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Sar Pass Trek

Product Code: TRSP
Availability: In Stock
Duration: 5 Days
Season: May - Jun, Sep - Nov
Grade: Moderate
Region: Himachal - Pradesh, Kullu
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DAY 01: Kasol (1700m) - Grahan village (2350m) (Trek / 4 - 5 hours)

Today we will trek for 4 to 5 hours, covering a distance of 10 Km at an altitude of 1700 m to 2350m. We gather at the mesmerising crossroads of Kasol at around 8 in the morning. We head for a climb to Grahan village through a beautiful forest. It is prominent trail, frequently used by the natives. The gradient is gentle and easy to go about.

DAY 02: Grahan (2330m) - Min Thach (3400m) (Trek / 4 - 5 hours)

Today we will trek for 4 to 5 hours, covering a distance of 7kms at an altitude of 2350 to 3400 mts Post breakfast we start the trek form Grahan towards north. It's a gentle trail, frequently used by villagers. This dense forest trail goes all the way to Min Thach. After trekking for a couple of hours we find ourselves in Min Thach. “Thach“ means meadow in the local language; much like ‘Kanda’ or ‘Bughyal;’ it is where the villagers bring their cattle to graze. From here, one can cast a glance upon a stretch Chanderkhani and other ranges. Overnight in camps.

DAY 03: Min Thach (3400m) - Nagaru (3750m) (Trek / 4 - 6 hours)

Today we will trek for 4 to 6 hours, covering 8 kms at an altitude of 3400 to 3800 mts We start early post breakfast from Min Thach to Nagaru. The first leg of today's trek can be a little adventurous and tricky in case of snow. In the second leg of the trek, we reach a welcoming hill top. this is the Nagaru campsite. One can see magnificent mountains rising steeply across the Parvati valley – with the town of Manikaran also visible. across the horizon, towards north east lies Chanderkhani and the ranges of the Beas valley. Down below, to the left, one can spot the campsite of Min Thach and the village of Grahan.

DAY 04: Nagaru (3750m) - Sar Pass (4200m) - Biskeri Thach (3350m) (Trek / 6 - 8 hours)

Today we will trek for 6 to 8 hours, covering a distance .of 14 kms at an altitude of 3800 - 4200 mts We start early and the let the sun rise catch up with us. We follow the ridge line in southward direction. It is steep in some sections. Climbing up, we keep the pace slow and steady. After climbing for a couple of hours we reach Sar Pass. Towards your east you'll be able to see the loftly peaks of Tosh valley. A blanket of snow surrounds us and we head for overnight camping. While descending you will can slide through some sections, followed by enchnating walks on other sections. We reach the campsite of Biskeri Thach. Biskeri Thach is surrounded by pine forest, mighty mountains and meadows. Nearby is a waterfall that comes down from the mountains that form a backdrop behind Biskeri. Overnight in tents.

DAY 05: Biskeri Thach (3350m) - Barsheni Kasol (2400m) (Trek / 4 - 5 hours) (Drive 45 mins to 1 hour)

We will trek for 4 to 5 hours, covering a distance of 10 kms at an altitude of 3350- 2400m. We descent from Biskeri Thach, taking the dense forest trail. The forest opens up when we reach Pulga. The descent is steep in some patches and rocky in others. It is surrounded by enchanting grassland and dry channels of woods. Divided by a stream, we cross the village Pulga to reach its twin brother Tulga. Moving further we reach Bursheni, the last village in the Parvati valley. We reach Kasol from where one can easily opt for a bus or taxi ride. Trip ends here.


  • Accommodation
    • Day 1 : Overnight in Tents (Grahan village)
    • Day 2 : Overnight in Tents (Min Thach)
    • Day 3 :Overnight in Tents (Nagaru)
    • Day 4 : Overnight in Tents (Biskeri Thach )
  • Transport
    • 1. Barsheni - Kasol

    Vehicle Used : Tempo Traveller / Innova / Bolero / Tata Sumo / Local Jeeps

  • High quality Camping arrangements

    We believe that roughing it out necessarily doesn’t mean sleeping in smelly sleeping bags, compromising on safety by using low quality equipment and having unappetising meals. We focus on your safety, basic comforts and the environment while camping. Keeping this is mind, the following equipment is provided on the trek

    The following equipment is provided on the trek :

    • 3/4 season imported alpine tents
    • Fresh and clean Sleeping bags of very good quality
    • Comfortable camping mattresses
    • Mess Tent
    • Camping stools & tables
    • There will be 2 toilet tents [separate for gents and ladies] having portable toilet seats
    • First Aid / Medical kit
  • Professional guide(s) to ensure high safety and more information and personal attention which are necessary to appreciate a trek. All our guides are professionally trained and have many years of relevant experience in guiding treks.
  • Meals :
    • Day 1: Dinner
    • Day 2: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Day 3: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Day 4: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Day 5: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Porter / Mule charges for carrying camping equipment & rations
  • Forest entry charges, permits & Camping fee (if Any)


