Beaskund trek
Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India
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  • Trip introduction

    This 3-day trek to Beaskund takes you into the wilderness of Himachal, up to an elevation of 12,500 feet, to the pristine lake, the source of the Beas river. You'll trek through open meadows under Himalayan skies, scramble over rocks and boulders, and hop over narrow streams. During the day you'll hike through this gorgeous landscape, and when it grows dark, you'll gather around a crackling bonfire for a hot cup of soup, before retiring to alpine tents for the night.

    Destination

    This trek begins close to Manali, in Dhundi village. On the first day, you'll trek through meadows and along a river, until you get to Bakarthach. This is a wonderful campsite surrounded by an amphitheatre of mountains, and it serves as a base camp for the next day's trek to Beaskund. Beaskund is an glacial lake that lies in the lap of the Himalayas, surrounded by serene meadows studded with boulders. This Beaskund trek offers you spectacular views of the Pir Panjal and Dhaulagiri ranges.

    Destination highlights

    • Climb to 12,500 feet to see an emerald-green lake formed by a glacier.
    • Get spectacular views of the Pir Panjal and Dhaulagiri range.
    • Have 3 days of outdoorsy adventure in the highlands of Manali.
    • Enjoy the simple delights of a bonfire and camping under the stars.

    Fine print

    Rules on the trip

    Participants must adhere to the instructions of the trip leader/guide at all times during the trek to Beaskund.

    Consumption of alcoholic beverages, drugs or other illeagal substances is not permitted on the Beaskund trek.

    Do not litter and deface the natural environment on your trek to Beaskund.

    Participants must be kind and respectful to the local people and any wild animals during the trek to Beaskund.

    Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made 7 days or more before the Beaskund trek departure date: 70% of the cost will be refunded, minus any transaction charges.

    For cancellations made 3-6 days before the Beaskund trek departure date: 50% of the cost will be refunded, minus any transaction charges.

    For cancellations made 0-2 days before the Beaskund trek departure date: No refund.

    No show: No refund.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Participants must inform the operator of any disability, pregnancy, mental or physical medical condition he/she is facing before booking the Beaskund trek.

    The operator reserves the right to accept, decline or expel any participant from the Beaskund trek without any refund, if their behaviour is causing any harm to the group.

    Please carry ID proof and any other necessary documents.

    The operator reserves the right to cancel, alter or change the Beaskund trek itinerary under circumstances beyond control of the operator such as natural calamities, road blocks, landslides, accidents, etc. Any extra charges arising from these circumstances will have to be borne by the participants.

    There are no refunds for any services missed or not utilised during the Beaskund trek.

    If the operator cancels the trek to Beaskund due to unforeseen circumstances, you can choose between an alternate trek, a voucher which will be redeemable for a year, or you can book another trek of your choice. Any refund will be as per the cancellation policy.

    Trip details

    Pick up point
    Govt Bus Stand, Mall Road, Manali
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    Drop off point
    Govt Bus Stand, Mall Road, Manali
    Mode of transport
    Private shared taxi
    Start point
    Dhundi
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    End point
    Dhundi
    Time of departure
    10:30 AM
    Time of return
    05:00 PM

    Activity Details

    Total trekking time
    11 hrs
    Total distance covered
    16 kms
    Start point elevation
    10298 feet
    Maximum elevation
    12500 feet
    Minimum elevation
    6725 feet
    Average per day distance
    5 kms
  • Day 1 of the Beaskund trek: Manali to Bakarthatch via Dhundi

    You'll have to report to the meeting point by 10:00 hrs, from where you'll be driven to Dhundi. This hour-long drive takes you through Solang Valley and up into the highlands of Manali. At Dhundi, you begin your trek to Bakarthach. It's a gradual ascent of about 4.5 kms. You'll be trekking through alpine meadows and along the banks of the Beas river for a stretch. You'll get to Bakarthach by early evening. This gives you plenty of time to relax, enjoy some tea and snacks, and watch as evening falls on the peaks around you. A campfire is lit, and you'll be served hot soup before dinner. After that, you'll head to your tents for the night.

    Day 2 of the Beaskund trek: Trek to Beaskund, return to Bakarthach

    It's Beaskund day! You'll wake up early and eat a good breakfast before the day's trekking begins. Today's climb presents more of a challenge, because you'll be hiking through meadows strewn with huge boulders. Once you get to Beaskund, you'll have some time to explore. You'll begin the descent to your campsite at Bakarthatch after that, and will spend the rest of the evening around a campfire. After a hot dinner, you'll retire to your tents for the night.

    Day 3 of the Beaskund trek: Return to Manali

    You'll wake up early today and take part in a yoga session, with soft music and some gentle poses. After yesterday's climb, you'll need a few stretches to loosen up, and there's no better place than here, with the mountains around you. After some hot tea and breakfast, you'll begin your trek back to Dhundi. It is a downward descent throughout, following the same route you climbed previously. You'll board the vehicles waiting at the road head and will be driven back to Mall road. You should arrive in Manali by 17:00 hrs. Trip ends here.

