Sar Pass Trek
According to the reports from the Indian Meteorological Department, the weather in 2019 is the most favorable for trekking in the Himalayas. The beauty of every trekking expedition is unique in its nature and form. Sar Pass Trek in Himachal Pradesh is the most popular one amidst the stunning trails of the world. Originating from the famous village of Kasol, which is also known as the backpackers’ paradise, the trail weaves through dense forests of pine and rhododendrons, lush meadows and rustic hamlets. Leaning a bit towards a moderate level of difficulty, the trek is ideal for fit beginners. The Sar Pass top unveils a panoramic canvas of snow-clad peaks and misty mountain valleys. The Sar Pass trek also holds some of the finest campsites like Min Thatch, Biskeri Thatch and Nagaru in its lush green folds. As daunting as it sounds, the surrounding Himalayan beauty overpowers your fear and fatigue. Experience your heart racing, and soul rejoicing as the little child in you comes shrieking alive! Itching to grab your rucksack and run? Book your seats for the Sar Pass trek today!
Camping (with sleeping bag and mat)
Day 01 - Registration and Orientation at Kasol Base Camp
Day 02 - Drive to Kasol and Trek to Grahan Village
Time taken : 5 – 6 hours
Altitude : 7700 feet
Wake up to the beautiful Himalayan sunrise at the Base Camp. Have breakfast and drive to centre of Kasol to start your journey to this little heaven in the Parvati Valley. Your trek starts from Kasol town center and you will be trekking till the beautiful village of Grahan today. The initial part of the trail is easy which will take you through dense pine forests. In a couple of hours you will be able to cover much of the distance as the trail is easy to climb. After reaching the Grahan Nalah, the trail becomes a little challenging as it is rocky and steep. You will reach the alluring village of Grahan and your campsite will be at the end of this village. The locals say that the Rhododendron petals found in the village can be eaten whole and the syrup can be mixed with water to make a refreshing drink. Also the honey that the localites prepare is something you should definitely try in Grahan. You will be provided delicious dinner and a campfire to keep yourself warm. Retire for the night in comfortable tents.
Day 03 - Grahan Village to Min Thatch
Time taken : 6 – 7 hours
Altitude : 11200 feet
Wake up early in the morning and have your breakfast with the mighty mountains all around you. Post breakfast start your trek towards the north of the camping ground. The trail becomes steeper and is exhausting than day one. If you think that you won’t be able to carry your backpack for the rest of the trek you can hire a porter for an extra charge from grahan village and we would recommend you to take one here as you would not be able to hire a porter after this point. You start your day with the wonderful sunshine, climbing through steep slopes which leads you into the woods. You might experience sudden changes in the weather on your way so keep your ponchos easy to find as it may start raining before you even realise. Soon you will reach Ratapani the most amazing lunch point which will make you forget your tiredness as you witness the breathtaking view of the hills on one side and the valley on the other. As you reach the campsite you will be amazed by the views of the Chanderkhani stretch and other ranges which would help you relieve your mind and regain the energy lost during the trail. Have your dinner and stay overnight at the camps.
Day 04 - Min Thatch to Nagaru
Day 05 - Nagaru to Biskeri Thatch via Sar Pass
Time taken : 7 – 8 hours
Altitude : 13800 feet
Wake up very early in the morning and post breakfast start your journey to Biskeri Thatch via the most awaited Sar Pass which will be the highest point of the expedition at a whopping height of 13800 feet. You will be climbing from Nagaru to Sar Pass and then the descend will start. You will be descending through mesmerizing views of the snow clad mountains around you. While beholding a breathtaking view of the lofty mountains, you can take a sigh of relief and enjoy the lush green scenic beauty that nature beholds. You will have to descend through steep patches of snow and you can wear your poncho and enjoy the amazing slide while descending through such patches. You will also be crossing small fresh water streams formed by the snow melting at the top. Reach the Biskeri Thatch campsite by evening and rest in tents surrounded by huge pine trees.
