2 Nights 3 Days
Kasol Kheerganga Trek is the most appealing trekking location in Himachal Pradesh’s Parvati Valley, one of the easier treks in the Himalayas. It takes you through some spectacular views. It is perfect for any inexperienced trekker or backpacker because it doesn’t require a lot of time or previous trekking experience.
You will be treated to breathtaking views of nature as you stroll through Himachal Pradesh’s picturesque terrain. The Kheerganga trek is a great option if you want to experience some of the most intriguing scenery that nature has to offer. The trail passes through wonderful meadows, pine-forested trails, a few waterfalls as well as some wooden bridges and some slippery patches as you reach the summit at almost 9700 ft above mean sea level.
If you have a thing for visiting places with religious value, this trek has to be on your list as the trek holds beautiful Parvati Kund, a holy hot spring that is just what you need to feel when it’s too cold outside.
At Parvati Kund, at Kheerganga highest point, there is a Shiva temple. Hinduism believes that after losing to Lord Ganesha, Kartikeya, Lord Ganesha’s brother, was known to meditate and pray in Kheerganga. While visiting her son, Parvati had the need to make rice pudding. Legends claim that because of the hot water spring nearby, Parvati actually cooked in the natural hot water itself. This holy, mystical tourist destination was given the name Kheerganga in honour of this significant legendary event.
Kheerganga, which is situated in Parvati Valley (Kullu Valley), is one of your best options if you’re travelling solo or as a couple. The journey starts from Kasol where you will spend your first day exploring Kasol and Chalal village. On the second day, the trek begins in the small village of Barshiani, which is located four kilometres before Tosh. Barshaini to Kheerganga is 12 kilometres away, and the trip takes 5 to 6 hours.
Region: Kullu Valley, Himachal Pradesh
Start/ End Point of the Trek: Kasol
Distance: 12 km
Height: 9700 Ft
Difficulty Level: Easy
Temperature: Day (8°C to 15°C) and Night (0°C to 3°C)
Best Time to do Kheerganga Trek: Throughout the year
Anytime over the year, one may explore this location. But April to May and again from September through November is when this affluent location is at its most stunning.
Do steer clear of the monsoon season if you plan to go hiking and camping at Kheerganga. The area would not be suited for trekking or engaging in other exciting activities because of the severe rainfall.What is the Difficulty Level of the Trek?
Kheerganga is the best option for you if you are a beginner and are seeking a location for your first trekking trip. You don’t need much preparation or a high level of physical fitness for this trek. It’s rather a simple trail, full of natural beauty.
Himtrek does provide easy accessibility to almost all types of equipment required for the trek on a rental basis with reasonable prices and extremely good quality. The equipment can be arranged on prior notice.
In the winter, Kheerganga Trek’s temperature fluctuates from 3 to 15 degrees Celsius, while in the summer, it ranges from 15 to 30 degrees Celsius. Apart from this, in monsoons, the temperature changes from 10 to 16 degrees celsius.
The main route to Kasol is the NH-3. Either self-driving or cab service are options. There are numerous companies that offer taxi services and rental cars in Kasol. For those travelling great distances, Delhi and Chandigarh serve as the base. In addition, buses from Delhi travel daily to Kasol.
There isn’t a separate train station in Kasol. Joginder Nagar is the nearest railway station which is about 144 miles from Kasol. Chandigarh railway station is 296 km. You can hire a cab or take local buses from these locations to reach Kasol.
The Kullu Manali Airport, also known as Bhuntar Airport and located in the Kullu district, is the closest airport to Kasol. The airport has daily flights to Delhi. You can arrange for a taxi or cab to take you from the airport in Bhuntar, which is only 31 kilometres away and will take you there in about an hour, to Kasol.
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Arrival at Kasol campsite where pristine hills, tall trees, and cloudy sky welcomes you with fresh breeze. Cherish your surroundings on the riverside camps and vibe along. Rest for a little while and get ready for the walk to Chalal for local sightseeing, together whilst exploring ‘Little Amsterdam’. While wandering through Kasol's narrow streets, you will come across a lot of Israeli cafes and shops that allow you to buy souvenirs. Further, we'll continue walking towards Chalal, a quaint village concealed amid a deep coniferous forest. This village is infamous for its psychedelic and trance parties. At the far end of the village, one can sit and take in the serenity of the Parvati River's ferocious flow. After spending a great time there, we’ll return to our campsite later in the evening to enjoy a tantalising dinner and dance the night away around a bonfire. Get a good sleep and refuel yourselves as your trek starts from the next morning onwards.
The starting point for the trek is Barshaini. It is 16 kms away from Kasol, while 12 kms away from Manikaran. Today, the trek will start from Barshaini, where you will be welcomed with fresh air and greenery. The trail holds amazing views of apple orchards throughout with gushing waterfalls. After walking for 12 kms through the pine woods, you will reach the highest point of the trek. When you cross the final hill, which leads to a gorgeous natural hot water pool, you’ll arrive at Kheerganga. Take the much awaited dive into the hot spring of sacred water and relax yourself. Enjoy your time in the lap of nature and spend the night there after having dinner around the bonfire. Indulge in stargazing as the night sky is heavenly lit with stars, giving a treat to eyes. Capture all you can to bring the memories back to home with you.
Awe-inspiring Himalayan peaks will greet you as you awaken. Be prepared to head back to Barshaini on the same road you took to get to Kheerganga. It will take less time to descend back to Barshaini. Soak your eyes with all the panoramas again for one last time as the trek comes to an end today. The trek comes to an end when you arrive at Barshaini. Here two days of your adventure ends, return home with a bag full of fond memories and pictures of landscapes.