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Beas Kund - Trek to Source of River Beas - 3 Days

Trip Introduction

The ancient Indians called the Beas River as Vipas or Arjiki while the ancient Greeks called it as Hyphasis. The current name Beas is regarded as formed from Vyas who is the author of Mahabharata, the great Indian epic, however some scholars in Himachal Pradesh call this river as Vipasha.

Beas Kund - Beas so named after Rishi (Sage) Beas and Kund is hindi word for tiny lake. This tiny lake of Beas Kund situated at higher and upper valley of Solang. Which is the heart of winter and summer games in Manali.

It’s an ideal base camp for climbing nearby peaks Shitidhar, friendship and Ladakhi peak. The West side of Beas Kund is magnificient peak of Hanman Tibba 5990m, which access through tiny pass of above this lake.



Regions: Kullu - Manali,

Best Season: May to end of October,

Trek days: 3 Days Ex Manali to Manali.

Trek Grade: Easy to Moderate,

Max. Elevation: 3690m

Cost and info



Day 01: Manali (1950m) - Solang (2483m) drive. Trek to Dhundi (2840m) – Bakerthach. 6-7 hrs.

Day 02: Trek to Beas Kund (3690m) – back to Bakerthach. 7/8 hrs.

Day 03: Trek to Dhundi (2840m) - Solang (2483m) – Nehru Kund.  Drive to Vashisht hot springs -Manali. 7/8 Hrs.


What is included

2 nights camp with all gears and accessories

2 men spacious dome or A shape tent, sleeping bags, mattresses, cosy dining tent, toilet tent. Nordic walking sticks.

All meals: We serve Indian, local, Tibetan, Chinese and continental cuisine.

Transportation to and fro per itinerary.

Support staff: Qualified and trained local guide, cook and Trekking mules with riding horses.

Medical first aid support.


What is not included

Domestic flight ticket and hotel accommodations in Manali.

Soft or hard drinks i.e. mineral water.

Personal tipping to staff and any unforeseen cost arises by natural hazards beyond schedule

Day to Day itinerary

Day 01: Manali - Solang - Dhundi(2840m), drive 12 kms, trek to Bakerthach. 6/7 hrs.

From Manali we drive 12 kms to Solang which is starting point of our trek. It offers a spectacular sight of snowcapped mountains. From Solang an 8 kms level walks on the right bank of River Beas, through forest of oak, fir and walnuts, leads to Dhundhi. Enroute we get a glimpses of Deo Tibba 6001 mtrs. And Indrasan peak 6220 mtrs., We criss Dhundhi 2840 mtrs. Having glimpse a glimpse of Hanuman Tibba 5990 mtrs. We now climb gently to Bakerthach crossing a small bridge. Camp.

Day 02: Trek to Beas Kund 3690 m. - Back to Bakerthach 6-7 hrs.

Today after breakfast we climb gently to Beas Kund, through boulders and rocks for few minutes. We will now soon discover tiny lake of Beas Kund, believed to be the source of River Beas. And ofcourse base camp for the wonderful summits around ie. Shitidhar, Ladakhi, Friendship peaks. A good trekker can climb these peaks by leaving Beas Kund at early. The peaks above 6000m are Makerbeh and Shikhar Beh. Lahaul valley region lies to the north of BeasKund just behind the great wall of these mountains. To the west Kangra and lower region of Himalaya known as Dhauladhar range. Visiting around the lake we retrace back to Bakerthach camp for overnight stay.


Day 03: Bakerthach- Solang- Nehru Kund - Vashisht -Manali

Today we descent gradually back to Dhundhi and further to Solang. We spent few hours to explore the adventure activities at Solang. We now either drive back to Manali or if you are still able to trek, we continue trek to Burua and to Nehru Kund. The route presents a spectacular sight of local life. We will be pickup by our jeep for further trip to Vashisht hot springs. Stop for snacks at Vashisht with panoramic view of Manali region, later aftrenoon drive back to Manali. Our service ends here. Our vehicle drive you back to hotel.

