Kasol is a trekking paradise in Himachal Pradesh, in the middle of Parvati Valley. Kasol offers a lush green valley experience, where the elegant River Parvati flows as a necklace of perl. This place is visited by trekkers and nature enthusiasts from all around the world. And many of them choose to remain surprisingly.
The most popular of the trek in Parvati Valley happens to be the Kheerganga trek. You get confused with Kasol’s beauty. The number of Israelis shows that Kasol has an equal value among foreigners and Indians. This is the sky. Although a recent clampdown on numerous trade camps in Kheerganga has been established because of the court order, its popularity was hardly eroded.
Almost anything and everything is serene in the village Tosh, Manikaran’s heat source, Kheerganga, Parvati River.
You will find raw nature thriving in the valley while walking from Kasol. Kasol and nearby villages. Nature here is not harassed by people, they co-exist. Take a break from the sins of city life and stay in this valley for some time. Many waterfalls, hot spring pools, snow-capped peaks all around and a luxuriant green forest makes the Kasol and Parvati Valleys especially for adventure. You will soon know how to embrace Nature if you know it in its true and original state.
How to reach Kasol and Bhuntar?
- From Delhi/Chandigarh there is no direct train or bus connection to Kasol.
- The nearest airport, 31 Km from Kasol, is Bhuntar Airport, which connects Kasol to the world.
- Travel Delhi – Chandigarh – Mandi – Bhunter via busses to Kullu/Manali. You’d have to get to Bhuntar. Bhuntar is a city 5 Kilometers ahead of Kullu and there is a road between Kasol and Barshaini beyond.
- From Bhuntar, you get to and from Kasol City by bus on a regular basis. Private and government owners operate busses.
- The ISBT Kashmiri Gate, R K Ashram metro station and Mai-ka-Tila can be reached from Delhi with the bus. It’s quite easy to book them online. In contrast to other state-operated bus services, the best punctuality are HRTC buses.
- Bear in mind that busses may not be available at strange times in the morning from Bhuntar to Kasol. Ask your driver to drop you a few kilometers before Kullu at Bhuntar bus stop.
- The nearest train station to Kasol, Joginder Nagar (145 km), is a narrow gage. Pathankot is the closest available wide-gauge railway station.
- From Barshaini, the last motorway in Parvati Valley, 16 km from Kasol, the actual route begins. Transport from Kasol to Barshaini is arranged by trek operators.
Details about Kheerganga Trek
Khirganga (Khirganga) will be his seat if God lives here. This valley is the jewel of the crown of the other Kasol treks. The most popular treks in Kasol are kheerganga. This is a 7-8 hour walk to the thermal springs at 2950 meters or 13,000 ft. in height. You reach the hot spring of Kheerganga after dealing with the sticky terrain. Take a dip in the warm water to wash away all your concerns and sorrows.
From Barshani the trek begins. On the road from Kasol, we reach Barshai. From there begins the actual walk to Kheerganga. A path runs from Barshani to the village of Tosh, 3 km from Barshaini. It is possible but not practical or recommended to take a day trip to Kheerganga. You can definitely start early enough if you’re an expert trekker. The total journey distance of Kheerganga is 12-13 kms irrespective of your route.
Trekking routes to Kheerganga
Two routes to Kheerganga Trek are available from Barshaini:
BarShaini is a small town with a taxi booth, few basic options for staying and dhabas. From here to Tosh a route that is just over 2 kilometers from Barshaini diverges. A project for hydropower, which affected the beauty of this place, is under construction. I hope a lot of it is restored once the plant has started and a reservoir has been established.
- Go right from Barshaini Bridge and walk to the village of Kalga. This route is somewhat long, but easy to climb and is ideal for beginners and occasionally hikers, through dense forests.
- The second route goes through the village of Nakthan and from Barshaini Bridge you have to turn left. This route is shorter and picturesque, but rather steep, so it’s a difficult route.
This Kheerganga walk route is moderate but not suitable for heartbeat people. If you’ve been going to Kheerganga by sundown in Barshani before noon, you’ve been camping here for the night.
Kheerganga isn’t a village, but here you can find fortune-telling residents and camps. Since there’s no power, some stay offer tandoors to keep you warm in the dining tents. Transport is difficult and the electricity is not there. Camps and other institutions work on power generators so that it can be quite expensive to stay and get good food. Make sure that you book with an experienced operator your trek, so that you receive great service while here. According to the recent court order permanent commercial campsites here are temporarily not authorized. A few kilometers ahead of Kheerganga, an alternative Rudra nag acts like a campsite over night.