Day 06 - Biskeri Thatch to Barsheni and Drive to Kasol
Time taken : 5 – 6 hours
Altitude : 7500 feet
Wake up in the morning and enjoy the picturesque views of Biskeri Thatch. Today will be the last day of your trek and it is time to bid goodbye to the mountains and head back to Kasol. Post breakfast start trekking downhill through the dense forest, crossing a stream and then reach Pulga. The downhill patch is much easier compared to the rest of the trek and you will witness some spellbind views offered by the thick canopy.The twin village Pulga and Tulga are separated by a stream. Cross the bridge on the Parvati River to reach the Barsheni Village. From Barsheni we will drive you to Kasol where our stunning trek concludes. We will bid you goodbye and hope to see you again on our next adventure!
- All Veg meals from Day 01 to Last Day of your trek
- Accommodation in tents on triple or quad sharing
- Trekking equipment (Tents, Sleeping bag, Sleeping mats, toilet tents)
- All required forest permits
- Transportation as per itinerary
- Qualified and experienced trek leader and staff
- Basic First Aid kit and Oxygen cylinder
- Once in a lifetime experience with us
Things to Carry
- Backpack (40 to 60 litres)
- Daypack (20 litres) if you choose to hire a porter to carry your Backpack
- Trekking shoes and extra pairs of socks
- Thermals and quick dry clothes
- Hand Gloves and Cap
- Sunscreen and toiletries
- Water bottles (2 litres minimum) (Note: It is mandatory to refill your bottles everyday as the water availability is completely dependent on climatic conditions.)
- Torch with extra batteries
- Empty tiffin box to carry your packed lunch
- Snacks you wish to carry
- Electrol or Glucon-D and Personal medications if any
- Plastic bags for wet clothes
- Any government ID proof
- All transportation to and fro base camp
- Any personal expenses
- Anything other than things included
- Porter charges for carrying your backpack
- Cost incurred due to any emergency
- Littering is strictly prohibited. We request you to support us in preserving the environment
- Age limit for the trek is minimum 16 Years
- Make sure you carry the balance amount and the bike security deposit in cash as ATM’s in Manali are not reliable.
Full sleeves quick dry t-shirts and full trousers are recommended. You can also carry a cap, sunglass and waterproof jackets.
During the daytime temperature is within 15 to 20 degree Celsius while in night it drops to 0 to 5 degree Celsius.
We offer a healthy and nutritious vegetarian diet which is recommended during the trek. All the meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. We also arrange for Jain food on special request.
Campers will be provided tents on a triple sharing basis.
Yes, there are separate tents for boys and girls.
Yes, rucksack is compulsory for the trek.
Yes, the entire extra luggage (which is not required for the trek) can be deposited at the base camp.
Yes, ID proof is essential for the trek. Only Aadhar card/ Voter ID Card/ Driving License/Passport will be accepted.
Yes, medical certificate is essential for the trek.
You get network at few places like Nagaru and Biskeri Thatch during the trek.
Sar Pass is a moderate level trek and there are very limited/no risk scenarios involved in the trek. A hundred percent guarantee to the safety of all participants will be provided by, only if participants are following all the instructions given by guides.
Guides who accompany the group members are certified from government mountaineering institutes and are expert in handling scenarios like medical issues or physical injuries. A first aid medical kit and rescue kit is always available with the guide.
If there is any personal medication, make sure that you are carrying medicines for it and the guide should be aware of it.
On the trek toilet tents will be pitched separately for boys and girls.
Natural water sources like stream are used for drinking at campsites. It is very safe to drink the water.
Yes, one can carry DSLR camera provided you take care of it against snow, rain and shock.
Yes, trekking shoes are compulsory. A good trekking shoe should have an ankle support, good grip and water proof. In case if you are buying a new pair of shoes, make sure you are using it at least 15 days prior to the event.
No, liquor is strictly prohibited in the trek. Strict disciplinary actions will be taken if anyone is found with the possession of alcohol.
No, smoking is not allowed during the trek.
The level of trek is moderate. The trek demands both physical stamina and mental endurance. On who is participating should do few cardio workouts one month prior to the event.
One should do cardio related exercise like running, swimming or cycling for at least 40 minutes for 25 days prior to the event.
Yes, the trek is recommended for the first timers also.
The trek will end at Barshaini. Transportation will be provided till Kasol.
The best time for the trek is from April to June. From April to June one can find long snow stretches after Nagaru and slides while descending from Sar Pass.
Yes, the trek from Nagaru to Biskeri Thatch is entirely covered with snow.