Sar Pass Trek

Temperature

Summer: 5°C to 12°C

Duration

05 Days | 04 Nights
Kasol To Kasol

Level

Easy to Moderate

Kasol is the starting point of Sar Pass Trek

In the local dialect, Lake is called “Sar” on this trek you will pass by a glacial lake named “Sar” and this pass is at an elevation of 13,800 feet. It is in Parvati valley of Himachal Pradesh and the trek starts from Kasol which is a famous tourist destination.

A Great Trek to Start in the Himalayas

On this trek, experience varied trails, explore the quaint Himalayan villages en route, undulating meadows, and forests with a different type of trees with wealthy Fauna. It is a great trek to start in the Himalayas the level varies from easy to moderate.

Extreme beauty In Sar Pass Trek

The beauty here is in abundance, here is tranquillity and adventure both. Trek starts from Kasol and goes through thick forests to the Himalayan village Grahan. Capture the amusing views of Chanderkhani and Parvati valley.

ATM Point and Mobile Connectivity

ATM POINT – Kasol is the last ATM point.

Mobile Connectivity – Your device will receive signals at Kasol but the signal strength is intermittent so finish all your important work and calls before starting the trek.

About Sar Pass Trek

Sar Pass is at an elevation of 13,800 feet.

On this trek, you will pass by a glacial lake named “Sar”.

It lies in the Parvati valley of Himachal Pradesh.

The trek starts from Kasol which is a famous tourist destination.

Highlights of this Trek

It is a great trek to Start in the Himalayas, on this trek you will pass through Himalayan villages rich in culture. The beauty here is in abundance. Capture the amusing views of Chanderkhani and Parvati valley.

Duration – 5 days (Kasol to Kasol)

Best Season – May to Oct

Level –  Easy to Moderate

Highest Points – (13800 feet)

Weather – Nights are cold and day temperature is pleasant during the season.

Summer Temperature – (5°C to 12°C)

Starting Point – Kasol

Altitude Covered Per Day

Grahan village (2355 m)

Min Thach (3433 m)

Nagaru Thach (3812 m)

Sar Pass (4211 m)

These points should not be avoided

1. Proper conditioning and training of body required

2. Proper gear and clothing for sub-zero temperatures

3. Sturdy hiking shoes are important

4. High altitude requires proper acclimatization

5. Intermittent or no signals

6. Carry travel light

7. Weather is unpredicted so the itinerary is flexible

Short Details for Sar Pass Trek

Day 1:- Kasol to Grahan village (2355 m) (10 km) (4/5 hours)

Day 2:- Grahan village to Min Thach (3433 m) (7 km) (5 hours)

Day 3:- Min Thach to Nagaru Thach (3812 m) (8 km) (7 hours)

Day 4:- Nagaru Thach to Sar Pass (4211 m) and Biskeri Thach (3344 m) (14 km) (7/8 hours)

Day 5:- Biskeri Thach to Bursheni and return to Kasol (10 km) (4/5 hours)

Sar Pass Trek Details Itinerary

Day 01:- Kasol to Grahan village (2355 m) (10 km) (4/5 hours)

Trek starts from the market of Kasol and further enter the forest and trek along Grahan Nalah. This trail is well made and it is frequently used by the villagers.

Exit the forests section and you will see grasslands and shops run by locals. Juice of Rhododendrons (Burans) is famous there and sold in every shop there.

After a one-hour sheer ascent reach Grahan village it is located on top of the hill. The campsite is a few minutes away from this village, it is a wide ground. Pitch your tents there and comfortably sleep in tents.

Pass through picturesque places and drive is along these sacred rivers, Ganga, Mandakini, and Alaknanda. Reach Joshimath and arrangements will be made in a hotel there.

Day 02:- Grahan village to Min Thach (3433 m) (7 km) (5 hours)

Post breakfast takes the northwards trail, also used by the villagers. Trek for a few minutes and get a surprising view of Sar Top and Min Thach.

Now, the trail is steep and you have to go through a dark forest. Cross it and grassland will welcome you which is present on a ridge. This is Min Thach, you may see some cattle grazing there.

Some phenomenal views from Min Thach are of Chanderkhani it looks extremely beautiful. Other peaks are also visible from there with Nagaru’s campsite. Set up your campsite here and comfortably sleep in tents.

Day 03:- Min Thach to Nagaru Thach (3812 m) (8 km) (7 hours)

Start the trek from Min Thach to Nagaru Thach and go through the jungle which takes you to another ridge, from here a blooming meadow can be seen and at the top is the campsite.

The initial trek is well marked, continue trekking and you will see the receding tree line. Some part of the trail gets because of heavy snow which makes the steep slope slippery. After the hard climb reaches Nagaru.

This place offers the mesmerising sight of Chanderkhani, Min Thach, Grahan village, the town of Manikaran, Beas and Parvati valley. After sunset the weather gets cold and the winds are strong so after setting camps to retire for the night.

Day 04:- Nagaru Thach to Sar Pass (4211 m) and Biskeri Thach (3344 m) (14 km) (7/8 hours)

The distance to Sar Pass is long so starting early today, trekking on snow will make the climb challenging. But, the scenic views will not leave your side.

Cross a steep ascent to reach the top of the hill from where Tosh valley peaks and snow-covered mountains are visible. Just 2 more hours of the hike will lead you to Sar Pass. Again climb a ridge and from there you can see a Trishul with tied flags.