  • Accommodation in any other location not mention above
  • Porter/mule charges to carry your personal bag
  • Any hotel stay in Kasol
  • Any meals/services not mentioned above
  • Any charges for video cameras, still cameras, etc.
  • Alcohol, soft drinks, beverages, etc.
  • Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.
  • Insurance
  • Service Tax


  • If due to bad weather, sickness, natural calamity or any other personal reasons, the itinerary is changed on ground the extra charges arising due to it will be borne by the guests. same will be applicable if a guest decide to change the itinerary due to personal reason. Also if days are cut short on the trek/trips for any of the above reasons GIO Adventures will not be liable to make hotel arrangements at the base or any other location for the guests
  • Guest will be required to fill up an indemnity form before embarking on the trek/trip
  • We request you to kindly disclose/share information if suffering from any major ailment. We request you to submit your health Certificate.
  • On our fixed group departures please note that we will follow a fixed schedule & standardised services. In case of individual requirements other than what is offered as part of the package, we might not be able to entertain them so please be aware of this fact
  • In case of trips/treks with a backup day, where this backup day is not utilised for whatever reasons GIO will not be liable to make hotel or any other arrangements
  • In case a departure cancelled due to bad weather conditions guest will receive full refund. GIO Adventures


  • Charges for a porter/mule to carry personal bag throughout the trek (not more than 10 kgs) per person for the complete trek. If you want us to arrange for portage of your personal luggage you can book the same by selecting the option of Personal Luggage Charges
  • Personal trekking gear
    You can save on buying expensive trekking equipment for the trek by hiring the same from our gear store. High quality equipment is provided at reasonable rental/sale and you are assured of clean equipment that has been checked for its efficacy.


Windproof, Water resistant Warm jacket (with hood) 250

Down jacket (for additional warmth)

Lightweight & Warm Fleece pullover 75
Warm Gloves 50
Waterproof Trekking boots 300
Balaclava 50
Rucksack (60 ltrs) 150
Waterproof gaiters 50
Warm high-length woollen socks 50
Poncho/Raincoat 50
Trekking poles 60

*Cost in INR per day

*Taxes extra


  • All payments for the trips, transfers, gears, porterage, etc. should be made in full before the trip starts.
  • Cancellation Policy
  • In the event that you need to cancel your booking due to any avoidable or unavoidable circumstances:
    • We must be notified of the same in writing. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive the request in writing.
    • Payment for this trip will not be adjusted towards any future trip(s)
  • Cancellation charges will be as follows
    • >45 Days: Full refund (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)
    • 30-45 Days: 75% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)
    • 15-30 Days: 50% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)
    • <15 Days: No refund
  • Please Note
    • Written cancellation will be accepted on working days (only). Any cancellation sent on a Sunday or any National Holiday(s), will be considered on the next official working day.
    • In the event of any cancellation(s) after trip commencement, there will be no refunds and any costs incurred due to this cancellation will be borne by you.

* Irrespective of when a trip is booked, the above condition will hold true

List of Essentials

Mountain/adventure travel requires one to be adequately equipped with the right kind of personal gear. Since one is travelling in the wilderness there will be hardly any opportunity to buy anything once you hit the trail so we urge you to carefully pack everything into your bags. Also please keep in mind you can rent out or purchase equipment from our Gear Store, if required.

  • Jeans / Trekking Pants - 2
  • Windproof jacket of decent quality (no flimsy wind cheaters please!) preferably with a hood
  • Warm and thick Fleece / Full-sleeve Woollen sweater
  • Thermal inner wear (upper & lower)
  • Woollen cap
  • Woollen gloves
  • Woollen socks & regular socks (3-4 pairs)
  • Scarf/muffler (optional)
  • Comfortable Trekking/Hiking shoes (shoes with a thick sole are recommended)
  • Lightweight floaters/sandals/slippers
  • Raincoat / Poncho
  • Small light weight towel
  • Water bottle (sturdy ones, no empty Bisleri bottles!!)
  • Cap / Hat to keep the strong sun away from your face
  • Sun glasses
  • Walking stick / Trekking pole
  • Sunscreen Lotion
  • Lip Balm
  • Torch / Flashlight (with extra batteries)
  • Medicines, if requiring any specific medication
  • Personal toiletries
  • Books, if you like reading
  • Day pack/small bag which you will carry on your back every day and keep your essentials in it
  • Carry rain cover for your bags
  • Keep a few poly bags or waterproof bags in your bag in which if required you can put your belongings in case of heavy rain
  • Camera if you like (with fully charged batteries)


Carry your stuff in a duffel bag, soft shoulder bag or a rucksack. Avoid suitcases, trolleys or any other hard luggage. As you will be walking long distances carrying a rucksack, avoid bringing unnecessary items on the trek. Please avoid carrying expensive watches, jewellery and electronic items on the trek

Note : In case you are planning to put your bag on a mule or taking a porter please get a duffel bag or rucksack and keep it in mind that there is a possibility that the bag at times might brush against a rock or a tree and get slightly damaged so don't get very expensive bags. Also in case of damage we shall not be held accountable.

