Trekking to the Himalayas in India is an experience of a lifetime and a mélange of adventure and self-realization! You’ll not only discover some beautiful places, but you will rediscover yourself amidst the beauty of the majestic Himalayan ranges! Just remember it’s not about the mountain we conquer, but ourselves. Every mountain is reachable if you just keep walking towards it. If your passion starts with adventure and trekking then this is the best way to get away from all that stress of the noisy cities. Take the adventure of trekking to Sar Pass, a place that offers eternal beauty, tranquility and adventure.
Take in the beauty of enchanting vistas of Kasol and start walking towards Grahan Village through verdant forest! Next day, the steeper trail into the forest will take you to the Nagaru Campsite. The enthralling views of Parvati Valley will leave you breathless. An early morning trek via Biskeri Thatch will take you to the magical Sar pass!
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Day 01 - Registration and Orientation at Kasol.
Arrive Kasol Base Camp in the morning and complete the registration. This day is for acclimitization; orientation session will be given along with the information like rucksack packing, marching/walking technique and general awareness about the trek route.
Day 02 - Trek to Grahan Village (4-5 Hours)
Wake up to the beautiful Himalayan sunrise at Base Camp. Have breakfast and drive to centre of Kasol to start your exciting trek! The easy trail which is frequently used by locals will take you to through pine forests. In couple of hours you will be able to cover much of the distance as the trail is easy to climb. After reaching the Grahan Nahal, the trail becomes rocky and steep. The locals say that the Rhododendron petals can be eaten whole and the syrup can be mixed with water to make a refreshing drink. You can definitely try that when in the Himalayas! The steep climb of an hour will take you to your destination for the day. Reach Grahan Village by evening and freshen up. Have your dinner and stay overnight the camps.
Day 03 - Grahan Village to Min Thatch (4-5 Hours)
Start your trek towards the north of the camping ground at Grahan. You will bump into many locals on the way using the Min Thatch trail. After walking a little more, you will see the Min Thatch, Nagaru and Sar top on the mountains. The steeper trails will take you to the woods. Remember to stay with your group here as the trail becomes steeper and a bit confusing. Cross the lush green forest and reach Min Thatch. Admire the Chanderkhani stretch and many more ranges from the campsite at Min Thatch. Have your dinner and stay overnight at the camps.
Day 04 - Min Thatch to Nagaru (4-6 Hours)
Have your breakfast and trek through the pastoral forest covered with snow from Min Thatch to Nagaru. You will have to be careful on this trail as the steep slope and the snow will make the trek difficult here. After a difficult trek for 2 3 hours, you will finally reach the Nagaru campsite. Enjoy the mesmerising vistas of magnificent mountain across the Parvati valley. See the small glittering lights of the Manikaran town as the night sets in. It gets extremely chilly in the evening. It is advisable to sleep early to avoid catching cold next!
Day 05 - Nagaru to Biskeri Thatch via Sar Pass (6-8 Hours)
Rise and shine early morning to start your trek. Climb up through the snow trails and admire the dazzling peaks of Tosh Valley. The exhilarating view on the top of Sar Pass will leave you spellbound! Spend some time there and take in the beauty of the place. Slide down to the valley but take the necessary precautions. The sliding downhill is almost 1 KM! Walk for an hour and cross some magical water streams to reach the Biskeri Thatch campsite by evening. Take rest and have dinner. Stay overnight at the Biskeri Thatch campsite.
Day 06 - Biskeri Thatch to Barshaini and Drive back to Kasol. (4-5 Hours)
See the splendid views of lofty mountains and pine forests from Biskeri Thatch! Start trekking downhill through the dense forest, crossing a stream and then reach Pulga. The twin village Pulga and Tulga are separated by a stream. Cross the bridge on the Parvati River to reach the Barshaini Village. Your jeep will be waiting for you there to drive you to Kasol. Your amazing trek to the Sar pass concludes here.
