Sar Pass Trek: A little heaven in Parvati Valley
Are you looking for a true trekking experience? If yes then there’s no other place than trekking to the Himalayas in India.
This adventure sport not only gives you a lifetime experience but also allows you to discover some beautiful places and most importantly discover yourself. Trekking is surely one of the ways that demand you to take up challenges in real life and if you want to get started with the same way, Sar Pass trek can be the ideal choice to start with.
The trek is one of the most beautiful treks in India that not just offers adventure but sheer beauty and peacefulness. The place is nestled 13,700ft above sea level in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh and is considered the best trek for beginners.
So, don’t think much about it, just grab your rucksack, tie the laces of your shoes and follow the itinerary details given below. So here is my Sar Pass trek travel guide.
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Sar Pass Trek – Travel Guide
Day 1: Make it to Kasol and trek to Garhan Village.
Your day starts after you reach Kasol and begin trekking from the center of the place and keep left to the Grahan Nalah. The trail is a breeze and is more often used by the locals out there. You’ll be trekking through the amazing pine forests. Even if you’re not an experienced trekker, you can easily cover good distance is just a few hours.
After you reach Grahan Nalah, the trail starts to become rocky and steep, where Rhododendrons grow in the forest and the locals say that their petals can be eaten or one can mix the syrup in the water to make a refreshing drink. This makes it a must-try thing when in the Himalayas. After an hour steep climb, you’ll reach your destination by evening. Freshen up and have a good dinner. Stay over the place overnight.
Day 2: Grahan to Mung Thach
After completing your day 1, the next day asks you to climb towards the north of the camping ground at Grahan. You might come across villagers or locals using the same path for Min Thach. Continue walking for a while and see the beautiful Min Thach, Nagaru, and Sar Top on the mountains.
Next, you need to walk through the steeper trails that will take you into the woods. As you go further, the path becomes steeper and a little confusing, so make sure you stay with your group or partner. After you cross the lush green forest, arrive in Min Thach. Do not miss the Chanderkhani belt and some other ranges that can be easily seen from here. Stay overnight in the camps and have your dinner.
Day 3: Mung Thach to Nagaru
Here comes the difficult part of your trek. Day 3 asks you to indulge in a 4-6 hours trek from Mung Thach to Nagaru that passes through the woods. Be careful on this trail because the steep slope and slippery snow can make it really difficult to walk over there. When you finally reach the Nagaru campsite, enjoy watching exotic vistas of outstanding mountains across the Parvati valley and the town of beautiful Manikaran can also be seen. It generally becomes extremely cold at night, thus to start the next day with the same zeal make sure you sleep early to avoid cold.
Day 4: Nagaru to Biskeri Thach via Sar Pass
Wake up early in the morning and start your trek. Remember the climb is steep through the snow and witness the beauty of Tosh valley. Believe it or not, the breathtaking views on the top of Sar Pass will leave awestruck. Also, ensure that you spend some quality time over there and soak yourself in the beauty of this place. Stay careful and slide down to the valley, which is almost 1km. Continue walking for an hour and arrive at Biskeri Thach campsite by evening, the path will let you cross some splendid water streams. Stay overnight at the campsite, have your dinner, and take rest.
Day 5: Biskeri Thach to Barshaini and drive back to Kasol
Your journey is going to end soon. This route allows you to see some breathtaking views of mountains and pine forests from Biskeri Thach. Now, begin trekking downhill through dense forest and by crossing a stream and then arrive at Pulga. The twin village of Pulga and Tulga are parted by a stream. The way to the village of Tulga you need to cross the bridge on the river Parvati and then head towards the village of Barshaini. Take the jeep ride to reach Kasol and your trek to Sar Pass ends here. You can also go to Barot Valley or Kheerganga if you want more experience.