thrillophilia-logo
INR
login

Sar Pass Trek, Kasol

5D/4N
1
Day in
Grahan Village
1
Day in
Mung Thach
1
Day in
Nagaru
1
Day in
Biskeri Thach
1
Day in
Kasol
Stay Included
Breakfast Included
Sightseeing Included
Guide

Trip Highlights

  • Experience a beginner-friendly trail to Sar Pass that passes through forests, meadows, quaint villages, and snow-covered mountains.

  • Trek up to a view that stretches as far as the eye can see with snow-capped giants like Deo Tibba, Indraasthaan, and the Pir Panjal range. 

  • Get a magical camping experience that might allow you to witness the Milky Way Galaxy in all its glory, a sight often enveloped by city lights.

  • Get a sense of accomplishment standing at the top, where the world seems to spread out before you at a 4,200-meter high pass.

INR 6,899
per_person
INR 10,200
4.5(3.8K)
Monsoon Sale!
end of tripend of trip
What’s inside the package?
Inclusions
1 night stay in Grahan Village
1 night stay in Mung Thach
1 night stay in Nagaru
1 night stay in Biskeri Thach
Trek from Kasol to Grahan Village
Trek From Grahan to Mung Thach
Trek From Mung Thach to Nagaru
Trek From Nagaru to Sar Pass & Slide Down to Biskeri Thach
Trek From Biskeri Thach to Barshaini
Accommodation on Double Sharing/ Triple Sharing Basis
Daily Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
First aid medical kits, stretcher and oxygen cylinder
Mountaineering qualified & professional trek Leader, guide, cook and Support staff
Exclusions
Expenses of a personal nature.
Meals not mentioned in the itinerary or inclusions

Know Before You Go

  • Climatic conditions in the high altitudes vary from the plains; take adequate time to get acclimatized to high altitudes.
  • The management reserves all the right to modify the trek during any emergencies or natural calamities.
  • The trek takes place through an eco-friendly zone; do not encourage littering the local sites or campsites. Travellers littering may be fined.
  • Water is very precious, so conservation is appreciated.
  • Avoid using plastic bags and maintain the ecological balance of the destinations.
  • The exact location will be shared with you post-booking.
  • Neat and clean vehicle for the journey with experienced driver especially for hilly terrains available.
  • Carry dry snacks/food from home (you will save a lot of money). Carry water bottles with you, so that you can refill.
  • Avoid using earphones during the trek; this might hinder your audibility.
  • In case, the trek needs to be cancelled, the authorities should be informed beforehand.
  • All the activities depend upon the weather.
  • Mobile & laptop charging points may/may not be available on campsites at a common point.
  • Keep your luggage minimum; the more you carry, the more you hassle.
  • Pay heed to the trek leader and guide in order to enjoy a safe and sound trek.
  • Professional Treak Leaders are available to ensure high safety and more information and personal attention which are necessary to appreciate a trek.
  • Camping is very basic in nature. One must not expect luxuries. Electricity will not be available at any campsite.
  • It is recommended to carry enough warm clothes and the right kind of shoes for the Sar Pass trekking.
  • Any personal expenses, items of personal nature, meals not mentioned, etc. will not be in part of the Sar Pass trek package.
  • Itineraries are based on information available at the time of planning and are subject to change. "Thrillophilia'' reserves the right to change expedition dates, people or itineraries as conditions warrant If a trip must be delayed or the itinerary changed due to bad weather, road conditions, transportation delays, government intervention, airline schedules, sickness, or other contingency for which Thrilllophilia or its agents cannot make provision, the cost of delays and/or other changes are the responsibility of the participant. Thrillophilia reserves the right to decline, or accept, any individual as a trip member for any reason whatsoever.
  • Liability for change in itinerary due to reasons beyond our control like a change in flight and train schedule, cancellation of flights/1trains, political disturbances, natural phenomenon, roadblocks, etc. will not be accommodated in the package cost. No bill will be reimbursed for any missed service/facility.
  • During a trip, in case the roads are blocked due to landslides or a reason that is beyond control, Thrillophilia will rearrange the itinerary for the travellers real-time, however, the cost of alternative accommodation will be borne by the customer as the hotels pre-booked execute their cancellation policies and are nonrefundable.
  • Because of any reason natural or personal, if the Trek or a particular activity is not completed, no refund will be processed.
  • The difference in the cost shall be borne by the client in case of any amendment in the package due to change in the number of guests, hotel change, itinerary change, etc.
  • If in case any traveller wants to or decides to leave the trip in the middle, all the expenses from that point onwards will be borne by the traveller. Neither the operator nor Thrillophilia will be held responsible for such decisions or for any refund.
  • The refund or compensation is also not issued if for any reason you have to come down from the trek. The trek leader may send you down from the trek, owing to reasons like lack of fitness, AMS, blood pressure, turn-around-time, health issues, or if you are found smoking/ drinking, or breaking the rules of the trek. refund or compensation are issued only when the whole trek is cancelled or called off on behalf of Thrillophilia.
  • At Thrillophilia, we almost never call off or cancel our treks. But in the rare event we might have to call off or cancel a trek due to any unforeseen natural catastrophes like continuous rain or snow, thunderstorms, snowstorms, landslides, floods, earthquakes, or any other natural calamity or other issues like local riots, curfews, pandemics, lockdowns, government orders, or any such situations that might prevent a safe trekking experience. In such cases, Thrillophilia will issue a Credit note summing up to the same amount as your trek fee that can be redeemed on any of the treks over a period of the next year.

