscape is itself a mark of luck. If you are one of them, consider yourself grateful.


If you have chosen post-monsoon or midsummer as the time to pursue the endeavor, the entire valley will almost look like Kashmir valleys. Beas Kund’s altitude and height being at 12,772 ft, the trail also offers a staggering view of peaks such as Friendship peak, Shitidhar, Ladakhi, and Hanuman Tibba peaks. Beas Kund trek’s best time is mainly in early summers or post monsoon. If the Beas weather stays pleasant and clear, you can also catch the views of the entire mountains, right from the foothill to the peak.

 

Why Moustache?

Moustache believes in the vision of ‘Affordable Traveling’. We here believe that traveling shouldn’t be restricted to only costly packages and inaccessible destinations. Therefore moustache packages are highly affordable and accessible for all. We also understand the gravity of the Covid crisis, hence have come with one of the most flexible cancellations and rescheduling policy. For further details, check our cancellation policy section.

Day 1: Arrival at Manali and stay at River side campsite

 

Altitude: Approx 6,730 ft

Meal Included: Dinner (Veg)

Stay Type: Stay in dorm beds on a sharing basis.

  • Manali as a small town has always attracted a lot of charm. Our campsite in Manali is amazingly hippy and gives a perfect vibe of joy and happiness.
  • Come, and report at our hostel. Settle down, take your time and then get ready to explore the adorable roads of the beautiful town.
  • Shopping at Manali is one of the most attracting activity tourists do. The markets offers you a blend of modern and traditional items. Go enjoy the streets of Manali.
  • Apart from the market, Manali also have several amazing cafes. You will find some spectacular riverside and themed cafes too. Maybe, have a nice luscious lunch at one of them.
  • If you want some peaceful time to yourself, you can always come by the hostel and sit beside the Manalsu river.
  • Finish your day with a nice tasty dinner. Sleep and good night.


Day 2: Drive to Solang valley, trek to Dhundhi.

 

Altitude: 6,730 ft to 8,156 ft

Drive: 15 km (30 min)

Trek: 7 km (4- 5 hours)

Meals Included: Breakfast - Lunch - Evening Snacks - Dinner

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

  • We hope you slept a sound sleep. Wake up by 8 o'clock and rush to the steaming breakfast. After devouring, get ready to start with the expedition. Buckle up and pack your bags.
  • We will first have a short drive from Manali to the Solang Valley. That will be the starting point of the trek.
  • The trek starts through a dense forests of pine and then eventually opens up to a large rocky field. You might find it a little amusing to trek on the rocks. Keep walking on the rocky path passing the gate on the right, from here follow the road to the bridge which connects Rohtang Tunnel.
  • Only after 20 - 25 mins more into the trek, you will see Beas river flowing just beside you. You will have a bridge to cross the river. Once you cross the river, you will reach your first campsite - Dhundhi.
  • Dhundhi is a beautiful open field flourished with verdant meadows and grasslands. Experience the campsite in the middle of vast open field. Its truly an amazing feeling to camp with only meadows around you.
  • You will first served the evening snacks and then later the steaming dinner. Savour them. Take proper rest tonight as tomorrow is going to be a long day with a lot of trekking.


Day 3: Dhundhi to Beas Kund and back to Dhundhi


Altitude: 8,156 ft to 12,772 ft and to 8,156 ft

Trek: 14 km (7- 8 hours)

Meals Included: Breakfast - Lunch - Evening Snacks - Dinner

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

  • Wake up to a fresh morning. If the weather is pleasant, you will have a beautiful sunrise to observe. Get ready with all the essentials and get done with the breakfast. Please be informed that we will be coming back to our campsite today itself, so do not carry extra stuff.
  • Once you have start trekking and crossed the tree line, the valley will start opening suddenly. The landscape will become very vast and massive, marked with gigantic mountains on the sides.
  • During the trek, you will have several streams of the Beas river crossing your way. The view from the foothill to the top of the glacier is astonishing. If your bottles have got empy, refill them now from the streams itself as you wont have any other source of water later.
  • The trail is well marked with the wide view of forests and mountains on your side, reaching “Lady Leg” spot, rest there for some time and continue your journey forward.
  • After reaching the glacier, you can spot the magical views of Hanuman Tibba, Shitidhar, Ladakhi and Friendship Peak and on a clear day you can even see the peaks of Deo Tibba and Indrasen down the valley.
  • Once you are satisfied from the views and have seeped in the experience of witnessing a glacier, start trekking back. The route will remain the same and you can easily find your way back to the campsite.

 

Day 4: Dhundhi to Solang Valley, drive to Moustache Manali

 

Altitude: 8,156 ft to 6,730 ft

Trek: 7 km (4-5 hrs)

Meals included: Breakfast

Drive: 15 km ( 30mins)

  • Welcome a warm morning. Wake up and enjoy your last sunrise here in the middle of massive mountains. Today you will be trekking back from Dhundhi to the Solang valley. Pack your bags and get ready.
  • The route is going to be the same with astounding beauty and breathtaking views, If by chance you have missed to click some good pictures, take this opportunity to shoot the best photos for your galley.
  • Once you have reached Solang valley and have driven back to the hostel, our trip ends here. Moustache sincerely thank you for choosing us. We hope you had an amazing time exploring the trails of Solang valley and Beas river. We wish to see you super soon for another exciting adventure.

*The trek ends here.*

Air: Take a flight to Kullu airport and book a cab to Manali, if not possible you can book a flight to Delhi or Chandigarh and board a volvo to Manali.

Road: The volvo transfers are available from Delhi as well as from Chandigarh.

Rail: Take a train to Chandigarh railway station and from there book a private or shared cab to Manali.

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

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. You will be greeted by our trek team on your arrival to Moustache Manali.

2. All stays included from Day 1 to Day 3 on double / triple sharing basis:

 (i) Alpine / Dome tents on day 1 to day 3.

3. All meals included from Day 1 dinner to Day 4 breakfast. Vegetarian meals will be served throughout the trek.

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

5. Hot water will be provided on request, while staying at dorms in Moustache Manali only.

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

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

8. All trek essentials included–

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

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

 (iii) Permit - forest and camping fee included.

9. The transport from Moustache Manali to Solang valley and back is included in the trek fee.


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.

6. Separate tents on request, will be charged extra (INR 1,500 per tent)

  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 underutilized 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.

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