Sar Pass Trek
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Sar Pass Trek
One of the most stunning valleys in Himachal Pradesh is Parvati, which is located in the Kullu district. Additionally, it is well-known among hikers from all over the world. In the Parvati Valley, there are many different trek routes, but the most popular and daring one is "Sar Pass Trek." The name Sar Pass was chosen for a purpose. The lake is referred to as "Sar" by the inhabitants, according to their language. You will cross through the ice lake as you go from Tila Lotni to the Biskeri Bridge. which the locals refer to as "Sar." One of the most well-liked hikes in the Shivalik mountain ranges is this one. The strength of hikers is put to the test on this excursion. One of Himachal Pradesh's high-altitude hikes is this one.
The unique aspect of this trip route is that every location you travel through is really gorgeous. You will be amazed the whole time you are hiking. The Sar Pass Trip is a high altitude trek, rising 13,850 feet above sea level. Kasol base camp is where hikers should begin their journey. Kasol is a well-liked tourist destination and is often referred to as "Mini Israel of the Himalayas." Alpine meadows, pine woods, deodar tree forests, and rhododendrons all surround this location. This little community is situated close to the Parvati River's banks. Another unique feature of Kasol is its proximity to other popular tourist destinations, like Manikaran and Barshaini. Hinduism and Sikhism meet at Manikaran, where Barshaini is well-known as the starting point for the Kheerganga and Tosh treks.
The densely forested Sar Pass Trekking track is endowed with several varieties of Himalayan flora and flowers, clear waterfalls, exciting trails, and deep, lush woods. The far-off settlement along the path is the first campground, Grahan Village. Here, you may see homes with classic architecture that were erected decades ago and are still exactly as they were when they were first built. Min Thatch is an open area in isolation that resembles a field where residents formerly grazed their animals. Nagaru is the last camping area before Sar Pass. The most stunning part of the pass is the summit. You may enjoy the breathtaking views of the Himalayan Peaks, Valleys, and woodlands from there. Once again, Bishkeri is a stunning location with verdant fields. Another feature of Bishkeri is the opportunity to see several Himalayan bird species. It's a great area to spend the night with a clear sky and sparkling stars.
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Itinerary of trek
When you arrive in Kasol, one of our representatives (a trek leader or guide) will meet you and transport you to the next programme. We will follow the Grahan Nalah as we begin our walk from the final roadhead after receiving the appropriate orientation and briefing. The path starts as moderate, but quickly turns into rough rock walking, then back to moderate trails. The trek will be accompanied by woodlands packed with a variety of plants, which will add some individuality to the environment. Along the way, there are various tea shops where one may stop for food or drinks in particular. The route continues to incline steeply until it reaches the settlement of Grahan. The settlement is concealed by vegetation along a ridge and is visible until we get to the village's actual grounds. Although densely inhabited, the Grahan settlement is less well-connected to the outside world. Since there is no network in the hamlet, we advise making any crucial calls in Kasol before departing from the city. After settling within the rooms, one may wander the village. The local family homes will serve as the stopover for the night. Eat supper and get a good night's rest.
To leave the Grahan village on time, get up early and knot your hiking boots. The day path is a hard ascent through dense trees that reach far into the sky. If one didn't stay together, one may get lost in the rich greenery. Today's vista is somewhat obscured by tall trees, giving it the ideal location for canopies to create magnificent lighting. Throughout the trip, the panoramas will continuously emerge and go. We will have our packed lunch halfway through the trek before starting the difficult ascent again. The journey to the Minh Thach campground will take a few hours. The Minh Thach meadow can be seen between the trees as the jungle begins to open up. The campground is lovely, with magnificent evening and morning lighting. We will stop here and rest inside the camp in designated areas, using sleeping bags.
Despite being the shortest day of the whole course, it is steep enough to wear someone out. Starting with the easy hike from the campground, it quickly becomes steep. The key to navigating such slopes is to be patient and go slowly; you don't need to outpace other people or sprint; simply hike at your own speed. After a few hours, the treeline will be gone below, the air will get thinner, and a spectacular panorama surrounded by uncountable mountain ranges and peaks will emerge. Nagaru is situated on a mountaintop ridge that is vulnerable to fierce winds that may be quite cold, but the vista that is on offer is just breathtaking. While the road is usable until the end of May, the area is mostly covered with snow. The icy surroundings remind me of a fantastic camping with plenty of exciting activities to offer. The campers will spend the night indoors beneath the starry night sky. One may enjoy or realise their fantasies of gaping at the glittering and fading lights in the night sky at this breathtaking sight. Sleep well since the next day will be lengthy and packed with surprises.
