Sar Pass trek offers an opportunity to enjoy the exquisite beauty of Parvati valley with Kasol, Nagaru, Biskeri and Manikaran as its beauty spots. Kasol is famous for its cool and pleasant climate with tall pine trees. Nagaru thatch can be literally called the little ‘Ice Land’ where one experiences the challenge of nature in full fury during spine chilling cold nights. The splendid views of snowy peaks offer an endless feast to one eye. Biskeri fascinates the trekkers with its lush green meadows, wild flowers and a variety of birds. Hot water springs at Manikaran are bliss. A natural hot water bath at these springs relieves you of all tiredness and rejuvenates the body and mind with new energy.
Duration: 06 Days
Season: Mid June to Mid October
Region: Kullu&Parvati Valley
Maximum altitude: 4200 Mts.
Day 01: Solang (2350 Mts.)
Arrive at Solang, 14 Km ahead of Manali. Acclimatization and preparation for the trek. Accommodation will be provided in hotel/guest house.
Day 02: Solang – Kasol – Grahan (2350 Mts.) 4/5 Hrs
Drive from Solang to Kasol( Aprox 2 Hrs. ).The trek starts from Kasol to Grahan , a beautiful Himalayan village located at 7700 ft above sea level, overlooking step farms and alpine trees. Camp at Grahan.
Day 03: Grahan – Ming Thach (3400 Mts.) 4/5 Hrs
Today’s trek is through thick alpine forests to a beautiful meadow Ming Thatch. All along the trail are spectacular views of the snow covered Himalayan peaks. The gradient is steep but the distance covered is lesser.
Day 04: Ming Thatch – Nagaru (3800 Mts.) 4/5 Hrs
The trek is an uphill climb and takes you above tree line to an altitude of aprox.12000 ft .Nagaru is covered with snow till the end of May. The site is prone to high wind speeds. You get spectacular view of the valley.
Day 05: Nagaru to Biskeri Thach (3350 Mts.) over Sar Pass (4200 Mts.) 4/5 Hrs
This is the most challenging day of the trek as also the most rewarding. You need to start very early. If there’s still enough snow on the trail near the pass, it makes sense to cross it before the snow melts under the hot sunrays and becomes slippery. Secondly, the distance to be covered on the day is long therefore one has to start early taking into account bad weather, tiredness, slow speed etc. and reach the camp well in time. Biskeri is a beautiful meadow surrounded by peaks and forests on all sides.
Day 06: Biskeri Thatch – Pulga (2400 Mts.) (Trek) and Pulga to Manali/ Solang (Drive)
Descending down all the way to Pulga through the thick forests takes around 4 hours and then transfer to Manali by jeeps ( aprox 3 hrs drive ). Programme conclude.