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Dhara Joshi

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Such an amazing trek you cant afford to miss and with lots of adventure to have in the trek as well as in tents. What an unforgettable experience. real...

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Adhrit Kaul

5.0

I have been on many treks, some good some bad but in this case, the experience was fantastic. First of all, kudos to the customer service team of Thril...

Sar Pass Trek Overview

Location: Kasol, Himachal Pradesh

Start Point/End Point: Kasol

Start Time/End Time: The Sar Pass trek start at 10:00 AM on day 1 and ends around 02:00 PM on day 5.

About the Sar Pass:

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!

About the Sar Pass trek:

One of the most widely sought after treks in India, the Sar Pass trek opens up to magnificent views of the vicinal Himalayan peaks. Originating from the famous village of Kasol, which is also known as the backpackers’ paradise, the trail weaves through a melange of dense forests of pine and rhododendrons, lush meadows and rustic hamlets. Leaning a bit towards a moderate level of difficulty, the trek is ideal for fit beginners. Sar Pass is essentially a mountain ridge, and not an actual mountain pass, as far as technicalities are concerned. But this doesn’t mean it is any less thrilling than one!

Huddled in the serene Parvati Valley of Kullu, Sar Pass offers unmatched views of the roaring Parvati river. The Sar top unveils a panoramic canvas of snow-clad peaks and misty mountain valleys. The Sar Pass trek also holds some of the finest campsites like Min Thach, Biskeri Thach and Nagaru in its lush folds. The route is truly mesmerising, enhanced by a handful of gurgling streams that emanate a haunting lullaby for trekkers. Trekkers get to cross the icy waters of the river Parvati on their way towards the quaint little village of Pulga.

The trek is best enjoyed during the months of May to October when a thick blanket of snow blankets the route at higher altitudes! The terrain swerves from being a fairytale forest to a winter wonderland with beautiful subtlety. Ensnaring the senses with a lovely caress of the visual and spiritual beauty, Sar Pass promises you a camera full of postcard-worthy photographs, and a heart full of lifetime memories. Make your foray into the world of Himalayan trekking with Sar Pass, which guarantees to leave you begging for more adventures.

The magnificence of a beautiful verdant landscape against a curtain of majestic Himalayan peaks shrouded in snow and mist, wearing a halo of clouds. Itching to grab your rucksack and run? Book your slots for the Sar Pass trek today!

Quick Facts About Sar Pass Trek:

Sar Pass Trek Difficulty Level: Easy To Moderate 
Maximum Altitude:13,800 ft.
Gradient : Rocky and steep
Landmarks Covered: Grahan Village, Mung Thach, Nagaru, Min Thach
Electricity: Electricity will be available in Kasol campsite, However there will be no electricity at the campsite on the trek.
ATM: Kasol is the last point where you will get ATM.

How to reach?

You have to report at base camp in Kasol which is around 28 km from Bhuntar bus stand. Many local transports and private cabs are available from Bhuntar to reach Kasol.

Sar Pass Trek Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Reach Kasol and trek to Grahan village ( 4-5 hours)

    Starts your trek from the centre of Kasol and keeps to the true left of the Grahan nalah. The trail is easy and frequently used by locals.

    Trek through lovely pine forests.

    One can effortlessly cover much distance in a couple of hours.

    After Grahan nalah the trail becomes rocky and climbing uphill, away from the right bank of the river. Buras (Rhododendrons) grow in the forest.

    Rhododendron petals can be eaten whole and the syrup can be mixed with water to make a refreshing drink.

    After a steep climb of about an hour, reach the village of Grahan, situated at the top.

    Overnight stay in tents at Grahan.

  • Day 2 - Grahan to Mung Thach ( 4-5 hours)

    Climb towards the north of camping ground at Grahan. Villagers can be seen using this path for Min Thach.

    After walking for a while, witness the Min Thach, Nagaru, and Sar Top on the mountain to the right.

    Trek through the steeper path which leads into the woods.

    The slope becomes steeper and the path is confusing in some places.

    After crossing the forest arrive in Min Thach.

    Chandrakhani stretch and other ranges are visible clearly from here.