Previous Beas Kund trek and reviews



Excellent service 5*. Staff very co-operative. Food was good, on time, great service. Transparency in the deal was very excellent. Guides were very good & accommodating staff was also helpful as we were family we did not find it difficult trekking. Food items well planned. Some words for the staff – Captain was excellent in conducting the whole adventure trip to Beas Kund. Supporting guide was also very helpful during the trip. Cooking staff also very nice and excellent. The chef was excellent. Horseman was excellent. "

Kusum J. and group – MUMBAI & AHMEDABAD – 20 June 2015


First of all trek was awesome in terms of passage through we went, food was unmatchable tasty, guides were fantastic and accommodation was really warm in tough weather. So in all trekking experience with Potala was memorable experience. We hope that we meet again for new adventure. Cheers. "

Mr Nitesh – NEW DELHI – 18 June 2015


As planned, we all had a great time for this vacation. Thank you for the great tour plan from you. We all had a good time in this adventurous trek. Especially the food was excellent. As always we will look forward to join the adventurous tour plan provided by you. Hope we will meet soon for the next adventure. Very soon. Thank you. "

Mr. Raghuveer and group – HYDERABAD (ANDHRA PRADESH) – 28 May 2015


Dear Prem, Thank you so much for organising such fantastic trek  on Beas Kund. We had an amazing time. The views are certainly stunning + although the trek was slightly tough in places, the scenery around mad up for it. Our main guide Dharam was superb. He is very knowledgeable + very patient. We felt completely safe with him. He guided Lynne over all difficult stretches and never hurried us. He is good man. Our second guide Rajesh was also very patient + very attentive – again we felt very safe with him + it was good to have 2 guides. Our main cook Mani produced the most amazing meal + packed lunch. He was always smiling + delicious food was great welcome when we go back from the trek. All the porters were friendly helpful to. Many thanks for superb experience. We will certainly recommend Potala for trekking. Cheers. "

Mr. Nigel and Mrs Lynne P. – BRISTOL – (UK) – 21 May 2015


We, a group to 7 people went on a trek to Beas Kund through Potala Adventurers. The trek was well organized. In spite of heavy snow our guide Tashi ensure that all of us did the trek wonderful well. Tenzin organized all the ground logistics very well. The food, nutritious and work of staff was very cordial and helpful. I will recommend Potala to anyone taking a trek in Manali. We had a wonderful time and will look forward to our next trek with them. "

Mr. Manish Gupta (Group leader) – GURGAON - DELHI – 3 May 2015


"The entire arrangement was perfect. We had a good time and i want to thank you personally for making all the arrangement professionally.

I want to specially mention our trek Guide Preetham. He was fantastic. He had all the patience to be with us at all times, helps us through difficult trails and take good care of us in the camp. We enjoyed the food in the camp, the choice of menu and quality of food. I will definately call back on you for all our future treks to Manali and Shimla area."  

Mr V Bhimrao with their family of 3 - BANGLORE

18 May - 24 May 2014


“Our Beas Kund - Chandratal trek cum jeep safari was organized by Potala Adventurers in June 2012.

About the Company: Very prompt in response. Solves your queries in a day, we felt quite free to ask ever our silliest questions.

About the equipment: Good quality tents, good quality sleeping bags, walking sticks.

About the staff: Undoubtedly excellent

Ground office: Mr. Tenzing – very much co-operative, a polite, even got my suitcase chain repaired in a day.

Next is the guide: Mr. Ravinder without whom, my trek could not have been possible, paying attention to each one from the group, also very humble and polite.

Than the cook: Excellent food, good variety, never thought in such a remote destination. Menu from soups, snacks to desserts was made possible by him with very good taste. The helpers, ponies and pony wallas also had their share in making our trek comfortable. I do not have words to express our gratitude towards all of them.

Hoping for Chandratal jeep safari with Potala in Aug./Sept.  sometime in next 1-2 years. ”

Thanks a lot again.

Dr. Madhavi A. and Dr. Chandrashekhar A. – NEW DELHI – 26th June – 29th June 2012


“This was our first experience at trekking in the Himalayas. Our apprehensions were ease from the time we met Mr. Tenzin Ningbo our coordinator at the bus stand in Manali.