Our Trekking Code

We are mountain lovers and have pledged to bring no harm to them in our pursuit of running organised wilderness travel in the Himalayas and seek your assistance too in this regard. We are more than convinced that one can have more fun on a trip if we go about it in a way that no harm is caused to the ecology. In this regard we have a set of guidelines that we adhere to based on the tenets of ‘Leave No Trace’ & ‘Tread Light’ policies. These guidelines are very simple and emphasise on travelling in small groups, better planning, understanding impact of camping, proper waste disposal, respecting local cultures, sensitivity towards wildlife and so on. We have a complete section on our trekking code in the ‘GIO trekking Manual’. This manual will be couriered to you once you confirm a trip with us.

Acclimatisation & high altitude sickness

This is one of the most important aspects of travelling in the high Himalayas and cannot be ignored or set aside. Acclimatisation basically means our body adjusting to lower levels of oxygen (rarefied air) & reduced air pressure as me move up. In case one does not acclimatise properly there are chances of the person facing extreme discomfort and this can be fatal in extreme cases. While there is no set route to getting properly acclimatised there are a general precautions and steps that one can take to initiate good acclimatisation. Our trekking guides will assist you with these steps and also once you book a trip with us the ‘GIO Trekking Manual’ which will cover this aspect extensively will be couriered to you. This is sure to help you enjoy the trek in very good shape.

Selecting the right trek & training for it

Most important thing is to select the right trek keeping in mind your experience or inexperience, health, objectives & ability. Our senior team people can assist you with this, so when contacting us do mention if you need guidance on this front also refer to our trek grading system mentioned below. Once the right trek is selected comes your preparation. Once you have booked a trip with us we will courier the ‘GIO Trekking Manual’ to you which will have a complete practice drill explained in details..

Trek grading system

We have broadly classified our treks as below:

Easy These treks are 3 to 5 days long and involve walking for about 3/4 hrs daily. The trail on such treks is well defined but not always flat. These are great for families and first timers

Moderate On these treks one is not required to trek for more than 5/6 hrs a day. Also the terrain is not too difficult. These treks are normally a week or so long. For these treks prior trekking experience is not necessary. Very rarely on these treks would one camp at altitudes higher than 3800m. These treks are great for first timers or for veterans wanting to go on a trail which is relatively less demanding

Moderate+ These are moderate treks with mostly one difficult day. These trails are fine for fit beginners also.

Vigorous On these treks one can be required to trek continuously for more than a week through remote areas and at times trekking for more than 7 hrs a day. On most of these treks one has to cross passes or areas which are snow covered and involve camping at altitude of more than 4000m. Fit people with some kind of hiking experience & a spirit of adventure can contemplate going on these trails.

Strenuous These treks apart from having continuous trekking stretches are at places technical and might require assistance from trip leader/guide and other staff people. All these treks have rest days in between. Also all of them involve crossing passes or areas having altitude of more than 4500m. First timers are discouraged from walking such routes.

Expedition Style These involve long walks at high altitudes at times around 6000m. Camping can also be well over the snow line and on glaciers at times. Safety ropes, ice axes and crampons might be required on these treks. These treks are not technically very difficult but are considerably challenging. Previous vigorous/strenuous trekking experience is required.


Great Indian Outdoors (P) Ltd. takes utmost care to ensure safety of its clients. However in the case of any unforeseen mishaps, Great Indian Outdoors (P) Ltd. will not be liable for any injuries caused or for loss of life. All disputes rising due to the above are subject to the jurisdiction of the courts in New Delhi/Delhi only. All participants would be required to sign an Indemnity Form before the start of the program, without which they would not be allowed to take part in the trip/program/activities.

5 Days | May - Jun & Sep - Nov | Moderate | Max Alt: Sar Pass (4200m)

Sketch Itinerary

Day 01: Kasol (1700m) - Grahan village (2350m) (Trek / 4 - 5 hours )
Day 02: Grahan (2330m) - Min Thach (3400m) (Trek / 4 - 5 hours)
Day 03: Min Thach (3400m) - Nagaru (3750m) (Trek / 4 - 6 hours)
Day 04: Nagaru (3750m) - Sar Pass (4200m) - Biskeri Thach (3350m) (Trek / 6 - 8 hours)
Day 05: Biskeri Thach (3350m) - Barsheni Kasol (2400m) (Trek / 4 - 5 hours) (Drive 45 mins to 1 hour)


For eager trek enthusiasts, for beginners, for rugged trekkers, or especially for those who want it all in a trek: from dense forests to meadows to quaint villages in the dramatic background of mountains wrapped in a flurry of snow: the Canvas of Sar Pass has it all!

To the perfect start of this trek, get a flavour of the free spirited gypsy culture in Kasol! It gets a heady mix of travellers from all around the globe, travel footloose and explore the myriad shades of Kasol.

Read on to discover the itinerary further.

Duration 5 Days
Region Himachal - Pradesh, Kullu

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