Grahan Village Trek
Grahan is not extremely popular among travelers that visit Kasol. However, a scenic hike of 10km starting from Kasol will lead you to the village easily.
The itinerary for the Grahan trip starts off with a drive from Delhi to Kasol, where you’ll be spending the night. The next day, you’ll start your journey to reach the village.
After about 7km, you’ll encounter a sign that says ‘short route to Grahan’. Avoid this if you’re a beginner trekker as it’ll take a toll on your calves and end up taking much longer.
The hike is devoid of chai or food stalls. Due to this, it’ll be in your best interest to stock up on a few biscuits or apples to carry along during the hike.
It seems like there’s a lot of restrictions or conditions you have to fill before you travel. But trust us, with a river flowing throughout the trail, it’s one of the prettiest hikes in the valley.
After all, it falls underneath the Great Himalayan National Park. The river previously mentioned is the Grahan Nalla river. This is a famous place to visit in Grahan.
This serves as an excellent spot to rest for a while after climbing uphill for so long and trekkers can also refill their bottles here. The cool breeze will re-energize you for the rest of your hike.
If you’re a dog lover, you’re in luck. Plenty of mountain dogs are present no matter where you’re hiking. Grahan tourism has definitely become greater due to these furry friends.
They’ll definitely join you on your way to the village and might even be with you in the homestay. If you take our previous point of stocking up on biscuits seriously, be sure to share some of them with these loyal companions.
It’s home to around 300 villagers and contains about 30-40 houses. It’s located at an altitude of 7500 feet.
There are plenty of things to do in Grahan.
As you enter the village, you’ll see plenty of happy children running around. They’re quite outspoken so be prepared for chocolates to be demanded.
But, they’re so cute that you’ll probably give in and buy them toffees no matter what. This purchase is definitely worth it once you start playing with them.
An extremely important warning is that consumption of alcohol is not tolerated whatsoever. Travelers who are caught with this act can even be thrown out of the village.
Don’t worry, though. You can indulge in another kind of substance: magic honey. Yes, you read it right. This is part of the cuisine of Grahan.
The villagers barely have enough for themselves so make sure you grab it if you can. It’s extremely high in sugar content and just a little bit will give you a sugar rush in no time.
Some interesting facts about Grahan are that there are no ATMs or mobile networks available. However, a heart-warming welcome is guaranteed. For accommodation, you can stay in a homestay or guesthouse depending on your preferences.
The homestays are basically wooden houses that are extended with an additional floor or are converted into guest houses. The family hosting you usually prepares organic food.
The rooms are comfortable and cozy as well. The unconditional hospitality is a cherry on top after all of this.
Tourists can definitely get a sense of the lovely culture of Grahan through this.
The reasons you need to check out Grahan in 2020 are far more than many. But, if you still have doubts then let us clear them up while you are on the Grahan trip with JustWravel.
0th Day: Drive from Delhi to Kasol [514 Kilometers, 12 Hours Of Drive]
1st Day: Kasol Sightseeing Day
2nd Day: Kasol to Grahan Village
3rd Day: Return back from Kasol 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 the pickup point at 06:00 PM.
- Afterward, You'll be introduced with the team captains and the whole group.
- We'll start for a overnight journey towards Kasol around 07:00 PM.
- We'll take a mid-way stoppage 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 Grahan Village
- We'll have an early breakfast today.
- Afterwhich, we'll head to Kasol Main Market, which is the starting point for the trek.
- We'll start to trek up to Grahan Village and will reach there in the next 04-05 hours.
- Upon reaching, we'll check into our homestay.
- The rest of the day is for relaxation and recreational group activities.
- We'll also head out for a sightseeing tour of Grahan Waterfalls in the evening.
- The day will end with dinner at the homestay followed by an overnight stay at Grahan Village.
3rd Day : Return back from Kasol to Delhi
- We'll have an early breakfast today.
- Afterwhich, we'll trek down from Grahan Village to Kasol Main Market.
- Upon reaching Kasol Main Market, we'll head out for a little exploration and cafe hopping.
- Here we pack our bags, collect souvenirs, 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 in Morning.
- The group will disassemble here and leave with a set of happy memories, and more.
- The Tour Ends Here.
Note: If the group fails to plan a visit to Grahan Waterfall on day 02nd then it'll be scheduled for the morning of day 3rd.
Transportation in Tempo Traveller.
Accommodations in Homestay/Camps on sharing basis as per itinerary.
Meal Plan: 5 Meals (Lunch + Dinner + Breakfast + Dinner + Breakfast)
Trip Lead will be present at all times during the tour.
First Aid Kits
All Required Permits
Complimentary Evening Snacks at Grahan
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
Thermals (Upper & Lower)
Running Shoes/ Outdoor Shoes
Medicines (Diamox – to reduce chances of AMS)
First Aid Kit
Documents – ID (Driver’s License, AADHAR Card, Voter ID :: Passport and Visa copy for Foreign Nationals)
Mobile Charger / Travel Charger
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.
We need at least 6 people to operate our fixed departure tours/treks.
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 hire taxis such as Innova, Tempo Traveller, Bolero, Tata Sumo, etc. from our vendors.
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.
It depends on the tour. If it is a trek then you will be staying in dome tents or if it is a road trip the accommodation can be in a hotel/alpine tent/dome tent/homestay.
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 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.
Well, it totally depends from person to person. Usually, there are no side effects of Diamox but if you are having any prior medical conditions then it is better to consult your doctor.
Our itinerary is designed in a way that we take sufficient time to get acclimatized. In case if you are having a problem on the trek then tell your trek leader about your condition as soon as possible.
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.
Justwravel Team! A big thank you! It was my first trekking experience and it was fabulous! Thank you for making it possible to go along in a group with unknown people to unknown places and returning only knowing awesome people and wonderful places! Special thanks to the trek lead Manu! You kept us comfy and things simple! Please keep doing and I would love to explore more with you and Team Justwravel!
Awesome....only one thing would have added lifetime memory ...I had informed Nishant ..that it was my 5th marriage anniversary... a cake added..for cake cutting. . would have been appreciated... I would have loved to pay for it ... cake cutting in grahan.
the trip was really amazing right from bus travel to hotel and cottage accommodation, Food was also very nice. All in al 10 on 10 from my side.
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