Beas Kund Glacial Lake – a trek, that where ends, holds a beginning
The Beas Kund trek- a short and a famous trek in the Kullu Valley of the state of Himachal Pradesh, the trek is an introduction to the beautiful mountainscape. Starting from Manali to Solang to Bhakkarthatch and then to Beas kund, while trekking through this trail over the boulders, the fine greeny meadows, crossing the water streams, walking over the glacial moraines one experiences the magnanimity of an Himalayan trek.
A few steps far from reaching the glacial tarn, the thought of trail ending and being at the point of disembarkation crosses the mind causing an unending wave of excitement, but as soon as the sight of the origin of the Beas river flaunts its first glimpse the feeling of serenity stills oneself, the lake is considered to be holy according to the Hindu mythology, having a historical significance. On reaching the lake one absorbs in, the picturesque, a small high lake being peacefully fed by the softening of the glaciers and the snow on the overlooking mountain peaks, such congruity of the scenery tends to get captured effortlessly for a long time.
The Beas Kund trek takes one through breathtaking views of the Dhauladhar range (the white range), the Shitidhar, the Manali peak, the Hanuman Tibba peak and Friendship peak. The trek to this high altitude alpine glacial tarn is easy-tempered with just a few steep inclines making it idle for the beginners, straying oneself from the bustling city life and trailing along the banks of the river Beas while looking at the snow covered peaks and witnessing this secluded prodigy is inexplicably blissful.
Day 1 will meet you at Government Bus Stand Manali Near Mall Road at 10:00 AM and will drive to dhundi which is the starting point of trek 21 km from manali at the height of 10200 ft (3139 mt) form sea level. The drive is from manali to dhundi via Solang Valley has sceneric view so you can keep your camera in your hand to click pictures, we will reach in an hour to dhundi. After distributing dry ration and pack lunch and give combined briefing to participates will start our trek toward bhakkarthatch. Initially trail is grassy and after 1 km we need to cross roaring river beas through wooden bridge then whole day trail is going through lush green meadows till bhakkarthatch.
Bhakkarthatch is a local language name which means grazing land. Bhakkarthatch is also a base camp for some various peaks like Hanuman tibba, friendship peak, and ladhaki peaks and its situated at the height of 10900 ft (3350 mt).
Next day we start at 6:30 AM with morning exercise, stretching and Tea. After Breakfast we start our trek to Beas Kund at 9:00 am. The trek is going to be moderate and 3.5 km ascend till Beas Kund through rocky trail and big boulders the last 1 km is more adventures because you need to cross some rivers to reach Beas Kund
Beas Kund is the source of river Beas and a collection of many little lakes surrounded by snow capped mountains at the height of 12500 ft (3810 mt).
This day is going to be easy because it’s totally descend till dhundi and we use the same route which we come from, through lush green meadows and crossing a river till dhundi 4.5 km 3 hour . Now we drive for manali in pre booking cabs 3 pm we reach manali.