    Overnight at Min Thach.

  • Day 3 - Mung Thach to Nagaru (4-6 hours)

    Trek from Min Thach to Nagaru and pass through the woods. It is difficult part of the trek, the slope falls steeply to the valley below and the snow may be slippery.

    After crossing steep slope for a couple of hours,reach Nagaru campsite.

    Facing north,you can see magnificent mountains across the Parvati valley, the town of Manikaran is also visible.

    Sleep early to avoid cold and the next day involves an early start.?

    Overnight at Nagaru.

  • Day 4 - Nagaru to Biskeri Thach via Sar Pass ( 6-8 hours)

    Make an early start, as the climb is steep through the snow.

    Sar pass and the elevated peaks of the Tosh valley will be visible from here.

    Reach the top and enjoy the stunning view. After that the slide is the most fun and completely harmless as long as some precautions are taken.

    The slide takes one as far as a kilometre to a gentler slope of the valley.

    Arrive at the Valley after walking for an hour at the campsite of Biskeri Thach, which is reached after crossing a few streams.?

    Overnight at Biskeri Thach.

  • Day 5 - Biskeri Thach to Barshaini and drive back to Kasol base camp ( 4-5 hours). Departure from Kasol.

    Enjoy the sublime view of the pine forests, the majestic mountains and the lovely grasslands in Biskeri.

    From Biskeri, hike down across a steep plot of land with fencing all around.

    After crossing the dense forest cross a stream, with a campsite across.

    The path to the village of Pulga goes to the left of the campsite. The twin villages of Pulga and Tulga are separated by a stream.

    From Tulga, cross a bridge on the river Parvati, to reach the village of Barshaini.

    Jeep ride to Kasol base camp.

Stay

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  • Stay in swiss tents (attached washrooms) on twin/triple/quad sharing basis depending upon the tent and group size on day 1.
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  • Stay in Dome Tents (common washrooms) on twin/triple/quad sharing basis depending upon the tent and group size on day 2, day 3 and day 4.

Other Inclusions

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  • Sleeping bag
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  • Sleeping mat
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  • Camping ground booking
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  • Forest permit
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  • Safety equipment and Emergency
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  • Expert trek Leaders
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  • Expert Trek support team
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  • Personal Insurance

Transport

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  • Transportation from Barshaini to Kasol

Things To Carry

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  • Woollen cap
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  • Jackets
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  • Wind-cheater
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  • Socks(4 pairs)
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  • Thermal wear(1-2 pairs)
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  • Trekking shoes
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  • Snow gloves/normal gloves
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  • Sun glasses/goggles
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  • Lunch box, water bottle, spoon
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  • Sun-cream lotion.
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  • Personal medication
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  • Raincoat
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  • Torch and batteries
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  • Ruck Sack bag
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  • Glucon D,
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  • Mycoderm powder

Advisory

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  • Smoking and drinking are not recommended..
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  • This trek is from Kasol to Kasol.
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  • Weather: at the Sar Pass Trek base, the night will be cold but day temperature also will be cold during the season.
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  • Summer Temperatures: Nagaru – 5°C to – 10°C and at the Base Camp, Sar Pass: -1°C to -2°C during May.
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  • Children below 6 years are not allowed on the trek.
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  • Climatic conditions in the high altitudes vary from the plains; take adequate time to get acclimatized to high altitudes.
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  • Pay heed to the trek leader or instructor in order to enjoy a safe and sound trekking experience.
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  • Do not consume alcohol or any other intoxicants during the trek.
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  • Avoid trekking during the nights.
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  • Before undertaking the trek, consult a physician.
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  • Carry basic medications and a first-aid kit during the trek.
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  • The trek takes place through eco-friendly zone; do not encourage littering the local sites or campsites
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  • The itinerary and trekking route is subject to change without prior notice based on the weather conditions and guide’s discretion.

Tour Type

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  • This is a group tour

Sar Pass Trek: Cancellation Policy

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  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made 15-30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made within 0-15 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain trips or activities may get cancelled. In such cases operator will try their best to provide an alternate feasible. However a cash refund will not be applicable for the same.
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  • Cancellations are strictly subjected to cancellation policies mentioned on the website & are irrespective of the date of booking.

