One of the most popular and beautiful trek of Kullu valley takes you to the origin of river Beas. Beas Kund is beautiful small lake nestled amongst the mountains at an altitude of 3690 mts. The trail runs along the Beas river most of the times and passes through an area crossed by small streams. The high peaks of the region dominate the horizon. Camps are located in beautiful meadows with the rhododendrons and birch trees, makes this trek memorable.
Duration: 04-05 Days
Season: Mid April to November
Region: Kullu – Manali
Maximum altitude: 3660 Mts.
Day 01: Arrive at Solang valley, 14 Kms ahead of Manali. Acclimatization and preparation for the trek.
Day 02: Solang – Dhundi to Bakar Thach (3350 Mts.)
From Solang drive to Dhundhi. From Dundhi trek amidst forest of oak, fir and walnuts. The walk through these forests leads one to Dhundhi. Enroute we get a glimpse of DeoTibba 6001 Mts. and Indrasan peak 6220 mtrs. There is a magnificent view of 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.
Day 03: Bakar Thach to Beas Kund (3660 Mts.) and back to Bakar Thach (3350 Mts.) 7 to 8 hrs.
Gradual climb 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 boulders and loose rocks which lead to a camping ground of Beas Kund. A short climb and you 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 climbing beautiful peaks of Shitidhar, Ladakhi, Manali, Friendship and Hanuman Tibba. The peaks above 6000m are Makerbeh and ShikharBeh. Lahaul valley lies to the north of Beas Kund. To the west lies Kangra and lower Himalayas known as Dhauladhar range. After visiting the lake, trek back to Bakar Thach.
Day 04: Bakar Thach to Dhundi. 4 Hrs.
Descend down to Dhundi and from Dhundi drive back to Solang.