SarPass Trek 13,800ft (from YHAI Base Camp-Kasol) Backpack #National Himalayan Trekking Expedition

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18th May 2015
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Pravathi valley mountains
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en-route to heaven
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Mind relaxing sound from the streams
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As the sun hides behind the mountains
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Grahan camp
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Padri camp
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Post Heavy thunder storm and Snowfall
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Morning hike
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I wish I could have this view everyday
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Majestic view of Himalayas on the way to SarPass
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Frozen lake walk
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2kms Sliding
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Proud feeling at the summit in front of Indian Flag
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YHAI Base camp next to parvathi river at kasol
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Love the sunset at Mingtach camp
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Happy moment :) feeling the Himalayan josh
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Glacier way, don't touch :P
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Great trail of our SP18 batch
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No idea what is there inside this tiny gorgeous
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The Knights of Padri camp
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Selfie time before entering snow world
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Mingtatch camp
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The coolest cricket ground I've ever played.
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Mini Switzerland of India
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Last selfie with fellas before going to base camp
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Happy being covered by Himalayas 360

Trekking in a vast country like India can be magical. One can walk through icy deserts & tropical rain forests, climb through Himalayan peaks or run down expansive rolling meadows, all without ever crossing a national border. 

So, you say you thinking of Himalayan trek with a dream to enjoy the blissful sound of streams forming a river? Great Himalayan Fluara and   Fauna and Snowfall? Rock climbing & rappelling? And the 360° view to fulfill your eye's vision with gorgeous Himalayan ranges? One-line answer is SarPass Trek from Kasol (can be registered from YHAI or done by individual backpacking type) 

The moment you stop at Kasol, the first and last thought comes to your mind is "GoSummit".

Trek has got heavenly elements like crystal clear streams of Parvathi river flowing across the valleys to form background music to energize you to keep going up. 

As you go up the staggering heights you get the goosebumps of real adventure. The YHAI camps are put up at the romantic places.

I enrolled this trek through YHAI. Base camp YHAI is in Kasol Himachal Pradesh it can be reached from Bhunter. Buses are available from Delhi, Chandigarh and Kullu to reach Bhunter. For side attractions: Manikaran is around 5kms from Kasol. This place is famous for its natural Hot springs. Parvathi valley mountain side Rock climbing and rappelling, Beautiful restaurants are the other things to spend time in Kasol world.  


SarPass(passing the frozen lake at summit) is at an altitude of 13,800ft. With breathtaking view of Himalayas trails. The trek starts after two days in base camp which includes orientation,  exercises, and acclimatization. YHAI has its own good quality camps at higher altitudes.
 
 The locations are so picturesque and camps are put up at heavenly places like: 


1. Grahan:  (7700 ft : 9 kms)- This camp has villag feel on one hand and beautiful sunset on the other side. One can witness the sheer culture of villages along.

2. Padri: (9300 ft : 9 kms)- From here the first icy Mountain View can be seen. We can play with horses next to camp. Waterfall to enjoy the freezing cold water. 


3.  Mingtatch: (11300 ft : 12 kms)- Panorama shots can be captured well here. Air being thin as Oxygen level becomes less from here. And drastic change in temperature too. 


4. Nagaru : (12500 ft : 6 kms)- We witnessed the heavy Thunderstorm and snowfall for continuous 6 hours at Nagaru camp. As a result we had slippery hike next morning. The path becomes so steep as you have to use both hands to climb up. 


5. 13800 ft to camp at Beskari (11000 ft : 14 kms)- The most slippery path, rain, coldest weather. After nagaru we have slide down the ice mountain to cover 2kms. It was a one helluva sliding experience of my life.


6. Bhandak Thatch : (8000 ft : 12 kms)- well known as mini Switzerland of India. There is a mind-blowing cricket ground near campsite. 
Difficulty level of the entire trek can be rated to 4/5.


Special things: We get a chance to meet other alike minded adventurists from different parts of India. Food provided from YHAI is exceptionally brilliant.

Backpacking stuffs: Poncho, Gloves, Monkey cap, Good hiking shoes, Jacket, 3 pair of socks, tissues, Cap, 2pairs of T-shirt pant, Sunscreen,  Swiss knife, medicines, min 60L backpack, sun glasses,  and Torch.

Finally , the tremendous beauty of this trekking is not just with panoramic view of mountains. It also presents steepest hikes, hours of walk across the frozen lake, feeling proud in front of Indian flag on the summit and lifetime sliding of 2kms on the ice.

Meanwhile, it is not the toughest deal to cover 90 kms in 8days. However one shouldn't under estimate the Trek, as beautiful as it is. Undoubtedly the whole journey teaches how to be strong and to keep going forward to reach summit by enjoying the extremities with change in climate. 

This place has got the whole a lot of tourists attractive places. In fact Kasol is called as Mini Israel. My YHAI base camp was next to the Parvathi river. The blissful sound of river and the view of the mountains from Kasol are so excitingly memorable and awesome. Sarpass trek was carried out for 7 days.
Photo of Kasol, Himachal Pradesh, India by Purushotham D
Hot springs. The place is famous for Gurudhwar and few other religious temples and the Hot water bath from natural hot springs.
Indian capital extra hot and neat. I visited India gate, Qutub minar, Lotus temple, Palika bazar for handful of shopping and Agra for the excellent geometrically perfect Taj mahal.
After 15days of meaningful journey in Himalayas, I'm back to my home town to suffer the corporate life and traffic unwillingly.
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Sar Pass indeed one of the most beatiful trek Himachal Pradesh offers , check out these interesting facts about the trek.Five_Reasons_Why
Mon 02 12 18, 01:55 · Reply · Report
Sar Pass trek offers a chance to enjoy the delightful beauty of Parvati valley with Kasol, Nagaru, Biskeri and Manikaran as the beauty spots of Himalayas. Kasol is famous for its cool and pleasurable climate with tall pine trees. Nagaru thatch can be practically called the little 'Ice Land' where one feels the challenges of mother nature in full extent during spine chilling cold evenings. The amazing views of snowy peaks glamorizes one’s eye. Biskeri fascinates the trekkers with its lavish green pastures, wild blossoms & a variety of birds. Warm water springs at Manikaran are bliss. A natural hot water shower at these springs reduces your all exhaustion and refreshes the body and mind with unique new energy.
Tue 12 20 16, 04:34 · Reply · Report
Whats the cost for SARPASS trek by YHAI
Wed 03 09 16, 03:05 · Reply (1) · Report
its around 4.7k-5k i guess check for latest updates on their site
Sun 03 26 17, 06:24 · Report
The Youth Hostel Association of India is the best to go trekking with. I have been on the Saurkundi Pass trek with them. Their service is exceptional and their guides are very well equipped and experienced.
Sun 01 10 16, 20:19 · Reply · Report
I've heard so much about Sar Pass Trekking but never been for it myself. Don't think I would even want to after reading your story. Thunderstorms and slippery trails are most certainly not my thing.
Sun 01 10 16, 16:03 · Reply · Report
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