The path with the finest views, a pass to cross, and access to the opposite side of the valley rich of scenic features is the most anticipated of the whole walk. Before getting close to the pass, there is a difficult walk that must first be overcome, followed by hours of flat ground. As we get closer to the pass, the mountain begins to steepen. Eventually, we reach the summit and gaze back at the valleys that lie ahead to be enjoyed for the rest of our lives. At its highest point, the pass sometimes puts a person's ability to traverse it to the test with thunderstorms, strong winds, snowfalls, and even blizzards, but it often is quiet and pleasant with genuine respect for the alpine environment. After going over the pass, we continue to descend towards the treeline, giving up the weird yet cosy feeling of stopping at a beautiful campground. After days of hiking over icy terrain and steep ascents to the unfavourable weather held at the summit, Bishkeri is the most favoured camping. The evening may be relaxedly spent by the fire chatting about the trek's adventures while indulging in a sumptuous meal.
Today, we will make our last ascent toward Barshaini. We will leave the location after a scrumptious breakfast and travel southward through woodlands, meadows, streams, and a river to cross. The road is exquisitely etched, travelling through beautiful spots of huge meadows. Along the route, one would see woods that were so ancient that it would take two persons to round the tall trees. This primitiveness continues till we arrive at Pulga, a town crowded with specific travellers. After days of travelling through the countryside, we notice that the road head that seems to be nearby from Pulga is really rather far away. We will soon arrive at the roadhead from where we may take a local bus to Manikaran. One is now free to go to their favoured locations.
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➽ Preparation for Trek
As you well know, the great Himalayan trek is one that requires careful preparation, a strategy that allows for enough flexibility to adapt to whatever challenges may arise.
Therefore, here are some things to consider before setting out on your trek:
⦿ Physically – You should start working out at least a month before signing up for a program if you want to be physically prepared for the rigours of a journey. Strengthen your legs by jogging and working out regularly to increase your stamina. To better acclimatise to the environment and increase your resilience on the walk, you should give up smoking and undertake breathing exercises twice a day. Engage in vigorous physical activity, such as playing sports, doing Yoga, or running.
⦿ Mentally –
Getting in shape physically is essential, but mental preparation is just as crucial for a successful walk. Take time to enjoy your regular activities, maintain a healthy diet and sleep schedule, and unwind before embarking on a hike. Predictions regarding the journey should not cause mental worry. Spend time with your closest pals to recharge your batteries and renew your spirit. Pre-trek preconceptions are unwarranted since the first contact with the other trekkers is certain to be a source of inspiration and energy. Conditions during the walk will contribute to the increase in mental readiness. The mental repercussions of physical disadvantages will not be ignored. So, when you hike, pay attention to different regions of your body and purposefully relax them. If you want to enjoy your hike, you should learn to loosen up a little, particularly in the hips. Think about your descent as a simple dance, and enjoy the natural rhythms that the path and your body can discover together gradually, whether you're on a flowing downhill route or a frightening slope. Try out a few new walking techniques to add some fun to your commute without worrying about getting somewhere in particular. Maintaining mental fitness mostly requires a willingness to relax and take in the journey, rather than subjecting oneself to undue stress.
Get the right size hiking boots and go for it, from a technical standpoint. You should make use of 60 litres. To become acclimated to carrying heavy items, it is recommended to utilise a backpack on a regular basis. Get a hiking stick, a water bottle, some thermal socks, a fleece or feather coat, some long pants, a poncho, some flip-flops, and any devices you may need like a camera or a power bank (DSLR or digital camera).
➽ How to Reach
Manali is conveniently accessible from Delhi. You may travel from Delhi to Manali in 12 to 14 hours by taking an overnight bus (approx 540 KMS). Online ticket sales are available at www.hrtc.gov.in or www.redbus.in. The majority of Volvo private buses leave Delhi between 5 and 8 p.m. due to the distance between Delhi and Manali. At 8.30 p.m., the last government bus leaves from ISBT Kashmere Gate. Volvo buses charge between Rs. 1,200 and Rs. 1,800 every sector from Delhi to Manali.
Getting to Kasol:
Bhunter and Kasol are separated by 25 kilometres, and several buses operate every 15 minutes. On the left bank highway, 25 kilometres from Kasol, there is an additional exit at Bhunter. Between Kullu and Manali is where you may find Hunter. From Manali or Bhunter, you may take a cab or a local bus to Kasol.
The closest train station is at:
The nearest train stations are at Ambala (350 miles) and Chandigarh (450 kilometres) (310 kms).
Advice: Chandigarh to Manali regular Volvo and bus services operate in the evening. Volvo buses from Chandigarh to Manali charge between Rs. 800 and Rs. 1,200 for each sector.
The closest airfield is:
Bhuntar is home to the closest airport. Manali is 52 kilometres from the closest airport. Taxis cost between 1500 and 2,500 rupees to get from Bhuntar to Manali. Air travel between Bhuntar and Delhi is convenient. Indian Airlines, Kingfisher Airlines, MDLR Airlines, and Jagson Airlines all provide flights to Kullu from Delhi and Chandigarh via this airport.
➽ Things to Carry
- Good Trekking Boots: You need sturdy trekking boots with supportive high ankles. Don't bring your running shoes. U can carry extra floaters/flip flops also.
