3 Nights 4 Days
The Kasol-Tosh-Kheerganga trip is a popular travel itinerary in the Parvati Valley region of Himachal Pradesh, India. Nature lovers, adventurers, and backpackers cherish this route for its serene landscapes, mountain vistas, and cultural richness.
Kasol is the starting point of this journey and serves as the gateway to the Parvati Valley. People celebrate this riverside village for its beauty and vibrant backpacker culture. Tourists often call it ‘Mini Israel’ because of the significant Israeli presence. Kasol offers a range of accommodation options, including guesthouses, campsites, and budget hotels. Visitors can explore the local markets, savour Israeli cuisine, enjoy riverside walks, and engage in adventure activities like trekking and rock climbing.
Further up the Parvati Valley lies the enchanting destination of Kheerganga. This place has earned a reputation for its hot water springs and stunning natural beauty. The trek to Kheerganga is a popular adventure activity, taking you through picturesque forests, cascading waterfalls, and meandering trails. It typically takes around 4-6 hours to reach Kheerganga on foot, and camping options are available at the top. The highlight of the trek is the rejuvenating experience of bathing in the natural hot springs, known for their therapeutic properties. Kheerganga offers a tranquil environment, making it an ideal spot for relaxation and meditation.
This trip takes you to Tosh as well. Located about 20 kilometres from Kasol, Tosh is a quaint village situated at an elevation of 2,400 metres. It is known for its mesmerising views of the Himalayas and the lush greenery that surrounds it. Tosh is an ideal destination for trekkers and nature lovers, offering a variety of trekking trails that lead to stunning viewpoints like the Tosh Glacier. The village also provides a glimpse into the local Himachali culture and way of life. Travellers can stay in guesthouses or homestays, interact with the friendly locals, and enjoy the tranquil ambiance of this Himalayan hamlet.
Overall, the Kasol-Tosh-Kheerganga trip is a must-visit for those seeking a blend of natural beauty, adventure, and cultural immersion. It provides an opportunity to explore the breathtaking landscapes of the Parvati Valley, engage with the local communities, and indulge in trekking and outdoor activities. Whether you are a solo traveller, a group of friends, or a nature lover, this trip promises an unforgettable experience amidst the scenic splendour of the Himalayas.
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Arrive in Kasol and check into your accommodation. Take some time to explore the village, its markets, and cafes. Enjoy a leisurely walk along the banks of the Parvati River and soak in the serene atmosphere. Embark on the Chalal Hike, which starts from Kasol. It's a moderate hike that takes approximately 1-2 hours. The trail passes through scenic landscapes, lush forests, and small villages. Reach Chalal, a picturesque village known for its peaceful ambiance and beautiful views. Explore Chalal, interact with the locals, and enjoy the tranquillity of the surroundings. In the late afternoon, head back to Kasol and spend the rest of the day exploring the village at your own pace. Visit the Kasol market, shop for souvenirs, and relax by the riverside. Reach to your campsite later in evening and it’s time to enjoy your time at the campsite around bonfire with music while interacting with others around. Spend your night in tents.
Wake up early and depart for Barshaini after having breakfast. Today we will be going for Kheerganga trek, hence buckle up and get ready for the adventure. You will be taking shared taxis or local buses to reach Barshaini. From Barshaini, the actual trek to Kheerganga begins. It is a steep ascent and takes approximately 4-6 hours, depending on your pace and fitness level. Enjoy the scenic beauty of the trail, passing through dense forests, charming villages, and waterfalls. Take breaks whenever needed to rest, hydrate, and capture the stunning views of the Parvati Valley. Upon reaching Kheerganga, take some time to relax and unwind in the natural hot water springs. The hot springs offer a soothing experience and are a perfect reward for completing the trek. Explore the campsite and enjoy the breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. Witness sunset on the Kheerganga top and take in the surreal view of surroundings. You will be spending your night there in the camps. Spend the evening around the campfire, enjoying the starry sky and the tranquil ambiance of Kheerganga.
Savour the sunrise on Kheerganga top and have your breakfast early in the morning. Start your descend back to Barshaini taking the same path as you took while ascending. Reach Barshaini, and from here, you will be heading towards Tosh, which is just 5 km away. Once you reach Tosh, check into your accommodation and take some time to relax and unwind. Explore the village of Tosh, interact with the locals, and immerse yourself in the serene ambiance. You can also visit the Tosh waterfall and enjoy the natural beauty of the area. In the evening, savour a delicious dinner at your campsite. Spend the last night of your trip at the campsite, making memories.
Today marks the last day of your trip. Wake up and have your breakfast. Your trip ends here after breakfast. Pack your bags and head towards your next destination!