Beas Kund - Beas so named after Rishi Sage Vyas and Kund is the Hindi word for a tiny pond. This tiny and high-altitude alpine lake of Beas Kund at an altitude of 3,700 meters/12,139 feet is situated at the higher and upper valley of Solang, located at the North end of Manali and at the foot of Mt. Shitidhar, Ladakhi, and Friendship peak.
It’s an ideal base camp for climbing nearby peaks Shitidhar, Friendship, and Ladakhi peak (5,345 m). The Westside of Beas Kund is a magnificent peak of Hanuman Tibba 5,990m, which access through a tiny pass above this lake. The entire area is surrounded by spectacular peaks and Glaciers around Beas Kund. Our Beas Kund trek starts from Dhundi at a distance of 8 km from Solang Nala, Solang which is a popular destination for skiing in winter and summer outdoor activities. Setting off from Dhundi the trail goes along the stream upward to Beas Kund and Seven sisters peak, Hanuman Tibba, and Friendship peak remain insight throughout the trek.
Beas Kund trek offers a spectacular view of snow-capped mountains all around.
An easy trek for all ages.
Day 1: Manali - Dhundi (2,840 m/9,317 ft), drive 20 km, 1 hr, trek to Bakarthach (3,300 m/10,826 ft). 5 km, 3-4 hrs.
Day 2: Trek to Beas Kund (3,690 m/12,139 ft) - Back to Bakarthach, 6 km.
Day 3: Back to Dhundi, 5 km, 3 Hrs, Drive to Solang and continue to Manali, 20 km, 1 Hour
Day 1: Manali - Dhundi (2,840 m), drive 20 km, 1 hour, trek to Bakarthach (3,300 m). 5 km, 3-4 hrs.
After breakfast, we leave Manali by car to Dhundi via Solang Nala. Dhundi is our starting point of the trek and it will take an hour's drive from Manali. Solang is the base of all adventure sports in Manali. Solang to Dhundi road goes along the right banks of the River through pine, walnut, and silver birch forest to Dhundi, it's an 8 km from Solang to Dhundi.
Setting off from Dhundi, we start walking on the trail following the river upstream gently to Bakarthach which is an approximately 5 km long route. It is an easy trail and on the left of the rising Seven Sisters peak. Walking beneath these peaks and crossing the treeline with a glimpse of Bakarthach meadows. Arrive at Bakarthach camp. To the south of Dhundi, you will get a glimpse of Deo Tibba at 6,001 meters, and the Indrasan peak at 6,220 meters.
Day 2: Trek to Beas Kund (3,690 m) - Back to Bakarthach, 6 km, 6-7 hrs.
Today after breakfast we climb gently to Beas Kund, through boulders and rocks for a few minutes. We will now soon discover the tiny lake of Beas Kund, believed to be the source of River Beas. And of course base camp for the wonderful trekking peaks of Mt. Shitidhar, Ladakhi, Friendship. A good trekker can climb these peaks by leaving Beas Kund early. The peaks above 6,000m 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 the lake and exploring the Beas Kund area we retrace back to Bakarthach camp for an overnight stay.
Day 3: Trek to Dhundi, for 4 Hrs, Drive to Solang and continue to Manali for 1 Hour.
Today leaving Bakarthach after breakfast, we descent gradually back to Dhundh where we started the trek the first day. Arriving at Solang Nala, if you wish to quad biking, Para Gliding, etc then we spent a few hours here and finally to Manali.
"I am glad that I chose your company to take the women's group. I was happy with the professionalism of your staff food, and the arrangements. All was well done. You are welcome to also formally tie up with my company impact mountaineering will be back again in Sept and Dec."
Mrs. Sangeeta S Bahl ( Mountaineer ) and group, Gurugram, 26th July
“Excellent service 5*. Staff very co-operative. Food was good, on time, great service. Transparency in the deal was very excellent. Guides were very good & accommodating staff was also helpful as we were family we did not find it difficult trekking. Food items are well planned. Some words for the staff – The captain was excellent in conducting the whole adventure trip to Beas Kund. The supporting guide was also very helpful during the trip. The cooking staff is also very nice and excellent. The chef was excellent. The horseman was excellent. "
Mrs. Kusum J. family and group, Mumbai & Ahmedabad, 20 June
“Dear Prem, Thank you so much for organizing such fantastic trek on Beas Kund. We had an amazing time. The views are certainly stunning + although the trek was slightly tough in places, the scenery around made up for it. Our main guide Dharam was superb. He is very knowledgeable + very patient. We felt completely safe with him. He guided Lynne overall difficult stretches and never hurried us. He is a good man. Our second guide Rajesh was also very patient + very attentive – again we felt very safe with him + it was good to have 2 guides. Our main cook Mani produced the most amazing meal + packed lunch. He was always smiling + delicious food was great to welcome when we go back from the trek. All the porters were friendly helpful too. Many thanks for the superb experience. We will certainly recommend Potala for trekking. Cheers. "
Mr. Nigel and Mrs. Lynne P., Bristol, UK, 21 May
Manali, we drive 20 km to Dhundi, which is the starting point of our
trek. It offers a spectacular sight of snowcapped mountains. From Solang, the
road goes on the right bank of River Beas, through a forest of oak, fir, and
walnuts lead to Dhundhi. Setting off from Dhundi, you will get a glimpse of Deo
Tibba 6001 meters. And Indrasan peak 6220 mtrs. Along the stream up to Dhundhi
2840 meters. Having sight of Hanuman Tibba 5990 meters, which remain throughout
our trek. We now climb gently to Bakerthach crossing a small bridge. Camp.
after breakfast we climb gently to Beas Kund, through boulders and rocks for
few minutes. We will now soon discover the tiny lake of Beas Kund, believed to
be the source of River Beas. And of course base camp for the wonderful summits
around ie. Shitidhar, Ladakhi, Friendship peaks. A good trekker can climb these
peaks by leaving Beas Kund 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 an overnight stay.
we descent gradually back to Dhundhi. We spent few hours exploring the
adventure activities at Solang. Drive back to Manali.
Ø All ground transportation to & fro as per the itinerary.
Ø Pickup from hotel and drop at hotel in Manali.
Ø All camping facilities: Mess tent, camp chairs and table.
Ø Accommodation in 4 season tents, sleeping bags, foam mattress, trekking poles & safety gears.
Ø Meals on full board (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) Tea, snacks during the trek
Ø Qualified & trained well English speaking trekking guide and experienced crew.
Ø Porters or mules for porterage of trekking gear and your baggages.
Ø Camping fee, trekking permits and park fee.
Ø Goods and services tax.
Ø First aid medical kit.
× Domestic flight. Delhi - Kullu, Kullu - Delhi
× Hotel in Manali. (Booking of rooms on request).
× Delhi - Manali or Chandigarh airport / railway station - Manali transfer. (Booking of private car on request)
× Travel insurance.
× Soft or hard drinks.
× Equipment rentals (Can rent at Manali all trekking and mountaineering gear)
× Personal tip to staff: Guide, cook, helper, horseman, driver.
× Any unforeseen cost arises by natural hazards rain, snow, road block which cost extra lodging & boarding beyond trip Schedule.
“We combined a number of Potala treks with some Manali sightseeing and a driver for our last 5 days from Manali to Shimla. Prem was very good in organising a guide (Sonu - who was very helpful and experienced) and drivers, and everything went well. Whether you want to make use of their organised treks and tours or craft your own using Prem's assistance, I can recommend Potala Adventurers. We set ...
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 ...
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
2 nights of Camping
Activity - Trekking / Hiking
Best time - May to Mid Nov