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BEAS KUND Short trek to tiny kund surrounded by impressive above 5000 m peaks

BEAS KUND
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Trekking & Walking Holidays
Overview

Beas Kund trek is relatively an easy trek which offer very close look at the snow peak mountains. The ancient Indians called the Beas River as Vipas or Arjiki while the ancient Greeks called it as Hyphasis. The current name Beas is regarded as formed from Vyas who is the author of Mahabharata, the great Indian epic, however some scholars in Himachal Pradesh call this river as Vipasha.
Beas Kund - Beas so named after Rishi (Sage) Beas and Kund is hindi word for tiny lake. This tiny lake of Beas Kund situated at higher and upper valley of Solang. Which is the heart of winter and summer games in Manali.
It’s an ideal base camp for climbing nearby peaks Shitidhar, friendship and Ladakhi peak. The West side of Beas Kund is magnificient peak of Hanman Tibba 5990m, which access through tiny pass of above this lake.

TRIP FACTS
Kullu Manali region - Himachal Pradesh,
Difficulty Level - Moderate,
Max Altitude - 3700 m,
Trip Length - 5/6  days Delhi to Delhi, , 3 days Manali to Manali,
3 days of Trek and 2 nights of Camp,
Activity - Trekking / Hiking / Walking,
Best time - May, June, July, Sept, Oct. 

(Pic) - Potala Adventurers Beas Kund trek - Bakarthach camp - May month

INCLUDED IN THE COST
·  All ground transportation to & fro as per the itinerary.
·  4 season tent, sleeping bag, comfortable foam sleeping pad, trekking poles
·  All camping facilities: Mess tent, camp chair and table
·  All meals during trek from Indian, local, Tibetan, Chinese and continental cuisine.
·  Support staff: Qualified & trained local guide, chef and camp boys.
·  Muleteer or porter  for portage of your baggage's.
·  Camping fee, trekking permits and fee, park fee.
·  Medical first kit includes medicine for high altitude sickness, mini oxygen bottles.
·  Includes GST 5%.

OUTLINE ITINERARY
Day 1
  Manali - Solang - Dhundhi(2840m), drive 12 kms, trek to Bakarthach. 6/7 hrs.
Day 2  Trek to Beas Kund 3690 m. - Back to Bakarthach 6-7 hrs.
Day 3  Bakarthach- Solang - Manali

( Pic) Potala Adventurers - Beas Kund trek - June 2014 - Mr C Shekhar group 

TRIP DOSSIER

DAY 1: MANALI - SOLANG - DHUNDHI(2840m), DRIVE 12 kms, TREK TO BAKARTHACH 6/7 hrs.
From Manali we drive 12 kms to Solang which is starting point of our trek. It offers a spectacular sight of snowcapped mountains. From Solang an 8 kms level walks on the right bank of River Beas, through forest of oak, fir and walnuts, leads to Dhundhi. Enroute we get a glimpses of Deo Tibba 6001 mtrs. And Indrasan peak 6220 mtrs., We criss Dhundhi 2840 mtrs. Having glimpse a glimpse of Hanuman Tibba 5990 mtrs. We now climb gently to Bakerthach crossing a small bridge. Camp.

(Pic) - Potala Adventurers Beas Kund trek - Bakarthach camp - May 4th week

 

DAY 2: TREK TO BEAS KUND 3690 m - BACK TO BAKARTHACH 6-7 hrs.
Today after breakfast we climb gently to Beas Kund, through boulders and rocks for few minutes. We will now soon discover tiny lake of Beas Kund, believed to be the source of River Beas. And ofcourse base camp for the wonderful summits around ie. Shitidhar, Ladakhi, Friendship peaks. A good trekker can climb these peaks by leaving Beas Kund at early. The peaks above 6000m are Makerbeh and Shikhar Beh. Lahaul valley region lies to the north of BeasKund just behind the great wall of these mountains. To the west Kangra and lower region of Himalaya known as Dhauladhar range. Visiting around the lake we retrace back to Bakarthach camp for overnight stay. 

(Pic) Potala Adventurers Beas Kund trek - July 2013

 

DAY 3: TREK TO DHUNDHI - SOLANG. DRIVE TO MANALI
Today we descent gradually back to Dhundhi and further to Solang. We spent few hours to explore the adventure activities at Solang. Drive back to Manali.

Package Itinerary
  • Day 1 Manali - Solang - Dhundhi(2840m), drive 12 kms, trek to Bakerthach. 6/7 hrs.

    From Manali we drive 12 kms to Solang which is starting point of our trek. It offers a spectacular sight of snowcapped mountains. From Solang an 8 kms level walks on the right bank of River Beas, through forest of oak, fir and walnuts, leads to Dhundhi. Enroute we get a glimpses of Deo Tibba 6001 mtrs. And Indrasan peak 6220 mtrs., We criss Dhundhi 2840 mtrs. Having glimpse a glimpse of Hanuman Tibba 5990 mtrs. We now climb gently to Bakerthach crossing a small bridge. Camp.

  • Day 2 Trek to Beas Kund 3690 m. - Back to Bakarthach 6-7 hrs.

