The most popular trek of Manali, the Beas Kund Trek rewards you with breathtaking views of the magnificent lake of Beas. Located at a distance of 13 kilometers above Manali, the Himalayan trek is a beginner-friendly short trek that will lead you to the enchanting lake. The trek lets you witness the source of the river Beas Kund residing in Kullu Valley, and many other streams and waterfalls. This classical summer trek follows the path of lush green grasslands on the tall mountains of Solang valley. Along with the Bhagirathi river, the trail will lead you through deep pine and oak tree woods, lush green meadows, and sparkling streams. As you trek higher, you will move through the enchanting meadows of Bakartach and Dhundi. The captivating views of mountains such as Shitidhar, Friendship Peak, Seven Sister’s lap, and Mount Hanuman Tibba are visible from such heights. Once you reach the altitude of 3892 meters, you will witness the emerald lake out of which River Beas emerges. The lake rests between the mountain peaks of Pir Panjal Range as it branches off into streams and waterfalls. The breathtaking view of the source of the river Beas is the ultimate goal of the trek where you will be clicking picturesque photographs of mother nature’s masterpiece.
Maximum Altitude: 12,772 ft or 3892 meters
Temperature: 5 degrees Celsius to 16 degrees Celsius
Trek Distance: 16 kilometers
Trek Duration: 4 Days and 3 Nights
Terrain Type: Green grasslands, pines, and oak trees
Trek Difficulty Level: level 1 easy to moderate
Starting Point of the Trek: Manali- Solang Valley
Finishing Point of the Trek: Solang Valley
Nearest Railway Station: Jogindernagar railway station
Nearest Airport: Kullu-Manali Airport in Bhuntar
Beas Kund Trek Base Camp: Solang Valley
Snow Season: This place witnesses snowfall during summers around mid-June to mid-July
Best Season: Summers Season: From mid-June to mid-July and Autumn Season: From mid-August to September
Itinerary at a glance
Day 1 - Arrival at Manali
Day 2 - Solang to Jaralu Thach via Dhundi
Day 3 - Dhundi- Beas Kund - Dhundi
Day 4 - Dhundi to Solang Valley
Arrive at Manali
Arrive in Manali and reach directly to the pre-booked campsite via a taxi/cab or any other available transport.
Explore different mystical temples of Manali such as Hadimba Devi Temple, Manu Temple, and Vashist Temple.
Grab the tastiest snack at cafes around Mall Road.
Return to camp or the booked hotel for dinner and stay overnight.
Although Beas Kund Trek is a summer trek at such high altitudes, there can be low temperatures with patches of snow. So, carry warm clothes with you to protect yourself.
Carry sunglasses and sunscreen.
In case of an emergency, carry rainwear.
Trekking shoes that are appropriate for any terrain.
A backpack of 50-60 liters is required.
Toiletry like Toothbrushes, toothpaste, soaps, tissues, moisturizer, cold coral, sanitizer, and anti-fungal cream. Medicine kit
Carry a leakproof lunch box, mug, spoon, and disposable plates with you.
Carry Water bottles, snacks such as biscuits, protein bars, glucose-based chocolates, cup noodles, dry fruits, and quick energy bites.
Plastic covers to keep your used clothes separate from your new clothes and food.
Carry chargers, power banks, and a magnetic compass to ensure proper communication and navigation.
Make sure to train for 5 km in 35 minutes before the trek, as it is suitable for beginners to intermediate-level trekkers.
Visit a doctor before the trek to assess your fitness level and other required checkups.
Avoid trekking during the monsoon season because rain can make you uncomfortable.
The Beas Kund trek package requires you to bring documents such as ID proof and a fitness medical certificate from a practicing doctor.
Keep cash on you because there are no ATMs or UPI machines beyond Manali.
After Manali, there would be no mobile phone network. As a result, you should notify your family and close friends ahead of time.
You must follow the guidelines issued by the state.
Follow the instructions of the trek guide carefully.
Don’t trek during the night.
Practice ventilation techniques as atmospheric pressure drop at such high altitudes, resulting in reduced oxygen inhalation.
Don’t use earphones as they will hinder your audibility.
The sudden drop in oxygen levels can cause headaches, hypoxic conditions, vomiting, and a variety of other health issues.
