Overview

Perched at 13,800 ft. above sea level, Sar Pass offers the magnificence of a beautiful verdant landscape and is a heaven for photographers, artists, and nature lovers. Set against a curtain of majestic Himalayan peaks wrapped in snow, the Sar Pass trek passes through some of the most scenic views ranging from forests to the meadows to the ice blankets.

While trekking across the path from Tila Lotni to Biskeri Ridge, one has to pass by a small, usually frozen lake which means "Sar" in the local language of Himachal. Hence the name, Sar Pass! The trail passes through the thick forest and takes you to a winter wonderland that makes it fascinating.

 

4 Nights 5 Days 25 Sep, 26 Sep, 02 Oct, and more
Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • Accommodation – You will be staying in tents for 4 days of the trek (3 people/tent). Room/Tent is separate for the male and female participants.

  • Meals – (Breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dinner). We provide simple, nutritious veg/Jain food on all days of the trek.

  • Camping charges – All trekking permits and forest camping charges are included.
    Trekking equipment – High-quality tents and sleeping bags in all the camps. Sleeping bags can withstand temperatures as low as -10 ºC.

  • Safety equipment – First aid kit, oxygen cylinders, oximeter, etc. will be with guide/trek leader and at the campsite as well to deal with emergencies.

  • Expert trek Leaders – All our trek leaders are at least qualified in basic/advanced mountaineering and first aid courses.

  • Expert Trek support team – The mountain staff on Sar Pass trekking consists of certified guides, cooks, helpers, and porters(on additional charge).

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Any meals during transit

  • Personal Expenses

  • Cost Escalation due to unforeseen reason

  • Mules or porter to carry personal luggage

  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the head

  • Travel Insurance

  • 5% GST

Itinerary

How To Reach Kasol:

By Air: The nearest airport is Bhuntar Airport which is well connected with all major airports via Delhi. The distance between Kasol and Bhuntar Airport is 32 km, so from Bhuntar, you can board on the government/private bus, or you can hire a private tourist cab to reach Kasol.

By Train: The nearest Railway station is Chandigarh which is 310 km away. There are different types of buses available. Other options are to hire a private cab, but that will be a little bit expensive.

By Road: Reaching Kasol by road is the most convenient option. You can easily get a bus to Bhuntar from all major cities like Chandigarh, Delhi, etc. And from Bhuntar, you can board on the government/private bus, or you can hire a private tourist cab to reach Kasol.




 

Itinerary:
 

Day 1: Kasol to Grahan Village | Trek Through Rhododendron Forest

Duration: 4-5 hours | Elevation: 7700 Ft. / 2350m

  • Your Sar Pass trek starts from the centre of Kasol and keeps to the true left of the Grahan Nallah.

  • The trail is easy and frequently used by locals and one can effortlessly cover much distance in a couple of hours.

  • After passing the Grahan Nallah the trail becomes rocky and one will be climbing uphill, away from the right bank of the river and through the Rhododendron forest.

  • Rhododendron petals can be eaten whole and the syrup can be mixed with water to make a refreshing drink.

  • After a steep climb of about an hour, the Grahan Village is the last village of the trek and there will be no mobile network going forward.

  • Overnight stay in tents at Grahan.

Day 2: Grahan to Mung Thach | Follow the Trail Through Thick Cover of Trees

Duration: 4-5 hours | Elevation: 11150 Ft. / 3400m

  • Wake up to a beautiful view of the beautiful snow-clad mountains.

  • After having a hearty breakfast, start your climb north of the camping ground of Grahan towards Mung Thach through the trail commonly used by the locals.

  • After continuing your trek for a while, witness the Mung Thach, Nagaru, and Sar Top on the mountain to the right.

  • Trek through the steeper path that leads into the woods with a thick cover of trees.

  • As the slope becomes steeper the path too becomes challenging at some places.

  • After crossing the forest, arrive at your destination for the day, i.e., Mung Thach.