- Wear warm clothing, such three-layer coats, fleece upper, hollow fill or down-filled jackets. Carry full-sleeved T-shirt. Carry cotton hiking trek pants and warm pant for your lower body. Never bring shorts or jeans on a hike.
- Take top and bottom thermals with you.
- Quick dry towel with light weight and Personal toiletries. Suns cream lotion, sanitizer, tooth brush ad toothpaste, lip balm and antibacterial powder.
- Socks: Bring two pairs of regular socks and two pair of wool socks for wearing at night.
- A head torch is required.
- Sunglasses/ Goggle: UV-protected sunglasses are necessary to protect against sunlight and Snow Mountain.
- There should also be a woolen cap / balaclava, cap, neck gaiter cum face mask and warm fleece and waterproof summit gloves since it will be chilly. Keep waterproof gloves on hand since they become wet in the snow.
- Everyone taking part in the activity should have their own lunchbox, spoon, mug and water bottle/ hydration pack of 2 ltr.
- Raincoats/ponchos: Since snowfall and rain are frequent at high elevations, it is important to have one on hand so as to avoid getting wet.
- Trekking bag of 75 ltr with rain cover.
- Walking stik.
- Electronics: camera (optional) USB cable/USB solar charger, charger/earphones, Power bank fully charged.
- Personal first aid box. Emergency ration, energy bars, dry fruit, electoral/Ors
- Required Documents:
a) Registration Form
b) Medical Certificate (signed by a licensed MBBS physician)
c) NOC form (completed by the trekker)
d) 2 passport-size photos
e) ID Proof photo (not PAN)
g) Insurance upto 5 lac..
➽ Trip Cost Includes
- Conveyance within the journey.
- Tents that can be shared.
- Advanced and knowledgeable himalayan adventure trips guide.
- Cooks, helpers, and other necessary personnel.
- Vegetarian meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) along the journey
- Every organisational prerequisite for a journey
- First aid kit with portal oxygen.
- Camping fees and forest permits.
- All permissions for hiking.
- All meals will be supplied while on the hike. Freshly cooked meals will include a mix of indian, chinese, and continental cuisines.
- Lodging at a hotel, guest house, home, or in tents.
- All of the group's trekking equipment (tents at base camp, use of base camp facilities)
- All trip workers, including porters and mules for everyday items (such as food, tents, and utensils)
➽ Trip cost Excludes
- Airfare or other forms of transportation costs.
- Meals and hotel accommodations.
- Personal costs include washing, cell charging, and lodge showers
- Entry permits or permission for the inner line for foreign participants.
- Personal apparel and hiking supplies, such as liners for sleeping bags and walking sticks, are required.
- Any expenditures associated with rescue efforts or an early expedition departure.
- Guides and sherpa crew are tipped.
- Personal porters to carry hikers' packs
- Personal liability insurance or emergency evacuation costs
- Personal purchases (such as bottles of mineral water, bottled or canned drinks, chocolate, dried fruit, presents, etc.).
- From and to the trailhead, food.
- 5% goods and service tax (gst).
➽ Ad ons
Offloading 3,000 backpacks per bag
700 people may stay in a single tent every day.
The following items are obtainable for rental:
- Goose down feather jacket rental cost: 200 rs
- Gloves 30 rupees per day to rent
- Walking stick rental is 50 rs per day.
- Renting hiking boots costs 150 rs each day.
➽ Special Casual Leaves
Government employee can avail the benefit of special casual leave when u join us for a trekking expedition. As per the rule of the pay commission, special casual leave can be availed for up to 30 days in a calendar years for trekking and mountaineering expeditions through a register organization. Himalayan adventure trips are a register adventure tour operator register with Indian mountaineering foundation and Himachal Pradesh tourism. Candidates have to apply for leave at least 30 days before the trek/expedition start.
➽ Provided By The Customers
A fantastic introduction to the outdoors Since this was my first time hiking, a representative from Himalayan Adventure Trips advised that I do the Sar Pass trip. In addition, they were invaluable in assisting me with my pre-trek packing and preparations. Since this was my first walk, I had some challenges along the way, but everything was well-organized, and the food was delicious.
The trip with Himalayan Adventure Trips was incredible. The facilities and the cuisine were excellent. Everything are systematic. We appreciate the fantastic opportunity you provided us with.hiking and camping on a supertramp level I slept in swiss tents, which are in a fantastic location; I particularly appreciate Naggar, which is far from the hubbub of Manali; and, most impressively, they have a partnership with India's highest zipline. The day trek was fantastic, and the packed lunch was delicious. It was a lot of fun, and we all paired up.
Taking the trek across Sar Pass was a fantastic adventure. Hi, we're a party of trekkers from Bangalore, and Saurabh from Himalayan Adventure Trips helped us get to Kasol by booking our bus tickets and taxis, and he made sure our walk was just as we'd imagined it would be. they are really warm and welcoming and can anticipate your requirements. That's really kind of you.