Beas Kund Trek - 3 Days

Solang valley and Trek to the source of River Beas

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Trip Introduction

The ancient Indians called the Beas River as Vipas or Arjiki while the ancient Greeks called it as Hyphasis. The current name Beas is regarded as formed from Vyas who is the author of Mahabharata, the great Indian epic, however, some scholars in Himachal Pradesh call this river as Vipasha.
Beas Kund - Beas so named after Rishi (Sage) Beas and Kund is Hindi word for a tiny pond. This tiny lake of Beas Kund situated at the higher and upper valley of Solang. Which is a heart of winter and summer games in Manali.
It’s an ideal base camp for climbing nearby peaks Shitidhar, friendship and Ladakhi peak. The West side of Beas Kund is a magnificent peak of Hanuman Tibba 5990m, which access through a tiny pass of above this lake.

Trip Facts
Region: Manali - Himachal Pradesh, 
Difficulty Level - Easy, 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 

Outline Itinerary
Day 1
:  Manali - Dhundi (2840 m), drive 20 km, 1 hour, trek to Bakarthach (3300 m). 4/5 hrs.
Day 2:  Trek to Beas Kund (3690 m) - Back to Bakarthach 6-7 hrs.
Day 3:  Trek to Dhundi, 4 Hrs, Drive to Solang and continue to Manali 1 Hour.

"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 had a wonderful time and will look forward to our next trek with them."
Mr. Manish Gupta & group – Gurugram – 3 May

“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 well planned. Some words for the staff – Captain was excellent in conducting the whole adventure trip to Beas Kund. Supporting guide was also very helpful during the trip. Cooking staff also very nice and excellent. The chef was excellent. Horseman was excellent. "
Kusum J. and group – Mumbai & Ahmedabad – 20 June  

“First of all trek was awesome in terms of passage through we went, food was unmatchable tasty, guides were fantastic and accommodation was really warm in tough weather. So in all trekking experience with Potala was memorable experience. We hope that we meet again for new adventure. Cheers. "
Mr Nitesh – New Delhi – 18 June

“As planned, we all had a great time for this vacation. Thank you for the great tour plan from you. We all had a good time in this adventurous trek. Especially the food was excellent. As always we will look forward to join the adventurous tour plan provided by you. Hope we will meet soon for the next adventure. Very soon. Thank you. "
Mr. Raghuveer and group – Hyderabad – 28 May  

“Dear Prem, Thank you so much for organising 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 mad up for it. Our main guide Dharam was superb. He is very knowledgeable + very patient. We felt completely safe with him. He guided Lynne over all difficult stretches and never hurried us. He is 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 welcome when we go back from the trek. All the porters were friendly helpful to. Many thanks for superb experience. We will certainly recommend Potala for trekking. Cheers. "
Mr. Nigel and Mrs Lynne P. – Bristol, United Kingdom – 21 May

"The entire arrangement was perfect. We had a good time and i want to thank you personally for making all the arrangement professionally.
I want to specially mention our trek Guide Preetham. He was fantastic. He had all the patience to be with us at all times, helps us through difficult trails and take good care of us in the camp. We enjoyed the food in the camp, the choice of menu and quality of food. I will definately call back on you for all our future treks to Manali and Shimla area." 
Mr V Bhimrao with their family of 3 - Bangalore - 18 May to 24 May

“Our Beas Kund - Chandratal trek cum jeep safari was organized by Potala Adventurers in June 2012. About the Company: Very prompt in response. Solves your queries in a day, we felt quite free to ask ever our silliest questions. About the equipment: Good quality tents, good quality sleeping bags, walking sticks. About the staff: Undoubtedly excellent. Ground office: Mr. Tenzing – very much co-operative, a polite, even got my suitcase chain repaired in a day. Next is the guide: Mr. Ravinder without whom, my trek could not have been possible, paying attention to each one from the group, also very humble and polite. Than the cook: Excellent food, good variety, never thought in such a remote destination. Menu from soups, snacks to desserts was made possible by him with very good taste. The helpers, ponies and pony wallas also had their share in making our trek comfortable. I do not have words to express our gratitude towards all of them. Hoping for Chandratal jeep safari with Potala in Aug./Sept.  sometime in next 1-2 years. ”Thanks a lot again.
Dr. Madhavi A. and Dr. Chandrashekhar A. – New Delhi – 26th June – 29th June

