Kasol always reminded me of hot springs, scenic views of the Himalayan Mountains, and the stunning terrains. Kasol kheerganga is one of the most well-known destinations for trekking and is located at a height of 2950m. Located deep into the Parvati valley, it is considered nature’s paradise as its beauty will leave you spellbound.
Travel Date and Weather?
I traveled to Parvati valley on 30th October. Weather starting getting colder in Kasol, one definitely need a jacket during this point of time.
Days required for Parvati Valley?
All you need is 3 days to explore nature’s paradise. We left Thursday night around 7 PM and reached Kasol the next day around 11 AM. And were back by Monday morning around 8 AM to Delhi.
Day 0 : Delhi to Kasol
We took an overnight bus from Delhi to Kasol. Starting at 7 PM in the evening, we covered a distance of 513 km in around 15 hrs.
We stayed at riverside camp, in deluxe tents. It had facilities like an attached bathroom, a bed with blankets, and a charging facility. The gushing sound of the Parvati river flowing seems like music to the ear.
Day 1 : Parvati Valley and Kasol siteseeing
1. Parvati River
Parvati River flows through the Parvati valley and is one of the major attractions of Kasol. Find someplace with beautiful riverside views and enjoy being soaked into this paradise. The beauty of the Parvati river makes this place more than any regular tourist destination.
2. Manikaran, Kasol
The pilgrimage town of Manikaran is famous for hot spring and is considered sacred among both Hindus and Sikhs. About 5,700 feet from sea level, Manikaran lies next to the river Parvati.
Rocks around the spring are uncomfortably hot, while the temperature was above boiling point. Rice can be easily cooked if tied up in cloth and thrown into the water.
3. Choj Bridge, Kasol
Choj is a hamlet located 3 km distance from Manikaran. Built over the Parvati river, Choj bridge connects the village of Choj to Kasol. The view from the bridge was truly magical, and offers a spectacular Parvati river view, glowing with sunset in the backdrop.
4. Kasol Cafe
Kasol is known for some of the best cafes for quenching your thirst for good food to sizzling music. During my visit, due to COVID, the town was too silent, and fewer people were seen in the cafes. We visited Ever Green cafe, food was good and the ambiance was just OK.
Though Kasol is known as a party place but due to COVID, I couldn’t experience the liveliness for what Kasol is known for.
5. Tosh Village
Tosh is another village destination from Kasol. It’s a green paradise to the tourist who visits this place. To reach Tosh, you have to trek to the hill and witness some amazing views of the village. Mesmerizing views and trekking experience will keep the excitement alive for the entire trip. I didn’t get a chance to visit Tosh since I was short on days. However, it must be visited the place from Kasol.
6. Kheerganag Trek
Kasol to kheerganga is the most fascinating trek I have done till now. I always knew Kasol is nature’s paradise, however never thought of Kheerganga to be more wonderful than my imagination. More than the Kheerganga top, it’s the route, that will melt your heart with its beauty. One such example is the capture below.
Difficulty level for Kasol to Kheerganga Trek?
The total distance we covered from Kasol to kheerganga was 13 km. During descend, we followed different route passing through different villages and witnessing some of the most spectacular views of pine trees and waterfalls on the way. The distance covered was around 18 km. I would say it’s medium level, there are not many steep patches but you need to walk a lot.
7. Malana Village
I have heard a lot about Malana village, its beauty and the people living here. Apart from natural beauty, Malana is known for the unique lifestyle of the villagers, their dressing, festivals they celebrate, and the way those festivals are celebrated,
These things say a lot about the culture of the Malana locals. Though I was not able to visit Malana during my Kasol trip. But surely a visit to this village would definitely be a new experience.
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Very informative, and lovely photographs and videos. Wonderful blog. Very helpful