Sar Pass Trek: Refund Policy

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  • All applicable refunds will be done in traveller's thrillophilia wallet as Thrillcash

Sar Pass Trek: Booking Confirmation Policy

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  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking
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  • In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
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  • Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking before confirmation and a full refund will be processed.
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    People Shared their Stories
    Story by Dhara Joshi

     Rated : 5.0

    Such an amazing trek you cant afford to miss and with lots of adventure to have in the trek as well as in tents. What an unforgettable experience. really loved it and we will definitely come again and with bigger groups for best adventure. One thing I want to mention that the food can be improved.. other all the things were just perfect.

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    Story by Adhrit Kaul

     Rated : 5.0

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    I have been on many treks, some good some bad but in this case, the experience was fantastic. First of all, kudos to the customer service team of Thrillophilia who went out of their way to explain to me each and every detail about Sar Pass Trekking and helped me with a smooth ticket booking experience. The trek was awesome. From food to the guide everything was on point.

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    Story by Geetanjali Kocchar

     Rated : 5.0

    It was my first experience of trekking and was so amazing and lovely that my whole group just enjoyed and with the comfortable stay and al the activities to do. The guide become so friendly like he showed us the hidden place also in the way. Very great adventure , must try this one.

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    Story by Himani Embranthiri

     Rated : 5.0

    I want to visit there with my family of 8 and would love to have a private departure for us and the sales executive from Thrillophilia helped me in arranging one and all the arrangements were great and we enjoyed a lot there and witnessed the beauty of nature.

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    Story by Tanya Naik

     Rated : 5.0

    It was an amazing experience I enjoy this trek very much and we do many activities like trekking and camping but bonfire with live music is a great idea. The guide was helpful and we enjoyed it nicely.

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    Story by Anamika Tagore

     Rated : 5.0

    This trek was one of the best in Himachal Pradesh which give me life time experience the best part was the view which was amazing, the guide, food and transport services was all good we all friends enjoy this trek a lot.

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    Story by Shubha Kocchar

     Rated : 4.0

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    I always wanted to experience the Sar Pass Trek and Thrillophilia made that happen. Booking tickets for me and my friends from Thrillophilia was a breeze. The tour was amazing and the guide really helped us with a lot of things throughout the trip and never complained. Overall, I must say that the experience was wholesome and if you are an adventurer, you need to visit this trek.

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    Story by Anjushri Bhattathiri

     Rated : 4.0

    We did this trek with a group of 8 . it was so amazing that its been 3 days and I still want to visit again. Highly recommended from my side as this place has so relaxing and calming atmosphere. If one want to dip in thrill can go there without worries. Totally worth the visit.

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    Story by Chandraketu Bharadwaj

     Rated : 4.0

    Very pretty place with lots of mesmerizing view to have during this entire trekking. We enjoyed this very much and the food was superb. You should definitely try this if going near kasol. Memorable experience.

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    People Also Ask About Sar Pass Trek

    1. 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 includes 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.

    2. How is the weather during the Sar Pass Trek?

      In the month of May, the level of snow is considerably higher than during the successive months. Further, in June, the snow begins to melt, and leaves a fresh green trail. Although the weather conditions are ideal during these months, above 4,000 meters, things can change drastically.

    3. What is the best time to go for Sar Pass Trekking?

      The window of May to October is ideal for the Sar Pass trek, since the snow cover at lower altitudes has melted away, leaving behind a quilt of fresh greenery. Though there will be good amount of snow on higher altitudes. After October, the snow cover is too high to attempt the trek.

    4. Is Diamox advisable at Sar Pass Trek?

      No, Diamox won't be necessary during the trek. Since the maximum altitude of the trek falls below 14,000 ft., acclimatisation should come easily. Make sure you're well hydrated. If, however, you feel yourself down with symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness (nausea and headache are the prime symptoms), inform your trek leader immediately.

      Our trek leaders are well equipped with an extensive medical kit and oxygen cylinders for emergency situations. If you’re carrying diamox with you, make sure to consult your trek leader before starting your course.

