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Sar Pass Trek

Created with Sketch. Kasol, Himachal Pardesh
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Duration

6 Days

Difficulty

Moderate

Best Time

May to June

Length

44 km

Altitude

13800ft

Temperature

-5 to 15° C

Overview

Sar Pass is a stunning Himalayan trek from Grahan village ending in Barhsaini in Kullu Valley. The trek is recommended for all those who love adventure, snowy landscapes and high mountains.

The trek starts from Kasol where you will pass through pine forests, magnificent meadows, snow-capped mountains and some of the most jaw dropping landscapes which makes Sar Pass one of the best treks for mountain & nature lovers. You will also pass by a frozen lake  Called Sar in the local dialect  from where it got its name. The total trek distance is of approx. 48km. Once you reach the pass almost close to 14,000ft, the view from the pass is absolutely breathtaking because of the majestic mountains of Parvati Valley. This trek will surely give an adrenaline rush and thrilling experience adorned with alpine forest, wild flowers and magical valleys.

Kasol is the base for most of the trekking trails in the Parvati valley. It is also called as ‘the little Israel of India’. So Kasol offers a genuine Israeli food and such other cuisines like Indian, Continental etc.

Heaven Riders India offers you an opportunity to cross Sar Pass and experience the best. Trip starts and ends at backpackers destination ‘Kasol’.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • REAL JOY OF THE TREK IS HIMALAYAN SNOW SLIDES
  • BEST HIMALAYAN TREK IN KASOL
  • GREEN MEADOWS, QUAINT VILLAGES, VIEWS OF SNOW-COVERED MOUNTAINS
  • THRILLING EXPERIENCE WITH ALPINE FOREST, WILD FLOWERS
  • ADMIRE THE VIEWS OF MT. DEO TIBBA, MT. INDRASAN, ICE-CREAM PEAK & ANIMAL PASS

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Kasol. Report Base Camp by 5pm.
Day 1: Arrive Kasol. Report Base Camp by 5pm.

• Altitude:- Kasol 1,580m, 5,180ft
• Report at Base Camp
• Freshen up & rest, briefing
• explore Kasol Market, buy required things
• return to base camp, followed by Dinner & stay.

Day 2: Kasol to Grahan village (Trek 8 kms, 5 hrs)
Day 2: Kasol to Grahan village (Trek 8 kms, 5 hrs)

• Altitude:- Kasol 9,800ft to Grahan 7,700ft
• Trek 8km, 5-6 hours
• Enough water through the trail
• Easy to Moderate trail.

After breakfast, Trek leader will brief you about trek. You will start the trek from Kasol to Grahan village and will be covering a total distance of 8Km from Kasol to Grahan in 5 hours. The trail is easy as you will pass through lot of pine forests, oak trees. To the left of Grahan, there is the Grahan Nallah. Once you move ahead the trail becomes rocky. Enjoy the scenic beauty of the village. The forests is rich in Rhododendrons. We will reach the Grahan village after the steep climb. Have lunch, dinner and overnight stay in tents.

Day 3: Grahan to Min Thach (Trek 7kms, 6 hrs)
Day 3: Grahan to Min Thach (Trek 7kms, 6 hrs)

• Altitude:- 7,700ft to 11,150ft
• 7-8Km, 6hr trek
• Steep trail, gradual ascent
• few water points on the way
• sunset and sunrises at this camp offers great views

Begin the trek from Grahan to Min Thatch. This trail is often used by the Shepherd and the villagers. It is a steep trail where you will find yourself amidst the woods. Enjoy the scenic view of Min Thatch, Nagaru and Sar top. Reach the campsite at Min Thach, have dinner and overnight stay in tents.

Day 4: Min Thach to Nagaru (Trek 8kms, 5 hrs)
Day 4: Min Thach to Nagaru (Trek 8kms, 5 hrs)

• Altitude:- 11,150ft to 12,500ft
• 8Km, 4-5hr trek
• Steep trail, forest to Snow Meadows
• carry enough water
• coldest campsite of the whole trek with gusty winds

On this day we'll make an early start to approach Nagaru. The trail today is comparatively steeper than the previous route. Today we will be trekking to Nagaru. It will be a short day but difficult due to the steep trail. It will take around 4 to 6 hours to reach your next campsite.