    Today after breakfast we climb gently to Beas Kund, through boulders and rocks for few minutes. We will now soon discover tiny lake of Beas Kund, believed to be the source of River Beas. And ofcourse base camp for the wonderful summits around ie. Shitidhar, Ladakhi, Friendship peaks. A good trekker can climb these peaks by leaving Beas Kund at early. The peaks above 6000m are Makerbeh and Shikhar Beh. Lahaul valley region lies to the north of BeasKund just behind the great wall of these mountains. To the west Kangra and lower region of Himalaya known as Dhauladhar range. Visiting around the lake we retrace back to Bakarthach camp for overnight stay.

  • Day 3 Bakarthach- Solang - Manali

    Today we descent gradually back to Dhundhi and further to Solang. We spent few hours to explore the adventure activities at Solang. Drive back to Manali.

Inclusions

·  All ground transportation to & fro as per the itinerary.

·  4 season tent, sleeping bag, comfortable foam sleeping pad, trekking poles

·  All camping facilities: Mess tent, camp chair and table

·  All meals during trek from Indian, local, Tibetan, Chinese and continental cuisine.

·  Support staff: Qualified & trained local guide, chef and camp boys.

·  Muleteer or porter  for portage of your baggage's.

·  Camping fee, trekking permits and fee, park fee.

·  Medical first kit includes medicine for high altitude sickness, mini oxygen bottles.

·  Includes GST 5%.

 

Exclusions

·  Hotel accommodation in Manali

·  Day 1st breakfast and last day dinner.

·  Travel insurance.

·  Soft or hard drinks.

·  Tips for Guide(s), cook(s), camp boy(s), muleteer(s), porter(s) and driver.

·  Any unforeseen cost arises by natural hazards rain, snow, road block which cost extra and beyond trip Schedule.

Testimonials

We, a group to 7 people went on a trek to Beas Kund through Potala Adventurers. The trek was well organized. In spite of heavy snow our guide Tashi ensure that all of us did the trek wonderful well. Tenzin organized all the ground logistics very well. The food, nutritious and work of staff was very cordial and helpful. I will recommend Potala to anyone taking a trek in Manali. We ...

Mr. Manish Gupta & group – GURUGRAM  – 3 May
Mr. Manish Gupta & Group – GURUGRAM – 3 May
Trekking Gear & accessories Check List

What we provide

We provide all the GROUP GEAR included in the following list:

  • 3-4 Person roomy 3-4 season tents for 2 people and individual as well, dining tent, toilet tent. (Toilet seats on demand) and other camping accessories.
  •  Filtered drinking water for longer trips / Water purification tablets.
  •  Sleeping bags + liner and comfortable sleeping pads.
  • Kitchen tent, Stoves, fuel, cookware,etc.
  • Three course meal (Dinner), hot packed lunch, post trek snacks.
  • Trekking poles and Duffel bags
  •  Basic first aid box and mini oxygen bottles

What you may need - Your personal gear recommended in List :-

  • Day pack: A bit of bigger size in order to keep fleece, jacket, water bottle, camera, packed lunch,
Foot wear :-
  • Good condition trekking boots – not new used before in your country side for best fit for trekking, water proof.
  • Camp shoes, light and comfortable as running shoes or sandal ( like Teva ) for river crossing. Its necessity for you to bring sandles for river crossing.
  • Socks both Woollen and cotton as desire.
  • Clothing :-
  • Gore tex jacket or similar.
  •  Down jacket/vest is good for cool evenings.
  •  Wind/Rain jacket: (ie gore-tex, northface or similar) waterproof and breathable. Its necessity to have jacket while crossing passes.
  • Trekking pants, light, comfortable, water proof /breathable.
  •  Long sleeve shirt Light weight dry-fast (for sun/insect protection).
  •  T-shirts for day time
  •  One midweight/heavyweight fleece (long sleeve) jacket or warm pullover.
  • Short pants, underwear,
  • Sun Hat: cowboy style or baseball style to protect skin from direct sunlight.
  •  Woollen cap for high altitude or while crossing pass or during evenings in camp.
  •  One fleece or sweatpants for cold evenings during dining.
  •  A pair of Hand gloves or woolen gloves
  •  Scarf to protect from dust or sunlight around neck. This is available in local markets with variety of colors.

Accessories :-

  • Sun glasses with UV protection. An extra sun glass in case to replace.
  • Sun screen and lip protection.
  • Moisturizer cream: In Ladakh the air is dry and sun is harsh and strong during day. There are local moisturizer cream available in market. To avoid somehow skin allergy bring your personal cream.
  •  Water bottle. Minimum I - 2 liter.
  • Trekking poles or sticks. If you have your own folded poles.
  • Torch or one head lamp with extra batteries. Petzl or similar.
  •  One toiletories kit, small towel.
  •  Reading and writing materials.
  • Digital Camera or digital video recorder / solar charger.
  •  Water purification tablets
  • Nylone or water proof plastic bags to storage clothes and stuff
  • One pocket knife light.

Others :-

  • Gaiter
  •  Water purification/filter: we boil water for you in the camp, what its essential you to have a water purification tablets or filter during the day of trekking.
  • Mosquito rappallent cream.
  • Small Binocular.
  •  First aid kit: We carry basic first aid kit with diamox, aspirin, paracetemol, antibiotics for diarrhoea, anticeptic, bandage and band aids, Please you bring your personal first aid kit with medicine you think to need necessity for you.
  •  Vitamine tablets or similar.
  • Extra passport photos.
  •  A bottle of wine to enjoy with staff, if you drink. Or to use for other purposes.