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  • The Beas Kund trek: A short getaway near Manali

    This is one of the most alluring treks in the Kullu region, winding along a riverbank and offering panoramic views of the Pir Panjal range. It is an easy to moderate grade trek that is suitable for amateurs and people of all age groups. Even though you will be going to an altitude of over 11,000 feet, no prior trekking experience is required. There are fewer curves and slippery scree to grapple with, than most other Himalayan treks.

    The Beas Kund trek is a short one that begins and ends in Manali, so it can be done over a weekend. It’s a perfect chance to get a taste of the outdoorsy life, bask in the warm sunlight on the cold foothills, experience the picturesque and take masterful photographs.

    Beas Kund is a mountain lake that is the source of the Beas river. The lake is named after the Rishi Vyas, the author of the Mahabharata, who is said to have visited the lake to bathe and is therefore considered to be sacred. It lies in the middle of a vast serene meadow, dotted with wildflowers, from where you can see spectacular views of the nearby Shitidhar, Ladakhi, Friendship, and Hanuman Tibba peaks.

    Typically, to catch such close-ups of these peaks, one has to trek for days and often negotiate tricky terrain. Here you can do it in three to four days in a low-intensity manner.

    If you’re looking for snow treks, Beas Kund trek is a great option. Beginners need not be daunted— this is the perfect starter trek. Find other Easy Snow Treks for Beginners. Or if you’re looking for treks around Manali, you might also be interested in other Treks in Kullu.

    Beas Kund Trek Summary

    • State: Himachal Pradesh
    • Nearest city: Manali
    • Total days: 3 days
    • Grade: Easy to moderate
    • Max altitude: 13,100 feet
    • Total trekking distance: 26-30 km
    • Season: Summer and Winter
    • Avg temperature: 10 to 25 degrees Celsius in summers; -15 to 12 degrees Celsius in winters
  • Beas Kund Trek - 3 days

    Sketch itinerary:

    Day1: Trek to Bhakarthach

    • Start point: Solang
    • Endpoint: Bhakarthach
    • Day start time: 10:00 AM
    • Trekking distance: 11 km
    • Trekking time: 5 hrs

    Day 2: Beas Kund day

    • Start point: Bhakarthach
    • Endpoint: Bhakarthach
    • Day start time: 08:00 AM
    • Trekking distance: 6 km
    • Trekking time: 4 hrs

    Day 3: Bhakarthach to Solang

    • Start point: Bhakarthach
    • Endpoint: Solang
    • Day start time: 08:00 AM
    • Trekking distance: 11 km
    • Trekking time: 4 hrs
    Detailed itinerary:

    Day 1: Trek to Bhakarthach

    Trekkers must arrive at Solang by 10 a.m, where they will receive detailed instructions. You will start walking uphill through the orange orchards, and the oak and fir forests. Try to spot the peaks Deo Tibba and Indrasan on your way.

    You will reach Bakarthach in the afternoon and the rest of the day is for relaxing and hanging out. After covering a total of 11 kilometres on foot, put your feet up and get cosy in a tent at night.

    Day 2: Beas Kund day

    Wake up to the smell of your favourite hot beverage and delicious breakfast! After a hearty meal, you will start trekking to Beas Kund. Notice how the terrain becomes rockier and more barren. Finally, you will see the lake ahead of you.

    Here, you can play with snow, dip your feet in the ice-cold Beas lake, spend some peaceful moments and don’t forget to click plenty of insta-worthy pictures. You will grab lunch nearby and then head back to Bakarthach and spend the night at the campsite

    Day 3: Bhakarthach to Solang

    You’ve had your fun. Now it’s time to go back. You will return to Dhundi and then to Solang Nala. It’s all downhill and so, it is an easier trek. Until next time, bid goodbye to all your new friends after reaching Manali. Don’t forget to exchange numbers


    Accommodation in tents on triple or quadruple sharing basis will be provided. Sleeping bags and mats will be included. All meals during the trek will be provided. Experienced trek guide, support staff and porters to carry common equipment camping equipment will be included.

    All necessary permits and entry charges are inclusive. First-aid kit will be available. All technical and safety equipment as required will be available. All applicable taxes are included.


