Kheer Ganga Trek
Parvati Valley Kasol Tour
- One night at Tosh, pristine village in the Parvati Valley.
- Long hikes through the pristine forests and villages of the Parvati Valley.
- Visit KheerGanga, natural hot water spring and indulge in its medicinal waters.
Day 01: Kasol
we arrive the Parvati Valley to Kasol, a small settlement and a little hub for trekker. Rest of the day at leisure in Kasol.
Day 02: Kasol – Tosh (Distance: 18km by road/2km hike; Travel Time: 2-3 hrs; )
After a relaxed morning in Kasol, we drive further into the Parvati Valley to Tosh, a beautiful scenic village accessible by a short walk from the nearest road head. Arrival in Tosh by around lunch time, rest of the day at leisure to either explore the village and interact with the friendly people or just sit back and enjoy the gorgeous view and sunset. (Distance: 14km hike; Travel Time: 6-7 hrs;
Elevation: KheerGanga – 2,960m / 13,051ft) We walk by the road from Tosh to Barshaini, a small village in the valley which is where we start the hike in the forest. We cross the village of Nakthan and the temple of Rudra Nag, both ideal places to take short breaks on the way to KheerGanga which is where we spend the night in very basic tented accomodation.
Day 03: Kheer Ganga
Spend the day exploring the pristine forests of the Parvati Valley around KheerGanga, including a dip in the Hot Water Springs known for its medicinal properties. Around KheerGanga are forest trails leading up to the famous MaanTalai and Pin Parvati treks and a famous meditation cave. The experience of laying in natural steaming hot water and taking in the view of the surrounding snow peaks in itself is an unforgettable experience.
Day 04: KheerGanga - Barshaini - Manikaran – Kasol
(Distance: 12km hike, 16km/2km by road; Travel Time: 6-7 hrs;
Elevation: Kasol: 2,050m/6,726ft) Depart from KheerGanga around noon time to reach Barshaini before sunset. From here we drive back to Kasol with the option to stop at Manikaran to visit the Gurudwara and Hot Springs along the way.
Parvati Valley is situated in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. From the confluence of the Parvati River with the River Beas, the Parvati Valley runs eastwards, through a steep-sided valley from the town of Bhuntar, in the Kullu valley.
Manali and Parvati Valley have recently transformed into hubs for backpackers, who are attracted to the scenic valley, untouched hills, low budget travel and great climate. It is a base for many known treks in the area, to Sar Pass, Yanker Pass, ManTalai, Pin Parbati Pass and KheerGanga; and a base for roadtrip into Ladakh, Lahaul and Spiti. Many hikes as well to the new age 'tourist' villages - Vashisht, Kasol, Naggar, Malana, Chalaal, Rashol, Tosh, Kalga and Pulga.
On this trip, we start at Manali, get close to nature with a hike to a waterfall in the pristine forests around Vashisht. Start the second day with a bit of a headrush, paragliding in the Solang Valley and then into the Parvati Valley at Kasol. After a night stay at the scenic Tosh village, we trail through thick pine forests to Kheerganga, a meadow at 2960m where Shiva is said to have meditated for 3000 years. The hot springs at Khirganga are extremely important for Hindu and Sikh pilgrims as well as many others who believe the waters have sacred healing properties.
1 night stay in hotel/tent at kasol
2 nights Camp stay/ tented stay on sharing basis
Sleeping bag and Sleeping mat, Camping equipment and support staff
Meals(Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks, Dinner)
9.0% Government service tax
6999 per person
on line off line both
· Trekkers are requested to bring their entire luggage in a rucksack only
· Good trekking shoes are a must
· Thermal inner wear for night
· Extra pair of socks
· Torch/ head torch is necessary
· Smoking and drinking is strictly prohibited
· Buying drugs or any illegal material is strictly prohibited, the participant will be detained and handed over to government authority
· Instructions from Guide should be strictly followed
THINGS TO CARRY
1. Woollen clothes/Jackets/Windcheater
2. Socks(2-3 pairs)
3. Thermal wear(1-2 pairs)
4. Trekking shoes
5. Normal gloves/snow gloves
6. Sun glasses/goggles
7. Lunch box, water bottle, spoon
8. Sunscreen lotion
9. Personal medication
11. Torch and batteries
12. Normal bags (to carry small stuffs)
13. ORS /dry fruits