The human touches there were excellent all throughout the trek. The equipment given was for our use in the trek was of the highest quality.

A special mention about our guide Mr. Ravinder Kumar, needs to be made, for his knowledge & warmth – as also the food that was served which was filling tasty and bringing hot, Cheese. ”

Dr. Mr. G. Bidikar, and Dr. Mrs. U. Bidikar – NEW DELHI – 26th June – 29th June 2012


Staffs were excellent, very caring and competent. Ravinder, the guide was very knowledgeable and took care of us whole time. The food was amazing, how the cook managed to produce so much excellent food in a tent is a mystery. Love ate by candle- light with a table cloth, all very romantic. Trekking: the setting for the camp, surrounded by mountains was exactly what we hoped for, and trek was challenging but we got lot of help in the more difficult places”

Mr U. Winterstein, London, ENGLAND, 24 May – 26 May 2012


a) Equipments: “All the equipments which was required for trekking was extremely good. It was very good experience after attending the trekking 1st time, didn’t face any problem for staying in tent.

b) Service: One time we didn’t felt that we pass 3 days 2 nights with new persons. All staff behaved and put the service like 5 star hotels. Fooding and support during the entire trekking was superb.

Thanks for the entire team and organizer for such cooperation and shall plan next trekking very soon”.

Mr John B. & family group. Ranchi, JHARKHAND, 22 May – 24 May 2012


Accommodation: “Sleeping bags were very high quality and tents were spacious. Shower facilities provided at end of trek were an added bonus. Food: Surpassed all expectations. We were fed huge portions and there were always enough snacks to get us up the last few hundred meters. Service: Everyone was very welcoming and helpful, always ready to answer our questions. The friendly campfires at night topped off the experience. Trek: The Beas Kund trek was exactly what we were looking for. The scenery was breathtaking and our guide Ravinder was always ready to accommodate our request and take us up to 4000m. Overall: the fantastic few days in the beautiful part of the country made better by booking our trek with Potala Adventurers Company. We would definitely recommend Potala Adventurers to our friends! ”.

Mr Harriet M. and group London, ENGLAND, 31 Oct. - 03 Nov. 2011.


Mr. Prem Singh,

“Thanks for organizing the trek - from our perspective it was very enjoyable and met our objective of a light and comfortable trek. I would definitely like to recommend your name to anyone going for a trek starting from Manali and especially highlight the flexibility you offered in organizing a cost effective trek for only two people, the good and hot food and courteous and helpful staff. We are currently planning another trek (after 1-2 months), may be to Hamta pass, with a group of 2-4 people, will be in touch with you for the same. Once again thanks very much for a memorable experience”. Regards,

Mr Rajat and friend - 18 June - 21 June 2011


"We greatly enjoyed the service of Potala Adventures for the trek to Beas Kund. It was a very well organized trek, and the staff that accompanied us was very gorgeous, experienced and pleasant. All in all, it was great experience, highly recommended! "

Mr  Neeraj and Miss Sumanda , June 2009

"I am kind of person with a thirst for adventure, and all the adventurous out there. Potala Adventurers should be the first choice. I have never been on a trek before and the experience was outstanding.

The service... Too good

The food... Awesome

The guide... Very friendly

Words cannot express my experience on this trek to Beas Kund organized by Potala Adventurers. I would choose Potala for very next trek. I would happily suggest the name of Potala Adventurers for all those who have a taste for adventure. Tenzin Ningbo- you rock man ".
Mr Kakinada. Andhra Pradesh. October 2009.

"My recent trip dt 16-19 Oct. to Beas Kund has surpassed all my ideas and expectations of a trek. Adventure should be given first name - Tenzin. I am glad i found the right man for the job, awesome adventure, and incredible experience. Ask the Kirlog I put at 4000mtrs above MSL. It might kill you. Veerender our guide is VEER (former SASE). He is wasting his time. He should be working with National Geographic, for his capability. I won’t call a 5 star intercontinental only because there wasn’t a sauce made the soup bowl. Way 2 tease the appetite Sheru Bhai, Loved the experience.

I recommend everyone what i had to feel and love life. Thanks ".

Dr. Solomon S.  October 2009.




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