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#1 Oct 18th, 2011, 16:25
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I want to trek in Himachal Pradesh, in first week of November 2011. Since i am doing this thing alone i am prepared to take food and shelter along with me.
My Choices are Beas Kund, Manimahesh Lake, Bhrigu Lake. My initial planned trek was in the Miyar Valley, since Rohtang Pass can close in any time in the month of November so i have figured i could do these, if the conditions favours me. I have searched the threads but am unable to find any good guide to these places. Please suggest the routes and if there are any alternatives. My tickets are booked and i will b in Manali in 2nd November.
As i am travelling alone if anybody wants to hook up with me its fine.

Please provide your valuable suggestions as it would provide me great help.

Thanks in advance...
#2 Oct 18th, 2011, 20:29
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I have a few contact numbers picked from IM. You can try Tek Chand Thakur at 9418379166 or Polu Ram at 9816891591. If these do not work let me know, have a few more. Beas Kund is a very nice trek but a bit short at 2-3 days. There are a number of trek extensions possible from Beas Kund, which you could try. It will ofcourse be quite cold there so you need to check with the guide. My suggestion will be:
1. Stay first night at Manali or Solang
2. Solang - Dhundi (7 km walking on a tar road) - Bakerthatch (8 km, crossing the river twice - do check abut the state of the crossings). Beautiful camping site.
3. Bakerthatch - Beas Kund (3 km) - Extension (go up part way to one of the numerous peaks there) or base camp for Hanuman Tibba or towards Taitunka / Manali Pass. Camp at Beas Kund.
4. Beas Kund - Solang (18 km) but mostly downwards.

Do let me know how this turns out.
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i live in vashisht, which is starting place to brighu lake. there are a number of agancies that offer a 3-4 tour from vashisht to brighu lake. if you would rather have a local guide (much cheaper) we have a shepard neighbour that does the tour often for touris. in case you are interested i can give you the details!
regards
p.s. its been snowing above 4000m this evening, hope brighu lake wont be snowed in ..
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Thanks 4 the reply guys.

@rajatsurey: very nice to have ur valuable reply. Beas kund surely is a nice trek. But guys i asked 4 a single trek nd u guys gave me 2 treks with diferent taste. Since i want some good view of the peaks ur suggestion is very useful but in my previous post i made a mistake like i said good guide which i meant was good guidance, i want to do it without any guide or porter help. And how much wildlife activity is in that area. sorry to bother you again.
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@radhalayla: very nice to have ur valuable reply. Bhrigu Lake surely is a nice trek. But guys i asked 4 a single trek nd u guys gave me 2 treks with diferent taste. Since i want to go alone but in my previous post i made a mistake like i said good guide which i meant was good guidance, i want to do it without any guide or porter help. And how much wildlife activity is in that area. If i do this trek then i am surely going to meet u in Vashist and thank u personaly. sorry to bother you again.
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Chowdhury

Double post and no SMS language.

Cheers

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Nattusbs: sorry, this was just to reply them separately with conveying almost same message. Didnt wanted to give feedback in single post.

And for the sms language, sorry again, i will keep that in mind.

Thanks.

Cheers.

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Chowdhuryji - not sure what information do you really require on Beas Kund, but making a suitable guess, let me answer:

1. It is simplest of the treks and very beautiful snow and peak views at bakerthatch and at Beas Kund. I went in June when one could literally touch snow at Bakerthatch itself, but it may have melted by now. You will still find the peaks with fresh snow: Seven sisters, Manali Peak, Friendship Peak, Ladakhi Peak, Hanuman Tibba and a few other unnamed ones.

2. The only thing to check is the river crossing - in June we did it over frozen parts of the river at couple of places, which may or may not be frozen now.

3. No wildlife or birds to my knowledge.

4. The route in a bit of detail is:
1. Upwards from Solang Nala (very famous place)
2. Cross the BRO barrier on foot - private vehicles not allowed beyond this. The road leads up 7 km to Dhundi.
3. Cross-over to the other side of the river over a bridge at Dhundi. Straight path along the right bank of Beas for 3 km.
4. Cross-over back to the left side of Beas (over frozen river) and continue 4 km - take a right and you will see a rock field - there is a mountaineering camp there but not sure they remain in Nov. Cross various streams to reach near the boulder field and carry on a trail on their left and camp.
5. Next day for Beas Kund there are two routes:
a. Go straight up the ridge (crossing frozen river) and from top turn right along the ridge. Crossover a boulder field from near extreme right and take the trail near the top of the opposite hill. This is a longer but less steep route.
b. Go to the extreme right and find a very steep trail going up to the boulder field directly. The trail is marked by mountaineers by stacking a number of small stones one atop the other. Same route after that.

Hope this helps.
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thanks very much rajatsurey. information provided by you is very much in detail and will help me.

thanks again...
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Sorry rajaysurey to bother you again, could you please mark up the trails. i might be getting chipku but in future this thread will surely help out someone.


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please can any one tell me what will cost me if i hire a 2 men tent and 1 burner with butane cylinder from Manali?
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Sorry - not able to mark it out on Google Map. But if you type Beas Kund on Google, it does show a trail, link below. I am not sure that will help you much to find the path as landmarks are very important. If you can throw some light on your concerns, maybe I can help. One issue I always face when solo is I miss the shortest path and land up taking the longer / harder route or retracing. If that is your problem, I can help you with detailed instructions plus photographs but still no instruction can be perfect, if like me you have a habit of getting lost.

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=...13052,0.307961
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Quote:
Originally Posted by chowdhury View Post please can any one tell me what will cost me if i hire a 2 men tent and 1 burner with butane cylinder from Manali?
Apologies on replying too late on this thread; but we did Bhrighu lake in June' 2008 with post below with most of the information. Do let me know if more information is needed.

Bhrighu Lake - A walk to a lake...

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