Now, for climbing the most difficult section you will need ice axe and ropes. Reach the top (4211 m) and the grand views will leave you speechless. Start the descent by sliding down towards a valley visible below.

Come to the gentle slope after the third slide down, reach the levelled part. Start the trek towards Biskeri Thach, through a narrow valley. Cross streams on the way and reach the campsite, from here grasslands, pine forests and high mountains are visible.

You can also have a glance at these villages – Bursheni, Tosh, Nakthan, Pugla and Tugla. After a long trek and great adventure set up the camps and comfortably sleep in tents.

Day 05:- Biskeri Thach to Bursheni and return to Kasol (10 km) (4/5 hours)

Post breakfast starts the descent to Bursheni, the trek is along a stream and then enter a thick forest. The descent through this forest and get down a rope with help of a rope. Across the stream is a campsite go there and towards left the trails go to Pugla.

Further is a beautiful grassland with some trees from here, start the steep descent through the forest and reach Pugla. The two twin villages Pugla and Tugla are separated by a stream. Now, from Tugla cross a bridge over Parvati River.

Bursheni is Parvati valley’s last village and a connected road further leads to Kheerganga, Pin Parvati Pass Mantalai Lake and other treks in Tons valley. Now from here get back to Kasol.

What to carry on a Trek?

The most common question of all Trekkers is what we carry on a trek or what to carry on a trek so if you plan to go for trekking, so here is about what you should carry on a trek ..!

First of all trekkers must bring the documents mentioned below

1. Government ID proof, carry original and a photocopy of any of these (Driving License, Adhar Card, Pan Card, Voter Id, etc.)

2. Medical certificate by a doctor

3. Risk certificates

Foremost Requirements

1. Strongly built Trekking Shoes

2. Backpack (50 to 60 liters)

Clothes to Carry On A Trek

Carry clothes according to the season. In winters there is chilly cold and in summers the temperature remains cold. (Day and Night temperature varies)

Jacket

Take at least 2 jackets with you, it should be warm enough to protect you against the chilly cold.

Trekking Pants

You should have 2 3 trek pants on a week-long trek and take more for longer treks.

Thermals

At night the temperature lowers and to keep yourself warm and sleep comfortably wear thermals.

Warm clothes

Keep enough woolen layers and fleece according to the season.

T-Shirts

To avoid sunburns always carry full-sleeved t-shirts which dry easily and covers neck and arms properly.

Poncho/Raincoat

They are useful during rain and snowfall.

Necessary Items

1. Water Bottle

2. Gloves (Waterproof and woolen), Cap

3. Socks (Regular and woolen

4. Sunglasses

5. Hiking Pole

6. Torch

7. Toiletry Items

Toilet paper, Sunscreen, Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Moisturizer, Lip balm, Face Wash, Sanitizer, etc.

(Avoid using wet wipes and sanitary napkins during your trek because they are not biodegradable and cause harm to the environment. If you use them in the mountains make sure you bring them back with you.)

Medical Kit is Mandatory

(Use medicines only after prescribed by the doctor) (In case of any problem arises during the trek follow the instructions given by your trek leader because they are certified in First Aid Mountaineering courses.)

Carry These Medicines in Your Medical Kit

01. Avomine for treating motion sickness

02. Diamox for treating altitude sickness

03. Avil to treat allergies

04. Saradon to cure headache

05. Combiflam to relieve pain

06. Crocin for treating fever and headache

07. Digene to cure acidity

08. Norflox TZ and Lomofen to prevent Diarrhoea

09. Betadine (Antiseptic cream)

10. ORS

11. Moov/Volini spray for treating sprains

12. Band-aid

13. Elastic bandage

14. Gauze

WE CARE FOR YOURSAFETY AND IT IS OUR PRIORITY

Har Ki Dun Protection and Mountaineering Association is Making Your Trek Safe. We have a team of more than 80+ guides to serve in the mountains and they are professionally trained from Nehru Institute of Mountaineering (NIM) Uttarkashi, Hanifle Centre; Mussoorie and Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) Delhi. We also have Kitchen staff to serve in the mountains and supporting staff goes along to manage the activities.

Oxygen Cylinder for trekkers safety

The trek leaders are certified in courses of Mountaineering. On every high altitude trek, we carry oxygen cylinders and First Aid kits. We take proper care of everything and make sure you feel safe and comfortable with us.

Getting to high altitude can be a problem for some people, the risks are enormous but we minimize them by providing the best quality equipment which is changed on a regular basis.

We do every possible thing to make your treks safe because if you trust and choose us then it becomes our responsibility to make your safety our topmost priority. The risk factor can never be abolished but it can be reduced and if you have a heart of mountaineer then this “risk factor” is the real pleasure and we can help you overcome every risk successfully without fear by taking proper care of your safety.

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Include & Exclude In This Trek

Transport from Dehradun to Dehradun

Forest Permit and entrance fee

Accommodation in Hotel

Accommodation in tents on twin share basis during trekking.

All meals, Breakfast, Day Pack, Lunch, Pack Lunch, Tea,Coffee, Snacks, Soup, Dinner

All camping gear including

Separate Tent, High quality

Liner, Pillow, Separate Toilet tents, Dining Tent, Chair, Dining table

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Guide, Porters, cook, Helper

Mules, Kitchen team

Good Experience local Trek Leader guide

Walkie Talkie, for contact each other’s

Gaiters

Micro crampons

Hiking Pole

Personal Toiletry Items

Personal Medical Kit

Medical Certificate

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