Sar Pass – 4200 Mts.

Duration  :   06 Days
Season     :   Mid June to Mid October
Region     :   Kullu & Parvati Valley
Grade       :   Moderate
Maximum Altitude : 4200 Mts.

Sar Pass trek offers an opportunity to enjoy the exquisite beauty of Parvati valley with Kasol, Nagaru, Biskeri and Manikaran as its beauty spots. Kasol is famous for its cool and pleasant climate with tall pine trees. Nagaru thatch can be literally called the little ‘Ice Land’ where one experiences the challenge of nature in full fury during spine chilling cold nights. The splendid views of snowy peaks offer an endless feast to one eye. Biskeri fascinates the trekkers with its lush green meadows, wild flowers and a variety of birds. Hot water springs at Manikaran are bliss. A natural hot water bath at these springs relieves you of all tiredness and rejuvenates the body and mind with new energy.

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THE ITINERARY

Day 01: Naggar/Manali (2050 Mts.)
Arrive at Trek India Outdoors base camp, Naggar 20 Kms short of Manali. Acclimatization and preparation for the trek.

Day 02: Naggar – Kasol – Grahan (2350 Mts.) 4/5 Hrs
Drive from Naggar to Kasol ( Aprox 2 Hrs. ).The trek starts from Kasol to Grahan , a beautiful Himalayan village located at 7700 ft above sea level, overlooking step farms and alpine trees. Camp at Grahan.

Day 03: Grahan – Ming Thach (3400 Mts.) 4/5 Hrs
Today’s trek is through thick alpine forests to a beautiful meadow Ming Thatch. All along the trail are spectacular views of the snow covered Himalayan peaks. The gradient is steep but the distance covered is lesser.

Day 04: Ming Thatch – Nagaru (3800 Mts.) 4/5 Hrs
The trek is an uphill climb and takes you above tree line to an altitude of aprox.12000 ft . Nagaru is covered with snow till the end of May. The site that is prone to high wind speeds and gives a spectacular view of the valley .

Day 05: Nagaru to Biskeri Thach (3350 Mts. ) over Sar Pass (4200 Mts.) 4/5 Hrs
This is the most challenging day of the trek as also the most rewarding. You need to start very early, for 2 reasons: If there’s still enough snow on the trail near the pass, it makes sense to cross it before the snow melts under the hot sunrays and becomes slippery. Secondly, the distance to be covered on the day is long and it is wise to start early so that we can account for bad weather, tiredness, slow speed etc. and reach the camp well in time. Biskeri is a great treat for the eyes, being a beautiful meadow surrounded by peaks and forests on all sides.

Day 06: Biskeri Thatch – Pulga (2400 Mts.) (Trek) and Pulga to Manali (Drive)
Descending down all the way to Pulga through the thick forests takes around 4 hours and then transfer to Manali by jeeps ( aprox 3 hrs drive ). Programme conclude

COST INCLUDES

Accommodation in spacious and comfortable tents at base camp at Naggar ( 6 – 8 pax in a tent, ground bedding with mattresses, pillows and blankets ). There is a separate block of toilets and washrooms with running hot and cold water for male and female.

Accommodation in Alpine tents ( 4men/6men/8men ) during the trek in higher camps ( separate toilet tent facility is provided ).

Sleeping bags ( Holofill ), Rucksack, Trekking mats.

A variety of wholesome hygienic vegetarian meals.

All activities as per the itinerary.

Transportation/ transfers as per the itinerary.

Services of qualified instructors/ guides, cook, kitchen helper and mules/porters to carry camping equipment if logistics required.

Basic first aid kit .

COST EXCLUDES

Transportation to reach base camp and back to your destination. However, arrangements of travelling can be made on request.

Any accidental, emergency, travel or medical Insurance.

Any expenses of a personal nature.

Service tax as applicable.

Beverages or drinks of any sort, including soft drinks or bottled / mineral water.

Any charges to visit monument/ heritage buildings and photography or camera charges.

Any transportation charges or transfers which are not mentioned in the itinerary.

Any charges for a manual or helicopter evacuation, hospitalisation in case of a medical emergency or the like.

Any additional activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary.

The Personal porterage / horses for carrying of individual kit or baggage.

RECOMMENDED TO BRING THE FOLLOWING:

1. Valid identity card/s
2. Trekking shoes
3. Cotton pants/trek pants
4. Cotton shirts
5. Woollen pullover
6. Jacket
7. Woollen cap
8. Sun Cap/Hat
9. Waterproof gloves (other than blue color)
10. Cotton and woollen socks
11. Light rain coat or plastic sheet
12. Vaseline/cold cream
13. Walking Stick (optional)
14. Flip-flop (chappals)
15. Light towel
16. Lunch box
17. Water Bottle
18. Sunglasses
19. Sun block cream
20. Needle with thread
21. Toiletries
22. A notebook
23. Ball point pen
24. Personal medical kit
25. Headlamp/torch with cells

PAYMENT & CANCELLATION POLICIES

(Cancellation request will only be accepted by email)

In case request for cancellation is received before 30 clear days or more in advance before the scheduled date of reporting, 80% of the advance taken will be refunded.

If the request for cancellation is received between 15 to 29 days, 50% of advance taken will be refunded.

No refund will be given, if the cancellation intimation is received less than 15 days before the reporting date.

PARTICIPANTS PLEASE NOTE

The Programme schedule can be changed due to unforeseen circumstances. In case of any illness during the expedition, the expenses for medical treatment, travel and porter etc. are to be borne by the concerned individual. Alcohol consumption is strictly prohibited during the camp. Trek India Outdoors cannot be held responsible for any accident, illness or any unexpected events during the expedition. Primary medical facilities will be available wherever, possible. Participants will be presented with certificates only on successful completion of the expedition. During the expedition the decision of the Camp Director will be final and binding.

***Those who are on special medication should bring their own necessary medicines. People having Asthma, Blood Pressure, Heart Problems or any high altitude ailments are advised not to participate.

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