Beas Kund Trek

Key Points
  • Time Required: 4 days
Beas Kund Trek

Beas Kund Trek

Beas Kund is a famous trek in Manali. If you are planning to visit Manali and are interested in trekking, you can consider doing this trek. The reason why this trek is popular is the beauty you see on the trek. The trek takes you to the source of the river Beas. This is the reason the trek is called "Beas Kund Trek."

Time Required: 3 Days
Difficulty level: Easy - Moderate
Maximum Altitude: 3,700 m
Best Time to visit: May to Jun
Daytime temperature:  17°C
Night time temperature: 5°C
Nearest Rail Head: Pathankot
Nearest Airport: Bhuntar 50 km from Manali

Route: Manali - Solang Valley - Dhundhi - Lohali - Beas Kund - Lohali — Solang Valley - Manali

The Beas Kund Trek is a popular trekking route in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, starting from Solang Valley near Manali. It is named after the Beas Kund, a glacial lake situated at an altitude of approximately 3,700 meters (12,139 feet). The trek offers stunning views of the surrounding snow-capped mountains, picturesque landscapes, and the chance to explore the alpine meadows of the region. Here's some information about the Beas Kund Trek:

Duration: The Beas Kund Trek is a relatively short trek that can be completed in about 3 to 4 days, depending on your pace and the time you spend exploring.

Difficulty Level: The trek is considered moderately easy and is suitable for beginners and experienced trekkers alike. However, it's always recommended to have a basic level of fitness and stamina before attempting any trek.

Best Time to Trek: The best time to undertake the Beas Kund Trek is generally from May to October when the weather is pleasant, and the snow has melted, allowing for safe passage. During the winter months, the region receives heavy snowfall, making the trek inaccessible and challenging.

Trek Route:

  1. Solang Valley (2,560 meters) to Dhundi (2,680 meters): The trek starts from Solang Valley and follows a gradual ascent through lush green forests, offering beautiful views of the Beas River and surrounding mountains. Dhundi serves as the first campsite and is approximately a 2 to 3 hours trek from Solang Valley.

  2. Dhundi to Bakarthach (3,300 meters): From Dhundi, the trail continues along the Beas River, gradually ascending towards Bakarthach. Bakarthach is a picturesque meadow with vibrant flowers, offering a serene camping spot. The trek from Dhundi to Bakarthach takes around 4 to 5 hours.

  3. Bakarthach to Beas Kund (3,700 meters) and Return: From Bakarthach, the final leg of the trek takes you to the Beas Kund, the glacial lake that is the highlight of the trek. The trail is moderately steep, but the breathtaking views make it worthwhile. Spend some time at Beas Kund, soaking in the scenic beauty, before retracing your steps back to Bakarthach.


  1. Ensure you have proper trekking gear, including sturdy shoes, warm clothing, rain gear, and a backpack with essentials like water, snacks, sunscreen, and a first aid kit.
  2. Acclimatize properly to the altitude before starting the trek to minimize the risk of altitude sickness.
  3. It's recommended to go with a registered trekking agency or a local guide who is familiar with the route and can provide assistance if needed.
  4. Respect the environment and follow the principles of Leave No Trace by not littering and maintaining the cleanliness of the trekking trail.
  5. Stay hydrated throughout the trek and avoid consuming alcohol or smoking, as they can worsen the effects of high altitude.

As with any trek, it's essential to check the current weather conditions and obtain the necessary permits or permissions before embarking on the Beas Kund Trek.



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