Additional Information

About Sar Pass Trek:

Perched at 13,800 ft. above sea level, Sar Pass offers the magnificence of a beautiful verdant landscape and is a heaven for photographers, artists, and nature lovers. Set against a curtain of majestic Himalayan peaks wrapped in snow, the Sar Pass trek passes through some of the most scenic views ranging from forests to the meadows to the ice blankets.

While trekking across the path from Tila Lotni to Biskeri Ridge, one has to pass by a small, usually frozen lake which means "Sar" in the local language of Himachal. Hence the name, Sar Pass! The trail passes through the thick forest and takes you to a winter wonderland that makes it fascinating.

Sar Pass Trek Quick Facts:

Start Point/End Point: Kasol Base Camp. (It is 2 km away from the Kasol Bus Stand)

Duration: 4N/5D

Maximum altitude: 13,800 ft.

Sar Pass Trek Distance: 48 Kms

Temperature: 22°C (Max. During Day Time) to -5°C ( Min. During Night Time)

Best Time for Sar Pass Trek: April to Mid July

Sar Pass Trek Package Inclusions:

Accommodation – You will be staying in tents for 4 days of the trek (3 people/tent). Room/Tent is separate for the male and female participants.

Meals – (Breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dinner). We provide simple, nutritious veg/Jain food on all days of the trek.

Camping charges – All trekking permits and forest camping charges are included.

Trekking equipment – High-quality tents and sleeping bags in all the camps. Sleeping bags can withstand temperatures as low as -10 ºC.

Safety equipment – First aid kit, oxygen cylinders, oximeter, etc. will be with guide/trek leader and at the campsite as well to deal with emergencies.

Expert trek Leaders – All our trek leaders are at least qualified in basic/advanced mountaineering and first aid course.

Expert Trek support team – The mountain staff on Sar Pass trekking consists of certified guides, cooks, helpers, and porters.

Available Group Departure Dates:

March: 26,27

April: 1,2,3,8,9,10,15,16,17,22,23,24,29,30

May: 11, 13 , 15, 16, 18, 23, 25, 26, 27, 28, 31

June: 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 10, 11, 12, 22, 24, 29

July: 3,5,10, 12,17,18,19,24,

Note: Customisation available on request

How To Reach Kasol:

By Air: The nearest airport is Bhuntar Airport which is well connected with all major airports via Delhi and Chandigarh. The distance between Kasol and Bhuntar Airport is 32 km, so from Bhuntar, you can board the government/private bus, or can hire a private tourist cab to reach Kasol.

By Train: The nearest Railway station is Chandigarh which is 310 km away. From here one can easily get a government/private bus to Kasol. Another option is to hire a private cab, but that will be a bit expensive option.

By Road: Reaching Kasol by road is the most convenient option. You can easily get a bus to Bhuntar from all major cities like Chandigarh, Delhi, etc. And from Bhuntar, you can board the government/private bus, or can hire a private tourist cab to reach Kasol.

read_more

Kasol Tour faqs

What is the best time to go for Sar Pass trekking?

The best time to go for the Sar Pass trek is during the spring, and summer seasons. Although the trek takes place in the monsoon season, it is recommended to carry proper equipment and supplements as there are chances of landslides and slippery tracks. During this time, the trail is lined by lush green forests and you can also find blankets of snow at the higher altitudes. The temperature remains pleasant, aiding you to climb an altitude of almost 13,500 ft. In winters, the entire route gets jammed with extreme snowfall, thereby restricting trekking possibilities.

