Trekking to the Himalayas is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Most of us would be dreaming of scaling it though we don’t know the possibility. We also know why. The beauty of the majestic Himalayan ranges is epic and that’s just out there for us to look and go awe. You could discover how much you love nature and in one way, you could self-realize about yourself. Where do you begin with? A beginner could not scale Mt. Everest for a matter of fact! But thanks to the Himalayan ranges, you have several peaks and snow-capped mountains to give you the first-hand outstanding experience with stunning views and frozen lakes. Out of which, I would like to take you on a trek is Sar Pass Trek.
The word ‘Sar’ translates into ‘Lake’ according to the language of the locals. The trek also has a frozen lake on which you can walk! Walking on a lake is not impossible anymore! Considered to be one of the most famous treks in India, the Sar Pass trek is a paradise of scenic of the majestic Himalayan peaks. Originating from the village of Kasol, otherwise called ‘backpackers’ paradise, the trail will take you through a dense forest of pine and rhododendrons, fresh meadows, and countryside hamlets. The trek is ideal for even fit beginners in trekking but Sar Pass Trek is not relatively easy too. Sar Pass is a mountain range and not an actual mountain pass. But trust me when I say this, that doesn’t make it any less of an adventurous trekking experience!
Huddled at 13,700 ft. above sea level in the Parvati Valley of Kullu district, Himachal, this is the perfect place to see the roaring Parvati river. It just doesn’t stop there! It feasts your eyes with a panoramic portrait of snow-covered peaks and cloudy mountain valleys. You are assured of some exciting camping experiences in sites like Min Thach, Biskeri Thach, and Nagaru and each camp has it’s speciality in terms of surroundings. But ice is constant everywhere! The entire trek is promisingly mesmerizing and a handful of rippling streams results in a haunting lullaby. You, Trekkers, can dip your feet in the icy waters of the Parvati river to check if it freezes!
- Day1: Kasol and trek to Grahan village
Lovely pine forests welcome you. Rhododendron petals with refreshing drinks will shoo your tiredness away.
- Day2: Grahan to Mung Thach
The ground gets steeper. Chandrakhani stretch and other ranges are worthy of your 5 hours to walk through the woods.
- Day3: Mung Thach to Nagaru
This is the difficult part of the trek and the slope falls steeply. Feast your eyes with the majestic mountains across the Parvati valley facing north.
- Day4: Nagaru to Biskeri Thach
The top and soul purpose of your trek. You could slide from the top for a km harmlessly and enjoy it like no other ride!
- Day5: Biskeri Thach to Barshaini and back to base camp
Lovely grasslands of Biskeri are waiting for you. Don’t worry about getting lost, trek experts will ensure your department safely!
The city of kasol is beautiful and is suitable for any kind of accommodation. Delicious food is served hot by the restaurants. You would be surprised by that kind of luxury! Kheerganga Trek, The Traditional Village Tosh, Manikaran Sahib Gurdwara, Moon Dance Café, Parvati Shangri-La Festival, Malana, Fishing in Naggar, Hot Spring, Israeli Food, Chang the Rice Beer, Riverside Camping, Hype Music Festival, etc and much more to explore along with the trek. Believe me, this place has things which none of our cities have! And all this at your own cost and enthusiasm. All you need is sometime and a quick excuse to escape your offices!
If you wish to do trekking, just go for it. There is no way possible to stop you from what you wish to do. (Apparently, this is the best way to hide from your city!) Take the adventurous Sar Pass Trek to feel the eternal beauty and to begin your passion for trekking!