Kasol Kheerganga Trek
Kheerganga trek is one of the most well-known destinations for trekking and is located at a height of 2950m. Deep in the Parvati Valley, it’s considered as nature’s paradise as the beauty is almost spellbinding.
The Itinerary for the Kheerganga Trek starts with a drive from Delhi to Kasol. Then, the trek starts at Kasol, a small village in Himachal Pradesh’s Kullu Manali district. This spot is emerging as a popular tourist location best for budget traveling. You’ll get to enjoy one-night camping as staying options at Kasol before we reach Kheerganga trek the next day.
All you need are two days to explore the landscape and all the picturesque places. The Kheerganga trek reveals stunning terrains and provides an invigorating journey. Also, don't forget to check out the music festival on a trip to Kasol, they're one of the most amazing parts of the journey. In here, you get to enjoy the lush green valleys in its utmost purest form and explore the rich flora and fauna of Kasol.
You’ll also get a chance to learn about the culture of Kheerganga while camping there. And don’t worry, there’ll be plenty of opportunities for you to click pictures with snow-capped peaks behind you. The history of Kheerganga has dated thousands of years back and is considered as the abode of Lord Shiva. Additionally, a walk beside the Parvati river is one of the must-do's when visiting Kasol.
The best time to do a Kheerganga trip is from September to June as the weather is pleasant and you can fully experience everything. But, it’ll also depend on your preference as a traveler or as a trekker.
If you prefer a warmer climate and want to witness the spring, March to June are the best months to visit. If you want colder weather in Kheerganga and wish to trek in snow, November, December, January, and February would be the best months in that case.
Hot water springs and a splendid view are guaranteed here in Kheerganga. These become much more attractive destinations during the winter and have added to the tourism of Kasol and Kheerganga.
The Kheerganga trek is a beginner level trek as there is a gentle incline and it only gets steep for short parts. In fact, you can take a dip in the water as there are beautiful waterfalls on the way to the trek route.
Just a bit after Rudranag waterfall, trekkers get to witness a dense pine forest that has a good stretch of a flat, plain area. This old-world feel can be utilized to the maximum as a picnic spot mid-trek. Additionally, the Rudranag temple is also very popular amongst many pilgrims. This is also located along the way to Kheerganga. The total distance covered is 25km making it ideal for novice trekkers.
There are plenty of things to do in Kheerganga. While you’re on the trek, there are plenty of lovely villages that will offer the option of a homestay.
The most important options are Barshaini and Tosh. Don’t miss out on these cheap options that’ll allow you to experience the amazing hospitality of the people there! Another famous place to visit in Kheerganga is Naktan. This is the most ideal pit stop and one of the most colorful villages throughout the trail.
An interesting fact about Kasol and Kheerganga is that Kasol is the last stop for an ATM.
People can relax in Naktan for one to two hours easily and then continue the trek. And the second, most important reason in our opinion, is the delicious duo of watermelon juice and noodles. Also, if your inner adventurer is awakened then you can check the various adventure activities in Kasol such as trekking, rafting, hiking, and more.
The reasons you need to check the Kheerganga Trek are far more than many. But, if you still have doubts then let us clear them up while you are on the Kheerganga Trek with JustWravel.
0th Day: Drive from Delhi to Kasol
1st Day: Kasol and Around. Night stay at Kasol
2nd Day: Kasol to Kheerganga Trek
3rd Day: Kheerganga to Kasol. Later depart for Delhi
Itinerary (Delhi to Delhi)
0th Day : Drive from Delhi to Kasol
Assemble at RK Ashram Metro Station / Majnu Ka Tila by 6:30 PM. Meet our Trip Lead.
We will start our journey from Delhi towards Kasol which is 513 km by 7 PM. We take our first stop at a restaurant near Murthal for Dinner and then continue our drive to Kasol in Himachal Pradesh.
1st Day : Kasol and Around. Night stay at Kasol
Reach Kasol in the morning by 10 AM. Relax a bit at the campsite. Later in the afternoon, we leave for local sightseeing around Kasol, Chalal.
Kasol is a scenic place in Parvati Valley and has numerous hikes and cafes to explore.
Return to the property by evening for dinner and bonfire.
Night stay at Kasol.
2nd Day : Kasol to Kheerganga Trek
After an overnight stay at the Hotel at Kasol, we start our trek to Kheerganga Village. The total distance of the Kasol Kheerganga trek is 8 km and the trail passes through dense forest with multiple waterfalls on the trail.
Stay overnight in camps at Kheerganga. Dinner at the property.
3rd Day : Kheerganga to Kasol. Later depart for Delhi
Wake up early and enjoy the sunrise. If time and weather allow, we hike up to some of the nearby waterfalls. After having breakfast we start our downhill trek towards Kasol. It takes around 3-4 hours to reach Kasol. Our vehicle will pick you from Kasol and we will start our return journey to Delhi.
Reach New Delhi the next day early morning by 7 AM.
Transportation in Tempo Traveller.
Accommodations in Homestay/Camps on sharing basis as per itinerary.