How much does the Sar Pass Trek cost?

The cost of a trek to Sar Pass can range between INR 5,000 to INR 9,000 per person which depends on the number of days included and the distance covered. The whole price is also dependent on the inclusions of the package like the meals, the travel assistance, the extra charges of entry to the reserved areas, and other additional expenses.

How is the weather during the Sar Pass trek?

The weather is generally cool and soothing during the Sar Pass trek in Kasol. The temperatures can range from 20 to 22 degree Celsius during the day time, and 0 to -5 degree Celsius during the night time. The spring and summer season is ideal to go for this trek, as the conditions remain near-perfect. During the monsoon season, there is a possibility of heavy rain that can hinder the progress and make the trek slippery, especially at steeper ascents. This trek does not take place in the winter season.

What is the total distance of Sar Pass Trekking?

The Sar Pass trekking distance is 40 to 50 KM in 5 days from the starting point of Kasol and back to the base again. Situated at an elevation of 13,800 feet, the Sar pass trek is an ideal trek for beginners in the Kull region of Himachal Pradesh.

What is the difficulty level of Sar Pass trek?

The difficulty level of Sar Pass trek ranges between easy to moderate level of difficulty, and no prior trekking experience is required. Since the 'easy-moderate' tag is relative to other difficult treks in the Himalayas, Sar Pass commands a moderate level of fitness from all trekkers. The treks include a near-vertical incline at the top and an equally steep descent. The air above 12,000 ft. is very thin, and the oxygen levels are considerably lower, which increases the level of difficulty. It is mandatory to follow a regular fitness regime to ensure your body adapts well to the lower oxygen on the trek.

Is Sar Pass Trek dangerous?

The Sar Pass trek is a relatively moderate trek than other Himalayan treks. Beginners can easily commence upon this trek with guides who are accustomed with the trail. Since this is an adventure activity, one needs to be cautious and take proper precautions while undertaking any trek. Thrillophilia’s Sar Pass trek packages are inclusive of all essential needs like meals, sleeping, bags, medical kits, and professional guides, thereby ensuring the safety and security of beginners. However, it is suggested to prepare for the trek from at least a month before and be physically fit.

How can I get Sar Pass from Delhi?

Kasol is an overnight journey from Delhi which takes around 11 hours. The trek to Sar pass begins from the base camp of Kasol. One can take a flight from Delhi to Kullu followed by a bus journey to Kasol. There is also a train to Bhunter from Delhi where you can catch a local bus till Kasol.

Can we do Sar Pass trek anytime of the year?

The best time recommended for doing Sar Pass trek is between May-July if you wish to experience both pleasant summers and snow-covered peaks. Sar Pass trek is usually not conducted during the winter months of October- December to avoid the chances of rough weather with hailstones and blizzards.

Can we do Sar Pass trek in winters?

Sar pass trek is mostly not arranged by companies during the winter season as the weather can be unpredictable between October- December. The chances of hailstorms and blizzard increases during the winter season and the trail also tends to get covered with the heavy snow in the Sar Pass trek.

What should I carry for Sar Pass trekking?

You need to be well-prepared for the Sar Pass trek.

1. Equipment and gears-

  • Trekking pole
  • Snow-friendly gloves
  • Trekking shoes
  • Backpack with rain cover
  • Headlamp
  • Sleeping bag and camp (optional)

2. Clothing- 

  • Jackets (preferably those that cover sub-zero temperatures)
  • Fleece
  • T-shirts
  • Trekking pants
  • Quick-dry socks
  • Neck-warmer
  • Cap

3. Other essentials-

  • Dry tissue paper and non-alcoholic wet tissues too.
  • Sunscreen (preferably SPF 50+)
  • Sunglasses
  • Heavy moisturizer
  • Cleanser/face-wash
  • Smaller backpack to carry immediate stuff.
  • Medicines
  • Water bottle

What level of fitness is expected from trekkers for the Sar Pass Trek?

The Sar Pass trek is an easy to moderate level trek which holds some steep ascent, requiring good stamina. Naturally, this implies that trekkers must have a decent amount of fitness. You should be able to jog for 5 km in about 35 to 40 minutes to increase cardiovascular endurance.

Make your muscles stronger by doing 3 sets of squats with 15 reps per day, and some yoga asanas. This will aid acclimatization, and facilitate adaptability to lower oxygen levels on high altitudes.

Which type of shoes should I buy for Sar Pass trekking?

