Event Tag : Trikon #1383
Event Name : Sar Pass Trek
Event Date : 24th May to 02nd June ( Ex Mumbai )
Event Date : 25th May to 01st June ( Ex Delhi )
Event Cost : Rs. 15,499 (Ex Mumbai ) + 5% GST
Event Cost : Rs. 12,499 (Ex Delhi ) + 5% GST
Total Seats : 25
Location : Himachal Pradesh
Duration : 8 days/ 7 nights
Nearest Town : Bhuntar
Grade : Easy to Moderate
Maximum altitude: 4,200 m (13,800 ft)
Type: Big Chutti Plans - Himalayan Trek
The Sar Pass trek offers a diversified trail through deep forests, undulating meadows, snowy mountains and charming villages. It is an ideal trek for beginners and moderate level trekkers. It derives its name from ‘Sar,’ which means lake. The ‘Sar’ which is mostly frozen till late in summer needs to be crossed by trekkers and hence the name ‘Sar Pass Trek’. The trek starts from the quaint village of Kasol and trekkers cross forests and steep rocky terrains to encounter long stretches of snow on the Pass Day.
The mesmerizing views of the snowy peaks of the Parvati valley in addition to the snow trail will definitely leave you spellbound. It is undoubtedly one of the most delightful treks in the Himachal Pradesh. Go for it peeps!
High altitude trekking through snow
Views of magnificent peaks of Tosh and Parvati valley
Witnessing the grand Himalayan Vistas at 13800 ft
Slide through snow from Sar top to the lower valley
Adventure Sports ( Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Rafting)
Sightseeing around Naggar and Manali
Crossing deep mountain forests of rhododendron
Interacting with the locals and getting a sneak peek into their traditions and culture
Day 1 : Friday , 24th May 2019 : Mumbai to Delhi
12:15 : Meet Travel Trikon Team at Bandra Station for all who are joining us from Mumbai
Leave for Delhi & Spend overnight in Train
Day 2: Saturday , 25th May, 2019 : Drive from Delhi to Bhuntar; 480 Kms; 10-12 Hrs - Altitude: 5,570 Feet
Meet your Travel Trikon Buddy at Majnu Ka Tila by 4:30 PM to board the bus for travel to Bhunter.
Day 3: Sunday , 26th May, 2019 :Bhuntar to Kasol; 1 Hr, Exploration and Acclimatization Day
Altitude: 5,570 Feet
We arrive at Bhuntar and transfer to Kasol. Freshen up, enjoy the views from Kasol and relax. This day is important for acclimatization so we go for a lovely walk to Chalal village and rejuvenate in the hot water spring in the gurudwara at Manikaran.
Day 4: Monday , 27th May, 2019 :Kasol to Grahan Village; 10 Kms; 4-5 Hrs
Altitude: 5,570 Feet to 7,700 Feet
The trail from Kasol to Grahan is a marked one through forests, following the Grahan nalah. It starts from the centre of Kasol and keeps to the true left of the nalah. In a short while, we cross the nalah and continue, before abruptly becoming rocky and climbing uphill, away from the right bank of the river.
Soon, the trees give way to grass and shrubs.After a steep climb of about an hour, look out for the village of Grahan, situated on the top of a hill. Camp there for the night.
Day 5: Tuesday , 28th May 2019 :Grahan to Min Thatch; 7 Kms; 4-5 Hrs
Altitude:7,700 Feet to 11,150 Feet
From the camping ground at Grahan, a trail goes north, climbing up gently. After walking for a while, the view opens up to views of Min Thach, Nagaru, and Sar Top on the mountain to the right. The trail also becomes steeper and leads into the woods. After some time, you enter a dense forest; the thick canopy lets in very little sunlight. The slope becomes steeper still and the path is confusing in places.
After toiling for a few hours, the forest opens up to a grassy patch on a ridge. This is Min Thatch.
Day 6: Wednesday ,29th May 2019 :Min Thatch to Nagaru; 8 Kms; 4-6 Hrs
Altitude: 11,150 Feet to 12,450 Feet
From Min Thach, as the crow flies, Nagaru seems not far, but the route doesn’t go straight up the ridge-line; instead, it veers up to the south (looking up at the cliffs, towards the right) and goes into the woods.
After walking for a while, one comes to another ridge-line – a rocky one overlooking a grassy meadow down in the distance. The ridge goes steeply up to the left (eastward), to the cliffs, atop which Nagaru sits. The path to Nagaru goes up this ridge and is well-marked for some hundred metres, after which the tree-line ends and gives way to patches of grass and shrubs. A steep climb awaits you until you get to Nagaru, just a couple of hours away.