Meal Plan as suggested in the descreptive itinerary.
Trip Lead will be present at all times during the tour.
First Aid Kits
All Required Permits
Early check-in at the hotel.
Any additional expenses such as of personal nature.
Additional accommodation/food costs incurred due to any delay travel.
Any lunch and other meals not mentioned in Package Inclusions.
Any Airfare/Rail fare other than what is mentioned in “Inclusions” or any type of transportation from which is outside the itinerary.
Parking and monument entry fees during sightseeing.
Additional Costs due to Flight Cancellations, Landslides, Roadblocks, and other natural calamities.
Any other services not specified above in inclusions.
No cancellations will be taken over the call or WhatsApp message. Please reply to the email of the payment receipt that you have received at the time of booking regarding the cancellation.
Free Cancellation up to 45 days before the departure date (Booking amount is non-refundable)
If you're canceling the trip and opting for a refund within 44 days to 30 days of the Departure Date then only 10% of the total trip cost (calculated after subtracting the booking amount) along with the booking amount (non-refundable) will be charged as a cancellation fee and remaining sum would be refunded.
If you're canceling the trip and opting for a refund within 29 Days to 20 Days of the Departure Date then only 25% of the total trip cost (calculated after subtracting the booking amount) along with the booking amount (non-refundable) will be charged as a cancellation fee and remaining sum would be refunded.
If you're canceling the trip and opting for a refund within 19 Days to 10 Days of the Departure Date then only 50% of the total trip cost (calculated after subtracting the booking amount) along with the booking amount (non-refundable) will be charged as a cancellation fee and remaining sum would be refunded.
If you're canceling the trip and opting for a refund within 10 Days to 06 Days of the Departure Date then only 75% of the total trip cost (calculated after subtracting the booking amount) along with the booking amount (non-refundable) will be charged as a cancellation fee and remaining sum would be refunded.
If you're canceling the trip and opting for a refund within 06 Days from the Departure Date then 100% of the total trip cost (calculated after subtracting the booking amount) along with the booking amount (non-refundable) will be charged as a cancellation fee and remaining sum would be refunded.
You are not applicable for a refund if you fail to show up on the day of departure under the given timeline that has been provided to you beforehand.
There would be no refund provided in case there occur some problems due to government orders, harsh weather conditions, protests, landslides, or any other unforeseen circumstances. On the occasion of any such happenings, we have a backup plan ready most of the time and we'll be moving onto that. There are times when we would have to cancel some activities mentioned in the itinerary but it's only due to the reason that we would be bound by a circumstance that is not in our control.
If a trek is called off at the last moment due to a natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh, etc.) then the participants would be provided with a travel voucher for the same amount that can be used within 365 days of the issuance date for any package worth the same amount.
If a trek/trip has to be aborted midway due to a natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh, etc.). In that case, no refund would be provided.
JustWravel will not bear any extra expense due to any natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh, etc.).
Cancellations policy differs for popular destinations and also during peak season, kindly confirm with your operator once.
Things To Pack
Down Jacket (Main jacket)
Tshirt or Fleece
Extra pair of Socks
Trekking/ Hiking Shoes (Forclaz 100 and above or Arpenaz 100. Checkout in Decathlon stores)
Rucksack (At least 40L)
Mufflers/ Neck Warmer
Extra pair of Clothes
First Aid Kit
*Add extra thermal layers and sweater during the winter season
Things To Know
Kasol and KheerGanga trek is one thing that you should add to your to-do list this season, especially for weekend trips. The scenic beauty of Kasol and the beautiful stream of the Ganga river in KheerGanga is something to look out for.
Kasol is known for places that you would want to capture with your camera and are amazingly beautiful to look at. While, KheerGanga, is famous for the crystal white Ganga stream flowing in the valley. The name Kheer Ganga is derived from the same meaning the Ganga looks as white as Kheer, which is an Indian sweet dish and is white in color.
The best time to visit Kasol from Delhi is in the months of October, November, December to June, during this period the weather in Kasol and Kheerganga is nice and one can take full experience of Kasol and Kheerganga trek without any hassle.
While the place is full of scenic places, There are some places to visit in Kasol and KheerGanga which one should definitely check out. The Parvati Valley hot spring and Kheerganga Waterfall along with the Chalal trek trail and Nature Park in Kasol can not be missed.
Usually, we take a maximum of 15-18 people in one group. We believe bigger groups have less fun and less coordination so that’s why we prefer smaller groups.
All our treks are led by professional trek leaders who are certified, mountaineers. Apart from them, there will be one local guide, cook, helper, porters, and other staff.
All our trips are led by professional trip coordinators who have good experience in leading groups.
Yes definitely it is, the safety of girls is most important for us. All our guides and other staff are carefully chosen for trips/treks. They are honest and reliable but we also advise you to take care of your personal belongings.
Once you confirm the trip/trek and done with the booking, we will send you the packing list according to the trip/trek.
We will be taking Volvo Bus from Delhi and hire taxis such as Bolero, Tata Sumo, etc. for local commute.
