Mountains calling: Trek inside the glory of nature – Beas kund

Tripoto
2nd Oct 2015

The region of Himachal Pradesh is considered as an exclusive territory of the Himalayan mountains. The region is popular for its natural scenery and deep valleys. This Indian state is considered as the most mountainous and hilly regions of the country.The Manali region is one of the favourite place for trekking lovers in Himachal Pradesh. You can explore the best glory of nature through trekking. The region truly captivates the tourists and the treks which vary in terms of trail provide the thrill of trekking to both the experienced trekkers as well as first timers.

Photo of Mountains calling: Trek inside the glory of nature – Beas kund 1/1 by Pradeep Choudhary 

Our journey started from Manali town which is situated near the northern end of Kullu valley at an altitude 6,726 ft. in the Beas river valley. It is located in the Kullu district. The small town is the beginning of a ancient trade route to Ladakh. It is a popular tourist destination and serves as the roadway to other northern hill stations like Lahaul and Spiti.
Photo of Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India by Pradeep Choudhary
This beautiful valley is just 13 kms from Manali at an altitude 8,500 ft. We started our trek from Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Mountaineering and Allied sports(ABVIMAS),Manali. The trail goes on a ridge high over the river Beas and by passes a couple of old villages with lush green apple orchards in the whole trekking route. Solang Valley itself offers some spectacular views of the famous peaks in the kullu valley. After 5 hrs trek we reach our 1st destination Solang Valley.
Photo of Solang, Himachal Pradesh, India by Pradeep Choudhary
Photo of Solang, Himachal Pradesh, India by Pradeep Choudhary
Photo of Solang, Himachal Pradesh, India by Pradeep Choudhary
After the overnight stay at ABVIMAS Ski institute we started our trek towards Dhundi the last village of Kullu district which was 6 KMS far from Solang Valley at an altitude 9500 ft. Gradually asending from the valley, the trail follows river Beas, many times crossing the streams from one side to the other getting us to Dhundi. The little mountain hamlet with scenic beauty and resonating silence gives perfect pleasure to an adventure or nature lover. Don’t miss the first glimpse of the majestic Hanuman Tibba from the campsite. Set up camps for overnight stay.
Photo of Dhundi, Himachal Pradesh, India by Pradeep Choudhary
Photo of Dhundi, Himachal Pradesh, India by Pradeep Choudhary
Photo of Dhundi, Himachal Pradesh, India by Pradeep Choudhary
Photo of Dhundi, Himachal Pradesh, India by Pradeep Choudhary
After the overnight stay under the blanket of stars in Dhundi we continue our trek towards Bakartach, the last base camp for beas kund expeditions. We continue up to a scenic campsite at the pastures of Bakartach which is a high altitude meadow and literally means shepherd's field. These enchanting grazing fields are very popular pastures for the Gaddis- A nomadic tribe of shepherds lives in Himalayas. The sun and wind swept meadows will be a celebration meal for every adventure lover's senses.
Photo of Bakartach by Pradeep Choudhary
Photo of Bakartach by Pradeep Choudhary
Photo of Bakartach by Pradeep Choudhary
Photo of Bakartach by Pradeep Choudhary
An early start to the day and a short climb up the elevation through Bhoj Patr will get us to Beas kund. Bhoj patr will gets its name from the fact that the area has lots of Bhoj Patr (Brich) trees. After 5 hrs trekking we reach our final destination Beas kund, the birth place of one of the major river of north India. The legend is that sage vyas, the author of Mahabharata meditated here. After a full day excursion in the beas kund (a small type lake or pleatue) we came back to bakartach in the evening. Overnight stay in the camp sites of ABVIMAS.
Photo of Beas Kund, Burwa, Himachal Pradesh, India by Pradeep Choudhary
Photo of Beas Kund, Burwa, Himachal Pradesh, India by Pradeep Choudhary
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