Day 7: Thursday ,30th May 2019 :Nagaru to Sar Pass, further onto Biskeri Thatch; 14 Kms; 6-8 Hrs
Altitude: 12,450 Feet to 13,800 Feet; Descend to 11,000 Feet
The climb to Sar Pass follows the ridge-line in a southward direction and is steep in some stretches. The snow is easier to walk on and the heavenly surroundings keep one’s spirits high. After climbing up the hill seen from Nagaru, a higher hill that has to be climbed comes into view.
After climbing for what seems like a long time, one reaches the top of the hill and a sigh of relief and joy escapes as one beholds the view ahead.
From the image searches on the web, one would know that this is Sar Pass! Sar Pass derives its name from ‘Sar,’ which means ‘pond,’ but the ‘Sar’ is mostly frozen till late in summer.
After some time, the path climbs up to a ridge running across, and one can see a flag tied to a ‘Trishul’ at the top. The slope is very steep in the last stretch and buried in the snow, one may find a rope, which can be held on to while climbing. This is a pass in the truer sense.
Enjoy the views before proceeding down into the valley. The beginning is a huge hundred feet drop and the only way of getting through that is by sliding down! – Probably the most exciting part of the trek. You could have more sliding options, in fact till all the way to Biskeri Thatch, depending on the snow conditions.
Biskeri presents a sublime view of the pine forests, the majestic mountains and lovely grasslands. The villages of Tosh, Pulga-Tulga, Bursheni, and Nakthan can be seen in the valley below.
Day 8:Friday , 31st May 2019 :Biskeri Thatch to Barshaini; 10 Kms; 4-5 Hrs ; Drive to Delhi
Altitude: 11,000 Feet to 7,880 Feet
From Biskeri, a steep path goes down, keeping to the left of the stream. After some time, cross the stream and walk across a plot of land with fencing which leads into a dense forest.
After descending in the dense forest for a good time, spot a crossing on a stream, with a camp site across. The path to the village of Pulga goes to the left of the camp site.
Soon after, one comes to grassland fringed by trees, which is one of the most beautiful places in the entire trek. The path continues through a dry channel into the woods, the descent becoming steep again. In some time, one reaches a clearing in the forest where trees have been felled. This is Tulga Village.
From Tulga, one crosses a bridge on the river Parvati, which has been dammed ahead for a hydroelectric power project, to reach the village of Bursheni. That’s the end of the trek.
We get into our vehicle and proceed for Kasol, after which we move to Bhunter, from where our bus departs for Delhi!
Day 9: Saturday , 01st June 2019 :Arrival into Delhi at 9 AM.
Catch Train from Delhi for Mumbai
Day 10: Sunday ,02nd June 2019 :Reach Mumbai
The trek ends, but the beginning to the blossom of bonds created over the past days!
Traveling from Mumbai to Delhi & Return by AC Train Tickets ( for ex Mumbai
Sharing Accommodation ( Homestay / Tent )
Volvo tickets | Semi Sleeper(Delhi to Delhi)
Veg meals while on trek ( Day 3 Lunch to Day 8 Lunch )
60 Litre Rucksack Bag with Rain Cover
Trekking equipment(Tents, Sleeping bags)
First aid medical kits
Qualified and experienced trek leader, guide, and support staff
Food During Traveling (Delhi to Kasol & Return)
Traveling till Delhi
Public Transport with in Delhi
THINGS TO CARRY
Daypack to carry necessary things for a day (20 litres)
Trekking Shoes (Forclaz 100, 500 recommended)
3 pairs of full sleeve shirts/T-shirts
2 pairs of trekking/track pants
3 pairs of cotton socks. 2 pairs of woollen socks
1 full sleeve sweater
1 fleece jacket (preferable)
One padded/down jacket
Thermal inners - 1 Pair
1 pair of slippers
1 pair of water-resistant gloves
Raincoat/ Poncho/ Windcheater (No umbrellas please!)
1 Light towel
Personal toilet kit – Must contain Face-wash, Toothpaste, toothbrush, Cold cream, Lip balm and sunscreen (SPF 40+)
1 Toilet paper roll
2 water bottles (1 Litre each)
Headlamp or torch with fresh pair of batteries
Personal medical kit
Dark sunglasses (UV protected)
1 Walking stick
Enerzal Powder or Glucon D powder
Snacks & Biscuits
Lunch box and water bottle
Avoid wearing precious Jewellery while trekking, as Travel Trikon won’t be responsible for any losses for the same.
Rs. 10,000 needs to be deposited for booking which is non refundable. Rest of the payment to be done 14 days before the event start date.
Consuming liquor or any kind of Alcoholic substance is prohibited. Carrying any kind of substance that’s illegal is not allowed. Smoking is strictly not allowed. Anybody found smoking or consuming alcoholic drinks will be expelled from the event without refund.
Fitness & Health – Though trekking is a fun-filled activity, it demands good amount of physical fitness. If you are under medication, please carry your medicines. During the trek, leaders will have over the counter medication for temporary treatment, so do give a heads up to them if you need any medical assistance.