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The beauty of every trekking expedition is unique in its nature and form. Sar Pass Trek in Himachal Pradesh is the most popular one amidst the stunning trails of the world. So, do not miss the chance to share the vastness of the Himalayas and challenge your inner potential for some thrill, adventure and excitement.
Know About Sar Pass Trek Before Your Visit
There is a lot of mystery, excitement and thrill involved when you go for the Sar Pass trek. Located in Parvati Valley of Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh at an altitude of 13,800ft, Sar Pass Trek is perfect for those who wish to experience all the beauty that nature has to offer. The Himalayas have continued to inspire the human race since time immemorial. From towering peaks to lush green meadows and beautiful valleys with crystal clear streams, there are several amazing views that await you on your journey to Sar Pas. Moreover, coniferous trees, rhododendron plants and colourful flowers resemble that sublime beauty which makes this place look like a prelapsarian Eden world. Rediscover eternal beauty and tranquillity as you make your way to your final destination.
Sar Pass Trek: The Highs and the Lows
The starting point of trekking for Sar Pass is Kasol, which acts as a base for most of the trekking trails in Himachal Pradesh. The town is known for providing a chance to relish the authentic Israeli food. The first day of the journey starts with a trek from Kasol to Grahan village. Initially, the trail seems easy to navigate and enables one to cover much distance in a couple of hours. However, the gentle gradient of the trail begins to transform soon as it becomes little rocky and steep after crossing the river, Grahan Nalah. Grahan village, situated at the top of the hill, will be visible after a steep climb of about an hour. The surreality and the beauty of the village, formed some 500 years ago, lends this place an extraordinary charm. It appears to be more appealing for those who love art, as it is considered to be a stoner’s and painter’s paradise. Replete with the beauty of traditional Himachali houses, pine forests and Rhododendron trees, you can relax in the company of nature.
The next stop on the trek is at Min Thach. Commonly used by locals to access their farms or cattle, the trail of Min Thach is replete with natural beauty. The sunset painting the sky golden is one of the most soothing sights after an exhausting trek from Grahan village to Min Thatch. As you climb higher towards the north, the trail becomes steeper and leads into the woods. However, Rata Pani, the most amazing lunch point, can make you forget the tiredness as you gaze in wonder at the hills on one side, and the deep valley on the other. Passing through the dense forests, you will witness mesmerising views offered by the thick canopy. During the course of the journey, be sure to admire the Chanderkhani stretch and many more ranges from the campsite at Min Thatch. Moreover, it would be helpful for the trekkers to acclimatise and warm-up to regain the energy lost during the trail.
On the next day, trek through the pastoral forest covered with snow as the trail from Min Thatch to Nagaru commences, which is the highest point of this expedition at 12,500 ft above sea level. The most beautiful experience of this expedition is to face the towering peaks and simultaneously feel the force of biting wind that literally pushes you to scale even further. Snow could be a tricky part of this trail, as the path becomes slippery, making the trail tougher. It helps a lot to have a trekking pole handy and an experienced guide at your side to ensure your safety. Starting the trek before noon is advisable in case the path is covered by snow, as the weather remains favourable during the day.
Though it may seem difficult at some points, particularly for a beginner, this is exactly where the adventure lies that inspires you to challenge and self-actualize. Once you reach the campsite of Nagaru, you will experience a different world altogether. To enjoy the picturesque views of magnificent mountains across the Parvati valley and the small glittering lights of the Manikaran town reflecting the rustic charm of nature is an experience of a lifetime. Manikaran is well-known amongst the religious pilgrims. It has a hot spring around the gurudwara, which has curative properties, and a visit to this town is considered to be as auspicious as a trip to the holy city of Varanasi.
Moving ahead from here, the next trekking destination will be Biskeri Thatch via Sar Pass. The lush green meadows, wildflowers and variety of birds at Biskeri can rejuvenate your body and mind with new energy. Biskeri Thatch also serves as an ideal location for film shooting. Apart from providing clear and majestic views of ice-covered peaks, the simplicity of the place will leave you spellbound. As you climb upward, it is crucial to keep a slow and steady pace. Though the snow is easier to walk on, it is likely that you end up exhausting every ounce of energy that you have. However, there is nothing to get anxious about. The heavenly surroundings of the location will keep your spirits high and will inspire you to celebrate the joy of completing the trek. You will be rejoiced to see the much-awaited arrival of your final destination, Sar Pass. While beholding a breathtaking view of the lofty mountains, you can take a sigh of relief and enjoy the lush green scenic beauty that nature beholds.
Like most of the hikers, you can also acclimatise and spend some quality time at Sar Pass Top. The trek to Sar Pass can provide you with an absolute escapade from the mundane struggle of your daily l