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Sar Pass Trek

 Kasol    5 Nights/6 Days 105 people interested today
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Trip Overview

Trek which takes you to the Parvati Valley of Kasol and lets you soak in the fresh air of the majestic Himalayas.

Highlights

  • A trek which can be categorized as a moderate to a challenging one can have a lot to offer for the seasoned candidates.
  • Climb up to an altitude of 13800 feet.
  • Service of well-experienced mountain guides and well-maintained tents.

 

Detailed overview

Sar Pass in Parvati Valley of Kullu district is popular with adventure tourists. The Sar Pass Trek is quite a challenging trek, but the views en-route and once you reach the top are phenomenal. It is also a high-altitude trek so ensure that you have completed required health checkups before embarking on the journey. The trek starts at the base camp located at Kasol, about 520 km from Delhi. 

 

Itinerary

Day 1 - Registration and Orientation at Kasol Base Camp

  • You will have to arrive at Kasol Base Camp on your own by the morning and complete the registration.
  • An orientation session will be given by the chief organizer in the evening, it will cover the information like rucksack packing, marching/walking technique and general awareness about the trek route.
  • Take an acclimatization walk around the base camp in the evening at around 5 pm and have your dinner and stay overnight at Kasol Base Camp.

Day 2 - Drive to Kasol and Trek to Grahan Village (4-5 Hours)

  • On the second day wake up to the beautiful Himalayan sunrise at the Base Camp.
  • Have breakfast and be driven to the centre of Kasol to start your exciting trek! Your trek starts from Kasol town centre by Grahan Nahal.
  • The easy trail which is frequently used by locals will take you to through 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 Nahal, the trail becomes rocky and steep.
  • The steep climb of an hour will take you to your destination for the day. You will reach Grahan Village by evening and freshen up, post which you will have your dinner and stay overnight in the camps.

Day 3 - Grahan Village to Min Thatch (4-5 Hours)

  • On the third day, after a nice warm breakfast in the morning and start your trek towards the north of the camping ground at Grahan.
  • You will bump into many locals on the way using the Min Thatch trail. After walking a little more, you will see the Min Thatch, Nagaru and Sar top on the mountains.
  • The steeper trails will take you to the woods. Remember to stay with your group here as the trail becomes steeper and a bit confusing.
  • Cross the lush green forest and reach Min Thatch. Admire the Chanderkhani stretch and many more ranges from the campsite at Min Thatch.
  • You will have your dinner and stay overnight at the camps.

Day 4 - Min Thatch to Nagaru (4-6 Hours)

  • Have your breakfast and trek through the pastoral forest covered with snow from Min Thatch to Nagaru.
  • You will have to be careful on this trail as the steep slope and the snow will make the trek difficult here. After a difficult trek for 2 3 hours, you will finally reach the Nagaru campsite.
  • Enjoy the mesmerizing vistas of the magnificent mountain across the Parvati valley. See the small glittering lights of the Manikaran town as the night sets in.
  • It gets extremely chilly in the evening. It is advisable to sleep early to avoid catching a cold next!

Day 5 - Nagaru to Biskeri Thatch via Sar Pass (6-8 Hours)

  • Rise and shine early morning to start your trek. Climb up through the snow trails and admire the dazzling peaks of Tosh Valley.
  • The exhilarating view from the top of Sar Pass will leave you spellbound! Spend some time there and soak in the beauty of the place.
  • Slide down to the valley but take the necessary precautions. The sliding downhill is almost 1 km, walk for an hour and cross some magical water streams to reach the Biskeri Thatch campsite by evening.
  • You may take some rest and have dinner. Stay overnight at the Biskeri Thatch campsite.

Day 6 - Biskeri Thatch to Barshaini and Departure from Bhuntar (4-5 Hours)

  • See the splendid views of lofty mountains and pine forests from Biskeri Thatch!
  • Start trekking downhill through the dense forest, crossing a stream and then reach Pulga.
  • The twin village Pulga and Tulga are separated by a stream. Cross the bridge on the Parvati River to reach the Barshaini Village.
  • Then you will be dropped at Kasol and your amazing trek to the Sar pass concludes here. 

Basic Details

Start Point
Kasol
Finish Point
Kasol
Activity Level
Moderate to Challenging
Category
Trekking and HikingMulti-day ToursCamping
Trip Code
O736A1613

Inclusions

  • Homestay/ tented stay on sharing basis
  • Sleeping bag and Sleeping mat
  • Camping equipment and support staff
  • Forest permits
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks, Dinner) during the trek.
  • Transportation to and from Barshaini.

Exclusions

  • To and Fro to the Base Camp Kasol
  • Potter for personal luggage. Potters can be arranged at the extra cost
  • No airfare or transportation or extra over and above the expedition plan
  • No travel insurance
  • Any expenses towards medical exigencies and other emergencies
  • Unforeseen handling costs due to weather disturbance, landslides, political unrest
  • Personal expenses for tips, telephone calls, laundry, beverage etc
  • However, all best possible assistance would be provided in case of exigencies
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions
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Important Information

Rucksack/Back Pack: 1(must have)Between 40 to 50 Litres. Don’t buy more than 60L unless you are in expeditions. These will be heavier and can cause discomfort if not fully loaded!)

Rucksack cover (Waterproof): 1; Advised. MUST for protection from rain/dust/stain etc. (Alternately you can keep your clothing and warm jacket inside polythene pack. Do get the pack(s) back to home and reuse/recycle).

Daypack/Knapsack: 1; Optional (Can carry along with you with a water bottle, food, camera and wind/waterproof etc.) if you want to offload your Rucksack in permissible routes.

