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Highlights

  • Sar Pass is an ideal trek for beginners!Conquer the 13,800 ft high pass in the Parvati Valley of Himachal Pradesh
  • The panoramic view of snow-covered trailsAlso, explore a fascinating forest of rhododendrons
  • This trek is a feeling of incomparable achievementViewing the peaks from above is worth the effort trekkers have to spend on their journey
  • Various villages with plenty of opportunities to interact with the locals will keep you entertained throughout the journey
  • Trek for allRecommended for beginners with good fitness

Key Info.

Parvati Valley

Himachal Pradesh

Kasol

Base Camp

Summer

Best Season

13,800

Max. Altitude (Ft.)

Daily 5-6 hrs.

Walking (approx.): Total 48 KM

Easy Plus

Activity Grade
EnduranceMedium: 5.5/10

SAR PASS IS AN IDEAL TREK FOR BEGINNERS!

Sar Pass is at an altitude of 13,800 feet above sea level. This is the easiest trek in Parvati valley in Himachal Pradesh. You don’t need any prior experience to do this trek. The trek starts from Kasol village and ends at Barshaini village in Kullu valley. The total trek distance is 48 km.

Trekking trails pass through pine forests, snow-capped mountains, majestic meadows and some of the most jaw-dropping landscapes. The Saar Pass trek gives you an opportunity to explore the wild and exotic flora of the Himalayas. The pink rhododendron colouring the trails at various points is not to be missed!

In the local language ‘Sar’ means lake. The trek is named “Sar Pass” because the trekkers have to pass by a glacial lake. Once you reach the PASS almost close to 14,000 ft, the view from the PASS is simply breathtaking due to the majestic mountains of the Parvati Valley. This trek will surely give an adrenaline rush and thrilling experience adorned with alpine forest, wildflowers and magical valleys.

Sar Pass trek is one of the best treks for beginner-level trekkers. The difficulty level of the Sar Pass trek is graded as easy to moderate. So, this trek is for beginners.

The trek is recommended for all those who love adventure, snowy landscapes, and high mountains.

The first time can easily do this trek.
Day Wise

Itinerary

Day 1Arrival at Kasol (7,700 ft.)

• Upon your arrival at Kasol (Himachal Pradesh) by Morning 10 AM, a representative of SG-Trekkers will be waiting to welcome you. After the meet and greet, we will proceed to Kasol Base Camp. It’s within walking distance from Kasol main chowk.

• Once all the participants have reported at base camp they will undergo a registration procedure [all the participants will be requested to verify their Medical certificate and ID proof].

• Post lunch acclimatization walks to Chalal village. In the evening, a brief session will be conducted regarding the route and a few important tips. Items like Rucksacks, gaiters and sticks will be allotted.

• Overnight stay at Kasol base camp.


Day 1: Highlights

• Altitude Gain / Loss (ft.): ⇑ 850 ft.; ⇓ 850 ft.
• Walk (approx.): 2 hrs., 2 km.
• Accommodation: Kasol Base Camp – Stay in a Tent (on triple sharing basis)
• Meals: Dinner

Day 2Kasol to Grahan village (7,700 ft.)

• Trek will commence at 7 am from Kasol to Grahan. The trek starts from the centre of Kasol and keeps to the true left of the Grahan nalah.
• The trail is easy and frequently used by locals. The trail goes through lovely pine forests. The ascend is gentle and easy. One can effortlessly cover much distance in a couple of hours. After Grahan nalah, the trail becomes rocky and climbs uphill, away from the right bank of the river.
• Buras (Rhododendrons) grow in the forest here. After a steep climb of about an hour, one reaches the village of Grahan, situated at the top.
• Overnight stay in tents at Grahan campsite.


Day 2: Highlights

• Altitude Gain / Loss (ft.): ⇑ 2,520 ft.; ⇓ 0 ft.
• Walk (approx.): 4-5 hrs., 10 km.
• Accommodation: Campsite – Stay in a Tent (on triple sharing basis)
• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3Grahan to Min Thach (11,100 ft.)

• In the morning we climb towards the north of the camping ground at Grahan. Villagers can be seen using this path for Min Thach. After walking for a while, one can see Min Thach, Nagaru, and Sar Top on the mountain to the right.
• The trail also becomes steeper and leads into the woods. The slope becomes steeper and the path is confusing at some places with just one water source en route. After crossing the forest the camp of Min Thach comes.
• Overnight in tents at Min Thach campsite.