As you ascend higher the air becomes thinner and you might face little-bit altitude sickness such as headache, dizziness. These symtoms are normal reaction of the body So increase the water & fluid intake and keep your hands, nose, eyes and ears open to acclimatize properly. But in any odd situation, we provide all the facilities including the first aid kit, portal oxygen, oxymeter and pulse-meter. Also the temperature can drop to below zero during nights. Don't hide any abnormal thing from trek leader. These are very common on such high altitude.

The campsite is very lovely where you will see the mountains of Parvati Valley. Spend the night in tents.

Day 5: Nagaru to Biskeri Thach, crossing Sar Pass (Trek 12kms, 7 hrs)
Day 5: Nagaru to Biskeri Thach, crossing Sar Pass (Trek 12kms, 7 hrs)

• Altitude:- 12,500ft to 13,850ft Sar Pass to 11,000ft
• 14Km, 7-8hr trek
• Steep Snow Trail, click pictures at top
• carry enough water
• Longest Himalayan Snow Slides
• unparalleled views of Majestic Parvati Valley


Start early from Biskeri Thatch Via Sar Pass. The climb will be steep and very long via Sar Pass. You will witness the views of Tosh Valley and the views of Sar Pass Top. Trekkers will be left in awe because of the Mountains of Parvati Valley. Spend time here, you can also click pictures. You can Start Descending to the next campsite Biskeri Thatch through Rhododendron trees. Also you'll enjoy the Longest Himalayan Snow Slides here. After 7-8 hours of trek reach your campsite, have dinner and overnight stay in tents.

Day 6: Biskeri Thach to Barshaini (Trek 8kms, 4 hrs), Drive to Kasol (2 hrs)
Day 6: Biskeri Thach to Barshaini (Trek 8kms, 4 hrs), Drive to Kasol (2 hrs)

• Altitude:- 11,000ft to 7,500ft approx
• 8Km, 4hr trek, 2hr drive to Kasol
• enjoy the sunrise, breakfast
• enough water on trail
• careful during descend, might be tricky

Today will be the last day of trek. Biskeri Thatch will have impressive views of pine forests, Oak trees and the green grasslands and the snow-capped mountains. The descent is not tricky towards Pulga across the Parvati Valley and you will reach the Barsheini in few hours. Our team will be waiting for you in Barsheini to drop you to Kasol. Trekkers will reach Kasol by afternoon. So, plan your departure from Kasol accordingly.

Included/Exclude

  • Accommodation on shared basis (Rooms/Tents).
  • Healthy & nutritious veg meals while on trek (Day 1 Dinner to Day 6 packed Lunch).
  • Morning & Evening Tea with Cookies, Maggie/Soup/snacks in the evening during trek.
  • Pick & Drop Point from Kasol market.
  • Camping Equipment like Tents, Sleeping Bag, Mattress, Kitchen & Dining equipment etc.
  • All necessary Forest, Camping, Trekking Permits & Entry Fees.
  • Basic First Aid Medical Kit, Oximeter, portable Oxygen.
  • Mountaineering Course Certified & Expert Trek leader & Support Staff (Local Guide, Cook, Porter, Mule & Helper).
  • Transportation as per itinerary (Barshaini to Kasol drop on day 6) rest depends on weather & road conditions.
  • & followed by full power fun.
  • Any Services not mentioned in the inclusions.
  • Any Insurance, Airfare/Train-fare/Volvo Ticket, cost of Hospitalization, Emergency Evacuation, Rescue charges, off-loading/portage of personal luggage.
  • Any expenses arises due to Bad Weather, Road Blockage, or any other reason beyond our control to be borne by Trekker/customer on the spot.
  • Any expenses personal in nature like Tip, Mineral Water and snacks/Meals not mentioned in the inclusions.
  • Taxes.

