Beas Kund:Beas Kund is a high-altitude alpine lake located in the Himalayas. The lake is surrounded by snow-capped mountains and is considered a sacred spot by the locals. The lake is also a popular trekking destination.
We were up by 5:00 AM and started early as we had to trek to a height of 2,000 feet and then come down again to our camp site at Lohali. Alas! today was the day we would reach the summit and see the kund which is believed to be a holy sight where Rishi Vyas used to take baths.The trail was an extremely steep ascent yet views so magnificent that one could hardly think or complain about the fatigue. The trail was awe-inspiring with snow clad peaks throughout the trek. Since, to our luck, the weather was clear so we had a glorious view of Pir Panjal Range and Dhauladhar Range. As we trekked towards the summit, we were welcomed by Hanuman Tibba, Shitidhar, Ladakhi and Friendship Peaks which were spectacular.We reached the summit in 2 and a half hours; which is indeed triumphant as our trek leader assumed we would take a minimum of 4 hours. We had an amazing and beyond imagination enthusiastic group. There is no beautiful feeling than a group of strangers with different interests going on together, as a team, to witness the nature in its finest. It was amazing!We reached our summit which was a ridge line above the Beas Kund as it is not possible to trek to the banks of the lake. After enjoying a heartful time at the summit and clicking ton loads of pictures we started back with the steep descent which was waiting for us. We trekked down to Lady Leg which had frozen pile of snowfall and our super fun trek leaders made us slide through the snow. With our hands, legs and bums frozen, it was an amusing experience and our laughter knew no bounds.From here, we trekked down through the valley with purple, blue and yellow flowers adorning the trails and reached our campsite by 1:oo PM. Starving badly, we were served with hot Rajma Chawal which is exactly the sort of thing we needed. Post this we had a leisure day at our campsite and played various games (advantage of having no network connectivity). It reminded me of the simpler times!
3) Beas Kund- Walking along the banks of River Beas for 8 km on a level ground while passing through the thick covers of oak, fir and walnuts are beautiful. The route ultimately leads to Dhundhi that lets you witness the mighty Hanuman Tibba.