“This was our first experience at trekking in the Himalayas. Our apprehensions were ease from the time we met Mr. Tenzin Ningbo our coordinator at the bus stand in Manali. The human touches there were excellent all throughout the trek. The equipment given was for our use in the trek was of the highest quality. A special mention about our guide Mr. Ravinder Kumar, needs to be made, for his knowledge & warmth – as also the food that was served which was filling tasty and bringing hot, Cheese. ”
Dr. Mr. G. Bidikar, and Dr. Mrs. U. Bidikar – New Delhi – 26th June – 29th June

“Staffs were excellent, very caring and competent. Ravinder, the guide was very knowledgeable and took care of us whole time. The food was amazing, how the cook managed to produce so much excellent food in a tent is a mystery. Love ate by candle- light with a table cloth, all very romantic. Trekking: the setting for the camp, surrounded by mountains was exactly what we hoped for, and trek was challenging but we got lot of help in the more difficult places”
Mr U. Winterstein, London, England, 24 May – 26 May  

a) Equipments: “All the equipments which was required for trekking was extremely good. It was very good experience after attending the trekking 1st time, didn’t face any problem for staying in tent.
b) Service: One time we didn’t felt that we pass 3 days 2 nights with new persons. All staff behaved and put the service like 5 star hotels. Fooding and support during the entire trekking was superb.
Thanks for the entire team and organizer for such cooperation and shall plan next trekking very soon”.
Mr John B. & family group. Ranchi, 22 May – 24 May  

Accommodation: “Sleeping bags were very high quality and tents were spacious. Shower facilities provided at end of trek were an added bonus. Food: Surpassed all expectations. We were fed huge portions and there were always enough snacks to get us up the last few hundred meters. Service: Everyone was very welcoming and helpful, always ready to answer our questions. The friendly campfires at night topped off the experience. Trek: The Beas Kund trek was exactly what we were looking for. The scenery was breathtaking and our guide Ravinder was always ready to accommodate our request and take us up to 4000m. Overall: the fantastic few days in the beautiful part of the country made better by booking our trek with Potala Adventurers Company. We would definitely recommend Potala Adventurers to our friends! ”.
Mr Harriet M. and group London, England, 31 Oct. to 03 Nov.

 Mr. Prem Singh, “Thanks for organizing the trek - from our perspective it was very enjoyable and met our objective of a light and comfortable trek. I would definitely like to recommend your name to anyone going for a trek starting from Manali and especially highlight the flexibility you offered in organizing a cost effective trek for only two people, the good and hot food and courteous and helpful staff. We are currently planning another trek (after 1-2 months), may be to Hamta pass, with a group of 2-4 people, will be in touch with you for the same. Once again thanks very much for a memorable experience”. Regards,
Mr Rajat and friend - 18 June - 21 June

"We greatly enjoyed the service of Potala Adventures for the trek to Beas Kund. It was a very well organized trek, and the staff that accompanied us was very gorgeous, experienced and pleasant. All in all, it was great experience, highly recommended! "
Mr  Neeraj and Miss Sumanda , June

"I am kind of person with a thirst for adventure, and all the adventurous out there. Potala Adventurers should be the first choice. I have never been on a trek before and the experience was outstanding. The service... Too good. The food... Awesome.
The guide... Very friendly. Words cannot express my experience on this trek to Beas Kund organized by Potala Adventurers. I would choose Potala for very next trek. I would happily suggest the name of Potala Adventurers for all those who have a taste for adventure. Tenzin Ningbo- you rock man ".
Mr Kakinada. Andhra Pradesh. October

"My recent trip dt 16-19 Oct. to Beas Kund has surpassed all my ideas and expectations of a trek. Adventure should be given first name - Tenzin. I am glad i found the right man for the job, awesome adventure, and incredible experience. Ask the Kirlog I put at 4000mtrs above MSL. It might kill you. Veerender our guide is VEER (former SASE). He is wasting his time. He should be working with National Geographic, for his capability. I won’t call a 5 star intercontinental only because there wasn’t a sauce made the soup bowl. Way 2 tease the appetite Sheru Bhai, Loved the experience.
I recommend everyone what i had to feel and love life. Thanks ".
Dr. Solomon S.  October

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1:  Manali - Dhundi (2840 m), drive 20 km, 1 hour, trek to Bakarthach (3300 m). 4/5 hrs.

