Beginners Guide To Beas Kund Trek

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River Beas is among the five major rivers in Punjab. But it originates from central Himachal Pradesh and goes through the majestic Himalayan ranges.

Beas Kund is located in the Kullu district of Manali, which is also the Beas river’s originating point. 

Known for its beauty, Beas Kund trek is among the favorites for many trekkers and adventurous. One of the easy to moderate hikes in India, Beas Kund, is the hidden gem of the Himalayas. 

Mountain ranges in the background and grasslands all over the place pull the tourists mostly any time of the year.

Maximum altitude: 12,722 ft

Trekking distance: 16km

Duration: 4 to 6 days

Best time to visit: May to June/ September to November

Things to do

A famous trek in Manali, Himachal Pradesh, is situated at a high altitude and natural. Trek is starting from Manali itself. The bowl of mountains surrounds the whole area.

-Mountains like Hanuman tibia, Shitidar, Ladakh, and Friendship peak are visible from the base.

-The serene beauty can be adored in every step of the trek. The trail in the steep slopes of mountains is the best part.

-Going through the natural gateway of Manali, the trail is more than anyone can expect. 

-Trekking through tall deodar trees of dense forest is the evident and refreshing part of the trail. When in the woods, one can spot many different types of trees and flowers. 

-The big grassland of Bakarthach and Dhundhi somewhere will connect you to civilization. Many herders and shepherds can be seen here.

-The view of the Beas river will also attract you. Set a camp at these grasslands to enjoy the silent music of the river. 

-This trek can be done by the freshers or not so professional trekkers. The grasslands, waterfalls, water steams some of the landscapes that can surprise and provide some continuous hiking intervals.

-Camp under the clear sky at high altitude. Stargazing, bonfire, musical night can also be done. Many other fun activities can take place when trekking with a group or with a local guide.

-For thrill-seekers, many additional activities can also attract, like rappelling and river crossing. 

-Rappelling and river crossing are performed with the help of professionals and a must-try.

Things to carry

● First -aid kit

● Water (minimum 2 liters) and packed food 

● Clothes according to weather

● Trekking boots and bag

● Some identity card

● Some medicines for an external injury

● Skin screen or lotions

● Sunglasses 

● Plastic bags

● Tissues (Wet/Dry)

● Trekking pole

● Tents

● Sleeping bags

● Hand sanitizers

● Energy bars or chocolates

● Torch

● Powerbanks

● Medicines for nausea or headache

Things to keep in mind

Before planning for the trek, make sure the facility of transportation is available or booked. From Manali to Solong valley, both ways must be secured in advance.

One can also go by bus from Solang valley to Manali, and it takes 30-45 minutes.

If trekking with children, then the age above six years is advisable to trek. Other facilities for the kids must be in mind before trekking.

The climatic condition must be known to the trekker or the guide in advance at any part of the year. 

Trekking during the night is not safe and not advised.

Get a complete health check-up and advice from the doctor for the high elevated trek.

Do not disturb or exploit the local’s homes or their property by any means. The trek goes through the forest, so do not harm nature and trees.

How to reach

Nearest Railway station: Ambala Cantt or Chandigarh. Within 50km, Joginder Nagar also has a railway station, but it is not connected to India’s many cities.

Nearest airport: Chandigarh airport (IXC), which is 178km from Manali. Bhuntar is another airport that is 50km away from Manali.

Traveling via road: From Delhi, Manali is 537km away. Taking a road trip from Delhi will take around 11hours approx.

From Shimla, Manali is 248km away only, and it will take six and a half hours to reach.

If planning a road trip from Chandigarh, it will 7 hours approximately to cover 309km. 

The nearest stop is Kullu, just a 1-hour drive to cover 40km to Manali.  

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