Beas Kund is a serene and calm lake in the Solang Valley in Manali from where river Beas originates. Sheltered by an igloo-like stone formation, Beas Kund is a sacred place of the Hindus and a popular trekking destination. The name Beas is regarded as formed from sage Vyas who is the author of Mahabharata, the great Indian epic. It was here that he used to take his bath. It is an ideal base camp for climbing nearby peaks Shitidhar, Friendship peak and Ladakhi peak. On the West side of Beas Kund is the magnificent peak of Hanman Tibba 5990m, which access through tiny pass of above this lake. The place also provides magnificent views of the lofty Pir Panjal range of mountains.
Beas Kund trek is one of the most popular and beautiful trek in Kullu Valley. This is an easy trek and does not require any high altitude experience. Starting from Manali and passing through beautiful Solang Valley, through forests of spruce and silver oak to alpine meadows via via Dhundi and Bakarthach where nomadic Gaddis graze their sheep to finally enter the Beas Kund glacier, the birthplace of holy Beas River. It opens up a vista of stark, rocky terrain devoid of vegetation, with the crystal clear water of Beas springing out from a tiny, roundish igloo-like rock. The waters of the Beas are chilly enough to numb your fingers. After taking some rest and exploring the lake site, one can also trek to Tentu Pass, from where you can easily have a glimpse of the Kulu Valley and Hanuman Tibba.