    5. How many trekkers will be there in one group at Sar Pass Trekking tour?

      The number of trekkers in a group will depend upon the bookings we receive.

    6. Is Sar Pass Trek safe for female solo travellers?

      Yes, the Sar Pass is safe for everyone, including female solo travellers. Ensuring safety of trekkers is out top priority, which means that if you're a female solo trekker, you can rest assured that your safety is in reliable hands.

      The accommodations (rooms and tents) are separate for male and female trekkers, besides which, our trek leaders are extremely helpful and approachable.

    7. Which type of shoes should I buy for Sar Pass Trek?

      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.

    8. 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.

    9. Can I have liquor or smoke while we're on the Sar Pass Trek?

      No, consumption of alcohol, and smoking is strictly prohibited on the trek, as it leads to dehydration at higher altitudes. Dehydration is a clear invitation to Acute Mountain Sickness. Keep yourself well hydrated to avoid sickness.

      An easy way to tell if you’re keeping yourself well hydrated is the colour of your pee. It should be transparent. If it isn’t, keep consuming more water.

    10. Where does Sar Pass Trek start?

      The Sar Pass Trekking tour starts from Tosh and follows a strenuous trek of more than 70km through lush green valleys and snow-capped mountains. Set at an astonishing altitude of more than 13,800 feet above the ground, the trek demands a great level of expertise and agility among hikers. The trek lasts for almost 5 days and delivers a once in a lifetime experience.

    11. How do I get to Sar Pass Trek?

      In order for you to reach Sar Pass Trek, you are required to reach Manali. Many bus services can be found from locations like Delhi and Mumbai to reach here. If you take the bus, you need to get down at Bhuntar. From here either you can opt for shared local cab service or bus. The cab will take you directly to Tosh from where your trek should start.

    12. What is the height of Sar Pass Trek?

      The Sar Pass trekking expedition stretches to more than 70 km and is set at an alarming height of about 13,800 feet above sea level. Thus, a great level of fitness and experience is required to cover the entire Sar pass trek.

    13. Is Sar Pass Trek dangerous?

      Your trek to Sar pass cannot be classified as dangerous but difficult. Throughout your trek, you are guided by trained instructors and if you conduct the trek in the right season, you don't have to worry about the dangers of nature including any changes in the climate. The camps are also very stable and comfortable to stay in. However, it is always recommended that you travel in a group as it is much more secure.

    14. Where is Sar Pass located?

      Trek to Sar pass begins at Tosh and ends towards Chhotadhara. These locations are found in close proximity to Manali between Parvati Valley and Chandra Valley. In order to reach the starting point of the trek, you will be required to first reach Manali from where you can take local bus service to Tosh.

    15. What should I carry for Sar Pass trek?

      For your Sar Pass trek, you are required to pack some necessary items including your trekking equipment, a large bag pack that can carry all your essential articles. Don't forget to carry and wear multiple layers of clothing along with sturdy shoes, preferred if they are boots. Sunglasses, sunscreen lotion, moisturizers are also things you must not forget.

    16. How much does the Sar Pass Trek cost?

      The trek can start at an exciting rate of just INR 8,500 per person with packages from Thrillophilia. The packages include a guide throughout your trip along with meals and accommodation for the entire team.

    17. How long is Sar Pass trek?

      Sar pass trek covers a total distance of approximately 40 to 50 km in 5 days from the starting point of Kasol and back to the base again.

      Situated at an elevation of 13,700 feet, Sar pass trek is an ideal trek for beginners in the Kull region of Himachal Pradesh.

    18. How can I get Sar pass from Delhi?

      Kasol is an overnight journey from Delhi which takes around 11. 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.

    19. 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.

    20. 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.

    21. What are washroom/toilet facilities like on the trek?

      During the Sar Pass trek, the stay is arranged for the first day in swiss tents with an attached washroom. The accommodation for the rest of the days is arranged in dorm tents with common toilets that must be shared by everyone.

      These facilities are arranged during the overnight camps and if you wish to go to the washroom during the trail, nature is the best option for your nature’s calling.

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