Sar Pass Trekking: A Complete Guide
Sar Pass is a great beginner’s hike. This is a great way to experience different terrains. Trekkers can enjoy a variety of experiences on this trail, including meadows and forests as well as charming villages and snowcapped mountains. Prashant Jha is a post-graduate student at BITS Pilani and shares information about the well-known trek in Himachal Pradesh’s Parvati Valley.
Kasol is a popular destination for backpackers from around the globe. Many of these people are city kids who want to experience the bohemian lifestyle. You have a variety of lodging options.
When should you visit Sar Pass?
The trek’s starting point is Grahan Village. Sar Pass Trek is best enjoyed between May and October. There is always a chance for bad weather at higher elevations than 4000 feet.
DETAILED ITINERARY BRIEF
Day 1: Arrive at Kasol and stay the night.
On the first day, we will reach Kasol Base Camp. To get used to high-altitude weather, we’ll walk around the area for a while. You will have fun activities to get to know each other. After a long day, enjoy a night of relaxation before you embark on an unforgettable trek. Dinner is not served. Accommodation: Hostel/Homestay
Day 2: Kasol to Grahan Village Trek
The second day will see us hike from Kasol towards Grahan. After a healthy and delicious breakfast, we will start our journey towards Grahan. The easy route through the pine forests will take us to Grahan, which is often used by the locals. Because the trail is easy to climb, we can cover a lot in just a few hours. You will soon see the trail turn rocky and climb uphill as it heads away from the river. This area is home to many Rhododendrons. After a short climb and some moving, we’ll reach Grahan. We will have dinner and make arrangements for overnight stays. Accommodation is available in tents/homestays for B, L and DA meals
Altitude: 5 Hours Distance: 8 Km at 7,700 Feet
Day 3: Grahan Village to Min Thach Trek
On the third day, we will trek from Grahan Village towards Min Thatch. After a healthy and delicious breakfast, you can start your trek north from the tenting ground at Grahan. Even though there are not many water sources, it is important to have your water supply. You can find stunning views of Min Thatch and Naguru by following a steep path through the woods. The path becomes more difficult as you go on, so make sure to be careful. Min Thach is reached after a few kilometres. You must see the breathtaking views of Chanderkhani, and other ranges.
Tents can be rented for accommodation. for 5 hours at an elevation of 11,150ft 7 km
Day 4: Min Thach Trek to Nagaru
We will trek from Min Thach towards Naguru on the fourth day. After a healthy and delicious breakfast, we will start our trek toward Naguru. Due to the steep trail, it is a short trek but not difficult. The trail can flood in winter. You should be careful on your trek because the movement can become more difficult. It should take approximately 4-6 hours to get from your current campsite to your next one. Even though it gets a very cold night, Naguru campsite remains one of the most beautiful spots on the trek.
Trekking from Nagaru to Sar Pass, Biskeri Thatch and Biskeri Thatch on day 5.
This is the final day of the magnificent trek to Sar Pass. We will begin climbing as soon as we can. After a steep climb through snow-covered Tosh Valley, you will reach the Sar Pass summit in a matter of hours. It is a stunning view from the summit. The beautiful Parvati valley can be seen from here. You can take in the views from the top of the B, L, or D meals Tents are available to accommodate. Time commitment of 8 hours
11,000 feet at 13,800 feet altitude
Day 6: After trekking from Biskeri Thatch and Barshaini, drive back to Kasol.
Today is our last day on the journey to the spectacular Sar Pass. We will trek from Biskeri Thatch towards Barshaini. Biskeri Thatch is a great place to see pine forests, grasslands and the majestic Himalayas. This will be the easiest day of the trek, as the descent is quite easy. In a few hours, we’ll reach Barshaini. From here, we’ll return to Kasol. In the evening, you will reach Kasol. B, L, and D meals
Trekking distance: 8 km
HOW TO GET THERE
How to get to the Sar Pass Trek Base Camp (Kasol).
Flying from Delhi, India to Bhuntar takes 2h 39m and costs between Rs 6,000- Rs 25,000. The Kullu Manali airport is Bhuntar’s airport. There are two flights per day between Delhi and Bhuntar. You can also fly from major cities like Chennai, Mumbai and other places.
Pathankot is the nearest railway station, located at 144 km. Pathankot is well-served by all major trains including the Jammu Tawi, Himsagar Express and others that run from Delhi, Mumbai and Ahmedabad, Jaipur and Lucknow. You can also travel by train from Delhi to Chandigarh, and then get a taxi or public transport to Bhuntar. By bus
Kullu is the cheapest option to get from Delhi and Bhuntar. It costs between Rs750 to Rs1,200, takes 8 hours and 28 mins, and costs between Rs750 to Rs1,200. An immediate transport service is available from Delhi’s ISBT Kashmiri Gate to Bhuntar. Each day, administrations depart twice. Street transport to Bhuntar is much more convenient than other modes.