Beas Kund Trek


Looking for a simple Himachal trek? Are you familiar with the Beas Kund Trek? If not, then continue reading this post. But first, tell me about your favourite way of seeing a new venue. Drive through it, speak to the people who live there, learn about their history, walk around, or trek along a river's bank in search of its source?

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So, during my recent trip to the Himalayas, I completed the last one. My search led me to the Beas Kund, the river's source, and the glacier. We were a party of three, with a combination of novice and experienced trekkers. So, here's my account of the trek to Beas Kund in Himachal Pradesh, as well as a comprehensive travel guide.

The Beas River

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One of the most well-known rivers in the Himalayas is the Beas. It's probably because it runs through so many beautiful places, some of which have been built as tourist destinations, such as Manali.

If you've already completed the Beas Kund Trek, you may want to look at our list of all beginner or simple treks in Himachal Pradesh.

The Rishi Ved Vyas is thought to be the inspiration for the river's name. Until merging with the Sutlej river at Harike, it passes through Himachal Pradesh and Punjab (Punjab). On its journey, Beas collects water from many Himalayan tributaries and grows into a large body with a drainage basin of 20,303 sq km and a length of 470 km.

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It provides water to a number of cities and towns along its route. Some argue that crossing the Beas was the most difficult part of Alexander's invasion of India. It's interesting to get to the source of such a significant river.

The trek's dreamy scenery is what makes it so appealing. The trek to Beas Kund takes you through vast and magnificent meadows brimming with wild plants and flowers. If you keep an attentive eye, you can see impressive flora within just a few kilometres of the trek, ranging from rare medicinal plants to exotic mushrooms.

Let's get into the specifics of the trek and what you should know before going on it.


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Beas Kund is at an elevation of 12,140 feet. In the Kullu valley, above sea level. This glacial lake is surrounded by the Pir Panjal range's grasslands and snow-capped mountains. The trek begins in Dhundi (21 kilometres from Manali) or Solang Valley (13 kilometres from Manali). Since the road to Dhundi is paved, you can drive there first and then begin the hike.

Why should you go on the Beas Kund Trek?

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It's one of the easier/shorter treks in Manali that offers panoramic views of the Pir Panjal range.

It's an easy hike that takes you closer to glaciers, glacial lakes, and towering peaks.

Tracing a river to its source is fascinating because it takes you over unusual terrain.

Best time to visit Beas Kund:

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Stop August and the first few days of September, when the Himalayas are battered by strong monsoons.

Mid-September to the end of October is cold here, but it's still a good time to plot this path before winter arrives. Pro trekkers also attempt this in the winter, when the whole stretch is covered in several feet of snow. However, this is not recommended for novice trekkers because obstacles become more difficult during this period.

Trek Duration:

It's a three - to four -day hike that can easily be completed over the course of a long weekend. Some trekkers complete the journey in a single day (from Dhundi to Dhundi). It all depends on how much walking you do in a day and whether you want to walk slowly while taking in the scenery. If you don't have much time and are a decent hiker, you can do it in a day.