    Travel between Manali and base will be additional. Meals, snacks or beverages during the drive are not included. Personal insurance is not provided. Charges for still/video cameras where applicable are not part of the package costs and will be additional.

    Personal expenses including telephone calls, laundry, tips, porterage/ mules charges, etc. and any additional costs incurred due to weather or other unforeseen situations will be additional. Anything not mentioned above in the inclusions will be additional.

    Beas Kund Trek - 4 days

  • Best time to go/Weather

    While the summer heat is scorching in the rest of India, Beas Kund experiences a pleasant summer or spring as the temperatures don’t usually stray from the 10 to 25 degrees Celsius range. From the months of May to October, the snow has melted, leaving behind a carpet of green, dotted with vibrant wildflowers. The skies are clear, but for the few braids of white cloud and the days are refreshingly chilly, with crisp cold nights.

    However, many trekkers like to go in the winter, when this trek takes you into snowy terrain and offers a short snow trek experience. The snow makes the trek slightly more challenging than the summer or spring trek, but the stark magnificent landscapes make it worth it.

  • Beas Kund Trek - Route Map / Altitude Map

    • Check the trekking route map for The Beaskund trek in Himachal Pradesh.

    • Check maximum and minimum altitudes for every day of The Beaskund Trek in Himachal Pradesh.

  • Beas Kund Trek - Frequently Asked Questions

    Is the Beas Kund trek suitable for beginners?

    The Beas Kund trek is an easy trek that is suitable for beginners. In the winter, the snowy terrain makes it moderately more challenging, but fit beginners will be able to handle it. The trek is suitable for families with children as well.


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  • Getting There

    Manali is one of the most popular adventure destinations in India, attracting travellers from all over the country. Hence, it has grown to have sophisticated connectivity to the many cities of India. You can reach Manali either by flight or by road. Manali does not have its own railway station due to the mountainous location, therefore, you cannot reach there by train.

    Flying to Manali is the most convenient way if you are further south of Delhi. The closest airport to Manali is the Bhuntar Airport, located about 50 km from Manali. The airport is connected to Delhi and Chandigarh by daily flights and to other major cities like Mumbai and Bangalore, etc. by regular flights. But due to erratic weather, it is not always dependable and there can be flight delays. From the airport, you can either take a cab or a local bus to reach Manali.

    Reaching Manali via road is thrilling and fun since you get to cross winding roads through the mountains and lush forests. Manali is connected to most major cities and towns of North India by a rich network of highways. You can either take a private cab or a state/privately run bus. You may even drive your own car or motorbike if you enjoy driving.

    What To Wear

    Ensure to dress in layers and add a layer of thermal wear for both upper and lower body. Wear cotton socks for trekking, woollen socks for the nights when the temperatures drop further. Cover yourself with a scarf, muffler, woollen hat for head and neck.

    Comfortable trekking/hiking shoes are a must as you will be walking many hours each day and across different terrain from grass, to rocks to even snow. Avoid carrying Expensive jewellery, wristwatches and electronic items; and suitcases, trolleys or any other hard luggage.

    What To Carry

    Participants are requested to carry valid photo ID proof. Only those with valid and confirmed bookings are allowed to stay at the campsite. Ensure you carry a waterproof rucksack with rain cover, raincoat, a sturdy water bottle (1 litre), trekking pole/walking stick, torch with extra batteries, personal toiletries like toilet roll, toilet soap, body wash, toothbrush and toothpaste, lightweight and quick-dry towel.

    Protect yourself with sunglasses, sunblock, lip balm, a suncap, thermal innerwear for upper and lower wear, warm jacket, warm gloves, woollen hat, woollen socks (for the night only), and lightweight floaters/sandals. Do not forget your personal medicines and carry some chocolates or energy bars.


    This is an easy trek with moderate levels of difficulty at a few stretches along the way. It is suitable for families, young children and beginners to introduce them to high altitude treks. It is also a great beginner’s snow trek during the winter.

    However, even though it is an easy trek, you must have a decent level of fitness. You should be able to walk at least 6 to 8 km every day and be able to carry a 15kg backpack for adults. Try to have regular walks or runs in the weeks before the trek and practice climbing stairs or slopes around you for at least 15 min. This will make the whole experience a lot more enjoyable. Especially, when the terrain gets a bit more challenging during winter when it is covered in snow.