We recommend carrying trekking shoes with high ankle support, and good quality material that is water-resistant. Since the terrain is uneven and rugged, it is imperative that your trekking shoes have a good grip, which will be less prone to slipping. When buying new shoes, we insist that break them in at least 2-3 weeks before the trek to avoid chafing and blisters. Please avoid carrying sports shoes, as they are not meant for trekking, and can cause fatal slips. Also, carry at least 3-4 pairs of cotton socks.

How do I get to Sar Pass?

You can get to Sar Pass base camp which is in Kasol easily via public as well as private transit systems available.

By Bus- You can take a bus from Delhi, Chandigarh, or nearby major cities to Bhuntar. Kasol is 32 kilometres from Bhuntar, and this distance can be covered by taking a cab, or a public bus offered by Himalayan Road Transport Corporation.

By Train- The nearest railway station to Kasol is Joginder Nagar Railway Station in Mandi, which is easily connected to the major cities of Pathankot and Chandigarh. Some of the major trains running on this route are Pathankot - Jwalamukhi Road Express Special and Pathankot-Baijnath Paprola Express Special. Alternatively, a more convenient route is to travel to Chandigarh via train, and then take a cab or bus from there till Kasol, covering around 260 kilometres in 7-8 hours.

By Air- There are several direct flights from Delhi to Bhuntar airport that take hardly an hour to reach. Alternatively, you can avail of connecting flights from all major cities of India like Chandigarh, Amritsar, Jaipur, Kolkata, Bangalore, and others. From Bhuntar, Kasol is 32 kilometres away, taking 1-2 hours to reach via a private car, a cab, or a public bus.

Is there snow in Sar Pass in May?

Yes, You can witness snow in the Sar Pass Trek in May at the higher altitude places like the Sar Pass (top), Nagaru, and Biskeri Thach. Thrillophilia’s Sar Pass trek itinerary includes all these spots, where we provide camp stays for an enriching experience. During the peak summers in May, you can expect lush and vibrant valleys in the lower altitudes, thereby experiencing a varied range of landscapes and geographical wonders along the route.

Can I go for sar pass trek in November?

No, November marks the start of the winter season and there are high chances of snowfall that can block the route. Since the trek covers a high elevation, the temperatures can drop below -15 degrees Celsius, making it impossible to trek the 48-kilometer trail. Even if it does not snow in November, it is not safe to undertake the trek due to unpredictable weather conditions during this time. Thrillophilia’s Sar Pass trek package is non-functional in November.

What is the height of Sar Pass?

The height of this dramatic mountainous Pass is around 4220 m and 13,850 ft above sea level. The height can be reached by trekking for around five days in which you get to enjoy various splendid sceneries as well as a chance to pass through some of the most thrilling as well as adrenaline-rushing terrains. 

Where does the Sar Pass trek start from?

The Sar Pass Trek begins from Kasol, from where you are required to trek to Garhan Village for 5 to 6 hours. From here, a 4 to 5 hour long trek is followed to Mung Thach and then to more 6 hours to Nagaru. From Nagaru, a 6 or 8 hour long trek is done to Biskeri Thatch via Sar Pass. 

How is the Sar Pass trek experience?

Huddled 13,700 ft. above sea level in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh, sits a snowy dream world that beckons herds of adventurers into its folds every year. Sar Pass is one of the most beautiful treks in India and promises a medley of thick forests, sylvan meadows, and roaring streams. Your first stop is Kasol, which is the base village for the trek. It is a beautiful hamlet reflecting Israeli culture, which makes it every backpackers' dream destination.

The initial part of the Sar Pass trek is housed within stunning woods that seem like something right out of a fantasy movie. The scenery shifts from grassy meadows to the Winterland of Narnia midway through the trek! Patches of green and brown are veiled under a layer of powdery snow. The last hour or two of the trek to the main Sar Pass is the most thrilling part, as the incline of the slope is nearly 90 degrees!

As daunting as it sounds, the surrounding Himalayan beauty overpowers your fear and fatigue. The highlight of the Sar Pass trek is the descent from Sar Pass, which can't be traversed by trekking, give the steep incline. You have to slide down the slope! It feels like a roller coaster ride, only better. Experience your heart racing, and soul rejoicing as the little child in you comes shrieking alive!

Which are the other best Himachal treks that we can book from Thrillophilia?

Here is the list of best treks in Himachal that you can book from Thrillophilia:

  1. Hampta Pass Trek
  2. Kareri Lake Trek
  3. Bhrigu Lake Trek
  4. Beas Kund Trek
  5. Prashar Lake Trek
  6. Buran Ghati Trek
  7. Shrikhand Mahadev Trek