Sar Pass Trek

(Ex. Kasol)

OVERVIEW

According to the reports from the Indian Meteorological Department, the weather in 2020 is the most favourable 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 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!

Trip Inclusions

Meals

All Included

Accommodation

Camping (with sleeping bag and mats)

Transport

N/A

Itinerary

Day 1 - Registration and Orientation at Kasol Base Camp
On arrival at Kasol Base Camp, meet our representative who will guide you with further formalities. You will be given an orientation session by the leader and certain information about the dos and don’ts on the trek route. You will also need to complete the registration process at the base camp and will be given tips and tricks about trekking and packing techniques. In the evening, you can stroll around the camp, do some shopping or spend some time with your friends around the bonfire. At night, you will be served with a flavorsome meal, after which you can retire for the night to get ready for an exciting trek.
Day 2 – Trek to Grahan Village

Distance covered – 9 km
Duration – 4-5 hrs
Altitude – 5200 feet – 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 local people 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 3- Grahan Village to MinThatch to Grahan Village

Distance – 10-12 km
Duration – 6-8 hrs
Altitude – 7700 feet – 12500 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. Click pictures at the top for your memories and then descend down towards Grahan. On arrival at the camp, get freshened up to have some special moments with your friends around the bonfire. At night, have your dinner and spend time amidst the beautiful natural surroundings.

Day 4 – Grahan Village to Kasol

Duration – 4-5 hrs
Altitude – 5200 feet – 7700 feet
In the morning, you will be served with breakfast. Your trek will come to an end today and you will begin to descend towards Kasol. On reaching the endpoint, this stunning Sar Pass circuit trek will be completed and we will bid you goodbye and hope to see you again on our next adventure!

Things Included

  • All Veg meals from Day 01 to Last Day of your trek
  • Accommodation in tents on double, 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
  • Ponchos
  • 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

Things Excluded

  • 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

Note

  • 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 in cash as ATM’s in Manali are not reliable.

DATE

22 Dec 2020

ALTITUDE

12500 feet

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

Moderate

ADVANCE AMOUNT

Rs. 3000/-

DURATION

3N/4D

PRICE

Rs. 5500

per person

CANCELLATION POLICY

If cancellation is done by the participant prior to 15 days of the Event, 50% of the advance will be refunded. No refund would be provided if cancellation is done within 15 days of the event.

FAQ’s

What should I wear during trek?

Full sleeves quick dry t-shirts and full trousers are recommended. You can also carry a cap, sunglass and waterproof jackets.


What kind temperature we will experience?

During the daytime temperature is within 15 to 20 degree Celsius while in night it drops to 0 to 5 degree Celsius.


How is the food?

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.


What kind of tents we will get to stay?

Campers will be provided tents on a triple sharing basis.


Are there separate tents for boys and girls?

Yes, there are separate tents for boys and girls.


Is rucksack compulsory?

Yes, rucksack is compulsory for the trek.


Can extra luggage be deposited at base camp?

Yes, the entire extra luggage (which is not required for the trek) can be deposited at the base camp.


Is it required to bring any ID proof during the trek?

Yes, ID proof is essential for the trek. Only Aadhar card/ Voter ID Card/ Driving License/Passport will be accepted.


Is Medical Certificate essential?

Yes, medical certificate is essential for the trek.


Are we going to get network during the trek?

You get network at few places like Nagaru and Biskeri Thatch during the trek.


What are the risks involved in 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.


What are the safety measures taken?

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.


Do I need to carry any first aid along with me?

If there is any personal medication, make sure that you are carrying medicines for it and the guide should be aware of it.


What kind of toilet facilities is available during the trek?

On the trek toilet tents will be pitched separately for boys and girls.


What about drinking water during the trek and at campsites?

Natural water sources like stream are used for drinking at campsites. It is very safe to drink the water.


Can I carry my DSLR?

Yes, one can carry DSLR camera provided you take care of it against snow, rain and shock.


Are trekking shoes compulsory?

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.


Is liquor allowed in the trek?

No, liquor is strictly prohibited in the trek. Strict disciplinary actions will be taken if anyone is found with the possession of alcohol.


Is smoking allowed in the trek?

No, smoking is not allowed during the trek.


How is the level of 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.


How should I prepare myself for the trek?

One should do cardio related exercise like running, swimming or cycling for at least 40 minutes for 25 days prior to the event.


Is it recommended for the first timers?

Yes, the trek is recommended for the first timers also.

CONTACT US

Kothrud, pune

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