We always recommend that you carry your rucksack during the trek because it helps in maintaining your body posture. In case if you cannot, then we can provide you a mule/porter to carry your rucksack. You will have to tell us at least 1 week before the trek. The charges for offloading would be INR 300 per person per day.
Shoes are your lifeline on the trek. It is highly advisable to buy trekking shoes of a good and known brand. You can consider companies like Quechua, Columbia, etc. Waterproof shoes with ankle support will work well.
During the treks, separate toilet tents will be set up on each campsite.
In both Kasol and Kheerganga we will be doing camping and staying in Alpine Tents
Yes, we will provide sleeping bags and mattresses during the trek. Our sleeping bags can withstand temperatures as low as -10 degrees.
It totally depends on group dynamics. If there is a couple, we can give them a separate tent or if there are an odd number of people, then there would be triple sharing.
After selecting the Kasol Kheerganga trip/trek, you can book by clicking on the book now button or you can contact us and we will guide you in the booking.
We provide nutritious and healthy food during the treks. We always serve Indian vegetarian food and eggs.
Himalayan water is considered the purest water and safe to drink. But for safety purposes, we sometimes boil the water and then use it for drinking and cooking.
In case you find any clean water on the trek, always fill your water where the water is running not where the water is stable or is in rest.
Yes, you can give suggestions. We will look into that and if we find it feasible then we will apply it.
Yes, we can customize any trip/trek as per your needs and as per the feasibility.
No, but our trek leaders are certified in the Wildlife First Aid course and they always carry a first aid kit and oxygen cylinders on high altitude treks.
Yes, it is advisable that you carry your own medication on the trek.
It depends on the difficulty level of the trek. The minimum age for eligibility is 14 years.
If it starts raining slowly while trekking then we will continue our trek as per the plan. Your poncho will keep you dry. In case if it is raining heavily then we will try to find any shelter and wait for the rain to stop or slow. If it rains at the campsite then there would not be any problem because all our living tents, kitchen tents, and toilet tents are waterproof. You will stay dry inside.
Differs from person to person. If you think that it would help you maintaining balance while trekking then does bring the pole. Some people think that the trekking pole disturbs the walking rhythm. So it’s up to you.
Important Facts About Kasol
Top Places to Visit in Kasol
There are some of the places near the village of Kasol that you need to visit when in the vicinity and without them, your Kasol itinerary would be incomplete.
Shiv Mandir, Manikaran
Manikaran Hot Springs
Must-Visit Cafes in Kasol
Kasol is heavily influenced by Israeli culture and here you can find food of various varieties. Along with that, there are some cafes that serve the best food and you need to try that once for sure. Some of those cafes are as follows:
Moon Dance Cafe
Stone Garden Cafe
Jim Morrison Cafe
River View Cafe
Food of Kasol / Cuisine Of Kasol
When you go traveling, eating the local cuisine is a must-do thing you should do. So, here are some of the must have's of Kasol's cuisine which you need to try when you're in this Himachali Village.
Ginger Lemon Honey Tea
Waffles and Crepes
Apple Crumble Pie
Kasol Special Apples
Things to do in Kasol
There are a number of activities that you need to try when you visit here. Whether you're someone who's looking for adventure or even peace, you can get it all here. So, here are some activities that you can go for while visiting Kasol.
Parvati River Side Walk
Street Shopping in Kasol
Attend Hype Music Festival
Attend Parvati Shangri-La Festival
Camping at Kasol
Sar Pass Trek
Pin Parvati Pass Trek
How to reach Kasol
You can reach Kasol in many ways and we're going to list some of them down below. Choose the one which seems best for you.
Kasol by Air: Kullu Manali Airport (31 Km away from Kasol)
Kasol by Road: Himachal Road Transport Corporation, private cabs, and taxis.
Kasol by Train: Joginder Nagar railway station (144 Km)
Best Time to Visit Kasol
Best Summer Months: June, July, August, September
Best Winter Months: November, December, January, February
Difficulty Level of Kasol Kheerganga Trek
The Kasol village is fairly easy to explore and the Kheerganga trek is also very easy on the trek difficulty scale.
Network Connectivity in Kasol
Network connectivity is good at spots such as Homestay, the main village, cafes, shopping spots, and in where there is habitation. But you will not get any connectivity when going for a trek/in areas of inhabitation.
Shopping in Kasol
There are things that are exclusive to Kasol's market and you need to check them out when you're in the vicinity. Some of those are listed below.
- T-shirt with Bob Marley printed on it.
- Himachali wearables such as Himachali caps and more.
- Bongs and similar products
Culture of Kasol
Locals of Kasol: The locals are quite hospitable and friendly.
Israeli Influence in Kasol: There is a huge Israeli influence in Kasol which is quite evident here.
Festivals of Kasol: There are ongoing parties that you can drop in and then the new year festival, various music festivals, and more being organized in Kasol regularly.
Flora and Fauna of Kasol: The village is quite rich in both of these and in here, you can find a large variety of either of these.
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