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Kasol Kheerganga Trek

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Kasol 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 Kasol 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 Kasol 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 Kasol and 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 when visiting Kasol.

The best time to do Kasol and 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 Kasol and 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 Kasol 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 Kasol and 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 you're 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 Kasol and Kheerganga Trek are far more than many. But, if you still have doubts then let us clear them up while you are on the Kasol and Kheerganga Trek with JustWravel.

 

Short Itinerary

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

Batches

24th Apr to 26th Apr Open {23rd Apr (Friday) 07:00 PM to 27th Apr (Tuesday) 07:00 AM}

8th May to 10th May Open {7th May (Friday) 07:00 PM to 11th May (Tuesday) 07:00 AM}

13th May to 15th May Open {12th May (Wednesday) 07:00 PM to 16th May (Sunday) 07:00 AM}

Itinerary (Delhi to Delhi)

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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Inclusions

Transport Delhi to Delhi by Volvo Bus

Meals during Trek ( 6 Meals - Day 1 - Lunch + Dinner , Day 2 - Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner , Day 3- Breakfast )

1 Night Camp stay in Kasol and 1 Night camps stay at Kheerganga 

Trip Lead

Trek Guide

Assistance during the tour

Exclusions

Anything apart from mentioned in the Inclusions

Meals during Travel

GST

Cancellation Policy

No cancellations will be taken over call or whatsapp msg. Please reply to the email of payment receipt that you have received at the time of booking.

 Free Cancellation upto 45 days before the departure date

 44 Days to 30 days of Departure date. 10% of total Trip cost along with the booking amount will be charged as cancellation fee.

 29 Days to 20 Days of Departure date. 25% of the total trip cost along with the booking amount will be charged as a cancellation fee.

 19 Days to 10 Days of Departure date. 50% of the total trip cost along with the booking amount will be charged as a cancellation fee.

 10 Days to 6 Days of Departure date. 75% of the total trip cost will be charged as cancellation fee.

 6 Days to Trip Departure date. 100% of the total trip cost will be charged as a cancellation fee.

 No Show . No refund.

Incase of government orders, harsh weather conditions , protests , landslides or any other unforseen circumstances , we work out the best possible alternate plans or trips/treks. At times even even certain activities are cancelled , the organization provides the best alternate but no refunds are provided.

 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.), JustWravel will issue a trek voucher for the full amount and if possible will provide an alternate trek. The voucher can be redeemed upto same amount for the same trek or another trek in the next 365 days from the trek departure date.

 If a trek or trip cannot be completed due to natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc.). No refund would be provided.

 Any extra expense coming due to any natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc.), Will be beared by customer. Company will not be liable.

 Cancellations policy will differ during the peak season and popular places.

Things To Pack

Down Jacket (Main jacket)

Raincoat/ Poncho

Inner Layer

Tshirt or Fleece

Trek Pant

Extra pair of Socks

Woolen Cap

Rucksack (At least 40L)

Mufflers/ Neck Warmer

Extra pair of Clothes

Undergarments

Slippers

Power Bank

Sunscreen Lotion

Sunglasses

Torch

Water Bottle

Tissue Roll

Hand Sanitizer

Personal Toiletries

Medicines

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.

FAQs

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.

  • Manikaran Sahib

  • Manali

  • Kullu

  • Tosh

  • Chalal

  • Parvati River

  • Kheerganga Peak

  • Shiv Mandir, Manikaran

  • Tirthan Valley

  • Manikaran Hot Springs

  • Pulga Village

  • Bhuntar

  • Naggar

  • Malana

 

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

  • The Evergreen

  • Stone Garden Cafe

  • Buddha Palace

  • Jim Morrison Cafe

  • Cafe Sunshine

  • Bhoj 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.

  • Momos

  • Egg Paratha

  • Ginger Lemon Honey Tea

  • Maggie

  • Thukpa

  • Waffles and Crepes

  • Apple Crumble Pie

  • Watermelon Juice

  • Rice Beer

  • 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. 

  • Kheerganga Trek

  • 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 Corporationprivate 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.
  • Dreamcatchers.
  • Handicrafts
  • 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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