  • One can easily see the Chandrakhani stretch and other prominent Himalayan ranges from here.

  • Overnight stay at Mung Thach in a forest camp.

Day 3: Mung Thach to Nagaru | Savour the first Glimpse of Snow

Duration: 5-6 hours | Elevation: 12500 Ft. / 3810m

  • Enjoy a gust of fresh cold breeze in the morning.

  • You will then start the trek from Mung Thach to Nagaru that will pass through the woods.

  • This is a difficult part of the trek, the slope falls steeply to the valley below and the snow may be slippery.

  • After crossing a steep slope for a couple of hours, reach Nagaru campsite.

  • When facing north you will see magnificent mountains across the Parvati valley and the beautiful town of Manikaran.

  • Overnight camp stay at Nagaru.

Day 4: Nagaru to Biskeri Thach (6-8 hours) | Stand Tall at the Sar Pass Top at 13,800 Ft.

Duration: 6-8 hours | Elevation: 13800 Ft. / 4205m

  • Make an early start, as the climb is steep through the snow.

  • Reach the top and enjoy the stunning views of Sar pass and the elevated peaks of the Tosh valley.

  • Stay at the top for a bit to cherish your accomplishment and take some amazing pictures to freeze the moment in time.

  • After that, you will have to slide down the Biskeri that is really exciting and completely harmless as long as some precautions are taken.

  • The slide takes one as far as a kilometre to a gentler slope of the valley.

  • Walk for an hour crossing a few streams to reach the valley and finally to the campsite of Biskeri Thach.

  • Overnight stay at Biskeri Thach.


 

Day 5: Biskeri Thach to Kasol via Barshaini | End of Trip With a Bag Full of Life Time Memories

Duration: 4-5 hours | Elevation: 10950 Ft. / 3340m

 

  • Enjoy the sublime view of the pine forests, the majestic mountains, and the lush grasslands in Biskeri.

  • From Biskeri, hike down across a steep plot of land with fencing all around

  • After crossing the dense forest cross a stream, with a campsite across

  • The path to the village of Pulga goes to the left of the campsite. The twin villages of Pulga and Tulga are separated by a stream

  • From Tulga, cross a bridge on the river Parvati, to reach the village of Barshaini

  • Jeep ride to Kasol base camp and your Sar Pass trekking ends.

 

Advisory

 

  • Climatic conditions in the high altitudes vary from the plains; take adequate time to get acclimatized to high altitudes.

  • The management reserves all the right to modify the trek during any emergencies or natural calamities.

  • The trek takes place through an eco-friendly zone; do not encourage littering the local sites or campsites. Travellers littering may be fined.

  • Water is very precious, so conservation is appreciated.

  • Avoid using plastic bags and maintain the ecological balance of the destinations.

  • Guidelines issued by the State-Government are to be followed. Social distancing to be maintained. Frequent hand sanitisation and use of masks recommended.

  • The exact location will be shared with you post-booking.

  • Neat and clean vehicle for the journey with experienced drivers especially for hilly terrains available.

  • Carry dry snacks/food from home (you will save a lot of money). Carry water bottles with you, so that you can refill.

  • Avoid using earphones during the trek; this might hinder your audibility.

  • In case the trek needs to be cancelled, the authorities should be informed beforehand.

  • All the activities depend upon the weather.

  • Mobile & laptop charging points may/may not be available on campsites at a common point.

  • Keep your luggage minimum; the more you carry, the more you struggle. 

  • Pay heed to the trek leader and guide in order to enjoy a safe and sound trek.

  • Professional Treak Leaders are available to ensure high safety and more information and personal attention which are necessary to appreciate a trek.

  • Camping is very basic in nature. One must not expect luxuries. Electricity will not be available at any campsite.

  • It is recommended to carry enough warm clothes and the right kind of shoes for the Sar Pass trekking.

  • Any personal expenses, items of personal nature, meals not mentioned, etc. will not be in part of the Sar Pass trek package.

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