The Sar pass is located in the Kullu district of Pradesh. Sar, in the local dialect, means a lake. Trekking, across the path from Tila Lotni to Biskeri Ridge, one has to pass by a small, frozen lake (Sar) and therefore the name Sar Pass Trek emerged. The trail takes you through the ordination of picturesque grasslands and forests conjugated with steep rocky terrain and snow patches. Trek route emerges from Kasol and goes through Grahan, Ratta Pani, Nagaru and Barsheni.
The Sar Pass trek offers many trails through deep forests, grasslands, snowy mountains, and charming villages. It is an excellent trekking point for beginners and moderate level trekkers. It receives its name from ‘Sar,’ which means lake. The ‘Sar’ which is mostly frozen till late in summer needs to be crossed by trekkers and hence the name ‘Sar Pass Trek’. The trek starts from the quaint village of Kasol and trekkers cross forests and steep rocky terrains to encounter long stretches of snow on the Pass Day. The incredible views of the snowy peaks of the Parvati valley in addition to the snow trail will definitely leave you amazed. It is surely one of the most refreshing treks in Himachal Pradesh.
Know More About Sar Pass
The Sar Pass trek differs between easy to moderate level of difficulty, and no prior trekking experience is required. Since the ‘easy-moderate’ is relative to other difficult treks in the Himalayas, Sar Pass commands a moderate level of fitness from all trekkers. The treks include a near-vertical incline at the top and equally steep descent. The air above 12,000 ft. is very thin, and the oxygen levels are considerably lower, which increases the level of difficulty. It is mandatory to follow a regular fitness regime to ensure your body adapts well to the lower oxygen on the trek.
Sar Pass Trek Is Safe For Travelers!
Ensuring the safety of trekkers is our top priority, which means that if you’re a trekker, you can rest assured that your safety is in good hands. The services like (rooms and tents) are separate for male and female trekkers, besides which, our trek leaders are extremely helpful and approachable.
Who Can Do Trekking In Sar Pass?
The Sar Pass trek is an easy to average level trek. Naturally, this means that trekkers must have a decent amount of fitness. You should be able to jog for 5 km in about 35 to 40 minutes to increase cardiovascular endurance. Make your muscles stronger by doing 3 sets of squats with 15 reps per day, and some yoga asanas. This will aid acclimatization, and facilitate adaptability to lower oxygen levels on high altitudes.
What Is The Best Time Do Sar Pass Trek?
May to October is perfect for the Sar Pass trek since the snow cover at lower altitudes has melted away, leaving behind a quilt of fresh greenery. Though there will be a good amount of snow on higher altitudes. After October, the snow cover is too high to try the trek.
Make sure you’re well hydrated. However, if you are feeling down with symptoms like Acute Mountain Sickness (nausea and headache are the prime symptoms), inform your trek leader immediately. Our trek leaders are well equipped with an extensive medical kit and oxygen cylinders for emergency situations. If you are suffering from any type of disease make sure to consult your trek leader before starting your course.
- Location: Kasol, Parvati Valley
- Duration: 6Days/ 5 Nights
- Level: Moderate
- Max Height : 13,800 ft
- Pick Up/Drop: Suma Ropa/Kasol
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How to Reach Kasol?
By Bus: Take a bus headed towards Manali/Kullu from Delhi/Chandigarh and get down at Bhuntar (10 km before Kullu) and take a local bus/taxi to Hotel Blue Diamond. Follow Kailashrath Treks landmark for the base camp. Volvo buses to Kullu/Kasol leaves between 5 pm to 9 pm from Delhi.
Trekkers must report at Katagla base camp at 11 am. POC details will be emailed prior to the event.
Reaching Kasol (Near Hotel blue Diamond).
Check in to camp at Kasol, Near Blue diamond hotel. All the participants will undergo through registration procedure after breakfast and freshening up. Post lunch acclimatization walk to Chalal village. Orientation will be given in the evening.
Trek to Grahan village (4-5 hours)
Trek will commence at 7 am from Kasol to Grahan. The trek starts from the centre of Kasol and keeps to the true left of the Grahan nalah. The trail is easy and frequently used by locals.The trail goes through lovely pine forests. The ascend is gentle and easy. One can effortlessly cover much distance in a couple of hours. After Grahan nalah the trail becomes rocky and climbing uphill, away from the right bank of the river. Buras (Rhododendrons) grows in the forest here. After a steep climb of about an hour, one reaches the village of Grahan, situated at the top. Overnight stay in tents at Grahan.
Grahan to Mung Thach (5-6 hours)
In the morning we climb towards the north of camping ground at Grahan. Villagers can be seen using this path for Mung Thach. After walking for a while, one can see Mung Thach, Nagaru, and Sar Top on the mountain to the right. The trail also becomes steeper and leads into the woods. The slope becomes steeper and the path is confusing in some places. After crossing the forest we arrive to Mung Thach. Overnight in tents at Mung Thach
Mung Thach to Nagaru (4 hours)
Trek from Mung Thach to Nagaru is a short but difficult part. The slope falls steeply to the valley. After crossing steep slope for a couple of hours, one finally reaches Nagaru campsite. Facing north, one can see magnificent mountains across the Parvati valley. Night is very cold due to the chilling wind. It is advisable to sleep early to avoid cold and the next day involves an early start.
Nagaru to Biskeri Thach via Sar Pass (7-8 hours)
Next day we have to make an early start, as the climb is steep through the snow. Sar pass and the elevated peaks of the Tosh valley are now visible. As one reaches the top, the view is exhilarating. After that, the slide is the most fun and completely safe as long as some precautions are taken. The slide takes one as far as a kilometre to a gentler slope of the valley. Valley arrives after walking for an hour from Sar Pass. We will then continue the trek through some dense rhododendron bushes towards Biskeri Thach campsite. Overnight stay in tents at Biskeri Thach.
Biskeri Thach to Barshaini and drive back to Kasol base camp ( 4-5 hours). Departure from Kasol.
Biskeri presents a sublime view of the pine forests, the majestic mountains and the lovely grasslands. From Biskeri we will descend towards Pulga village. The descend is easy and takes around 4-5 hours to reach Pulga. From Pulga we will continue to descend to cross Parvati river and then climb to reach village Barshaini. Jeep ride to Kasol base camp and departure.
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