From Manali we drive 20 km to Dhundi,  which is 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 forest of oak, fir and walnuts, leads to Dhundhi. Setting off from Dhundi, you will get a glimpses of Deo Tibba 6001 mtrs. And Indrasan peak 6220 mtrs. Along the stream up to Dhundhi 2840 mtrs. Having a sight of Hanuman Tibba 5990 mtrs, which remain throughout our trek. We now climb gently to Bakerthach crossing a small bridge. Camp.


Day 2:  Trek to Beas Kund (3690 m) - Back to Bakarthach 6-7 hrs.
Today after breakfast we climb gently to Beas Kund, through boulders and rocks for few minutes. We will now soon discover tiny lake of Beas Kund, believed to be the source of River Beas. And ofcourse base camp for the wonderful summits around ie. Shitidhar, Ladakhi, Friendship peaks. A good trekker can climb these peaks by leaving Beas Kund at 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 overnight stay.


Day 3:  Trek to Dhundi, 4 Hrs, Drive to Solang and continue to Manali 1 Hour.
Today we descent gradually back to Dhundhi. We spent few hours to explore the adventure activities at Solang. Drive back to Manali.

What is included in the Price

  • All ground transportation to & fro as per the itinerary. 
  • Pickup from hotel and drop at hotel in Manali.
  • All camping facilities: Mess tent, camp chairs and table.
  • Accommodation in 4 season tents, sleeping bags, foam mattress, trekking poles & safety gears.
  • Meals on full board (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) Tea, snacks during the trek
  • Qualified & trained well English speaking trekking guide and experienced crew.
  • Porters or mules for porterage of trekking gear and your baggages.
  • Camping fee, trekking permits and park fee.
  • Goods and services tax.
  • First aid medical kit.

What is not included in the Price

×     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.

Trekking Gear

What we provide
We provide all the GROUP GEAR included in the following list:

3-4 Person roomy 4 season tents for 2 - 3 people and individual as well, dining tent, toilet tent and other camping accessories.
Sleeping bags and comfortable foam mattresses.
Kitchen tent, Stoves, fuel, cookware etc.
Bed tea, nutritious breakfast, three course meal (dinner), packed lunch, post trek snacks, tea and coffee.
Trekking poles and Duffel bags for your luggage's.
Basic first aid box and mini oxygen bottles

What you may need - Your personal gear recommended in List :-
Day pack: A bit of bigger size 30 - 40 liters in order to keep fleece, jacket, water bottle, camera, packed lunch

Foot wear :-
Good condition trekking boots – not new used before in your country side for best fit for trekking, water proof.
Camp shoes, light and comfortable as running shoes or sandal ( like Teva ) for river crossing. Its necessity for you to bring sandals for river crossing.
Socks both Woolen and cotton as desire.

Clothing :-
Gore tex jacket or similar.
Down jacket/vest is good for cool evenings.
Wind/Rain jacket: (i.e. gore-tex, northface or similar) waterproof and breathable. Its necessity to have jacket while crossing passes.
Trekking pants, light, comfortable, water proof /breathable.
Long sleeve shirt Light weight dry-fast (for sun/insect protection).
Thermal innerwear winter thermal innerwear.
T-shirts for day time.
One mid weight/heavyweight fleece (long sleeve) jacket or warm pullover.
Short pants, underwear.
Sun Hat: cowboy style or baseball style to protect skin from direct sunlight.
Woolen cap for high altitude or while crossing pass or during evenings in camp.
One fleece or sweatpants for cold evenings during dining.
A pair of Hand gloves or woolen gloves.
Scarf to protect from dust or sunlight around neck. This is available in local markets with variety of colors.