Trekking Shoe/Boot: Pair; (must have). A good quality trekking shoe/boot must have the following specs :

i) A sticky rubber sole with a lug (indentations for better grip).
ii) Ankle support (Medium or high ankle).
iii) Waterproofing membrane. (A must for high altitude and winter treks).

Get a pair and “break-in” well in advance that you don’t face any sores/blisters once you are in mountains.

T-shirt (Base layer while you are hiking): 3/4; (must have). Take at least one Dry fit/Quick dry type which can ventilate sweat/moisture wicking. These are made of synthetic materials. Cotton T-shirts are NOT advised and avoid especially when you walk.

Warm Jacket (Mid layer clothing for warmth): 1; (must have)Warm Fleece Jacket/Synthetic fill (Some refer as Hollow Fill) Jacket/Down feather Jacket.
While hiking you will not require this unless you are hiking in cold conditions. Use this when you cool down at the campsite).

Windproof Jacket/Wind Cheater (Outer layer clothing for protection from wind and rain/snowfall): 1 (must have); A hooded one made of water-resistant/repellent material is highly advised.
Use this along with Base layer (t-shirt) while hiking unless it is warm and sunny weather. Wear this always as an outer layer to protect from wind chill be while hiking or at the campsite.

Thermal wear (Base Layer once you reach campsite): 1 pair; Upper and lower (Woolly cot). Must for winter treks.

Trek pant: 2 pairs (must have) Can be Track pants (avoid cotton), 3 quarter/Cargo or Convertible kind.
One Dry fit/Quick dry track pant is advised. Water repellent/proof quality is a plus.
For altitude above 5000m/16400ft, you should use windproof and waterproof trek pants.

Raincoat/Poncho/Waterproof clothing: (must have); Waterproofing during your trek in the Himalayas, be it in summer or winter.

This can be achieved by any of the following:
ii) Use your windproof jacket and hiking pant having water repellent/proofing quality.
ii) A Poncho/Raincoat.

Balaclava/Woolen skull cap/Monkey Cap: 1; (must have) for protection from cold. Made of woollen/synthetic warm material.

Sun cap/Wide-brimmed Hat/Bandana: 1; For protection from the sun while you hike.

Undergarments/Innerwear: As per need.

Hiking Socks: 3/4 pair; Use full-length socks (Don’t use tennis socks). 100% Cotton socks are NOT recommended as these absorb sweat and dry slowly. A pair of woollen material is nice to have especially in winter treks.

Woollen gloves: 1 pair; (must have).

Waterproof gloves: 1 pair; Optional. Useful especially on high altitude treks where snow/ice is encountered.

Camp sandal: 1 pair; Can be a strap on sports sandal or a Hawaiian sleeper.

Walking Sticks/Trekking Poles/Ski Poles: 1 pair/Single; Nice to have, reduces the pressure on knees and gives balance specially while descending. Advised at least one pole for treks involving snow/ice.

Knee cap: 1 pair; Optional. Makes a difference especially if you have knee injuries/problems (Neoprene added variant is better).

Water bottle/Hydration pack: 1; (must have)Good quality plastic bottle.

Sunglasses: (must have) for all the high altitude treks and winter treks. Polarised/Anti-glare is always a better option in the snow with UV400 (UVA & B) protection. Trekkers using spectacle can order custom make powered sunglasses.

Torch/Head Lamp with extra batteries: (must have). Head torch keeps your hands free.

Accessories/Toiletries: Optional and try to share when you travel in a group.

Sunscreen lotion – Optional. At least 30/40 SPF.
ChapStick/Cold & Moisturising cream – Optional. As per need. Use small tubes/bottles.
Toothbrush and tooth paste – Carry a smallest available tube of toothpaste.
Soap/Soap strip – Carry small pocket size soap or Soap strip.
Hand sanitiser – Optional. Small bottle.
Tissue roll ( Toilet paper) – This is a must item as water may not be available in the vicinity.
Towel – Medium size (lightweight).
Anti-Fungal Powder – Optional. This helps to keep the socks and the trek shoe drier and odour free to an extent. Carry the smallest container.

Camera with extra cells: Optional. Normally there is no charging point on the Himalayan trek routes, carry spare batteries/power bank.

Dry food items(Kit): 1; (must have). Carry some dry fruits, chocolate/energy/protein bars and Glucon D/Tang/Gatorade.

Personal First-Aid Kit: Optional – Antiseptic cream, Betadine/Dettol/Savlon, Band-aid, cotton, crepe bandage, safety pin etc.

Medicines Kit: 1; This is a simple guideline and a doctor’s consultation is recommended.)
a) General medicines comprising of a headache, fever, vomiting, stomach upset and pain killer (Volini gel/spray)
b) Anti Diarrhoeal
c) Antibiotics – ( choose broad spectrum antibiotics for treating a variety of infections – carry a course of each)
d) Mild analgesics – (Aspirin/Paracetamol etc but DO NOT take Codeine based painkillers).
e) Strong analgesics (Co-Proxamol/Ponstan/Temgesic, use with care).
f) Anti-inflammatory (Nurofen or diclofenac sodium)
g) Diamox – This helps in acclimatisation (a proper dosage is must if taken. Drink a lot of water as this is a diuretic drug.

Cancellation Policy

  • Full refund if cancelled before* 48 hour
  • 50% refund if cancelled before 24 hour
  • No refund after that

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Meet-up Information/Reporting Point

  • Soma Roopa, Kasol, Himachal Pradesh
  • The operator details will be shared post-booking, you may get in touch with the operator for queries related to pick-up and meeting point
  • The exact reporting address is provided in the booking confirmation voucher
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