“Once in a while, deviate from the normal; you will find yourself in the most amazing places, doing the most amazing things, with the most amazing people.”
May the world is conspiring for you to visit the abode of Lord Shiva, mini Israel, and as we like to call it – heaven! On Kasol Kheerganga Trek, you get the double benefit of exploring two villages pervaded with religious and nature’s bliss. It is an easy trek with a steep but manageable climb. Kasol and Kheerganga lie at the height of 1580 m and 2956 m, respectively. Amidst the astounding Parvati Valley in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh, Kheerganga is a trekker’s dream. The trek base is Kasol, a quaint village lying at a distance of 500 km from Delhi.
Infamous for its Marijuana cultivation, Kheerganga is the last village in the Parvati Valley while going to Pin Parvati Pass. Parvati river, turgid waterfalls, picturesque mountains, iconic temples, and lined up Deodar and Oak trees make up for an invigorating view. To top it all, you will be rewarded with a contrasting hot spring in the middle of freezing temperatures when you reach the end of the trek.
Kasol, on the other hand, is a favorite destination among the hippies and off-late became a halting point for Israelis. There are plenty of Israeli cafes that serve appetizing Falafels, Borek, Chicken Laffa, and legendary Onion Fries with Hummus. Along with the food, the traditional houses and stories from different street corners will melt your heart and make you their own.
Trust us; this trek will uplift your spirits and lighten up your mood. The place is studded with Hindu and Sikh mythological stories. We will be grateful to narrate these to you. Come with us to Kheerganga on our next planned date. Here is a brief itinerary of the Kasol-Kheerganga Trek with Plan The Unplanned:
Day 0: Drive from Delhi to Kasol | Drive Distance & Duration: 512 km. 12 hrs
Day 1: Kasol sightseeing. Night stay at Kasol
Day 2: Kasol to Kheerganga Trek | Trek Distance: 12 km. Trek Duration: 5 hrs
Day 3: Kheerganga to Kasol. Later depart for Delhi
Day 4: Arrival at Delhi
Meals Not Applicable
Stay Not Applicable
Our journey to Kasol will begin in Delhi. Trek Leaders will provide an overview of the entire trip. It's an overnight trip. We'll leave Delhi at 7:00 p.m. and arrive in Kasol in the morning.
Note: The pickup point will be Majnu Ka Tila.
We should arrive in Kasol around 10:00 a.m. The first day is dedicated to exploring Kasol. The Plan and Unplanned teams will stop for breakfast along the way. We'll go sightseeing in Kasol after we check in, rest, and eat lunch.
The aura of the location will put you in a trance. There are numerous things to do and explore around Kasol: Chalal is a 30-minute walk from Kasol; Manikaran Sahib Gurudwara is on the way from Kasol to the trek's starting point, and the Parvati River glides across the surface like butter. Aside from that, Kasol is not far from other villages such as Tosh, Manali, Kullu, Malana, Naggar, Pulga, and so on.
Because the evenings are colder, we will return to our homestay by sunset. After some time, we will rest for the night and prepare for the next day's trek.
Altitude ranges from 7,261 ft (2,213 m) to 9,222 ft (2,811 m)
Total Duration : 3 hours driving to Barshaini, followed by a 5-6 hour trek to Kheerganga.
Trek gradient: Easy. A 900-meter level walk is followed by a 600-meter steep ascent. Except for a 300 m steep ascent 5.4 km from Barshaini, the ascent to Kheerganga is very gradual.
Following an early morning breakfast, the trek leader will provide a briefing session outlining all of the important details of the Kheerganga trek.
Following that, we'll depart for Barshaini, the trek's starting point. The Parvati River flows alongside the trail to Kheerganga, which is surrounded by coniferous forests. The trek is popular for the scenic views of the valley as well as the hot springs that await the trekker at the top.
When we reach the top, we'll check into our campsites and then take a bath in the Parvati Kund, which are hot springs that instantly soothe your nerves. The rest of the day is free.
Dinner will be followed by an overnight stay in the camps.
Stay Not Applicable
Waking up in the mountains, in the safe company of budding friendships, and after a soulful breakfast, we will go hiking. After we are done exploring, we will start our descent downhill. Later after reaching Kasol, we will start our journey back to Delhi.
We'd stop by the holy Manikaran Gurudwara on the way. We'll return to Kasol once we arrive in Barshaini.
We endeavor to provide you with the best experiences, and we honestly hope that you will fall in love with us. No trek, no amount of adventure is more challenging than bidding goodbye. Your smile makes our day, and it is for these ordeals, we conduct multiple trips and treks in and out of India. Check out our other itineraries and call us soon. We will wait for your message. Till then, take care and rejoice.
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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, the nation's capital. You can arrange for a taxi or cab to take you from the airport in Bhuntar, which is only 31 km away and will take you there in about an hour, to Kasol. Bhunter, 31 kilometres from Kasol, is home to the closest airport. Looking for a flight from Delhi to Kasol? For visitors flying in from abroad, Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport is the destination. From there, you can choose between taking a bus, taxi, or another flight from IGI Airport to Bhuntar to get to Kasol in a manner similar to the one described above (540 km, 11–12 hours).
By Train, There isn't a train station in Kasol itself. If you're taking the train, you must disembark at Joginder Nagar, which is the closest station to Kasol and is located 144 kilometers away from the village. You can either take a taxi from the train station to get to Kasol or a bus that will take you to Manikaran in about 4.5 to 5 hours from the Joginder Nagar Bus Stand. The closest railroad station to Kasol in Himachal Pradesh is Joginder Nagar. The Chandigarh Railway Station is a popular destination for travellers arriving by train. At a distance of 296 km from Kasol, you can take a train that connects major Indian metropolises to Chandigarh. To get to Kasol, you must take a bus toward Manali or hail a cab, which should take 8 to 9 hours.
The village is accessible via first-rate road infrastructure and is one of the most popular destinations for foreign tourists in India. The primary route from this village to Manali is the NH-3. Just like Kasol itself, a road trip ought to be enjoyable and pleasant. Either self-driving or cab services are options. For those travelling great distances, Delhi serves as the starting point. In Delhi, you can find numerous companies that offer cab services to Kasol as well as rental cars. Additionally, buses that are mostly semi-sleeper Volvos that cost between 1000 and 1500 INR per seat run daily to Kasol from Delhi's Kashmiri Gate ISBT. This trip takes between 11 and 12 hours. After that, you must disembark at Bhuntar and board another bus headed toward Manikaran.
For the proper organization of Backpacking Trips and Himalayan treks, Plan the Unplanned team is associated with a local experienced team that’s registered with ATOAI (Adventure Tour Operators Association of India)
Moreover, we have been working with them for 10 years. Their highly skilled staff with 20+ years of experience, professional local guides and BMC certified trek leaders are the reasons for our continuing partnership with them. The team shall manage all operations, medical and mechanical backup starting from the base location.
Only when we have over 8 bookings from Bangalore, do we send our leaders from Bangalore.
Note: To properly utilize resources, a batch from PTU is clubbed with trekkers who originally book with the local team. This is how all trekking organizations manage their treks. An exclusive PTU batch is only formed when we have a majority of bookings ( over 8 and above ) from PTU