Dhundi - Beas Kund – Bakartach-Dhundi | 12 KMS | 08-10 hours | 11975 feet
Begin Beas Kund trek, and in its first leg, trek to Bakartach.a
gradual and long climb through the mountains to this picturesque camping site.
This is the longest, toughest and the most important section of
the Beas Kund trekking as it will take you near the origin of the river and
then back to Dhundi.
As you reach a little higher from the starting point, amazing
views start appearing.
The place has a heap of boulders. Velvety slopes will be seen
from here, and below them, fir and spruce trees will be easily distinguishable.
From here, you will also be able to see where the tree line ends, and
grasslands take over.
Resume your hike and after a while reach another viewpoint. You
will be able to see grassy mountain slopes with sparse shrubs. with the glacier
along with the river emerging from it. Beyond the glaciers, barren mountains
will be visible.
Here you will notice that even shrubs are getting smaller and
scantier. The mountains surrounding this spot have certain landslide marks,
which are full of rocks.
On looking at the slopes, then you will realise that beyond a
certain height, the grass has disappeared, and only barren and sharp cliffs
remain. At the highest reaches of the slopes, some amount of snow will be
visible as well.
After walking for about four hours you will reach Beas Kund is a
small alpine lake, where the waters seem bright blue.
The numerous small streams together making up the main river
will be clearly distinguishable to you.
You may also find vibrant purple wildflowers growing on the
grasslands around the pond.
Take pictures, relax by the lake and explore the area more. Post
this picturesque extravaganza, hike down and return to Dhundi.
You will absolutely love camping by the river, and listening to
the sound of the water splashing on the rocks.