Considered one of the most popular treks from Manali, the Beas Kund trek has its own religious and ancient history as well as beatific significance. The bliss of the mountains, the majestic beauty of the meadows, the pristine air and the sweet hush of waters rushing against the rocks, such is the beauty of the Beas Kund trek.
Beas Kund Trek Overview
- Difficulty: Easy-Moderate
- Duration: 3-4 Days
- Maximum Altitude: 12,772 ft at Beas Kund
- Starting Point: Manali
- Base Camp: Solang Valley
- Best time to visit: July – September
Best time to visit Beas Kund
May is considered the time when the snow melts enough to clear the trail but leaves enough ice-laden pathways.
From mid May to July end is like the best time to go for Beas Kund trek.
You should strictly avoid August and the initial days of September when heavy monsoon lashes these parts of the Himalayas.
Mid-September to October end is chilly and quite cold here but still a decent time to chart this course before winter sets in. Pro and well trained trekkers always attempt this during winter also, when several feet of snow covers the entire stretch. However, that is not advisable for beginner level trekkers and also for people who are not physically fit as obstacles turn tricky during that period.
Highlights of the Trek
- The fun and exciting experience of trekking along a placid high altitude alpine glacial lake.
- Camping in a circumferenced ambience with the snow-capped mountains and beautiful lush meadows.
- Enjoy the scenic and picturesque views of Deo Tibba, Indrasan Peak And Hanuman Tibba.
- Witness the majestic beauty of the star-studded sky, which seems lost in the hustle bustle of the city.
- Meet the locals there, and get to know them and their life in the mountains.
- Capture some of the most scenic views and sweet memories you might ever come across, though a good quality camera is a must required to cherish the memories later.
Things to Carry
- A good quality pair of trekking shoes is a must while trekking.
- Your own trekking gear and camping equipment are required.
- Be stocked up with warm clothes, ignoring the weather you are hiking in.
- It is a must to carry your own personal medical and first aid kit.
- Always carry Flashlight with extra batteries.
- Since the sun shines so much brighter in the high heights, make sure you have your sunscreen, sunglasses and caps or hats.
- To capture the most picturesque views of the place, make sure to carry along your camera to capture some of the most beautiful and sweet memories to carry back home, again with extra batteries because you won’t be able to recharge it while hiking.
- Strictly carry your own Personal toiletries.
- Water bottles, energy bars and the lightweight backpack are the other essentials which are a must-have when you venture on this trek.
Tips and Tricks
- When you reach a certain height, take some time to adapt to the temperatures and the atmospheric conditions in the area before going forward onto the trek.
- Do not consume any alcohol or other beverages and don’t smoke too while doing the trek.
- Do not roam here and there in the mountains during the night.
- Do not litter or split in the area, since it is a very eco-friendly zone and try to avoid the same at the campsites also.
- It will be a smart move to spend at least 1 day in Manali or Solang before attempting the trek.
- Remember to carry a waterproof backpack.
- You must carry some snacks and soft drinks to munch on during the trek. Chocolates and dry fruits will be a nice choice.
- You will be sleeping in tents, and also wrapped in sleeping bags. So keep your expectations straight and up to the mark.
- Try not to keep fussing and cribbing the whole night about how uncomfortable it was to sleep in tents and make it difficult for everyone else.
- Wear loose trekking pants and t-shirts. Do not go trekking in tight jeans as they will make you uncomfortable.
- We will strongly suggest going with a local guide and a well-trained one rather than all alone.
- Do not rush in a hurry. Take plenty of breaks after several gaps and enjoy the journey to the fullest.
- Have a lot of patience while trekking. If the trek seems a little difficult at someplace, catch your breath and then attempt in short laps.
- Make sure you are bringing in good quality trekking shoes with a solid grip.
- Day 1: Manali, Dhundi, Solang and Bakerthach
Distance: 12kms drive, 11km trek; duration: Up to 8-9 hours
- Day 2: Bakerthach, Beas Kund, Bakerthach
Distance: 6kms; duration: Approximately 6-7 hours
Day 3: Bakerthach, Manali, Solang
7 Things that make this Trek More Memorable
- Trekking along the mesmerizing Alpine Glacial Lake
- Stunning and picturesque Views of some Amazing Peaks
- Travel through the Vast and Lush Meadows
- Witnessing the Solang Nullah and the Manu Temple
- Meet and Explore Remote and grounded Himachali Lifestyle
- Enjoy Riverside Camping under the clear sky and numerous majestic Stars
- Excellent for All the beginners and First Time Hikers