Things To Carry/Essentials

  • Wind & Waterproof Jacket.
  • Fleece-2, Trek Pant -2, Collared Full Sleeve T-shirt-2, Warm nightwear set for night. 
  • Warmers/Thermal-1 pair (Top & Lower).
  • Woolen Cap, Neck-Warmer, Waterproof Gloves, Woolen Socks-2, Trekking Socks-5, Sun Cap, Early-Dry Towel.
  • Poncho/Rain Suit (Mandatory).
  • Waterproof Trekking Shoes with Good Grip.
  • Cold Cream, Sunscreen Lotion, Lip Balm/ Lip Guard, Personal Toilet Kit and Toilet Paper.
  • Personal Medicines.
  • Water bottle – 2 (Mandatory).
  • Goggles, Trekking Pole - 1 (Mandatory).
  • Inhalers (if any suffer from asthma).
  • Tiffin Box (for packed Lunch).
  • Backpack 45 Ltrs.
  • and most important the Adventure Spirit.
Note
- Trekker has to carry his/her backpack by own if someone wants a off-loading, kindly inform in advance while bookings so we can arrange accordingly. Off-loading charges extra.

Cancellation Policy

We totally understand that unforeseen circumstances might need you to change plans, and so HRI cancellation policy makes it easier to do that. Please read them very carefully.
  • Cancellations up to 30 days prior to departure date - 10% deduction (payment gateway & bank charges).
  • Between 30 days to 10 days prior to departure - 50% deduction.
  • Less than 10 days of departure - No Refund.
  • In partial payment system, Booking amount is Non-Refundable in any case.
In case of any unforeseen weather conditions, government restrictions, road blockage or any other unavoidable circumstances beyond our control, certain activities during the expedition or the event itself may be cancelled/skipped, or there could be change in the itinerary. In such cases, we will try our best to provide an alternate feasible activity or a voucher will be handed over (in case of cancellation or rescheduling of event) to you. However no refund will be provided for the same. In case the trip is cancelled by us for lack of minimum number of people in the batch, you will get a full refund. Also, if you have opted for a trek insurance, rentals, off-loading & other activities the amount will not be refunded. In partial payment system, booking amount is Non-Refundable in any case. All refunds will be processed back to the same bank account or the credit card account from which the amount has been paid. The amount for refund will be processed within 10 working days. Refund amount would always be calculated basis the net amount paid* for booking of the event & the Base Price of the event (excluding all additional services transport, rent, portage, etc.). Any voucher issued would not include the service tax amount paid while making the booking.

Why Choose Hri

  • Secure Bookings: We works with safe & secure bookings gateway. Don't worry about your credentials. Our expert team will help you to book your next Himalayan experience.
  • Safety:  We breath in the term ‘Safety’ as this our utmost priority. Suitable environment for Solo Woman Travelers/Trekkers so don't no worry in that case. We have tremendous trek leaders where all of them are well-trained professionals & certified with mountaineering courses (Basic and Advance as well). They know the safety protocols like the back of their hand. Also our support staff is well-behaved & they respect all.
  • Smaller Batches: We at HRI believe in the concept of Small batches' that improves quality & focus. Maximum 15 numbers of group strength that helps trek leader to get connect all members.
  • Itinerary: Our team of experts crafted all the itineraries very carefully so all the members can acclimatize properly & refined from our experience of leading hundreds of trekkers.
  • Equipment: While organizing trekking in Himalayas HRI uses high quality equipment as per the standards. From tents to sleeping bags to ropes & other technical equipment like rope, micro spikes, gaiter etc. everything is tested and certified. HRI trek leaders always carry portable Oxygen & Basic First-Aid Medical Kit, Oximeter with them.
  • Clean Trails: We at HRI, strong believers in the Leave No Trace policy and encourage our all members to don't throw garbage & plastic rapers during our expeditions. Also our aim is to improve welfare of local people and Keep Trails clean & green. We respect nature and working on it simultaneously.

