Sar Pass Trek
Sar Pass Trek is the refined beauty amidst gigantic Himalayan Ranges, the journey starts from the known location Kasol. This trek has got peace and adventure, everything! It is great for beginners.
Pass by a glacial Lake “Sar”
Sar means Lake in the local language, this trek which is at an altitude of 4,211 m is named “Sar Pass” because you have to pass by a glacial Lake “Sar”. It lies in Parvati valley of Himachal Pradesh and the starting point of this trek is Kasol.
An Ultimate Trek for Beginners
One can experience all kinds of trails, go through Himalayan old fashioned and alluring villages, wide and narrow meadows and forests. You get to experience terrain varieties on this trek and its starting point is Kasol, away from cities. The people from different areas visit this place and it’s a famous tourist destination.
Beauty in Abundance
Sar Pass has got inherent beauty, peace and adventure, everything! Start from Kasol and trek through rich forest to reach Grahan village. The views of Parvati valley are spellbinding and will leave you speechless. Trek through Biskeri Thach, a wide meadow and this trek will take you to the heavenly Sar Pass.
Key Points of Sar Pass trek
- Level is Easy to Moderate
- Proper conditioning & training of body required
- Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperature
- Shoes are the single most important equipment.
- High Altitude requires proper acclimatization.
- Beautiful landscapes so carry good photo gear & Extra battery backup
- Travel light
- The backpack should not exceed 10 kg.
Must read about Sar Pass Trek
Trek Fee:Rs 8500 (Includes GST and all costs of the Trek from Kasol to Kasol)
Duration: 5 Days
Winter Temperature: (5°C to 12°C)
Altitude: (4,211 M)
Best Time:May to October
Trek distance: 23 Km.
Level: Easy to Moderate
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Group Size Medium Group
Day 1– Kasol to Grahan Village (10 km) (4/5 hours) (2355 m)
Day 2– Grahan Village to Min Thach (7 km) (5 hours) (3433 m)
Day 3– Min Thach to Nagaru Thach (8 km) (7 hours) (3812 m)
Day 4– Nagaru Thach to Sar Pass (4211 m) and Biskeri Thach (14 km) (7/8 hours) (3344 m)
Day 5– Biskeri Thach to Bursheni and back to Kasol (10 km) (4/5 hours)
✅ Transport Facility from Kasol to Kasol
✅ Forest Permit and entrance fee
✅ Accommodation in tents on twin share basis
✅ All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, coffee, snacks, soup and dinner
✅ (All camping gears)
✅ High quality tents
✅ Sleeping bags
✅ Separate Toilet tents – Ladies and Gents
✅ Dining Tent
✅ Dining Table
✅ Kitchen team
✅ Radio Walkie Talkie for Communication
✅ Good Experience Trek Leader guide and Technical guide
✅ Medical Kit
✅ Oxygen Cylinders
✅ Crampons and Gaiters
❌ Personal Insurance
❌Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit
❌On first day En Route to base camp the Breakfast and Lunch are Not Included
❌Last Day En Route Lunch and Dinner are Not Included
Full payment confirms your booking
We serve three meals a day including snacks and soup. A variety of delectable and healthy food is provided which includes; Indian, Chinese and other Western meals. They are nutritious and keeps you fit and healthy on your trek.
Kasol to Grahan Village (10 km) (4/5 hours) (2355 m)
Kasol to Grahan is a trek through the main market of and forests along the Grahan Nalah. The trail is leveled and well-marked, used by villagers.
Ahead you will find foliage and from here some fields are visible and there the locals sell tea, Maggie, omelettes and also Juice of Rhododendron leaves (Buras). You will see the flowers blooming in spring season.
Now ascend for one hour, it is a steep climb to reach Garhan Village on top of a hill. You will reach the campsite after you cross this village, setup your camps at ground have healthy food and retire for the night.
Grahan Village to Min Thach (7 km) (5 hours) (3433 m)
From the campsite, northwards is an ascending trail which is frequently used by the villagers. This trail leads to Min Thach.
After few minutes of trek, the view will open up in front of you and Min Thach and Sar Top is visible. The trail gets steep and trek is through a dense forest which allows only some rays of sun to enter the forest.
When you will cross the steep climb the forest will open up to a grassy section on ridge. You’ve reached Min Thach, villagers bring their cattle to graze here. Towards north-west you can see Chanderkhani and other ranges, campsite of Nagaru can also be seen from here.
Towards south east of the ridge forests lie and there is space for camping. The ridge protects against the winds so pitch your tents here and sleep comfortably in tents.
Min Thach to Nagaru Thach (8 km) (7 hours) (3812 m)
The trek is through the woods which leads to another ridge, which is rocky and from here a grassy meadow below can be seen. The ridge is steep and on top is Nagaru,the trail is marked well till some metres and when the tree line ends you can only see some foliage.
This part of the trek is risky because the slope is steep and slippery. Heavy snow makes the climb tough, use your hiking pole and ice axe in this section. You can reach the top Nagaru campsite in two hours after this risky climb.
