Sar pass Trek is a high-rise journey for novices to Moderate adventurers which packs no matter how you look at it: Picturesque wonderfulness, Dense Forest, Tricky path, walking around snow, Glacier, and a grand decline. At a tallness of 14,000 Ft. the Pass is available just from April to Sep. The pinnacles are constantly covered with snow and blizzards are standard on all occasions. Solo travel isn’t prescribed on the off chance that you are new to this space.
This arrangement began when Jatin called me and educated me about the Sar pass trek journey. The journey of Sar pass Trek was being coordinated by Montainbytes. Jatin additionally disclosed to me that it will be an extraordinary gathering after quite a while as we as a whole got going in our second transporter after resigning from the Indian Navy and scarcely get time to spend together.
The gathering met at Chandigarh. The pickup was orchestrated by Montainbytes. Arriving at Chandigarh I met Vikram Mattu, our outing organizer, prepared adventurers like Dinesh Lohia, Ashok Sharma, my companions Shahnawaj Shaikh, Harish Bharti, Saurabh Srivastava, Dipesh Chanda, Kamal Chandra Shukla, Vinay Thakur, Mohit Chugh, Sachin Bhardwaj and offcourse Jatin who carried me to this vital excursion.
Day 1: 29th April 2018:
We began our excursion from Chandigarh to Kasol in a beat voyager. Get was masterminded by Mountainbytes and it was very agreeable. The distance from Chandigarh to Kasol is around 290 Km and it took around 10 hrs to arrive at Kasol. As we took part of breaks in the middle too.
While in transit to Kasol, Parvati valley
Kasol is a lovely modest community in Kullu District of Himachal Pradesh which is base for some, journey including Sarpass, Kheerganga and so forth too.
At Kasol, we remained in tents at Ropasopa Home Stay. The food was simple, scrumptious and not very substantial and the host organized pit fire likewise for us. Best piece of the Roopasopa is that it is with the stream parvathy streaming sideways.
Charging Facility and Camp Fire at Ropasopa Home stay
Day 2 (30th Apr 2018): Kasol to Grahan Village
Distance: 8-9 Kilometers
Height: 7700 Ft.
Time: 7-8 Hours
Trouble: Easy to Medium
Our excursion for Sarpass began from Kasol on 30th Apr. The first camp was in Grahan Village. However, Almost full course we strolled close by River Parvathy. Therefore, The complete path is through thick Pinewoods and uras (Rhododendrons). Therefore, The beautiful view will not let you be depleted. We arrived at Grahan town after around 7 hours of journey.
On our Way to Grahan Village
Grahan Village: Grahan Village is a sacrosanct town at 7,700 Ft. Therefore, Away from the hustle clamor of urban communities an extremely delightful town with no web or phone organization. Moreover, there are not many landline accessible yet at specific places as it were. In the town, they disallow stingily drinking. One can be vigorously fine. According to our guide Jograj Thakur, they’ll not permit alcohol in any event while passing town.
After supper we had pit fire at Grahan Camp where we played antakshari and after that we rested at around 10.30 p.m.
Grahan a hallowed town – no alchohol permitted
Day 3 (01 May 2018): Grahan Village to Ming Thack
Distance: 7-8 Kilometers
Height: 11,200 Ft.
Time: 6-7 Hours
Trouble: Medium to Difficult
Excursion to Ming Thach
Following a day on first May, we began around 8 AM and begun our trip to Ming Thack which is at a height of 11,200 Ft. We were given pressed lunch. Saurabh and Kamal from our group assumed the liability of gathering a stuffed lunch to guarantee we get sufficient food during our trip. Climate was clear and upheld us well while the journey course got more extreme and more extreme as we drew nearer close to Ming Thack. We finished our journey in around 6-7 hours. However, It was an amazing encounter staying there and watching the snow-covered pinnacles of Dhauladhar which we planned to cover in the coming days. Therefore, We left and stood restlessly to get to our next camp.
Day 4 (02nd May 2018). Ming Thack to Nagaru
Distance: 6-7 Kilometers
Height: 12,300 Ft.
Time: 5-6 Hours
Trouble: Medium to Difficult
We began from Ming Thack at around 09.00 in the first part of the day. Strolling through this stretch you feel the impact of high elevation. It depletes effectively because of less accessibility of Oxygen. At first, the journey was simple however with time it went through steep slants which go straightforwardly to the valley. We listened to melodies from the speaker of Ashok Sharma and moved at some rest focuses. Therefore, In the middle of we had our stuffed lunch.
Group loved on beats of Ashok – On the best approach to Nagaroo
Approaching to Nagaru camp, downpour began with hailstones and the lofty course turned out to be much harder. We followed the aides and strolled in single lines. Everybody was careful due to the dangerous rocks and profound valley close to the way.
Ming Thach to Nagaru
Nagaru is at the 12,300 ft. stature. Also, snow covers it around the year. Coming there we got versatile organizations and everybody was anxious to get back home. Here we did even video calling. Notwithstanding, it was not for long as there was a blizzard which limited us to our tents. We needed to eliminate the new snow from our tents to try not to tumble down of tents. However, After 2-3 hrs climate got cleared and everybody got the opportunity to take some lovely photographs and to impart to their close and dears. Thus, Night temperature went as low as – 6 to 8 degrees C.
Nagaro Campsite Under Snow
They educate us all. Therefore, the following day trip will begin at morning 4.30 and we’ll approach and complete our trip supper early. We adhered to the guidelines of Camp pioneer and dozed early.