Carry medications and take the necessary precautions to avoid these.
Carry dry snacks and food from home to save your money.
Don’t litter at the campsites as the Beas Kund Trek is eco-friendly.
Cover your head as cold waves strike your head and face, lowering your body temperature.
Climbing too quickly will tire you out and may result in an accident.
Have 7-9 hours of sleep on the days of your trek because moving restlessly will impede your journey and make you uncomfortable.
Carry a 50-60 liter backpack to store all of your essentials.
Trekking poles can cut your energy consumption by 30-40% by increasing your speed and decreasing your trekking time.
Beas Kund River is considered sacred because it holds the utmost importance in Hindu religious beliefs.
The other name for Beas Kund is ‘Vyas Kund’- meaning a lake for sage.
It is said that the writer of Mahabharata, Rishi Vyas would take bath and meditate in this lake, almost every day.
Legend says once Rishi Vashisht fell into this lake but the river refused to take his life. Impressed by the river’s generosity, the sage started to live on the shore of Beas Kund.
You should experience Beas Kund Himalayan Trek because it is a summer trek that will make you witness Beas Kund lake. Moreover, it is a short and beginner-friendly trek with an easy to moderate rating. At an altitude of 3892 meters, Beas Kund lake is an enchanting sight as lush grasslands and purple wildflowers surround it. Besides, the beautiful sight of the lake is relevant scientifically and holds religious significance. Beas Kund Lake is the source of the Beas Kund River, other streams, and waterfalls. It lies between jagged peaks of the Pir Panjal range and is considered sacred in Kullu and nearby places.
Beas Kund Trek is a beginner-moderate level 1 trek, suitable for fit beginners. First-timers are happy to trek through the mountains of Manali as you are required to ascend and descend a total distance of 22 kilometers. The trek starts from the Solang Valley, where you gain an altitude of 9317 ft. The endpoint of the trek is 12,772 ft high, making you gain an altitude of 4616 ft over 4 days. Most of the trail goes over the green grassland with a slight inclination in the path but is easy to go. Some ascends or descends are steep as you will cross by small streams and sometimes over patches of snow. As it ranges from easy to moderate levels, you must be fit enough and train yourself to cover 5 kilometers in 35 minutes.
No, Beas Kund is a lake that is the source of the Beas Kund River, and many other streams and waterfalls.
The trek requires you to ascend and descend 22 kilometers, walking an average of 4.5 kilometers per day. To cover this distance, you must be physically fit and active. Since it is a beginner-moderate trek, you should be able to walk 6-8 km each day. You can begin by covering 5 km in 35 minutes as it requires prior fitness training.
Yes, but you must be physically fit and submit the most recent 12-month treadmill certificate within a week of registering. Even at your age, you should be able to jog 5 km in 45 minutes to participate in this trek.
Yes, it can be your first thrilling trekking experience as it is beginner friendly. You must train well before your trek as it can be challenging for first-time enthusiasts.
Yes, Beas Kund Trek is safe as it is a beginner-friendly to moderate-level trek. The trail of the trek is steep sometimes but mostly, there are meadows and green grasslands. There could be some winter remains of patches of snow, but that too isn’t difficult to cross. Hence, this trek is safe.
The temperatures are low even in summer as the trekking altitudes are high. Summer nights could witness 1-2 degrees at night, even lower if it snows. In the autumn season, there is no snow but temperatures fall to 3-4 degrees.
There are high chances of snow during June. This is because the snow starts to melt as summer approaches. It could be more if winters witnessed large snowfalls.
Mobile networks are not available beyond Manali and are intermittent on-off networks in Solang Valley. Before commencing on the trek from Manali, you should notify your family and loved ones.
In Manali, there are clean restrooms. To ensure proper hygiene, the trekking leader and team would set up 2-4 toilet tents while trekking. It is recommended that you use toilet paper because these are dry toilets with mud and a shovel to cover them up.
It would be difficult to carry extra luggage as you ascend the mountains. On Day 1, you can leave your valuables at the booked hotel in Manali. You can bring your items with you when you return on Day 4.
Yes, you can offload at an extra cost. It is, however, recommended that you carry backpacks on your own because it will require more effort. This is because the essences of a genuine trekking experience are challenge and adventure.