Health & Fitness

The Sar pass is considered as a moderate trek in nature. The trek goes upto 14,000ft. There is a sudden altitude gain i.e. from Grahan village to Sar Pass (7,700ft to 13,800ft ) & for that you need to have very strong lungs. Sar Pass trek requires a good amount of cardiovascular endurance. And you might be thinking how to make your lungs stronger? Firstly, start by jogging every day. Start jogging at a slow pace and keep increasing day by day. This will make your lungs stronger than before hence cardiovascular endurance exercises are very important.   The Workouts
  • Walking is a great exercise that gives great shape to your legs and your body. It helps in burning calories and cut down excess weight and strengthens the heart.
  • Jogging is effective in increasing human lifespan and makes your lungs stronger. It is an aerobic activity that requires a lot of oxygen. This is a great exercise for fighting obesity and staying healthy.
  • Squats are the best form of functional exercises to improve stability. They also strengthen your legs, thighs, hips and hamstring.
  • 3 Sets each of Pull-ups, Push-Ups, Sprints, Mountain Climber, & 60 Seconds Plank.
  • Another great cardio vascular exercise is pushing your body upstairs after stairs. This is regarded as the best exercise for increasing strength and power.
  • & finally don't forget to give treat to your body with some Yoga and Meditation in the end.

FAQs

What documents I have to carry?
You must have to carry both original & copy of valid Govt. Id (Passport/Aadhar card/Driving License), NOC form (by participant), Medical Certificate (signed by a registered MBBS doctor), 2 passport size photos along with you and submit them to Trek Leader at base during briefing.
I'm the solo female traveler, is it safe?
Girls safety is important to us. Our entire mountain staff & guides are extremely trust worthy. Many solo woman travelers trek with us so there's no worry about it. We would advise all to take care of your belongings.
Is Diamox advisable and I should bring some medicines with me?
No but in case you are having so please consult with doctor bcz there are lot's of myths about Diamox.

Yes personal medicines are advisable during any trekking expedition weather organizers carrying it or not.
What kind of toilet facility you are providing?
Toilet tents would be there at campsite. Basically, we use dry toilets which is one of the best way to answer nature call in the wilderness. Dry toilets means, we dig a pit and keep mud & shovel so once you are done with your business you can cover it up using mud. It is the most hygienic way.You should carry toiletries as we mentioned in the things to carry/essentials.
How many trekkers will be in one tent?
There will be three persons accommodating in one tent. If you want tent for One or Two, please ask while bookings. Customization available on extra cost.
What type of food is served during trek?
We serve nutritious Indian vegetarian food with eggs. Jain food also available on request please ask while bookings.
How big are the groups?
We at HRI believe in the concept of Small batches' that improves quality & focus. Max 15 members of group strength that helps trek leader to get connect all members. For private groups there's no limit of group size.
How much weight do I have to carry?
Your load will depends on things that are packed by you in the sack. On an average trekker's carry between 8-10 kg of weight with clothing’s, cameras, energy bars, dry fruits, water bottle etc. Off-loading option available on extra cost. Please ask while bookings.
What if an emergency occurred?
In any case of any emergency our mountain staff is skilled and trained for such situations held at high altitude. Our team always carry first aid kit, oximeter and portable oxygen with us and in any emergency we'll rescue the trekker till the road head. All of the costs of rescue/evacuation, hospitalization is to borne by the trekker. All and all it is trekkers responsibility to get a certified medical fitness document before coming for the trek, which certifies that the trekker is fit for the trek. We advise you to come with insurance.
Can I charge my phone on the trek?
No you won’t find any charging point. You have to carry a power bank to charge your phone & digital camera.
Which type of shoes should I buy?
Good trekking shoes are the most important part of the trek, so you have to be very careful before buying it. Always buy .5 or 1.0 extra size for better results. You can buy trekking shoes from Decathlon which includes brands like Quechua.
Can take or have smokes or liquor on the trek?
No, absolutely not. Smoking & Liquor is strictly not allowed during the trek. This causes dehydration on higher altitude which is an invitation to Acute Mountain Sickness. We recommend you not to take such things along with or you would be disqualified and sent back to road head in between of the trek.
What if the trek is cancelled due to natural calamities?
Trek preparations are already done previously. We will be offering you any alternate trek or voucher having similar value for money in case of natural calamities. In case of non-completion of trek due to weather conditions etc there wont be any refund.

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