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 [514 Kilometers, 12 Hours Of Drive]
1st Day: Kasol Sightseeing Day
2nd Day: Kasol to Kheerganga Trek [12 Kilometers, 05 Hours Of Trek]
3rd Day: Kheerganga to Delhi
Delhi to Delhi:
|Quad Occupancy||6100 / Person|
|Triple Occupancy||6600 / Person|
|Double Occupancy||7100 / Person|
Itinerary (Delhi to Delhi)
0th Day : Drive from Delhi to Kasol [514 Kilometers, 12 Hours Of Drive]
- The group will assemble at the pickup point at 06:00 PM.
- Afterward, You'll be introduced to the team captains and the whole group.
- We'll start for an overnight journey towards Kasol around 07:00 PM.
- We'll take a mid-way stoppage at Murthal for Dinner.
*The pickup point can be RK Ashram Metro Station/Majnu Ka Tila.
1st Day : Kasol Sightseeing Day
- We'll reach Kasol by 10:00 AM.
- Post-check-in to our hotels/campsite , the group settels in.
- We'll have lunch in the afternoon after everyone has freshend up.
- We'll relax for the rest of the afternoon and start for Chalal Hike in the evening.
- Afterwhich, the group will be free for cafe hopping and leisure activities.
- We'll get back to our hotels/campsite for dinner followed by an overnight stay in Kasol.
2nd Day : Kasol to Kheerganga Trek [12 Kilometers, 05 Hours Of Trek]
- We'll have a early breakfast followed by a Trek Briefing Session from the trek leader.
- Afterwhich, we'll head out for Barshaini, which is the starting point for the trek.
- Upon reaching, we'll start the Kheerganga Trek by 11:00 AM.
- We'll have lunch in between the trek route.
- Upon reaching the top, we'll check into our campsite.
- You are advised to go for a Hotspring Bath starting after completing the trek, as it's quite relaxing.
- We'll assemble back into our camps for dinner followed by an overnight stay in Kheerganga Top.
3rd Day : Kheerganga to Delhi
- We'll have an early breakfast today.
- Afterwhich, we'll start to trek back to Barshaini from Kheerganga.
- Upon reaching Barshaini, we'll head out for Kasol.
- Here we pack our bags and get ready for the overnight journey ahead.
- At 06:00 PM, we'll take an overnight bus from Kasol to Delhi.
- The group reached Delhi by 07:00 AM.
- The group will disassemble here and leaves with a set of happy memories and more.
- The Tour Ends Here.
Transportation in Tempo Traveller or Volvo Bus.
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
State and other taxes
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
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.
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.
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.
Yes, we can customize any trip/trek as per your needs and as per the feasibility.
Yes, you can give suggestions. We will look into that and if we find it feasible then we will apply it.
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.
We provide nutritious and healthy food during the treks. We always serve Indian vegetarian food and eggs.
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.
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.
Yes, we will provide sleeping bags and mattresses during the trek. Our sleeping bags can withstand temperatures as low as -10 degrees.
In both Kasol and Kheerganga we will be doing camping and staying in Alpine Tents
During the treks, separate toilet tents will be set up on each campsite.
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.
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.
We will be taking Volvo Bus from Delhi and hire taxis such as Bolero, Tata Sumo, etc. for local commute.
Once you confirm the trip/trek and done with the booking, we will send you the packing list according to the trip/trek.
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.
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.
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.
The Kheerganga Trek is at a distance of 12 KM from the base, and if you want to take a shorter route, you can cover the same in just 09 Kilometers.
At the top of Kasol Kheerganga Trek, you'll find 'Kheerganga Hotsprings,' the major attraction and something that Kasol Kheerganga Trek is famous for.
To book a Kheerganga Trek, you can either check the Kasol-Kheerganga Itinerary at JustWravel or contact us for a hassle-free assistance process for the same.
Yes! Kheerganga Trek is operable almost throughout the year, and an individual can visit Kheerganga during December.
You can check Kheerganga Trek Itinerary by visiting: justwravel.com/package/Kasol-and-Kheerganga-Trek, and there you'll find a short itinerary and descriptive itinerary as well.
It takes somewhere between 03-05 hours comfortably while we go trekking up towards the Kheerganga Top. But, It depends from person to person. If you have an athletic physique, you can even complete the trek in less than 1.5 hours. You'll find localities carrying heavy baggage and still trekking up in less than record times because they have been customary with the route.
