Trek to the origin of the mighty Beas River. The Beas originated from the Himalayas, from central Himachal Pradesh, and completes a distance of about 470 Kms before it merges with Satluj or Sutlej River in the state of Punjab.
While on the trail, trek alongside the mighty river, through dense oak, walnuts, and fir forests.
The beginning of the Beas Kund hike is at Manali, the center of Himachal Pradesh. The most magnificent vistas of your entire life are available to you on this walk. While hiking, you may see snow-capped mountains like Friendship Peak, Shitidhar, Ladakhi, and Hanuman Tibba as you pass by the lovely Beas River and dense stands of oak, fir, and walnut trees. From the summit, one can see further peaks from the Pir Panjal range, including Mt. Indrasen, Deo Tibba, and others. This weekend vacation from your routine life is a hike that is appropriate for novices.
Beas Kund has been mentioned in the Puranas. The almighty Beas starts its journey from the Beas Kund which holds an important place in Hindu Mythology and The Puranas. Rishi Vyas, the writer of the Mahabharata, took his daily bath in this Kund. The term Beas has been derived from Vyas which means sage and Kund which means lake. The Kund holds a very important historic value for saints, hermits, and Hindus.
Manali to Solang Base and Trek towards Dhundi
Drive from the main Manali market to Solang base which is about 14-15 Kms away. Then, start your trek up towards Dhundi. The white-topped mountains will be visible throughout the route. You will cross dense forests of oak, fir, and walnuts while you trek upwards. The trek is about 8-9Kms long which will take an approximate time of 5-6 hours only. From Dhundi, you can see the beautiful Hanuman Tibba.
Dhundi to Bakarthatch, then to Beas Kund and back to Dhundi
No, the scenery has a change in it. Now you’ll be witnessing clear landscapes of lush green meadows, where you can see shepherds with their flock of sheep. Beas Kund is an 8 Kms trek upwards, which will take an approximate time of 4-5 hours. If you want to, you can stay there overnight, but you can also descend towards Dhundi. Reach Dhundi, set your camps there, and sleep under a sky full of stars.
Dhundi to Solang Valley and drive back to Manali
Get up early in the morning and enjoy the beautiful sunrise at Dhundi. And start your journey downwards to Base camp in Solang. Then after reaching Solang, drive back to Manali. Your memorable trek ends here.
Things to carry
Sandals, Floaters, or Trekking Shoes
Tracksuits and Quick Dry Tees
a set of wool socks.
Poncho or raincoat
1 heavy jacket, 1 heavy jacket with full sleeves, 1 pair of thermals
Gloves with a wool cap
Lip Balm Sun Cap Scarf
Best time to undertake Beas Kund
The trek is available to trekkers throughout the year, but it depends on your mood and what kind of scenery you want to experience. The best time to witness the lush green landscape and meadows is during the summertime. The best months to witness greenery around you are from May to October. The Beas Kund experiences good and nice weather during these months, with pretty skies and flowery meadows.
Also, you can undertake the trek in the winter months too, the weather does change but it is not as chilly as mind-numbing. You would need a sleeping bag to keep yourself warm.
Distance – 16 Kms
Trek Temperature – ranges from 10 to 12 degrees
Altitude- 12,772 ft.
A long stroll is beneficial for the body and the brain. All of our limbs are used, and when we move, our appetite and digestion become more active. When we finally reach our destination, we are ravenously hungry, and we enjoy the meal we have at a dak bungalow or the food we took with us. And what a peaceful sleep we have after setting up our tent for the night till the noises of nature’s creatures wake us up at dawn.
Intimate conversations with others we meet on the trail or at our rest stop can be added to all these hiking benefits. When conversing with a stranger, we lose sight of who we are as people and our occupations. On a lengthy hike, we encounter all kinds of individuals. Just as they are open to exchanging ideas with us, we are interested in talking with them.