Duration: 6 days and 5 nights
Maximum altitude: 13800 feet
Trekking grade: Easy to Moderate
Trekking distance: approx 49 kms
Base camp: Kasol
Best time to visit: April to June
Sar Pass trek located in Parvati Valley of Kull district in Himachal Pradesh is one such amazing snow trek that will give you the thrills. Sar in the local language means a lake and this is what makes the trek the most beautiful. You pass through a frozen lake across the path from Tila Lotni to Biskeri ridge. The trek will take you through the rich green grasslands and its vast meadows and forests covered with steep rocky terrain and snow patches. You start your trek from Kasol and then go through Grahan, Ratta, Pani, Nagaru and Barsheni. You see Rhododendron trees when passing through Grahan village which looks absolutely stunning.
When you trek through Mung Thatch which is just 5 to 6 hrs would be a lot challenging but most enjoyable time in this Sar Pass trek.
So challenge yourself with a trek to Sar Pass a little heaven in Parati valley and go serene by its nature. It is one of the favourite treks among adventure enthusiasts and and one of the most pleasant treks in Himachal Pradesh.
It is an ideal trek for beginners who want to experience Hiamlayan terrains and want to immerse in the lushy meadows and forests.
- High altitude trekking through snow making your trek a mesmerizing one
- Magnificent views of Tosh peaks and stunning Parvati valley
- Exploring the grand Himalayas vistas set at a height of 13,800 feet
- Snow slide through Sar pass top to the lower valley
- Passing through deep mountain forests of rhododendron, oak and pine
- Interacting with locals and getting to know about their culture and lifestyle which is equally enlightening
Day 01- Kasol Arrival
Day 02- Trek to Grahan Village (5 hours trek)
Day 03- Trek to Grahan to Mung Thach (6 hours trek)
Day 04- Trek to Mung Thach to Nagaru (4 hours trek)
Day 05- Trek to Nagaru to Biskeri Thatch via Sar Pass (7-8 hours trek)
Day 06- Trek to Biskeri Thatch to Barshaini to Kasol (3 hours drive) then Departure from Kasol and the End of tour
Best time to visit:
Sar pass trek can be visited during summer, monsoon and autumn making it the best time from May to October.
Since Sar Pass trek is covered with snow so one has to be careful while visiting this trek. Hence the period of May to October makes the perfect time where the weather conditions are not so harsh and you can also see the snow blankets of snow at higher altitudes. And also the snow slides are so enjoyable and you can enjoy the bright and vibrant and beautiful flora and fauna.
During May the snow is comparatively higher and it starts melting in the month of June leaving behind a fresh trail of lush greenery. The weather stays quite pleasant throughout but at the top one must be prepared with all the necessary precautions as the weather is not stable and one can experience rainfall, hailstorms or snowfall.
Lastly Sar Pass trek is not done in winters as the weather and environment gets very snowy and hence is a lot riskier during winters.
How difficult is Sar Pass trek?
Sar pass trek is a moderate level trek and it can be done even without any prior trekking experience. So all you need is strength and endurance and the spirit to overcome the steep ascent and descent and to cross the heavy blankets of snow in this trek.
Things to carry:
- Trekking shoes
- Extra warm clothes
- Sun cap and woolen cap
- Windproof jacket
- Sunscreen and lip balm and moisturizer
- Poncho or raincoat
- Trek pole
- Torch with extra batteries
- Water bottle
- Power bank
The trek is miniature dreamland in the tour of Himalayas which will move you to the entire majestic world of peace and ultmost eternity. The breathtaking sceneries will move you to the utterly magic place in the laps of nature. So get ready to witness all such beautiful views making it a delightful and a memorable trek.