Route: Beas Kund Loop

Submitted by mukul dahiya on Sun, 02/12/2023 - 02:41am
Himachal Pradesh, IN
11.5 km
Vertical Gain
986 m

Beas Kund, situated at an height of 3700 m, the source of river Beas, nestled among the highest mountains of Manali. This Loop is a 11.5 km trail which starts and ends at Dhundi. 

The trail is highly technical is few sections with steep climb of 34 degree gradient, and the ever shifting boulder field posses many challenges to the trail runners, numerous river crossings, steep descends and the infamous lady leg climb which serves as the base of the Friendship Peak (5287 m).

The Lush green grasslands flourish below the summits of the three biggest mountains around Manali. And hidden in these grasslands is the emerald lake out of which the river Beas emerges.The contrasting sight of this serene water body nestled in between jagged mountain peaks of the Pir Panjal range adds to the beauty of this setting.Standing near the Beas Kund there is also a keen sense of being near the source of the raging river you see in the valley below. This emerald kund branches off into streams, tumbling waterfalls right until it converges into the boiling Beas river.

As is the case with every river that feeds a civilisation or settlements surrounding it, the Beas Kund is also associated with a legend.It is believed that Rishi Vyas, who wrote the Mahabharata took his daily bath in this lake. The term Beas Kund may have been derived from Vyas, the sage; and Kund, a lake.

The combination of big snowy summits towering around the trekkers and hikers, the greenery of the grasslands, and the lake draws the attention of various Outdoor enthusiasts from not only India but from around the world .


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