This campsite beautiful views of Parvati valley, town of Manikaran, Chanderkhani, Min Thach, Grahan village and the ranges of Beas valley are also visible. The temperature decreases after sunset and the winds are strong so setup you reach there.
Have food and retire early because of the chilly weather.
Nagaru Thach to Sar Pass (4211 m) and Biskeri Thach (14 km) (7/8 hours) (3344 m)
Today start early because of the long distance and the climb is going to be technical and the snow will make it difficult. The surroundings are pristine and push you to go high. Climb 3 hills and a ridge, it is going to be steep and you will need ice axe and proper equipment.
After the steep climb reach the hilltop and the views which you will encounter are rewarding. To the east enjoy watching the peaks of Tosh valleyand towards south you can see snow covered mountains. Fro m this point you can reach the summit in 2 hours.
With valleys on left trek very carefully and reach the path from where you have to climb a ridge. From here you can see the top where flag is tied to a “Trishul”. The steep slope and heavy snow will make the section difficult and may need ropes to cover this.
Reach the top and the views will leave you awestruck. After some hundred feet you will see avalley, extremely beautiful and you have no option to get down except sliding.
Have fun sliding down using the right technique. when you reach the gentle slope of the valley walk and come to another slope in the valley, this is less steep. Now, reach third section of sliding and you can reach the ground.
After reaching the ground level trek through trees, a narrow valley and a meadow. Campsite of Biskeri Thach can be reached after crossing the streams, from here you can see pine forests, huge mountains and some grasslands. The villages are also visible from here – Tosh, Bursheni, Pugla Tugla, and Nakthan.
After having a day full of adventure. Setup your tents here and retire for the night
Biskeri Thach to Bursheni and back to Kasol (10 km) (4/5 hours)
The trek from Biskeri is a steep descend along the stream, cross the stream and walk across a land and then take a trail which enters a dense forest.
Descend through the forest section and then again cross a stream. You will need ropes to get down a rock, after this go to the campsite which was across the stream and the left trail of this campsite leads to villagePugla.
Reach a beautiful setting, a grassy land with few trees, walk for some time and enter the woods, descend is steep. Continue walking and you will reach the village of Pugla. Pugla and Tugla are twin villages, a stream separates them. CrossRiver Parvati over a bridge from Tuglato reach Bursheni.
InParvati valley, Bursheniis the last village and a road is connected for the trekkers which leads toPin Parvati Pass,Kheerganga, Mantalai Lakeand other treks lying inTons valley.
From here you will return to Kasol.
Please carry the documents given below
- Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, driving license, voters ID, etc.)
- Medical Certificate (first part to be filled by a doctor and second part by the trekker)
- Risk Certificates
Trekkers must bring :
- Strongly built hiking shoes, if you do not own a pair you can rent it from Sankri.
- Sandals or slippers to wear in campsite
- Thick woollen socks, it will keep your feet warm
- Daily wear socks
- Thermals are very important
- 1 shirt, it should be long sleeved
- Shirts and pants for campsite, should be warm
- 1 raincoat or poncho
- Thick gloves
- Trek pants
- Cap and Balaclava (or a scarf)
- Sun glasses
- Sun tan lotion
- Lip balm
- Water bottle
- Personal toiletry items
ATM Point & Mobile connectivity:-
ATM POINT: Withdraw money before your journey, Kasol is the last point where you will find ATM.
Your device will receive signals in some places during the trek but you can’t rely on the signal strength, so make sure you finish all your important work and calls before starting of the trek.
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We carry first aid kits but it’s necessary to carry a personal medical kit.
(Carry minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)
– Diamox – (prevents altitude sickness)
– Digene – (it cures discomfort in stomach, acidity)
– Crocin Advance – (cures fever and headache)
– Aspirin/Combiflam – (Pain reliever)
– Disprin/Saradon – (cures headache)
– Avomine – (prevents motion sickness)
– Avil – (it treat allergies)
– Norflox TZ & Lomofrn – (prevents Diarrhoea)
– Ranitidine – (reduces the amount of acid in stomach)
– Volini/Moov spray – (for sprains)
– Betadine/Savlon – (Antiseptic cream)
– Band aid
– Stretchable/elastic bandage
– Use medicines only when prescribed by the doctor in case you face any problem in your trek, take advice from Professional guide before taking any medicine.
– Drinking water is necessary during your trek, keep 1 litre of water bottle filled and drink it on proper interval of time, it is very important while hiking.
- Make your booking one or two months prior in advance. If you cancel the trek due to any reason, it is mandatory to notify us. Cancellation charges will only be effective from the date we get your request to cancel the trek.
- If the trek gets cancelled from our side due to natural disaster,rainfall, heavy snowfall or any other reason then the refund will not be initiated but we will arrange another trek.
(Bank charges deducted are not Refundable)
- Up to 30 Days – 90% cost is Refundable
- Between 21 to 30 Days – 50% cost is Refundable
- Less than 20 Days – No Refund
(Refund is initiated within 7-8 business days)