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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.