This is one of the most alluring treks in the Kullu region, winding along a river bank 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. No prior trekking experience is required. This short trek begins and ends in Manali, so can be done over a weekend.
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 Mahabharatha, 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, from where you can see spectacular views of the nearby Shitidhar, Ladakhi, Friendship and Hanuman Tibba peaks.
If you’re looking for snow treks, the Beas Kund trek is a great option, especially for beginners. Find other Easy Snow Treks for Beginners.
The Beaskund trek takes you away from the hustle and bustle of Manali in just a short drive. You’ll drive through the Solang Valley, and begin the trek from Dhundi. You’ll trek along the river, through the lush meadows of Dhundi and Bakarthach.
As you climb higher, the greenery changes to a rocky landscape, and you’ll see towering peaks with their snowy caps around you. The high altitude meadows are often dotted with flocks of woolly sheep, and you’ll usually find a friendly shepherd willing to make tea for you.
The highlight of the trek, however, is the emerald-green Beas Kund lake, with its quiet beauty and cold temperature.
Beas Kund is a pleasant summer or spring trek. From the months of May to October, the snow has melted, leaving behind a carpet of green, dotted with wildflowers. The skies are clear, and the days are chilly, with 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.
If you’re looking for treks around Manali, you might also be interested in other treks in Kullu.