The Beas Kund – Origin of Beas River

Beas Kund
Beas Kund

Beas Kund is a high altitude alpine lake that sits royally amidst the mountains of Himachal Pradesh at an altitude of 3,700 meters. It is the origin of the River Beas. At a distance of 28 km from Manali Bus Stand and 15 km from Solang Valley, Beas Kund a historic place, it is believed that Sage Vyas used to take his daily bath here; Beas Kund is hence regarded as sacred by the Hindus.

The Beas Kund is protected by an igloo like stone structure and is considered sacred by the Hindus. The site has attracts thousands of devotees every year. The current name Beas is formed from Sage Vyas who is the author of Mahabharata. The ancient Indians called the Beas River as Vipas or Arjiki while the ancient Greeks called it as Hyphasis. 

Beas Kund trek is one of the most popular and beautiful trek in Kullu Valley. Solang Nalla base camp is 13 km from Manali and 1 hour drive, a popular place for tourists for ski slopes, para gliding etc. Dhundhi camp gives first glimpse of Mt. Hanuman Tibba and Seven Sisters. Beas Kund area might be full of snow at the time of this trek.

This is enjoyable and easy going trek for any age group. The Beas Kund Trek, which is considered as one of the easiest treks in the Himachal Himalayan region is also a short trek of three days.

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Solang Valley Manali – Heaven on Earth

Solang Valley
Solang Valley

Solang Valley in Kullu Manali is named after the Solang village, near which it is located. Also, known as Solang Nalla & ‘Snow Valley this place is a famous adventure ground for tourists in Himachal Pradesh. This valley is one of the most picturesque sights in Manali and is located at an average altitude of 2,560 meters above sea level. Just 14 kilometres from the Manali, the valley welcomes a large number of adventure lovers in both winter, as well as summer months. 

Solang presents a perfect combination of serenity, adventure and natural beauty. Beas river running through the valley makes it even more scenic. If you’re looking to indulge in activities like paragliding, Zorbing, Quad biking, camping, snowmobiling,gondola, skiing and skating you must visit Solang Valley.

Lama Dal Lake in Chamba District

Lama Dal Lake
Lama Dal Lake

Lam Dal is in chamba district at an elevation of 3900 metres. This lake is the largest and the deepest in the area with a circumference of about 2.5 Km. Held sacred to Lord Shiva, this lake lies amidst bare rock. ‘Lama Dal’ means a long lake.

It is part of holy pilgrimage that is held in July/August based on Hindu calendar. Kareri Lake is situated just 3 km (air distance) south west. This lake is a moderate/advance trekking destination accessible via Ghera (road accessible)