Day 3: Highlights

• Altitude Gain / Loss (ft.): ⇑ 3,400 ft.; ⇓ 0 ft.
• Walk (approx.): 4-5 hrs., 7 km.
• Accommodation: Campsite – Stay in a Tent (on triple sharing basis)
• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4Min Thach to Nagaru (12,700 ft.)

• Trek from Min Thach to Nagaru is short but moderate. The trek starts with a gradual climb to Nagaru camp from Min Thach. After an hour of trek, the views start getting clear as one starts approaching the tree line.
• The route hardly has any water source available so make sure that you have your reserves ready.
• It takes around 4 hours to reach the camp of Nagaru at 3,900 meters. Facing north from Nagaru, one can see magnificent mountains across the Parvati valley.
• The night is very cold due to the chilling wind here and it’s advisable to sleep early as the next day involves an early start for the pass.


Day 4: Highlights

• Altitude Gain / Loss (ft.): ⇑ 1,600 ft.; ⇓ 0 ft.
• Walk (approx.): 4-6 hrs., 8 km.
• Accommodation: Campsite – Stay in a Tent (on triple sharing basis)
• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5Nagaru to Sar Pass (13,800 ft.) & Stay at Biskeri Thach (10,990 ft.)

• Today we make an early start by 4 AM, as the climb for the pass is steep. The route from Nagaru to Biskeri remains totally covered with snow even in the summers because of the altitude.
• Once at the pass, the elevated peaks of the Tosh valley become visible. Water sources remain frozen in the morning time and become available after 8 AM from the stream en route to the pass.
• The descent from the pass to the other side involves one of the longest snow slides. It takes one as far as a kilometre to a gentler slope of the valley. Valley arrives after walking for an hour from Sar Pass.
• We will then continue the trek through some dense rhododendron bushes towards Biskeri Thach campsite. Overnight stay in tents at Biskeri Thach.


Day 5: Highlights

• Altitude Gain / Loss (ft.): ⇑ 1,100 ft.; ⇓ 2,810 ft.
• Walk (approx.): 7-9 hrs., 14 km.
• Accommodation: Campsite – Stay in a Tent (on triple sharing basis)
• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6Biskeri Thach to Barshaini (7,800 ft.) & Drive to Kasol Base Camp

• Biskeri presents a sublime view of the pine forests, the majestic mountains and the lovely grasslands. From Biskeri we will descend towards Pulga village.
• The descent is easy and takes around 5 hours to reach Pulga.
• From Pulga we will continue to descend to cross the Parvati river to reach the Barshaini village.
• Jeep ride to Kasol base camp. (90-100 min) Participants can take departure by 5 PM from Kasol base camp.


Day 5: Highlights

• Altitude Gain / Loss (ft.): ⇑ 0 ft.; ⇓ 3,190 ft.
• Walk (approx.): 4-5 hrs., 9 km.
• Accommodation: Campsite – Stay in a Tent (on triple sharing basis)
• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Inclusion

  • Personal Adventure InsuranceVia ASC360 (Level 2 - Trekking up to 6,000 m)
  • Accommodation at Kasol Base CampOn a triple sharing basis
  • 4 Nights at Campsite During the TrekTent stay on a triple sharing basis
  • 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 DinnersServed simple & nutritious veg. meals only (Jain food available on request)
  • Rucksack : 60 LA bag with rain cover is provided for use in trekking. You can deposit your extra luggage with your bags at our campsite.
  • Gaiters & MicrospikesGaiters to prevent snow from entering your shoe & Microspikes for helps you walk on hard snow terrain.
  • Trekking EquipmentHigh-quality tents and sleeping bags in all the camps. Sleeping bags can withstand temperatures as low as -10 ºc.
  • Camping PermitsAll trekking permits, forest camping charges & all necessary paper works
  • Safety Equipment & EmergencyFirst Aid Kit, Oxygen Cylinders, Oximeter etc. will be with trek leader & at the campsite as well to deal with emergencies.
  • An Expert Trek LeadersAll our trek leaders are at least qualified in Basic/Advanced Mountaineering and First Aid Courses.
  • An Expert Trek Support TeamThe mountain staff on this trek consists of certified guides, cooks, and helpers.
  • 5% GST Included

Exclusion

  • Public/Private TransportationTo/from the base camp
  • Any Kind of Personal ExpensesLike shopping, beverages, mineral water, extra meals than breakfast, lunch & dinner during the trek, etc.
  • Porter or Mules ChargesFor offloading backpacks for all trekking days (Approx. INR 300 - 500 per person per day)
  • Extra Meals & Night Accommodation in SankriBecause of late departure, or early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Anything specifically not mentioned in the ‘Inclusions List’.
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