Yes! It is possible to trek to Kheerganga Top in July, or you can also say that July is one of the best months to Visit Kheerganga.
Yes! You can go for Kheerganga Trek in August quickly. The trek gets closed from mid-November, which is why August becomes one of the last months throughout the year where you can visit Kheerganga.
You can go for Kheerganga Trek during the whole year except mid of November to Mid February. It's fully operational starting March and goes on regularly from there onwards.
Yes! You can go for Kheerganga Trek In October without any problems, but the best time falls between May to July.
The distance between Tosh to Barshaini (Which is the starting point of the trek) is 7.3 Kilometers, and you can take a bus to reach there in less than an hour.
You can start from kasol and then head towards Barshainini via Manikaran road, which is the starting point for the trek. From there onwards, you can take either the longer trek route o 12 Kilometers or, the shorter one of 09 kilometers.
To go to Kheerganga from Kasol, you'll first have to reach Barshaini, and from there onwards, the only way to go is trekking up.
Yes! Kheerganga starts in March, so it is very much possible to do a Kheerganga Trek in April.
Yes! Kheerganga trek is readily operable during March, as it is the month when the trek restarts for the better part of the year and closes back in November.
If you're taking the longer route, then it'll be a total of 12 Kilometers, and if you're onto the shorter route, then the trek length gets cut short by 03 Kilometers, making it a total of 09 kilometers.
Barshaini is the base for the Kheerganga Trek. It is the starting point, so from here, all you have to do is trek up for about 09 Kilometers to 12 Kilometers depending upon your choice of route as there are two, a shorter one and a comparatively longer one.
The weather is nice and usually fine, but it can get chilly at night, so do not forget to carry one piece of warm clothing. Additionally, during September and October, it can snow as well, so be prepared accordingly.
No! Kheerganga Trek is closed from the mid of November till the end of February. So, if you're looking to trek up to Kheerganga Top in January, then it is not possible.
Yes! You can go to Kheerganga in May, and it is one of the best months to visit Kheerganga.
Partially No!, the reason for saying that is, the Kheerganga Trek gets closed from the mid of November till the end of February. This is why you cannot do a trek during that time.
Barshaini is the starting point, or we can also say that it is the base for Kheerganga Trek. When you reach the Barshaini Bus stand, you'd have to walk about 20 minutes to get to Parvati Valley Dam, where you start to trek up.
No! Kheerganga becomes dangerous and is inoperable as it is closed during the winter months of November till February.
You can take an overnight bus from Delhi to Manali, which will take about 12 hours to reach Bhuntar. And from there you can take a two-hour bus ride to Kasol.
The Kheerganga Trek price can be checked by visiting the link given here: https://www.justwravel.com/package/Kasol-and-Kheerganga-Trek
You can refer to the link here if you want to read a wholesome Kheerganga Blog: https://www.justwravel.com/blog/the-kheerganga-story-lost-in-mythical-tales/
The altitude for Kheerganga Trek is 13,000 ft.
You can visit nearby villages such as Tosh, Malana, Chalal, Grahan, and More along with famous places like Manikaran Saheb, Kasol Main Market, Jim Morrison Market, German Bakery, and a lot of things.
Manikaran Saheb Gurudwara is an important pilgrimage site in Sikh culture, and yes! We'll be taking you to Manikaran as well by the defined itinerary.
Kheerganga Trek comes under easy to medium difficulty levels, but it can turn very hard during rainy seasons, and more when you're caught trekking midway, and it starts pouring.
Yes! You'll find snow in Kasol during the winters. Still, trekking is not allowed during that period, and Kheerganga is prohibited from trekkers from mid-November to the end of February. So, even if there's snow in there, you won't be able to trek up to the top to see that. It's not a snow trek and if you want to check out the best snow trek, then head over to this link: https://www.justwravel.com/package/Kedarkantha-Trek
Important Facts About Kheerganga Trek
Top Places to Visit While On Kheerganga Trek
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 While On Kheerganga Trek
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
What To Eat During Kheerganga Trek?
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 Kheerganga Trek
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
Hotsping Bath at Kheerganga
How to reach Kasol For Kheerganga Trek
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 Kheerganga Trek
Best Summer Months: June, July, August, September
Best Winter Months: November, December, January, February
Difficulty Level of 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 Kheerganga Trek
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 District of Kasol While On Kheerganga Trek
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 Kheerganga Trek
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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