The Sar Pass Trek is a highly popular trekking route in the Parvati Valley of Himachal Pradesh, India, attracting adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers from all over the world. The trek is moderately difficult, making it accessible to those with a reasonable level of fitness and experience. The trek takes you through dense forests of pine, oak, and deodar trees, pristine meadows dotted with colourful wildflowers, and charming villages where you can interact with the locals and learn about their way of life.
The Sar Pass Trek offers breathtaking views of the snow-capped Himalayan range, leaving you spellbound as you trek through some of the most beautiful landscapes in the region, with majestic peaks rising all around you.
The trek starts in Kasol and passes through Grahan, a quaint village with apple orchards and wooden houses, a beautiful campsite surrounded by dense forests and towering mountains. Next, you'll reach Nagaru, known for its stunning views of snow-capped mountains, and then trek to Biskeri Thatch, a picturesque meadow with rare and exotic flora and fauna. Finally, you'll cross the Sar Pass at 4,220 metres above sea level to end in Barsheni.
Sar Pass Trek takes 4 nights and 5 days to cover approximately 48 km. Best time is from April-June & September-November for comfortable trekking conditions and stunning views of the Himalayas. Avoid the monsoon season - July to August due to risk of landslides and flash floods.
Region: Kasol, Himachal Pradesh
Start/End Point of Trek: Kasol
Sar Pass Trek Distance: 48 Km
Sar Pass Trek Height: 13,850 ft
Sar Pass Trek Temperature: Day (15°C to 20°C) & Night (5°C to 7°C)
Best Time to Trek Sar Pass Trek: April to June
Best Time to Visit?
Best time for Sar Pass trek is April to June when the weather is pleasant, skies are clear, and views are breathtaking. Flowers are in bloom and temperatures are mild during May-June. Check the weather forecast before starting due to unpredictable mountain weather.
How Difficult is the Sar Pass Trek?
The Sar Pass trek is moderately difficult, covering 60 km over 5 days. The trail includes steep ascents and descents, glacier crossings, and forest walks. The highest point is 13,800 feet at the Sar Pass. Proper acclimatisation and gear, including sturdy shoes, warm clothing, and a sleeping bag, are essential. Experienced guides and porters can make the trek more comfortable.
Renting Equipment for the Trek?
Himtrek does provide easy accessibility to almost all types of equipment required for the trek on a rental basis with reasonable prices and extremely good quality. The equipment can be arranged on prior notice.
How is the Weather during the Sar pass Trek?
The Sar Pass trek has varying weather depending on the season. The trekking season (April to June) has pleasant weather with clear skies and mild to cool temperatures, though higher elevations can drop below freezing. The monsoon season (July to August) has heavy rainfall making the trail challenging. Check the forecast, pack gear, acclimatise, and stay hydrated.
How to Reach Sar Pass Base Camp?
By Air: The closest airport to Kasol is Bhuntar airport, which is 31 km away. From there, you can hire a taxi or take a local bus to reach Kasol.
By Train: The nearest railway station to Kasol is Joginder Nagar Railway Station, located about 144 km away. From there, you can take a taxi or bus to reach Kasol.
By Bus: To reach Kasol, you can take a bus from major cities like Delhi and Chandigarh. From Bhuntar, which is the nearest town, you can take a local bus or taxi to reach Kasol.
The trek offers breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks, lush green valleys, and dense forests. The scenery is especially stunning during the spring and summer months when the flowers are in full bloom.
The Sar Pass Trek is considered a moderate to difficult trek, with steep ascents and descents, narrow paths, and occasional snow patches. It requires a good level of fitness and endurance.
The trek takes you through remote villages where you can experience the local culture and interact with the friendly villagers. You can also taste the delicious local cuisine.
The trek involves camping in the wilderness, which is an adventure in itself. You will sleep in tents and enjoy the stars at night.
Sar Pass Trek is a great opportunity to make new friends and bond with your fellow trekkers. You will share the challenges, the joys, and the beauty of the trek with like-minded people from all over the world.
The highlight of the trek is reaching the summit of Sar Pass, which is located at an altitude of 4,220 metres. The view from the top is simply breathtaking and makes all the effort worth it.
Day 1: Kasol and Trek to Grahan village | 5-6 Hours Trek |
Arrive in Kasol, a small village located in the Parvati Valley and check into our campsite. After collecting your packed lunch you will be given a briefing session by your Trek Leader, then start the trek from Kasol to Grahan village.
The trail winds through dense forests and offers beautiful views of the Parvati Valley. Pass through small streams and waterfalls, adding to the serene ambiance of the trek.As you climb higher, the trail becomes steeper and more challenging.
By late afternoon, reach Grahan village, a picturesque hamlet nestled in the heart of the mountains. The village is known for its warm hospitality and rich cultural heritage, and you'll be welcomed with open arms.
Stay in camps overnight, surrounded by the serene beauty of the mountains. The sounds of nature will lull you to sleep, and you'll wake up feeling refreshed and ready to take on the next leg of your journey.
Day 2: Grahan Village to Min Thatch | 4-5 Hours Trek |
The trek today passes through enchanting pine and oak forests. The lush green foliage and crisp mountain air invigorate your senses. Small streams add to the serene ambiance as you climb higher.
Arrive at Min Thach and set up camp.
Unwind in the serene surroundings and enjoy the stunning display of stars as night falls. Wake up feeling refreshed for the next day's trek.
Day 3: Min Thatch to Nagaru | 3-4 Hours Trek |
The third day of the trek is challenging. Trek towards Nagaru, which is located at an altitude of 12,500 feet.
The trail is steep and covered in snow. You'll need to be cautious while trekking.
Reach Nagaru by late afternoon.
Camp overnight at Nagaru.
Day 4: Nagaru to Biskeri Thatch via Sar Pass | 8-9 Hours Trek |
It will be an early start this day (around 2:00 AM at night) for our trek to Sar Pass Summit.
Trek towards Biskeri Thach via Sar Pass, located at an altitude of 13,800 feet. The trail goes through snow-covered mountains. Crossing Sar Pass gives a sense of accomplishment.
Reach Biskeri Thach by late afternoon.
Camp overnight at Biskeri Thach.
Day 5: Biskeri Thach to Barsheni and Return to Kasol | 3-4 Hours Trek |
The fifth and final day of the trek begins with a sense of accomplishment and anticipation. After breakfast, you'll begin your descent towards Barsheni.
Barsheni is a small village located at the end of the trek.
The descent is relatively easy, allowing you to enjoy the stunning views of the mountain ranges and lush green forests surrounding you.
Upon reaching Barsheni, you'll have some time to explore the village, interact with the locals, and shop for souvenirs if you wish.
From Barsheni, we'll get back to Kasol Basecamp where the trek ends.
What is included in the tour
- Transportation from Barshaini to Kasol.
- Accommodation on sharing basis.
- All Meals (Veg) , Including from Packed Lunch on the 1st day to Breakfast on the 5th Day.
- Well Qualified Trek Leader.
- Supporting Staff and cook.
- Forest Permits.
- Basic Medical Kit.
- Accommodation on Tent Stay & Homestay.
- Camping and Trekking Equipment (Tent, Sleeping bags, Gaiters etc).
What is NOT included in the tour
- Anything which is not included in the above inclusion.
- Porters or Mule to carry your personal Luggage.
- Any kind of Personal Expenses.
- Personal Medication