Accessories :- 
Sun glasses with UV protection. An extra sun glass in case to replace.
Sun screen and lip protection.
Moisturizer cream: In Ladakh the air is dry and sun is harsh and strong during day. There are local moisturizer cream available in market. To avoid somehow skin allergy bring your personal cream.
Water bottle. Minimum I - 2 liter.
Trekking poles or sticks. If you have your own folded poles. 
Torch or one head lamp with extra batteries. Petzl or similar.
One toiletries kit, small towel.
Reading and writing materials.
Digital Camera or digital video recorder / solar charger.
Water purification tablets.
Nylon or water proof plastic bags to storage clothes and stuff.
One pocket knife light.

Others :- 
Gaiter / personal  climbing gear. (Can rent at Manali or Leh or Uttarkashi).
Water purification/filter: we boil water for you in the camp, what its essential you to have a water purification tablets or filter during the day of trekking.
Mosquito repellent cream.
Small Binocular.
First aid kit: We carry basic first aid kit with diamox, aspirin, paracetamol, antibiotics for diarrhea, antiseptic, bandage and band aids, Please you bring your personal first aid kit with medicine you think to need necessity for you.
Vitamin tablets or similar. 
Extra passport photos.

"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 had a wonderful time and will look forward to our next trek with them."
Mr. Manish Gupta & group – Gurugram – 3 May

“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 well planned. Some words for the staff – Captain was excellent in conducting the whole adventure trip to Beas Kund. Supporting guide was also very helpful during the trip. Cooking staff also very nice and excellent. The chef was excellent. Horseman was excellent. "
Kusum J. and group – Mumbai & Ahmedabad – 20 June  

“First of all trek was awesome in terms of passage through we went, food was unmatchable tasty, guides were fantastic and accommodation was really warm in tough weather. So in all trekking experience with Potala was memorable experience. We hope that we meet again for new adventure. Cheers. "
Mr Nitesh – New Delhi – 18 June

“As planned, we all had a great time for this vacation. Thank you for the great tour plan from you. We all had a good time in this adventurous trek. Especially the food was excellent. As always we will look forward to join the adventurous tour plan provided by you. Hope we will meet soon for the next adventure. Very soon. Thank you. "
Mr. Raghuveer and group – Hyderabad – 28 May  

“Dear Prem, Thank you so much for organising 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 mad up for it. Our main guide Dharam was superb. He is very knowledgeable + very patient. We felt completely safe with him. He guided Lynne over all difficult stretches and never hurried us. He is 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 welcome when we go back from the trek. All the porters were friendly helpful to. Many thanks for superb experience. We will certainly recommend Potala for trekking. Cheers. "
Mr. Nigel and Mrs Lynne P. – Bristol, United Kingdom – 21 May

"The entire arrangement was perfect. We had a good time and i want to thank you personally for making all the arrangement professionally.
I want to specially mention our trek Guide Preetham. He was fantastic. He had all the patience to be with us at all times, helps us through difficult trails and take good care of us in the camp. We enjoyed the food in the camp, the choice of menu and quality of food. I will definately call back on you for all our future treks to Manali and Shimla area." 
Mr V Bhimrao with their family of 3 - Bangalore - 18 May to 24 May

“Our Beas Kund - Chandratal trek cum jeep safari was organized by Potala Adventurers in June 2012. About the Company: Very prompt in response. Solves your queries in a day, we felt quite free to ask ever our silliest questions. About the equipment: Good quality tents, good quality sleeping bags, walking sticks. About the staff: Undoubtedly excellent. Ground office: Mr. Tenzing – very much co-operative, a polite, even got my suitcase chain repaired in a day. Next is the guide: Mr. Ravinder without whom, my trek could not have been possible, paying attention to each one from the group, also very humble and polite. Than the cook: Excellent food, good variety, never thought in such a remote destination. Menu from soups, snacks to desserts was made possible by him with very good taste. The helpers, ponies and pony wallas also had their share in making our trek comfortable. I do not have words to express our gratitude towards all of them. Hoping for Chandratal jeep safari with Potala in Aug./Sept.  sometime in next 1-2 years. ”Thanks a lot again.
Dr. Madhavi A. and Dr. Chandrashekhar A. – New Delhi – 26th June – 29th June