1st May to 30th Sep (Daily till 15th June after that Every Saturday)
Arrival/ Finish Location - Kasol
Maximum Altitude: 13800 Feet
Best Time to Go: May to October
Region: Shivalik ranges, Himachal Pradesh
Total Trekking Distance : Apprx 50 Kms
THINGS TO CARRY
1. Woollen clothes/Jackets/Windcheater
2. Socks(2-3 pairs)
3. Thermal wear(1-2 pairs)
4. Trekking shoes
5. Normal gloves/snow gloves
6. Sun glasses/goggles
7. Lunch box, water bottle, spoon
8. Sunscreen lotion
9. Personal medication
11. Torch and batteries
12. Normal bags (to carry small stuffs)
13. ORS /dry fruits
· Trekkers are requested to bring their entire luggage in a rucksack only
· Good trekking shoes are a must
· Thermal inner wear for night
· Extra pair of socks
· Torch/ head torch is necessary
· Separate tents for male and female
· Smoking and drinking is strictly prohibited
· Buying drugs or any illegal material is strictly prohibited, the participant will be detained and handed over to government authority
· Instructions from Guide should be strictly followed
have booked through Adventure Nation before when I went on my first trek. It had been amazing, I was expecting the same this time. And it was, the guides, the camps and the food, everything was perfect. Sar Pass is one of the beautiful treks I have been to, must go!
It couldn?t have been better. This is my third trek through you guys and I always get the best service. Camps and sleeping bags were clean. Wonderful experience.
My second trek through you guys! Couldn't have been more exhilarating an experience! Loved everything about it. Sar Pass trek in Kasol is a brilliant trek to go on if you're just starting out as a trekker. And make sure you visit at such a time that you get to see the snow trails because that is a beautiful sight to look at. But it will also make the trekking considerably difficult, especially right before you reach the campsite at Nagaru. So beware. Otherwise, this is the best trek you could ask for. And so budget-friendly! The way onward to Biskeri ridge is absolutely beautiful!
The food was great, the distances supposed to be trekked were fairly divided in six days. I loved how supportive the guides were through all of it. A lot of us on the Sar Pass trek were beginners so it was very important that they be a little more supportive and considerate than usual. We were all made feel safe and weren't made to exert more than needful and keep a moderate pace. I'd been to Kasol before so I could very well imagine what higher up would look like covered in snow. And it was better than what I had in mind! There's forests, wide and far reaching meadows with sky-high peaks in the backdrop, what's there not to like about this Sar Pass trek!!! Make sure to at least exercise for a few days before you are ready to go on this trek because even though it's a relatively simple trek, it can be difficult if you are not fit enough to do it.
This was my first time with Adventure Nation. I have been on total one trek before this one. Sar Pass trek was a great decision but I am all the more thankful to Adventure Nation for being so helpful throughout the process of booking. I have no complaints about the guides or the supplies made available to us on the trek. The sleeping bags, tents, food quality was better than expected. Definitely a one-time go! Only because of how beautiful the whole journey was!!! I loved trekking in Parvati valley in Himachal Pradesh. It was refreshing and so worth it! My best memory is looking at the sparsely but beautifully lit Manikaran town from above when we were on the Nagaru campsite. What a great view! Will recommend this trek and you guys to friends who want to start trekking! Thanks a lot!
Best trek in the Himachali region! The snow is everywhere! And it's so pretty to look at and walk on. The whole trek route was covered in snow when we visited this place but this trek isn't difficult to accomplish at all. I loved staying in Parvati Valley, one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited in my life. Would love to go back. You can also just plan a trip to Kasol and then go on this trek and come back to Kasol to stay there for a day or two because that place is also amazing and so cheap! Best experience money can buy!
Sar Pass trek is unimaginable in its beauty! What an experience it has been to be a part of your Sar Pass trek organized a while back. Thank you Adventure Nation. I found out about you through your Instagram. Special thanks to your operations team for resolving my booking issues immediately and guiding us thoroughly before we even got there! The guide was great, the food arrangement was also good. The trek is easy to do but my friend says it was a little difficult for him. There are certain parts of the trek that might be tough to scale for some people, if you are a beginner, but overall it is an easy and cherishable experience!
Sar Pass trek definitely brought some great experiences my way. Made some really good friends and we have already planned a trek soon to another place in Himachal Pradesh. I reached the pick up from Delhi on a bus and then taxi. The best part was I felt safe on the trek and the arrangements made were good. I loved the overall vibe of the place! It is a snow covered place and I just loved loved the beauty of it! The whole scene was enthralling. Thanks.
Camping in Ramsu and Grahan are phenomenal experiences. The art and the satisfaction of star gazing is dying in modern times but you gotta check out the starry skies when you are out there. You feel like you are one with the world. The campsites, even on ground level, are so beautiful. Basically, I had the time of my life!
Sar Pass trek is a fantastic trek if you want some easy to do adventure in Parvati valley. You can obviously taste the local cuisines also once you are out here. There are some really famous cafes that you should research about and check out. Love this place. Will always come back to it in times of need of an adventure.