The Kheerganga trek is the famous trek in the Parvati Valley which takes you through breathtaking scenery. They don’t require a lot of time or prior knowledge, making them perfect for any beginner or backpacker. In the countryside of Himachal Pradesh, you can enjoy majestic views of nature. On the way you will pass some wooden bridges and some slippery sections. Your eyes will also enjoy many scenic waterfalls during this part of the Kheerganga trek from Kasol. Remember to photograph each of them this.
How to reach:
By Air- The closest airport to Kasol is Kullu Manali Airport in Bhuntar. Flights to Bhuntar are quite limited and as well as frequency, reliability can be a hit too. Taxis and buses are ready for your next trip here. The next option (safer and more reliable) is Mohali Airport (Chandigarh), about 300 km away.
By Train- The nearest train station is Joginder Nagar. From here you can rent a taxi and get to Kasol in less than 4 hours. By road Obviously the most convenient way to enter the Parvati Valley. The total travel time from Delhi to Kasol is approx. 12 hours and covers approx. 565 km.
By Road- Make tons of pit stops for an easy and memorable trip. The roads from Delhi to Kasol are mostly in good condition. All thanks to Parvati Valley. a famous place, especially among foreign tourists. However, the view is incredible and makes up for the long drive into Parvati Valley.
Things to carry:
- Led torch (with extra batteries)
- Hiking shoes
- Warm clothes
- Water bottle
- Extra pair of socks
- Toilet paper & wipes
- Day pack (20-30l)
- Fleece jackets and thermals
- Mosquito & insect repellent
- Thermal inners
- Woollen cap, socks, mittens & scarf
Best time to visit:
The best time to do the Kheerganga Trek is from the months of April to November, however you should avoid the monsoon season. Also, always check the weather before any trekking adventure; in heavy rain this easy trek can be disastrous.
Level of difficulty:
As Kheerganga trek is one of the most adventurous and fascinating treks in the Himalayas, the Trek is on many people’s to-do lists. The Kheerganga Trek has an easy to medium level of difficulty that is both about the journey and the destination.
- Start / End Point: Barshaini
- Kheerganga Trekking Distance: 14 KM.
- Altitude: 9600 feet
- Temperature Range: Day: 8 ° C to 15 ° C; and night: 0 ° C to 3 ° C.
- ATM: Last ATM is on Kasol.
- Mobile Network: BSNL works best in these areas.
Reasons to do:
Amazing Adventurous trek- Covered by mighty mountains and lapped by the Parvati River, the trek can be classified as an “easy to moderate” trek. The tranquility of these mountains, which are thickly covered by grasses and bushes, and the impeccable rush of the river together create a feeling of an unspoiled jungle. The abundance of waterfalls, the small villages and smiling people, the orderly lifestyle and life “one with nature”, the feeling you get when hiking through the valley, is incomparable.
Unexplored by tourism- There may be various reasons. One is that this place is not directly related to a big city and you have to ftequentlyvchange buses to reach the start point of the trek. Train and flight options are unthinkable. Another reason may be the length of the trek, which is 14 km and can sometimes be very strenuous on the mountain. For these reasons the place is cheap, the culture and nature are untapped and the seclusion creates a space to soak up nature.
The Natural Hot Water Spring- Imagine walking 45 hours in the rugged mountains and being greeted by the natural hot water spring at the top of the mountain, surrounded by many more cloud-capped and snow-capped mountains. The place welcome you after all your tiredness.
Budget Travel- When you arrive in Barshaini everything is pretty affordable. Daily commute is free as you have no choice but to walk. The stay is already cheap as the nearby towns have wood. Host families where the hosts prepare the food and have other basic services such as electricity and internet available. You can stay in one of these three cities: Kalga, Pulga and Tulga.
Heaven for stoners-The trek starts at the place called Barshaini and Tosh is 3 km from there. Tosh is popular for sourcing all kinds of hash and things are considered good. Apart from that, strangely enough, during the walk you will find many people selling things to you. The place is full of Israelis, and this area is a bit of Israel in India.