“This was our first experience at trekking in the Himalayas. Our apprehensions were ease from the time we met Mr. Tenzin Ningbo our coordinator at the bus stand in Manali. The human touches there were excellent all throughout the trek. The equipment given was for our use in the trek was of the highest quality. A special mention about our guide Mr. Ravinder Kumar, needs to be made, for his knowledge & warmth – as also the food that was served which was filling tasty and bringing hot, Cheese. ”
Dr. Mr. G. Bidikar, and Dr. Mrs. U. Bidikar – New Delhi – 26th June – 29th June

“Staffs were excellent, very caring and competent. Ravinder, the guide was very knowledgeable and took care of us whole time. The food was amazing, how the cook managed to produce so much excellent food in a tent is a mystery. Love ate by candle- light with a table cloth, all very romantic. Trekking: the setting for the camp, surrounded by mountains was exactly what we hoped for, and trek was challenging but we got lot of help in the more difficult places”
Mr U. Winterstein, London, England, 24 May – 26 May  

a) Equipments: “All the equipments which was required for trekking was extremely good. It was very good experience after attending the trekking 1st time, didn’t face any problem for staying in tent.
b) Service: One time we didn’t felt that we pass 3 days 2 nights with new persons. All staff behaved and put the service like 5 star hotels. Fooding and support during the entire trekking was superb.
Thanks for the entire team and organizer for such cooperation and shall plan next trekking very soon”.
Mr John B. & family group. Ranchi, 22 May – 24 May  

Accommodation: “Sleeping bags were very high quality and tents were spacious. Shower facilities provided at end of trek were an added bonus. Food: Surpassed all expectations. We were fed huge portions and there were always enough snacks to get us up the last few hundred meters. Service: Everyone was very welcoming and helpful, always ready to answer our questions. The friendly campfires at night topped off the experience. Trek: The Beas Kund trek was exactly what we were looking for. The scenery was breathtaking and our guide Ravinder was always ready to accommodate our request and take us up to 4000m. Overall: the fantastic few days in the beautiful part of the country made better by booking our trek with Potala Adventurers Company. We would definitely recommend Potala Adventurers to our friends! ”.
Mr Harriet M. and group London, England, 31 Oct. to 03 Nov.

 Mr. Prem Singh, “Thanks for organizing the trek - from our perspective it was very enjoyable and met our objective of a light and comfortable trek. I would definitely like to recommend your name to anyone going for a trek starting from Manali and especially highlight the flexibility you offered in organizing a cost effective trek for only two people, the good and hot food and courteous and helpful staff. We are currently planning another trek (after 1-2 months), may be to Hamta pass, with a group of 2-4 people, will be in touch with you for the same. Once again thanks very much for a memorable experience”. Regards,
Mr Rajat and friend - 18 June - 21 June

"We greatly enjoyed the service of Potala Adventures for the trek to Beas Kund. It was a very well organized trek, and the staff that accompanied us was very gorgeous, experienced and pleasant. All in all, it was great experience, highly recommended! "
Mr  Neeraj and Miss Sumanda , June

"I am kind of person with a thirst for adventure, and all the adventurous out there. Potala Adventurers should be the first choice. I have never been on a trek before and the experience was outstanding. The service... Too good. The food... Awesome.
The guide... Very friendly. Words cannot express my experience on this trek to Beas Kund organized by Potala Adventurers. I would choose Potala for very next trek. I would happily suggest the name of Potala Adventurers for all those who have a taste for adventure. Tenzin Ningbo- you rock man ".
Mr Kakinada. Andhra Pradesh. October

"My recent trip dt 16-19 Oct. to Beas Kund has surpassed all my ideas and expectations of a trek. Adventure should be given first name - Tenzin. I am glad i found the right man for the job, awesome adventure, and incredible experience. Ask the Kirlog I put at 4000mtrs above MSL. It might kill you. Veerender our guide is VEER (former SASE). He is wasting his time. He should be working with National Geographic, for his capability. I won’t call a 5 star intercontinental only because there wasn’t a sauce made the soup bowl. Way 2 tease the appetite Sheru Bhai, Loved the experience.
I recommend everyone what i had to feel and love life. Thanks ".
Dr. Solomon S.  October

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