One of the most popular trekking destinations near Manali is the Sar Pass circuit. Tranquil Himalayan trails snowed down and looking magnificent are perhaps the biggest attraction of the Sar Pass Circuit trek. Himachal Pradesh, land of Gods, beckons the nature-friendly adventurers to experience the serenity of an escape into obscure and rustic hamlets of the northern India.
This excursion is perfect for trekkers of beginner as well as intermediate level. A trekking guide will expertly guide you through the alpine trails right up to the Sar Pass top. Meet with our team in Kasol to register for an orientation. The next checkpoint on your Sar Pass tour map is Barshaini, one of the numerous quaint villages on your way. Interacting with locals here and later in the scenic villages of Pulga and Tulga will provide quite a cultural experience.
An early morning walk through Biskeri Thatch is almost dreamlike. It is a wonderful campsite and you will be spending more than one nights here. Watch as the skies come alive in the evening under the lights from a thousands stars. If evenings in Biskeri Thatch's lively starlit skies are worth your while, a splendid morning view from Sar Pass top will be another highlight. Slide downhill for around a kilometer from there to reach the valley. The beautiful network of small streams and lofty peaks overlooking the forested region are sure to charm you lastingly.
Sar Pass Circuit trek is perfect for a weekend exploration in Himachal Pradesh. If mountains are your soul-calling, Sar Pass is the place to be.
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Day 1 - Registration and Orientation at Kasol Base Camp (1,580 m)
On arrival at Kasol Base Camp, meet our representative who will guide you with further formalities. You will be given orientation by the leader and certain information about the do’s and don’ts on the trek route. You will also need to complete the registration process at the base camp, and will be given tips and tricks about trekking and packing techniques. In the evening, you can stroll around the camp, or spend some time with your friends around the bonfire. At night, you will be served with a flavoursome meal, after which you can sleep to get ready for an exciting trek.
Day 2 - Trek to Grahan Village (9 km | 4-5 hrs | 1,580 m-2,347 m)
As soon as the sun peeps out, head out of your tent to view the awesome sunrise. After that, have your appetising breakfast, and get ready for an exhilarating trek. The trek route will go through a lush pine forest, and the easy trail from the Grahan Nahal will be completed in couple of hours without much effort. Post Grahan Nahal, the route will be a continuous ascent, and the path will be laden with steep rocks and rhododendrons trees. To experience life like a local, you can even make a refreshing drink by mixing the rhododendrons petals into the water!
After few more hours of walking, you will reach the village, where you will get awestruck by the captivating view surrounding you. In the evening, you can explore the village and by night sit around the bonfire to share some thrilling stories of your travel. You will be served with dinner, after which you will sleep to get ready for the trek the next morning.
Day 3- Grahan Village to Nagaru to Grahan Village (10-12 km | 6-8 hrs | 2,347 m-3,795 m-2,347 m)
Today morning after a scrumptious breakfast, you will leave behind the peaceful village of Grahan and move towards Nagaru. While trekking, you will meet various locals on the Min Thatch route. Your path will be laden with all kind of terrains as you move upwards to Nagaru. After a continuous climb, the trail will open into Min Thatch, Nagaru and Sar top. The trail will become difficult after this point, as the steep slope accompanied with snow makes this part of the trek a tough one. After a little steeper climb, you will reach the Nagaru campsite.
Take delight in the sweeping vistas of the stupendous mountains settled across Parvati valley. Click pictures at the top for your memories and then descend down towards Grahan. On arrival at the camp, get freshened up to have some special moments with your friends around the bonfire. At night, have your dinner and spend time amidst the beautiful natural surroundings.
Day 4 - Grahan Village to Kasol (9 km | 4-5 hrs | 2,347 m - 1,580m)
In the morning, you will be served with breakfast. Your trek will come to an end today and you will begin to descend towards Kasol. On reaching the end point, your Sar Pass circuit trek will be completed after which you can spend the rest of the time at your own leisure.
Season: Throughout the year