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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Moderate
Group Size Medium Group
Location: Parvati valley, Himachal Pradesh
Famous for : Trekking, Hiking
Elevation : upto 2,960 m / 8825 ft.
Duration: 3 Night/ 4 Days
Best Season : March – November
Level : Beginners
Cost: INR 5500/- per person
The Parvati Valley is one of the most scenic places in the Himachal Pradesh. During this trek you will explore its magnificent landscape of the valley. The Kasol – Tosh – Kheerganga trek is mind refreshing journey, which not only unveils the stunning terrain of the Himalayas, but also gives you a chance to learn about the interesting culture of the people living here.
We begin this Kheerganga trek from Kasol, which is among the most famous hill stations in the Pin Parvati Valley. On the way, you will find numerous waterfalls. Rudra Nag waterfall will give you a new perspective on nature. Waterfalls are the highlights of this trek.
All your tiredness of the hike will be washed away with a sight of the hot springs of Kheerganga. You can step in it to tackle the cool weather. Most people who reach this place always come back for seconds as there you can simply not get enough of such a place. The trek is very pleasant and offers some exhilarating views. The vegetation changes dramatically and opens up into a flatland that is graced by the occasional tent, the few guest houses and cafes and the temple premises which also comprises of the hot water spring.
- Accommodation during Trek. Camps in Kasol and Kheerganga and Tosh
- Meals: Breakfast and dinner
- Intacity Transportation (Kasol-Tosh-Barsheni-Kheerganga)
- First aid medical kits
- Tents, Sleeping Bags, Crampons & Gaiters if required
- Qualified and Experienced Guide and support staff
- Necessary permits and entry fee
- Travel Insurance
- GST @5%
- Transportation to and from Kasol
- Trekking Poles, Boots, Jackets, etc.
- Any deviation or detour
- Cost escalation due to reasons beyond the control
Note: Normally we expect you to carry your personal luggage on your own, if you don’t want to carry your backpack so you can give it to porter/Mules, but you have to informed us in advance and have to pay Rs.500/- extra per day per bag.
KASOL TO CHALAAL
Misty morning, tall trees, untouched hills and a breath of fresh air – this exactly what Kasol is! Upon reaching Kasol and a bit of walking, reach your campsite. Enjoy the greener and a happier space by the riverside. Take some rest and have your fill of breakfast. Once you are up and ready, it will be time to explore the ‘Little Amsterdam’ while making our way to Chalal. While a walk through the lanes of Kasol, you will notice many Israeli cafes and shops to buy your souvenirs from. Gradually, we will walk towards, what is known as Trance and Psychedelic party village- Chalaal. This little village is tucked in the conifer dense forest. The walk doesn’t take more than 2 hours hyphenated with breaks. One can sit at the end of the village admiring the beauty of fiercely flowing Parvati river. Later in the evening, we will come back to the camping site; dance the night away around a bonfire while having taste-buds teasing dinner.
TREK FROM KASOL TO TOSH
On this day, wake up to beautiful sunrise. Take this day as it comes and don’t forget to feel the lovely light feeling that must be lingering in your mind. We will get ready for your trek to Tosh- the last village in the valley, Tosh is at a height of 7,874 feet. It is a land blessed by Shiva, they say, and the local priest asserts to visions of the lord with his consort Parvati when snow falls. The drive from Kasol to Tosh parking stand is around an hour’s drive and the last becomes a wee bit treacherous. Upon reaching, we will start our trek- one of the most beautiful scenic routes that you will experience. This little hamlet, constantly, dwarfed by intimidating mountains is at the heart of Parvati Hydel Project. It’s a goat track which traverses the hill with gradual inclines and declines. Upon reaching waterfalls, The only thing you expect to do here is sit,relax and unwind your senses. Listen to the beautiful sound of gushing water, and the night ends with fun and laughter.Please do not litter and also be mindful of their culture and heritage and you will always want to come back.
TREK FROM TOSH TO KHEERGANGA
The trek to to Tosh and Kheerganga encompasses everything- walking through rivers, waterfalls, holding on to dear life on narrow walkways, apple orchards – you name it. If you’re a regular hiker then this one is a dream to do. One of the most beautiful treks, so picturesque that you feel an impulse to reach for your camera or pinch yourself hard to make sure it’s real.
The amazing landscapes, waterfalls and the alpine meadows are bound to make you stop and feel it and soak it in! Trek from Tosh to Kheer Ganga is 15km. The first cafe comes after 7 Km which will indicate half battle won! Literally. Then comes Rudra Naag cafe in another 3 to 5 km. If you’re calling it quits at this point then I’d highly recommend that you carry on the climb – heaven awaits you at the end of it. All your tiredness will be washed away with a sight of the mystical hot springs of Kheerganga. 10 minutes into the pool and you’ll be tripping because of the sulphur fumes.
Do not be surprised if you hear Dholak and groups singing and beating some Shiv Natraj Music. It is one of a kind experience! Later, we will gather around the bonfire, have our tummies full and spend the night under beautiful blanket of stars.
Enjoy the breathtakingly beautiful morning. It seems like a spectrum painted on the canvas. Spend sometime doing nothing at all. There’s joy in doing nothing at all. Just laze around in the grass under towering pine trees with the sun filtering through the foliage. While coming back be prepared to leave a part of yourself behind.
How to Reach?Click to expand answer
For Kheerganga trail, our base camp is at Kasol which is linked by road to Kullu via Bhuntar. It is 5 km short of Manikaran, famous for hot water springs.
- Regular bus service is available from Kullu and Bhuntar to reach Kasol. Direct buses are also available to Manikaran from Chandigarh and other parts of Punjab.
- Nearest railhead are Joginder Nagar, Pathankot and Chandigarh.
- Nearest airport is Bhuntar. Delux, Semi Delux and ordinary night/day buses are available from Delhi, Chandigarh and other parts of Punjab.
- Take a bus from Delhi and Reach “Bhuntar” —- 12-13 hours
Take a local bus from Bhuntar to Kasol —– 30 minutes
When to book?Click to expand answer
It is wise to make your booking at least two months in advance. However, if you want a good deal on your domestic/international flight, we recommend organising your trip at least three months in advance. (Please contact us if you require a late booking)
Things to Carry?Click to expand answer
- Cotton clothes,
- Good trekking shoes,
- Warm jacket,
- Woolen or monkey cap covering head and ears,
- UV rays protected sunglasses,
- Raincoat, Extra socks,
- Water bottle,
- Cold Cream,
- Toilet Soap,
- Walking Stick ,
- Personal Medicines.