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Beas Kund Trek

A stunning lake trek hidden in the nooks of the mountains near to Manali, Beas Kund is a delightful trek starting a little ahead of the popular tourist destination of Solang Valley. An easy trek deemed appropriate for independent trekking, the Beas Kund trek can be a lot of fun on group treks as well. There is a lush and plentiful thicket of dense coniferous forests to get lost into, populated with ancient deodar trees so high that you will be unable to look all the way to the top. Veering right out of the forest, one can find the lovely Beas River tumbling out in a tiny stream flowing in gushes underneath a wooden bridge. Intensifying and enriching the diversity of landscape on this trek more and more, there come the Dhundhi and Bakharthatch grasslands upon reaching Rola Kholi. To set up camp in these resplendent grasslands, with a rivulet flowing melodiously closely by is one of the loveliest highlights of this trek. In terms of towering mountain vistas too, the trek does not disappoint, with the sky-scraping high snow-clad Pir Panjal Range manifesting beyond the clouds. It is fascinating to hear about technical ascents made for Friendship Peak, Ladakhi Peak, and Hanuman Tibba which started from right here! Trek this trek also to discover the source of river Beas!

What is Beas Kund Trek?

Making for a perfectly scenic brief sojourn deep inside the mountains near Manali, the Beas Kund Trek in thoroughly enticing for beginners. Beginning in the light and shade of ancient conifers-- pine, birches, and walnut, this train opens up to greater diversity as the going goes. On this journey on foot, the joy lies in finding the lovely Beas tumbling out in little streams throughout the trail, in lying down to rest in the grassy expanses of Dhundhi and Bakharthatch, and also in looking out over the sacred heights of the Dhauladhar and Pin Panjal Range. The ease of accessibility of this trek, having started immediately after Manali is hard to miss, making this trek extremely favorable to plan on short notice. If you fancy yourself as a cultural tourism enthusiast, do take an interest in gathering the story behind the pious lake, of the Rishi Vyas and the legend of his purifying presence in the lake and named in the name of the sage thereafter.

Why Should You For the Beas Kund Trek?

  • The Beas Kund Lake offers a terrific ease of accessibility from the tourist hub of Manali, if you are on just a week long vacation in the hill town, find your way over the mountains on the brief 4 days trek to Beas Kund to enrich your experience further.
  • Nestle in the peace and quiet at the heart of the forests of deodars and pines around Solang Valley.
  • Watch the lovely Beas River flowing joyfully by, and branching out in tiny streams throughout the trail. Look out for a picturesque little wooden bridge over the streams near the second day on this trek.
  • The velveteen grasslands of Dhundhi and Bakharthatch to stop by and lie about in the soft lap of nature.
  • The vistas of the great mountains-- the Pir Panjal and the Dhauladhar Ranges. Have fun spotting Mt Indrasen, Deo Tibba, Hanuman tibba, Friendship Peak, the Ladakhi Peaks and more peaks, and go crazy capturing unforgettable frames too!
  • Exploring the myth and the story behind Beas Kund embedded in the religious traditions of the Hindus. Did you know that the name Beas is derived from the name of the Rishi Vyas- the orator of the Mahabharata?
  • Crossing exquisite campsites like the Lady Leg site at 12,542 ft which serves as a base camp for ascending to Friendship Peak.
  • Navigating to the upper reaches of the Beas River and fording the gushing water at many points.

How High Is the Beas Kund Trek?

The highest point on the Beas Kund Trek is the site of the Kund or lake, at 12,772 ft-- a steep ascent to be covered near day 3, starting from an altitude of 10,974 m.

When to Visit?

The window between mid-May and mid-October is the loveliest time to trek this trek, the weather remains warm and sunny and the nights are pleasantly cold.

How to Reach?

  • One can access this trek most conveniently through Manali. The railway station and airports enjoying maximum connectivity with Manali are located in Delhi and Chandigarh.
  • Himachal State Transport Buses to Manali can also be booked from major cities of North India.Are There Any Shops Available?
  • You can find plenty of shops for food, supplies, memorabilia, trekking gear etc in Solang Valley, but not too many on the way beyond.

What to Pack for Beas Kund Trek?

  • Large or medium size backpack, and a duffle side bag for extras
  • Water bottle
  • Sun hat
  • Warm cap
  • Base layers
  • Fleece jacket
  • Outer jacket
  • Rain jacket (essential for the monsoon months)
  • Sturdy trekking shoes and a pair of floaters
  • Flashlight
  • Trekking pants, several pairs
  • UV-protection glasses
  • Thermal socks

Is There Any Possibility of Altitude Sickness?
Altitude sickness can be reasonably ruled out on the Beas Kund Trek, though attention to fitness shall not be ignored.

How Busy Is the Beas Kund Trek?

You are likely to find the Beas Kund trail fairly crowded in the peak months of summer, from May to June, before the rains begin.