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    Manali
    End point
    Bakarthatch
    Day start time
    10:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    4.5 kms
    Trekking time
    3 hrs

    Day 2 - Milestone

    Start point
    Bakarthatch
    End point
    Bakarthatch
    Day start time
    06:30 AM
    Trekking distance
    7 kms
    Trekking time
    5 hrs

    Day 3 - Milestone

    Start point
    Bakarthatch
    End point
    Manali
    Day start time
    06:30 AM
    Trekking distance
    4.5 kms
    Trekking time
    3 hrs
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  • Includes / Excludes

      Includes
    • Transport from Manali to Dhundi and back in private shared taxi
    • Accommodation in alpine tents on twin-sharing basis
    • Sleeping bag with fleece lining
    • Sleeping mattress
    • Toilet tents at camp (separate for men and women)
    • All meals from packed lunch on Day 1 to lunch on Day 3
    • Snacks and soup in the evening
    • Meditation/yoga session at sunrise
    • Microspikes, if required on hard ice
    • Gaiters, if required in deep snow
    • Qualified trek leaders and support staff
    • Mules/porters for common camping gear
    • Camping permits and charges, if any
    • Bonfire, if weather permits
    • First aid kit
    • All applicable taxes
      Excludes
    • Upgrade to single occupancy at an additional cost of INR 500 (excludes taxes)
    • Personal porters can be arranged for an additional cost of INR 300 (excludes taxes) per rucksack, per day
    • Raincoat/poncho on rent can be arranged for INR 100 (excludes taxes) per day
    • Trekking pole on rent can be arranged for INR 100 (excludes taxes) per day
    • Personal expenses such as extra meals, soft drinks, tips, telephone calls, etc.
    • Additional costs due to unforeseen circumstances such as road blocks, landslides, political unrest, natural calamities, etc.
    • Insurance

    What to Wear

      What to Wear
    • Good grip trekking shoes with ankle support
    • 2 pairs trekking pants
    • 2 full-sleeved t-shirts
    • 1 full-sleeved woollen or fleece sweater
    • Thick jacket (during winter months)
    • Woollen socks
    • Cotton socks
    • Gloves (during winter months)
    • Balaclava/woollen cap
      What not to Wear
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Expensive jewellery or watches
    • Heavy or hard luggage

    Equipment / Gear

      We Provide
    • Transport by private shared taxi
    • Alpine tents
    • Sleeping bags with fleece lining
    • Camping mattresses
    • Toilet tents, separate for male and female travellers
    • Microspikes, if required for hard ice
    • Gaiters, if required, for deep snow
    • Bonfire, if weather permits
    • First aid kit
      You need to get
    • Original and photocopy of a Govt. ID card
    • Filled declaration and disclaimer form (will be sent to you after your booking is confirmed)
    • Rucksack (40 to 50 ltrs with rain cover)
    • Daypack (with rain cover)
    • Water bottle
    • 1 lunch box and a spoon, for carrying packed lunch
    • Dry snacks (optional)
    • Camera (optional)
    • Sunglasses
    • Raincoat/poncho
    • Lightweight towel
    • Toilet paper/wet tissues
    • Personal toiletries
    • Sunscreen
    • Lip balm
    • LED torch/headlamp
    • Trekking pole
    • Plastic bags to carry back any trash or soiled/wet clothing
    • Slippers for after trekking hours

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.
    • 3 packs of ORS/Electrolyte
    • Band Aids
    • Paracetamol tablets
    • Moov spray
    • Avil 25mg
    • Crocin
    • Vomispray
  • Day 1 of the Beaskund trek: Manali to Bakarthatch via Dhundi

    Overnight in tents.

    You'll be picked up in Manali at 10:00 hrs, and will be driven to Dhundi. Here, you'll be given a packed lunch and will start your trek to Beaskund. You'll eat en route, and get to Bakarthach by evening. Tea and snacks will be served here. When it gets dark, you'll enjoy a campfire and hot soup. Dinner will be served at night. You'll sleep in twin-sharing tents equipped with mattresses, and sleeping bags with fleece liners. Your campsite is also equipped with 2 toilet tents, separate for male a

    Day 2 of the Beaskund trek: Trek to Beaskund, return to Bakarthach

    Overnight in tents.

    You'll start your morning with a healthy breakfast and a hot cup of tea. Today you'll carry a packed lunch with you for your trek to Beaskund. You'll return to the campsite in the evening, in time for tea and snacks. You'll enjoy another evening under the stars, with a campfire and soup. It's been a long day and you'll be happy to retire to your tents for the night.

    Day 3 of the Beaskund trek: Return to Manali

    Your trip ends before nightfall.

    You'll wake up for a yoga and meditation session today, and will enjoy a hearty breakfast after that. You set off on your trek back to Dhundi today, carrying a packed lunch with you. You should reach Dhundi by 16:00 hrs and from here you'll be driven back to Mall road in Manali. Your trip ends here.

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